Published on July 31 2013

You’ve recently reset your Samsung Galaxy Note to its factory settings but you forgot to back up your contacts. Naturally so, after the reset, they’re gone without a trace. Luckily, recovering them is easy for as long as you’ve synced them with your Google account. Otherwise, you’d have to do some advanced procedures in an attempt to bring back deleted contacts but it comes without guarantee, of course.

And below we will show you three ways to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy Note: the first one is to restore deleted contacts from Google, the second is to recover deleted contacts from SD Card, and the third is to use a third-party recovery program.

Three ways to recover deleted contacts from Samung Galaxy Note

Solution 1: Restore contacts from Google

You’re lucky if you have backed up your contacts through Google sync or made an export file to your SD card. If this is the case, then it is easy to restore contacts. Here’s how…

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Tap Google (or Samsung, whichever applies).
  4. Tap your email address.
  5. Now tap Sync Contacts to check the box. If it’s already checked, tap Sync Now.

Samsung Galay Note will start the syncing and all your backed up contacts will start appearing on your phone right after the sync is complete.

Solution 2: Restore contacts from SD card

  1. Make sure your SD Card is inserted.
  2. Go to the Home screen and tap Contacts.
  3. Tap the Contacts tab.
  4. Tap the Menu key.
  5. Tap Import / Export.
  6. Tap Import from SD Card.
  7. Choose the account where you want to save your contacts.
  8. If you only have one contact list (vCard file) stored on your SD card, then the contacts will automatically copy now. If you have more than one file, follow steps 9 and 10.
  9. Tap Import vCard file. Tap OK.
  10. Tap the desired vCard file where the contacts are stored. Tap OK.

Soltuion 3: Recover deleted Contacts via third-party software like Dr .Fone for Android

If none of the solutions work, you can still turn to a third-part software to help you recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy Note. Dr .Fone for Android is such kind of program which can recover deleted data like contacts, videos, photos etc from Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note 1/2, Samsung Galay S3/S4/S2/S, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung tablet etc.

And below we will how to how to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy

Step 1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer

Before doing anything else, connect your Samsung Galaxy to the computer. Then run the program and you'll get the main window below. Your device will be detected immediately.

Three ways to recover deleted contacts from Samung Galaxy Note

Step 2. Enable USB debugging

If you didn't enable USB debugging on your device before, you need to set it now. There are different ways for devices with different Android OS versions. Choose the one for yours and follow it.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging" 2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging" 3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

Three ways to recover deleted contacts from Samung Galaxy Note

Step 3. Prepare to scan your Samsung Galaxy Note

Before scan, the program needs to analyze your device first. What you need to do is clicking "Start" on the window. Then wait for the end of the Analysis.

Three ways to recover deleted contacts from Samung Galaxy Note

The analysis takes you a few seconds. After that, the program begins to scan your device. Meanwhile, you need to click "Allow" on the screen of your device to enable the application - Superuser Request. Then click "Start" on the window below to begin scanning.

Three ways to recover deleted contacts from Samung Galaxy Note

Step 4. Preview and recover lost contacts from Samsung Galaxy Note

The scan will cost you a while. After it, you can preview all contacts found on your Samsung Galaxy. Choose "Contacts" on the left of the window. You can check all details of your contacts. Mark those you want and save them on your computer by clicking "Recover" at the lower right corner.

Three ways to recover deleted contacts from Samung Galaxy Note

Note: Contacts scanned out here contain those deleted recently (orange font) and those currently existing on your device (orange font). If you only want to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy, you can slide the tab on the top to separate them: Only display deleted items. Moreover, if you want to import your contacts back to your device, you can use MobileGo for Android or MobileGo for Android Mac

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Published on July 30 2013

The notion that Apple would continually reign as top dog, innovating above competitor levels is no longer true–at least with sales.

According to new research from Strategy Analytics, Samsung is now the world’s leader in handset sales for Q2 2013, with Apple in second place. Samsung’s global handset operating profits is estimated at $5.2 billion whereas Apple’s is estimated at $4.6 billion.

