Feb 182013
 

On Tuesday, January 8thth, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was working on a cheap iPhone for release later this year. Immediately, the Internet was ablaze with “will they, or won’t they” speculation. Two days later, on January 10thth, Reuters cited Apple Marketing Chief, Phil Schiller, in an interview given to the Shanghai Evening News, as saying that developing cheaper smartphones was not a direction Apple was pursuing. However, by the next day, the Shanghai Evening News had changed its report, causing Reuters to publish a retraction. The amended report eliminated references to a cheaper smartphone. Of course, this just added fuel to the already well-stoked fire, and resulted a hotter debate on the Internet.

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Does this mean that Apple needs to sell more iPhones, despite posting a record-breaking quarter, and investors still want more?

There is no doubt that dropping prices on iPhone and iPad apps drastically improves revenue and download volumes, according to one study. Developers can gain a revenue increase of 159% in a week with price changes on iPhone apps, mobile app analytics firm Distimo reports.

Price cuts have a greater effect on iPhone software, with average downloads growing by 1665% in a five-day span. For iPads, downloads increased by 871%. Developers can see an impact in a short period of time. Distimo’s study shows that in just three days, an increase is already visible. And the positive effect is lasting: the longer the sale, the larger the revenue growth.

“There is a two-fold explanation for this lagged revenue growth effect: either an increase in income from one-off fees or an increase in income generated by in-app purchases,” the company explains in its report.

Not surprisingly, the spike in interest is cut short when app costs rise. Downloads drop by -57% for iPad apps and -46% for the iPhone.

The report showed 850 unique iPhone applications and 930 iPad applications changing costs at least once in December, and their price changes fell within a $1 to $3 range.

Apple’s app store continues to grow at a steady rate, with increased revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012. Developers can follow suit by discounting prices, since its payoffs are far reaching. The same results were found for applications in Google Play, though not to the same extent of iOS App Store.

If Apple is researching on the cheaper iPhone which focuses on the China market, investors could still get more by expanding the China market.

Read more articles to find how to find iPhone a backup password.

 Posted by at 9:38 am
Feb 102013
 

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It is reported by hackers evad3rs that an iPhone 5 and iPad 3 iOS 6 jailbreak finally arrived last weekend. The group has said that it will be launching its untethered iOS 6 evasi0n jailbreak on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.

iOS owners have been desperately awaiting for the release for months now and it looks like the wait is finally over.

It has been reported that the untethered jailbreak has gone through tests on Mac, Windows and Linux before it was release on Sunday Feb. 3, 2013.

The jailbreak is “compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini models running iOS 6.0 through 6.1,” the official evasi0n website has explained. That means that any iOS users who own an iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5, iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad mini will be able to use the jailbreak.

The iPhone 5, the iPad 4, and the iPad Mini have all been hugely successful over recent months and millions of the devices have been sold worldwide since release. However, many users seek to jailbreak their devices to optimize the functionality of the devices, and allows them to personalize it a lot more to their desires.

If you are interested in jailbreaking your phone, all analysts advice that files should be backed up first prior to attempting any jailbreak, to ensure that nothing important is lost. And you could backup iPhone to PC using iPhone Data Recovery.

An untethered jailbreak for the iOS 6 has been available for some time, although it has not been rolled out extensively because hackers expected that Apple would fix various bugs with the iOS 6.1 versions, and with the changes, ruin their work. However, the operating system has since settled down and should be stable for a fully fledged jailbreak to be released.

Users greatly prefer an untethered jailbreak to the tethered kind, as an untethered kind allows users to reboot the device without having to reinstall the jailbreak manually all over again.

Most people wish to jailbreak their devices to access unofficial apps, and download external software to help them customize their device outside the restrictions of the Apple Store and iTunes.

However, of course anyone planning to jailbreak their iPhone or iPad this coming week should remember that any warrantee would be invalidated by such actions.

By the way, if you happen to lose important data from iTunes backup files, it is easy to use iTunes Data Recovery to extract iPhone backup, or iPad and iPod touch backup.

 

 Posted by at 7:56 am
Jan 232013
 

You cannot just use a single word to judge iPad mini. It’s a sign of Apple’s stagnant innovation of the past two years. They still make the finest consumer electronics in my book and they have always been work hard to create wonders. The iPad mini is fantastic. It may not be revolutionary, but it’s possibly my favorite Apple product since the day I got my iPhone 3GS.

