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Web shopping carts are often the best thing that can happen to a business. Customers spend a great deal of time shopping online because it so convenient, but customers may not make purchases immediately for the same reason. Customers know the website is not going anywhere, and the customer will return when they are good and ready.

However, customers tend to find other places to shop in the interim. When a customer finds a new place to shop, they have likely found a place that is more functional. The shopping cart is often the function that people appreciate the most. Web Shopping cart can change the way a business makes money if they are deployed correctly.

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Saving Information

When a customer logs on to a website to shop, they are using their account information to surf the site. However, the customers must be allowed to save the items they like most for purchase at a later time. The shopping cart is the thing that saves all these items for the shopper.

The shopping cart by itself offers the shopper a chance to save any and all items they want to save, and the shopping cart allows the customer to purchase these items easily.

The Wish List

A part of the shopping cart experience that unique to online carts is the wish list. A wish list is a list of items that the customer can send to their friends and family for holidays and special occasions. No relative can be expected to find the things that have been asked for online, but one email can give the relative all the information they need to make purchases.

These shopping carts change the way companies do business by collecting simple business intelligence. The company can see what items people have placed in their carts, and this information will tell the company what the most popular items in the store are. The company can direct their marketing toward these items, and the business will see an upward swing in purchasing. The best business can gear all their marketing to the items people are buying online, and they get that information by making a customer’s life easy with a web shopping cart.

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Refurbished products are essentially products that were once new, but have since been serviced in an attempt to restore them to their new state. There are numerous types of items that are refurbished, from refurbished computer hardware to laptops and printers. Some people are hesitant to purchase refurbished items because they believe that there were problems with the items initially or that they are actually used items.

While refurbished items can actually be items that were damaged, broken or sent back to a factory to be repaired, in some cases, refurbished items can actually be new items that simply didn’t sell, so they then became listed as refurbished and at refurbished prices in an attempt to sell them.

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Moreover, in some cases, refurbished items can be just as good as brand new items, if not better. Sometimes whenever repairs are made to items, the engineers who repair them add features that make them even better than the original version were. Additionally, if an item has broken down once and been refurbished or fixed, then there is less of a likelihood that it’s going to break down again, which could make it more advantageous to buy than the original product anyways. When buying an item that has already been refurbished, the faulty part has already been replaced, meaning that the consumer doesn’t have to worry about fixing it because it’s already been done.

Of course, perhaps the greatest benefit to purchasing a refurbished item is the discounted price that can be obtained on it. Refurbished items can sometimes be purchased for nearly half the price of the original item if it was purchased brand new from the manufacturer. Purchasing refurbished items might be more ideal for some types of items than others, though. For instance, customers have the potential to save hundreds or thousands of dollars when purchasing a refurbished refrigerator, which might make the risks of purchasing a refurbished one worth it. An iPod, however, consumers won’t be saving as much on to purchase refurbished. Therefore, it might not be worth it to take the risk.

Regardless, refurbished items can offer consumers a variety of benefits. In many cases, the refurbished items are just as good as new ones, and there are plenty of monetary savings to be had by purchasing refurbished items. Purchasing refurbished items is an ideal way for people on a budget to still have the brand name items that they want at prices they can afford.

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Regardless of what domain name you choose for your website, blog or ecommerce site, you can always add more domain names to bolster your online presence. Take the time to explore the world of domain names and all that they can do to help you increase your business profits. Take the time to look for, and possibly buy a domain at NetworkSolutions.com, as well as other domain and hosting companies.

A professional domain provider will help you understand the value of your domain name and how to find the right one. Search with the easy-to-use search tools that a company like Network Solutions offers you or seamlessly transfer a domain name that you already have from your current web hosting company.

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If you own or purchase more than one domain name to help fortify your website or ecommerce page, forward all of those domain names to your primary domain name to consolidate your business and website traffic. Choosing similar names for your sub-domains will help your customers find you, even when the slightly misspell your company’s, or your website domain’s, name when entering it into the search engine bar. Pick out some of the most obvious, or not so obvious, misspellings and buy those domains before your competitors do.

