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Whether you work for an agency or firm or are a self-employed professional, you can benefit in your daily business activity by using a lot of the same business tools available to high-profile successful people.

In this article, we will cover five of the top business tools or resources. These tools can include simple apps, software programs or devices that help you stay organized and streamlined to carry out your daily activities despite how busy your schedule may be.

Due to the vast number of tools available, we tried to incorporate a variety of tools to cover various needs.

1.      Freshbooks

Freshbooks

Freshbooks is cloud-based accounting software that boasts the ability to help you put your business on auto-pilot. Let’s look at a few features.

Invoicing – you can create custom invoices that include, among other things, your logo and a personal “thank you” email.

Expenses – tracking business expenses can be a real challenge, but with Freshbooks, you get an at-a-glance view of where your money is going – and how profitable you are.

Time Tracking – if you are an independent consultant who charges clients by the hour, this feature will be valuable to you. It not only will tell you how much time you spending working with clients – it will help you generate an accurate invoice in the process.

Projects – get everyone on the same page, from contractors, partners or employees, by sharing documents and files they need for a project, all again from the same dashboard.

Payments – whether it’s deposits to move a project to beginning stages or getting your final payment on a finished project, Freshbooks makes it easy to set up and execute, and everything can be done right from the app.

2.      Hootsuite

When it comes to social media, we all can become overwhelmed. With so many different ways to contact and engage people, especially customers, managing them all can be a chore.

With Hootsuite, you can connect with several social media networks and save time as you use them. Here’s how:

Management – regardless of the number of networks you are connected to, you can manage them and see what’s happening in all of them from one dashboard.

Quick reply – you can reply to any messages, comments and other details from the same single dashboard to any of your networks – even more than one at a time.

Scheduling – this is an effective tool to help you broadcast to your networks without actually being at your desk to post them. If you have a series of posts to gradually send out, you can set them up to post at a certain date and time, enabling you to attend to other important business matters.

Tracking – also known as “metrics” this data is important in determining how well your business is doing. It helps you evaluate what’s working in your networks and what isn’t. This helps you tweak in order to grow your audience.

Security – if the mention of your brand, trade secrets or anything other sensitive data must be shared through this app, you can rest assured that it is protected through two-step authentication.

3.      WordPress Themes (feminine)

We all know that WordPress themes are among the best for websites. However, many of them cater to more manly or business backgrounds.

That might be okay if the theme fits what you are selling. But what if you sell arts and crafts or decorative items? Then you might want to try a site known as Restored316. They have 17 beautiful themes, all of which will appeal to women.

Keep in mind that these are premium themes, ranging from $39 to around $300. Most of them are available for $75. So if you have the budget, Restored316 is the place to find your feminine WordPress themes.

4.      PRWeb

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Every business, online or offline, needs press releases to introduce the business to the public, draw attention to a new development within the organization, introduce a new service or product to the masses or anything else that is newsworthy. Press releases can be a very powerful marketing tool when used correctly.

Finding a good place to submit your press releases can be a challenge. There are decent sites that will publish them for free or for a small fee. Others may charge more.

Whatever they charge, however, the main concern is that they get your press release out there and that it gets noticed, read and hopefully prompts a reader to contact you.

PRWeb is currently, and has remained, the best place to submit a press release. As a PR service, their visibility ranks right at the top. What sets them apart from others is that they do more than just publish your press release. They help you optimize it with good keywords and allow you to add images or videos to attract more attention.

5.      GoToMeeting

If your team is spread out over several places, whether they work in distant offices or from home, holding a meeting with your team can be difficult.

Or, if you happen to be an internet marketer, and plan on publishing some instructive presentations for your subscriber list, then you may want to check out GoToMeeting.

This company’s service is very popular with internet marketers. Countless webinars and video coaching calls have taken place with this app.

GoToMeeting can easily be used for business meetings via video conferencing. They make it simple and through several ways to notify everyone who needs to attend the meeting. It can be as simple as emailing a link to everyone so they can access the video conference in a matter of seconds.

Summary

This is a list that no doubt could have grown with little effort. We also tried to offer a list of items that are not always out in the forefront but have acquired a healthy measure of attention, hinting at their usefulness.

We sincerely hope that you might find one or more of these tools or resources valuable in helping you streamline your business activity and keep you organized.

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If you’re lucky enough to be heading off on holiday for some winter fun this year, then make sure you’ve got everything you need to hand well before you go. After all, getting organized and ahead of the game will help you feel less stressed in the run up to take off. If you’re in need of a little helping hand, use our ultimate checklist to ensure you’re ready to go in style.

The gloves

winter gloves

Keeping your hands toasty is a must if you’re going to enjoy the colder temperatures on your winter getaway. Heading for the ski slopes? Stay super insulated with some padded gloves or mittens. Alternatively, if you’re off on a city break then why not try out some of this season’s must have designs? Gloves were a trend to watch out for on the Fall/Winter catwalks so make the most of the styles available and give your winter look a twist. Bold, block colors is a trend that definitely stood out, as were elbow-length designs as seen at Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Prada. Take a look at the Fendi sale for more great winter accessories.

