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Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back – Twit IQ Review

: The Woolies Strike Back – Twit IQ Review

Bubsy returns, the mascot of Accolade, in a new adventure

The nineties. The decade where being cool was about wearing sunglasses and being a surfer. Although Bubsy was not exactly like that, he tried and wants to redeem himself…

The Woolies Strikes Back, Bubsy, one of the Sonic barbarion that emerged from his proposal in the 90s, returns to the front page of video games with this title developed by the creators of Gianna Sisters. The team of Black Forest Games wants to respect the spirit of crazy platforms in 2D and in which to face the dangerous woolly with this title destined to delight (or not) the most veteran fans of the genre.

Accolade and Black Forest Games announce the availability of Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back, a new iteration of the series that marks its return after twenty years of absence in the world of gaming.

For those who do not remember, Accolade is a publisher that operated between 1985 and 2000, and now makes its return to the launch of Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back, for PC via Steam and GOG, and Playstation 4. PC users will receive a discount of 34% and the original soundtrack (which has a cost of $ 5) for a limited time until November 7th.

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Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back has been developed by Black Forest Games, creators of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and Rogue Stormers. This new Bubsy is the first in the series since the release of Bubsy 3D in 1996.

It’s been a couple of months since Bubsy, one of the best known mascots that emerged during the 90’s fever (and not for the best reasons precisely), announced his return during the month of June, to the surprise of his own and strangers, in the days leading up to E3 2017. Now we get new news, and that Accolade, the mythical developer that has resurfaced with its original creation, has announced that the version for Playstation 4 will have a very limited physical edition.

This edition, entitled Purrfect Edition, arrives to delight the most avid collectors who want to celebrate as it deserves this unexpected and historic return. This will be available in major American stores for a price of $ 39.99. At the moment it is not known if Europe will have this edition, something that seems unlikely. Therefore, we recommend that interested parties start looking for import options.

For some time now, developers have been returning 90s video games of dubious honor to life. From the indecent ‘Shaq Fu’ to the excellent ‘Killer Instinct’, everyone is coming back to life. And of course, being the nineties the decade of the plataformeras mascots, some of these games would end up reviving some of these animal pets with Cool attitude (for the nineties, of course).

In the 90’s we saw all kinds of pets born: A knightly opossum armed with a sword and a jetpack in the excellent and forgotten ‘Rocket Knight’, an acrobat bat from a circus in ‘Aero the Acro-Bat’, the three-dimensional chameleon of the unjustly forgotten ‘Chameleon Twist’, the ninth alligator from a rejected project of Nintendo ‘Croc’, the excellent and fun gecko of ‘Gex: Enter the Gecko’, the absurd and hilarious secret agent fish ‘James Pond’, the absurd and incredibly great worm ‘Earthworm Jim’, … The list stretches to incredible limits.

The return of Bubsy to 2D platforms

Well, of all the possibilities that exist in this universe, today we live the return of one of those nineties mascots that nobody expected to return. One of those pets that today we could try Edgy (more than Sonic) and trying to emulate the success of just ‘Sonic the Edgehog’ and even had his own series of drawings and three titles under his name. It is ‘Bubsy’, the feline that … existed.

‘Bubsy: The Whoolies Strikes back’ is the new title and follows the trail of the first two titles in the series (and luckily ignores the existence of the nonsense of ‘Bubsy 3D’) on a 2D platform that seems to leave One side the speed of his ancestors that so badly left him. Enemies that killed you in one fell swoop, huge levels that left you on more than one occasion with places you did not know where to go … ‘Bubsy’ was a game, that although it was not the worst in the world, it made you despair more than one. At least, on an artistic level, he was well taken care of.

‘Bubsy: The Whoolies Strikes Back’ is dated this fall and will go on sale on Steam and Playstation 4. And it even means the return of its original developers, Accolade. But the question we all ask ourselves is: Why? Why are you still not wearing pants after these years? Well, maybe we are exaggerating. For this, we leave a trailer for the new title of the less loved lynx in history.

This edition will include:

The game ‘Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back’.

The band sounds the title.

