Some people asks as to why one would choose using his cellphone as a web cam?
There are a lot of reasons to why to use Smartphone as webcam:
- Turning an old Android phone into a webcam-many people are nowadays trading their old smartphones for new. The huge question is usually, what to do with the old smartphones? If Old mobile phone have no front side cam you can use rear digital camera for video calling instead of purchasing one.
- A good idea is that it can be used as a kind of good Security camera or weathercam, baby monitor, petcam, nannycam and streaming the visual through a network is enjoyable project, and achieved with an established WiFi connection.
Now our problem is how to to turn this old smartphones into webcam. Well there are many android and ios apps to acheive this. But i have selected some of this and have explained the steps:
1.Steps for turning an Android phone into webcam
Play store as well as professional developers offer a number of applications for this purpose.
Out of the most tried, IP Webcam is the ideal one which proves for this function.
Follow these Steps:
1.Verify the mobile phone’s networking functions: Connect you cellphone and computer to the same Wi-Fi network. For this
Open the Settings drawer on the phone first page and search to Wireless and Networks. Select Turn on Wi-fi.
The mobile will get an IP address and link if it is configured for home network. If it will not connect, open WiFi Settings and choose Add Wi-fi network.
Next enter the network information like the network name called SSID and password. It is the same details you apply to connect a computer to the network.
2.Download a webcam app and Install the application IP Web cam on your cellphone.(Download it from here,and install it.)
It is recommended to shut any application which utilizes your phone’s camera .
3.Launch the application. Navigate down till a “Start server” tab appears.
application will probably now show a URL, something such as “http://abc.de.fg.ij:klmn” .
4.Enter this URL in your web internet browser and Enter.
5.In the web browser, you will notice a drop down menu next to videos renderer. Choose Browser.
Then, you will find Audio renderer. Choose HTML wav.(You can prefer vlc media player also)
Now you will view a live video feed on your web browser. You could record it through web browser.
( It works smoothly even if phone is locked but video feed experience is slightly better when phone’s screen is on.)
Goto Media>>Network Stream and enter the URL created from the application.
IP Webcam does not run with Skype, so one need to go with with DroidCam.
DroidCamAs (which need a alike application to be set up in Windows Os), this application runs through your web browser.
Follow these steps:
1.First set up DroidCam on your mobile, as well as on your computer.
and link both the machines to the same network.
2.Open the application on the cellphone and type the Wifi IP mentioned on the main display screen.
3.Open the Windows client and paste the Ip Address on your computer. and Click Start.
4.Next you will see video clip feed from your cellphone on the DroidCam Windows application.
5.Restart Skype and select DroidCam Source1 as web cam.
( Keep android app open and turn off auto-lock. Remember to keep your cellphone unlocked, to prevent little stutter and lag.)
Now use your cellphone as web cam.
Besides many apps in ios app store, EpocCam and PocketCam rule the application market in competition of making your apple gadgets a finer web cam. PocketCam is difficult to configure, and provides accessibility to only black n white video, no sound in free version. You can depend on the premium one to have better service.
EpocCam(EpocCam turns your Android device into wi-fi High Definition computer web cam. also supports Mac OS X. Compatible with Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Google+ Hangouts, Facebook Video Calling, Chatroulette, YouTube and other webcam-enabled applications. It is also a ideal baby monitor, spy cam, security camera, surveillance camera and pet cam. wireless camera is easy to move up to 10 meters.With EpocCam, everything can be shared wirelessly in a easy and enjoyable way.) is free and quite easy to set up.
Here are some simple steps to implement this setup:
Follow these steps:
1.Download EpocCam on Apple Device as well as on Mac PC.(Make certain both the equipment are connected on the same network).
While setting up, a number of prompt may come out requesting you to install some drivers. Install them, they are important audio and video drivers used by the application.
2.Next Start the application on both equipment.
The application will immediately searches for the device running EpocCam on the same Wifi network. Soon, the videos from your Apple product will be displayed on your computer.
There will probably be a few instances when the application will not link your device to your computer. In the case, restarting the application conveniently repairs the problem.
What you need to downgrade from iPhone 7 ?
1.How to downgrade iphone 7 to iphone 4?
This is going to take a while and it’s not without risk.If you have decided you can’t live with iOS 7 then ok, let’s proceed. Before you start, make sure that you back up everything on your iPhone 4 now.
- You need to use iTunes 11.0.5 or lower for this to work. If you already have iTunes 11.1 or above, then you’ll have to completely uninstall it. You can download iTunes 11.0.5 from Old Apps.
- Download iFaith from GitHub and unzip it.
- Connect your iPhone 4 to your computer.
