The Ford F-Series is #4 in the world so far in 2013 vs. #5 in 2012. * See the Top 250 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Austin * Now that we have explored in detail the worldwide Top 250 best-sellers in March, it’s time to have a look at the year-to-date ranking and what changed since last month. The big event over the period is obviously the Ford Focus reclaiming the worldwide top spot away from the Toyota Corolla thanks to an out-of-this-world 111,640 sales in March, however given how tight the race for the pole position is, expect the world order to change a few more times before the end of the year. The Hyundai Elantra and Ford F-Series consolidate their 3rd and 4th worldwide positions thanks to a very solid month of March while the Toyota Camry is up 2 spots to #5 which is still one rank below its Full Year 2012 level of #4. Honda Accord The VW Golf is the big mover in the Top 10, up 3 spots compared to the 2 months 2013 ranking to #7 at 177,824 … [Read more...] about World 3 months 2013: Discover the Top 250 best-selling models!
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VW Sagitar * See the Top 302 All-models ranking by clicking on the title! * After going through March sales in detail for China, as is now the tradition we are exploring the year-to-date ranking for a bit of a longer-term perspective on things. As we spoke about for the last 3 months, both the VW Lavida (+110% year-on-year) and the Ford Focus (+156%) deliver exceptional results thanks to the arrival of new generations. They lead with 121,490 and 96,180 sales respectively. The Chevrolet Sail remains #3 with sales up 25% to 77,767 while the Buick Excelle loses the top spot it held one year ago, dropping 3 spots and 2% to #4 at 74,740 units. The VW Sagitar is the third model in the Top 5 (and the Top 50) to see its sales more than double year-on-year, up 191% to #5 and 68,804. Nissan Sylphy In addition to the Focus and Sagitar, the third model to make its appearance in the YTD Top 10 over the period is the Nissan Sylphy, up a massive 93% year-on-year to 55,002 sales at #10 and only 550 … [Read more...] about China 3 months 2013: VW Sagitar and Nissan Sylphy impress
Google's Android Pie 9.0 operating system has slowly made its way to more devices than the Pixel ($350 at Amazon) line since its release. With an improved Do Not Disturb feature, gesture navigation and smart recommendations, Android Pie has a lot to like.After updating your phone to the latest and greatest Android OS, however, there are a few things you should considering changing right away. The usual Android caveat applies here: Some settings may differ from what's shown here based on who makes your phone. My advice is to search the Settings app for the related setting if you have trouble finding it. GesturesStarting with Android Pie, users have the option to ditch the traditional three-button navigation method and rely on gestures instead. After installing Android Pie, you may be disappointed to find the feature isn't enabled upon first boot. Instead, you have to go into settings yourself and turn it on. On Samsung devices that have been updated to Android Pie, you … [Read more...] about Android Pie 9.0: 3 settings to change right away
6 Weeks to 3 Months Carefully supervised "tummy time" will help your baby develop upper body muscles. ©iStockphoto.com/Alena Yakusheva Encourage tummy time: Since babies spend all night on their backs (to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) it's important to put them face down during the day, while you are closely supervising them. This "tummy time" will help them develop their neck and upper body muscles. Stimulate rolling over: Babies usually roll over somewhere between 4 and 6 months of age, but you can start encouraging her to roll over before then. Try lying baby on her side on your lap and then putting a toy a few inches away, says Wallace. Make sure her arms are free so that she can roll without having them pinned to her side. Another method: lie baby on an activity mat with one arm straight down by her side. Then roll her over on that side. Develop body awareness: Help baby develop awareness of her hands by singing "Pat-A-Cake," "The Itsy Bitsy … [Read more...] about Child Development: Helping Your Baby Grow and Learn
Weeks after Amazon Key was installed at my house, I still hadn't scheduled an in-home delivery. "What if my dog gets out and bites someone?" "What if there's a creepy delivery person?""What if the camera cuts out during a delivery?"Amazon Key is an in-home delivery service offered to Prime subscribers in select cities. Purchase the Amazon Key Home Kit, which includes a smart lock and an Amazon Cloud Cam security camera to use the service, which enables an Amazon-contracted "delivery provider" to unlock your front door and drop off Amazon packages inside your home. You get alerts through the Amazon Key app about upcoming deliveries and you can watch the delivery in real-time straight from your phone. Amazon also records and saves video clips of each delivery for your review. The Key Home Kit is frequently discounted from its standard price. Check our list of Amazon device deals to see if it's on sale now. I felt a vague unease about a person I … [Read more...] about Amazon Key took over my door for 3 months. It wasn’t as creepy as I expected