Apple had been the leader in handset sales for nearly four years, from Q3 2009 to Q1 2013. Samsung, as the new leader, now accounts for 28 percent share of all mobile phones shipped worldwide for Q2 2013–with the overall sales worldwide having increased annually by 4 percent.

Samsung Surpasses Apple in Sales in Q2, 2013

“With strong volumes, high wholesale prices and tight cost controls, Samsung has finally succeeded in becoming the handset industry’s largest and most profitable vendor,” said Neil Shah, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics.

Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics, said that:

“Apple’s profit margin for its handset division has been fading recently due to lackluster iPhone 5 volumes and tougher competition from rivals. Samsung is performing well in the US market, while Huawei, ZTE and other local brands are growing vigorously in China. Apple is now under intense pressure to launch more iPhone models at cheaper price-points or with larger screens to fend off the surging competition and recapture lost profits in the second half of 2013.”

For Apple, the news is, of course, disheartening and a wakeup call; whereas for the consumer, when brands compete more it translates to cheaper prices and more features. And as smartphone makers look to reach a wider mass of people, namely those who can’t afford the current price-points, one can expect the cost to decrease even further.

But discounting its products and offering cheaper products isn’t something Apple is known for. However, perhaps that may change. And in fact, the company is currently offering an up to $200 savings discount to college teachers, students, and staff. Not to mention, the estimated average price for a smartphone has decreased from $375 to $450 since 2012, according to research firm IDC.

All of which pose the question of whether the consumer will continually fork over extra dough to purchase the latest and greatest iPhone. Or whether, at some point, the consumer will decide that enough is enough, that they are satisfied with their current iPhone. One thing is for sure: This sales report from Strategy Analytics shows that the iPhone 5 couldn’t sell enough to keep Apple’s sales lead.

So, look out Apple!

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Published on July 28 2013

Apple's share of the smartphone market has shrunk, despite an overall growth in shipments, according to analyst house Strategy Analytics.

Strategy Analytics confirmed in its Q2 2013 Smartphone Shipments report that Apple's market share has dropped by more than three percent over the last year, now accounting for 13.6 percent of all smartphones shipped. Strategy Analytics executive director Neil Mawston said the drop is largely due to the company's inability to entice new users to its ecosystem, who continue to favour cheaper Android handsets.

Apple smartphone market share shrinks to three-year low

"Apple shipped 31.2 million iPhones worldwide in Q2 2013, up from 26 million a year earlier. Apple grew just 20 percent annually during Q2 2013, which is less than half the overall smartphone industry average of 47 percent," Mawston said.

"Apple's global smartphone market share of 14 percent is at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2010. The current iPhone portfolio is under-performing and Apple is at risk of being trapped in a pincer movement between rival 3-inch Android models at the low-end and 5-inch Android models at the high-end."

The drop in market share puts Apple firmly behind chief competitor Samsung, which currently holds a 33.1 percent share of the market, up from the 31.1 percent figure recorded last year.

Mawston said Samsung's growth is largely due to the popularity of the company's flagship Galaxy S4 handset, predicting a further boom later this year when the company releases its rumoured Galaxy Note 3 smartphone.

"Samsung grew 56 percent annually and shipped a record 76 million smartphones worldwide, capturing 33 percent market share in Q2 2013. Samsung shipped over two times more smartphones than Apple during the quarter. The flagship Galaxy S4 model experienced solid demand in China and worldwide, helping lift volumes. Samsung's next major flagship launch is likely to be the rumoured Note 3 model later this year," Mawston said.

Korean firm LG took third place, enjoying a 1.9 percent growth to take 5.3 percent of the market. Strategy Analytics analyst Linda Sui attributed the growth to the company's Nexus 4 smartphone: "LG was a star performer as global shipments doubled year-over-year to 12.1 million units in Q2 2013. LG captured a five percent share and maintained its position as the world's third-largest smartphone vendor for the second straight quarter."

"The popular Optimus and Nexus models have been the main drivers of LG's success. If LG can expand its retail presence and marketing in major countries such as the US or China, LG could quietly start to challenge Apple for second position."