The jacket

There’s no better time to treat yourself to a new winter jacket than when you’re jetting off to enjoy some winter sun. With such variety in the coat trends that appeared this F/W, there’s sure to be one that’s right for you. If you’re off on an activity-based holiday, then why not try out this season’s puffer jacket? It’s easy to wear with a casual feel making it perfect for those après-ski moments. If you’re in the market for something a little more sophisticated than this year’s heritage trend might be for you. Seen at Balenciaga, Calvin Klein and Givenchy, it’s all about checked tweeds in any color palette and shape you like.

The hat

No winter look is complete without a hat to finish it off. So, what exactly did this season’s trends have in store for us? At Calvin Klein and Gucci it was all about coverage with models heading down the runway in brightly-colored balaclavas. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a design that’s a little simpler to pull off, why not go for a chunky knit beanie as seen at Anna Sui, Missoni and Dolce & Gabbana?

The bag

There have also been some pretty iconic bag trends gracing the runway this season and one which works perfectly for a winter getaway is faux fur. Varying from bold, exotic colors to neutral and natural tones, fluffy and furry bags stole the show at Moschino, Max Mara and Dolce & Gabbana. Everything from textured oversized totes and backpacks to clutches and shoulder bags made their way down the runway. That said, don’t worry if fluffy isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of accessories that will help you turn heads. How about a must-have clutch in sleek and stylish mock croc or embellished in eye-catching sequins?

The boots

boots

Wintery weather is a great excuse to treat yourself to a new pair of boots, but which style should you go for? This season’s statement ankle boot trend is perfect for transitioning from day to night. It also gives you a lot of scope to experiment with your personal style. The options really are endless. From bold block colors and metallics to animal print and sequins, just make sure you keep the rest of your look low key. When it comes to heel height, go for what you feel comfortable in. Whether that’s sky high for an eye-catching evening look or a low block heel to go exploring in.

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Dubai is popularly known for its towering structures, manmade islands, modern architecture, luxury lifestyle, and shopping. You have the glittering wonderful city on one side and a wide-stretched desert on the other. Whether you want to spend your vacation enjoying modern amenities, indulging in your adventurous fantasies or getting soaked in the finest hospitality in the world, Dubai is the destination that should be on your mind. In fact, Dubai is the hotspot for all travellers and backpackers for its iconic skylines, revolutionary hotels, magnificent places, luxury and of course, it’s nightlife too. Apart from all this, the cuisine of the city is to die-for. You would get to enjoy kebabs, biryani, cardamom coffee, shawarma and many such delicious dishes in many of the restaurants and eateries of the city. In short, there is no shortage of unique experiences for tourists. One can indulge in thousands of things in the city during her or his stay. Here are a few experiences that would answer your question as to what to do in Dubai and what are the things that you should not miss.

City Sightseeing Tour

Burj Khalifa

There are many things that you can explore in the city when out for Dubai sightseeing. You can visit Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest tower in the world; the Dubai Museum at Al-Fahidi Fort; Heritage & Divine Village, which displays maritime and cultural heritage and the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, the palace of the former ruler of Dubai which is popular for its unique architecture. Then there is the Jumeirah Beach, which has white sand and from where you would get the best view of Burj Al Arab, the sail-shaped hotel. Here, you can also explore various water sports activities like jet skiing, banana boat ride, etc. You must also take time to drive around the Sheikh Zayed Road, which is wide eight lane highway, with some of the most impressive buildings of the city erected on both sides. Another must visit place in Dubai is the Dubai Aquarium & underwater zoo (located inside the Dubai Mall), where you would get the chance to see the exotic marine life of more than 100 species as well as indulge in exciting activities like shark diving. Then there is the Mall of Emirates, which is famous for shopping, indoor ski park cinema complex and a centre for entertainment.

In-flight Tours

Helicopter Ride

If you want a change from the regular sightseeing, you can opt for in-flight tours and experience the flamboyant view of Dubai from the top. There are multiple options where you can explore the city and its beauty from above. One of the best ways to do is to visit the Observation Deck of the Burj Khalifa on the 148th floor. But if you want to have some adventure, you must go for the helicopter ride. Helicopter rides are available for various durations and would give you the chance to see some of the iconic buildings of Dubai closely. Hot-air balloon rides are for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the desert from a bird’s eye view. Go for an early morning ride to enjoy the glorious sunrise.

Fine Dining & Aromatic Puff:

jumeirah hotel, dubai

No fun can begin with an empty stomach and Dubai is a city which would not allow your tummy to be disappointed. This city has a lot to offer when it comes to food and you would find cuisines from all over the world in Dubai. The highlight is the Arabian cuisine finger-licking kebabs and grills and a shisha to smoke.

