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

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Bring in #Spring with #Hemmesphere Lighting #Décor

Hi Guys,

Spring is here, and there’s no better time to not only spring clean, but also freshen up your home’s décor in time for summer.

“Now that summer is drawing closer, more natural light will flood into your interiors. Don’t however neglect to include plenty of light sources when designing a space,” says Holly Hamlyn, Interior Coordinator at urban property developers, Blok.
Bring in #Spring with Hemmesphere Lighting #Decor
To keep your lighting décor fresh, she suggests considering the materials and textures in the design. “Natural woods are a beautiful juxtaposition against a man-made, synthetic light bulb.” Hemmesphere Lighting, a UK-based bespoke lighting design company owned by Barend Massow Hemmes of Massow Design, offers a range of Japanese-inspired designs that are a combination of beautifully crafted wood, bare light bulbs and copper.

Hamlyn also advises using different levels of lighting to enhance a space - from pendant lights over a dining table to a low level lighting to highlight a feature. The Hemmesphere range is ideal as it is suited to ceiling-mounting or table-mounting. The price range starts from R2200 a piece and varies upwards.
Bring in #Spring with Hemmesphere Lighting #Decor
“When it comes to lighting design, you need to think about what the space will be used for. The kitchen counter and island units are functional spaces that require adequate lighting, while the more social, living and dining areas should feel inviting, so having glaring lights on is not ideal,” shares Hamlyn. The Hemmesphere collection comprises designs to achieve different lighting from a dim, luxurious ambience to bright brilliance, transforming the look and feel of any space.

“Clever design and beautiful furniture are nothing if not shown in the right light. As the weather gets warmer, so should the lighting in your home,” concludes Hamlyn. For more information, visit: Hemmesphere

Cheers!!!

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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Soak up the Sun @MontecasinoZA Spirit of Spring Festival #MonteSpringFest @TsogoSun

Hi Guys,

Celebrate the GOOD LIFE at Montecasino’s SPIRIT OF SPRING Festival! No more winter woolies and cozy fires - we’re heading outside on the last weekend of September where we can soak up the sun, enjoy freshly-prepared meals made from the finest local produce, and taste delicious cocktails while listening to live music.

The festival includes plenty of exciting entertainment to keep the kids busy and happy while you browse through the latest summer fashions and accessories on our Piazza, attend a variety of spring-themed workshops, or simply relax over sundowners and long lazy meals at one of our outdoor eateries.

