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

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA

Hi Friends, 

Week 2 for my MTN Walk the Talk 25km walk gave me different insights into my body and general challenges to be faced in the next weeks to come. It's a really great adventure which I always wanted to do with myself and this opportunity is really great. 
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Overall Target Walk over the next 10 weeks and Percentage Increase over the previous week
On my 2nd Tuesday, I tipped over a scaffolding on the road, the biggest lesson it brought is that you shall never jump over things while walking or running as your feet might not perform as you want them to leading to injuries. 
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Week 2 Days Overall Daily Walk Data
Secondly, it also told me that I shall always carry a small First-Aid kit on my practice runs till Week 12 and also some kind of spray to take care of swollen feet or legs.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Week 2 vs Week 1 Performance Analysis
On my 2nd Thursday, as I came from the office a bit late and after drinking tea at home, it already was 715pm when I started. I wanted to postpone the walk of 9km but somehow my willpower took over my head and I completed the same inside my building complex only.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Another biggest risk I am facing in the evening/night is to face some kind of mugging so sometimes when it's too late, I will have to cover the ground inside the apartment complex only. 
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Another lesson learned is that it's easier to walk outside on the road as the scenery changes and you face a different kind of uphill and downhill all the time as compared to walking inside the complex. It is much faster timewise as compared to walking in the set apartment path. Also, it keeps your enthusiasm level high on the road.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
But this theory was challenged in my final Week 2 - Saturday target of 10km and it happened after a lunch party and it was so difficult to walk on the road after eating. My speed was too slow and the mood was not very great but the only motivating factor was that it was my first day with Huawei Watch GT and this Huawei watch was measuring my performance yesterday. I really loved the nudges to celebrate from 1km to 5km when it gave me a half-way mark wallpaper and then subsequently took me from 6 to 9.99km till it said 100% achieved. I really loved and it also told me about my heart rate from time to time. The Huawei Watch GT is not only comfortable to wear but the battery life is really awesome. The battery only went down by 5-7% during the whole run for more than 128 minutes.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Sony Electronics Wireless WH 1000X M3
My first thanks will go to Sony Electronics for sending their Wireless Noise Canceling Stereo Headset WH-1000X M3 which has really great battery life of 30 hours and the best part is its over-ear headphones design which I always wanted one to try and walk with. I really love the Noise cancellation on these headsets. I used them on Tuesday and Thursday this week and totally fell in love with the same.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Happy Me with the Huawei Watch GT Active - Orange Strap
Secondly, Thanks to Huawei South Africa for partnering with me on my journey to meet 25km and I will track my progress on the watch and will share with all my readers too on their Fans page as well as Health App page on Facebook. Do give both the facebook pages a like if you are using any of the Huawei devices and tracking your health using the Huawei Health app. Check out my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels for more on my journey!

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Monday, 20 May 2019

#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones @Gammatek #bodyglove #GammaTek

Hi Friends,

Gammatek is the only importer who is bringing the nicest of the technology from various parts of the world to South Africa and selling it through it's online and retail partner stores. I have been aware of some of the brands like Zagg, Snug, Body Glove since 2010 when I was in London and saw these products on Amazon.com and really tried to win them too in some of their contests during Easter and Christmas season. Gammatek gave me a chance to do the same by sending me a product for review and to keep the same if I like it.

Body Glove is one of the biggest accessories maker brands who make several mobile cases for all types of popular smartphones. I received their Airstream Bluetooth Earphones which I not only loved but used them in my day to day life too. The case of these earphones was the most unique thing about this product. It can not only charge those earphones but also can charge your smartphone or any other device using the USB port built into the case. It has a 2800mAh battery which can surely charge any smartphone to its 50-75% capacity in extreme conditions.
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones #bodyglove #GammaTek
The audio quality of Body Glove earphones is really good. It's clear and rich audio sound quality brings not only great music but also helpful during calls. The Bluetooth connectivity is really easy and fast using 4.1 version. The earbuds fit nicely into your ears and give decent noise isolation too. The specifications said it gives up to 3 hours play time and 3.5 hours talk time in case of hands-free calls. I could use these earbuds for at least 2 hours 30 minutes without any problems but the best part is that these can be charged again and again using the charging case provided on the run. I really loved the audio performance and call quality despite their invisible size which easily fits inside your ears.
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones #bodyglove #GammaTek
Airstream has 2 earplugs for both sides of the ears and independent of each other. You can use either one of them if not using both. They get charged in their own independent shell inside the case. Unluckily for me, the review unit I received was not able to charge left side of the earphones and I got a replacement unit in 2 days delivered to my home. As I was using the replacement earphones, the attachment pasted using the adhesive came out on one of the earphones and I had to totally return the product to the Gammatek head office in Johannesburg. The brand sent me a newer version of their earphones which will be discussed in another blog post soon.
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones #bodyglove #GammaTek
This is one of the rare occasions when I found myself so unlucky with BodyGlove Airstream earphones I loved because it has a unique case, can charge my other devices, I don't need to carry power bank and earphones separately, can keep them in my jeans pockets, can just throw them in my backpack and travel far and wide while enjoying the music and talking to friends and relatives using a single device. But the biggest risk is that if you lose the charging case, you won't be able to charge the earbuds in any other way.


