Review Of Canon Sd880 Compact Camera

Canon SD880 IS Camera Review, Camera Review Canon SD880, Canon SD880 Ultra Compact Camera Review

With a new Camera packed with new and improved features hitting the market almost every week, making a decision to purchase felt to me like jumping off a cliff without a parachute.

I picked this camera because:
It has a wide angle lens, this can make it better for taking pictures in rooms as you can get more in the picture.
It takes video, I wanted to be able to make simple videos without having to drag a larger format video camera around with me wherever I go.
It records sound along with the video as well as simply acting as a sound recorder, this lets me record conversations without the need to always take notes.
It is ultra compact, this means I can carry it everywhere I go using a belt clip so I don’t miss snaps because I didn’t want to carry a camera. I’m lazy like that.
It is manufactured by a camera company and not a computer company, the implication being that the optics are in theory better.

On using this camera I discovered:
It lived up to all the above points and is also really easy to use, point and snap or get picky about specific settings.
The video is really high quality and with the 16Gb memory card I also bought, it can in theory take up to 4 hours of video.
The battery seems to last a long time. I bought a second which I keep just in case it’s needed in the case.
The picture quality is excellent, I certainly can’t fault it and the screen is remarkably bright and large.
The SD880 Canon Ultra comes with a charger that you plug the battery into directly. As the camera itself only comes with a 32Mb memory card, I purchased an additional card. This card came with a USB stick enabling me to plug it straight into my PC. Therefore I discovered I needed no cables at all though a download cable does come with the camera.

Although the battery life seems to be very good with this camera. I have learned that it always pays to carry a spare battery as there is nothing worse than running out of power at a crucial moment. Given that the Li-ion NB-5L batteries for this camera are ridiculously inexpensive (as low as $2.00 each) and fit inside a typical carry case I would not be without one.

Negatives:
Not much, I would have liked a jack for an external microphone.
There does not seem to be a wide screen Video mode, though there is for still photos.

Summary:
By the time I bought an extra battery, 16Gb memory card, leather belt clip case and a table top tripod I had still spent less than $300.00. I therefore think that this camera was a great deal.

Timothy Harpers
cannon digital cameras

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Get Free Virtual Dragon Pet – Important Tips

Dragon Growth and other Influences

The dragon growth is influenced by 3 things:

* how much you visit your dragon
* how much other people visit your dragon
* items equipped on your dragon

If you don’t visit your Dragonpage for some time, the dragons will slowly grow less and eventualy stop growing. Be sure to always visit your dragons so they don’t get lonely. There is a limit on how much your own page visits affect your dragon, refreshing your Dragonpage won’t make your dragons grow any faster after you exceeded the set daily limit.

Of course, other people will visit your dragon as well and that will make your dragon grow faster. Though there’s a daily limit of how much other peoples visits influence dragon growth. This means that after your pageviews exceed this limit, they won’t contribute to your dragons growth at all.

We set these limits so that if you refresh your Dragonpage or someone else refreshes your Dragonpage all the time, it won’t make your dragon grow faster after it exceeds the set limit. This is to prevent people from exploiting the system with refreshing.

Here are instructions on how to advertise your dragons.

Dragon Resources and Production

As your grows in level, which is displayed as a percentage on your Dragonpage, it produces more resources. The production of resources is displayed per day and it rises as your dragon level rises.

The production of your dragon is influenced by one thing, how much you feed your dragon. If you don’t feed him/her, the production will reduce and eventually the dragon will stop producing resources, it will reach zero.

Resources such as Aura, Fur, and Scales are currency here on DragonAdopters. Each dragon produces two resources, aura and a secondary resource. The aura produced is based upon the dragon element and the type of scales or fur produced is based upon the dragon species. Resources are used to purchase food and materials, create items and exchange them on the Items Market or trade for other resources on the Resources Market.

All dragon eggs produce white aura. When your dragon hatches you may choose his/her element. Once your dragon’s element is chosen your dragon will start to produce the aura corresponding to that element.

