Fatcow vs Webfaction

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3 important research was done and we rated Fatcow as below. Discover why we gave them the web host rating like below.

Hosting costs

First, let us compare the hosting costs at Fatcow and Webfaction. The cheaper choice for hosting a straight forward WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, OSCommerce, X-Cart or Zencart is most definitely Fatcow. If you just need to have one website using one domain, require a reasonable amount of diskspace and visits-per-day, and want a few email accounts, then Fatcow, priced from $ 3.67 per month is easily the winner. If you absolutely require an unlimited domains hosting plan and require high CPU usage, then you need to look further into each web hosting features and the TOS.

Please note that the above conclusion is only true if we compared the cost for one year prepayment. Do not get sucked by the unbelievably low prices advertised by the hosting companies or by other dishonest web hosting review sites. Some low prices displayed are for payment periods that are too long which makes the customer uneasy. If you ask us, we found that companies go bust, got bought over, or simply did not perform well as expected. Why risk your hard-earned money because money paid to these companies will not be easy to get back – trust us. Based on our research, yearly hosting payment is the optimal length.

Customer Satisfaction

We believe that the most important consideration is what people are saying and have said about Fatcow and Webfaction. We would like to report that there are more disgruntled customers at Fatcow than at Webfaction. We found this out by searching for customer feedbacks on Google. Our dedicated team searched for terms such as “Webfaction down”, “Fatcow bad”, “Webfaction terrible”, “hate Fatcow”, and other so called “bad” feedbacks. To get the accurate analysis, we also spent hours on the Internet analyzing keywords such as “Webfaction great”, “Fatcow good”, “Webfaction best”, “thanks Fatcow” and related supportive terms.

Our research found that, more than 97.6% of their current and past customers think that Webfaction is a fantastic hosting. In contrast, the same cannot be said about Fatcow. In addition, a different Webfaction review was also amazed by the good comments and feedbacks about Webfaction.

How Popular Are They?

While we believe that popularity is not the best way to judge web hosts, we still wanted to look at the customer base at Fatcow and Webfaction. We have gathered and analyzed some vital statistics about both web hosting companies. Based on our analysis, we found that the more talked about hosting service is Fatcow. The analysis below represents the global Internet users who visit www.fatcow.com and www.webfaction.com for web hosting, domain registration and other hosting related activities.

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Final Ratings

Last but not least, we combined the above factors and formulated the final scores for Fatcow and Webfaction. The marks from the above factors were weighted accordingly where the people feedbacks and comments were given more weight. We are proud to say that Webfaction is the better rated business web host. Here is the summary of our hosting comparison.

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Do we think that Webfaction is the best hosting provider? We have no doubt, but you do not have to believe a word we say. You have to find out for yourself. At the price of $ 5.50 and their money back guarantee, you only stand to gain, and even risk losing profit potentials the longer you refrain.


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Top 6 Most Anticipated Video Games Of 2015

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2014 brought us Dragon Age: Inquisition, Tales from the Borderlands and the Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, just to mention a few. In terms of video games, thanks to apparition of new high-end consoles, 2014 proved to be a success. But as the year is coming to a close, we can already look forward to what will hit the shelves in 2015. The good news is that no platform will be left out – not even the home computer, which has seen a decline in popularity in the last 5 years. Most of the upcoming releases will be available both for consoles and for PCs and from what we’ve seen so far, some will stretch the hardware of both systems to the max – the Xbox One, the Playstation 4, the PC graphics cards and processors and even the Wii U, will have the chance to show their true colors.

1) Mortal Kombat X

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There is no such thing as too many Mortal Kombat games. The series is hitting the big 10 next year and everything seems to indicate there will be a gory anniversary…with the gore in the game’s levels, of course. Not only will the über-famous FATALITIES be back, in an innovative and improved gameplay, but there will be unique abilities to choose from for every fighter and the chance to interact with the environment.

