Saturday, 16 March 2013

Top 10 Android SmartTV & Android Media Player Apps

Top 10 Android SmartTV & Android MediaPlayer Apps
Android SmartTV sticks and Android Media Players are becoming extremely popular these days and dedicated apps are emerging everywhere. To keep things easy, we’ve compiled a list of 10 must have Android apps for your Android SmartTV.

Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone, PC and now Android SmartTV. The Netflix Android application delivers the best experience for streaming online movies and series.

Vudu gives you instant access to the latest movies and TV shows, straight on your Android TV. Browse, rent and watch directly from VUDU. The bad news is you have to pay for it, even for the free content you can view on your PC.

Amazon Video On Demand
As a great alternative for iTunes, Amazone’s Video On Demand offers an extended library featuring over 75.000 movies and TV shows, ready for download or streaming. No monthly subscription fee is required.  Just use your smart TV to browse to Amazon Video On Demand, since an App is not yet available

The streaming service from HBO lets you enjoy your favorite HBO shows, movies, comedy specials, sports, documentaries and offers exclusive behind-the-scenes extras and more. HBO GO is free with your HBO subscription. Watch shows such as Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Enlightened, whenever you want from the comfort of your living room.

Keep up with your favorite YouTube channels and access the world’s videos anywhere with the official YouTube app for Android. Everything you could do on your pc, do it now with your TV!

Pandora is free and personalized radio App that plays music and comedy you love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians, or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. Pandora features hundreds of music and comedy genre stations ranging from Dubstep to Smooth Jazz to Power Workout.

Use PlayUP to keep track of any sport in any country at any moment. Receive live updates of the score of your match in more than 70 worldwide leagues. Open and private chat rooms let you talk shop with just your friends, or fans all over so if there’s a sport around the world and you want to be part of the conversation, PlayUp is the App for you.

RUWT stands for “Are You Watching This?” and this app might come in handy if you’re not a big sports fan or if you have plenty of other things to do but still want to see the interesting parts of the game. This app will tell you exactly when to tune in to the game you want to see when it starts to become interesting. You won’t have to miss any of the plays people are talking about the day after, nor will you have to sit through the boring moments to see them.

Accu Weather 
Access a reliable and easy to use live weather forecast anytime through your TV. Now you won’t have to wait for your local news station to give you the day’s forecast. Accu Weather provides live weather information passed of your location.

CNBC Real-Time 
The CNBC Real-Time App for Android gives you free access to real-time stock quotes – before, during and after market hours, directly from both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Marketplace. Additionally, you will get CNBC breaking news alerts, top news stories & analysis, and access to the latest CNBC business video clips, CEO interviews and market updates via CNBC video-on-demand. The CNBC Real-Time App allows you to create and track your favorite company stocks live, in real-time and interact with a custom CNBC Ticker.

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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Great Apps to Speed up your Android Phone

5 Free Apps To Speed Up Your Android Phone

 5 Apps to Speed Up Your Android Mobile Phone and Tablet
Android mobile phones and tablets can be loaded with games, apps, music, pictures and offer a wide range of features and utilities. Each of those features can slow down your phone, causing it to run less efficiently. If you have a feeling that your Android phone is slower than it used to be, don’t worry, there are several apps that can help you to speed your device up.

Android Assistant 
Android Assistant is a free app that allows you to manage your Android phone and increase its performance. The app will let you monitor the status of your processor, battery and memory, to see how your device is performing. Android Assistant can also provide you with an extended range of tools to tweak your phone’s setting, cleaning the system and managing processes.

Smart Launcher Pro 
Smart Launcher is an innovative launcher characterized by a minimalist design, low memory usage and an user-friendly UI that let you start any application with a few taps. The app can reduce the sluggish starts and delays caused by loading applications. Smart Launcher Pro can also save home screens in its memory to reduce loading times even more.

Memory Booster 
Memory Booster is a powerful mobile memory & RAM boosting tool specially designed for both Android smartphone and tablet users. It is designed to tackle the difficult yet crucial problem of memory management for all Android devices. Memory Booster reclaims lost memory for your programs by defragmenting your device’s memory and recovering memory leaks from applications.

Downloaded over 2.000.000 times, 1TapCleaner provides great options for cleaning your Android’s files. By deleting obsolete files from your Android Device’s memory, the app helps you to increase performance and reduce sluggish operations. There are four cleaners included in this app. Cache Cleaner, History Cleaner and Call/Text log Cleaner help you to get more free space for the internal phone storage by clearing apps cached files, data files, or search/navigation history records. If you have selected to launch apps by default for some actions. Default Cleaner helps you to clear the default settings.

Juice Defender 
Juice Defender is a powerful yet easy to use power manager app specifically designed to extend the battery life of your Android device. Packed with smart functions, it automatically and transparently manages the most battery draining components, like 3G/4G connectivity and WiFi. On top of that, you’ll be able to manage CPU speed and more to fully maximize your device’s battery life and speed! With more than 7.000.000 downloads, this app is extremely popular in the Android community.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Microsofts Vision of the Future

What will the home of the future look like?

