HTC One debuts

Is the HTC One a smartphone that takes pictures or a camera that makes phone calls? That question may sound facetious, but there’s the buzz around the upcoming HTC One and its newfangled UltraPixel camera–which will land in consumer hands on April 19th.



The HTC One’s major selling point is its camera, which uses the beefy processing power of  its 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor in conjunction with HTC’s custom imaging chip. It promises higher quality still images and video than its smartphone competitors and a superior photographic experience compared with most dedicated point and shoots.

“Replacing the point and shoot seems to be the natural evolution of the smartphone camera, but we are being cautious not to overburden the camera with features,” says Symon Whitehorn, director of special projects for HTC. “Point and shoots are getting away from people in terms of functionality and getting in the way of people’s experiences…taking them out of the moment of the shot. The irony of the point and shoot was that it wasn’t really point and shoot…They offered up way too many decisions for people.” With the HTC One, “there’s a reductionism in the things people have to do before they shoot so they don’t leave the moment.”

The camera

The HTC One camera touts richer images in low light–without flash–reduced motion blur, and minimal compression. HTC says this is achieved with the company’s new UltraPixel sensor, combined with optical image stabilization, swift shutter speed, and a wide f/2.0 aperture.

Yet, despite the UltraPixel terminology, the HTC One actually features a 4-megapixel sensor with the same physical dimensions as its current HTC One X’s 8-megapixel camera. The difference is that each individual pixel on the sensor is larger and captures more light. “The UltraPixel is a pretty straightforward principle. We wanted to put the biggest possible individual pixel we could so it can absorb more light without creating more noise,” Whitehorn says.

HTC also stuck with the One X’s aperture size of f/2.0–which compares with the Samsung Galaxy S4’s f/2.2, the iPhone 5’s f/2.4, and the Samsung Galaxy S III’s f/2.6. HTC claims the aperture lets in 44 percent more light than the iPhone 5 and 69 percent more light than the Samsung Galaxy S III. The camera also includes optical image stabilization–unique for an Android phone. For video, you can record footage in 720p HD at 60 frames per second (fps) and in 1080p at 30fps.

The UltraPixel

The UltraPixel concept is simple: fewer, larger pixels producing higher quality, less noisy shots–especially in low light. This improved image quality is helped by the HTC One’s more advanced 1/3-inch CMOS sensor, ImageChip 2-optimized image signal processor, and optical lens system. Thus each pixel should capture over 300 percent more light than comparable 8- or 13-megapixel cameras such as the iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920, and Samsung Galaxy S III.

This debunks the so-called “megapixel myth,” which says that more megapixels equals a better image. “The old analogy that the industry uses is called pixel rain, so you can imagine photons coming down as rain–with photon rain being collected in buckets with the buckets being the pixel,” says Whitehorn. “Now you could put a lot of little cups out and try to collect the same amount of rain and you wind up getting noise between the cups as opposed to it all falling into one big bucket.”

With UltraPixels being larger than ordinary pixels, fewer pixels take up more space on the sensor–buckets rather than cups. According to HTC, the 2.0 micrometer UltraPixel has twice the surface area of the 1.4 micrometer pixel found on typical 8-megapixel cameras and even more over the 1.1 micrometer pixel on 13-megapixel cameras. Thus photos from the HTC One should display greater color accuracy. It also means shooting with less flash. “You get really natural looking photos without using a flash,” says Whitehorn. “We modulate the flash to be very subtle for good skin tones. People don’t want to use the flash, so it’s not blowing out skin tones or the foreground.”

Another UltraPixel benefit is that the actual file size of each image is smaller, requiring little, if any, compression for sharing, uploading, or storing, while at the same time maintaining the original image quality. HTC says images shot with its camera can be printed at full resolution up to at least 8 by 10 inches.

The processor

The famed UltraPixel doesn’t work alone. Pleasing images and video are also properly focused and exposed, evenly lit, and noise free. And that’s where HTC’s ImageChip 2 technology goes to work providing continuous auto focus, real-time video HDR, lens color shading compensation, and de-noise processing.

