Samsung Galaxy S4 review
May13

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

7SHARESFacebookTwitter Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 on March 14th, 2013 and released the smartphone in 155 countries in late April 2013. The phone is a successor to the Galaxy S III, and its highlighted features are higher battery life time, incorporates a thinner design and has a slightly larger display. The new smartphone contains some of the Samsung Galaxy S3’s design, but with a wider and longer display. The S4 is also in competition with the HTC One, so I threw together a little side-by-side comparison. However, this is quite obviously not fit to real-life scale. We’re just comparing the designs of each phone. Hardware While I feel the design of the S4 is pretty nice, I would however say that the HTC One has the S4 beat on design. The old rounded feel brings me back to the days of the iPhone 3 or even the Samsung Galaxy S1. At least with the S2 they went for the more cornered look and I think the S2 looks much more appealing in terms of design. When it comes to specification, the S4 of course fairs as one of the best smartphones based on its hardware and based on region the phone has a Quad Core processor that runs up to 1.9 Ghz. Other differences such as the screen size has been done by narrowing the smartphone’s shell to give it an extra 2 inches on the Samsung Galaxy S3. The battery life has also seen a significant increase and the Galaxy S4 holds a 2600 mAh battery where by comparison the S3 holds a 2,100 mAh battery. You can read more on the specs below: (with a side-by-side comparison) Galaxy S4 Specifications. 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor /1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU 2.5G, 3G and 4G network support 5 inch HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi Operating System: Android 4.2.2, Jelly bean. 16 / 32 / 64GB internal memory and an additional microSD slot can be added, which supports 64GB of external memory. 2GB of RAM 13 megapixel camera with auto focus, flash, zero shutter lag and BIS. (Main camera, rear) 2 megapixel camera with HD recording @ 30fps and zero shutter lag and BIS. (Sub camera, front) Battery: 2600mAh battery Galaxy S3 Specifications.  1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Krait Proccessor 2.5G, 3G and 4G network support 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly bean. 16 / 32 / 64GB internal memory and an additional microSD slot can be added, which supports 64GB of external memory. 1-2GB of RAM 12 megapixel camera with auto focus, flash, zero shutter lag...

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Wix affiliate update
Apr27

Wix affiliate update

5SHARESFacebookTwitter Wix is a free web service, similar to what Geocities was, and that provides people the methods and means to open up websites using one of their pre-made templates. Last week I gave my first impressions of their affiliate service. Today, I’ll be sharing my progress with their affiliate service that I’ve been using on my Simple Templates website. I thought I’d give an update on the Wix affiliate program that I recently signed up with for one of my sites. It’s been under a week or so since I’ve been using Wix’s affiliate program. Have I struck any gold with them? Not yet. I’m still working on that. Currently, I’ve only signed up 7 people, out of the 36 people who have clicked on the Wix affiliate ads. Obviously, to gain any affiliate sales, I need those 7 people to be spending money on subscriptions with Wix. This simply has not happened yet & I’m not sure if I’ll be with Wix any longer because my site, really, caters to those who are looking for free stuff. They aren’t people whom are looking to pay for hosting, templates or anything. I’m not sure that “affiliates systems” will work for the site in question that is working these ads. I’m still going to leave the Wix affiliate ads on for an indefinite period, as I don’t know much about affiliate marketing and this is some first hand experience into this market. Feel free to comment on any affiliate techniques that you have or if you’ve been using Wix’s affiliate service....

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Wix’s affiliate program first impressions review
Apr22

Wix’s affiliate program first impressions review

12SHARESFacebookTwitter I recently signed up for Wix.com’s affiliate program, and you can see it in action on my Simple Templates website. I’ll go ahead by saying that the program does not seem to be setup well. Why? Well, for starters you have to host their advertisements [images], and unlike AdSense or Commission Junction (I think), you don’t get a generated piece of code to insert into your website. While that wasn’t a problem, it was a little troublesome. I’m also not enjoying the affiliate control panel, as it looks horrendous and you really have to trust their data is in order. I’m thinking of testing this affiliate system for a month or so, and if I see NO sign ups at-all, then I’m switching back to Google Ads. We shall see how this goes. Onto the details… They will pay via PayPal They have packages that range from $4.95-$19.90 per month. – They’ll give you 45% of the revenue made out of those amounts. It doesn’t clearly state whether that’s on an on-going basis or just a one time payment. Would suck if it’s just a one time payment. They offer packages that gives Wix’s users access to their premium themes. Wix users can buy packages that give them 30 themes and Wix will give you $40, 31-50 premium themes and Wix will pay you $60 or 51 premium upgrades and Wix will give you $80. Sign ups are tracked. Like with most other affiliate programs, any sign ups are tracked. If a purchase is made using your reference ID link then you’ll get the sale and the commission. Minimum payout is $200. 😀 – This a shocker and I think the amount should be way lower. Perhaps in line with Google AdSense, at the $100 mark. I’m actually not sure if I should be sticking with these guys as I’m not getting anyone purchasing from the referrals I’m giving to them. So far, I’ve only got 12 people to sign up. I’m going to give it a full six month trial and if it’s not making me anything then it’s simply not worth it. Especially with such a high minimum...

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