- Now If you know where your “SHSH blob” is and you have it saved locally then you’re ready and you can skip to the next section,if not you can use iFaith to locate it. Double click the iFaith application and select ‘OK’ then choose show available SHSH caches on server. Click Yes and then choose Show list of available SHSH blobs on TSS servers.You’ll get a list of available blobs and you can download the one you want.
- When you’ve got it you can exit iFaith.
2.How to use iFaith to downgrade to iOS 6.
- You should have your iPhone 4 connected to your computer.Start iFaith again and this time select Build ‘signed’ IPSW w/ blobs then Browse for SHSH blobs and select the one you want from wherever you saved it earlier.
- You’ll need the iOS firmware file next, but you can just select Download it. Once it’s ready you can continue and choose Build IPSW. This will take a while.. When it’s done make sure to note the name of the IPSW file it has created and then click OK to continue.
- You now need to put your iPhone into DFU mode. Hold the Sleep/Wake button on your iPhone andSlide to power off. Click Start on iFaith and follow the onscreen instructions to press and hold the Sleep/Wake key and the Home key for 10 seconds, then release the Sleep/Wake key and keep holding the Home key for 30 seconds.
- You should see a message in iFaith telling you that your iPhone 4 is in DFU mode and you can click OK and then exit iFaith.
THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE BUYING A TABLET
A tablet is an effective tool with powerful touch display to boost your productivity and great online experience. A tablet is slightly in between the computer and smart phone your tablet can take it anywhere with you and browse internet, watch movies, share photos, play game, download electronic books, games and videos, stay connected with social media, video conference with customers, create and share presentations and much more activities.
First, you should know the answer to this question…. What do you actually want: Tablet or Laptop?
Tablets are awesome, but while there are productivity applications – like word processors and spreadsheets available – as well as image editing tools and online apps like Google Docs, opening heavy websites, we cannot expect miracles from a tablet in terms of output or work.
A tablet can be a great inclusion to your tech gadget list, but it can’t replace a full-blown Mac or PC with powerful desktop software. Replacing laptops, now that’s a different matter. Tablets truly are amazing computing device.
Here these are the points you should always keep in your mind while choosing a laptop in the market…
1. Operating System: With Windows 8 and Windows RT popularity in the market, the choice is no more a simple one between Android devices, Blackberry and IOS of Apple. Windows 8 and RT too give you a wide range of options with amazing features and apps. Operating system of a tablet must be upgradable as it helps in incensing the performance of tablet with the same hardware configuration. Today Google’s android is most famous among tablets and smart phones. As it is open software and manufacturer can tailor it the way they want it is cheap and many companies are offering it to customers in different flavors. You must prefer to take upgradeable tablets as they can upgrade it to newer versions when available
2. Size: Resolution and Material of the Screen are one the most important factor. You get screen sizes starting from 6 inch to 10 inches and all of these come with touch screen functionalities. Then there are so many different types of screens like Touch resistive, LED, IPS, Retina, TFT touch capacitive, LCD and AMOLED. You can also buy the ones with full HD displays that offer awesome display quality. Make sure you also check the viewing angle of the screen before buying the device. These days curved screen phones are gaining huge popularity
3. Screen: Capacitive or resistive Most of the customers don’t know about what a capacitive or resistive touchscreen is? Capacitive touch uses the electrical property of the human body to detect where and when the user touches the display therefor it can be controlled with a very light touch.As it uses electrical properties of the human body so we cannot operate it with gloves or any outer stick. Now a day’s most of the devices come with capacitive touch screen and it is preferred over resistive as Resistive touchscreen displays are composed of multiple layers which are separated by thin spaces. When Pressure is applied on the surface of the display either by a finger or by stylus causes the layers to meet, which completes electrical circuits and tells the device where the user had touched the display. As resistive type touchscreens require much more pressure to activate than capacitive touchscreens so, it makes easy use capacitive than resistive.
4. Battery Life: Another concern is battery life. Larger tablets usually offer better battery life because they have room for a larger battery. Most small tablets give out after 4 to 6 hours of demanding use (such as gaming or watching a movie). So it is most important to ask about battery life to dealer before buying a tablet.
5. Storage: iPad comes with different memory sizes like 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Needless to say the prices go on increasing with the size of the memory. If you don’t want a lot of movies, pictures and stuffs then go for the basic 16 GB. The same holds true for tablets of other companies. Most of the people complain about the limited storage space apples iPad which comes with 16GB,32GB and 64GB. There is no way to increase storage space. It’s better to choose tablet with expendable, a removable storage space, so you want to look at the tablets having a micro SD slot or SD slot.you also have to look at internal memory as all apps stored in the internal memory of the device. Tablets must have internal memory greater than 8GB.