HTC promises that its algorithm boosts focusing speed to an almost instantaneous average of less than 200 milliseconds per full distance scan. Video dynamic range can be boosted to match the human eye. The sensor captures interlaced frames up to 60fps with high and low exposure values, while the HTC ImageChip 2 hardware processes the frames in real time to create the HDR frames. Another algorithm specifically designed for this camera lens can process and compensate for color shading, meaning no more dark spots near the edge of the frame. De-noise processing removes noise captured both on the main camera and the front camera.

HTC spared some love for the front-facing camera too. “We’ve put some resources into that–we have a wider angle than is normal,” said Whitehorn. “You can fit three people horizontally at arms length and there’s a lot of correction going on for a natural looking wide angle shot.”

Optical image stabilization

Image blur is a perpetual problem with smartphone shooting of both stills and video, and the HTC One seeks to improve photographic sharpness and clarity for both. Its camera can capture full size photos at a shutter speed of up to 1/48 of a second, compared to 1/30 of a second of competitors and its own 2012 HTC One X.

The company has installed a physical optical image stabilizer into the HTC One, technology already found in dedicated digital cameras, but not, thus far, in smartphone cameras. Says Whitehorn, “It’s optical image stabilization because it’s physical–it’s physically moving the lens, we’re not manipulating the sensor…. It’s the only Android phone on the market that does that.”

When the built-in imaging gyroscope detects the motion of the camera, the lens moves in the opposite direction of the motion to counteract the shake. The lens can tilt an average of 1 degree in all directions from its center point, and can counter motion from various angles. The camera counters motion on two axes, detects pitch and yaw, and adjusts for those movements 2000 times a second.

This sort of stabilization is necessary with slower shutter speeds, and HTC testing showed that the stabilization technology works at shutter speeds as slow as 1/7.5 of a second. The camera will rarely need to shoot at that speed, though, due to the sensor’s ability to capture low light photos at faster shutter speeds of up to 1/48 of a second.

Zoe and highlights

The UltraPixel camera’s marquee feature is HTC Zoe–derived from the Zoetrope concept of creating motion from a series of static shots. With Zoe engaged, you just tap the on-screen shutter and the camera automatically captures up to 20 still photos and a three-second video, tailor-made for social networking. You can also drag through the video to extract a still image from it. In Zoe Mode, you shoot both HD video and still images in burst mode simultaneously and the camera records both before and after the shutter tap. When you’re done creating Zoes, you can share them with others on HTC’s Flash-based Zoe Share Website, where they reside free of charge for six months.

This sort of door-to-door service puts HTC in charge of the shooting and sharing sequence, allowing users more creative space to conceptualize in the moment. “I’ve been observing the convergence between still and video photography and that the distinction between the two is starting to erode,” said Whitehorn. “At the same time people’s desire to not only share but to become publishers and broadcasters is growing, and the Zoe feature is really an amalgamation of those trends.”

Whereas Zoe captures three seconds of video and stills at the same time (and a brief interval before the shutter tap), the HTC One’s highlight movie of 30 seconds is automatically stitched together based on all the video, images, and Zoes you shoot each day, set to HTC music. You can save highlight reels as MP4 files or share them via Facebook or e-mail. “You shoot Zoes, events, and videos and they all go into an amalgamation, and from that your highlight reviews are curated…It’s sort of like an Instagram for video,” Whitehorn says. “What’s really nice is that it’s all done in real time. We found that one of the biggest pain points for people is that they can shoot video fine, but that they couldn’t do anything with it. Everyone seems to stall when they get to the conventional video editing software. So we throw the editing software out and do something for people–we’ll make it for them and they can refine it. That’s really the philosophy.”

Windows Server 2012 – What Up?

Windows Server

Windows Server 2012 – “Cloud OS” as Microsoft sometimes refers to it, and “WS2012” as we’ll call it for short – is the result of the deepest and broadest developer effort in the history of Microsoft server products: 10,000 engineers working for four years. Comments from testers and early adopters have included “jaw-dropping”, “game-changing” and “the competitors better watch out”.

As Jeff Woolsey, Microsoft’s Principal Program Manager Lead, put it at the Technical Launch event in Hammersmith in London: “There are so many new features that I can’t tell you. There are not enough hours in a day to describe them all. There are hundreds.” Inevitably, all we can give you here is an overview.