This is the perfect opportunity to slow down, enjoy time with family and friends, and raise a toast to the last quarter of 2016. Because life should not only be lived, it should also be CELEBRATED!
  • Dedicated child minders will be available to celebrate Spring with your little ones and guide them through exciting activities including:
  • Hoola Hoop competitions, dance competitions, shoot the hoop and tug o’war
  • Jumping castles
  • Magic shows
  • Ceramic painting (from R30 – R140 per item)
  • Sand art (from R20 per item)
  • Creative Kidz bead and mosaic work (from R40 – R100 per item)
  • Make Your Own Pizza (R45 per pizza with 7 different toppings to choose from)
  • Face painters, balloon sculptors and stilt walkers
  • Star-gazing interactive edutainment
  • Kiddies story-telling time at Skoobs
Visit the Montecasino Bird Gardens, which is home to over 750 plants from 37 different plant species; over 60 species of birds, frogs, scorpions; and Annie the world’s oldest female anaconda in captivity, to name but a few. Not forgetting the ever-popular Flights of Fantasy bird show (R35 if you are aged between 2 to 12 years or R70 per adult).
Soak up the Sun @MontecasinoZA Spirit of Spring Festival #MonteSpringFest @TsogoSun
Grown-ups are also spoilt for choice, and can look forward to a fantastic line-up featuring:
  • TobieSax Jazz evening at Skoobs on Friday, 23 September at 19h00 for 19h30 (R165pp includes a welcome drink and light snacks)
  • Margaret Roberts Book Signing at Skoobs on Saturday, 24 September from 12h30 to 13h30
  • Heritage High Tea at Skoobs on Saturday, 24 September from 15h00 to 17h00 (R140pp includes an Amarula Gold cocktail)
  • Poetry readings at Skoobs on Sunday, 25 September from 14h00 to 16h00
  • Unmissable live performances on the Piazza from Watershed on Friday 23 September from 18h00 to 20h00, Dawnay on Saturday 24 September from 13h00 to 15h00, Monark on Saturday 24 September from 20h00 to 21h00, The Morning After onSunday 25 September from 13h00 to 14h00 and again from 16h00 to 17h00, as well as Good Luck on Sunday 25 Septemberfrom 14h30 to 15h30
  • Spectacular fashion show by JJ Schoeman on the Piazza on Sunday, 25 September from 12h00 to 12h30
  • Relax in the Piazza’s stylish liquid lounge and enjoy mouth-watering drinks throughout the festival
 Visit one of our exciting SPIRIT OF SPRING workshops:
  • “Live Light, Live Large” with Louise Carver and Kate Emmerson on Saturday, 24 September 2016 at La Toscana from15h00 to 16h30 (R150pp)
  • Cooking demonstration & talk with herbalist Margaret Roberts and Chef Sandy Roberts on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 11h00 to 12h00 (R150pp)
  • Interactive cocktail making workshops on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 20h00 to 21h00 and on Sunday 25 September at La Toscana from 15h00 to 15h30
  • Cooking demonstrations with Chef Deena Naidoo on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 19h00 to 20h00
  • Cooking demonstrations with Chef Blake Anderson on Sunday 25 September at La Toscana from 11h00 to 12h00
  • Flower arranging workshop on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 13h30 to 14h00 and from 17h30 to 18h30. Also join us on Sunday 25 September at La Toscana from 10h00 to 10h30 and from 16h00 to 16h30
  • Cupcake Decorating workshop on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 12h30 to 13h00 and on Sunday 25 September at La Toscana from 12h30 – 13h00
  • Stacey Holland’s motivational health talk on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 17h00 to 17h30
  • Experience a bit of Artjamming on Sunday 25 September at La Toscana from 13h30 to 14h30
  • Join our Spring Pop up Gym on Saturday 24 September at the Piazza from 10h00 to 11h00
Indulge in a Spring-themed shopping spree on our Piazza and throughout the complex for the duration of the festival and get everything you need in order to look and feel good this Spring, including:
  • Sweet treats, delicious cakes and melt-in-your-mouth macaroons
  • Floaty summer dresses, kaftans, sandals, sun hats, jewellery and handbags
  • Inflatable pool loungers and umbrellas
  • Veggie garden tools, seeds and accessories
  • Exquisite fresh, cut flowers
Don’t miss out! For more information go to www.montecasino.co.za, join on Facebook at www.facebook.com/montecasino or follow on Twitter at @MontecasinoZA.
 
Cheers!!!
 
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@AcerAfrica Launch New Devices with @GertJohanCoetzee #SAFashionWeek #AW17

Hi Guys,

In celebration of the recent announcements at IFA 2016, Acer Africa partnered with acclaimed South African designer Gert-Johan Coetzee for the launch of his “Autumn Winter Collection 2017” for SA Fashion Week 2016 at The Four Seasons Hotel, Westcliff. The partnership, a bespoke collaboration aligning fashion and technology design encompassed both Acer’s “leading the trend in style” and Gert-Johan’s showcase that is dedicated to Africa’s iconic, endangered species.
@AcerAfrica Launch New Devices with @GertJohanCoetzee #SAFashionWeek #AW17
The ultra-thin, lightweight notebook PC’s that formed part of the installation comprised of three devices, namely the Acer Swift 7 - the thinnest notebook in the world, Acer Spin 7 and the Acer Aspire S13. These new ultra-thin models feature Windows 10 and include something for every budget and lifestyle. Part of the installation allowed guests and dignitaries to interact with the Acer devices on display in their natural aesthetic environment.
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In a South African first, Gert-Johan invited fans and media from around the country and globe to witness his showcase live through his @gertjohancoetzee Instagram account. This gave everybody unable to attend, a front row seat to one of South Africa’s most beloved designers latest collection. “Partnering with Acer was a seamless integration for us”, says Gert-Johan Coetzee. “Their product portfolio is more of an extension of one’s personality which allows it to effortlessly fit in to the person you are”.
 