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What makes the iPad mini great is that Apple has once again proven that specs are bullshit. The iPad mini does not look great on paper. It’s got a slow processor, a bad display, and well, just looks like a last generation product. But once you hold this beauty, you realize that this is nothing but perfect.

Everyone that touches my iPad mini falls in love with it. Even people that had no interest in the gadgets I purchase were instantly attracted by its tiny aluminum body. There’s something about this device that just makes you want to hold it and I’ve had to pry it out of people’s hands to get it back.

The display is what matters most in a device like this – it’s where you live. So it makes it unfortunate that the mini doesn’t have a Retina display. The 1024×768 panel isn’t horrible, but it’s not perfect. I find the colors to be a bit dull and it seems to be more reflective than the iPhone 5 or Retina iPad. The glass is also a thinner than the other iPads so it gives a little when you press on it. But after a while, you begin to forget these things and just focus on the content. If you’re really into the book you’re reading, you don’t think about what paper it’s printed on.

I guess the most exciting change with the mini is how Apple has created a seamless meeting of glass and aluminum. Every phone and tablet I have seen a plastic ring around the glass. One of the benefits of this design is that it adds a buffer so if the metal edge were to be dented, the glass could be protected. Having this seamless junction also means that tolerances must be perfect, as glass is a much less forgiving material than plastic. I wonder how the mini will be worse off in light drops but this reduction of parts does look beautiful. Sometimes a bit of danger is sexy.

life-with-ipad-mini-2iPad mini, Retina iPad and the first generation iPad. Apple calls the iPad mini a “concentration of, not a reduction of” the 9.7” iPad. I’ve got to agree with them here. And as the iPad has been becoming increasingly concentrated, I’ve been using it more. I don’t even think screen size is the driving force here, it’s the reduction of mass and therefore weight. The thing I do most on my iPad is read and browse the web (which I’m guessing are the most popular uses for the device), and the Retina iPad was simply too heavy to read for hours in bed with.

Performance on the iPad mini is really snappy. I’ve “downgraded” from a Retina iPad and not once did I feel that the mini was inadequate in horsepower. I don’t really play games on the iPad mini so I’m not sure about its graphics capabilities but for everything else, you won’t notice a thing. This photo also does a good job of showing an accurate representation of the “Slate” colored iPad mini. The device really comes in two colors, silver and navy. I like this tint but if you’re not a fan of blue, keep in mind that Apple doesn’t actually sell a “black” mini.

The best analogy I can make to the iPad mini is the new Porsche Boxster. The Boxster is a brilliant roadster that’s fun, well executed and is a fantastic looking thing. It’s also the cheapest and smallest Porsche you can get, at a surprisingly “affordable” price at under $50,000. And because the Boxster has a rather modest 265hp, you’ll make use of every horse you are given – which I find more fun than being overpowered by the car. Despite this, there are many people that will make fun of you if you get this car. Most will still call it a poor-man’s Porsche. Well, here’s the thing: The Boxster is without a question an amazing car. And so is the iPad mini. Sometimes you don’t need to get the biggest thing with the best specs. Sometimes less is more, and the iPad mini has proven it to me.

I am enjoying my life with iPad mini, and the small gadget just makes my life more colorful. Recently I even learnt how to backup iPad mini with a tool called iPhone Data Recovery. There seems to be more things for me to do since iPad mini came to my life.

 Posted by at 9:00 am
Jan 102013
 

If you’ve ever used a PC running a mature version of Windows – that is, one that has been installed and used for quite some time, and that has had numerous freeware and paid-for applications installed on it – you’ll know that the overall speed and responsiveness is generally much slower than a freshly installed copy of Windows. The same thing is also true of the boot speed. A mature Windows installation can take noticeably longer to reach the desktop than a brand new installation.

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That said, even a freshly installed copy of Windows isn’t quite as fast as it could be when it comes to the boot process. Windows doesn’t come pre-optimized, especially when it comes to the processes carried out during the boot cycle. There are many things Windows does during the boot procedure that probably doesn’t even apply to your PC, such as checking for network connections. On a single-user, standalone PC these operations and checks are still carried out, since they are part of the generic Windows boot process – whether you like and need them or not. There are a few things you need to know in order to speed Up Windows boot-up.