Many of the new features relate to virtualisation and related areas, such as building and managing farms of virtual servers, including Windows Azure cloud servers, but even if you don’t use virtualisation, there are enough other refinements to engage your interest.

As with its desktop cousin Windows 8, an important area of change concerns the user interface. Yes, WS2012 has no Start button or menu and instead has the same full-screen widget-based Start screen as the desktop version – but that’s trivial. The important changes are invisible.


Although WS2012 still has NT’s familiar CMD.EXE, its newer replacement, PowerShell, has received a very substantial revamp. PowerShell 3 has some 2,400 new “commandlets”, up from about 200 in Windows Server 2008. Even if you’re using the GUI tools, just about every aspect of the system can be controlled and configured using PowerShell 3.

All the administrative tools emit Powershell commands in the background, and both GUI and typed commands are stored in the Powershell history, so you can call them up, inspect them, copy and paste them into the new Powershell editor, modify them and keep them for future use.

Combined with auto-completion both in the shell and editor, it’s a good way to explore and learn the shell. There are multiple ways to type most commands, too – most of the old DOS-style commands still work, and there are abbreviated Unix-style versions as well.

The Server Core desktopless (suggest using GUI-less) installation has been improved, too. A new, intermediate form of Server Core has enough GUI to run the PowerShell editor, but more importantly, a fully-installed server can be switched from the full desktop to Server Core and back again. Virtually everything can be configured remotely via the much improved Server Manager, anyway, either from another system – including a Windows 8 workstation with the admin toolkit installed – or from the host hypervisor.

Server Manager can now handle whole farms of machines, listing functions by role rather than on a per-machine basis. Most aspects of a machine can be configured through it, even low-level things like NIC teaming – so there’s much less reason to actually open a session on a remote machine.

Resilient File System

Even if you never touch PowerShell, there are other benefits. The new Resilient File System, ResFS for short, is designed to be more robust than even NTFS against corruption or media failure – for instance, it does not re-use the same disk blocks again during a write, so if it’s interrupted, the original data will be intact.

CHKDSK is much faster and can even be run with disks online. Sparse provisioning means that formatting new disks is vastly quicker, too – terabytes can be ready for use in seconds, a particularly big help when creating large, i.e, 64TB VHDx for VMs (virtual machines).

Automatic data deduplication is another handy tool – it scans disks and files and replaces duplicated data with links, so that the exact same contents take up much less space – in a demo, it saved 11GB on a disk containing three copies of a 5GB set of files. You can even copy the “ddpeval.exe” program from a WS2012 machine into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 on an older Windows Server and see how much space you’d save.

The fileserver component has seen a major revamp. The wire protocol has been streamlined and lots of “chatter” removed to make it faster over slower connections. On local networks, it supports multiple connections – for instance, even in mid-copy, plugging in a Gigabit cable will result in the time remaining dropping sharply.

IIS 8 has refinements such as CPU throttling, script pre-compilation, an improved FTP server and centralised SSL certificate management.


The biggest changes are around the hypervisor and various aspects of virtualisation – and to a lesser extent, remote-desktop servers. WS2012 includes the third release of Hyper-V – now a mature, stable hypervisor, boasting a feature set to seriously worry VMware. Hosts, clusters and VMs all support industry-leading high-end specs and a swath of high-availability features. If you have a SAN, VMs now support virtual Fibre Channel ports for direct connections, and the fileserver role supports ODX for offloading operations onto SAN servers.

You don’t need a SAN, though. VHDs can be stored on a file share, facilitating live migration between hosts even without a cluster, and the new Hyper-V Replica feature allows VMs to be replicated in the background between shared-nothing hosts, even across WAN links.

WS2012 also virtualises storage and networking. VM networking now goes through a full managed virtual switch, allowing network connections to be virtualised – so for example IP addresses can be reassigned on the fly from a VM on one machine to another on a different host, reducing the need for complex VLAN configurations.

The new storage pool system essentially brings full logical volume management to Windows, rivalling Sun’s ZFS, with configurable mirroring and parity – so that all the storage attached or assigned to a server can be presented as a single pool, with flexible dynamic suballocation.