The two Chinese smartphone makers ZTE and Huawei placed fourth and fifth, speaking for 5.0 percent and 4.8 percent of the market respectively.

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Published on July 27 2013

"Hello! I don’t know how to recover photos on Samsung Galaxy. I’ve tried to plunge it to my computer with a USB cable. But, that is unsuccessfully. I remember all the taken photos are saved on the internal SD card. Is there a way to recover these deleted photos back from this Galaxy? Your help would be appreciated! Thank you!"

When you delete a file, only the space that the file occupies is marked as blank and can be reused by new files, but the deleted file will be still there until new data overwrites it. Hence, if you haven't shot any new photos or video clips, you still can recover deleted photos with the help of Samsung Galaxy Recovery Software.

Here, you can turn to Dr .Fone for Android which can fast recover deleted photos, videos, contacts and messages from Samsung devices such as Samsung Galaxy S series like Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S2/S, Samsung Galaxy Note series like Samsung Galaxy Note 2/1, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy tablets etc.

Below are detailed guide to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy

Step 1. Connect Samsung Galaxy to the computer

Connect your Samsung Galaxy to the computer with a USB cable, run Dr. Fone for Android to get the following main interface:

How to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy

Step 2. Enable USB debugging before scanning your phone

Then you need to enable USB debugging before scanning your device. There are three options for you to follow. Choose the right Android OS vesion for your phone, and follow to set it.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging" 2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging" 3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

How to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy

Step 3: Scan your Samsung Galaxy

When your device is connected and detected by the program, click the "Start" button in the screen below to start analyzing it. Before doing this, make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged, so that you can get a smooth scan.

How to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy

If your device is not rooted before, the program will directly scan it after the analysis.

Note: For the device that Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android doesn’t support currently, it may lead you to set USB Mass Storage on your device to scan photos, videos, music and documents, or to root your device by yourself (if there is no USB Mass Storage option). All rooted Android devices are supported well. You can choose to do it or not by yourself.

If you rooted your device before, you need to allow the program Superuser authorization on the screen of your device. Just click “Allow” when the message pops out on your device’s home screen. Then back to your computer, and click “Start” on the program’s screen to scan your device.

How to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy

Note: For some devices, they may ask you to click “Allow” more than one time on your device’s homescreen. It’s normal. Just do it if it askes. It doesn’t matter. Just click it until it doesn’t appear again or the program has begun its real scan.

Do not disconnect your device during the scan, or the scan will fail.

How to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy

Step 4. Preview and recover photos from Samsung Galaxy

The scan will take you some time. When messages and contacts are scanned out, it will remind you. And you can stop the scan to get them back if you only want to recover deleted messages and contacts. For photos and video, it will take you more time to scan out all of them.

After the scan, you can check details of all the found data one by one. Mark those you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

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Published on July 26 2013

"How can I transfer contacts and data from my iphone to laptop? I had put passlock on the iphone and the touch is now not working so I cannot use Itunes. Is there any other software that I can use to transfer the data?"

There are a few ways for you to transfer data from iPhone to laptop, the first way is to email directly, the second is to use iPhone to Computer Transfer, and the third is to use Dropbox.

Way 1: Email data to yourself

You get files on and off your iPhone is to email them to yourself. Most iPhone applications offer email as an output method, and you simply append the project or file to an email as an attachment.

By sending the file to yourself, you can access the file from any computer that has access to that email account. You might even set up a free email account with Gmail or some other Web-based email provider for this express purpose. You can then access files from the iPhone using nothing more than a browser and an Internet connection.

However, this method does not apply to those who have masses of data. What a waste of time to individually email data from your iPhone to yourself! And it's not so simple, either. If you prefer faster/simpler way to sync, refer to the following methods.

Three ways transfer data from iPhone to laptop

Way 2: Use iTunes to sync information on your device with your computer.

For example, if you have movies or music on your computer, syncing adds this media to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Follow the steps below to set up syncing.