The Bubsy business card

A mysterious postcard

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Twit IQ Review: Microsoft Xbox One X

Twit IQ Review: Microsoft Xbox One X

The Beast of Xbox One X to Exam

It is always exciting to stand before the launch of a new video console, and November 2017 will be remembered for being the premiere of  Xbox One X . A Microsoft machine designed to change the paradigm of video games in this type of hardware, and a platform that we submit to analysis. Is it really the most powerful console ever created? We’ll tell you then.

This generation has been the one of change. Last year PS4 Pro came with a modest visual leap and, now, it’s time for Xbox One X to receive a more powerful visual evolution. The Slim model launched last year already incorporated some slight changes and enhancers of its hardware, however the well-known code as Project Scorpio is a qualitative advance so great that many have not hesitated to label Xbox One X as a hidden generational jump. We do not dare with such a statement, however Xbox One X power is disproportionate and complies with that promise made by Microsoft at the time to offer us the most powerful video game console to date.

All the brilliance with which the Xbox brand designs interfaces and offers services like Live for years is accompanied by a hardware that will take a while to see at full lung. What you can read in this article and the conclusions you can draw that accompanies it are those that are derived from the video games that currently have support for Xbox One X, but still are not the majority. There are powerful multiplatform releases of the moment such as Assassin’s Creed Origins or Titanfall 2 that have their X patches ready, while there are other cases such as Minecraft or The Witcher III: Wild Hunt that will wait until moments yet to be determined.

Xbox One X – The video game console, however, becomes strong in how beautifully it looks some of the greatest veterans like Gears of War 4 or Halo 5: Guardians, both with their desktop updates already available. What is clear is that adventures such as Bayek in Egypt and sports such as FIFA 18 show that Xbox One X is the video game where they are best, but there are still significant differences between those offering a light makeup and those who have focused on enhancing their proposal .

Of course, 499 euros is not a negligible amount, and only you can judge if the machine is worth what it costs, so we will try to offer all the information you need to prepare your trial.

What does the Xbox One X box include?

This is always subject to the edition that interests you, so let’s describe what the more standard version of 499 euros brings.

  • Xbox One X game console
  • Remote and its batteries
  • High Speed HDMI Cable
  • Power cord
  • 1-Month Promotional Code for Xbox Game Pass
  • 14 Day Promotional Code for Xbox Live Gold

Comparison PS4 Pro and Xbox One X

To begin with, we would like to highlight the comfort of adaptation. Microsoft has always offered generous facilities to download all its software or to float in the cloud all our user information, something that makes the process very pleasant when changing devices, but if we have an S we can carry out the Transition even with a cable connecting both machines.

As far as interfaces are concerned, in X we have the ones recently released with the latest update, so that the first steps with this new Xbox One X could not be simpler. After a few years of hesitation in the interface, Xbox One X seems that the new line is the clearest and most comfortable, without being as agile as the Xbox 360, but being clearly superior to some of the latest revisions we saw in One. The Redmond effort is still present for the backward compatibility, making the machine compatible with the entire Xbox catalog although we have not gone into too much detail at the moment to see how Xbox One X performs and, on the other hand, the boot time is very similar to the one of the last machine.

Within the comfort section we must also highlight the simplicity of its line, which allows Xbox One X to fit almost anywhere in the living room or in our bedroom, which together with the compactness of Xbox One X design and the ability to work horizontally or vertically. It looks good everywhere. It is good that since the division of Xbox has renounced the unattractive design of the standard One and has chosen again to reproduce something similar to S, although perhaps with something less exquisite in materials and without that panel with holes so elegant and showy of the Slim model.

What ends up rounding the comfort section is that, like the smallest revision released last year, X renounces having the bulky external power supply and that means having a less item at home … Which we all appreciate .

In terms of dimensions to the smallest revision, just a few millimeters of change upwards to finish consolidated in 30 centimeters long by 24 wide and barely 6 in thickness, and with a compact weight of 3.8Kgs. And that, although reproducing content in 4K heats up very slightly more than that model S, the truth is that it is just as silent as that one.