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Thursday, 16 May 2019

THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA #Movie @WarnerBros_sa #LaLlorona @LaLlorona #Contest

Hi Friends, 

La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. 

In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. 

Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying. 

In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. 

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. 

Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. 

Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. 

And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona. 
THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA #Movie @WarnerBros_sa #LaLlorona @LaLlorona #Contest
Copyright: © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC
Since May 3, 2019, this timeless Mexican legend comes to terrifying life in New Line Cinema’s “The Curse of La Llorona.” 

The film is produced by Emile Gladstone, Gary Dauberman (“IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe). Michael Chaves, who won Shriekfest’s Best Super Short Film in 2016 for “The Maiden,” makes his feature directorial debut. 

The film stars Linda Cardellini (Netflix’s “Bloodline,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,”); Raymond Cruz (TV’s “Major Crimes”); Patricia Velasquez (TV’s “The L Word,” “The Mummy” films); and Marisol Ramirez (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”). The cast also includes Sean Patrick Thomas (the “Barbershop” films, “Halloween: Resurrection”), Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen (“Selfless”) and newcomer Roman Christou. 
Chaves directs from a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Burgess, production designer Melanie Jones, editor Peter Gvozdas and costume designer Megan Spatz. The music is by Joseph Bishara (the “Annabelle” and “Conjuring” films). 

New Line Cinema presents An Atomic Monster/Emile Gladstone Production, “The Curse of La Llorona.” 

I am sure you have time as Game of Thrones is going to end and New SA Government is also in place and Cricket World Cup will only start a little later in 2 week time, so go and check out this Horror, Thriller Entertainment Movie at its best. 

If you want to win some goodies, send out your tweets about your stories/versions/experiences of La Llorona or other local legends and ghost stories www.twitter.com/thelifesway and Warner Bros using hashtag #LaLloronaSA

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6 Tips to Ensure YOU Are NOT a Victim of a Car Sale Scam! #ImperialAuto

Hi Friends, 

If you are starting up your own business, you will need to purchase all the tools and equipment you need to be able to operate it. Managing to obtain all the essential tools is a great achievement! If, however, your business requires you to go places – meet people, fetch and carry things – you’ll need to buy a car.

Where does one start? How do you go about purchasing the correct pre-owned vehicle for your business? Do you need a bakkie or a passenger car? Is it advisable to buy a used car for business purposes? Where do you go to find a reliable and affordable car? 

The first thing most people do is search online, here you will find a lot of used cars being sold by both private sellers and car dealers.

The process of buying a vehicle requires research and guidance, as there are so many fraud and new car scams floating around on the internet. According to an article featured in BusinessTech in January, a Sunday Times report claimed that approximately 20,000 vehicles are illegally registered and sold in South Africa each year.[1]

Here are a few useful tips to ensure you get the best car deal and avoid being scammed:

Avoiding scams
If a car is offered at a much cheaper price, ask yourself why? “If it looks and sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Make sure the seller has a valid address and telephone number – be wary of mobile phone numbers, always visit the seller at his/her home and never buy without seeing and driving the car first.

Payment
Never send money overseas – it’s often the preferred method of a fraudulent seller acquiring money illegally. Only pay for the car when you physically collect it from the seller. Be wary of requests for upfront payments or private information, a false sense of urgency or requests to provide unnecessary details – it could be a car export scam.
6 Tips to Ensure YOU Are NOT a Victim of a Car Sale Scam! #ImperialAuto
History check
It is important to make sure you have a history check on any car you’re interested in purchasing. It will tell you whether it is:
  • Recorded as stolen, written-off, or scrapped
  • Recorded as previously repaired by an insurer after an accident
  • Has outstanding finance or has been leased
  • It can also uncover mileage discrepancies and confirm registration details, the number of owners, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) as well as other original details. This allows you to confirm details with the seller against the car’s paperwork
  • History checks are also available for bikes and vans
The benefit of buying a car from a reputable car dealer like Imperial Auto is that they can provide you with the history check.

Test drive the car
It’s really important that you physically check the car and see the documentation. Never buy without seeing or driving the car first, preferably in daylight when it’s easier to spot damage.

Ask the seller if you can see the original NATIS (registration document) and Road Worthy Certificate. Check that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on these forms is the same as that on the car. This number is commonly found on the chassis or on the windscreen.

Price
Always check the car’s market value by getting a valuation or comparing the price with other similar models advertised. If it’s being offered at a much cheaper price, ask yourself why.

Paperwork
You must see the original NATIS (registration document), service history and Road Worthy Certificates before handing over any money. Ensure all documents are the originals and not photocopies.

Another option – that a lot of people never even consider because they assume it would cost a lot more (and it doesn’t!) – is to go to a trusted car dealership, such as Imperial Auto and see what deal they could give you on a pre-owned vehicle. The great thing about using reputable Imperial Auto dealers, is you are guaranteed that the car is not stolen or rebuilt.