Stop Autostarting Programs

A large number of Windows applications, from freeware and shareware utilities to full-blown commercial suites such as Microsoft Office, manage to insert some portion of them into your Windows setup. Each one of these programs loads and runs every time you start Windows. Apart from the obvious memory implications, the time added to your boot-up process can be horrendous by the time you get ten or 15 of these residents. A common misconception is that they all run from the StartUp folder – they don’t, and most will be triggered using specialized Registry entries.
It can be difficult to decide what you can and can’t remove from the list of autorun programs, although TweakAll does make it easier by showing the full name, so you can work out which entry belongs to which application. To begin with, a common offender is the Microsoft Office Startup application, which is rarely used yet still manages to load every time you boot. Other programs such as Adobe’s Photoshop insert ancillary extras such as the Adobe Gamma Loader, which you can happily disable. In some cases, you’ll find entries for little-used utilities that come attached to major programs, and in other cases pieces of hardware – the SoundBlaster Live cards can install stuff like this that you’re unlikely to need and can happily switch off until you do, for example.
There are some you should never turn off, though. For all Windows systems, leave entries such as ScanRegistry and SystemTray well alone, as these are critical parts of Windows itself and are best left alone. For Windows Me systems, you’ll need to leave StateMgr alone, too, as this is part of the PC Health system that integrates with essential utilities such as System Restore.

Analyse Your Bootlog

You can make boot logs to check for problems that may be slowing you down.

1. Force Windows to create a boot log and launch Boot Log Analyzer. Click the Show delays button to display only items that have taken a long time. You’ll need to sift through this manually and check to see what’s causing the delays, since it could be anything from corrupted fonts to missing programs.

2. Enable the Show failures button. Usually, you should see nothing more than a failure reference to SDVXD, and this is normal. The most common failure refers to NDIS2SUP.VXD, a network driver.
3. Find the file (usually it’s in the Windows/System folder) and move it somewhere safe, deleting the original. Load Regedit and use the Find function to remove each reference to this file. Boot again and check your boot log – this failure should now be gone.

Speed Up Your Boot Time

Need to reduce your boot time? Follow these steps to shave a second or two here and there off that seemingly endless wait.

1. Switch to TweakUI’s Boot tab. For greatest effect, make sure Always show boot menu is switched off, and disable the Display splash screen while booting box.

2. Next, edit the Msdos.sys. This is hidden, so you need to show it via the View tab in Folder Options. Call up the file’s Properties, and switch off the Hidden and Read-only attributes.

3. Open the file in Notepad. Switch off the Windows logo by adding the line, Logo=0. You can also increase speed by disabling the log Windows creates during boot time by adding the line, DisableLog=1.

4. Open TweakAll’s Run Programs plugin. Here you can disable autoloading programs. Unlike other solutions, TweakAll displays all methods used to start programs, and not just the StartUp folder.

5. As you can see, most autoloading programs are controlled using Registry keys rather than by running from the StartUp folder. You’ll find most offenders in Registry Run – Local Machine.

6. Expand the trees by double-clicking down through the levels. For more detailed advice on what you can and can’t remove, read the main text. To kill an entry, select it and click the Remove button.

Still, if your Windows has boot-up problems, I bet there is no way the above methods could help you out. Luckily that we’ve got a lot program that could easily solve all boot-up problems such as blue or black screen that appears when we boot up computer. Windows Boot Genius is such a professional tool which is there to help.

Dec 282012
 

A few days ago a man made headlines for making an announcement that he could break an eight-character Windows password with brute force in less than six hours by harnessing the power of 25 GPUs, another savvy user has reminded us of a workaround that can bypass the password of virtually any Windows account you want in 10 minutes.

The trick has been used for many years and involves replacing the login screen’s Ease of Access Center software with a command prompt. To pull it off, all you need is a bootable System Recovery media or a bootable Windows 8 installation media.

Below are the detailed steps to do this trick.

A. First logon Windows 8 as administrator. Then click Start, type in the Run box (press “Win+R” keys to open Run Box) “lusrmgr.msc” in the Search Box or Run Box.

B. When “Local Users and Groups” dialog appears, open “Users” folder. Right-click a user account and select “Set Password”.

