The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians

Hi Friends,

There is a saying that goes, ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, and when you walk through the doors of Pretoria’s latest ‘beauty spot’, this becomes a reality on all levels. MK Salon is set to take your hair, health, beauty and grooming experience to a whole new level.
Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians
Situated in Constantia Park, just off Garsfontein Drive, MK Salon is the brainchild of property entrepreneur, Marieth Kloppers. MK Salon is the culmination of a remarkable journey taken by her … one which has inspired countless others to become the best version of themselves.
Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians
“I believe that every human being is born beautiful and unique inside and out. Then life happens, and most of us lose some of our allure. At MK Salon, every client is a ‘VIP’ who will walk away with a different perspective on how valuable and worthy they really are,” Marieth says. “You’re warmly invited to visit … get your groove back!”
Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians
Just what services are on offer at MK Salon? There is something for everyone; men and women! The MK Hair Experience allows you to entrust your crowning glory to talented professionals for styling, colouring, extensions, blow-drying … the works. Guys have a dedicated ‘man cave’ area for grooming and styling. A comprehensive MK Nail Experience is on offer, as is an all-encompassing MK Beauty Experience. The latter includes facials, make-up, tints, Botox, laser hair removal, sunbed sessions and ozone therapy, among others.
Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians
Then there’s the Saturday Bootcamp sessions for people of all levels of fitness; life coaches, nutrition programmes and more. For those who just feel like a chill session, the MK Tea Garden Experience is the place to indulge in a slice of freshly-baked, guilt-free cake, or sip on a glass of champagne.
Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians
MK Salon is undoubtedly worth a visit. The team is confident that, once you’ve visited, you’ll become a regular! For further info visit the website – or contact them on 0861 MK SALON (65 72566), or WhatsApp 076 036 2402. Join the conversations on and
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#SayYesToTheWorld by Venturing #TheBlindList Areas Within Your City @Lufthansa_India

Hi Friends, 

As the world is growing in population the far stretched areas earlier are more closer than it seems. Now we all have families living around the globe and we all want to celebrate the festive season with all of them. The technology advancement and air travel has brought all of us together to talk and meet at any time of the year. I too have a long list of travel destinations which I want and wish to go. These destinations will remain there and will become more beautiful as more and more tourists gets attracted towards them. But with increased population, some of the hot destinations like Paris, London, New Delhi, Tokyo and New York are already crowded with tourists around the year. This leaves with us with plenty of thoughts to find alternate destinations which are still not on people's radar. Travelers and Instagrammers around the world keep looking for these small towns and places to enjoy the untouched beauty of those destinations and have a relaxed time there. 
#SayYesToTheWorld by Venturing #TheBlindList Areas Within Your City @Lufthansa_India
I too want to go to destinations like these but to reach that country, I do need to fly with Lufthansa at their value for money travel packages. But my ideal trip is not to the country outside my home. I have been raised in a protected environment where I was told not to go to certain places as it's not safe there. Parents and family members have their own preconceived notions which are not always wrong but we need to break away from them and make our own now. You must be having such dilemmas and mentality for some of the places in your respective cities and vicinity.
In this age of technology, it's very easy to make a collaborative approach to travel and see those areas which you have never visited in your own city. I too have a long list of places where I have never set my foot even it's just 5 kms from my home. I want to go checkout those places and technology allows me to be there. For example, I can have an Instagram meet and can ask my fellow members to come on a lazy Sunday morning for a stroll down those areas together. We can have some people belonging to that area which can guide us and show us the important junctions of those areas. 
Cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and I can say every city do have some areas like those where you must have not visited. Though the Instagrammers are trying to do it but we need to support them in the same by going in large numbers and making that area trend on social media channels. That's my idea of a Blind Date and venturing into the unknown and I am continuously trying my best to see those kind of place around the globe. I have lived in various cities in UK, South Africa, Singapore and India and have always seen the unseen. Earlier I didn't have camera to showcase what my eyes are seeing but a lot has been shared on Instagram after it's invention. For me, unless you say Yes to the World you will stay in your own comfort zone and will miss out on so many opportunities trying you make you a better person. 

