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More than 3 ways to use your smartphone as webcam

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Webcam, from a very non-essential hardware feature in laptops, has become one of the critical features during Work From Home in the years 2020 and 2021. Hopefully, this will not continue in 2022, but nevertheless, the corporates are talking about a hybrid working model and seem like Work From Home has become permanent. Whether you are using it for meetings, conducting live streaming and vlogging, let me share my experiences with you with my experiences on setting up your smartphone as a webcam. Basically, there are few ways to show your handsome or pretty face. They are: 1. Using a webcam and plug it into your computer directly. 2. Using a smartphone or digital camera and plug it into your computer + connect using a software 3. Connect your webcam, smartphone or digital camera using software to enhance the effect. I tested 2 software, which is DroidCam X and Xsplit Vcam. You can download DroidCam X from here  and you can download Xsplit Vcam here .  If you want to know more about the i

OMG! Increases your productivity with Samsung Dex in your Windows 10

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I always wondering, do we work using our desktop/laptop or do we work using our smartphone? I am not sure about you, but I prefer to work with my desktop/laptop with a bigger display and more effective and efficient input devices, which are the keyboard and the mouse. Unless you are Apple Ecosystem, with an iPhone, iPad and Macs, otherwise, your productivity is pretty messed up by switching between devices with different operating systems. I want to clarify that I am not saying that if you use Apple's product, your productivity is better off. I am just saying that using multiple systems is definitely more complicated. When Samsung Dex was introduced in the year 2017 together with the Samsung S8 series, you need to purchase separate accessories, Samsung Dex Dock. The software is being enhanced from time to time. For example, you can directly connect to a monitor and used Samsung Note 9 as a "mousepad". Fast forward, now, you can connect your smartphone (so far I tested onl

S20 FE 4G with Snapdragon 865 Review

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Yo! Suprise! Samsung Malaysia refreshes the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE LTE version with a Snapdragon 865 processor. When this smartphone was launch in Oct 2020 and reported here for the price RM2,699. At that time, the LTE version is powered by Exynos 990. I am not sure of any particular reason that Samsung refreshes this version with Snapdragon 865, but it is good news for me that I don't really favour the Exynos processor. Basically, there is no change in the rest of the hardware perspective and I am excited to share my user experiences with you on this unit. Let's have a quick open box and hardware review. It has a charger, cable and the unit itself. The hardware specification is 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage (I am very disappointed). The rear camera set up a 12-megapixel main sensor with f1.8 and Dual Pixel binding and OIS.  8-megapixel for telephoto lens and 12-megapixel for the ultrawide lens.   Here are some sample shots on my Instagram profile. Performance-wise, I don

Do you buy normal keyboard or gaming keyboard?

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The keyboard is equally or more important than a writing pen. I never heard of a writer who will suffer from any kind of illness due to long hours of writing with a pen. But, we always heard that someone does have a stiff neck, shoulder pen, twisted wrist, back pain all the newly discover illnesses due to long hours of using the keyboard. I used to be loyal to Logitech (and I still using Logitech MX 2s mouse) on keyboard, mouse, headset and others accessories. But I slowly change to other brands due to my affordability and mainly because of my interest to experiences new 3C consumers products (my personal excuses) Today, I want to share with you my experiences with the keyboard only. Like you, I work with a personal computer and we need to type every day and every time. I am fortunate that I am exposed to proper typing skills will 10 fingers in my childhood with a typewriter! My typing speed according to Ratatype is 65 wpm. I have a few keyboards with me at this moment and I am going

How long it takes for Content Creator to grow their channel?

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Basically, you can search for tons of videos on YouTube and those YouTubers will tell you their journey and advice to build your channel. But, my content here is more general and I did not talk about any specific platform like YouTube. I just want to share my thought on my opinion that as a Content Creator, how long it takes to grow the channel to let said 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours video watched. For discussion's sake, let's take YouTube as a benchmark, and their monetization qualification is mentioned above. 4,000 hours is equal to 240,000 minutes. Just assuming you made a video that is 5 minutes long, you need to watch it 48,000 times to complete this requirement. Let me make it more simple which is you need to watch the video for 166.67 days! That is with the assumption you have 1 subscriber and the person watches the video every day for 24 hours for the next 166 days. Ok. I am lost here because the calculation will become more complicated when you factor in the grow

User experiences is a common sense with a heart

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Recently, I have been slightly interested in product packaging. Yes, the box, the wrapping, the visual design and everything in a product packaging. Maybe due to the fact that I watch hours of open-box videos that contribute to my sharp eyes on product packaging. Or maybe because of the fact that after I watch this video from DoDoMen and I am overwhelmed by the fact that there are so much information and hard work behind one product packaging. Well, when I was doing my weekly grocery shopping and this product shelf management just caught my attention. I can talk about this picture from 3 different perspectives. First, if you are a consumer and wanted to buy pancakes or waffles, which product really catch your eyeball [literally translate from mandarin]? Obviously is the brand Creapan, right? Why? Because the products are arranged horizon according to your reading habit, which is from left to right. Even the top side of the box is printed with such a big word - PANCAKES.  Whereby for t

Who need to buy Personal Accident Insurance? Not me!

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It does not matter who you are, I believe that if the situation permits, everyone should have an insurance plan. Today I am going to share with you personal accident insurance. In simple words, Personal Accident Insurance is insurance that provides a benefit when the person meets an accident. There are many types of personal accident insurance in the market, some are general i.e car accidents and public transportation accidents. But some are specific i.e sports accidents, extreme sports accidents and special occupation accidents. You may be wondering the differences between normal life insurance that provides benefits compare to personal accident insurance that also provides benefits. The answer is in the word - Accident. If you want to know the products in detail, please leave your comment and I will get back to you. This post is actually regarding buying personal accident insurance in Malaysia. I will share with you the companies in Malaysia that have the flexibility for us to purcha