Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts

Friday, October 7, 2022

Why 512 SSD configuration in M2 MacBook Air not worth it?

The recent configuration tweak from Apple on latest version of M2 MacBook Air has resulted in reduction of SSD speed on base model and requires user upgrade to the 512GB SSD version for the increased speed and performance. Even though Apple has clarified that most normal user will not notice change in performance, over the years the performance would be evident and may even result in slower data read speed. So, for most users, the upgrade to 512GB version would be the suitable solution and it impacts the overall product price. Following are my reasons on why the 512GB SSD version does not makes sense and opting for M1 Pro version would be the wiser decision.
  • Increased configuration puts price closer to M1 Pro: The increase from 256GB SSD to 512GB SSD version comes at a higher price and the overall cost brings the M2 MacBook Air closer to the M1 Pro MacBook. If the price is too close to the M1 Pro MacBook, then opting to the premium version of the processor would be the smart decision, as with increased price you are getting both RAM upgrade from 8GB to 16GB and SSD upgrade from 256GB to 512GB.
  • Pro-Motion display could be the next big feature update: M1 Pro MacBook not only comes with the configuration upgrade, but also with the Pro-motion display with 120Hz and advanced mini-LED technology. With these advanced display features, Apple could focus on bringing in new enhancements and software updates with new enhancements to the user experience.

With above reasons, it may be evident that rather than getting the 512GB SSD upgraded M2 MacBook Air, it would be wiser to get M1 Pro with slight increase in budget for improved performance and technology advancements. For more such articles or information, please feel free to check out the “G R Team Sites”


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Frustrated usage of AirPods Pro with manufacturing defect

As I have detailed in my earlier articles about possibility of manufacturing defect in my AirPods Pro and I have been using with the issue for past one year. As I continued to use my AirPods Pro, there were couple of frustrations which forced me to visit Apple service center at the earliest to get it resolved. The concerns are as follows
  • Echoing voice while attending calls in AirPods Pro: Recently, while I was taking calls on my iPhone through AirPods pro, I noticed strange voice echo while talking and the issue propped up during calls. Initially, I though the issue was due to bad network and tried resetting both iPhone and AirPods Pro. The issue kept propping up even with all basic troubleshooting steps and tried contacting Apple customer support for any possible resolutions. All options went in vain, and the issue kept propping up whenever I took up any call through my AirPods Pro, either through WIFI or through mobile network.
  • Tickling sound while watching movies or hearing music: Another issue I noticed while using my AirPods Pro was, whenever I move my head or while walking, I used to hear tickling sound on my device and as usual I have tried all basic troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue. However, all my effort to resolve the issue went in vain and continued to use my AirPods Pro.

The above issues may seem normal for few people and for me it was completely frustrating and at one point, I was even checking out feasible option of buying new alternative headphones. However, to know more about it forced me to visit Apple service center and its subsequent process, please feel free to check out the articles published in “G R Team Sites”



Friday, August 5, 2022

2nd Time failure of my MacBook Pro and it was not the end

As stated in my earlier posts, my 2012 MacBook Pro had started to show off its wear-out and had couple of failures earlier. First failure was resolved through SMC reset and the second failure was resolved through power cable replacement. However, the issues were more than expected and following are the few that were encountered
  • Complete shutdown overnight and loose contact of power cable: One fine day, when I was about to login to my MacBook Pro, the laptop was not turning ON and I was completely sure that my laptop had 100% charge and there is no possibility of draining out overnight. So, again I had to diagnose the issue and found that the power cable was not properly intact with laptops power source and had to adjusted to get proper power source. So, finally I was able to diagnose the issue with power source in my laptop and the only solution was to adjust the cable until the power light is ON.
  • Trackpad issues and Battery got bulged: With random shutdowns and power source issues of my MacBook pro, there was one other issue that was concerning me while I was working on my personal project was that the trackpad was getting sticky, and the usual mouse click, or the right click was not as smooth as it used to be. While I was concerned that my trackpad was not functioning as expected, I noticed that bottom lid of my MacBook pro was coming out and when I opened out the bottom lid, I was in complete shock about my battery, it got bulged and may completely get out of shape in short span of time and to be replaced as early as possible.
To know more about how my 2012 MacBook Pro starting to fade out and how it was dying on me, please feel free to check out the articles published in “G R Team Sites”


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Issues in iPhone dual sim capabilities


