5 Innovative Products Which Can Save Lives

Lifestraw Give Back 2019

Technology is anything and everything that makes life easier and comfortable along with preserving it. Understanding my definition of “technology” is true and can be used to define inventions other than smartphones, below are some smart and innovative inventions which can help save lives.

Throwable Firevase by Samsung

Throwable flowervase by Samsung

Known as the firevase by Samsung, this firevase can be thrown like a grenade to put off fires. Made to promote fire-extinguisher ownership, flower vase by Samsung can put out small flames within seconds and save countless lives. On all the other instances when it’s not being thrown to put off fires, it can be used as a regular flower vase.

With an aesthetically pleasing design, it is a great product to use at your own home. How does it work? When the vase is thrown at fires, it shatters and releases potassium carbonate stored in its outer chamber. The potassium carbonate initiates a rapid cooling reaction which suppresses oxygen and puts out the fire.

The iTClamp

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iTClamp by Innovative Trauma Care

This wound clamping device is like a regular clamp but it can help save millions of lives, lost every year due to excessive blood loss after an accident, by controlling it until the victim reaches the nearest healthcare facility. When used, the iTClamp temporarily closes wound with minimal pain.

iTClamp creates a stable clot which controls bleeding until it can be surgically repaired. iTCLAMP is FDA approved and can be used in most body parts such as neck, extremities and groin areas.

The RANIPILL

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Robo Pill: Injection-less treatment alternative

RANIPILL has brought a significant change in the medical industry by introducing a smart, painless alternative to injections. Developed by RANI Therapeutics, RANIPILL, once swallowed like regular pills, pierces through intestine walls to deliver medicine.

How does it work? Once it dissolves and makes it way to the intestine, it dissolves and releases medicines like insulin Humira into intestine walls. Since intestines don’t have any sharp pain receptors, the injection causes no pain. We hope the “Robopill” soon replaces and helps saves millions of lives of people suffering from chronic diseases.

Worx Hydroshot portable power washer

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Worx hydroshot portable power washer

Worx Hydroshot by Worx tool is one invention which can actually help save the environment by saving gallons of consumable water which are wasted in car washing and other such stuff.

This portable power washer lets you draw water from any source within the limits and use it for washing cars, trucks and other such things.

Lifestraw portable water purifier

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Lifestraw water purifying products

Lifestraw portable water purifier, as the name suggests, is a 100% safe and efficient water purifier which can be carried anywhere.

It is a groundbreaking revolution in the light of the event the world is losing its consumable water storage. This purifier lets you purify any water, no matter how dirty it is, and make it fit for consumption.

The best part about Lifestraw Portable water purifier is, they are associated with a cause; of providing safe water for everyone. They run a program called “donate water” and another one called “Give back” aims at ensuring safe water is a human right, not a privilege.

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People using Lifestraw water purifier donated through “donater water” program

They use the donation received from individuals, non-profits, and foundations to serve people in vulnerable communities by expanding their ability to respond to natural disasters and humanitarian crisis.

Innovation leads to excellence, allowing humans to sustain their life with more comfort and convenience. But, that is possible only if people are aware of the above shared wonderful products. Let’s spread the news and let more and more people know about it.

The Redmi Note 7 – the first Redmi Smartphone!

Redmi Note 7

Tech enthusiasts, if you are not aware of it yet, one of India’s most selling smartphone brand – Xiaomi, announced a split! Xiaomi, which has been selling Redmi, Mi, and Poco smartphones in India announced a split which would make Redmi a subsidiary of Xiaomi. In short, Redmi would become an independent brand.

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Xiaomi and Redmi Split to become different brands

Though nothing can be said officially, as per Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, the possible cause of the split is ‘focus’. As we all know, Xiaomi’s Mi band serves high-end smartphone customers while the Redmi band caters to budget specific smartphone customers. This is where the confusion started as Mi was shifting the focus of the company towards high-end devices.