6. Camera: Even if you already have one on your phone (which you’ll probably have with you, anyway), an extra camera is always handy. Editing photos on a tablet’s larger screen is also inherently easier. Measuring a camera by mexapixels is one thing, but remember that real video and photo quality comes from accurate color and the ability to change camera settings for a particular shot. The Samsung Galaxy Tab even has two cameras — one front-facing, one rear-facing — so you can video chat or simply record yourself. The iPad, however, does not have a camera at all. Most of the tablets today come with dual camera. Be it iPad 2 or any new Android 3.0 tablet, you are likely to get two cameras. The front cameras are good for video calling, while the rear one solves the regular purpose of taking pictures. Some of them are even capable of capturing 720p HD video.
7. Hardware Support: Hardware of tablet really matters a lot. So understand and observe hardware parts of tablet carefully before buying it. This is also dependent on the OS you choose. Make sure the supporting hardware is compatible for future OS upgrade. For example the RAM of your tablet should be good to support next the update and the processor should not drain your battery when you tweak to OS upgrades.
8. Weight: While a lot of noise has been made about the iPad 2 weighing just 601g and being 8.8mm thick, other tablets more than hold their own. It’s no longer the thinnest or lightest – the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 weighs 595g and is 8.6mm thick. The 7-inch Blackberry Playbook is a mere 9.7mm thick and weighs just over 400g as it’s smaller. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, meanwhile, is 10.9mm thick and weighs a mere 599g, while the Motorola Xoom is surprisingly heavy at 730g.Weight and thickness is more of an aesthetic concern than anything else, but if you’re going to be holding your tablet for a long period of time (or in one hand) you’ll certainly start to notice heavier models after a while – ditto if you’re going to be carrying it around in a small bag.
9. Connectivity: Buying a tablet may just be the start of your slate. Many users decide they want to later add a keyboard, or play games with a gamepad, or connect their tablet to their television. The connections available depend on the tablet you buy. Android tablets are known for offering better variety. Many of them come with USB ports, HDMI-out and an SD card slot for additional memory, but not all do. On the other hand, Apple tends to limit connectivity – whatever you add will have to go through the proprietary port, which means you need to purchase a purpose built peripherals or expensive adapters. However, because Apple currently dominates the market, there are many products designed to work with specifically with the iPad. All the existing tablets offer WI-Fi connectivity and you can easily connect them to any home network. Many of the tablets come in two versions; WI-Fi and 3G. The 3G tablets allow you to use 3G Internet enabled SIM card, which helps you in being connected on-the-move.
10. Processor:All tablets are based on ARM processor technology – the same as nearly all mobile phones. Various companies have produced their own versions of the ARM chip design and many of them are now dual-core, like a lot of PC processors. All the tabs in the market today have ARM technology as their base, which also holds true for nearly all mobile devices. Various manufacturers have come up with different ARM designs with some of them even having dual-core processors like the ones we see in PCs. IPad 2 uses an Apple A5 chip with google android 3.0 tabs make use of NVidia’s Tegra 2.
Smartphones or Tablet…. What is the future?
While Smartphones have reached a critical mass audience, tablets are poised to do the same soon. As a form factor, tablets simultaneously take a step toward the living room and the workplace. For consumers, these devices are multimedia machines, offering a glimpse into how consumers might one day accept connected television. For workers, IT departments are already reacting to the “Bring Your Own Device” wave changing the modern workforce.
PROS OF SMARTPHONES
These day tablets and Ultrabooks are stealing the limelight, but this does not mean its downfall. Instead, Smartphones are getting bigger and better day by day.
Giving competition to the 7-inch tablets are the new Smartphones with around 5 inches of screen size. The bigger display offers more space for productivity as well as entertainment.
With the extra real estate, typing over the onscreen QWERTY keyboard becomes a lot easier.
With phones like the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the screen can split for watching videos while working. The full HD bright display can be used for watching full high definition videos and playing games.
As the Smartphones are now used for power hogging apps, chip makers like Qualcomm and Nvidia are adding more power with their quad-core processors that can run multiple, power hogging tasks at the same time. The downside is that not many apps are available in the app stores that are optimized for the multi-core processor. These advanced processors now support full high definition video capture as well.
Another reason of Smartphones outshine is the camera optics. With most of the high end Smartphones having 8 megapixel and above, the images captured are good. Further, the constant connectivity to social networking sites makes it easy to share as well. Then the constant connectivity Smartphones enjoy helping one stay connected and work while on the move. Push mail support, chat messages and millions of apps are just a touch away.
CONS OF SMARTPHONES
While Smartphones are the perfect multimedia device, it has some disadvantages also.