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C. When a dialog pops up, type a new password twice, and click “OK”.

After that’s done, you can reboot and when you get to the Windows login screen, the Ease of Access Center icon should launch a command prompt. Now you can enter net user to get a list of Windows accounts, then net user USERNAME * to initiate a reset, which requires you to enter and confirm the new password.

However, this method could make you lose access to all encrypted files, stored passwords, and personal security certificates in your computer. If you want to crack Windows 7 password, or Windows XP password, using Windows Password Recovery may be a good choice.

 Posted by at 6:52 am
Dec 152012
 

Anyone who uses iPhone may be very familiar with iPhone backup files, and thanks to iPhone backuo files, or we’ll lose our mind once we accidently deleted important data from iPhone or lost iPhone. The backup files give us a chance to recover our personal information.

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iPhone Backup File

iTunes can back up most data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. And these data that are located in a specific place of your computer are called iPhone backup files which could be used to restore data in your iPhone if you accidently deleted something in iPhone, buy a new iPhone, etc…

Backed-up information includes purchased music, TV shows, apps, and books; photos and video in the Camera Roll; device settings (for example, Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts); app data; Home screen and app organization; Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and more. Media files synced from your computer aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes.

Then maybe you are wondering where those backup files are. Whether you use Mac OS X or Windows, the iPhone backup process is basically the same, iTunes backs up all your iPhone files and identifier information to a specific directory in the locations that we are about to talk. OK let’s start to find the iPhone backup files.

iPhone Backup File Location

In Mac OS X your iPhone files are backed up at the following location:

~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

The (~) symbol signifies your home directory, which is the same place all your other documents and information are stored.

Windows XP stores all of your iPhone backup files in this location:

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Windows Vista and Windows 7 backs up the iPhone files to here:

C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Obviously if your main drive is not C: then you’ll have to change that, same goes for “user”.

Want to Recover iPhone Backup Password?

One thing that almost all iPhone users have encountered is losing iPhone backup password in iTunes. This really drives one crazy, because all your important data and personal information such as contacts, messages, call history could not be restored from iPhone backup files now. In this case, you may ask a professional tool to help you. One of my friends recommend iPhone Backup Unlocker to me and I like it so much. It is like a loyal password keeper for me. Maybe you could also have a try.

Dec 032012
 

With all of our advances in security technology, one aspect remains constant: passwords still play a central role in system security. I recently read an article about Windows password, from which I learnt a lot and I realize it is important to have a strong Windows password. Here in this article I’d like to share with you some knowledge that I learned and help you increase your Windows security.

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What Could Be a Strong Windows Password?

Isummarized that article and find that the passwords I created were actually not good passwords. Then what a strong password looks like? You must know that:

  1. Ac#wP3T$c is a Great Password (passwords with both letters and figures, lower case and upper case)
  2. J0y17 is a Good Password (use the figure 0 which looks like the letter o)
  3. 14 Characters is the Optimal Password Length (however, most of my passwords are less than 14 characters)
  4. Passwords Cannot Include Spaces (some applications do not allow this)
  5. Eventually Any Password Can Be Cracked
  6.  Passwords Should be Changed Every 30 Days (it’s so important that you should regularly change your password with a rule)

If you do not have a Windows password, I suggest you read the paragraphs below to learn how to set a Windows password. Before you set the password you should think out a strong password, which is very necessary.

Steps to Create a Windows Password

It is easy for you to create a Windows password. First of all you need to create a Windows user account and then set password for it. Whether your operating system is Windows 7, Vista or XP, the steps to create a Windows password are similar. The following are steps to create a Windows password on Windows XP.

1. Click ‘Start’ -> ‘Control Panel’ -> ‘User Accounts’.

2. In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click ‘Create a new account’.

Note: If you have created a Windows account, you can ignore this step and go to step 5 to create a Windows password directly.

3. Type your user name for the account, and then click ‘Next’.

4. Select your account type and click ‘Create account’ to finish your operation. And now the user account is successfully created.

5. Click the account you just created.

6. Click ‘Create a new password’.

7. Type into your Windows password and choose a password hint, and then click ‘Create Password’.

8. Now that your Windows XP account has a password setup, you must use this password to log on to Windows XP from this point forward.

