Mar 31

Top10 Potential Search Engines Released by Forbes

The internationally-known financial magazine Forbes has released a list of top 10 potential search engines in America recently. It says that those new-style search engine service providers will challenge to the magnate Google in different business scopes. The internet latecomers keep on sharpening their abilities in technology developments although the superiority of the Google is obvious. The total of fifty search engine venture firms in America amounted to $USD 330 millions in 2008, according to the MoneyTree report that published by NVDB (National Venture Capital Association) before.

As a matter of fact, those new search engines like Cuil.com, Powerset, Wolfram Alpha, etc. already have been known in public gradually. Now, let’s take a look at the top 10 potential search engines released by Forbes. (Note: they are listed by the initial letter)

1. Aardvark
Market Positioning: Social and daily life information search
Headquarter: San Francisco, California
Website: vark.com

2. Chacha
Market Positioning: Mobile phone internet search
Headquarter & Website: Carmel, Indiana
Website: chacha.com

3. Cuil
Market Positioning: Data search
Website: cull.com

4. Gist
Market Positioning: Email inbox search
Headquarter: Seattle, Washington
Website: gist.com

5. Kosmix
Market Positioning: App search
Headquarter: Mountain View, California
Website: kosmix.com

6. Like.com
Market Positioning: Visual search
Headquarter: San Mateo, California
Website: like.com

7. Powerset
Market Positioning: Natural language search
Headquarter: San Francisco, California
Website: powerset.com

8. Twitter
Market Positioning: Idea search
Headquarter: San Francisco, California
Website: search.twitter.com

9. Wolfram Alpha
Market Positioning: Computational knowledge search
Headquarter: Champaign, Illinois
Website: wolframalpha.com

10. Zillow
Market Positioning: Real estate search
Headquarter: Seattle, Washington
Website: zillow.com

 

Mar 30

Amazon Will Release 2-4 New Tablet PC in 2012

Until now, when we talking about the hero of tablets, perhaps you would unhesitatingly say its Apple iPad! Of course, it’s no doubt that iPad is the King! It’s absolutely the result of the first reaction. However, please don’t forget there is another competitor, called Kindle Fire.

At the end of the year 2011, Amazon Kindle Fire not only won everyone’s attention with its low price, perfect service and innovative UI, but also become the second product in the tablet market share. Well, knowledge torch is passing! it is inevitable thing to release new tablets again in future!

According to the news from Digitimes in Taiwan, Amazon will release 2-4 new Tablets PC in 2012, and the type of 10.1 inch is expected to be released in July this year. It is reported that: As to the 10.1 inch tablet, Amazon would recognize HansTouch as the new touch sensor supplier, instead, they would have  remove the name J Touch from the suppliers list.

The New 10.1 Inch Screen Tablet PC Price May Be $249-299

However, the sources speculated that due to the vendors concerned more about the price, it’s very likely to produce an 8.9 inch tablet pc for Amazon. Besides, Amazon will release a tablet pc with the size screen 7 inch, price $199 or so. In addition, it seems that Amazon is asking for sale price from all parties for another tablet with the size screen 7 inch, whose preliminary price is $ 169. To make things worse, manufactures are not willing to quote for the low-margin hardware products.

At present, with the lineup of Amazon Kindle Fire is gradually increasing, the shipments are likely to reach 20 million units, which is a fairly large proportion compared with 5-6 million units in 2011.

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Mar 29

Cool Stuff: Top 10 eBook Readers for Mobiles

Round up the cool stuff for you! Recommend you top 10 eBook readers to read digital books on your handheld mobile phones. As an eBook enthusiast, you must eager to find a perfect tool to help you read on the go without hassles and enhance your reading experience on mobiles. Do not miss out today!

Anyview
The free eBook reader is written by JAVA and can compatible with all JAVA-based and JSR-75 supported cell phones. That’s not all! Once you put your favorite novels into the cell phone and install&run the Anyview, it will automatically work for you. To date, more than hundreds mobiles including SONYERICSSON, MOTO, NOKIA can read with the app.

iSilo
The all-in-one eBook Reader supports HTML format and compressed documents with hyperlink, bookmark, paste & copy functions. Readers can put existing books, create their own HTML doc or download from websites to/via iSilo to read books on Palm OS, Pocket PC, and Windows CE Handheld PC handhelds as well as Windows system docs on PC.

