Sunday, March 31, 2013

10 practical, easy and funny April Fools’ Day pranks to play on your kids

It’s been April Fools’ Day again. This is the funniest holiday in a year. People could play tricks and pranks on each other with a “Happy Fools’ Day” ending to make pranked people laugh aloud. Lots of parents count April Fools’ Day as one of their favorite holidays of the year. Having a day devoted to practical jokes gives moms and dads a break from playing the straight guy. So, here, I have collected 10 practical, easy and funny April Fools’ Day pranks for parents to play on their kids. Check them below:
10-April-Fools-Day-Pranks-for-Kids

1. “Put a rubber band around the sprayer on the kitchen sink and make sure it’s pointing straight out. When your kids go to wash their hands they’ll get sprayed!”  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

13 Popular and nice movies to watch on Easter 2013 with your family and kids

The 2013 Easter is just around the corner. Actually, as the developing of society, the traditional holidays are not only the time for people to celebrate and commemorate, but also an great opportunity to get highly discounted items online or from physical shops.  For movie fans, a good news comes that they can get a highly discounted media solution, Total Media Converter Ultimate, capable of processing all media conversions between video, audio, DVD, Blu-ray and online videos, from the 2013 Easter Promotion. But the question may come that once they have wonderful tool to assist movie enjoying on 2013 Easter, quite few options of Easter movies are known to be chosen. Thus, I have collected some wonderful Easter movies, which are quite popular and nice for you to watch on Easter Day with your family for 2013 Easter. 
Happy Easter 2013

Amongst these:
* The First Easter Rabbit (1976) – this animation movie is the story of the first Easter bunny. When a little girl tosses her stuffed bunny, the movie goes on telling the story of the animal going out in the world and officially becoming the first Easter rabbit. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Apple iPhone 5S is reported to have a “Killer Feature” to surprise fans

iPhone 5S
HTC, Sony, and Samsung have all had their big reveals for new flagship devices, and Motorola/Google is still a couple months away from Google I/O and whatever announcement is made there. So, that means it's time for analysts to come back out and talk about Apple. The newest bit of "analysis" says that the iPhone 5S (but really iOS) will have a new "killer feature", which seems like a pretty obvious thing for Apple to aim at providing.

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty may be a bit more reliable of a source, because she has recently met with Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer. Huberty is saying that "Apple will surprise this year" with "a killer feature that drives consumers increasingly to the platform”. She said that the feature would start on the iPhone 5S, but made it clear that whatever the improvement, it would be a software feature, because it would increase "the value of those 500 million [Apple] accounts."

Monday, March 18, 2013

5 Best and Most Popular Android Smartphones So Far

Unlike iOS smartphone, which only includes a single iPhone, Android phones come in all different shapes, sizes, and feature sets from various manufacturers. With such a steady stream of excellent handsets, the list of best and most popular Android smartphones updates frequently, so it is necessary to make it clear that these smartphones on the list are just the best and most popular Android smartphones so far. Let’s cut the crap and go to the topic directly to see the list.
Samsung Galaxy S 3
Samsung Galaxy S3 (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon)
Pumped with high-performing hardware and creative software features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent, top-end phone that's neck and neck with the HTC One X.
Pro: The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes fully loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G LTE/HSPA+ 42 capability, a zippy dual-core processor, and a strong 8-megapixel camera. S Beam is an excellent software enhancement, and the handset's price is right.
Con: The Galaxy S3's screen is too dim, and Samsung's Siri competitor, S Voice, disappointed.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition retail disc version lands on April 20th at $19.99

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
With the release of Skin Pack 4 for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, it’s really excited for people to get the news that Microsoft will soon bring “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” to retail as a disc-based version that will let gamers who are not currently connected to Xbox LIVE experience the thrill of Minecraft! This version of “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” will contain all the same features and content included in the current version, as well as the new additions coming soon in the ninth title update to the game. The retail game will be exactly the same as the digital version in every way, including support for multiplayer connectivity between the retail game and the digital download, and the retail disc version will receive all the same content and feature updates as the digital version ongoing.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

4 innovations on Samsung Galaxy S IV would lead the trend of future smartphones

With so many anticipations and so long the waiting, we have finally got clear to the release of the next Samsung Galaxy. It is only three days until Samsung officially releases Galaxy S IV on March 14th in New York City. The new Galaxy S smartphone is reported to be great features in configuration, like: thinner, larger, faster and better camera. However, all these features could be “common shinning spots” in various other smartphones, just like Xperia Z. Actually, the features that make the Galaxy S IV different from other smartphones are some innovations, right which might lead the trend of the future smartphones. Let’s take a look at these innovations:
Samsung Galaxy S IV
Innovation 1 - Rumored eye-tracking technology: The smart operating of the phone that would allow users to scroll pages via eyes. When users’ eyes reach the bottom of the page, the smartphone would automatically load up the next page.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S IV reportedly to feature 13MP camera and 1.8GHz quad-core processor in leaked images