2) The Order: 1886

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The Order: 1886 instantly caught our eye with the 36-minute gameplay footage that was released so far. While on the surface, it seems to be your average action-adventure, the graphics and overall feel seem to stand out. A title exclusively for the PlayStation 4, it is a fictional story set in London, during a time when monsters were attacking the population. You will be part of an order of knights meant to protect them from those vicious creatures. London has never felt more gothic and atmospheric and we can only hope that the actual game will live up to the hype.

3) Batman: Arkham Knight

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Origins was a bit of a letdown in the excellent Batman Arkham series. There was not much going on with the story and the gameplay brought nothing new. But there is a powerful reason why Arkham Knight is still so anticipated: Rocksteady Studios. Rocksteady is the original developer of the series and many blame the dullness of Arkham Origins on their lack of involvement. Arkham Knight will showcase a Batman looking like a war machine and the return of the Scarecrow and his allies and we can’t wait to see Batman face him once more, especially since Scarecrow was one of the best characters present in Arkham Asylum.

 

4) The Legend Of Zelda Wii U

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We weren’t joking when we said there was an eagerly-anticipated title for the Wii U as well. It’s The Legend of Zelda, of course –  one of the most acclaimed video game series. This new installment promises a large, open world environment, similar to those that were present in the first 2D games. Puzzles will also be revamped, with a complexity going beyond moving blocks to open doors. Suddenly, it feels good to own a Wii U.

 5) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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The Phantom Pain promises a groundbreaking gameplay, which will raise the bar high for the so-called next-gen games. Metal Gear Solid has always been a solid (excuse the pun!) series, but from what we’ve seen, they might deliver their best installment yet. Graphics look amazing, with smooth animation, multiple vehicles able to be operated and an open-world impressive in size. Don’t be surprised if this action stealth game will win all the awards in 2015.

6) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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CD Projekt RED is a developer that throughout the years demonstrated that it can learn from its own mistakes and the proof is in the Witcher series, with each installment being better than the previous one. While the first Witcher had a great storyline, but the gameplay was a bit overwhelming, the second one improved it and added some wonderful graphics. Now here comes the third one, which looks like a sum of the best parts. Beautiful, complex and gripping, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has not only the potential of becoming the best RPG of the year, but quite possibly of all time.

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Holiday Security Concerns Good for Small Businesses and Web Hosts

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As 2014 ends and the new year begins, business and technology experts are looking at online business trends. A number of high-profile security breaches have led to significant shifts in consumer behavior, especially when it comes to online shopping and the types of businesses that they purchase from. A recent survey shows that many online consumers are being driven to small businesses by security concerns—but how will this affect those businesses, their digital presences, and their web hosts?

Consumer Study

The survey in question was taken by Web.com in order to determine how online security breaches would affect holiday shopping. The study was conducted online from September 19th to the 26th of 2014. 3,039 respondents were interviewed, 1,003 of which were small businesspeople and 2,036 of which were consumers. The margin of error was 1.5%.

Security Concerns

One of the most relevant results of the study is that many consumers are losing their trust in the security of larger companies. 69% of consumers were worried about their privacy and security while shopping online this year, and nearly 30% were more concerned about big businesses than they were about small ones. Nearly two-thirds of consumers were influenced to shop online more with small businesses this year.

Why is this? Although bigger businesses usually make an effort to keep customer data secure, they are also targeted much more often than other entities because they are such large targets. A big box store often collects the data of thousands of customers, which means that if a hacker can break into their system then they’ve hit the metaphorical jackpot. This fear is borne out by news headlines, which report another major breach every few months. Target was hacked during the holiday season of 2013, and Neiman Marcus announced a security breach the following January. Home Depot was targeted in the spring, Staples was attacked over the summer, and Kmart fell prey in the fall. Most recently, Sony has suffered a number of cyber-attacks in the past few weeks. It’s no surprise that so many Americans mistrust the security of major retailers.

