Blackberry: Does The World Still Care About It?

“Blackberry Z10”

“Blackberry Z10”

Just this year, Blackberry, formerly known as RIM, launched its new operating system, Blackberry 10 and a new phone Blackberry Z10. The launching was a big deal for Blackberry since it has to catch up with the iPhone and Android phenomenon that’s sweeping Smartphone users all over the world.
With its recent reinvention, people may ask if the new Blackberry is still worth caring for. Is it still worth your time?
The first Blackberry gained ground in the market because of its mobile email device with a long-lasting battery. It became popular for ultra-secure messaging and businesses used it all over the world. However when the iPhone was introduced into the market, user-friendly touchscreen phones and cool apps caught the attention of consumers and they opted to use the iPhone for work instead.

“Blackberry losing its shine in the competition”

“Blackberry losing its shine in the competition”

Today, the Blackberry doesn’t dominate the business space anymore. Other players such as Apple and Samsung are now being used by CEOs. With the many Smartphone players in the market today, can the Blackberry still stand a chance of being noticed?
Blackberry can still stand a chance! The business world still uses a Blackberry for many reasons. Most companies employ a policy of “BYOD” – bring your own device. Employees can now bring their own Smartphone for both business and personal use. However, companies would like to make sure that the Smartphone is secure.
With a Blackberry phone, companies can have peace of mind since certain features of its phone includes:
Protected Company Data
Secure Company Networks
Simple End-User Experience
Secure Transfer of Sensitive Data Online
Blackberry triumphs in ensuring user privacy. It has a built-in encryption and your company’s IT guys can manage a bunch of Blackberry features remotely. Blackberry continues to pride itself in developing tools that can give business a peace of mind. Employees can both install their applications and protect their company’s business assets.
Apps make Smartphones cool and fun! Most consumers use apps to make life convenient. Games, fitness or finance apps are often found in many Smartphones. Blackberry still offers the option of downloading apps but companies can also limit the apps that can affect business data. Blackberry has indeed earned its place in the business world and with its ever –expanding tools, people can still care about it.

Looking at it from a business perspective, Blackberry’s security features makes it a strong rival among the other brands. However looking at it from a purely-consumer perspective, it may not be the only cool phone in the market. People may still care more about the features found in an iPhone or Android. Only time can tell if how long Blackberry can hold on to the market.

The Little Known Secrets of Meeting the Right One

There is no definite measure of having the right one for someone. However, fair confidence in a relationship may be established if the exceptional bond of two people is characteristic of the following:

There is happiness even as weighed down by obstacles –
Basically, a satisfactory relationship brings about contentment when a problem is resolved ranging from stress in the work area to annoying habits. Unfortunately, this is not how it should work. True happiness does not wait for something to happen. Problems come one after the other and conditional happiness means the couple is not a good fit. There should be no chasing of the potentials of the relationship.

Each is good enough for each other.
One takes pride in each other’s choices and mere presence is admiration. They are happy together; each one looked upon as sexy, smart, and a turn-on. There is no trying to impress because you are loved by simply being you.

Disagreements are handled well.
The needs and wants of a person are addressed despite disagreeing with the other in order for them to be resolved. Bothersome issues within the relationship is engaged in a respectful and healthy conflict and resolved together by the couple. People who have not argued in the history of the entire relationship impose greater risk than couples who fights regularly. The number of fights is not the issue but how the fight is carried out that determines the wellness of the bond.

Everything is very extra-ordinary.

“Everything seems extra-ordinary and perfect”

“Everything seems extra-ordinary and perfect”

Each take interest in the other’s life details and passionately deals with one another’s life story with attention and fascination. There is no dull moment whenever the couple is together.

The drama is set from the bare minimum to minimum.
High drama, that is high emotions in constant unresolved turbulence, is definitely a signal for trouble in terms of a successful relationship. Fight when you must but fight fair. Admit mistakes, acknowledge good points raised, and say sorry if you crossed the line. Conflicts are meant to work favors for the bond, not to break it.

Same viewpoint is shared by friends and family.
It is likely a good sign that you are into a bond with the right one when friends and family encourage the relationship. The people around you dictate a good chance of a real deal.

Strengths and weaknesses are known to each other.
A deep connection never leaves the wants and needs unknown. This happens as moment-by-moment issues are given careful attention as well as bigger matters. Each is conscious of small and big details from favorites to allergies, struggles to stress relievers, and many more.

You share the same priorities in life.

“Sharing a compatible and mutual perspective towards things”

“Sharing a compatible and mutual perspective towards things”

Opposites attract but this is no good signal to a good relationship. Compatibility should exist. There is mutual respect. A couple lives individual lives together. Each other’s lifestyle must be appreciated.
Now here is the real secret. There is no such thing as the right ONE. It is you who make that ONE every single day with words said, feelings shown, and things done together, in car rides, dinners, by and through arguments. There’s no ONE unless you make ONE.

3 Easy Ways to Improve Energy Levels

Having enough energy is very important as we go through life. Pursuing our dreams require a lot of hard work. Challenges are always present, and we need sufficient energy to make it through each one of them. Having good goals is useless if we do not have the energy to reach them. Increasing the amount of energy we have can be done in many ways. In this article, we will talk about the 3 simplest ways to increase your energy level.

Eating

“Eating Healthy food increases energy”

“Eating Healthy food increases energy”

Eat healthily. Food is the fuel that keeps our body working. Raising your energy levels requires you to eat food that is healthy and rich with nutrients. Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients and great for one’s body. You do not have to be an expert for you to know which food you should eat. Also, stop overeating. Eating food that has a lot of fat and sugar is not good for the body. Instead of providing you with energy, you may end up draining whatever energy you have. Your body may even use its energy to digest these unhealthy substances.

