Battle of the 13-inch Ultrabooks: HP Spectre x360 vs. Dell XPS 13

Monday, April 15, 2019

In case if you’re planning to buy a 13-inch ultrabook, then the only two best options in the market right now are HP Spectre x360 and the Dell XPS 13. These laptops have been awarded for their sleek and portable designs, along with great battery life like Acer laptop battery, and performance too. It’s time to find out which one is worth your money.

The Design

The XPS 13 is the slimmer laptop, but the Spectre x360 has the best design. The HP uses aluminum chassis, with gold colored chamfered corners and edges. There is also chrome trims around the HP’s deck and touchpad. The HP is also a 2-in-1, which lets you change its posture. The Dell looks clean with an anodized aluminum lid and glass fiber on the deck. It has a very narrow display bezel. Both have top mounted webcams, with the HP having a button to switch it off. (Winner: HP)

The Connectivity

The HP has better port connectivity than the Dell, with USB-A ports for connecting mics and also external webcams too. The Dell has 3X USB-C ports, with two of them supporting Thunderbolt 3. The HP also has two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Both of them have headphone jack and microSD card slot. (Winner: HP)

The Display

The XPS comes with both 1080P and 4K display panels, while the Spectre comes with just the 1080P touch display, with the 4K variant coming out soon. The display on the HP is glossy and has punchier colors, while Dell has a matte finish and easier to see in direct light. The HP covers 128% of the 150% of the sRGB color gamut, while Dell does 119%. The XPS has better brightness at 357 nits (375 nits for the 4K panel) compared to 287 nits on the Spectre. (Winner: Draw)

The Touchpad and Keyboard

The Spectre has a better keyboard - hands down. The Spectre comes with a keyboard that has a tactile feel with keys having actuation force of 70 grams. The keys on Dell on the other side feels shallow, less tactile and actuation force is 63 grams. The keys on the HP is also spaced out a bit. Also, HP has a wider touchpad. (Winner: HP)

The Performance

The performance on the Dell was simply better than the HP, with the XPS scoring more than the HP in Geekbench 4, with both having the similar i7 8565 processor. The 1TB PCIe storage was faster on the Dell than the HP’s 256GB PCIe storage. Dell could also convert a 4K video to 1080P - faster than the HP and also churn out better frames while playing Dirt 3. (Winner: Dell)

The Battery Life

The 1080P HP lasted over 12 hours in a battery test while 4K (i7) Dell could only gain just under 8 hours. That is a huge 4 hours gap with replacement laptop battery. The 1080P (i3) Dell lasted over 12 hours. (Winner: Draw)

The Overall Value and Conclusion

The XPS 13 starts at $899, which comes with an Intel i3 and 1080P panel. The HP starts at $1,149 and comes with an Intel i5. The top end of Dell costs $1,859 (on sale for $1,659), while the HP costs $1,549. (Winner: Draw)

Therefore, the HP Spectre x360 seems like a much better option out of the lot, and this is worth your money more than the Dell XPS 13.

How to Build a Bootstrap Website For Free - Mobirise Tutorial

Thursday, April 11, 2019


Web designing nowadays is not as difficult as it once used to be. The process has been simplified these days, with the various use of templates that are ready to use and easy to implement. This is why platforms like Bootstrap has been so much popular. Basically, Bootstrap is a CSS, HTML and Javascript platform that is required for the development of responsive websites. The platform is free to download and use. Let’s see how we can build a bootstrap website by using Mobirise.

What is Mobirise?

Mobirise is a web design software that is made for users who don't know how to write code and
still want a website for their needs. If you have a small business and don't have time to build a
website or don't want to hire web designers - this Mobirise Bootstrap Builder is the right choice for you.

Mobirise themes and templates

As of today, Mobirise offers more than 30 design themes and templates. Each Mobilrise theme is one of the multipurpose and also has an unique design as well. Also, the parts of the websites are also interchangeable - which means using other parts of a template into another template.

