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Google Pixel 3XL Review: Best smartphone camera now comes with a revolutionary feature!

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The smartphone war just got better towards the end of 2018 when Google finally unveiled its next-generation Pixel versions in the form of Pixel 3 and 3XL, last month. But as is always the case, the priority is always of the higher one, so here too, the focus will remain only on the Pixel 3XL.

Google is surely a great software company and that’s the reason it amazed the world back in 2016 when the first Pixel phone was launched with just a single rear camera, which was capable of taking astonishing and excellent pictures of professional quality! And now in 2018, the Pixel camera is considered a standard for comparison (although Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Note series are also there, with great camera features and breathtaking pictures).

But speaking in a genuine way then a phone should be capable for doing everything, not just photography, right?

And here, it will be interesting to see whether or not Google’s Pixel 3XL is worth what it meant to be, for a day’s tasks and a bit more.

Design, Display, and Connectivity

The flagship phone comes with a huge QHD+ OLED display of 6.3inch, with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, having a pixel density of 523 PPI. It’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, has a super contrast ratio of 100,000: 1, and also comes with the Always-on display feature. And yes, the infamous notch is also there, which is really big, but really not a huge deal.

The whole frame is made of aluminum plus hybrid coating. The phone has a finishing of soft-touch glass on the back which feels extremely, very premium and expensive too, of course. It is glass but you won’t feel it that way; also both the front and back are Gorilla Glass protected. Further, the phone is now IP68 water and dust resistant too, which means no worries for your rainy days, or when you are underwater, or when you get stuck in a heavily polluted area.

On the bottom, there is the USB Type-C port for fast charging, while there are 3 mics located on the bottom and top sides. Interestingly for enhancing the audio, Google has now provided two dual front-firing stereo speakers towards the bottom of the device.

The phone may feel heavy to some, as it weighs around 184kg, but that may not turn out to be a significant distraction or something.

One thing that Google didn’t actually reveal at the time of Pixel 3XL’s (and also Pixel 3) launch was that despite being a Single nano-SIM device, it’s got the functionality of the e-SIM (which was earlier showcased in Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max also). So, this implies that those who are habitual of using two numbers won’t be disappointed with the new Pixel since it offers the option of using dual SIMs.

For keeping the performance durable, there is a 3,430mAh battery with Qi Wireless charging support and is fast-charge enabled.

Now, coming to the big part of the performance itself, then the Pixel 3XL comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset which is blazing fast and can go through the multitasking smoothly. There is also Pixel Visual Core (something added by Google to enhance the performance to a greater extent), and the Titan M Security Module for protecting your personal data.

When it comes to graphics then there is also the latest Adreno 630 GPU inside which when combined with the chipset, can deliver any desired task, especially intensive gaming.

Coming onto connectivity options then the device has USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, Google Cast, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou. But there’s a sad news for music lovers as Google has also done away with the beloved 3.5 mm audio jack. So, you will be left a bit dejected, but an alternative has been provided for that in the box.

Sensors on the phone include Active Edge, Magnetometer, Barometer, the Fingerprint sensor for unlocking the phone, Proximity/Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Android Sensor Hub and Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper/defined response.

The Android platform is of the latest Android Pie 9.0 operating system, and since it’s a Google phone itself, you won’t have to worry about security and upcoming updates at all. Storage options come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal capacity, and another one with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt capacity.

In the box, you will get the phone, with Quick Switch Adaptor, USB-C to USB-C cable, Pixel USB-C earbuds, USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adaptor, SIM tool, and a Quick Start Guide.

Pixel 3XL Camera: Mighty conqueror

Now comes the part for which you have read this article to this point. And without any pinch of doubt, hands down to Google, again. Pixel 3XL camera takes the mobile/smartphone photography to a great level by adding software tweaks, being capable of fantastic image processing.

The phone comes with a 12.2MP single-rear dual-pixel camera, with autofocus + dual pixel phase detection. There is also OIS + EIS, spectral and flicker sensor. The camera has an aperture of f/1.8, so more light can come in the picture, which also means great image quality. Talking about the actual performance of the camera then you might have seen the results online of what it can really do. And that’s factually true about the Pixel 3XL camera. HDR and HDR+ processing has also improved while portraits are having more edge-to-edge details now, and they really look fantabulous.

The rear camera can shoot videos in 1080p (Full HD) at 30fps, 60fps, and 120fps, while 720p (HD) can be shot at 30fps, 60fps, and 240fps. It can also shoot 4K video at 30fps. Google should have included 60fps option for 4K also since the feature is there in other flagships already. iPhone XS Max is the best to do that.