There are many other ways to achieve the same as there are many social media platforms to do so, like Facebook live, Snapchat and many such apps. Even there can be a day where all the people can come together to showcase their respective City's Blind Zones and share them all on a single platform. I am looking forward to such times where all world becomes one and there is no racial discrimination on the account of city and country. Till that time...Cheers!!!

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New Features Arriving EMUI 9.0 with the Launch of @HUAWEIZA #HuaweiMate20 Series

Hi Friends,

Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) announced the official launch of EMUI 9.0, Huawei’s custom Android P-based operating system (OS). Available to the widest range of Huawei and Honor devices yet, EMUI 9.0 goes out of beta with the launch of the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series with new features for all supported devices. Developed to “Enable a Quality Life,” the latest Huawei OS brings greatly improved performance, new features and a streamlined interface to consumers.

“EMUI 9.0 is the culmination of our R&D efforts enabling us to continue to deliver on our ‘Born Fast, Stays Fast’ promise. With the launch of the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series, we are thrilled to bring a wealth of new experiences to Huawei devices running our newest operating system. These exciting AI and productivity features will empower consumers and let them get even more out of their devices,” said Dr. Chenglu Wang, President of Software Engineering, Huawei Consumer BG.

The Best Experiences, First
Committed to delivering the latest and best user experiences to consumers, Huawei has always been keen to incorporate the latest technologies into its products. In regard to OS, Huawei is always among the first in the industry to offer a custom OS based on the latest Android platform. EMUI 9.0 was revealed on September 1 in Germany and September 5 in China, and with those announcements, Huawei became one of the earliest adopters of the latest Android P software.

The latest EMUI is an evolution of Huawei’s “Born Fast, Stays Fast” promise. It brings noticeable improvements in performance to the full user experience. Every aspect, from tap response, app launch times to app smoothness, has been optimized to new levels of speed and efficiency, thanks to the myriad enhancements the custom OS brings to the Android platform. Moreover, Huawei has also extended this update to benefit older generations of devices—a testament to its commitment to supporting its devices long after launch.

Simple, Enjoyable, Consistent

The best interface is one that is invisible—as in it should disappear into the user experience. To achieve that, the interface must be simple, enjoyable and consistent. These three factors must be present concurrently so as not to break the immersion. The EMUI 9.0 is the perfect example illustrating how this combination blends seamlessly together.

EMUI 9.0 features a streamlined Settings menu. It takes a two-pronged approach: by reducing the number of items in the Settings menu, and adding an Advanced Tab to stow the more complicated configurations. Compared to its predecessor, EMUI 9.0 has 10 percent fewer options. Various items have also been moved for better categorization. Furthermore, by moving the advanced options to a dedicated tab, everyday users are treated to a simpler menu while advanced users retain their ability to make granular changes to their devices.

Huawei standardized the designs and features of the EMUI to ensure the OS delivers the most visually and functionally consistent experience. Features that are similar in nature—such as Timer, Clock and Compass—have been redesigned following the same design language to provide the most cohesive and intuitive user experience.

With apps running faster and navigation simplified, every interaction is a joy on EMUI 9.0. Huawei designed EMUI 9.0 to be the most ergonomic EMUI yet. The new interface features optimized placements of navigation buttons that significantly improve single-hand usability. For instance, the navigation bar of Gallery has been moved to the bottom of the screen, allowing users to easily browse between Photos, Albums, Highlights and Discover tabs with the thumb of the hand holding the device.

Intelligent Experience

With the enhanced AI capabilities, EMUI 9.0 brings Spotlight Reel[1] to all supported devices. Accessible via the Gallery app, this new feature uses the AI capabilities of Huawei devices to automatically generate 10-second montages that highlight individuals starring in a user’s video collection.

