Looking to make your home smarter? If yes, then you will definitely need to opt for Home Networking, as the internet will keep all your devices connected to each other. But setting up a strong networking system can be a daunting task. In this post, we will discuss top tips on how to make sure to create a strong Home Networking system.
In order to start building your network, first, you have to check if your internet provider is giving a router in your internet package. If yes then you are set to go.
It is suggested that your router should be kept in the middle of the house in an open space where the signal can get equivalently distributed. Keep the router as far away from the walls to avoid congestion of signal. And still, you will feel the signal is week try placing an aluminum foil on the side of the router. This makes the signal stronger.
Although it is one of the largest countries in Europe, Ukraine is beyond the usual tourist trail. This is part of what makes visiting the country so appealing – you really feel like a true adventurer as you navigate the streets!
Like most travelers, I arrived in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev. Over the next few days, I’d come to know – and love – this intriguing capital.
Arriving at the airport, my first priority was to get my hands on some Ukrainian currency since it’s always good to have some cash. The Ukrainian currency is the Ukrainian hryvnia - yes, figuring out how to say that took some effort! $1 USD buys you about 30 hryvnia although you should check the exchange rate as it does fluctuate a little.
Once I had some cash in my wallet, I got an official taxi from the airport (that’s important to avoid being ripped off by an unscrupulous driver), and arrived at my accommodation.
I opted to stay in a traditional Ukrainian hotel which was a large building that had been converted into tourist accommodation. It was a little quirky, but I definitely like staying somewhere with a bit of personality!
During my days in Kiev, I got plenty of opportunities to try out some local Ukrainian dishes, which is always a fun part of traveling. Ukrainian food features many vegetables and grains, thanks to its highly fertile soil – particularly in the country’s south. One of the most famous and delicious meals is the soup borscht, which is a filling and tasty lunch.
I also explored the city’s highlights. Kiev has so many beautiful churches and religious buildings – some particularly beautiful ones were the baroque pastel-colored Saint Andrew’s Church (which has survived being hit by lightning not once, but twice), Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, which dates back to 1037 and is built in traditional Byzantine style, and the striking yellow St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral.
Kiev also has some excellent museums and art galleries inside beautiful buildings, such as The Chocolate House and Museum. Another stunning example of architecture in Kiev is the huge Mariyinsky Palace, while I also marveled at the pretty National Opera House.
Although English wasn’t very widely spoken in Kiev, the usual mix of hand signals and a friendly smile seemed to do the trick, and I managed to navigate the city fairly easily. Although my cash came in handy, card is pretty widely accepted at bigger shops, restaurants and hotels – however only Visa is accepted. You may as well leave other cards like Mastercard or American Express at home, because they’re pretty much useless unfortunately.
After Kiev, I also had the chance to explore the other cities of Sumy and Dnipropetrovsk (more commonly known as “Dnipro”). It was really fascinating to see some other sides of Ukraine, and learn more about this fascinating country.
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Xbox One and Parental Controls: Microsoft's New Guide for Parents
Every day more and more kids have an Xbox One among their games and toys, so Microsoft decided to launch a guide to make sure parents are up to date. This guide contains information on parental controls, game ratings, and everything you need to know as a parent about what your child can do on their Xbox One.
One of the problems that have long arisen in the video game industry but which has become more acute in recent times, is the fact that underage players, even children, play titles with content unsuitable for their ages. This situation has often led to video games being called a bad influence or the cause of some tragedies. Although there are agencies, information channels and certain security restrictions, the truth is that companies must take a step forward and Microsoft is doing so on this occasion.
A report by Gamesindustry.biz reported that Microsoft will launch in the United Kingdom a family guide for users of Xbox One, with the aim of informing parents or guardians about different issues regarding content classification and parental controls that can be activated on the console.
Both physical and digital platforms
Designed as an information option for parents, the Xbox Family Guide will be distributed in different branches of the most important chains that offer consoles and video games, its initial print run is 100,000 copies, but it is possible to download the digital version. According to the information, Microsoft is working with companies to ensure that parents who purchase an Xbox One this holiday season receive a copy of the guide.
The guide brochures will be distributed through retailers: GAME, Smyths, Gamestop, WH Smith and John Lewis, to families who purchase an Xbox One or are considering doing so, and will also be accessible through the Microsoft website in its family section.
Ready for Christmas!
Among its recommendations, Microsoft advises parents to set up the consoles they purchase for their children before the Christmas gift period so that their children can play immediately. This has been defended by the director of Xbox for the United Kingdom and Ireland, Harvey Eagle, in statements to Games Industry.