Bayt Al-Wakeel is specialised in seafood, Emirates and Arabic dishes. Then there are Jumeirah restaurants where they believe in giving the guest personalised experience. From quality and creative cuisine of guest’s choice to bars and lounge for a vibrant night life experience, there are lots of places to explore in the Jumeirah area. Al-Mahara restaurant is another wonderful place to dine, where the floor and ceiling are made of glass panels, where you can view a sea life while you enjoy your cuisine. Another fine dining experience that you should have in Dubai is the afternoon or high tea at Burj Al Arab’s Sky View Bar. The menu offers delicious scones, homemade jams, delectable pastries and cakes and a wide varieties of tea and coffee.

Whichever restaurant you go to, you must ask for the Aromatic puff. It is a fruit scented flavour, burnt in the charcoal which passes through the water vessel (varieties of shapes and size available) and inhaled for a puff.

If visiting fine dining restaurants for every meal is stretching your budget too much, you would be happy to know that Dubai has several small restaurants, eateries and food court that serve mouth-watering food at far lesser price. While the price is low, there is no compromise on the taste and quality of the food at these food places.

Dessert & Wildlife

Desert Safari

Another best thing to do in this city is dessert safari. It is an opportunity to take a break from the city and enjoy a wild ride on the four wheelers (dune bashing), camel riding, sand skiing and quad biking. There are entertainment programs and lots of fun activities at the desert. There is also the amazing BBQ dinner to look forward to at the end of the evening desert safari. If you want to enjoy the ambience of the desert a little more, you can go for overnight desert safari in Dubai. Here you would get to snooze inside cozy sleeping bags, under a star-lit sky or sit around a bonfire and listen to Arab folklore and other stories. If you are only looking for adventure, the morning desert safari would be great for you. You would not only be able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise but some of the most adventurous desert activities too. If The Arabic breakfast served at the desert is also the highlight of the trip. Explore Parks

There are many theme parks, water parks and amusement parks in the city which are some of the best places to see in Dubai. Check with your travel & tourism partner if they can help you to book tickets for you. Mushrif Park is a natural forest that has swimming pools, lakes, fountains, camel and pony rides. You can see Bruce’s owls nest in the park, yellow-throated sparrows and other spices. Mamzar Park, a large park with sheltered beaches, is a wonderful choice if you want to avoid the crowd in other beaches in Dubai. Safa Park is huge with 64 hectares of lawns, scooter paths, cafes, barbeque and a little lake where you can see plenty of ducks and fishes. You must also visit the Dubai Miracle Garden, where you would be able to see unique and splendid exhibits made of colourful flowers and plants. When it comes to water parks, the Wild Wadi and Atlantis’ Aquaventure Water Park are the best. For the ultimate adventure park experience, you must go for Dubai Parks and Resorts which is home to four theme parks including Legoland, Legoland Water Park, Motiongate and Bollywood Parks. You can also visit IMG Worlds of Adventure, the largest indoor adventure park in the UAE.  

Dubai is a marvellous city, and exploring the history of the city, enjoying an aerial view of the city vistas, savouring best and exotic foods, spending an evening or night in the wilderness of the desert, and having unlimited fun at theme parks are some of the marvellous experiences in Dubai that no travellers should miss. But before you start dreaming about your Dubai holiday, check whether you need a Dubai tourist visa and apply for a Dubai visa online as soon as possible. After all, with so many Dubai tourist attractions and fun activities to do, your holiday in the city would undoubtedly be a memorable one.

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Do you struggle to put the perfect look together that flows from outfit to makeup? How many times have you picked out clothing that looks great, only to find your look just feels off when it comes to the makeup you have paired with it? Often people assume if they just pick the same color of eyeshadow or lipstick as the color that they are wearing, it will all fall into place, but this really isn’t the case.

So, before you get too frustrated with trying to create a cohesive look from head to toe, here are some basic tips and tricks that you can follow that will help take the confusion out of the mix.

Don’t Go Overboard in Matching Everything

 Matching Everything

One mistake that people can make is to go overboard and try to match everything exactly from head to toe. While this may seem like a good idea in theory, the end result can appear dull, boring, one-dimensional or just far too much of one thing.

Just imagine if that one color you were working with was a vibrant cobalt blue. Rather than it just being a pop of color, if you are using it everywhere then it won’t have the same drama and interest. Instead, you want to pick a color palette and then work only with those tones. That means various shades within a certain color family.

Neutrals Can Be Your Best Friend

One way you can take all the confusion and frustration out of the equation is to embrace neutrals when it comes to your makeup. When you choose neutrals, it means they will work with any clothing you wear. It allows you to be more bold, daring, and bright where clothing is concerned. If neutral makeup feels a bit bland to you, feel free to add in a bold lip color, as long as it doesn’t take away from your outfit.

