Download Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Wallpaper

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Last June 18, Adobe officially released the Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 with 14 all-new versions of your favorite apps — including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign — plus new Adobe mobile apps, all connected to Creative Cloud. Adobe Muse had a major rewrite of the codes to work with 64bit systems, few new features were added considering the rewrite would take a lot of time.

The Creative Cloud logo was redesigned and fans are asking for wallpaper version, though I also want the mosaic created with collaboration of amazing artist around the world that looks very cool. Anyway here is the official Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 wallpaper scaled to sizes that could fit in your screens. Enjoy!

Size: 640×480 | Size: 1136×640 | Size: 1280×1024 | Size: 1920×1080 | Size: 1920×1200 | Size: 2048×1536 | Size: 2880×1800

Install the Official Spotify Client with Dark Theme in Ubuntu 14.04

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The recent changes in Spotify rules of having a FREE 30 day trial for Premium account made my decision to give it a try again, now am using it for free but with the ads of course.  One thing I like is the new design using the dark theme just like the UI of Adobe products like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. I hope Spotify will also add a control to select how dark the UI will be just like in some of Adobe apps.

I’m still building my playlists with the big library of music I can still listen to the music of the 90’s and I’m very thankful to Spotify for giving us this free service.

To install Spotify on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS open a new terminal and enter the following commands.

The first adds the official Spotify repository to your software sources list:
sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list’

Add the secure key for the repository to prevent errors being thrown up:
sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 94558F59

Finally, update and install the application:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client-qt

Alright fire up the application and enjoy music along with the visual experience.

Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Update for Samsung Galaxy S3 Now Available

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Samsung Mobile just released the firmware update 4.1.2 for Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, my device is from Globe Telecom here in the Philippines. I’m not sure if there is an update for other versions so check yours. Do you really need to update? I think we all should do it for security and bug fixes, new features are worth the wait although there in one feature that I really don’t like. The placement of the Multi-View is a bit awkward.
It’s blocking the screen also the color is not that appealing to me, glad that there is an option to disable it. Anyways here are some of the features you might like.

Jelly Bean features

  • Android 4.1.2
  • Multi-View
  • Page Buddy
  • New Gallery App
  • Notification Panel can be now customized
  • Brightness slider in Notification Panel can be disabled
  • Smart Rotation
  • Continuous Input in Samsung Keyboard
  • Paper Artist App
  • Group Cast App

Download it using Wi-Fi to avoid all the hassle of the 43.02MB file. I used to install updates using Samsung Kies but with all the drivers and a need for a computer I’ve ditched that method.
Samsung fans out there download it today.

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Google Nexus 4 Review

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I’ve used a lot of Android-based smartphones boasting topnotch speeds and awesome features, but LG’s Nexus 4 probably wins the cake. Think of Android’s true raw power and this will probably the closest you can get at this time. It’s a gadget for true geeks who wish to maximize the use of their smartphones. Heck, you wouldn’t even call it a phone anymore with the many things it can do for you. Here’s a closer look:

Design

The smartphone measures 5.27 inches long and 2.70 inches wide. It’s a bit thicker than the Galaxy S3 with its 0.36 inch thickness. On the front, LG’s reiteration of the Nexus may look no different to Samsung’s, but how it’s made is what makes it a step-up. For protection, the Nexus 4 uses Corning Gorilla Glass 2 that stretches right to the edges of the phone. Flip it over and you’ll see a beautiful shimmering effect as if it’s made with diamonds. But do be warned, since it’s glass from the back and the front, you have to be careful not to drop it. It’s best to use a jelly or a leather case to protect it.

Display

The display of LG’s Nexus 4 is a little bit smaller than the Galaxy SIII. With 4.7 inch display and a resolution of 1280×768, you’ll get 320 PPI for a sharp and vibrant display. That means better text reading and superior graphic display when playing games like Shadow Gun, Dead Trigger, and Death Dome, and without any lags to boot.

