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Apple Mobiles: For Unique Features That Only an iPhone User Can Enjoy



Let’s admit it. Somewhere deep down, we all feel a tinge of envy when we see someone enjoying the benefits of an Apple iPhone. After all, who wouldn’t be able to resist the simple and easy-to-use interface, alluring designs, great reliability, exciting app store and finally, the great user experience that Apple phones have for you? So, if you have been the fox who has been convincing yourself that the grapes are sour all along, it’s time to shop for the latest Apple mobiles online and finally buy yourself the phone you deserve. With the range of models that Apple phones are available in online, making a decision may be difficult for you. So, to make your work easy, here is a brief look at some of the latest top 10 Apple mobiles that you can have a look at online:

Apple iPhones at Mid-Range Prices for You

If you are looking for slightly lower prices, the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6s, Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Apple iPhone 6s Plus are a few models of the latest top 10 Apple mobiles that you can have a look at. All these Apple phones are available at mid-range prices to suit your budget. In this way, you can get one of the latest top 10 Apple mobiles at a reasonable price and still enjoy the range of features and benefits that make an Apple phone unique. You can enjoy an immersive viewing experience with the Retina HD display, better security with the Touch ID feature and record videos with amazing quality with the HD camera.

No, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c haven’t disappeared from the market. So, if you want to buy an iPhone at a considerably lower price, you can have a closer look at the features of both these phones online. With 4-inch Retina displays, stylish designs, 8 MP rear cameras and 2 MP front cameras, these phones make good affordable iPhones. Another model that you may want to have a look at are the Apple iPhone 4s. So, whether it’s one of the latest top 10 Apple mobiles that you want, or an iPhone at an affordable price, you can browse online to compare the price and specifications of these latest top 10 Apple mobiles to choose the best iPhone for you.

Apple iPhone 8

Another one of the latest Apple mobiles that you can have a look at is the Apple iPhone 8. This phone is built with the Apple A10 Fusion 64-bit processor that lets you enjoy a powerful performance. Added to this is the Apple A10 Fusion 64-bit processor and Embedded M10 Motion Co-processor that lets you enjoy a range of fitness tracking capabilities so you can measure your steps and distance traveled for all the motivation you need to stay fit throughout the day. Photography lovers can enjoy taking brilliant 4K videos apart from stunning pictures with the 12 MP camera of the phone. A few other features that you can enjoy with this Apple iPhone 8 are a Touch ID feature, a 4G LTE connectivity and of course, your personal assistant, Siri.

Apple iPhone 7

Let’s start with the Apple iPhone 7. With an advanced camera, an efficient performance, immersive stereo speakers, a bright display and finally, a dust and water resistant body, this is one of the latest top 10 Apple mobiles has almost everything that you would want in a new smartphone. You can carry it on all your outdoor activities and take stunning pictures with the 12 MP camera of the phone. If you’re a selfie lover, you can capture stunning selfies, thanks to the FaceTime HD feature that gives you sharp and bright pictures when you use the phone’s 7 MP front camera. As a movie buff, you can enjoy an immersive viewing experience on the phone’s Retina HD display. And as a gamer or multitasker, you can enjoy an efficient performance, thanks to the A10 Fusion Chip of the phone.

Source by Neha Vijay

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Dominant 135SNP vs. Dominant 135B Violin Set: Which Is Better?



Listen as Garrett Semmelink, a brand specialist from Connolly Music, compares the new Dominant 135SNP violin set with the Dominant 135B violin set. He outlines the differences between the two E-string options available in the Dominant 135SNP and 135B sets. Both sets have the standard Dominant aluminum A-, D-, and silver G-strings. The only difference is their E-strings. 


