Mar 282013

Apple’s iPhone launch causes more sensation among consumers than the Korean electronics giants Samsung’s Galaxy S4, as a quick look at Twitter activity during the two tech giants’ flagship device announcements shows the latest iPhone 5 netted five times more as many messages compared to the Galaxy S4, says one analyst.


That study, done by Investing Analytics, showed that the iPhone 5 was mentioned in more than five times the number of tweets than the Galaxy S4 on the same post-launch time period. The S4 has draw greater attention than Samsung’s previous releases, but the numbers is far less than that of Apple’s traditionally high metrics.

“We believe a Twitter analysis of tweets about the iPhone 5 launch compared to the Galaxy S4 launch demonstrates that the iPhone continues to hold more mass appeal with consumers,” said Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster in a note about the data set.
“We believe this demonstrates that while interest in the Galaxy S4 is growing, Apple continues to hold a meaningful lead as the smartphone with the broadest consumer appeal,” analyst Gene Munster added.

The actual tally during that time period was about 2.4 million tweets about the iPhone 5, whereas Samsung’s Galaxy S4 racked up around 440,000. Even so, Munster says the majority of the tweets about Samsung’s product (81 percent) were positive, up from the iPhone 5’s 73 percent.
While, whether all this is a precursor to the strength of Samsung’s S4 sales is totally unclear. Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 5 last September, whereas Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 at an event in New York earlier this month.

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Features of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 — Samsung’s device, which is a follow-up to the popular Galaxy S3, sports a higher-resolution 5-inch display, faster processor, and better cameras and battery than its predecessor. The phone also has a sensor that lets users move their hands to the left or right to scroll between different websites they have opened or through songs or photos in an album without having to touch the phone, designed to make it easier to change the song playing.

In addition, the phone will enable users to hover a finger over an email inbox or a photo gallery to get a glimpse of more details of what’s in the email or which photos are in an album. Another feature includes the option to automatically put a copy of details from a photograph of a business card into the phone’s contacts database or call a number in the business card.

Mar 212013

Ever wonder what the iPhone would look like with a dash of color? Dutch industrial designer Martin Hajek came up with a series of stunning images that visualize a colorful budget iPhone with rounded corners.


Hajek — who originally created the images for Dutch Web site iPhoneClub — based his vision of the budget iPhone on consistent rumors that Apple could debut a colorful low-end version of the smartphone (with a mixture of fiberglass and plastic casing) alongside the expected iPhone 5S reveal this summer.

The renderings show the iPhone in two different colors and sizes, with the red featuring the now-standard 4-inch screen (introduced with the iPhone 5), and the blue version stretching the screen out to 4.5 inches, keeping in line with the current trend of larger-screened smartphones.

To create his realistic renderings, the designer uses Arion by Randomcontrol. In a conversation with Crave, Hajek noted that he’s worked in the field of design for about eight years, and has been making iPhone/Apple renderings since last year. Be sure to check out his other works, which include a smart mockup of the iWatch and other exciting visions.

I agree with most APPLE funs that Tim Cook will not give up the long-established APPLE philosophy by creating a cheap-looking. While, still there are people who are waiting for the cheap-looking iPhone – “I think having an IPhone with multiple colors and with polycarbonate material would actually make it even better. Although I like the gorilla glass that apple used on the iphone 4/4s alot, I think for a cheaper IPhone polycarbonate and multiple colors would be a really good option.” said Maxi on his blog.

The budget iPhone is also expected to feature a plastic chassis, and be marketed mainly to customers from emerging markets such as China and India.

Tips: How to backup iPhone and recover deleted files from iPhone

With data and information becoming an important paet of our life, one thing we have no escape of is data loss. When we lose important data on iPhone, such as contacts, messages, notes, call historys, what should we do? Luckily, software developers have iTunes Data Recovery which could help us extract iTunes backup to PC.

Still, if we have no recent iPhone backups, there is iPhone Data Recovery that enables us to rescue data directly from iPhone. Both the tools could save data loss problems for our iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and versions below.