Always Pick One Feature to Highlight with Makeup

This next rule applies no matter what color palette you are working with. You want to pick one standout feature or highlight for your makeup and that’s it. Decide whether you’d rather your lips or your eyes be the focus, and then that’s where the bolder color can go. Typically, if you’re wearing a multi-colored outfit, it’s best to go with a bold lip to tie it together, whereas if your outfit is more neutral, then creating drama on the eyes won’t take away from anything.

Create a Well-Rounded Makeup Collection

The final tip has to do with your makeup collection. In order to properly match your makeup to your outfit, you need to have the right items on hand. The best way to create a well-rounded makeup collection is to get one neutral and one bold color in each item (eyeshadow, blush, highlighter, eyeliner, lip gloss, and lipstick).

You can buy discounted cosmetics at Maple Prime that will allow you to create that well-rounded kit that works for any occasion and outfit. They have individual items as well as palettes and sets that will take the guesswork out of it for you.

Each of these tips will help you to put together a more cohesive look when it comes to makeup and clothing.

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The cold weather is here, and many people have already started wearing all of their comfy, and warm fashionable winter clothing. However, while your clothes might be fashionable, cozy, and classy for the winter months, let’s not forget about the accessories that allow your outfit to stand out more. Adding a nice, shiny watch to your wardrobe would definitely do the trick of complimenting whatever outfit you are wearing. You can wear a nice women’s watch with your business attire, party attire, or special attire. Watches are quite versatile and there are so many to choose from that will be perfect for a number of different occasions.

Dress watches

Dress watches

Dress watches are perfect to wear with your formal attire for business needs or if you will be attending a special formal event that requires you to dress up a bit. Rolex watches for woman have some very nice watches available that are appropriate for formal events. Their designs that are available are one of a kind and cannot be found in other styles of watches that are available on the market. One of the most popular models of Rolex watches for women is the Lady-Datejust 26 silver Diamond Dial Watch. This watch is one of the most luxurious watches on the market, made of an 18k white gold diamond case and an oyster bracelet. This is truly a watch that will catch the eye of many.

Classic watches

A classic style watch is the type of watch that you would typically wear on a day to day basis. They are considered to be the type of watch that is worn with your casual attire; which is what the majority of women might wear since they are known to be quite versatile. Rolex has a line of classic watches available for women; there are actually quite a few to choose from. One of the models that would be more appropriate to wear on a day to day basis is the Rolex Datejust self-wind female watch. This watch is very nice, sleek, and slender to fit a woman’s risk perfectly. It can honestly be worn dressed up or dressed down, but if you are going for a simple casual watch then this would be the model for you.

Now keep in mind the Rolex watches are not the cheapest on the market to choose from, you can expect to pay anywhere from about $2,300-$35,000 for one of these high class watches. However, the detail that is put into these watches is quite worth the amount of money spent, and many merchants offer up to a six year warranty on the watches. Many merchants offer Rolex watches at a discounted price for pre-owned watches that have been restored to like-new condition, so if you are looking to score a great deal on a nice women’s Rolex watch then you can shop online for the ones that are pre-owned.

Sporty Watches

Sporty Watches

Are you a woman that goes on daily jogs, yoga, or exercises at the gym? Then you can rest assured that there are watches that fit are available to purchase and be worn while you are getting your daily workout. Rolex, doesn’t really carry any sport style watches, but there are plenty of other women’s brand watches that do carry sport type watches to accommodate your daily workouts. One of the hottest women’s sports watch models available at online and in-store retailers is the Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS watch. This watch has a number of different features that make it just the perfect watch to wear while you are on your daily jog. Not only will you be able to check the time, but you can monitor your heart rate as well as the resting rate of your heart. This watch also enables texting messaging just like what you would on your phone and it counts that steps that you take while walking. With such wonderful features in a watch it’s no wonder this watch is a hit and many women are buying it to wear for their sports needs.

Glamourous watches

If you are the fashionista type, then looks really do matter to you. It’s time to glam it up with a beautiful brand name watch that is embellished with beautiful stones, unique designs, and even bright colors that you may not find in other typical watches. Watches with pearls and lots of diamonds are quite glamourous for the fashionista diva, and there are many brands that carry such watches to be worn and shown off to others in public. Your glamour watch will give you something to cherish and be proud of. You can choose one that fits your very own personality and taste so that you know that you will be using it for a very long time.

There are plenty of womens watch choices available online to choose from.

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Australia is a challenging destination to reach no matter where you may be from. But the fact that it remains on many people’s list of tourism priorities despite this fact tells you a thing or two about just how wonderful it is. From the cities to the beaches, from natural allure to man-made attractions, it’s a big, beautiful country teeming with fun things to do for travelers. So, rather than focusing on a single specific destination, I want to look more broadly at some of the top things that make Australia such a blast to visit.

1. Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

If one attraction stands above all the rest in Australia, it’s the Great Barrier Reef off the northeastern coast. While it’s true that climate change and human impact have caused substantial harm to the reef, it’s still one of the most amazing underwater destinations on the Earth, and calls to divers from all around the world. What many don’t realize however is that there are other renowned diving spots in Australia as well, such as the Ningaloo Reef and the Neptune Islands, to name a few. Altogether, the variety coupled with the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef make scuba diving arguably the best thing about traveling to Australia.

 2. Wildlife

You’ll see plenty of exotic creatures if you travel to Australia and try scuba diving, as you may expect. However, it should still be mentioned that the country is famous for all kinds of additional wildlife as well. Kangaroos, koala bears, dingos, great snakes, penguins, and more all populate the island, and can be viewed both in their natural habitats and in some of the big cities’ zoos.

3. Beach Variety

It’s no accident that most of Australia’s noteworthy destinations and big cities are near the coast. Between these coastal areas and several prominent islands just offshore, primarily to the south and east, the country has an incredible number of beaches that can take your breath away. Bondi Beach near Sydney is the most famous of them all, but from the shores on Fraser Island and Lizard Island to Broome’s Cable Beach and Wineglass Bay, the options can seem nearly unlimited in quality and quantity alike.

4. Sports

Australia loves its sports. Aussie Rules football, football, cricket, tennis, horse racing, basketball, and rugby are all legitimately popular all throughout the country. In the cities you can find local clubs, major stadiums, and passionate fans. And even if you’re not right in the thick of the sports scene, the nationwide betting scene and fan networks keep people tapped in from pretty much anywhere. So, if you happen to like sports, it’s pretty easy to fall in love with this specific aspect of the culture.

5. National Parks

It’s an easy thing to say about countries around the world, but Australia really is just about overflowing with natural beauty. It’s nearly a problem from a travel perspective, because it makes it incredibly hard to narrow down the sightseeing you might want to do. That said, if you’re simply looking for a place to start, the national parks should be looked into. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park includes the jaw-dropping rock formation known widely as Ayers Rock; Daintree National Park features a legitimate rainforest that extends right up to the nearby sea; Kakadu National Park is home to waterfalls and watering holes, comprising the biggest park in the country; and Blue Mountains National Park may still be the prettiest of the bunch.

6. Sydney Highlights

I don’t want to simply recommend a city, let alone the most famous one in the country, but there really is something magical about Sydney. Few cities in the world are as big, beautiful, unique, and friendly all at once. Additionally, Sydney happens to have a few of the true highlight attractions in the country – namely, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the nearby Opera House. Both are even more extraordinary in person than in photos or on postcards, so you may want to factor in a trip into town to see them up close, and perhaps to stay a night at one of Sydney’s incredible hotels.

7. Activities In The Air

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There are actually several ways you can have a good time above Australia, so to speak. I say this simply because there are skydiving and bungee opportunities, parasailing adventures, hang gliding, and most notably hot air balloon rides, in many parts of the country. All of these activities can give you an adrenaline rush coupled with extraordinary views. And the hot air balloon rides over Melbourne and the Yarra Valley in particular are becoming somewhat legendary.

The United Arab Emirates has absolutely redefined the definition of a desert destination. The credit goes to Dubai as the emirate is an absolutely extraordinary destination; there is no doubt about it. But let’s take a moment to realize that the United Arab Emirates is not all about Dubai. Of course, Dubai is prominently the reason UAE is famous among globetrotters, but the country also offers several rich travel experiences apart from Dubai. Dubai’s abundant sightseeings and iconic landmarks take up most of the slots as tourist attractions in UAE. Abu Dhabi is next in line to follow in Dubai’s footsteps to become an ultramodern travel destination. However, there are other fascinating UAE sightseeings to visit that aren’t in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. While Dubai offers a surreal glimpse into a futuristic world, other emirates offer a sublime experience of Arabian culture and landscapes. Essentially, it would be a great experience to combine a couple of these emirates on a UAE trip to comprehend what UAE has to offer to its travel guests. Here are our top picks on what you should visit in UAE for a complete UAE vacation experience.

