How to use Mp3 Cutter on Android Smartphone?

Do you just love a part in the whole song? Want to use the best part in the music as your ringtone? Or want to cut the unwanted part from the song? Then here is a wonderful android software application called as Mp3 Cutter which fulfills your needs and that too for free.

Mp3 Cutter from beka is one of the top free android apps which cuts any part in the song based on your wish and stores it into the phone’s memory. It works on the Smartphones, Tablets running on android version 2.0.1 and up. The app is quite stable and easy to use. This app supports .mp3 files only.

To download Mp3 Cutter, open the Google PlayStore and type “Mp3 Cutter beka”. Select the app and install it, the size of the app is just 745KB. Before using this app I recommended you to install the File Manager app. Because the Mp3 Cutter stores the edited part of the song in the “/media/audio/” location of the phone memory which can be accessed easily using the file manager software. The reviews say that Mp3 Cutter can be used on most android smartphones.

Steps to cut the song using Mp3 Cutter:
– Open the Mp3 Cutter App, click on the green button placed on top.
– Browse and select the song from your phone. The song gets loaded in the app.
– Now the app just looks like a player app with some extra buttons. Extra buttons includes a red button and two sets of ‘<>‘ buttons. The first set is used to trim the start point and the second set is used for trimming the end point of the edited song. More explanation on this in next step. The red button is the trigger/halt to cut the song.
– Click the play button to play the song. And when your best part starts playing just click the red button which starts to cut the song. Clicking the red button again will stop the cutting of the song.
– Clicking the Reset Cut button aborts the cut part and starts again for fresh edit, Play Cut plays the edited part of the song and Start cut saves the edited song.
– If you find that the edited song misses some part of your favorite music then this is where the two sets of ‘<>‘ arrow buttons are used to trim the edited part.
– Open the desired location (“/media/audio/”) in the file manager to find the song which can be copied/moved to another location in the memory and can be used as a ringtone, can be shared or deleted etc.

Mobile Generations – 2G

    • 2G:

1990 was the era of GSM mobile phones (Global System for Mobile Communications), the Second Generation (2G). Technology includes the TDMA – Time Division Multiple Access along with the 1G’s FDMA. In 1991 the first GSM network opened in Finland. Each user gets a SIM card from the Operator which stores the subscriber identity and also provides the authentication to use the Mobile Service. The 2G phone systems uses the Digital Technology for communication. This means the transmission and reception of the signal is digital (bits), voice communications are digitally encrypted. It means greater privacy, efficient data transfer without noise and also less expensive devices. Similar to its predecessor 1G the devices works in Full Duplex mode. 2G isn’t the latest smartphone tech in other news, it’s slowly dying and getting replaced by 3G and 4G.

Due to the Digital technology 2G allowed Data Services (GPRS) and also introduced Short Messaging Service (SMS), Prepaid Service.
Many other features like EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution) or EGPRS (Enhanced GPRS), WAP – Wireless Application Protocol, MMS – Multimedia Messaging Service were introduced with the two revisions 2.5G & 2.75G.

This generation shares a major part in the global market till today. It means many cell phone users still use this technology.

Specifications of HTC One X

Features & Specifications of HTC One X SmartPhone –

    • System

– Processor: 1.5 GHz Quad-Core Nvidia Tegra 3
– Os: Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense™ 4
– Internal phone storage: 32GB
– RAM: 1GB
– Expansion Slot: No
– Battery: 1800 mAh

    • Display

– 4.7″ touchscreen, HD 720p Super LCD2
– 1280×720 screen resolution
– Corning Gorilla Glass
– Size: 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm
– Weight (Including the battery): 130grams

    • Camera & Video

– 8MP with smart LED Flash & Auto Focus and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
– F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
– 1080p HD video recording
– Dedicated HTC’s imaging chip for fast focus
– Capture a photo in the midst of recording HD video
– Continuous shooting mode captures multiple snapshots
– Front Camera – 1.3MP
– Audio supported formats:
Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
Recording: .amr
– Video supported formats:
Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
Recording: .mp4

    • Connectivity & Network

– 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack
– 5 pin microUSB power & Data transfer
– Near Field Communication (NFC) (MasterCard PayPass Certified)
– Bluetooth with aptX® enabled (Bluetooth® 4.0)
– Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
– DLNA certified
– (2G)GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
– (3G)HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

    • Sensors

– Proximity sensor
– Ambient light sensor
– Digital compass
– Gyro sensor
– G-Sensor

    • TalkTime

– GSM: Up to 8.5 hours
– 3G: Up to 8 hours
– Standby Time: up to 400 hours

  • Release – April 2012
  • Price – around $777

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Mobile Generations – 3G


    • 3G (IMT-2000):

You may be wondering what are these Mobile Generations and who creates them right? The answer is International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It is a body formed by the United Nations which takes care of maintaining the Telecommunication Standards worldwide.

Overview –
Japan’s NTT Docomo launched world’s first 3G network in the year 2001. With the success of 2G Mobile Technology, the Third Generation (3G) Mobile Networks and Applications have faced with lots of expectations such as Online Services at fast rate, Video Calls, Mobile TV etc.