  1. Open iTunes. Make sure that you have the latest version.
  2. Connect your device to your computer. Use the included USB cable to connect your device to your computer.
  3. Find your connected device. Learn more about how to locate your connected device in iTunes.
Three ways transfer data from iPhone to laptop

4. Click on your device. After clicking on your device, tabs appear on the left side of the iTunes window under Settings.

Three ways transfer data from iPhone to laptop

If you don't have the corresponding content in your iTunes library, some tabs might not appear. For example, if you don't have any podcasts in your library, the Podcast tab won't appear. In addition to Music, Movies, and TV shows your tabs might include: Info: Sync your contacts and calendars. Apps: Manage your apps and file sharing. Podcasts: Sync your podcasts. iTunes U: Sync your iTunes U courses. Books: Sync your books and and PDF documents. Audiobooks: Sync your audiobooks. Tones: Sync your ring(tones) and other alert tones. Photos: Sync your photos. Learn how to sync photos with iTunes. Turn on syncing. iTunes can't sync certain content, including mail accounts, notes, or bookmarks.

5. Turn on syncing. You can turn on syncing for Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, Books, Audiobooks, Tones, Photos, and Info. To turn on syncing, click the content type from the list under settings, then click the box next to Sync. If there's a check in the box already, syncing is turned on for that tab. To turn off syncing, uncheck the box.

Three ways transfer data from iPhone to laptop

6. Sync your content. Click the Sync button in the lower-right corner of the screen to sync your content. Only the information in the content list you've enabled syncing for will sync to your computer. If you make any changes to any of the settings, first click Apply. You can also sync your iOS device over Wi-Fi.

Way 3: Use Dropbox

You can download Dropbox ( a free app from App Store) to both your computer/laptop and your iPhone. Dropbox is a service that allows you to backup all your photos, videos and docs. All files that you have saved in Dropbox can be access from your computer and iDevice. But the drawback is that it is not so stable. And this method is a bit troublesome comparing using iPhone to Computer Transfer.

There's little question but that syncing work files between an iPhone and a desktop is the least intuitive, most cumbersome and all-round user-unfriendly process. For a device that is so well designed in so many ways this is a big disappointment.

Three ways transfer data from iPhone to laptop

Tips: You can also use professional iPhone to Computer transfer to transfer files iPhone to computer.

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Published on July 26 2013

In all the talk of smartphone saturation, Samsung is gradually pulling ahead of arch rival Apple. New industry figures from Strategy Analytics show that Samsung shipped 2.4 times more smartphones worldwide than Apple in the second quarter, up from 1.9 times in the first quarter of 2013 and the second quarter last year, and from 1.3 times in the first quarter of 2012. It also represents Samsung’s biggest ever lead over Apple on smartphone shipments since the first iPhone launched in early 2007.

Samsung reaches biggest smartphone lead over Apple since first iPhone launched in 2007

Samsung does not break down shipment numbers but Strategy Analytics estimates the company sold 76 million smartphones in the second quarter, and took a 33% share of the global smartphone market. Apple sold 31.2 million, giving it a 13.6% share, which beat expectations but marked a slide from 16.6% last year.

Strategy Analytics director Neil Mawston said Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone had experienced “solid demand” in China and around the world, helping to lift volumes. He added that Apple’s iPhone shipments grew 20% annually in the second quarter, which was less than half the overall industry average of 47%.

“Apple’s global smartphone marketshare… is at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2010,” Mawston said. “Apple is at risk of being trapped in a pincer movement between rival three-inch Android models at the low-end, and five-inch Android models at the high end.”

Samsung also unveiled its second quarter financials on Friday in Seoul, South Korea, posting a total operating profit of $6.9 billion, of which two thirds came from its mobile division. Samsung’s shares have lost ground in recent months on concerns that the high-end smartphone market is slowing down, something which Samsung itself alluded to in its own earnings announcement:

“The strong growth streak for the smartphone market is expected to continue in the third quarter, albeit at a slower pace,” it said Friday.

