Sunday, March 31, 2013

Top 5 April fool Pranks app for Android to Enjoy this Fool’s Day

If you have remembered this day April 1, then you may feel safer to not believe anything you hear or read. And Google has released a big April fool on YouTube , have you believed in it? In this special funny day, do you just want to fool others with the funny April fool pranks or good jokes? Aha, here are some best Android apps to help you experience a very great April Fool’s Day.

1.April Fools Pranks

April Fools Pranks
To get some great April fool ideas,get the app April Fools Pranks by DaleAppStudios.Nearly 70 ideas for practical jokes are offered to prank your friends from from cute and innocent to stuff that might get you in serious trouble.If you have any creative ideas, you can also send the ideas to to have the chance to included in the list.That's it.

2.Crack Your Screen
Crack your screen
Want to find the best way to fool your friend, just crack his screen.Just use your finger to shake screen and crack it,Better Crack, better prank, better fun.Then you may see the surprised look in your friends or family eyes when they crack" your screen or Broke your screen.It is just a very great way to prank people and get the funny.

3.Broken Screen
Broken Screen
If you feel the above crack your screen is not that astonshing, then just try this Broken Screen.It offers the better crack screen effect for your phone by displaying glass or lcd with a transparent broken crack on top of a game, a wallpaper or your lock screen.With this one, you can easily pull a joke or fool your friends while keeping the device in a fully usable state with a damaged screen.

4.Fake iPhone 5
Fake iPhone 5
Trick your friends into thinking you have the iPhone 5 with the app Fake 5 iPhone 5 .This app is a full-screen working replice of the iPhone home screen, and it even replaces your phone's status bar so that your friends cannot recongnised android underneath.Cool one,is it?

5.Burning Screen
Burning Screen
Burnning screen?With this app, it can be true.Just use your fingers to fake the LCD screen burning away, letting the circuit board shine through to surprise your friends.This is really a amazing idea, if you want to try the special one, don't foget this one.

Have you ever succeed in fooling someone? If you don't, just check out the above fool practical pranks.Just enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

5 Best Free Travel Apps for Android and iOS for Holiday

Best travel apps for android and ios
In the daily life, sometimes we feel so tired and just want to get relaxed on our holiday such as the upcoming Easter, and go for a travel is undoubtedly the best way. Whether it is a short road trip or just faraway experience, some problems may happen like wrong directions, language barrier or others. Luckily, we can just rely on our smartphones or tablets to eliminate such things with the best free travel apps for both Android and iOS. Next, just go and check out the best travel apps.

1.TripIt (Android/iOS)

Ideal for: bad at organizing or those traveling with a lot of documents

Just like one of those old-fashioned travel agents, TripIt takes all of your travel plans and organizes them into one convenient itinerary by signing up for a TripIt account and forwarding your flight, hotel, and rental car confirmations to, or just letting TripIt automatically scrape your Gmail. With the app, you can check in to your flights, check your flight status, map out travel distance from your hotel, and so much more. You can even sync it to your phone’s calendar which will notify you for any missed appointments. Also, there is a paid version of TripIt app which adds more features.

2.Google Translate(Android/iOS)

Ideal for: Travelling to a foreign country but don’t know the language

Google Translate helps you make sense of over 60 different languages. You can even speak your phrases with 17 languages and hear the translations with 24 languages. With the app, you won’t have to guess what you’re ordering off an Indonesian menu or ask for someone local if you travel overseas.


Ideal for: One-stop for booking flights, hotels and rental cars and find the cheapest fight

Kayak just offers you almost all your major travel planning, covering flight and car search, hotel search and booking, Flight tracker and My Trips. Besides, you can find the cheapest deal with the app by comparing pare flight, hotel and car rental deals

4.Google Maps(Android/iOS)

Ideal for: No Sense of directions and want to find the nearest shop, places to eat and such stores.

Google Maps is absolutely the most widely used map app by Android devices and iOS devices. For travelling abroad, it can be said as must have App. You can navigate your world with the easy-to-use maps with the feature of built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more.With Google Maps, you can catch your way in your travel.

5.Oanda Currency Converter(Android/iOS)

Ideal for: travelling abroad or outside of an economic union

Sometimes we may would ask what about money when go abroad, it is difficult to answer unless you’re into exchange rates and keep up with them on a daily basis. So the Oanda Currency Converter app is here for the question. It supports exchange rate changes for over 190 countries every day. And you can easily figure out how much a meal will cost in both local and foreign currencies with the app.

These are the best ones that I have collected, so before you go for a travel, just check out them and be an idle person with them.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How to Make Unlimited and Free Calls with Google Voice over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G on Android Phone?

With the popularity of Android smartphones, undoubtedly, the voice app of Android Google Voice becomes important to people. But one big thing that Google Voice doesn't offer is free voice-over-internet phone calling through your cellphone. You can make an unlimited call with Google Voice, however, by using some Android apps without any minutes over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G.If you are not sure about this, there are some apps in the following to make free calls in North America with Google Voice.