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Mar 142013

Apple and its manufacturing partner are readying the next-generation processor expected to be used in future iPhones and iPads. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, is expected to tape out — one of the final steps before manufacturing — Apple’s A7 chip this month, according to a report in Digitimes.

That will set the stage for pilot production by TSMC this summer and commercial production by the first quarter of 2014.

The A7 will use TSMC’s future 20-nanometer manufacturing process — which isn’t expected to be ready until 2014.

Apple, in fact, is designing products now based on the TSMC’s 20-nanometer process, according to sources contacted by CNET who are familiar with TSMC’s plans.

To date, Samsung has been the exclusive manufacturer of Apple’s A series processors — including the current A6 chip — for the iPhone and iPad. But Apple has been looking to diversify beyond Samsung.

Down the road, that diversification could also include Intel. One school of thought has Intel making chips for Apple on its 14-nanometer process, possibly in 2014.

As we are waiting for the next generation iPhone with brand new processors, we might also worry about another thing: what should we do when lost data from iPhone?

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Files from iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery

iPhone Data Recovery is the tool that help us recover data on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 without iTunes backup. It recovers messages, contacts, call history, and other files directly from our iPhone. As a result, you must be sure that your iPhone is at hand when we do the text message recovery.

Step1: Enter into DFU mode

After we connect our iPhone to the computer and launch the program, we have to set iPhone to DFU mode. 

DFU mode is the only mode from which we could load data from iPhone to the program. In order to set our iPhone 5 to DFU mode, we should first hold Home and Power button at the same time for 5 seconds after starting the program. If your iPhone has been powered off already, click “Start” button to enter DFU directly. Secondly, keep holding Home and Power button until the device screen turns to black. At last, release Power button and keep holding Home for 10 seconds.

set iPhone to DFU mode

Step2: Preview and select files to recover 

We can preview before recover data from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.

Step3: Recover text messages from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4

In the end click “Recover” button to recover contacts from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 to your PC.

In the end, I’d like to remind you back up iPhone regularly. Because by doing so, you can still have your data even you lost your iPhone. If you still have your iPhone, I think the best choice is to recover from iPhone with the help of iPhone Data Recovery.

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Mar 072013

Samsung’s new phone, Galaxy Note 4, will track users’ eyes to perform key tasks like scrolling through Web pages, according to a new report.

It is said that the eye-tracking software will be built into the new smartphone, which Samsung plans to announce in New York on March 14. The New York Times, citing a person who has used the phone, says it uses unspecified technology to monitor users’ eyes and translate that motion into action: “For example, when users read articles and their eyes reach the bottom of the page, the software will automatically scroll down to reveal the next paragraphs of text.”


Samsung filed for a trademark in the United States on both “Samsung Eye Scroll” and “Eye Pause,” reports the Times. By releasing Galaxy S4 with Eye Scroll, Samsung is enhancing the Smart Stay feature seen on the Galaxy S3 for the release of the Galaxy S4. Those who are unfamiliar with the Galaxy S3’s feature must know that Smart Stay uses the forward-facing webcam to watch you while you’re using the phone, and then stops the screen from dimming and going to sleep on condition that it sees you looking at the screen. It works surprisingly well, and is helpful for reading any wall of text, whether it’s a long email, online article, or eBook.

Eye scrolling is a natural progression of this, as the camera will not only ensure the screen stays alive, but also keep an eye (sorry) on the position of your pupils as you read. The Times noted a Samsung filed a patent for a similar feature named Eye Scroll earlier this year, which senses eye movements and scrolls the display accordingly. Eye tracking technology has been hanging around the fringes of both the e-reading and computing scenes for a while, but mainly in concept form. Take a look at Text 2.0, a project from a German research team utilizing Tobii Technology’s eye tracker system to great effect back in 2010, to get an idea of where it could go in the future.