What does this mean?

The new Redmi smartphones would be more robust, a better value for money, and would be available with their new logo ‘Redmi by Xiaomi’.

The Redmi Note 7 – the first Redmi Smartphone!

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GizmoChina

Following the news of Redmi splitting with Xiaomi, the brand made one more announcement – the launch of Redmi’s first independent smartphone – Redmi Not 7. Since it is first of its kind, we won’t talk much and move straight to the phone.

Talking about the phone, Redmi Note 7, succeeding Xiaomi Redmi Note 6, has already been launched in China and we can expect it very soon in India as well. That said, the Indian and the Chinese version would have some differences which we would talk about later. Now, since it’s  very first-time, Redmi has left no stones unturned. Let’s take a look.

  • The phone is Powered by 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 660 and Adreno 512 GPU for performance. Though the processor is not new but considering the pricing, we can’t complain.
  • The phone boasts a Full HD display of 6’3 inches LTPS Panel with a screen resolution of 1080×2340, protected by a Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Redmi Note 7 also has a 4000mAh battery and this time Redmi has seriously amazed us by providing Type C and support of Quick Charge 4.0.
  • Talking about the USP of the phone, as almost all of us were speculating, the camera of this device is architectured differently. The phone is equipped with a 48 Megapixel primary camera, a f/1.8 aperture,  lens of Samsung on the back coupled with the 5 Megapixel depth-sensing camera.
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The leaker

Talking about the queries tech industry had about the 48 MP camera and Snapdragon 660 and how Xiaomi is planning to make the combination work out since the said processor doesn’t support such high megapixels camera, Redmi Not 7 camera uses the Samsung’s Pixel technology. This technology combines 4 pixels to 1 giant pixel. However,  we still have to wait to gain a first-hand experience with the phone to say if the Samsung Pixel technology really works. Till then, lets wait for the device to launch in India. Moving on to the secondary camera, the phone comes with a 13 megapixel front camera of the phone is. There

  • Sharing our opinion on the design part, Redmi has tried its best to provide us with their best. The phone’s back  is shiny, and comes with a reflective premium glass layering rather than a metallic one.
  • The Phone is expected to be available in 3 variants of 3/32GB, 4/64GB, and 6/64GB.

Lastly, even though the cost of Redmi Not 7 in India is supposed to be pocket-friendly, nothing has been said officially and hence, we would wait for official announcements. That said, just for a gist, you can expect the price to be in between 10K INR to 16K INR. Redmi, till now, has already set sales record in China in its very first sale and hope so it will do the same in India.

Smart Tips for Smartphone Buyers – Buyer’s Guide

Buying a smartphone is an inevitable and undebatable need. Even my school-going sister who probably needs one for no reason at all has one. Thus, we won’t even try discussing whether needs a smartphone or not, I’ll leave that to you. However, we all accept we do face problems choosing the right smartphone for ourselves because there’s a lot to decide. And, if you aren’t an expert yourself, you need someone to tell you the smartphone you’re planning to buy is a smart choice. Thus, here’s what I think about buying a smartphone and what people (as per me) should consider while buying one for themselves.   

Find out features available at a specific price range

First and foremost is to decide the budget – and features you would get in that price range. For instance, there was a time when 1GB RAM under 10k in a smartphone was really a big thing. But, look where we are now and how easy it is to get a smartphone with 4GB RAM within 10k.

Honestly, it won’t be wrong to say technology is getting cheaper with the competition amongst smartphone brands taking a whole new level. First, it started with Micromax making really efficient budget smartphones and then came in Xiaomi. Thus, all you have to ask something and wait for it to be available at a price you are willing to pay for it. Though you need to be patient and reasonable.

Smartphones under 10, 000

Coming back to the primary subject of discussion, get on to e-commerce stores such as Flipkart or Amazon and type ‘smartphones under 10, 000’ or ‘smartphones under 15, 000’ etc.