Some things that were superfluous in their design have been eliminated, as in S. For example, the Kinect connection still does not make an appearance, so if someone wants to use the motion detection peripheral, they must buy an official adapter to use it. While it is true that the Xbox One X in question costs a considerable amount, the truth is that the decision to erase in a stroke any connection for him connects with the abandonment to which Microsoft has submitted to this peripheral.

But how about the Xbox One X Games?

This is the most complicated part of evaluating Xbox One X. On the one hand, because everything is constantly changing, the patches are not always finished and the games that are added to the support do not stop doing it, and on the other because what we can show you in the video that accompanies the text is always subject to the loss of quality that there is always in a processed clip. We have tried to carry out some comparisons in the video report, but always end up suffering a loss of detail that ends up not doing justice to how these works really look on a 4K TV and with the considerable dimensions that are needed for that a similar resolution be noted.

Especially difficult is the fact that the level of improvement of the more than 130 video games that are currently listed as support recipients for X will vary significantly depending on what you want to offer the study that develops Xbox One X. For example, in the list you can see that some titles are labeled with the words “Improved Xbox One X”, to dry, that others include it with the word 4K or HDR and that some treasure the three characteristics.

However, as we said, the drip is constant so it’s easy to get outdated. For example, at the time when we were carrying out the video analysis, the updated version of Super Lucky’s Tale for X was not yet available, but at the moment in which we are writing this article … Although at the last minute, what has not allowed to deepen. The game supports 4K and 60 frames per second, being significantly more fluid in the new video game console, and leaving in evidence to some versions for previous machines that, in a first and brief glance, we have seemed much more irregular in this area. It is not the most shocking game but it is the only great launching title that accompanies the platform, so even though the improvement is not colossal it has seemed important to start with it.

And it is that all this is difficult to calibrate, of course. For example, after seeing a title with as much possibility of taking advantage of the resolution by the amount of small elements on screen as it is FIFA 18, the truth is that seeing it in 4K resolution offers very good sensations, making the colors of the turf more vibrant and causing the players to be totally recognizable in their faces even with the most general plans. If you have had the opportunity to watch 4K football on any of the digital platforms, the experience is quite similar, although without the loss of quality of a content broadcast on television. Of course, the game still has some problems here to keep their 60FPS completely stable, something that happens in all editions of the game we have seen to date.

On the other hand, the version that we have had the opportunity to see about Assassin’s Creed Origins in 4K is not yet finished, it will end up having its final version on the day of the video game launch, but already offers overwhelming samples of its possibilities. The 4K, not native this time, is enough to give a visual “push” to the program, but the power of the machine is particularly evident in elements such as the distance drawn or the detail of certain textures and screen objects, something fantastic to encourage the sensation of spectacularity that its resounding stages transmit. Unfortunately this version did not include an HDR that will be implemented on November 7, so again it is a trial that we have to leave halfway.

Gears of War 4, in some things, offers the best results. Unlike with Origins, Xbox One X treat of HDR is formidable, probably the best we have seen so far, and this achieves not only amazing lighting but a remarkable growth in the treatment of color. In addition, its increase in resolution offers remarkable benefits to contemplate the good artistic work carried out by The Coalition. However, we must clarify that the title has two visual options, on the one hand to enhance the graphic section with its best finery and its increased resolution or, on the other hand, increase its performance to trigger fluency. To begin, we must qualify that these alternatives are only applicable to non-competitive modes, that is, to campaign or Horde, so as not to create disadvantages among players; and do not forget to make clear also that the 60FPS that tries to achieve the program in X are not stable in this Performance Mode.

More veteran is Killer Instinct, which saw the light in 2013, and that already at that time debuted with 60 frames per second and a resolution that was initially 720p, after 900p and now reaches 4K. The problem we have with the Iron Galaxy fighting game is that it has its years, and that extra resolution does not just play in favor of a treatment of textures or clothing for wrestlers that not only is it not always trained to take advantage, but sometimes even plays against him, showing some weaknesses that were not so obvious in 1080p.

