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

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Future Proof Your Career With #DefinitelyPTE @PearsonPTE

Hi Friends, 

Living or Studying abroad is one of the aspirations every Indian student dreams once in his career but only some of them are able to achieve this dream. It needs certain kind of awareness and knowhow to actually fulfill this dream. Students now have access to Education Loans from all the public and private sector banks and it makes it easy but narrowing down on the right country and the right institute is a big homework on its own. I have seen the process for my brother and many of my cousins who all studied abroad and doing well in their careers. 

Once you have finalized your university of choice, then you need to gain knowledge about their admission criteria, courses they offer, what the fee structure, whether they have hostel accommodation available and how much is boarding and lodging expenses? You have to be thorough in your work as it will definitely affect you and it affected me as I am a vegetarian and teetotaller so I always had to prepare my own meals or visit places which can serve me this and the most important requirement will be that I live very close to these places or restaurants. I generally carry all the snacks from Haldiram, some medicines in case required and some maggi noodles to keep me stuffed for some days.
Future Proof Your Career With #DefinitelyPTE @PearsonPTE
The final preparations before you leave on your dream destination is very much necessary because you have to be self-sufficient for some days. I have been to London, Singapore, and Johannesburg and stayed quite a time there and every time it gives me sleepless nights before I travel for all the unexpected things that can happen to me. So, I prepare well in advance looking at all the stuff I might need to survive the first week or 2 weeks as I acclimatize with the surroundings of the new place and country. 
All the institutes in USA, UK and many other countries, requires you to write a test for checking your proficiency in English language and there are a few options you have at your hands to get your English Test knowledge scored. PTE Academics is one of those exams which gives you access to Harvard University, Stanford University, Imperial College in London and even if you are applying immigration to Australia and New Zealand. PTE Academics stands for Pearson Test of English Academics and can be booked 24 hours in advance and results will be out within 5 business days after taking the exam. That's #DefinitelyPTE as you can forward your score directly to the universities from your secured login details. PTE Academics score is as similar to IELTS and TOEFL iBT.
English is a global language and it's not that easy to clear the exam unless you prepare for the same. But with more and more help available pre-test in terms of offline tests and several video's and reading material to go through, you can definitely work towards getting a good score. There are centers around India where you can book your test 360 days of the year and tests your all aspects of the language without any bias as its computerized. #DefinitelyPTE opens the doors of the world for your choice and capability in just 3 hours and is accepted worldwide. 

Let's enjoy and see the world and open the doors where there were none with #DefinitelyPTE. 


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Acer Wins 13 Red Dot Design Awards 2018 @AcerAfrica #RedDotDesign #ChromeOS

Hi Friends,

Acer announces that thirteen of its products have been honored with the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards for design excellence. These wins come on the heels of Acer’s twelve wins at the recent iF Design Award 2018. This year, with industry-leading innovations such as the Swift 7, the world’s thinnest notebook, and the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, the first Chrome OS tablet for education, the Red Dot award-winning Acer products cover a broad range of categories, ranging from notebooks, desktops, headsets, monitors, to projectors. This exemplifies Acer’s commitment to making outstanding design an integral consideration for the user experience, regardless of product type and price point.

“We are thrilled that thirteen of Acer’s products have been endowed with such a prestigious honor and equally excited that so many of our product categories are represented among the winners,” said Tiffany Huang, President of Corporate Marketing, Business Planning, and Operations at Acer. “Not only are we motivated by our mission to make technology accessible to as many people as possible, but also to provide exceptional experiences via user-centric designs and functionalities on all classes of devices.”
Acer Wins 13 Red Dot Design Awards 2018 @AcerAfrica #RedDotDesign #ChromeOS
Acer’s Red Dot Design Award 2018 winners are as follows:

Predator Triton 700 Gaming Notebook
The iF Design Award 2018-winning notebook’s svelte 18.9 mm (0.74 inches) thin, 2.45 kg (5.4 pounds) aluminum chassis houses a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display and best-in-class computing technologies for just the right balance of size and performance without sacrificing thermals, features or rigidity. Its understated black chassis features a minimalist design, with straight contours and angular front corners.

Predator Galea 500 Gaming Headset
The Predator Galea 500 gaming headset puts gamers right inside the game, giving them the ability to hear and not just see the exact location of elements within the game. It achieves this with Acer’s TrueHarmony™ 3D Soundscape technology and recreates the acoustic space based on the orientation of the player’s head, convincing the brain that sound is coming from a fixed direction.