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@HuaweiZA and @Leica_Camera Establish New #Research and #Innovation Center

Hi Guys, 

Huawei and Leica Camera AG announced they have expanded their strategic collaboration with the establishment of a jointly operated research and innovation center, the ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’. The launch comes seven months after the public announcement of their long-term technology partnership in the field of optical engineering, and five months after the launch of the globally successful, multiple-award winning Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphones.

The new lab, located at Leica’s global HQ in Wetzlar, Germany, will drive further development of optical systems and software-based technologies to improve imaging quality in a wide range of photographic and mobile device applications. Additional outcomes will include the creation of computational imaging, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) solutions. In addition to R&D resources from both companies, Huawei and Leica plan to collaborate with German and international universities and research institutions.

The lab’s establishment is the result of the vision and support of Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei and Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG.
@HuaweiZA and @Leica_Camera Establish New #Research and #Innovation Center
Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei (right) and Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG(left), signing the agreement on the establishment of the Max Berek Innovation Lab
“In the future, over 90 percent of data traffic will be images and videos,” said Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei. “The Max Berek Innovation Lab provides the capacity to establish an even closer partnership with Leica, leading to continuous improvements in image and video quality. As a result, we will deliver the most advanced innovations in the smartphone camera market and bring greater value to consumers.”

“With the founding of the Max Berek Innovation Lab, Huawei and Leica Camera AG are expanding the scope of their successful strategic relationship and are laying the foundation for close collaboration in research and development of groundbreaking technologies in the imaging segment,” emphasized Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG.

“Huawei and Leica share not only enormous innovation power and years of research experience, but also their dedication to providing the highest quality standards. The Max Berek Innovation Lab offers us a historic opportunity to unite the resources and extensive expertise of both companies to pioneer game-changing technologies,” confirmed Markus Limberger, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Leica Camera AG and Director of the Max Berek Innovation Lab.
@HuaweiZA and @Leica_Camera Establish New #Research and #Innovation Center
The research and innovation center is named in remembrance of Max Berek (1886 – 1949), the German pioneer of microscopy and creator of the first Leica lenses, who was also responsible for the optical design of more than 20 lenses for the legendary 35mm camera invented and built by Oskar Barnack. Thanks to their exceptional imaging performance and perfect harmonization of the lenses, with Barnack’s ingenious construction, it become possible for Leica to achieve worldwide success in 35mm photography.

For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.Huawei.com or follow on:
http://www.linkedin.com/company/Huawei
http://www.twitter.com/Huawei
http://www.facebook.com/Huawei
http://www.google.com/+Huawei
http://www.youtube.com/Huawei

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The Osmans - A @BluBloodSA Force to be Reckoned With #BluBloodWay

Hi Guys, 

A power couple! A born showman and a savvy business woman. These joint forces are personified in the form of married couple, Osman Osman and Shaaista Khan Osman. Combining their expertise, experience and enthusiasm as the two pillars of lifestyle and management brand, Blu Blood, this pair is set to achieve more victories in their company’s various fields.

OSMAN OSMAN
Having had to overcome many hardships and speed bumps growing up, Osman has never been afraid to grab an opportunity when a challenge arises. With a Diploma in International Management Marketing and aspirations to complete his Law Degree, Osman proclaims the business and local surround of his upbringing has been the best university that he could ever attend. Osman believes “learning from others’ mistakes and experiences can ensure your own success”. Osman has worked in both the business and entertainment sectors and one of his entertainment highlights includes being part of the hit local movie, Material.