You Windows password is hard to get remembered, and you worry that you may forget Windows password one day? I here highly recommend you to use a USB flash drive or CD to create a password reset disk, which will help you easily reset your forgotten Windows password, whenever you forgot Windows login password. Besides, you could try Windows Password Recovery tool if you haven’t set a password reset disk beforehand and it could help you find your Windows 8 password, Windows 7 password, recover Windows XP password and more.

 Posted by at 8:38 am
Nov 202012
 

We use computer constantly in our work and daily life, as a result it becomes quite important to keep computing safe from current and future threats. These 7 quick and easy tips I am about to explain will help protect your hardware, software, and data in your computer running Windows.

1. Updates Windows Automatically. If your PC has been off for a few days, don’t wait for Windows automatically updates for you. You should better first visit Windows Update site when you surf the Internet. Also, there may be a lag between when a patch is available and when Windows Update pushes it to you. Microsoft releases Windows patches on the second Tuesday of each month, so to be safe check for updates manually every couple of weeks. And don’t forget to set your antivirus and anti-spyware tools to update automatically (or check weekly for updates yourself).

2. Don’t Allow “Hide File Extensions for Known File Types”: Some viruses pretend as harmless file types by adding a bogus extension near the end of their name, as in “funnycartoon.jpg.exe,” in hopes your system is set to hide such extensions you see ‘.jpg’ but not ‘.exe’. To make these troublemakers easier to spot, open Windows Explorer or any folder window and click Tools >> Folder Options >> View. Make sure that “Hide file extensions for known file types” option is unchecked.

3. Enable and Configure a Firewall: A firewall is a device that controls the flow of information between your computer and the internet, similar to a router. Most modern operating systems include a software firewall. In addition to the operating system’s firewall, the majority of home routers have a firewall built in. Refer to your user’s guide for instructions on how to enable your firewall. Once your firewall is enabled, consult the user’s guide to learn how to configure the security settings and set a strong password to protect it against unwanted changes.

4. Install and Use Antivirus and Antispyware Software: Installing an antivirus and antispyware software program and keeping it up to date is a critical step in protecting your computer. Many types of antivirus and antispyware software can detect the possible presence of malware by looking for patterns in the files or memory of your computer. This software uses virus signatures provided by software vendors to look for malware. New malware is discovered daily, and vendors frequently make new signatures available, so 3antivirus software will be most effective if the signatures are up to date. Many antivirus and antispyware programs offer automatic updating. Enable that feature so your software always has the most current signatures. If automatic updates aren’t offered, be sure to install the software from a reputable source, like the vendor’s website or a CD from the vendor.

5. Remove Unnecessary Software: Unnecessary software increases the opportunities for attack. Intruders can attack your computer by exploiting software vulnerabilities (that is, flaws or weaknesses), so the less software you have installed, the fewer avenues for potential attack. Check the software installed on your computer. If you don’t know what a software program does and don’t use it, research it to determine whether it’s necessary. Remove any software you feel isn’t necessary after confirming the software is safe to be removed. Back up important files and data before removing unnecessary software in case you accidentally remove software essential to the operating system. If possible, locate the installation media for the software in case that someday you need to reinstall it.

6. Modify Unnecessary Default Features: Like removing unnecessary software and disabling nonessential services, modifying unnecessary default features eliminates opportunities for attack. Review the features that came enabled by default on your computer and disable or customize those you don’t need or plan on using. As with nonessential services, be sure to research these features before disabling or modifying them. The AutoRun feature in Microsoft Windows systems was a default feature at the time of the Conficker malware and was one of the three ways computers became infected. When the AutoRun feature is enabled on Windows computers, Windows detects when removable media, such as CDs and USB storage devices, are inserted into the computer and automatically executes the media’s contents.

7. Scan attachments for viruses: Run each of the e-mail attachments you receive through your antivirus software before you open them. Rather than double-clicking the attachment to open it instantly, save the file to a drive on your PC, open Windows Explorer, right-click the file, and choose the option to scan it for viruses. (Better yet, set your antivirus software to scan incoming and outgoing e-mail automatically.)

 

Nov 082012
 

Recently Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 8 would come with the new Internet Explorer 10 browser too. And today, Nov. 8, Microsoft has detailed the differences between its Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10) for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 ahead of the release of the mobile operating system (OS) in the US.

