Jun 07

Popular Article Bookmarking App Instapaper for Android Arrives!

instapaper logoInstapaper, the popular iOS app finally landing on the Android devices. This critically acclaimed app can preserve your web pages and let you read them later on your Android-based mobile phones or tablets anytime and anywhere. Instapaper also can help you to capture the text of the article so as to create plain text to ease your e-reading. There are many more excellent functions of this app and we will introduce in detail below. The author of Instapaper – Marco Armet said Android tablets market can not be ignored since the hot-selling of Kindle Fire and Nook. That is why he has the intent to release the Instapaper for Android. He authorizes the exploitation of this app to the team of Mobelux. Now Instapaper for Android don’t support all of the iOS app features, but Mobelux team indicates that they will speed up to add more additional functions. Continue reading “Popular Article Bookmarking App Instapaper for Android Arrives!” »

May 26

iStonsoft PDF to Text Converter Released the Command Line Function

iStonsoft PDF to Text Converter is a standalone PDF tool that allows you to convert PDF to editable and easy-to-use TXT format with tons of stunning features to ensure fast and high performance. The highlights of the PDF tool are: Continue reading “iStonsoft PDF to Text Converter Released the Command Line Function” »

Apr 28

10 Features Everyone Should Know about Google Drive

After a long-term development plan, Google Drive, Google cloud storage service was finally unveiled to the public. However, we should know more about its features before we start to use this service, right?

google drive logoAfter talking about its plan to introduce a cloud storage service for almost 6 years, Google officially released its cloud storage service – Google Drive on April 24, 2012 finally and will launch to users in the next few weeks. Before consumers and enterprise customers using Google Drive, they need to learn more about this service. How about this service? What are the pros and cons of it? Is it worth using? Following are the ten things/features that you should know about Google Drive.

  • It is Not Unique.

The fact we should know aboutGoogle Driveis that it isn’t the only cloud storage service. Earlier have the Dropbox, Box, iCloud, Amazon cloud service and other similar services providing the same function.

  • 5GB Free Storage Space

One of the greatest strengths ofGoogle Driveis the free large capacity of storage space. Users can store 5GB of documents, video and music files for free. Just think about how many users will sign up for this service, so Google is very willing to provide such large storage space for free.

  • Google Integrated Existing Solutions

As we expected,Google Drivehas been integrated into the main applications of Google, that is to say Gamil users can send large capacity of attachments throughGoogle Drive, Google Docs users can edit the files in this platform and Google+ users will find their videos and pictures continually provide to this social net work. Google loves integration andGoogle Driveproves this point once again.

  • 3rd-party Apps Play Important Roles

Google didn’t useGoogle Driveto establish a walled garden. Instead, Google says many third party application providers will support this service and allow users to store and share content in multiple platforms. This is very important. In the network world, having the ability of transferring data from one service to another is very attractive for the users. This kind of cooperation is always welcome.

  • Supports Windows, Mac and Android Devices

Google do the most excellent job of supporting multiple platforms, unlike Apple and Microsoft only support one. Google says on April 24 thatGoogle Drivewill support Windows, Mac and Android devices from the beginning.

  • Will Support iOS Devices Soon

Google declares thatGoogle Drivewill not support iOS platform initially, but the support is coming soon. Then how long is the “soon”? We don’t know.

  • File Support Should Come in Handy

There’s nothing worse than receiving an attachment from an email, but only to find that your computer doesn’t support the file extension. In order to solve that problem in Google Drive, Google says that it has built in native file support for more than 30 different application file formats, so users will still be able to open the files, like Photoshop or Illustrator, even if they don’t have the applications running on their computers

  • Go Back to the Past

As the people who spend plenty of time to backup data know, being able to return to former upload content is very important. According to Google,Google Driveallows users to access the content of 30 days before, to see if there is any updating. Google also says that if the content is extremely important, users can also save a specific revision forever.

  • Paid Service Involved

All this talk about free storage and functions forgets one important content that users won’t miss:Google Driveis a paid service for power users. You need to pay $2.49 per month if you want to upgrade the storage space to 25GB, then $4.99 monthly for 100GB, $49.99 monthly for 1TB.

  • Search Plays an Important Role

Consider in Google’s history, built search function inGoogle Driveservices is significant. Google says, users can search based on the keywords, file types, file owners and other properties. Even better, users can search with image-recognition technology and by the objects contained in the scanned file. The search function in this platform is extremely powerful.

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 05

Rumors: 8 Stand Alone Editions for Windows 8

Recently, the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview has become one of the hottest topics among us. Some of people has made a deep exploration and got some results already.

These days, a number of enthusiasts find it there are eight separate editions of Windows 8 OS when they analyzing the registry files of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. To our surprise, there are additional Professional Plus Edition and ARM Edition. The following are the details about Windows 8 SKU list:

– Windows 8 Starter Edition

– Windows 8 Home Basic Edition

– Windows 8 Home Premium Edition

– Windows 8 Professional Edition

– Windows 8 Professional Plus Edition

– Windows 8 Enterprise Edition

– Windows 8 Ultimate Edition

– Windows 8 ARM Edition

At present, the official Microsoft hasn’t make any comment about this news, but we hope that Microsoft will give us much more information from the CEBIT  this week.

Mar 02

You Can Rename Files Directly in Mountain Lion

People who used to Windows system may be familiar with one of the features of Mac OS X, that is: You can’t rename or operate other files in the dialog box of “Open” or “Save” directly. To our joy, this feature can be realized with the prerelease version of Mountain Lion.

As we can see, there are improved “Save” and “Open” dialog box with the picture as following. Users can rename an existing file in the dialog box directly in stead of turning back to Finder to search it again and again. All you need to do is just double click the file name in the “Open” or “Save” box, then you can start editing, with the picture showing as below:

Meanwhile, users can also rename the application titles in Mountain Lion. However, there is no rename option in Lion Version yet at present, while lock, copy and save at the last time version and browse all version. In the following picture, we can see that the first option is Rename, and there are other options for users to move to iCoud and other locations straightforward.

Although it is only a small change, it makes people wait for such a long time.