For past few years iPhone have been offering dual sim capabilities like one physical sim and E-Sim options, however usage of the dual sim in iPhone is complicated for most users. I have been using iPhone 11 for past few years and configured e-sim as my alternative mobile number. However, while using dual sim on my iPhone, I was facing few issues and was expecting Apple to address the concerns, so the users can get seamless experience.
  • Lack of option available to select sim quickly from dialed list: If you were about to call already dialed contact or the contact’s name you have saved already, then iPhone will use the sim that had received the call, or the preferred line selected while saving the contact. There was no option to enable checklist while dialing the already dialed or received number to select the line for the call and lack of option available to enable to ask about the preferred line, every time the saved contact number is dialed. 
  • Using alternative number or second SIM to send messages: When you send a message to a contact, the messages are always sent from the primary sim, or the preferred line selected while sending the message. There was no option available to select the SIM line while sending the message or the option to enable checklist for specific contact list.
  • Sending message without saving the contact: When you quick dial the number of a person, there was no option available to directly send a message to that number, either you had to dial the number to send the message or save the number to send the messages. 
Hope addresses the above concerns regarding dual sim support in iPhone in the upcoming iOS software updates. For more such articles, please feel free to check out the articles published in G R Team Sites.

Monday, August 9, 2021

New features to be included in Apple Music for Dolby Atmos & Lossless Music

I have been using my Apple music for past few months and have been getting glued to the platform precisely due to the sound quality and exclusive Dolby Atmos features. However, with introduction of new lossless and Dolby Atmos features to the Apple's music catalog, there should have been few must have features. Following are my suggestions for incorporating new features into Apple Music. 
  • Icon in notification center showcasing the music quality: When I hear the songs in Apple music, often I get confused about the quality of the song, whether the song is encoded in Lossless music or have advanced Dolby Atmos quality. So, each time to check the quality of the song, I had to open my iPhone and open music application and check whether the song displays Lossless or Dolby Atmos icon above the lyrics text. To overcome this constraint, Apple could have just introduced an icon in the notification box in home screen to identify whether the song is played in Lossless quality or at Dolby Atmos quality. 
  • Creation of station from home screen: I often hear random songs while working and most the times my mood changes after hearing the song. So, now when I wanted to create a station for the song, I had to open my music application and create station for similar music. I understand that the station for a particular song can be created with Siri, and it would be helpful if there is an option to create station from home screen with an icon. 
The addition of above features to Apple music would make the application must have for most music lovers and enthusiasts. To read more such articles, please feel free to check out the "G R Team Sites"

Friday, July 2, 2021

Signing off – Goodbye to Google photos 

I have been detailing in my earlier articles that I have been thinking to move away from Google photos due to its recent notifications about storage quota counting against the account limit for photos and users had to pay for added storage options. With no options left, I had to make hard decision to move away from Google photos for following reasons. 
  • Long term practical option: the major tech giants have decided to charge users for storing their data online. With no options left, we have found affordable online cloud storage choice and Google has exorbitant pricing for its storage plan. Additionally, I also had to look out for reliable online cloud storage choice for my family as well. Google offers only extremely limited storage option for family sharing and the prices were exceeding my budget. OneDrive offers the lowest pricing per GB and has dedicated 1 TB storage options for family members. These attractive storage plan seems to be the most practical in long term for its pricing and access to office suite of apps. 
  • Added benefits: Google online cloud storage prices were less compared to Apple but does not offer any added benefits with storage plan and are limited only individual GMAIL account. However, with OneDrive storage plan, users can also get access to its exclusive office apps and can additionally activate those office applications in individual devices. 
With above listed reasons, the time has come for me to bid goodbye to Google photo as my photo’s backup and online storage choice. For more such articles, please feel free to check out the G R TEAM SITES.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Affordable smart band product from Apple soon

From Apple Watch series 3 version, I always wanted Apple to launch affordable version of smart bands. These smart bands will surely reach masses with Apple’s reliability and trusted health tracking features. Following are my predictions that can be adopted the affordable Apple smart band. 
  • Heart rate monitoring: Smart band can include basic heart rate tracking options to identify if there are any fluctuations in heart rate. 
  • Step's tracker: Basic steps tracker to count number of steps walked in each day and jogging measurements. 
  • Calories burned: The smart band device can also have option to track calories burned through walking or jogging and provide simple number count on calories for each day. 
  • Longer battery life: With inclusion of simply basic features, the Apple smart band can offer few days of battery life. 
  • Digital clock: Basic digital display to reveal time for each day. 
Above options makes sense for Apple to launch more affordable smart bands for health tracking and for more such posts, please feel free to check out G R Team Sites.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Predictions for upcoming Apple Mac products in 2021

