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When it comes to mobile telephony, we know that Apple is king. Years of brand building and reputation have positioned them in a place that few manufacturers could dream of having. After all, beyond their product as such, they have managed to position themselves with status, aesthetics, and high quality standards in their products.

Now, no monarchy is forever, and that applies even to the kings of the market. We well know that in recent years Xiaomi has made a significant investment in research and product development. An investigation that today sees its fruits in its new releases.


Thus, we are preparing for the arrival of the Xiaomi 13 PRO, the great promise of the orange giant as the definitive competitor to the iPhone 14, Apple’s most recent launch.

But why is it said that these teams will go head to head for the love of consumers? Read to the end to find out.



One of Apple’s strengths has always been its excellent cameras. Where other manufacturers give everything for a good processor, Apple invests everything in the best selfie, and it works. Xiaomi decided to take a similar strategy, and for this reason its next Xiaomi 13 PRO comes with a camera that, it is presumed, will compete and even surpass the camera system of the 14 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S22 that is about to be launched by the giant. Korean.

This represents a new opportunity for the brand, which since its inception has sinned even in its mid-range cameras with mediocre or too altered colors. In addition, there is a feature that could give it a lot of value: a floating telephoto lens, which allows you to capture shapes of very distant targets xxx porno.


All this was possible thanks to their alliance with Leica, since once again the team had one of their cameras on the back. With a 50 MP Sony IMX989 sensor, it promises a zoom increase of up to 3x.



With this upcoming release, Xiaomi hopes to teach Apple how to make a phone that’s not just powerful. But, in addition, it is comprehensive and has many more advantages.

To begin with, we will have MIUI 14 as the operating system, with up to 128 GB of internal storage and a Qualcomm with a 3.19 GHz CPU. It also highlights its high-performance battery, with 4500 mAh: a feature that many fans of the brand will know to appreciate. After all, today more than ever we are dependent on our mobile devices and we cannot afford to wait for them to charge. Much less, interrupt our day for a couple of hours of charging.

Although for now this powerful team remains in its promotional sales phase only in China, it is expected that by 2023 it will reach the whole world and we can test the power of this expected team firsthand.

Would you change your iPhone for a Xiaomi 13 PRO?





The smartphone market is a permanent race, where innovation, updating and speed are key. After the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which opened a new universe of foldable screens, the big brands have made their move to enter the competition.

Such is the case of Vivo, the Chinese brand that recently entered the international market with a proposal that combines the best of technology and accessibility.


One of its most recent devices, the Vivo X Fold+, brings together in a single device features that make even loyal Samsung fans turn their heads. From its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to its internal cooling system, it has everything it needs to dominate the season. But will it be enough? We’ll find out.



Among tech fans and connoisseurs, the Vivo X Fold+ is being considered a “beast,” devouring the competition one by one. For starters, it takes from its strongest and best positioned competitor, the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the 6.53-inch external display with Full HD+ resolution. In addition, of course, to a brightness of up to 1200 nits and LTPO technology (from 1 to 120Hz tukif). All protected, naturally, by Gorilla Glass Victus.

For its part, the 8-inch interior display does not disappoint either. Its 2160 x 1916 pixels AMOLED E5 gives the user a consistent experience, where there are no major changes between it and its external display. Not to mention, the interaction of the screens with apps is very smooth. In addition, it is compatible with HDR10+.


Given this level of performance, it is normal for users to start worrying about battery life. However, this is not a problem for the device. After all, it not only has a 4700 mAh battery, but also a fast charging charger with 80W wired and 50W wireless charging.


As far as cameras are concerned, it also stands out. Especially when compared to similar offerings on the market. It has amazing camera sensors, the result of a collaboration with VIVO ZEISS Global Imaging. What does this translate into? A quadruple camera focal length, plus optical and digital zoom.

The Vivo x Fold+ will arrive in Europe soon, in two variants:

  • Vivo X Fold+ 12 RAM / 256 GB, for €1445.
  • Vivo X FOLD+ 12 RAM / 512 GB, for 1,589 euros.



While there’s no denying that the VIVO X FOLD+ hit the market at a time when no one was expecting it, it doesn’t get a bad look either. After all, it’s undeniable how much of an improvement it is over its predecessor.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that comes with the “Plus” version offers 30% more processor efficiency. In addition, the 66W versus 80W charging speed has a major impact on the user experience.