Every dragon produces two kinds of resources:

* primary resource – Aura – depends on your dragon’s element
* secondary resource – Dragon Fur, Dragon Scales, Reptile Scales – depends on which dragon species

Each dragon element has a corresponding dragon color and dragon element:
Earth Green Aura
Water Blue Aura
Fire Red Aura
Air White Aura
(air dragons are purple colored)

Western dragons and Wyverns produce Dragon Scales
Lizardus and Dino dragons produce Reptile Scales
Eastern and Furdragons produce Dragon Fur

Dragon Care

In this tab (see left menu) you can feed your dragon. On the top you can see how much Dragon Food you have. You’re able to buy the food from the Buy Materials tab. You can use any resource to buy food. Below the dragon food icon you can see all your dragons, their levels, status and how much food they’re consuming.

To feed the dragon you just need to enter the number of food units you want to give your dragon and click Feed Dragon. That food will be given to the dragon for consuming and you will see in the Amount tab how many units does the dragon currently have. It is neccesary to feed your dragon, otherwise after 24 hours of no feeding he/she will become hungry and start to produce less resources than normal.

It would be a good idea for your dragon to always carry some food. The best thing you can do it stockpile your dragon with as much food as he/she can carry. Just don’t forget, over-feeding your dragon has a penalty.

General Inventory and Dragon Inventory

The General Inventory has 20 slots. In those slots go Items and Gem Stones. Be careful not to make your inventory full, otherwise you will be unable to create new items or buy new items from the Items Market.

If your inventory is full and the 5 days limit on the Items Market has expired and your item needs to be returned to your inventory, it will be unable to return to the inventory because it is full. Instead the Items Market will send your item to the Factory and sell it for aura.

There are 4 special slots in which go Dragon Food, Metal, Silk and Leather. The amount of food and materials you have are displayed in the bottom left corner of their image.

After you create or buy an item, it will go into the General Inventory. This doesn’t mean your dragon has the items nor gets bonus effects. You need to give your items to any of your dragons by just selecting the dragon you want to equip that item to. After you do that, the dragon will gain bonus effects from the items, which is described in detail on the Item Effects tab, just below the Status Messages.

The Dragon Inventory is displayed with 6 boxes around your dragon picture on your Dragonpage. Each dragon has their species specific items and universal items. Every dragon can carry maximum 6 items. More about species specific items you can find later in this guide.

When you equip the items to your dragon, it will gain a boost as described in the item details. The item boost (bonus, effect) only affects the dragon they’re equiped to. If you want your other dragons getting a boost, you’ll need to equip items on them too.

Introduction into Items and Materials

There are four Materials: Gem Stones, Metal, Leather and Silk. You can buy materials and dragon food via the Buy Materials tab.

MATERIALS COST
————— ————-
Gem Stones Aura
Metal Dragon/Reptile Scales or Dragon Fur
Leather/Silk Dragon Fur
————— ————-

Gem Stones

There are different Gem Stones which you need to create items with a specific level. You can buy Gem Stones via the Buy Gems tab.

The Gem Stones represent which level item you’re trying to create and the color of the Gem Stones is determined by which colored aura you bought the gem with. An item created from a Gem Stone will have the same color as the Gem Stone. Items that don’t require Gem Stones to create them, do require aura in the creation process and those items will have the same color as the aura you used to create them.

GEM STONE LEVEL
————— ——–
Pearl lvl 10
Ruby lvl 20
Diamond lvl 30
Sapphire lvl 40
Emerald lvl 50
Topaz lvl 60
Opal lvl 70
Obsidian lvl 80
Amethyst lvl 90
Aquamarine lvl 100
————— ——–

11 types of Items

ITEM CAN BE WORN BY
————————————– ———————————
Ring All Dragon Types (Each Dragon can wear 2 Rings)
Necklace All Dragon Types
Dragon Scales Hand/Leg/Tail Bracelet Western Dragons and Wyvern
Reptile Scales Hand/Leg/Tail Bracelet Lizardus and Dino
Ribbon/Scarf/Armband Furdragon and Eastern Dragon
————————————– ———————————

Species specific items are items that can be worn only be a certain dragon species, which are listed above. For example, a Furdragon cannot wear the bracelets, just like the Western dragon cannot wear a scarf, etc.