Microsoft now recommends that all servers run virtualised – even Domain Controllers; the new “Generation ID” flag in ActiveDirectory makes it simple to clone or roll-back a virtualised DC, which can then reconfigure itself appropriately. This need not cost more – although it’s mainly meant for VDI and Linux virtualisation, the freeware Hyper-V Server can be used to host a full WS2012 instance.

VDI and Terminal Server functionality are both much improved, with features such as server GPU acceleration – and emulation if one isn’t available – and enhanced RemoteFX for touch interfaces and better support for operation over the public Internet. VDI images can be either pooled or personalised, or pooled images can have a personal disk attached for seamless, local-disk-performance roaming profiles.

Even the licensing has been simplified – there are now only Standard and Datacenter editions, plus a forthcoming Essentials edition, the replacement for Small Business Server.

And of course much of this can also be applied to Azure cloud servers, which run the same code and can be administered with the same tools. Local server images can even be migrated into the Azure cloud.

Windows Server is all grown up: and with its enhanced virtualisation capabilities, it is ready to take on Linux in the cloud and VMware in the server room.

Android OS

Android OS – How much do you really know?

Android OSBy now you know that the Android OS is being used by cellular phone developers of just about every stripe. You have most likely already read or heard about how the “Google phone” is very competitive against the other smart phones that are out there. It is definitely true that the Google phones are getting to be more popular every day. This is probably because the phones being released now are modeled after the smart phones that have become popular. Google pays attention to what people want and does its best to give that to them. Keep reading to find out some fun information about the phones that use the Android OS that you might not already know.

One website insists that Google is not the original creator of the Android OS. We know that Google gets all of the current credit for these phones. Most people even think of them as “Google phones”. From what we could find out, the actual creators of the Android OS are Rich Miner and Andy Rubin. They invented the OS in 2003 and later sold it to the Google corporatoin for a lot of money. After they bought the OS, Google sat on it for a few years while they developed it further and got it ready to be sent out in mobile devices.

You might not be ready to believe this but the Android OS is based on Linux. Linux is the open source alternative to Windows and Mac OSes. There are lots of rumors flying about the real reason Google wanted to buy the system. Google has a widely publicized and popular rivalry with Microsoft. Is it so surprising, then, that Google would be so excited to buy a system that would compete well against Windows and Microsoft? People like Linux because its open source standing means that everyone is welcome to develop the system, upgrade it and find new uses for it. This allows the company to keep development costs low and turn a major profit.

Being able to multi-task between applications is a major selling point that helps Android compete against the crazily popular iPhones. With the iPhone you can only use one app at a time (though it is possible to use them at the same time as any or all of the phone’s basic functions like phone calling, music playing and internet browsing). In terms of multi-tasking that’s about all you can do with the iPhone. An Android phone, on the other hand can run a Twitter app as well as a note taking app with no problems at all.

Many people do not know that Android phones are all over the world. Do you know if your phone is using the Android OS? Many phones are already using an Android Operating System whereas the iPhone and Blackberry phones are no yet using the Android OS.

In 2007 providers began implementing the Android OS. How many of you reading this are using the same phone you used in 2007?

Best Laptop

How to Find the Best Laptop in 2015

Best LaptopThis article offers some helpful pointers in discovering the best laptops of 2012. While there might be certain brands that you prefer, because some companies have improved considerably over the years, it is good to be open to other possibilities. Because you can’t really compare a computer that costs over a thousand dollars to one this costs a couple of hundred it is important to limit your browsing to those within your budget.

If you are considering an compact notebook, the ultra-compact Samsung NF310 might be what you need. This netbook features an Intel Dual-Core-Atom processor which is up to 50% faster than the usual single core processors found in this type of machine.

The performance you will find in this netbook, including the sharp images and colors on the LED-backlit LCD display is one that is normally found in larger, more expensive laptops. This model also comes with Samsung’s True2Sound, which maximizes your enjoyment of sound effects by providing enhanced bass and clear dialog. With a battery life of over nine hours, this netbook also has a Fast Start feature so it can boot up quickly. Considered one of the most advanced netbooks on the market, at around $400, the Samsung NF310 can be considered a bargain. If you’re looking for a computer on a budget, around $500, you will probably appreciate the HP Pavilion g6x. Even though this computer does not cost that much, this notebook has the look and feel of a more expensive model because of its outside casing. This hard drive is 500 GB, and it also runs on a Core i3 processor which will allow you to run many different programs that more expensive models can. You will have the ability to plug in headphones jacks, and SD card reader, and also use the Internet via the ethernet connection. So if you’re looking for a compact package with a lot of power, the HP Pavilion g6x is a great buy for the money.

