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If you are looking for the best Cyber Monday 2013 deals you will need to wait for Sunday and Monday, but you can at lease start planning which stores you will be checking and take stock of what you didn’t get at Black Friday sales to plan out your purchases for Cyber Monday.

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If you want to go big on Cyber Monday 2013 you will need to be ready to buy when the deals go live if you want in on biggest savings because these deals will go very fast. If possible add an item to your cart and then do your research to compare prices and read reviews, but keep in mind you will need to check out within about 15 minutes.

Here’s a look at the Cyber Monday 2013 deals we know about and the stores you need to keep an eye on to find the best deals. Most of the Cyber Monday 2013 deals start around midnight on Sunday night, while some will start earlier in the day.

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The Walmart Cyber Monday 2013 deals are mostly under wraps until after Black Friday ends, but we do know about two Walmart Cyber Monday tech deals worth looking at.

First off is a 46-inch Samsung LED HDTV for $478. There are no specifics on this HDTV yet, but at this price expect 180P, 120Hz and possibly some Smart TV features.

Next up is an iPod touch for $199. This may be a 16GB model that normally retails for $229, which means $30 in savings. The Apple Store offers a Black Friday deal of a $50 gift card which is a better deal.

It’s not advertised, but there will be Walmart Cyber Monday Xbox One and PS4 deals, with consoles in stock for online sales on Monday December 2nd.

There is a 7-inch Double Power Android tablet that falls under our warning of avoiding cheap Android tablets. These are only a small number of the deals we will see. The Walmart Cyber Monday 2013 deals will run all week, starting Monday December 2nd.

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The Best Buy Cyber Monday 2013 deals are still under wraps, but we can expect to see a number of deals show up as soon as the Black Friday deals go offline.

Best Buy will run Cyber Monday 2013 sales online only, with no in store options. Shoppers can sign up for daily deal emails to learn about the Best Buy Cyber Monday 2013 offers first.

Best Buy teases deals on, “…select laptops, desktops and all-in-one computers, HDTVs, Blu-ray players, digital cameras, mobile phones, video games and much more.”

Head to Best Buy around midnight on December 2nd.

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The Amazon Cyber Monday 2013 deals will start as soon as the clock ticks over toe 12:01 AM on December 2nd, so you may want to brew a pot of coffee and stay up late on Sunday night.

The Amazon Cyber Monday deals will appear on their Cyber Monday landing page and the company promises new deals every 10 minutes. While there is not a complete list of deals, we do know that there are some great tech Amazon Cyber Monday deals to watch for. Here’s a preview of the deals we know we will see during the Amazon Cyber Monday 2013 deals.

Samsung 46-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV,$477.99
Samsung 46-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV, $1,297.99
40% off a Panasonic 47-Inch and 55-inch 1080p 240Hz Smart 3D LED HDTV (Includes 4 Pairs of 3D polarized glasses with built-in camera)

Touchscreen laptop, $199.00
Roku HD streaming media player, $39.99
Canon PowerShot point-and-shoot, save 46% off
Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR (18-55 kit) for$399
Nikon COOLPIX P520 with bag and memory card for under $300
Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Camera and 2 lens kit, under $500
Save up to $150 on select Sony Handycam camcorders
10% off select Beats and Bose headphones
57% off a Philips speaker dock for iPhone 5
50% off a Sony portable Bluetooth wireless speaker system
$100 Amazon.com gift card plus free SONOS BRIDGE with the purchase of a SONOS PLAYBAR

You can follow Amazon Deals on Twitter and Facebook for updates with the best deals as they happen and keep an eye on the Cyber Monday landing page for Lightning deals across a variety of categories.

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The Target Cyber Monday deals start on Sunday December 1st and will include over 100,000 items according to the announcement. The Target Cyber Monday 2013 deals include the following items, which will be available online.

Samsung GS3 Mini Unlocked Phone for $239.99 (reg. price $319.99)
Canon DSLR EOS 60D bundle camera for $899.99 (reg. price $1,319.99)
KitchenAid Artisan mixers and accessories: 20% off
47” LG 1080p HDTV for $469.99 (reg. price S699.99)
Polaroid 7” digital photo frame for $39.99 (reg. price $69.99)

We can expect other deals, possibly including video games and other HDTV models online at Target. Target plans deals all week, not just on Monday.

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In addition to the big name store Cyber Monday deals, there are a collection of big discounts at tech companies selling accessories, smartphone, tech friendly clothes, video games and more.

Here are the tech Cyber Monday 2013 deals you need to check out on Sunday and Monday.

Scottevest 30% off many jackets, vests and gear with CYBER2013 Code. This gear comes with plenty of pockets to fit your tablets, phones and much more.

Negri Electronics is offering a Cyber Monday sale on Unlocked and off contract smartphones, the deals don’t start until about midnight on Sunday. That’s when prices will go live. If you need an off contract phone, be sure to check these out.

Moshi is a iPhone and iPad accessory maker that is offering a collection of limited use coupons that will go live on Sunday at 12:01 Pacific. The coupons are one $50 code, five $20 codes, five $10 codes and 50 $5 codes.

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There will be many more Cyber Monday 2013 deals which we will cover throughout the weekend and during Cyber Monday.

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iPhone is one of the most frequently things to be stolen. In this article, we will give your 10 Useful Apps for you to learn how to locate your iOS device and protect your data if your device is lost or stolen.

This is a true story “my girl friend went shopping and found her iPhone 5, which is the birthday present I gave her, had been stolen! When I asked her if she had turned off Find My iPhone function, she even didn’t know there is such thing in iPhone. I comforted her that I could buy a new one for here, but she insisted that we should find stolen iPhone because I had just helped one of my friends found his stolen iPhone successfully few weeks ago.

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For starters, you will lose all your precious data: music, photos, apps and contacts. Getting a new phone would mean you have to start recollecting all these items from scratch. If hearing that gives you a headache, let me remind you that the person who has located your iPhone will also have access to all your online accounts: social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, personal emails — and if you are one of the many people who do their banking online, better change those passwords quick. In any case, identity theft has been made easier these days since your smartphone now carries your online identity.

While it is almost impossible to prevent you from dropping or misplacing your iPhone, it is possible to reduce the effects (and pain) of losing your iPhone and the contents within forever. Here are 10 useful apps (3 of them with step-by-step guides on how to use them) which can help you turn the tables in the event of your iPhone going MIA.