Apart from that EMUI 9.0 offers two ways for users to employ AI to enrich their lives: HiVision and HiTouch[2].

HiVision and HiTouch

· HiVision: With HiVision, users can easily query the Internet for more information about objects of interest by simply pointing the camera towards it. HiVision recognizes landmarks from 15 countries as well as over 10 million famous artworks. It also recognizes a great range of food items, and can provide a calorie estimate for users who are conscious about their calorie intake.

· HiTouch[3]: Enabled by pressing and holding two fingers on an image, HiTouch lets users easily query online retailers and eCommerce platforms and shop for items. The feature can recognize more than 120 million items from more than 200 eCommerce platforms and the official online stores of nearly 100 brands.

Enhanced Productivity via Improved Easy Projection

With the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series, Huawei brought Easy Projection to consumers, enabling them to conveniently connect their devices with an external display for increase productivity. For EMUI 9.0, Huawei evolved the feature with a wireless upgrade. Users running EMUI 9.0 now have access to One-Click Projection, and Highlight and Capture on Big Screen, which let users to easily add highlights to and capture content projected on larger screens such as a TV.

In addition to Wireless Easy Projection, EMUI 9.0 supports a wide breadth of productivity features, including:
  • · HUAWEI Share: In addition to transferring files between Huawei mobile and Huawei PC, users can now use HUAWEI Share to send files to a Bluetooth-enabled printer[4];
  • · Backup: EMUI 9.0 supports new ways for users to backup their important files. Besides HUAWEI Cloud, users may now store their backup on a SD Card, USB drive or a NAS (Network Attached Storage)[5];
  • · WPS with HiAI: The WPS productivity suite leverages HiAI capabilities to enhance its features. EMUI 9.0 automatically adjusts the alignment of documents, and can convert images and hardcopies into editable digital copies.
Other New Features
EMUI 9.0 also comes with other new features, which were announced previously at the launch. They include Password Vault, a feature that securely stores user passwords locally, as well as digital wellbeing features such as Digital Balance for monitoring usage, App Limits to set time limits for various apps, and Wind Down, which turns the screen gray during sleeping hours.

Update Schedule The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series comes with EMUI 9.0 pre-installed. The update is already on HUAWEI P20 Pro, HUAWEI P20, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 10 in select markets via HOTA updates. 
[1] Available via HUAWEI Over The Air (HOTA) updates.
[2] HiTouch and HiVision availability may vary by country and region.
[3] Global Shopping functionality will be made available via HOTA update.
[4] Supports only printers manufactured by members of the Mopria Alliance.
[5] Requires SMB protocol.

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@HuaweiZA Launches #HuaweiWatchGT and #HuaweiBand3Pro #HealthyLiving

Hi Friends,

Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) announced two new wearables: HUAWEI WATCH GT and HUAWEI Band 3 Pro. Launched alongside the flagship HUAWEI Mate 20 Series, the new wearables offer novel and sophisticated ways for consumers to track their activities and receive fitness coaching that is based on scientific research.

Featuring the classic wristwatch design, ultra-high battery life, low power consumption, sophisticated activity tracking and fitness coaching features, the HUAWEI WATCH GT is one of the most hotly anticipated wearables of the year. The new HUAWEI watch bears the GT name to call attention to its high performance and reliability—just as grand tourers, or high performance automobiles, are trusted for their prowess.
@Huaw@HuaweiZA Launches #HuaweiWatchGT and #HuaweiBand3Pro #HealthyLiving eiZA Launches #HuaweiWatchGT and #HuaweiBand3Pro #HealthyLiving
Made for Urban Explorers
Spurred by technical advancements and improving living standards, people are becoming keener to explore the world around them. As an extension of smartphones, wearables complement the feature sets of today’s handsets to help consumers get more out of their devices. Designed for today’s urban explorers, the HUAWEI WATCH GT addresses one of the most common pain points of wearables: battery life.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT uses an innovative smart power-saving algorithm that enables it to dynamically switch between performance and efficiency modes, depending on user activity, for maximum battery life. This allows the smart watch to stay powered for up to two weeks for frequent use mode [1]. Furthermore, the dual-core architecture of the HUAWEI WATCH GT lets the wearable user enjoy the best of both worlds—it is simultaneously a powerful and highly efficient smart watch.