Coming towards the front, then Google has done something impressive by adding dual-cameras. The best thing is the wide-angle feature that allows you to have more people while taking a selfie. Both the cameras are of 8MP each, with one being a telephoto lens. The wide-angle lens’s aperture is f/2.2 while the telephoto lens’s aperture is f/1.8.

More: Google is Bringing a new $685M green data center in Denmark

The dual-front cameras also support portrait shots and which are impressive, no doubt and also support AR stickers, and VR functionality too.

The front cameras can shoot videos in 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 30fps, and 480p at 30fps.

In many online video comparisons, the Pixel 3XL beat the hell out of many premium phones by delivering exceptional photo quality.

And yes, one feature which just got officially added recently is the Night Sight mode, which needs no further introduction since its impressiveness has been seen by everyone, worldwide. When you switch to this mode in very low light and it’s just not possible to find anything, then the Night Sight creates magic by giving you the picture which looks like you captured it in a normal lighting condition!

Night Sight mode on Pixel 3XL

Night Sight mode on Pixel 3XL. Image Source: apkquick.com

It has made a huge and vast difference to low-light photography. Well, the Night Sight mode has been made available on previous Pixel 2 phones too now and also, many mobile developers have come up with Google Camera’s Night Sight ported app. You can literally take the same low-light pictures by any other phone’s camera by installing the ported Google camera’s latest modded app.

Because it’s the software that enables the Pixel 3XL’s camera to take mindboggling pictures, so many developers are able to create their own Google camera-based software; although they are ported.

Verdict

Google has definitely increased the level of details as far as the cameras are concerned and the Pixel 3XL also comes with the latest Android OS too with all the features. Though it’s not guaranteed that everyone will be going for it, it’s evident that those who will, won’t be thinking twice because it’s simply too good, while still looking elegantly simple.

The slightly good thing, if not very good, is that it costs less than the new iPhones, but still being a flagship device it’s only for those who really want to have a Googe phone experience. If you’re already having Pixel 2XL, then you won’t find it actually necessary to upgrade to Pixel 3XL.

Price in India

Pixel 3XL is now available in India also and especially on the online portal Flipkart. It will be available in three color variants of Just Black, Clearly White and newly introduced, Not Pink.

The 4GB model with 64GB capacity is available right now for Rs.83,000, while the 4GB variant with 128GB of internal storage will be available for Rs.92,000 since it’s not there in the stock yet.

More: Pixel phone camera will support external mics soon, Google says

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Customer Driven Marketing Strategies for Translation Agencies

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A famous quotation goes, “The customer is always right”. A lot of companies may be aware of this narrative, but very few are able to follow this religiously. And the many that do not prioritize their customer service over company needs, are unable to position their brand in an effective way.

With time, many organizations are realizing that they need to construct customer-driven marketing strategies. This will enable them to support the customer to maximize their user experience. One industry that optimizes its marketing strategies to fit the needs of the customers is professional translation services

Translation agencies aim to design a customer-driven marketing strategy so that the client is satisfied. Aiming to deliver what the customer expects, and adapting content to fit the cultural preferences of the target market is something that translation firms, especially Russian translation services, are prone to deliver at par.

Let’s expound upon the 4 steps of customer-driven marketing strategies that Translation agencies adapt to deliver customer values.

Customer-Driven Marketing Strategy

  • Segmentation

In segmentation, the target market is divided into various categories as per the customer’s interests. A translation service has to identify the segment that it is going to target. One may ask how many segments can a firm divide the target market into? So let’s look at some of them;

  • Geographic segmentation

Translation agencies have to capture the intricacies of the geographic locations of the target market. The translated content has to be appropriate to the region of the market. Marketing translation services need to understand that a KFC chain planning to market in the southern part of India, should know that a majority of people there are vegetarian. Hence, the marketing campaigns should be adapted accordingly. 

  • Religious Segmentation

In the process of translations, firms are very careful about the content that might offend cultures and communities. Hence, they try their best to conduct thorough research on the religious sentiments pertaining to a community.

For instance, the use of alcohol is completely prohibited in Muslim communities. Hence, a lot of translation firms, like Malay translation services, translated marketing copies in a way that excludes anything that might offend a particular religious segment. 

  • Targeting

Once the translation firms have identified their market segment, they must decide which segment it’s going to target. The target has to be very specific, and the organization should have a clear view of whom it wants to offer its services to. 

  • Differentiated Targeting

In differentiated targeting, professional translation services aim to diversify their offerings. Rather than offering simple translations, they offer technical, legal, financial, medical, and marketing translation services. They are able to differentiate their targets and hence can appeal to two or more different target audiences.

  • Niche Targeting 

In niche targeting, only a specialized segment is selected within a segment. This may cater to a specific regional language, for instance, Malay translation services, offer their services to the community speaking that language only.

