2017年3月21日星期二

Apple launches red iPhone 7

Apple is introducing a new color option for its iPhone 7 lineup today: red. While the iPhone maker has offered special product red cases for the iPhone previously, this is the first time the actual handset is available in red itself. The new Product (RED) iPhone features a red aluminum finish, and is launching as part of Apple's partnership with (RED).
“The introduction of this special edition iPhone in a gorgeous red finish is our biggest (PRODUCT)RED offering to date in celebration of our partnership with (RED), and we can’t wait to get it into customers’ hands," says Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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Apple's partnership with (RED) involves highlighting the AIDS fundraising campaign with red-themed designs for products and apps. Apple recently turned its App Store and associated top apps the color red for the world AIDS day.
Apple’s last color change to its iPhone lineup involved a new glossy jet black finish for the iPhone 7, and before that the company also introduced the rose gold option with the iPhone 6S. Today’s red option is perhaps the most striking of all the colors available for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and it will be available on Friday, March 24th in 128GB and 256GB models starting at $749. Source from http://www.theverge.com

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2017年3月20日星期一

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus, Play iTunes movies on Moto G Plus (5th gen.)

Moto G5 Plus vs. Moto G4 Plus

Moto G5 PlusMoto G4 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 6.0.1, Android 7.0 Nougat (in some markets)
Display5.2-inch 1080p (1920x1080) IPS LCD panel,424ppi pixel density5.5-inch 1080p (1920x1080) IPS LCD panel,401ppi pixel density
SoCOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Eight Cortex A53 cores at 2.0GHz, 14nmOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Four Cortex A53 cores at 1.5GHz, Four Cortex A53 cores at 1.2GHz, 28nm
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 405
RAM2GB/4GB RAM2GB/4GB RAM
Storage32GB/64GB storage
microSD slot up to 256GB
16GB/32GB storage
microSD slot up to 256GB
Rear camera12MP f/1.7 lens, dual LED flash, PDAF, 4K video recording16MP f/2.0 lens, dual LED flash, PDAF
Front shooter5MP
1080p video recording
5MP
1080p video recording
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 (A2DP), GPS,
microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 (A2DP), GPS,
microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery3000mAh battery3000mAh battery
FingerprintFront fingerprint sensorFront fingerprint sensor
Dimensions150.2 x 74 x 7.7mm153 x 76.6 x 9.8mm
Weight155g155g
ColorsGrey, GoldBlack, White

Motorola Moto G5 Plus Review

Motorola Moto G5 Plus smartphone was launched in February 2017. The phone comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 424 pixels per inch. Motorola Moto G5 Plus price in India starts from Rs. 16,999.
The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
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The Motorola Moto G5 Plus runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 150.20 x 74.00 x 9.70 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 155.00 grams.
The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

Referred Reading: Play iTunes movies on Moto G5 Plus

Generally speaking, iTunes movies we purchased or rent are M4V files with Apple DRM protection. Due to DRM, you can only play iTunes movies on iPhone, iPad, iPod and other Apple devices.
If you want to play iTunes movies on Moto G5 Plus, you should remove DRM protection from iTunes movies and convert M4V to the format Moto G5 Plus supported.

Moto G5 Plus support video formats:

  • MPEG4 + AAC: video up to 296 Kbps, 320 x 240, 15 fps., 44 kHz, stereo audio in .mp4, 3gp, .pvs, .pvp, .pvx file formats
  • H.263 + AAC: video up to 296 Kbps, 320 x 240, 15 fps., 44 kHz, stereo audio in .mp4, 3gp, .pvs, .pvp, .pvx file formats
  • Real Audio + video: video up to 296 Kbps, 320 x 240, 15fps., 44 kHz, stereo audio in .rm, .rmvb file formats

Moto G5 Plus support audio formats:

  • AAC (up to 192 Kbps)
  • AAC+ (16 to 128 Kbps)
  • MP3 (up to 320 Kbps)
  • WAV (no limit)
  • WMA v9 L2, v3, v7, v8 (up to 160 Kbps)
  • Real Audio G2, 8 (up to 96 Kbps)
  • Real Audio 10 (up to 192 Kbps)
M4V Converter Plus is a professional iTunes Movie ConverterWith it, you can legally strip DRM from any iTunes videos, including iTunes purchased movies, iTunes Rentals, TV Shows and music videos. It can also convert the protected M4V files to unprotected MP4, AVI, FLV, AVI, MOV, WMV, etc.
It can also allow you to extract MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA audio from iTunes videos with high conversion speed and output quality. It can work well on Mac and Windows platforms with the latest iTunes installed.
You can click Add Movie button to import iTunes videos to the program. And you can go to profile panel to set output format for your Moto G Plus.
M4V Converter Plus support output formats:
Convert DRM M4V to MP4, M4V to MOV, AVI, VOB, WMV
Extract M4V to MP3, AAC, WMA, M4A, MP2, M4R, etc.
Users can play iTunes DRM-ed M4V videos on various devices like iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S plus, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Nexus, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, LG G6,  etc.
After all settings done, you can Start the iTunes movies to Moto G5 Plus conversion.