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Published on July 25 2013

Things still aren't looking up for BlackBerry, as the struggling Canadian phone maker revealed Thursday it will lay off 250 more employees as part of a continuing plan to cut costs and rescale its operations.

Still struggling, BlackBerry lays off 250 more employees

BlackBerry made the job cuts earlier this week and confirmed the personnel decisions on Thursday in a statement to AllThingsD. The 250 employees worked at a Waterloo, Ontario, product-testing facility, and they are the latest among thousands that BlackBerry (née Research In Motion) has cut over the past few years.

The layoffs were not entirely without warning. BlackBerry confirmed during its annual shareholder meeting that — following a dismal quarter that saw the firm losing $84 million — more layoffs were coming. In the last fiscal year, BlackBerry has let go of more than 5,000 staff.

The shift in the smartphone market brought about by the entry of Apple's iPhone caught BlackBerry unprepared, and the phone maker has been struggling to adjust ever since. In its heyday, BlackBerry shipped upwards of 14 million phones in a quarter, but that number has fallen to just 6.8 million this past quarter, with the majority of those not even running the company's most recent operating system.

BlackBerry's attempts at responding to Apple's rise have failed repeatedly. The company lost half a billion dollars on its poorly-received PlayBook iPad competitor, and the head of the division that released that device is now leaving the company, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The release of BlackBerry 10 and the two flagship devices running the new operating system was meant to bring the company back to some form of relevance. Sales of those units, though, have apparently fizzled, leading to last quarter's disappointing numbers.

BlackBerry officials still cast the layoffs and restructurings as a means of creating a leaner, more efficient company.

“These employees were part of the New Product Testing Facility, a department that supports BlackBerry’s manufacturing and R&D efforts,” spokesman Alex Kinsella said. “This is part of the next stage of our turnaround plan to increase efficiencies and scale our company correctly for new opportunities in mobile computing.”

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Published on July 25 2013

"How to recover deleted photos and videos from Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Hello, I need serious help here. I by mistake delete my data from Phone. "Camera Pictures" It was store in Phone memory not SD Card. Please help!"

Samsung Galaxy Note series are popular Android phones which come from the Samsung Galaxy series and includes smart phones with large screens and S Pens as well as tablets with the S Pen technology. Samsung Galaxy Note is ideal for taking pictures and recording videos.

However, you may sometimes deleted or lost your data by accident. Don't worry, you may still recover your lost messages, contacts, photos and video from your Samsung Galaxy Note with a program named Dr .Fone for Android.

Dr.Fone for Android is a comprehensive program for you to peform Samsung Galaxy Note data recovery. It enables you to recover lost or deleted files from Galaxy Note family devices with ease, including messages, contacts, photos and video. What’s even better, you can get a trial version to check and preview your lost files before recovery.

Step by step to recover deleted data from Samsung Galaxy Note

Step 1. Connect Samsung Galaxy Note to computer

Download and install Samsung Galaxy Note to get the main interface shown below. Then connect your Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer

How to recover delete data from Samsung Galaxy Note 1/2

Step 2. Enable USB debugging on your Samsung Galaxy Note

If you've enabled USB debugging on your device before, you can skip this step. If not, follow the way below to enable it. Three ways for devices with different Android OS.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging" 2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging" 3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" trong>< Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

How to recover delete data from Samsung Galaxy Note 1/2

Note: If you've enabled USB debugging before, but still been stuck here, you can try to disable USB debugging and enable it again. Usually it works. Or you can click the button at the lower corner of the window: Opened? Next.... It also can direct you to the next step.

Step 3. Analyze and scan your device now

Before scan your Samsung Galaxy Note, the program need to analyze your device first. Click "Start" on the screen below. Then the analyzing will begin automatically.

How to recover delete data from Samsung Galaxy Note 1/2

Note: Before doing this, make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged, so that you can get a smooth scan

If your device is not rooted before, the program will directly scan it after the analysis.

Note: For the device that Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android doesn’t support currently, it may lead you to set USB Mass Storage on your device to scan photos, videos, music and documents, or to root your device by yourself (if there is no USB Mass Storage option). All rooted Android devices are supported well. You can choose to do it or not by yourself.

