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5 Siri Alternative Apps


Without any doubt Siri is the most popular and smartest voice assistant application for a Smartphone, but you can have it only if your phone has iOS5 or higher. If you have android or any other Smartphone device you cannot have Siri but that doesn’t means you cannot have its alternative also. There are so many Siri alternative apps are available on app store that can perform equally good and here is a list of 5 Siri Alternative Apps for all other Smartphone devices.

Vlingo: Possibly it is the best voice assistance app for android at this time and it can do almost everything that Siri can do. You can search the web, you can send text message, you can write emails, you can find places, you can make a call, you can update social media status and it will remind you for your appointments also. And the best thing about this app is it understands most of the things that you say and gives you best result for all of your voice commands.

Speak to IT: It is an amazing voice assistant app that can understand almost everything that you speak and possibly that’s why New York Times gave it a place in top ten android apps. Just like Vlingo it can also do everything that Siri can do and since it understand everything that you say you get best result from this application compare any other voice assistance program.

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Alternative Apps to Siri for iPhone and iPod touch

Iris: Possibly this was the first alternative of Siri app and its voice recognition is also remarkable. No matter what you say it hears you perfectly and responds accordingly. With this app you can set calendar reminder, search web, text message, communicate on social network, location finding, weather reports, call and other similar function like this. For using Iris you need to install TTS library and Voice search for Iris.

Maluuba: This is a voice assistant application for android that understand your local accent and translate it in to language that application can understand and gives you result accordingly. With this app also you can do most of the things that you can do with a voice assistant program or application and because of its language understanding it performs better than many other similar applications.

Sherpa: This application is still in beta stage but it already made its place in best alternative of Siri or Google now. It is also possible that Sherpa will come up as one of the smartest voice assistant application because it analyze your work and usage trend and suggest you things accordingly. For example if you have a meeting at certain place in one hour and it is possible to rain in one hour then Sherpa will alert you to take an umbrella with you for your safety.

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Alternative Apps to Siri for iPhone and iPod touch

So if you want to have features of Siri on your android phones just check these Smartphone apps and chose one that suits best for you. And if you are one of those people who think voice assistance apps are just a gimmick and gives no real benefit than it is assured that your thinking will change after using these applications.


5 Little Changes That Will Make A Big Impact On Your Relationship

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After really anticipating being with this person, it has reached a point in time when you feel you are not getting exactly what you want from your relationship. This may make you feel worried, stuck and unsatisfied, wondering what happened to your relationship. You don’t have to do something drastic or take gigantic steps to change the situation of you relationship. Here are 5 little changes that will make a big Impact on your relationship;

1. Schedule a date night every week

A date night every week will help you bond, have fun and catch up on things. It will nourish your relationship and make it stronger. It prevents the tendency of growing apart due to your busy schedules. Choose the best time that both of you are free. You do not need to have a lot of money to go on a date with your partner. You can always choose low cost activities if your finances are tight. Remember the most important thing here is the amount of time you spend together, not the amount of money you spend.

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2. Focus on the things you give your partner, not what you receive

To have a good relationship with you partner, you should always be ready to give without thinking of what you will gain. Look at what you are contributing to your relationship each day. Are you giving it your all? If not, start now. When you focus on what you are doing to grow the relationship, you will probably influence you partner to do the same. This way, both of you will end up being happier.

3. Listen to your partner more than you talk

Speaking too much and failing to listen to what your partner says usually leads to communication problem. Be an active listener to know what your partner wants and how they feel. Show interest in what your partner is saying and ask them questions. This will help improve communication between the two of you leading to a healthy relationship.

4. Turn off all distractions that prevent you from concentrating on your relationship

If there is anything that usually takes away your attention from your partner, turn it of. Things such as TV, computer, phone etc. may be taking up most of your time leaving you with no time to spend with your partner. They must be turned off when you want to spend some quality time with your spouse. Focus on your spouse only to have a good time with them.

5. Always treat him/her better than anyone

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These 5 little changes will definitely positively impact on your relationship. If you are feeling that your relationship is not as good as it used to be, apply these changes. They will go a long way in improving your relationship.


5 Exciting Summer Activities That Will Keep Your Kids Off The TV

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Summer vacation is fun for the kids and parents alike. They get to have activities together in the beck, in the park or just outside their house. However, there are times when the kids have nothing to do at home than watch TV all day long. Parents are worried about this behavior because this weakens the body and increases the chance of obesity. How do you prevent that? You can have significant activities ready to entertain them.

5 summer activities to get your kids from TV

When thinking of summer activities, start with yourself. What are the activities that your mom prepared for you during summer? These activities will entertain your kids just the same. They will not only be healthier with it but they can also gather happy memories with the whole family.

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Free, Cheap & Exciting Ideas For Your End Of Summer Bucket List

Here are some examples of outdoor summer activities:

  1. Picnic at the park. Nothing beats a basket full of good food, placed on a mantle under the tree on a sunny day with the family. You can have games with your children or allow them to run together as fast as they can. If your family is big, you can play easy sports like baseball or kickball.

  2. Swimming. Be it at in a pool or at the beach, swimming is good for your children’s physical health. The muscles move smoothly in water in a synchronized manner. Every part of your muscles gets the chance to move when you are under water.

  3. Biking. If you have a great trail to run along, biking is more fun. Sight-seeing is the consolation for biking. You can have your kids ride at the back of your bike while you pedal along. This is so much fun and a great bonding moment, also.