Small Business Benefits

So what alternative do consumers have? Many are turning to small businesses, which offer less of a target to hackers and are thus considered to be more secure. In the survey, 43% of consumers reported that they were likely to change their shopping behavior and another 32% said that it was possible they would change. 65% were somewhat or highly influenced to increase their online shopping (which is understandable, since many of the security breaches involved physical brick-and-mortar stores). Consumers were more than twice as likely to be worried about their security at big businesses then they were at small ones, and 41% of customers were planning to shop mainly at small businesses. Although security breaches are bad news for large companies, they are good news for small ones, since cyber-attacks drive consumers towards smaller stores.

Service Adaptation

Of course, many of these customers expect the same level of service that they received at big businesses to be present at the small ones. Customers are expecting mobile options and professional services from small business websites, and many of these sites are complying. 60% of customers rated the professionalism of small business sites highly, and those that are not well-designed are likely to fall behind.

Web Host Benefits

Although this move toward small business online shopping is good news for local companies, it’s also good news for web hosting services. A whopping 78% of consumers who were going to shop at small businesses planned to shop online, which means that traffic to these sites is going to increase for 2015. The potential for financial gain is significant as long as companies respond correctly.

Trend Predictions

Will this trend continue? Customers will always be driven towards more secure sites, but whether small businesses can remain secure is an open question. Companies that benefit from cyber-attacks on larger retailers can grow themselves and become targets for hackers. In order to avoid falling prey to the same attacks as these big companies have, smaller businesses should be making improvements right now to ensure that their own sites are safe and convenient for customers.

Traffic Changes

First of all, websites should be prepared for the increased traffic. If a sudden influx of visitors crashes a business’s site, then the company will lose money while it’s down and can potentially alienate customers. As mobile devices become more and more common and shopping on these devices increases, small businesses and web hosting services need to be prepared to tailor the site so that it can handle the influx.

Security Adaptations

Also, small business websites absolutely must be secure. Since privacy and security concerns are currently driving customers to smaller retailers, they will also be one of the things that keep them there. Many consumers will bolt as soon as they feel unsafe. Also, a security breach can significantly cost a company and may even end up putting them out of business. This is why enhanced security features are absolutely essential. Some of the most important changes to make are:

  • Training employees on how to avoid threats
  • Keeping software completely up to date
  • Secure encryption of sensitive information
  • Ensuring that physical hardware is protected
  • Using strong passwords
  • Installing antimalware software

Storage Space

Finally, small businesses should ensure that they have sufficient storage space to handle increased online traffic. Without enough storage, a website might run slowly or crash altogether, which can seriously hurt a company’s sales and bottom line. Web hosts should take step to ensure that their clients have adequate space for their websites.

During the holiday shopping season, convenience is drawing many consumers to online shopping, while security and privacy concerns are driving more and more of these shoppers to the websites of small businesses. As the Web.com survey shows, smaller retailers can expect an increase in sales (and their web hosts can expect an increase in traffic) due to cyber-attacks. If these businesses are unable to offer a secure shopping experience, however, they’ll eventually lose customers just like bigger retailers did. To take full advantage of this opportunity, small businesses and their web hosts should take steps to ensure that their websites are up for the challenge—companies that are prepared have nothing to fear.

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China Starts to Restore Access to Gmail: Report

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Access to Gmail is being restored in Beijing after authorities had shutdown access to Google’s email service through third-party applications late last week.

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Site5 vs Fatcow

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Site5 sucks! Find out the tiny little difference that makes some cheap web hosts worst than the others. Here is our hosting comparison.

Compare The Prices

The most obvious thing to do first is to compare the prices and features at Site5 and Fatcow. The cheaper choice for hosting a straight forward WordPress blog or e-commerce shopping cart is clearly Fatcow. If you just need to host one website using one domain, require a reasonable amount of diskspace and visits-per-day, and want a few email accounts, then Fatcow which costs $ 3.67 per month is easily your better hosting. If you are thinking of doing multi-domain hosting and require high traffic allowance, then you need to look further into each web hosting features and the TOS.

