Galaxy Tape – Samsung’s Android-Based Tablet Device

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Samsung, the second largest global cell phone producer, who before now, has made little effort to enter the next-generation mobile device market with cutting edge products such as smartphones or tablet PC’s, has just introduced it edition to the tablet PC fray with the Galaxy Tape. Realizing the coming demand for tablet devices, Samsung is the latest tech company to jump on the tablet bandwagon.
The Galaxy Tape is expected to be released in late 2010. At this writing only limited information was available regarding its pricing, which networks will support it, and the other hardware and software developments forthcoming. Today’s business professionals are constantly mobile and are looking for mobile computing devices with some options. Galaxy Tape’s success hinges on its ability to meet these needs.
Developed as the Galaxy Tab, the name Galaxy Tape does not depict pictures of cutting edge technology, however, the Samsung tablet device does sport some impressive specifications. Its 7-inch flat panel will be powered by a 1.2GHz A8 processor running Android 2.2, also known as “Froyo”. It will have 16 Gigabytes of built-in storage which is expandable up to 48 Gigabytes with a microSD memory card slot. The Galaxy Tape is expected to weigh in around 13 ounces.
Two of its other noteworthy specs are its Super AMOLED display which delivers a brighter, clearer, less reflective display. The Super AMOLED display provides both better in outdoor and direct sunlight reading conditions. The other advancement that sets the Samsung Galaxy-Tape apart from the tablets currently available on the market is Samsung’s custom TouchWiz User Interface (UI). The TouchWiz as a user interface has received many mixed reviews on older smartphone platforms but on the Galaxy Tape, other tablet device UI fail in comparison.
The Galaxy Tape has been dubbed the smartphone on steroids with a thyroid problem. An image of the Samsung Galaxy Tape shows a phone icon, which imply’s this device will be capable of making voice calls, but I am sure you will agree with me, you may look a bit silly holding a 7-inch tablet up to your ear talking.
In the wake of the tremendous success of the Apple iPad, which sold more than three million units in only 80 days, there are many other tablets devices predicted for later this year. Hewlett Packard will be introducing the Hurricane which will run on the Palm WebOS. RIM is rumored to be developing a BlackBerry Tablet. And like Dell’s Streak, Samsung’s Galaxy Tape is among the first Android-based tablets to hit the market.
It is no doubt that all tablets will be measured against the iPad just as all smartphones are now measured against the iPhone. Which rises an interesting question, Can Non-Apple Tablets Compete Against the IPad? Currently there are 15 Tablets devices available that could rival Apple’s iPad. Samsung believes their Galaxy-Tape is one of them.

Using an Apple iPad or Android Tablet Device for Your Home Based Business

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The days of the paperless lifestyle are becoming more and more of a reality with tablet devices. Almost every area of business has been touched by these tablet devices.
A good example is music. Musicians no longer have to fumble over scores of sheet music, or even worry about losing or forgetting to bring their repertoire. They can just flip through the next page of a song while they perform live. Digital Audio Workstations are also making their way towards these tablet devices. You can even compose and arrange an entire symphony on an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Then there’s marketing. You can carry all the marketing material you need, all in one device. Business presentations are now portable more than ever. You can sit in front of 5-6 people and present your product, opportunity and results, readily and easily. You can show your prospects images and interactive demos of prototypes. Artist and Designer job seekers can now bring their entire portfolio on these devices, without having to lug around heavy pieces of artwork.
It will, however, take a tad bit of elbow grease to learn how to put your work onto a tablet device. However, we live in a world where most people are now comfortable with technology that they embrace it into their lifestyles. In fact, the tablet has opened a new world of possibilities and even jobs as well.
Here are some things you can do with a tablet device for your business:
1. Marketing presentations If you’re pretty handy with PowerPoint or Keynote, you can put together a great presentation that responds to the flick of your finger, when you move to the next slide or page.
2. Video presentations The majority of tablets are in High-Definition, so if you have a video presentation of a product, commercial or service, you can watch these with your clients and prospects.
3. Record, Draw or Jot down ideas Laptops are portable, but they do take some “booting” up in order to get down to recording your ideas. With tablet devices, you can record or write your ideas quickly and easily while you are community on a train, a bus, or just relaxing on a beach in the Mayan Riviera. You can then take those ideas and sync them to your laptop to continue with the composing process.
4. Find destinations, venues The GPS made a huge difference when finding our way to our destinations. But it requires the power of the cigarette lighter in the car. Now that the GPS is widely available on a tablet device, we can choose meeting destinations and find our way their easily. The best part is that most tablet devices have enough battery power to last over 8 hours. Most laptops can last under 3 hours.
5. Fill out orders quickly This is an area that makes the decision to buy so much quicker and easier. Gone are the days of going back to the office to fax in order forms. Now, you can submit an order on a company’s website while you are meeting with your prospective client. This makes life a whole lot easier.
These are just some of the things you can do with tablet devices. Convenience, Ease of Use and best of all, increased profitability. Your life will be clutter-free, organized and stress-free.
Digitally, that makes for a Healthy Life Path!:)

