Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Windows Phone 8 Smartphone Buying Guide

As Windows Phone 8 has been released, some famous-brand-smartphone developpers also have presented their new products. This aritlce give you the details about the features of these Windows Phone 8 smartphones and the buying guides.

Nokia Lumia 920

The Lumia 920 is Nokia's flagship Windows Phone device, packing a bunch of awesome features thanks to increased hardware support in Windows Phone 8. There's a 4.5-inch 1280 x 768 PureMotion HD+ display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset inside, 4G LTE depending on your region, and an 8-megapixel PureView camera with fancy optical image stabilization in the lens.
Not only that, but the Lumia 920 comes with built-in wireless charging for the 2000 mAh battery, so if you purchase a wireless charging mat you're good to go. The Lumia 920 also comes in a range of colors: traditional black, and white; plus yellow, red and cyan.
The Lumia 920 official website
Availability and Pricing
United States:
AT&T in November for $149 on a two-year contract
EE on November 9 for £49 upfront on a £41 per month plan
Telstra in late November for AU$829 outright

HTC Windows Phone 8X


This is HTC's flagship Windows Phone 8 device, and its size is comparable to that of the Nokia Lumia 820 as it comes with a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display, although this time it's 1280 x 720 instead of WVGA. Internally there is the same 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset that is being used for a variety of Windows Phone and you also get 16 GB of storage.
Camera wise there is HTC's ultra-wide angle 2.1 MP front-facing camera, plus an 8-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor. The phone comes in a variety of colors for its slim design - purple, black, red and yellow - and there's also Beats audio enhancement which is a first for Windows Phones.
Windows Phone 8X by HTC official website
Availability and Pricing
United States:
AT&T in November
T-Mobile on November 14th for $149 on a two-year contract
Verizon before November 22 for $199 on a two-year contract
EE on November 9 for £29 on a £36 per month plan
O2 in November for for £29 on a £36 per month plan
Three in November for for £30 on a £29 per month plan
Vodafone at some point
"Coming Soon"
November 5 via MobiCity for AU$649 outright

Samsung ATIV S


The ATIV S is Samsung's Galaxy S III-inspired Windows Phone, and like you would expect it's a real flagship contender and also the largest WP8 device available. Like the GS3, a 720p, 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD panel is present on the device, and is complemented by an 8-megapixel rear camera. There's also the usual 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor on the inside, plus 1 GB of RAM, up to 32 GB of storage and a microSD card slot.
Also, for once Samsung has opted to use a brushed aluminium exterior on the ATIV S as opposed to plastic like their Android range, which should greatly improve the feel of the device. The included battery is also reasonably large at 2300 mAh, although there is no wireless charging option available like the Lumia 920.
The Samsung ATIV S official website
Availability and Pricing
United States:
Possibly coming to Verizon in December as the ATIV Odyssey
O2 in November for free on a £36 per month plan
Optus in December

Monday, October 29, 2012

Quick Enjoyment for A New Era of PCs

With the development of science and technology, we also should keep pace with the times that the PCs also come in a new era. Today, we are going to ahve a quick start with the chief delegates of PCs.
According to a research, we found that the 4 following are the newest and most popular ones.
Top1: Samsung ATIV Smart PC
Have fun with it as a tablet. Get down to business with it as a laptop. Whatever you need, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC puts it all at your fingertips. 
Price:  $649.99–749.00
1. Magnetic appeal 
Just set it on the magnetic base and you have all the capabilities of a laptop right in front of you.
2. Movie marathon
With the Samsung ATIV Smart PC, you can watch 8 straight hours of video on a single charge.
3. Creativity unleashed
Get creative with the S-pen to make notes, draw, and edit pictures, all on your tablet.

Top2: Dell XPS Duo 12
 Price: $1,199.00
1. Powerful and portable 
enjoy the convenience of a fully connected and media-savvy tablet
2. Bright and light
The pristine 12.5-inch Full HD display panel with durable Corning Gorilla Glass
3. Touch and type
Easily transition from keyboard to touchscreen input

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Why and How to Reset Windows 7 Password Periodically?

