Shotgun microphones

Have you heard about shotgun mic? Sounds interesting right?! I haven’t seen one so I searched the internet to check what shotgun mic looks like and what’s its use. Based on my research, these type of microphones are the most highly directional of microphones. They have small lobes of sensitivity to the left, right, and rear but it focuses directly in front of the microphone and reduces other surrounding sounds. It produces clear sound perfect for reporting, interviews, dubbing, live sound reinforcement, and recording applications.

Here’s a sample of shotgun microphones.

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Benefits of using Point of care software

Do you own a senior housing business? or you have plans to put up one. If you are, then consider using  eldermark point of care software. Eldermark will help you to have a better approach to senior housing technology. With the use of of Point of care software  you can replace paper with a single mobile device and start saving money. They are nurses, IT professionals, consultants, trainers and customer care experts dedicated to saving facilities time and money while raising the quality of care.

Point of Care is easy to use, fast, and designed specifically for assisted living facilities. This wireless platform works on tablets, netbooks and laptops, including Apple devices, to capture resident drug delivery in real time. Beyond software, they also provide consulting, health IT services, hosting and world-class support.

Scoop on Samsung Galaxy S5: Features and Release Date

Here’s the latest scoop about Samsung’s next flagship phone,  there’s a rumor that Samsung may launch Samsung Galaxy S5 on February.

Rumors says that Samsung has added an ultra-fast 64-bit octa-core Exynos 5430 processor into the mix in place of the still relatively new 5420. It could have a whacking 4GB of RAM as well to power all the new technology inside, taking better advantage of that 64-bit chip. They will also use a 16MP camera with OIS and vastly improved low-light performance.

Rumors also suggest that Samsung may move away from the AMOLED technology in favor of LCD panels in the Galaxy S5, with a view to save money on producing the handset.


Swap, Switch, and Win with BlackBerryPH

It is now easier to join the BlackBerry Barkada as BlackBerry® offers its latest smartphones to Filipinos around the country through the Swap, Switch, and Win campaign.

Until September 1, proceed to any of the four BlackBerry stores located at the Cyberzone of SM Mega Mall, SM North EDSA, SM Sta. Rosa and SM Pampanga to swap a working or non-working mobile phone, switch to a brand-new BlackBerry smartphone, and take home discount coupons from Zalora and enter a draw for a chance to win the All-New Ford Focus 1.6L PS 4DR Sedan or one of three BlackBerry Z10 smartphones.

BlackBerry will also be bringing the fun to four more malls around the metro with the BlackBerry Mall Caravans from August 2 – 4 at the Alabang Town Center, Activity Center. For those who cannot make it that weekend, be sure to drop by to Swap, Switch, and Win with BlackBerry from August 17 – 18 at Festival Supermall, Level 2 Carousel Court; from August 24 – 25 at Glorietta 1, Ground Floor (near SM Makati); and, from August 30 – September 1 at the Robinsons Place Manila, Center Atrium.

Those interested in being part of the BlackBerry Barkada can simply bring their working or non-working mobile phone to any BlackBerry Mall Caravan or participating store. The mobile phone to be traded in does not need to come with its box or original accessories, nor does it need to be under any warranty. It will be evaluated for its fair market value then this will be deducted from the cost of the BlackBerry smartphone they wish to purchase at the store. Depending on the model they choose, they can also enjoy additional privileges and save even more.

Customers may also visit one of over 300 participating stores around the country to swap and switch their working and non-working mobile phones for a brand-new BlackBerry smartphone.

All BlackBerry smartphones sold at BlackBerry stores, BlackBerry Mall Caravans and other participating stores come with a 24-month warranty.

Print Management Software

I have discovered an interesting software while surfing the internet, it is called Print Management Software. This software is a must have for any kind of business organization that is wanting to reduce their operational costs or wastages. Printing activities can also increase wastages if not managed properly.

If you have concerns like this in your organization or business then consider getting a print management software. This software can manage the printers, has control over then number of prints limiting the print quota for each user, counting printed documents and recording printer usages. This will definitely cut your costs in terms of useless consumption of ink and paper. It will also save the time of your employees.

Alternative software solution

If you’re a musician you probably heard about Ilok, but if you’re not and you’re the type of person who often download music software then you will find ilok interesting. Ilok is a device that hold over 500 software licenses. Now instead of buying musical software, you can just get a license from the ilok device. Many music companies find this as a great alternative software solution instead of buying software from a store.

Facebook officially acquires Instagram

Instagram is now part of Facebook as the social network completed its billion-dollar acquisition of the smartphone photo-sharing service.

“Very excited to announce that we’re now officially joining the Facebook family,” Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said in a Facebook post tagged as being made using a mobile phone in Japan.

“For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family,” Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said in announcing the deal in April.

“Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.”

“So many of us at Facebook love using Instagram to share moments with our friends,” Facebook vice president of engineering Mike Schroepfer said in a blog post.

“That’s why we’re so excited to bring Instagram to Facebook and see what we can create together,” he continued. “We also can’t wait to work with the talented Instagram team to improve the mobile experience.”

Facebook users have increasingly taken to accessing the social network using smartphones or tablet computers.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be launched in Berlin on August 29

Samsung has told Reuters that it’ll be launching a “new” Galaxy Note in Berlin on August 29, two days before the European IFA electronics trade fair.

“We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29,” Samsung flatly told the site, quashing any mystery that surrounded its Berlin-based box social.


I bet it’ll be another large-screened smartphone like the original Note, actually the rumour mill suggests it may come with a screen as large as 5.5 inches. It’ll incorporate some of the features found in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy line as well.

It’s official: Twitter buys TweetDeck for $40 million

(AP) – With rumors swirling for days, it comes as no surprise that Twitter announced the acquisition of TweetDeck, which lets Twitter users organize the brands, celebrities, news feeds and people they “follow” on the platform. Users can also monitor their Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media accounts. Analysts said the deal makes sense.

Twitter says it has bought TweetDeck, a London-based startup that helps people read, write and organize the short messages posted on the online network .

Twitter is not giving financial terms, though published reports have pegged the price at $40 million. The San Francisco company said in a blog post Wednesday that the TweetDeck team has joined Twitter. TweetDeck will continue to be based in London and its users will continue to be able to use the application . TweetDeck has 15 employees.

Founded in 2008, TweetDeck lets Twitter users organize the brands, celebrities, news feeds and people they “follow” on the short messaging  platform. Users can also monitor their Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media accounts.

Analysts said the deal makes sense. TweetDeck has “some great technology ” and a lot of users, said Wedbush Morgan’s Lou Kerner.

In a blog post, TweetDeck said its focus will continue to be “providing high-quality tools and services for the Twitter-centric power -user.”

“The mainstream Twitter user-base is well catered for by and the official mobile  clients,” said TweetDeck founder and CEO Iain Dodsworth in a blog post. “And by becoming part of the official platform, TweetDeck will now fill that role for brands, influencers, the highly active and anyone that just needs `more power.'”



World’s thinnest tablet launched

SEOUL – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics launched a new version of its Galaxy Tab in a bid to lure consumers away from Apple’s iPad.

Samsung, the world’s second-largest mobile phone maker, also said it would in August launch an updated version of its Galaxy S smartphone in the US market, which is dominated by Apple’s iPhone.

The company has already released its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in five overseas countries including the United States.

The tab, powered by Android’s Honeycomb 3.1 developed for tablet PCs, features a 10.1-inch (25.6 cm) touchscreen display rather than the seven-inch display for the previous model.

It is the world’s thinnest tablet, measuring 8.6 millimetres, Samsung said. The price will start at 671,000 won ($634) in the home market.                 AFP