  1. Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains
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    This is an absolute must-see attraction! The hype of the tallest building in the world drew visitors to Dubai like mesmerized moths to a flame. The illuminated ambiance of Burj Khalifa flanked by dancing Dubai Fountains is a sight to behold! Standing 828 meters tall, Burj Khalifa offers its visitors an unparalleled 360-degree panoramic vista of Dubai and beyond from the highest observatory deck in the world. The aerial view of the Dubai Fountains at night from the observatory decks is a spectacle you will remember for a lifetime.
  2. Dubai Frame
    Dubai Frame
    Adding another feather to its feats of breaking barriers, Dubai Frame is the latest addition to Dubai’s extraordinary collection of architectural sightseeing. Located at Kabeel Park Dubai, the world’s largest picture frame is strategically located in such a way that you can witness scenic vistas of Dubai’s old world charm and avant-gardism. This brand new landmark consists of two majestic towers linked together by a 93-meter long bridge which is accessible to the public to enjoy panoramic views of Dubai.
  3. The Desert Safaris
    The Desert Safaris
    UAE’s vast deserts are the true identity of the country. The country was only known by these barren, golden landscapes before Dubai broke its mould from a desert emirate to a futuristic city. The Arabian deserts are a great way to take a break from the scintillating and sophisticated ambiance and enjoy moments in pristine nature with a twist of adventure. A visit to the desert is something you should not miss on your UAE trip. You can opt for desert safari adventures at Dubai and Abu Dhabi where you realize that a bleak desert can welcome you to a world of amazing experiences, adventures and cultural immersion.
  4. Dubai Miracle Gardens
    Dubai Miracle Gardens
    grand, blossoming oasis in a desert emirate – Dubai Miracle Garden astonishes you with its refreshing and vivid arrangements of flowers sprawling over 72000 square meters. The world’s largest natural flower garden is set in Dubailand, welcoming visitors to a world sheathed in millions of colourful blooms. A stroll through this attraction makes you wonder if you are really in a desert destination. The garden comprises of fascinating structures and layouts made entirely out of flowering plants and shrubs displayed as exhibits. The Dubai Miracle Garden is open only from October to April as the weather is pleasantly suitable for flowering plants and remains closed for rest of the year.
  5. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi stepped up its game in modernism with the unveiling of Yas Island. One of the most thrilling attractions in Yas Island is the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – the world’s first Ferrari branded theme park. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an indoor arena comprising of motorsport-inspired rides, shows, and thrills. It is also home to the world’s fastest roller coaster – Formula Rossa. A day spent at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi lets you enjoy hi-speed roller coaster, go-karting and car racing activities, state of the art simulated activities along with exciting shopping and Italian dining experiences.
  6. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi
    Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi
    One among the grandest mosques of the world, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is an epitome of Islamic culture and civilization. Embedded in its grand architecture are elements and styles of different Islamic civilizations. The grandiose of white marble and gold structures adorned in intricate designs, semi-precious stone motifs, and crystal chandeliers are awe-inspiring sights to watch. The carpet in the main hall is believed to be the largest carpet in the world. Its beauty turns mesmeric under the moonlit sky when the surrounding pools gleam and reflect its magnificent splendour. The mosque is the largest in Abu Dhabi and is a place of daily worship accommodating over 40,000 worshippers.
  7. Um Al Quwain Wetlands
    Um Al Quwain Wetlands
    Um Al Quwain being the least populated emirate has its share of advantages. Here, you would not find traces of modernism but an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife. Located at the north of UAE, Um Al Quwain is known for its dense mangroves and wetlands which attract hoards of migratory birds. Bird lovers and nature enthusiasts can have a great time enjoying the picturesque vistas and spotting rare species of birds.  It is one of the protected nature reserves in UAE and particularly famous for flamingo sightings.
  8. Saadiyat Island
    Located a few minutes off the coast of Abu Dhabi lies a beautiful isle called Saadiyat Island. The island is presently undergoing extensive transformation to be the world’s largest single concentration of tourism-cultural. On its completion, the island will be host to Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi among other incredible leisure and residential projects. Nevertheless, the island’s charming coastline offers some of the amazing beaches of UAE. The natural shores lapped up by turquoise pools and the serene surrounds offer a calming setting for its visitors to reconnect with nature. These sweeping beach shores are also a nesting point for Hawksbill Turtles which are one of the endangered species of turtles in the world. A visit to this UAE attraction would offer you a tranquil experience amid stunning natural settings and also let you watch turtles in their natural habitat.

There is no way to skip Dubai if you are visiting UAE, but it is also time to open our minds and look beyond Dubai to understand what else UAE has to offer. Once the ignorance of other desert emirates is out of the way, you will realize that there is an amazing assortment of places to visit in UAE. However, since Dubai will always be a popular and predominant UAE destination, it is only wise to plan a UAE holiday around Dubai. You can also notice that most attractions in UAE are quite nearby to Dubai and do not take a longer time to travel. An ideal way to experience a UAE holiday would be to spend two days in Dubai and two days in Abu Dhabi. On your stays in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, you can plan out excursions to Um Al Quwain Wetlands and Saadiyat Islands.  So next time you acquire a Dubai visa online,  take a look at other tourist places in UAE that suits your travel interest and club them up with you Dubai holiday to enjoy an amazing time in UAE.

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Recently Android users were put on alert about multiple dangerous apps on Google Play Store that can steal your bank details and clean out your account. Security experts from ESET, a tech security firm, uncovered a long list of dangerous apps. While all the apps are no longer available on Google Play store, roughly 30,000 people have them installed on their mobile devices.

Dangerous Apps

There is a huge variety of great apps to choose from for your smartphone which are legitimate and can be a great addition to your phone. Unfortunately, however, there are also many third-party apps out there which pose as a security risk. It can be hard to tell which third-party apps are dangerous and which are not. It’s a good idea to check reviews, research the app and use antivirus software to scan the apps before you open them.