There are some good choices in high performance laptops for gamers. One laptop is the Maingear EX-L 15 which has Nvidia GTX-485M mobile graphics and an Intel Core i7 CPU. domain fungi . It has many useful ports as well like two USB 3.0 ports, as well as for ethernet and HDMI. Gaming laptops do cost a lot more than a conventional one, and the Maingear EX-L 15 is close to $2500 so probably only the really serious games will probably consider it. At almost seven pounds, like many gaming machines, this is bulkier than your average laptop.

There are hundreds of laptops and notebook computers available today, and new ones are being introduced every month. People also worry about missing the next newest flashiest model that is going to released “soon”. The new frills and extras while nice aren’t always essential because most people only use a handful of features on their computers.

Best Firewalls Of 2012

Best Firewalls Of 2012 – Pick The Right One

Best Firewalls Of 2012The only defense that your computer has from potential threats is a firewall. You need to use one of the best firewalls of 2012 for proper protection. Even though Windows has a firewall program built-in, it may not be able to stop every attack that comes your way. To install a more robust security system on your computer makes sense, as will provide you with the added protection that you will need.

You can get a firewall with Online Armor Free, and also security that is basic will be provided to your computer. If you want something more extensive, you can choose one of the paid versions, Online Armor Premium or Online Armor ++. Most people who use a computer can get by with the free version, because it will protect their computer from most of the malicious programs. If you want more protection, when doing banking online, you will get a Banking Mode feature with the premium edition, along with other features. There is a problem that the free edition doesn’t take care of, while the premium edition does, and that is phishing. If you are looking for the program which has the best protection, that would be Online Armor ++, because of its features for anti-malware and antivirus. You may want to look over the full list of features offered by these three Online Armor products, as one of them is likely to meet your needs. Protecting your computer is of utmost importance, which is why many people decide to use Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2012. If you didn’t know, you can protect your computer doing several things. Trying Spy Sweeper 2012 from Web Root Antivirus to protect your computer may be beneficial. Your computer, or laptop, will definitely be protected with Spy Sweeper and its ability to remove spyware that it detects. You will definitely not be harmed by malicious software, especially when using the antivirus feature that is available. This software is so good that PC Magazine in 2010 gave it the Editor’s Choice award for excellence. Depending upon what your needs may be, and what is appropriate for your system, Webroot has a variety of applications that will certainly help you out. For those of you that would like to encrypt everything, and this includes passwords, files, documents, and credit cards, Secure Anywhere Complete from Webroot is your best bet for security.

It is a good idea to look for the best firewall solution for your computer, but consider a few things first. Choosing the right firewall protection comes down to deciding to pay for it or use a free version to protect your personal computer. It is essential that you do not use a bootlegged copy of any security program to protect your PC from harm. Doing this is not legal, and also not logical, in that the free software could have viruses built-in that could infect your operating system. The best thing to do is go with trusted brand names that you are familiar with which will more than likely provide you with excellent software. What you never want to do is download software from a website you do not trust as it may be malicious software designed to steal your information and harm your computer. Many people today spend a lot of time on their computers, and security is becoming an ever more critical issue. It is important to protect your computer from viruses and malware, especially since they can shut your computer down and still your identity in one fell swoop. This article, hopefully, will help you locate and install the right security software for your computer. Good luck in using the best firewall and security products of 2012!

Best Antivirus

The Best Antivirus Options for 2015

Best AntivirusHaving the latest protection for your computer is paramount therefore it is really worth your time to look for the most optimal antivirus software of 2012. There are many good programs to choose from, and while some might serve your needs better than others, the most important thing is to install some kind of effective antivirus program on your computer. Otherwise, you are setting yourself up for an array of different issues.