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Microsoft have created software, computers, game consoles, have even entered the mobile phone industry and are now looking at not doing one new thing but one whole thing with many new things inside. Microsoft is looking to the future, and by looking to the future it will tackle what it thinks the ‘home’ will look like in 10 years. We’ve become a lot more dependent on technology, not to the levels of what happen in Terminator involving Skynet but close enough. Instead of robots being developed to do everything for us, the house will be mostly automatic, reading its surroundings and scanning images to build and adapt to the environment.

Bill Gates wanted to explore other areas as he wasn’t satisfied and wanted to have a breakthrough. Creating appliances that are combined with technology to produce desks that recognize its’ users and match their ergonomic requirements, widespread gesture control and online content that queries itself. Targeting the home market could be the next dream of innovation and investment for Microsoft. 

World of Electronics has a vast range of products that could be considered futuristic or just simply ‘cool’, which would look correct within the modern home of the future.
One of the important things in everyone’s house is the entertainment center as this is the place you will either kick back and chill be yourself or enjoy the company of your friends while you watch a sporting event or a movie. Below is one of World of Electronics recommendations to spice up your TV and entertainment set up and that is one of the many Android TV boxes.
Enhance your home multimedia capabilities by simply connecting this Android 4.0 PC TV device to your TV to watch your favorite YouTube videos, access streaming music, play games, surf the net and answer your emails, and more! Then switch to digital TV mode to pick up digital TV signals whenever you feel like a change. Truly a fully functioning Smart TV for a fraction of the cost.

In addition, you can use the remote control to record and pause your favorite digital TV programs, so that you can watch them any time and then download them to your 4GB of internal memory or on to your own 3TB external hard drive easily connected though a USB ports on the Android TV box. Also with an array of ports and TV connections including HDMI OUT and AV OUT for connecting your choice of TV set and 3 USB IN ports for your wireless mouse and keyboard as well as a external HD, ease of setup and use is a snap.

While you’re enjoying your Android TV box you may not have the energy or a good enough woman (Or man – Don’t want to be seen as a sexist) to clean the house. If you are old enough or lucky enough to remember Hanna-Barbera’s ‘The Jetsons’, then you may have been envious because you wanted Rosie, who was the Jetsons’ robotic cleaner to be cleaning your house. Now World of Electronics has a Rosie of its own but in a much smaller form and doesn’t talk back or give advice, but instead vacuums the floor.
Are you always busy with work and never seem to have the time to vacuum you floors regularly? Then we have the solution for you. With this robot vacuum cleaner you can simply click the button to clean when you are out of the house. This robot hoover will not get stuck in corners or fall down the stairs as thanks to the cliff and bumper sensors. Simply use robot which have 4 automatically changeable cleaning routes (Random, Spiral, Along the Wall, and Polygonal Spiral) and let the robot do all the work. The two counter rotating brushes will sweep up all the dust, pet hair and dirt from carpets, wooden floors, marble floors and nylon flooring.Now time to enter the kitchen. Some say this place is the most important in the house, and I am one of them people to agree with that.

I believe you need a good breakfast to help you start your day. Trouble is finding the time to prepare the food, cook it and as well get yourself ready for the day. World of Electronics has a toaster than can multi-cook your toast and egg simultaneously while you’re showering.To set the mood for the future home you will need the right environment, which can be mostly controlled with the lighting to help set the mood. By selecting from any color in the spectrum to visibly change an interior design that reflects your personal style.
LivingSpectrum covers the full spectrum of visible light, from red, to violet, to everything in between for you to choose from. Using the included touch-sensitive remote control, you can instantly change the color. Just tap a color on the remote control and magically bathe your room in a color that suits your mood. Cover your bedroom in warm yellow light to create a cozy reading environment or invigorate your living room with a bright green glow to create a lively party atmosphere. With an extensive palette of colors to select from, you’ll be sure to find one that matches your mood.

If you’re feeling whimsical, the lamp also gives you a second, more-dynamic option: automatic color changing mode. The lamp will cycle through all possible colors and with the touch of a few buttons you will be able to run a program that changes colors at a saturation or brightness of your choice.
Featuring a translucent, bubble-like design that allows you to see into its metal interior, the LivingSpectrum doesn’t just produce beautiful light; it’s an attractive piece of furniture in its own right. When illuminated, the lamp looks even more stylish. With its sleek modern aesthetic and a range of lighting options, this lamp is enough to completely transform a room.
Cook up a quick breakfast with the versatile”Crunchy” mini electric toaster oven. Toast your bread in the oven while frying an egg and some bacon on the built in frying tray. Set the timer and wait for your delicious breakfast to get ready. The “Crunchy” can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth when taking off the frying tray. Perfect to cook your bachelor breakfast, this electric toaster oven is your all in one breakfast solution!If you are too busy for dogs or hate cats but love fish then World of Electronics has an interesting accessory that will suit any busy man’s aquarium. It will assist in the feeding of your fish while you either enjoy your TV box or laughing at the robotic vacuum.
You can set up to four feeding times with this Automatic Fish Feeder and when the feeding time arrives the fish feeder will automatically release a programmed amount of dry fish pellets into your fish tank. Unlike other products, the plastic food drum of this automatic feeder is designed with moisture-proof features to keep the fish food dry. It’s suitable for flakes, granules, or other dry, loose types of fish food.The Automatic Fish Feeder can be easily clipped to any type of water tank or containers. Powered by 2 AAA batteries (not included), the Automatic Fish Feed can last for days so you can go on vacation without worrying about your little watery friends. It even has an LCD display and alarm that lets you know when the battery is low.