2017年3月15日星期三

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What is the difference

The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus have been announced at a press conference the day before Mobile World Congress 2017 kicks off in full in Barcelona. The new devices have improved designs, enhanced camera technology and a few other upgrades to refine the already impressive Huawei P9.
See the detailed difference between Huawei P10 and Huawei P9.
Huwei P10Huawei P9
OSAndroid (7.0), Emotion UIAndroid (7.0, 6.0), Emotion UI
Size(mm)145.3 x 69.3 x 7145 x 70.9 x 7
Weigh(g)145144
Display5.1in display5.2in display
ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080) resolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
RAM4GB3GB
Built-in storage64GB32GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
CameraDual-camera (20-megapixel), (12 megapixels/front)Dual-camera (12-megapixel, F2.2 aperture), (8 megapixels/front)
Battery3200 mAh3000 mAh
fingerprint scannerRemovedY
colorGraphite Black, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold, Rose Gold, Greenery, White Ceramic, Mystic Silver and Prestige GoldCeramic White, Haze Gold, Rose Hold, Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver and Prestige Gold
Keyboard coverNN
FeaturesScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Light sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor
Release dateFebruary 2017April 2016
Price€ 649€ 599

Referred Topic: How to Watch iTunes Movies on Huawei P10

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: Design

Much of the design on the Huawei P10 has come directly from last year’s phone. If you were to see these two phones sat next to each other, it would be a little difficult to judge which is which without studying them.
The biggest change is the fingerprint scanner, which was on the rear of the Huawei P9, but has moved around to the front of the P10. Huawei claims this is for a more minimalist design, but it hasn't made the phone any thinner than the P9.
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Another big change for the Huawei P10 is rounder corners. This helps lead to an iPhone 6S -like look, to the point that you'll likely struggle to tell the two apart with a quick glance.
The other major difference between the Huawei P10 and P9 are the designs for the back of the phone. The Huawei P9 only comes in either a stainless steel metal uni-body or a Ceramic White version.
Ceramic White still uses metal, it just covers it with a coating that makes it look and feel different to the standard option. There's also a Ceramic White version of the Huawei P10.
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Huawei is launching the P10 in black, silver, green, rose gold and a normal gold effect.

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: Display

The Huawei P10 has a 5.1-inch Full HD display, which is a slight downsize on the 5.2-inch Full HD screen on the Huawei P9.
Both phones have bright screens, but if you want a higher resolution on a Huawei handset you’ll have to opt for the newly launched Huawei P10 Plus , which features a 5.5-inch QHD display.
The big upgrade for the screen on the Huawei P10 comes in the protection, which is now upgraded to Corning Gorilla Glass 5, from Gorilla Glass 3 tech on the P9.

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9 OS and power

The Huawei P10 has been upgraded under the hood. The P9 comes with a Huawei-produced Kirin 955 chipset, but on the newer phone there’s now a newer Kirin 960 chip, which we saw originally in the Huawei Mate 9 .
The P9 also comes in two different versions, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but Huawei has limited it to the latter specs for all models of the Huawei P10.
As for software, the latest Emotion UI 5.1 will be running on the Huawei P10 when it’s available, and that comes with Android 7 Nougat software baked in. The P9 launched with Android 6 Marshmallow on board, but you can now upgrade it over-the-air to Android 7.
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Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9 : camera and battery

The Huawei P9 has a 12MP RGB sensor for color images, but will then combine that with an image taken from a 12MP monochrome (black and white) sensor that will give extra detail to each image.
On the Huawei P10 it’s a very similar affair, but instead this time there’s a new 20MP monochrome sensor to help ensure better detail in each of your shots.
For selfies, both the Huawei P10 and P9 have 8MP sensors that should be able to help you out when shooting front-facing shots for social media.
The P10 also comes with a new facial tracking technology that can use up to 190 points of a human face to track down the best selfie shots possible. Whether this actually works in practice, we haven't found out yet.
Battery capacity on the Huawei P10 has been upgraded from 3,000mAh on the P9 to 3,200mAh. We didn’t love the battery life on the Huawei P9, so hopefully this slight upgrade will give it a significant amount of extra life from a single charge.
Both phones also come with fast-charging features and charge via a USB-C connection on the bottom edge, but neither comes with wireless charging.
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Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: Price

