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3 Note-Taking Alternatives to Evernote You May Have Never Heard About!

Evernote is great, do not take me wrong, it is functional, convenient, supports the newest generations of iPads/iPhones but I simply don’t like its interface. Luckily, there are so many good note-taking applications for iOS devices in the AppStore. Not of them are awesome, to be honest, but I chose 3 apps that are really worth of attention and few bucks to spend. These tools can be very useful and you will understand why when you read my reviews.

Safe Note: iPhone note-taking has never been easier and safer!
Price in the AppStore: $ 1.99

If you need, like me, to store a lot of important memos and notes in a protected way you should definitely try this awesome app that is available in the AppStore in 2 versions – free with limited functions and the paid complete one. Safe Note can protect all your notes (just use a hard-to-crack password), it is pretty customizable if you need to use diverse colors and fonts and also provides its users with the ability to email notes directly from the app with prior autosaving.

My verdict: if you need a good application for taking notes, protecting and sharing them, Safe Note with its user-friendly interface (look at screenshots), Retina support and backup autosaving is exactly what you need! Plus it looks pretty awesome with all its notes accessible with one tap.

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Useful Personal Finance Apps For The iPad

The Apple iPad is popular not just because of its cutting-edge hardware, but also because of the wealth of excellent third-party applications that can be downloaded in order to extend its functionality.

You can use the iPad’s web browser to compare credit cards at MoneySupermarket update your Facebook status and stream video, but it is within dedicated apps that the best features can be experienced.

If you are finding it tough to keep on top of your personal finances, you might find the following collection of applications useful because each is designed to help you tackle this area of your life in a different way.
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Do We really Need Antivirus to Protect Our Devices?

Since the free antivirus subscription on my notebook PC expired more than 3 years ago, I have never subscribed to any antivirus software to protect my lovely notebook any more. You may ask why I leave my computer stay unprotected, I have some explanations for you.

I worked as a network engineer in the past, and I’m actually a security minded computer user. Based on what I have learned, computer security is all about staying up to date. Computer is loaded with a variety of software and millions of code, and new bugs are found daily. That’s why the vendors keep updating their software which includes security patches. And what users need to do is simply updating their software as soon as the security update available before the bad guy exploiting the bugs. That’s my first trick, stay up to date!

Do I have the second trick? Of course, here it is: Do not download and install any software from untrusted sources. This trick is simple but hard to do, why? Because bad codes are always embedded in software you need, it’s often hiding in the free software you try to download. Believe me! It’s easy to say but hard to obey.

And what is the last trick? Do not let a strange USB flash drive plugged into your computer. So many viruses spread through this method. It means your computer must be fully isolated. Stay away from exchanging portable drive with friends. This is the hardest thing! And I don’t think you can live that way, but I do that as I’m not a student neither a corporate worker who always interacts with friends and colleagues.

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MoneySupermarket Launch World`s First Car Insurance Comparison App in UK

MoneySupermarket   Car Insurance Comparison App

Money Supermarket is one of the top price comparison sites in the UK; although until recently, its services were best accessed via a desktop computer.

Given that smartphones and tablets are fast becoming the first port of call for anyone who wants to head online, it is unsurprising that the site has built its own price comparison app for portable devices.

Not only is it optimized for use with touchscreen displays and compatible with both Android and iOS devices, but it is also the first app that offers free price comparison on car insurance in the UK.
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Android Jelly Bean

Android Jelly Beans

For a long time, the world waited with bated breath for the release of the current Android Operating System, Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich as it is also known as. This even finally occurred in October of 2011 when the operating system was first released on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a phone specifically designed to use the new operating system. Now that this release has passed, many are now setting their sites on another version of Android that will be the future of the operating system.

This new version of Android will be known as Android 5.0 and in keeping with the trend of sugary snacks, Jelly Bean. Since it is still early in the development process, little is known exactly about the Jelly Bean operating system. However, there is some speculation regarding the new operating system upgrade.

One change that is likely to occur with Android Jelly Bean is that Chrome will probably become the main internet browser on all mobile phones using the Android Jelly Bean operating system. This will be quite a change as it will provide the same quality internet browser as we are accustomed to on our personal computers.