They have car dealerships nationwide - so you can find one near you. You will need to present your valid driver’s license and you will be able to take the car for a test drive. They are also able to assist with financing and will help work out what your monthly payment and additional running costs will be.

For more useful info on purchasing your first car visit: https://imperialauto.co.za/first-time-buyer and join the conversation on Facebook - https://web.facebook.com/imperial.auto.sa.


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Nutraceuticals Can Bridge The Gap Between Food & Medicine @best4healthcare #whatsbest4u #Best4

Hi Friends, 

In a world filled with perpetual stressors, our mental and physical well-being are often left vulnerable. Inadequate diets and poor lifestyle choices, coupled with the lack of exercise place a further burden on our brains and bodies. Nutritional supplements can be the allies our bodies need to reclaim their health, says Head of Healthcare at Best 4ä, Kevin Francis. 

“People used to think of nutritional supplements as something of a luxury item only ever used by people who were always too busy to eat and exercise right- namely people that worked in white collar jobs. But the varying ailments we face today are not focused on a particular group of people. And most of them can be combated with the right nutritional supplements”, Francis says. 

According to a World Economic Forum and World Health Organisation report, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Each year, 15 million people die from NCD between the ages of 30 and 69 years; over 85% of these "premature" deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

Whilst a survey conducted by the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) found that 68% of working women in the age bracket of 21-52 years were found to be afflicted with lifestyle ailments such as obesity, depression, chronic backache, diabetes, and hypertension.

Best 4ä has a range of affordable nutraceuticals which targets specific chronic diseases and assists in warding off illnesses related to stress and poor lifestyle choices, such as Best 4ä Fatigue Relief, Brain Power, Longevity and Lung Care,” says Francis.
Nutraceuticals Can Bridge The Gap Between Food And Medicine @best4healthcare #Best4you
Best 4ä products have a SAHPRA (South African Health Products Regulatory Authority) registry number and National Pharmaceutical Product Index (NAPPI) code, making them eligible to be claimed from your medical savings accounts.

“The Best 4ä range of nutritional supplements are manufactured according to technologically advanced standards, with the finest quality ingredients being sourced globally. By collaborating with experienced professionals including cardiologists, endocrinologists, specialists’ physicians, pharmacists, and biochemists, we created unique formulations that target specific disease and ailments that face age groups from children to elderly,” Francis says.

Every product in the Best 4ä range also contains Phytosynä, a proprietary blend that has been scientifically formulated to aid with digestion, thereby helping the body to absorb more nutrients effectively. 

Other Best 4ä products include Antioxidant Complex; Allergy Prevention – Adults; Allergy Prevention - Kids; Arthritis Relief; Night Cramps Relief and Period Cramps Relief.

“Modern day living has accelerated the number of illnesses we and our families are exposed to. But through the administration and affordability of nutritional supplements, we are able to better equip our bodies to mitigate the risk of falling sick due to a compromised immune system. Nutraceuticals bridge the gap between food and medicine required by our minds and bodies to function optimally,” Francis concludes.

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Meet Romano, Pizza Hut’s Biggest Fan! #RomanoLovesPizzaHut @PizzaHutSA

Hi Friends, 

Who doesn’t love pizza! Whether you are chilling at home with the family, entertaining at a house party, home alone watching movies, or you are simply just not wanting to cook tonight, pizza will always rule as the people’s choice. However, every time you want to order pizza, you have to make a choice between many pizza brands, but now Pizza Hut is making it easier to get a better pizza!

Pizza Hut recently launched their latest offer, the NEW UnToppable deal where you get 2-Large Pizzas and get to choose ANY 2 toppings of your choice to create your perfect pizza. And for only R129.90 it’s a deal not to be missed.

And as it turns out EVERYONE loves the new UnToppable Deal from Pizza Hut, even good ol’ Romano, Pizza Hut’s newest fan and the star of their latest advert. #RomanoLovesPizzaHut

At R129.90 for 2 Large Original Pan Pizzas, with ANY 2 toppings, we’re sure you’ll love it just as much as he does.
Meet Romano, Pizza Hut’s Biggest Fan! #RomanoLovesPizzaHut @PizzaHutSA

With so much going for it, the UnToppable Deal is everyone’s favorite, and here is why;
  1. At Pizza Hut they offer value people care about, and this deal will suit your wallet.
  2. There are no limits to your choices as you get to choose any 2 toppings to top your pizza.
  3. Unlike some of the other Pizza players, Pizza Hut offers delivery to wherever you are and it’s also FREE.
  4. Pizza Hut also makes it easier to get a better pizza as you can order online or download their new APP.
  5. Pizza Hut, the originators of Pan Pizza have been serving delicious hot pizza since 1958.
  6. It’s a taste that everyone loves, giving Pizza Hut the thumbs up.
To meet Romano, click here.
Now, if like Romano, you want to get a BETTER pizza, try Pizza Hut’s UnToppable Deal. Order online at www.pizzahut.co.za and get FREE delivery. 

