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Friday, December 28, 2012

Top 10 Best Android Games for Android Smartphone

Today, our smartphone and tablets now can perform nearly any imaginable task as a computer, such as for music, video entertainment, communicate with our friends, file managers, and guides for get a better life with different kinds of apps, and of course we can play most of the games on the smartphone just like on a computer.
10 Best Android Games for Android Smartphone
Between all kinds of the android apps, Games, in particular, in my eyes, mean a lot to Android device users. People can play games with their phone to have fun anywhere anytime, whether on the way to work or just in their space time. So here is a collection of top 10 Best Android Games for Android (Samsung) Smartphone.

1. Angry Birds Space Premium
Angry Birds Space Premium
Compared the adventure version of Angry birds, named Angry Birds Star Wars, I prefer this app, which adds a new spin to your favorite guilty pleasure: gravitational pull. Angry Birds Space features 140 interstellar levels on planets and in zero gravity, resulting in spectacular gameplay ranging from slow-motion puzzles to lightspeed destruction, and also come with a gorgeous, buttery-smooth interface. I have downloaded the app on my htc one x, and really like this game. That is why I put the game in the first place.

2. Need for Speed™ Most Wanted
Need for Speed™ Most Wanted
I have been a fan of this best racing game for a long time, so exciting. And now I install it on my phone, so nice. You can Drive and customize over 40 of the world’s most exciting cars, just like you are in the ride of real life. The only problem is that it could make your phone hot and run out battery quickly.

3. Temple Run
Temple Run
There are over 1,135,753 people have voted for this app, and it gets Average rating of 4.6 stars, amazing game app, don’t you think so?
Temple Run couples great graphics with a very simple, arcade-like premise. This app is talked about You've stolen the cursed idol from the temple, and now you have to run for your life to escape the Evil Demon Monkeys nipping at your heels, by Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups, unlock new characters, and see how far you can run!

4. The Bard's Tale
The Bard's Tale
This app is one of Best Android games of 2012 according to Google featured on Google Play, and it offered at a price of $2.99. It is one high-end full-scale massive 3D epic role-playing game that Additional assets downloaded after install require at least 1.7GB of free space, So if you want play the game, make sure that your phone can match the specification the game requires

In this game, you play at the Bard, a roguish wanderer and occasional monster slayer. Through magical song you summon characters to join you in battle, heal your party, and take damage on your behalf. Ready your weapon as you embark on a quest for coin and cleavage! Check the app if you are interested in it.

5. Fruit Ninja
Fruit Ninja
I am sure that most of us are familiar with this app, and even kids can play the games. Simple, interesting and funny. One of the All-time best Android games. Just Swipe your finger to slice all sorts of fruit, while avoiding bombs. It's addictive arcade insanity.

6. Cut the Rope
Cut the Rope
It is an addictively fun, physics-based game, and it’s also a family-friendly game! Cut the Rope has players solving dynamic puzzles that sometimes feel more like obstacle courses. Want your kids become quiet, and then you should install the game on your phone.

7. DEATH DOME: Battle behemoths in a virus ravaged city! Can you survive the Death Dome? Yes, that is the app.
DEATH DOME
8. Where's My Water?  I have passed all of puzzles in the app, developed by Disney.This is the perfect game to play on the go.
Where's My Water?
9. SpeedBoat Shooting: SpeedBoat Shooting Is the Ultimate Gun shooting Game,just Shoot the BAD GUYS as they are attacking your speed boat.
SpeedBoat Shooting
10. Triple Town: An original puzzle game in which you try to grow a great city!
Triple Town

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

7 Helpful Tips and Tricks You Need To Know for Your New Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2

Merry Christmas, I am sure that many people have got a Samsung galaxy android phone this holiday, may be the amazing Samsung galaxy s3 or the Galaxy note 2. For these new starters, you may get a litter confused as Google's Android operating system allow a deeper level of customization, So here I have discovered a few quick tips and tricks to get you started and help you have a better experience on the special feature that only Samsung Galaxy Series smartphone offered.
1. Prolonging Battery life
We can do nothing if your phone is run out of battery, and most of smartphones fail in giving a long battery life, so I put the tips about how to extend the battery life in the first place. There are several tips that you can do to extend the battery life of your Phone.

For me, the Easy Battery Saver app is the best app that can help you prolong the battery life of your smartphone as it manages everything from the active applications, to the background, to the web browser. Make sure download one Power Saving app on your phone.

Make sure that you have turned Bluetooth and Wi-Fi off while you are not using your phone. For Galaxy note2, turn off the S-Pen detection to save some precious minutes in your battery life.

