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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