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Fax accounts for 41 percent of all long distance phone expenses. Faxing is an important communication system in business today – along with e-mail, voice mail, corporate intranets and more. Consequently, WSN provides businesses with the Network fax solutions by Esker Software, a leading faxing software manufacturer, to integrate seamlessly with your other communication systems. This technology allows you to send faxes through the Internet. Further, you can use your e-mail inbox as a universal collection point for fax, voice and e-mail messages.

Our faxing solution is a client/server-based network application that lets users fax directly from any workstation on the network to any Group III fax machine in the world. Users create faxes on the fly or in any application, then the information is converted to fax format and transmitted over the phone lines or the Internet. Received faxes can be manually or automatically routed to individual mailboxes. Users can also receive faxes through their e-mail or Internet.

Network Fax is easy to use, and it saves time and money. Pick a file and send it to any Group III fax machine or fax it directly from your Windows application or e-mail. It will even prepare a cover sheet for you. It is easier than using a fax machine and faxes you send will be sharper, consequently presenting a better corporate image.

Network Fax supports any platform that has a browser.

No more waiting around the fax machine! Each fax is sent only to the intended recipient, directly to their computer! No more frustration when you are out of fax paper or ink for your fax machine! Your competition does not have to deal with those needless problems any longer – why are you?

The fax client for Windows 98, NT, 2000, and XP lets users monitor faxes sent and received. Detailed logs for each fax indicate where and when it was sent. Our faxing solution queues faxes for sending and will redial automatically if the line is busy. Should poor line quality cause a break in transmission, it will reconnect to send the remaining pages.

Merge documents from different applications into a single fax. Send one document from your word processor, another from your spreadsheet and all in the same fax!

Made for Unified Messaging, the Network Fax integrates seamlessly with your e-mail server. Tight integration with Microsoft lets you send a fax to someone in your Microsoft Outlook contact database at the click of a button. Like sending e-mail, Network Fax allows users to compose a message and add file attachments for delivery. The Network Fax includes support for Microsoft Exchange at no extra cost. Integration with Lotus Notes and cc:Mail, GroupWise and SMTP/POP3 mail servers is available with an optional add-on universal mail module. We make it easy to create a universal messaging solution.

This solution is efficient: long, international and non-urgent faxes can be submitted for sending at off-peak rates. The fax server maintains a database of all fax transmissions, providing administrators the tools to track usage and costs.


Noteworthy Note Takers for PDAs

PhatPad and BugMe add pizzazz and pictures to handheld memos.

I generally don’t use my PDA for taking notes, much less for drawing. But maybe that’s because I’ve never had the tools to make the effort worthwhile. I’ve recently been playing with two note-taking apps–PhatPad on Hewlett-Packard’s Pocket PC Phone Edition-based IPaq H6315, and BugMe on my PalmOne Treo 600–and I’m impressed by how much they expand the capabilities of these handhelds.

Both PhatWare’s PhatPad 1.3 and Electric Pocket’s BugMe let you scribble or draw with your stylus in colors and stroke widths you select. Both also let you attach alarms to those notes–hence the name of Electric Pocket’s app, I imagine. And both include tools for sharing those notes by turning them into image files and saving them to a memory card or e-mailing them from a connected handheld. The two apps do have a few differentiating features, however.

Pocket Phat
Click here to view full-size image.The $20 PhatPad requires Windows CE 3.0 or later. Basically, this means the app can run only on Pocket PCs of vintage 2000 or later. When you launch PhatPad you get a list of notes you’ve previously saved; you can either work on one of those, or start a new note.

By default, new notes start on a background that looks like a sheet of lined notebook paper. But you can change the background color by tapping on Options in the Tools menu and choosing from among five options. You can also either eliminate the lines (by unchecking Horizontal Grid in the View menu) or add vertical ones to make the sheet look like graph paper (by checking Vertical Grid in the View menu). I couldn’t see a way to change the grid size, however.

A zoom tool in the View menu lets you see the whole note, but everything gets very small. The default is a partial view of the sheet with scroll bars on the bottom and the right side to navigate to off-screen areas.

Colors and Shapes
PhatPad is reasonably generous in its ink palette, letting you choose from 39 colors. A handy button alongside the palette icon brings up your stroke width options: from skinny (1 point) to thick (9 points), with every point size between.