The Huawei P9 launched at $470 (£449.99, AU$799), but it's expected that the Huawei P10 will launch at a higher price. The only official price we know so far is it will cost €649 in Europe, which works out at around £550/$680/AU$890.
The P9 however has already dropped to £400 in the UK and it will likely be even cheaper when the Huawei P10 is officially out.

Recommendation: Play iTunes Movies or TV shows on Huawei P10 and Huawei P9

M4V Converter Plus (for Win or for Mac) is a perfect iTunes Movie Converter, which can help you to remove DRM from any iTunes videos and convert DRM-ed M4V files to plain MP4, MOV. So you can  watch iTunes videos on Huawei P10 or Huawei P9 easily.
With it, you can legally remove DRM from iTunes purchased movies, Rentals and TV Shows by converting protected M4V to plain MP4, WMV, 3PG, etc with original subtitles & 5.1 audio tracks kept. In this way, you can play iTunes movies on any devices as you like. What's more, it also allows you to extract audio files from M4V videos and save as MP3, FlAC, WAV, WMA and so on. See the detailed tutorial about  How to Stream and Play iTunes Movies on Huawei P10.

2017年3月12日星期日

99¢ Movie of the Week on iTunes - Train to Busan

Train to Busan (Hangul: 부산행; RR: Busanhaeng) is $0.99 on iTunes US this week. It is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse horror thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho and starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, and Ma Dong-seok.
Train to Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes- or so everyone hopes.
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How to Rent Movie Train to Busan in $0.99 on iTunes 

You can rent movies through:
  • A Mac or PC with the latest version of iTunes.
  • An iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with the latest version of iOS.
  • An Apple TV with the latest version of tvOS.
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You can rent the film Train to Busan here. When you click Rent, you can download the movie to your device by clicking or tapping download icon. Download time depends on the speed of your internet connection. Some titles have the option to stream. For these titles, when you tap or click , you can play the movie immediately, without downloading it.
To watch the rented movies, you can tap or click play icon to start streaming your movie. For downloads, you can start watching your movie as soon as enough of it has downloaded for the movie to complete without interruption. 
You can also use AirPlay to stream rented content from your Mac or PC or your iOS device to an Apple TV, but you must wait for the content to download completely.
To watch an HD movie, you need to play it on a supported device: your Mac or PC, iPhone 4 or later, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation or later), or TV using Apple TV.

How long you have to watch iTunes Rentals

You have 30 days to start watching the movie after you rent it. Once you started watching the rentals, you have 24 hours (in the US) or 48 hours (elsewhere) to finish it. You can watch the movie as often as you like until it expires.
If you don’t start watching a movie within 30 days, you must rent it again.
Movies you rent disappear from your iTunes library when the rental period ends.

How to remove DRM and Play iTunes rented movies forever

As we all known, it is convenient and cheap to rent a movie from iTunes. But there are also a lot of restrictions of iTunes rented movies: iTunes movies you rented are protected by DRM, which prevent you playing on any devices. If you rented the movie on your Mac or PC and want to watch it on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, it disappears from your computer’s iTunes library. And you can not share the rented movies with others freely.
M4V Converter Plus is a powerful DRM removal software and iTunes Rental Converter. With it, you can remove DRM from iTunes rented movies legally, and convert to unprotected MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc. It is such a useful tool which can help you to keep iTunes rentals forever.

Step-by-step to convert iTunes rented Movie Train to Busan 

Free download M4V Converter Plus (Mac & Windows) on your PC. It works well on Mac and Windows platforms with the latest iTunes installed. Then Click Add Movies button to import iTunes rented movies to the program. 
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M4V Converter Plus for Mac

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M4V Converter Plus for Win

From profile list to select a proper output format. 
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Set MP4 as output format

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Finally, start the conversion. When the conversion is finished, you can find the converted movie on the Converted Movies folder. Now you can play the rented iTunes movies freely

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2017年3月8日星期三

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak gives us a close look at home button changes