SHAAISTA KHAN OSMAN
Starting out with a humble upbringing as the youngest of six children, Shaaista’s story is true testament of hard work and dedication. With her strong feminine healing side, she has successfully completed studies in Naturopathy and Naturology. Furthermore, she has dabbled in Law, Psychology and Theology. Shaaista has also successfully completed a Diploma in Project Management and Labour Law from the University of Cape Town. She pioneered Blu Blood in 2008 and has had many achievements of note since then. Shaaista proclaims that it is up to the individual to “seize every opportunity, own each day and sculpt your own brilliance”.

THE DYNAMIC DUO
A sweet story of fate brought Osman and Shaaista together. The couple met at a mutual friend, neither of whom had heard of the other nor ever met before, although having both lived in Laudium (in central Pretoria) for years. Shaaista was hosting a Childline Gala Women’s Day Luncheon on the night of their meeting, and Osman, being his charismatic self, insisted he would assist this worthy cause. This chance experience led to the two becoming fast friends and not to long after, love was in the air. The couple is now happily married and has combined forces to take Shaaista’s business venture, Blu Blood, to new heights.
BLU BLOOD
The Osmans realised that the best way forward would be for Osman to join Shaaista’s Blu Blood venture, instead of them both working on separate business entities. Shared interests and mutual passions made this a decision they haven’t regretted since.

Blu Blood embodies lifestyle and management in the various services they offer. Their mission is to be a worthy competitor in the lifestyle management field in terms of promoting, managing and showcasing events and entertainment. Osman and Shaaista believe in thinking out of the box, to create a tailor-made service for every client they work with. With over 10 years’ combined experience in marketing, communications, hospitality and logistics, Blu Blood aims is to offer a service that is above and beyond every client’s expectations.

BLU BLOOD’S SERVICES
Blu Blood offers a variety of services from unique bespoke packages, to exciting launches of new products and events. They have worked with many large companies including Nedbank Golf Challenge, Telkom Corporate customer form, Chats Cellular,Sun International,Peermont At Blu Blood personalized service is key and paramount to business success.

Blu Blood is known for their professional event management work, which includes events for Bollywood Indian Cinema, as well as music industry promotions throughout South Africa and Africa. Other than that, Blu Blood has successfully completed the custom-made task of creating and facilitating the coordination of the UNICEF Child Friendly Space at the 2010 World Cup FIFA Fan Fest Sites throughout South Africa. Continuing their good work to promote the protection of women and children in South Africa, they were the marketing and sponsorship consultants to The Childline Johannesburg Centre.

Blu Blood has crossed paths and collaborated with many renowned artists, such as Riaad Moosa, Azhar Usman, Preacher Moss, Mo Amier, Russel Peter, Joey Rasdien, Conrad Koch, Marc Lottering, Loyiso Gola & Nik Rabinowitz to name just a few. Their festival and event experience include Hollywood A-lister actor & comedian Orlando Jones’ Stand Up & Laugh with Orlando Jones, US-based and award-winning theatre production, Mystic India, Riaad Moosa’s The Best of Tour and Doctor’s Orders Tour, Joey Rasdien’s Mixed DNA, The Kings and Queens of Comedy and various other tours. On the Bollywood side, Blu Blood has toured with Sonu Nigam, Atif Aslam, RAHAT Fateh Ali Khan, the International debut show of Arijit Singh, Mika Singh and many more. They are the exclusive management team for Riaad Moosa, Tumi Morake and Simmi Areff.

CONCLUSION
The company’s premise is delivering luxury, lifestyle and the best entertainment productions. The Blu Blood family comprises of a very select staff and specialised service providers who work in harmony to ensure each and every event is an exceptional success. Every Blu Blood event is indeed one to be remembered, as Osman and Shaaista maintain a hands-on approach and always aim to be trend setters with every new project. If you are in need of an extravagant event, top class entertainment or the ultimate advertisement package, look no further than Osman and Shaaista’s Blu Blood. Follow them on Twitter: @BluBloodSA Facebook: www.facebook.com/blubloodsa and Website: www.blublood.com
 
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All New @XenderApp #Free Interactive #Mobile Sharing App #Android #iOS #Windows

