Advantages of Internet Fax Over Standard Fax Machines


How many times have we used the fax machine to send or receive documents? If you are an office person or a student, probably, you have already used it many times. If you are a person who is very fond of advanced technology, you might have heard about internet fax already. If you haven’t heard it yet, then you have to discover this! This is the newest addition to office technology that can make your faxing tasks a lot easier and faster.


How Often People Use Fax Machines?

Before we start to discuss the latest faxing services offered these days, let us first know how often people use fax machines for sending and receiving files. While email has already been existing for a long time, the need to use fax machines has not changed. There are still documents out there that can’t just be sent through your Gmail or Yahoo accounts. Of course, sending those documents through Facebook chat or Skype file transfer is also a big no! This is the reason why there are many people who still resort to the use of these relatively big machines – fax machines.

If you are a working person and you are assigned to be working in the office (not in the field), then you will see that offices still have their fax machines. This just proves that even until today, people are still relying to fax machines to get documents sent or received.


Why It Is Not Recommended To Use Fax Machines?

While fax machines are undeniably important and useful, using these are no longer recommended these days. There are brand new ways to receive and send facsimiles today without having the need to use and operate these machines. We will tell you how we can do it in the later part of this article. For now, let us just focus to the question “Why we should not use fax machines any longer?”

If you have been using fax machines for a long time, you might have wished to have a better alternative to this. Fax machines are space consuming. It is because they are relatively large compared to other equipment. Instead of placing a fax machine in your desk or office, why not use the space for something more worthwhile? Another thing is that operating a fax machine gives you hassle. There are just machines out there that are just too complicated to operate that you would wish to no longer use them in the future.


Starting Your Own App


Mobile technology, indeed, has come a long way. From being a simple idea to becoming at the top of current marketing strategies employed by companies, it has kept people from around the world very much connected with each other. It is now even made possible to share contents, upload photos and videos, update social media network accounts, and more using your smart gadgets.


Nowadays, companies can’t just rely on the traditional way of marketing. Although it still works as it’s able to reach a lot of people, companies do need to follow the latest trend in marketing. And by latest trend, we mean making an online presence through various social media networking sites. Not only that, a lot of companies, regardless if start-up or not, are gaining popularity in the world of mobile technology as they launch mobile applications for people to download and use.

When a company launches a mobile application as a result of planning and app development, it is a way of marketing. In a world where people are very much into using their smartphones and gadgets nowadays, it is best to take advantage of it by launching a mobile app that increases their company’s exposure and sales. Although traditional marketing strategies still works, it helps that the company is up to date with the latest methods other businesses use.

You are on the right track if you leap into starting and completing a mobile app development project. Other companies and it surely did help raise their brand’s exposure in the local and global marketplace. However, the question is, would you opt to hire a mobile app developer to be an in-house employee to oversee the completion of the project? Or would it be best to just outsource and get the services of a qualified development firm?


Hiring an App Developer as In-House Employee

If you decided that it’s a better decision to go with an in-house developer to do the project then that’s great. There are many benefits as well when you hire an app developer to be an in-house company employee because you can monitor the progress of the project. You can immediately tell him your idea and he can just advise you on the improvements he did on your idea to make it possible for a mobile application.

Outsourcing and Getting the Services of Qualified App Developers

However, it is important to keep in mind that app development isn’t an easy task. In fact, it is tedious work so most companies opt for just outsourcing to get mobile application done on the agreed time period. For most developers, the job is just right because there’s no easy or too difficult program to do. But because of their expertise, they are able to take on all the technical difficulties of planning and setting up the application.

As a client company, it is up to you whether you prefer to hire an in-house app development employee or choose to just get the services of a firm. Whichever you feel and think would be the right choice then pick it. As long as the mobile application product gets delivered on time then everything is good. Just make sure that whoever you pick, the developer or development firm would be credible and can really provide the necessary service for delivering the app paid for by the client company.


Going Vegan: For a Better Version of You


You might be one of the people who is struggling to lose some weight because you easily give in to gastronomic temptations. Well, you know what you are not the only one. How about if we try to go vegan for now and see whether or not we will finally lose some of those excess fat which keeps us away from our dream bikini body.

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Well actually going vegan seems to be a fad now among our favorite celebrities. Are you a Game of Thrones fan? I mean who isn’t anyway. Of course, you are well acquainted with Tyrion Lannister— the little guy with the big (ok wait for it) brains in the show.

Yes, the dwarf. He is definitely a vegan. Now, you might not appreciate his muscles nor his abs but you couldn’t miss his unbelievable wit and extraordinary humor in the show.