A dragon can only wear the item if the level of the dragon is same or higher than the level of the item. Example: A level 15 dragon can’t wear a level 20 item, but the same dragon can wear a level 10 item. High level dragons can normaly wear lower level items than the dragon’s level.

Creating Items

Creating items is one of the most important parts and goals of this game. In order to create items you will need materials which you can buy from the appropriate tabs on your Dragonpage. First thing you do is select the item you want to create and the level. After that click Go. In the next menu you can see what materials and how much resources are needed to create certain items. Of course, the higher the level of the item, the more expensive and hard is to create it.

ITEM PRICE
—————————— ———————————
Ring metal + gem
Necklace metal + gem
Dragon Scales Hand Bracelet gem + dragon scales
Dragon Scales Leg Bracelet gem + dragon scales
Dragon Scales Tail Bracelet gem + dragon scales
Reptile Scales Hand Bracelet gem + reptile scales
Reptile Scales Leg Bracelet gem + reptile scales
Reptile Scales Tail Bracelet gem + reptile scales
Ribbon leather(lvl 10-50) or silk(lvl 60-100) + aura
Scarf leather(lvl 10-50) or silk(lvl 60-100) + aura
Armband leather(lvl 10-50) or silk(lvl 60-100) + aura
—————————— ———————————

There are two kinds of items:

* normal item – gives resource boosts
* special item – gives various special effects

Special items are much harder to get than normal items obviously. There’s a random chance in the creation process that you’ll get a normal or special item and also what kind of boost you’ll get and how much % it’s gonna be.

There are also success rates involved in creating items. They will be displayed in the menu before you create the item. These rates are the chance you have to create the item successfully. This means that sometimes you will succeed in creating an item and sometimes you will fail. In either case you will lose the resources and materials you spent into the creation process.

You can either equip your dragon with the items your created or sell them on the Items Market. If you just can’t seem to sell your items on the Items Market because nobody bought them, then you can always sell your item to the Factory via the Sell to Factory tab on the left.

Item Effects

Each item has certain effects which boost dragon production or other special attributes. The level of the item determines how powerful the boost will be and the type of the item (normal or special) determines what kind of effect it will be. The higher the level, the more % the item will have.

Each item affects only the dragon it is equipped to. Only some special items affect the player in general, for example all special necklaces.

Here is a list of item effects:

ITEM EFFECT
—————————— ———————————
Ring normal – % Aura
special – % pageview OR % growth
Necklace normal – % Aura & Sec.Res.
special – % success rate OR % rank
—————————— ———————————
Dragon Hand/Leg/Tail Bracelet normal – % Dragon Scales
Dragon Hand Bracelet special – % less hungry
Dragon Leg Bracelet special – % growth
Dragon Tail Bracelet special – % more happy
—————————— ———————————
Reptile Hand/Leg/Tail Bracelet normal – % Reptile Scales
Reptile Hand Bracelet special – % less hungry
Reptile Leg Bracelet special – % growth
Reptile Tail Bracelet special – % more happy
—————————— ———————————
Ribbon normal – % Dragon Fur
special – % more happy
Scarf normal – % Dragon Fur
special – % growth
Armband normal – % Dragon Fur
special – % less hungry
—————————— ———————————

Since special items give such powerful boosts, there are certain limiters for the player dragons.

4 limiters:
only 1 out of 5 dragons can wear a % rank special necklace
only 1 out of 5 dragons can wear a % success rate special necklace
each dragon can wear only one % growth special ring
each dragon can wear only one % pageview special ring

For example, one dragon can’t wear two % growth rings, but can still use % growth scarf and % growth ring. And if one of your dragons is wearing % rank necklace, other 4 of your dragons cannot wear a % rank necklace, but can wear other necklaces. Same applies for other limiters.

