Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ubuntu for tablets Unveiled including Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

After announcing the release date of Ubuntu smartphones in Q1 2014, Canonical has officially released the Ubuntu for tablets, a touch-based interface supporting screen sizes of 6" to 20", and use cases targeting both businesses and the home. Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are in the list of supported tablets. And before, Canonical has released the develop version for Nexus 7.
Ubuntu for tablets
Just like Ubuntu for phones, you can make a tablet dock with a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to get a full PC experience with Ubuntu on tablets. The system app requires your tablet at least comes with Dual-core Cortex A15, 2GRAM and 8GB internal memory.

Special Features

Ubuntu Interface.The tablets'interface are exactly similar as Ubuntu phone’s interface, very neat and clean. The stylish home screen organizes all your most important information, selected from hundreds of sources – online or on board. You can search for any kind of content.

Split-screen multitasking with "Side Stage". As we are making a video call on one part of the screen and meanwhile we can manipulate a business document on the other side.It has placed a phone and a tablet app on the same screen at the same time for amazing tablet productivity.

Secure multi-user. Just like Android 4.1, Ubuntu for tablets allows multiple accounts on one tablet with full encryption for personal data. Of course, you can set the accounts. With the full disk encryption, and additional encryption for personal data protection, Ubuntu keep your data secured.

Voice controlled HUD productivity. The unique HUD makes you do complex things fast and easy on touch devices. It brings all the power of the PC.The voice control can act as you truly personal assistant.

Effortless navigation with magic edges. On Ubuntu tablets,screen edges are used for navigation between apps, settings and controls. You don’t need to back to the home screen when you want to change the app, just touch the app at a swipe.

Content focus.On the customizable home screen, media is presented with hundreds of sources search.

Access to Windows apps. Add a keyboard and mouse, your Ubuntu tablet will become a full PC and thin client, with access to Windows apps over standard protocols from Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and Wyse.

Ubuntu really gives us something different from Android and iOS, and the most attracting part maybe the full PC experience. Now a developer preview of Ubuntu mobile operating system for both tablets and smartphones is released for Google Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.If you want to try the unique OS, you can download and install it.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Apps on Android Devices with Custom Recovery

Although some Android devices at present have received the upgrade of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, there are still many Android phones or tablets running Android 4.0 ICS waiting for the official or custom Jelly Bean releases. Is it possible to install Android 4.1 on any Android devices? Seems the answer is no, but the good news is that we can install the Jelly Bean apps using the custom recovery to experience Jelly Bean applications even without upgrading the device.
Enjoy Android 4.1 Jelly Bean apps on ICS
You may know, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has brought us some new and great applications like Google Ears(also known as Google Sound Search), improved Face Unlock, Google Books, etc. Following is the guide to download and install from recovery a package and through this you can enjoy the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean applications on ICS devices.

The package contains Google Books, Google Calendar, Google Currents, Google Ears, Google Earth, Google Magazines, Google Maps, Google Music, Google News, Google Play, Google+, Google Wallet, Email Client, Face Unlock, Gallery, Gmail, Noise Field, Phase Beam, Street View, Talk Back, Video Editor, Videos.

  • This guide aims to the Android device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • No guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use the instructions is at your risk. Read and understand the whole guide first to take actions.
  • Root is required.
  • Copy and paste the Jelly Bean Applications package to your device’s SD card.
  • Turn off the device and reboot to ClockworkMod Recovery or TWRP Recovery.
  • Select Install ZIP from SD Card> Choose ZIP from SD Card. Select the JB file, select it, and confirm the action. Then the installation will start. When the installation is done, reboot your system.

Now, you can enjoy the Android 4.1 apps on your Android 4.0 ICS device.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Best 5 Free Video Editing apps for Android Tablets and Phones

Video editing apps for Android
Nowadays, plenty of folks just want to make some family videos on holiday or special videos for lovers on Valentine’s Day to make a memento with the mobile phones or tablets expect for YouTube addicts. In the process of making videos, the editing is very important, and if you use Android, you can go with the job easily with the good video editing apps for Android without the need of professional video editing software. Following enters into the suggestions of best video editing apps.

Magical Video Editor(Android 2.3.3+)
For making memorable and beautifully videos with music and effects, check out Magisto.When you shoot the videos with the Android device, you can upload to Magisto, choose a soundtrack and a title and the app will automatically edit your movie for you. It is an intelligent video editor that stitches clips together, adds fancy transitions, and lets you spice things up with an audio track of your own.It is a very easy but helpful way to edit the videos.