1.GrooVe IP Lite

GrooVe IP Lite
GrooVe IP Lite is an android app that that connects to Google Voice using Voice over IP (VoIP).With the app, you can make free unlimited calls to any phone in the US or Canada over Wi-Fi connectivity without using your voice minutes. The app works well on Android 2.1+ devices.

How to make a free call with GrooVe IP Lite?
  • Download and install the app on your Android device.
  • Launch the app and tap the Google account you want to use for sign-in or press the manual sign-in button and enter your information, then authorize access for GrooVeIP.
  • You can do some setting to adjust the call quality like audio-adjustment settings.
  • To make a call, tap on the Phone icon along the top of the app and dial a number.
  • To receive incoming calls you must go into your Google Voice account and forward calls to Google Chat.
The app is ad-supported and only Wi-Fi is available. To remove ads and make calls with Wi-Fi or 3G or 4G,you can upgrade the full version GrooVe IP.

The app Talkatone offers the support of free calling and texting to phone in US and Canada via the Internet connecting associated with Google Voice. With high quality audio with voice compression for calls, you can enjoy the unlimited calls via Wi-Fi or 3G or 4G.

How to make a free call with Talkatone?
  • Install the Talkatone.
  • Open the app and sign in with Google Account .Or Go to Menu>Setting>Add Google Account option, then sign in.
  • Tap the Phone icon from the main area of the app and dial a number to make a call.
  • For two-step verification enabled Google account, just log in to Google through a Web browser to generate an application specific password for Talkatone.
  • For only Wi-Fi connectivity, Go to Connection area>Setting>Wi-Fi only.
This app is also ad-supported and if you want to get rid of ads and acquire better call quality, go for the in-app upgrade purchases.

3.Phone for Google Voice and GTalk
Phone for Google Voice and GTalk
Phone for Google Voice and GTalk is another free app which offers the free call and text in the US and Canada. It is an easy-to-use an simple app with good quality voice calls. The app supports only Wi-Fi connectivity.

How to make a free call with Phone for Google Voice and GTalk?
  • Install the app.
  • Open the app and log in with your Google account details.
  • Tap on the round button labeled Keypad and dial a number, or just dial the number from Contacts.
Like others, it is ad-supported, too and at present, you cannot remove ads. Besides, it don’t offer the access of 3G or 4G.If you don’t care about the customization setting and want only Wi-Fi calling, this one is really a great one to start.

Have you use the above apps to make free calls with Google Voice? Or others?

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Best Free Android Apps for Getting Ready for 2013 Easter Day

2013 Easter Day
2013 Easter Day is just around the corner, so have you got ready for it? Easter Greeting cards, great Easter egg ideas, Easter games for kids, ideas for Easter baskets, and such the things, have no ideas? Don’t worry, we can use a handful of Android apps to make creative ideas for this holiday. Check out the following apps.

Easter Themes
Want to use a beautiful template to send greeting cards to your loved ones? The free app Easter Themes offers you a quick way to directly select and send wonderful Easter greeting cards to your family or your friends with Email. If you just want the simple greeting, this app is really great.

Paint your Easter Egg
Of course, Easter Egg is the important thing on Easter Day. So have you thought of painting your own Easter Egg to send someone to impress your wishes to others? Paint your Easter Egg makes it easy to paint your own Easter egg and send it directly from the Android device to friends and family. Also, you can share it on Facebook or just set it as your Android wallpaper.

Hidden Egg Hunt
Speaking of the games, the classic one is hunting for the Easter egg. And the game Hidden Egg Hunt requires you to find hidden Easter Eggs and drag them into your Easter Basket to earn points.It is a very funny game and suitable for all ages.In addition, the game includes 5 colorful scenes filled with fun Holiday imagery music .

Easter Basket Dressup
Where does the Easter egg put? Certainly the Easter Basket. So, do you want to dress up it? Try the game Easter Basket Dressup.It offers may baby chicks and peepz, painted and dyed eggs,Chocolate rabbits, jellybeans, flowers and more. All you should do is to drag and drop cute chocolate bunnies or yummy jelly beans into the basket, then adding different color basket fillings to make it cute.

Easter Day wallpapers
If you just look for some Easter wallpapers, you can just download the app Easter Day wallpapers which offers you tons of beautiful Easter photos.

By the way, if you just want to watch some Blu-ray or DVD movies with family on Easter Day, you may need some useful software and you may be interested in this Easter Discount Party of multimedia software.

Wish you a Happy Easter Day!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note 2:Need to Upgrade?

Samsung Galaxy S4
Recent days, Samsung Galaxy S4 is definitely the hot topic in smartphones since it was debut on Mar.14. Undoubtedly, the most popular Samsung smartphones ware Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 before, and when Galaxy S4 joined the game, which one will become the flagship of Samsung? And facing with the powerful and science fiction device S4, is there a need to upgrade for S3 and Note 2 guys? Before that, we should take some considering about the phones, the basic method, compare them, Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note 2.

