What to Consider When Buying a Digital SLR Camera

If you are feeling that your traditional point-and-shoot camera is not giving you enough options or that it is not giving you the results that you desire, perhaps it is time to reconsider your options. You should start making a list as to why you don’t like your old camera anymore. And by the end of the list, you will probably realize that you are in dire need of a DSLR. These cameras offer you larger image sensors, improved optics, faster performance and a versatile range of lenses.


One of the first things you need to look into is the sensor size. DLSRs use image sensors unlike point-and-shoot ones. In simple terms, it is your camera’s field of view. Let us simplify the situation for you, let us say that you are using a point-and-shoot camera with a 3X Zoom that starts from 28mm. A DSLR with no attachments will give you the same view. This larger sensor will reduce image noise as well provide better control for users in terms of field depth.

The most important thing about a camera is its feel. You need to buy something that feels right in your hands. Most DSLRs offer you the same grip and the same structure, however, the things that may differ include the handgrip’s style, the position that the controls are in and other ergonomic factors that may come into play.

A viewfinder is also another consideration. The optical viewfinder, which is offered by DLSRs, shows you the exact image of what is being captured by the lens of the camera. On the downside, not all viewfinders are made the same way. There are different types of viewfinders (pentamirror, pentaprism and electronic viewfinder – EVF) with all three different types offering different techniques of directing light and grabbing an image.

If you decide on buying a DSLR, the list of factors that we provided you will definitely help you to shortlist a few good candidates, like Canon or Olympus. The final decision lies in your hands but we recommend that you look through a few reviews before making the final decision. More importantly, do look for different deals that are being offered all over the Internet.

How to Install a New Hard Disk

One thing that is impossible is having too much space on a hard drive. Mammoth-capacity upgrades are not that expensive and neither is installing one yourself. It doesn’t even take 30 minutes to install one yourself. Here is how to do so:

Make sure all of your files are backed up properly to any sort of storage mechanism, be it an external hard disk or an online storage. See whether the hard disk that you bought came with a CD, because this CD will assist you by providing information related to your drive and general assistance for upgrading it. Install this software and then turn your computer off. Make sure all your plugs are off and then open your case.

Take a look inside your PC and see what area the new hard disk will be placed in. It will usually go where the bay is for your system’s CD and DVD drive. Look below to get an idea.

We will be installing a SATA drive so all the following instructions will be provided accordingly. Most kits are usually provided with a kit which includes power cables, a few drives and some screws. If yours doesn’t come with one, buy it separately.

Follow the data cable that is coming from your present hard drive all the way to other end. Check whether there is any unused port nearby in the motherboard. If you can’t find it, look through your PCs manuals.

The power connection usually consists of a 15-pin connector. Follow the cables, and again, see if there is an unused port. If you cannot find one, try using a bundled adapter.

Mount the drive now. See if there are mounting rails attached on the sides. Screw a set of these rails on to the hard disk and slide it into place. If this is not the case, screw it after it is placed in the bay.

For more information on how to install additional parts to your computer, visit us here.

Review of Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s

There are different aspects that people look for when deciding to buy a phone. Important factors to consider include the specification, size and battery life just to mention a few. If you are in a dilemma and do not know whether to go for Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s in Pakistan, you will find this review helpful and make a decision of the right phone for you.

There are different features and specifications of each phone that are discussed to help you make an informed decision.

Size and Weight

iPhone 5s looks tiny as compared to galaxy S5 which is larger and heavier. It is possible to reach every part of the iPhone’s screen when holding with one hand. Both phones slip comfortable into the pocket as compared to other lager phones. The iPhone is hence smaller and lighter than the galaxy S5.


iPhone 5s has a 4 inch display which relatively looks small. It has 16:9 aspect ratio meaning that it’s tall but thin and your thumb can comfortably reach the corners with ease. The galaxy S5 has 5.1inch screen which is bigger and the exterior bezels are slightly thinner as compared to iPhone 5s. People with smaller hands may find difficulties in reaching the corners of the galaxy S5 screen when using one hand. Both phones use the corning gorilla glass to ensure the panel is protected from scratches.


The screen resolution of iPhone 5s is 1136 x 640 with a pixel density of 377ppi meaning it can’t play play a full HD video. Samsung galaxy S5 has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 with pixel density of 432ppi. It can play full HD video without necessarily having to downscale the picture in software.

Screen Technology

iPhone 5s uses LCD technology which is very effective in producing brighter images as compared to other technologies. This makes iPhone 5s brighter producing whiter whites. Samsung uses AMOlED screen technology which uses less power when displaying.

Processor Performance and Graphics

iPhone 5s has an ARM v8-based 1.3 GHz dual core processor while galaxy S5 has a snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.5 GHz. iPhone has a PowerVR G6430 GPU making it among the best performing phones. Galaxy S5 has a faster Andreno 330 GPU making it faster when it comes to games.

Memory Capacity and Camera

iPhone 5s has 1GB of RAM while Samsung galaxy S5 has 2GB of RAM which is relatively large. IPhone 5s has 8 megapixel back side illuminated rear camera sensor paired with a dual LED flash while galaxy S5 has a 16 megapixel sensor.

Final Verdict

The iPhone is small and is design classic. It is a wonderful smart phone and best selection for anyone who loves iOS. It as a clear and brighter screen and larger crop of features that are not found in other handsets.

MobileSnap.pk reported that Samsung galaxy S5 has a better battery life, bigger screen and a better camera than the iPhone. It has added benefits of wearable compatibility with gear smartwatch range. You can choose the operating system that you prefer depending on the one that you like. The above review will greatly help you choose the phone that you find meeting you’re your needs by presence of different features and specifications.

Download Free RapidShare Files With Raptor

Rapidshare is one of the best platforms for sharing and downloading files, uploaded by millions of users worldwide; it is considered to be one of the largest and widely used online sharing platform. Despite being so popular over the web, Rapidshare has certain limitations for its free users, some of which includes; Download timer, no simultaneous downloads; disability to add multiple links in queue, also you have to start each download yourself, after the first one finishes. Sometimes searching files is difficult; take a look at this list where some of the excellent rapidshare search engines are mentioned.

The good news is that things are changing. A very useful tool named Raptor lets you download multiple links in queues and by using this you won’t have to worry about downloading links manually, as Raptor will do the job for you.

The interface is also very clean and simple. Click on the link that you would like to download and then locate a space/destination for the file to be downloaded, click save. However you will have to set the language to English or your preferred language since Raptor comes with Russian language by default.

The best part about Raptor is that it’s free of cost (freeware) and is compatible with both Windows XP and Vista. Make sure you have .NET Framework 2.0 or higher installed on your system for it to work. Download Raptor for Rapidshare