Why don’t we find out if going vegan will help us be smarter, healthier and of course the burning most anticipated question that we are dying to know of the real answer is that will it help us be sexier and hotter. Let us all find out, shall we?

First stop, there are a lot of vegetables and fruits that are rich in fiber which in turn will help our metabolism speed the process of burning our excess fat. Well, as for veggies, you might consider eating some flowers now; well just kidding but a cup of cauliflowers and broccolis contain 5 grams of fiber. So, it should definitely be included in your grocery list now.


As for fruits anything that has some berries is definitely good for you; yes, all those fruits with berries like strawberries, blue berries and raspberries. They are not only good; they are also tasty especially if you topped them with low-fat milk and chill it. So, the answer is a hundred percent yes.

If you are going to go totally vegan, you will not only help yourself get into that beach body you have always dreamed of but you will also distance yourself from having diabetes or cancer. But of course, let us not forget that no pain is no gain.

There are still certain conditions to be met before we can get maybe half or just some of the oozing sexiness of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez. We definitely have to look for a fun sports or game that we can go crazy about to build some muscles and abs too. Or, we can just hang out in the gym instead.

Trust me, it is all going to be worth it.


Guilt-Free Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth


You might be having problems satisfying your sweet tooth while going on a diet. Well, worry no more. Here are absolutely desserts that you’ll definitely want to dig in without worrying about gaining those unwanted calories and fats.

Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries

First stop, strawberries. Go to the nearest supermarket and buy some fresh strawberries and treat yourself with oozing vitamin C goodness. Almost anything goes perfectly well with chocolate therefore we are going to partner our fresh strawberries with some heavenly chocolate.

All you need for this dessert are 2 ounces of high quality dark chocolate and 12 strawberries. (Yep, that’s it.) These are the easy steps to prepare it:

  1. Place the bars of dark chocolate in a bowl and put it on a microwave. Push the medium button and let it heat for one minute or until the chocolate melts. Don’t forget to stir it occasionally. Or, you may just want to heat your boiler and wait until your chocolate melts.

(You might be thinking why on earth you would still go on so much trouble if you could just buy chocolate syrup or something like that. Well, your chocolate syrup has a lot of unwanted calories that we are trying to avoid. This is why we are trying to melt those ounces of dark chocolate instead.)

  1. Next up: wash your strawberries and then place them on a clean paper towel to dry. After that, you may now dip those juicy strawberries and enjoy your dessert pack with healthy dose of vitamin C.

Isn’t it sweet?

Well, here’s more. Let’s try another fruit shall we?

Are you going bananas trying to fit in your classic tiny black dress or maybe you’re going nuts asking yourself why on earth can’t you fit in your favorite jeans? Well, Meghan Trainor would have told you, “Girl, you need to let it go.” Yeah, so why don’t you just let go of your worries first and enjoy another of our fruit desserts.


White bread is a no-no when you’re on a diet. So, instead of cheating on your diet, why don’t you bake our own healthy bread using minions’ favorite food: bananas.

Let’s chop some bananas and mix it with some cute muffins.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 5 tablespoon of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 12 tablespoons of granulated brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 brown egg
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

Now here are the instructions on how we are going to bake some lovely muffins.

First stop let’s peel off the skin of our bananas then let’s mash them whatever way we like. Yes, we’re to use any style we want as long as they are mashed. Set them aside. Next, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, let’s combine our dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a bowl.

Mix all of them by using a wire whisk. Then set it aside. Now, let’s grab a large mixing bowl and combine our wet ingredients: mashed bananas, butte, egg, vanilla extract and granulated brown sugar. Don’t forget to mix all of them well.

Well, we are now ready to fold-in the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and be patient for we are going to do this until we will be able to achieve a smooth texture. Look for your lovely paper cups or better yet use some heart-shaped or irregular shaped paper cups to give your muffin a twist. Scoop the mixture that you have prepared in your paper cups.

Be careful with this one because you don’t want to fill your cups completely. It will ruin your muffins. Finally, we are now going to bake it for 13-16 minutes. After which, remove it from the oven. Let your muffins cool for a while by placing it in a wire rack. Save the best for last, dig in and enjoy those muffins packed with healthy banana goodness.


How to Choose the Perfect Makeup Palette

Makeups should enhance and accentuate one’s features not the other way around. Many Singaporean women apply makeup whether going out to party or to work. That seems to be acceptable. What is not acceptable is not using it accordingly. Why not start by learning how to choose the perfect makeup palette? Choosing the perfect makeup palette can make a difference at the end of the day.