The next Thursday’s Samsung Galaxy S IV event is just around the corner. At that time all the detailed specs and features of Samsung Galaxy S IV would be exposed. Samsung is always not good at keeping their devices under wraps, especially when their carriers have got the devices in hand a few days before the official release, though, it could be considered as some kind of advertisement. Just before the announcement, new specs of Samsung Galaxy S IV have been exposed. This time comes to the camera and processor. As reported, Samsung Galaxy S IV would come with a 13MP camera and a 1.8GHz quad-core processor.
Samsung Galaxy S IV specs
The screenshots, released by GSM Israel, apparently shows the Quick System Info PRO app running on the Galaxy S4 – which revealing specifications such as a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 display with a 480ppi pixel density. With such wonderful screen display, it would be amazing for people to enjoy HD movies on Galaxy S IV.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New features of Samsung Galaxy S IV exposed in leaked system settings screenshots

Just like the long talked and anticipated Apple iPhone 5S, the next generation of Samsung Galaxy flagship, the Galaxy S IV, is also a hot spot in smartphone industry. Not like iPhone 5S, which we have got quite little information, the Samsung Galaxy S IV seems to be much easier for people to get the specs. Just like this time. Once again, there’re several leaked screenshots online regarding on the new Galaxy S IV, which indicate new features, showed in the picture below:
Samsung Galaxy S IV
The leaked pictures are about some system settings of Galaxy S IV. Two of the leaked features on the leaked system settings screenshots are worthy of mention: Smart Scroll and Smart Pause. The former new feature could record users’ eyes and smartly scroll the pages when users’ eyes reach the bottom of the page during web browsing. The Smart Pause feature means the smartphone would automatically pause the media playing when users turn away their faces.

The Samsung Galaxy S IV would be officially announced next Thursday on the Samsung Galaxy S IV event on March 14th. The phone is reported to come with a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 1.8GHz 8-core processor, 64GB memory storage, 2GB RAM, 13MP camera and Android Jelly Bean OS. 

More pictures leaked:

Apple to release an iPhone 5S with A7 chip and fingerprint security and a cheaper fiberglass model in June?

The reports about the next iPhone have been everywhere online. There’re rumors reporting that iPhone 5S would be announced in August previously. But now, Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who has correctly predicted quite a few Apple's plans before, now restates that Cupertino is aiming to launch both a souped-up iPhone 5S, and a more affordable iPhone in June.
iPhone 5S
The iPhone 5S might look and feel like the current Apple flagship, but upgraded with a more powerful A7 SoC, dual LED flash with alternative coloring, which we've heard about before, as well as a fingerprint security method, integrated after its acquiring of AuthenTec last year for $356 million.

The cheaper iPhone is going to add some bulk and heft compared to the premium device, and the chassis is allegedly going to be fused out of fiberglass and plastic.

It will sport LTE radio, but the analyst thinks Apple will be having tailored versions for different carriers like the TD-SCDMA China Mobile, rather than slap Qualcomm's newly-announced chip that combines all radios under the sun: "RF360's customers are OEMs who have no capability to design RF front end and PA by themselves," mentioned the analyst.

The iPhone 5S is also going to arrive in a version for China Mobile subscribers, but the analyst expects the network testing procedures to be done at a later date than the global July launch, namely around September this year, which will serve as a huge boost for the iPhone 5S holiday quarter sales.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to be out with Eye-Tracking technology on March 14th event

So far, as we know about the next generation of Samsung Galaxy flagship, the Galaxy S IV would be officially unveiled on March 14th in New York City. Now, right at the edge of the very upcoming unveiling event of this new Galaxy S smartphone, a new report from The New York Times claims Samsung's next flagship handset will track users' eyes to automatically scroll content – the known Eye-Tracking technology.
Samsung Galaxy S IV event
The Eye-Tracking technology will track a user's eyes to determine where to scroll when viewing content such as a website. When people are reading content on website with Galaxy S IV and their eyes reach the bottom of the screen, the Galaxy S IV will reportedly automatically scroll down the page, allowing the user to view more content without needing to touch the display.

