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
Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot icon
  • 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:
Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot 001
Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot 002

No.2 The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel icon
  • 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:
The Weather Channel 001
The Weather Channel 002

No.3 ViewRanger Outdoors GPS
ViewRanger Outdoors GPS icon
  • 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:
ViewRanger Outdoors GPS 001
ViewRanger Outdoors GPS 002

No.4 SAS Survival Guide
SAS Survival Guide icon
  • 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:
SAS Survival Guide 001
SAS Survival Guide 002

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:
Camp Recipes! 001
Camp Recipes! 002

Monday, April 22, 2013

2 Methods to Transfer Music from iPhone 5 to Galaxy S4

Transfer music from iPhone 5 to Galaxy S4
Samsung’s newest Galaxy S4 smartphone is ready to be launched in the US market via 5 carriers. The handset has quite a lot of new technologies equipped to attract people, such as Eye tracking, Air View, Smart Switch, etc. If I recall correctly, each time when a new flagship is available in the market, there are always people asking similar questions on twitter, “I want to convert my phone A to the new phone B. How can I transfer music stored on phone A to phone B?” Dude, if you’re now on an iPhone 5, do you have a plan to get a Galaxy S4 instead? If so, do you know how you can transfer music from iPhone 5 to Galaxy S4?

Generally speaking, there are 2 methods to do the music transference.

Method 1 Transfer purchases to computer
If you have purchased all of the music from the iTunes Store and the only place you have them stored is on your iPhone, you can transfer them to any computer that is authorized for your iTunes Store account. Please feel free to read this official guide from apple. When the music is successfully transferred and stored on your computer, it’s just a piece of cake to do the next thing: connect your new Galaxy S4 to PC, drag and drop the music to the phone. A more convenient tool named Samsung Kies is also available.

Method 2 Transfer non-purchased music with iTransfer
If the music stored on your iPhone 5 is non-purchased, then you need a 3rd party tool to back it up firstly. Here we recommend iTransfer, a program to transfer iPhone 5 music to iTunes and PC. Now let’s take a look at how this software works.

Step 1 Download and install iTransfer tool on your Windows computer. Connect iPhone 5 to the computer with cable, launch the iTransfer and then click “Music” tab under the icon of iPhone 5 to list all music on the phone.
Connect iPhone 5 to computer and launch iTransfer

Step 2 Select the music needed to be transferred to Galaxy S4, right click and select “My Computer” option from the “Transfer to” drop-down menu.
Select music to transfer

Step 3 Set the output folder in the “Save to folder” bar and then click “Transfer Now” to start transferring music from iPhone 5 to computer. 
Transfer music from iPhone to computer

Step 4 When step 3 is finished, just hook your new Samsung phone up to the computer, copy and transfer music to Galaxy S4 with a USB cable. Of course, you can transfer it wirelessly with Samsung Kies.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Best 5 iPhone Apps for Graduation

Graduation season of the year is not far from now. It's quite bittersweet for the graduates, right? They may probably feel happy for getting rid of homework, but sometimes feel worried about their futures. Today I've found some apps for graduates on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. I hope these little graduation apps can help students make a better graduation plan without any regrets.

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  • Price: $0.99
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Optimized for iPhone 5. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
  • Introduction: This is a countdown clock to your graduation. Share it via email, text message, Facebook and twitter as you work towards your graduation day. Add your own photo and phrase to customize the app as you countdown to grad!
  • Screenshot:
Graduation Countdown screenshot

  • Price: $1.99
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
  • Introduction: If your relatives and friends are ready to graduate from school,then this card app can help you send stylish graduation cards to them. Choose from more than 25 original graduation cards, select the font you like and other elements for customization, then send the card to your loved one.
  • Screenshot:

Graduation Cards! screenshot

  • Price: $0.99
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
  • Introduction: Wanna take some memorial photos on graduation day? You shouldn't miss Pocketbooth! This app is designed to replicate the experience of a 1950's Model 11 Photobooth. It turns your device into a portable vintage photobooth. So that it's great for taking spontaneous, silly photos with your friends on graduation day and at the after parties. You can send the photos to your friends via email, SNS or even print them directly with an airprint enabled printer.
  • Screenshot:

Pocketbooth screenshot

  • Price: Free
  • Rated: 17+
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
  • Introduction: Why not get some beer at the graduation party if you're old enough to do that? This Party & Drinking Games application contains more than hundreds of classic drinking/party games for revelry. It's an enjoyment for playing funny games with your classmates while drinking beer!
  • Screenshot:

Party & Drinking Games screenshot

LinkedIn iconNo.5 LinkedIn
  • Price: Free
  • Rated: 4+
  • Requirements: Optimized for iPhone 5. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
  • Introduction: Want to find a better job after graduation? Just install the  LinkedIn app on the phone! You can set your status update, browse through your LinkedIn connections and search for jobs. There's also an address book integration utility and the ability for you to save your search history and results. Just like on, you can search profiles with avatars and bios, and connect with professionals or friends.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

An Easy Way to Restore Deleted Videos on Samsung Galaxy S4

How to restore deleted videos on Samsung Galaxy S4
How can I get erased videos back on Galaxy S4?
Samsung Galaxy S4, the 4rd generation flagship of Samsung’s Galaxy S series, will be launched in the US market via several carriers. This handset comes up with a lot of garish new features. Thanks to the 5-inch Super AMOLED display and the 13 MP rear camera, the Galaxy S4 could be a perfect device for shooting and playing HD videos.

However, such a situation always occurs: When you had finished shooting a HD video with the phone, then accidentally or intentionally deleted it, do you know how to get it back? That is to say, how can you recover deleted videos on Galaxy S4? Even if you use any other gadgets, you may often face the same problem.

Generally speaking, photos and videos are stored in the device’s storage (built-in or micro SD card). To retrieve deleted videos from Galaxy S4, a professional recovery tool is needed. Here we recommend Photo Recovery for Mac, a Macintosh based program to retrieve erased videos on Galaxy S4 and any other storage devices. If you have a Mac, it would be a piece of cake to do the video recovery.

The following 3-step easy guide is for your reference:

Step 1 Download and install Photo Recovery for Mac, connect the Galaxy S4 to the Mac. Then launch the program. In the user interface, all Mac disks as well as external storage devices are shown below.
Step 1 choose file type & disk

The Photo Recovery program is able to scan and retrieve 3 different file types include Photo, Music and Video. Hit the Video button only if we need to recover videos. Select the phone for scanning and click the Next button for next step.

Note: If you want to recover deleted emails, documents, zip files and any other data on Mac or storage devices, please use Data Recovery for Mac.

Step 2 Now the Photo Recovery program is scanning the phone. Depends on how many videos had been stored and then got deleted on the Galaxy S4, usually it takes from several minutes to a couple of hours to finish this step.
Step 2 scan deleted videos on Galaxy S4

Step 3 After step 2, all of the deleted videos on Galaxy S4 are shown on the left. Check the box before video files to choose them, and then click the Recover button to start recovering. Select a destination to save the videos. To avoid the phone’s storage being overwritten, we’d better save these recovered videos on somewhere else, for instance, on the Mac disk.
Step 3 choose videos to recover on Galaxy S4

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Monday, April 15, 2013

How Can I Play SWF on HTC One?

how to play Flash on HTC One
Playing Flash on HTC One
HTC One, a high-end Android smartphone produced by HTC, will be widely released on April 19 via AT&T and Sprint. As we know HTC has struggled financially in recent years because of apple and Samsung’s growing succeed. Now the company hopes to challenge the iPhone 5 as well as the upcoming Galaxy S4 with its new flagship.