If you rooted your device before, you need to allow the program Superuser authorization on the screen of your device. Just click “Allow” when the message pops out on your device’s home screen. Then back to your computer, and click “Start” on the program’s screen to scan your device.

How to recover delete data from Samsung Galaxy Note 1/2

Note: For some devices, they may ask you to click “Allow” more than one time on your device’s homescreen. It’s normal. Just do it if it askes. It doesn’t matter. Just click it until it doesn’t appear again or the program has begun its real scan.

Do not disconnect your device during the scan, or the scan will fail.

How to recover delete data from Samsung Galaxy Note 1/2

Step 4. Preview and recover data from Samsung Galaxy Note

The scan will take you pretty a while, especially scanning photos and video. If your aim is at contacts and messages, you can stop the scan when the pop-up note telling that messages and contacts scan has been over. Then you can preview and check those recoverable data one by one. Choose them and click "Recover" to get them back.

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Published on July 24 2013

Currently, the latest version of Mac is 10.8, however, it will become history for the latest version of OS X 10.9 Mavericks will come. According to WWDC keynote on July 10, 2013 Apple unveiled the latest update for its operating system, OS X Maverick.

Apple made a point during WWDC Keynote presentation to label OS X Mavericks, and in turn an updated Safari browser, as being more energy conscious. According to Craig Federighi, users can expect 72 percent less CPU activity. Additionally, OS X Mavericks includes support for multiple displays, even sending your desktop to your HDTV via Apple TV and Airplay.

But beyond energy consumption improvements, Safari has received some other updates. A new layout features a redesigned home page and "top sites." And a sidebar offers the ability to share links directly to all your social networks.

Apple will release OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Other updates in OS X 10.9 include iCloud Keychain, improved Notifications, and a new Calendar. The iCloud Keychain is designed to streamline storage and usage of private data like passwords and credit card numbers. Notifications has been given a reworking, but the most interesting improvement is the ability to actually respond to notifications from right within the window.

Mavericks isn't a huge leap forward in terms of features, but it sees Apple tweaking and introducing content related apps and services such as Maps and Notifications synchronizing across all Apple devices and iBooks now coming to OS X.

As expected with the impending OS X Mavericks release date, Apple has released OS X 10.9 Mavericks beta 4 to developers. The release comes two weeks after the beta 3 release, a timeline Apple has stuck to in releasing both its upcoming OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 operating systems.

Though the beta 4 version of mavericks is only expected to include minor tweaks and bug updates, according to Mac Rumors the flagship operating system for Apple's desktop devices will include features like "tabbed Finder, full screen dual monitor capabilities, Safari improvements, and a new Maps app. Developers can receive the update via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store."

Apple will release OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Maps is expected to be one of the major overhauls in Mavericks as the mapping app debacle resulted in the ousting of iOS chief Scott Forstall last year. Plagued with poor navigation, warped 3D city and landscape, and a striking lack of Apple's signature user-friendliness, the Maps feature is certainly neat the top of Apples to-do list.

At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) back in June, Apple showcased what it has planned for Maps and for Mavericks in general. Expect the GPS-based traveling guide to boast 3-D imaging of buildings and landmarks, which users can sync to their favorite locations and directions across all device.

Among the other improvements expected to come with the launch of Mavericks this fall include App Nap, Compressed Memory, Multitasking, Siri, and many more.

OS X 10.9 Mavericks is expected to launch this fall along with iOS 7, the next-gen iPad with Retina display, a possible iPad mini--though the iPad mini with Retina display likely won't come into fruition until early 2014--the iPhone 5S, and the alleged low-cost iPhone. Another item to keep an eye on is the purported iWatch. Patent photos and recent hirings have led to significant speculation that Apple is gearing up for a smartwatch, though like the iPad mini with Retina display likely won't launch until next year.

While developers will be able to check out a preview of OS X Mavericks today, Apple will officially release the update sometime this fall. No word on pricing, as of yet.

