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

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

A Memoir - This Month Last Year - July 2017 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay #1550Post

Hi Friends, 

July being my birthday month has always been dear to my heart and mind. As I was born on 22nd July, I always thought it's the Life of Pi as you know 22/7=3.14 and it goes on and on and on so is my struggle to earn a living and getting what I want after a lot of effort and hard work. My life has never been easy, and I always had to fight back to get my share of living. But as in my 38th year of existence, I am thinking about the limitless power of Pi (22/7), it also gives me the infinite ability to create several infinite possibilities as I am endless human being. No one knows what I can think of and what I can achieve? What I can work on and what I can get?  

1. Hotel Review - All Seasons Boutique Bed and Breakfast #Pretoria @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica - http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/07/hotel-review-all-seasons-boutique-bed.html - It was a lovely overnight stay and enjoy the evening with some of the close friends and many thanks to Geniene Preston from UKSACommuter for the beautiful invitation to visit this impressive Boutique hotel. I really loved this unique property, and it was my first time staying for a night in Pretoria. My family too loved the same, and we had an excellent dinner and morning relaxed breakfast. 

2. @SonyXperiaZA Set Up #Xperiatial Mall Activation to Launch #ItsASony Devices - http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/07/sonyxperiaza-set-up-xperiatial-mall.html - I think this was the only time, Sony Mobiles gave a great goodies bag which has in it their impressive bass enabled headphones and I got the same in RED colour which is still unpacked as I wanted to review them but never got time to do so. Otherwise, if you attend Sony events, the goodies bag is always surprising as it will have a dairy or pen or keyring or vinegar etc. to create a DIY volcano. The people who promoted the Sony smartphone now are promoting another smartphone brands, and that's the irony of life. Everyone is an opportunist and if they have niche skill they can always migrate to other brands. I have been a Sony fan and still owns the maximum Sony products which are self-bought, and I remember my first earphones for which I saved money and bought them lasted me long.

A Memoir - This Month Last Year - July 2017 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay #1550Post
Happy Birthday Aashish using the Huawei P20 smartphone (review unit)
3. #AcerForYou 2017 Blogger Road Trip – Making @AcerAfrica Your Partner in Life - http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/07/acerforyou-2017-blogger-road-trip.html - Acer is another brand for whom my blog is full of articles about their products. I am even getting press releases from India from them along with from PR company in South Africa. I really love their SWIFT series of notebooks and Predator Gaming series of laptops. It hurt me when they didn't invite me to their last event, but life goes on. In the blogging world, you have to make your heart little bit less sentimental, else you will always keep on crying, and no one will care too so if you in deep emotional shit already, stay away from blogging!

4. Will You be Supporting Admiral & Jahseed and Reggae? #RedBullCultureClash @RedBullZA - http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/07/will-you-be-supporting-admiral-jahseed.html - I love music, and this was my first time to Red Bull Culture Clash special media event. There only I predicted that DJ Tira's Durban Massacre will win the tournament. Their sound system was something that was missing in other DJ's. I totally fell in love with the vibes at this event, and also Red Bull is my favourite energy drink. 

5. #SouthAfrica Welcomes Sleek, New Compact #Nokia5 @NokiaMobile #Android Smartphone - http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/07/southafrica-welcomes-sleek-new-compact.html - Nokia smartphones were launched last year in South Africa, and I only got to review them around March this year brings me to a question that shall I close down my blog? Or the PR company doesn't know who is the right candidate for them or shall I neglect the brand entirely? There is no right or wrong answer to any of these questions. It's all situation based on the marketing strategy and budget by the brands. Now you remember I wrote about being thick-skinned and that's very much true.

I do believe in the Law of Attraction and Universe, and it's those moments of Co-creation where I just think and the same happen instantly is what makes life experimenting with. The more you can co-create the more fun you can bring in your life. Happy Birthday Aashish from The Life's Way for creating this unique platform to share all your feelings and insights and also to create beautiful opportunities for yourself!!! Keep on going, and you will fulfil your heart's desires sooner or later!