For more detailed information, you can view this article:  Galaxy S3 Battery Life: 11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Power Out Of Your Android Smartphone

2. Video multi-tasking 
Both of the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 allow you to watch a video while multitasking on the phone at the same time, called Pop Up Play. However, both of the phones does not support all file formats, so just download a media player like MX Player to help you.

Turn on Pop Up Video Pop Up Video
  • Touch Apps > Video Player, Select a local video file to begin playback.
  • Touch Pop up video. If the control menu is hidden, simply touch the video to unhide the menu.
3. S Beam
Samsung Galaxy S Beam
With this function, you can quickly transfer content to other NFC Android devices with a tap. To turn this on, go into Settings, more Settings and then tap S Beam.
Sharing Content with S Beam
  • Open the content you want to share. You can share your favorite pictures, videos, contacts, web page links, even links to an application on Google Play™ Store. 
  • Touch the devices together, back to back.
  • On the device you are sending the content from, the screen will show Touch to beam. Touch the content on the screen to begin the beaming process. When prompted, separate the two devices and the content will begin to transfer.
4. S Voice
Both of the super phones have S Voice built in, an intelligent voice recognition service that can act as your personal assistant. Everything will be easier with its help, like check the weather, compose an e-mail, and even launch other apps or more. Like if you shout "shoot" at your phone and it'll take the photo. View this guide to get started: Use your voice to take pictures with the Samsung Galaxy S III

5. Direct Call
The Direct Call feature will automatically call a contact if their log, contact, or message details are on the screen and you move the handset to your ear. Direct Call can be switched on and off in the Motion section of the settings menu.

6. Smart stay
Personally, this is my favorite special feature. Smart stay uses its front-facing camera to see if your eyes are still looking at the screen. If it finds them, it’ll keep the screen t active, rather than let it sleep. You can activate the feature from within the Display submenu of the full Settings menu.

7. S Pen (stylus)
Once mentioned about Galaxy Note 2, we could think of the S Pen. With the Special S Pen, drawing and writing become easier, and that is why many people fall in love with it. Also, with the S Pen, you don’t even need to touch the screen for it to show off, called Air View. Excellent. The S Pen makes it simple to take a screenshot of your smartphone's full screen by holding the side button in and holding the pen to the screen until the edge of the screen flashes white, signaling a screenshot has been taken.
More detailed tips about the S Pen, view this article to help: Samsung Galaxy Note II S Pen tips and tricks

If you have any other good tips to recommend or question, welcome to leave via the comments.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sync iTunes with Android-How to Sync iTunes music and video from Mac to Android

Recently, as Google’s android phone are pretty good for playing music and videos due to its wonderful screen, you may have switch from iPhone to android. But you find that it had some problem of getting your iTunes music/video from your Mac to your Android phone as all the iTunes music is under DRM copy protection except for iTunes Plus music. So what can we do?
Luckily, it is not difficult to get your playlist across the cable to your phone. The article here will show you 3 ways that you can use to sync iTunes music/video to Android.

1. Set your iTunes to sync between your Mac and your phone with the help of doubleTwist.
doubleTwist is an app that can Manage and sync your iTunes music, photos and videos on your mobile device. It’s easy to use and completely free.

Step1. First, to start syncing iTunes on your Mac with your Android phone, make sure download doubleTwist for Mac on your machine and doubleTwist App for Android on your phone. Below are the download link.
doubleTwist for Mac       doubleTwist for Android

After download, install the app on both your Mac and Android phone. Open the application to the main screen.

Step2. Connect Android with Mac
Use your phone’s USB cable to connect the two devices. On your Android phone screen, you will be prompted to select the connection type; select ‘Disk Drive’.
Once connected, you will be able to see a new storage button on your Mac screen.

Step3. Sync Your Android Storage
When you open your doubleTwist application, you will see an instruction to sync your iTunes music with your phone. Of course You can choose to sync music, photos and videos.
To sync music, select ‘Sync music to device’. Choose to sync all music and click on the ‘Sync’ button to proceed. You can sync video to your device in the same way.

When the process is done, you will be able to check if the sync process was successful. On the left menu of doubleTwist on your Mac, there is a device menu name which refers to your android phone. In this example, it is ‘HTC Android Phone’. Click on the submenu ‘Music’ to check on your music list.
2. Set your iTunes to sync between your Mac and your phone with the help of WinAmp
WinAmp for Mac can take any existing iTunes playlist and sync it directly to an Android device without jumping through any other hoops.
Step1. Download and install WinAmp

Step2. Launch Winamp and you'll be prompted to add media to Winamp library. Select "Import from iTunes". This will import all of your music in your iTunes library into the Winamp Media Library.
Step3. Click "Library-> Import iTunes Media Library" in the bottom left-hand corner of the player.

