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! )

Mar 23

6 Methods to Force Quitting Mac Apps

It’s so frustrating when applications of your Mac OS X starts the infamously terrible spinning and seems to die! What should you do in this case? There are two choices for you to deal with it. One is to wait for the respond of apps. The other is to force quitting them. Here are 6 methods to force quitting Mac apps using the keyboard shortcuts or sequences. Hope these methods can help you save much time!

1. Force quitting the active Mac App through the keyboard

Press on Command + Option + Shift + Escape for a while until the App has been forced closing. It is the fastest way to force quitting the foreground application in Mac, so it is better for you to remember this keyboard shortcut.

2. Tune out the “Force Quit Applications” window

Click Command + Option + Esc to select an App that you want to quit from the pop up “Command + Option + Esc” window, the App will quit immediately.

3. Force quitting App from Dock

Hold down Option and click the Right Click on an App in the Dock, there will pop up the option “Force Quit”, just click the icon and the App would be closed without any confirmation.

4. Force quitting Apps from Apple Menu

Hold the “Shift” key and hit Apple Menu, find out “Force Quit” (App Name). This method is also easy to remember. However, it is not the best way, since the Apple Menu will not be available when Apps are unresponsive.

5. Force quitting Apps by using Activity Monitor

Callout the Spotlight by pressing Command + Space, after that, input the Activity Monitor. Now you need to choose the process name or ID you want to exit, and click the red “Quit Process”. This method will work in most status.

6. Force to quit by Terminal & kill Command

If all the methods above fail to quit apps, there is another way: using the Terminal & kill Command. Launch the Terminal and input the following Commands:

killall [processname]

For example, “Killall Safari” will “kill” all the Safari processes. In addition, if you know the process ID, you can also kill the apps through prcess ID.

Well, the kill commands will work in all occasions and there will be some side effects, such as it will not honoring Versions, Auto-Save and Windwos Restore, as a result, it will cause some data loss.

P.S. – How to force quit apps on iOS

There is another way to force quitting apps on iOS except long press “Home” key. That is: holding down Power button, when the slide to power options pop up, simply hold the Home key until the app has been closed.

Mar 21

New iPhoto & iMovie Can Be Installed on The Original iPad by Manual

Although the new iOS version iPhoto and iMovie apps cannot be installed on the first generation iPad device directly, the new iPhoto and iMovie can be installed on the original iPad by manual. As we know, the first generation iPad doesn’t support iPhoto, so far as I know, the reason is that there is no camera. Similarly, iMovie is not compatible with the first generation of iPad. However, we can install the two apps to iPad by manual, as a result, they can work normally.

In order to download the iPhoto and iMovie apps to iPad, we need a third party – the free iPhone Configuration Utility, launched by Apple’s official. You can Download from Here, This tool is usually used by the enterprises that deploy the iOS devices.

Firstly, when the tool has been installed (there are Mac and Windows versions), just connect your iPad with computer through USB, and manually select the two apps to the database. After you’ve purchased the two apps from iTunes, they can be founded in ~ / Music / iTunes / iTunes Media / Mobile Application / directory.

Secondly, after the apps have been added to the database in the iPhone Configuration Utility, simply click “Install” button in the application tab, these files will be copied to your iPad and work well.

In spite of lacking in camera, iPhoto and iMovie apps can work properly in the first generation of the iPad. It is the fact that the processing performance and memory capacity is less than iPad 2. Due to it lack of camera, it cannot be able to use the recording feature of the latest iMovie version.

What we should pay attention to is that the Configurator in Mac App Store which has been released by Apple cannot install these apps. If you install the paid apps from iTunes to other devices, Configurator will ask you to enter a redemption code.

In addition, suppose you’ve installed the iMovie and iPhoto on our iPad, there may pop up a note from iTunes, said there are unauthorized apps in your iPad device, in this case, you should click “authorization”, then the note will gone, otherwise, your installed apps by manual will be deleted.