Samsung is planning to launch its Galaxy S8 handset on March 29th, but theverge site have already seen photos, videos, and even press images leak ahead of its debut. A fresh round of hands-on images have leaked today, and they give us a slightly better look at some big design changes Samsung is making to its 2017 flagship smartphone.
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Slash Leaks has provided some close up images of the new on-screen home button for the Galaxy S8, and a good idea of just how small the front bezels are. They look incredibly small, which has clearly been aided by removing the physical home button from the front of the display. At the back of what is reportedly the larger Galaxy S8 Plus, you can see a separate sensor next to the camera that appears to be the fingerprint reader.
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We’ve heard rumors of the fingerprint reader at the rear before, but this is the best look we’ve seen so far. Sam mobile speculates this could also work as a physical home button, but it seems unlikely that Samsung would want to force Galaxy S8 owners to reach for the rear of their device to navigate around Android. Given the vast amount of Galaxy S8 leaks, we might know the answers to the home button mystery and other aspects of the device before the phone even launches on March 29th.
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To put things in perspective, the smaller S8 on the left allegedly has a 5.7-inch display, the same size as last year’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, which makes the relative size of the 6.2-inch S8+ even more impressive. It’s yet another detail about the S8 that we can check off our list of questions, along with what it looks like, whether it’ll have buttons, and where the fingerprint sensor is.
The Galaxy S8 is expected to be announced on March 29th. Hopefully Samsung will still have a surprise or two up its sleeve to actually unveil when the event finally rolls around.

Recommendation: Transfer and Play iTunes Movies on Samsung Galaxy S8

M4V Converter Plus is a powerful, easy-to-use utility for quick and accurate conversion. With it, you can unlock iTunes M4V videos by stripping DRM protection legally. It can allow you to convert any iTunes videos to plain MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV and other video or audio formats with amazing speed. In this way, you can transfer the converted iTunes movies to Samsung Galaxy S8 easily.
The main functions of M4V Converter Plus as below
  • Remove DRM from iTunes purchased movies, music videos and TV shows.
  • Convert iTunes rentals to unprotected MP4, MOV without limitations.
  • Perfectly keep AC3 Dolby 5.1 audio track while converting M4V movies.
  • While converting HD & SDHD videos, it outputs 100% original video quality.
  • 30X faster speed while converting iTunes purchases or rentals to MP4/MOV
  • Convert DRM M4V to MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, 3GP, etc on Mac/Win.
  • Output presets for iPhone, iPad Air, Apple TVSamsumg GalaxyAndroid, etc.
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2017年3月6日星期一

2017 Best Samsung Tablets You can Buy

Samsung's refresh of the Galaxy Tab S line at MWC 2017 means it was also time for an update of this list.

Best Overall - Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

After well over a year of waiting, we now have a successor to the Tab S2 9.7 — the Galaxy Tab S3. It has a big and beautiful display of the same size, but the hardware has been upped considerably to a full metal and glass frame. The insides jump to the near-latest available with a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (plus SD card) and USB-C charging.
The Tab S3 has also added a brand new S Pen that brings all of the features of the now-defunct Galaxy Note 7 but with a larger form factor that's easy to use. The tablet is also designed to be used with a full-sized physical keyboard case that connects directly to the tablet without batteries or Bluetooth.
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Android tablets still have issues with software and app compatibility, but this is quite easily Samsung's best overall tablet yet.
Bottom line: The Tab S3 is great for those who need a tablet that can do it all.
One more thing: You really should consider the keyboard attachment for getting work done.

Why the Galaxy Tab S3 is the best

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Samsung saw better sales and usage of its larger Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, and chose to put all of its efforts into a tablet of the same size when it refreshed the line. At the same time, it aimed to bring the Tab S line closer to its Galaxy phones in terms of hardware, design and features.
The Galaxy Tab S3, as a result, seems to be a bit more refined and well-considered than its predecessor. It's extremely thin and relatively light, while feeling more solid thanks to a solid glass back and rounded metal frame. The hardware isn't necessarily stunning or innovative, but that's less important than the functionality.
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That functionality is seriously increased thanks to the new internal specs that are on par with a late-2016 high-end phone, as well as the launch of a full-featured keyboard accessory and a new S Pen that is included with the tablet.
This obviously positions the Galaxy Tab S3 as a bit more of a creative and productivity device, but it will satisfy all of the entertainment needs of its users as well. That balance means this will be a solid choice for a wide variety of potential buyers, so long as they're willing to pay the high price it will command.

