Windows 10 Upgrade – Is It Business-Friendly?

windows-10A new operating system is always a big deal, particularly if your a business that depends on the functionality of computers. Switching to a new OS is not an easy decision as with it comes the expense of a license for each single computer. Microsoft did provide a time period by which you can upgrade your Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 for free. Most businesses have taken advantage of this opportunity and switched. However for those who are still having doubts (probably because of the windows 8 trauma) here a some of the benefits of the Windows 10 that are worth noting.

It is easier to get used to the new OS if you are moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10, but it’s whole different story if you are coming from Windows 8. With Windows 10, the start menu is still at the same place where were all used to. It is quite simple when it comes to launching applications and programs.

With regards to organizing files, research shows that most people are even more comfortable with Windows 10 as compared to Windows 8 or 8.1. It takes a little getting used to but everything will come to speed within a few hours of usage. With the interface, everything pretty much works the same, if not even simpler.

Being a business owner, you’d pretty much want to know the required specifications for the Windows 10. All of its features wouldn’t amount to anything if it can’t run smoothly with your device. To fix Windows error, you can get help on their website or just call them just like the previous versions of Windows. You’d be safe as long as you have a minimum of 4GB RAM.

Keep in mind that the download size for the update is 3 GB. Depending on your connection, the download could be finished within an hour or less. At this point, people recommend getting a login account for Microsoft. You can make use of this single account on multiple devices. The operating system also comes with a touch screen function but still works perfectly fine without it, as the latest desktops and laptops still don’t have this feature. Not that the touch screen function is used much on business computers.

Switching to Windows 10 is pretty much a necessity for most businesses. You might feel a bit unacquainted with the system at first, but after a day of getting used to, your business will be back to running smoothly if not more efficiently than ever.

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8 Foods To Naturally Increase Fertility

There is a saying that in order to succeed you need to fail. But what if you have failed a lot and has tried everything in order to conceive? You will need all the help you can get, even from food.

Here are 8 foods to naturally increase fertility.

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This is no surprise here because of its high folate and vitamin B which helps in ovulation. Folate for men also makes their sperm healthier.

Avocados
A good source of folate and vitamin E. Vitamin E can help improve the lining of woman’s uterus. It is also rich in folate which helps your body before and during pregnancy.

Beetroot
Try including beetroot in your salad. It is an excellent source of antioxidant resveratrol which helps against age-related infertility.

Salmon
Omega 3 is needed to be at optimal levels for female infertility. Whether you are trying to conceive or not, the benefits of omega 3 is just too good to ignore. It improves your eye, brain function and cardiovascular.

Walnuts
This nut is for the male. Sperm quality is improved with daily intake of walnuts. It has cancer-fighting properties and is a good source of omega 3 too.

Watercress
Some consider watercress to be a superfood due to its abundant nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The antioxidants found on this vegetable can slow the oxidative stress from free radical damage.

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Back in the day, it is considered as the symbol of fertility by Persians. Aside from the rich nutrients, it helps in prevention of brain damage for your future baby.

Quinoa
Another superfood which is gluten free and rich in vegetable proteins. Proteins requirement increases during pregnancy and trying to conceive.

The quality of food you eat can affect the health of your future baby. Being healthy before conceiving means you are being a responsible parent.

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Proper Designs Of A Wooden Gate

woodengateGates can be used as for both decorative and security purposes. With a few tips, we can help you choose the right one and install it properly. We will discuss 3 basic principles that every wooden gate should have. They are the type of wood, brace, and posts.

  • Type of wood – Not all woods are created equal. We’d want to use a lumber that is are suited for outdoors, which means it should be rot resistant. The top of the list is Red and White Cedar. The price is low but it can have dents due to its softness. If you have the budget you can use either White Oak or English Oak. These lumber are known for their strength. Black Locust is recommended if you are looking for a lumber with good weathering characteristics.
  • Cross brace – The cross brace is a support that starts from the top corner down to the lower hinged side of the gate. It supports and holds the gate at a 90-degree angle to the posts it is attached to. The key here is the angle of the brace from its base. The general rule is that it should be more than 45 degrees because lower than that means that it is an ineffective brace. More weight will be applied on the hinges.
  • Post – There are things you need to consider in installing a post. First, you need the check the depth of frost. If frost is not an issue, you can dig a 30-inch deep hole but if your location is affected by frost, you will need to know how deep your typical frost is. You will start your 30 inches count after the frost level. The width of the hole depends on the width of your post. If your post is 5 inches wide you will need to dig a hole with 11 inches width. Put some gravel in the hole to help with drainage. Next, drop the post and fill the rest with concrete. Make sureĀ  the post is straight up by using a spirit level.

These are just the basics that you need to do a checklist to ensure that your wooden gate lasts for years to come.

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What is Cinemagraphs?

Cinemagraph is a term created by Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck. It refers to a still image that contains a small section that moves repeatedly. It was used during their collaboration on a story of New York’s Fashion Week.

Basically, the image is a GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) with very little movement. GIFs are used mostly in memes found on Tumblr, Reddit, Facebook and other social networking sites. The GIFs found on these sites are usually short movie clips that are funny or intriguing. The clips loop indefinitely.

The difference between those funny clips and cinemagraph is the ability to make a certain section of the image alive. The image looks realistic and thought-provoking.

The idea is to create a movie clip with only a certain part moves and will loop indefinitely. Imagine an image of a person with its hair moving as if blown by a soft breeze. No other part of the body is moving except that hair which goes back and forth.

To create cinemagraph, the concept should be focused on one or two moving objects while the rest are static. Examples are the changing expression of a face or swaying of leaves. Overlapping the movement with other objects will create problems when editing.

A tripod is required while shooting the raw video. The goal is to make sure the surrounding objects are steady. Shaky hands will disrupt the effect of stillness. An image editing software like Photoshop is required to edit and isolate the moving object while keeping the surrounding objects static.

A lot of people are using this technique for different purposes like movie posters, campaigns or just advertisements.

Do you have your own cinemagraph image? What is the concept? If possible we would love to see it. You can share yours by commenting below.