First of all I want to say that entering on-line contests can open you up to spam. Also the possibility of the contest being a scam has greatly increased over the years and should be approached cautiously. Entering contests with well known companies like the one I entered with Telus should be safe enough.
When I entered in the contest with Telus I didn’t think I would have a chance but the prize was worth the effort. They offered 1 Blackberry and 3 Samsung Galaxy S4’s as a prize for answering a survey about their new website for business clients. The website is located at www.telustalksbusiness.com and worth a visit.
My prize was one of the Samsung Galaxy S4’s in black and upon receiving it the first thing I noticed was the size of it. Clearly my old LG Optimus One phone was half the size of this new phone. The other thing I noticed was how clear and vibrant the picture quality was on it. As for speed it’s far faster than my old phone would ever be and with more storage space. The packaging says it has 16 GB’s of internal memory but with the operating system and pre-installed apps it’s more like 9 GB’s of memory. Still far superior then the LG phone at a mere 900mb’s. It was easy to set up and learn although I’ll probably never use all of the features. I can’t say enough about this phone, I’ve read all the reviews on it and I would have to agree that it is the best phone on the market and well worth the $700.00 price tag. A phone with that high of a price tag is certainly not in my budget at this point in time so I’m very thankful for winning such a great prize.
All I can say is read the reviews and see for yourself how great this phone really is. Here is one particular review that I liked… http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/samsung-galaxy-s4-review-and-giveaway/ please keep in mind that this review is based in the UK so the charger is different but other than that it’s the same. Once again the Samsung phones are far better and it’s my opinion that I would never go to an iPhone for any reason, I prefer my android phones.
For other reviews that I’ve done or if you have any suggestions on products you want me to review please see my website at www.computeremporium.ca or email me.
I have been in the computer industry for a number of years now, silently sitting back and observing. Now that I run my own computer service I feel I must speak out. I pride myself on my honesty and integrity and can not tolerate dishonest people or poor workmanship. Too many times I have come across another technician’s work that was either done improperly or down right illegally. I have been told that I should become the Holmes On Homes of the computer industry and that is why I’m writing this. I want to inform my customers and the public what to look for in their computer technicians. Over the next little while I will be writing my opinions and observations regarding the computer industry. I realize I can’t change it but perhaps I can help to better inform you. It is far too easy for a computer technician to take advantage of someone that doesn’t know better.
Today lets talk about the Windows Operating System (Windows Vista or Windows XP). I have known people who have gone into a computer shop and had operating system down graded from Windows Vista to Windows XP and had not received a copy of the windows software nor had they received the COA (Certificate Of Authenticity). The COA is a visual identifier that assists in determining whether or not the Microsoft software you are running is genuine. It includes the product key that is required to reinstall Microsoft if the need arises. Keep in mind that the COA should never be purchased without the software that it authenticates.
When you buy Microsoft software they have built in features that prevent piracy and indicates whether or not its genuine. The COA label is one way but the software media is the other. The media will be a DVD with a hologram with the words Microsoft and Genuine on it. Always check to make sure that the hologram isn’t a label that can be pealed off. If in doubt check the Microsoft website under How To Tell windows is genuine.
Keep in mind when you go to buy Microsoft software if its a ridiculously low price, then be cautious. I’ve seen ads for Windows Vista Ultimate for $50.00 to $100 including installation. Think about it, Windows Vista Ultimate is retailed at $330.00 or more. OEM software should never be sold without the purchase of system hardware like a motherboard or harddrive. If you purchase it without system hardware then the copy of windows becomes illegal to own.
I hope you enjoyed reading this and once again please keep in mind these are my opinions. Its best to educate yourself on what is out there to prevent problems in the future. Please feel free to comment on my blog.