Best tablet 2016 – Lenovo Yoga Book

Yoga Book the Lenovo’s new 2-in-1 tablet winner of the ‘reddot’ design award 2016 brings a breath of fresh air to this uninspired segment where every device resembles another

Yoga Book the Lenovo’s new 2-in-1 tablet winner of the ‘reddot’ design award 2016 brings a breath of fresh air to this uninspired segment where every device resembles another. The Yoga Book is beautifully designed and reinvents the way we use a tablet.

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A tablet to replacing the paper notebook is wishful thinking but with this hybrid it’s a reality. It can be used as a laptop, tablet, media stand or as a note taking device.

Note Saver

The touch keyboard converts to a drawing tablet that you can use to draw or take notes. This enables you to do your day-to-day tasks by typing text using the backlit keyboard or quickly take and save notes using the pen stylus to write on the flat surface.

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Using the Real pen you can draw with many pressure levels. Draw freely without having your hands covering the drawing, messing with it or triggering other options unintendedly.

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The Note Saver app can store your notebooks where you can draw or save your notes.

Type mode

The Halo keyboard can be used if you switch to type mode. This haptic feedback keyboard has an auto-complete and feature that allows you to type fast and accurately.

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It is very handy to have a keyboard when you need one and having the full screen available to display text.

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The Yoga book can be opened in different angles. As a laptop for productivity, flat for creative mode and note taking, as a stand to enjoy video or as a tablet.lovono_yoga

Technical specifications

This device comes with a Real Pen stylus, one book pad, 20 paper book refills and two Real Pen ink refills.

  • Processor: Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8550 Processor (2M Cache, Quad-Core, Up to 2.4 GHz)
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 or Windows 10
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, and 64GB ROM
  • Card slot: supports up to 128GB
  • Sound: Dolby Audio Premium
  • Display Screen: 10.1″ FHD IPS(1920 x 1200), 16.7 million color depth
  • Camera: 8 MP Auto-Focus rear and 2 MP Fixed-Focus front
  • Sensors: Vibrator, G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Sensor, GPS
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Dual Channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • Battery: 8500 mAh Li-ion Polymer, 13 hours or 70 days standby
  • Dimensions: 256.6 x 170.8 x 9.6 mm (10.1″ x 6.72″ x 0.38″)
  • Weight: 690g (1.52 lbs)
  • Price: £549.99 / $499.99 (starting at)

We think that the Lenovo Yoga Book is a perfect Birthday or Christmas gift.
You may also like the Top 3 laptops for a great birthday gift that we reviewed a previous post.

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Make University Life A Little Easier With Shareagift

Starting University can be an extremely daunting and stressful experience, you will most likely be moving to a new area, living with people you have never met before, having to absorb a lot of new information, and having to support yourself financially for the first time.

No matter how prepared you think you are for University there are always things that crop up that you haven’t budgeted for. You will most likely be given a reading list from each lecturer of books that you need to read during your module, many of which can often cost a lot of money. There will be things that after living on your own for a few days you will realise you need to buy, like earplugs to drown out the noise of the loud snorer next door, a tin opener (one of the most essential tools for any university student), or an internet cable because the Wi-Fi doesn’t quite reach your room.

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Through Shareagift you can set up a student page and add your parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles and any other family members that have said if you need any help just let us know. You can then send a message to them all by commenting on your page when you need to buy something that you haven’t budgeted for, and they can add the funds to your pot.

Once you have been living with in either halls or a house for a while you will most certainly decide that you need to buy a few things for the place to make it look a bit nicer. Or perhaps you were getting ready to go out and someone spilt wine all over the sofa which now needs replacing because you can’t get the stains or the smell out. Shareagift makes it easy for housemates to collect all their money in one place, you can see who has paid what and then withdraw all the funds in one go when you are ready to buy what you need.

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So, you have been at University for a few months now and in the first few weeks you decided to join the football team. Every year they go on a week away where you meet and play against other university teams. The only issue is that somehow you have found yourself in charge of collecting everyone’s money and paying for the trip. With Shareagift you can create a page for the trip, post the link on your team’s Facebook page and ask everyone to go on and pay. You will be able to easily see who has paid what, and all the money will be kept in a safe and secure location until the time comes when you need to withdraw the funds and pay for the trip.

It’s your housemate’s birthday and you want to throw a big house-party for them, the only problem is that the monthly bills have just come out and you’re running really low on funds until the next instalment of your student loan comes in. With Shareagift you can create a private page and invite their friends via email to join the group and contribute some money towards decorating the house, buying the food and drink, and getting them an amazing gift.

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So for those of you heading to Univserity over the next few weeks don’t forget to keep Shareagift in mind when you need help with collecting funds for a trip, throwing an amazing event, buying ear plugs to drown out your neighbours snoring, or replacing a stain covered sofa!