Galaxy S4 Galaxy S3 Galaxy Note 2
octo-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset with four 1.6 GHz Cortex A15 cores and four Cortex A7 cores at 1.2 GHz;PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU a quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Quad;Cortex A9 architecture, Mali 400 GPU 1.6 GHz Exynos 4 Quad chipset;a Mali 400 GPU

Obviously, S4 owns the most powerful CPU and GPU which makes it the winner to manage the hardware resources and improve the battery life.Besides,Note 2 is better than S3 with a little higher frequency than S3.If you just want the powerful CPU, S4 is the ideal.

Size and Display
Galaxy S4 Galaxy S3 Galaxy Note 2
an 5 inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD Super AMOLED Display(441ppi);136.5 × 69.8 × 7.9 mm;130 grams an 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display 1280 x 720 pixels resolution(306ppi);136.6 × 70.6 × 8.6 mm;133 grams an 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED Display(265ppi);151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm;183 grams

From this table, you can easily find that S4 owns the best display with the highest 1920 x 1080 resolution and 441 ppi, just similar as HTC One.And 441 ppi is almost 50% more ppi than Samsung Galaxy S3, not to speak of Note 2, which can provide superior image clarity, not only for multimedia content, but for web browsing or reading a document with small fonts.

Besides,it is the thinnest and the lightest one with only 7.9mm thickness and 130 grams weight, which makes it more convenient to carry it whether on the go or not.Samsung S3 is also good in this term.Note 2 does a bad job for potable convenience.

However, Note 2 owns the big screen which will let you get more enjoyment in watching tv or reading document although it owns the lowest ppi.

In a summery,S4 is still the winner.

RAM,Storage and Connectivity
Galaxy S4 Galaxy S3 Galaxy Note 2
2GB RAM;16/32/64 GB Internal Storage;3G, WiFi, 4G LTE, Blueteeth ,NFC,and infrared port 1GB RAM;16/32/64 GB Internal Storage;3G, WiFi, 4G LTE ,Blueteeth and NFC 2GB RAM;16/32/64 GB Internal Storage;3G, WiFi, 4G LTE ,Blueteeth and NFC

Galaxy S4 choose the same configuration for RAM and storage as Note 2.But with the more powerful processor, S4 will perform better than Note 2, and also better than S3.In addition, Samsung Galaxy S4 add the infrared port for TV-watching.

OS and Software
Galaxy S4 Galaxy S3 Galaxy Note 2
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box;Smart Pause,Smart Scroll,Floating Touch, S features like S Translator, S Voice Drive,etc Pre-loaded Android 4.0 ICS and can be upgrade to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean;S Pen stylus,AirView

Galaxy S4 is inarguable owns the new amzing features like Smart Scroll/Pause, which is integrated in TouchWiz.But good news for Galaxy S3 and Note 2 is that Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 will also receive the Android 4.2.2 update, and the new software improvements will be introduced on the S3 and Note 2.So, if you just want to be attracted by the new feautes, you just need to wait for the update without the need of upgrading.

Camera and Battery life 
Galaxy S4 Galaxy S3 Galaxy Note 2
a 13 MP rear camera and 2MP front camera;Removeable 2,600 mAh battery a 8 MP rear camera and 1.9MP front camera;2,100 mAh battery a 8 MP rear camera and 1.9MP front camera;3,100 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S4 upgrade its camera to 13MP from its predecessors which records full HD videos at 30 fps, just similar as S3 and Note 2.But the difference is S4 add new fun features in camera app like Sound and Shot,Drama Shot and others.The really great point is that you can simultaneously record videos with both the front-facing and rear-facing cameras on S4.The camera of S4 can be a good point to attract people to upgrade.

The battery of Samsung Galaxy S4 is 500 mAh more powerful than the one of the Galaxy S3, but considering the bigger full HD display, the battery life shouldnot make much difference between S4 and S3.Note 2 owns the biggest battery but at the same time it owns the largest screen,so the battery life should be very similar as S3.

From the comparison above, we can find that Galaxy S4 is a well-deserved top-end smartphone with the full HD display and hardware platform. Considering of the new software improvements will be most likely arrive on the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2, the main reason for you upgrading to S4 is maybe the higher hardware and full HD display.

If you just don’t care much about hardware and get satisfied with the display of S3 and Note 2, there is no need to upgrade. Whatever, it all depends on you.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How to Upload Your Videos to YouTube from Your iPhone or iPad?

YouTube is undoubtedly the most widely used video sharing website and many people just want to share their own videos on YouTube from iPhone or iPad. When speaking to upload iPhone video to YouTube, I bet you would have to transfer the video to your Mac/Win, use a flv converter and open up a web browser like Safari or Chrome to go to YouTube website to upload it. Ok, that’s the thing before iOS 6, and with the update, Apple offers you a variety of ways to upload videos to YouTube from iPhone or iPad.Also, we can use apps to upload videos. I have collected some ways to do the job in the following.

