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Can you survive a week without your smartphone?
Yes. Definitely you can, you won't die of starvation or dehydration. However, this is what I've found. Smartphones are addictive! Have you ever tried doing your homework or assignments but just couldn't control yourself from checking on your phone every now and then?
If yes, Congratulation,you have just become part of the many people who can't live without their smartphones.
If no,please proceed on doing your stuffs,but you may read on if you want.
Even though smartphone is really useful especially for business customers,the side effect is that it will become highly addictive as you use it.
Well,if you happen to be one of those who are addicted to this problem,you will notice that you aren't actually checking on anything on your phone. Most of the time,you don't even realize why you picked up the phone. It has become a highly distinctive addiction. You'll find yourself refreshing your news feed on facebook,twitter or instagram.
This,to me, is really really bad. We are all productivity craving animals and distractions like this is just unacceptable.
Now, as a part of social responsibility or whatever, I've got a suggestion to solve this issue.
You can try practicing the "NO" period method.
If you want to complete a project or wants to concentrate on your research or whatsoever,
take a period of time,say 2 hours devoted to just doing this project.
You have to say "NO" to everything during that period,don't pick up phone,don't check on your phones,lock your room and etc.
*Of course,if you're expecting an urgent or important call,you may pick up the phone
It may be tempting at first to check on your phone thinking that there will be important or urgent messages. However, based on my experience,very little things are really that urgent that you must attend to it immediately.
One suggestion is that you can turn off or silent the phone and put it in a drawer. Do not retrieve it until you have done your work.
This may sound very critical but believe me, this distraction is a threat to your productivity.
In the end of the day, you are the human and the phone is the tool,you control the tool,not otherwise.
I wish everyone the best of luck in tackling this issue.
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I happened to come across this article from Reader's digest and think that it is worth sharing; as it highlights also the ugly side of the mobile revolution.
“I can’t live without my mobile phone!” is what I often hear people say as they lament about how mobiles have become an indispensable part of their lives. The blurring of personal and work lives brought about by the device are posing challenges to many.
The all so common sight of heads bent, eyes staring intently at mobile screens and fingers busy tapping away repeats itself across major cities around the world. Whenever there is a moment to spare while on the train, taxi or waiting in a queue, people busy themselves with their mobile devices. Some even confess to checking in with their phones while out on a date!
Such unhealthy obsession with mobile devices is disrupting how we appreciate the little things in life or miss the moments that matter. The truth is that technology overall should be seen as a tool to enhance our way of living and not as a backfill for the good things that we as humans naturally enjoy.
Mobile phones have certainly made a significant impact on our lives, but I truly believe it’s for the better.
It’s changed the way we communicate, whether for work or play. We are now less constrained by time and geographical location. With my mobile device, I can dial into conference calls while stuck in a traffic jam, or reply to urgent e-mails while on the go. I can send a text message or share photos and videos with friends who aren’t living in the same country. My phone calendar keeps my life organised, and even Facebook, Twitter, and instant messaging are now accessible from mobile devices!
Smartphones are more than just a means to stay connected; they are also a key source of entertainment. The game of Snake was one of the first mobile games that I got hooked on way back in the 1990s. Today, the market’s flooded with mobile apps – we’re so spoilt for choice! And it’s not just games. There are apps to help you find your way around literally anywhere, apps that let you listen to your favourite music, apps to book cinema or concert tickets, and even apps that teach the alphabet to toddlers.
The mobile revolution isn’t just changing the lives of urbanites like myself. I know of a young Bangladeshi woman named Shompa Akhter who has a passion for fashion and design. She dreamt about starting her own business and she did just that, opening a boutique in Kushtia featuring her own creations. Dealing with suppliers in different towns was a hassle for Shompa – purchase orders had to either be hand delivered or mailed out to suppliers. Shompa also found it tough publicising her business to potential customers outside her town.