Make sure you buy domain expiration protection so you never have to worry about losing the rights to your website’s name. Customers will get to know you and your domain name as your business grows, so the last thing you want is to lose your important and respected domain name because of an expiration date. Check with your domain and web host professionals to make sure you will never need to worry about losing your ecommerce website’s identity to a competitor or simply into the ether.

Whether you want to buy a .com, .org, a .co or some other extension, find the right one for you. Though .com is the most common business, you might consider buying domains featuring your primary domain with the other extensions, since sometimes customers aren’t sure which one your company uses. Also, the .co extension is becoming increasingly popular since, many times, customers accidentally leave off the final letter in haste to continue their search.

Consider all the exciting possibilities available to you when you start to focus on the power of domain names in driving traffic to your company’s website and protecting your company name.

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Lenovo has announced a new 5 inch Full HD Smartphone with solid specifications called Vibe X and a S5000 tablet with 7 inch HD display. Lenovo Vibe X will be available in China in October, and it will reach other Lenovo select markets for Smartphones in December beginning. The S5000 tablet will be available in Q4 2013. The pricing information has not been revealed and is expected to be unveiled at local launch events.

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Lenovo Vibe X Smartphone specifications:

  • 5 inch Full HD display having 441 PPI pixel density
  • 1.6 GHz Quad-core MediaTek 6589T processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB non-expandable internal storage
  • 13 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, 5 MP front camera with 84 degree lens
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS

Wayne Chen, VP and GM of the mobile business unit at Lenovo said:

Lenovo continues to bring the head-turning innovations to the PC Plus marketplace with the Lenovo Vibe X Smartphone’s uncompromising hardware design, its rich display and memory-making camera technologies. Along with the S5000 tablet, these carefully crafted devices unleash a powerful blend of beautiful and smart technology to improve people’s lives.

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Lenovo S5000 tablet specifications:

  • 7-inch display with 1280×800 pixels resolution and 350 nits brightness
  • 1.2 GHz Quad-core MediaTek 8389 processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • 5 MP rear camera
  • 1.6 MP front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G (select markets), USB on-the-go (OTG)
  • 7.9 mm thick on the sides and weighs 246 grams
  • 3450mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Lenovo Vibe X Smartphone appears to be a high-end Smartphone while the Lenovo S5000 tablet is expected to be a budget friendly tablet. According to Lenovo, both Vibe X Smartphone and S5000 tablet come preloaded with custom applications that allow users to conveniently share photos, videos, and documents, protect their device from malicious software, as well as backup and restore important data.

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Asus has released its own Transformer Pad TF701T with 10.1 inch display packing Nvidia’s Tegra 4 Quad-core processor inside and also an upgraded version of its 11.6 inch tablet Transformer Book Trio which runs on both Android and Windows 8. Transformer Pad is expected to be available sometime later this month while the upgraded Transformer Book Trio will be available before 2013-end. The pricing information was not revealed as of now.

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Transformer Pad TF701T specifications:

  • 10.1 inch WQXGA 2560×1600 LED-backlit IPS display with 330 PPI and 10-point multitouch
  • Nvidia Tegra 4 T40X Quad-core processor
  • 2 GB DDR3L RAM
  • 32/64 GB internal storage with Micro SDXC (tablet) and SDXC (dock) slots
  • 5 MP rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, auto focus and Full HD recording
  • 1.2 MP front-facing camera with 720p HD recording
  • Dual band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with Miracast, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR
  • Micro HDMI port, USB 3.0 port, 3.5 mm headphone/mic jack
  • Inbuilt microphone, speaker with Asus SonicMaster technology
  • Accelerometer, ambient light, e-compass and gyroscope sensors
  • Battery: 31 Wh Li-PO with 13 hour backup (tablet), 16Wh Li-PO with 4 hour backup (dock)
  • Size and Weight: 263 x 180.8 x 8.9mm, 585g (tablet), 263 x 180.8 x 7mm, 570g (dock)
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS

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Transformer Pad will be available in dark gray color and will only be available in the Wi-Fi version. It is expected to be priced expensively. The Transformer Book Trio is a three-in-one device which can be used as an Android tablet, Windows Desktop PC with an external display with a keyboard dock or as a Windows or Android laptop with keyboard dock.