Resources Market and Items Market

You can add maximum 5 offers on the Resources Market at one time. You can set the amount of resource you offer and want by simply typing in a number in the indicated box. After you’re satisfied with the numbers, click Add Offer. Below that you can see all the currently placed offers on the market, the player who put it, how much he/she offers and wants in return and how long the offer has been on the market. The Status tabs displays if you have enough resources to accept the offer and if you have enough room in your General Inventory.

You can add maximum 10 items on the Items Market. In the indicated dropdown menu you’re able to see all your items. You select an item you want to auction on the market and set the price and resource you want for it. When you’re ready, just click Add Item and the item will be transfered from the General Inventory to the Items Market. Below that you can see all the currently placed items on the market, the seller, item descriptions and how much resources the seller wants for the item. The Status tab displays if you have enough resources to buy the item and if you have enough room in your General Inventory.

Offers on both markets last for 5 days. After that your resources and items are returned to you. Remember, your inventory must not be full when the offer on the Items Market expires.

Factory

You are able to buy materials and dragon food from the factory via the Buy Gems and Buy Materials tabs. You cannot buy items this way. However you’re able to sell items to the factory via the Sell to factory tab.

Items sold in the factory will be cheap. That’s why it is recommended you put your item on auction on the Items Market so that other players can buy it for your set price.

On the first screen you can see it’s pretty simple. First you select what you want to buy and go to the next screen. There it will say how much resources you need to buy your selection. If you have enough, then you can buy it. Same is with selling items and materials.

Dragon Lottery

You’ll see this feature below the dragon inventory, right under the Description tab. You can only see Dragon Lottery on other players dragons, NOT your own dragons.

This feature motivates people to visit other peoples dragons in order to play the lottery. You can play it only 5 times in 24 hours and each time you’ll be offered with a reward based on your Rank Points.

After you played the lottery on someones dragon, it will be disabled for 12 hours. After that period the lottery will be enabled for that players dragon.

There are two types of Dragon Lottery. One is throwing a coin, heads or tails. One will get you a prize, one will get you nothing. And second type is throwing a dice. Some numbers will get you various prizes and some numbers will get you nothing.

Good luck with the lottery!

Game Guide v3.0 written by Draconis

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7 Reasons Why Online Crm Software Is A Marvelous Solution

Many small and mid-sized companies offer great products and services but do not have an organized system when it comes to communicating with their customers and keeping track of important data about them. One solution to this is online CRM software (customer relationship management software). Owning CRM software can really give your business a boost.

Online CRM Software: Sorts/Holds On to Data

A solid CRM solution enables users to record significant customer data—what customers buy, what they tend to buy, whether people of the same gender or age group tend to prefer certain things, and so on. It should also permit software users within a company to transfer data back and forth between one another.

Online CRM: Knowing Your Patrons

There are many useful things to know about your customers other than the fact that they purchased something from you. A CRM application enables you to connect to your clients in various ways. By recognizing their tendencies, you are able to talk to them on their interest level. To give you an example, you may discover that certain localities trend towards a certain product. You can make this data work for you by improving on your advertising strategy for that area.

Online CRM UK: Synchronizing Your Corporation’s Efforts

In addition, CRM software links separate branches and roles together. Let’s picture your front desk, instructors, retailer, and I.T. department all use the same records—now they can correspond more fluently. This can have a unifying effect.

Waste Less Time

The CRM application can perform chores like processing orders without user intervention. This can free up time for user and customer. On top of all that, it means less people must work on different tasks. Not only that, it keeps your customers happier, since they can place orders by themselves rather than wait to talk to your sales department.

Information Is More Accessible

An online CRM software only requires a web-accessible computer for you to pull up any data you need. This means full-time access to marketing strategies and clients—it’s all in the palm of your hand.

Making Cheerful Patrons

A superior customer relationship management program takes on the workload so you don’t have to—leaving you with happier customers. When you make your consumers feel good about the experience (assuming they need a hand, have an inquiry, or need you process an order), they’ll not only revisit—they’ll promote your business by informing others.