Do take note that the above conclusion is only true if we compared their prices if you pay yearly, not for more years or less. Do not be fooled by the unbelievably low prices advertised by the hosting companies or by other untrustworthy web hosting review sites. Some low prices advertised are for payment periods that are longer than a year – some even asked you to pay for 5 years to get such a low price!. If you ask us, we do not believe in paying for longer than one year. Why risk your hard-earned money because money paid to these hosting providers can be well spent elsewhere. Based on our research, one year advanced hosting payment is just the right amount to pay your host.

Comparing Their Support

Secondly, we want to look at customer satisfactions at Site5 or Fatcow. We would like to report that there are more dissatisfied customers at Site5 than at Fatcow. We came to this conclusion by searching for customer reviews on the web. Our researchers searched for terms such as “Fatcow sucks”, “Site5 sux”, “Fatcow horrible”, “hate Site5″, and other so called “bad” reviews. To be thorough, we also did look for terms such as “Fatcow great”, “Site5 good”, “Fatcow best”, “love Site5″ and related positive terms.

Our research found that, more than 85.3% of their current and past customers think that Fatcow is a fantastic hosting. In comparison, the same cannot be said about Site5. Moreover, a different Fatcow review was also amazed by the good comments and feedbacks about Fatcow.

Popularity

While we believe that popularity is not the best way to judge web hosts, we still wanted to look at the customer base at Site5 and Fatcow. We have gathered and analyzed some vital statistics about both web hosting companies. Based on our analysis, we found that the current more popular web hosting is Site5. The chart from Alexa below represents the global Internet users who visit www.site5.com vs www.fatcow.com for not only web hosting reasons, but also domain registration purposes.

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Final Conclusion

Last but not least, we combined the above factors and formulated the final scores for Site5 and Fatcow. The scores from the above steps were given priority appropriately where the people feedbacks and comments were given more priority. We would like to announce that Fatcow is now our favorite cheap domain host. Here is the summary of our hosting comparison.

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58% Support

Star rated hosting

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Reliability

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Australian Web Hosting: Great Idea To Get Success

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How Will the Virtual World Create Storage Problems for Web Hosts?

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Virtual computing has created a tremendous opportunity for businesses to offload their IT requirements to cloud providers. Today, businesses with very large storage requirements, such as distributors of video media, can use the cloud as a way to implement management-free storage. They no longer have to worry about matching capacity to the changing market, of providing proper physical environments for storage servers, or deal with security issues.

However, in a sense a virtual storage system is the exact opposite of a KISS (keep it simple system). With increased complexity, the ability to control input, throughput, and output patterns is severely limited. Virtual clients do not have to deal with this problem, but web hosts must be able to efficiently handle all the performance issues associated with a virtual environment.

The Cloud Environment: Perception versus Reality

Virtual systems providers have done a terrific job of marketing the cloud. The average person knows their data is “somewhere out there” just like rain in a cloud. However, even an advanced architect does not know exactly where any particular set of data is stored. Storage is performed algorithmically – even cloud technicians cannot map specific data any more than the Westworld employees knew exactly what was happening with their virtual people.

Watch Your Defragmenter

To get an idea of the difference between managing traditional data as opposed to controlling and optimizing virtual data, watch a computer’s disk defragmenter in action. The defragmenter shows a very different (and realistic) picture of how files are stored on media. The average computer user uses a file cabinet paradigm, and often imagines files are stored in computer memory in a way somehow similar to how they are stored in their desk drawers. However, the defragmenter shows how files are split and spread all over the hard drive. Only the disk manager knows the rhyme and reason behind the way the files are stored.

Beyond the Disk Manager

Although the files may look like they’ve been dropped in a blender and spread over the landscape of the hard drive, in reality, they are stored in a very precise and efficient manner which allows the computer to access data files in a smooth speedy fashion. However, the data manager is essentially blind to the virtual system running on top of it. It cannot manage the resources in the virtual environment in the same efficient way it does the underlying media. The ability to manage virtualized workloads is the challenge for the modern hosting provider.

