Hi friends, as promised I am back with a brand new topic for you- Android Emulator, and in this section I am uncovering some myths and facts that you should know. Hey, don’t panic if don’t know what’s going on here because I am sure that many of you might be hearing the term “Android Emulator” for the first time, and those who have heard it before, are in constant voyage to know more about this. [Read more…]
No matter if you are hard core racing freak or only love playing games that involve sports, you can’t escape from the addiction of playing Temple Run series once you start playing this seductive game. Despite of a simple game-play, Temple Run is very addictive and fun to play game. If you are wondering as to what is the main conception of the game, you need to know that at heart, it is an exceptionally simple game. All you have to do is keep running and pile up coins. The more the coins you steal, the higher will be your score. As you are running, you will have a mischievous sprite chasing you down. The mischievous sprite will try to kill you and there will be many obstacles that you will face. You have to try hard to clear all the obstacles because if you trip and fall on the way, the demons are going to hunt you down as it breathes down your neck all the time. The graphics of the game are very crisp and vivid.
With over 170 million downloads and still counting, Temple Run series has redefined mobile gaming. It’s not necessary how you rate other games but I can challenge you that you can’t rate this game below 4 stars. [Read more…]
Last week the company Wacom, almost a monopoly in the world of digital drawing, introduced new technology WILL – Wacom Ink Layer Language. This is the new universal standard that provides cross-platform and work together locally or in the cloud, regardless of the device and the ecosystem. The technology involves the use of not only specialized tablets for digital painting, but also Smartphones and conventional tablet computers equipped with a stylus.
Digital painting, that is, the creation of electronic pictures through computer simulations art tools – this is a very interesting area. We do not hear big news every week about the new graphics tablet and do not wait with bated breath new tools, however, this area of consumer electronics stably and continuously evolving. Digital painting is not as highly specialized as, say, programming. Availability of technologies and tools allow even non-professional artists to create their own digital pictures. As well, the industry has evolved and what can we expect in the future? Let’s try to find out!
Direction digital painting quite young, obviously – for his appearance had sufficient development of computers and the input and output information. The exact date of the first computer drawing, in general, and is not known to anyone. Yes, and that can be considered as such? Does pseudographics to digital drawing or not? The first visible and colorful works made on the computer appeared in the mid 90s of last century, when the widespread SVGA-monitors and video card capable of displaying 16.7 million colors.
Interestingly, the ancestor of the modern tools of digital artist, the first graphics tablet, appeared before the development of personal computers. In 1888, Elisha Gray someone patented the first graphics tablet. And here is the first device, really like modern, consisting of a pen and a flat device, pressure-sensitive, working in conjunction with a computer and used to Stylator handwriting in 1957.
Since the end of the twentieth century the rapid development of digital painting or CG-art (Computer Graphics Art). The reason for this is, firstly, the availability. In order to draw on the computer, you must have a computer in addition to the purchase only graphics tablet and software. The second reason for the growth was the increase in popularity of the artist’s work rate. Graphics programs offer a large number of tools, not to mention the rich color palette. Contemporary artist enough to make two mouse clicks to select the desired color – no need to buy and mix the paint. And do not forget the biggest plus of the computer – any erroneous action in the program can be easily undone. In digital drawing easier to make changes, and send it to the destination, you can immediately upon completion – no need to wait until the paint is dry, and transfer digital media on canvas.
In digital painting great promise but also great limitations. Since the 18th century, traditional art is practically no technical development, contemporary artists are doing almost the same set of instruments as their counterparts a hundred years ago: canvas, brushes, oil … But it grows every year resolution and pixel density displays, enhanced color quality, increasing computing power, develops software – all this is the determining factor for the development of digital ink. That is one side. On the other hand, the resolution of modern monitors are far from resolution of the human eye, the monitor is not able to bring a number of parts and details, which can provide live monitoring of the same size plot canvas classical painting.
HTC has announced two new handsets in mid-range category-Desire 816 and Desire 610 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Desire 610 sports a 4.7-inch qHD display powered with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 1GB of RAM. It features 8GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via microSD card up to 64GB. The HTC Desire 610 features an 8-megapixel f/2.4 rear camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, which can also capture 720p videos! Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC (optional), and 4G LTE connectivity. The device comes with HTC’s proprietary BoomSound functionality with stereo speakers, alongside a 2040mAh battery.