Samsung Galaxy S3 is a terrible and beautiful smart phone, with which Samsung introduced a variety of interesting software features, using them to differentiate the new phone from the competition instead of concentrating on the technical specifications. It’s likely to do the same with the Galaxy S4, with the Times’ source saying, “The new software features of the new phone outweigh the importance of the hardware.”

The Galaxy S4 should continue the trend. Samsung is determined to outclass its competitors and own the wireless handset market, and we have every reason to believe that the GS4 will impress. No, its competitors won’t simply lie in the road to be trampled, but Sammy has an important card to play. Like Apple, it has more than enough money to promote, advertise, and distribute its shiny device to the ends of the earth. That alone will carry the Galaxy GS4 far.
Though Samsung hasn’t confirmed all the reports of Samsung Galaxy S4, we could find out this time next week – March 14, the day Samsung Galaxy S4 is to be released. Till then we would be able to know more information about the Eye Scroll.

What to Do When losing Data from Samsung Galaxy

Losing data from cell phone seems to be a universal issue. However, since the coming of data recovery software, this has been an resolved problem. Data Recovery Professional is such a tool that enables us to recover photos, videos, word files, etc. from our smart phone, memory card, USB flash drive and other storage devices. Don’t forget to seek help from it when you need to recover data from Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4 and other smart phones.

Feb 262013

Researchers have discovered another lock screen bug in iOS 6.1, which allows other people to get past your lock screen without a password and view your iPhone data after plugging it into a computer.


The vulnerability was detailed in a YouTube video that revealed how a simple exploit allowed users to bypass the lock screen of a passcode-protected iPhone. The vulnerability, which was highlighted on Monday by Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica, is similar to one that was recently discovered. This new bug, however, is a bit more open, allowing attackers to plug in the phone via USB and access its data (like contacts, voicemails, photos, and more) without needing a passcode. The trick is remarkably similar to the other lock screen bug in iOS 6, but involves using the screenshot tool as well as the emergency call button to get in. Check out the video above to see it in action, and watch out for the loud annoying music.

Apple promises to close this bug with the next version of iOS, 6.1.3. However, 6.1.3 also breaks the latest jailbreak, so it’s a tradeoff. Once again, this is a good reason to enable Find My iPhone, so if your phone does get lost or stolen, you can wipe your data and protect it from ne’er-do-wells.
Of course, a hacker must have physical access to the device for the exploit to yield any data. But using the method highlighted, data such as contacts and voicemails could be extracted from a stolen iPhone even if a passcode lock were enabled on the device.
As a result you should keep your iPhone with you during parties or other public places and to keep your data safe you’d better set password for iPhone backup files. With this password no one can access your backup data. Worry about losing this password? No need at all, you can always seek help from software like iPhone Backup Unlocker to unlock iPhone backup for you.

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Feb 182013

On Tuesday, January 8thth, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was working on a cheap iPhone for release later this year. Immediately, the Internet was ablaze with “will they, or won’t they” speculation. Two days later, on January 10thth, Reuters cited Apple Marketing Chief, Phil Schiller, in an interview given to the Shanghai Evening News, as saying that developing cheaper smartphones was not a direction Apple was pursuing. However, by the next day, the Shanghai Evening News had changed its report, causing Reuters to publish a retraction. The amended report eliminated references to a cheaper smartphone. Of course, this just added fuel to the already well-stoked fire, and resulted a hotter debate on the Internet.














Does this mean that Apple needs to sell more iPhones, despite posting a record-breaking quarter, and investors still want more?

There is no doubt that dropping prices on iPhone and iPad apps drastically improves revenue and download volumes, according to one study. Developers can gain a revenue increase of 159% in a week with price changes on iPhone apps, mobile app analytics firm Distimo reports.

Price cuts have a greater effect on iPhone software, with average downloads growing by 1665% in a five-day span. For iPads, downloads increased by 871%. Developers can see an impact in a short period of time. Distimo’s study shows that in just three days, an increase is already visible. And the positive effect is lasting: the longer the sale, the larger the revenue growth.