How to build a website for free:

  • Download and install Mobirise: Mobirise is completely free to download and safe to use. You can download the software from the official website. The installation file is a ZIP file which needs to be unpacked before installing.
  • Choose a free theme: After the initial sign-up, you’ll be greeted with the option to select your own theme. You can select some of the freely available themes like Mobirise AMP, Mobirise 3, Mobirise 4 or even Purity M.
Choosing a theme is easy as you have to just open the application, and then head over to the right dashboard, to the ‘Sites’ tab. After clicking on the ‘Sties’ tab, click on the ‘Create New Site’ tab where you can find all the themes that you can use. You will find more themes under the ‘Extensions’ section of the same dashboard.

In case you don't want to use any of the free themes, you can just import any Bootstrap 4 template which is based on the Mobirise 4 template.
  • Design templates: You can customize your project as you like, using footers, menus, headers, contact forms galleries, etcetera. You can use drag-drop feature and even edit texts. Placing a block on your page is just drag-drop too. Site styles panel can be found from the ‘Sites’ tab on the dashboard, under the ‘Blue Brush’ button.
  • Manage pages: Mobirise allows you to add many pages and even recreate pages by cloning existing pages. Under the page settings, you can change the page description, title and even the URL.
  • Publish: This is the final piece of the puzzle and Mobirise allows you four options to do it. You can easily select free hosting via Mobirise, use your own hosting server via local folder, use an FTP server and connection to publish or use Github free hosting to publish the website on


Even though Mobirise is free - the features offered are truly great and world-class. Building professional looking websites is not difficult using Mobirise. Overall, highly recommended.

Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things Want You To Know These 7 Things

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Even though the IoT (Internet of Things) and Industry 4.0 are related concepts, to say the least, these concepts do not have a precise definition about them. Bryce Barnes from Cisco System has said that IoT means the process by which various smart devices are intelligently connected to one another, and can easily communicate among them, and therefore can change our physical world. Therefore, manufacturing companies are implementing this concept in their factories and shop floors, in order to improve their efficiency and profits.

The IoT concept will fundamentally change the industry for the better, and also will revolutionize as well. In the 1800s steam machines changed the industry, in the early 1900s electricity and assembly line changed the industry, in the late 1900s computers changed the industry, and now in the 21st century, IoT will be the revolutionary factor. And thus, the 21st-century industry is called Industry 4.0. This revolutionary change will come in slowly and steadily, as companies start to embrace the technology.

So, without further ado, let’s see how IoT and Industry 4.0 will be a boon for the manufacturing industries:

  • Helping in creating the pathway: IoT will help in creating a pathway for manufacturing equipment to connect to a web-based network and thus provide great benefits. Connecting equipment to shop floors will help in controlling and analyzing the equipment easily, with standards such as MT Connect and OPC-UA. IoT also helps in data collection from the machine equipment.
  • Shop floor will have better and faster decisions to make: Since the machinery equipment(Artmachining) will all be connected to a network, feeding all data to the shop floor, it will help the shop floor to be better at decision making. It will help in improving performance and also achieve strategic objectives as well. Also, real-time updates will aid in better productivity, less wastage of materials and energy and also promote safety.
  • The active role of a human: Even though everything is being automated, humans will still play an active role in the manufacturing department. Humans will help in decision making and therefore help in the betterment for the consumers, the manufacturing entity, the company CEO, etcetera.
  • The major threat of cybersecurity: The industrial IoT is indeed susceptible to cyber threats, and it can lead to data theft, stealing of trade secrets, intellectual properties, etcetera. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the shop floor to take care of all the data that are stored in the cloud or local servers. Good security systems, including the use of firewalls, should be standard for most manufacturing companies.
  • Introduction of new generation sensors: Sensors help in detecting various physical characteristics and conditions, and therefore can control certain aspects like pressure, temperature, vibration levels, etcetera. With the introduction of new sensors, this process will be more efficient, and with the use of WIFI, will also simplify the process.
  • The machinery tools will now be regarded as cyber-physical systems: This is a common term used in the IoT world, which means that the machinery equipment used for laser cutting and their physical processes are now controlled by computers. This closed-loop system will help in better energy management and thus the machinery will also be monitorable and easily manageable as well, through the computer.
  • Data and cloud computing will play an important role: With so much data being generated and processed, you will need the help of the cloud to store such huge data, which can be easily and remotely available from anywhere in the world. This is much more flexible, secure and economical for any manufacturing entity. Apart from that, each CNC machines can be monitored, and if any failure occurs, the remote data can be used to quickly solve the problem.

