Yearly archives "2016"

Slack App for Android

  • October 16, 2016 at 11:06 am

When you hear the word “Slack”, what usually comes to mind? Most of the time, we associate that word with laziness or being unproductive.

While that is true in some cases, I am actually going to talk about something positive and it uses that specific word.

Today, I am going to talk about the Slack App for Android. This is considered to be a productivity app and I will talk all about the app in this article.

The gist of Slack is that it replaces the messaging app of the Android operating system. The Slack messaging app is even more intuitive and it allows you to share files to and from the one you’re communicating with.

Furthermore, when you first fire up the Slack App for Android, you will be greeted with a nice interface that will walk you through the features of the app.

According to the app’s official page, messaging can be really distracting and it can be so untidy. The Slack App for Android will make sure that you not only get your point across but it will also allow you to streamline the process as well.

So, most of our messaging apps are filled with undeleted messages or messages that we don’t really care about. The Slack App for Android helps you with that by presenting you with a powerful search and archiving mechanism.

You can search for a specific message by using some of its characteristics (like using the date that you received the message, for example).

The Slack App for Android not only integrates with the Android messaging app but it also integrates itself with a variety of different platforms such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Twitter, Zendesk, One Drive, and much more. Further, the app developer will also add more support for different platforms in the future.

Again, I want to iterate how effective the search and archival tool this app has. Since it integrates with a variety of messaging and file storage platforms, all you really need to do is type a specific criterion and the message or file will be presented to you in a flash.

Do note that the integration (aside from the Android messaging app) will require a working internet connection. If you’re using your phone’s 3G or 4G LTE connectivity, I highly recommend that you get a mobile phone signal booster to ensure you get a consistent mobile data stream.

Anyway, the Slack App for Android also comes with a companion software which you can install on your Windows PC.

Just to be clear, you need to register for an account to fully utilize the functions of the Slack App for Android (and so that you can integrate it with the companion software for Windows PCs).

Reduce the clutter and increase the functionality of your messaging app by using the Slack App for Android mobile phones.

This app is for free but you can also donate to the developer if you want to because this app is just so useful.

The Slack App for Android can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and is completely free of charge.

5 Exercises that help you Achieve bigger biceps

  • May 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm

The biceps are one of the most beloved body parts among bodybuilders. That is because the biceps, along with the triceps, are one of the most prominent and most viewed body parts among others.

Barbell and dumbbell curls are two of the most widely used exercises to develop the biceps, but if you’re doing it for quite some time now, you’re probably not seeing any new muscle gains.

That is because when your body is so accustomed to one exercise, it will not be challenged anymore. That is why you need to mix up your exercise routine by adding new exercises from time to time.

In this article, I will share with you the 5 exercises that help you achieve those bigger biceps. If you want to look intimidating or you just want to have bigger biceps, then you’ve come to the right place!

I am going to start the list with the very first exercise and one that you’re probably already doing:

  1. Chin-ups. Chin-ups used to be thought of as a sole back exercise but it was later found out that it taxes the biceps more than the back. There is still some back activation to it, but this exercise will really increase tension on the biceps. To do this exercise, go to the bar where you will normally do pull-ups, but instead of putting your forearm the same way, put your forearm in the reverse position as you would be doing bicep curls. Then, just pull your body as you would be doing pull-ups and you can instantly feel the biceps doing the work. If you can do 10 repetitions without any hassle, try adding weights. Weighted Chin-ups produce better results. But remember, always do this exercise with proper form!
  2. Cable Preacher Curls. If you’re already doing free-weight preacher curls with an EZ Curl bar, the Cable preacher curls should be more taxing. That is because whenever you use an EZ Curl bar, you can cheat a little bit by resting your triceps while doing the rep. By using Cable machines, however, you will completely eliminate this cheat as the cable will be constantly pulling from you.
  3. Dumbbell Hammer Curls. You’ve probably done this exercise before, but I can’t stress this enough. The Dumbbell Hammer Curls hit your Brachialis, which is a piece of muscle resting just below your biceps. If you continuously train your brachialis, your biceps will become more pronounced.
  4. Inclined Dumbbell Curls. Doing standing bicep curls are okay, but oftentimes, we cheat ourselves by using momentum. By getting a bench and inclining it at a 45-degree angle, you will eliminate the use of momentum as your body is in a stationary position. This makes sure that your biceps will do all the work without the help of your old pal momentum.
  5. Bicep curl drop sets. This isn’t actually a specific exercise but it is an exercise program. If you’re doing curls for more than 6 months, you can try doing drop sets. Do bicep curls and do drop sets for every last set that you do. For example, if it is your last bicep curl for the day, use your maximum dumbbell weight, do the reps that you normally would, then drop the weight to say 70%, then do the same number of reps, then drop the weight again, and so on. By doing this, your body will not anticipate this and will work harder for those massive gains!

Biceps don’t grow on trees and you really need to do a lot of work for it to be pronounced. These 5 exercises will help you achieve bigger biceps so do them religiously.