Here is recommended Reading: Top 10 Security Tools For Your Smartphone


 1. Find My IPhone

Apple does not provide a product for tracking stolen iPhone, but Apple provides the Find My iPhone feature for iPhone. Find My iPhoneapp allows you to use another iOS device to locate your missing iPhone on a map, protect your private data, display a message, play a sound at full volume (for few minutes) even if your missing iPhone was set to silent, and remotely lock your device. [Free]

To Use Find My iPhone Before iPhone is Lost or Stolen

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Locate Missing iPhone with Find My iPhone:

As long as your Find My iPhone is turned on on the lost/stolen iPhone ANDit’s connected to the Internet, you will be able to find your iPhone’s current location.

  • Visit http://iCloud.com/find.
  • Sign in your iCloud account using Apple ID.
  • Click on the Find My iPhone button.
  • Choose Locate an iPhone device if you have set up more than one iOS device.
  • Your lost/stolen iPhone’s location will show on the map if your device is online.
  • If your iPhone is offline, you can set an option to receive an email whenever your iPhone is connected to the Internet.

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2. GadgetTrak

GadgetTrak app increases your chances of recovering your lost or stolen iPhone by generating location reports, sending a discreet message to your device, and snapping a photo of the thief with the built-in camera. With its restriction on “Deleting Apps”, the thief will not be able to delete GadgetTrak from your iPhone. [$3.99]

Install GadgetTrak Before the iPhone is Lost or Stolen

  • Purchase and install GadgetTrak.
  • Tap the GadgetTrak application icon on your iPhone to launch the app.
  • Create an account and sign in.
  • Set a passcode for GadgetTrak to prevent others from changing your settings or seeing the tracking status.

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Recovering Lost/Stolen iPhone with GadgetTrak

  • Visit http://trak.me to enable tracking.
  • Select your device to log in.
  • Once logged in, you’ll see your iPhone plotted on the map.
  • Click the “View” button then select “Tracking Reports” on the top.
  • The Camera allows you to snap a photo with a one-time fee of $0.99.

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3. Device Locator

Device Locator allows you to track the location of your misplaced iPhone, sound an alarm on your lost or stolen iPhone, take a photo of the user remotely and send a message with sound. There’s no monthly or yearly fees involved. [$3.99]

Use Device Locator Before the iPhone is Lost or Stolen

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LoJack Your Stolen or Lost iPhone with Device Locator

  • Visit https://device-locator.com and login to your account.
  • Set it to emergency mode and lock the application from the web application.
  • Track your iPhone’s recent location history, including the most recent position on a map.

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4. IHound


iHound helps locate and keep your iPhone safe with remote locking, remote data erasing, location tracking and siren alerts playing. It’s a free download but users are required to subscribe at least 3 months which costs $3.99. [$3.99/3 Months]

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5. If Found+

If Found+ replaces your iPhone background wallpaper with a message if you have lost your iPhone. Even if your iPhone is locked with a passcode, a good Samaritan can reach you if he/she finds your phone. [$0.99]

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6. Mobile Spy

Mobile Spy allows you to monitor your iPhone in real time by providing reports of incoming and outgoing calls, SMS, GPS locations, contact list, e-mails, website URLs, photos and videos. [$99.97/year]

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7. Phone Trace 4
Phone Trace 4 tracks your lost or stolen iPhone’s real-time location reports and provides you with the new number of the person who is holding on to your iPhone. It also can send emails, SMS and some commands remotely. [$7.99]

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8. Motion Alarm

Motion Alarm plays a customized alarm to alert you or the unauthorized iPhone holder when a preset level of movement is reached. It also provides GPS tracking so you’ll be able to receive a position report in your email Inbox. [$1.99]

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9. Navizon

Navizon marks the positions of your lost/stolen iPhone with a real-time and accurate live locating system. [Free]

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10. Find My Friends

Besides Find My iPhone, the Find My Friends app can be used as an iPhone device tracker as well. By using your family members’ or friends’ iPhone (which has been accepted and added previously), you’ll be able to see your iPhone’s location on a list or on a map. [Free]

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What else could we do…

>> If you failed to track your stolen iPhone with tracking app, you also can get the help from police. Report the information of stolen iPhone to the police, the police would help you find it if they got the relational information.

>> What the thief would do after they stolen your iPhone? Maybe they would keep it himself or change hands, or even sneak your iPhone data to do wrong. In order to keep your data safe, click the Lost Mode button and enter the iPhone unlock password in Find My iPhone.

>> Although you keep your data safe, but you lost some important data, such as contacts, photos, text message etc.

Learn how to Recover data from iTunes backups for an iOS device

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Looking for an easy to way to rip DVD movies on Windows 10/8.1/8/7? Get the best DVD ripper for Windows, so that you can view movies everywhere and everytime with original quality.

Have many DVD Discs, but afraid of damaging them all the time. Or you have rented several DVD movies, only to find that you do not have time to watch them at all? In cases like the two, the basic solution is backing up or rip DVD movie to hard drive on Windows 10/8.1/8/7. Do not know how to convert the giant DVD movie to hard drive? Do not worry, that’s where this article originated from.

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Last week I tweeted about having successfully ripped my first DVD disc on the my Windows PC, and while the process wasn’t actually all THAT difficult, quite a few of you inquired about how I did it, and what my hardware/software setup was, so I figured I would throw this quick tutorial up.

The software you’ll need is Pavtube DVDAid (Read review) for Windows 10/8.1/8/7,  this is top DVD Ripper which can rip latest DVD discs/floder/ISO/IFO image files to any formats you need, such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc. with super fast speed. And when you converted DVD to compatible formats, you can transfer DVD movies to hard drive for freely watching on your Android/Apple/Windows 8 tablet or smartphone, or other playable devices.

Note: If you are Mac users, view Pavtube DVDAid for Mac; well support Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks!

If you have any requirements of keeping multiple audio tracks/subtitles, you are suggested to try this Blu-ray/DVD Converter Pro.

To begin our journey, download and install the app here.

There are three icon on the top which let you load from disc, folder and ISO/IFO respectively.

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Now we got the disc loaded into DVD to Android/iOS/Windows 8 Ripper and it’s ready to go.

Choose your Output directory down which is marked as step 2.

What’s more, here’s where DVD Ripper truly makes its mark and sticks out from the muddled mess of conversion software and magically manage dvd  movies on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 flexibility and options.

Click “Settings” which is marked as Step 3, you will find presets to which suits iPad, iPhone and iPod.

For ripping DVD to iPad series (iPad Air, iPad 3 or iPad 4, the iPad Mini,  iPad Mini 2), options from “iPad” meets your demand;

For ripping DVD to iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus, the iPhone preset is able to work well.