Step4. Sync the playlist to your Android phone connected to Mac previously.

3. Set your iTunes to sync between your Mac and your phone with the help of iSyncr
The app works great both over USB and Wi-Fi, iSyncr is worth the $3.99 upgrade to the pro version. First, download and install the Mac or PC application. The Android app will then scan for iTunes libraries connected to the same network and display their playlists on your phone or tablet. Choose the ones you want, tap sync and then it goes about the process of adding the music. Simple and easy.

When your music list is updated, just enjoy your music on your Android phone.

See also: 5 best free music apps for android to make you enjoy the music

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Here are The Top 10 Most Watched YouTube Videos of 2012, watch and download

As a YouTube lover, we should never miss any of the popular video in 2012. So do you know the top 10 Viral Video of 2012 on YouTube? You may immediately think of Gangnam Style, the music video by South Korean superstar Psy, but how about others? Luckily, now it is time once again for YouTube's annual rewind, and today let us come back to have a review as YouTube has released a list of the top 10 most watched videos in 2012.

1. PSY's Gangnam Style.
The pop music video from Korean, which has been watched for 1 billion times, make it become the most popular video of all time. Amazing
2. Walk off the Earth.
This is the most-viewed cover song of 2012, attracting 140 million views this year. The video talks about five people using one guitar made an interesting rendition of 2012's most surprising hit song. Nice.

3. KONY 2012
This video, which aims to end Ugandan conflict, sets a record with more than 30 million viewers in a single day in March.

4. Call Me Maybe
This video, covering the song of the summer, kicked off a trend of lip sync videos that spanned from the Harvard baseball team and celebs to Olympians.
5. Epic Rap Battles - Obama vs. Romney
This episode featured well-known Obama impersonator Alphacat, and is one of the better known instances of the 2012 trend of Obama and Romney videos.
6. Dramatic Surprise
A mysterious button in the middle of a Flemish town square adds drama if pushed, with hilarious results.

7. Why You Asking All Them Question
Kosher and Spoken Reasons evaluate relationship questions with a comedic rap. This this garnered 39 million views, and almost half of them came from mobile devices.

8. Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey's trademark dubstep violin styles created a lot of buzz this year -- especially in the U.S., Germany and Poland. This video, which was shot by Lindsey's fellow YouTube creator Devin Graham, has over 500,000 likes and 100,000 comments.

9. Facebook Parenting
One father responds to his daughter's Facebook rant by reading her post on video and then shooting her laptop with a gun.

10. Stratos Highlights
This live stream of Felix Baumgartner's free-fall from 128,000 feet shattered previous live stream records with 8 million concurrent views.

By the way, for those who like to watch YouTube videos on iPhone or android smartphone, you can use this free youtube downloader to download youtube videos free or just go to the online website http://www.keepvid.com/ , and then you can enjoy them on your device.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas gift Guide: Top 6 Christmas gifts idea for Christmas 2012

It won’t be that long before Christmas is upon us, and it is the best time of a year to show your love to family and friends. While many hoping to find a new high-end smartphone in their Christmas stocking, others like considering a tablet as a gift for their loved one this Christmas, so have you chosen the proper Christmas gift? If you are the one who have been in trouble to find a proper gift for yourself or send friends, I am sure the information below will offer some help to you. Just check the top 5 Christmas gifts for Christmas 2012 this holiday season.

Christmas gift

Smartphone: Samsung galaxy S3
Once mentioned about which smartphone to buy during the Christmas, most people will think of iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia Lumia, HTC windows phone. So which one is the best that worth buying? I would say: Samsung galaxy s3, the best-selling phone during the third quarter of 2012.

The Galaxy S3 have a spec of quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Processor, 8-megapixel camera, 4G LTE or HSPA+ support, and also Samsung’s unique PIP function (Pop Up Play) that let you watch the video, while checking the mail or doing other things. That is all the reason that I put it in the first place.

Tablets: iPad Mini
Poll from Thomson Reuters finds that 42% of prospective tablet buyers were interested in an iPad mini, and personally I like the iPad mini very much, so for tablets, I take the iPad Mini as the winner.

ipad mini christmas

With a new 7.9-inch screen, the iPad Mini is lighter, slimmer and of course easier for people to carry. So you will find it is more convenient than before when you try to use the tablets like play games, watch videos, and so on.