About Pizza Hut 
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), has more restaurant locations in the world than any other pizza company. Founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kan., Pizza Hut operates approximately nearly 17,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.pizzahut.co.za

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John Wick 3 to Hit Local Cinemas This Weekend! #JohnWick3_SA @NutsAboutMovies

Hi Friends, 

The third John Wick movie, by director Chad Stahelski, is everything but a sedate stroll in the park and will hit local cinemas this weekend! JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM is distributed by Filmfinity (Pty) Ltd. and will be released in South African cinemas on 17 May 2019. The film will release in 2D, at IMAX theatres as well as 4DX. See the full list of 2D theatres attached.

IMAX
  • Mall of Africa
  • Eastgate
  • Gateway
  • Cape Gate
  • The Grove
  • Bay West
  • Cradlestone
4DX
  • NM V&A Waterfront
  • NM Menlyn Park
  • NM Pavilion
  • NM Hyde Park
  • NM Emperors
  • NM Cornubia
In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled franchise, Keanu Reeves returns as the eternally embattled super-assassin, John Wick. At the end of John Wick: Chapter 2, he wasn’t in the best shape. “The third chapter is literally connected to second and starts with John Wick on the run,” says Reeves, who has enveloped himself in intense training to make his portrayal as realistic as possible. “It goes crazy from there.”

In cinema – all over the world and throughout the history of movies – we’ve come across plenty of men with guns seeking revenge or running for their lives. But we’ve never encountered anyone quite like John Wick.

Even the full title, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM, hints at the carnage in store. The subtitle derives from the Latin phrase Si vis pacem, para bellum, meaning, “If you want peace, prepare for war.” And, apparently, it’s a war we shall have.
John Wick 3 to Hit Local Cinemas This Weekend! #JohnWick3_SA @NutsAboutMovies
The slick action flick pulls out all the stops, and Stahelski has hinted that for all the bloodshed seen in the first two installments, we really haven’t seen anything yet. “This film ‘goes slightly north’ of the previous one with regards to the body count,” he says.

According to Stahelski, the movie will feature horses, dogs, cats, a raven, a flock of pigeons, shotguns, and ninjas. Basically, just another day at the office for Wick.

Besides this strange assortment of animals – John Wick may be cinema’s most notorious dog lover and protector – Reeves won’t be alone in the threequel. Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, and Lance Reddick are all back as The Bowery King, Continental Hotel owner Winston and Continental concierge Charon.

There also won’t be a shortage of new assassins after Wick, with Mark Dacascos playing Zero and Jason Mantzoukas appearing as the Tick Tock Man.

In addition, Anjelica Huston has joined the cast as The Director, who will presumably work closely with The Adjudicator, played by Asia Kate Dillon. The two are members of The High Table, who are displeased that Wick killed one of their own in Chapter 2.
John Wick 3 to Hit Local Cinemas This Weekend! #JohnWick3_SA @NutsAboutMovies
The most exciting new cast member, however, is Halle Berry in the role of Sofia, a fellow assassin and friend of Wick’s who risks everything to help him on his mission to escape New York City.


For more information on JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM, including official trailers, please visit https://www.facebook.com/nutsaboutmovies or follow us on Twitter at @NutsAboutMovies, using #JohnWick3_SA. 

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Western Digital Strengthens its Presence with a More Diversified Offering for #SouthAfrica

Hi Friends, 

Western Digital Corporation, a global leader in data technology, is reaffirming its presence in South Africa with a more diversified portfolio of data storage devices. This allows local consumers to access a wide range of WD®- and SanDisk®-brand products.

Western Digital’s product line includes the SanDisk mobile storage solutions portfolio, with storage devices such as the iXpand™ flash drive, SanDisk Ultra™ Dual Drive m3.0, microSD™ and SD™ cards (SanDisk Extreme™ and SanDisk Extreme PRO™); SanDisk external SSDs; and WD internal SSDs. With after-sales service being a key driver locally, Western Digital will continue to assert its efforts in this regard.

Speaking on the diversification, Ghassan Azzi, Senior Sales Manager for Africa Western Digital said, “The amount of data that people generate is growing exponentially year on year, highlighting a shift in storage habits that is currently underway not just globally but also locally. Storing data is not just about unlimited space, but it is also about security. Western Digital offers secure, high-performance, high-capacity and high-quality storage solutions to cater to the growing needs and lifestyles of consumers in South Africa”. 

