Published on November 27 2012

Wanna to get a tablet instead of iPad? Right, here, you can turn to Android tablet, as Google continues to refine its mobile operating system, we're finally seeing a steady flow of high-quality Android tablets.

One of the major benefits of Android tablet over the iPad and the never-quite-caught-on BlackBerry PlayBook, is that instead of a single hardware choice, you can access the OS on a number of tablets in different sizes with varied designs.

And below we will show you the top 10 Android tablets chosen by pcmag.com:

1. Google Nexus 7

Google and Asus smack it out of the park with the Nexus 7, a terrific small-screen tablet that's an incredible value at $200. Our latest Editors' Choice, it's the best small-screen tablet you can buy.

Top 10 Android Tablets

2. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is the first 10-inch Android tablet to offer compelling, consumer-friendly features the iPad can't match.

Top 10 Android Tablets

3. Amazon Kindle Fire HD

The 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a great way to consume your Amazon content on a small screen, but it's not the fastest or most flexible $200 tablet any more.

Top 10 Android Tablets

4. Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 is the best 10-inch Android tablet you can buy, and one of the few to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. But the OS still lacks the tablet-optimized apps to compete with the iPad.

Top 10 Android Tablets

5. Asus Transformer Pad TF300

Asus Transformer Pad TF300 remains a top 10-inch Android tablet that packs a fast CPU, Ice Cream Sandwich, and an optional keyboard dock that turns it into a true productivity machine.

Top 10 Android Tablets

6. Asus Transformer Pad TF700

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 is the best large-screen Android tablet money can buy, with an incredibly bright and sharp high-resolution display and blazing fast quad-core processor, but there just aren't enough apps.

Top 10 Android Tablets

7. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) may not be a big step forward on the hardware front, but it's a simple, elegant small-screen tablet that really shows off the polish and power of Google's latest mobile operating system—for just $250.

Top 10 Android Tablets

8. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) (Verizon Wireless)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is a reasonably priced and reliable Android tablet that will get fast speeds on Verizon's solid 4G LTE network.

Top 10 Android Tablets

9. Acer Iconia Tab A700

Acer Iconia Tab A700 is a good midrange 10-inch Android tablet with an above-average screen, but it lags behind other high-resolution-display tablets.

Top 10 Android Tablets

10. Amazon Kindle Fire (2012)

While the entry-level Kindle Fire is a price leader at $159, it doesn't quite measure up to this year's crop of $199 tablets.

Top 10 Android Tablets

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Published on November 23 2012

If you want to buy an Android powered tablet, you can take Google's Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 into consideration which are the two of the best tablet computers on the market today.

You may ask whether to have the smaller and more portable Nexus 7 or the larger and more powerful Nexus 10? While, it depends. But the following comparsion between Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 will give you a clue.

Nexus 7 or Nexus 10, which one is best for you

Size:

Nexus 10 - 263.8x177.8x8.9mm, 603g

Nexus 7 - 198.5x120x10.5mm, 340g

Google’s Nexus devices are a bit peculiar when you compare them to equivalent ranges from companies such as, say, Apple.

That’s because each one is quite different from the last design-wise, but this is probably at least partly because Google has different manufacturers make each device.

As a result, the Nexus 7 looks nothing like the Nexus 10.

It’s not just about size either, the former is more squared-off and angular, has more phone-like proportions in terms of length-to-width ratio and it has a textured back panel for better grip.

Meanwhile, the Nexus 10 has very curvy corners and even sports unusual curved edges, while the finish on the back panel is smooth.

Both tablets are well-built, they feel quite robust in the hand but the Nexus 7 does seem to have a slight edge with a metallic bezel and a generally more solid fit and finish.

The portability is also a key point, the size of the Nexus 7 is spot-on for carrying it round while commuting, it’ll even fit in some pockets and the screen size is still ideal for multimedia, e-books and browsing.

While the Nexus 10’s larger size makes it better for these roles in the home or office, taking it out and about can be something of a chore.

We have to put the Nexus 7 forward as our choice here.

Winner – Nexus 7

Display

The Nexus 7 has a 7-inch IPS LCD display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution, a pixel density of 216 pixels-per-inch (ppi) and Corning Gorilla Glass reinforcement.