Game App: 100 Christmas Gifts
It's the perfect holiday game for the whole family during the Christmas holiday.
It is one game that let you help Santa solve the puzzles and advance to the next room of the house. Funny Puzzles and amazing artwork are full of the app.
It is one of my favorite games during the holiday season.

100 Christmas Gifts

If you find it is some difficulty to solve the puzzle and unlock the current door to get the next level, I have found 100 Christmas Gifts Walkthrough and Guide for you. But I don’t think it is a good idea for you to watch this when you are the first time play this game. Just try your best to solve the puzzle.

Media app:  Christmas deal
Movies play a very important role in our daily life, especially during the Christmas holiday as they bring endless fun while together with our family and friends. We would like to watch high-definition quality movies, YouTube videos and DVD with our portable device, and sometimes we need some media app to help us allows for playback of the movie on devices such as smartphone or tablets, DVD players. And here I have find 50% off Media App discount for Christmas Promotional. It will be wonderful no matter for family use or send as a gift to friends.

Wallpaper app: 3-D Christmas Live Wallpaper
The free app offers you a sparkling tree-shaped graphic as your device’s background image. Among the many festive wallpaper apps in the app store, I like this app most: it gently animates as you switch screens, and from time to time it changes into a glittery countdown clock. Christmas tree scene, Happy New Year scene, Countdown scene, Snow scene, Lanterns scene, or any combinations are provided.

Christmas gift cards
All above gift list are tech gifts. So what about some traditional gifts? Of course a well designed Christmas gift card is somewhat the most popular Christmas gift for family and friend. Though this idea is quite traditional, it is really useful. With a little thought and effort, you can make the Christmas gift card more personal with DIY work. This would make the Christmas more meaningful.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Google Releases Youtube Capture App for iPhone, iPod Touch, not for android

Google just released the new iOS version of Google Maps last week, and the Official app on the App store have 10M downloads in first two days, according to a post on Google+ this morning , wrote by Jeff Huber, Google's senior vice president of Commerce & Local. And on Monday Google introduced a new YouTube Capture app for iOS device, which compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, that lets you shoot videos and then share them on social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and of course the Google+, YouTube.
The app includes Features as below:
Film and share videos with YouTube Capture:
  • Easy, fast recording
  • Touch up videos with color correction, stabilization, trimming, and music tracks
  • Upload to YouTube, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter simultaneously
So far,there is no android version of YouTube Capture for the android device and we are not sure when one will be available. For those who are fond of this app, it may be a long time to wait, so here I have discovered a list of similar apps for you.

Viddy
Social video-creating app Viddy officially launched on Android on December 13, 2012, which has been available for iOS for some time.
Features:
  • Capture & Beautify: Viddy lets you take videos and apply custom Video Effects that range from vintage to futuristic, and, washed out to high contrast looks for that perfect artistic touch
  • Music: Add popular music to set the perfect soundtrack
  • Share: One-click sharing to social networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, & Tumblr, with hash tags and geo-tagging. Or share by Email or SMS.
  • Engage: Follow your friends and interact by liking and commenting on their videos
  • Discover: Real-time video discovery of Popular, Trending, and Featured videos on Viddy
You can download the app by click the link.

Socialcam
Socialcam is a free video sharing app that allows users to quickly and easily upload videos to social networks and share with others via SMS or email. You can also able to browse, like, and comment on your friend’s videos.
Features:
  • Unlimited video length and storage
  • Upload video while you are recording for fastest possible upload
  • Record video offline and it uploads later when you have Internet
  • Tag your friends in videos
  • Instant notification when you are tagged in a video
  • Browse, like, and comment on your friend’s videos
  • Share videos with Email, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, Posterous, Tumblr, and Dropbox
You can review or download the app by click here.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Samsung wishes you happy holidays with Samsung galaxy s3 and Galaxy note 2(ad review)

Samsung, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, is trying hard to attract more users during this Christmas holiday by release a series of warm Christmas-ish ads for its hottest smartphone, including the breakthrough gadget Samsung galaxy s3 and the smartphone-tablet hybrid Galaxy Note2, wish the viewers happy holidays. Here Let's review the ad of Samsung galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2.


Samsung Galaxy S3 ad for Christmas released
The new ad about Samsung galaxy s3, shows off the S Beam feature of the S3 and Galaxy Note II, also features Santa, Mrs. Clause, is published on December 12, not a long time from the earlier ad just released last month, which show a women sending her husband a naughty video so that he could take it with him on his travels. She transferred the video over the air from her S3 to this. Personally, I like the new ad very much, so funny and Sweet.