Trojan Security Threat

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According to ESET, these apps are sophisticated, target banking applications on your phone after it’s installed, unlike apps that impersonate legitimate banks. ESET discovered this malicious software was disguised as battery managers, device cleaners and horoscope apps on Google Play Store.

It was a complex malware campaign that relied on stealth. Where past malware apps used fake login screens, these group of apps allowed hackers to send and receive texts on a device where any of the above-listed apps were downloaded. This allowed them to bypass multifactor authentication, the protocol that protected internet banking data on mobile devices.

Once in, the hackers downloaded additional apps of their choice to impersonate the user. The ability to receive and send text from a user’s device gave them access to a user’s web accounts. They could implicate social media accounts logged in on the compromised device.

How does the app work?

Once you launch the app, an error message comes up on your screen. It claims the app was removed because it was incompatible with your device. Sometimes it functions normally or hides from view. The app can then access your device and steal sensitive information like your banking details. It’s for this reason it can be helpful to use a banking service which comes with an app, like B, so that you can easily track your spending and spot if there is anything amiss quickly.

Staying safe

ESET advised Android users on how to stay safe.  These banking Trojans are not using advanced tricks on affected devices. If you suspect that you have one or more of these apps on your phone, simply uninstall them using the Application Manager feature under the Settings function of your device.

Android users are also advised to change their online banking passwords and social media account passwords. Obtain a statement of account from your bank to check for fraudulent activities.

Conclusion

In the future, check app ratings, the number of downloads and read reviews before downloading an app. Check what permissions you grant an app before installation. Do not download third-party apps from outside Google’s Play store.

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In many aspects of the business world it’s quite necessary to find different ways to make running your business hassle free and stress free. Many women already find owning a business a bit more challenging with such high expectations that are present in this competitive world. Part of owning a business means staying organized, and keeping up with the high demands of your customer’s needs. However, in this day and age, women are just as successful as their male counterparts are at running a business.

With that being said, your business that provides services or goods requires an effective way of sending invoices to your customers. While the task of sending invoices to your customers can be quite repetitive, it’s something that needs to be done so that you can continue to earn money from your customers. There are different ways that one can go about sending invoices out to their clients; one of the easiest ways to get the job done is with the use of a free invoice template.

Invoice Home specializes in providing invoice templates that have designs and features related to various different types of businesses. So whether you are a woman who owns a Bakery shop, Beauty Supply Company, or an Accountant business, you can be certain that you will find creative invoice templates that suit your business needs at Invoice Home.

Convenient for your customers

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Quality customer service and consistency will be better for your business with the use of invoice templates. You as a business owner aren’t the only one that will benefit from this, but the use of invoice templates is also an easy and convenient option for your customers. Customers want to be able to get what they want with ease and peace of mind as well.

You can be certain that you will stay accurate and detailed with your invoices that will be easy for customers to understand. While the template designs are different, the layout for invoices is the same. It’s short, sweet, and gets straight to the point so that your customers will have a clear understanding of the final price of the service or product that they are buying from you.

Starting on your template

Upon visiting Invoice Home, you will be able to easily navigate the website and choose the invoice template that best suits your company. There are 100 different templates available for you to choose from, with different types of logos that you can add to your template of choice.

When you choose an invoice that fits the service or products that you offer to your clients, it gives your company a nice, classy, professional touch. Invoice templates also make it easier to send your invoices to your customers much faster than older methods of sending invoices. This makes it easier for some business women who have a very tight schedule for meeting deadlines and other daily demands.

When visiting Invoice Home to create your template for your business, you will find that the website is quite easy and straight to the point to navigate. All you need to do is click on “Create an Invoice”, and you will then be taken to a page that shows the layout of the basic invoice template. Here is where all of the fun begins.

From there you will enter all of the appropriate information that you need to add to your template for your business. On the right hand column you will see a button that you can click on to browse a logo category. You will find that there are logos for various different types of businesses to choose from so you should be able to choose a logo that suits your company. There are four different categories that you can choose from when it comes to picking the type of logo that you want on your free invoice template. You can choose from Clipart, People, Jobs, and uploading your own personal logo. It’s pretty simple to do.

You can also choose between two different options of invoice forms, Basic and Advanced. Choose the one that best suits your business needs.

Save time and money with free Invoice templates

Creating your own invoices from scratch can take a lot more time that you might not have with such a time crunch in your schedule of daily tasks. So when you really think about it, it’s not a bad idea at all to use a site like Invoice Home that has templates already prepared for you to customize. Although you might not mind creating your templates from scratch, just think about how much more productive you can be if you use a template and just easily add the info into the template that you need for receiving your payments.