Android Guide to Making a Google Account

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Creating a Google Account is one of the basic tasks required to set-up you’re android phone. This account allows you to access the Android Market and download apps, it also allows you to use the inbuilt Google apps on your phone, like Google Maps. A Google account also backs up your contacts and other data, so that if you lose your phone, you can download all of you’re data on to another one.
Setting up this account is really easy, just follow these simple steps!
1. You can set up a Google account in several different ways: when prompted the first time you turn on you’re handset, by opening the Gmail app, and by opening android market. You will be presented with this screen. Just click ‘Create’.
2. On the second screen enter you’re first and second name into the appropriate boxes, then enter a username into the box with @ next to it. Your username should be something you will remember and it will also be the start of your email address. For example if you choose peter23, your email address would be Peter23 @ . When you are done click next at the bottom of the screen.
3. On this page you need to enter a password for your Google Account, it should be at least 8 characters in length and contain one number. Type your chosen password again in the second box t0 confirm it. Then click the next button at the bottom to continue.
4. On this page you are required to choose a secret question and answer that can be used to verify your identity in the case that you forget your Google account details. Choose a question from the list, and then write your answer in the custom box. You can optionally add a secondary email which will also help to recover a lost account – this can be any email address. When done, click the next button.
5. Google will ask that you accept their terms and conditions, to do so simply use the accept button (it may be necessary to scroll to the bottom of the terms). You will then be asked to verify your humanity by entering a code into a text box.
6. If all is well you will see this screen and your account will be successfully created. Bear in mind that you will need an active internet connection. You can now access Gmail and the android market, have fun!

What Is Android Spy Software And How Does It Work?

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Are you a parent who is concerned about what your child is doing with their cell phone? Are you an employer who wants to make sure that your employees are not giving information to your competition? There is an easy way to find out these things. You can use android spy software to detect what is going on with your children or employees. Find out what it is and how it works.
This software allows you to monitor photos and texts that the person you are spying on has taken or saved on his or her phone. You will be able to see what he or she has on their phone right from your account. If you choose to, you can download the information that you received.
This program works great for parents. You will be able to monitor what pictures your child has taken with their phone. You will also be able to monitor what pictures are being sent to your child. This will enable you to know if your child is sending or receiving inappropriate photos on their phone. If they deny sending or receiving the inappropriate photos, you will have proof right in your hands.
Parents can also monitor his or her child’s phone calls. Without your child knowing it, you can secretly log any calls they make or receive. You will know whenever your child is talking to someone they should not be talking to. You can be one step ahead of them and know what is going on in their lives if they are keeping you in the dark.
If your child is receiving inappropriate text messages, you will know ahead of time. You can find out who is sending them and the number of the person sending the texts. You will also be able to read the text so you will know what is being sent to your child.
This program works great for employers too. Employers will be able to monitor their employees so they can be in the know about what he or she is doing. If an employee wants to give information about products to the competition, employers will be able to see what they are doing. For example, if an employee is taking pictures of what the business is selling, employers can put a stop to it. They will also have proof of what the employee is doing.