You can check out the Samsung Galaxy S3 ad below.


See also:  Galaxy S3 beats iPhone 5 for best device of 2012 from CNET

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ad for Christmas released
The new ad called Happy Holidays with Kirigami, which contains the ancient art-form of cutting and folding paper, is used to wish everyone happy holidays. The beautiful scenes are highlighted by the large display of Galaxy Note 2 with a fun background score.

Watch the Samsung galaxy note 2 ad below:


So what do you think about the ad, Apple and other Smartphone maker wouldn’t have made one like this for its representative product this Christmas, right? Will you update to the iPhone 5 or Samsung?

For those who have planned to buy Samsung smartphone this holiday, you can read this full review about Galaxy Note 2 from CNET.

Summary:  Both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note II are currently the hottest smartphone in the market and available on all four major U.S. carriers with varying colors and prices. The Galaxy S3 starts at $199 across all carriers, while the Galaxy Note II costs $299 on all carriers except T-Mobile which charges $369 for the phablet. Of course all of them will offer a cheaper price this Christmas and plenty of online retailers will offer a special price to all customers. I will update all the useful discount information in time here.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

How to watch NBA Christmas Games online, on Android device

It’s the exciting time of year for all basketball fans again. As the regular season has kicked off for a while, NBA Christmas day is just around the corner, which is always the NBA’s biggest day of the regular season. LeBron James was named the Finals MVP as he won his first NBA championship in Miami Heat, after ran all over the Oklahoma City Thunder last NBA Finals, and this Christmas, the Thunder will take on the Heat at American Airlines Arena . There is no doubt that everyone is looking forward to this basketball game on Christmas Day.


For someone, they like catch live streaming NBA action on the Internet or TV, but with the popularity of mobile device like smartphone and tablets, some like watch on the go. So Here I have collected a list of apps as a guide for watching NBA on Android mobile devices.

NBA Game Time 2012-13

I am sure that many of you may know NBA Game time, a mobile application that gets revamped and re-released each year that allows us to keep up with all the latest scores, highlights and news from our favorite teams. So here I put this app in the first place.

Note: You should upgrade the free app via NBA League Pass Mobile in order to watch live regular-season games, NBA League Pass Mobile lets you watch live NBA action from your iPhone or Android device for $39.99. It essentially the same deal as NBA League Pass Broadband but for your phone. Be sure you understand the blackout rules before purchasing because you won’t get local teams or any games broadcast nationally on ESPN, TNT, ABC, etc.

The app is also fit for iPhone, iPad.

Some Official Websites for NBA Games:

1. NBA TNT Overtime
This website is provided by Cable network TNT; yet, this time you can watch NBA streaming without cable subscription, only broadband connection is required.
This online streaming NBA differs from TV as the games are broadcasted on an interactive 4-screen interface, with each of the 4 providing a different camera angle.

2. NBA.com
NBA.com is the official site of the National Basketball Association, which offers you news, features, multimedia, player profiles, chat transcripts, schedules and statistics, everything about NBA. It's updated official website for NBA Games of regular season, playoffs and the finals. And of course, you can watch NBA game live on this website.

3. YouTube NBA Channel
This could be another option for NBA games. If you are a YouTube lover, I think the website is your choice. You can also download your favorite NBA video to enjoy.

4. ESPN NBA 
ESPN airs NBA games on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. And Most NBA games on the ESPN cable network air on Fridays at 8:00 p.m ET and 7:30 p.m PT as part of "Coast to Coast" doubleheaders. WatchESPN.com is free to viewers who log in with an active and paid-up cable TV subscription.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How to get rid of annoying mobile ads on your Android Phone

Sometimes when you try to download android apps from Google play app store or play downloader games like Angle Bird, they sometimes push annoying ads to your smartphone, and you find it really boring that you want to remove all the annoying ads on your android device. But how to get rid of these annoying mobile ads on Android Phone?
annoying mobile ads on Android Phone
Being a long android lover, I have discovered a list of good tips and powerful apps for you here. If you have the same problem, Follow the Tutorials to have a try and you will find it really useful.

1. Download free app called AirPush Detector

AirPush Detector is the app that detects other installed applications to see which apps appear to use notification ad frameworks and users can easily uninstall them.

The app can't block ads, but at least it can tell you which apps are causing them. So you must uninstall the app to stop the ads.

Now for the trick
  • After you've detected and deleted the apps which push ads, head to the Google Play Store.
  • Once inside the Play Store, tap on Settings.
  • Inside Settings, uncheck "Google AdMob Ads”, this will make sure that you will no longer receive targeted ads from Google.
Apart from AirPush Detector, there are similar apps in Google Play Store like Adblock Plus or AppBrain Ad Detector.

