Asus ZenWatch 3

The Asus ZenWatch 3 boasts an energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor and a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with a pixel density of 287 pixels.

The strap is available in genuine leather or rubber. You can choose from black, dark brown or rose-gold and white color.

The Asus Zenwatch 3 price hovers around $229.99. For that price, you will get an Android watch with a luxurious look and feel.

To clear things first, don’t expect a fully-detailed Asus ZenWatch 3 review. Rather, I’ll just highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly things I found in this Android wear gadget.
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What is the X Effect, anyway? No, it doesn’t have a connection with that former television program, or does it? Hmm, rekindling an old relationship? Deciding whether to stick with the more recent or newer one? Or returning to the “eX” could be a habit that needs an X Effect adjustment.

What can be said in the wacky, climb-to-the top in two seconds world of business that requires 24 hours of input and then some on a daily basis? It takes lots of discipline just to remain focused on everyday tasks, which can be difficult, but not impossible with an X Effect strategy to bolster willpower and inspire release from bad habits and set new ones in motion.

Obviously, with the drudgery of getting ahead and prioritizing in life, it’s a whole lot easier just to slip into pleasurable habits that take up time with limited input, rather than diverting energy to a realistic goal that takes time and energy. If getting rid of old habits and establishing new and productive ones is part of your plan, then the X Effect principle is a good place to start.
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writing copywriting digital marketing

Copywriting books are aplenty, but the good ones are hard to find.

Year 2016 saw many promising copywriting books.

To dig out the real good ones, I asked my copywriting sensei to choose his best copywriting books in 2016.

And thus, the following list came to exist.

For reasons beyond me, my sensei prefers to remain in the shadows, with his real identity held as a secret.

Back to the topic at hand. Copywriting is a skill you need to master.

Even if you hire the best of marketing copywriters, you need to have a vision, strategy, and action plan.

Those books below will help you to achieve this. Read on.
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The Samsung Gear IconX headphones are entirely wireless and Bluetooth ‘light’ earbuds.

They offer many highly innovative “smart” features like:

  • A built-in 4gb music player,
  • an independent exercise tracker,
  • and a heart rate monitor for fitness and exercise purposes.

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Lots of good email marketing tips are all over the internet… but here I shall share the best tips that I’ve learned during my work as a marketing copywriter.

eMail marketing is still relevant in today’s online marketing activities. (And poised to stay there for some long time)

Lots of businesses rely mainly (and in some cases only) on sending out marketing emails to generate sales.

Companies sending several million emails each month is quite the norm.

More  than 205 billion emails were sent out every day in 2015. (Source: Email Statistics Report, 2015-2019, RADICATI.)
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SanDisk Ultra II was the SSD drive I’ve decided to buy (purchase link) based on Amazon’s top selling SSD drives list. It came third on the list in the top Internal Solid State Drives offering SATA 3 connectivity. The 1800+ favorable user reviews helped me to seal the deal. I needed that SSD drive for my Lenovo cheap laptop. I was getting tired of the long waiting time for Windows to load and for my applications to work.

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start a blog - wordpress

To date, I keep getting questions and emails asking me how to start a blog. Eventually, I decided it was time to write a thorough, step-by-step guide based on my 10+ experience in writing for the web and blogging. A guide that anyone can follow to learn how to make a blog, relying on the best blogging platform at the moment (and I mean WordPress). I don’t stop there, as I recommend all the best free WordPress plugins to install, what WordPress theme to buy, and how to be found in the blogging realm. Are you ready for a new adventure? Good, let’s kick off the Start a blog guide, but first:

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dubai-hotels

According to the Dubai Corporation for Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Dubai currently has over 612 hotels offering more than 85,000 rooms. The Dubai government is hell-bent on monitoring those Dubai hotels very closely to guarantee they offer the best services possible in their class.

Dubai also listens to any complaints by any hotel guests, and if the management did not remedy such problems, they are slapped with hefty fines or worse, face having their license canceled. All of this leads to the high-standards and pampering services offered at majority of Dubai hotels.
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Samsung Middle East sent me their Samsung Gear S2 Classic Smart Watch for review. They chose for me the brown, leather strap version (aka Classic). I took out the smartwatch from the box, charged it with the wireless charger included. Took 2+ hours for a full charge. I connected it to my  Samsung Galaxy Note 5 via Bluetooth. The connection was established smoothly, although I had to install / update the Gear Manager on my phone which took ~10-15 minutes.

Tip: when I tried to connect the Gear S2 to another mobile phone, I failed miserably. I had to ‘factory-reset’ the Gear S2 before I could connect it to another phone.
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