Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In Memory of the King of Pop - You Are not Alone

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, passed away four years ago, and the untimely death led the world to an unexpected sadness. His fans or not, mourned for this great singer, dancer and philanthropist. The world shouldn’t ignore MJ for all he had done to heal the world.

First known as the youngest singer in Jackson 5, Michael had carried on his music carrier for nearly 45 years, and he left the world with famous “Thriller”, “Billy Jean” and “Dangerous”. The songs are gifts from him, and make all the listeners lost themselves. The undone “This Is It” concert should have been a big surprise to the whole world; however, it is left unfinished and the gives world a great pity.

When Paris said these words in public, “Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just wanted to say I love him so much”, we got to know how much MJ loved his children. Fortunately, they all grow healthy and happy except the loss of their father. MJ’s sister, La Toya, shared her memories of the King of Pop, “I remember being a little girl and how hard you worked the brothers. And Michael, I know you did a lot making sure they brought out their talent…they would never know they had that talent today if it wasn’t for you.” MJ was a generous singer, because he not only gave the beautiful songs to the world, but also donated for the people in need. He had donated over $300,000,000 during his lifetime, and he always cared about the people who needed help.

On this fourth anniversary, hundreds of MJ’s fans gathered together at the Great Mausleum, MJ’s final resting place, to recall their memories of the King of Pop. Even though MJ has been away from us for four years, the loves from the fans never fade away, and many fans also transferred MJ’s songs to their iPhones as ringtones. On the other hand, the lawsuit filed by Jackson’s family is still on the go. Jackson’s mother and three children accuses that the AEG Live should be responsible for hiring Dr. Murray, the man who is now serving time in jail for involuntary manslaughter. And Jackson’s eldest son, Prince, is expected to testify on Wednesday, for the lawsuit filed by his family against the AEG Live.

Even four years later after MJ’s death, people still talk about this King of Pop and the legend he had made. Michael Jackson once said, “I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to.” During his lifetime, he tried his best to do that, so Michael Jackson should be respected, for all the marvelous work he had done.

Monday, May 13, 2013

PureView Camera & Xenon Flash, Enjoy Viewing SWF on Nokia Lumia 928

How to play SWF on Lumia 928
If you're a Verizon subscriber and have been waiting for a Windows Phone with PureWiew camera, then you should take a look at this new handset --- Nokia Lumia 928. Announced on May 10, this handset will be available on May 16 and has been priced at $99 on a 2 year contract after a $50 mail in rebate.

For specs, the Lumia 928 shares almost the same components as the previous flagship Lumia 920. It comes up with a 4.5-inch OLED display with 1280 x 768 pixels and 334 ppi. The display is covered by Gorilla Glass, which is able to protect the screen as well as bring a quality feel. Equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the device has 1GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. Unfortunately, it lacks a microSD card slot for storage expansion. Additionally, the Lumia 928 supports wireless charging and NFC.

As I mentioned above, the highlight of Lumia 928 is its rear camera --- an 8.7 MP one with special features integration. The camera features powerful PureView imaging technology, like Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), which makes it easy to take blur-free pictures and videos even in low-light. Along with OIS, the Lumia 928 also a Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash on board too.

Why Can't I Play Flash on Lumia 928?
On a Windows computer, people can play Flash SWF files on web-browser by installing a Flash player plugin. But you can't do this on a Windows Phone. Since many mainstream mobile platforms (iOS, Android and WP8) are not supported by Adobe Flash anymore, playing SWF on Lumia 928 is not as easy as you think. As a consequence, a new method is required in order to showing Flash on the phone.

How to View SWF on Lumia 928?
We already know the Lumia 928 is a good gadget for photo buffs to take high quality pictures and movies. Though its 4.5-inch display is a little bit small (compared with some high-end Android handsets), this phone is still suitable for playing videos. Let’s think about this: is it available to convert SWF files to mobile suitable video formats, and then play them on the Lumia 928? To give this a try, we need a Flash tool for conversion --- a SWF to Lumia 928 video converter. By using this software, a Flash SWF file can be converted to several different video formats.