VidTrim(Android 2.1+)
For a simply video editing app, have a look at VidTrim, which is a ad-supported app.You can browse through your video library and set markers on an existing video to indicate start and end times, or trim original video or save the trimmed version as a new file with the app.It mainly acts as the role of video trimming.But you can try some special features with the watermark, which includes B/W, Negate, Pixellate, Posterize, Glow, Tint0r, Edge detect, Luma, SwapUV and the Transcode video clips which allows you to convert video to MP4, resize and compress the video just like a mp4 converter.

HighlightCam Social(Android 2.2+)
Another automatic editing app is HighlightCam Social.It can turn both your videos and photos into high quality mini movies at the mere touch of a button, similar as Instagram for video.Your job is to spice up your movies with amazing themes and special effects, your favorite songs, or even use video footage from your friends. It is a easy one, and worth your trying.

AndroVid Video Trimmer(Android 2.1+)
With the abundant editing features, AndroVid Video Trimmer is one app you won't want to miss it.Trim your videos and produce clips.You can delete middle parts of the video,split your video files into two separate video clips, set the special transition effects,convert video file to mp3 audio file and others.It seems that it is really great one for the mobile device.

AndroMedia Video Editor
Supporting MP4,MOV,JPG,PNG,MP3,WAV file,AndroMedia Video editor is a fully featured video editor for Android that lets users combine and trim videos on the go. Just dragand drop the video clips to the timeline to apply different effects and transitions to your video.Besides,you can set the fade in/fade out and Ken Burns effect for the video tracks.For the export file, you can choose standard definition or HD (320p, 480p, 720p).

Now, Valentine's Day is coming, would you like to try one to make some romantic videos for her/him as a gift? Just take action.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Best Free Valentine’s Day Apps for Android Tablets to Make Your Romance

Valentine's Day on Android tablets
February is coming and Valentine’s Day for loves is near and near. So, have you got ready for the special Valentine’ gifts for your lover? Flowers, chocolate and wishing cards are essential, but if you want the special ones or you want to make your special Valentine's Day, maybe the following Valentine’s Day apps for Android tablets will help you.

1.Valentine's Day Countdown LWP
For those men who are too busy to remembering the special day, this countdown app is just the one for you .Better, this one will display the live photo wallpaper for you,the photo can be you and your lovers.You can even customize the wallpaper by entering to Setting > Wallpaper Editor.Also, you can link to Picasa or Flickr to grab your favorite photos for displaying.If you own a big Android tablets, the effects may be very good and it will gives you and your lover the romantic days before the Valentine's Day.

2.Valentine's Photo Heart
If yo u just want to use you and your lover's photos as the wallpapers for your Android tablet, then choose the Valentine's Photo Heart which allows you to put your photos into a highly customizable and animated wallpaper in a cute heart shaped frame with your love text message on the heart banners.The other surprise this one may gives you is you can make kisses and drag to draw hearts with the app.Romantic? How to use:Menu -> Wallpapers -> Live Wallpapers -> Photo Heart Locket

3.101 Ways to Say I Love You
Want to speak out your love to her/him in this special day?Then check out the app "101 Ways to Say I Love You".Love has myriads of definitions in our world and it is a deep feeling, so how will you to express your feeling?Maybe you just want to directly speak to her/him, but it seems people want the more romantic and memorable way, so you can choose the most suitable idea from the app,also, the app can teach you how to say “I love you” in 101 different languages.Just take it.

4.Valentines Day: Romantic Ideas
Bored with candles, cards, flowers, frames and poems?No other ideas about the Valentine's Day?Don't worry, the app "Valentines Day: Romantic Ideas" can help you.The app offers you over 100 totally free romantic but simple ideas and tips to get the romantic touch in your love life.You can try the idea and if you like it, you can click the like button to share your opinion.Whether you are married or casually dating, these romantic ideas will give you guide.All the ideas are offline.

5.Valentine RADIO
Want to create a great atmosphere on Valentine’s Day, the Valentine RADIO can do the job perfectly.With a selection of up to 40 different radio stations that play all the best love songs,you can get the best atmosphere.This one needs you to connect the Internet to find the station to enjoy it.

6.Valentines Day Gift Ideas
The gift idea?Valentines Day Gift Ideas will give you the tips about the gift to impress your lovers.It shows you how to make someone fall in love with you, how to impress even the most reluctant lover, and how to spice up your long-term romance.Also, it links to YouTube videos of people offering their own, personal views and experiences on how to approach Valentine's Day.This one is really very helpful for people who are confused in love.

It is time to prepare for the Valentine's Day.And wish all of you a romantic and memorable Valentine's Day.

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