How to get photos off of your Android phone

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If you’re anything like me, you probably have hundreds–if not thousands–of photos on your phone. Getting those photos off your phone isn’t always entirely obvious, but you have a number of options at your disposal.

Using USB

The traditional approach to getting stuff off your phone is to plug it into your computer using a USB cable.

On Windows: Windows treats Android phones like any other camera, so when you plug your phone into your computer, Windows will ask you what to do, just as it would if you plugged in your digital camera. You can peruse the actual files in Windows Explorer, have Windows Explorer import all the photos for you, or use another program to import the photos, like the Windows 8 Photo Viewer app.

On OS X:  If you’ve got a Mac, getting photos off your Android phone requires Google’s free Android File Transfer app, a very basic file browser app that runs on Mac OS X 10.5 or later, and works with Android phones and tablets running Android 3.0 Honeycomb or later. Once you install the app, it will automatically open whenever you attach an Android phone or tablet to your computer.

Your photos will be in one of two areas: The Pictures folder or the DCIM folder. Photos you took with your phone will likely be in your DCIM folder, while other photos or images (like screenshots) you keep on your phone will likely be in the Pictures folder. To save photos you took with your phone’s camera, double-click the DCIM folder. You may see another folder within that named “Camera.” Open this folder, and you should be able to get at your photos.

Email yourself

Android makes it easy to email photos to yourself. It’s not really an ideal option if you have more than a few photos you want to move off your phone, but it’s there if you need it.

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How to watch Amazon Instant Video on iPhone 5C/iPhone 5S

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As the products of Apple, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C can play iTunes digital copy movies natively. But, how about other digital copy movies? For instance, Amazon Instant video. As far as i know, Amazon instant video can be played by Kindle Fire directly, but for apple products, an error message will appear, said unrecognized media files.


Still want to watch Amazon Instant Video on iPhone 5C/5S? No worry, this article will give you a perfect solution.

Program you need:

Pavtube ChewTune/Pavtube ChewTune for Mac

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Download Blu-ray films to iPhone 5C/iPhone 5S for playback smoothly

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Apple announced the release of two new iPhones (iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S) at a live event in Cupertino, California. The iPhone 5C which has been described as the “budget” model despite a starting price of $A739, and the high-end iPhone 5S which has a fingerprint scanner built in to the home button. Apple CEO Tim Cook called the iPhone 5S “the most advanced iPhone ever with our most forward thinking technologies”. Both the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S have the same screen size as the current iPhone 5. They both also have a 8 megapixel camera.The iPhone 5S runs on the new A7 chip.

Based on the high resolution display and perfect large screen size, many users like watching movies on iPhone 5C/iPhone 5S. And with the A7 chip, that will give us higher performance to show high quality movies. So users may like to stream Blu-ray movies to iPhone 5C/iPhone 5S for playback, if you just plan to do this, here this post will supply a good solution for you.

To do it, we need professional Blu-ray Ripping Software, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper is highly recommended. Which can handle Blu-ray/DVD discs, Blu-ray/DVD ISO/IFO image, Blu-ray/DVD folder etc. Now, just follow the guide to easily rip and convert Blu-ray movies for iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.

Download and Install:

Blu-ray Ripper/Blu-ray Ripper for Mac

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Apple and allies begin sales of iPhone 5C

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Apple and its business partners began taking orders on Friday for its iPhone 5C, the lower-end of two smartphone models introduced earlier this week, but not without some hiccups.

Pre-orders were set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday, but Apple’s online stores weren’t usable until 12:12 a.m. Customers might have had better luck with T-Mobile in Germany and O2 in the United Kingdom, which began presales just after midnight PT.

In the United States, AT&T’s store was taking orders, too, though Sprint and Verizon Wireless still showed only information pages at 12:20 a.m.