Directly upload videos from iPhone or iPad with iOS’s own feature

Directly upload videos from iPhone or iPad
  • Open the Camera roll / album, and find the video you will upload.
  • Tap the Share button, which is at the bottom of the screen.
  • You’ll now see a variety of options for sharing the media such as via the Mail app, the Message app, or YouTube.Tap on YouTube.
  • Enter your account details (if prompted for),and after that, enter the information of the video like Title, Description and such.
  • Tap Upload and you are succeed.
Directly Upload videos from iPhone or iPad with YouTube Capture

If you just do some lightly editing after capturing the video before upload to the YouTube, just try the Google app YouTube Capture, which supports capturing, lightly editing, and uploading videos from your iPhone or iPad.
Directly Upload videos from iPhone or iPad with YouTube Capture
  • Sign in to YouTube account, and allow the app to access your Camera Roll.
  • Do some settings: color correction, image stabilization, landscape lock, rotate to begin recording and upload quality settings(360p or 720p). 
  • Capture the videos and use the color correction and stabilization tools ,trim the videos,and choose YouTube soundtracks, after that tap upload.
  • Also, YouTube Capture lets you select a privacy setting and share your video on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.
Upload iPhone Video to YouTube Via Safari

Apart from the direct methods, you can also upload the video to YouTube using the browser Safari.
Upload iPhone Video to YouTube Via Safari

  • Open on Safari. Scroll down and find the 'Desktop’ letter and tap it.
  • Tap on ‘Upload’ from the top menu and ‘Select file from Computer’.
  • Choose the video from your videos library.
  • Write down the details and press upload, you’re done!
Now, you can enjoy your own works on YouTube.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Nexus 5: Buy the Galaxy S4 or Wait for Nexus 5?

We have got the details of the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Mar.14, and the amazing science fiction features just make us have an impulse to buy it. But just wait, do you have heard of the rumored Nexus 5,the next generation of Nexus 4? There is no need to say that how success that Nexus 4 is, so what about the Nexus 5, which is said to be launched in October? Will it bring new surprise? And should you Buy the Galaxy S4 or Wait for so-called Nexus 5? Although Google hasn’t confirmed the device, but next,let’s still explore something about Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Nexus 5.

Galaxy S4 vs Nexus 5

Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumored LG Nexus 5
Display 4.99” 1920 x 1080 Full HD Super AMOLED Display(441ppi) 5.2″1920×1080 OLED Display(440ppi)
CPU International version:1.6 GHz Quad-core A15 +1.2GHz Quad-core A7;Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
US version: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T;1.9Ghz Quad-core Krait 300
a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
RAM and Storage         2GB RAM;16GB/32GB/64GB;up to 64GB expanded storage 3GB LPDDR3 RAM; 16/32/64GB of internal storage
Camera a 13MP rear camera;a 2MP front camera a16MP rear camera (4k video recording @30FPS); a 2.1MP front camera (1080p video recording @30FPS)
Battery removable 2600mAh battery 3300 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean(Which is confirmed to update to Android 5.0) Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie
Undoubtedly, from the specs, we will find that LG Nexus 5 seems the ideal of the smartphone,and it is just hard to believe the so-high specs. But who knows, Galaxy S4 can give us the fiction feeling, maybe Nexus 5 can really mix these high hardware.


We know, Samsung Galaxy S4 bring us the Smart Scroll/Pause, Floating Touch, S Translator, S Voice Drive and other S series. And the software offers us more convenience, while Nexus 5 may be similar as Nexus 4, the pure Android 5.0, known as Key Lime Pie, which is expected to launch in May at Google I/O. So, we may need to wait for the Android 5.0 to know the new features. Besides, the LG Nexus 5 would be controlled through a series of gestures to perform tasks like navigation and zooming.


There are not many things about LG Nexus 5, but the things leaked here is enough to give you a reason to wait for it. The choice about Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 may be mainly stay on mainly the timely Android and the price.

Just wait for my update.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Samsung Unveiled the Sharp and Unbeatable Features of Galaxy S4

Finally, the long-anticipated and high-end smartphone Samsung Galaxy S4 was debut today. You may have heard of some Galaxy S4 rumors, but there are some fascinating features unveiled on the “Samsung Unpacked” event that you have never got. So, what’s the specs and features of this new Galaxy phone that may compete with iPhone?

Samsung Galaxy S4

Galaxy S4 Specs

Weight and Dimensions: Appeared with 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm, Galaxy S4 only weight 130g,which makes it undoubtedly comfortable for people when carried with the large device.

Display and OS: With Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Galaxy S 4 features a 4.99-inch (12.67cm) 1920 x 1080 Full HD Super AMOLED Display boasting an intense 441 ppi pixel density.The display is obviously very great for video playback.

CPU: International version includes the 1.6GHz Quad-core A15 and 1.2GHz Quad-core A7 featuring Samsung Exynos 5 Octa while US version is packed with 1.9Ghz Quad-core Krait 300 featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T.

GPU:International version comes with a 3-core and 533Mhz PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU while American version includes an Adreno 320.In terms of GPU, because of different CPUs and Samsung give the different match.

RAM and Storage: Galaxy S4 offers 2GB RAM and also gives you three internal storage models: 16GB/32GB/64GB.If you don’t think it is enough, S4 has a MicroSD card slot which allows you expand the storage up to 64GB.