Halo 5: Guardians received its patch in the middle of the afternoon of November 2, consolidating that feeling of constant reception of titles with Xbox One X support, so together with Super Lucky’s Tale they are products that WE have not been able to devote the necessary time to value it with enough depth. Yes it is true that the sensations are positive with him thanks to that 16GB patch that includes abundant visual improvements and 4K support but, as with the Playtonic platforms, for now we dare not go into much deeper assessments. Yes we can tell you that the sharpness of the program with this number of pixels in this Xbox One X is fantastic, and that we do not see any irregularity in the rate of images per second.

Xbox One X Other considerations

For starters, although it is not directly related to the games but with the price, the truth is that a Blu-ray player in 4K is already worth a considerable amount of money, and both the S model and the X of One include it , something that PlayStation 4 does not do, so already at the beginning there is some ground gained on your part.

On the other hand, and with videojuegos of size as abusive as the 100GB that they haunt, for example, Halo 5: Guardians or Gears of War 4 with all their updates and their free maps, it goes without saying that the Xbox One X had to be provided with a hard disk wide series. Xbox One X has opted for the size of 1TB, however, it will not be difficult to fill with some ease.

The video game console also continues to cultivate what we started to see in Xbox One of Microsoft’s understanding that now the player not only demands to play but also to share his prowess. That is why Xbox One X offers a tool for capturing content much higher than the one provided then, one that significantly reduces the processing of the video that collects and that allows to collect clips at 4K and 60FPS resolution in a material still far from what the best capturing they allow but that it hoards a very estimable level in the 30 seconds of maximum time that they allow. When sharing through Xbox Live come into play the limitations, of course, with a strong processing and a cap of 1080p.

As for load times … The boot, as I mentioned in the section related to comfort, is slightly shorter, but it is true that for other titles such as Gears of War 4 or Halo 5: Guardians itself offers a few times of waiting noticeably longer than in S. This, as you will be imagining, is due to the need to load all the material with new textures of more weight, more complex illuminations and 4K resolutions … but not by logical ceases to be striking .

Conclusions:

Xbox One X is a video game console, so it does not make much sense to finish the assessment with a note as if it were a traditional video game, and more with a machine so subject to show what is really capable over time. And we do not mean that what we think about what hardware is going to change in a year, since it will continue to look like Xbox One X console with enormous potential, but rather due to the fact that we will see then whether it is taking something out of the game or not.

And, in fact, we chase the feeling that this is only the tip of the iceberg. As often happens with any recently released hardware, the first titles that premiere for him are far from what it is capable of offering. This is something that is particularly evident with this desktop offer from Microsoft. On the one hand, as it is not exactly Xbox One X but a revision of an existing one, it makes sense that, except for Super Lucky’s Tale there is not a big Triple-A to be taken to the mouth … But the one that is thus not ceases to be disappointing and obliges, as we have told you a few lines above, that the big stars of its video game offer are either titles already with a certain time behind them or works from third parties such as Electronic Arts, Activision or Ubisoft. It will be with the passage of the months or years when we begin to see how the exclusives take advantage of it, and also what the multiplatform can do to appear on several devices at the same time and offer something here that separates them from the rest.

But that are nuances and assessments about the software that do not stop being that, opinions on the appropriateness or not of launching a machine with this type of accompaniment. What really matters is that after the hesitant start of Xbox One, Microsoft launches an Xbox One X that costs 499 euros but has both inside that really offers enough value to make reasonable purchase. Of course, the fact that it is so difficult to make judgments from the outside is the factor related to what you need to show in its maximum splendor. Not everyone has a 4K TV, and as estimable as the 1080p rescaling of the super sampling that greatly improves the visual finish in that resolution, the truth is that only with a device capable of playing the 2160p these releases are observed throughout his glory

So we do not think that with hardware dedicated to a hardcore audience and relatively minor because of their price will reverse the current state of affairs, but we do think that there is much courage in the maneuver. Especially taking into account that there are much cheaper alternatives that offer both themselves and the competition, and it is this absence of fear that makes the industry move forward. Now Microsoft has both fronts covered, the most casual player with the beautiful and elegant model S and the most dedicated amateur with the equally slender but powerful model X. We only need the hardest … Fill the calendar of games that show your potential.