Let Your Company Grow

Corporations are able to advance their interests once they’re able to leave clients feeling more satisfied while lowering the daily workload and making things run faster. Less user interventions also means less stress for you in worrying about every little thing. You can focus more on new and creative ideas that can make your business grow.

Communicating with your customers is the cornerstone of a successful business, and online CRM software can help you do this!

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How Would You Like To Generate Your Own Electricity For Less The $200 (£150)? – Free Helpful Info

There are different ways of making electricity for yourself. Alot of people use wind power and solar power. Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form, such as electricity, using wind turbines. A wind turbine is a rotating machine which converts the kinetic energy in wind into mechanical energy. If the mechanical energy is used directly by machinery, such as a pump or grinding stones, the machine is usually called a windmill. If the mechanical energy is then converted to electricity, the machine is called a wind generator, wind turbine, wind power unit (WPU), wind energy converter (WEC), or aerogenerator.

Solar power is another common use of producing electricity. Solar power technologies provide electrical generation by means of heat engines or photovoltaics. Once converted its uses are only limited by human ingenuity. A partial list of solar applications includes space heating and cooling through solar architecture, potable water via distillation and disinfection, daylighting, hot water, thermal energy for cooking, and high temperature process heat for industrial purposes.

Alot of people nowadays are looking at ways i.e. wind power and solar power to produce cheaper electricity. With living costs getting so expensive nowadays, people are looking other ways to reduce their electricity bill or create their own source in their backyard.

There are many companies solar heating out there who would be able to help you get a grant cheaper energy bills or tell how to build a wind or solar farm.

Building your own solar or wind power can be very expensive costing as much as $2000. So building your own professional system for less than $200 makes sense.

By using Earth4Energy kit you can reduce your electricity bill by 80% or even elimnate it completely and create your own electricity from your own backyard.

Earth4Energy kit is a manual which is in plain speaking English and has a easy step by step guide so it’s easy to understand and to follow.

Why should you create your own power at home?

You will save hundreds of dollars every time you get your power bill!

This is great for our environment and your children will thank you for it.

With our complete instructions this makes for a fun at home project.

When you can make renewable power for less than $200, why wouldn’t you!

You will be able to spend your savings on more important things

Knowing that you are doing your part to conserve our planet feels great!

My fully illustrated instructions make this a very simple job for anybody!

This guide is amazing. I was trying to save myself money on my electricity bill and I came across this guide where it was step by step in plain English guide. You can get all the bits from your local hardware store and build your home made solar powered system or a wind power system for less than $200.

For the one time price off $49.97 you can build your own power system for less than $200. I did this and I would say to anyone who is looking to save money on their electricity bill I would recommend this.

P.S. It is time to start acting in a smart and eco friendly way. Read about heirloom organic seeds and why people got seriously interested about them.

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Choosing Your Nanny Camera

The nanny camera is a rather wise investment for the fact that it protects your children when you are not around. It not only protects them when they are in the hands of a babysitter, but when you can’t always have eyes on the back of your head. There are so many reasons and so many scenarios in which a nanny cam is warranted that every home with children should have one.

But how stealthy is a hiden camera and, if you have one, how well is it hidden? Is there no way in this world individuals walking in your home would notice that they are being watched by these small electronic eyes of curiosity? If you say “yes,” then that is wonderful. If you say “no,” then there are some things to consider.

The first thing to consider is wireless systems if you are using a wired system and may find it to be difficult to hide the wire. Wireless systems come in different forms. For example, it can transmit to a DVR and the footage be recorded. You can also look into cameras that utilize the SD card. These are usually motion detected cameras that will only turn on when they sense motion. You can then take the SD card and play the footage in your computer.

Something else that is unique about nanny cameras is the fact that you can purchase them already built into teddy bears, baby monitors, air purifiers, and so much more. That way you can be rather “stealthy” about the placement of your nanny camera.

So if you think that there is a possibility that your nanny camera can be seen, it is time to re-evaluate the situation. And make sure you evaluate your home before purchasing cameras so that you know how you can place them to where no one will ever know they are there. You’ll feel much better when your eyes can’t be everywhere. And if something bad is happening, then you can do something about it.

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