“There is a two-fold explanation for this lagged revenue growth effect: either an increase in income from one-off fees or an increase in income generated by in-app purchases,” the company explains in its report.

Not surprisingly, the spike in interest is cut short when app costs rise. Downloads drop by -57% for iPad apps and -46% for the iPhone.

The report showed 850 unique iPhone applications and 930 iPad applications changing costs at least once in December, and their price changes fell within a $1 to $3 range.

Apple’s app store continues to grow at a steady rate, with increased revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012. Developers can follow suit by discounting prices, since its payoffs are far reaching. The same results were found for applications in Google Play, though not to the same extent of iOS App Store.

If Apple is researching on the cheaper iPhone which focuses on the China market, investors could still get more by expanding the China market.

Read more articles to find how to find iPhone a backup password.

 Posted by at 9:38 am
Feb 102013


It is reported by hackers evad3rs that an iPhone 5 and iPad 3 iOS 6 jailbreak finally arrived last weekend. The group has said that it will be launching its untethered iOS 6 evasi0n jailbreak on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.

iOS owners have been desperately awaiting for the release for months now and it looks like the wait is finally over.

It has been reported that the untethered jailbreak has gone through tests on Mac, Windows and Linux before it was release on Sunday Feb. 3, 2013.

The jailbreak is “compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini models running iOS 6.0 through 6.1,” the official evasi0n website has explained. That means that any iOS users who own an iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5, iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad mini will be able to use the jailbreak.

The iPhone 5, the iPad 4, and the iPad Mini have all been hugely successful over recent months and millions of the devices have been sold worldwide since release. However, many users seek to jailbreak their devices to optimize the functionality of the devices, and allows them to personalize it a lot more to their desires.

If you are interested in jailbreaking your phone, all analysts advice that files should be backed up first prior to attempting any jailbreak, to ensure that nothing important is lost. And you could backup iPhone to PC using iPhone Data Recovery.

An untethered jailbreak for the iOS 6 has been available for some time, although it has not been rolled out extensively because hackers expected that Apple would fix various bugs with the iOS 6.1 versions, and with the changes, ruin their work. However, the operating system has since settled down and should be stable for a fully fledged jailbreak to be released.

Users greatly prefer an untethered jailbreak to the tethered kind, as an untethered kind allows users to reboot the device without having to reinstall the jailbreak manually all over again.

Most people wish to jailbreak their devices to access unofficial apps, and download external software to help them customize their device outside the restrictions of the Apple Store and iTunes.

However, of course anyone planning to jailbreak their iPhone or iPad this coming week should remember that any warrantee would be invalidated by such actions.

By the way, if you happen to lose important data from iTunes backup files, it is easy to use iTunes Data Recovery to extract iPhone backup, or iPad and iPod touch backup.


 Posted by at 7:56 am
Jan 232013

You cannot just use a single word to judge iPad mini. It’s a sign of Apple’s stagnant innovation of the past two years. They still make the finest consumer electronics in my book and they have always been work hard to create wonders. The iPad mini is fantastic. It may not be revolutionary, but it’s possibly my favorite Apple product since the day I got my iPhone 3GS.


What makes the iPad mini great is that Apple has once again proven that specs are bullshit. The iPad mini does not look great on paper. It’s got a slow processor, a bad display, and well, just looks like a last generation product. But once you hold this beauty, you realize that this is nothing but perfect.

Everyone that touches my iPad mini falls in love with it. Even people that had no interest in the gadgets I purchase were instantly attracted by its tiny aluminum body. There’s something about this device that just makes you want to hold it and I’ve had to pry it out of people’s hands to get it back.

The display is what matters most in a device like this – it’s where you live. So it makes it unfortunate that the mini doesn’t have a Retina display. The 1024×768 panel isn’t horrible, but it’s not perfect. I find the colors to be a bit dull and it seems to be more reflective than the iPhone 5 or Retina iPad. The glass is also a thinner than the other iPads so it gives a little when you press on it. But after a while, you begin to forget these things and just focus on the content. If you’re really into the book you’re reading, you don’t think about what paper it’s printed on.

