Apr 20

Make Gift Cards for Mother’s Day to Delight Your Mom

Mother’s Day is in the air and you haven’t any good idea about it? Well, take it easy! You may want to follow suit and show your grateful heart with a bunch of flowers or chocolates to your mom, or buy the hot gadgets Apple iPad or iPhone for your mom, all of them are just OK! But your mom will love it if you have a DIY gift card to embellish these gifts. You know, it is your heart that has taken counts!

To make gift cards for Mother’s Day, you need this Photo Collage Maker to help you. The simple-to-use software allows you to edit and touch up any photos by adding background, special effects, filters, frames, doodle drawing, and more to make unique gift cards, greeting cards, calendars, photo albums, scrapbooks, posters, invitations and so on for instant printing.

Free download (for Windows, for Mac) the Photo Collage Maker and follow us to learn how to make Mother’s Day gift cards by yourselves

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Step 1: Install and run the Picture Collage Maker! Click Template pane on the left of collage and select a template in the pop-up window. Add the template you love to the blank area by Double-click or simply dragging and dropping. 300+ templates built in!

Step 2: Click Background button and choose one! Apply to the collage directly and press Shape button to add a shape to the collage by double-click. Then you need to fill the shape with color.

Step 3: Time for adding photos! Simply drag and drop the photos you want to make a card from your computer to the program, or click Open image button on the top menu bar to find and browse your photos and add in. Adjust the photo sizes in the program.

Step 4: In this step, you can click Mask, Frame or Clipart buttons to add cool effects and elements to the gift cards at your pleasures.

Step 5: Click Add image button on the top menu bar and then choose Add Text and write down whatever words you’d like to say.

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Step 6: Save the gift card designs and click File and then Print Preview to make sure everything is perfect. After that, choose Print to print the DIY Mother’s Day gift card. It’s that easy!

Send the heart-felt gift card for your mom and she will love it!

Apr 19

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter eBooks and Pottermore

Hither let’s talk about J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter eBooks and Pottermore! If you are a Harry Potter fan, definitely you will know J.K. Rowling, a mother of 3 kids who is famous for his Harry Potter series novels and is ranked at the top bestsellers writer of note in the word. Her books have sold an estimated 450 million physical copies in more than 70 different languages.

But now, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter eBooks are eventually available! Customers can get access to these Potter eBooks via link on bookstores shop.pottermore.com by Sony Corp and buy the seven eBooks versions of Harry Potter (Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and Google also available now. However, there’s no sign that the books will appear in Apple iBookstore). Meanwhile, the first three books are priced £4.99 each and the final four books £6.99 each because of different length of chapters. Fortunately, the eBooks are compatible with all kinds of eReaders with ePub, PDF, Kindle formats and DRM-free.

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This time the Harry Potter eBooks are sold on the Pottermore site, which intrigues the world’s attention and has evoked millions registrants in the globe. The day of 8am, April 14, 2012 saw the “on-boarding” of J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore again (the site has been in closed beta since last year) and soon a number of Harry Potter fans flocks to the site to experience the unique online Harry Potter magic world.

The J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore is described as a “free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books”, and the site is a new digital venture of J.K. Rowling to hawk his fantasy eBooks. However, the interactive experience is by far only available for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone while the Harry potter and Chamber of Secrets, following next with the new content to come through in a matter of “Weeks and months”, claimed Charlie Redmayne, the chief executive of Pottermore, according to The Bookseller.

Visitors sign in the Pottermore with magic usernames and take a part in the stories by going through the Sorting hat process which is cool for Harry Potter fans and rookies. When moving through the chapters, users can read and share exclusive writing from J.K. Rowling, join Hogwarts, visit Dragon Alley, get sorted into a house, cast spells and mix potions to help their house compete for the House Cup.

Undoubtedly, the Pottermore will bring a lot of fun to Harry Potter fans and rookies, and the digital venture of Harry Potter eBooks and audio books really a success exceeding expectations. Hope there’s more good news about J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter eBooks and Pottermore.

Apr 17

Steve Jobs Movie Hits the Way

Steve Jobs and Apple fans assemble! Steve Jobs movie hits the way! It is revealed that the Steve Jobs movie, starring Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher, is going to be filmed the next year in Los Angeles with the title: Jobs: Get Inspired (working title). The Jobs film is expected to be released in the 4th quarter of this year, which is much earlier than his competitor Sony Picture’s upcoming Steven Jobs biopic based on Steve Jobs’s biography written by Walter Isaacson, and the independent movie Jobs: Get Inspired will focus on Jobs’s early up-and-down years from 1971 to 2000 at Apple.

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The actor Ashton Kutcher – It is said that Ashton Kutcher will take on the role of Jobs to portray and carry the youthfulness and psychological complexity at Job’s 20’s. Ashton Kutcher is a thirty-four-year-old American actor who once played lead roles in the Hollywood films, such as Dude, Where’s my Car?, Just Married, The Butterfly Effect, The Guardian and so on, and his physical similarities to Jobs makes him seemingly perfect for the hot movie.