On the other hand, Desire 816 sport a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels resolution) display and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM. There’s 8GB of internal storage with microSD up to 128GB. Desire 816 sports a 13 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel camera on the front. The smartphone is backed-up by a 2600mAh battery, is just 7.99mm thick and weighs 165g. HTC Desire 816 will offer LTE and HSPA+ (up to 42Mbps) connectivity options. The HTC Desire 816 will arrive in white, black, red, yellow and purple colour variants. Interestingly, the handset is the first HTC device to incorporate a Nano-SIM instead of a Micro-SIM card. There’s no word which version of Android these are running just yet, but we imagine HTC will want to launch with at least Jelly Bean on-board. Desire 610 will arrive in May while Desire 816 will be available by April.
Torrents have been one of the best things that happened to mankind. It is unbelievable to see how much people depend on them for all sorts of things. Right from many educational videos to entertainment. Torrent cater to almost everything that there is on the planet. With the advancement and development of technology, people have now moved to smart phones and tablets for entertainment. So have the torrents. This article will give the reader an insight into how he needs to download torrents on an Apple and Android device.
Considering Android is one of the most popularly used operating system, torrents have made their way into it. The downloading of a torrent on an Android device is one of the easiest things to do. It is just a matter of a few simple steps:
– Go to the Google Play Store and download aDownloader. There are many free options that are available, but this is the best to use and there is no download throttling.
– The next step is to configure the location of the saved files. The user has to enter the path manually but it is not difficult to figure it out.
– Then the user needs to open a browser and enter a download repository and then type the name of the desired torrent.
– Skipping the first few results of the search and then examining the size, age, health and seeders is the next step of the process.
– After finding the most attractive torrent, tap the torrent link. It is essential that the user does not press any other buttons in the process.
– Then the downloaded file will appear on the notification from where the media can be obtained.
These are 6 simple ways to get the best torrents onto the Android device and enjoy all kinds of media on it. It eliminates the carrying of heavy laptops and other such things.
After rejecting the BitTorrent application for its app store, Apple has made it look shady for itself in the category of smart phones. But not many people know that there are ways to download torrents on to an Apple handset. All one needs to do is install VuzeBitTorrent Client and the iZureus extension.
After installing both of them, the user needs to go to ‘Tools > Plugins > Installation Wizard.’ Then he needs to select ‘By list from Sourceforge.net’ and scroll down to find ‘Azureus HTML WebUI.’ This is a plugin that the user needs to install. The last part of it is to open a browser on the phone, and enter 127.0.0.1:6886 in the address bar and the user can access the regular Azureus HTML interface. Then he needs to go to Vuze’s ‘Preferences > Plugins > HTML WEB UI’ and enter a password. Then he is good to go with all the torrents that he needs.
It is true that Apple is a little conservative when it comes to third party software and intervention in the app store, but for those users who are die hard Apple fans they can use this method to easily get their work done.
You should consider many things when you’re buying a new Smartphone. After all it is very necessary to buy a Smartphone which will provide you a smart life as well as make your life easier and more fun. With the right Smartphone you can do everything you want, from managing your emails and appointments, getting directions, keeping track of your workouts, listening music, viewing videos and movies and making phone calls and texts to your friends. Don’t be end, you will be able to capture the amazing moments by your high quality Smartphone camera, play games and keep socially connected via social media. But finding the right Smartphone always becomes so confusing. You have to consider these specifications such as operating systems, processing power, camera quality, screen quality and size, battery and mostly the carriers of your desired Smartphone.
I think the following steps will help you to pick up a right Smartphone for you.
Choose the right OS
Choosing the right operating system (OS) I think a most important decision particularly when you’re actually goes to buy a new Smartphone. There are three dominant Smartphone OS platforms are popularly known in the today’s market. These are Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. Many of the present Smartphone are now operating with Android OS such as Samsung, Sony, and HTC etc. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS is still popular and Google recently released the most recent version; the Android 4.4 KitKat. Apple’s iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 are also popular platform for Smartphone but iOS only operate the Apple phone and Windows Phone for Nokia Smartphones.