Anyone searching for a free antivirus solution will definitely be happy with the AVG Anti-Virus software. This program provides you with automatic updates on a regular basis to make sure you’re protected from the latest threats. Gamers will be very happy to know that the software actually operates while they are playing online games so they are protected while they play. This company, AVG Technologies, has been providing virus protection for many years making it one of the more reputable antivirus software companies in the world. This program is also capable of removing spyware and malware that infiltrates your system. It is true that Apple is usually impervious to virus attacks, yet the possibility is still there. Although Mac operating systems usually don’t get viruses, the popularity of Apple has spawned more viruses to target these systems. What happens is Mac owners will switch to run on Windows. It is at this point that viruses can infiltrate if you don’t have virus protection already installed. Macintosh computers can use a software program called ProtectMac AntiVirus that will solve the problem. The best thing about this software is that it will block Mac and Windows viruses. There is a free version of this type of protection available called Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition that has high praise from users.

Antivirus software can protect you, but only up to a certain point. Antivirus software is not perfect. This is something you need to understand because once you install the program, it can only protect you from so much. While such software is good at detecting viruses and malware, there are some things it can’t do, so you still have to be vigilant. Your computer may be at risk if you are downloading a significant amount of files, files that might be harboring viruses that your software does not know about. Never download anything from a person that you do not personally know. Especially today where people can impersonate friends and family very easily, you should never open anything that seems suspicious, especially if it is from Facebook or another social network.

Most of the time, people that get antivirus software don’t think about it until they have a problem on their computer. Security threats online are more than an annoyance. You can actually have someone steal your identity and destroy information on your PC due to this malicious software. You really need to think about protecting your computer today using the best antivirus solutions of 2015.

Hard Drives

How to Find the Best Desktop Hard Drives on the Market

Hard DrivesThe most desirable desktop hard drives have enough room for you store data and then have space on your computer for other things. This is a good piece of information to know about because no one can predict when something will go wrong with your computer hard drive. If you have a good external hard drive, you most probably don’t have to stress out about losing good files. So let’s see if we can locate the greatest desktop hard drives that can not only keep your files safe, but also provide enough storage space.

One of the least expensive hard drives available that has a solid reputation for quality is the Seagate Expansion portable hard drive. There are actually quite a few different Seagate models to select from and it wouldn’t hurt for you to take a look at all of them. The Seagate Expansion, however, is good for anyone on a budget who wants an external hard drive that they can just plug in and start using. Additionally, the device is energy efficient, which saves on utility costs. This device comes backed by Seagate’s reputation for excellence and a one year warranty. If you want to find a really durable external hard drive, the IoSafe Rugged Portable hard drive is one that you really need to consider. This drive is stylish, tough and made to withstand a great deal of punishments of all types. It’s really useful if you live or work in a damp environment because it was built to be water resistant and continue working even if it gets totally submerged in water whether that water is fresh or salty. The IoSafe Rugged Portable has a USB 3.0 connection and offers you 750 DB of storage capacity. This means that if you only have USB 2.0 compatibility you’ll need a separate cable to get it to work. Beyond this, the only real disadvantage is that, as rugged as it might be, it isn’t meant to work in extremely hot conditions.

Buying storage space is something that many people do not worry about until the need arises, but they really should make the purchase today. Getting an external hard drive would be a good thing to decide, even if you just bought a new computer that has good storage space. Experiencing hard drive crashes happens all of the time, but a warranty will only protect your computer and not your files on that computer. It is imperative that you back up all of your work so that it is not lost due to a hard disk failure. By having the additional storage space, your older model computer will run more effectively.

In conclusion, today’s external hard drives have a lot more space than ones that were available even a few years ago. They’re also quite a lot faster, smaller and more portable. If you choose a high quality desktop hard drive that’s compatible with your computer, your data will be a lot more secure.


Samsung Galaxy Tab – An In-depth Review

tabComputer tablets are a going trend for a lot of enjoyable reasons and we will pointing some of those out in this article. Today, just about every company that produces personal computers also has at least one tablet on the market, and Samsung is no exception. Most of the tablets available on the market these days have the Android in common, as what runs them. What follows are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

If you want to use your Samsung Galaxy Tab for business or school, you may find that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the most appropriate choice.