In the Heat of Battle

It would be advantageous for hosting providers to be able to deal with the increased storage requirements for virtual applications in the future, but unfortunately, as far as virtualization is concerned, the future is now. The IDC states the currently 72% of workloads are now virtualized. In addition, they estimate that this value will grow to 86% by the year 2018. Physical workloads already comprise only a small part of all workloads. Hosting providers must hit the ground running with a VM management solution.

Input/output Management Challenges

Improper I/O management can lead to several potential problems, including:

  • Insufficient control cache – cache provides a buffer for the short-term dynamics of the I/O flow. However, the unpredictability of virtual data flow can overwhelm this buffer.
  • Read/write array scheduling – read/write scheduling has a major influence on performance. The increased number of read/write operations can cause a significant degradation.
  • File locking – VM environments manage large blocks of data by locking files. Locking and unlocking files can add a significant performance hit.
  • LUN alignment – this process aligns operating system data block sizes with disk storage blocks. Misalignment can also cause serious performance degradations.

Measuring VM Performance

Providers plan virtual performance capacity through a parameter called IOPS. This allows system planners to effectively measure virtual throughput. This was an easy task when data streams originated from a single computer. However, VM environments break large data blocks into small read/write data packets. For this type of transmission, a bits/sec measurement is not meaningful. Instead, VM planners use Input/output Operations per Second (IOPS).

How Hosting Providers Maximize IOPS

VM administrators calculate their required IOPS by monitoring performance over some period of time, commonly 30 days. This gives a good idea of how many IOPS are being used by the application server.

In order to boost IOPS capacity, designers often implement platforms with an extra 40 to 60 percent excess storage over what they need. Many providers upgrade spinning disk systems with flash storage technology. The improved performance of flash gives an equivalent boost in IOPS. This is an attractive strategy due to the plummeting prices of flash storage. Administrators can increase IOPS further by using data compressions and duplication to optimize their flash drives.

Managing the Virtual Environment Challenges

  • Match VMs to workloads – similar workloads make planning and scheduling more predictable. Designers can modify SAN configurations in order to group like-workloads instead of simply using a single array of disks.
  • Take advantage of storage offloading functions – modern hypervisor systems are designed to coordinate with the underlying storage functions in order to offload as many storage functions as possible. This increases the efficiency of storage operations, eases the burden on the hypervisor, and helps reduce congestion on the storage connections.
  • Profile workloads – planners must more fully analyze the nature of the workloads to ensure proper like-workload grouping. This helps ensure optimal performance and prevent unexpected capacity constraints.
  • Extend storage systems – the storage infrastructure must be expandable and extendible to meet future needs.
  • Maintain infrastructure – VM administrators should continually update existing systems in order to take advantage of the latest technologies in order to reduce or eliminate data flow bottlenecks.

Moving the Focus to the Virtual Level

Once the platform hardware is deployed and configured, cloud administrators completely move their management focus to the virtual level. This means that performance measurements such as snapshots, replication, and statistics gathering must be done at the virtual machine level. By employing the proper management systems, this strategy allows the system to monitor and fine tune itself.

In this way, cloud providers can tame the I/O management problem. Technicians view a dashboard with the following specifications:

  • CPU usage
  • RAM usage
  • Network saturation
  • IOPS usage

By monitoring these simple outputs, technicians can see in a glance that their virtual system is healthy and robust.

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Top 5 Smartwatches

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 You know smartwatches are ready to become the next best thing, when even Apple has its own model down the pipeline. Their increasing popularity is understandable – what’s not to like about a device that brings all your phone’s notifications at your fingertips or, better said, on your wrist, without requiring you to connect any handsets. Most models give you control over your music playback and even spice things up by managing to function like fitness trackers as well. There are three things you have to pay attention to when buying a smartwatch. Firstly, it sounds redundant, but it has to show the time, of course. Secondly, the notifications appearing on the LEDs should be easy to read and access. And finally, it has to look aesthetically pleasing, because there is no point in owning a smartwatch if you feel embarrassed to keep it on your wrist all the time. To help you out, here is a selection of some of the best smartwatches on the market.