The HTC One features a 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 display with 1920×1080 pixels and 468 ppi. It’s powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 chip, up to 40% more powerful than the Snapdragon S4 Pro. The phone also has 2GB of RAM and 32/64GB of built-in storage. Unfortunately there’s no microSD card slot for memory expansion. As to cameras, the HTC One’s rear camera has only 4MP. Thanks to the new UltraPixel technology, the camera can capture 300% more light than usual, makes the photos’ quality higher than other smartphones with so-called 8MP cameras.

Why can’t I view Flash on HTC One?
There’s no perfect smartphone in the world. What on earth are the disadvantages of HTC One? Well, besides the lack of memory expansion, another shortcoming of the phone is the lack of Adobe Flash supporting. It’s been a long time that Adobe Flash player is no longer available on Android devices. As a consequence, it could be a tough mission for watching Flash on HTC One before we finding an alternative.

How to show Flash on HTC One
We do have a good method to show SWF on HTC One now. Since the handset is a good tool for playing HD videos, why can’t we just convert SWF to HTC One suitable videos? Of course, to make sure the converted video can be played on the phone perfectly, a professional Flash to HTC One video converter is needed. Download, install and launch the converter, input the Flash files we need. Then set output video format as “MP4”, video code as “H.264” and video size as “1920×1080”. After setting these video parameters, we can simply hit the Convert button to start the process. When it’s finished, we can transfer the HD videos to the phone. Enjoy viewing SWF on HTC One!

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Top 5 Free App Recommendation Sites for Your iPhone and iPad

Free apps
How many applications are installed on your smartphones or tablets? A recent research indicates that there are only 15 apps daily used by average users. So it’s not reasonable for installing hundreds of apps on your gadget especially when some of those are paid ones. To help you save much money, here I’ve found 5 free app recommendation sites for iOS devices. If you’re an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch user, you can simply find many useful limited free apps and totally free apps here.

Free App a Day
Free App a Day
Free App a Day is an app promotion based site with more than 160 thousand fans on Facebook. This site offers a free iPhone app (usually a game) every day. Sometimes it will have free utility apps recommendation.

Appshopper is an app recommendation site that shows both paid and free apps with reviews for sponsored apps. It provides filters to help you find what you really need. The listings show you all of the latest and most popular free apps, noting ones with price drops in the description.

Established in 2010, FreeNew is a platform for all developers to submit apps and for users to free download. Besides iPhone and iPad apps, the site also provides free apps/software for Android, Windows Phone and even Windows 8 platforms.

Free App Alert shows you a list of paid iPhone apps that just became free. A special feature of the site is that, rather than clicking through each app link to see the screenshots, you can just move your mouse on the thumbnail to see an enlarged screenshot next to each app.

AppRevels is a new born app recommendation site. Besides free and price-cut apps for iOS, the site also shows top rankings of music, movies and (free/paid) books. Moreover, a professional Windows based tool named iTransfer is also introduced to help users transfer files among their iOS devices, iTunes and PC.

Most of the free iPhone apps I usually use are found on the sites mentioned above. How about you? Still searching something free on the app store? If you have any other frequently used free app sites, please feel free to share them with everyone:)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How to Retrieve Deleted Videos on Sony Xperia Z?

How to get deleted videos back on Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z is an Android based smartphone introduced at CES2013. For specs, the gadget features a 5-inch 1080p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2330mAh battery and a 13MP Exmor RS rear camera. This handset also has very excellent waterproof and dustproof performance, which can survive in clean water for up to 30 minutes without any problems. Another highlight of the phone is the Battery STAMINA Mode. With this mode turned on, the phone’s stand-by time can be extended up to 3 times longer than normal mode.

With the help of 1080p large screen and HD camcorder, it’s really an enjoyment for shooting HD videos with Sony Xperia Z. Here’s a question, if you had already recorded some videos but accidently deleted them on the phone or formatted the MicroSD card, do you know how to get them back? Briefly speaking, how can you recover deleted videos on Xperia Z?

