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  • Make the Most Out of Your Smartphone – Apps You’ll Need

    Smartphones are definitely more of a source of entertainment then what actually phones are meant for, that is, the purpose of calling and texting. It won’t be wrong to say that the world has been confined in the smart phone, and from small to huge, all the necessities are fulfilled with the use of a small smart phone. The characteristics that are introduced in the new evolved models always holds something better and more curious than the previous edition, and this is one of the major reasons why the prominence of smart phones is always on a high. With the introduction of apps the advantage of using a smartphone has multiplied, and the multiple apps have brought conveniences through which life has become easier for the people using smart phones.

    What apps do you need?

    Focusing on the basic users of the smartphones, it is very important to make them know as to what applications they actually need, below mentioned are some of the apps that you’ll need to make your life much easier and enjoyable.

    Avast

    Avast Anti-virus and Security– To let your device work unhindered, it is very important to protect the device against the various threats and viruses. For the security of the device, the presence of the anti-virus application is a must. You can download the avast anti-virus and security online for free and use this for your advantage.

    Greenify– keeping up the phone battery alive with the adequate amount is very important, and protecting the battery from vanishing away you need to download the greenify app from the online market. It helps in preventing the battery from getting absorbed so fast by freezing the app which is not in use currently. This app is totally free and much of use.

    Clean Master– The slow device is more like a punishment to use, and when the device hangs on each command that you make, it really becomes sort of frustrating for the user. The major causing behind slow functioning of the device is the accommodation of junk files in the mobile, and you need to get them cleaned up as soon as possible. Clean master is meant to solve the aforesaid purpose, it helps to remove the junk file and make the phone work faster.

    ShowBox– It’s a free movie streaming app available exclusively on the Android platform. It’s got all the movies and TV shows that you desire to watch, ranging from classics to the latest. The only app that you will need for unlimited entertainment is ShowBox Apk. Get it now!

    Tasker

    Tasker– Tasker is one of the application which makes automates the work which you usually do manually. The general functions related to the moves that you make on your phone could be carried on automatically with the help of this app.

    Opera Max– This free app on android helps you make use of the data pack to the maximum.  While you load the videos, images etc. on your mobile, this browser compresses the size and makes it much easier for the device to load the required material. Turning off the connection and restricting the apps which are not required.

    Smartphone is too much fun when you know the right way to use the devices and get te maximum benefits out of it.

     

     

     

  • Water Softener Buying Guide – Winchburgh 1232’s Advice on Water Softeners

    Hard water could be the cause to a lot of health problems, and other problems that you might see and notice on your clothes, dishes or cutlery. Hard water could also be the cause of various beauty issues, which may include rashes on the skin, itchy skin, redness in the skin, hard and unmanageable water, change in the color of the water and other beauty issues.

    Hard Water

    Have a look at the questions you need to ask the seller

    Before buying a water softener, you need to ask the seller about a lot of questions related to the product, these queries may include the following points. You’d obviously want to read the water softener reviews before you go ahead and choose a system for your home. So, we have prepared a list of the points to consider before you buy a water softening system. Have a look:

    • Enquire about the grain capacity

    You need to know the grain capacity of the water softener that you are planning to buy. The grain capacity is basically the number of hard grains which the softener could remove without going for regeneration. This would help you buy a water softener that long lasting and worth it.

    • Get the hardness determines using a test kit

    You will need a test kit with the help of which you could determine the hardness of the water level. Depending on the level of hardness you will have to select a softener that has the capacity to remove the harshness of the water making it fit for the various purposes.

    • Be particular about what type of softener you want

    You need to ask yourself about what type of softener you want. Do you want to opt for timer regenerated water softeners, meter regenerated or manually regenerated water softener. Each type has its own specific functions and way of operations. So enquire about the same from the dealer from whom you are buying the product and then make the final choice accordingly.

    This is how you could make the right choice while buying the water softener for your home.

    Water Softening Process

    The functions of water softener

    What does the water softener actually do, and how does it makes the water fit for use could be understood with the help of the points as mentioned below:

    • Removes iron- the water softeners removes the excess amount of iron from the water. The content of iron has the tendency to stick to the metal which attract it, and as a result it leaves various marks all over the place including, dishes and cutlery. The water softener while removes the excess level of iron from the water, it makes the water fit for being used for the several purposes.
    • Induces sodium and potassium- the water softener system induces sodium and potassium in the water and makes the water soft. This removes the tendency of the water to leaves various marks on the utensils and other things.

    A water softener system is a must have device if you are living in an area where you get to have hard water. Hard water could really spoil your skin, hairs and also look really dirty on the dishes and cutlery. Use the device to convert the hard water into soft and usable water.

     

  • History of the Winchburgh 1232 Fraternal Society

    For the good of Winchburgh 1232 in general, and for the benefit of The Brethren of Lodge Hopetoun St. John in particular, I am delighted that “Snippets Frae the Minutes” has been published thereby giving The Brethren of today a brief account of past times in our Lodge.

    Sometime in 1987, after having been involved in an extremely interesting conversation relating to days gone by, I thought that I might like to read through all the Minute Books and possible compile a publication which hopefully would also be of interest to others. Not having a great deal of free time I decided that I would confine this project to a few hours on winter nights, as and when convenient. Well, eight years later, you now have the finished article and by coincidence it has been completed in this our 75th Anniversary Year (1997).

    This book is by no means a literary masterpiece, it was never meant to be. All quotes from the Minutes are written in italics. The grammar and sometimes the accuracy of these Minutes might come into question. I have written them word for word as recorded by our Secretaries. I hope you find the contents interesting, entertaining, thought provoking and a source of much debate whenever and wherever Masons meet.

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    A general observation I made when reading the Minutes covering the late nineteen fifties and early sixties was that there were numerous references to visitations being arranged in order to inspect sites and properties to see whether or not they would be suitable for premises for “1232”. Unfortunately, specific details relating to the actual location of the sites, have on many occasions, been omitted. These omissions highlight the need for Secretaries to give due consideration to detail when recording the proceedings at each and every meeting.

    I would like to thank Mrs Reney Mitchell for her typing skills, Mrs Jenny Newton for the endless cups of tea she made as I read page after page of the Minutes Books, also our sponsors and advertisers and lastly you for having purchased a copy of this publication.

    I dedicate my efforts to the memory of the following Brethren who have passed to the Grand Lodge above. To my father, Elvin Newton, secondly to Bro. Don Hamils, an Honorary Member of “1232” and a good friend, and finally to the Brethren of “1232” who founded our Lodge and thereafter continued to work for and obtain our own premises. In years when money was not readily available, their achievements were remarkable and the Brethren today should appreciate their efforts and work to ensure that we not only maintain but improve the facilities that they provided for us.

    I dedicate my efforts to the memory of the following Brethren who have passed to the Grand Lodge above. Elvin Hamilton, an Honorary Member of “1232” and a good friend, and finally to the Brethren of “1232” who founded our Lodge and thereafter continued to work for and obtain our own premises. In years when money was not readily available, their achievements were remarkable and the Brethren today should appreciate their efforts and work to ensure that we not only maintain but improve the facilities that they provided for us.