You can say that you have the perfect makeup palette when your eye, cheek and lip color flatter your beauty. If not, it is time that you learn how to choose the right makeup palette. Choosing the perfect palette is also an art and science. If you religiously learn it, you will surely be successful. Here are some things that you need to consider in terms of choosing the perfect palette:

Skin Undertones

The first lesson that you need to consider is how to determine your skin tone. It is imperative that you determine your skin tone first because it will serve as your basis when choosing the perfect makeup palette. When determining your skin tone, you should stand in a well-lit room. Remember to remove your makeup. In the mirror, try examining your cheeks closely.

If you have peach-colored skin, the best undertone includes orange or gold. This means that you will look good using earthy hues like green, brown, gold and coral. If you have pink-colored skin, the best undertone includes violet or blue. You should consider colors like purple, pinks and pastel; burgundies and reds are also best colors for you.

Skin Tone

Now that you know your color, it should confine and refine your search. Stop thinking about other colors. If you have very fair skin, you have to use dark colors carefully. Save dark colors for special evening occasions. For dark-skinned girls, choose bright or light hues. If you are in the middle, you only need to mix dark and light hues.


Balancing Hues

Now for the final touch, you need to balance hues. You should be careful not to apply bold or dark shades to cheeks, eyes and lips at the same time. Just identify a starting point (one area of your face) and apply dark colors keeping the rest in neutral or light hues.

Buying for makeup is not easy with the coming of formulations and different palette but it doesn’t mean that you have to stop applying makeup. Just believe in the power of enough makeup. The point of this article is to help you avoid overdoing it and making other mistakes.


How to Choose a Boyfriend

There are more women than men in Singapore but the fact that there are still a lot of single loveless women mean there’s a lot to do with their love life – or the lack of it, for that matter. Women are considered to be smart in a lot of things, even smarter than men. But most often, their pitfall is in the area of love. It is even said that the smarter the woman, the more stupid she is in love. This doesn’t have to be the case. We’re living in a modern world where women stand shoulder to shoulder with men, so women ought to be smarter than previously assumed.

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When it comes to choosing a boyfriend, here are some practical tips women should look for if they want to have a happy stress-free relationship:

Choose a guy that doesn’t have any record of womanizing

Unless you want to have a lot of drama in your relationship, make sure that your potential boyfriend does not have any record of womanizing or relationships that overlapped – you get the picture. It doesn’t even matter what story he tells you on this scenarios. It’s as simple as black and white. Men who have had record are most likely to repeat the same mistakes.

Choose a guy that treats the female members in his family with respect

It all boils down to family relationships, too. Is he loving and respectful to his mom and sister? What do his mom and sister say about him? This is important to know early on because most guys as they say are only putting on their best foot forward during the early stages of dating. How he treats his female family members will be the same way he’ll treat you in the long run.

Choose a guy that doesn’t have any vices

This may be something some women are willing to put up with, especially if they have vices themselves. But one of the great things about men that don’t have vices is that they’re not easily susceptible to addiction. That means they have stronger self discipline and self control. Now that’s what macho is all about. This early you’ll already be confident that there won’t be any issues coming your way such as gambling, smoking, or drinking.

Choose a guy whom you can be friends with

If you’re thinking of taking this relationship to a more serious kind where you build families together and grow old together, you have to be practical and realistic that it won’t be a romantic ride for most of the time. A long relationship would require you and your partner to be friends more than lovers or maybe as partners working together for a common goal instead of just making babies together.

Choose a guy who knows how to handle his money

If you can’t handle your finances well and this guy doesn’t know either, you’re better off apart. You two are just a recipe for disaster. Find a guy that will complement you, show you how to save, and teach you the real value of money. Your partner should lead you to a brighter path and not to a path of financial ruin.




Beauty Tips for a Beach Holiday

Summer is almost upon us. Beach outings are just in the corner. One cannot just resist the lure of the sea and the breeze. The feel of the sand while frolicking under the sun is the best experience. There’s a stretch of beach here in Singapore but if you want to go overseas, there is no problem with that. Make arrangements as soon as possible.


Now you already prepared your beach body and that bikini or swim suit, it is time that you consider some beauty secrets and tips for that ultimate beach holiday experience. It is important that you look and feel your best on your summer beach holiday. Here are some secrets on looking great during your beach holiday:

  • Packing the essentials: It is crucial that you pack light. You can be successful if you only pack essentials. The good news is that there are multi-functional skincare products that you can consider. These multi-functional skincare products will surely make your holiday simple and fuss-free. For example, look for a sunscreen that can be used as a makeup base as well or a multi-purpose pencil that can be used on the eyelids, cheeks and lips.