Reference: Apple Releasing OS X 10.9 Mavericks This Fall

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Published on July 23 2013

"I have Outlook 2007 and it works well but the .pst File is large now and I want split it up. How can I do this?"

Generally speaking, there are two reasons that may require you to split PST files into smaller ones. the first reason is that large size of file and large number of items will lead to slow speed in many operations, such as search, moving, etc., so you can split it into small pieces and obtain a more easier and fast management on it.

And the second reason is that Outlook old versions (97 to 2002) don't support files larger than 2GB, so if your file reaches that limit but you still want to use it with the old versions, then the only way is to split it into small pieces.

Luckly enough, I found a professional PST Spliiter named Advanced Outlook Repair that can help you split PST files into smaller ones. Besides, can also scan the corrupt Outlook personal folders (.pst) files and recover your mail messages, folders, posts, calendars, appointments, meeting requests, contacts, distribution lists, tasks, task requests, journals, notes, etc. in them as much as possible, so to minimize the loss in file corruption.

And below are the detailed steps to help you split Outlook PST files into smaller ones with Advanced Outlook Repair

Step 1: Start Advanced Outlook Repair

How to split Outlook PST files into smaller ones

Note: Before splitting the large PST file with Advanced Outlook Repair, please close Microsoft Outlook and any other applications that may modify the PST file.

Step 2: Go to "Options" tab, and then select the following option:

How to split Outlook PST files into smaller ones

and set the size limit to a value you want the small splitted file be limited to. Please note the unit is MB.

Step 3: Go to "Repair" tab

Select the large Outlook PST file as the source PST file to be repaired:

Step 4: Select the large Outlook PST file as the source PST file to be repaired:

How to split Outlook PST files into smaller ones

You can input the PST file name directly or click the three dot button to browse and select the file. You may also click magnifer button to find the PST file to be processed on the local computer.

Step 5: If you know the Outlook version of the source PST file, then you can specify it in the combo box "Format Auto Determined" button beside the source file edit box, possible formats are Outlook 97-2002 and Outlook 2003-2010. If you leave the format as "Auto Determined", then Advanced Outlook Repair will scan the source PST file to determine its format automatically. However, this will take additional time.

Step 6: Select the large Outlook PST file as the source PST file to be repaired:

How to split Outlook PST files into smaller ones

You can input the fixed file name directly or click the three dot button beside the column to browse and select the fixed file name.

Step 7: You can select the format of the output splitted PST file in the combo box "Format Auto Determined" button beside the splitted file edit box , possible formats are Outlook 97-2002 and Outlook 2003-2010. If you leave the format as "Auto Determined", then Advanced Outlook Repair will generate the fixed PST file compatible with the Outlook installed on the local computer.

Step 8: Click "Start Repair" button, Advanced Outlook Repair will start scanning the source PST file, collecting the items in it, and then putting them into a new splitted PST file whose name is set in Step 6. We will use Outlook_fixed.pst as an example.

When the size of Outlook_fixed.pst reaches the limit preset in Step 2, Advanced Outlook Repair will create a second new PST file called Outlook_fixed_1.pst, and try to put the remaining items into that file.

When the second file reaches the preset limit too, Advanced Outlook Repair will create a third new PST file called Outlook_fixed_2.pst to accommodate the remaining items, and so on.

In the process, the progress bar

How to split Outlook PST files into smaller ones

will advance accordingly to indicate the split progress.

After the process, if the source large PST file has been splitted into several smaller new PST files successfully, you will see a messagebox like this:

How to split Outlook PST files into smaller ones

Step 9: Now you can open the splitted PST files one by one with Microsoft Outlook. And you will find all the items of the original oversized PST file are spreaded among these splitted files.

Note: The demo version will display the following messagebox to show the success of the split

How to split Outlook PST files into smaller ones

In the new splitted PST files, the contents of the messages and attachments will be replaced with a demo information. Please order the full version to get the actual contents.

For detailed information about how to use Advanced Outlook Repair, please visitUsing Advanced Outlook Repair to Split Large File into Smaller Ones

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