I guess the most exciting change with the mini is how Apple has created a seamless meeting of glass and aluminum. Every phone and tablet I have seen a plastic ring around the glass. One of the benefits of this design is that it adds a buffer so if the metal edge were to be dented, the glass could be protected. Having this seamless junction also means that tolerances must be perfect, as glass is a much less forgiving material than plastic. I wonder how the mini will be worse off in light drops but this reduction of parts does look beautiful. Sometimes a bit of danger is sexy.

life-with-ipad-mini-2iPad mini, Retina iPad and the first generation iPad. Apple calls the iPad mini a “concentration of, not a reduction of” the 9.7” iPad. I’ve got to agree with them here. And as the iPad has been becoming increasingly concentrated, I’ve been using it more. I don’t even think screen size is the driving force here, it’s the reduction of mass and therefore weight. The thing I do most on my iPad is read and browse the web (which I’m guessing are the most popular uses for the device), and the Retina iPad was simply too heavy to read for hours in bed with.

Performance on the iPad mini is really snappy. I’ve “downgraded” from a Retina iPad and not once did I feel that the mini was inadequate in horsepower. I don’t really play games on the iPad mini so I’m not sure about its graphics capabilities but for everything else, you won’t notice a thing. This photo also does a good job of showing an accurate representation of the “Slate” colored iPad mini. The device really comes in two colors, silver and navy. I like this tint but if you’re not a fan of blue, keep in mind that Apple doesn’t actually sell a “black” mini.

The best analogy I can make to the iPad mini is the new Porsche Boxster. The Boxster is a brilliant roadster that’s fun, well executed and is a fantastic looking thing. It’s also the cheapest and smallest Porsche you can get, at a surprisingly “affordable” price at under $50,000. And because the Boxster has a rather modest 265hp, you’ll make use of every horse you are given – which I find more fun than being overpowered by the car. Despite this, there are many people that will make fun of you if you get this car. Most will still call it a poor-man’s Porsche. Well, here’s the thing: The Boxster is without a question an amazing car. And so is the iPad mini. Sometimes you don’t need to get the biggest thing with the best specs. Sometimes less is more, and the iPad mini has proven it to me.

I am enjoying my life with iPad mini, and the small gadget just makes my life more colorful. Recently I even learnt how to backup iPad mini with a tool called iPhone Data Recovery. There seems to be more things for me to do since iPad mini came to my life.

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Jan 102013

If you’ve ever used a PC running a mature version of Windows – that is, one that has been installed and used for quite some time, and that has had numerous freeware and paid-for applications installed on it – you’ll know that the overall speed and responsiveness is generally much slower than a freshly installed copy of Windows. The same thing is also true of the boot speed. A mature Windows installation can take noticeably longer to reach the desktop than a brand new installation.

That said, even a freshly installed copy of Windows isn’t quite as fast as it could be when it comes to the boot process. Windows doesn’t come pre-optimized, especially when it comes to the processes carried out during the boot cycle. There are many things Windows does during the boot procedure that probably doesn’t even apply to your PC, such as checking for network connections. On a single-user, standalone PC these operations and checks are still carried out, since they are part of the generic Windows boot process – whether you like and need them or not. There are a few things you need to know in order to speed Up Windows boot-up.

Stop Autostarting Programs

A large number of Windows applications, from freeware and shareware utilities to full-blown commercial suites such as Microsoft Office, manage to insert some portion of them into your Windows setup. Each one of these programs loads and runs every time you start Windows. Apart from the obvious memory implications, the time added to your boot-up process can be horrendous by the time you get ten or 15 of these residents. A common misconception is that they all run from the StartUp folder – they don’t, and most will be triggered using specialized Registry entries.
It can be difficult to decide what you can and can’t remove from the list of autorun programs, although TweakAll does make it easier by showing the full name, so you can work out which entry belongs to which application. To begin with, a common offender is the Microsoft Office Startup application, which is rarely used yet still manages to load every time you boot. Other programs such as Adobe’s Photoshop insert ancillary extras such as the Adobe Gamma Loader, which you can happily disable. In some cases, you’ll find entries for little-used utilities that come attached to major programs, and in other cases pieces of hardware – the SoundBlaster Live cards can install stuff like this that you’re unlikely to need and can happily switch off until you do, for example.
There are some you should never turn off, though. For all Windows systems, leave entries such as ScanRegistry and SystemTray well alone, as these are critical parts of Windows itself and are best left alone. For Windows Me systems, you’ll need to leave StateMgr alone, too, as this is part of the PC Health system that integrates with essential utilities such as System Restore.