SanDisk Mobile Storage Solutions
iXpand – The iXpand flash drive is the ideal companion for your iPhone or iPad that enables you to free up space, back up your camera roll and even watch videos straight from the drive.1 The iXpand flash drives are equipped with a Lightning connector and a USB 3.0 connector so users can move files between iPhone, iPad, and Mac or PC computers. Users can also set the iXpand mobile app to automatically back up their iPhone or iPad camera roll anytime the product is connected.2 It comes in 32|64|128|256 GB capacities.*

Dual Drive – The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 is for Android™ devices and enables the movement of content from your OTG-enabled Android smartphones to your computer.3 Quickly free up space on your Android smartphone or tablet so you can take more pictures and videos. It comes in 16 |32|64|128|256 GB capacities.*



400GB micro SD card – The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card is perfect for recording and watching Full HD video, with room for hours of video.4 Ideal for Android-based smartphones and tablets, this card’s A1 rating means that you can load apps faster too.5 This card racks up transfer speeds of 100MB/s** and can move 1,200 photos per minute.6With a capacity of up to 400GB*, you can store even more hours of Full HD video on the card without worrying about running out of room for the videos, photos, music, movies and other files you want to shoot, save and share.


SanDisk external SSDs
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – This ruggedized portable SSD delivers high-speed transfers of up to 550MB/s** making it perfect for saving and editing hi-res photos and videos. With an IP55 rating and a solid-state core, it also stands up to rain, spills, dust and drops.7 It comes in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB capacities.*

WD Internal SSDs
WD internal SSDs – A wide range of Western Digital internal SSDs which bolster your PC with upgraded speed and reliability.
WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD
The WD BLACK™ SN750 NVMe™ SSD delivers top-tier performance for gaming and hardware enthusiasts who are looking to build or upgrade their PC. The WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD rivals some of the best performings drives on the market to help give gamers that competitive edge.

Product Highlights
  • · Revolutionary 64-layer 3D NAND Technology.
  • · Read speeds up to 3470 MB/s** (500GB and 1TB models) for improved load times
  • · A sleek design to customize your gaming rig
  • · An exclusive WD Black SSD dashboard with gaming mode
WD Green™ SSD - The WD Green SSDs are meant for a quintessential level of performance. These can be best suited for day to day functionality and can reach read and write speeds of up to 540 MB per sec and 405 MB per sec respectively while using ultra-low power draw mode.**

WD Blue™ SSD – It is the best option for those who are looking for a performance that excels in SATA standards and reaches read and write speeds of up to 545 MB per sec and 525 MB per sec respectively.**
Beyond Surveillance
12TB WD Purple Hard Drive
WD Purple drives have been engineered specifically for the extreme demands of high temperature, 24/7 surveillance systems. With a supported workload rate of up to 180 TB/yr8 and support for up to 64 cameras, WD Purple drives are optimized for surveillance systems. It is engineered for quality video playback when you need it most.
256GB WD Purple microSD Card
WD Purple™ microSD™ cards range from 32GB to 256GB* for both motion-triggered and continuous recording, as well as a variety of camera, resolution, and recording implementations. Weather-resistant WD Purple™ microSD cards endure temperatures from -25°C to 85°C to help capture uninterrupted surveillance footage through extreme weather conditions and climates.


14TB Ultrastar Hard Drive
This has up to 14TB* capacity in a standard 3.5-inch form factor. Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) technology works seamlessly in capacity enterprise environments.


WD external SSDs
My Passport™ Wireless SSD: The My Passport Wireless SSD is an all in one portable drive that helps preserve photos and videos captured on your cameras and drones. The one-touch copy button lets you back up photos and videos with the built-in SD™ card reader without a laptop. It comes in 250 GB|500 GB|1 TB|2 TB capacities.*
MY PASSPORT SSD
My Passport SSD: The My Passport SSD is portable storage with blazing-fast transfers. Password protection with hardware encryption helps keep your content secure. Easy to use, it’s shock-resistant, compact storage in a cool, durable design. It comes in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.*
WD hard drives
My Passport - My Passport portable drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos, and music you love. Available in an array of vibrant, fun colors, the sleek style fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, so you can easily take your treasured content everywhere you go. It comes in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB capacities.*

WD internal hard drive
WD Purple – WD Purple drives have been engineered specifically for the extreme demands of high temperature, 24/7 surveillance systems. Built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems. With a supported workload rate of up to 180 TB/yr7 and support for up to 64 cameras, WD Purple drives are optimized for surveillance systems.

WD Red™ - With drives up to 10TB*, WD Red drives offer a wide array of solutions for customers looking to build a high performing NAS storage solution. Built for single-bay to 8-bay NAS systems, WD Red drives pack the power to store your precious data in one powerhouse unit.


WD Blue - Boost your PC storage with WD Blue drives, the brand designed just for desktop and all-in-one PCs with a variety of storage capacities.

Mobile SSD 

G-DRIVE mobile SSD

The ruggedized G-DRIVE mobile SSD features transfer speeds up to 560MB/s** and a backward compatible USB-C™ port to deliver high-performance storage.

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Monday, 13 May 2019

#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 1 #HuaweiHealthSA

Hi Friends, 

When you start committing to something then the universe also makes it possible for you and with the plan in hand shared in my earlier post, the week 1 ended and I came across several risks and lessons learned to take care of and also some of the ideas to be implemented. 
#TheLifesWayGoals - @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km on 28th July 2019 - Week 1 #HuaweiHealthSA
Week 1 Performance
#TheLifesWayGoals - @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km on 28th July 2019 - Week 1 #HuaweiHealthSA
First 8km done using Huawei Health App

Let's talk about the first risk that came to my mind was the time needed during the training weeks for the next 12 weeks when it will be more than 10kms then I will need at least 2 hours to finish 10km and it will be not easy after office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. But that can be taken care of starting as soon as after reaching home and eating dinner a little late.