While the picture quality is reasonably sharp the brightness isn’t the best, colours are a little dull and generally things have a tendency to look washed out.

Some of those criticisms could equally be levelled at the Nexus 10’s display compared to other tablets on the market, but compared to the Nexus 7 it is much more impressive.

In particular, the resolution clocks in at 2560x1600 pixels and 300ppi, so it’s one of the sharpest tablet displays on the market and even outclasses many smartphone screens.

Winner – Nexus 10

Storage

Both devices have the same 16GB or 32GB options for internal storage and no MicroSD capability at all.

Winner – Draw

Hardware, Software and Performance

Starting with software, each tablet runs the same build of Android, version 4.2 Jelly Bean.

This has all the performance optimisation and stability tweaks of the previous build, along with the Butter UI enhancements to make touch control and visual feedback smoother and more responsive.

It also has some excellent interface controls with a multitasking carousel and swipe-to-close touch gestures.

New features include PhotoSphere, which is essentially a panoramic capture mode, but one which allows 360-degree capture.

Miracast is a new function which allows wireless streaming to HDMI TV sets, the touch keyboard now features Swype-like text input and a profile sharing feature allows multiple accounts on the same device.

There’s also a handy new drop-down quick settings menu alongside the existing drop-down notifications bar.

Google Now has been modified to include more location tips, such as nearby gigs and photo opportunities.

Interface running and performance on both devices is broadly comparable, as it’s smooth and well optimised. However, in terms of raw power for multitasking, intensive gaming and multimedia, the Nexus 10 is holding all the cards.

The Nexus 7 features a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with 40 nanometre (nm) architecture, a GeForce ULP graphics processing unit (GPU) and 1GB of single-channel RAM.

It’s reasonably zippy and will stand up well to most of the demanding apps and games currently available.

However, the Nexus 10 is on next-gen processor tech, with an ARM Cortex-A15 based Samsung Exynos 5250 dual core processor, clocked at 1.7GHz with 32nm architecture, a Mali-T604 quad core GPU and 2GB of dual-channel RAM.

This will perform faster, with more efficiency and at cooler temperatures on current Google Play content but will also be future proof for use with new content for some time to come.

Winner – Nexus 10

Price:

The Nexus 7 is arguably the best bang for your buck among all tablet devices, and definitely the best deal on a 7-inch tablet available today. Starting at just $199 for a 16GB model, the Nexus 7 is a steal, though it's no surprise it costs less than the larger Nexus 10.

The Nexus 10 starts a $399 ($100 less than the latest iPad but twice the price of the Nexus 7). The cheapest Nexus 10 model also comes with just 32GB, with a 32GB model costing $499. What you're really paying for with the Nexus 10 isn't more storage, but more screen space and a more powerful processor. Read on for on that.

Winner - Nexus 7

Conclusion:

There were inevitably going to be plenty of ways in which the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are on an even playing field.

Deciding between the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 isn't about looking at numbers and features side-by-side. The truth is that in many ways the two devices are extremely similar, particularly when it comes to software and features.

If you're not looking to spend a lot on your new tablet then go with the Nexus 7. It's still a great device and you won't find cheaper tablet anywhere that's not a worthless knockoff.

But if you want something bigger or more powerful go with the Nexus 10. It's still a bargain compared to the iPad, and it boasts some of the most powerful specs available today.

Tips: If you need to play videos on Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 on Windows and Mac, you need to make sure that the videos are compatible with Nexus 7 or Nexus, otherwise, you need to convert videos to Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 supported MP4 videos with Nexus Video Converter or Mac Nexus Video Converter

Reference: Nexus 7 vs. Nexus 10 Review: Which Google-Designed Tablet Is Best For You?

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Published on November 22 2012

"Here's the thing. My dad tried to sync the iphone with an imac laptop, but somehow for an unknown reason, all the data from the iphone got wiped out. Any suggestions as to what happened, and can we recover the data?"

To recover lost data from iPhone on Mac, you will need a data recovering software for Mac. And of course, there are a lot online. But which one is the best? Here, I recommend Data Recovery for Mac, which I tried, perfect!