The director Joshua Michael Stern – Joshua Michael Stern is known for directing the 2008 comedy-drama film Swing Vote (6 out of 10 on IMDB) and 2005 film Neverwas (6.6), and he is “an experienced writer and director Josh has a masterful understanding of the process of film making”, said Mark Hulme, the film producer of Five Star Institute.

Plot of the Jobs film – The coming-soon Steve Jobs film mainly occurs between 1971 and 2000, which is pretty similar to another 1999 film Pirates of Silicon Valley (7 out of 10 stars at IMDB) written and directed by Martyn Burke tracing a partnership development between Steven Jobs and Bill Gates in the early 1970s to 1997. (Tip: If you want to download Jobs film to iPad, Kindle Fire or other devices, please go to The Movie Downloads!)

Chief source of the Jobs movie – Unlike the Steven Jobs movie of Sony Picture who has spend $1 million against $3 million to acquire the right of biography, the movie’s script of Jobs: Get Inspired is based on widely available information rather than a book. “We also enlisted the support of primary sources who knew him personally”, said the rookie producer Mark Hulme.

Apr 12

2012 Hit Movies: 3D Titanic vs. The Hunger Games

When mentioning hit movies at the beginning of this year, we have to cull the 3D Titanic and The Hunger Games from kinds of other movies. The two movies are released on April 4 and March 23 respectively in 2012, and their competitive office boxes lead comparisons and frays to their success of both movies among audiences on the globe. How are the hit movies of 3D Titanic and The Hunger Games?

Titanic in 3D is a re-released movie based on his former 1997 2D Titanic with intelligent technologies of 3D and IMAX as well as enhanced vision and emotion compact. The film once grossed & 1.8 billion worldwide box office being the top 1 in movie history until the Avatar’s coming and hitting. Now, the newly overhauled 3D Titanic still has strength to challenge Cenozoic movies today.

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The Hunger Games film is adapted from the name novel written by Suzanne Collins and published in the early 2008, and most audiences would like to compare him with Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. Actually, The Hunger Games is also a film about a young woman Katniss Everdeen with great success. The audio book and eBook of The Hunger Games and his sequels Catching Fire and Mockingjay can be available in Book Download Center.

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Office Box
The first important factor of 2012 hit movies: 3D Titanic vs. The Hunger Games is worldwide office box. Titanic 3D grossed $17.4 millions and ranked third in the hit movie list according to data from Box Office Mojo to the date Easter weekend, whilst The Hunger Games took $33.5 million and listed at the number one. However, Bullish box-office observers believe that the Titanic in 3D could gross & 27 million – $30 million for the Wednesday – Friday stretch, though Paramount is estimating & 20 million – $25 million.

Genre and Filmmaking
3D Titanic is a romantic disaster movie that written and directed by James Cameron. The film is converted from 1997 Titanic with advanced 3D technologies and processed into left-right images for polarized 3D eyeglasses. Spectators will see a film the same as the former in plot with only the added 3D elements in theaters. It is just a review of the old epic love story, and the 3D is not a pulse-surgingly attachment since the Avatar’s triumph years ago.
The Hunger Games produced from a young adult novel of the gifted novelist Suzanne Collins, and the reputation of the books that established before and the splendid adaptation and direction by Gary Ross make the film a craze for audiences in the world. The Jennifer Lawrence’s performance in the film is admirable, and her flinty strength and emotional transparency make her a believable protagonist in this compelling movie.

Reviews and Criticisms
Of 3D Titanic:
““Titanic” still amazes as the kind of massive, build-and-destroy production that few filmmakers have the ambition or budget to make.” – Rafer Guzman

“Simply one of 20th century cinema’s greatest, old-fashioned love stories, full of still impressive effects (pre 3D) and decent, if theatrical acting…”
– Lisa Giles-Keddie

Of The Huang Games:
“Smarter and tougher than Twilight – and with a heroine who couldn’t be further removed from dropping, love-struck Bella Swann.” – Jason Best
“The battle that informs this adaptation is between the filmmakers’ intent to create a moneymaking franchise…and the efforts of start Jennifer Lawrence to create a compelling movie.” – Sean Means
“Like the select participants of its savage sport, The Hunger Games stands triumphant, if scarred and a lit wobbly from the contest.” – Scott Bowles

Apr 11

Watch 3D Titanic Movie With Kindle Fire

The Titanic anniversary movie 3D has been re-released this year on April 4 and its office box is still the top grosser in Hollywood. Even though the reunion sequel of the original 1997 Titanic to some extent is a 3D converted version with trite plot, audiences still find something meaningful to play a new visit to local theaters. James Cameron, the writer-director’s technologies of 3D conversion is really praiseworthy, and his state-of-the-art special effects employment make the 3D Titanic a great triumph that not the least inferior to the former.