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Smartphones under 15, 000

Once you’re on one of these websites and you have the list of options in front of you, create a list of features in smartphone available under Rs 10, 000 and Rs 15, 000. For instance, talking about smartphones under 15, 000, the features you might get are:-

  • 4/6 GB RAM
  • 64/ 128 GB of internal storage or ROM
  • 5.5-inches to 6-inches of display
  • 3000 mAh to 5000 mAh battery
  • A dual-front and a dual-rear camera
  • Kirin 659 to 710 Octa-Core to Snapdragon 636 processor  
  • Fingerprint sensor and face unlock

The features are more or less the same for smartphones under 10, 000 but it’s understandable the numbers will be on a lower side.

Contemplate your usage and list features you need

“The budget should be decided based on features one needs rather than doing it the other way round.” This is what I really believe and I personally follow. When you decide the budget first instead of features you need, you end up making compromises. It shouldn’t happen in an era when every other smartphone seller is offering EMI financing. In fact, there are No-Cost EMI cards which literally don’t charge you anything more than the actual cost of a product you buy. Thus, in my opinion, people should buy a smartphone based on their needs rather than their budget.

Carrying an expensive, huge, 6.5 inches display smartphone which can also click awesome smartphone makes no sense if you don’t even use those features. Maybe you didn’t even care if these features weren’t actually there as long as your preferred feature was available. For instance, If I was buying a smartphone again, I would use the Flipkart filters and tick all the features from specific category dropdowns to narrow down the list until I find what I want. For example, I always look for smartphones with at least 4GB RAM because I really like playing games and multitask using my phone. But, I don’t want to spend too much for that feature. So, I find out the lowest I have to pay for 4GB RAM and then compare it with other options to see if it is really suitable.

It really drives me crazy when people spend thousands over buying a smartphone with some really premium features when all their needs with a smartphone are limited to making phone calls. Thus, take out time and list all the features you need. Once you’re done with listing features, decide your budget accordingly. You can use Flipkart smart filters for the same.

For instance, if you’re just an average smartphone user like me, you need at least 3GB – 4GB RAM, a good display, 4G connectivity, good camera combination so you can click good pictures while you’re roaming out, and an efficient processor – chipset combination. The last but not the least to mention, a long-lasting battery.

While having said that, features vary according to the price you’re willing to pay for it, and thus, you need to be reasonable. To give you a gist, a Snapdragon 635 processor is the best you can get if your budget is around 15k. You increase your budget, you get a better and more efficient feature.

Don’t spend extra for a feature you probably might not need.

For instance, apart from the similar, price-specific bells and features, two smartphones are likely to have one additional feature that would make them unique or would be limited to their brand smartphones. In case you’re planning to buy a smartphone and pay an extra amount just for that feature, stop! Find out if you really need it.

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A similar analogy would be that of Oppo Realme 1 and other smartphones available at the same cost. Oppo realme 1 became the buzz of tech town since it was the only smartphone available within Rs 12k to offer 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. That took people by storm and smartphone enthusiast went all gaga about the phone. This somehow managed to overlap the cons of the phone such as the average camera, a not-so-good design, and lack of fingerprint sensor. The fact is, 6GB RAM is way more than what a modern day smartphone user would call ‘enough’. In the end, a 4GB RAM is more than enough to use WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram while playing a heavy game on your phone at the same time.

Spending extra just because of additional GBs would have made sense if the buyer was a hardcore gamer who likes to play really, really heavy games on his smartphone. Besides, how can someone undermine the absence of fingerprint sensor in this era wherein the face unlock feature is still not effective and even a simple hacker can open your password protected phone!?

Buy a mobile insurance

Lastly, I would like to say that people buying a smartphone, irrespective of how carefully they handle their phones, should buy insurance as well. With smartphones becoming cheaper, they also have become more fragile and you need to handle them with real care. If you can’t do that, just buy mobile insurance.