Analyse Your Bootlog

You can make boot logs to check for problems that may be slowing you down.

1. Force Windows to create a boot log and launch Boot Log Analyzer. Click the Show delays button to display only items that have taken a long time. You’ll need to sift through this manually and check to see what’s causing the delays, since it could be anything from corrupted fonts to missing programs.

2. Enable the Show failures button. Usually, you should see nothing more than a failure reference to SDVXD, and this is normal. The most common failure refers to NDIS2SUP.VXD, a network driver.
3. Find the file (usually it’s in the Windows/System folder) and move it somewhere safe, deleting the original. Load Regedit and use the Find function to remove each reference to this file. Boot again and check your boot log – this failure should now be gone.

Speed Up Your Boot Time

Need to reduce your boot time? Follow these steps to shave a second or two here and there off that seemingly endless wait.

1. Switch to TweakUI’s Boot tab. For greatest effect, make sure Always show boot menu is switched off, and disable the Display splash screen while booting box.

2. Next, edit the Msdos.sys. This is hidden, so you need to show it via the View tab in Folder Options. Call up the file’s Properties, and switch off the Hidden and Read-only attributes.

3. Open the file in Notepad. Switch off the Windows logo by adding the line, Logo=0. You can also increase speed by disabling the log Windows creates during boot time by adding the line, DisableLog=1.

4. Open TweakAll’s Run Programs plugin. Here you can disable autoloading programs. Unlike other solutions, TweakAll displays all methods used to start programs, and not just the StartUp folder.

5. As you can see, most autoloading programs are controlled using Registry keys rather than by running from the StartUp folder. You’ll find most offenders in Registry Run – Local Machine.

6. Expand the trees by double-clicking down through the levels. For more detailed advice on what you can and can’t remove, read the main text. To kill an entry, select it and click the Remove button.

Still, if your Windows has boot-up problems, I bet there is no way the above methods could help you out. Luckily that we’ve got a lot program that could easily solve all boot-up problems such as blue or black screen that appears when we boot up computer. Windows Boot Genius is such a professional tool which is there to help.

Dec 282012

A few days ago a man made headlines for making an announcement that he could break an eight-character Windows password with brute force in less than six hours by harnessing the power of 25 GPUs, another savvy user has reminded us of a workaround that can bypass the password of virtually any Windows account you want in 10 minutes.

The trick has been used for many years and involves replacing the login screen’s Ease of Access Center software with a command prompt. To pull it off, all you need is a bootable System Recovery media or a bootable Windows 8 installation media.

Below are the detailed steps to do this trick.

A. First logon Windows 8 as administrator. Then click Start, type in the Run box (press “Win+R” keys to open Run Box) “lusrmgr.msc” in the Search Box or Run Box.

B. When “Local Users and Groups” dialog appears, open “Users” folder. Right-click a user account and select “Set Password”.


C. When a dialog pops up, type a new password twice, and click “OK”.

After that’s done, you can reboot and when you get to the Windows login screen, the Ease of Access Center icon should launch a command prompt. Now you can enter net user to get a list of Windows accounts, then net user USERNAME * to initiate a reset, which requires you to enter and confirm the new password.

However, this method could make you lose access to all encrypted files, stored passwords, and personal security certificates in your computer. If you want to crack Windows 7 password, or Windows XP password, using Windows Password Recovery may be a good choice.

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