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It’s A Galaxy Eat Galaxy Universe



It’s a galaxy eat galaxy Universe, where small galaxies collide and merge to create the large magnificent galaxies that we see today. It is well-known that our barred-spiral Milky Way Galaxy attained its majestic size this way, devouring smaller galaxies floating around in its own general neighborhood, thus growing ever larger and larger. The relics of such terrible feasts can still be observed in the form of star streams that are the sad remnants of those dwarf galaxies that our Galaxy devoured long ago. Indeed, a duo of irregular dwarf galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, were in the midst of merging into a single larger galaxy when they tumbled into our own. In August 2018, a team of astronomers announced their new findings that this duo of galactic dwarfs contain enough gas to replenish 50% of our Milky Way’s supply of star-birthing fuel–thus providing the seeds for the brilliant birth of future baby stars.

The new study is published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (U.K.), and it sheds new light into the way that large galaxies like ours are able to gravitationally snatch this gas so easily. The scientists simulated the collision of a duo of distant dwarf galaxies in order to understand how their gas gets dispersed during the merger process. In their simulations, they watched the bigger galaxy, NGC 4490, steal gas from its smaller sibling by way of a gravitational effect resulting from their lopsided difference in size. As the duo circled ever closer and closer and closer to one another in this remarkable celestial ballet, the smaller galaxy’s tail of gas was swept ever farther and farther and farther away. This finding supports a study published earlier in 2018 that managed to fingerprint the gas streaming from the Magellanic Clouds into the Milky Way as belonging to the Small Magellanic Cloud.

A Tale Of Two Galactic Dwarfs

The Magellanic Clouds are a pair of nearby, small, and irregular satellite galaxies in orbit around our own–they are also the brightest of our Milky Way’s small galactic satellites. The shapeless duo puff clouds of gas both ahead of and behind them in a long ribbon that is appropriately dubbed the Magellanic Stream. The Magellanic Stream is a long streamer that reaches almost half way around our Milky Way, and performs a rippling dance beyond our Galaxy’s edge. Most of the ribbon was ripped from the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) approximately 2 billion years ago, but a small cloud of gas formed more recently from the gas belonging to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

The LMC and SMC got their names when the explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) mistook them for clouds–and the pair of so-called “clouds” were named in his honor.

The LMC is only about 158,200 light-years from Earth, and the SMC is not much further than that at approximately 199,000 light-years. For comparison, our entire Galaxy is about 100,000 light-years across, and it is about three million light-years away from the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), which is another large spiral, as well as the nearest large galactic neighbor of our Milky Way.

More than twenty small satellite galaxies orbit our own, but only the Magellanic Clouds sparkle brightly enough with brilliant starlight to be observed from our planet with the unaided human eye. The Magellanic Clouds–in contrast to our Galaxy’s other orbiting satellites–are filled with gas. Gas is the precious stuff that galaxies use to create bright new fiery baby stars.

The people of several ancient cultures were aware of the existence of the Magellanic Clouds. Probably the most ancient continuous extant references to the duo of “clouds” were made by observers from the Khoisan culture of Southern Africa. The ancestors of these people apparently lived separately from all other living human cultures for thousands of years.

Another lengthy history of cultural association may have re-emerged with the migration of humans south from the Middle East reaching Australia about 50 to 60 thousand years ago. These ancient migrating people were the ancestors of the modern Aborigines, whose various cultures have produced a variety of fascinating myths and folk-tales about this pair of starlit nearby galaxies.

The ancient Polynesians also knew of the existence of the Magellanic Clouds, and they served as important navigation markers. Taken together they were also known to the Maori of New Zealand as Nga Patori-Kaihau or as Te Reporepo. The ancient Maori people believed that the two “clouds” were predictors of winds.

The Magellanic Clouds have been known since the first millennium in Western Asia. The first mention of the LMC is by the Muslim polymath Ibn Qutaybah, in his book on Al-Anwan (stations of the Moon in pre-Islamic Arabian Culture).

The people of ancient Sri Lanka referred to the Clouds as the Maha Mera Paruwathaya (the great mountains). This is because they thought that they looked like the peaks of a faraway mountain range.

In Europe, the Clouds were first reported by the 16th century Italian authors Peter Martyr d’Anghiera and Andrea Corsali, and both were derived from observations on Portuguese voyages. Subsequently, they were reported by Antonio Pigafetta, who was a member of the expedition of the explorer Ferdinand Magellan on its circumnavigation of the globe (1519-1522).