Features

According to Google, it’s the fastest phone on the planet, and it really does boast some amazing specs. It’s powered with a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM. The Jelly Bean also runs stock on the phone. For storage, it comes in 8GB and 16GB versions. Sadly, there’s no microSD slot for more capacity. So you have to be careful not to swamp your phone’s storage with apps and data.

Take great snapshots using an 8MP camera with an LED flash. But what’s really amazing about the phone is its new camera software. There’s the Photo Sphere feature that lets you take full 360-degree snapshots in a flash. You’ll also get better photo-editing software that comes on stock. For its front-facing camera, you’ll get a 1.3MP one that you can use for the usual Skype calls or other apps that support video messaging.

Considering the phone’s display, the phone’s battery life is very impressive.  It’s juiced by a Li-Po 2100 mAh battery that can last 15 hours of talk time and 390 hours on standby. Of course, the longevity still depends on the usage. But nonetheless, it’s enough to last you for a day even if you use processor intensive apps.

Verdict

The Nexus 4 really performs very well even when using processor intensive apps. And with its price of $299 for 8GB and $349, it’s no surprise it’s the best in the market to date. Heck, the iPhone 5 costs $699 and the Galaxy SIII is worth $599. And make no mistake, the Nexus 4 can go head-to-head against them, and win without fail.

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How To Monitor Or Track A Smartphone

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A Smartphone is a mobile phone built on a mobile computing platform, with more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a regular mobile phone. Smartphones have become very popular and about 18% of the global population uses Smartphone. The current models combine the functions of portable media players, low-end compact digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and GPS navigation units.. Some of the popular smartphones available in the market are Apple, Motorola, HP, HTC, Nokia, Samsung, RIM, LG, Palm and Sony Ericsson.

Some of the exclusive features in a Smartphone include a unique operating system to run the applications.. A Smartphone has an exhaustive list of applications. It is very easy to download and use any available application. It can be used for accessing Microsoft Office documents or composing a playlist of digital tunes or as an electronic book reader or to play games. The technological advancements have resulted in great devices like Smartphone, but have also brought out a flurry of cybercrimes. This required the need for mobile monitoring software. There are available many such mobile applications. Some of them are Mobile Spy, Mobistealth, FlexiSpy, Spybubble, and Cellspy to name a few popular ones. Cell Phone Spy is the first mobile Smartphone monitoring software with a trusted customer base of 100,000 worldwide.
Installing Mobile Monitoring apps

To track any kind of Smartphone, the user needs to install any one of the above mentioned monitoring apps on the Smartphone. The user has the facility to create an online account with app website through which the user can track the day to day activities of the Smartphone. Almost all kinds of mobile monitoring apps work in stealth mode which is an advantage when the buyer has to monitor the activities of kids, partner, and employee.

To monitor a Smartphone the mobile app users can check details like:
•    Call Log: With this Smartphone monitoring feature a parent or an employer can find details regarding the calls made/received and the time and duration of the child or employee.
•    SMS Texting: It is highly essential to monitor child’s Smartphone for sexting. Children would be abused and hence very essential for parents to monitor the contents of messages with full texts.
•    Email tracking: Helps to know the contents of the mail and also the contacts from and to whom the mails are sent and received. It would help employers to know if any company sensitive information is being compromised   by any employee.
•    Web History: This feature maintains the URL addresses of all the web sites accessed. This would help the parent to know if the child was viewing any inappropriate information.
•    Photo and Video Log: Child pornography is on the rise along with the increasing number of pedophiles. This makes it necessary to monitor the videos and pictures taken or recorded using the phone.
•    GPS location: The GPS tracking feature helps to know the location of your child and ensures his safety. It is also beneficial for employers to know if the field staffs are at designated locations.

The functionality of all monitoring software is almost the same except for a few additional features in some of them. The ultimate goal of all is to uncover the truth. The very purpose of installing such applications is to nab the culprits.

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