Android Applications Now Made Richer

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Android Application development is an ongoing process. New applications are continuously being developed to add to the facilities provided by the Android based phones. Some of the latest applications that now feature in the Android phones are as follows.
Earlier photo editing was only possible with the help of tools like the Photoshop. Android came with an innovation in which the camera feature of the mobile is equipped with the photo editing option too. The camera features were already present in the earlier android but they were not so advanced as found in the latest Android phones.
The camera resolution (in mega pixels) of the latest version of Android is much higher than that in older version phones.
Sometimes the photo taken by you at the party may need a bit of LOMO touch. If you want to single out a particular person’s photo from a group photo the Android application makes the task easy.
One can crop images, change the color and even at text with the help of applications like PicSay. One can also give special effects to the snap with the help of this application. One can add graphics that are like stickers too. More sophisticated and complex features like color splashing and cross-processing is also possible.
If you just want to click photographs with a cool effect then there is an Android application called FxCamera. Some of the prominent effects affected by this application include Polandroid, ToyCam, SymmetriCam, Fisheye, and Warhol. This application to some extent can be compared Applications like Picoli, Camera Bag and PhotBox that are found in the iPhone. The user can rotate the images, crop them, apply special effects and adjust color with the help of application known as Mobile.
For adding the flash effect and films there is an application called Vignette. This application facilitates the user with crop features, 15frames, zoom and a self timer. The 46 effects provided by this application include ToyCom, LOMO, cross-processing, tilt-shift and effects of Polaroid style. The Camera ZOOM FX offers 40 effects that include photo bursts, zoom functions, stable shot, timers, grids, sound activation and white balance.
Finger Paint, a MS Paint version especially for Android is a touch screen interface. With the help of this application the user can draw over and color the photo.
Effects like brightness adjustment, timer, multi-shot bursts, contrast adjustment, zoom features, photo filters and stability mode are offered in Snap Phot Pro.
Camera Illusion allows the user to filter, mask and add effects to photo in real time. The user can also apply the ASCII filter.
Besides these applications there is a provision of availing the applications customized and getting it prepared through third party application developer. Hire the services of a professional Android application developer if needed.

Best Back to School Android Apps

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Kids are getting antsy and working hard to squeeze the laziness out of these last few precious days of summer.
But no matter how valiantly they fight to ignore the signs of approaching days spent in desks under fluorescent lights, they are inevitable. Stores are starting to line their shelves with crayons, pencils and notebooks and parents are starting to plan lunches and carpool schedules.
No longer will there be mornings free of alarm clocks and mad scrambles out the door. Things are going to get complicated and fast!
Make your family’s launch into the back to school mode a bit less turbulent with a few family apps to simplify those tedious tasks that are essential during the school year.
Top 5 Back to School Apps for Any Family
1. Cozi Family Organizer
This app is the ultimate tool for any family. It provides a shared family calendar, to do lists, photo albums, a family journal and grocery lists. What more does a family need to stay organized? The best part about this app is that you can access all of its functionality on a desktop as well, so you can create, plan and manage from wherever you happen to be.
2. Food on the Table
Does your family have the same thing to eat over and over and over again? So does ours! That’s why we love this app, especially during the school year when a lot of families resort to fast food as a quick fix, it not only provides you with a ton of recipes, but it also finds the best deals on the ingredients you need within your local store. It’s super handy, especially for the family that has Hamburger Helper three nights a week.
3. Evernote
I always remember something extremely important at the oddest times, there’s something about doing a task completely unrelated to what I need to be doing that makes me have a revelation. That’s why Evernote is great for families during back to school because there’s always a disconnect between the something a parent should be doing and what they’re doing at that moment. With Evernote you can capture these passing thoughts without having to stop and interrupt what you’re doing.
4. Mint
Running a family budget is no small task and any kind of help is appreciated. Mint is handy in that it allows you to view all of your accounts in one place, see where you’re spending your money and set budgets for your family. On-the-go finance might not be a tool that everyone’s looking for, but for those parents who like to keep an eye on every transaction, all the time, this might be just the app for your family, especially during the back to school season of big purchases.
5. Study Droid
This app is less family-focused as it’s a tool specifically for studying, something the kids are probably the only ones doing. It’s essentially a pack of customizable digital flashcards. This can be great for anything from quizzing kids on science and history facts to studying up on another language. Let the learning begin!