Battery and Connectivity: Galaxy S4 features a removable 2,600mAh battery that provides 500Ah more juice than the battery in the Galaxy S3.The phone will be available with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, 4G LTE and TD-LTE, as well as NFC, to be all fast and truly accessible. Besides, it supports the infrared function for TV-watching.

Camera: Galaxy S4 also has the high-pixels cameras covering a 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera.

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Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Nexus 4 vs iPhone 5
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Galaxy S4 sharp features

Smart Scroll/Pause
You may have heard of the rumored eye tracking technology, and it is finally designed for S4 with the name of Smart Pause. The technology allows the handset’s front facing camera to track your eye movements to determine when to dim the screen or pause videos when you’re not looking. Amazing?

Floating Touch
Another awesome feature of the S4 may be the Floating Touch which is very similar as Air View used on Galaxy Note. With the Floating Touch you can interact with the touch screen by hovering your fingers just a few centimeters above it without the S Pen. The features is generally used for E-mail, Calendar, photo album.

Camera features
The 13MP rear camera supports auto focusing, and better, both the rear and front camera will have zero shutter lag. The dual-camera feature makes it fun to shot and display photos and videos from front and rear facing cameras simultaneously. The imaging technology, “Samsung Orb”, based on "Photosphere" ,will allow for panorama imaging, as well as 3-D-like photography. Besides, you can use the Sound and Shot feature and Drama Shot feature to get more enjoyment.

Other Smart Features
Except for the Smart Scroll/Pause and Floating Touch, Galaxy S4 brings other smart features. S Translator help you communicate with local people when in foreign; Adapt Display help you adjust the screen to the best whatever you are doing; S Voice Drive takes voice commands while driving, and turns up the size of text; Smart Switch lets the contents transfer to the computer and sync to S4. Air Gestures lets you operate the screen with gestures and more.


Undoubtedly, Galaxy S4 is an eye-catching device.With the awesome specs and smart features, the phone pays more attention to the smart inactive between people and the device. The phone is said to be release in the late of the April and the price is still the mystery. Galaxy S4 will sell well, but can it be over the iPhone?

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Enjoy YouTube on TV with the feature “Send to TV”of YouTube app

Do you want to view YouTube videos or YouTube music videos on your TV? Maybe you have tried YouTube XL through the Internet, which is another interface for accessing YouTube, except everything is huge. But there is another easy solution to watch YouTube on TV from your phone or tablet via Xbox 360 or PS3 or Wii. That is the "send to TV" feature of the YouTube app. The feature supports Android and iOS, even Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Following is the simple guide of how to watch YouTube on TV with the YouTube app.

Watch YouTube on TV from phone

Step 1: Get the YouTube app coming with whatever device you will connected to your TV. Here we take the Xbox 360 as an example.

Tip: Except for Xbox 360, you can choose other devices including an Android phone or tablet, and a PS3, or a Wii, or even an Internet-connected smart TV that includes an up-to-date YouTube app. You can check the devices on Google’s compatible devices list.

Step 2: Go to the app’s YouTube settings on Xbox 360. Click the option for pairing devices to generate a nine-digit number.

Step 3: Open up the YouTube app on your phone or tablet(paring device), go to setting, and select “Pair YouTube TV”. Enter the nine-digit number generated by the Xbox 360, add Your TV name.
Note: Windows Phone 7 based devices and Windows Tablets are not the compatible devices of the "send to TV" feature.

Step 4: If the phone is paired with Xbox 360, a little TV button will pop up at the top of any video you watch on the mobile app. Tap it and select your TV from the list and then the video will start right up on the big screen.

If you want to pause or adjust playback or even jump the video back to your phone, you can tap the TV button again on your mobile app and select the phone from the list.

This method is very helpful for people and it is easy to do it.It is something like Apple's AirPlay video streaming,but it is more convenient.Whether you use Android or iOS, you can enjoy the YouTube videos on your TV.Just enjoy the fun.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

How to Switch From iPhone to Android?

iPhone to Android
Nowadays, many best Android phones like Galaxy S3 and the special sharp features of Android system may attract you very much, but you are just an iPhone guy. The iPhone or Android? It is a question for you. You may have ever thought of the switching from iPhone to Android, but whatever, when you have decide to move to Android, you need to do something to sync data to your Android. Here are some tips.

Warning: Since Android apps and iPhone apps are not compatible, so you cannot get any iPhone apps when you move to Android.

1.Set Google account

Use Gmail as your default email client on your Android device .Go to Menu> Settings> Accounts> Sync > Add Account> Google. Create a new Google account or just finish the existing information to associate your Gmail account with your new phone.

2.Sync Contacts and Calendar
  • On your iPhone go to Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  • Set up a new "Microsoft Exchange" account or add Gmail account by going to Add account > Gmail.
  • Input your email address and login info.
  • Select "Server" then either input the ME server address or "" for Gmail.
  • On the final screen, select what you want to import—Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and/or Reminders—then hit Accept.
If you prefer to use the iTunes to sync the contacts, then you can following the next steps.
  • Connect iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.
  • Select your iPhone from the list on the left pane and select the "Info" tab
  • Check "Sync Contacts With" and then choose "Google Contacts" from the drop-down
  • Enter your Google log-in info when prompted then hit Apply to sync.
  • After that, double check your contacts at to make sure they're showing up in Google.
Make sure you disable the Sync With Google option when you've finished otherwise the system will dump redundant entries into your contacts list.