Asus noted in a press release:

With the ability to switch between Windows 8 and Android at the press of a button, Transformer Book Trio offers unmatched three-in-one flexibility for users who want the best of all mobile world.

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The tablet packs 11.6 inch Full HD IPS display, Intel Atom Z7260 Clover Trail+ processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of storage expandable via Micro SD card slot, 4 MP rear camera and a front-facing camera. On the connectivity front, it features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, Micro USB port and an audio jack. The Keyboard dock features Intel Haswell processor supporting up to Core i7, 4 GB of RAM and 1 TB storage. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 X USB 3.0 ports, a mini DisplayPort, Micro HDMI port and an audio jack.

Looking at the specifications it is also expected to be available in the premium range. Stay tuned for more coverage from IFA.

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Samsung unveiled Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Smartwatch at its IFA event. According to the CEO and President JK Shin, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Smartwatch will be available in 140+ countries beginning September 25 and the rest of the world in October. The price of Galaxy Note 3 has not been revealed as yet, but Galaxy Gear will be sold for $299 in the US.

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Galaxy Note 3 comes with a 5.7 inch Full HD Super Amoled display, 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 3 GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal storage with Micro SD expansion up to 64 GB, 3200 mAh battery, an improved S-Pen and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It is 8.3 mm thick and weighs 168 grams. It comes with all usual connectivity options like Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS/GLONASS, IR LED, MHL 2.0 and NFC. It can record video in 4K resolution and comes with security software Knox. Galaxy Note 3 looks like every other Samsung phone, although it is the same size as Note 2 due to smaller bezels. The back is plastic which is covered with faux-leather finish.

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Samsung noted in a press release:

The advanced S Pen is designed to be fully functional as a communication driver between the phone and the user by creating essential input and control features. It plays an integral role in how users interface with the device, making all daily routines easier.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch comes with a 1.63 inch Super Amoled display, 800 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. It has a 1.9 MP autofocus camera with BSI sensor located in the wrist band which supports 720p HD recording. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE to connect to Smartphones and has a Li-ion 315 mAh battery which lasts about 25+ hours. It has an inbuilt accelerometer and gyroscope and measures 36.8×56.6×11.1 mm and weighs 73.8 grams.

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Galaxy Gear has two microphones and a speaker for multimedia and call purposes. It has Smart Relay, S Voice, Memographer, Auto Lock, Find My Device, Pedometer, Safety Assistance and other watch functions including gestures such as swipe down for image capture. It only supports Note 3, Note 10.1 2014 and the S4 for now, while other devices will get updates in October. It has 10 different clock options, more than 70 apps available at launch with 10 apps supported at a time and comes in 6 colors – Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold and Lime Green.

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Check out the detailed features and apps of the Galaxy Gear in the image above and stay tuned for more IFA coverage.

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Sony has announced its new flagship Smartphone Xperia Z1 with similar looks to its predecessor Xperia Z but having a unibody Aluminium chassis. It will be available internationally sometime this month in Black, White and Purple color variants. The price and availability are not revealed as of now. It is waterproof and dust-resistant and comes with 4G LTE support and 20.7 MP rear camera with Sony G Lens.