Besides improved performance and new features, the HUAWEI WATCH GT also sports a unique design. The 1.39-inch 454x254 AMOLED high resolution display presents information cleanly on the wrist. The smart watch body incorporates a dual-crown design with stainless steel and ceramic bezels, and is treated with a DLC diamond carbon coating to provide users with durability that will last for decades. The 10.6mm case body is compatible with two band options—a dual-color silicone band and an elegant leather-rubber band—giving users more choices to customize their HUAWEI WATCH GT for any occasion.

Powerful New Features
In addition to the ultra-long battery life, the HUAWEI WATCH GT features industry-leading positioning capabilities. The smart watch can simultaneously tap into GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO, three of the major satellite positioning systems, for precise positioning. A tracking algorithm then optimizes the tracking data to achieve one-to-one positioning even in areas with numerous disparate signals.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT also addresses the needs of active users. Based on its strength in positioning, HUAWEI WATCH GT also supports all-round sports activity tracking. Working with professional sports organizations, Huawei enables tracking for a range of sports, including indoor exercises, outdoor running, mountain climbing, cycling and open water swimming. The watch also supports fitness coaching features. By analyzing the heart rate of users with scientific methods, this feature lets users exercise more safely and healthily than ever before.

The TruSeen™ 3.0 heart rate monitoring technology tracks the user’s active and resting heart rate. Combining innovative PPG optical and hardware design and AI algorithms, the solution can monitor the heart rate of users in real time with high precision. In Sport mode, the HUAWEI WATCH GT can be set up to notify users to adjust the intensity of their workout based on a pre-set target heart rate interval. In Rest mode, the smart watch automatically monitors and records the resting heart rate of users. The HUAWEI WATCH GT uses invisible lights to monitor the user's heart rate during sleep, which is more intimate than other traditional methods.
@HuaweiZA Launches #HuaweiWatchGT and #HuaweiBand3Pro #HealthyLiving
HUAWEI Band 3 Pro: A Sports Wristband with Full Touch Screen
While smart wristbands on the market today often feature simple health monitoring functions, the lack of standardization made a lot of the data unsuitable for medical use. In view of that, Huawei launches HUAWEI Band 3 Pro, a new smart wristband supporting a range of precise and professional monitoring capabilities, including improved heart rate and sleep monitoring.

With HUAWEI TruSeen™3.0, HUAWEI Band 3 Pro accurately monitors the heart rate of a user throughout the day. Huawei also pioneered the use of IR (infrared) sensors to accurately track the user heart rate without using the obtrusive lights of conventional trackers.

Leveraging the same technology powering TruSeen™ 3.0, HUAWEI Band 3 Pro can also track sleep patterns with HUAWEI TruSleep™2.0. Moreover, the solution uses big data analysis to provide personalized services and suggestions to improve sleep quality. All of the aforementioned technologies were developed by Huawei in collaboration with authoritative organizations around the world, ensuring that the wearables are highly functional and professional.

The HUAWEI Band 3 Pro features a 0.95-inch HD AMOLED color touch screen that offers an expansive space to display data. The controls are easy and intuitive—users can navigate the various options on the screen by swiping vertically or horizontally, or by tapping the screen to return to Home.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT Sport edition is €199, HUAWEI WATCH Classic edition is €249 and the HUAWEI Band 3 Pro is €99. 
[1] According to Huawei’s internal tests, subject to the actual conditions. The “frequent mode” is defined as “the user wears the watch all day round with heart rate function activated, scientific sleeping function activated at night, exercise for 90 minutes a week (GPS open), message notification function activated, screen brightening for 200 times a day”

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