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Believe me, mine was worse than this.

I recently ran my bike over my Redmi Note 5 Pro and I need not mention getting it repaired cost me around Rs 5000 (including GST). This was one time I really felt bad spending Rs 5, 000 over a smartphone which costs only Rs 15, 000. That said, the cost of getting your phone repaired ain’t getting cheaper any soon and thus. It’s better we have one mobile insurance in place.

To conclude this blog, I would say use an EMI card to purchase anything rather than paying the entire cost in cash. Doing so will ensure you have enough cash to manage your other needs and your credit score keeps improving at the same time.

Top Laptops for Video Editors in 2019

Video editing has emerged as one of the top profession, thanks to the rise of Youtube as an open-for-all platform. Anyone can showcase his or her video editing skills on Youtube and get hired for a small or a big gig by the various media houses, or the owners of the Youtube channels etc. Honestly, the demand for video editors is quite high and so is for some of the below-mentioned laptops for video editors. Hence, if you are one of those guys who likes to create high quality, visually attractive, videos or if you are into the movie business; you just need the right hardware – to get things done like video editing is a piece of cake.

Be it converting the captured footage, rendering of high definition or ultra-high definition 4K video format, the process demands high-end expensive hardware. Well, these features can be easily availed or can be ensured by a bit of customization for a desktop, but if you want a laptop with the related features for the same purpose, you are likely to get stuck on the horns of a dilemma “which are the best laptops for video editors”. But you don’t need to worry, we’ve got your back.

Check out the top 4 laptops for video editors we recommend.

MacBook Pro 15-inch (2018)

Talking of the best laptops for video editors – MacBook Pro is a great choice. We are sure, even the name is enough to convince you. Apple makes the best multimedia laptops and desktops, and the whole world is acquainted with the fact. However, talking about the baby – MacBook Pro, it’s a champion in itself. If you have the kind of money required to own an Apple MacBook Pro, you don’t have think twice before buying it. The product is sure to woo you with its impressive features and performance.

Apple 15-inch 2.9GHz MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro comes with the latest generation Intel i7 or i9 six-core processor. Also, you get up to 32 GB of RAM along with discrete AMD Radeon Pro GPU making it the best choice for video editing professionals.

It can easily handle any video editing related task without breaking a sweat. Plus, Apple’s unique touch-bar helps video editors with macro functionality and intuitively access most frequently used commands. Apart from that, it has a color accurate screen with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 retina display.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Sharp Retina Display
  • Long battery life
  • Touch bar
  • Massive trackpad

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Less IO ports

Dell XPS 15 (2018)

Dell is one of the most trusted brands in the consumer electronics industry, especially in the laptop segment. Besides, it is a great choice for video editors who ain’t very much into Apple and iMacs. The brand has been in business from over two decades, and it definitely doesn’t need any introduction.

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

Dell XPS here is Windows king for video editors. With its 4K resolution,  infinity edge display, color accurate panel, you can rock with your 4K videos. Moving on, Dell XPS 15 has Nvidia MAX – Q 1050 Ti for discrete graphics with 4GB GDDR5 of video RAM which is almost double of MacBook. With such quality performance features, Dell XPS 15 can easily handle all your cutting and pasting like a pro.

The icing on the cake, the product boasts the latest generation Intel i7 processors and a definite upgrade to Intel i9 six-core processors expected later this year to ensure sharper performance and a reduced rendering time.

Pros:

  • Strong overall performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Vibrant screen
  • Up to 4K panel

Cons:

  • Awkward webcam position

Microsoft Surface 2 15-inch

The Microsoft Surface first generation laptop was overpriced and was really not up to the mark considering the performance part. However, by launching the second-generation Microsoft Surface, Microsoft has finally paid a heed to its consumer’s demands or has learned from its past mistakes. Whatever the reason was, the customers are finally satisfied and are getting a real value for money laptop.