The iPhone 5C, whose internals are very similar to the now-discontinued iPhone 5 that arrived last year, costs $99 for the 16GB version and $199 for 32GB with a two-year contract. Customers can place orders online now, but they won’t be delivered until September 20, when the phones also will go on sale in stores.

Apple isn’t offering a preorder option for the iPhone 5S, its new high-end model that starts at $299 and adds new hardware features like a faster A7 processor, fingerprint security system, improved camera, and a speedier processor with an integrated low-power motion tracking chip.

Last year, Apple ran out of its initial online stock of the iPhone 5 in less than an hour, with new buyers facing a two-week ship time. That quickly ramped up to three to four weeks, with many new buyers turning to Apple’s retail stores or carrier partners to get a phone sooner. It then took the company another two months before it was able to shorten the waiting times in early November, just ahead of what turned out to be a busy holiday quarter.

This launch could be Apple’s biggest yet. First, it’s putting two new iPhone models on sale for the first time. Second, both are being released in 11 countries simultaneously on September 20, with a wider release in other regions to follow.

To put any expectations in perspective, last year’s iPhone 5 tallied up two million preorders in the first 24 hours. Apple went on to sell more than 5 million iPhone 5s in its first three days on sale. The year before, more than a million people preordered an iPhone 4S in the first 24 hours, which went on to become around 4 million on its opening sales weekend.

The iPhone 5’s record was not without hiccups. Online stores experienced performance and availability issues almost immediately after opening up for sales. Both Apple and AT&T’s online stores temporarily went down for maintenance, while Sprint experienced slowdowns the first half hour the phone was on sale. Similar issues plagued some International carrier partners, including T-Mobile in Germany, as well as Orange in the U.K.

Along with the new iPhones, Apple is introducing a handful of new accessories, including color cases.


Apple started selling its lower-end new smartphone, the iPhone 5C, with an expected delivery date of September 20. That’s the day the phone will be available in stores.


Stream DVD movies to iPhone 5C or iPhone 5S for viewing on the road

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On Tuesday, Apple announced the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5s feels an awful lot like the iPhone 5. It isn’t noticeably heavier in hand, nor is the look particularly different—save for its new color options. The iPhone 5c looks a bit like the iPhone 5 had a baby with the plastic-backed iPhone 3GS. It’s the size and shape of the iPhone 5—long and thin—just a hair bigger in every direction, and about 20 grams heavier. You must have learned more information about the two smartphones. Here i won’t talk more about this.


I write this article the main purpose is to show users a perfect way to watch DVD movies on iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. Most of us store kinds of DVD discs in our home. In order to make full use of these disc movies, i suggest you streaming them to the new iPhone 5C or 5S, thus, you can watch your favourite movies wherever you go as long as you take your iPhone. Of course, iPhone 5C and 5S can’t play DVDs directly. In this case, a DVD ripper for iPhone 5C/5S is necessary. Here, i recommend you Pavtube DVD Ripper, which is professional in dealing with DVD discs, DVD ISO/IFO image file, DVD folder. It could rip and convert these DVD movies to any video format you want. And especially for iPhone users, there are many optimized presets for different iPhone versions. Now, just follow me to learn how to convert DVD to iPhone 5C/5S.

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A guide to Free control your PC from your iPad

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There’s just one small wrinkle: Parallels Access costs $79.99 per year per computer. That’s a pretty steep price even if you have only one desktop. Fortunately, there are alternatives that give you very similar functionality for a much lower price: $0. One of them, TeamViewer, is free for personal use. And it’s available not just for iPad, but also for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 8. (On the desktop side, it’s compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.) Let’s see how you can get your iPad (or other mobile device) connected to your PC without spending a penny.

On your desktop, download and install TeamViewer. You’ll note that you have three installation options:

  • Install A full installation of the TeamViewer client, with all available options.
  • Install to control this computer later from remote If you want to be able to access your desktop remotely, without having to input a code (also known as “unattended access”), choose this option.
  • Run only The software runs, but nothing gets installed. This is a great option if you want to keep TeamViewer on, say, a flash drive. But it doesn’t allow for unattended access.

