Friday, December 25, 2015

Epubor Christmas Sales -- 40% off coupon code, free giveaway for Alfa eBook Manager

Here is the promotion page:

From this promotion campaign you can get these benefits:

1. 40% off for all Epubor softwares, like Epubor Ultimate Converter, Epubor Kindle DRM Removal, etc.
2. If you buy any software Epubor, you can get Kindle Transfer with only $5. This is the new software from Epubor, which can help you easily transfer Kindle&Kobo books from and to several locations and devices.
3. The free giveaway of Alfa eBook Manager.

The deals end on December 31, 2015. Take your chance.

Monday, February 17, 2014

How to Export Chrome Bookmarks to Evernote

Days ago I wanted to clear up my Chrome bookmarks as they are not well organized and there are many duplicates. When I opened the bookmarks manager of Chrome, I found that it is not easy to operate.

On the other hand, I've always wanted to back up my Chrome bookmarks, then I can visit any of the favorite site with other browsers.

Then an idea came up to my head,  why not export the bookmarks to Evernote for better management and back up? Alright, the plan has been drawn up, let's do it.

1. Export the Chrome Bookmarks to HTML and save to local drive

Open Chrome, click "Bookmarks" --> "Bookmark Manager". Then click "Organize" --> "Export bookmarks to HTML file...". Then all your bookmarks will be saved in a single HTML file.

2. Convert the HTML to Evernote formatted XML file

This is the key step and we need a tiny tool written by Javascript, it's an online tool and the link is:

First we need to copy the source codes of the HTML file, and paste it into the "Paste html here" box, and click "parse to Evernote XML" button. If everything goes well, you will see "parsed: *** bookmarks in ** subfolders".

Then copy all the codes in the lower box, and paste to Windows Notepad, save the file with the extension name ".enex", and attention, please choose the encoding as "UTF-8".

Now you can import this ".enex" file to your Evernote now!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Security Guidelines for Bitcoin

Last week we told how to steal Bitcoin in three steps. This post is to give you a simple straight-forward guide into Bitcoin security. Here're eight tips to help you manage them properly. It’s a good idea how to create a secure savings account for you to deposit your hard-earned coins in.

1.Keeping all of your Bitcoins in one web wallet is never a good thing.

2.Don’t put amounts of Bitcoins on the trading platform.

3.Personalizing or extending the password can make it pretty strong.

4.Don’t use the same username and password across multiple web sites.

5.It’s really worth purchasing 1Password to manage your passwords.

6.Be sure to set up two-factor authentication while using the popular Bitcoin wallet service.

7.Be far away from Win which has been the primary target for hackers and do it on Linux.

8.Even if encrypted, wallet files must not be stored in any kind of cloud storage as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Three Steps to Steal Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the first peer-to-peer payment network and digital currency, which was introduced in 2009 by pseudonymous developer “Satoshi Nakamoto”. There’re three main ways including exchanges, mining and online services to get Bitcions.

Although with a very powerful encryption method such as encrypting your emails using the GNU Privacy Guard, it’s frequently revealed by the media that Bitcoins have been stolen. How does the digital theft work? As the owner of Bitcoins, the more details you know, the better you can protect your own property. Put simply, this stealing process includes the following steps: copying the keys, laundering money and changing money.

1.Copying the Keys

Bitcoin has a public ledger system which called the blockchain. It keeps track of an ever-expanding list of addresses and how many units of Bitcoin are at those addresses. By checking out the private cryptographic key, it confirms whether or not you’re the owner of Bitcoins. So, for thieves, it’s necessary to get the private keys.

They attacked online services which store the private keys for a mass of users and copied the database of private keys. Then they could control Bitcoins at these addresses under the circumstance of not moving them by the original owners.

2.Laundering Money

This is a key step to shifting Bitcoins from the original owners. Blockchain has a public record to which address the Bitcoins were transferred next, but for the moment, it’s not very useful for capturing the thieves, because Bitcoins is anonymous. With technological improvements, some clues the thieves left behind will be detected someday.

Laundering Bitcoin is done with “tumbler”, which randomly crisscross your Bitcoins with other users’ Bitcoins so that you get a clean address. Note that the whole process is operated as described below.

①The thief must transfer his stolen Bitcoins to a new address by the tumbler. He creates a new account firstly.
②The tumbler makes a note for him to transfer the same amount of Bitcoins from other users to the new address.
③There’s a clear path from the original owner’s address, so the tumbler doesn't make the transfer right away.
④Some time later, all his Bitcoins will transfer into his new address in the form of a small amount every time. It doesn't attract people’s attention like this.
⑤Because the tumbler is only accessible through the anonymizing Tor network, it’s hard for police to find any trace of the thief.