Microsoft Surface 2 is both a powerful laptop and a tablet. It is one the most versatile machine to work on. The laptop is equipped with the latest generation Intel i7 processor and discrete Nvidia MAX – Q 1060 6GB GDDR5 graphics to fulfill all your editing requirements. In addition, the laptop is packed with up to 16 GB RAM.

Talking about the storage options, it has NVMe M.2 SSD up to 1TB for blazing fast speed. Users can enjoy color popping screen with a resolution of 3240 x 2160 which will take them on a blissful journey of colors.

Pros:

  • Detachable Screen
  • Pen experience
  • Long battery life
  • Excellent performance

Cons:

  • Highly expensive
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

Lenovo Yoga 720 15-inch

Flip it in any position and it will still look awesome; that’s the Lenovo Yoga 720 for you. This 2 in 1 convertible machine is one of its kind by Lenovo. Talking about the bells and whistles of Lenovo Yoga 720, it has the latest Intel Core i7 processors, discrete Nvidia 1050 graphics chip and a FULL HD IPS panel coupled with 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD for all your professional editing work.

Lenovo Yoga 720 (15")
Lenovo Yoga 720 (15″)

You can also bend its screen to 270 degrees for more comfortable positions as per your convenience. The best part, you can own this amazing laptop without spending a fortune. Honestly, the price of Lenovo Yoga 720 is the sweet spot for a lot of consumers out there.

Pros:

  • 2 in 1 design
  • Long battery life
  • Vivid display
  • Great Performance
  • Not so expensive

Cons:

  • No HDMI
  • Plain design

On a concluding note, if you have any doubts or suggestion regarding our article or you want to find out about other laptops for video editors, feel free to get in touch. You can connect with us on our social media accounts, we are always there for you. In the end, don’t forget to like and share the content to let your friends and family benefit from it.

Role of Social Media in Branding and Lead Generation

Social media – ever since the term was first coined, has become a crucial part of digital communications strategies. The truth is, social media is the only platform which delivers measurable results in sales, leads, and branding. This is why businesses today are spending more than ever towards social media promotion.

On an average, a B2B or B2C business spends approximately about 15% to 25% of their marketing budget for social media marketing (organic and paid). In fact, as per the latest study by the Content Marketing Institute, social media content is the most widely used B2B content marketing tactic, used by 83% of organizations. This brings us to a very important question, is social media marketing and branding actually worth it? Let’s find the answer.

How does social media branding and promotion helps a business?

As some of the biggest digital marketers in the industry have repeatedly said, “social media platforms can be a goldmine for leads”.

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Accordingly, social media branding can be a great tool for demand marketers, which, if used effectively, can help in:-

  1. Cultivating a desire for your products or services using relevant content,
  2. Leveraging a multi-channel customer engagement strategy, and
  3. Building authentic and meaningful relationships.

To sum up, irrespective of whether you’re a B2B company or a B2C company, a feasible social media marketing strategy, if followed consistently, can lead to higher sales and increased brand visibility.

However, the key is to choose the right social media platform to market your product. For instance, B2B lead generation is heavily focused on LinkedIn. According to a survey conducted by the Content marketing institute, “94% of B2B businesses reported LinkedIn as the best social media channel for qualified sales leads.

Having said that, the leads or higher sales are only possible if your business has a strong social media presence. A strong social media presence makes a brand looks more trustworthy and thus, influences the buyer’s purchase decision.

How?

A good social presence increases the brand exposure, leading to higher internet visibility alongside increasing customers engagement with business. Apart from that, Social media branding and promotion enables a brand to reach a larger audience at a much-reduced cost. In 2015 alone, Facebook influenced approximately 52 percent of consumers’ online and offline purchases. (Source: Drum) Not just that,

  1. 93% of customers expect the prospect companies to have a strong social media presence before doing business with them.
  2. In addition, every 8 out of 10 B2B buyers trust recommendations from peers and influencers more than original brand research.
  3. Apart from that, 71% of consumers are likely to recommend a brand if they had a good social media service experience with them.