Need some help refining your doodles? Click Correct Shapes in the Tools menu and it tidies up your circles, squares, and triangles–at least, some of them. It ignored some of my larger circles, but did fine with the smaller ones.

Another nifty feature: You can select part of your note or drawing using a selection tool, then switch to a move tool and drag the selected material around the screen. A Text Note option in PhatPad’s View menu divides the screen in two, so you can enter text in the upper half using your preferred Pocket PC text input method. The lower part of the screen remains available for drawing. And even without using Text Note, if you also purchase PhatPad’s Calligrapher handwriting recognition software for Pocket PCs, you can turn handwritten notes on PhatPad into editable text: You jot down a note, select your handwriting, click Recognize in the Tools menu, and Calligrapher turns the handwriting into text that you can edit or copy-and-paste into another program. Bought separately, Calligrapher costs $30. But through the end of August, PhatWare is offering Calligrapher and PhatPad as a bundle for $45, a $5 savings. I didn’t have Calligrapher, so I can’t vouch for its efficacy.

My biggest hassle with PhatPad had to do with the way the application interacted with the text input tools in Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Phone Edition (the latest version of Microsoft’s Pocket PC software). Basically, I had difficulty making the OS’s tools go away so that the PhatPad screen wasn’t diminished by a text input area or software keyboard when I was just trying to draw a diagram with a few jotted notations. Somehow the app didn’t seem to realize that the Windows Mobile text input area wasn’t needed. The Transcriber (which does handwriting recognition on the fly for most apps) has the smallest screen footprint–but when I turned it on, it tried to recognize my scribbles and, when it couldn’t, made them disappear.

The problem is, PhatPad won’t let Transcriber or any other text input tool work in a regular drawing: They will work only in a Text Note area, if you choose to create one. I finally figured out how to get rid of Transcriber (tap on the X at the right side of the toolbar) so I could get back to working on my diagram.

Overall, I’d say PhatPad dovetails nicely with the Pocket PC’s general corporate orientation by providing the tools to create simple diagrams and sketches with editable text annotations.

Annotations, Anyone?
Electric Pocket makes versions of BugMe for several smart phones and PDAs. I tried out the $20 Palm OS 5 version, and found it to be a bit more ambitious than PhatPad, especially in terms of its graphics tools. (There’s a separate version for handhelds based on earlier versions of the Palm OS.)

The extras start with a selection of graphics tools reminiscent of those in Microsoft Windows’ venerable Paint utility. In addition to a pen for freehand drawing, there are tools for drawing straight lines, squares, and circles; creating filled circles and squares; and filling any enclosed area with color.

BugMe clip art
Unlike PhatPad, BugMe comes with a selection of clip art–arrows, balloons and the like–that you can use in your drawings. A panning tool lets you move these elements around; it also works with text that you can add anywhere on your note by choosing a text tool. But you can’t select and move your own drawings the way you can with PhatPad. If you choose the panning tool and place the stylus on anything but a text block or clip art, it moves the entire note instead.

BugMe tools
But what I really like about BugMe is that you can use it with something other than a blank screen–a photo or a map, for example. I was able to select one of the images I’d captured with my Treo 600’s camera and annotate it using the entire range of BugMe tools, even adding text using the Treo’s keyboard.

However the Treo’s lack of native support for Graffiti meant I couldn’t try out another BugMe feature: It can create screen shots of any Palm app. To do this you use Graffiti’s command stroke (a diagonal sweep from lower left to upper right) on the screen you want, then launch BugMe and tap an icon that completes the screen capture. You can then annotate the image the same way you can annotate photos.

BugMe dialer
Another neat feature: If you type a phone number, e-mail address, or URL from your contact list into your note, BugMe recognizes it and creates a link. Tap that link and it either dials the number, initiates a blank e-mail message, or activates the browser to view the Web site on a connected PDA. You can also e-mail notes within BugMe from a list of saved notes.

BugMe’s 24-color palette is slightly less extensive than PhatPad’s, and it has fewer stroke options (six, varying in shape as well as size). There’s no handwriting recognition option, either. Still, I’m finding it a fun addition to my Treo: If nothing else, I’ll be sending some interesting digital postcards when I travel.