Another risk will be attending launch events which generally happens on Thursday evenings and on those days when I get invited to some, I will have to change my schedule from Tuesday to Monday and Thursday to Wednesday or Friday but that won't happen so often but might happen in some weeks out of 12 weeks.

Lessons Learnt was that the shoes shall be worn at all times and you shall invest in nice ones made for walking. Currently, I am using New Balance Fresh foam 900 but don't think they will last till the race day as these are the ones I got long back when I came to South Africa from Newbalance event and its sides are cut on both the shoes. But I do have Puma shoes bought in London and another pair in South Africa which I will try too but they are not as comfortable as New Balance Fresh foam 900 is. 

Another lesson learned was that the playlist shall have all the funky songs that you like so as to give you power when the walking gets tough. Now I understood why there is a band playing during the marathons and other runs in South Africa. I am currently using Huawei P20 Pro smartphone and using the music player in the same to stream on my Body Glove Mini Earphones from Gammatek. They are really nice and lasts for around 2 hours 30 minutes but I have not reached that time limit at the moment may be in Week 3-4 onwards.

The best part about going on this program #Target25km is giving my will power a chance to get strong and also listening to my favorite songs or also watching or listening to Netflix TV series too. The best part about Netflix connection I have is that I can download some of the interesting series and can watch them while I am disconnected from wifi network or mobile data.

Another benefit is it gives me a lot of time to think about my future and introspect while I am walking about all the things happened in the past. I can definitely connect the dots and maybe it will bring something positive in me within the next 11 weeks left on this program. I am sharing my daily report on the Huawei Health Facebook Group too, Join if you are also using the Huawei Health App.
#TheLifesWayGoals - @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km on 28th July 2019 - Week 1 #HuaweiHealthSA
Overall Plan for reaching 25km
Guys, I need your help to complete this journey and need your inputs and advice too. Do comment on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter channels and contact me if you want to be a part of my journey! 

Cheers!!!
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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics SRS-XB31 #Bluetooth #Speakers #HelloSonyZA #srsXB31

Hi Friends,

Sony has been my favorite brand and I still got so many products bought from Sony Electronics from iPod Dock to Earphones to Noise canceling headphones to eBook Reader. I even got the Sony's mp3 players along with cassette player called Walkman and also a CD player which is an upgraded version of the first walkman before the MP3 format was introduced. The quality of these products is such that just plug in some batteries and they still work great. My first earphone which I bought from my hard earned money was Sony and they were not high-end model, it was the basic model with little silver lining on the edges of the earplugs and it cost me R50-60 in India and lasted me some years and I gave them to my wife when I left for London. Now this time when my father came to Johannesburg in 2019, I saw those in his iPad pouch though only one side of the earphones is working that's the quality of Sony's Electronics products. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics SRS-XB31 #Bluetooth #Speakers #HelloSonyZA
Sony sent me their newly launched Bluetooth speaker during the holidays season in Dec 2018 for review and it was with me for a month or so. I even took the same to 2 of my trips in Dullstroom and Umkomaas, Durban. My son totally fell in love with the dancing lights on Sony's XBR31 speaker as he is a fan of dance and music since his birth till now when he is 15 months old. He totally adored the Bluetooth speaker and it was so easy to feed him food with these speakers on Party mode lights switched On. The Line light changes colors and the flashing strobe brings the disco feel and party vibes. I really didn't want to return the speakers and thought of buying the same if required.  
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics SRS-XB31 #Bluetooth #Speakers #HelloSonyZA
There is no necessity to introduce and explain the audio quality of Sony products because it's always great but as this is product review let's see what's hidden behind the mesh of the speakers. The device has 2 full range speakers of 48mm producing sound output to suit to your tastes with Live Sound and Extra Bass feature for those who want stronger drum beats. Sony says that the sound quality in these speakers is because of the Mica-reinforced cellular rigid and light-weight speakers. I am not a fan of bass too much but I really like the natural sound or rather voice to be clearly heard in some of the songs. Bass effects which Sony devices can produce are awesome and there is no other audio products brand which can do the same. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics SRS-XB31 #Bluetooth #Speakers #HelloSonyZA
Live Sound mode is a feature that brings the unique three-dimensional sound experience for all the listeners. It doesn't matter which side of the speakers you are sitting or standing, you will be indulged in the festival vibes kind of music and it definitely reaches a bigger wider audience. Also, if you many other compatible speakers of the Sony stable or even this one, then you can create something called as Wireless Party Chain where all speakers are synchronized in Music and lights so that everyone can experience the same beats of music. The capacity goes till 100 speakers but it needs some of the superstores to open up their boxes to install that kind of effort or some 100 consumers make a music festival night of their own collaborating via Facebook or any social media platform. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics SRS-XB31 #Bluetooth #Speakers #HelloSonyZA
The speaker only weights 890 grams and NFC pairs the same with any smartphone instantly else you can always use Bluetooth feature. The battery life as told on the specifications sheet is from 14-24 hours and when I used the same in Dullstroom, I was able to play with lights mode on for about 10-12 hours but never played the same in one day in a single go. The device can be charged using the micro USB cable from your old smartphones. There is no charger supplied with the box only the Micro-USB cable.  The charging takes at least 4-6 hours to fully charge the device. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics SRS-XB31 #Bluetooth #Speakers #HelloSonyZA
You can also charge your mobile phone using the extra USB terminal provided at the back of the device. Aux In cable can be used if you are streaming music from iPod shuffle or something which is not NFC or Bluetooth enabled. The Bluetooth speakers are waterproof with IP67 rating and dustproof and rustproof too which means they can take seawater splash too but don't drown it, please. The speaker volume and other controls are on the top of the device whereas Party mode and other features are on the back of the device. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics SRS-XB31 #Bluetooth #Speakers #HelloSonyZA
If you really want to bring a little bit of party vibe on your desk or home, these are the speakers to buy and they are going for around R2500 in the market. The unique feature will be the lights that run from one edge to the other making a full infinity circle. The strobe light flashes with the music beats and it's drool-worthy when your music is being played on Sony SRS-XB31 Bluetooth speaker. Go for it! 

