Monthly Archives: September 2012

Apple Music Streaming Service Was Delayed on iPhone 5

As Apple and Sony/ATV couldn’t agree on the song right of music streaming service, Apple has delayed the music streaming service on iPhone 5. Actually, Apple has planed to have its own music streaming with the new released iPhone 5 and use this service to promote the sale.

According to the report, Sony/ATV, the biggest music publisher in the world, wanted Apple to pay higher fee for each song than Apple was willing to pay for. Generally, a music distributor has to pay the statutory rate that has been set for playing web music, but Apple want to do more things with the songs than the statutory set. As a result, Apple has to delay the music streaming service on iPhone 5.

Apple  want to allow people to directly connect to iTunes to generate the music songs and to play a selected artist more times than Pandora is allowed to do. According to the industry sources, they want Apple to enter the music streaming business in another way.

In fact, the music publisher Sony/STV also doesn’t satisfy with the Pandora’s mode as well as not wanting Apple to launch a same service. That may be the other reason Sony/ATV want to put up the price of music streaming.

It is said that the talk between Sony/ATV and Apple still continue. What the result will be, it is hard to give the answer. No matter what, the iPhone 5 has sold 5 million units in its first week.

How to update your Apple devices to iOS 6

Apple released its new mobile operating system iOS 6 with more than 200 features including new Map App, Siri, Facebook, Photo Stream, Pass Book, Face Time, etc. on Wednesday, September 19. Apple claims it is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It is said to apply to the new iPhone 5.

If you a iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, The New iPad or iPod touch (the fourth generation) user and you want to experience the new features of iOS 6, you should update your iOS devices to the latest iOS operating system iOS 6. There are two ways to update you devices. The new available way is over-the-air (OTA) update. That means you needn’t download the iSO install package but only updating based on your iOS 5. The other way is updated with iTunes.

OTA update is faster for its update in place. Launch the “Settings” app, then choose “General >Software Update”, you will get the detail info of update. Tap “Download and Install” to finish the update following the instructions step by step. Then your device iPad, iPhone, iPod touch will be update to iOS 6. Before update, make sure the enough power of your device and backup your important device’s data.

However, iTunes update allows for the clean update. Of course, your iTunes should be the latest version 10.7. Backup your device to iCloud or iTunes before updating. Then connect your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch to your computer and open iTunes to click to choose your device. Click “Check for Update” button, you will get the available update info, then click “Download and Update” button to finish the updating to iOS 6.

Now, your device has been updating to the latest iOS 6 for you to take advantage of the amazing new features of iOS 6.  However, not all features are available for all devices. If you want to know more detailed information about the compatibility of iOS 6, you can visit the official website of Apple: http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/

iPhone 5 and other new smartphone, which one should you get?

Apple releases iPhone 5 with new improved features. It is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than iPhone 4S as well as coming packed with 4-inch display, A6 chip, 4G LTE, improved battery life  and more. However, it doesn’t mean you should race off to get it. It is wise to make the decision after you look at and compare other newly released smart phones.

As we know, iPhone 5 runs the same apps and play the same content as iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. What the difference is just the litter better performance. Therefore, is it worth to pay more $100 even $200 to get the new iPhone 5? Maybe it is a little fantastic to do such an upgrade if you are an user of iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.

If you really need a new phone and you are not a iPhone fanatic, you should also think about other new smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S3, Motorola Droid Razr HD and Nokia Lumia 920. Look at the comparison table of these three phones and iPhone 5 from Mashable before you decide which one should buy.

From the above comparison, we can see iPhone 5 has smaller screen, short battery life and not better resolution than other phones. Moreover, iPhone 5 doesn’t have BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), which means you couldn’t contact with friends who are using a BlackBerry phone through message. And you know new devices will keep arriving. It is important to realize what kind of phone you want.

Is it worth to buy an iPhone 5?

Apple officially unveiled iPhone 5 in Yerba Buena Center of San Francisco on September 12. The release of iPhone 5 didn’t give enough satisfaction maybe because of the previous rumors disclosure too many details or because of the little innovation comparing with iPhone 4S. Therefore, the discussion about whether it is worth to buy an iPhone 5 is heating up.

Just as rumor and leaked parts, iPhone 5 has the larger 4-inch retina display with 1136×640 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than iPhone 4S. Meanwhile, A6-powered processor of iPhone 5 can double the performance of CPU and graphic card as well as accelerate the speed of loading application and taking pictures. And it is shipped with three microphones, which is said can reduce the noise around when you have a call. The biggest changes of iPhone 5 may be its dock connector “Lightning” and earphone “EarPods”. Moreover, the new generation iPhone will run on iOS 6 and support 4G-LTE.

However, compare with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 is just the routinely upgrade of hardware. In fact, there are also some factors we should think. Although it is updated to support Panoramic photos mode, it still has the same iSight Camera with 8 mega pixel as iPhone 4S. Its new dock connector is not compatible with external devices on the market. If you want to use these devices, you need to pay extra moneys for a transition joint. Its interface and overall look are also similar to iPhone 4S, without much improvement.

Although many comments said the Apple has lost its brilliance of innovation, Tim Cook still claim it is the most powerful period of apple. Actually, the share price of Apple increases 0.33% after the conference of iPhone 5.