  4. Amusement parks. If there is a nearby amusement park from your house, you can take your kids there. However, you can only do this if you are willing to spend bigger amount of money compared with picnic park, swimming and biking

  5. Hiking. Out of town hiking gives a brand new adventure to your children especially if you are living in the city. Hiking through the woods gives them an experience of the natural environment. You can also combine plant and trees observation as you go your way back to your trail.

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You can have a lot of activities outdoor with your kids this summer. Creativity is the key. You can also refer to your mom how she did you amuse you during your summer vacations. Going out is healthy. If TV set is preventing your child from moving a muscle, invite him to an outdoor activity which he cannot forget for the rest of his life.


Wedding Season Money Saving Tips


There is nothing more exhilarating than exchanging “I do’s”. Most brides would want their wedding to be spectacular as such adequate preparations must be done. As a wedding ceremony can reflect the personalities of both the bride and the groom, it can be done in either a simple or elaborate manner befitting of their preferences. It is a known fact, however, that no matter how simple, it would still cost a lot. In preparing for that big day, it is only important that you know some basic money-saving tips on various aspects of the wedding to ensure a pleasurable experience without causing a huge dent to your pockets.

Choose a Venue Which Can Double As Reception

Two of the most important aspects of getting married are the exchange of vows and the celebration. You can save a lot if you can place these two events in a single place. Try to find a venue where you can have both the ceremony and the reception. Be wary though of certain implications as some religious sect does not allow exchanging of vows outside the realm of the church. Check also for venues that provide food, decoration, music and entertainment as part of their package. Aside from money saved, you can also save on efforts.

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50 Cheap Wedding Tips

All about the Bride

It is understandable that you want to look your best on your wedding day. If you want to save though, ditch those designer gown fantasies and look for cheaper alternatives. You get to wear this particular bridal gown once. Unless you have plans to have an heirloom piece for your granddaughter to wear on her own wedding day, do away with clearance bridal gowns or perhaps, a rental. You may want to pursue online bridal shops as these hold more extensive collections at a much affordable rate. These sites often have special deals not just on wedding dresses but also on shoes and accessories. If you wish to buy in bulk, bring over your female entourage to save on freight. But if you want all-out savings, borrow from a family member or retrofit your Mom’s old wedding dress.

When it comes to beautifying, choose an all-in-one package. You can negotiate a good deal with a beautician by bringing in all the female entourage to join in having their hair and make-up done with the same one. If you have a friend or a family member who is proven to be good in the hair and make-up department, then, go for it.

Why Do-It-Yourself Works Like Magic on Weddings

Giveaways, bouquets and corsets, ring bearer pillow, misalettes, and all things extra in a wedding can be done on your own. This is the best time for you and your female friends and family members to bond. Instead of arranging a rowdy bachelorette party, ask them instead to help you prepare silk flower bouquets and corsets, wedding giveaways, and other stuffs needed for the wedding. You do not have to go all Martha Stewart-sy to achieve all these. The idea is to have fun and make lasting memories together.

Never Forget Video and Pictures

Of course, never forget arranging a living memento of your wedding. When the last slice of cake has been eaten, what will be left are videos and photos of your most special day. Though considered one of the most expensive aspects of the wedding lot, you can still save by looking for shutterbugs that also specialize in videography. Consider shopping for a photo-and-video package to save more.

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Indeed, weddings are often grossly expensive. Costs can easily mount up breaking couples’ piggybanks. But if you know how to manage the abovementioned tips, you can easily save money and limit the dents on your pockets.


Tips In Giving Negative Feedback The Positive Way


Every good and responsible worker would always do his best to achieve his employer’s standards. But we can never deny the fact that even our best could fail sometimes or might not be what’s best for them. You may have encountered one of your employees who are working their hardest just to impress you but it turns out that it’s not what you exactly wanted. And you, not wanting to hurt him find it hard to give a negative feedback.

If you want to keep that person in a good perspective despite the failure, here are ways to give a negative feedback the positive way:

Start with something very good to say

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Giving Negative Feedback:

Even if you know that you’re only going to end up saying something that would possibly break the heart of that hardworking person, still keep yourself on the line. Start by saying something positive. You can look at the good sides that were accomplished by that person with the amount of effort that he has put in. Let him know that you appreciate it and that you see his strengths and what he does best. Make sure to highlight that to give that person a good feeling of what he did right even if it wasn’t the best for you.

Ask if you can give an honest feedback

It’s always best to ask even if you are the employer. Everyone has the right to say yes or no to anything being asked of them. Show that good employer attitude by asking if you could give them an honest feedback. Usually, the worker would be able to sense that something hitting is coming their way when an employer would say that – so that would give them the signal. Make sure to let him answer yes or no to your question and if he says no, respect it.

Give them tips and ideas on how to do better

It’s always best to give your worker tips and ideas on how to improve their skills and performance whether or not they are open to your honest feedback about them. Let them know what they can do next time in order to make the result of their work live up to your standard. Also make them feel that you value and appreciate their efforts by commending the things that they did right. Encourage your worker on keeping it up and continuing something that he’s already done right.

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rules for giving negative feedback

It’s never hard to give someone a negative feedback if you know how to say it. Like what they say, it’s not about what you’re saying but how you’re actually saying it that makes someone feel hurt or happy about your statement. Apply these tips and you will succeed.