3.Sync Photos, Music and Videos

For syncing photos and videos, you need to sync them to the computer at first and then sync them from computer to Android phone.

  • Connect the iPhone with the PC.
  • Right-click your iPhone, select Explore and copy the media files to your desktop.
  • Connect the Android phone with PC, and drag and drop the iPhone photos and videos to your Android pictures folder DCIM, music goes to Music
  • Connect the iPhone with the Mac.
  • Open the Image Capture and download these files to the desktop.
  • If you are using new Android runs ICS or above, download Android File Transfer Utility to your Mac, and then drag-and-drop.
Android can't sync with iTunes, so after the syncing of media,you'll need an alternative service to load new media onto the device. You can use Google Play  to help you load your collection directly from iTunes.

Alternative way

Or you can use the DoubleTwist or other third party app to sycn music to Android, and you can syncyour photos with Picasa or Flickr, because you'll still be able to see them from your phone.

4.Sycn SMS and voice mail

You need a app to help you sync SMS messages. The free app My SMS is the good option which syncs text messages among your various devices—phones, tablets, laptops, and whathaveyou—and is compatible with both Mac and Windows. Download the app on both phones and follow the setup instructions and the app will easily help you do that.

For the voice mail messages, you just need to pay some money. Programs like PhoneView (Mac - $30) and iExplorer (Mac and PC - $35) can be quite helpful. You'll be able to copy not just voicemail to the desktop, but also your call history, contacts, bookmarks, notes, and media files as well with them.

5.Enjoying Android Apps

When you have done all above, just experience the Android apps.You can go to the free Google Maps GPS Navigation to feel step-by-step driving directions or voice-enabled, turn-by-turn navigation;you can talking to your Android phone by running voice searches;you can use the Google Voice app to make and receive calls from within Gmail, manage your text messages and voice mail on your PC, and block individual numbers from calling you;you can go to the Google Play store to choose the apps and game...Try to get the best Android experience.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

How to Unlock the Android Device if You Forgot the Passcode?

Sometimes you may just make the mistake when setting our new passcode or others, and also you don’t remember the PIN number, so you cannot enter into the smartphone or the tablets, so how to unlock an Android? What will you do unlock an Android phone or tablet? Following are some solutions to get back to your device.

Unlock the Android when forgot password

Solution 1:Google Account Confirming

Android devices is heavily integrated with Google, and when you first turned on your device, you were likely asked to sign up for, or link, a Google account to your device, which does good to unlock you device if you forget the password or pattern.

Tip: If you have not sign up or add Google account to your device, just go to Settings >Accounts>Add account>Google> Existing or New to set the Google account.

In this way, all you need to do it is to enter your passcode incorrectly five times and then click the new button pop up that says“Forgot Passcode? Or Forgot Pattern? Or something like that”, and then you should be asked for input the Google Account name and password , after you have gotten in, you can set a new password.

This method requires you to remember the Google Account information, if you don’t, go to to reset the password of your Google account.

NOTE: Make sure you are either connected to mobile network or Wi-Fi.

Solution 2:Safe Mode setting

Some Android devices offer a ‘Safe Mode’ to boot into a simplified home screen without apps, but have access to settings, where you may be able to reset the screen lock.

For entering the safe mode, you need to press the Power button to get the on/off window or press and hold the physical button to get a safe mode option. You may be reboot to enter into safe mode on some device.

Note:This way doesn’t work for all Android device, but it is worthy to have a try.

Solution 3:Using the app"Screen Lock Bypass Pro"

Sometimes both the above methods are not working at all, you just have another option. Let the app Screen Lock Bypass Pro($4.2) to help you bypass the lock screen and reset/remove your screen lock password, pattern or PIN.
  • Unplug the charger from your device.
  • Login to the Web based Android Market using your PC.
  • Using the Web Market, install this application to your registered device.
  • Once installed, plug your charger into the device to activate the bypass.
  • Once bypassed you will see an "Activate" button. Click it, and your screen lock will be reset.
Note: The app requires the device to be online and registered to your Google account.And it is also not worked for all devices.

Solution 4:Factory reset

Warning: Doing a factory reset will completely wipe your device’s memory, and return it the way it was when it came out of the factory. If you your device has a removable memory card, just remove the card.
  •  Press and hold the combinations below until you feel the device vibrate:  A. Power button + Volume up and down (if there is a physical Home button)  B. Power button + Volume up + Home button (If there is a physical Home button)
  • You may see the droid (green robot) or Android Recovery screen.If you have seen the droid, just press the volume buttons until you see Recovery mode, and then tap the Power button, which will bring you to the Recovery screen.
  • Press volume down until Wipe data/factory reset is highlighted. Press the Power button and it should start the rest sequence.