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Where Should I Volunteer?

Do you have some time off this year? Perhaps you have an extended summer break, maybe you have just finished your studies and are contemplating what to do next, or perhaps you are no longer working as often as you used to and have a lot of free time on your hands.

Here at Shareagift we have seen hundreds of projects and campaigns over the years where groups have raised money to sponsor people to go help in far away countries, build or resurrect community projects, and even run a sponsored abseil down the side of a church! If you want to give something back to the world we live in then perhaps one of the following endeavours may interest you…

The Internet is awash with people crying out for volunteers, and it is very easy to get lost in the sheer amount of projects that are available to us now. Over summers it has become very popular to take some time out and go to work abroad in countries that are struggling and need help. Be that helping to build structures for families to live and learn in, working to help teach in areas where education is needed, or working to comfort and heal the sick. The first thing to think about if you are considering working abroad is where do your skills lie? Are you good with people or do you have experience in construction? Take a look at how two of our Shareagifters recently visited Nepal and raised money to help victims of the recent earthquake.

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The next thing to think about is how far away you are willing to travel, remember that working in deprived areas can be very dangerous, how long is your journey going to be to get back home if you have an accident or something goes wrong? The third main point to reflect on is how much your trip is going to cost you and if you can’t afford it how many people do you know that may be willing to sponsor you?

If your considering helping out a little closer to home then again there are so many different projects and charities that you can get involved in. Is there a project in your local community that is close to your heart? This could be something as small as helping to pick up litter around your street to getting involved with building a local park or setting up a youth group.

Even if you only have a few hours a week to dedicate to helping others places like charity shops, youth groups and retirement homes are often crying out for volunteers to either cover shifts or just help out around the place. By doing this you are not only just helping others but it gives you a chance to work within the wider community with people that you may not necessarily encounter in your everyday life.

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Once you decide what you would like to do come and take a look at Shareagift and see whether we could help you in your role. Whether it’s collecting sponsor money for a trip abroad, raising funds for a local project, or collecting money to pay to run activities within your local community, with our newly added option of being able to donate using gift aid we are the perfect platform to help you raise funds.

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Giving Back

When a loved one passes away it can be an extremely emotional and difficult time. Many people find it hard to approach the subject of arranging the funeral and it has become in many societies a taboo subject that people try to avoid talking about as they believe it can cause more upset and heart ache.

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Unfortunately when someone passes away there is a lot to sort out, this can be especially difficult if their is a limited budget.

Helen decided to set up a Shareagift page dedicated to her friend Sue who had sadly passed away. Sue dedicated her life to helping others, not only did she do an amazing job at this, but much of her time was spent raising money for charities in many different and imaginative ways. Helen described Sue as the most kind, warm hearted lady that she and many others had ever met.

Helen set up the Shareagift page in Sue’s memory and invited some of the people that Sue had touched during her lifetime. This has lead to an overwhelming outpour of messages and donations with everyone wanting to raise as much money as possible to give her the perfect send off she deserves.

The page goal was set at £2,000 and has now gone well over £4,000 with donations still pouring in.

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“Sue Valentine was the heart and soul of charities, always thinking about others before herself, she was an inspirational women to everyone! With the help of Shareagift the response we had was phenomenal to helping raise money for her two children to give their mum Sue the very best send off she deserves”

Financia as tuas férias de verão

Está aí o verão e queres ir de férias para te divertir com os amigos ou visitar familiares distantes mas não tens dinheiro suficiente para o fazer? Agora, podes usar o crowd funding para financiar as férias de verão com a ajuda dos teus amigos e família.

Podes planear ir onde sonhas, fazer umas belas férias de verão em Barcelona ou mesmo na Republica Dominicana, viajar até ao México para visitar as ruinas de Machu Picchu, participar numa experiencia de grupo em visita ao Nepal ou Butão. Escolhe o teu destino de férias e os teus amigos ajudam-te a chegar lá com uma campanha de angariação de fundos na Shareagift.

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Group Funding ou financiar em grupo

O group funding ou mesmo social funding e um conceito semelhante ao crowd funding mas que é acessível a todos. Não é necessário esperar que desconhecido financiem aquilo que precisas, conta antes com a ajuda dos teus amigos e familiares para contribuírem e darem uma ajuda preciosa na angariação de fundos.

Cada um transfere algum dinheiro e todos juntos conseguem fazer o que seria impossível. O melhor de tudo e que mais tarde podes retribuir o favor, num verdadeiro espirito de social gifting, onde todos se entreajudam quando e preciso ou demonstrando apreciação e agradecimento aos que tanto nos deram.