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Here is the list of specifications:

  • 5 inch Full HD Triluminos Display with X-Reality for Mobile and Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2
  • 2.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM, 16 GB inbuilt storage expandable via Micro SD up to 64 GB
  • 20.7 MP rear camera with 27mm G Lens, F2.0 aperture, CMOS Exmor RS Sensor and BIONZ mobile processing engine. Supports video stabilization, HDR and 1080p@30fps
  • 2 MP front-facing camera
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, 3G, NFC, GLONASS, ANT+
  • Dimensions: 144x74x8.5mm and weighs 170 grams
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS

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The Sony Xperia Z1 is a worthy successor with impressive specifications and is quite possibly one of the best camera phone in the market today barring arguably only Nokia Lumia 1020. The eye-watering 441 PPI pixel density coupled with a revolutionary Triluminos display is a sight in itself. It is rated at IP55 and IP58 for water and dust resistance. Thankfully, unlike Xperia Z Ultra, the camera does have an LED flash.

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Kunimaza Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications said:

Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers. Not only by bringing the power of Sony to the Smartphone and through close collaboration with our partners but by setting a new standard in premium Smartphones.

The BIONZ mobile engine ensures pictures with less noise, fast autofocus and highly stable and blur-free images. Sony Xperia Z1 comes with many camera and image related enhancements such as Social Live for broadcasting videos live to Facebook, time Shift Burst which takes 61 images in 2 seconds, Info-Eye which is an Augmented Reality (AR) app to check info about buildings or places in camera frame and AR Effect. More apps can be downloaded from Sony Select.

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After announcing its One Touch Idol S and Mini phones and Evo 8 HD tablet a few days before the IFA, Alcatel has now announced two more Smartphones One Touch Idol Alpha and One Touch Hero at its IFA event. One Touch Idol Alpha features a 4.7 inch 720p HD display with curved lines and Aluminium frame, and a translucent edge at the top and the bottom of the phone for notifications. One Touch Hero comes with a 6 inch Full HD display with the most interesting set of accessories in recent times.

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Alcatel One Touch Idol Alpha specifications:

  • 4.7 inch edge-to-edge 720p HD display
  • 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor (likely MediaTek or Snapdragon 200)
  • 12.1 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS

The company noted in the press release:

IDOL ALPHA takes creativity to a new level with translucent edges, which illuminate in various modes such as charging, video, notifications, and more to give a smarter experience.

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Alcatel One Touch Hero specifications:

  • 6 inch Full HD LCD display
  • 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor (likely MediaTek or Snapdragon 200)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 8/16 GB of internal storage expandable via a Micro SD card slot
  • 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front facing camera
  • 3400 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • MagicFlip cover with LED notifications, Stylus

The company noted in the press release:

The HERO comes with a stylus which transforms the phone into a creative enterprise tool letting you annotate, create memos and professional sketches. It is loaded with apps that fully utilize handwriting recognition, which enables desktop like functionality to create and edit office documents on the go.

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Alcatel has announced at least six accessories that can be bought separately. The most interesting one is an e-ink cover that attaches itself to the phone covering the main display and creates an e-ink display filter for your phone. It can be used for reading text-intensive content such as newspapers, magazines, e-books etc. It will not only save the battery but also be easy on your eyes. MagicFlip cover displays notifications on the embedded LED while protecting your display. A Bluetooth enabled secondary phone like HTC Mini+, a Pico projector, a TV Link connectivity device and a wireless charger with a cover are also available to buy separately.

Alcatel has not revealed the pricing or availability information at this point. We expect One Touch Idol Alpha to be a mid-range Smartphone and One Touch Hero to command a premium price, even though it is not a flagship Smartphone. Stay tuned for more information coming from IFA.

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Just as the Android Operating System crossed the landmark of 1 billion device activations, Google revealed the next version of Android OS called Android KitKat. The next version of Android is 4.4 and not 5.0 which everyone was predicting, as it is just a smaller upgrade. Google has already placed the KitKat Android version statue along with others in its Mountain View headquarters. Android boss Sundar Pichai shared a photo via his Twitter account.