  • Exfoliating your skin: It is a futile attempt to cover the blemishes and make it disappear. You already know when the vacation is and as early as possibly, work on exfoliating skin. Exfoliating the skin can make you glow. Exfoliating means removing dead skin cells so new skins cells will grow. New skin cells have this glowing and more radiant effect. The best thing to do is consider scrub. Just make sure that you choose the right scrub that suits your skin type as there are different types of scrub in the market.


  • Prepping your skin: To help the skin against sun exposure, you have to be particular about prepping it before, during and after sun exposure. Before exposure, apply sunscreen and moisturizer with at least SPF 30. During your exposure, reapply sunscreen every now and then. After exposure, remember to apply moisturizer to keep the skin from drying.


  • Combatting sunburn: Beaches are all fun and all but when the reality hits, it can be a painful one. Sunburn should be countered. Sunburn huts and it can inflict damage to your skin. You should nurse skin back to health after the beach holiday. You can do this by considering cleansing products and wearing light cotton clothes to avoid friction. Your goal here is to evade more aggravation of the sunburn.


How Call Center Agents Can Stay Fit

A call center lifestyle is not the healthiest type. Employees have to report in for their shifts in the night and take their sleep by day. Many call center agents gain unhealthy weight and also pick up unhealthy habits the more years they spend in the BPO industry. There have already been incidents of call center employees in Singapore – both who looked fit and not – who met their deaths while on the Operations floor. This is an even more compelling reason why call center agents and employees in general should look after their weight and make extra effort on living healthy.


The following are some practical easy to do tips on how call center agents can stay fit:

Avoid Fast Food

Call center offices are surrounded by fast food chains. The operating hours of the call center industry also make the 24 hour fast food chains as convenient sources of food for lunch breaks and snacks. Unfortunately, fast food is your enemy when it comes to living healthy. If you want to take care of your body organs and live a longer life, you can cook your own food to bring for work. This way you’re sure that only the best and recommended ingredients are used in making your food while you get to save some money, too.

Avoid Smoking

Most call center employees are smokers. They litter the smoking areas allotted to them during their 15 minute break times. You’d have a shiver run through your spine as you look at all the crushed cigarette left behind or the amount of smoke they produce while they’re out smoking. We all know that smoking is bad for our health but so is second-hand smoking. Stay away from your smoker friends while they smoke lest you want to inhale those deadly cigarette fumes.


Exercise Regularly

There are fitness centers that partner with call center companies and give employees membership discounts. Some call center companies also provided free use of gyms with training instructors for their employees. When this is the case, the call center employees’ enemy would be none other than their own laziness and lack of motivation for keeping fit.

Standing Up

Sitting for long hours is a silent enemy to healthy living. Studies have shown that long hours of constant sitting can significantly reduce a person’s life span. This is the more challenging part for the call center employees especially the agents. They spend most of the time sitting on their workstations and standing up while navigating at their computer tools while talking to the customer can be quite difficult especially for the older ones. Remember to stand up every now and then and walk even just a few corners during your 15 minute breaks and lunch break.

Sleeping Enough Hours

Having a different sleeping hours from your normal schedule and having different schedules every month or so can ruin a person’s body clock. Unfortunately, this comes as a package the moment you choose to work in a call center. The best way around this is just to ensure that you’re still getting enough hours of sleep every day.


How To Get Your Personal Loan Approved Quickly  


Having debts is no good for improving our personal finances but sometimes it cannot be helped. When times are tough, we have to look for ways to meet both ends and that sometimes mean considering personal loan. Only few here in Singapore can say that they are debt-free. There is always something to pay like credit card balance or mortgage.

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Actually, there are some people who spend more than their monthly income. If you fall under this category, you where will you get money for hospital or car repair costs? It is important that you have emergency funds. When these things arise, you have nothing else to consider than personal loans. Personal loans will serve as your quick answer. You can borrow a specific amount of money and pay it back in a monthly basis plus the interest.

You can apply for a personal loan but you have to be prepared because sometimes, you will be turned down. Not all times you can have an approved personal loan. Financial institutions need to prove your standing as a borrower before they can approve the loan application. It is easy to prove your credibility but there are things that you can do to expedite the process.

Here are some things that you can do to get your personal loan approved quickly:

  • Improve your credit: When you apply for something, it will come down to your history. The history will tell the institution of your abilities. In this case, the institutions will gauge whether you are a trusted lender or not through your credit history. Do you pay your balances on time? If you do, the banks will think highly of your good standing. There are many ways that you can improve your credit history. As mentioned earlier, you have to pay your bills on time and in full. It does not end there for you have to spend less than your limit amount. Exhausting it won’t help your history.
  • Exercise discipline: Speaking of improving credit, you need to be a disciplined borrower so you can be considered. Granting you have three credit cards and you pay in full all the time. You also have to pay your car loan as well as mortgage. The bank will consider you instantly if they know that you can handle multiple credits and regularly paying them.