Apple’s April event had ended, and the announcements were pretty much straight forward. The next product launch from Apple will happen only on September and I am sure there will be large leaks and rumours on upcoming releases. I wanted to put out some of my expectations on Apple products, rather than focusing on all products I will dedicate this post on next generation Apple MacBook models. Here are my predictions. 
  • Three versions of MacBook: With recent launch of iMac 24 inches, it is evident that there will three versions of MacBook. 
  • 12-inch MacBook: this will be the basic or starting version of MacBook. The price may start from $1199 and may even include M1X processor. This model will use the same screen resolution as the earlier version and the other difference from rest of the models is the reduced GPU performance. 
  • 14-inch MacBook: this will be the mid-level version of the MacBook. The price may start from $1299-$1399 and will include the same M1X processor. This model will also use the same screen resolution as the earlier version and the other difference is that it will have better GPU performance than the base model. 
  • 16-inch MacBook: this will be the high-end version of the MacBook models. The price may start from $1699-$1799 and they will have mini-LED as the stand-alone feature. In addition, this model will have superior M1X processors and GPU performance than rest of the MacBook models. 
To know more about such expectations on Apple products, please feel free to check out the blog posts listed on G R Team Sites.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

My MacBook Pro battery had swollen  

I was using Apple MacBook Pro for about 4+ years and I really felt comfortable using the laptop, little did I knew that I was about to meet a disaster. My MacBook Pro was working butter smooth all these while and for past few days I was experiencing strange behavior in my MacBook Pro. The machine was quite hot near the trackpad and usually, if I push hard my machine it gets hotter only near the monitor and strangely it was other way around. I was worried about its impact and out of curiosity, I opened up my MacBook Pro ‘s back panel to check out the abnormal heat activity near the trackpad. After opening the lid, I had complete shock to see my MacBook Pro’s battery was slightly swollen and the battery shape was abnormal. My mood was completely upset, as I wanted to use my MacBook Pro for more than a year as well. With broken heart, I put back the lid to laptop and ensured that the screws near swollen battery was loose and since it had heart issues, I kept the lid slightly opened for smooth air flow and with hope that battery issue will be sorted out. However, the exact opposite thing happened, and I had to look out for other plans. To know more about how I continued to use my MacBook Pro, please feel free to check out the blog posts in “G R Team Sites” 

Monday, November 23, 2020

The situation worsens to get a new Phone

The new iPhone 12 was launched a few days back, and I was eagerly looking forward to buying the latest version of the mobile phone from Apple. However, all my plans were completely ruined by Apple’s pricing for the latest version, and this time, I was completely disappointed with the pricing. I have been using the iPhone 6 for the past few years and the phone has not worked as it was supposed. Apple itself had acknowledged its blunder of throttling older versions of the phones and including the most unworthy version of the battery. The company itself had announced a replacement program for the battery and even after the replacement of the battery, iPhone 6 was not working as expected. The internal components were not able to withstand new battery power and started to be sluggish and draining more than expected. So, what was my final decision about getting a new phone and what did the phone did buy? To know more, please check out blog posts in “G R Team Sites”

Monday, September 10, 2018

14. Continuation for iPhone vs Android

Continuation with my previous post about deciding whether to switch to Android from iPhone or stay loyal with my 4+ years old iPhone 6, I was worried more about reliability in Android phones. Two things were constantly stopping me from moving to Android, the first thing was too much customization possible – this made me really worried because all I wanted was a simpler and more convenient ways to turn on/off controls, as in Android I felt the settings were too complicated and there were too many settings. The second most important thing which stopped me from switching to Android is the longevity and regular updates, as most third-party manufacturer other than Google’s own Pixel phones get most delayed updates and by the time the software gets updated, then already a new version of software is being launched. The longevity is another issue with the Android phones, as the phones starts to loosen up while been used for long time. Continue reading at “G R Team Sites”

Friday, May 25, 2018

Direct Mail Services to Door

If you were looking for smart marketing strategy for your business or product, then every door direct mail program offered by USPS would be the smart option. The Every Door Direct Mail program is program developed by the USPS to enable your business send postcards or advertisements to a target audience without the need to purchase a mailing list or print specific addresses on your mail piece. It gets your marketing messages directly into the hands of consumers while reducing mail preparation costs. You may have known different ways to find exciting offers and deals for eddm program. But the smart option would be referring quality online networks like imagemedia.com for exciting eddm deals. The imagemedia.com is one of the stand-alone online networks that would be smart option for people who were looking for effective direct mail advertisement options. The imagemedia.com network have partnered with the USPS for Every Door Direct Mail programs that help the customers to save up to 50% when they send a direct mail advertisement.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Masters medical informatics

The Health Informatics Field is a relatively new career. Health Informatics is kind of an umbrella term for a wide range of careers. You have the personnel that set up the technology, there are the people who analyze the technology and keep it running smoothly, and you have the professionals who utilize the information brought together by the technology. If you ask a person walking down the street what they think Health Informatics is, most probably won’t know. We have put together a few facts about the Health Informatics profession we thought everyone should know.