Why Syncing Up Your Business On Shopify With Amazon Is A Good Thing?

Friday, March 29, 2019

Shopify and Amazon are two leading e-commerce platforms and their integration has brought delight to many businesses. But is the syncing as beneficial as it seems? Absolutely! Shopify is generally recommended to sellers who have just started their businesses. Shopify provides the foundation through which you can easily create an online store. There are numerous apps provided by Shopify which allow you to increase your store’s functionality. Merge that with Amazon and the result is outstanding. Why is the Shopify integration with Amazon so powerful and how can you benefit from this integration?

Benefits Of Selling On Amazon

If you are wary about selling on Amazon then read about these advantages to understand why sellers flock to sell on Amazon.

Amazon constantly works to improve its conversation algorithm so that sellers can benefit from increased conversion rates. This type of optimization is profitable for all types of sellers.

  • You have the ability to sell products in over 20 categories on Amazon. This wide range gives you ample opportunity to grow as a business.
  • One of Amazon’s strengths is the affiliate programs that it provides the sellers with. You have marketing plans that you can choose from when you start to sell on Amazon.
  • There are more than 11 marketplaces available on Amazon. This means you have the ability, as a seller, to reach various types of customers.
  • There are lots of opportunities to grow when you sell on Amazon. Since Amazon strives to continually be the most popular marketplace, sellers have newer opportunities to explore. 

As a Shopify merchant, you have scope if you want to sell on Amazon. The best aspect of this is that Shopify makes it incredibly easy for you to sell your products on Amazon. Let us explore the ways in which you can benefit when you start selling on Amazon through Shopify.

  • Millions of customers buy directly from Amazon and having your products listed there helps you to connect with those customers. Getting visitors on Amazon is easier since millions of people shop on a daily basis. You will directly be taking your merchandise to a place where shoppers are constantly on the lookout to buy from a huge variety of products.
  • When you sell on Amazon through Shopify, the inventory management is going to be extremely easy. You only have to manage a single inventory since you will be able to see the orders from both the platforms in one place, i.e. Shopify. You can fulfill orders conveniently. In addition, 
  • Shopify reports will help you analyze data from both the platforms in order to understand the sales figures.
  • You don’t need to possess extensive marketing knowledge to sell on Amazon. People with limited marketing knowledge can start to sell in large volumes compared to what they might be selling on other platforms. Amazon takes care of the conversion rate while you can focus on getting the keywords right.
  • When you sell on Amazon and start getting customers, it won’t be long before for your sales start increasing exponentially. The reason is that when customers are looking for products that you will also be selling, your store will be listed at the top of search results. There is a higher chance that customers will buy from you and this way you will be able to generate more revenue and scale your business.
  • Preparing product listings takes time and Shopify has made this convenient for you. You can easily link products on both Shopify and Amazon. Hence, there is no requirement for you to individually list each product on each of the platforms.
  • Shopify is the best platform through which you can easily sell on Amazon as you can start to sell products on both of the platforms without facing any technical complications. This helps smaller Shopify merchants to grow and scale their businesses by selling products on Amazon.

The integration of Shopify with Amazon can open up a new world of possibilities for your business. While each platform is powerful when you are selling products on either of them, you are better off with the integration. You will be able to increase your customer base which in turn will help your sales skyrocket. If you have never given serious thought about selling on Amazon, then Shopify’s integration provides you with the perfect opportunity to do so now.

The effects of digital wave in Thailand

Monday, March 25, 2019 , No comments

Thailand has currently become a more digitally capable country, especially when you consider the purchasing behaviour of the citizens of Thailand. The main reason for this age of digitalisation is the increase in the number of transactions via mobile phones and the use of various small electronic gadgets. Therefore, it is safe to say that the following changes in technology, that we’re going to discuss, will be felt all around the globe.

Increase in Digital Transactions

As the Government of Thailand plans to make the country more like a cashless society, the country will face more changes in the digitalisation sector. This means that banks will be more dependent on online transactions, and therefore the mobile banking platforms will help in creating more customer base advantage. The number of mobile transactions is increasing day by day, more than the transactions via ATMs and bank branches.