Whatever installation option you choose, be sure to choose “personal / non-commercial use” in the bottom half of the setup window.

Now install TeamViewer on your mobile device. Run the app, then enter the ID number shown in the desktop client, followed by the password. If you set up unattended access, you’ll need only the password (which you created) for future sessions.


Once you’re connected, you’ll immediately see your desktop on your device screen. Things may look a little different if your desktop had to switch resolutions to accommodate the remote connection, but ultimately you’ve now got touch-powered control over your PC or Mac.

It’ll take a bit of practice to learn how to use your fingers in place of a mouse. For example, finger-taps work the way mouse-clicks do, but only if you’ve dragged your cursor to where you want to click. Scrolling requires two fingers, same as with a lot of laptop touchpads. Zooming is a pinch affair, same as on the iPad proper.

For help and access to TeamViewer tools, tap the little round keyboard icon in the lower-right corner of the screen. It brings up a toolbar, which on the iPad looks like this.


TeamViewer may not “appify” your desktop programs the way Parallels Access does, but it does give you easy, cost-free remote access to your PC or Mac — great for running programs you can’t get on your phone or tablet, retrieving a file you left behind, checking your e-mail archive, and so on.

Is there another remote-access tool you like better? Talk it up in the comments.


Watch movies on Galaxy Note 3 with the help of an all-in-one movies decoder

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Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7-inch, full high-definition screen. It’s really great for users to enjoy videos, you may have tried to put Blu-ray or DVD movies on Galaxy Note 3 for watching. Of cource, the process need a Blu-ray ripping tool. At the same time, according to my own experience, some HD videos aren’t compatibled well with Galaxy Note 3, like MKV, VOB, MTS, AVI, MOV, MOD, TOD etc. To deal with these videos for Galaxy Note 3 playback, we need video conversion software.


As you see, it’s not good value if we spent money to buy above two programs. Now, Pavtube Blu-ray video converter ultimate is a good staff for your choosing. It’s designed containing all the functions of a Blu-ray ripper, DVD ripper, video converter. That allows you to rip and convert Blu-ray, DVD, HD videos to any other video formats you need. Now, just follow me to learn how to convert Blu-ray/DVD/HD videos to Note 3.

Step 1. Download and install the Galaxy Note 3 movies converter on your PC, for Mac users, please use the iMedia converter for Mac, which has the same functions but works on Mac OS X.


Step 2. Load your source Blu-ray or DVD movie file into it. Of course, you can also import the videos you want to convert.

Step 3. Choose output format for Galaxy Note 3 playing. Here a common android profile is recommended for you.

According to your need to choose the 720p or 1080p profile as output, otherwise, you also can click on “Settings” to custom the video quality by yourself.

Step 4. When everything is what you want, click on “Convert” button to start converting Blu-ray/DVD/HD videos to Galaxy Note 3.

This All-in-one video converter is built in CUDA and ATI stream acceleration techniques, which will make the conversion speed much faster than ever before. When the conversion task is done, click “Open” button, you will get the converted video file. And transfer it to Galaxy Note 3 via USB cable. Now, you are ready to watch Blu-ray/DVD/HD videos on Galaxy Note 3 as you wish.

How to: Wirelessly migrate data between Samsung Galaxy devices

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Transferring contacts and personal data from your old phone to a new one used to be a cumbersome ordeal. These days, it’s a much simpler process and in some cases, you don’t even need cables or wires to copy your data.

On Android phones, just having a Google account takes care of your contacts, bookmarks, apps, and more. However, it won’t help you copy old SMS/MMS messages, pictures, music, and other files. For Samsung Galaxy users, there’s an easy way to get those files over to your new Galaxy device (say, Galaxy note 3). Samsung’s Smart Switch Mobile app lets you wirelessly transfer data from your old Galaxy device to your new Galaxy device. Here’s how:

Step 1: Install the Samsung Smart Switch Mobile app on both of your Galaxy devices.