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For those who in demands of ripping DVD to Android devices, you can always find the one you want in Android preset.

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(Plenty of presets that can be customized as necessary.)

Now just press the big circular “Start Conversion” button to the right and let it do its magic. You will not need to keep an eye on it as it can help you to shut down computer automatically.

So there you have it. Pretty simple. Go ahead and rip DVD to Android/iOS/Windows devices and enjoy…as you should have been able anyway. No loss in quality, audio is fantastic, ease of use as well as quite quick, it’s really worthy to give a shot.

  •  Users review:

I love this ripper/converter! This is the 4th program I’ve tried and this one blows the competition away. I find it very easy to use and I’m not at all good with computers : Ease of use and Best Choice from several reviews (did try the free version first), also like that you have the choice of a lot of different formats.

This program could handle a great number of DVD sources and conversion possibilities for a good price-performance ratio. I really like it for the straight-forward, clean interface. Let alone the plenty of presets that can be customized as necessary.

Did a lot of research before zeroing in on Pavtube. This is an all in one package. There are other rippers but some were slow, some ripped only non-protected media, some ripped in specific formats, but after giving pavtube a try, it had all the qualities I needed. Speed, conversion formats from various media and also from protected media.

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Lots of people want to watch Blu-ray movies on their Macs. Until now, though, doing so required ripping the movies to your hard drive and playing them that way or use some Blu-ray Player for Blu-ray movies enjoying.

One of Steve Jobs’s most memorable comments may be the way he referred to Blu-ray as “a bag of hurt” back in 2008 during a Q&A with members of the press:

“I don’t mean from a consumer point of view—it’s great to watch movies—but the licensing is so complex. We’re waiting until things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace before we burden our customers with the cost of the licensing and the cost of the drives.”

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As Macs users well know, things haven’t settled down (at least not from Apple’s perspective). Four and a half years after that comment, OS X still doesn’t support Blu-ray playback, nor has any Mac shipped with a drive capable of even reading or burning data on a Blu-ray disc. And given that few Macs even include optical drives these days, Apple’s never going to bring Blu-ray to the Mac. (The company can already sell you HD movies and TV shows directly from the iTunes Store, so why would Apple want to embrace Blu-ray?)

While Blu-ray was in its early days when Jobs made his “bag of hurt” comment, the format has come a long way, and the Blu-ray disc is holding its own in the marketplace. True, people still buy more DVDs than Blu-ray discs, but that could change in the next few years.

And even though downloading HD movies is easy, there are several reasons to buy Blu-ray discs. The picture quality is better (with higher bit rates and less compression), as is the audio (with several different mixes for multichannel systems). If you lack a fast Internet connection (or are subject to bandwidth caps from your ISP), it may be quicker and easier to buy a Blu-ray disc than wait to download a file that might top out at 8GB. Also, even with digital extras included with many movies now, you don’t get the full complement of bonus content you do with a disc. Finally, an optical disc is a good, hard-copy backup.

Sold on Blu-ray yet? Then it’s time to learn how you can watch and even rip Blu-ray discs on a Mac.The hardware portion of the equation.

The first step to be able to play Blu-rays on a Mac is to purchase a Blu-ray drive. You can get an external, USB Blu-ray drive for less than $50, though you might want to look around the $80 to $100 range to find a good one. (The cheaper models are usually from unknown vendors and often get poor reviews from users.) Many of these models are bus-powered, so you don’t need a power supply; just connect them to a Mac that has powered USB ports, and you’re up and running. You won’t need any special drivers to mount the Blu-ray discs, but once they’re mounted, there’s not much you can do with them.

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MCE Technologies’ $79 USB Super-BluDrive includes Blu-ray playback software for your Mac.

MCE Technologies sells a USB Super-BluDrive for $79, which includes software that can play Blu-ray movies (the same program I’m going to look at below, Mac Blu-ray Player). OWC also offers both internal and external Blu-ray drives, but you’ll need to bring your own software to the party.

Bear in mind that a Blu-ray drive can also play DVDs and CDs. So if you’re planning to get an external drive to connect to a Mac that is devoid of such a device, think about getting one that includes Blu-ray support.

Blu-ray playback software

At first blush, there are a number of different Blu-ray playback software options for Mac users. But if you take a closer look, you’ll discover that they are often the same software but with different monikers, sold by companies with different names.

  • 1. Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. It is the program I’m using. I purchased it because it can rip any blu-ray disc to many video formats. This software is very affordable, and worth each dollar. I use this software to rip my blu-ray collection to mkv and mp4 format so that I can watch the movies many times without having to insert a blu-ray disc in my computer each time. I have not had any problems with this software, it is very stable.blu ray ripper How do I play a Blu ray Disc on my Mac

The program is easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of my Blu-rays and DVDs. It can help you rip Blu-ray discs to any popular video formats such as MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, 3GP as well as any popular audio formats such as AAC, AC3, MP3, OGG and WAV. Designed for fast speed and negligible video quality loss, this amazing software is your best choice for Blu-ray ripping  on Mac. It also enables you to copy Blu-ray disc contents without any quality loss by removing Blu-ray copy protections. It has added 3D profiles in Format menu. (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI). In colusion, it is an all-in-One Blu ray tools: Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and 3D Blu-ray Ripper on Mac.

  • 2. DVD Fab Blu-ray Ripper for MacI tried the trial version of DvdFab Blu-ray ripper, but I did not buy it as Pavtube Blu-ray ripper can do the same things and it more affordable. Theonly feature I would like pavtube to add, is an option to rip blu-ray discs to mkv with DTS audio. I love the option to crop the blu-ray videos, so you can remove the black borders that are on many blu-ray movies. I highly recommend Pavtube blu-ray ripper, and want to give this software 5 stars rating. Pavtube are very good at what they do.
  • 3. Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs (HandBrake does not rip or decrypt commercial DVDs), but while the latest version of the software has added SOME support for reading Blu-Ray folder structures, it cannot yet decrypt the Blu-Ray discs the way it can with regular DVDs, so you’ll need to add an intermediate step.
  • 4. Aurora Software’s Blu-ray Player ($30 for a one-year license or $40 for lifetime usage) and Macgo’s Mac Blu-ray Player ($60 for a lifetime license, but discounted to $30 until July 1).about blu ray How do I play a Blu ray Disc on my Mac

These two About boxes look surprisingly similar. That’s not the only way these two programs are alike. In my testing, I found the interfaces to be exactly the same, aside from some different colors. The Preferences windows are the same; the About boxes are nearly the same, too, with just a slight difference in version numbers. This kind of similarity is common with DVD, Blu-ray, and other types of video-conversion software. For simplicity, I’ll focus on Mac Blu-ray Player. (Note that Mac Blu-ray Player is due for a 3.0 update soon; I tested version 2.8.)