Sleeping

Sleep is so important if you want to have energy for the entire day. However, this does not mean that you should oversleep. Sleeping too much will decrease your energy levels. Six to eight hours of sleep per day is good enough. Waking up early also helps in improving your energy level. Doing so allows you to sleep at the same time each day and this is good for your sleeping pattern.

Aerobic Exercises

“Regularly doing aerobic exercises”

“Regularly doing aerobic exercises”

It is easy to maintain your energy level if you exercise regularly. Exercising takes away excess body fat and keeps you fit. Aerobic exercises pertain to activities that utilization of oxygen in order to meet demands of the body. Running and swimming are two perfect examples of aerobic exercises. You can do this for an extended time period (about 45 to 60 minutes) so that it becomes very effective.
When you choose an exercise, go with one that is most suitable for you. Try a couple of activities and see which one is best for you. It has to be something that you like to do and you can do regularly. Also, develop a habit and exercise 3 or 4 times per week. This can increase your energy level and keep you fit.
There are many other ways to improve your energy level such as performing and having a clear mind. Remember that having a strong body is useless if you are emotionally drained. So make sure to have positive thoughts and emotions. Ensure that you have control of your mental state. Set goals and stay motivated in reaching them. This way, you will always have a positive outlook towards life.

Bank Fees – Get Your Bank To Cut Them

“Avoiding Bank fees – Save your precious money”

“Avoiding Bank fees – Save your precious money”

Bank fees are found in just about any banking transaction. From savings accounts to credit cards to debit cards to checking accounts, banks will find a way to charge you for them. But this does not mean that you cannot make your bank cut the fees they charge you. There are ways to achieve this and today you will learn what they are.

Ask your Bank

The first step is to be bold enough to ask your bank for a break. You should do this especially when you have been loyal customer for years. They may even provide you with options. All these will start by knowing what you want from them and to ask them for it. You may also find out other ways your bank can give lower fees and you may find them viable.

Be willing to leave

“Be Ready to leave, if they don’t cut the bank fees”

“Be Ready to leave, if they don’t cut the bank fees”

Be ready to leave your bank for one that will cater to your needs. This is one of the best ways to convince a bank to cut their fees. If you were a loyal customer then this option is the best for you. Be willing to close all your accounts with your current bank if they fail to deliver. Banks are usually willing to fight to keep long time customers than lose them to other banks.

Increase your accounts

Banks usually offer lower fees to customers who are willing to open bigger accounts with them. So go to your bank and tell them that you are thinking of increasing your savings account or checking account. Then tell them that you are having second thoughts due to the current fees you pay for them. Your bank would love to trade a lower fee for a bigger hold of your money.

Consider investing

Ask your bank if they welcome investors. There are several thrift banks today that offer checking accounts with lower or even zero fees to their shareholders. So ask your bank if they will welcome you as an investor and about the perks you get in return.

Do more ATM transactions

Banks are now offering lower fees to customers who rarely visit them. This is their way of taking full advantage of the cost-effectiveness of ATMs. Transactions with tellers take up more time and resources when compared to entering a card on a machine to withdraw or deposit cash or to pay bills. This also works for cash advance done on ATMs. You may be surprised how much you save compared to getting cash advances over the counter.
Now that you know about the different ways you can get your bank to cut fees start putting such knowledge to good use. Go to your bank first thing tomorrow morning and ask them how you can convince them to cut the fees they charge on your savings accounts, checking and credit card transactions.

3 Ways On How To Deal With Disgruntled Employees

“A dissatisfied employee”

“A dissatisfied employee”

Most employees do a lot of hard work in sucking up to, and sticking up with their bosses and colleagues. Sure they mess up once in a while. They miss deadlines, come in late for work, give a nasty retort to their associates when not in the mood or in a lot of pressure. In most cases, it’s perfectly understandable. It isn’t that easy to keep a perfect record anyway. The well-rounded ones know when to bounce back up in time to earn people’s trust and respect once again. But the ones who have really big problems? The ones who test your patience day in and day out? Those who are far too disgruntled to even consider becoming a team player, they are the ones who you, as a good boss, need to set aside time for, no matter how short it may be. And we have put together a few tips to make the task lighter for you.

Coaching Sessions

As their boss, you need to take the time in letting them realize how valued they are as a team member, and how essential their knowledge and skills are in your organization. When one (or some) of your team members loses their way at work, it is up to you to remind them what your company’s core values are, and what goals you all need to work together to achieve. It isn’t just enough that you’re asking all the right questions. You need to pay attention and sometimes, read between the lines when necessary.

One-On-One Conversations

Scheduling one-on-one talks is just as important as coaching them on a regular basis. After all, how often do you really get to spend time with your employees, right? You need to spend time with them so you can establish mutual trust, so they’ll be comfortable enough to talk about matters outside of work. Just to catch up, to know what things can be improved in the office, to make work faster, where to shop, to work out, how to take care of growing kids, how to fix a leaking pipe on your own, etcetera. It’s easier to do once you’ve gotten past that sometimes-awkward I’m-too-professional-to-be-funny stage.

Put Yourself in Their Shoes

“Understanding their situation correctly”

“Understanding their situation correctly”

Sometimes, imagining yourself in their situation can actually help in understanding the problem better, even when you’re trying to deal with it as professionally and as unbiased as you possibly can. There is simply no use in prolonging the problem by pointing out they are the ones in the wrong and that there is no way you’ll relent it.
Letting your employees know that they can talk to you, and that you are willing to make adjustments whenever needed will put their mind at ease. You can instantly gain their respect and trust by being a good mentor, someone who challenges them, and inspires them to do better at work. Be that kind of boss so you can finally lay your disgruntled employees’ worries to rest. Good luck!

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