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Nestle KitKat chocolate bar lovers will rejoice in hearing this bit. Google even entered into a no-money mutually beneficial deal with Nestle. Under this deal, Google will get to use the name and Nestle will deliver more than 50 million chocolate bars featuring the new Android mascot to shops in 19 markets including the UK, US, Brazil, Russia, Japan and India. Apple should actually be envious as Google was able to keep such a great surprise under wraps for so long when its own iPhone has been leaked several times before its upcoming launch on September 10.

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John Lagerling, Director of Android Global Partnerships, confessed in an interview with BBC on why it chose to go with KitKat instead of Key Lime Pie:

We realized that very few people actually know the taste of a key lime pie. One of the snacks that we keep in our kitchen for late-night coding are KitKats. And someone said: ‘Hey, why don’t we call the release KitKat?’

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In related news, the image of the first look of the next Nexus Smartphone has been lying around the Internet. It is leaked as a part of Google’s Android KitKat statue unveiling video. The snapshot in particular shows both Nexus 5 and Nexus 4 being held by two people standing next to each other. The video has been taken down by Google, but someone managed to mirror it before. The Smartphone seems to be made by LG due to its particular back design and seems a little bigger indicating a 5-inch screen size. Rumor mill indicated that both Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat will be announced by Google in an event next month.

Google has not exclusively revealed about any features of the new version but a video which was put up on Nestle Kitkat’s YouTube page a few hours ago spills some beans. Even though the video described KitKat chocolate bar, it clearly made fun of Jony Ive’s Apple iPhone 5’s feature video in revealing some of the upcoming enhancements in Android KitKat. Android 4.4 KitKat will have a carefully crafted user interface for ‘immersive and multi-sensory experience.’ ‘Edge to Edge display’ indicated less distortion towards the edges and ‘Unlimited Standby Time’ hints at longer battery life. Other than this, we also expect it to come with similar cloud integration to Apple’s iCloud and better Enterprise security mirroring BlackBerry. Stay tuned for more info in the coming days.

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HTC has unveiled two new Smartphones in the midrange and entry-level segment in its Desire series. The Smartphones are dubbed as HTC Desire 601 and HTC Desire 300. The midrange HTC Desire 601 will go on sale in select markets across Europe, Middle East and Africa in the beginning of October. Entry-level Desire 300 will also be available at the same time, but the markets are not confirmed as of now.

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HTC Desire 601 specifications:

  • 4.5-inch qHD display (960 x 540 resolution)
  • 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of storage (4.5GB user available) with MicroSD support up to 64GB
  • 5-megapixel camera with f2.0 aperture, 28mm lens BSI sensor and HTC Image Chip
  • VGA front facing camera
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS
  • 2100mAh battery
  • Size: 134.5 x 66.7 x 9.88 mm and Weight: 130g
  • HTC Connect, Dual frontal stereo speakers with HTC BoomSound
  • Android with HTC Sense on top

HTC Desire 601 comes with customizations like HTC Blinkfeed, Zoe and BoomSound and it will pack the same Sense version as in HTC One. It will be available in Black, White and Red color.

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HTC Desire 300 specifications:

  • 4.3-inch WVGA display (800 x 480 resolution)
  • 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of storage (1.4GB user available) with MicroSD support up to 64GB
  • 5-megapixel camera with f2.8 aperture, 34mm lens and WVGA recording
  • VGA front facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/AGPS
  • 1650mAh removable battery
  • Size: 131.78 x 66.23 x 10.12 mm and Weight: 120g
  • Android with HTC Sense on top (with BlinkFeed)

Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation added:

For the last 17 years HTC has challenged the mobile industry to develop innovations that change the way in which people use their mobile phone. Now we’re not only changing the way people view the midrange and entry-level market but setting the bar even higher when it comes to our premium devices and capabilities.

A few days ago HTC Zara and Zara Mini were leaked in rumors. HTC Desire 601 and HTC Desire 300 are the official names of those devices. Stay tuned in to our blog, and we will be bringing to you the greatest and latest from IFA 2013.