First, you should be aware of a couple of things. Because the software needs to acquire the decryption keys required for playback online, you need an Internet connection for it to work. Second, registering the software imposes constraints. When I registered Mac Blu-ray Player on my laptop, I couldn’t use it on my desktop Mac. And, when I switched the registration back to my desktop Mac, the software told me I had activated it two out of five times. As the company’s website explains it:

There are five times each year for Macgo registration code activation. If registration code activation is outnumbered, it will present a tip “Registration failed. Your registration code activation limit is reached.”

  • 5. Mac Blu-Ray PlayerExecutive Editor Jonathan Seff looked at Mac Blu-Ray Player about two years ago, and found it quirky and unreliable. Since then, the company has definitely improved the software. When you insert a Blu-ray disc in a drive and launch the software, it detects the disc and displays a spartan “menu.”

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Mac Blu-ray Player can’t reproduce the menus on a Blu-ray disc; instead, it presents this limited display. Sometimes, there is no cover art, just a generic Blu-ray logo.

In watching half a dozen Blu-ray movies with the software (all recent releases, ranging from Sucker Punch to a just-released disc of Bach’s “St Matthew’s Passion”), I encountered none of those early problems with playback or stability. Video playback was smooth, with no artifacts, in both a window and in full-screen mode. Audio was similarly fine, although the app crashed once when I turned on subtitles for a movie that wasn’t in English. I tested the app on both a late 2011 Mac mini (2.7GHz Intel Core i7 with 16GB of RAM) and an early 2013 MacBook Pro (2.5GHz Intel Core i5 with 8GB of RAM), using my Plextor PX-B120U 4X Blu-ray drive (discontinued but still available for around $100 online).

The software offers the standard play/pause controls, but also lets you skip forward or back in 30-second chunks; change audio track and subtitle synchronization; adjust brightness, saturation, contrast, gamma, and hue; and much more. I found nothing lacking in the software’s functionality.

Ripping Blu-rays

In addition to simply playing your Blu-ray movies on your Mac, you may want to copy them to your Mac to watch on your laptop when traveling, or convert to a format you can watch via an Apple TV, for example.

[Editor’s note: The MPAA and most media companies argue that you can’t legally copy or convert commercial DVDs or Blu-rays for any reason. We (and others) think that, if you own a disc, you should be able to override its copy protection to make a backup copy or to convert its content for viewing on other devices. Currently, the law isn’t entirely clear one way or the other. So our advice is: If you don’t own it, don’t do it. If you do own it, think before you rip.]

There are two methods you can use. The first involves decrypting and copying the entire disc to an .iso disc image. This file will be the same size as the original Blu-ray—about 30GB to 40GB—so you may run into space issues pretty quickly. I used Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac Software’s free Blu-ray Copy, and this app copied my Blu-ray discs in roughly real time; a 2-hour movie took about two hours to copy. You can then play the copy by mounting the disc image, and using Mac Blu-ray Player. In that app, choose File > Open File, or click Open File in the main window, and select the BDMV file in the disc image. You can also open BDMV files with the free VLC Media Player.

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MakeMKV can rip Blu-ray discs and create MKV files, that you can play back on your Mac.

The second method is to make an MKV file (MKV is a file container format that can hold video, audio, picture, and subtitle tracks in a single file). Using GuinpinSoft’s MakeMKV—free while in beta, which it has been for several years (visit this forum thread to find the current temporary beta key)—you can decrypt a Blu-ray disc and save whatever parts you want (if you don’t need the 7.1-channel audio mix, for example, just uncheck it) into an MKV container. This takes about half the duration of the movie; when the decryption is finished, you have an MKV file that you can play back with VLC or other software. If you want more manageable file sizes, you’ll need to convert the MKV to a smaller file—in the same format, or in a different format, such as an iTunes-compatible MP4—using a tool such as HandBrake.Into the blu

That’s pretty much all there is to it. You may encounter certain discs that don’t work due to new and varying copy protection, but in general the process is pretty easy if you’re willing to invest a little time and money. Among all, I like Pavtube of course, the software works like most other Blu-ray Rippers I’ve used and the process is straightforward. Pop in your disc (Note: A BD drive is needed for ripping Blu-rays), choose the optimized output for your device, and start the conversion on Mac now!

Read more:

2013 Top 5 Blu-ray Ripper Review
How to enable Surface 2/Windows 8.1
Rip Blu-rays to MP4 for Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9

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Black Friday’s encroachment into Thanksgiving Day has stirred debate about whether scoring deep discounts is worth sacrificing time with family. But even those who decide to hit the stores early may not end up getting the best deals this Black Friday.

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this week, and how to prepare and make shopping plans? Come to play Sudoku and earn $30 Amazon gift card and extra coupons for any Pavtube products now!

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Any plans lined up for the special day? With so many ads posted all over online and offline, are you tried of waiting in front of stores or browsing the Black Friday ads? How about having some fun: come and play Sudoku to earn $30 Amazon gift card, Free or Up to 50% OFF for any Pavtube Blu-ray/DVD/Video/iTunes programs.

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Can Galaxy Tab 3 play BD/DVD Digital Copy movies? How to transfer Digital Copy to Galaxy Tab 3? Read this article to learn how to unlock DRM from BD/DVD Digital Copy and convert them to Galaxy Tab 3 for playback.

Galaxy Tab 3 is capable device and we had a good experience with it. The screen sharp enough to display crisp and clear text while web browsing and it can play Full HD videos. You may get some Blu-ray and DVD purchased Digital Copy Movie and now want to play them in Galaxy Tab 3. However, Galaxy Tab 3 just doesn’t let you do that. You may be puzzled why it is unable to import Blu-ray and DVD Digital Copy Movie to Galaxy Tab 3. Here you will find the reason and get the way to transfer Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copy Movie to Galaxy Tab 3 with ease.

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As we know, purchased Blu-ray and DVD Digital Copy Movie are protected by DRM. Due to the DRM protection, the Digital Copy Movies are not support to play on Galaxy Tab 3.If you want to transfer Blu-ray and DVD Digital Copy Movie to Galaxy Tab 3, you need to remove DRM protection from Digital Copy Movie and convert Digital Copy Movie to Galaxy Tab 3.