  • Be realistic: Only apply for a loan that you can pay. You have to be realistic about this. Your loan payment should not be more than forty percent of your monthly income. If your loan payment is more than forty percent, there will be no space for additional expenses and then you have to find another loan which is not good for your personal finances. You need to be familiar with your Debt-to-income ratio or DTI. DTI is your debt divided by your (gross) monthly income. You need to keep DTI low so your bank will approve.
  • Show proof of income: It is normal that when someone lends you money, they expect that you can pay it back. In the case of banks, they need proof of income. They need to know that you have a regular income. Employed people have better chances of getting loan approval. Make sure to keep your certificate of employment and your payslips. Self-employed individuals can still apply for loans but they need to procure other documents like income tax return, licenses and permits and financial statements.
  • Do your research: It is imperative that you do your research first before considering one bank or institution. The trick here is to look for banks with low interest rate and flexible mode of payment.

The tips mentioned above can help improve your chances of getting approved. With your loan money, hopefully things will be better. It should cover what you intend it to be. You have to remember though that you should not depend on loans. Do not make applying for loans a habit because it can destroy you instead of help you at the end of the day.

If you can help it, do not consider loans. The annual interest rate could have been used for something more important. Use the loan to your advantage. As long as you are disciplined, nothing could go wrong.


The Top Advantages of Credit Card  


Credit cards can be of great help but it can be a liability if the person mismanages it. Credit cards are widely used by many Singaporeans here for different transactions. It is rampant because all establishments accept it. The big question now is, are you ready for a credit card? If the answer is still no, you have to stall it. If you are ready for the responsibilities that it entails, you have to seriously learn how to manage it.


Credit card can give you lots of benefits to the point that you can save money. Remember that your credit history can help you with loan applications. Here are the other advantages of credit card:

Flexible payment terms

Only few banks give you the liberty to pick particular dates so you won’t have a hard time paying your balance. Look for banks that give you this liberty. Do not consider a bank that will dictate when to pay and how often you will pay. There are some banks that will give you the freedom to pay once, twice or weekly depending on your terms. The trick here is to schedule payments during your payday. This is an excellent action so you won’t have any excuses not to pay the balance in full. This can help you save money at the end of the day because you can avoid interests for paying late.

Reward points

To entice more users, banks have their unique reward points. For example, there is a bank that gives you reward point for every $20 spent. As you go along, you will accumulate points and you can redeem it through their partners. There is even a chance that you can use your reward points to pay for your airline ticket. However, be careful to overspend just to earn points.


You love to celebrate milestones – like graduation of your kid or your promotion to your anniversary. There is nothing wrong with that. You decide to eat and drink outside. The good news is that there are partner establishments that offer discounts and promos for credit card users. Aside from restaurant freebies, there are certain shops that can give you discount. You have to take advantage of these freebies.

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No annual fees

Annual fees vary depending on the bank. If you haven’t considered this and pursued anyway, you will have to pay annual fee. The thing here is if you know where to look and what to consider, you can waive your annual fees – for life. By waiving the annual fees, you can save hundreds of dollars every year. There are banks that install application booths and waive the annual fees, if you come across these booths, it is time that you take advantage of this.

Cash backs

Not all credit card users know about cash backs. Cash back refers to refunds or rebates you get after making a purchase. The percentage depends on the category – gas, groceries and utilities among others. The rebates can range from two to ten percent. This is one of the most appealing features of credit card. If you use credit cards, you will get rebates compared to nothing when using cash. To maximize cash backs, use credit card for set monthly expenses like water, electricity and cable, internet, etc.

Now that you know the advantages of credit card, the next thing that you need to do is to look for the card with the lowest interest rate. There are many bank institutions here offering competitive rates but to be sure, you need expert advice. Another thing to remember here is to make sure that you don’t pay interest for late payments. If late payment is unavoidable, it is useful if you applied for a card with the lowest interest rate.

It won’t hurt you to research first before indulging. The advantages mentioned above are useful for first-time credit card users. By learning the ins and outs of credit cards, you are one step ahead of managing it. Do not wait for things to get worse before making an effort to manage your credit card. Having a plastic is a great responsibility and it takes a whole lot of self-control but if managed properly, it can be your greatest asset.