Going Mobile to Improve Book Sales

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Last week I went with a group of friends to a restaurant for TGIF beers and munchies. The second we all sat down to our table something amazing happened: rather than reach for the stack of menu set upright between the napkin dispenser and shakers, everybody pulled out his smart phone to either check messages or use Facebook or Foursquare to “check-in.” Now, a younger person might think nothing of this, but the moment struck me as a sign that times are changing.
I have worked in search engine optimization for over a decade, back when Google was just a glint in a techie geek’s eye. The things we did to ensure high rankings for websites back then would definitely not work now, in an age where mobile functionality is king. As an author, it should excite you to know that people can read books on their iPhones and Androids with applications from Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and others. If your books are not available digitally, they may still be purchase via mobile commerce. Regardless of how you offer your works, mobile browsers should be able to properly translate your site content so it’s seen clearly and encourages click-throughs.
How can you achieve this? You have a number of options.
1) Utilize a content management system with built-in mobile plugins. WordPress users have long been able to use a plugin that enables mobile browsers to adapts sites. Recently Blogger initiated a similar feature. Call up this blog on your mobile browser and it’s much easier to read – only disadvantage is that the sidebars are not shown. If you have something to promote, put the links in your post.
2) Generate a mobile-friendly version of your site. Most large sites have mobile counterparts that are called up when you sign on with your iPhone or Android. Twitter, for one, launches into mobile mode when it detects your browser. If you know the CSS, you can code your main site to detect the browser in use and direct the reader to the appropriate pages. If you are not tech savvy, you can employ the services of a web developer to assist you.
3) Utilize a third-party mobile template generator. A search on mobile site conversion will land you several leads that can take your site or RSS and make it readable on mobile browsers. Bear in mind, however, free services are not necessarily free. You may find terms of agreement include insertion of paid advertising in your site.
However you decide to go mobile, do it quickly. If a smart phone user in unable to read your site on a tiny browser, he is less inclined to delve further and learn about your books.

Android Malware Bug, How To Cope With It

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Android’s increasingly large app marketplace carries thousands of useless and admittedly highly useful apps, and just like Apple’s app store, it is generally prone to dodgy apps made by people with the sole purpose of stealing valuable user data from yourself.
The latest ‘dogy’ app spree has come from apps submitted by 3 users which have malicious code in them, this code has now been identified as malware by Google themselves. Google have therefore taken action to remove these apps, however have disclosed that anybody who has downloaded these apps could have already been the target of their sensitive data being stolen.
The Malware in question was called ‘DroidDream’, and acted a little bit like a trojan under cover. It collectively gathered information on a users daily activity, focused on the most highly used, and then calculated inputs in order to gain access to Android users sensitive data.
What this means is that you could already be infected with malware or you may not, all of this depends on whether you have downloaded any of these (now removed by Google) apps from the Android marketplace; Falling Down, Super Guitar Solo, Super History Eraser, Photo Editor, Super Ringtone Maker, Super Sex Positions, Hot Sexy Videos, Chess, Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls, Falling Ball Dodge, Scientific Calculator, Dice Roller, Advanced Currency Converter, APP Uninstaller, Funny Paint and Spider Man.
Amongst these apps removed there were also pirated apps of legitimate versions removed by Google all of which were made in China. Apparently Google will try and track down the source of these app scamsters, and they already know of their user names, however location and actual ID will be a far more complicated process.
What should you do?
If you have downloaded any of the apps mentioned above then you could almost certainly be infected, and your Android Phones could be carrying malicious hidden code. The first step naturally you should do is remove the app completely from your Android Phone, and if you can reboot your handset from a previously saved back up (which would need to be recent if you store phone numbers and download music or apps daily).
The second thing to do is after you have restored your phone from back up, then hard reset the handset from the off position to return the original functions status.
After this, you will probably have got rid of any remaining malicious code which could harm you. I recommend be very wary of what apps you download in the future, and to always download from highly reputable authors and companies alike. A top give away for scamster app submitters are that they have digits at the end of their name that correspond to nothing, such as 3322001910.