One important factor of the home is protection and safety. Your home is your castle and should be guarded like one. Your home houses you and your valuables; everything that you have worked hard for. They say breaking and entering is worse than assault. World of Electronics understands this and has much prevention for this. One of these is a wireless video door phone with dual receivers.
You shouldn’t take a short-cut when it comes to being secure, and World of Electronics has the answer with this “Double Vision Guardian”. This Dual Receiver Wireless Home Security Video Door Phone is the superlative secure video door phone receiver that comes with the latest safety and communication innovations. For instance the outdoor camera features an energy efficient CMOS Sensor and a powerful 2.4 Ghz transmitter resulting in wireless crystal clear video data. Different from most door video phone systems, the “Double Vision Guardian” comes with two indoor receivers. The advantage of this is that you could attach 3.5 inch screen receiver on a wall and use the other 7.0 Inch screen receiver anywhere in your house in a portable form. The camera can take pictures and store them with date and time in case legal actions are necessary.

This security video door receiver can be used in the day or during the darkness at night, therefore you can see who is at your day during the late of the night. Place the large 7 inch screen receiver (with standard) next to your bed and let the built in night vision feature of the camera easily identify the person standing in front of your door. In comparison to many complicated door video phone systems, the Double Vision Guardian is extremely easy to install. The outdoor camera can be simply attached to walls with 4 screws that have been provided. The buttons of Double Vision Guardian are very intuitive and user friendly.

At World of Electronics we can help you build a modern, stress free and enjoyable environment that won’t break your back pocket and help keep costs down by offering all these products and more at an awesome  price, World of Electronics

Monday, 4 March 2013

How to Play iTunes Music and Videos on Your Android Device

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Offering one of the largest music catalogs, Apple’s iTunes features over 28 millions songs, more than 1 million podcasts and lots of TV shows, movies, music videos and audio books. All of this is part of Apple’s seamless ecosystem. But what should you do if you wish to leave Apple’s ecosystem and start using Android without losing all your entertainment purchased through iTunes?
Don’t worry, there are several ways to get your iTunes contents to play nice with your Android phone or tablet.

What is important for you?
First of all, you need to outline what is important for you. Do you want to stop using iTunes and move all of your content to your Android device, or do you still want to use iTunes and sync your content to your Android device? Do you just want the music files or do you want a solution for your movies and TV shows too? Do you have old DRM protected files?
Apple sold DRM protected files up until 2009 through iTunes, meaning that until then, those files would only work with your iOS device. If songs in your library are labeled “Protected” in iTunes, then these fall under the DRM banner. All TV shows and movies offered in the iTunes store are still DRM protected.

Removing DRM protection
To remove the DRM protection on your files, there are a few options and some of them are less legal than others. If you want to do everything by the rules, Apple will let you “upgrade” your DRM protected songs to remove the restrictions, but they’ll charge you 30 cents per song to do this. This option can be found in Upgrade to iTunes Plus under Quick Links in the iTunes store. Note that this can only be done for your music files and not for your movie files. While this option is affordable if you only have a few songs to upgrade, a better option might be to sign up for the iTunes Match service for a onetime fee of $25, this will also lift the DRM protection of all your music tracks.
If paying to remove the DRM tag of your songs is not an option, then you could also have a look a 3rd party software which will do it for you. Tunebite or Aimersoft DRM Media Converter are popular and the free option Requiem is also often used. Just make sure to get the right version of the software, matching your iTunes version.
Removing the DRM is necessary to play your media files on your Android device so make sure to do this before you continue.

Moving Files
Once your iTunes files are DRM free, the only thing left to do is moving your files. This again can be done different ways.

Manual Move
Moving your files manually is the simplest but most tedious way. Very straightforward, this method is perfect if you just want to move a few tracks. Connect your Android device to your computer and select USB mass storage mode from the popup menu on your phone. Note that this method varies from phone to phone but this is the general way. Once connected, go “Computer” and open your android phone’s list. Browse to the Music folder and then select files directly fom iTunes and press “Ctrl+C” to copy them and then “Ctrl+V” to paste them into the folder on your phone or tablet.