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8 Tips on Becoming a Web Hosting Reseller

8 Tips on Becoming a Web Hosting Reseller

Choosing to become a web hosting reseller can sometimes be a simple decision. After all, people always need professionals to help them host and manage their website in today’s digitally focused world. As a reseller, you can tap into an age of digital transformation, and either add extra income onto your existing career or simply tap into a source of ongoing cash.

While it’s true that web host reselling can be a tempting business, with hundreds of new professionals taking their opportunity to get into the market each month, it’s also worth noting that it’s easy to make mistakes on the path to success.

If you want to achieve incredible things with your reseller business, then you need to know exactly how to get started. The following 8 tips might be able to help.

1.     Choose Your Source Host Wisely

As a web hosting reseller, you can only ever be as successful as the company that provides the actual hosting service to your customers. It’s your job to sell on the behalf of another brand, not create your own hosting solution, which means that you need to make sure that you’ve chosen the right source to give yourself the best chance of success.

Compare the different options on the market carefully, and keep the reliability and reputation of the source in mind when making your decision. A reliable source should be able to offer fantastic service, and their reputation might even help you to grow your business a little faster. On the other hand, a cheap and ineffective host could damage your online presence, and make it harder for you to achieve success in the future. A company such as HostPresto.com is a good option should you be looking for a cheap solution but also something which is considered established and ultimately reliable.

2.     Know How to Market Packages to your Customers

Once you know which source host you’ll be going with, you can start to think about how you can market yourself to your customers. The key here is making sure that you offer something different to the solutions that your competitors can already give while ensuring that you’re meeting the needs of your target audience.

Ideally, you’ll need to step into the shoes of your target customer here and think realistically about what will suit them. The best thing you can do to capture the attention of a crowd is to include more freebies and services into your hosting package early on, then learn how to manipulate the pricing without letting the customers to catch on.

3.     Brand and Promote Your Business

Some of the reseller hosting plans available on the market today will allow you to control the hosting accounts of your customers so that you can brand the experience you give. This shows professionalism on your part and can do more to build loyalty among your clients.

You might also be able to think more carefully about promoting your business, by building a website that shares the same branded features as your hosting reseller platform.

4.     Do Plenty of Market Research

In the world of reselling hosting packages to customers, you can simply wait to learn things about your competitors on the fly, but it’s generally a better idea to get a feel for the market before you jump in. Look around and see what people need, and what people are offering in terms of a web hosting provider.

For instance, you could run a basic Google search an check out some of the top competitors in your area to see which brands are leading the industry, and what you can to do out-perform them.

5.     Push Your USP

As mentioned above, if you want to get ahead of your competitors, then you need to offer your customers something unique. After you’ve examined what’s already in the marketplace, try to develop something that’s more likely to earn the attention of your customers.

Since host reselling is a pretty flexible business, your USP could be almost anything. For instance, you could show off your low prices, your incredible service skills, or the fact that you can combine hosting with other features like web design or content management.

6.     Start Small and Build

It’s often tempting to dive head-first into your host reselling business, but it’s generally easier to attract customers in your general area before you attempt to go global. Many customers are sick of working with faceless hosting corporations and would prefer to work with a local business that they know they can get hold of.

If you create a powerful local experience, then you may find that you earn the loyalty and attention of your target audience faster -which is perfect for those who want to benefit from the advantages of word of mouth marketing.

7.     Make Customer Service a Priority

Since switching between hosts is easier than ever today, no-one will think twice about moving to a new host if their current reseller isn’t up to par. This is why it’s crucial to keep your customers happy with your services. Make sure that your clients can always reach you if they have a problem, and put their satisfaction first.

8.     Install an SSL Certificate on your Website

One of the key things customers look for in a hosting reseller is security. Selling hosting means collecting personal data about customers, like emails, addresses, names, and even credit card information. To make your clients feel as secure as possible, employ an SSL certificate to encrypt the information between visitors and servers.

The safer your customers feel, the more likely they are to keep doing business with you.