If you just don’t want to take your device at risk, then, you can bring it into the store where you bought it from, and see if they have a way to help.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Three Methods to Make iPhone Ringtone for Free

When we have a phone, we usually want to use our favorite ringtone, but it seems that Apple doesn’t make it easy to make ringtones for iPhone like Android. But you can always find the solutions. So, how to make ringtones for iPhone? Following I have collected three ways to make free ringtones for iPhone.

Method 1:Make Custom Ringtones for iPhone Free Via iTunes 11
Step 1. Open iTunes and choose the song you want to make a ringtone from. And you had better duplicate this song for safety.

Step 2. Now, right-click and select ‘Get Info’, Select the Options tab and you can set the ‘Start time’ and ‘Stop Time’ for the ringtone. Click OK to apply the settings.Make sure it doesn’t exceed 30 seconds.

Choose the start time and stop time

Step 3. Go back to iTunes library and right-click on the song you just edited, Select ‘Create AAC version’.
Create AAC version

Step 4. Now you got a .m4a version of the song. Select the file, click ‘File’ menu and select ‘Show in Finder’ (for Mac) or ‘Show in Explorer’ (Windows), and rename the extension to “.m4r”.

Note: if you don’t see the .m4a extension along with the file, or you have trouble in changing a file extension from one to another,you need to uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types" in Tools>Folder options>View tab.

Step 5. Head back to iTunes and check the “Tones” section, then you should have seen your new ringtone should be out there. If it’s not added, drag and drop the ringtone in iTunes

Step 6.Sync your iPhone with “Sync Tones” enabled and your new ringtone should be up on your iPhone too.

Method 2:Make iPhone ringtones for free with GarageBand (Mac)
If you are Mac users,you can benefit from the default application GarageBand installed on on all Macbooks and iMacs.

Step 1: Run the program and select iPhone ringtone from the sidebar. Select “Voice” and click “Choose”, and name your ringtone on the pop up “New Project” window. Click “Create”.

Step 2.Add a song by drag-n-drop an audio file from a folder or clicking the Media browser button to choose music files from your iTunes library.

Step 3. Drag it yellow bar at the top of the pane forward or backward to capture the necessary section to select a 30-second-part you’ll use as a ringtone.You can click play to check out the ringtone.
Make iPhone ringtones for free with GarageBand
Step 4.Click Share menu and choose “Send Ringtone to iTunes” option. Launch iTunes, connect an iPhone to Mac and transfer the ringtone to your phone.

Method 3.Make Free iPhone Ringtones with Ringtone Maker
Step 1:Download and install the free app.

Step 2:add a song

Step 3:choose a 30s part of it

Step 4:create a ringtone

Apart from the free methods, you can also create your own iPhone ringtones with the mac software like iAm Ringer.And if you just want to download free iPhone ringtones, you can visit the following website.
After you have send the ringtones to iPhone, you can find the new ringtone on settings> Sounds > Ringtone. The ringtone you just created should be listed at the top under "Custom" or "Purchased."And then you can use the free rintones.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

What is NFC and How to Use NFC on Android Devices?

NFC, short for Near Field Communication, is better known to us for wireless payments. And since it is used on Android system in the mobile industry for file transferring, it is fast growing. Most high-end Android devices include the NFC technology, such as Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S3, Nexus 4, HTC One X, and more. So, what is NFC and how does it work? Following is the answer.

Sharing datas via NFC on Android

What is NFC?
NFC is based on radio-frequency identification, or RFID, which allows a gadget to send radio waves to another gadget or to another RFID-enabled tag and trigger a certain action. Just like the name implies, NFC is a short-ranged wireless communications standard that allows two devices to exchange data when in the proximity of each other.

It is similar to Bluetooth technology, the difference is that if you will, allowing two devices to interact with each other. But NFC works only in very close proximity, the ideal distance is up to 4cm (1.57 inches), while Bluetooth can pair devices up to 50 meters apart. This makes NFC become more efficient in power and more security in payments.

General use of NFC
1.Data Sharing

The most popular use of NFC is of course data sharing, with two activated NFC-based Android devices, then you can start the sharing the content including photos/images, contact info, webpages, videos, apps, etc.

1. Open the content to be shared and put both devices’ backs against each other.
2. When heard of the sound and haptic confirmation that both devices have detected each other, touch the sender’s screen which shrinks into a thumbnail and display “Touch to beam” at the top. And the beaming is beginning with a sound alert.
3. An audio confirmation will appear when beaming finishes, and meanwhile you’ll also get either a notification that the beaming has completed, or the appropriate handler app will launch and open the beamed content.

  • Sharing apps via NFC just shares the app’s Play Store page.
  • Sharing web pages via NFC only sends the Web page URL.
  • Sharing YouTube Videos will direct the receiving phone’s YouTube app to the video.
  • Not all NFC-capable devices can share photos to each other, nor at sharing videos.
2.Using NFC Tags

Except for content sharing, we can use a programmed NFC tag to configure phone’s or tablet’s settings with just a tap. An NFC tag is an unpowered NFC chip, small enough to be embedded in items such as posters, movie passes, business cards, and more. It can store small chunks of data covering a URL, contact info, or even commands and settings, which can be read by an NFC-capable device. You can see the convenient use via the below video by Sony.
To read the data from or write data to such NFC tags, you’ll need an NFC tag-reading or tag-writing app, such as the NFC Task Launcher app. As for how to use the NFC tag, you can read this CNET article.

