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Lenovo K6 Note Review

I know that this review has been a long time coming but finally got down to write it.

I have been using the Lenovo K6 Note for the past six months and here is my review of it.

The 1080×1920 5.5-inch screen offers beautiful pictures. This coupled with the 3GB RAM works great while playing games and watching videos on YouTube or Kodi. However, on the flip side, the screen size also makes it a bit difficult to type with one hand. It is also not pocket-friendly and needs to be carried around in a bag.

The phone has a  4000mAh battery that usually lasts for around two days on one charge (While using the Browser, WhatsApp, Kodi, VLC, LibriVox, Google Spreadsheets, Adobe Reader and occasionally a game or the WordPress app). Right now, as I’m typing this, my battery is at 41% after charging it 3 days ago!

However, I did find that the Screencast option did drain the battery pretty quickly. My battery went down from 40% to 9% while screencasting a 2-hour movie. While screencasting the video was hanging a bit on my TV, even though it played well on the phone. (So unsure if this was a problem with the phone, Amazon Prime app, my Internet connection, or whether this is a regular thing during screencasts).

While the phone gives a clear sound, it isn’t as loud as my previous phone (The Sony Ericsson WT19i). Also, I’ve heard that Dolby Atmos gives you a surround sound, but not sure how that works out for a phone with only one speaker at the bottom.

The last con of the phone is that it has suddenly shut down twice while I’ve been using it. On checking online, I found that this problem has also been faced by other users as well.

The phone has the Android 6.0.1 OS and runs glitch-free with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor.

My mom recently got the new K8 Note. While I haven’t had the time to check the phone entirely, it seems pretty much the same as the K6 Note. The differences at a glance:

The multitask button is on the right side while the back button is on its left. (Opposite of the K6 Note). This can be a bit inconvenient as sometimes I ended up pressing the back button instead of the multi-task button. The front and rear cameras are both  13MP which gives clear images. While the battery is supposed to be the same for both phones, my mom charges her K8 Note once in 3-4 days.

I would like to conclude by saying, the pros of the K6 Note exceeds that of the cons and if you are looking for a new phone then this is a good buy. If you already have the K6 Note and are planning on upgrading, then I would suggest waiting and seeing what the Lenovo K9 Note has to offer. It is expected to release in 2018.

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4 REASONS WHY YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD INVEST IN CONTENT MARKETING

Content! It’s something the entire internet is made of. It is also something which determines a number of things a person does, like, which product to buy? Or, how to fix a light bulb? The marketer and author, Seth Godin says, “Content marketing is the only marketing left.” Here are more reasons why you should consider content marketing for your business:

  • It Drives Organic Traffic

People always click on the first few links they see when they type a query on Google or any other search engine. Writing articles and blog posts with relevant keywords increases chances of your company’s website appearing at the top and being opened. This increases the number of people who view your content.

  • Makes You Look Like An Expert/ Helper

Companies which provide information regarding their industry are seen as experts regarding the same. Those who offer tips or help are preferred more than companies who give out information only about themselves and their products. This is why a number of fashion bloggers or food stylists get a high number of followers.

  • Increases The Number Of Times Your Brand Name Is Viewed

A lot of companies have started giving options to their viewers/ readers to subscribe to their blogs and like or follow their social media pages. By doing this, not only do they give a chance to their followers to stay connected with them, but also, they are able to make their presence felt by having their messages appear in their target audiences feed and email inboxes.

  • Turning A Potential Client/ Customer Into An Actual One

Potential clients who keep coming back to your blog posts or social media channels, tend to check more information about your company and the products you sell. Some articles can also inspire them to buy your products. For example, if your company sells various kinds of sauces, you could write a blog post or create a video on how to make a veg. kebab and incorporate your sauce in the recipe.

Of course, creating and implementing a content strategy requires some amount of hard work and dedication. Keep in mind that your content should be of high quality. It should also be such that people keep coming back to it. Remember, people will only read, like and share things they find relevant and interesting.  

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HOW TO GET YOUR DNS SERVER TO RESPOND IN A FEW BASIC STEPS

The internet has brought the world to our fingertips. Now, the answer to any question is mostly a ‘Google it.’ However, one common problem which can happen is when you try to access a website and get the message ‘DNS server not responding.’

Solve your DNS server problems

So what is a DNS server?

A Domain Name System (DNS) Server translates a domain name or website address into its IP address.

There can be a number of reasons why your DNS server isn’t responding. These can range from a faulty internet connection to certain websites being blocked by a firewall.

How to solve it?

  • You can start by checking your internet connection. Try using another device on the same network to connect to the internet. If it isn’t connecting on the other device as well, contact your internet service provider.
  • If the internet is working, check other websites to make sure it’s not a problem with the website concerned.
  • You can also try using another browser to make sure it’s not a browser configuration problem.
  • Try accessing the internet with your device on safe mode. If your device is able to access the internet in safe mode it could be a problem with your firewall, antivirus or another third party software.
  • Lastly, if you still can’t solve the problem, try flushing the DNS cache. Press Windows + R and type cmd in the Run window. Type ipconfig/flushdns in the Command Prompt. Restart your device once the command has been processed.

So get your DNS server to respond and browse away all your questions.

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TOP 3 HACKS FOR A QUICK AND CHEAP CELL PHONE REPAIR

We all have that emergency situation when we’ve dropped our cell phone or got drenched from top to toe along with our phone. In all cases, having a damaged mobile phone can cause an irritation in daily life. Here are some tips on how to solve some common mobile phone problems.

For Wet Phones

Repair Wet Phones Easily

Ok, so you’ve accidently dropped your phone in a bucket of water and are wondering what to do. Firstly, don’t panic. Fish out your phone as soon as possible to prevent it from causing a lot of damage. Next, put your phone in a bag of uncooked rice for a day. The rice will absorb all the moisture.

For Scratches

Scratches

Keeping your phone in your pocket with other sharp objects like keys or dropping it (again) is bound to cause scratches on your screen. While extremely bad scratches would need you to get your mobile phone repaired at a service centre, the not so bad ones can be dealt with at home. Apply a little toothpaste on a dry piece of cloth and gently rub the scratches away.

Clogged Charging Ports/ Audio Jacks

Clean clogged audio jacks for better sound

Over time the charging port or audio jacks can collect a large amount of dust or other gunk. This can cause problems when you try to connect your phone to a charger or a pair of headphones/ speakers. Simply use a toothpick to remove out the gunk which you are unable to reach with your fingers and then wipe it with a small piece of cotton.

So the next you have a problem with your phone, use the above tips to get your cell phone repaired without a hassle.