Acer Swift 5 Notebook
The Swift 5 is designed for users who want superb portability, solid performance, and a touch of style. The elegant chassis weighs just 970 g making it ideal for people always on the go. A sophisticated selection of materials includes ultra-light magnesium-lithium alloys for the top and bottom covers, and magnesium-aluminum alloys for extra sturdiness on the palm rest area.

Acer Spin 5 Convertible Notebook
The Acer Spin 5 features a major breakthrough in design, namely its speakers. In the past, speakers found on convertible notebooks were easily obstructed while in certain usage modes. Acer overcame this with a practical design that ensures the speakers are never obstructed in any of the device’s four modes to ensure uncompromised audio.

Acer Swift 7 Notebook
At just 8.98 mm thin the Acer Swift 7 is the world’s thinnest laptop. The premium aluminum unibody is pleasing to the eye and gentle to touch, perfect for modern professionals seeking a sophisticated looking device. It has built-in, blazing-fast 4G LTE connectivity which keeps users productive and always-connected, especially useful for professionals who wish to eliminate tedious wireless connection problems on the road so they can stay focused on the task at hand. I had the opportunity to review this amazing device.

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Notebook
Built for the casual gamer, the Acer Nitro 5 features a striking design that lets them stand out from the crowd. It sports a mysterious black carbon fiber laser-engraved pattern combined with a menacing red hinge that evokes the spirit of gaming, while also offering outstanding rigidity.

Acer Chromebox CXI3
With solid performance powered by up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the Acer Chromebox CXI3 is a great choice for desktop scenarios in computer labs and libraries. The Acer Chromebox CXI3 features a compact design that fits neatly into all sorts of environments and can be placed freestanding with the included stand, or secured to the back of the monitor with an optional VESA mounting kit.

Acer Chromebook Tab 10

Designed for education, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be used in K-12 classrooms to expand and enhance student learning by bringing the speed, simplicity, and security of Chrome OS into the tablet form factor. It will support an augmented reality in the future to allow students to experience new ways of learning with Expeditions AR. Expeditions AR is Google’s augmented reality technology that maps the classroom and places 3D objects in it for students to study, making subjects such as biology, geography, and astronomy easier to comprehend.

Acer Veriton N Series Desktop
The newest generation of Acer Veriton N modular desktops features a space-saving, customizable mini PC designed that allows the addition of 1-liter module add-ons for M.2 SSDs, ODDs, HDDs, I/O ports, card readers and graphic cards for easy tool-less expansion and upgradability.

Acer Nitro RG0 Series Gaming Monitor
The Acer RG0 series gaming monitor is small in form, but big on gaming. The Full HD monitor features an incredibly slim 7 mm profile and is designed to enhance the gaming experience with a ZeroFrame design that maximizes its viewable screen area, Radeon Freesync™ technology, vivid IPS panel and 1 ms MPRT.

Acer Nitro VG0 Series Gaming Monitor
The Acer VG0 series gaming monitor is an entry gaming monitor that offers a true-to-life color experience. It is able to do this with Radeon FreeSync™ and IPS technologies, while its ZeroFrame design further enhances the gaming experience by maximizing the viewable screen area. The display sits atop of a sharply-cut three-pronged stand that exudes gaming.

Acer VL7860 Projector
The Acer VL7860 projector raises the bar for home cinema entertainment with laser image quality. It is equipped with an innovative laser diode that provides 3,000 lumens brightness and 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution with 8.3-megapixel on-screen display. The VL7860 features a compact design that allows it be easily set up in a wide range of environments.

Acer C200 Projector

The C200 LED projector features an amazingly compact (110 x 120 x 30 mm) and lightweight (350 g) form factor that makes it ideal for use outdoors, such as during camping or a day at the beach. With its built-in battery, the C200 can go just about anywhere. The C200 is also a handy tool for work on the go, especially when an impromptu presentation is required. Read my review on the C205 device.
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@DEFY_SA Believes In Better For #SouthAfrica #FutureLegends #FCBarcelona

Hi Friends,

DEFY has always been a brand that is deeply committed to enriching the lives of South African people, with a particular passion for uplifting the nation’s youth. To commemorate DEFY’s historic campaign partnership with FC Barcelona, South Africa’s number one appliance brand plans to change the lives of three local learners through their Future Legends initiative. In order to invest in South African talent and create an unforgettable experience for three lucky learners, the search is on for South Africa’s next football legend in Durban, East London, and Johannesburg.