For an enterprise, to prevent data leak or other security issue, workers may be required to change windows login password at a fixed date. For a local user, a regular windows 7 password reset can save users from being hacked.
If you are busy, you may forget to change windows password, thus three methods are provided to schedule windows 7 password reset task.
Method 1 Set Maximum Password Age
Step 1: Enable Password Expiration
1. Right click Computer, and choose Management. In Computer Management window, locate to Local Users and Groups Manager.
2. In the left pane, click on Users, then double click on the name of the user account that you want to enable password expiration for.
3. Uncheck the Password never expires box, then click on OK.
Step 2: Set Maximum Password Age
1. Open the Start menu, and type secpol.msc in the search box to open the Local Security Policy editor.
2. In the left pane, expand Account Policies, and click on Password Policy.
3. In the right pane, double click on Maximum password age, and enter a number
Method 2 Use Windows Task Scheduler
1. Open the Task Scheduler window.
Open Control Panel and choose System and Security. Then select Administrative Tools and, finally, Task Scheduler. 2. Create Task.
Click Create Task in the right Actions side. The Create Task dialog box appears. 3. Type a name and a description for the task in General tab.
For example, Name: reset password. Description: Remind you to change password every month. 4. Click the Triggers tab, followed by the New button. In New Trigger window, select monthly, select all months and specify a date, OK.
5. Click the Actions tab, followed by the New button. The Action button menu displays.
6. From the Action button menu, choose Display a Message. Fill in the title and message. OK.
For example, Title: reset password, Message: change user account password. 7. Make more supplemental settings in Conditions and Settings tab.
8. Click OK to create the task. The completed task will appear in the list of task scheduler library.
To test your task, select the task, choose Run from the Actions side. Click OK to close the pop-up message.
Method 3 Adopt time management software
There are many third-party time management tools and event reminders on the internet, including Foxmail.
Install one of them, edit the message “change windows 7 password” and specify the notification date in the program.
With either one of above three methods, you can reset Windows 7 password at a regular time interval.
Additional knowledge
In case you forgot Windows password, it is better to create a windows password reset disk right now.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Windows 7 Password: All You Need to Know for Better Computer Life

Everyone knows a Windows 7 password can keep your important and private data secure by stopping the unauthorized viewers. But there is something that you may still not know about this password. Here're things you need to know for better computer life if you have little computer knowledge.
Types of Windows 7 password
If you have ever created a new user account on your computer, you should know that Windows 7 has three types of user accounts with different privileges: administrator, stand user and guest. So your Windows 7 password also has 3 types: administrator password, standard user password and guest password. Whether you want to download or install a new program, or change other settings affecting the computer, an administrator password is required.
Change Windows 7 password
Changing Windows 7 password on a regular basis is highly recommended for security concerns. To do this job, just go to Start -> Control Panel -> Family Safety and User Account -> User Account, next you'll find the link for changing your password. The old password of the user account you want to change password for is required to set a new password. If you forget the old password, you still can rest it to a new one by using an admin account on the same computer.
Windows 7 password reset Disk
Today we have too many passwords to keep track of, like Gmail password, Paypal password, credit card password, etc. So it's not surprising if you want to reset password Windows 7 one day. However you can avoid this problem by creating a password reset in advance through the Windows built-in feature. With this password reset disk, you can change a lost Windows 7 password to a new one when you are locked of PC. To make such a disk, just go to Start -> Control Panel -> Family Safety and User Account -> User Account, next you'll find the Create a password reset disk on the left pane.
Forgot Windows 7 password
Though Windows 7 comes with ability for creating a password reset disk, few people make full use of this feature and create such a disk ahead of forgetting their passwords. What you feel lucky is that there're so many third-party Windows 7 password reset applications for resetting forgotten Windows login password to Windows. Password Unlocker Bundle is a good example. This program gives you an easy and instant way to create a bootable password reset disk with CD/DVD or USB drive to reset your forgotten password and access your PC again. 100% password reset is guaranteed. In addition, this bundle also allows you to reset passwords for Office 2010/2007 word/excel/ppt files, RAR/ZIP archives, PDF files, MS SQL server, etc.
Dos and Don'ts for Windows 7 password
1. Make a strong yet easy-to-remember Windows 7 password.
2. Create a password hint and password reset disk to avoid troubles caused by a forgotten Windows password in future.
3. Reset Windows 7 password on a regular basis.
4. Don't use your Windows 7 password everywhere.
5. Don't tell others your password or write it on a sticky note