Traktor DJ App for iOS

  • February 25, 2016 at 11:17 am

Do you want to release your inner DJ? Do you want to create awesome tunes right from your Apple mobile phone? If the answers to these questions are YES, then I have an app that is just right for you.

Introducing the Traktor DJ App for iOS, a revolutionary app from an already-established PC software that allows you to bring out your inner DJ. Create amazing soundtracks and awesome tunes, right from your iOS mobile phone.

To know more about the Traktor DJ App for iOS, here are its key features:

  • Revolutionary DJ app by Native Instruments – makers of the leading pro DJ software
  • Touch the groove using familiar iOS swipe and pinch gestures
  • Familiar DJ mixer layout with crossfader, 3-band EQ, and filter on each channel
  • Direct access to your iTunes music library from TRAKTOR DJ
  • Stylish waveform display allows for simple looping and ultra-tight scratching
  • Ingenious use of iPhone’s compact screen real estate – swipe from one-deck focus to split-screen view
  • Automatic tempo and key detection plus BPM sync for super-smooth mixing
  • Notification Center gives you in-app access to tips and undiscovered techniques
  • 8 built-in pro DJ effects including Reverb, Delay, and dramatic glitch effects like BeatMasher
  • Audiobus integration allows two-way control of TRAKTOR DJ with other compatible apps
  • Inter-app audio support allows TRAKTOR DJ to stream audio to other apps for further processing
  • Plug-and-play integration with hardware controllers TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1, TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 and S4
  • Flux mode – remix your tracks live, then drop back in at exactly the right moment
  • Record your mixes live in high-quality on the iPhone and share with your friends

I cannot even begin to say something about the Traktor DJ App for iOS without saying that this is a very extensive DJ app for iOS mobile phones. Seriously, you have the power to use the revolutionary DJ suite from Native Instruments, one of the leading makers of DJ software in the world.

The Traktor DJ App for iOS uses your Apple mobile phone’s screen real-estate perfectly and you can pretty much control the app using swipe and gesture controls. When you first fire up the app, you will be greeted with a very cool interface and a welcome message stating “Thank you for using Traktor DJ”.

The great thing about the Traktor DJ App for iOS mobile phones is that it allows for seamless integration with your PC and the app. You can stream the audio content you’ve created from either device. It sports a plug and play integration support if you have Traktor DJ equipment on hand.

If you have the knack of dropping the beat at just the right moment, there is a Flux mode that does just that. Mix the right kind of tracks and in the height of the soundtrack, drop the beat to fire up the house.

There are also other features that you would want such as high-quality recording, Inter-app integration, built-in PRO DJ effects, and so much more.

The Traktor DJ App for iOS mobile phones only costs $2 and can be downloaded on the Apple App store.

Noreve Leather Case for Samsung Galaxy S5

  • January 21, 2016 at 1:42 am

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an elegant phone. It has a faux leather back plate which is quite new in the mobile phone industry. Samsung is truly a company that envisions innovation in their products.

Even though the mobile phone is quite elegant and it also has impressive specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S5 could use some form of protection. There are a lot of protective cases out there for the Samsung Galaxy S5, but we will look into a particular case that adds to the luxurious aesthetic of the S5.

The Noreve Leather Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 is a good case for the mobile phone. The case is made out of leather on the front side and TPU plastic on the back side.

The back side of the Noreve Leather case is made out of TPU plastic, which is most commonly found in other mobile phone protective cases. This should be enough to protect your Samsung Galaxy S5 from any drops, accidental bumps, and certain impacts.

But, that is not what makes the Noreve Leather case so uniquely luxurious. This case is famous for its elegant leather front cover. The leather front cover has a window where you can see the most basic information you need.

Did you receive a missed call? Or perhaps, you want to read a text message. You can do all of that without even opening the front leather cover.

The front cover of this case is so nice to touch and it really adds to the aesthetic of the Samsung Galaxy S5. It comes in a variety of colors, but if you order any color other than black, you may have to pay an extra fee for it.

Another good thing about this case is that it doesn’t hinder you from using the mobile phone’s basic functions. It has perfectly made cutouts for all the ports so you don’t have to take off the phone from the case in case you want to charge the phone, for example.

The Noreve Leather Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 is also very grippy and it doesn’t slip out of your hands. The front leather cover really does a fine job of adding to the overall grip of the phone.

And lastly, a standout feature of the Noreve Leather Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 is the built-in stand. Enjoy content and other media directly from your Samsung Galaxy S5 because this case allows you to view the content hands-free!

All you have to do is angle the phone ever so slightly while it is in the case. Then, you’re ready to watch that movie or TV series whenever you use your Samsung Galaxy S5!

As I’ve said before, there are a lot of protective cases for the Samsung Galaxy S5. But I found that the Noreve Leather Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the most luxurious ones and it also has a lot of functionality as well.

With great looks and overall protection, the Noreve Leather Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 is a perfect case for your mobile phone. This case costs only $40.