The conversion process is very fast and simple with a few clicks: download, install and launch the converter, import the Flash files you need to play. Set the output video format as “MP4” or other formats that can be viewed on Lumia 928 fluently. Then click Setting button to open a new dialog box for parameters settings. In the “Profile” dialog box, set video code as “H.264”, video size as “1280 x 768” and audio code as “AAC”, like the following picture. After setting, click the Convert button to start conversion. When it’s done, you can transfer these videos to the phone. Enjoy showing Flash on Lumia 928 perfectly!
Flash to Lumia 928 video converter

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How Can I Restore Lost Music on HTC One?

Recover deleted music from HTC One
I've been using my HTC One smartphone for a couple of months. It’s really a good handset for shooting high quality photos and playing HD videos. Moreover, I stored many songs on it in order to listen to pop music on the go. Unfortunately, last time I lent my phone to my little sister and she deleted some of the songs! I've never backed up music on any other places! Can you help me recover deleted music on HTC One?

It’s technologically possible to get the wiped music back from the phone. Of course, some tools are needed to do the recovery. Here we need 2 things: a Macintosh computer and a Mac based data recovery tool. To make a long story short, when you connect the phone to the Mac, then run this data recovery tool, it would be easy and convenient to retrieve deleted songs from HTC One. To help you know more about the tool, a detailed music restoration process will be introduced below.

Step 1 Choose File Recovery Mode
Plug the HTC One into the Mac with USB cable, and then open the data recovery tool. Here you can see the user interface with 3 options for your choice.
Step 1 choose file recovery mode
  • File Recovery, a mode that provides you with the allowance to recover all the deleted files by deep scan all the recognized files stored on each sector. This mode is mainly used to recover files from a computer hard drive.
  • Photo Recovery, a mode mainly designed to only recover lost, deleted, formatted and inaccessible photos, videos and music files. Compared with File Recovery, it will save a lot of time. 
  • Lost Partition Recovery, a mode that enables you to scan hard drive and other mass storage devices for lost or deleted volumes and then recover the files.
Step 2 Select Disk
Choose Photo Recovery mode in the previous step. Now we need to decide a disk to recover files. Since we have hooked the HTC One to the Mac, here we choose the phone's name as the disk. Then hit the Next button.
Step 2 select disk

Step 3 Scanning Music Files
The tool is scanning the phone. Depends on how many music files had been stored and then lost from HTC One, it usually takes couples of minutes to finish this step.
Step 3 scanning music files

Step 4 Recover Lost Songs from HTC One
When scanning is done, all the deleted music is listed on the left side. Find the deleted music by simply clicking on the audio folder. Double-click or press space to preview (listen to) them. Then choose the music files you need and hit the Recover button to start recovering music from HTC One.
Step 4 recover lost songs from HTC One

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Top 5 Mother’s Day Apps for Your Beloved Mommy

Apps for Mother's Day 2013
Mothers are great and special women. They look after their families; they may still have to work; and they always have to suffer heavy life pressure. May 12 will be Mother’s Day 2013, do you have any ideas to celebrate it with your beloved mom? Well, if your mom has an iOS device, you can help her install some warm and lovely apps for Mother’s day. If you're the mom, just take a break and try these apps for relaxation.

No.1 Cleverbug Cards App
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  • Price: Free
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Optimized for iPhone 5. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
  • Introduction: It’s not for your mom’s iOS device but for yours! With this Cleverbug app, you're free to send personalized Mother’s Day eCards to your mom via email, SMS or twitter. It can also print high quality cards and deliver it to your mom, no matter where she lives in the world!
  • Screenshots:

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No.2 Naturespace: Relax Meditate Escape Sleep
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  • Price: Free
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Optimized for iPhone 5. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
  • Introduction: Modern mothers have to suffer pressures from families and jobs, which make them difficult to relax. Naturespace is a good app for people to unwind. Put on the headphones and close your eyes, listen to the nature’s sound with 3D effects. Taking a 5 minute vacation to a Hawaiian morning sunrise, or an extended stay underneath a powerful thunderstorm, this app provides the brain with the sense of openness and vastness.
  • Screenshots:

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No.3 Gilt on the Go
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  • Price: Free
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Optimized for iPhone 5. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
  • Introduction: If your mom loves fashion stuff, you should introduce this app to her. Gilt offers discounts up to 60% on fashion and luxury brands. You can also get real-time alters, exclusive offers and other sales on the app.
  • Screenshots:

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No.4 ScrapPad – Mother’s Day Photo Journal (iPad)
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  • Price: Free
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
  • Introduction: ScrapPad is a real-time photo journal creator for iPad. With the Mother’s Day theme, you can touch, drag, pull, plop and pinch your layout with your fingers, create a beautiful scrapbook album and share it with your mom!
  • Screenshots:

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No.5 Flower Garden - Grow Flowers and Send Bouquets
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  • Price: $2.99
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Optimized for iPhone 5. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
  • Introduction: Sending a flower bouquet as Mother’s Day gift? Then you may have to pay inordinate amounts for it. What’s more, real flowers have very short duration and will droop in a few days. How about sending e-flowers instead? Flower Garden is a lovely app for all moms. You can plant seeds, care for the plants, watch the flowers bloom and create bouquets to share with your mom via email. It’s an environmental and money saving way to make her happy.
  • Screenshots:

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

New 7-Inch Budget Android Tablet, Enjoy Playing Flash on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

How to play Flash on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
Looking for a reasonably priced and branded tablet? Besides Nexus 7 and iPad mini, now you have another choice. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, an entry-level Android tablet, was officially announced at the end of April. It is the 3rd generation of Galaxy Tab series.

In appearance, the Galaxy Tab 3’s case is made of all plastic with a physical home key encircled by a menu and back button. As to specs, the Galaxy Tab 3 has quite a normal hardware configuration. It comes up with a 7-inch TFT display with 1024x600 pixels. It also has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB/16GB of ROM and a microSD card slot. For cameras, the Galaxy Tab 3 has a 3.0 MP rear camera but lacks flash. The front-facing camera has 1.3 MP. Moreover, the tablet runs Android 4.1 OS. It’s reported that there are 2 versions of the tablet. The Wi-Fi version will be sold in May and the 3G version will be available in June. Price issues are currently unknown.

How can I play SWF on Galaxy Tab 3?
Although the Galaxy Tab 3 is not a high-end device, it’s already good enough for customers with limited budgets. Regardless of the lack of a HD display, the tablet’s 7-inch screen is able to meet the daily needs: watching movies and playing mobile games. Then how about playing Flash on Galaxy Tab 3? If you're already an Android user, you must know about this: Adobe Flash player is no longer available on Android platform. So it’s quite a labyrinth to view Flash on Galaxy Tab 3 and other Android devices.

Here’s actually an alternative for playing Flash. Since the large-screen device is convenient to play videos, it might also be available to show videos converted by Flash. That’s to say, we can convert SWF files to videos in advance and then put them into the tablet. To finish this task, we need a processional tool named SWF to Galaxy Tab 3 video converter. With the powerful functions of the software, conversion process would be a just piece of cake. 

The conversion can be done with a few steps and clicks. First of all, download, install and launch the tool on PC, input the Flash files that we need to convert. Then set the output video format as “MP4” (or other video formats as you like), click the Setting button for detailed parameters setting. In the Profile pop-up window, set video codec as “H.264”, video size as “1024x600” and audio codec as “AAC”. Last but not least, hit the Convert button to start process. When it’s done, you can find the converted video files stored in a specific folder on your PC. Now just transfer these videos to the tablet with a USB cable or Samsung Kies. Enjoy watching Flash on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3!
Flash to Galaxy Tab 3 video converter

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Friday, April 26, 2013

An Easy Way to View Flash on Samsung Galaxy S4

How to play Flash SWF on Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung introduced its life companion – the new Galaxy S4 smartphone at an event in March. Now, this handset will be launched in US market by AT&T, Sprint and other carriers since April 27th. As we know, there are several remarkable Android flagships being sold in early 2013, such as Sony Xperia ZLG Optimus G Pro and HTC One. I’m curious to know how the Galaxy S4 could beat other competitors in the Android civil war.