Moreover, a lot of translation services, offer their services to only the biggest companies in the world like Netflix, or Amazon, when they are trying to localize their content. Their services are not for the public looking to translate a small, 10-page document. 

  • Differentiation

Differentiation can be understood as a process of distinguishing a product or service from other competitors in order to make it more attractive to the target market. 

However, in differentiation also there are some steps involved. So lest take a look at them;

  • The first thing that translation services should do in the process to differentiate themselves is to look for their competitive advantages. This could be almost be anything. But the important thing is how to capitalize on that differentiation and gain an edge over competitors.
  • Once you shortlist your competitive advantages, the next step would be to choose the right one.
  • Once you choose the right one, the next step would be to select an overall positioning strategy.

If you are operating a translation agency, you can differentiate on the basis of excellent customer delivery, or affordable rates, or quality-oriented translated content. Such differentiation can attract more customers. 

Positioning

Positioning is the ability to influence consumer perception regarding a brand or product relative to competitors. 

If you want to be a translation agency that only offers services to big brands, hence the level of quality has to be upgraded. Your marketing strategy should portray you as an organization that caters to only high-end organizations.

So whenever a customer hears or reads the name of your company, the perception of quality or class immediately appears in his mind. 

But the real question is that how can organizations position themselves. In order to do that there are certain options that one can capitalize and then use that to position themselves in the minds of the consumers

Product or Service Price; You can attract customers by offering affordable prices for your services. So whenever a customer hears your name, he can think of affordability.

Product Quality: An organization can pursue to position itself as a firm that does not compromise on quality.  For instance, Apple products

Product Use and Applications:  An organization can focus upon its unique product use or application that enables it to differentiate itself from its competitors. 

Conclusion

A customer-driven marketing strategy aims to put customers before everything else. This strategy is what makes an organization stand out from the rest of the competition. 

If you want to succeed in the translation business, you should refrain from market myopia. And never put your needs above the consumers. This may seem like an unrealistic and impractical choice. But statistics show that customer-eccentric firms are more successful in the long run. 

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Why Is React js A Good JavaScript Framework To Use For business?

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There has been an increase in the number of web applications due to the availability of sophisticated and lightweight JS frameworks. User-friendliness and application reliability are essential elements that end users look for in an application. Choosing a suitable framework becomes a difficult task from a commercial standpoint. Building interactive user interfaces using any of the development platforms is unquestionably time-consuming and difficult. So, why not hire React js developer to develop a unique web application with a javascript framework. It is undeniable that designing each part of a website takes unwavering effort, entire attention, and complete concentration. 

In this blog, we have discussed why one should select React Js and how it is beneficial. 

Why should you use React Js?

You’re probably wondering why we want you to build your user interfaces with the React Js framework. All of this is because it is a remarkable JavaScript framework that has simplified the development process. As a result, it delivers a high-quality React Js application with the desired or required interfaces. React Js is a popular alternative for developing user-friendly and extremely compelling websites and applications, thanks to its introduction by Facebook’s developer community. Furthermore, React Js development gives up new opportunities for developers, allowing them to be more creative. Therefore, you must engage with React js development company to get your web application to develop from the professional. 

React has the best performance and speed of all the JavaScript frameworks and libraries currently available. It features a global developer community with millions of members from all over the world. React’s components are simple to integrate into your existing code. It aids in the development of innovative user interfaces for enterprise applications. 

What Is The JavaScript Framework Library, and What Does It Do?

The JavaScript Framework is a JavaScript application structure that can assist you in coding for your online application, but it pushes you to code in a specific style. Because all web development frameworks have their own rules and norms, there may be some limits and boundaries for using the framework.

The JavaScript Library is a collection of functions that can be invoked from your parent code to meet specific needs. Each library has its own set of advantages. One of the advantages of utilizing React Js is that it makes the user interface more responsive and engaging. 

Do you know what a framework is? It is a prefabricated home in which you have to arrange your furnishing according to the space. Similarly, in the framework libraries are just like furniture. However, it is impossible to use every single piece of furniture. So, to use libraries for your web application, you can hire react js developer at a reasonable price.

Advantages of the Javascript framework and libraries

Before exploring deep into React Js, let us discuss the perks of the framework and its libraries. 

  • Frameworks have predefined functionalities that reduce the developer’s time spent coding.
  • The reusability of code is improved by using a component-based code structure. It also gives a good model for comprehending the content’s structure and behavior. It means the design and structure are based on Components.
  • Most current frameworks have their templating system, which has a clean and appropriate format and performs better.

And if we talk about the attributes of a framework, we have also discussed the libraries.

The libraries of Javascript are simple to understand, efficient, and flexible.

To enjoy all these features in your web application, let’s hire react js developer.

