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2013. What to Expect in Technology

Technology is trending fast and advancing beyond what most of us thought ever imaginable. But luckily, there are innovative minds all over the world working to bring the latest technologies to our very own hands. So this year brought the rise of tablet computing and smartphones. What will 2013 have to offer?

Faster Networking

3G networking has only just been implemented mainstream, but this is not fast enough according to consumers. We want faster networks, and 4G speeds are set to go in 2013. We can expect to see improvements not only in speed but also in range, roaming and bandwidth management. What does this mean though? Really, this just improves what we already have. HD streaming will be available with less lag and delay, and loading times will be vastly improved for network content. It seams that streaming media and cloud networking set for the near future, so 4G speeds are a must. The iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy 3 are the two top competing smartphones of 2012, both implementing 4G networking. However, issues have arisen with battery life and connectivity/signal strength. To combat this, updated models are expected to be released, including the iPhone 5S, only months after the release of the original iPhone 5. This new update will hopefully address battery and signal issues.

Tablets Go Mainstream


Windows 8 tablets will see more powerful tablet computers that bring in external keyboards for maximum productivity. Expect bigger, brighter, sharper screens and more memory, as well as Quad core processors and 2GB of ram or more. Tablet computing is becoming mainstream, and now demands more powerful hardware.All the buzz this year has been on smartphones and their friendly counterparts, tablet computers. From the Apple iPad to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a whole heap of tablets were released this year. But what about 2013? Well, we can expect Apple to roll out some pretty impressive updates. The new iPad already has 4G speeds, so what will apple bring to the table next? The Apple iPad Mini has been released. But Apple isn’t the only one in this market. Microsoft is set to release a whole new range of Windows 8 tablets featuring the amazing Metro Touch interface. And Android tablets are set to boast some great new features with the release of Android 4.1 Jellybean.

Cloud Computing and Gaming

Apple has already released Airplay, which allows you to stream games wirelessly to your HDTV. But manufacturers and programmers are looking to take it one step further and allow you to move away from game consoles and onto cloud computing and gaming. Could we see a new game network in 2013? And what about the PS3 and XBOX. Both are set to be updated, and will feature the same graphics card. This means more streamlined games available on both platforms. Furthermore, Nintendo has released the Wii U, and the Google and Apple application stores are booming with new games including huge releases like Grand Theft Auto Vice City. The full game can now be downloaded on both app stores. Could we expect gaming to move into the tablet market? This might be inevitable with the increasing performance of tablet computers.

Improvements in 3D

With theupcoming new Playstation and Xbox, 3D TV and Gaming is set to get a nice boost with improvements in 3D technology rapidly developing. We can expect more 3D televisions with better quality projections and innovative new designs. Electronics giant Phillis has announced its aim to launch glasses free 3DTVs by 2013. Not to mention, as time goes by, 3D technology will decrease in price so expect to see a drop in the price of 3D HDTVs from this year.

Internet TV

3DTV isn’t the only buzz surrounding television at the moment. A lot of companies are coming out with internet television platforms that allow you to interact with your television by browsing the internet, playing games, through social media and so on. But can they compete with what Apple is bringing to the table with the Apple TV? And what of the Apple TV itself? Apple is expected to roll out more much needed updates to the Apple TV, possibly implementing iOS app compatibility!

4 Ways to Bug Your Boss for More Money – and Get It!

by Linsey Knerl on 31 August 2010

Everyone knows we're in a recession, but let's face it: You may deserve to get paid much more than what you're getting now! Before you blow off the idea that your work is worth a bump in the pay scale, check out these four clever tips for putting in a good word about your worth. (See also: Underpaid? Here's How to Fix It.)

Wrangle References

This is an area where having an effective networking style can really pay off. Asking your current customers, co-workers, and colleagues for a few kind words about your performance isn't just useful during a hunt for new work. It can be a powerful tool in moving up your current career ladder, as well. You don't have to be transparent in your reason for asking; a simple "Would you mind sending an email with your thoughts on our working relationship?" will do. Save the best in a file to arm yourself with at your next performance review or compensation discussion.

Research Rates

Some companies are large enough to set their own industry rates — and get them. Others are completely oblivious to what someone in your position should be making. If you've caught wind that your job tasks are on par for the course of a higher-ranking (and higher-paying) position, bring this up to your boss. Explain that you realize that they may not have the cash to pay the going rate for someone with your expertise, but would they meet you halfway?