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iPhone X Review By Twit IQ

iPhone X Review By Twit IQ

Apple iPhone X Reviews: Tim Cook’s Rushed Vision of an Awkward Future

Apple lifted the review restriction today for those who got an early look into the functioning of the iPhone X, while the rest of the people in the world have to wait in a queue at the nearest Apple Store just so Tim Cook and his team can capture a few pictures of the demand. While some reviewers have had more than a week to review the device, many others have had just a day or less with this futuristic phone before reporting about it.

Let us have a look at the reviews put up by these people about the iPhone X, in acknowledgement with Jim Dalrymple who, like many others, has had his device with him for only for less than twenty-four hours.

What was the most surprising about the iPhone X was that when it was taken out of the box, the thought was that the physical appearance and the design would be much better than its predecessors. It was a waste of time comparing it with the iPhone 8 plus. However, once switched on, the iPhone X has majority of screen space. It does not have the big space at the top and bottom like the iPhone Plus models, it’s all screen and looks beautiful. The iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch size screen & the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen whereas the iPhone X a 5.8-inch screen.iPhone X

 

From all of Apple’s new designs and technology, there are two closely related aspects that everyone is curious to know – the whole design in general of the iPhone X with the OLED screen particularly and the correctness of FaceID.

After spending a month from the time of its launch establishing that the display was ‘all-screen’ and how Apple accomplished in removing the bezels, there is juxtaposition with the actuality. The screen’s surface area percentage is less than that of the Galaxy Note 8 and the screen’s brightness is also less than that of the competing handset by Samsung. But the OLED option turns out to be the clear winner when the yardstick is not the competitor phone but the previous versions of the iPhones, all of which had LCD screens.

James Titcomb stated to The Telegraph, that iPhone X has something known as “Super Retina” screen, which, in Apple’s terminology, is the first iPhone display to use OLED technology. This means the there is a better pop to the colours, the blacks are more dark and as a whole, the display looks brighter.

There is no denying the fact that it actually looks incredible. It is definite advancement from the previous iPhones, which now start to look a little monotonous in comparison.

However, there is the inclusion of the forward facing sensors which makes it very clear that it has robbed Apple the full potential of an ‘all screen’ forward display. This notch is an evident iconic element, but it serves the purpose of Apple’s marketing first and its users second. Many reviewers have said that after using it and getting used to the phone, it becomes ‘invisible’ but it will remain an uncomfortable reminder that this outline is the outline of an Apple smartphone.

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Nilay Patel at The Verge gives review of the notch and how it is badly managed in third-party softwares. Apps that have not yet been particularly updated for the iPhone X but still utilise the Apple iOS auto-layout system will fit the screen properly but weird things occur such as Dark Sky obstructs half the status bar with its own hardcoded black bar, Uber places your account icon above the battery indicator and in the Halide camera app, the settings are hidden by the notch and to some extent gets tucked into the display’s bunny ears. It almost manages to look right but then you recognize it’s in fact just broken.

Apps that already been updated for the iPhone X all have various ways of handling this notch that occasionally lead to add results, particularly in apps that play video. Instagram Stories don’t completely fill the screen and instead have big gray borders both at the top and bottom.

Youtube has only two options for a full screen playback the first being a small window bordered by letter and pillar-boxing or a full screen option with the notch covering the left side of the video. Netflix is somewhat better but the border problem remains almost the same. Undoubtedly, popular apps will be updated over time but first impressions are important and innovative designs for screens and the notch are immature pieces of technology.

The design has also eliminated the Home button and replaced it with swipes and gestures, which is commonly seen on other platforms but seen for the first time in the case of Apple. Forbes’ David Phelan said in his review that there have been major changes to the user experience. To enter the iPhone X from the look screen, one has to swipe upwards from the bottom of the display and 3 seconds thereafter a bar and the words ‘Swipe up to open’ appear to help remind the user of the next action.

When you are in an app’s interface, it is this same swipe action that returns you to the home screen, complete with an animation to enhance the action of the app shrinking back to its shortcut icon, in the correct place.

It is all wonderful but it takes a lot of time to get used to the swipe instead of attempting to press the missing Home button. In addition, the missing Home button means there will be no double-press for launching multi-tasking. Now users will have to swipe up and pause and then the open apps interface opens as before.