What Are Some Very Useful Android Apps?

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The Android platform has very quickly become very popular on mobile phones. This is a project that was started by Google and has become highly successful in the last year. There are many applications that are made for Android phones. Find out what some of the very useful applications are that you can get and use on your phone.
One of the more popular apps is Documents To Go. This has been a popular application on a variety of platforms even back in the Palm Pilot days. What it allows you to do is make Microsoft Office documents from the various applications in the suite on your phone. You can open and edit documents at will on the Android device. If you are heavily tied to Office, this is something that is worth considering.
There are a variety of recording applications that you can use on your Android phone. Some of these are just for recording quick memos to yourself so that you can be sure to remember something later. There are a few that can even record calls. This is useful for important calls that you will need to review at a later date. Just be sure the person on the other line knows you are recording him or her for legal purposes.
There is one application called Flashlight. This simply turns the brightness up on the screen and makes the screen go white. This is great to use when you need to see what is going on around you in dark places.
AndWeather is one of the most popular weather apps. It can quickly show you the weather from your preferred location. If you like, you can set it to track your location and show you the local weather no matter where you are.
With this type of phone, it is a good idea to get the application called My Backup Pro. This allows you to take everything on the phone and have it backed up just in case. You can even set it so that it does scheduled backups automatically onto your SD card.

Google Nexus One – Google Advantage

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Google Nexus One is the smart phone from Google using Android mobile operating system. It is the handset where web meets phone. This handset is manufactured by Taiwan’s HTC Corporation. Its special features are its ability to transcribe voice to text, noise cancelling features with twin microphones and giving you the perfect voice direction while you are driving. This phone is unlocked meaning it is open to all the mobile network providers. However, it covers T-mobile and version of Verizon in US and Vodafone for European networks.
Google Nexus One has a removable 1400 mAh battery of up to 10 hours talk time and 290 hour standby with enormous 5 hours of browsing; its battery is highly charged via MicroUSB. It has a powerful CPU of 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD and 8250 snapdragon ARM. It has superb storage of flash memory of 512 MB. It has capacity of Class 2 micro SD slot with 4 GB expandable up to 32 GB. It has a powerful memory of 512 MB DRAM. It has a 3.7 display with 480 x 800 pixels, 252.15 ppi and 3:5 aspect ratio, it covers WVGA and AMOLED with very high contrast ratio and 1 ms response rate.
Google Nexus One has a capacitive touch screen display, track ball, head set controls accelerometer and many other exciting features. Its camera is a 5 megapixel with geotagging, LED Flash and autofocus. It has many connectivity options from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth to Quad band GSM and Triband HSDPA and HSUPA. This super phone is heralding `iphone killer’ which is outstanding. Its screen design is very impressive with gorgeous display. Its ultra thin body and curved edges makes this phone look elegant. The screen is very manageable; with self adjusting turning down it is having instant and smooth response from opening the program to scrolling. Its camera has especial feature of 2x digital zoom.