Preedee Daochai, the president of Kasikornbank (KBank), shared the same thoughts as well. KBank has a new high of 150,000 online transactions being held per minute. The same can be said about PromptPay, which has over 36 million registered users and has $6.13 billion in overall online transactions. Banks are also changing their strategies, by closing down branches that have low transactions and then opening new branches in places where there is a lot of users, like departmental stores.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and even various innovations in the digital sector, like robotics, have been a help for taking investment decisions and also use AI in data analytics as well. Transformation in the Digital Sector With the increase of Over The Top (OTT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) concepts, the digital market is slowly changing. With OTT, services or digital applications can easily rely on the online network to provide the user with the required content. There is no such sharing of revenue content concept here, and this might a huge threat to the local telecom operators, and also the generic TV industry as well, due to its on-demand services.

With the introduction of 4G and 5G internet networks, along with cheaper data, this will really bring forwards the IoT and OTT platform and therefore the traditional broadcasters will face heavy disruption.

Purchasing in the Cyber Department

The online shopping market in Thailand has been expanding at an exponential rate, with various brands moving slowly to the e-commerce sector. The income of the middle-class people of Thailand has been increasing, as well as the average spending as well. The logistics providers are also improving their services, due to more demand for online products and food, by providing faster delivery times and also prices that are competitive.

Social e-commerce has also been a major player as well, where Thailand has 48 million Facebook users and 11 million users on Instagram. The purchases on social platforms like these have been ever increasing as well, due to the rise of the Millennials. That’s why more Chinese products are being imported to Thailand via Alibaba, and that will continue to increase.

Booking via Social Media

With the use of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and using services like SEO Heroes internet marketing services - the tourism industry of Thailand have really benefitted the travel, airlines and also hotels industry - as said by the VP of sales at Dusit International, Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk. New platforms like TripAdvisor, Trivago, with the help of services of Airbnb and Uber has indeed helped users do online booking easily.

The retail market is also changing as well, with the evolution in fashion and technology, and will continue to grow sharply in the coming years as well, especially the one-price lifestyle stores. There are 200 such stores in Thailand.

Sharing car services

Even though the Thailand government want to promote electric vehicles, car sharing is definitely on the rise and will lead to a decrease in car ownership as well. Car sharing allows for short- term rentals, which is calculated in terms of hours.

One can book anytime via mobile apps. This idea has become popular in Europe, the USA, parts of Asia and also Australia. Even though car sharing services from Zipcar, GrabCar, Uber has been becoming more popular, public transport in Thailand is still comparatively cheaper. By 2020, the car sharing industry will expect 26 million users.

Before Choosing a Web Developer, These Top 10 Questions Should be Asked

Sunday, March 17, 2019

It is no doubt that if you want to build the best website for yourself, you have to make sure that you’re choosing the web developer. A website is always the first point of contact between the customer and business, and first impressions do really matter a lot. The website can make a business successful or a failure, so it is important that the website should meet your targets.

This is why asking the right questions to a web developer before hiring him or her is indeed important and should not be overlooked at all. This will help you to know the person better, his or her skills and also know that the person shares the same vision as yours. Therefore, the following are some of the best questions that you can ask a web developer:

● Know the services that are being provided: Various web developers provide a different kind of services. Some developers provide design related services like web design san Antonio, some provide maintenance services, some provide SEO services, etcetera. Therefore, make sure you list the services you want and select the developer according to that list.

● Learn the research process: Before building a successful website, it is very necessary for the developer to know about the customer audience and also what their needs are. Learn about the way the developer researches before starting his or her work on the website, so that your customers can fully understand your business or brand.

● Know about the development time: Deadlines are very important when working on a project, and therefore you need to to know the amount of time the web developer will take in order to develop your project. You have to discuss with the developer regarding this and plan out the schedule.

● Know the services that are being provided: Various web developers provide a different kind of services. Some developers provide design related services, some provide maintenance services, some provide SEO services, etcetera. Therefore, make sure you list the services you want and select the developer according to that list.

● Learn the SEO strategy: It is very necessary to know what kind of strategy your web developer will be taking in improving your SEO or Search Engine Optimisation. If the web developer’s idea of using SEO does not excite you, you should look for another developer.