XReader
The eBook Reader allows users to read TXT, PDF, HTM and other formatted eBooks, and it is the only one eBook reader that supports EBX format which is compressed with high efficient algorithm and hugely reduced capacity. Users can conveniently download EBX eBooks online and store them on mobiles.

HaaliReader
As a fairy powerful eBook reader app, HaaliReader supports TXT, TCR, PDB, PRC, HTM, HTML, ZIP, CHM, PDF eBook formats as well as images like JPG, BMP, GIF, etc. with full screen reading. Customized fonts types, font sizes, row pitches, page margins and formats, encoding, intelligent divisioning, traditional-to-simplified conversion are available flexibly. Of course, the superb app even allows changing background, mapping hardware button, decrypting locked compression archives automatically together with features of dictionary, auto scrolling & rotating and latest doc memory. Really a magnificent tool!

Adobe Reader LE
Now that PDF is so popular in market, why not put on mobile and read anywhere? Although it is not ideal to read PDF on mobile phones and the non-reflow feature make it flawed for small screen reading, go ahead to install this app and read on Windows Mobile. It would be a good solution!

AlReader 2+
The eBook reader is able to let view TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, PDB/PRC (PalmDOC, zTXT mode 1), CHM, image and TCR formats and supports landscape and portrait display as well as 90, 180, 270 degrees rotation. Users can create bookmark, save excerpt, add&set façade and change between Day and Night modes to facilitate their reading experience.

GGBook
The first intelligent online reading app for PPC/SP! GGBook supports Windows CE 3.0 version and above as well as Windows mobile 2003/5.0/6.0, and it can be adopted for SP/PPC models of Dopod series and other brands for general use.

RepliGo
Recommend you the miscellaneous RepliGo! All the printable documents, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat electronic documents, Project document, Visio flow sheet, WordPerfect document, CAD drafting and all kinds of formatted images, webs, Access databases and so on can be viewed on mobiles with this tool with same reading effect on PC.

KingReaderPPC
The excellent eBook reader is an easy-to-use tool with beautiful user interface and quick response. It supports UMD format and TXT format with ANSI (normal mode), UTF8, Unicode 16L, Unicode 16B encodings. Users can read with freely clicking, dragging, sliding and flipping in a landscape, portrait, and G-sensor display screen., and search, input, locate the docs accurately with multi-file bookmarking features.

PhoneReader
The small app is very practical. User can read TXT and HTM eBooks with full screen, auto page-turning and so on, and the location of your books are unlimited.

Mar 28

10 Best Way to Shutdown or Restart Windows 8

Without the Start button on Windows 8 Consumer Preview, how do you shutdown or restart in Windows 8? This is a question that many Windows 8 users have. Following are top 10  best way to shutdown or restart Windows 8.

1. Use Charms Bar to Shutdown Windows 8

In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced the Charms Bar. In order to show the Charm Bar, you need to put your mouse on the lower-right corner of the toolbar. You can also use Win + C to open the Charms Bar and click the “Settings” to shutdown or restart your Windows 8. More quickly, Win + I will open the Settings directly.

2. Create shutdown & restart shortcuts or tiles

Recommend a freeware: (Handy Shortcuts). You don’t need to install it, only you need to do is to unzip it. You can simply create a shortcut to close or restart your Windows 8. Dragging or pin the shortcut to your taskbar will make it more convenient to shutdown or restart the OS.

3. Using Hotkeys

Another way to shutdown or restart your Windows 8 is to use hotkeys. Just right-click on the shortcuts you’ve created above and then choose a content, input a hotkey that you like to the action. It will work after you’ve set.

4. Use the shutdown dialog box

Forgot Alt + F4? Actually this shortcut is also work in Windows 8. Shutdown, Restart and Sleep can be found here.

5. To shutdown with keyboard

Open the settings interface by pressing Win + I, then click on the Space and hit the Up arrow twice, finally click the Enter to shutdown Windows 8.