This initiative is spearheaded by footballing legend and Kaizer Chiefs alum, Jimmy Tau. Over three months, Jimmy Tau will be hosting coaching clinics at three provincial schools to assess the skills of aspiring soccer youths, as well as address the learners participating to motivate them to have their sporting dreams become a reality. The selected schools will initiate their own #FutureLegends day, where the school's sports facilitator will host a playoff or heats in age groups from 10 to 13. The criteria for selection will be guided by Jimmy and his team. One future legend will be selected from each province, and together they will be placed in a one-year incubation program to further develop their skills.
@DEFY_SA Believes In Better For #SouthAfrica #FutureLegends

This is where these future legends’ lives become truly exciting. Once the incubation program has kicked off, these three rising stars will be flown off to Spain to watch FC Barcelona play a Champions League match live. The three finalists will also have the opportunity to be flown to Johannesburg to spend the day with Jimmy Tau and experience behind the scenes of SuperSport. The journaling of these aspiring soccer stars will be documented via video diary so that everyone may share in their excitement.

According to Cherisse Erwee, the Head of Marketing for DEFY South Africa, this initiative believes that it is this commitment to the local heritage that has made DEFY the well-loved brand it is today. “It is of huge importance that DEFY, as an organization, consistently gives back to our communities. Our ethos as a brand is to create happy, healthy and sustainable lives through constant innovation, and empowering and uplifting our youth is just one of the ways that we aim to achieve this goal.”

Watch DEFY make dreams become a reality by following the hashtag #FutureLegends. The winners will be announced in August.

To find out more about Defy go to, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram where they keep consumers abreast of all the new and exciting projects they are part of.


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Celebrate the #Unstoppable Women In Your Life With New @PONDS_SA Age Miracle #MothersDay

Hi Friends,

During the month of May, POND’s is giving 10 lucky women of South Africa the opportunity to celebrate the #Unstoppable women in their lives by treating them to an inspirational Mother’s Day lunch with Thembi Seete, Zuraida Jardine, Sureshnie Rider, Sonia Mbele and some of the women who have inspired them along their journeys.

The brand recently announced Actress, Singer, and Radio-DJ, Thembi Seete, as the face of the New POND’s Age Miracle range. At the age of 41, with a thriving career that spans over many decades, Thembi personifies the true meaning of what it means to be #Unstoppable.

Alongside Thembi Seete, POND’s further identified three phenomenal women who have stopped at nothing to become the powerhouses they are today. Zuraida Jardine, Sureshnie Rider, and Sonia Mbele are real women, creating content and moments that positively impact many other driven women.

“At Unilever, we are always looking to find ways in which we can not only empower women but also give recognition to the ongoing effort women make to uplift and support each other. Most women can relate to having a motherly figure in their lives, that special someone who has introduced her to beauty regimes and inspired her way of life. These women should be acknowledged and celebrated for the heritage and culture of womanhood they continue to pass down to generations of women”, says Sphelele Mjadu, Senior PR Lead for Africa, Unilever Personal Care.
Celebrate the #Unstoppable Women In Your Life With New @PONDS_SA Age Miracle This #MothersDay
The special event will bring together in a room, the POND’s Age Miracle Unstoppable women and their motherly figures, as well as the lucky winners and their partners, will enjoy an experience with special treats and a personal face-to-face opportunity with all the #Unstoppable women.

To win tickets to this intimate lunch, BUY any 2 POND’s Age Miracle products at Dischem and swipe your Dischem card. T’s&C’s apply. The competition commenced on the 1st of March 2018 and closes and closes on the 14th of May 2018.

For more information about new POND’s Age Miracle range, please visit To follow the conversation on social media, find POND’s on Facebook (@PondsSouthAfrica), Instagram (@ponds_sa) and Twitter (@PONDS_SA), and join the conversation using #Unstoppable.

About POND’s
At the forefront of face care science and innovation since 1846, POND’s delivers high quality and effective product solutions in cleansing, hydration, anti-aging & even tone. POND’s strives to inspire and empower women with the strength inside and softness outside to change the world.

The POND’s Institute, a leading expert in advanced skincare research and diagnostics, designs molecules clinically proven to deliver superior results that strengthen skin from deep inside to offer beautifully soft skin on the outside. POND’s is owned and manufactured by Unilever®. For more information, go to
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