Sunday, 16 March 2014

New Samsung Galaxy S5: Top Features

Samsung launched its highly anticipated flagship, the Galaxy S5, in a well-attended event at Barcelona, Spain. As is generally the case with the company's high-end Android devices, the smartphone comes with an extremely rich feature set. Here are smartphone's top features.

1. Great Design

The Galaxy S5 has the same great design - rounded corners, slim bezels and a home button - as its predecessor, the Galaxy S4. The main difference between the two devices is the Galaxy S5's dimpled back cover, which makes it much easier to hold.

2. Excellent Display

The device comes with a large, 5.1 inch display, perfect for watching movies and surfing the web. Due to its high resolution, you will be able to see even the tiniest of details without struggling. Rich colors, high contrast and wide viewing angles round up the list of things that you will like about this phone.

3. Speed

The smartphone is extremely fast thanks to a powerful four-core processor under its hood. This is paired with a whooping three gigabytes of RAM, meaning that you can open a large number of applications without slowing the device down. In addition, an extremely potent graphics processing unit ensures that games run without a hitch.

4. Superb Cameras

Samsung's high end Android phones tend to have great cameras, and the Galaxy S5 maintains that honorable tradition. The rear-facing camera has a resolution of sixteen megapixels and takes great photos, particularly in bright light. A special night mode and an LED flash guarantee that you can capture relatively good photos and videos in low light and total darkness. The front-facing camera has a more sedate two megapixel resolution, which is perfectly serviceable for selfies and video chatting.

5. A Long Lasting Battery

The device comes with a high capacity battery that can power the device for two days with moderate use. Where needed, you can improve its staying power by activating Samsung's special Ultra Power Mode. It is also removable, which gives you the option of carrying extra ones in cases where you will be unable to access power outlets for several days.

6. Latest Software

The smartphone comes with KitKat, the latest version of Android. Apart from the underlying operating system, all of Samsung's proprietary applications, including the Touchwiz user interface, have been updated.

7. S-Health

The S-Health application can help you improve your health in several ways. A pedometer counts your footsteps then uses that information to calculate your calorie use. The fitness coach, on the other hand, helps you set and attain fitness-related goals. The phone even comes with a heart-rate monitor. The reader is located next to the camera flash.

8. It is Waterproof

You can take selfies in the shower or take calls while bathing courtesy of the phone's IP 67 certification. Those two numbers allow you to plunge the Samsung Galaxy S5 in a pool of water that is no more than a meter deep, and leave it there for up to thirty minutes. For maximum protection, you should ensure that the back cover and the small flap that protects the USB port are always in place.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

How to Make a Backup for Windows 8 With Easy Steps?

Windows 8 was released for general availability on October 26, 2012, and since then, many people have started to upgrade their computer to Windows 8 operating system expecting to have a more satisfactory user experience. And of course, this new OS system performs very well with some significant changes being introduced, but some features are removed from it including DVD playback function and also its main interface looks quite different from its former versions. As a result, many people find Windows 8 is a little difficult to use.

Then if you are one of those who just upgraded to Windows 8, you may need to take some time to get familiar with it. However, due to this unfamiliarity, you may take the risk to crash the system mistakenly. So creating a system backup image for your Windows 8 is a good way for recovering the system when the crash thing unfortunately happens.

Don't know how to do the backup job? Simply follow the step by step tutorial below:

Step 1. On the Start Screen, enter "Windows 7 file recovery" into the search box. Then this option shows under the Settings category. Then simply click it and the Windows 7 File Recovery window will open. Here is another way to open it: go to Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Windows 7 File Recovery.

Step 2. Hit on "Create a system image" option on the left side of the window. Then a new window pops up to ask you where you want to save the backup.

Here you have three choices: save the backup onto a hard disk, DVD or network location.

* Hard disk: You can store the Windows 8 backup image to an external hard drive, USB Flash Drive or another hard drive on your computer. But you should guarantee the storage space is enough for your backup.

* DVD: You should insert a DVD disk into the DVD drive of your computer first and then start backup Windows 8 to DVD disk. This method is quite time-consuming, however.

* Network location: this choice will let you to back up the Windows 8 system image to a remote network share for use in the future.

Step 3. After choosing the location, click Next button. Then you'll be asked which drive you want to be included in the backup. In general condition, the system drives or partitions are already selected by default. If not selected, you can select the check box manually in front of them. Then click Next button to continue.

Step 4. Now the confirmation window pops up, just click on Start backup and the process begins. When it is done, a prompt will show to remind you to create a system repair disk. You can click NO, if you already have created one. Then Windows 8 backup task is finished.