You could think that a tablet may not give you enough size to be efficient, but it actually offers a screen and keyboard that are more than adequate for most all tasks you may need to perform. This device is compatible with widely used programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, so it’s easy to transfer anything you’re working on to other machines or to send them off to colleagues in emails. You will also have the option to generate and send in PDF format. For your protection, the Galaxy Tab is installed with a security suite that helps keep you safe from possible danger on the internet.

You will find several apps already installed on the Samsung GT and many more that are available to download. If you’re a lover of music, you will be thrilled with Slacker Radio. You will be able to listen to millions of songs featuring a wide variety of artists. Whatever genre of music you prefer, you will find your favorites with over 100 stations available on Slacker Radio. You can customize Slacker to your own preferences by telling it what you like and don’t like. There are also many reviews of albums and biographies of bands and artists so you can learn more about your favorite music. There is a paid version, for a small monthly fee, called Slacker Radio Plus which is ad-free.

You will find many apps available for the Samsung tablets – both from Samsung and Android. However, sometimes these aren’t enough for everyone. In particular, people who are used to downloading apps for an iPhone or iPad may find that the number of available apps on the Galaxy are limited by comparison. Do you think that this is a serious limitation to the effectiveness of these tablets? The debate is ongoing. In a typical day, however, you can only use so many apps out of the millions that are available. Nevertheless, new apps are being written every day for the Android OS. Still, if apps are important to you, it’s a good idea to take a look at what’s available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab and see if it’s sufficient for your needs.

The capabilities of these Samsung Galaxy mid-range tablets are numerous. These tablets are good choices to research further whenever you are in the market for a tablet. domain server . You should realize that the Galaxy 7.0, 8.9 and 10.1 are all a little different, so make sure you get the one that’s most suitable for you. Keep an eye open for upgrading of the Samsung Galaxy Tab whenever there are upgrades to the Android OS.

Windows 7 Tips

Windows 7 Tips – How To Boost Speed and Performance

Windows 7 TipsWindows 7 is the fastest Windows operating system to come down the line but you might not have your computer set up correctly to allow it to run at its complete potential. There are quite a few factors that will slow down your computer from viruses to allowing unnecessary programs that run in the background. By making a few simple changes, such as we’ll be covering in this article, you can make Windows 7 run as fast as it was meant to.

If you have spyware, viruses or other programs that are destructive they could be really slowing down your computer. More importantly, such issues could cause real harm to your computer, so it’s best to find out about them and remove them as soon as possible. It’s easy to acquire these problems, especially if you download many files online.

You need to choose a good anti-virus program and scan your computer with it on a regular basis. Programs like Spybot are good at removing spyware from your computer. There are a lot of anti-spyware programs that are actually spyware themselves so make sure that you are only using anti-virus programs that are trustworthy and reliable. You can avoid a lot of these sorts of problems by being as cautious as possible when you are downloading files and programs with which you aren’t familiar.

Sometimes Windows 7 can’t run as well as you’d like it to because the computer you have doesn’t meet the hardware requirements dictated by the operating system. This is a possibility especially for older computers that get upgraded from an older Windows version to Windows 7. If your computer came with Windows 7 pre-installed, this shouldn’t apply to you. Your computer needs to have at least a gigabyte of memory and a processor with a minimum of 1 GHZ and at least 16 GB of available disk space. Even if your computer does have enough memory to run Windows 7, it will run better if you add more memory. This means that even though it can run on just a GB of memory, when you upgrade to 2GB of memory, you’ll help it run a heck of a lot faster.

Windows 7 provides you with a large number of fonts, many of which you’ll probably never use. The total number of fonts is over 100, however you will only use a handful of them at best. The fonts can actually cause software programs to stall like Microsoft Word for Windows. It also has an impact on booting up time when the computer has to load many fonts. Additional fonts are usually added by people who do not realize that it will slow the computer down. Overall, by removing these fonts, your boot time and system processing time will be enhanced. Make sure you do not remove fonts that are continuously used by you or others that are on your computer. You should also be careful not to delete fonts that you may want to use at some point. Windows 7 can go faster if you do the right things. It is possible that Windows 7 on your computer is running optimally, however, by using a few simple steps, you can increase its speed. It really is not a problem to remove programs that are seldom used. Your computer should be running faster if you implement the suggestions presented in this writing.