Don’t worry, our DRM Video Recorder for Galaxy Tab 3 will help you. It’s excellent software that can convert all unprotected and protected videos, like Digital Copy protected movies from iTunes, Amazon, etc. Actually we could not find any other program more powerful because it’s able to unlock all the DRM videos as long as your video is authorized and it’s able to playback on this computer. (Read more: Top 5 Best DRM Removal Programs Review)

Step-by-step instruction: how to download digital copy movies to Galaxy Tab 3?

1. Download/Transfer digital copy movie to your computer. The Digital Copy is located on a stand-alone disc and is Mac & PC compatible. There’s no time limitation in the trail version; feel free to give a shot!

2. Get DRM removal tool installed on your PC/Mac:

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There would be a command window pop up during the installation, pls do not shut down it and let it running until the installation completed.

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Important: Note that you shall not launch iTunes until reaching the last step– clicking the “Convert” icon.

Step 2. Add video and choose target format.

Drag and drop your videos to it directly, or you can click icon to import them as below.

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Let’s click the drop-down-list besides “Format” and choose “Samsung Galaxy Tab H.264(*.mp4)”.

Step 3. Customize target video specs. (Optional)

Click “Settings” as above to enter Profile Settings window, you can find settings for video size, codec, bitrate and frame rate. Change them at your own needs.

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Step 4. Start (batch) conversion.

Now click the big red icon to start converting DRM videos to Galaxy Tab 3 in batch; this convert will activate your iTunes Media Library automatically and start to play this video (let’s keep iTunes running this time). The player windows cannot be removed or closed.

In the meanwhile, it will start to record this video in MP4 real-time. The conversion time is equal to the video length itself; you can do other tasks during the converting the process, but the system volume could be turn off temporally; no worries and do not touch it to get perfect DRM removed video.

After the conversion, click “Open output folder” to quick locate the converted video. Then you can transfer the converted video to your Tab 3. (Learn more: Transfer video file to Galaxy Tab 3 with Kies)

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1. This program cannot convert unplayable files (damaged, unauthorized, etc.).
2. The DRM removing process may mislead your anti-virus software to falsely report virus/worm. Please ignore the report to keep on converting DRM video.

3. When converting digital copy movie from iTunes library, you need to set iTunes not to remember playback position.

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Description: How to transfer iTunes movies to Kindle Fire HDX? Follow our tips to get rid of DRM protection and record your iTunes video to Kindle Fire HDX.

Amazon’s tablet lineup for 2013 is now complete, following the release of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, a bigger version of the new 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX that launched last month.

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Big Screen, Light Bodyfor get movie more portable on it

I’ve grown to become more accustomed to the tiny tablets, but in this case, I like the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 a little better than the 7-inch model. It has all the same design schemes, but it’s incredibly light for a full-sized tablet. At 0.82 pounds, it’s only slightly heavier than Apple’s iPad Mini with Retina display, and noticeably lighter than the new one-pound iPad Air.That’s my favorite part about the tablet. It gives you the full-sized experience, yet it’s light enough to use anywhere — in bed, on the couch, on the train — without feeling the weighty burden of other big tablets. Yes, part of the reason why the HDX 8.9 is lighter than the iPad Air is because it’s slightly smaller, but I didn’t miss the extra 0.8 inches of screen. That’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.

And the screen is gorgeous. It’s technically sharper than the one on the iPad, but you probably won’t notice a difference. One study said the Kindle Fire HDX has the best screen of any tablet. (I think the screen is great, but I’m not about to go through and count every pixel like others have. Just know you’ll be happy with it.) Just like other high-res displays these days, images, text, and graphics look like they’re printed on the glass. Movies, games, and everything else look great.

Transfer iTunes to Kindle Fire HDX

Question: I’m attempting to convert itunes movies to Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch, but I tried some video converters, none of them worked. Plz help here.

Answer: From apple iTunes official page you will know that iTunes movies, TV shows are all protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management), you can only play them on Apple authorized devices, and the video formats of iTunes movies and music are not compatible with Kindle Fire HDX.

Have you tried Pavtube ChewTune yet? This software aims to help users remove DRM protection from purchased iTunes movies, Amazon Instant Videos, and digital copies with purchased disk combo. I used it for a while, great tool.

Yes, with Best DRM removal toolPavtube ChewTune you could easily convert and transfer iTunes M4V videos to Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 support video. (For Mac users: ChewTune for Mac)

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Now follow the steps below of legally recording and downloading iTunes purchased M4V videos to Kindle Fire HDX  tablet.

Tips and preparations:

1. Make sure that your computer is authorized by source iTunes videos, that is to say you can play the source iTunes movies in iTunes without trouble.

2. Allow the audio driver installed during the Pavtube ChewTune installation.

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3. Close iTunes before running the ChewTune when converting iTunes M4V movies.

Full guide of transferring iTunes M4V movies to Kindle Fire HDX

Step 1. Load your iTunes M4V video to Pavtube M4V to Kindle Fire HDX converter. You can either browser to file location or drag and drop source iTunes file to the app.

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Step 2. Choose the optimized profile for Kindle Fire HDX. If you cannot find the particular profile for your device, don’t worry, Pavtube adds one general profile for Android mobile phones and tablets under Common Video category which are available for almost Android devices.

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Step 3. Is necessary, you could set video and audio parameters such as video and audio codec, bitrate, frame rate, etc so that better video and audio quality can be transferred to your Kindle Fire HDX tablet.

Step 4. Hit the “Convert” button to start iTunes M4V to Kindle Fire HDX MP4 recording.

Since Pavtube ChewTune records source DRM videos in 1:1 video and audio quality, it would take as long as the source movie length for the whole DRM video to Kindle Fire HDX conversion process since Pavtube ChewTune records source DRM videos in 1:1 video and audio quality.

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Once it completes, open output folder, locate the created MP4 file and transfer the iTunes M4V movies to Kindle Fire HDX tablet for viewing.

How to Transfer Video, Music, Photo, E-Books from PC to Kindle Fire HDX?

Attach the Micro USB end to your Kindle Fire HDX and the USB end to your computer.

Your Kindle Fire HDX should then appear as a drive in Windows Explorer or the Mac Finder. You can now click and drag files from your hard drive to the Kindle Fire HDX or use the copy and paste functions to accomplish the same thing.