Although the Galaxy S4 looks like its predecessor in appearance, there are actually many differences. Compared with S3’s 4.8-inch display, the Galaxy S4 has upgraded it to a 5.0-inch full-HD one with 1080*1920 pixels of resolution and 441 ppi. The phone is powered by a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor and runs Android 4.2.2. It also has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The main camera of Galaxy S4 has 13MP, which supports 1080p HD video recording. A 2600 mAh massive battery is also equipped to provide longer standby time. Thanks to its plastic case, the Galaxy S4 is about 130 grams in weight, which won’t be an encumbrance for playing with one hand. Besides hardware, the handset has a dozen of new features.

Why Can't I Play SWF on Galaxy S4?
Smartphones and tablets are so widely used that some people even think they would replace the position of PC in the near future. But in my opinion, currently smartphones can't do everything as good as PC. For example, Android and iOS devices are not supported by Adobe Flash. That’s to say, you're unable to watch Flash on Galaxy S4 and other devices directly. Therefore, you need an alternative for playing Flash on Android.

How Can I Show Flash on Galaxy S4?
The Galaxy S4 is a good device for playing 1080p HD videos, so why can't we convert Flash SWF files to HD videos and then play them on the phone? This idea is worth a try. To do the conversion, we may need a professional Flash to Galaxy S4 HD video converter. With the help of the tool, the following process will be easy. Just install and open the converter, import the SWF files we want to play. Then set the output video format as “MP4”, click Setting button to open a new Window for parameters settings. Set video codec as “H.264”, video size as “1920×1080” and audio codec as “AAC”. If everything is OK, click the Convert button to start. When the process is done, simply transfer the videos to the smartphone. Now you can play SWF on Galaxy S4.
Convert SWF to Galaxy S4 videos

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

5 Must-Have iPhone Camping Apps for Your Outdoor Adventures

5 iPhone apps for camping
Spring is a good season for outdoor activities like camping and hiking. Have you planned for an outdoor adventure in a campground or national park near/far away from home? If so, do you know what equipment you need? Well, if you have an iPhone, you can install some outdoor apps on it. Today I’ll introduce some useful apps for camping in the wild. Hope they help.

No.1 Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot
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  • Price: Free
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
  • Introduction: Looking for a perfect camping spot? Just try Woodall’s app. This camping app provides detailed results of over 12,000 campgrounds and RV parks across North America. It also tells you the full introduction for your potential campground includes recreational activities, pet rules, swimming areas, Wi-Fi hotspots, pricing, directions, etc.
  • Screenshots:
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No.2 The Weather Channel
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  • Price: Free
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Optimized for iPhone 5. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
  • Introduction: The weather condition is one of the most important things you need to know before camping or going anywhere outside. It’s a caprice and always turns from sunny to rainy in a short time. Therefore, you need a weather app installed to check the destination’s weather conditions, such as hourly details, humidity readings and other data. Then make a decision to go ahead or turn back.
  • Screenshots:
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No.3 ViewRanger Outdoors GPS
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  • Price: $14.99
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Optimized for iPhone 5. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
  • Introduction: Wandering in the wild without a map is rather foolish. In the past, you may bring a folded map and have to unfold it every time when you wanted to use it. Now we have a more advanced assistance. ViewRanger is a fully featured Outdoors GPS with highly detailed topo maps for the contiguous USA & Hawaii, which can be easily stored for offline usage, essential for campers, hikers and any other outdoor activities. If you think this app is too expensive, here are also some other GPS apps for your reference.
  • Screenshots:
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No.4 SAS Survival Guide
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  • Price: $5.99
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Optimized for iPhone 5. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
  • Introduction: If you’re a serious camper, you must know how to deal with emergency situations like lost or injury. But if you’re a just green hand who wants to camp in no man’s land, then this app is a must-have. Written by former SAS soldier and instructor, this survival guide provides invaluable survival tips with text, photos and videos. Of course, it’s better read before you go.
  • Screenshots:
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Camp Recipes! icon
  • Price: $1.99
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
  • Introduction: Tired of having breads, sandwich or biscuits for your camping dinner? You should install this camp recipe app on your iOS device. This cooking book provides more than 700 recipes conveniently listed by category, by time and by keyword search, you can literally go on 100’s of campouts and hike’s without eating the same thing twice.
  • Screenshots:
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