How to Fully Enjoy Movies on Motorola Droid Razr HD

We have referred to the release of Motorola Droid Razr HD in last blog. As we know, it is a Android-powered smartphone with 4.7-inch 720p screen, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, an 8 megapixel camera, NFC support, 1GP RAM and 16GP storage. This Droid Razr HD suppored video formats include H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 and HD MP4, HD H.243, etc. with the resolution of 720p.

If you have purchased a Droid Razr HD, you certainly want to watch movies with it for its large screen and high resolution. However, this smart phone can only play several specific video formats. If you want to fully enjoy movies on your Motorola Droid Razr HD, you need to convert the unsupported video format to the formats supported by this phone. A professional Video to Droid Razr HD Converter should be the best solution.

This Video to Droid Razr HD Converter provides can convert any popular video including HD videos to Motorola Droid Razr HD supported video formats. It can convert WMV, AVI, 3GP, MOV, MTS, TS, MKV, DivX, Xvid, etc. to Droid Razr HD MP4, H.264, H.263 and HD videos as well. You can free download this video converter from: http://www.4videosoft.com/video-converter-platinum.html

After download and install the Video to Droid Razr HD Converter to your PC, you can see the main interface of this program. Then click the “Add Video” button on the top left of the main interface to import the video file(s) you want to convert and transfer to your Motorola Droid Razr HD.

After adding the files, click the “Profile” drop-down list to choose the output video format supported by your device. Click “Settings” button next to “Profile” button can open the Settings window, where you can choose video parameters (Encoder, Resolution, Frame Rate, Aspect Ratio, Video Bitrate) and audio parameters (Encoder, Sample Rate, Channels, Audio Bitrate). Then click the “OK” button on the settings window to save the customized settings.

After all above operations, then click the “Convert” button on the right bottom of the main interface to convert the video. Since the converting process is finished, you can directly transfer the converted video to your Motorola Droid Razr HD.

Of course, if you doesn’t satisfy with the original video, you can edit and optimize it before converting. Just click “Effect” “Trim” or “Crop” button on the top of the interface to open the editing windows to do the corresponding operation.

This Video to Droid Razr HD Converter is the smart and powerful video converting software, which can fully color your life of Droid Razr HD.

 

Motorola Announced Droid Razr HD: 4.7-inch HD Screen and 1.5GHZ Dual-core CPU

After a long time preparation, Motorola Droid Razr HD finally unveiled on September 5, 2012. Just as the Previously published information, it has 4.7-inch 720p screen, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, an 8 megapixel camera, NFC support, 1GP RAM and 16GP storage. Although it now runs on on Android 4.0, it will be upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Motorola Droid Razr HD’s 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 pixels solution screen provides the better color resolution than competing phones, almost more than 85% of that of iPhone 4S. It is definitely following the trend of large screen handset, which offers the high definition resolution for users to take pictures or watch HD movies with this device.

Shipped with Chrome pre-installed, along with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 4G LTE, Motorola Droid Razr HD is said has faster load speed than the built-in Safari of iPhone 4S, almost 40% faster, which will bring users the better networking experience.

Another outstanding feature of this new phone is its big capacity of the 2500 mAh battery, which is enough for 16 hours of talk time.

All these features bring Motorola Droid Razr HD a big edge to compete with other like devices. Meanwhile, another two Motorola phones are released including Droid Razr Maxx HD and Droid Razr M. It is the rebirth of Motorola, just as Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola said.

 

How to Convert HD Video to The New iPad

HD (High Definition) Video formats include MKV, MTS, TS, TOD, AVCHD, etc., which commonly recorded by some certain HD camcorders. Watching HD movies on your latest purchased The New iPad is a big enjoyment as we know that The New iPad has a HD 1024*768 pixel screen. However,  The New iPad can only play 1080p H.264 video in M4V, MP4 and MOV file formats. Therefore, if you want to play the HD video on your The New iPad, you need to convert the selected HD video to the formats supported by The New iPad. HD to The New iPad converter is the best choice.

As the professional HD converter software for The New iPad, the HD to The New iPad Converter can freely convert any HD video format to The New iPad supported 1080p H.264 video with high quality and 6X faster converting speed for the advanced NVIDIA® CUDA™ and AMD APP GPU Processing acceleration technology. Just free download this program to have a experience from: http://www.4videosoft.com/hd-converter.html

After download and install this HD to The New iPad Converter to your computer, then double click this program to open it. Follow the steps below to finish the conversion from HD video to The New iPad.

Step 1: Click “Add Video” button on the top-left to import the HD video(s) you want to convert to The New iPad.

Sterp 2: Click “Effect” “Crop” or “Trim” button to open the video editing window, then click the corresponding tags of Effect, Trim, Crop and Watermark to do the operations.
In the “Effect” window, drag the scroll bars or click the up or down arrows on the right side of each scroll bar to adjust the video brightness, contrast, saturation, volume and hue.
In the “Trim” window, drag the “Start Point” and “End Point” scissors to set the positions where trim start and end.
In the “Crop” window, drag the adjustment box on the preview window and move the whole frame to change the video screen for your preference.
In the “Watermark” window, check “Enable Watermark”, then select “Picture” or “Text” option to add you preferred text or image to the video as watermark.
After do all the editing operations, then click “OK” button to close the editing window.

Step 3: Click “Profile” drop-down list to choose “Apple iPad”, then click the up and down arrows then choose the output video format you want for the The New iPad.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button on the right bottom to convert selected HD videos to The New iPad video. You can preview the video while converting.