The LMC and its sibling, the SMC, are both conspicuous celestial objects in the southern hemisphere of our planet. The duo of “clouds” look like separated chunks of our Milky Way to the unaided human eye, and the true distance between them is approximately 75,000 light-years. Until the discovery of the Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy in 1994, the pair were the closest known galaxies to our own. However, in 2003, the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy was discovered to be even closer to our Galaxy, and is currently considered to be our nearest galactic neighbor. The total mass of the duo of Clouds is uncertain.

For some time, many astronomers proposed that the Magellanic Clouds had orbited our Galaxy at approximately their current distances for eons. However, new evidence now indicates that it is rare for the duo to travel as close to the Milky Way as they are now. Both observation and theory suggest that the duo have both been significantly distorted by tidal interactions with our much larger Galaxy as they wander closer and closer to it. The LMC displays a very clear elegant and orderly spiral structure in radio-telescope images of neutral hydrogen. Ribbons composed of neutral hydrogen tie them both to our Milky Way and to each other. Both members of the duo look like disrupted barred spiral galaxies. Their gravity has also influenced our Milky Way as well, distorting the outer limits of the Galactic disk.

In addition to their differing structure and smaller mass, the pair of Clouds differ from our Milky Way in two important ways. First, they are more metal-poor than our Galaxy (in astronomy a “metal” is any atomic element heavier than helium). Second, they are heavily laden with gas; a greater percentage of their mass is hydrogen and helium compared to our own Milky Way. Both members of the duo display nebulae and youthful populations of stars. However, like our own Galaxy, their stars range in age from stellar babies to elderly stars. This suggests a long star formation history.

The Primordial Birth Of Galaxies

The Universe was born approximately 13.8 billion years ago in the exponential inflation of the Big Bang. Many scientific cosmologists propose that it started off as an exquistely tiny speck, that was smaller than a proton, only to attain macroscopic size in the tiniest fraction of a second. It has been expanding at a much more stately pace ever since–and it has been cooling off as well. The primordial Universe was much smaller and more crowded than it is today. Primeval protogalaxies were closer together when our Universe was young. For this reason, the ancient galaxies had a considerably greater chance of bumping into one another and merging to form ever larger and larger galaxies.

The first protogalaxies probably were born when the Universe was less than a billion years old. The most widely accepted model of galactic formation proposes that the majestic, large galaxies were uncommon in the ancient Universe, and only eventually reached their enormous sizes after they had snared smaller galaxies and then merged with them.

The star-blazing galaxies of the Cosmos switched on at the end of what is called the Cosmic Dark Ages, and brightened up what had previously been a dark and featureless swath of unimaginable blackness. The first light-emitting objects brought the Cosmic Dark Ages to an end when they sent their newborn light streaming out into Spacetime..

Most scientific cosmologists propose that the first galaxies to be born in the ancient Universe were opaque, dark, and shapeless clouds composed mostly of hydrogen gas. These primordial clouds had silently, slowly gathered within the secretive hidden hearts of dark matter halos. These newborn protogalactic clouds composed primarily of pristine hydrogen gas gravitationally snared the first generation of brilliant, gigantic baby stars. The brightly shining neonatal stars and extremely hot gas then lit up the ancient Cosmos.

The dark matter is a mysterious form of matter–it is not composed of the “ordinary” atomic matter that we are familiar with. Indeed, dark matter is transparent and invisible because it does not dance with light or any other form of electromagnetic radiation. Many scientists think that it is really there because it does exert gravitational effects on objects that can be seen.

Star Birth

For a long time after NGC 4490 collided with its smaller sibling, SN 4485, and merged with it to create a single galaxy, their gas continued to expand. The astronomers who performed the new study found that in another five billion years, the colliding galaxies’ tails of gas will extend over an impressive distance of about 1 million light-years–this amounts to almost double its current length.