2. If your phone is rooted, you can try AdFree and AdAway. Both of the apps are free.
AdFree removes most ads in the browser and other apps. It does this by nullifying requests to known host names in the system hosts file, and AdAway is a similar app like AdFree.
3. To some extent, in my eyes, the ads are there to support developer to keep Develop innovation product. If you really want to remove them, the easiest way is to use your phone offline whenever you are using the add supported app.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How to update Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Good news to all Samsung galaxy s3 users, the international version of Samsung galaxy s3, which have been the world’s best-selling smartphone, now already received the much anticipated Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update over-the-air. Many major national carriers has released Android Jelly for the device, and other Carrier-branded versions like Verizon Wireless should be able to receive the update soon as Samsung is railroading updates for its devices. But some only offer an update that must completed via Samsung Kies software and is not offered over the air.


The new Android 4.12 Jelly Bean Update brings a list of amazing features now only located in Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to Samsung S3, like highly-anticipated Multi View multitasking system, Smart Rotation function , camera filters, low-light photo mode, an easy mode and so on. For some people you may find it is difficult for you to update or wait any longer. So here I will show you How to update Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3 immediately.

Pre-requisites 
  1. Be sure to backup your data before starting the update
  2. Make sure your battery is at least 50% charged.
  3. Make sure that you have install Kies software on the computer, and if you don't have Kies, you can download it from Samsung website.
For international version: 

If the software update didn’t popped up in the notifications area, you can update your Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean by connecting the terminal to Kies or OTA, by manually checking for the update for the latter method. Just go to Settings > About Device > Software Update > Check for Updates and see whether the new firmware has rolled out for your device.

Here's How to Update Your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Connect your Samsung Galaxy S III to your PC or laptop using the supplied USB cable. Ensure that Kies recognizes your device by looking in the upper section of the left-bar navigation menu. Your device should be listed.
  • Kies Device Once Kies recognizes the device you will see a screen stating new firmware is available.
  • Click Update.
  • Read through the Caution pop-up and, if you agree, click to populate the I have read all of the above information checkbox.
  • Read the Allow saving of information statement and select Allow saving or Proceed without saving and then click Start upgrade.
  • After a few minutes, Kies will then begin transferring the firmware binary to the device.
  • Then after a while the upgrade is completed.
  • If completed a data backup from your device to Kies prior to performing the update, you can now restore that data back to the device under the new Jelly Bean operating system
Here is another method I have find for you if you can’t wait the update anymore, the article which show you how to manually install Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update from website thedroidguy.com. Of course, this is just for people who are willing to take the risk because manual updating is not always safe for your device. I have not try this method to find whether it is safe for your smartphone so just be careful. If you are interested in, just click the link to view.

Monday, December 10, 2012

How to Control Your Computer with Your Android Phone or iPhone

For most people, there must have been countless times when you have settled down on the sofa to watch a film but less than a minute you want to take a nap as you feel tired, at that time you may feel in trouble to pause from the comfort of your sofa, So want to pause just on the sofa? And sometime on the way to work, you suddenly find that you have leave some important documents at home so you need Email the forgotten file from your home to office. What we can do when face these problem? Can we control computers with our android phone or iPhone ?

So with the popularity of smartphone, whether iPhone or Android phones, there are a list of apps that can make it happen. With these apps, you can control your computer by your phone in remote. Here is a look at some of the best tools for android phone and iPhone. Just check one you like most.

Android
TeamViewer is the incredibly useful app for remote access, which enables you to control your PC or Mac from your Android device no matter where you are and you can also benefit from gaining access to your private home computer to edit documents or use particular software while you are on the road.

TeamViewer
After install the client software, you need to use a short numerical code and password to gain access to your PC/Mac from your Android phone. You can transfer files between computer and mobile too, and the app works over 3G and 4G as well as Wi-Fi.

Watch the video Tutorial or this article to help you if you have a problem to start use this app.


PocketCloud Remote RDP / VNC is a similar powerful program that let users control Remote desktop access to Windows and Mac OS from Android device. And PocketCloud Remote Desktop Pro version are also provided, at a price of $14.99, which let you Access your files, pictures, and applications like Outlook, Word, Photoshop, games or any other program.



GoToMyPC also offers many of the same features just like TeamViewer, but to use this app, you'll need a monthly subscription (a 30-day trial is available if you want to test it out). GoToMyPC gives you the freedom to go anywhere you choose and connect right to your Mac or PC by take your Android phone or tablet.