1) Pebble Steel

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Everything about this smartwatch screams sophisticated. Apart from the matte black and brushed stainless variants, you can also opt for a leather band, to reinforce the classy look. But it’s not all about looks, since the technology underneath is up to the standards, with a great UI and a solid E Ink display, which makes reading a lot easier. Pebble even has its own app store, offering great variety (for instance,  you can install an app to order your Starbuck coffee) and it’s compatible with both iOS and Android systems. The Pebble counts your steps, works as a compass as well and The LCD is well-lit, making it easily readable even in the dark, thanks to the backlight technology. At a fair price, you will also get a battery lasting around 7 days; all in all, this is the smartwatch to have, combining both style and substance.

2) LG G Watch R

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It looks like a watch, but it behaves like a smart one. Combining a sharp screen with a resolution of 320 x 320 and a pixel density of 348, and a design easy on the eyes, the LG G Watch R is a keeper. Thanks to the ever-reliable Android Wear platform which is constantly updating itself with hundreds of apps, the G Watch R is capable of displaying all the important notifications from your phone, keeping track of your schedule, without even having to take it of your pocket. You can play your favorite tunes, send messages and even monitor your heart rate – all this with a battery lasting up to two days on a single charge.

3)  Motorola Moto 360

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It’s similar to the LG G Watch R in design, but it might have the edge for those who consider the G Watch R to be a little bit too clunky. The Moto 360 runs solely on Android Wear, meaning that if you have a smartphone running on a different operating system, like the iOS for instance, you won’t even be able to see the time. But then again, the Android Wear means access to hundreds of apps and customization options. You can use voice commands without using your phone and even order things, like a drink or a taxi. The 360 has a round, easy-to-read display and it looks great on the wrist, thanks to the steel strap or leather band that Motorola has available. However, unlike the Pebble, the 360 requires a more hands-on approach, since the display sometimes shuts down and you have to put in some extra effort to check the time or notifications. The battery life is not particularly remarkable, but at least you can charge it on most QI wireless chargers.

4) Samsung Gear Live

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Finally, Samsung released a Smartwatch not running on their own operating system; they succumbed to Android, which means that they are able to be paired with any Android-running smartphones. Its curved body design is quite appealing and comfortable; unlike other models on this list, it also has a heart-rate monitor.  The Android Wear OS allows voice commands and the Google Now option, which ensures that you only get the notifications that matter. The plastic strap comes both in black or white and it’s not swappable.

5) Sony SmartWatch 2

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The SmartWatch 2 is almost all screen and no body, but this is not a complaint at all. It looks modern and the strap designs which come in black (plastic or stainless steel) or colored leather only add to it. It uses the Android OS and it has NFC and Bluetooth connectivity, so that you can make phone calls without even touching your smartphone and get every notification. The OLED color display makes it easy for reading even in bright sunlight. Setting up the smartwatch takes a bit more time, since you need to download a bunch of extensions if you want to get the complete set of notifications. Also, if you don’t have a smartphone running on iOS, in which case, you can forget about it, you will absolutely love the easy NFC wireless connectivity and its many functionalities.

 BONUS: Apple Watch

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You can mock its design and the fact that Apple came late to the party, but everybody will line up to buy it or at least have a look. What we know so far about it is that it will be one of the most expensive smartwatches around, it will come in two sizes and four cases and navigating through its touch screen with circle-like interface will be done with the help of a digital crown. Steps and heart rate will also be monitored, while a NFC system will allow you to make payments right from your wrist – something of a breakthrough, although we still don’t know how it will fare in terms of security. Running on iOS, it has Siri there to help you out, as well as a nice feature facilitating sharing your activity or files with your contacts. It’s still too early to tell if it’s worth the hype, but we’re eager to find it out in 2015.

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