Thus, Apple has excluded the Home button and TouchID from the iPhone X, as well as forced the notch onto the screen, just so that it could handle facial recognition. Tech-savvy users have tentatively given a positive review for Face ID as it works great indoors and in dark surroundings but in sunlight or under fluorescent lights, the accuracy goes down. Also, the sensors need to be in a ‘sweet spot’ close to the user’s face.

Another reviewer, Matthew Panzarino’s experience is quite similar to other reviewer’s experiences. It works so swiftly and impeccably that after a while you forget that raising and swiping is actually unlocking the device and occasionally, and while unlocking you will get to see the FaceID animation.

The “all swipe” interface makes using this phone and apps feel seamless and interconnected. Matthew says that FaceID failed when either he was not looking at the phone when it made the attempt to read his face, with attention detection switched on, or it was a steep angle and could not capture his whole face. Whenever it was pointed at him and he was looking, it opened. Overall, compared to TouchID, this had more number of failed tries.

The camera is away from the new technology. Apple has always taken pride over manufacturing phones that have efficient and user-friendly systems for imaging and this tradition is continued in the iPhone X, even though no prominent upgrade is seen, the Cupertino camera will still be beaten by a narrow margin by the Galaxy handsets to be crowned as the ultimate smartphone camera.

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Submitting to Blog Directories and Search Engines

Submitting to Blog Directories and Search Engines

Submitting your blog to blog directories and search engines is a very important offline SEO strategy.

Now, what are blog directories?

A blog directory is a website that lists blogs and their descriptions under different categories that can be easily found by a visitor. You can add your blogs too for free and for a price. Most blog directories request you to register first.

What is the benefit of submitting to blog directories?

When you submit your blog to blog directories and when your submission is approved by the webmaster, your blog will be listed in the category in which you submitted.

Visitors browsing through blog directories for information are likely to visit your blog.

Blog directories are visited by advertisers to choose a blog in which they want to promote their products/services.

You also get a quality one-way backlink (inbound link) to your blog which is considered very important to get Google search results rank. The more inbound links your blog shows, the higher ranking your blog will be awarded.

Points to note while submitting to blog directories.

  • Submitting to blog directories and blog search engines is time-consuming, monotonous.
  • You should also ensure to submit in the appropriate category, else, your submission won’t be approved.
  • While starting to submit your blog to blog directories, you should maintain a log of your submission activities to avoid duplication.
  • Since you will be joining hundreds of blog directories, it is expected of you to be organized by saving your joining details and submission log details.  In a word document, you should record the following details first:

Title of blog:

URL:

Description:

(Since blog directories will ask description with varying number of words, you should have prepared the description of your blog in 100, 200, 250 and 400 words. If you have the same description on every page across different directory websites, then, many of these will be seen as duplicate content by the search engines and your links will get devalued. Therefore, compose different worded descriptions for the purpose of submission.)

Keywords:

Your email:

Your Blog Feed Title:

Your blog Feed URL:

If you keep this information in a text document on your computer, then you can copy and paste the content on the submission page quickly

Some  directories will ask you to place their link first on your blog before you hit the submit button. This is the reciprocal link.

Some directories will ask you to register first before submitting. So, in another word file, you should keep recording the blog directories you have joined and the relevant login details. This will come in handy when you have more blogs to submit to the same directories.

Warning: Do not submit to paid blog directories.

Outsourcing:

Since directory submission is not an exciting task, may webmasters will outsource the submission work from various marketplaces found in forums and other places.

Feed Directories

A directory of RSS feeds organized under various categories. This serves the same purpose as blog directories. Both are places to get one-way Backlinks which is very important to get Google rank.

Blog Search Engines

A blog search engine is a search engine that displays results related to blogs only. Such a search engine normally will index only blogs and make them searchable through search form and/or directory-like browsing.

In most cases, directories and social networking are integrated into a blog search engine to make it more lively and interesting enough for visitors and registered users to stay on.

Example: Blog Catalog

Examples of Blog Search Engines:

http://www.blogsearchengine.org/

https://www.twingly.com/search

I am compiling a list of places where you can submit your blog. Once I complete my list and verify them manually, I will post the list in this blog. Stay tuned.

 

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