“After five billion years, 10 percent of the gas envelope still resides more than 260,000 light-years from the merged remnant, suggesting it takes a very long time before all the gas falls back to the merged remnant,” Dr. Sarah Pearson noted in an August 9, 2018 Columbia University Press Release. Dr. Pearson is now a fellow at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics (Simons Foundation) in New York City.

When the scientists compared their results to the real telescope observations of NGC 4490/4485, the results they obtained matched their simulations. This provided a strong indication that their model was accurate.

The new findings also are consistent with what astronomers know about how gas is recycled in the Cosmos. As clouds of gas grow increasingly extended, the gas becomes looser. This makes it easier for a larger galaxy to meet up with the cloud and eat it for dinner. The simulation indicates that this spreading out process has enabled the Milky Way to effectively strip gas from the SMC. Furthermore, this means that this sort of gas-transfer may be a frequent occurrence throughout the Universe.

“Our study suggests that similar dwarf pairs exist out there. Because their gas is so extended, if they fall into something like the Milky Way, their gas is easily shed,” Dr. Pearson explained in the August 9, 2018 Columbia University Press Release.

In addition, the new study suggests that the declining density of the gas on the outer limits of colliding and merging dwarf galaxies makes it difficult for new stars to be born–a conclusion matched by direct observations. The astronomers plan to continue studying other duos of dwarf galaxies in the process of colliding in order to refine their new model.

The other authors of the study are George Privon (University of Florida), Gurtina Besia (University of Arizona), David Martinez-Delgado (Astronomical Calculation Institute), Kathryn Johnston (Columbia University), R. Jay Gabany (Black Bird II Observatory), David Patton (Trent University), and Nitya Kallivayalil (University of Virginia).

The new study is published in the July 3, 2018 edition of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society under the title: Modeling the Baryon Cycle in Low Mass Galaxy Encounters: the Case of NGC 4490 & NGC 4485.

Source by Judith E Braffman-Miller

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4 Features to Consider When Buying a Samsung Phone



Samsung is known for its state-of-the-art cell phones. Each year, the company introduces new phone with updated features. Not all features may be important for you as everyone has different likes and dislikes. Therefore, you may want to weigh all the features before deciding on a phone to purchase. Given below are the features you should consider.

1. Camera

If you use your phone to take pictures often, we suggest that you opt for a smartphone with a better camera. With Samsung phones, you get a rear camera and a front-facing camera. With the front camera, you can take pretty good selfies, and with the rear camera you can record high quality photos and videos.

Other features that you may want to prefer include the auto-focus, number mega pixels, and other settings that can help you take better photos.

2. Storage

If you use your phone for personal as well as professional use, we suggest that you go for a model that comes with bigger capacity. With more storage, you can download more apps, save more photos without worrying about running out of space.

The storage capacity of Samsung phones is between 2 GB and 64 GB. If you need to run more apps, make sure you go for a model with the highest capacity. However, you should keep in mind that models with more storage capacity are more expensive. So, if you are on a budget, make sure you consider the cost factor.

3. Screen Size/Resolution

With the passage of time, smartphones are getting bigger. Most users prefer a phone with bigger screen, but there is still demand for phones with standard screen sizes. Samsung makes phones that may meet the needs of all kinds of users. For instance, if you like smaller displays, you can go for models with a 3.14 inch display screen. On the other hand, if you are after bigger displays, the Galaxy Note can be a good choice for you as it has a 5.5-inch display. If you want to watch movies, work on spreadsheets on your handset, you may want to go for a bigger display.

4. Battery Life

If you are on the go most of the day, make sure you get a handset with longer battery life. The majority of Samsung phones provide long battery life based on whether the 3G or 4G is enabled. With most Samsung phones, you can enjoy up to 15 hours of talk time. If you use the phone to browse the web on 3G, don’t expect the battery to last more than a few hours.

If you want more backup time, we suggest that you consider the latest models of the popular series. However, if you really want your phone battery to last longer, make sure you use WiFi instead of 3G to access the Internet.


To cut a long story short, Samsung smartphones come in many sizes and colors. You may want to opt for the right smartphone based on your needs. The factors given above may help you narrow down your choices.

Source by Shalini Madhav

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