As you’re buying a Smartphone you must consider the processing power. The powerful CPU and chip will provide you more speed, more processing capacity and huge multitasking. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor is very popular in the current market for Android and Windows phone. At present, Apple’s A7 chip with 64-bit power comes in the market inside with iPhone 5S which now amazingly doubles the performance. RAM is also important; present’s flagship offers 2GB or 3GB RAM.
Buy the best Camera
Todays high-end Smartphones offer 20.7 megapixel or over camera with modern camera technologies. The Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z1, Apple iPhone 5S and Nokia Lumia 1020 turn back the camera revolution in the Smartphone market. Many premium camera Smartphones are now offering you the images and videos like the standard compact camera. So, you must consider that you’re not only buying a Smartphone but also buying a camera also.
Screen Quality and Size
Screen quality and size is very important to consider. Is the Smartphone giving you the better viewing experience or not and is it comfortable to hold or grip? Right now, 1080p displays are popular for its sharpness and better viewing experience of images and videos. Samsung’s AMOLED screen technology, Sony’s BRAVIA mobile TV screen technologies are providing best Smartphone display. Present market research shows that users are attracting by the bumpy 5+ screen but I think 4.7-inch to 5-inch screen is better for the smart users.
Battery, oh yeah, a great tension for the Smartphone users. Because if you want the above all specs better your battery consumption will be high. But I think you should choose a 3000 mAh battery at least to become tensionless for 13 or 14 hours.
Carrier selections fully depend upon you. Considering the coverage, plan pricing and data speed you should choose your best carrier which is suitable for you and your area. The big four carriers are Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
10 Terabyte of free cloud storage online? Did I read it right? How can it possibly happen?
I had the same question in my mind until I actually saw it. Yes the Chinese internet giant Tencent is offering 10 TB of free cloud storage putting Cloud computing experts Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Microsoft to mere shame.
This move my Tencent is a serious wake up call for these guys. Even Baidu offering 1 TB of free storage was a shock when it launched it.
But there is a catch over here. Before you start filling up your 10 TB of drive with your stuff, let me tell you, Tencent won’t give you all the space at once, but will top it up when you reach the threshold of storage.
How does it work?
Sign up for the Tencent QQ account and download the latest version of the Tencent Cloud mobile app.
Hit the big blue button on Weiyun’s promo site and you will immediately receive 1 TB worth of free online cloud space first.
The content in the website is in Chinese language and is fairly difficult to sign up if you are unaware of the language. Google’s auto translate feature also does not work here so just try figuring out things.
As the amount of space in your cloud storage increases, Tencent will top up your storage space automatically, up to a maximum of 10 TB. The table below demonstrates how it works, with the first row referring to used storage space, and the second row referring to the auto top-up amounts.
Though it seems more like a promotional offer, if you don’t want to miss this awesome offer of free cloud storage worth 10 TB, better be quick in getting your hands on. Just this week Microsoft upgraded its free storage worth 7 GB to 25 GB.
This move has sure set up the bar of offering free cloud storage amount to the next level and the rivals should get their nerves flowing dealing with it.
I would also like to tell that also beware of your stuff as the service is provided by a Chinese firm, there can be some security and privacy issues in future as we have seen many a times about it before. The servers can be breached in because of the massive change in online cloud computing industry.
Ball is at your court
What do you think about this free cloud storage and that too worth a whooping 10 TB of FREE space? Let us know about it in the comments below.
Do you feel angry when Facebook blocks you for 7 days or even further, 30 days? Fret not because you are not the only one. There are thousand other Facebook users who feel the same.
And the below pop-up is one of the most irritating thing that can happen to a Facebook user.
Why am I blocked for so many Days?
Well, the simple reason is, you sent too many friend requests to someone who did not accept your request and went unanswered. This is so that you will send requests to the only person that you know in real life.
Make sure you use real name and real profile image so people can recognise you when you send them the friend request.
How can I prevent Facebook from giving me friend requests Ban notice?
Now, here is a simple logic, Facebook will not ban you for having a single unanswered friend request. So, you will need to cancel the remaining friend requests that you have sent.
Follow the below steps to remove the Ban from your Facebook Profile:
1. Click on Friends icon, then select “See all”
2. Now click on “View Sent Request”
You can also directly click on this link to go on View Sent Request.
Here, you will find a list of all the Facebook users you sent the request to but went unanswered.