Bottom line:Trust is the key to success.” Your targeted social media audience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are real humans craving for real human connections. In such circumstances, having a business page or a Twitter account wherein your customer can connect, interact and share their feedback would increase your brand’s credibility. Not just that, this leads to a higher prospect conversion and increases customer retention rate.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 v/s Redmi Note 5 Pro: Better Smartphone Under 15, 000?

Buying a smartphone is tough these days. With every mobile brand taking the unofficial competition very seriously – every other smartphone is now equally worth it, and hence, it’s no more about buying the best phone – it’s about buying a phone that suits your needs. On a personal note, I was stuck on the horns of a dilemma – Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 V/S Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

I was previously using a flagship phone, and settling for anything less than that wasn’t really easy. Once you use a phone, you become accustomed to its features and it becomes difficult to use another phone. Hence, as said above, “it’s no more about buying the best phone; it’s more about buying a smartphone that suits your needs. Therefore, I made my list in advance. The problem was, only two of the phones stood out as best prospects – Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Both the smartphones come with unique features which are too hot to avoid. Thus, the confusion was inevitable. Owing to that, here’s how to end the dilemma – Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 V/S Redmi Note 5 Pro, and buy the best smartphone for you.   

What does your pocket say?

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is available in three variants: 3GB – 32GB, 4GB – 64GB, and the 6GB – 64GB; priced at Rs 10999, Rs 12999, and Rs 14999 respectively on Flipkart. On the other hand, Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in two variants: 4GB – 64GB, 6GB – 64GB; priced at Rs 14999, and Rs 16999 respectively on Flipkart. So, the real question is, what is your budget? How much can you afford to Pay? If your budget is around Rs 11k, go for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 3GB – 32 GB variant. If the budget is around 15k, it can be a challenge for you – resort to your need to choose the best option.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is available in three variants: 3GB – 32GB, 4GB – 64GB, and the 6GB – 64GB; priced at Rs 10999, Rs 12999, and Rs 14999 respectively on Flipkart. On the other hand, Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in two variants: 4GB – 64GB, 6GB – 64GB; priced at Rs 14999, and Rs 16999 respectively on Flipkart. So, the real question is, what is your budget? How much can you afford to Pay? If your budget is around Rs 11k, go for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 3GB – 32 GB variant. If the budget is around 15k, it can be a challenge for you – resort to your need to choose the best option.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 V/S Redmi Note 5 Pro: The Similarities

  1. Screen Size: Both of them have a massive screen size of 5.99 inches. The weight and the thickness are approximately the same.
  2. Display: Both the smartphones come with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ Display. However, the screen to body ratio is 76.2% in Zenfone Max Pro M1 and 77.4% in Redmi Note Pro.
  3. Platform: Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo), whereas, Redmi Note Pro works on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat). Apart from that, the phones pack a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 along with Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 and Adreno 509.
  4. Memory: As shared above, Asus comes with three different variations in terms of memory – RAM and ROM combination. Whereas, Redmi Note 5 Pro is available only in the two variations. 

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 V/S Redmi Note 5 Pro: The Differences

  1. Battery: Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 wins the race in terms of battery and comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery. On the other hand, Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a 4000 mAh battery. Both the phones support quick charging, however, it is nothing like Mi A1. You won’t be getting a C type charger.

This is all we had to say. The debate on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 VS Redmi Note 5 Pro ends here with none of them emerging as a clear winner. Both smartphones are good and the decision depends on the buyer. If you are planning to spend no more than 10k – 11k, go for Asus. In the 15k category the choice can be a little difficult but go for Redmi Note 5 Pro if you are looking for a good camera, or Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 if you are looking for an ‘all-rounder’ phone.