Cria o teu fundo de férias

O Grup Funding da Shareagift permite-te criar um fundo de férias. Seja para uma viagem de descanso, visitar familiares que não vês há muito, organizar uma experiencia em grupo ou férias escolares, enviar um colega que se reformou numas bem merecidas fundo, este e o meio moderno e eficiente para conseguires recolher dinheiro com a ajuda de familiares e amigos.

Visita o site e cria uma campanha, descreve o que vais financiar com os fundos recolhidos, escolhe o valor alvo e a data limite das contribuições, personaliza com fotos bem atractivas e convida os amigos e família usando o sistema de convites email ou partilhando nas redes sociais.

Todos os convidados podem ver o progresso da campanha e deixar comentários. No final da campanha podes requisitar a transferência dos fundos par a tua conta PayPal.

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Juntos conseguimos fazer mais

O serviço de group funding, Shareagift, está agora disponível em português. O Group Funding é uma variante do crowfunding mas que é acessível a todos e que permite ajudar a recolher fundos para financiar tudo aquilo que quiseres.

O crowfunding é destinado essencialmente a empresas e startups para ajudar a financiar projectos, já o group funding é acessível a todos e sem regras rígidas, o que permite financiar qualquer coisa.

Com a Shareagift milhares de pessoas têm angariado dinheiro online com amigos, colegas e familiares para partilhar o custo de prendas assim como ajudar causas solidárias, pagar as propinas da universidade, custear viagens para visitar familiares distantes, oferecer prendas de despedida, patrocinar eventos e férias de grupo.

A plataforma já podia ser usada em Portugal para recolher fundos em Euros, tal como ao contrário de outros serviços, pode ser usada praticamente em qualquer parte do mundo e receber doações em Euros, Dólar americano e Libra inglesa, mas agora com a vantagem de estar traduzida para a lingua portuguesa.

As associações e instituições de beneficência podem usar o serviço para recolher donativos e no final gerar um mapa que ajuda a preencher o anexo modelo 25 do IRS – IRC.

Como criar uma campanha de angariação de fundos

O processo é simples e rápido. Basta criar uma página de campanha, dar-lhe um bom título e descrever o motivo da angariação de fundos, personalizar com a fotografia do presente e do seu destinatário. É necessário indicar uma conta PayPal para onde irão ser transferidos os fundos recolhidos uma vez que a campanha termine.

As ferramentas disponíveis na plataforma permitem enviar convites email com os detalhes essenciais da campanha ou ainda partilhar nas redes sociais.

Os convidados podem contribuir com Cartão de Credito ou usando o saldo do PayPal.
O processo é transparente para todos uma vez que e possível acompanhar o progresso dos valores recolhidos e o criador da página pode saber quem já contribuiu.

Inicia a tua campanha de angariação de fundos hoje mesmo e faz alguém feliz!

A Sharing Economy

It only takes a small observation to notice that we are becoming more and more reliant on services that allow us to share amongst ourselves. If we think about some of today’s fastest growing apps and services, many of them seem to be dependant upon sharing.

The app Uber came out of nowhere and is gaining popularity and headlines across the globe. The app provides a taxi service for people who need a lift. If you have a car and a driving licence and are in the area then you can become one of their drivers. The service has caused a lot of commotion across the globe. Last year taxi drivers in France were slating the service in the news because it is stealing their fares and they are not paying any taxi licensing fees.

Another service that seems to have grown in leaps and bounds over the past couple of years is Airbnb. This service let’s you rent out a house, a flat or a room in someone’s home rather than staying at a hotel. The service is usually cheaper than b&bs and hotels and offers the guest some company if they are travelling alone.

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The group-funding site Shareagift is also seeing users flood their site looking to collect money for all sorts of things from charitable causes to birthday parties and wedding gifts. Group-funding is becoming more and more popular with people being able to achieve goals together that they wouldn’t necessarily be able to reach on their own.

Shared workspaces in offices are also becoming more popular, especially within companies who offer part time contracts. These shared workspaces mean that companies save money because they don’t have to have a computer and a desk for each person working there.

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The popularity of these services confirms the move towards collaborative consumption with people wanting to share rather than having individual ownership. We are already beginning to see shifts away from owning our own means of transport. Boris bikes in London are a perfect example of people no longer needing to own a bicycle.

In certain areas of France you can hire keys, which allow you to drive a number of electric cars. You just drive to your destination and when you are done someone else can hop in and drive off. Last year Paris launched an electric scooter rental scheme for those who don’t wish to use rental bikes to get around the capital. This is part of a plan to try and reduce the number of cars in the city and if it succeeds it could be rolled out in other major cities across the world including London.

If this trend carries on, eventually the majority of products and services that we use will become shared and we will no longer see the need to own bikes, cars or even homes. The world is changing so get ready to become a lot more generous!