Here’s Why Samsung’s Galaxy Note 6 May Be Better Than The iPhone 7

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According to this report from Bloomberg, Apple’s streak of 51 consecutive quarters of sales growth is officially over. The culprit in this sales hitch happens to be the iPhone; fewer people have migrated towards the iPhone and this has Apple worried. With the iPhone 7 the company is sure to face a growing decline since industry pundits have stated that this year’s iPhone will not be as innovative and feature-rich as earlier iterations.

If you are one of the many consumers who are not excited about the iPhone 7 that we spoke of in the last blog post, then maybe you should start saving up for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 6 (some say that Samsung might end up calling it the Note 7). As far as rumors go, Samsung is seriously taking the fight to Apple with its Galaxy Note 6 with a spate of feature-rich highlights that aim to redefine the smartphone market.

Here’s what is (rumored!) to help make the Galaxy Note 6 stand head and shoulders above the rest:

  1. Edge Display: The iconic curved Edge display that was seen on Samsung’s 2015 Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ as well as 2016’s Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to grace the Note 6. Not only was this innovative screen adored by industry pundits and consumers alike, it is fast becoming the industry norm with Apple (reportedly) jumping on the bandwagon and offering the same edge display for the iPhone 7.
  2. Iris Scanner: Fingerprint scanners are so yesterday; what’s new with the Note 6 is an Iris Scanner where the Samsung’s flagship phone will feature multiple sensors on the topmost bezel which would allow users to unlock their phone just by looking at it.
  3. More Juice: The Note 6 battery is touted to be massive! The Note 5’s 3000 mAh battery will massively increase to 4200 mAh in the Galaxy Note 6; the only downside is that the battery cannot be removed; however, complaints should be minimal since all-day stamina and wireless charging will keep the Note 6 buzzing along nicely.
  4. 12-Megapixel Camera: First featured on the well reviewed Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the Note 6 will have boast Optical Image Stabilisation technology, which will produce detail-rich photos in challenging conditions, in addition to infrared autofocus. But rumors abound concerning the megapixels involved; some report a whopping 20-megapixel camera, but we think a 12-megapixel camera is more realistic.

With the Note 6 boasting IP67 certification when it comes to water resistance; possessing 8 GB of RAM; and being shipped out with Android Marshmallow 6.0 (with an enhanced TouchWiz interface), the latest iteration of Apple’s iPhone will have its work seriously cut out.

4 Surefire Skills That’ll Make You An HR Superhero

There was a time when HR was a mere adminisHRDA_01022014trative function that was as boring as it was tedious; times have changed. Not only do HR professionals have to be proactive, but they need to display an empathetic side that’ll resonate with staff members.

Gone are the days when HR professionals merely fulfilled a desk role where their main responsibility was filling in EPF/ETF Forms and being strictly obsessed with the deduction of pay leave. The employee landscape has changed with millennials making up the majority of a company’s workforce.

Suddenly, HR professionals around the world have slowly realized that the the HR industry has had to change and evolve to cater to a generation that sees and responds far differently to the previous generation; so with that in mind, here are 5 skills that every HR professional should develop in order to become a true HR superhero.

  1. Empathy. An HR superhero needs to develop a sense of empathy, which makes them more human. Seriously, where’s your compassionate side? The corporate world shouldn’t be cut and dry or black and white. As a HR professional, you need to traverse the fine line of human compassion and human responsibility. Lend a sympathetic ear and work with your staff to ensure that you care and want to come up with a solution to whatever problem he/she faces. Remember your reputation and that of your company may depend upon it.
  1. Conflict Management. Just like in the Marvel universe where Thor slam dunks Loki, you go ahead and fight fire with fire. And then it all blows up in your face. Be the real professional here and give into the voice of calm and reason and solve a conflict amiably. Remember, you’re dealing with a glut of different personalities and it’s up to you to gauge each person so that a conflict can be resolved without long-term issues that’ll affect productivity and staff well being. Surely, this is a skill that gets better with experience.
  1. Discretion. One man’s secret is another man’s weapon, and this is why integrity is of paramount importance. When a staff member (irrespective of their seniority or rank) discloses sensitive information that may be work-related or personal — act on it with integrity. Your responsibility as an HR professional is to your company and staff. If you are privy to sensitive information make sure that you act with a sense of discretion. Spilling the beans with ignorance can destroy a team or a person and leave your sense of honor hanging in threads.
  1. Master Of All. Part of your job as an HR professional is to understand the various roles that the entire staff plays in a company. You can’t assess a Sales Executive the way you assess a Software Engineer. Both have different KPIs and they both have different issues to overcome. It’s of significant importance to spend time with staff members to understand their role and their objectives. This would indubitably allow you enough information to help create processed within the HR support role that can drive them towards achieving company goals