So if you’re planning to give your children an Xbox One this Christmas, you will be providing them with a complete source of fun with the guarantee of being safe for their psychological development.
Top 5 cell phones with good photographic performance 2018/2019, to document your days
If you enjoy photographing your life experiences, your travels or any moment you consider special, then you need to have a good camera at your disposal. With modern technology, it is possible to find lenses of excellent quality in mobile devices, which offer the quality of a good camera with the connectivity and the access to the networks of a smartphone. For that reason, today I offer you this top 5 smartphones with good camera.
Something more than smartphones
All of the phones listed here offer greater photographic performance than other models on the market. Without wasting any more time, let's jump in:
1. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
I start the list with a well-known name: Samsung. The Galaxy S9 Plus features a 12 megapixel double rear camera on both sensors, variable f/1.5 focal aperture up to 2.4 and f/2.4 on the second sensor, both with optical stabilization. The front camera in this phone has 8 megapixels with focal aperture f/1.7. It is capable of recording in 4K quality at 30 fps and in super slow motion at 960 fps in HD quality. Without a doubt, a strong bet in the market.
2. Huawei P20 Pr0
Huawei surprises fans with his P20 Pro, with a camera that is considered by many to be the best camera of 2018 on a Smartphone. We find an RGB sensor of 40 megapixels and f/1.8 aperture, responsible for taking most color photographs. In the other two sensors we find a monochrome 20 megapixels and another telephoto with 8 megapixels, capable of doing a 5x zoom. The aperture of the two sensors is f/1.6 and 2.4. The front camera on the other hand has a 24 megapixel sensor and a focal aperture of f/2.0. An excellent choice if you like Huawei phones.
3. Google Pixel 2 Xl
Google, pioneer in many aspects, shines again with its Pixel 2 XL, with a single 12.2 megapixel sensor with f/1.8 focal aperture and optical stabilization. It currently makes the best portrait mode of today through software, both in the rear camera and in the front. With respect to the latter, it consists of an 8 megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
4. Iphone X
Apple is positioned as the seventh best camera among critics. Its rear cameras are capable of recording at 4K at 60 fps, the only ones without resorting to third party software. Double rear sensor of 12 megapixels and focal aperture of f/1.8 and 2.4 with optical stabilization. The front camera has a resolution of 7 megapixels and an f/2.2 aperture.
5. Oneplus 6
Oneplus surprises one more year with its Oneplus 6. At the rear we find two sensors with f/1.7 aperture and resolution of 16 and 20 megapixels. The front in this case is 16 megapixels with f/1.7 opening. Of course, it has OIS.
Oneplus and Huawei were big surprises this year, but Google takes the crown with its Pixel 2XL. Don't forget that each Smartphone offers its benefits and disadvantages, but any of the 5 mentioned here offer excellent performance and superior quality to the others. Don't waste time, save more than the memories of all your travels, in HD and 4k!
5 Basic Tips for Traveling Abroad: What should you keep in mind when traveling to another country?
Travelling around the world is one of the most beautiful pleasures: you get to know new cultures, new places and learn a little with each trip. If you want to venture abroad, it is important that you have in mind everything you need, and I can help you with that!
Here I collect for you the 5 basic tips for traveling abroad, a short guide with the main tips you should follow to travel safely.
Traveling the world
You may feel nervous and even afraid to leave your home country, but I assure you it's nothing to worry about. Travel safely and with no worries following these tips:
1. Check your papers
One of the most common mistakes when traveling is not having all your papers up to date. Depending on your plans and the country you will be traveling to, it is necessary to investigate and see if anything else is needed. Remember that passports have an expiration date, stay up to date!
2. Read and investigate
What do you need to know to be prepared when travelling to a new country?
3. Get Vaccinated
Are you going to a tropical country? Get vaccinated. Many countries require a vaccination certificate in order to enter. Also, who wants to get sick on vacation?
4. Check the safety of your home
Before you go out, check the doors, windows and any entrances to your home. You can leave a trusted friend or family member in charge of checking that everything is in order every 2-3 days, depending on the length of your trip.
5. Pack everything you need
Much of the content of your suitcases will depend on where you travel to and what activities you want to do there, so don't forget to check everything you need for the right holiday in the destination country. Will you spend Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve on your destination place? You might want to put a couple of fancy clothes in the suitcase!
By following these little tips you can guarantee that your holidays will not fail due to lack of preparation. And remember, respect is one of the most necessary things to carry in the suitcase when it comes to getting to know new cultures, be a good traveler!