If you have less ambitious needs and simply want to control a particular program over your home Wi-Fi, there are a number of dedicated apps for the likes of iTunes and Remote for VLC. Google's own YouTube Remote lets you play and pause videos on your computer, as well as queue up clips, search for more content and get information about what you're watching. Finally, Unified Remote covers a host of applications on the Windows platform, including Spotify and Windows Media Center.

iPhone
Apple offers its own Remote app for controlling just about everything in iTunes—movies, music, search—from your iPhone iPad, or iPod touch. It's free to install and easy to set up to work with a PC or Mac.

Apple Remote

If you need full remote access for your computer, then LogMeIn is a free app which can tunnel in to any PC or Mac with the client software installed, which can remotely control your PCs and Macs over WiFi/3G/4G with the free app.
Keyboard and mouse shortcut keys are included, so you can perform just about any task you could if you were right in front of the computer. If you upgrade to a paid-for LogMeIn subscription, you can access additional features, such as file transfers, but the free plan will be enough for many users.

There are other apps also offer similar function like Splashtop Remote Desktop, at a paid price of $2.99, and PocketCloud Remote Desktop, which is free to use. There are more choices for iPhone users, compared to Android.

As on Android, program-specific remote controllers are available as well—you can pick up apps for VLC, Windows Media Center and Winamp, to name a few

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Google launched Free Photo Editing App Snapseed for android, Goes free on iOS

The holiday season is just around the corner, and Google is trying hard to update its Apps to make the app even better before the holiday season kicks off for everyone. On Monday the tech giant company updated its Gmail app for Android to version 4.2.1 and now they have announced an update for the personal assistant app, Google Now, which adds with a lot of new features, like Google+ Communities, so also come with a new Photo Editing free app called Snapseed, in order to enhance its own social network.

As we all know, just under 3 months ago, Google purchased Nik Software, the developer behind Snapseed. At the time, Snapseed was only available for iOS and it cost $4.99. But Today, Snapseed come to android device, arrived in Google Play for free. Here let’s go to have a review. May be just like Google state in its official blog: Great pictures aren’t taken, they’re made.

With this app, you can edit pictures in style. Browse through the image gallery to see some samples.

Features:
  • Basic adjustments: tune, straighten and crop 
  • Creative filters: drama, black & white, and vintage that you can apply individually or in combination 
  • Control Point technology: selectively enhance your photo—to brighten just a face or deepen just the sky
  • Post to Google+ and other services
Snapseed

Snapseed

Snapseed

Snapseed

The app is now available in the Google Play store and Apple's App Store for free.

Special for you: 
Here is a list of What’s New about the Google now from the Google Play Store:
For Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean), Google Search keeps getting faster, plus:

New cards:
  • Events nearby
  • Suggestions to help with your research
  • Boarding passes from Gmail (United only, more to come)
  • Search by camera when at museums or shops
  • Weather at upcoming travel destinations
  • Approximate monthly summary of walking and biking activity
  • Birthdays
New voice actions:
  • Post to Google+
  • Say “What’s this song?” to find the song you hear
  • Say “Scan a barcode” to find product info
Get your Google Now update by heading to Google Play

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Best E-Reader Under $100 for Christmas holidays

While someone prefers to buy a smartphone or tablets as their holiday gift, someone intends to own an E-Reader as this year’s gift. And good news: they are much cheaper than smartphones and tablets, and have jumped way down in price due to the intense competition. Today, I will introduce best E-Readers Under $100 for Christmas holidays, which one will be the winner in the battle?

Top Contenders
Once mention about the Top E-Reader Contenders, basic model like Kindle, the Nook Simple Touch, and the Kobo Touch naturally come to our mind, which all share a few traits other than a reasonable price. They all feature 6-inch screens, 2 GB of storage, Wi-Fi for downloading books, and good readability. But a few differentiating factors may tip the balance.

Nook Simple Touch ($99)
The tech giant, CNET, said Nook Simple Touch is “Best E-ink Reader”.
As you may have guessed, the device has a touch screen. It is the biggest of all the device which features a 6.5 inch height screen, with physical buttons along the edges to turn the pages. And while you can get it for $99, an extra $20 upgrades you to the Glow Touch, which adds backlighting to the screen for night reading.

The Nook is responsive and zippy as you move between menus, it has lots of extra features, and the screen looks good (not as good as the Kindle, but very readable)

Kindle ($89)
The Kindle family offers a range of devices priced from $89 (or $69 if you don't mind the Special Offers display when you're not reading) to the $499, 8.9-inch, 4G Kindle Fire HD, which is called tablets rather than an E-Reader. But for the under-$100 e-reader market, Amazon really only offers one option, simply called "Kindle."