Before using a mobile phone, Shompa had never heard of e-mails! The technology intimidated her and she was sceptical about how a mobile phone and e-mail could help her business. But once she got the hang of it, she was hooked. Mobile e-mail is a blessing in her life. The 25-year-old entrepreneur now stays in touch easily with her suppliers.
I hear inspiring stories like Shompa’s from so many other countries. Teachers, like Edna Cas and Imelda Pontejos from Ligao East Central School in the Philippines, have brought lessons to life in the classrooms by downloading multimedia content via smartphones using the Text2Teach programme and linking it to television screens to show to their students.
Farmers, like Edi Sugara Purba in North Sumatra, Indonesia now have access to weather information critical to crops. With the information gained through his mobile phone, Edi can quickly decide how to best protect the coffee and oranges he grows. He also gets information on crop prices to help him negotiate better and decide on how to price his crops competitively.
Who would have thought that mobility could effect such monumental change? It shouldn’t really be a surprise though. Information is empowering. Just ask Shompa, Edna and Edi.
Still, close to six billion mobile phone users don’t own a smartphone. Another 3.2 billion people don’t own a mobile device at all. The mobile revolution is here but there are still many out there who have yet to experience its benefits. We’ve only just begun.
- Extracted from Reader's Digest, August 2011.
Opinion: While electronic devices like these are great,it really depends on how you use it to fully extract its benefits. In other words, live in the real world.
That's where Savwee comes in, trying to convert the other six billion smart phone users by providing the most competitive price we can afford to give, our niche market? people who are still skeptical buying valuables online.
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The New Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been launch and like many,me too have been surprised by the price tag.
The Price of RM2399 is unusual compared to the previous RM2199 for newly release model. However,upon inspection,the price is justified by-
32GB built in memory instead of 16GB built in memory.
LTE version instead of 3G.
Therefore,we will be expecting much faster mobile data connection and more space to keep data in this newer version of the flagship Galaxy Note Series. Still a very good buy with Savwee. Almost RM50(Could be used to have a nice dinner) cheaper than what is sold outside. Very reasonable price.
Improvements compared to Samsung Galaxy Note II
Bigger screen (5.7" compared to 5.5")
More HD( resolution of 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720)
-Smoother experience( 3GB Ram )
Longer Battery life
Much more HD picture(13Megapixel vs 8Megapixel)
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Apple,a symbol of innovation
Iphone, It is a great product. Who am I to judge Samsung VS Apple and say which device is the best. I really can't tell. The thing is No device is the best device. It all depends on the person. Some people may argue that Iphones has too many restrictions. Some may say it's too simple. However,in my opinion,that's what makes Iphone so beautiful, Its elegantly simple. Yup,Specs wise, the Samsung Galaxy S4 may seem to lead Iphone by a mile but Iphone has it's own secret weapon,the IOS. Frankly, after using both Iphone and Samsung devices,I felt that the Iphone is slightly more responsive to the touch and gives a smoother experience.
The compliments aside, the true reason why we are not offering Iphones is because we couldn't offer a great deal to everyone. Apple products rarely come in a price much lower than the retail price. Say the retail price is RM2199 , we can hardly beat the price as it costs us RM2135 to get one. If anyone is willing to pay RM2199 for an Iphone,we'll definitely take the deal.
SInce we couldn't sell Iphone,we're gonna convince you to buy Samsung,
Let's compare S4 vs Iphone 5
Camera - S4 wins - 13MP vs 8MP
Battery life - S4 wins - Longer Battery life
Processor - S4 wins - Quad core vs Dual Core ,Almost twice as powerful
Display - S4 wins - Bigger Screen ,Super Amoled HD Screen
Basically,the S4 is superior is most categories relating to the Hardware.
But the Main point is this,
You could get a S4 @ Only RM1888 compared to RM2199 for an Iphone 5
Getting better product at much lower price?
Doesn't take a genius to figure out what to do next-
Call 016-5678233 or drop us a message at our facebook page and we'll start talking.
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After being in the business for some time,I'm starting to grab the concept of how this industry works.