5 Intriguing Facts about the Health Informatics Field

1. Computers have changed the way the health care system works. It used to be that you had a chart located at your doctor’s office and if you needed to see a specialist you doctor would have to send over the necessary information. Now programs have been developed to aid nurses, doctors, and other specialists in the treatment of their patients. Their job can be done more efficiently and accurately because of something as simple as Electronic Health Records. Every test you have had done and every comment any doctor has made about your health is in this record and available to any of the doctors you see.
2. Health Informatics did not really have a place in the United States until the 1950’s when the programming language LISP was invented. In the 60’s the programming language, MUMPS, was invented and allowed for the creation and integration of medical data bases. MUMPS is still responsible for many health programs today.
3. Electronic Medical Records is the most important development in the Health Informatics profession. All the information any specialist that you need to see for health care issues might need is right at their fingertips. HIPPA was created to ensure the safety and privacy of your Electronic Medical Records.
4. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects the Health Informatics profession to increase 18% by 2016. This is an above average job growth statistic. The amount of people needed for this profession far outweighs the amount of people available to fill the positions. Now would be the time to look in to continuing your education and be a Health Informatics professional.
5. There is such a variety of Health Informatics Specialists needed in this profession that the demand applies to almost every career in the health profession. If you are already in the health care field and have a love for computers, this may be a fantastic career change for you. There is some schooling involved to get you on the right track for the Health Informatics profession. 

Mare Lisa covers a variety of health topics, but is especially interested in providing information to students who want to earn their masters medical informatics degree online.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ad Blocker Information

For people who were frustrated with pop up advertisements and looking to find solutions to browse with out any hassle, then ad-blocker would be smart option. The pop up advertisements were most annoying things on the Internet that they always slow down the loading of the pages you need and may open the ones you may not need and added to it the Indecent ads could also ruin your reputation at work or have a negative influence on your children at home. In these circumstances, the ad blocker available in market would be the easier and smarter option. The ad blocker from myadguard.com online network would be best solution for people who were looking to find some quality and trust-worthy ad blocker. The ie7pro ad blocker ensures that users have good time with his or her browsing without any annoying and bandwidth consuming ads. Most users who were looking to give it a try to try out the features and experience the ad blocker could check out ie8 ad blocker free. It’s not that the ad-blocker available only for certain browsers like IE, the ad blocker google chrome were also available with same features that users to browse in Google Chrome browse with out any hassle.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Lighting Company Information

You may have known wide ranges of online light companies available in web that provide various light products for users. But most online light companies out there in the market lack quality of products and customer support offered to users. So, make sure that you check out best light company online. The magnalight.com is one of the stand-alone online light companies available in market. The magnalight.com online light company offers high quality lighting products at good prices and best customer support that no other competitor in its class could offer you. The magnalight.com online light company also offers customer support before, during, and after the sale and maintains a wide inventory of parts and accessories to service the products offered to users. If you were looking to find best online light company that has solutions for all of your heavy duty and hazardous location lighting needs, then Magnalight.com would be the place you have to check out.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Information to get Quality Links

If you are looking to promote your business or product in Web, then make sure that you have smart website in place for you users. Having website would not ensure visibility in web and search engines, as other qualities like back links and keywords play a major role. If you feel frustrated or finding difficulties to get back links for your site, then make sure that you check out best online networks out there in the web. You should also cautious about fake sites in web that lacks quality of service and back links offered to users. So, make sure that you get back links from best online network. The VOLTRANK.com is one of the best online networks out there in the market and would be smart option for people who are looking to get quality free backlinks. The voltrank.com online network is a new text link-advertising platform that targets both publishers and advertisers equally well. The unique feature of voltrank.com online network is all about assured quality links with high page rank, that no other competitor in its class could offer you. In order to deliver the best value back to users, the voltrank.com online network only has collection of links only with websites that have a page rank of 1 or more awarded on their home page and each website is audited and reviews before being added to the system. The VoltRank online network takes the time burden of link building off from you by automating the process and also understands the importance of link growth appearing natural in the eyes of search engines. The VoltRank Link Exchange was developed for users looking to get quality links and ultimate goal of network is to save users time, money and frustration by automating the link building process, allowing users to focus on their efforts on other tactics.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Remote PC Access Information