At the same time, as for those Kindle Fire owners, what they are craving for may be a possibility that the 3D Titanic could be watched on Kindle Fire. If it becomes true, audiences needn’t to pay for a ticket and go to theaters simply holding a Kindle Fire in hand and quench the thirst and curiosity. However, Kindle Fire does not support any 3D videos & movies input and output. At least for today, we cannot count on watching 3D Titanic movie with Kindle Fire.

However, still we can reckon with some situations that we’ll prefer to watch the 3D titanic movie with Kindle Fire rather than watch them in theater, presuming the Kindle Fire can watch 3D movies now.

  • Everyone who is a Kindle Fire fanatic will look forward to being a lucky dog to have his/her own way to watch Titanic in 3D on Kindle Fire so as to make the best of the model at their pleasure.
  • If owners get tired of eBooks on Kindle Fire after hours continuous reading, they can divert themselves with the hit Titanic in 3D. Imagine how fantastic it would be if one really can see 3D movies on Amazon Kindle Fire at home.
  • Ones do not need to go out to the theaters, pay for the expensive 3D Titanic tickets, complain the possible bad field of view, and sit there for 3 hours being stupid to see a same film with just one teeny tiny change.
  • If unfortunately you are an extremely busy person, and you have no time to pay for a visit to theater whatsoever. Then the Kindle Fire or some other handy media players could be nice for you to watch the 3D Titanic movie on the go.

Even so, quite a few people are willing to see the Titanic in 3D again in theaters. Apparently it incontrovertibly approaches perfect to get an eyeful fully in large screen theater.

  • The deepened and enriched film plus its enhancements in emotions and details make the 3D Titanic the idealest to enjoy in theaters. Certainly the visual and emotional impact is redoubled than 2D Titanic.
  • The epic love between Jack and Rose and reflections about humanity from the shipwreck sinking make it a classic film at all time worth watching. You won’t be disappointed! Strongly recommend you to see it with your beloved one and revive the old stories of love.
  • To those 3D movie enthusiasts, the Titanic in 3D is a must-see film you have no reason to miss out this year. The $200 million Hollywood blockbuster makes it a pretty damn dazzling film in film history.

3D moviemaking needs complex techniques. If you want to DIY 3D Titanic at home, you are proposed to use the professional Video Converter Ultimate to convert 2D movie to 3D on Windows & Mac and then wear your left-right or red-cyan 3D glasses to have fun on 3D-supported media players.

Apr 10

Instantly Change Your iPad to a Sketch Book

Having been surrounded by so many electronics today, you may also have been kept separated from your paper books for a time. If you are a drawing enthusiast, how could you find a way to inspire you nature? As an iPad owner, you need an app to change your iPad to a sketch book. That’s the Paper! To simplify your happiness and to be unfettered! Start here!

When you fellows are scribbling on paper, you are simultaneously logging your inspirations and ideas. You need the Paper app for your iPad to capture the fascinating but fleeting ideas. The App is developed by team named “Fifty-Three” and it is free.

It is well known that there’re considerable writing & drawing apps for iPad. However, it may be not that flexible and natural than the Paper. Yes, the app cannot be simpler, but his production team can seize the demands of customers and create an outgiving experience that next to none.

There’s not much difference between a real paper and using this Paper app on iPad. When you click into the app, three initial notebooks will be displayed on the screen with their names: Making Paper, Ideas, and Sketches.

The production philosophy of the team will be given inside the Making Paper, also the “Production Manual” for users, to let you know more about the superiorities of the app. The 21-paged booklet has distinctly informed you everything about the app’s good jobs in note-taking, sketching, logo design, color assortment and so on as well as the origin of the team name “Fifty-Three” (fifty-three centimeters are the maximum radius that human’s arm can reach).

You can create more notebooks on the homepage and change their titles or covers with relaxation. Open the notebook, a semi-open “real” notebook within allowing flicking and browsing rapidly and freely as well as addition and deletion functions. Certainly, you can share to social websites like Facebook if you like.

Again when you click to open a page, you can pull out some pens, an erase and a lot of colors from the bottom and begin your graffiti. The default pen of the app is free. You need to purchase other pens. In spite of this, if you have used it, you’ll know that the free pen has been wonderful for you.

Of course, with the flexible handwriting app, users are enabled to zoom in/out the pages or notebooks with dual-touch., or flick, close and open them freely. The operations of anticlockwise and clockwise rotations will activate the Rewind and Repetition functions respectively and let you recover or repeat previous operations. However, the memory ability of this function needs to be upgraded so as to accurately control the pen.

The almost perfect experience of the Paper app for iPad really a comfortable and entertaining one for you to fly your pens and aspirations.