The Manufacturer,Samsung Electronics, will ship out their smartphones to several Huge Volume Distributor at a very very low price. Then ,these distributors will then distributes the smartphones out by marking up a small profit. Depending on which level of the process you're on, you will be offered different pricing on different volume. (Changes from time to time,may even go up sometimes)
As dealers,we are advised to sell our smartphones at the retail price set by Samsung but however,still free to sell at a lower cost. Due to intense competition,many will opt to sell lower and earn more through the accessories. This explains why the prices in KL is so low.
Most accessories out there are Made in China. They usually come in a very low price and so does the quality.
However,I notice that many people opt for the design rather than how it feels and its durability.
AP(Approved Products) phones
I heard that AP phones are actually Original Smartphones that comes from Singapore.
Only difference between these phones is that AP phones doesn't have a warranty with the Samsung Customer Service Center of Malaysia.
However,the difference between the cost of AP phones and Ori phones are <RM200,therefore,dealers rarely sells AP Samsung phones(Not to say no one is selling,Just make sure you receive the warranty confirmation to ensure it's not AP)
Here at Savwee,we stresses on selling only original sets to avoid after sales dispute.
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International Mobile Station Equipment Identity or better known as IMEI is like the Birth Certificate of mobile phones. Once manufactured,each smartphone is designated an IMEI no to register it's details such as its model,year of manufacture and some of its specifications.
You can easily check the IMEI no of your device by dialing *#06# and the IMEI no will pop up on your screen. In cases if your phone is stolen and you have its IMEI no,you can actually dial up to your network provider and block the IMEI no,this completely blocks your device from making calls or receiving calls.
IMEI no is also used to register for the warranty of your phone.Usually this is done within few days from the purchase of the phone.Therefore,in the event if something went wrong with the phone and it is covered under warranty,the IMEI no will be used as a reference for the validity of the warranty(usually used to check whether the warranty period is still valid).
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There are actually few ways to know if your smartphone is original. Some people will look for the tiny samsung sticker underneath the back cover while some people will look for a shiny sticker underneath the battery.
However,I do think that there is a better way of knowing this for sure,that is through the registration of the eWarranty. Even if there is a sticker underneath the cover or battery,it only shows that it is original,but it doesn't show that it is new.
Receiving a sms directly from Samsung stating that your warranty has just been registered guarantees that your devices is NEW and ORIGINAL. You can't register a warranty twice(showing it is NEW),needless to say,register a non-ori phone for warranty.
If you shop with us,you will receive the sms within 3 days from the date of delivery. Notice that there is this thing called IMEI on the image on the left.Your warranty is actually registered using this IMEI no. If there is any fault on your mobile phone that is covered under warranty,just bring it to any Samsung Customer Service Center and they will check your warranty using your IMEI no. To find out more about IMEI no and how to check it,click here.
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KakaoTalk may seem like just another free call and text app. However, it has got some little features that make it stand out from most of its competitors like whatsapp,wechat,line or viber. What makes KakaoTalk fun is that it enables the user to call each other while changing the voice that you transmit to the other party. In other words,it allows you to alter your voice. Currently,there are only two voices available,that is the voice of the cat(Tom) and the dog(Ben). It's really funny when you try it out,especially when you are telling something serious using the voice of Tom. Moreover,unlike other call and text apps,it also allow you to use the "walkie-talkie" feature that is feature in apps like wechat . Besides, It also features some BIGBANG emoticons.
Give it a try now. Available on Android,iOS,Blackberry and also Windows Phone.
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Look familiar to you? I'm sure you've seen this in the shopping center or some kind of advertisement.
This is a QR code.
Try scanning this QR code using the kaywa reader on your smartphone now.
This is actually our very own QR code that leads the user to www.savwee.com after they've scanned it through their smartphone.
The QR code actually originates from JAPAN and its use is only made popular in other countries in the recent years,mainly in the marketing industry. Now,that you know what these means and how to use them, didn't it made your world more interesting?