Mac Data Recovery is specailly designed for recovering lost photos, video, documents, email and archive files from any Mac-based hard drive or external hard drive, iPod, USB drive, SD card, digital camera, mobile phone, and MP3/MP4 player, due to accidental deleting, formatting, virus infection, improper operation, unexpected power failure, and other unknown reasons. Also, iPhone recovery allows you to recover lost photos, videos, SMS, contacts, note, calendar and call history from iTunes backup file.

And below are the main features of Data Recovery Mac

1. Completely recover deleted, formatted and lost data.

2. Recover documents, images, videos, audio, emails, and archives.

3. Recover Mac data from Mac hard drives and most storage devices.

4. Recover photos, videos, SMS, contacts, notes, calendars and call history from your iPhone via iTunes.

5. Preview lets you enjoy data recovery in advance.

Then, how to recover your lost data on Mac? Below, we will show you how to use Data Recovery for Mac for recovering lost data from iPhone

Data Recovery for Mac offers you 5 recovery modes (Lost File Recovery, Raw Recovery, Partition Recovery, iPhone Recovery from iTunes and Resume) to retrieve your lost data from Mac, iPhone and other removable devices quickly, safely and thoroughly, not only document, but also image, video, audio, Email, archive, and more.

Step 1: Download and install Mac Data Recovery

When installing Data Recovery for Mac, you will see the following interface:

How to recover lost data from iPhone

Tips: Don't install it on the disk where you lost your data, in case you overwrite it

Step 2: Recover lost data from iPhone

Let's go to the fifth mode: iPhone Recovery from iTunes for recovering lost data from iPhone

After clicking on the "iPhone Recovery from iTunes", you'll get the interface as follow:

How to recover lost data from iPhone

The backup files of your iDevice are all found and displayed. Choose the device where you lost your files and continue to scan. If there is more than one backup for the same device, please choose the recent one according to the date.

After the scan, all the contents are found and can be previewed in original quality. Check the file box and click to "Recover" them all.

How to recover lost data from iPhone

Note: If you need to recover data from your Windows PC’s hard drive as well as from USB drives, external hard drives, mobile phones, digital cameras, iPods, MP3/MP4 players, and other storage media, you can try Data Recovery.

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Published on November 19 2012

Nowadays, the Internet is full of suspicious actions. We always advise to not take a chance in protecting your IP Address information online. My IP was being shown everywhere! To advertisers and other places who took my data usage, even from SPAM who compromised my identity.

Are you aware that many websites and most hackers use IP addresses to monitor your personal business, your home address and other personal information about you can be retrieved once your IP address is known?

Here, I will introduce two effective ways to help you hide your IP address so as to secure your personal data and information, one is to use a proxy sever and the other is to use some software named "Hide Your IP Address"

The first and the most common method to hide your IP address is to use a proxy server in one form or another.

A proxy server is a computer that offers a computer network service to allow clients to make indirect network connections to other network services. A client connects to the proxy server and then requests a connection, file, or other resource available on a different server.

Ways of proxy server implemented to hide your IP address

Website Based Proxy Servers

A Website based proxy server is a website that provides a form for you to enter the URL of a website that you wish to anonymously visit, such as Proxify.com

Browser Configured Proxy Servers

There are also stand alone proxy servers that allow for you to configure your browser to route your browser traffic through that machine, which then makes a request for a page on your behalf, and then sends you the results.

There are a variety of types of these proxy servers:

Transparent Proxy

This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server and also makes the original IP address available through the http headers. These are generally used for their ability to cache websites and do not effectively provide any anonymity to those who use them. However, the use of a transparent proxy will get you around simple IP bans. They are transparent in the terms that your IP address is exposed, not transparent in the terms that you do not know that you are using it (your system is not specifically configured to use it.) This type of proxy server does not hide your IP address.

Anonymous Proxy

This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server, but does not make the original IP address available. This type of proxy server is detectable, but provides reasonable anonymity for most users. This type of proxy server will hide your IP address.

Distorting Proxy

This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server, but make an incorrect original IP address available through the http headers. This type of proxy server will hide your IP address.

High Anonymity Proxy

This type of proxy server does not identify itself as a proxy server and does not make available the original IP address. This type of proxy server will hide your IP address.