Hi Guys,

How many times we go to some party with some friends or incidentally meet someone and discuss about some old photo or app which we want to share and could not because of difference of platforms. Sometimes transferring files via Bluetooth becomes a pain as the file size is too big for the every increasing pixels and 4K video recording mobile cameras.
All New @XenderApp #Free Interactive #Mobile Sharing App #Android #iOS #Windows
XENDER, a file transfer and sharing application, has announced the launch of its new version – with comprehensive functions and better user experience. XENDER has maintained a leading position as the world’s fastest, most convenient mobile sharing tool at zero cost. XENDER offers seamless transmission between Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Windows PC and Apple MAC system. XENDER was launched in 2013, the current global cumulative user 330 million, India has more than 110 million users, and hopes next three years, the global cumulative users reached 800 million.

Installation Size Reduced

The new version of XENDER has been reduced to 4.5M which gets further compressed in the absence of Wifi. Sharing of XENDER is now more rapid and convenient.

Interactive Management Made Convenient
XENDER does not need a USB connection or PC software installation. It can be used to transfer files anywhere, anytime – from documents, music, pictures, to videos and apps or any other file types of unlimited file size. XENDER also allows users to view, move or delete files received and even to make a backup copy whenever needed to clean the phone storage.
All New @XenderApp #Free Interactive #Mobile Sharing App #Android #iOS #Windows

No Replacement Trouble
You can also switch mobile data like contacts, SMS, pictures, music, videos, games and any other files from your old phone to the new one in one simple step.

Friendly Design
XENDER satisfies all operating needs with functions related to transfer of files: opening, installing, uninstalling, deleting, viewing etc.
All New @XenderApp #Free Interactive #Mobile Sharing App #Android #iOS #Windows
Sliding Mass Map: Connect two mobile phones and browse photos at the same time. Smoothly share photos with just a slide
Search: Use the search function and search for any file
Hidden Files: Protect your privacy and hide anything from prying eyes

Download Xender from Google Play and check more info at - http://www.flashtransfer.cn/

Xender is a comprehensive app for all file sharing needs. It allows users to share any type of file, at any time, without any mobile data usage. Xender supports Android, IOS, Windows, PC/ Mac cross-platform transferring with over 200 times Bluetooth transfer speed. Xender currently supports over 22 languages including English, Hindi, Arabic, Chinese Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Thai and Bengali. For India users better experience Xender, the new version also added a choice of 12 kinds of India dialect.

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Saturday, 17 September 2016

New Service Stores in #Johannesburg and #CapeTown for @HuaweiZA Customers

Hi Guys, 

Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) South Africa proudly announced today the official opening of the first two Huawei customer service centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The service centres are open to customers and will provide the finest service satisfaction under one roof. Customers can look forward to dedicated services such as training sessions, onsite device repairs, free device engraving and an extensive range of accessories to choose from.

According to Charlene Munilall, GM of Huawei Consumer Business Group SA, Huawei has a wide of range of products and services that are not always available to customers and with the store opening this will enable more customers to have a hands-on experience with all products.

“As an innovative brand, Huawei intends to create an interactive space where every customer is important and will be treated as such by our in-store tech heroes. We understand that consumers seek holistic experiences to fit their lifestyles and our service stores succeed in providing this”, says Munilall.
New Service Stores in #Johannesburg and #CapeTown for @HuaweiZA Customers
The service centers are situated in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg and in Canal Walk in Cape Town. These stores have been designed to integrate technology, service, and repair in a seamless fashion to give customers the convenience they desire from an all-in-one experience hub. Both stores will allow consumers to have the best possible service and experience with free WIFI.

Value Added products and service
In addition Huawei select is a service offering for high-end value products providing a solution for broken screens, liquid damage, and the store will provide onsite repair and replacement for P8, P9, P9 Plus, Mate S and Mate 8. There will also be a VIP service for Mate 8, P9, and P9 Plus with a service offering including door to door collection

These offerings are targeted specifically for high end products as Huawei believes that a premium brand and premium service is inseparable. The service store is allowing South African consumers to experience the brand in a way they never have before.
Charlene Munilall New Service Stores in #Johannesburg and #CapeTown for @HuaweiZA Customers
“We are placing the customer at the centre of integrating technology, service and lifestyle in an interactive environment. We believe the Huawei customer demands more from technology and with these service centres we intend to close the loop”, concludes Munilall.