The Kindle is less than 6 ounces, even lighter than a paperback, so it fits nice in your hands and in your pocket. Another defining factor: it has a very high contrast screen; text stands out more clearly on the Kindle than on any other of the competitors.

One problem on the device is this Kindle model does not have a touch screen. That's not a big deal if you download all your books over one secure Wi-Fi network, but if you consistently need to enter passwords or search terms, toggling the cursor around to select letters instead of typing is a P-A-I-N.

Kobo Touch ($99)
“Kobe Touch is the most natural e-ink reader we've ever used”, Wired Magazine said. And Just as the name implies, unlike Kindle, the Kobo Touch has a touch screen. So everything will be easier when you turn pages and adjust font size with the responsive touch screen.
Kobo Touch comes with a store of 2.5 million books and includes more than a million free books, just like the Amazon and Barnes & Noble online stores. Kobo is also compatible with the open eBook formats like EPUB, so you can borrow a wide range of titles from your library.
Kobo Touch is thin and light, so it is convenience to carry just like the others.

Others
There are some other sub-$100 options. The Aluratek Libre offers more functions than others like mp3, and so does it has a smaller, darker screen, and it's painfully slow. But it's discounted to about $79 dollars and comes preloaded with 100 of the classics.

Final Verdict
Since touchscreen have been such a handy feature and personally, I have used to use the touchscreen, I have to rule out the low-end Kindle. Kobo is easy to use, but it's not the most polished or zippiest, compared to other E-Readers. So that makes the Nook Simple Touch my pick for Best E-reader for under $100.

Of course, If you have prepared to afford more than $100, I have collected other related information for you, and you can go to have a look:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How to Move Almost Any Android App to the SD Card (No Root Required)

If you have been an android user for a time, you should know that Android apps install to the internal storage by default, But when internal phone memory gets full, you will at least face two problems such as can’t install app anymore and phone starts working slowly, so you need to clean up some storage space on your Android phone after install a lot of apps, like game apps, music apps, and video apps, etc.

So what should a user do when your mobile phone is running out of internal storage? Of course move apps to SD card or install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default are the best option if you don’t want to uninstall your favorite apps.


Install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default

This tweak requires Android 2.2 or later. To change the default install location, you’ll need to use the ADB, or Android Debug Bridge, utility included with Google’s Android SDK.

Step 1. Enable USB Debugging
First, you’ll need to enable USB debugging on your Android device. Open the Settings screen, tap Applications, and select Development.

Tap the USB Debugging checkbox to enable it. This will enable debug mode, allowing you to change the settings on your Android device from your computer. You may want to disable debug mode after completing this process.

Step 2. Install the Android SDK
You’ll need to download and install Google’s Android SDK on your computer. If you don’t already have Oracle’s Java JDK installed on your computer, you’ll have to download and install it before installing the Android SDK.

After you’ve installed both the JDK and Android SDK, launch the SDK Manager from your Start menu.

The ADB utility isn’t installed by default. It’s included in the Android SDK Platform-tools package – select this package and click the Install button to download and install it.


After the process completes, connect your Android device to your computer with its included USB cable. Windows should locate the device and install the appropriate drivers automatically. If it doesn’t, you may have to download and install the appropriate drivers from your Android device’s manufacturer. Do not mount the device after connecting it – just plug it in.

Step 3. Using ADB
Open a Windows Explorer window and navigate to the android-sdk\platform-tools folder. On Windows, you’ll find this folder at C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools by default. Check C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools if you’re using a 32-bit version of Windows.


Launch a Command Prompt window in this folder by pressing and holding the Shift button, right-clicking in the folder, and selecting Open command window here.


Run the adb devices command and you should see your connected Android device.


Run the following command to set the default install location to your SD card:
adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2


Note: If you want to revert this change later and install apps to the internal storage by default, run this command:

adb shell pm setInstallLocation 0

0 represents your device’s internal storage, and is the default. 2 represents the external storage, whether it’s an SD card or USB storage.

Use App 2 SD (move app to SD) to move app to SD Card



With this tool, you can export the app list to SD card, and the app will notify you when an app can be moved. Also With this handy app, you'll have more control over your ever expanding collection of apps. This app is crucial to anyone who has memory management issues

Moving Apps to SD Card
To move an app to the SD card, open the Settings screen, tap Applications, and select Manage Applications. Select the app you want to move and tap the Move button on its details screen.


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