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Using this process, you can transfer apps, photos, docs, music, e-books, and videos from your computer to your new Kindle Fire HDX tablet. Then, just tap the relevant library (such as Books for e-books and Music for songs) to read or play the content on your Kindle Fire HDX.

You can also upload content to your Amazon Cloud Drive on your computer, and that content will then be available on your Kindle Fire HDX.

Note: It’s easy to purchase or rent content from Amazon, which you can choose to download directly to your Kindle Fire HDX or stream from the Amazon Cloud.

  • To know detail Kindle Fire HDX media transfer, view the article here.

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If you are on the hunt for some Kindle Fire HDX tips and tricks then check out supply. We have some short guides and advice on getting more from your Amazon tablet.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX comes in two flavors. The 7-inch version isA duking it out with Google’s Nexus 7 and Apple’s iPad Mini, while the 8.9-inch version takes on the iPad Air and the Nexus 10. No matter which model you have, we’ve got some suggestions and short guides to help you get the most out of your hardware. Take your pick of the Kindle Fire HDX tips and tricks on offer. These tips apply to the Kindle Fire HD as well, unless otherwise stated.

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Before we get started, here’s how to take a screenshot on the Kindle Fire HD. You may also want to check out our Kindle Fire HDX problems and solutions.

Updated on 10-28-2013[b] by Simon Hill:[/b] Made a lot of updates to the article to address the newly launched Kindle Fire HDX tablets, added how to use Mayday feature and how to add ebooks as well.How to use Mayday on the Kindle Fire HDX

kindle fire mayday Helpful Tips and Tricks for Kindle Fire HDXOne major difference between the HDX tablets and everything else on the market speaks to Amazon’s commitment to customer service. Your first port of call for any Kindle Fire HDX issue is going to be the built-in Mayday feature. It will connect you to an Amazon representative who can potentially access your tablet and fix any problems that you have encountered. Just swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the Mayday icon at the top right (it looks like a life preserver and it’s clearly labeled). You should see a pop-up window with an Amazon advisor inside it within a few seconds. You’ll be able to see them, but don’t worry, they can’t see you. They’ll also have to ask permission before they can access anything potentially personal on your tablet.How to add ebooks

The Kindle Fire HD and HDX support various ebook formats. The proprietary Amazon Kindle AZW format is best, but KF8, TXT, PDF, or unprotected MOBI files will all work as well. If you want to add ebooks to your Kindle Fire HDX from outside of Amazon, then just download them in a supported format, and put them in your Books folder, and they’ll appear under your Books tab. You can use a free app like ES File Explorer to move files around on your tablet.

If you have a collection of ebooks on your computer, or you can only find an ebook you want in an unsupported format, then you should grab the free Calibre software. It can be used to convert your ebooks into the AZW or MOBI format.How to get rid of ads

The temptation of that rock bottom price tag may have persuaded you to opt for the “With Special Offers” version of the Kindle Fire HDX. That’s simply Amazon’s way of describing advertisements and if you find yourself getting sick of them quickly, you are not alone.

You can get rid of the “special offers” by shelling out $15. Go to Amazon, sign into your account, and go to Manage Your Devices. Under Special Offers click Edit, click next to Subscribed, click next to the device, and then review the price and click Unsubscribe.

You can also turn off recommendations by going to Settings > Applications > Amazon Home Recommendations and set to Hide.How to install apps from outside Amazon’s Appstore

One turn off with the Kindle Fire HDX is the fact that you don’t have Google Play access on your device and are limited to the choice of apps and games in the Amazon Appstore. There are over 700,000 apps out there for Android, but only a small proportion of them are in the Amazon Appstore and it doesn’t include Google’s apps. You could root your device, but you’ll void the warranty and there is a better way. Before you enable installation of apps from other sources, you should consider installing a good Android security app.

Pull down the notifications bar and hit More to access Settings > Device and then set Allow Installation of Applications From unknown sources to On. You can now sideload APK files onto the device. You can download them to your desktop and copy them over or send them by email, or you can just go direct to websites that stock APK files on your Kindle Fire HDX. Check out our list of alternative Android app stores for some places to start.

If you have an Android phone or another device with access to Google Play, you can download the apps and games you want to that device, and then back them up and copy them over to your PC using a file explorer app. You can then Allow Installation of Applications on your Kindle Fire HDX and install something like the free ES File Explorer app. Copy them over to your Kindle Fire HDX from the PC and then use the file explorer to find them and install them. You can also use DropBox to easily share APK files wirelessly.How to lock screen rotation

kindle fire hdx front videos Helpful Tips and Tricks for Kindle Fire HDXYour Kindle Fire HDX screen should rotate automatically when you turn the device and flick between portrait and landscape. Some apps have a locked orientation in one mode or the other. You can also lock the orientation yourself. Pull down the notifications bar and tap the Locked orUnlocked option at the top left of the Quick Settings.How to enable security and parental controls

You can enable basic security for your device by setting up a lock screen password. Simply pull down the notifications bar and hit More > Security and turn Lock Screen Password to On, then pick the password you want and hit Finish. You can also set up more security to block access to specific content, restrict purchases, set up different profiles, or even set time controls by using the parental controls. They give you a fine degree of control over the device.

Basic Parental Controls can be found in the same Settings menu via More in Quick Settings when you pull down the notifications bar, but this will set controls for the device whoever is using it.

If you want more fine control and multiple user accounts, go into your apps and fire up Kindle FreeTime. You’ll find a host of options to carefully control your child’s access to content on the device, but you could also use it to set up a guest profile and keep some of the Kindle Fire HDX off limits for other people.How to watch Kindle Fire HD content on your HDTV

One advantage the Kindle Fire HD has over the Nexus 7 is the ability to plug it into your HDTV with the right cable. You can then watch some content on your big TV. Be warned, though, that some services like Hulu Plus or HBO Go will not allow you to output content from the Kindle Fire HD to a TV.

Buy a Micro HDMI to HDMI cable like this one, which is only $9 and plug it in.

The Kindle Fire HDX doesn’t support an HDMI cable connection like this, but there is a feature called Second Screen coming in November, which will allow you to share content via Wi-Fi. Your Kindle Fire HDX will serve as a second screen for additional information and as a remote control, while the content plays on your compatible Samsung TV or PlayStation 3. Support for thePlayStation 4 is reportedly in the works, but that’s it for now. We’ll update you with full details on how to use it when this feature goes live.How to install Flash

If you want to be able watch Flash videos, you’ll need to jump through a few hoops. The native Silk browser does not support Flash, so you’ll need a new browser as well.