Step 2: Position the two Galaxy devices within 50 cm of each other, then launch the app on both devices. Tap on the Connect button from one of them to initiate the connection.


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1080p 720p MKV videos playback on Galaxy Note 3 without issues

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The Galaxy Note 3 sports a 5.7-inch, full high-definition screen, a slight boost from the Note 2’s 5.5-inch display. But despite the bigger screen, the Note 3 is thinner and lighter, measuring 8.3mm and weighing just 168g. It’s easy to hold in one hand.


Note 3 is really great for users who just want a product between tablet and smartphone. Moreover, the amazing display really wonderful for us to enjoy videos. However, more and more users find Galaxy Note 3 isn’t friendly with the most common and popular MKV videos. Why? First of all, let’s learn about what’s MKV.

MKV (Matroska Video) is a file format for online video distribution. It is an open and free container format which can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. Matroska file types are .MKV for video (with subtitles and audio), .MKA for audio-only files and .MKS for subtitles only. The most common use of .MKV files is to store HD video files.

Due to its complexity, few media players can handle it well. Or only can play some of the MKV videos, but not all. In order to make unplayable MKV videos viewable on Galaxy Note 3, you’d better transcode MKV to Note 3 compatibled MP4 format. Then, you won’t have any playback issues.

What do you need:

MKV to Galaxy Note 3 converter / Mac MKV to Galaxy Note 3 converter

The app deals all kinds of HD 1080p and 720p MKV videos. No matter how you get the 1080p HD MKV videos, whether from MKV Bit torrent download site, or rip from Blu-ray discs or others, you can convert HD MKV to Galaxy Note 3 compatible videos with minimal loss of video quality.

How to convert MKV to Galaxy Note 3:

Step 1. Load your source 1080p 720p MKV videos into the Galaxy note 3 video converter.

Step 2. Choose output format. Click on “Format” bar. In “Android” category, there are many common profiles for android tablets.

Note: Just according to your need to choose the 720p video or 1080p video profile as output.

Step 3. Click on “Convert” button to start converting MKV to mp4 for Galaxy Note 3.

As you see, just 3 steps you have done the process of MKV to Galaxy Note 3 conversion. Really simple and based on its built-in CUDA and ATI stream Acceleration Technology, after a short time, you will get the converted mp4 file. Then, transfer it to Galaxy Note 3. Now, you are ready to play MKV videos on Note 3.

By the way, if you aren’t satisfactory with the video quality, you can click on “Settings” to custom the video quality by yourself.

How to Load Blu-ray to Galaxy Note 3 for watching on the go

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Users take proud of watching movies on Galaxy Note 3 with the perfect high quality display. We can play kinds of video files on Galaxy Note 3 but only limited to its supported range. However, the latest movies often are stored on Blu-ray or DVD discs for sale. It’s impossible for Note 3 to play discs. So, many users want to put Blu-ray movies onto Note 3. Then, they can enjoy latest movies on Galaxy Note 3 wherever they go. There are several problems need to be thought about:

  • How to extract the Blu-ray movie out?
  • Does the original Blu-ray format is viewable for Note 3?
  • What’s the file size of a Blu-ray, if it matches the storage of Note 3?

As far as i know, Blu-ray movies have copyright protection. Which is a special encryption technology. To rip the Blu-ray movie out, we need to crack the protection. Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper is a good tool. Which now supports breaking up to MKB V40. Most Blu-ray movies with the format M2TS or MKV, both two are HD formats and not compatibled well with many devices, Galaxy Note 3 included. Meanwhile, in general, a Blu-ray movie has a large size, about 25GB. It’s unpractical to stream such a large file to note 3 for playback. In this case, you are suggested to compress/convert Blu-ray to a format that Galaxy Note 3 friendly. Now it’s available for free trial.

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