The second way and the most reliable way is to use a software named "Hide Your IP Address"

The aim of Hide Your IP Address is to guard your privacy in Internet by changing your Internet IP Address. Start to surf anonymously. You can immediately take advantage of this handy and award winning software. It can effectively protect your Identity and Stop Hackers.

And below, we will show you key features of Hide Your IP Address software:

1. Protect and hide your Identity through hiding your IP address

2. Prevent hackers from breaking into your computer

3. Allows you to enter pages which are forbidden for you

4. Changes your IP address (and your location)

5. Delete information about ALL your internet activity

6. Add your own Proxies and use your favorites

Tips: If you use the software now please stop the hide your IP address software and close this site and visit again. Otherwise the order will not be successfull! You dont need to buy the extended downloadservice. You will get an email with a free download link after your purchase.

Start surfing the web anonymously. With your IP address you are recognized on any site. It is logged and then it can be used to track it back even to your home. Your IP address may be used by hackers to enter your computer. By using Hide Your IP Address your IP will never be compromised. It works in the background and hides your real IP, so you become impossible for tracing. Be protected from the time you start your computer. But moreover: The software will delete cookies, history and privacy information. You can turn on or turn off the software with the click of a button.

Software works with Windows Vista / XP / 2000 / 95 / 98 / Windows 7 and with Internet Explorer or Firefox Browser.

Free download "Hide Your IP Address" to get more information about the software.

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Published on November 17 2012

Windows Live Messenger, commonly nicknamed MSN, is moving its users to Skype, Microsoft's Chinese branch confirmed on Nov. 6. However, the move will leave Mainland Chinese users unaffected.

Microsoft has announced that Windows Live Messenger will be retired in the first quarter of 2013, to be fully replaced by Skype.

Skype to Globally Replace MSN

Microsoft said it will gradually move MSN users to Skype in the coming months before replacing MSN in the first season of 2013. MSN users can register a Skype account using the same email, so that Skype can automatically import the contacts from MSN. Mainland Chinese users can still use MSN, which was once very popular among white collar workers.

1999 is a year of advancement to Microsoft. In that year, Microsoft first introduced Windows Live Messenger (MSN) to the global Internet users, and this communication media quickly became a trend that dominated the world for over a decade. However, there is always an end to every story. In the morning of November 6th, 2012, Microsoft announced that Skype would replace MSN in the first quarter of 2013. MSN will retire from the world’s stage.

The cause for the fall of MSN is traceable. Over the last few years, Microsoft shows a lack of attention on users’ satisfaction. Users have been reporting about MSN’s bad user service and problems with log in, junk mails, viruses and scamming. Microsoft shows no endeavor in deriving solutions. Also, there are an increasing number of competitors in the market. The emergence of Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and other innovative medias not only introduce new communication experience, but also undermine MSN’s market share. However, MSN remains traditional. Since 2005, Microsoft had published three new versions of MSN, but there were no significant improvement on these updates. In the end, Microsoft pays the price for its mistake. In 2012, the number of active user plummets to 100 million, returning to the 2003 level, and the figure is even smaller than Skype’s current record of 280 million users.

Microsoft finally realizes the urgency of the problem, and decides to replace MSN by Skype, with the intention to maintain the current users while exploring new groups of applicants. This is only the first step in Microsoft’s plan of revolution.

Skype to Globally Replace MSN

When Skype 6.0 went live for both Windows and Mac at the end of October a feature was included that allowed users to sign in using their Microsoft accounts. It has now been confirmed, following much speculation, that Messenger will migrate into Skype - with Microsoft account contacts now on show when signed into Skype.

Microsoft purchased Skype for a reported $8.5 billion in May 2011 and some will see the migration of the popular instant messaging platform into the Skype platform as an inevitability. Skype users are also able to instant message with their Facebook friends as well, meaning the platform is now a one-stop-shop for all your IM needs.

"Our goal remains to deliver the best communications experience for everyone, everywhere," said Tony Bates, president of the Skype division at Microsoft. "We want to focus our efforts on making things simpler for our users while continuously improving the overall experience.

"We will work with you over the next few months to help you transition and offer information and help along the way."

Windows Live Messenger will close globally, with the exception of China where it will run alongside Skype.

Skype to Globally Replace MSN

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