For Huawei updates, follow on:
Facebook: facebook.com/huaweidevicesouthafrica
Twitter: twitter.com/HuaweiZA
Instagram: instagram.com/HuaweiZA

About Huawei Consumer Business Group
Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2014. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

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#RummikubSA Infuses A Contemporary Twist To The Well-loved Board Game @PrimaToys

Hi Guys,

Rummikub has been around for decades and has become a firm board game favourite amongst children and adults alike.

The internationally renowned game was invented by a man named Ephraim Hertzano in the early 1930s. With help from his family, he hand-made the first sets in the backyard of his home. Hertzano sold these sets door-to-door and on a consignment basis to small shops. As the years passed the game grew in popularity with the result that the family licensed it to other countries. Then in 1977, something amazing happened that would ensure that Rummikub became a household name across many countries; it became a bestselling game in the United States.
#RummikubSA Infuses A Contemporary Twist To The Well-loved Board Game @PrimaToys
Since then Rummikub has enjoyed a number of variations, to ensure that it caters for all ages and that it is continuously infused with new and exciting rules and additions.

This year, the brand has launched Rummikub with Twist, adding a fresh and contemporary twist into the traditional game of Rummikub. New, brightly coloured tiles and a collection of jokers add excitement to the strategy and the fun. I really enjoyed playing the same for the first time at the launch. After the first game, my mind was processing a lot of ideas to play and win the same with the right combination of runs and numbers.

“The new Rummikub with a Twist is perfect for those who are avid players of the game as well as people who are new to it. It is ideal for ages seven and over and has no upper age limit. It’s a game that truly brings people together,” says Chiquita Patrizi, spokesperson for Prima Toys.

Rummikub with a twist is available at toy stores and retailers for RSP: R399.99 For more information go to www.PrimaToys.co.za

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Saturday, 10 September 2016

@SamsungSA Celebrates Ability with #Rio2016 #Paralympic Games Campaign @SamsungMobileSA

Hi Guys,

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Worldwide Partner of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, announced its global Rio 2016 Paralympic Games campaign. This is a continuation of the brand’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games programme, which celebrates how meaningful progress comes from daring to defy barriers. The campaign kicks off with the announcement of several on-the-ground activations, including the transformation of Samsung Galaxy Studios in Rio, the Samsung Paralympic Blogger programme, official application and the Whang Youn Dai Award.

“The Paralympic Games is a global movement that inspires and celebrates the spirit of perseverance and the human challenge,” says Michelle Potgieter, Director: Brand & Communications at Samsung South Africa. “Samsung strives to create breakthrough mobile technologies that help make the digital world more accessible for those with disabilities. We hope our Rio 2016 Paralympic Games campaign will help spark a global conversation around seeing ability over disability and enable everyone to participate in the Paralympic movement.”
@SamsungSA Celebrates Ability with #Rio2016 #Paralympic Games Campaign
Accessible Experiences at Samsung Galaxy Studios
In the lead-up to the Paralympic Games, Samsung has revamped its Galaxy Studios in Rio, including its flagship studio in Olympic Park. The revamp includes several accessibility features, ensuring all consumers, athletes and fans are able to take part in a variety of interactive experiences. Wheelchair accessible ramps and lifts enable visitors to reach the Gear VR 4D Experience Zone, where they will experience exhilarating Olympic Sports, roller coaster rides and kayaking through water rapids via Samsung Gear VR, paired with Galaxy mobile devices.