If you are looking to have access to your home computer or office computer on travel, then make sure that you check out best online network for solutions. There are wide ranges of online networks available in web that helps people with different online remote PC solutions. But most online networks out there in the web lack quality of features and support offered to users. So, make sure that you check out the best online network for PC Remote Access. Recently I came across interesting online network that help people with remote PC access, known as proxynetworks.com. The proxynetworks.com is one of the stand-alone online networks available in web and also known as leader in of remote desktop software and screen recording software for help desk technicians, network administrators and IT managers. The proxynetworks.com network offers exciting remote PC access features for users such as you could take control of remote desktops instantly, share remote control with other technicians, Change settings without enabling RPC or file sharing, discover your computer automatically and a lot more stuff included. If you were help desk technician or network administrator or looking to have remote PC access to share files or view files, then proxynetworks.com would be the place you have to check out.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Information about working Laser Printer

This is latest one of all the printers which has come. The first one is the Dot Matrix printer, which is very slow in speed and it can’t print the images clearly. After that only the Inkjet printer came. In this we can take images and also faster than Dot Matrix. But the quality is not that much good. After that only Laser printer came and it gives a awesome output for the users with a great speed. Let me start the working of Laser printer.

After giving the print command by the user, the OS sends the print page as output to the Printer. Then the page is stored in the buffer in the printer. If there is no enough memory to store that page, then the OS will have that page and sends it later when the memory is available. The minimum memory which is needed to a single page is 1MB. Some printers will have lot of memory and no need to wait for the OS.

In the printer there is a single larger part called drum, which is cleaned before printing. After cleaning of drum, it receives the new image of the print by applying uniform negative charge of -600. The toner (primary corona) will perform the print process. It emits a charge of -6000v to surface of the drum which is a photosensitive. Then by using laser, the data in the memory will be written on the drum by neutralize in the certain areas (according to data) to -100v. Now the feed roller takes in the paper from the tray and then the toner is being applied to the drum. The toner contains plastic resin particles and then it applies to the drum which contains the -100v. Then finally the toners spread the ink on the image of the paper which results in the output of the printed paper.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Information about Laser Printer Working

This is latest one of all the printers which has come. The first one is the Dot Matrix printer, which is very slow in speed and it can’t print the images clearly. After that only the Inkjet printer came. In this we can take images and also faster than Dot Matrix. But the quality is not that much good. After that only Laser printer came and it gives a awesome output for the users with a great speed. Let me start the working of Laser printer.

After giving the print command by the user, the OS sends the print page as output to the Printer. Then the page is stored in the buffer in the printer. If there is no enough memory to store that page, then the OS will have that page and sends it later when the memory is available. The minimum memory which is needed to a single page is 1MB. Some printers will have lot of memory and no need to wait for the OS.
 
In the printer there is a single larger part called drum, which is cleaned before printing. After cleaning of drum, it receives the new image of the print by applying uniform negative charge of -600. The toner (primary corona) will perform the print process. It emits a charge of -6000v to surface of the drum which is a photosensitive. Then by using laser, the data in the memory will be written on the drum by neutralize in the certain areas (according to data) to -100v. Now the feed roller takes in the paper from the tray and then the toner is being applied to the drum. The toner contains plastic resin particles and then it applies to the drum which contains the -100v. Then finally the toners spread the ink on the image of the paper which results in the output of the printed paper.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Information of Cheap Calls to USA

United States is one of the most well loved and well visited places by people all over the world. Getting in touch with your loved ones in USA is not a big deal however if you want to get in touch over the phone, it might cost you a huge sum of money on an everyday basis. The best way to get in touch with your loved ones is with the help of an internet provided phone that is cheap as well as affordable and can be used from the convenience of your home as well as while you are in roaming. The call2friends.com is one such online network, which help users to make cheap calls to USA at an unbeatable prices. For this unique calling service you need nothing but Flashplayer, a microphone and headphones. The call2friends.com online site help users to make free and cheap calls both locally and internationally. For calls that require credit, add funds to your balance with any available payment method and enjoy communication with your close friends or business associates from any country. Call2Friends also saves you money when you’re roaming just go online and make free Internet calls from your PC to any mobile in the world. For more information on its services, please don’t hesitate in checking out the call2friends online site.