Current trends in mobile phone design are featuring bigger and bigger screens to perform more functions similar to a computer. In many situations, these larger phones that use Android Jelly Bean can be turned to landscape mode and used must like a tablet.

Another trend in mobile phone design that Android Jelly Bean is likely to capitalize on is the dual and quad core processors. Android Jelly Bean is expected to harness the power of these processors and offer users a faster experience. This also means more strain will be put on the phone’s battery with this faster speed. Therefore, Android will need to be designed to use the battery power in a much more efficient manner to prevent quick draining.

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AnyMP4 Converts DVD to iPhone Compatible Video

Do you want to rip all of your DVD collection to iPhone? Don’t worry, it’s very easy to do. Use the AnyMP4 iPhone converter which can do what you want with ease and fast. The converter allows you to rip any DVD file to iPhone MP4, MOV, and M4V, and convert all popular video formats including FLV, MPEG, RMVB, SWF, MTS, TS, DivX, MKV, AVI, WMV, 3GP, etc. to iPhone compatible video and audio formats. I rarely watching movie on my iPhone, but sometime I watch football clips on YouTube, the screen size is just too small for me. But of course you can use the converter for iPad which has larger display size, right?

Converting is the main function, but that’s not the end of story. The AnyMP4 iPhone Converter can do extra jobs such as trimming, cropping, merging, adding text/image watermark, and even adjusting video effect. You may wonder what kind of video effect can be adjusted, the software allows you to tweak contrast, saturation, brightness, hue and volume. If you rip from DVD, it also enables you to select the audio track and subtitle. And last but not least, you can also configure the output profiles to meet what you need and what you want, those include video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, encoder, audio channels, sample rate, audio encoder, audio bitrate, and video/audio format of course. Other highlights include: Preview the output, convert many videos simultaneously, and take snapshots.
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Movavi Video Converter 11, Your True Converter Software!

movavi Video Converter

Converting video files is not a hard work when you have good converter software along. Believe me, there are so many converter softwares out there on the net. Which one is the good one? Well, it is a hard question. We should try it one by one, right? So let’s start with this one, Movavi Video Converter 11.

Is this converter powerful? I do not have right to judge it, you the one who have. However, based on my experience, I found that it could convert more than 170 file formats of video, audio and image. Interestingly, those file formats cover most mobile devices on the market, from Android devices to XBOX gaming console. At the case, you have a mobile outlet that offering ringtones or other related audio-video service, this software suits you much.

Moreover, it offers you an easy operation and easy-known interfaces. Most of important command are placed well at front face largely. Even with the low light condition, you will see them clearly. As I said easy operation, you just need to click +File or +DVD to input the source file from your computer, set the output file format and destination folder. Then click the convert button at right-bottom, you done.
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10 Best Mobile Apps For 2011

Are you a smartphone junkie? Do you spend hours going through the App Store or Android Marketplace? Apps can make your life a lot easier and give you a service that had to be performed on a computer just a couple of months ago. How would you like to post new messages to Facebook or search for the greatest company that caters magnificent deals with auto loans while you’re waiting for a flight? Does the thought of having access to thousands of songs send a shiver down your back? If so, you need these 10 apps!

1) Facebook V3

The social networking giant has expanded its platform into the mobile applications field by providing the Facebook app. This app allows users to upload pictures, chat, and add friends from their mobile phone. The best part is that version 3 has worked all of its kinks out. This app is offered for free on the iOS and Android platforms.

2) Runkeeper

Runkeeper is an app specifically designed with the runner in mind. The app was developed by Nike to allow users statistics of their runs. This is offered as a free app and gives users a play by play through the iPhone’s onboard GPS system. You can even upload your stats to your computer to share them with friends or see how many calories you burned.

3) Stanza

Stanza was designed with the bookworm in mind. Although Amazon’s Kindle has made its own impact, Stanza is cornering another market: the mobile reader. Whether you are heading to the gym or you have a five hour flight coming up, you can read your favorite author’s latest release on your phone without having to carry a Kindle with you.
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