Cheers!!!
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A Memoir - This Month Last Year - May 2018 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay

Hi Friends, 

May 2018 saw the maximum number of blog posts for 2018 on The Life's Way with 61 in a single month which was last done in the month of April 2016 with 62 blog posts. But this year I am taking it slow and steady and not doing anything for anyone for free. If I am getting something from the brands, then only I am doing the posts else I will write my own blog posts on whatever topic I love to write on. I have been a fool to do all those posts for all the brands which will never call me to their launch events or send me anything on any of the occasions to keep and I am no longer interested in collecting stuff which I don't want like pen drives and cheap unbranded headphones. 

1. Simple Travel Tips to Make Roadtrips More Fun @Hasbro #GrabAndGo #Games - http://www.thelifesway.com/2018/05/simple-travel-tips-to-make-roadtrips_2.html - Hasbro has been a consistent partner for The Life's Way as it continues to send their latest games for my daughter and she loved this Grab and Go series too. Hasbro sent Jail goodies (Monopoly Board Game) including a cheap metal handcuff which my daughter used to held my father's hands and it didn't open as easy as it should and she put it tightly which caused a lot of stress in the family. 

2. Product Review - @XPG_Global EMIX I30 #WiredEarphones #Gaming Headset @AdataTechnology - http://www.thelifesway.com/2018/05/product-review-xpgglobal-emix-i30_23.html - Adata Technology launched their XPG EMIX I30 3D earphones and I got the opportunity to review and keep the same and I totally fell in love with the same. I am still using them when I want to hear something good and in my own zone. Thanks to the brand for the same. 
A Memoir - This Month Last Year - May 2018 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay
3. A Memoir - This Month Last Year - May 2017 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay - http://www.thelifesway.com/2018/05/a-memoir-this-month-last-year-may-2017.html - My May 2017 and what happened in those months and it really gives me the power to analyze and think what went great and what went bad in my life. I am really happy to share these blog posts with my readers on a monthly basis. 

4. Movie Review - @Avengers: Infinity War #AvengersInfinityWar @SterKinekor @TheMallofAfrica #MARVEL - http://www.thelifesway.com/2018/05/movie-review-avengers-infinity-war.html - Avengers Infinity War is an amazing movie and it was the best first part of the movie and after watching the new Avengers: Endgame for 182 minutes, I feel that the first version really brought that curiosity and the eagerness to watch the second part. Russo brothers have been able to do that and break all the records with the second part. Go watch it if you have not! 

5. 6 Days To www.TheLifesWay.com 5th Birthday Celebrations #5YearsofTheLifesWay #27Dec2017 #SelfSufficient - http://www.thelifesway.com/2018/05/6-days-to-wwwthelifeswaycom-5th.html - I was able to reach just 5 posts away from completing my 30 days journey to 5 years of The Life's Way blog posts. It was a great run and I really shared all my life stories which happened with me due to this blog. I am really grateful to The Life's Way for everything it keeps giving me.

Cheers!!!
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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

#TheLifesWayGoals - @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK 25Kms on 28th July 2019 - Planning #HuaweiHealth

Hi Friends, 

I have always wanted to be fully physically fit but never took any actions to become one or remain focussed after doing it for a day or two. When MTN Walk the Talk sent me a secret survey to ask about the 25kms and my reactions to the same, I was very much in favor of the same due to this year being 25 Years of Democracy in South Africa. I really thought for a while before registering myself for the 25 km race on 28th July 2019. I have done 15kms last year on 22nd July 2018 and the day was my birthday too but nothing before and after that. 