You can use the NFC tag for :
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings (including Airplane mode, auto-sync, GPS on/off, mobile data on/off)
  • Sound and volume settings (sound profile, ringtone, ring/notification volume, notification tone, media volume, system volume, alarm volume, and vibrate when ringing)
  • Display options (brightness, notification light, auto rotation, display timeout)
  • Social media (tweeting, checking in via check-in services such as Foursquare, Facebook, Google Latitude, Google Places)
  • Messages (autosync, sending email, composing SMS, send Glympse)
  • Apps and shortcuts (open app, close app, open activity, pause, open URL/URI, speak text, navigation, dock, car dock)
  • Multimedia (start/stop media playback, move to next media, play previous media)
  • Alarms (set alarm, set timer)
  • Events (create event, create calendar timestamp)
  • Security (activate lockscreen)
  • Make phone call
  • Samsung-specific modes (blocking mode, driving mode, power saving mode)
  • Create Tasker tasks
3.Mobile Payment

In order to use NFC payment, you need a NFC connection, a secure application to handle the users’ credit cards, debit cards, tickets, coupons and other elements that would allow customers to complete a purchase in a store, and NFC readers installed in store.

Future of NFC
NFC is more efficient and the NFC tag has added more attraction on it. At present, the Android 4.0 also includes the NFC technology. It is not hard to image the popularity of NFC in the future. So, do you want a NFC-based smartphone?

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

How to Turn off in-app Purchases on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to Keep Your Money?

Many iOS apps including the free apps allow you to buy additional features. And I bet many parents or other gaming people have received unexpected charges from the iTunes store because of accidental in-app purchases. And I have noticed many stories about the issues. So, what can we do to disable in-app purchase? Is there an effective way to turn off in-app purchases on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch? Of course, Apple doesn't leave you in the lurch, and do some setting to avoid the bills. Let’s go to the setting.

1. From your home screen, find and tap on the “Settings” app


2. Tap on “General”,scroll down the page and tap on “Restrictions
General> Restrictions

3. Tap the “Enable Restrictions” button,you'll be asked to set a Passcode, which is a password that locks certain functions of the iOS device. Enter the passcode twice to set it.
Set Passcode

4. Once the passcode is set, scroll down to the Allowed Content section. Then you can directly set the "In-App Purchases" to ‘OFF', or just choose 'Require Password' and then set it to 'Immediately' so that you'll need your Apple ID password for every single purchase, either on the store or inside an app.
Turn off  In-app purchases on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Now you won't be able to download the paid features with this restriction unless you turn in-app purchases back on again.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

An UltraPixel? What is Exactly it Introduced by HTC One?

photo by HTC One's UltraPixel camera
If you have concerned about the news on latest smartphones, HTC One must impress you, which will be launched in March. The HTC One is said officially to own an iPhone-similar appearance, the awesome technical specs that can compete with Nexus 4, and the highlight is the awesome UltraPixel camera .As we know, the popular camera is 13MP,but the UltraPixa camera is only 4 MP. So what is really an UltraPixal? Let’s explore it.

Misconceptions: Higher Megapixels, Higher quality
When customers seem to believe higher Megapixels produce higher quality, but in fact, Megapixels don't affect photo quality as much as the average consumer believes. And other factors including lighting, sensor quality, and image processing software play a critical role in determining photo quality in today’s world.

At this time, UltraPixel is as a way for HTC to change the common sense of people and prove that a 4 megapixel lens can beat cameras with MP ratings that are twice as high.

Capture more light and data
When a camera takes a photograph, its sensor groups millions of pixels together to form an image. And the more light the camera can capture, the better photos can be taken.

Before manufacturers try to make the camera get more light with higher megapixels. But the UltraPixel sensor of HTC One tries to raise the size of individual pixels rather than raise the pixel count via larger pixel sizes, that means, a pixel take up more space that can capture more light and information, as much as three times more, according to HTC -than the typical smartphone.

Besides, the sensor size is equivalent to the sensor size found on other 8MP or 13MP smartphone cameras. HTC also emphasized that the UltraPixel camera do better in low-light conditions and shutter speeds than other smartphones.

But what is this “UltraPixel” anyway?
We know, both Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One use a 1/3-inch (0.85-cm) sensor. Nokia has given 8.7 MP on the sensor, while HTC has deployed only 4.3 MP. So,the size of an individual pixel on Lumia 920′s camera sensor is 1.4 µm, while the size of the same pixel on One’s sensor is 2.0 µm. That is what HTC so passionately refers to as an “UltraPixel”.

UltraPixel is Trends on Smarphone?
When HTC One has firstly introduced the new UltraPixel concept, people may be confused about it, but when it is used by customer and proved to be better than the traditional, so will it be the trends on smartphones? I think it should well be the case. But don’t worry, just wait, time is the best witness.

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