Samsung also offers unique, hands-on opportunities for visitors to experience how Samsung Accessibility technology features are designed and utilised to help those with disabilities. Galaxy Accessibility Experience Programmes will include:
  • ‘Blind Game’ – Visitors will learn how voice assistance works by utilising the feature to play 30-second maze games on Galaxy mobile phones.
  • ‘Sound Detector’ – Through the ‘Sound Detector’ feature on Galaxy mobile devices, visitors will learn how people with hearing disabilities use the sound detector feature to sense the status of audible surroundings, such as a bell ringing or a baby crying.
  • ‘Colour Adjust’ – The graphic interface feature will showcase how ‘Samsung Colour Adjust’ can help people with colour vision deficiency to see vibrant colours. Users will see a series of images on Galaxy mobile devices as someone with colour deficiency would see and will then be able to compare how a world with colours changes the images as they are then displayed with the adjusted colours.
  • ‘Review Your Moment’ – The ‘Review Your Moment’ experience is a demonstration of the ‘Samsung Dexterity Feature’. Visitors will learn how those who have difficulties utilising mobile touch screens with their hands can operate smartphones with head gestures or third party hardware switches. Fans will use a selfie application feature and collect their printed photo following the experience.
Get Behind the Scenes through the Samsung Paralympic Blogger Programme
Samsung will once again partner with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to provide 30 Paralympians the opportunity to capture and share their Rio 2016 Paralympic Games experiences with the world. These athletes come from countries including Brazil, the US, Korea, Great Britain, France, Spain, China as well as an athlete from the Independent Paralympic Athletes team.

As part of the Samsung Paralympic Blogger team, each of the 30 athletes will receive a Samsung Galaxy S7 and other mobile accessories to create exclusive, behind-the-scenes 360 vlogs, which will be uploaded on various digital platforms including the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) YouTube channel, Samsung channels and the athletes’ social media accounts. Content will allow fans to get a first-hand glimpse of how these Paralympians are defying barriers and showcasing their tremendous athletic abilities on the world stage.

Athletes in the Paralympic Village will be able to experience the Samsung Paralympic Bloggers in 360, by visiting a special station and viewing the content through Gear VR headsets paired with Samsung mobile phones. The stations will contain other 360 content from key landmarks in Rio, allowing athletes to see the sites without leaving the Paralympic Village.

“We are thrilled to once again work with Samsung to share the excitement and inspiration of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games with the world, through the eyes of the Samsung Paralympic Blogger team,” said IPC President, Sir Philip Craven. “As a longstanding Worldwide Paralympic Partner, Samsung continues to bring meaningful technology to the Paralympic Movement that helps both athletes and fans connect with the Paralympic Games.”

The Rio 2016 App: Enhancing the Paralympic Games through Innovative Technology
The official application of Rio 2016, ‘The Rio 2016 App’, developed by Samsung in collaboration with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee, provides athletes, fans and consumers with 24/7 updates on all of the latest Paralympic news. The app, which received more than 6 million downloads during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games period, has been updated to provide the official Paralympic Games schedule, venue and event information, results, medal counts, more real-time updates and information of Samsung’s marketing activities during the Paralympic Games. The Rio 2016 Official Application is available for free download through the Samsung Galaxy Apps, Google Play for Android, App Store for iOS as well as the Windows App Store.

Samsung Supports Athletes Defying Barriers through Whang Youn Dai Award

In order to further support athletes who are defying barriers, Samsung will once again sponsor the Whang Youn Dai Award, which was established by the IPC to recognise Paralympians who have overcome adversities through sports and inspire and excite the world through the spirit of the Paralympic Games. During the Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony, a Samsung representative will present the award to one male and one female winner as part of a victory medal ceremony.

For more information about Samsung’s involvement in the Paralympic Games:
Please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com/Olympics/

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#GoRouge Superfans #StarWars Series Continues #Chapter2 Is Online #DisneyAfrica