Cheers!!!
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The @Cadbury_SA #Martians Meet #AugmentedReality in New Campaign #JoyOfANewKind

Hi Friends,

The new Cadbury Martians, Cosmo, Buzz, Cupido and Luna, are building an emotional connection through sight and sound with consumers and are igniting joy of a new kind through an exciting Augmented Reality (AR) experience.

With the support of the Cadbury Martians APP and the new Limited Edition chocolate wrappers, consumers are now able to interact with the Martian figurines, in a way never seen before. Using augmented reality, the APP brings the Martians to life, in a fun song and dance routine.
The @Cadbury_SA #Martians Meet #AugmentedReality in New Campaign #JoyOfANewKind
“In celebration of the new campaign, we teamed up with LikeDigital to turn the new limited-edition chocolate wrappers into an augmented reality storytelling device for the Martian figurines. Using product design and innovation through packaging, we have improved customer engagement – with meaningful and enticing interactions,” says, Grant van Niekerk, Chocolate Category Lead, at Mondelez South Africa.

Download the APP now on Google Play or the App Store to immerse yourself in this exciting AR experience, enjoyed exclusively through the Cadbury chocolate wrappers. Scan any limited-edition Cadbury slab and see the Martians come to life. Scan two slabs and who knows what you might discover? 

I am downloading this app while I am writing this and it's a 154MB app so download over Wi-Fi and enjoy the magic! I and my kids really loved the music and the dance combination for all the members of Martians. Now next target is to collect all 4 of these characters as I missed them last season. Enjoy and share the fun on Facebook at @CadburyDairyMilkSA and on Twitter @Cadbury_SA
The @Cadbury_SA #Martians Meet #AugmentedReality in New Campaign #JoyOfANewKind
About Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is building the best snacking company in the world, with 2017 net revenues of approximately $26 billion. Creating more moments of joy in about 160 countries, Mondelēz International is a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages, featuring global Power Brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ.

About Mondelez South Africa
Mondelez South Africa is the largest confectionery business in South Africa, enjoying market leadership in the chocolate, chewing gum and bubble-gum categories. The company’s portfolio includes some of the largest snacking brands in the world, such as Cadbury Dairy Milk, Halls, Oreo and Stimorol gum. Also, Mondelez SA is the custodian of iconic and well-loved local brands such as Chappies bubble gum, Chomp, Lunch Bar and Dentyne chewing gum. The company has a presence in some countries in Southern, Central and Eastern Africa where it invests in growing these markets.

Cheers!!!


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Space: Not The Final Frontier @ADATATechnology #ExternalHardDrive

Hi Friends,

Space. It may once have been the final frontier, but now it’s the one thing that anyone with technology runs out of. The sheer volume of data generated every day is staggering with the average for 2017 working out to around 2.5 quintillion bytes daily. Research by Domo also revealed what takes place in one hot internet minute – users watch more than four million videos, Google spits out 3.6 million search results and Instagram gains nearly 50,000 new images. That’s in just one minute. While it’s unlikely that your system is about to gather up that much data in one lifetime, the challenge of space remains just that, challenging.

According to Tony Yu, South African country manager at ADATA, the need for space is only increasing, especially for people who spend their time working with huge files. And this number isn’t small or niche either.

“Whether you are gaming on a console or a laptop, looking for a way to secure critical data or simply trying to find places to squeeze in large files, storage space is often lacking,” he says. “This demand has ignited a marked trend towards the development of new and cost-effective storage solutions that can handle the weight of the data and meet the needs of the user.”

One of these solutions is the external hard drive (HDD). It’s the natural, comfortable cousin of the internal hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) that is locked in place by design. The external HDD fits in your pocket, go with you when you need it, can be stored safely and used to backup critical data all at the same time.
Space: Not The Final Frontier @ADATATechnology #ExternalHardDrive
The added edge of security is, of course, a bonus when you consider how easily systems are being compromised today. Although if you don’t leave your external HDD plugged in, that will only make it just as vulnerable as other systems connected to the net.

“In addition to security, the external HDD is accessible and easy to use – plug and play convenience on the move,” adds Yu. “Unlike cloud storage solutions, the external HDD doesn’t need the internet to connect you to your data, and there is such a wide variety of sizes and designs that they fit most lifestyles and budgets.”