Benefits of the React js Framework for web application

React Js has a number of advantages, including the fact that it is simple to learn. For developers who are already familiar with JavaScript, React is a relatively simple language to pick up.

Scripting is a lot easier now.

JSX is a feature provided by React (syntax extension). It makes programming and debugging quite straightforward.

Reusability

React features a component-based structure, which enables reuse.

Virtual Dom

The fundamental feature of React Js development services is Virtual Dom. It acts as a traffic booster for your website.

Benefits of React Js for Developers at a Higher Level

Do you know that React Native is a framework used for creating hybrid mobile apps? It will be easier to learn React Native if you have a decent understanding of React Js. Facebook is the one that launched both technologies. So, get the development services from the react js development company at a cost-effective price.

GraphQL is a programming language that allows clients and servers to exchange data. It’s a different kind of RESTful API.

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) is an acronym for Progressive Web Apps. It is simple to convert your web app into a PWA if it is written in React Js.

Conclusion

It’s easy to see why React Js is the greatest JS framework and library.  There are numerous features and benefits to using React JS to create a new web application.  It’s definitely a win-win situation for both clients and developers. So, if you’re seeking to develop a large-scale Web application for your company, hire react js developer from a well-known company.  

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COVID numbers might be going down in Missouri, but that’s no reason to risk contracting or spreading the virus. Even if you’re vaccinated, it’s still a good idea to keep gatherings COVID-safe.

A home fireworks display is the perfect choice to keep everyone safe and still have a good time. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holidays without gathering indoors. As long as you have the space, you can safely light even aerial and explosive fireworks, or whatever types are permitted in your area. Keep your audience at a safe distance, use lumber to build mounting racks for your fireworks, and take the right precautions to avoid any injuries or fires. Here’s what you need to do.

Make Room for the Show

To have a safe fireworks show at home, you need plenty of room. Aerial fireworks, like skyrockets and roman candles, can have a spread of 30 feet or more when they burst in the sky, and that means they could be dropping hot debris for 180 feet or more beyond the firing line.

You don’t want flaming particles to land on your family or on your neighbors. To keep everyone safe and unburnt, put your audience upwind of the firing line at a distance that’s at least one and a half times the height of your highest-bursting firework. If you have room to put them further away, do so.

Make sure you have at least that same amount of space behind the firing line to create a safe fallout area where sparks and debris can fall without burning structures or damaging foliage or power lines. The larger your planned debris field, the better. Make sure there aren’t any obstructions like trees, buildings, or overhead power or phone lines above or in your fallout area.

Stabilize Your Fireworks

Tubes and mortars can fall over if they’re not secured to a rack, and some items like bottle rockets need to be stabilized, too. Use some scrap lumber, if you have any, to build a mounting rack for your mortars, tubes, and cakes. Screw some lengths of two-by-four, two-by-six, or two-by-two lumber to the bottom of a rectangle of plywood that’s at least two feet wide and eight feet long (the large piece of plywood is heavy enough and long to stabilize a large number of fireworks for a long show). You can screw your mortars and cakes directly to the plywood by driving screws at an angle through the bottom of each piece, and it shouldn’t harm the fireworks. If you want to light off a lot of tubes, mortars, and skyrockets, build a rack out of two-by-fours and fasten it to your plywood base. With the right rack design, you can aim some of your mortars at an angle to create a wider tableau in the sky.

Dress to Protect Yourself

You should wear 100 percent cotton clothing when lighting fireworks. Cotton isn’t fireproof, but it will ignite instead of melting like synthetics do, so if some sparks land on you, you’ll have a better shot at putting yourself out without getting burned badly. Cover as much of your skin as you can with long sleeves, jeans, boots, a backwards baseball cap (to cover your neck and head), and gloves. Protect your eyes with goggles.

Have Fire Extinguishers Handy

You shouldn’t be lighting off fireworks if there’s a high risk of starting a fire, but even if it just rained for days you should be prepared to douse unexpected flames. Keep a fire extinguisher handy, or connect a hose to your outdoor spigot and have it nearby, ready to turn on if a fire starts. If you don’t have either a fire extinguisher or a hose, at least have a bucket or two of water nearby.

Skip the Sparklers

Did you know that sparklers burn hot enough to melt metal? While you may have grown up waving sparklers, they’re really not safe, especially not for young children who can seriously burn themselves if they drop one on their feet. Stick to safe alternatives like glow sticks, black snakes, bang snaps, and confetti poppers.

A home fireworks display can be a fun and wholesome way to celebrate the holidays without risking a large indoor gathering. Just make sure you take the right precautions to keep everyone safe, and you can put on a performance that will have your friends and family talking about your skill with pyrotechnics for years into the future.

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