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dbrand LG G4 Carbon Fibre Skin Review

I've never owned a skin for my phone before, I always wanted one, though. I love that you can have most of your phone protected from scratches without the bulk of a case, and especially with the carbon fibre one, it adds a really nice texture to it.

The skin is made from a well known brand 3M and is very precisely cut for every part needed, it comes with spare precut pieces for the camera and buttons. There's also two options for the screen which are, top and bottom or top, bottom and sides. I went with the full coverage.

Applying this skin was interesting because I am new to it. The screen was easy to do but doing the contoured back was interesting. It came with no instructions apart from going to their site and I, being the geek I am never read the instructions. So I go to stick the back on, line everything up perfectly but don't understand why it looks so bad.. After a hour or so, I give in and check the instructions. You must use a hair dryer for the corners of the back. After doing this, within seconds it was perfect.

This skin feels amazing in the hand, I use only it on my phone. Apart from the neglect to read instructions it was easy to install and is well worth trying if you don't like cases. It looks fantastic on the phone, it's like a whole new phone and you don't see them much.

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Olixar Premium Genuine Leather LG G4 Wallet Case Review

Now I'm going to start this review by saying I don't usually like these kinds of cases on my phones. The reason being, if it gets stolen the thief has your £500 phone, ID, debit and credit cards. I gave it a fair shot anyway.

I'll start with the negatives, apart from what I mentioned above the only downside is the size. This triples your phones thickness. But that could be a positive too in some aspects. Easier to handle and more to hold on to.

Positives are that this case has a really premium feel to it. Soft leather with padding all the way round. It doesn't have that cheap tacky feel that most cases like this do have. There's so much padding to it that it will protect from a fairly substantial fall. The case has loads of room inside for your cards, business cards and other things you desire. The clasp is magnetic so you don't have to struggle with a clip or anything. All case cut outs are precise and there's none of that horrible glare from the flash like a lot of cheaper cases give you.

Although this kind of case isn't my thing for security, it is a perfect case if that doesn't bother you or you're carrying stacks of business cards around. It is solidly made and feels like a £50 case to me. Fantastic value for money.

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Create A Photo Gallery Website

In a nutshell, to add a photo gallery to your website, or to have a website that is technically a photo gallery means that you can display a set of movies and pictures to your audience.

There are many websites that function through the concept of a photo gallery as their core.

These websites are commonly based on the media and the news. They are an innovative and a very visually appealing way to keep the audience updated with all the latest news regarding celebrities and their lives.

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How to Make a Living as a Tech Freelancer

Are you using your technical skills to make a living, or at least extra money? Thanks to the internet and technology, it is easier today than it ever has been before. And it doesn't hurt that attitudes toward letting people work from home and live anywhere as long as they get their work done have evolved.


How to Get Started Freelancing

Whether you're just getting started as a freelancer, have experience, or don't know where to start, check out the new Freelancer Guide. This is what you can learn from it:

Did you know 80% of employees surveyed said they would like to make additional income freelancing? The sooner you get started, the faster you'll be making money.

Kinds of Tech Freelance Work

Make a list of all of your skills from installing hardware or software, to coding apps, to teaching how to use devices. The longer your list, the better. Do this first so you don't forget anything. Then use your list to search for job ideas on sites like these:

  • LinkedIn Job Search
  • Job aggregator sites
  • Freelancing sites

New freelancers often start on a freelancing site. Two of the most popular freelancing sites oDesk and eLance merged and rebranded as UpWork. This video explains how to use the new UpWork site:

Be sure to optimize your profile on any sites you use and also on LinkedIn as many people will search for you there. If you have many connections or recommendations on LinkedIn, you may even be able to skip using freelancer sites altogether and get work by referral. Established freelancers will often subcontract work to newer freelancers. As they charge on the higher end of opportunities, they also refer clients who can't afford them to others. Find out more in my previous post How to Make a Living as a Gadget Freelancer.

How To Make Sure You Get Paid

This is my favorite topic and I have some advice based on years of being a freelancer. If you have the reputation and examples of your work, charge 100% cash in advance via PayPal. Freelancers who don't want to become collection agents should charge in advance - provided they know without a doubt that they will deliver on what they promise. If a new client isn't comfortable paying up front, suggest that they pay a percentage down and as each portion of a project is completed and delivered. Another way to ensure you will be paid and they get their money's worth is to use the escrow feature on a freelancing site. We do have some clients who pay 50% down and 50% upon completion. Be consistent with each client and have a process for keeping track of your work.

Create a Workflow Process

The most successful freelancers are those who are the most organized. Some use a CRM or an online tool like RememberTheMilk, notepads, and spreadsheets. Unfortunately, cobbling so many different solutions together often resulted in missing deadlines or tasks falling through the cracks. The good news is there is now an all-in-one solutions to keep track of your client's contact information, your projects, to-do tasks for each project, time tracking, and invoicing. It even includes a dashboard showing totals and any overdue invoices. Murray Newlands and John Rampton created the online project management and invoicing solution for their own use and have now made it available to freelancers and small businesses. They offer a totally free tier so everyone can use it. When you grow your business, simply upgrade to the paid version to increase capacity.


FlexiShield Ultra-Thin Gel LG G4 Case Review

The FlexiShield Ultra-Thin case is one of the thinnest cases I've ever seen on a phone, it's hard to feel that there is a case on the phone which is great for me. When I buy a new phone I always need to have a case on it but I can't stand big bulky cases. It's really thin and perfectly clear so the only way you can ever really tell that there's a case on is if you look at the cut outs.

All cut outs for the case are clean, precise and smooth. With some cases you get a slightly sharp edge but not on this one. The case will not protect amazingly with falls but day to day it will do the job perfectly, slight edge so the screen doesn't touch a desk if put face down.

I have one complaint about the case and that is my worry of dirt or something from my pocket getting in between the case and plastic of the G4, due to it being a gel case it would move and potentially scratch the plastic. I haven't seen this yet but I have had to remove lint and dirt on a daily basis.

Overall, if you want a seriously thin case just to protect against light tumbles or scuffs from a desk this is brilliant but I'd look elsewhere for serious protection.

FlexiShield Ultra-Thin LG G4 Gel Case

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