● Know about easy edits: It is not wise to always depend on your web developer for any type of easy edits. The website should be developed in such a way that you can be able to edit on your own, without any serious problems.

● Ask about content marketing packages: Developing a website and successfully
generating leads are a totally different story. Therefore, make sure to ask for any kind of
extra packages that the web developer might be selling, in order to boost sales, create
optimised content, improve customer engagement via email verification, etcetera.

● Get testimonials: You should let the web developer know that you want to check his or
her previous work, so talking with previous clients or customers for testimonials would be
the best option, to use proof.

● Know about you and your web developer’s involvement: It will best for both parties that it is decided about the involvement before the deal goes through. Let the developer know about your involvement with the project so that you will be on the same page as your web developer and get better results.

● Learn about the charges: Each developer has their own charges and therefore make sure that you know it beforehand. It is not recommended to go for the cheapest developers, because you’ll not like the result after. Therefore, strike a clear balance between your budget and the quality of the developer you’ll be choosing. It’s always better to pay upfront for quality and paying it later onwards.

Apple iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Saturday, March 16, 2019 No comments

Have a look at plus-sized phones, you will find the better and exceptional features in the market. But this time a new king is coming to rule on the users. Samsung is going to wrap off its latest invention in 2019 with the name of Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. Before its launching, we are seeing its features and specifications on behalf of which we have concluded that it will be the next flagship device by Samsung. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus will definitely catch your eyes.

If the question takes birth into your mind that why and how it will get such title? Then just think that 855 Snapdragon with five cameras, 6.4 inches big display screen, and dynamic AMOLED Display you are going to experience. So, after experiencing all these features which grade will you offer to this device? But at the same time, it happens that a big phone faces big competitions as well. Apple iPhone XS MAX is one of those which also attract big competitions. It was launched in 2018 but it can compete Samsung Galaxy S10 an upcoming flagship device by Samsung. Below you can find the complete comparison between these two flagship devices. Samsung Mobiles, Apple iPhones are the two mobile phone brands that are the competitors of each other for a long time ago.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Screen: 6.4 inches, 102.2 cm2
Storage: 1 TB, 128/512 GB
Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
Connectivity: Bluetooth, 3G, 4G/LTE, WIFI, NFC
Release Date: 2019, March.

For fantastic wide display, Samsung Galaxy S 10 Plus offers 6.4 inches screen. The screen supports HD display. All other main features that consider before buying a smart device are mentioned clearly. Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI is the advanced operating system offering by S 10 plus and the Samsung’ users never experience it before. It would be available with three options of RAM including 6 GB, 8GB and RAM, 12 GB RAM. Users can buy just according to their need. For storage, there are also two options i.e. 128 GB and 512 GB are available. Moreover, it also supports external SD cards for more storage capacity. Multiple connectivity functionalities users can find. The comparison of Samsung Mobiles Prices in the UK declares that by keeping in view its features it is coming with reasonable price ranges.

Apple iPhone XS Max

Screen: 6.5 inches, 102.9 cm2
Storage: 64/256/512 GB
Operating System: iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.1.3
Connectivity: Bluetooth, 3G, 4G/LTE, WIFI, NFC
Release Date: September 2018.

No doubt, Apple iPhones are the luxurious mobile phones around the world. Every time Apple offers the exceptional features that catch users’ eyes and seduce them to buy. Apple iPhones Prices in the UK vary from device to device or features to features. Through its comparison with Samsung Mobiles Prices in the UK, it comes to see that Apple iPhone XS Max is, somehow, expensive. But at the same time are not you comparing the functionalities? It comes with a wider display than that of S10 mobile phone. The operating system is also, somehow, powerful than that of the Galaxy phone. But there are some fewer specifications also come to see i.e. it offers less RAM capacity and it does not support external storage functions.

Conclusion: What are the ups and downs features Samsung Mobiles, Apple iPhones offer one can easily grab from this above discussion. Now, it depends on you are you the lover of Android operating system or look for the iOS operating system? However, both offer advanced operating systems. Moreover, other features like display, cameras, processors, connectivity are, somehow, similar.