In order to restore deleted videos on Xperia Z, we need the following tools: a Macintosh computer and a Mac based Photo Recovery program. This professional program can retrieve deleted videos on Xperia Z or other storage devices. When you connect Xperia Z to the Mac and launch Photo Recovery program, it would be easy to scan and get all deleted files back like videos, photos, and music on the smartphone.

Now let’s take a look at the step-by-step video recovery process.

Step 1 Install Photo Recovery program, hook up your Xperia Z to the Mac with USB cable, then launch the program. In the main interface, all disks and storage devices are listed.
Select file type and disk
The program can restore 1, 2 or 3 file types from Photo, Music and Video. We click the Video option since we only want to recover deleted videos today. Choose the phone for scanning, click the Next button for next step.

Step 2 The program is scanning the phone. Depends on how many videos had been stored and deleted, it usually takes from minutes to hours to finish this step.
Scanning deleted videos on Xperia Z

Step 3 When the scanning is finished, all of the deleted videos on Xperia Z can be found and shown on the left side. Check the box before video files to select them, then hit the Recover button to start. Choose a destination on your Mac to save the files. To avoid the phone’s storage being overwritten, it’s strongly recommended that you save these retrieved videos on another disk.
Select videos to retrieve

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Monday, April 1, 2013

The Best Method to Play Flash on LG Optimus G Pro

Play SWF on LG Optimus G Pro
How to play SWF on LG Optimus G Pro?
Optimus G Pro is one of the high-end Android smartphones made by LG. It’s the company’s very first model with Full HD (1920 x 1080) screen resolution. For detailed specs, the Optimus G Pro comes up with a 5.5-inch display with 440 ppi. It’s also powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, which makes it faster than most of opponents. The handset has 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM and an expandable microSD card slot (up to 64 GB). As to cameras, the Optimus G Pro has a 13 MP rear camera which supports 1080P video shooting. The front facing one has 2.1 MP as well. The phone is also equipped with a massive 3140 mAh battery to maintain longer stand-by time.

The LG Optimus G Pro has been sold in the Japan and Korea market. It’s also believed that the model will be available in the US market in Q2 2013.

Watch Flash on Optimus G Pro
Usually it’s an advantage for owning a large screen smartphone like Optimus G Pro. Thanks to its Full HD display, users can enjoy playing HD movies and HD games on the phone. But how about viewing Flash on Optimus G Pro? As we know Android is an open source OS, there are more than 700 thousand different kinds of applications on Google Play. That’s why Android based device users never worried about the lack of apps. To view SWF on Optimus G Pro, users can download and install a free Android SWF player on the phone. 

Besides using a Flash player, we can also take the advantage of the phone’s big screen to play Flash. By converting Flash to Optimus G Pro suitable video formats, we can view the converted SWF videos on the phone as well. Now I’ll show you the conversion process.

Step 1 Download, install and open Flash to Optimus G Pro video converter, a free download program that helps you convert Flash SWF to Optimus G Pro suitable videos.

Step 2 On the main interface, click Browse... button and choose From Folder option to input a local SWF file from your computer. You can also select From Url option to import an online Flash file to the program.
Input SWF file

Step 3 Click the Export tab and check the Video box. Since the Optimus G Pro can play HD movies, here we select "HD H.264 MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)" option from the Style drop-down menu.
Set output video format

Step 4 To make sure the converted video can be played on Optimus G Pro fluently, we need to set its parameters. Click the Settings button, a new window named Profile pops up. As we mentioned above, the screen resolution of Optimus G Pro is 1920 x 1080 pixels, so set the video size as 1920 x 1080, audio codec as AAC and video codec as H.264. Hit the OK button to confirm.

Step 5 Click the Convert tab to start performance testing. On the testing interface, click Play and Capture and Finish buttons to start the conversion. When it's done, just simply transfer the video to the phone. Enjoy showing Flash on Optimus G Pro!
Performance testing

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