It’s true that not all external HDD are created equal. Some are slim and simple, introducing an array of colours alongside various storage capacities and capabilities. Others are military grade and rugged, ready to be dipped and dusted and thrown into the road. Although nobody is entirely sure why you would want to do this, there are external HDDs that can handle it.

“The ADATA HD710 Pro and HD650 are dust and waterproof and have military grade shock resistance,” says Yu, “The new HD650 has the 4TB capacity which is a new milestone for unpowered USB external hard drives. Both can withstand being immersed in water for up to an hour and have been designed to handle a lot of wear and tear to prevent data corruption.”

For those who aren’t that into beating up their hard drives, there is the HV300 and the HD330 external hard drive range from ADATA. The HV300 is only 10.3mm thick, and the HV330 is both slim and tough with a silicone layer that protects it against accidents.

Regardless of personal taste in style, colour and durability, the one thing that all external hard drives bring is more space. It may not be the final frontier anymore, not when capacity is up to 4TB, but at least the challenge of finding more of it has been resolved in a handy, portable and lightweight device. Visit www.adata.com.

Sources:https://i.marketingprofs.com/assets/images/daily-data-point/dataeachday-LG-domo-020817.jpg
 
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Introducing Discover Weekly: Your Ultimate Personalised Playlist @SpotifySA #SpotifySouthAfrica

Hi Friends,

Spotify has now launched its famous personalised playlist ‘Discover Weekly’ in South Africa. Updated every Monday morning, Discover Weekly brings you a custom-made, 30-song playlist explicitly tailored to your musical taste to help you find your next favourite artist.

Spotify users will receive a Discover Weekly playlist automatically - all you need to do is continue listening to the music you love on Spotify. Spotify will create a playlist of new music and artists based on your listening habits: the playlists you have created, the tracks you’ve skipped or loved and how frequently you listen to a specific track or artist.

Discover Weekly will also include tracks based on what fans with similar music tastes are enjoying right now. This means every song in Discover Weekly is based both on your own listening as well as what others are playlisting and listening to around the songs you love - making your playlist wholly unique but full of deep cuts and new discoveries.
Introducing Discover Weekly: Your Ultimate Personalised Playlist @SpotifySA #SpotifySouthAfrica
It’s like having your best friend make you a personalised mixtape every single week.

As your music taste evolves, so will Discover Weekly, in fact, the more you listen, the better it gets to know you. Because it’s a playlist, you can access and listen to across all your platforms and devices, finding great new music for your Monday commute has never been better.

“High Fidelity’s Rob Gordon had it right - the making of a mixtape is a very subtle art. That’s why we created Discover Weekly,” says Gustav Söderström, VP of Product at Spotify. “There’s never been a simpler, more personalised way to discover music, with every playlist tuned just to you every single week.” 

Discover Weekly is refreshed with new music every week, so remember to save your new favourites to a playlist before the end of the week.

How Discover Weekly works: Listen to the music you love on Spotify. Spotify will create a playlist of new music and artists based on your listening habits: the playlists you have created, the tracks you’ve skipped or loved and how frequently you listen to a specific track or artist. This new personalised playlist will be served fresh to you each Monday.
Introducing Discover Weekly: Your Ultimate Personalised Playlist @SpotifySA #SpotifySouthAfrica
Your Discover Weekly playlist is made even better the more you create your own playlists - to get you started here are some simple tips on creating a playlist:
  • Click New Playlist in the menu on the left.
  • Give your playlist a name (description and cover image optional) and click Create.
  • Add a track
  • Right-click a track and select Add to Playlist.
  • Select a playlist.
  • Note: You can also drag and drop the track to a playlist.
  • Find excellent playlist recommendations for any occasion with Genres & Moods, located under Browse.
  • It's time for Spotify to soundtrack your week. Who knows what you’ll find?
Download the Spotify app via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to www.spotify.com. To embed Spotify into a website - right click on any playlist, go to 'share' and copy the embed code.

#SpotifySouthAfrica - Facebook: @Spotify |Twitter: @SpotifySA | Instagram: @spotify

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