As for other features of Galaxy S IV, there would be an eight-core Exynox processor along with a separate eight-core graphics processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. As for the screen display, there also appear changes in material. The long reported SuperAMOLED screen is rumored to be replaced by LED screen display due to the shortage of material. The screen size is 4.99-inch. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Rivio to premiere Angry Birds Toons cartoon series on March 16th for every weekend enjoyment

Rovio just announced that the weekly Angry Birds Toons would be premiered on March 16th. People could watch the Angry Birds Toons live every weekend to get to know the latest adventures of the birds and the pigs. This cartoon series includes 52 clips, each of which will be 3 minutes long. In this brand-new cartoon series, you could get deep into the story. What makes Bomb Bird so angry? Why is the King Pig the King Pig? And are those mischievous piggies ever going to get hold of the eggs? You can get all answers in the Angry Birds Toons.
Angry Birds Toons
Rovio has promised to broadcast the Angry Birds Toons cartoon series via various other platforms and devices, though still to be cleared on which platforms and devices. Of course, with a free video downloader and video converter, you can freely download Angry Birds Toons and watch Angry Birds Toons on your own devices as you like.
Actually, the Angry Birds Toons carton series is just the entry strategy of Rovio into entertainment. The ultimate purpose of Rovio is to become Hollywood flagship entertainment company just like Disney.  Rovio has started the work to cooperate with the film producer of Despicable Me, John Cohen, to prepare Angry Birds 3D CG film, which is scheduled for 2016 theater release. 


Friday, March 1, 2013

A detailed introduction of HTC One specs – Larger Screen, Full HD resolution, Ultrapixel camera and Android Jelly Bean

It’s been sometime since the official release of HTC One, perhaps one of the best all-rounded packages set to come out on the market in the first half of 2013. Widely known, HTC has got a tradition in making aluminum unibody phones with the absolute latest tech available for all its gadgets. So is the HTC One. This brand-new smartphone no doubt delivers quite amazing excitement for people with the wonderful features.
HTC One
The biggest bullet point in the features list is the camera - a 4MP "ultra-pixel" camera. Yes, the resolution sounds too low, but this camera marks a first in the mobile phone imaging world, which puts it next to the Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 920, which means that the “ultra-pixel” 4MP camera could even snap pictures with high quality like that of Lumia 920 and Nokia 808 Pureview, according to HTC announcement.

Of course, HTC One is also performing excellent in other specs. The 4.7" 16M-color 1080p (1080 x 1920 pixels) Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen delivers up to 469ppi. With full HD resolution, watching HD movies on HTC One is no doubt a big enjoyment. The smartphone features 1.7GHz Qualcomm APQ8064G Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor with 2GB RAM, which ensures smooth and fluent operating. As to the software, HTC One operates with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5. People could get quite advanced software experience.

HTC One features at a glance:
* General: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, quad-band UMTS/HSPA, optional LTE Cat 3 (100Mbps downlink, 50Mbps uplink);
* Form factor: Aluminum unibody touchscreen bar phone;
* Dimensions: 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm, 143 g;
* Display: 4.7" 16M-color 1080p (1080 x 1920 pixels) Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen, 469ppi pixel density; Corning Gorilla Glass 2;
* Chipset: Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600;
* CPU: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300;
* GPU: Adreno 320;
* RAM: 2GB;
* OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5;
* Memory: 32GB/64GB storage;
* Camera: 4 megapixel auto-focus camera with ultra-pixels and Optical Image Stabilization; LED flash;
* Video camera: Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps with HDR; 720p @ 60fps;
* Front camera: 2.1MP front-facing camera, 88°; 1080p@30fps video with HDR;
* Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port with MHL and USB host, GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, IR port;
* Battery: 2,300mAh Li-Po;
* Misc: Beats Audio, BoomSound stereo speakers on the front, HDR microphone, HTC Zoe photo gallery;

Samsung to release Snapdragon 600 Galaxy S IV in US and Exynos 5 Octa Galaxy S IV in Europe?

For a long time of rumoring and reporting, what we know about the exact details of the next Samsung Galaxy now is that Samsung will announce Galaxy S IV on March 14th on the Samsung media event. As for the specs of the rumored-to-be-called Samsung Galaxy S IV, from the previous reports, we know this smartphone would be coming with a 4.99" FHD (1920x1080 pixels) Solux screen display, quad-core processor, three different models (16GB, 32GB and 64GB), and some other minor features. The processor of this smartphone has been rumored a lot. Many people expect Samsung Galaxy S IV to be featuring a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor, though some rumors suggested the Samsung Galaxy S IV might be out with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor.

According to the latest news, Samsung would announce different models of CPU for Galaxy S IV in different regions. It is reported that Samsung Galaxy S IV would use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 in the United States, and a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa in Europe and other places of the world where LTE is not that widespread, according to a recent JPMorgan note. For the Snapdragon 600, Samsung might be placing orders with TSMC, the foundry that uses its 28nm process to make Qualcomm’s chip. All this might be of a big benefit to TSMC and one more reason why the company expects stronger than usual Q1 revenue. Of course, for the detailed specs of Samsung Galaxy S IV, we still need to wait for the March 14th Samsung Galaxy event. 
Samsung Galaxy S IV Event

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