I took my faith in myself to the next level and registered myself for the 25km race and also enrolled for the SA Park and Ride because I am sure I won't be able to walk to the parking and drive the car myself. 
#TheLifesWayGoals - @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK 25Kms on 28th July 2019 - Planning #HuaweiHealth
I am out of luck on my Smartphone watch as it's on life's end which I got as a gift from my wife some 3 years back. I am trying to capture my weekly progress using @Huawei Health App on my Huawei P20 Pro smartphone and trying to win myself a Huawei Watch GT
#TheLifesWayGoals - @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK 25Kms on 28th July 2019 - Planning #HuaweiHealth
Here is the plan to be ready for 28th July 2019 and the logic behind all the 12 weeks to the same is - 
  1. Phase 1 - Build stamina to walk 15 km in a single go
  2. Phase 2 - Build stamina to walk 20 km in a single go
  3. Phase 3 - Build stamina to walk 25 km in a single go
  4. Each Phase is 4 weeks long
  5. Every Tuesday and Thursday will be my days to do a practice walk
  6. Every Saturday will be target walk which needs to be completed in one go
  7. There are some exceptions in the last week when Thursday plan is moved to Friday
These are the plans created thinking of a perfect world and happy path scenario's but I am looking at trying to match the same with real-world performance and writing some blog posts on the same. 


If you want to get registered, you are welcome to at http://www.walkthetalk.co.za/ and let's walk together! 

Cheers!!!
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Sunday, 5 May 2019

A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Apr 2018 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay

Hi Friends, 

April last year was a month full of new product launches and amazing new events to attend and visit too. Avengers was the talk of the season and Game of Thrones was being missed in April 2018. This year though is one of the best as Game of Thrones is back with its last run along with Avengers: Endgame breaking all movies records along with some great sporting events in sight and IPL 2019 in full run along with Rand Show 2019 as well as Indian Elections to choose the new Prime Minister. This month was kind of big for me as I won myself my first Instax Camera at their SQ20 launch event social media challenge. 

1. Avengers: Infinity War Breaks Records #SouthAfrica @Disney @Marvel #AvengersInfinityWar - http://www.thelifesway.com/2018/04/avengers-infinity-war-breaks-records.html - Avengers Infinity War an awesome watch at the Mall of Africa, though the pizza at Pizza Hut was very bad and uncooked. It kept me dizzy throughout the movie that day with an upset stomach even though I just had 2 pieces out of 8 in the large pizza. What I have observed over the year since that time, Pizza Hut is not consistent in their pizza making, sometimes it's too good and sometimes it's pathetic. It happens alternately and I don't know whether I shall keep going there or change to some other pizza makers. 

2. @HuaweiZA Reveals The Future of Smartphone AI Photography #HuaweiP20pro #SeeMooore - http://www.thelifesway.com/2018/04/huaweiza-reveals-future-of-smartphone.html - Huawei makes awesome camera smartphones and I have been a fan since the time I saw P8 but as it happens, I only got to use the P20 Pro as my day to day smartphone. This phone is amazing and I am totally in love with the same. Even Huawei recognized me as their Top Photographer for January 2019. Check out some of the photographs taken using the same on my Instagram channel @araijain 
A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Apr 2018 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay
3. Your License To @rAgeExpo Goes on Sale Soon #rAgeExpo2018 - http://www.thelifesway.com/2018/04/your-license-to-rageexpo-goes-on-sale.html - rAge Expo is something which I love to visit since the first year I came to Johannesburg in 2013. Last year in 2018, I won myself an MSI Gaming Keyboard which came along with Lucky Mascot Toy too. I really loved the same and at the event, I got Pixel Pals from @ChaniZA in one of her giveaways at the show. What I have observed is that you shall visit the show on both the first day and the last day for sure. 

4. 12 Days To www.TheLifesWay.com 5th Birthday Celebrations #5YearsofTheLifesWay #27Dec2017 #Pride - http://www.thelifesway.com/2018/04/12-days-to-wwwthelifeswaycom-5th.html - It shows how difficult is to write your own book and how long does it take to tell a story, so if George R Martin is taking time to release his next novel in 'A song of Fire and Ice' series it's understandable. My 30 days post was still left with 11 posts in the month of April 2018 and I don't think I will ever take this series ever again till I am a regular writer of the blog posts. I am working on the same now with one step at a time or one post at a time. 

5. @DEFY_SA Believes In Better For #SouthAfrica #FutureLegends #FCBarcelona - http://www.thelifesway.com/2018/04/defysa-believes-in-better-for.html - Defy launched their new products and new association with Football Club Barcelone to choose some players out of South Africa and train them too. I am not aware of the final participants and where are they now. All these programs are good for the community to give them hope but shall take the person to a certain stage in life. 

Let's see who wins the elections in India and in South Africa. The world will book their seats for Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and let's see how India and South Africa performs this time and I sincerely hope one of them will win the same. 

Cheers!!!
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