Incorporating Invoices with Accounting Software

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Utilizing an accounting software along with your invoice template can make handling your payment matters even easier. This is especially true for small businesses that are just getting started and don’t quite have the resources for a personal accountant. Even if your business is small, it still most likely requires a very repetitive and routine schedule of billing and payments. It is quite crucial for you to incorporate your accounting software with your invoice templates so that you can continue to stay current and up to date with your statements for record keeping, as well as for tax purposes later on.

The more that you are able to incorporate automated repetitive practices in your business with the use of invoice templates, the more you will be able to spend more of your time focusing on your customers and finding more clients to draw in to your business. This is why you should make sure that the use of invoice templates are at the very top of your list for when you are starting up a new business.

It’s nice to know that something that took much more creativity and time to do can now take literally just a few minutes so that you can use more time to focus on other important aspects of your business.

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Stay safe from virtual predators by keeping your location safe.

The internet is a vast platform where people from all walk of life interact, access information and run business and institutions. It has closed the geographical distance among different organizations, companies, societies, and individuals.

It is the fastest and most extensive source of entertainment and accessible through any electronic devices with a computing chip from anywhere around the globe.

We use it every day and any time to learn, entertain, interact and even save lives so how does this pose as a threat to your safety? Read on.

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As stated earlier, since the internet is a medium through which an unlimited number of people have excess to, it can be vulnerable for your privacy and safety. Many government institutions, business enterprises, hackers, and snoopers have access to your private information and anonymity because of the built-in flaws online, and they can be used without your knowledge or consent.

Protecting Your IP Address

You can prevent potential security and privacy by protecting your I (Internet Protocol) address which is a string of random numbers that identifies a device or computer on a TCP/IP network.

It is the number that your internet provider assigns your computer that allows you to browse anything on the internet irrespective of restrictions and locations. It is like the house number of your computer.

The function of the IP address is to deliver the message or request to the required destination, and you show the receiver about the origin of the request or the message to the target.

While the IP address is the principal route to connect you to the rest of the world, it is also the primary source from which intruders can gain access to your computer as it gives away your approximate location.

So a third party can have access to your public information and geo-locate your approximate location making your web activity traceable and potentially manipulated.

The IP tracking system came under fire when people found that these data were shared or sold to businesses to trigger the response of the customers by using strategies developed by the collective activities of internet users all over the world. This means that your identity is translated to a number and the number of actions you perform on the internet can be used to stimulate the products sold to you, the subjects that interest you and the people you interact with the most.

Networking sites and online companies can also restrict your access to a website solely based on your location. This mean, some information is purposely altered or denied to you because of your position which is given away by your IP address.

Hackers can even break into your computer and hijack your social media accounts and use it to promote illegal activities. If this happens, the IP will give away your location to the police and you could be held accountable for a crime you did not commit.

However, with more awareness of the importance of securing the IP address, any people are turning to VPN. You can protect your web activity with the help of a virtual private network (VPN) which is gaining importance as the world is dependent on the internet now more than ever.

Using a VPN Server

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What a VPN is perhaps the most effective tool that you can use to secure your location and private browsing details. It works like a mediator that connects you to a website and sends a proxy IP address instead of your real one. It does the same function of a proxy server but with an encrypted connection that hides your location and the content of your message. It keeps your browsing history private, and any agencies or hackers cannot encrypt it.

There are different versions of VPN that charge minimum fees for yearly protection. There are mobile apps that offer to add double protection with strict No Logs Policy which allows you to block third parties from keeping records of your communication and Kill Switch which automatically prevents accidental leaks of your data. You can use a lightweight browser extension or a full VPN to secure every connection that interacts with your computer. This little effort is worth the security because the only detail that the internet needs is your location to find out about you.

Benefits of using a VPN account

  • Privacy: When you use a VPN to browse online, the places where you visit cannot be linked to you or the computer because the VPN will set up a proxy address. You will be able to access any website as the ISP is blocked from finding your address.
  • Security: VPN protocol are all encrypted and cannot be hacked or readable in transit so whatever you send or received is always between you and the receiver only.
  • Full Website access: Many companies block websites because of the censorship in some locations, but when they cannot find your place, they cannot block your access to any site.
  • Anonymity: When your real IP address is hidden, there is no way accessing to your actual location which makes it inaccessible to find out details of your lifestyle. The constant change in address helps you stay anonymous and protect your identity.
  • You don’t even need to switch your service provider to experience this freedom when you use the internet at home, in your office, or anywhere you go.
  • Getting a VPN does not change the way you use the internet, it just gives you better accessibility and a safer platform.
  • It does not require you to buy new equipment such as a router or a modem.
  • You can easily install the VPN provider on your laptop, phone or PC by yourself without the need to use any external hardware or an expert.
  • All the installation is done online, and the fees are barely $5 per year.

There are many different types of VPN providers that have separate plans on offer depending on the level of security and privacy you want to cover. So choose the best VPN service provider and hide your IP so that you can experience true freedom and avoid being manipulated, hacked, tracked or cheated online.

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