Microsoft’s principal program manager lead Charles Morris said in a post on its developer blog that though both versions share many similar features, the IE 10 web browser is not identical on both mobile and PC systems.

IE 10 deals with effects such as 3D transforms, shadows for both text and boxes in websites and support for more fonts. The hardware accelerated rendering function also allows transitions and animations to run independently of the main browser thread for better performance.

“By popular demand we now have full support for Web Open Font Format (WOFF) on Windows Phone. Better yet, our friends from Typekit, who provide a super popular library to add cool fonts to any website, announced official support for Windows Phone 8,” Morris said.

However, IE 10 on Windows Phone 8 does not support inline video nor does it support new manipulation views for touch panning and zooming (except for -ms-touch-action). IE 10 on Windows Phone 8 also doesn’t support multi-track HTML5 audio, ActiveX, VBScript, drag-and-drop APIs, or file access APIs. Features such as link previews, pinned site icons and notifications, as well as support for connecting sites to apps is also not supported.

Making IE 10 to web and app developers as part of Windows Phone 8, Morris said, “Now that the software development kit (SDK) is available, it is a great time for you to use the included emulator to test your sites directly on Windows Phone 8.”

Will these differences make IE 10 on Windows Phone 8 less effective and convenient?

 

Oct 292012
 

The latest launch event to rock the technological launch season comes from Microsoft with the official unveiling of Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore and Steve Ballmer revealed the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system just a few hours ago. Let’s get a quick look at what is new in this new smart phone.

Multi-core Processing

Windows Phone 8 offers support for processors with up to 64 cores, though this may not come that soon – Microsoft says there may be some quad-core Windows Phones out this year, but it mostly expects dual-core. It should be enough to see the join: for all the criticism lobbed Microsoft’s way over its mobile offerings, Windows Phone has always been light on hardware. So Windows Phone 8 should be zippy, with the right processors.

The primary benefit of multi-core processing for users is that background multi-tasking should become a cinch, and general speed when using your phone for multiple tasks should increase. Windows Phone developers face the challenge of living up to this promise, however.

MicroSD Storage Expansion

Windows Phone 8 supports MicroSD cards, meaning that it will be relatively inexpensive and straightforward to boost the storage in your phone. As a result, you are no longer limited to the amount of onboard storage with which your handset’s manufacturer deigned to bless you.

Fresh Start Screen

One of the big complains about existing Windows Phones is the lack of customization with regard to the home screens, though they are good in looking. Windows Phone 8 rectifies this, to an extent. The Start Screen still features the familiar Moder UI live tiles, but there is the option to change the tiles’ size, move them around and change the color scheme. Actually, you can now choose from up to 20 color schemes, which is very nice.

Kids Corner

Another intriguing new feature of Windows Phone 8 is called ‘Kids Corner’, which creates a separate place on your phone where children can access only the things you want them to. So they could, for instance play games and watch videos, but nothing else.

If you want to access Kids Corner, you should first head over to Settings, Turn on Kids Corner. There’s an off switch for those who don’t need this feature and checkboxes to choose what the kids can access. The Kids Corner home screen then displays only the apps that you have chosen, in the familiar live tile format. It sounds so simple and useful you wonder why no other smart phone platform has yet provided such a feature.

Easy Integration with SkyDrive

Microsoft has done a great job integrating all kinds of different services, like SkyDrive and various social networks, into Windows 8.  As to Windows Phone 8 key to this is Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud computing function. Using Windows Phone 8 and SkyDrive allows you to move files and apps from PC to tablet to phone to Xbox, according to Microsoft, and will “not only feel the same way, but work together in some powerful ways”. SkyDrive is built right into the PC and the phone, and is available on the Xbox as well.

It is undoubtedly that the biggest thing in Windows Phone 8′s favor is the billion or so people who use Windows on PC, laptop or tablet. And Microsoft is determined to make a great deal out of this. Speaking about the combination of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Belfiore said that using a Windows Phone 8 handset offered: “All of your content: office documents, photos, and music wherever you are.”

If you create a new document with your phone, it can be accessed on your laptop, PC or tablet as well. SkyDrive also supports voice notes. You start with 7GB of free space, and you can pay to add more so you don’t have to worry about running out of space.