3.Changing Money

Now the thief has got clean Bitcoins. Owing to the fact that many places don’t accept Bitcoins, the thief has to convert his Bitcoins to real money. To find a rich buyer who just wants to get a discount and doesn't care about the thief's identity. It’s necessary to exchange as long as several months for safety.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Top 10 Christmas Gifts 2013

With Christmas approaching, everywhere is filled with Christmas cheer, it’s a good time to express our most cordial love and finest blessing. How to choose appropriate gifts for those we love? Well, electronic gifts are a good choice. Not only because it’s a creative digital product, but because it helps people to get more information and get ahead of themselves in some fields. Actually, digital gadgets can greatly enhance and support our digital lifestyles, then enrich our spiritual world. Below you will find, in no particular order, the electronic gifts we believe will find their way onto Santa’s sleigh this year.

1.Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon’s Paperwhite which features an easy to use touch screen, thinner and clear reading with a white background makes an ideal Xmas gift, the recipient gets a huge range of free classic eBooks and has access to the largest bookstore that features over 2 million titles. It’s suitable for children and book-lovers.

2.Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire has been simplifying reading for a few years now, but Kindle Fire HD takes the e-Reader to another level. It’s much faster than the previous version and features a stunning HD display. It suits someone who likes reading and watching TV just fine.

3.Google Nexus (7/10)

Google Nexus (7/10) comes loaded with all favorite Google apps – like Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Hangouts and Google Now, which are designed for the cloud, everything is simple and works seamlessly across other devices. It’s very cost-effective and suits a person with comprehensive requirements.

4.iPad Air & iPad Mini

Whether it’s the full-blown Air or the Mini, Apple’s tablets come with all the trimmings like a gorgeous retina display. It’s a good fit for trendsetters.

5.Galaxy Tab 3 - Kids

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - Kids is gaining popularity and could be an ideal gift for children this Xmas. There’s also another version of the device that has been specifically built for young children to use.

6.PS4 & Xbox One & Wii U

Three hot game consoles always occupy important positions in game players' hearts. If you want to send a Xmas gift to him, oh well, then you can consider one of hot game consoles. Read More: PS4 vs. Wii U vs. Xbox One: Which to buy?

7.Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear 

The headset is very suitable for music enthusiasts. Its sophisticated transducers, typically reserved for higher-end products, provide rich, detailed sound, and its luxurious materials are both beautiful and durable.

8.IK Multimedia iRig KEYS

iRig KEYS is the perfect foil for music lovers and performers. It’s a handy accompaniment to almost any decent music app, making it an ideal gift for this Xmas.

9.Sony QX10/QX100

The QX10 and QX100 are more than just a lens, they also pack an image sensor, thus allowing for much higher quality photographs. Just simply strap to your smartphone and turn it into a high-end compact. It’s right for shutterbugs and amateur photographers.

10.Misfit Shine

Misfit Shine is a pretty amazing product, which is cheaper, better-looking, and has better battery life. Just wear it around your wrist, or attached to your clothing, and use the free app to check how active you’ve been over the course of the day. It appeals to the aged and sporty people.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Epubor Christmas Carnival is here! Free Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

We would like to extend a warm thank you to our clients, family and friends for your continued support during 2013. We've had a fantastic year, filled with surpriseds, sweats, challenges and opportunities. We hope that you've had a great year too.

To show our deep thanks and appreciation for your support in 2013, we're offering $50 and $20 Amazon Gift Card for free! Any one can join this carnival with the giveaway widget below.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Surface 2 vs. iPad Air: Which is better?

The Surface 2 has appeared in our eyes, which has the forward-looking shape design and compact size. It’s diverged in the two versions, including Surface RT 2 and Surface Pro 2. Surface RT 2 is often compared to iPad Air. In terms of popularity, Surface RT 2 is junior to iPad Air. But why? Let’s look at the following reasons.

1. Higher Price

The price of Surface RT 2 turns out to be similar in iPad Air, but the speed of Microsoft processor is far beyond Apple. Apple are running A7 chipset and ios 7, which claims that it’s eight times faster than the previous model. However, Microsoft are running NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chip and running Windows RT 8.1. The original Tegra was plagued with under-performance issues.

2. Limited Function

The Microsoft ads look very cool, but the Surface RT 2 is just a tablet in nature and only supports applications from the windows marketplace. It has a large of limited functions that cannot run exe programs and haven’t an intuitive UI, even though the interface looks just like win8.

3. Too Few Apps

Actually, the iTunes store has an impressive selection (over one million), making the Windows selection look rather pathetic in comparison.

4. Screen Dims

It has an object of public denunciation when you game it seems like the brightness dims. Recently, a Microsoft spokesman said that they will go to fix the defect.

Generally speaking, iPad Air, for performance, function and entertainment, is vastly superior to Surface 2. If you’re simply intent on buying a tablet as a laptop replacement then the Surface 2 has to be considered.