3. Cancel the unwanted sent requests
Once you see all the users you want to cancel the friend request, click on the “Friend Request Sent” next to the users and click on “Cancel Request”.
This way you will cancel all the unwanted requests that you sent and for which Facebook blocked you from sending more Friend Requests.
As I said before, Facebook will ban you only if you have more than 3-5 unanswered requests, you can cancel all the requests keeping 1-2 untouched, if you want.
Once you have cancelled all the requests, you can now regain the original authority of sending requests.
It would be useless sending requests to people you don’t know, or you are aware that they won’t accept your request anyways.
It is always recommended to stay within limits and don’t get carried away in sending friend requests. If you ever get blocked again, or any of your friends get blocked, don’t forget to share with them this trick of avoiding Friend Request Ban on Facebook for those haunting 30 days.
Over to you:
I hope this tutorial will help people in regaining back their request sending authority. If you face any problem, comment down below. Share this article with your friends so they don’t miss on sending important friend requests.
Also read my another post on – How to Send Friend Requests even When you are Blocked
This post will help you read eBooks on Windows 8 devices. The tutorial is valid for eBook types EPUB, PDF and Kindle.
More and more people today have moved to Windows 8’s camp, largely out of curiosity and its chic metro-style interface, which delivers us a brand-new feeling with the fusion of traditional computers and tablets.
Among several versions of Windows 8, ARM version comes for tablets / smartphones, which exclusively support ARM-processor-based apps whereas other versions are theoretically compatible with all Windows applications.
To be specific, 41 people have asked me how to read different types of eBooks on Windows 8 devices. So I have decided to gather some information and type them down for you.
This artcle will cover how to read eBooks (EPUB / PDF / Kindle) on standard Windows 8 devices (including Windows Surface Pro).
Read eBooks on Windows 8
1. Read EPUB books on Windows 8
Many professional reading apps originally supporting EPUB formats have already released Win 8 version, such as Nook for Win 8 / RT and Kobo for Win 8 / RT. Others like Sony for PC and Calibre can be installed on Win 8 OS as well.
In addition, you can also read EPUB eBooks with another reading app, Metro Reader, which is said to be the first reading app for Windows 8 OS, if you hate to be confined to some eBook stores. Metro Reader also supports TXT formats and is for sale Windows app store.
For purchased eBooks (excluding Kobo / Sony / Nook / Kindle eBooks), which are mostly DRM protected, we are likely to switch to Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) as above reading apps can’t work in this case.
However, there is no ADE for Win 8 available (for the time being) and current ADE 2.0 requires .Net 3.5 on your computer. Fortunately, previous ADE 1.7 can be installed on Win 8 and enable readers to read Adobe DRM protected books.
2. Read PDF books on Windows 8
Almost all reading apps supporting EPUB work on PDF as well, except for Metro Reader, which only work for eBooks formatted in EPUB and TXT. One professional PDF reader for Win 8 is Adobe Reader, and it is free in Windows app store.
Adobe Reader offers many functions to maximize users’ reading experience such as password-PDF support (non-DRM), words/images zooming, etc. Similarly, you can turn to Adobe Digital Editions (1.7) if you need to read DRM-protected PDF books on Windows 8.
3. Read Kindle books on Windows 8
One thing we have to mention is to read Kindle books on Windows 8. Yes, it’s a piece of cake since Amazon has released Kindle for Win 8, as what it has done on other platforms.
Steps to read Amazon Kindle books on Windows 8
#1 Download and install Kindle for Win 8 / RT app on Windows 8. #2 Register Kindle for Win 8 app with your Amazon account. Once you have registered your Kindle app on Win 8, all your purchased Kindle books will be synced automatically.
Things will be a bit cumbersome, nevertheless, if you have already got a Win 8 ARM device, say the hot MS Surface RT. Compared to a heap of android reading apps, there are far fewer reading programs in Windows Metro app store. The absence of ADE for Win 8 / RT makes it even tougher to read DRM-protected eBooks on mobile devices running Win 8.
In this case, you will have to firstly rely on DRM removing tools such as Calibre plugins and free ePubee to make your books DRM free and then read with Win 8 reading apps. Well, this case actually explains to us why full Windows 8 is a better pick to some extent.
Have you adopted Windows 8 on your personal computer yet? Do you read eBooks on Windows 8 powered devices?