6. Shutdown from the system tray

It needs a third party HotShut, which is easy-to-use. After the installation, it will stay in the system tray area, right-click the tray icon, there will pop up a menu. From here, you can shutdown, restart or log off.

7. Define a shutdown button

From the Power Options you can define what the Power button would do when pressing it. For the laptop users, you can set what it should happen when you’ve closed the lid.

8. Using the command prompt

Open the command prompt, to shutdown, please enter: shutdown / s, to restart you need to input shutdown / r, after that, press Enter, these commands will work immediately.

9. Right-click menu to shutdown or restart
You can add a reboot or shutdown command with the Right-Click Extender. Right-Click Extender is a context menu enhancement tool. It helps you to add a lot of useful options for your Windows.

10. The classical hotkey CTRL + ALT + DEL
I believe you must be very familiar with this hotkey. Just press CTRL + ALT + DEL, the interface will appear. Click on the power button to shutdown, restart or sleep.

Mar 27

Top 10 April Fool’s Day No-Nos

Since the April Fool’s day is around the corner, have you gotten ready to welcome the special day? All Fools’ Day is favored by numerous folks worldwide, although it is not a national holiday. The good-humored pranks and airy atmosphere must be a nice reliever and balance for plain hectic days. So, come on, guys and gals! It’s your day!

However, when you are preparing jokes for the April 1, you have to take cautions. There’re some no-nos for the April Fool’s Day you should not overlook. Otherwise, you will be a reeeeeal “April Fool”!

1. Do not play jokes after noon
All games have rules! The April hoaxes only last until noon. So, one should not play tricks after April Fool’s Day past and gone. However, in some other countries, such as America, Japan, France, Italy, they can trick for all day long.

2. Do not carry jokes too far
You should weigh the consequences before playing jokes on others. Do not cod others that his friend has an accident and is sent to hospital. If that, you are so unmerciful.

3. Say No to any political or scary jokes
Certainly these kinds of jokes possibly will cause crisis among the public.

4. Do not make any wishes
Whatever and wherever you want to make wishes, propose you do not choose this day.

5. No presents
Do not present gifts to others. It is worse that if you want to present valuables this day.

6. No birthday parties
If someone’s birthday is April 1, you’d better change to the next day or the day before.

7. Be careful of business negotiations
It is an evil day. You should avoid these issues in case of misfortunes.

8. No confession affairs
Just image when you confess to your beloved one, she most probably will take is as an April Fool joke and not believe you.

9. Do not move house
It is not advisable to make a move on April 1. You’d better change to another day. It is easy!

10. Do not change your purse
Do not change or purchase purse at this day. Accordingly, company should better not to change their CFO or supervisor.

Mar 26

Next iPhone with LTE 3.5 Inch Will Come This Fall

There are many rumors about the next Apple iPhone will be compatible with LTE technology, as the new iPad has been configured with 4G LTE. There is no reason that the next new iPhone which will be updated this year will not support LTE network. Besides, according to Apple’s new job demands, there is a tendency in demand of researching and developing Volte technology.

When the rumors that the Apple’s next generation iPhone will be equipped with 4.6 inch large-screen uproar, another media iMore sites offers us different related message: Next iPhone with LTE 3.5 inch size screen will come in this fall, 2012!

According to the iMore site message, the next iPhone will support 4G LTE network, as expected. Although the exact date is still not be determined yet, it will also be released in this fall. Eventually, the site also claims that the next generation iPhone will keep the same size screen 3.5 inch, or we can say it is very close to it.

While Apple has just released the new iPad, iMore site has already begun to hear more messages about the next generation iPhone. iMore was also reported that the next generation iPhone will be equipped with a micro dock connector, so that there would be much more room inside for other components, which can reduce the overall size of the new device.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that the recent reported news of the iMore site is also more reliable, such as the release date of the new iPad and the new iPad will be compatible with the LTE network etc.

There are also many other stuffs that we’re looking into and we will update as soon as possible. P.S. – For iPhone users, we hope this Free iPhone Video Converter will be helpful to you. ( You can convert almost any video formats such as AVI, WMV, MPEG etc. and audio formats like WMA, AAC, OGG etc. to iPhone as quickly as possible with the fastest speed for free! )