Go to More via the notifications bar and tap Device. Then turn Installation of Applications From unknown sources to On. Now you’ll need a file explorer app, ES File Explorer is free. Find Dolphin HD and Flash Player APK files online. Now load the APK files onto your Kindle Fire HDX, use the file explorer to find them and tap to install starting with Dolphin and then Flash Player.How to get more storage

If the 16GB or 32GB of built in storage isn’t enough then you can expand your space with cloud services or even hardware. You can get 5GB for free with Amazon Cloud Drive. Music you have bought through Amazon should be available via the Amazon Cloud Player, but you can use the Amazon Music Importer found here to upload some of your own music (250 songs for free).

You could also try another cloud service like DropBox, SugarSync, or Box. You could even consider buying an external hard drive like the Kingston Wi-Drive which also has a companion Android app to install on your Kindle Fire HD.How to access the camera on Kindle Fire HD

You’ll notice that the front-facing camera is available if you start up Skype or some other apps like Evernote and Facebook, but is also possible to use it without them. If you have installed the free ES File Explorer app discussed above then you can go to AppMgr > Category > System apps > Camera and tap Open to get access to normal camera, panorama and video options.How to root your Kindle Fire HD

If you do decide to smash out of Amazon’s walled garden then you’ll be voiding your warranty, but it will also allow you to access lots of extra content and tweak the device in ways that are impossible with an unrooted Kindle Fire HD. There is always some risk involved in rooting so make sure that you follow instructions to the letter if you’re going to give it a try (it’s not very difficult really). The best place to go for advice and guides on rooting is undoubtedly XDA Developers. You’ll also find APK files and customized ROMs there.More Kindle Fire HDX tips

If you have any Kindle Fire HDX tips or tricks of your own then please post a comment and share them.

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Here is a basic and details guide to show the simplest Mac solution to transfer 1080p/720p MKV movies to iPad Air with best video settings.

The latest released iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display no doubt add more fun to your digital entertainment. However, the iPad Air tablet supports limited video formats, in which common video such as MKV, RMVB, VOB, AVCHD, FLV, etc are not included. This means your video collections in these formats can not be transferred to iPad Air for playback.

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Wanna put your 1080p/720p MKV video collections to iPad Air? An iPad Air Video Converter will work for your needs, since it converts MKV to iPad Air optimized format. Being a professional Mac vdieo converter program, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to help you finish the MKV to iPad Air conversion task on Mac perfectly. This Mac MKV to iPad Air converter offers quite effective solution for you to convert 1080p/720p MKV videos to iPad Air friendly videos on Mac without quality loss

Most MKV movies include multiple subtitles, while this MKV to iPad Air converter for Mac allows you to add your preferred subtitles as you like and retain all subtitles from source MKV movies. This Mac video converter performs far more than an Mac MKV to iPad Air converter, but also a comprehensive video converter program for Mac users to carry out any conversion on Mac between various formats like MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, etc. in simple clicks.

For Windows users, Pavtube offers freeware MKV to iPad Air converter to convert MKV to iPad Air in lossless quality. Windows users can get 20% off MKV to iPad Air Converter here.

Download a free trial before purchase without time/function limits. Check the following guide to know how to convert MKV to iPad Air on Mac.

Tutorials: How to transcode 1080p/720p MKV to MP4 for iPad Air on Mac?

Step 1: Run this Pavtube Video Converter for Mac as Mac MKV to iPad Air Converter; add videos.

You can choose to import videos or the entire folder by clicking the top left two icons.

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Step 2. Choose format.

Click “Format” drop-down list and choose “iPad -> iPad HD Video(*.mp4)” as the compatible MP4 preset with best video quality. Or you can choose other presets if you don’t need 1080p videos.

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Step 3. Customize video specs (Optional).

Click “Settings” to free change video resolution, bitrate(quality), frame rate and other settings. Note that if you need to get videos in smaller size (especially when you own a 16GB model), you are suggested to turn down bitrate settings; the generated video size could also be found in this window.

Step 4. Start Conversion.

You can hit the big red “Convert” to start converting 1080p/720p MKV to MP4 with best video settings for iPad Air on Mac. After the conversion, click “Open output folder” in the conversion window, or “Open” in main interface to quick locate the converted video.

Additonal Tips:

If your movie isn’t already in one of the iPad Air supported formats or it’s still on a DVD or a Blu-ray, you can get the 20% off  iMedia Converter for Mac which can help you rip Blu-ray/DVD, and convert various formats of 720p/1080p HD videos in MKV, AVI, TiVo, VOB, MPG, MTS, etc. to your iPad Air, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPod 5 and other iOS devices for smoothly playing.

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Here are the 14 best tablets available to buy in the UK right now.

With so many new tablets being launched in 2013, it’s hard to keep up with them all. It’s even harder to know which ones are any good. Well fret not: we’ve got that covered with this handy chart where we rank and review the 14 best tablets available to buy in the UK right now.

When buying a tablet there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First of all you need to consider the operating system. The current options are Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android OS and Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS. (Amazon’s Kindle Fire range and Barnes & Noble’s Nook tablets run a highly customised version of Android.)  If you’re unsure about which operating system is right for you, read our iPad, Android, Windows 8, BlackBerry tablets buying advice article. Once you’ve bought your tablet, you can’t change your mind about these fundamental things.

If you’re not familiar with all the tech jargon, a tablet’s specifications can be very confusing. However, rather than ignore them, it’s worth bearing these key areas in mind. In general, higher is always better.

Look out for a tablet’s screen resolution and pixel density (quoted in ppi); the internal storage (GBs); expandable storage (typically via a microSD card slot); and other features you might want such as cellular (3G or 4G) connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth, video outputs (such as HDMI) and more.

If you plan to use the tablet for taking photos and videos, how many megapixels do the camera(s) have?Anything below around 5Mp should be avoided, but check the sample photos and videos in our reviews to find out what the quality is really like.

Finally, there’s battery life. You don’t want your tablet to last less than around six hours, and the recharge time is worth knowing, too. Some tablets take almost as long to charge as they do to discharge.

To find out more about what to look out for take a look at this feature: which tablet should I buy?

The 14 best tablet of 2013:

14. Archos 80 Titanium

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  • Reviewed on: 20 March 13
  • RRP: £130 inc VAT
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The Archos 80 Titanium proves that you can get a decent tablet without breaking the bank. Its screen isn’t high resolution, but it’s a good IPS panel which matches the iPad mini for half as much. Performance is also good, as is build quality; only the cameras let the side down. If you’re on a tight budget or want a tablet for your kids, this is a great choice.

13. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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  • Reviewed on: 29 August 12
  • RRP: £299 inc VAT (£419 inc VAT for 3G version)
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A year ago we liked the Tab 10.1, and for the second generation the hardware specs remain broadly the same, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has a much better operating system. All for £100 cheaper than it was. We love the bright screen, and adding SD support and 1080p video capture are both improvements. The problem is the competition: the Nexus 7 in particular has changed the game for Android tablets, and is a little more than half the price of the Tab (albeit with a smaller screen, half the storage and no front-facing camera). Meanwhile the iPad remains a cut above for £100 more than the Tab 2 10.1. If you absolutely require a 10in Android tablet, you could do a lot worse than the Tab – especially at this price. But also consider the Asus Transformer series of devices, and the Toshiba AT300 which at only £30 more than the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 offers a quad-core processor.

12. Samsung GalaxyNote 8.0

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  • Reviewed on: 16 July 13
  • RRP: £339 inc VAT
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The Galaxy Note 8.0 is one of Samsung’s better tablets but it’s hampered by its extravagant price tag. Unless you really want the S Pen stylus there are better and cheaper 8in-screen tablet alternatives on the market.

11. Microsoft Surface Pro 2
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  • Reviewed on: 24 October 13
  • RRP: £719 inc VAT
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The Surface Pro 2 crams a serious amount of power into a compact frame – enough to worry the latest Ultrabooks. Its design may be spot on for some but we can’t help feel that instead of being the best of both laptop and tablet worlds, it’s neither. The price quickly rises if you veer away from the base model – many people would be better off with a separate laptop and tablet, and you might even save money. Those less bothered about the tablet side of things should consider a convertible device.

10. Apple iPad 2
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  • Reviewed on: 18 April 11
  • RRP: £329 for 16GB Wi-Fi-only model; £429 for 16GB Wi-Fi plus cellular model. No other storage capacities available
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Still available as the cheapest full-sized iPad, the second-generation Apple tablet remains a classic – better than almost all Android devices.

9. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700

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  • Reviewed on: 26 June 12
  • RRP: Around £400 inc VAT
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The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 takes over from its predecessor as the top Android tablet available. You get high performance mixed with high style, and you don’t have to make a lot of sacrifices to get both. Other tablets – including the Prime, which is expected to drop in price once this model gets into the market – may provide better value, but no other Android tablet will give you the full package that the Infinity does.

8. Amazon Kindle Fire HD

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  • Reviewed on: 4 October 13
  • RRP: £159 inc VAT
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The Kindle Fire HD wasn’t the best 7in tablet whenit launched in 2012, and even at the new lower price, it can’t really compete with newcomers including Tesco’s Hudl. The Fire HD locks you into Amazon’s world, which still lacks the breadth of choice compared with Google Play.

7. Barnes & Noble Nook HD
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  • Reviewed on: 6 June 13
  • RRP: £159 inc VAT
  • Ratingstars small 8 Best 14 Tablet 2013: Which tablet to buy?

We can hardly find fault with the hardware, but UK-specific content – including magazines, newspapers, books and apps – is sorely lacking. Much is promised, but you’re taking a risk if you jump in and buy a Nook HD right now. As with the Kindle Fire HD, the Nook HD will be good option for anyone wanting something that’s easy to use, and there’s the bonus of user profiles as well. However, if you don’t want to be completely locked in to the Nook store, you’re better off with a Nexus 7 at this price.

6. Tesco Hudl

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  • Reviewed on: 15 November 13
  • RRP: £119 inc VAT
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The Tesco Hudl is a budget tablet with a nice design and good build quality. Key specifications are better than the price tag suggests such as the processor and good quality 7 in screen. A microSD card slot and Micro-HDMI port are two reasons to opt for the Hudl over Google and Amazon alternatives.

5. Sony Xperia Tablet Z

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  • Reviewed on: 14 June 13
  • RRP: £399 inc VAT
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Sony has made a very desirable tablet in the Xperia Tablet Z. We particularly like its striking svelte design and features that you don’t get with rivals such as NFC, its waterproof casing and infrared. However, its slightly lacking performance means the Nexus 10 will save you some money or the iPad 4 will give you a smooth experience for the same price.

4. Google Nexus 10

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  • Reviewed on: 2 July 13
  • RRP: £319 for 16GB; £389 for 32GB
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The Nexus 10 is easily the best 10in Android tablet we’ve seen to date. It has a fantastic screen, decent cameras and software features all for a more than reasonable price. Those looking for an alternative to the full-sized iPad needn’t look any further.

3. Apple iPad mini

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  • Reviewed on: 24 June 13
  • RRP: Wi-Fi: £269 (16GB), £349 (32GB), £429 (64GB)
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The iPad mini is a premium small tablet, with a price to match. It’s a shame Apple couldn’t have included a Retina screen and newer processor – expect the iPad mini 2 to get those updates when it launches later this year. This Wi-Fi only model also lacks GPS. It’s not cheap by any stretch, especially if you want more storage spare or the 3G/4G cellular version, but it’s great value compared to a full-size iPad. You can save a chunk by buying a Nexus 7, Nook HD or Kindle Fire HD, but if you must have an iDevice, it won’t disappoint.

2. Apple iPad Air

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  • Reviewed on: 18 November 13
  • RRP: Wi-Fi: £399 (16GB), £479 (32GB), £559 (64GB) and £639 (128GB). Cellular: £499 (16GB), £579 (32GB), £659 (64GB) and £739 (128GB)
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In many respects a triumph, the iPad Air also introduces compromises to hit the low-weight/thin-case targets. Sound quality through the new stereo speaker has deteriorated, and although a matter of taste we found the iPad mini-style case loses the premium feel of preceding generations of iPad. The iOS 7 interface, not popular with every user, cannot be avoided on this device and it suffers some stickiness in app zooming. Ultimately though the iPad Air will suceed by simple nature of its new weight – the lose of almost 200g is so significant to its handling, and means it could encroach on E Ink ebook readers; only with the power and versatility, not to mention gorgeous colour screen, of a real iPad.

1. Nexus 7 (2013)

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  • Reviewed on: 23 August 13
  • RRP: £199 (32 GB)/£239 (1 32GB)
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The Google Nexus 7 (2013) is more expensive than the original but sees a small change in the design, while its exceptional screen and added rear camera help justify this price hike. It’s still lacking a microSD card slot but for many people with be the best 7in tablet around. We now await the challenge of the Apple iPad mini 2.

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