BEST Smaller Screen - Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

When Samsung refreshed its Tab S line, it chose to go with a single large model rather than a dual strategy like the Tab S2 series. For this reason, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is still a recommendation for those who have to have a smaller size and are willing to pay a little more than the new and small — but not very nice — offerings from Samsung.
Though the Tab S2 8.0 feels a bit dated in terms of its plastic back and Micro-USB port — particularly when compared to the new Tab S3 — it's still incredibly thin and light with a great screen. It's still a great choice for using in one hand whether you're browsing through apps or playing a few games.
Bottom line: If you like Samsung's hardware and software, but don't want one of the new cheap-feeling models, consider the last-generation Tab S2 8.0.
One more thing: Because it's getting old, don't count on too many more software updates.
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BEST For Less - Galaxy Tab A 10.1

We get it, Samsung's top-end tablets also come with top-end prices. If you don't want to shell out $500+ for a big Galaxy Tab S3, we wouldn't blame you for looking at the Galaxy Tab A series instead. If you want the Samsung software and design at a lower price, we recommend the Galaxy Tab A 10.1, which comes in at $299 retail.
So where does it make those savings? Well, a little bit of everywhere. The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 has a lower-resolution 1920x1200 display, a bit lower-end processor, less RAM at 2GB and less storage at 16GB. It also lacks a fingerprint sensor.
But in general, while it doesn't have the highest-end specs and features, it can still get the job done for someone who wants a big tablet for casual browsing and media reading. The 10.1-inch display will give you more than enough room to run multiple windows at once, though it won't be as portable as something like the Tab S2 8.0.
Bottom line: To get the best bang for your buck with a big screen, you'll want the Galaxy Tab A 10.1.
One more thing: Because of the 16GB internal storage, you'll want to invest a little in a microSD card to expand for media.
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Conclusion: If you want a Samsung tablet that's fast, feature-packed and with a great screen that also offers productivity choices in terms of a keyboard and stylus, the Galaxy Tab S3 is absolutely the top choice.

Recommendation: To Play iTunes Movies on Samsung Galaxy Tab

iTunes movies / TV shows / music videos purchased or rented from iTunes Store are M4V format with Apple DRM protection, which prevent users playing on non-Apple devices like Samsung Galaxy Tab.
To watch your iTunes movies or TV Shows on Samsung Galaxy, at first you should remove DRM, and convert iTunes movies to unprotected MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, etc supported by Samsung Galaxy Tab.
M4V Converter Plus is a powerful iTunes Movies Converter for Mac and Windows user. With it, you can solve all above problems with ease.  It can enables you to remove DRM from iTunes movies, TV Shows and music videos by convert them to common file types.
You can click the Caption link to download the trial version, install and open it. You will see the interface of this program. It is very simple and clean.
Just click Add Movies button to import iTunes videos to the program, and select a proper output format for Samsung Galaxy Tab. Finally, you can click Convert (Mac) / Profile (windows) to start the conversion.
  • Convert iTunes movie purchases, Rentals, TV shows and music videos.
  • Legally remove Apple DRM copyright protection from iTunes videos.
  • Easily transfer converted files to iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPad and Android devices.
  • With subtitles kept and all audio tracks preserved.
  • Support Trim Video and Custom parameters functions.
  • Work on Mac os sierra and iTunes 12.5 perfectly.
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2017年2月28日星期二

Amazon’s web servers are down and it’s causing trouble across the internet

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Amazon’s web hosting services are among the most widely used out there, which means that when Amazon’s servers goes down, a lot of things go down with them. That appears to be happening today, with Amazon reporting “high error rates” in one region of its S3 web services, and a number of services going offline because of it.
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Trello, Quora, IFTTT, and Splitwise all appear to be offline, as are websites built with the site-creation service Wix; GroupMe seems to be unable to load assets (The Verge’s own image system, which relies on Amazon, is also down); and Alexa is struggling to stay online, too. Nest’s app was unable to connect to thermostats and other devices for a period of time as well.
Isitdownrightnow.com also appears to be down as a result of the outage.
Amazon has suffered brief outages before that have knocked offline services including Instagram, Vine, and IMDb. There don’t appear to be any truly huge names impacted by this outage so far, but as always, its effects are widespread due to just how many services — especially smaller ones — rely on Amazon.
There’s no estimate on when service will be restored, but Amazon says it is “actively working on remediating the issue.”

What are the best Alternatives to Amazon S3

Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Compute are the best alternatives to Amazon S3 which attempt to offer a growing stack of service offerings.
Google Cloud Platform is a cloud computing service by Google that offers hosting on the same supporting infrastructure that Google uses internally for end-user products like Google Search and YouTube. Cloud Platform provides developer products to build a range of programs from simple websites to complex applications.
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Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
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