For a moment let me focus on the killer apps of 2G like SMS (Short Messaging Service) is one such application which changed the mode of communication, using GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Technology we can download the ringtones, wallpapers.
In the similar way the Cell phone providers have invested their time and money to build new mobile services which will become the killer applications/features for 3G networks. One such app is sending and receiving the data at high speed. 3G is featured in the specifications of samsung galaxy tab a.

Features in 3G –
The development of 2.5G and 2.75G led to the transition to 3G. There are some features in 3G which are enhanced versions of its predecessors.

Features include –
› Multimedia streaming & download: We can watch YouTube videos, download latest movies and watch them right in your mobile.

› High speed mobile broadband: Surfing internet at fast rate. If i had to download a 5mb file then with 2G network it may take around 5mins but with 3G network it just takes around 20 to 30seconds, that fast is this network. But this depends on the number of users accessing that network at a time.
› Download of large email attachments: We can download large files in seconds.
› Live Mobile TV: Live News, TV serials/Shows can be seen directly in our 3G phone with the help of Live streaming videos. This feature helps us while we are traveling and don’t want to miss our favorite show.
› Secure Mobile eCommerce: Making transactions on mobile like buying and selling stuffs, Mobile Banking.

› Mobile Gaming: Game freak guys can play multi player games on this network.
› Location-Based Services: We can utilize this feature for Navigation, Tracking, Maps.
› Video calling: You can have a live video conferencing with your loved ones, official purpose. To support this feature the network should have high bandwidth and 3G network has it.

Pros & Cons –
The advantages includes the features mentioned above and in addition to that the 3G enabled devices can also be used as the Data Cards for Laptops to access the Internet with a broadband experience.
The drawbacks are –
› To support the 3G technology the Network operator should upgrade the whole base station since the bandwidth required for 3G is more. So it fetches lot of investment from the operator side
› Cell Phone users have to pay more to buy a 3G enabled phone.
› Power consumption increases.
› Voice quality remains same as 2G.

Conclusion –
Majority of the features mentioned in 3G are already available in 2.5G & 2.75G such as Browsing the Internet, Sending and receiving of the videos, e-mailing. Therefore we shouldn’t consider 3G as totally a new technology. Instead, we can say 3G is an enhanced version of the 2G technology with faster data communication rate.
Currently 3G networks are installed almost all over the world and the subscribers are increasing day by day. 3G technology is well accepted and has gained wide spread popularity in today’s world.

Get to know what is Microsoft Surface in Brief

The below article contains the information of the latest devices in the Tablet Market the Microsoft Surface RT and the Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet Computers.

On June 18th 2012 in Los Angeles, Microsoft unveiled its two new hardware devices named as SurfaceTM RT and SurfaceTM Pro running on the latest and beautiful metro tiles packed Windows 8 Operating System. The device has a dual identity, its a tablet as well as a computer.
SurfaceTM is a series name given to the Microsoft branded tablets. All the future MS tablets will be named under the Surface series. Microsoft designed and branded these tablets but the actual manufacturing is done by some other company.

As published earlier the Microsoft’s Windows 8 Os comes in three editions – Windows RT (or Windows Runtime) which is based on ARM architecture, Windows 8 Pro which is based on x86 Intel i5 chipset and Windows 8 Enterprise similar to Windows 8 Pro but with more reliability and targeted only for the serious business purpose.
Surface and Surface Pro tablets come with a Convertible Form Factor meaning the tablets can be used with or without physical Keyboard. The devices have an in built kick-stand for better viewing experience.
Between the two the Intel based Surface Pro is stronger as it is packed with some extra features like more memory, Full HD display, more battery power and more apps available in the market. This could be the replacement for all the models of Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Both the devices have a 10.6inch HD display with multitouch support (5-point digitizer). Infact the Surface Pro has a full HD display with 1080pixels where as the RT version comes with the 720pixel HD display. RT edition is lighter (676grams) and thinner (9.33mm), the Pro edition is little heavier (903grams) and thicker (13.5mm). Both the tablets have two cameras (front and rear) and come with a configurable memory models. Surface Pro comes with 64GB/128GB internal memory and Surface RT comes with 32GB/64GB of memory. Memory can be expanded using the microSD card slot on both the devices. It is said that the tablets doesn’t support LTE (4G Network) but this is yet to be confirmed.
Currently there is no details regarding the price or the availability. But looking at their features (and internet sources) the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablet can be priced anywhere between $450 – $600 and $600 – $700 respectively and will be released in three months from now.

Specifications of Surface RT:
– Chipset: ARM based NVIDIA Tegra CPU
– Os: Windows 8 RT edition
– Memory: 32GB and 64GB model
– Display: 10.6” ClearType HD display with 720 pixels
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), microSD, USB2.0, Micro HDMI port, 2×2 MIMO antennae
– Software: Office 15 apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover
– Weight: 676grams
– Thin: 9.3mm
– Power: 31.5 Watt Hour
– Accessories: VaporMg Case & Stand

Specifications of Surface Pro:
– Chipset: Intel x86 i5 based Dual-Core processor
– Os: Windows 8 Pro edition
– Memory: 64GB and 128GB model
– Weight: 903g
– Thin: 13.5mm
– Display: 10.6” ClearType Full HD display with 1080 pixels
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), microSDXC, USB3.0, Micro Display port, 2×2 MIMO antennae
– Power: 42 Watt Hour
– Software: Office 15 apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover
– Accessories: VaporMg Case & Stand

Official Promotional Video