Value Added

Often, it's not about what they hire you to do that matters. If you are especially well-connected, possess a task or skill that puts you at a unique advantage, or have a willingness to perform beyond your peers (24/7 availability, maybe?), it's something that you should be paid well for. Demand that you get compensated for this value by letting management know how much they are getting!

Show Them the Money

For many companies, it's really just about dollars and cents. Did you save the company $X over last year? Would a process you helped to develop bring in extra money over time? What's the bottom line of your individual worth to the company? If it's well over what they are paying you, now's the time to document and sell your potential return on investment (ROI) with examples of how you can continue to grow in value.

Once you've gotten the OK to discuss a pay raise with your boss (in the form of a performance review or other scheduled meeting), come prepared with facts for each of the four methods above, and be sure that there are no outside distractions that could derail your attempts. Be confident, make positive forward-thinking statements, and never apologize for your request for more cash. Remember, you're worth it — now it's time that your boss knew, too!

LEO's What They Really Like....

Leo Love, Sex and Relationships

What it's like to date a Leo Woman:

The first step is to give her praise and adoration. The relationship will never work if she does not receive this from you. Do not look at other women when you are with her, she has to be the only one in your eyes. The thought of competition with other women completely turns her off, for she is marvelous and grand and better then any other woman (in her eyes)! Be prepared however to compete with other men. She attracts men, deliberately or not, because of her dazzling personality. She makes a good partner because she gives undying affection and love and makes you feel really mood about yourself. She is kind and supportive with an adventurous streak, she is always fun to be with. Leo woman will dominate,. But not completely for she still needs the man to lead the way and give her the desired sense of approval, she looks up to her man. Leo woman is perfect for the man who is affectionate and has a strong character but not too controlling. She needs someone who is passionate about everything in their life and who strives for the best in everything, because so does she.

What it's like to date a Leo Man:

The Leo man falls in love easily and it usually does not last. This is because his emotional ideals of a grand and magnificent love affair quickly turn into reality. Leo man needs a woman who is grounded and in-tune with the realities of life so she can help him keep his feet on the ground. He may seem like he is casual and detached about love but this is not the case, he needs adoration and approval and if he receives this, he feels quite passionately inside and will treat her with amazing affection and be a wonderful cheerful companion. The Leo man appears to be a rock solid unemotional king but truthfully, he is very sensitive. He wants a woman who caters to him, not in a demanding way but he thinks he is entitled to this because of how great he is. Leo men are prone to be self-centered but underneath they are gentle and have lots of love to give providing the woman can give him what he wants. Leos get along with just about anyone and just about any type of girl is suited to him. The woman who caters to him and overlooks his faults (he thinks he does not have any) and the woman who does not nag at him will obviously have preference and a chance at a long term relationship. If the relationship lasts, eventually she will have to teach him that he is not the only great thing in the world.

How To Attract Leo:

Admiration is key. Admire them ands they will be yours. Leo is a fairly easy sign to attract they are very receptive to advances and come ons. Give them compliments, dish them out in handfuls because Leos never think a compliment can go too far. Even if you are faking it, they don't care, the simply love the attention. Be funny, Leos love to be entertained and they love to laugh. If you can make them laugh, you're good! Leos like the grand things in life, treat them to a lavish dinner or a cultural upscale event. Always have the best of the best and never try to offer them second rate. They think nothing is too good for them, they like everything posh so dress classy and nice, and have a good night on the town with the charming Leo!

Leo Erogenous Zone:

The back is Leo's most sensitive area. Most Leos have a well defined muscular back, compliment them on it while you lightly scratch your fingernails from the base of the neck down to their buttocks. They love a back rub or massage because to them it is being pampered. Get scented massage oil and give them a sensual massage and it is guaranteed to set the mood for a night of passion!

Sex With Leo:

First impressions would tell you that Leo is all about the kinky and novelty, but that is not so. They are deeply sensual and passionate and enjoy posh surroundings, such as candles and scented oils and lots of affectionate physical contact such as massages and rubbing. They like sex to be familiar, not necessarily routine, but they like to know what's going on. This is because Leo always has to be the best and if there is a suggestion or something offered that they have never done before, they would rather pass on the chance then attempt it and be only satisfactory. Leo has mastered the moves he know, so do not be disappointed with the lack of novelty and variety, because Leo is very good at what they can do, they are the best.


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