Hi Guys,

WHAT: “Our recovery mission is a disaster… My entire project is already off schedule and over budget…” – Director Krennic, Chapter 2, Go Rogue
#GoRouge Superfans #StarWars Series Continues #Chapter2 Is Online #DisneyAfrica
What happens next? Find out in Chapter 2 of the fan-created Go Rogue YouTube series. Written, directed and produced by a team of Star Wars superfans, the original four-part stop motion story stars key toys from the new “Rogue One” line before they hit stores Sept. 30.
#GoRouge Superfans #StarWars Series Continues #Chapter2 Is Online #DisneyAfrica
With the first instalment embraced by fans worldwide, topping 2.7 million views since its Aug. 31 release, the series follows the adventures of “Rogue One” toys from Hasbro, LEGO, FUNKO, JAKKS Pacific, Mattel and Disney Store as they try to track down the building instructions to the LEGO Star Wars Death Star set that have been misplaced by the Empire.
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Chapter 1 left off with Jyn Erso fleeing with the instructions to the LEGO Death Star. Up next, she must learn to rely on an unlikely group of heroes. Only by working together can this newly formed band of Rebels outsmart the Empire and restore freedom to the Galaxy.
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WHEN: Chapter 2 is live NOW
WHERE: Star Wars YouTube Channel
WHO: The Go Rogue series was created by a team of superfans led by James DeJulio at Tongal, written by Kevin Ulrich, and brought to life by stop motion animators and directors Dan MacKenzie and Tucker Barrie.
 
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9 Reasons to Consider #HuaweiP9 #Smartphone @HuaweiZA @Leica_Camera

Hi Guys,

We recently saw the latest additions to the dual-lens P9 family, the P9 Red and P9 Blue. Now this can change the way you see the world in two signature colours and stand out from the smartphone crowd like a pro! Since launch, the Huawei P9 has sold over 6 million devices globally, a remarkable achievement to date and customers around the world continue to share and capture their experiences with the P9. You may be asking yourself what makes the P9 so exceptional? Here are 9 reasons to get the phone that everybody is talking about:

1. LEICA QUALITY
Innovative dual-camera smartphone photography system co-engineered with Leica to take image quality to a new level. Did we mention you can become the ultimate selfie expert with mastered selfies? With the P9, it is possible.

2. LEICA-SPECIFIED FEATURES
Authentic Black and White photography with dedicated monochrome sensor. Three Leica classic film modes for more stylish photos, more vivid and true-to-life colors. I am sure as soon as you click some photos with the monochromatic lens of P9, you will fall in love with them. I sure am fan of the same though I only have clicked one photograph so far at the launch event.

3. NEW COLORS
New bold RED and BLUE P9 colors, perfect for consumers seeking exquisite style. I fell in love with the Red P9 as soon as I first saw the same.

4. EXQUISITE THREE TYPE OF METAL-FINISHING
World-leading industrial design employing advanced ultra-fine brushed hairlines, sand-blasting and ceramic-effect metal polishing.

5. ULTRA-COMPACT
Sleek, streamlined design with bezel-less screen for better screen-to–body ratio. The dual rear lenses of the P9 fit perfectly so you do not need to worry about having that awkward camera bump.
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6. BATTERY
No need to stress about charging your P9 throughout the day because a larger battery capacity gives you longer run-time with fast-charging capabilities.

7. CONNECTIVITY
Dual SIM and Single SIM options with Micro-SD memory expansion. This helps us to forget our DSLR at home and just push in some 32/64gb memory cards so as to click 3000/6000 photographs.

8. INTERACTIVITY
3D fingerprint recognition gives you added security with accurate and safer user access.

9. AUDIO ENHANCEMENT
The P9 has concealed stereo speakers (Horizontal mode) and high Fidelity Sound (Vertical mode) for the best quality audio.
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Two lenses are just the beginning of dual-lens photography. Behind the lens, we have built a brand partnership with Leica who bring over 100 years of photography innovation. Our customers love the photography capabilities that are now available in the palm of their hands and capturing professional photographs has never been easier. The size of both dual cameras are 12-megapixels to help you get professional camera-like photo quality even in low light, all the time. Impressed? We hope so because the Huawei P9 will exceed your expectations over and over again. Search the hashtags #HuaweiP9, #CapturedonP9 and #OO to find some amazing shots taken by P9 users around the world.
12megapixels was the sensor on Nikon D90 DSLR and it's still used mostly by Wedding photographers so the real test of users will be to learn the art of capturing the candid moments on P9. I am looking forward to this phone as my day to day smartphone but there are still if's and but's at the end of Huawei South Africa

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