Starting with, the 5-inch display is smaller in comparison to the tablet and Ultrabook and doesn’t come handy while typing long documents, creating presentations or handling work like compressing HD videos, etc. But then it it tough for phones to have a larger display as that will only act as a hindrance for its utility as a phone.
Secondly, the devices are constantly playing catch up with their operating systems. For instance, most Android phones running Gingerbread are still awaiting Ice Cream Sandwich updates. However, with the iPhone, users across the world can instantly update the Smartphone.
Smartphones do offer a good multimedia experience, but can’t match up to ultrabooks.
PROS OF TABLETS
Now what about tablet?. Although heavier than the Smartphones, tablet weight less than half the size of the ultrabooks.
Tablets are the perfect travel companion as they can easily slide into any bag without consuming much space. They can be easily held in the hand for long durations and can be used while standing as well.
Widely available in 7 and 10 inch displays, tablets are personal and flexible to use. These can be used for browsing the web, accessing emails and even reading books and newspaper. One can easily watch HD videos over the big high resolution displays, something the Ultrabooks still lack.
The touch interface offers a great gaming experience too. Tablets are even good at taking notes, showing demos, adding annotations to the images, etc. Tablets get access to a wide variety of applications that enhances their entertainment and productivity experience. There are apps that can be used for calling and messaging, without much fuss. With the increasing megapixel count and better optics, tablets can be used as cameras as well.
With battery being one of the biggest driving forces for any gadget, tablets do offer a good battery backup. These can last for anytime between six to ten hours of continuous usage.
Lastly, the tablets aren’t priced exorbitantly. Considering, the best tablet available in the market, the new iPad has a starting price of around Rs 30,000. Today, we don’t even get the best Smartphone for less than Rs 35,000. As for Ultrabooks, we can’t even dream of owning them at this price.
CONS OF TABLET
Tablets too have their disadvantages. To start with, unlike the Ultrabooks with their large SSD and hard disk drives, tablets barely has any storage. They come in different variants with a maximum of 64GB storage, split into onboard or onboard and expandable.
On the productivity front, typing over the touch keypad is difficult, especially while typing long documents and emails. An alternative can be attaching a Bluetooth keyboard to the tablet.
Even on the processor front, Ultrabooks have an edge. The recently launched tablets have got quad-core processors combined with 2GB RAM, but still can’t compete with processing power.
Ultrabooks are designed with protection for their large screens. The screens of tablets are delicate and exposed if you don’t have a protective case. So, all the time, one has to be careful with the tablets. And if damaged, the repair cost of the tablets is much more than the other two.
From this comparison, I hope this will help you while picking your gadget….
Comparison Between Features Of Android, Windows And iPhone
Should I choose windows or android or iPhone…. Many one of you must have this question in your mind!!
Let’s find the solution…..
During the recent launch of the new Smartphones in mobile world lots of readers asked me which of the alternatives is best. There’s BlackBerry of course, which offers great server side support and business functionality. But the principal question seems to be: Android or Windows Phone? It’s not a question we can answer for everyone.
Both Android and Windows Phone 8 offer broadly similar features and functionality.
They come in a wide range of handsets at a variety of price points – with the standard to match. If you are in the market for an iPhone substitute and you wish to avoid BlackBerry, for whatever reason, you are best advised to spend as much time as you can with a variety of handsets on each framework. There are likely a Windows- and an Android phone for everyone. It’s just a question of finding the right one for you.
Instead of than giving a specific decision to a question that really can’t be answered, here we give general advice on the pros and cons of Windows Phone vs Android vs iPhone.
Android or Windows Phone: what’s great about Android
As the most popular mobile OS on the planet, Android offers an unmatched range of handsets at a variety of price points. There’s an Android to suit every budget.
As a consequence support for Android from software developers and media owners is second only to one: IOS. You can find every app you could possibly desire in Google Play, and you can purchase music and movies from a variety of channels.
Android offers a level of customisation to both end user and hardware manufacturer. Not all Androids are the same, far from it. But the absolute popularity of Android devices means that there are lots of suitable third-party devices and accessories for Android.
More significantly, after all this time the Android experience is now good. Like all major mobile OSes Android is fine-looking and user-friendly, at least in the more recent flavors.
Windows Phone is Microsoft’s entrant into the Smartphone wars, and it has won widespread critical recognition (though not many users). Like Android, it is available on Smartphones from a number of different manufacturers, most particularly Nokia, with its $100 Lumia 900 on AT&T.
While IOS leads the way with apps. Not only are there more apps in the App Store than in the Android Market, but there is normally more quality and less junk on Apple’s platform (a extremely unscientific observation). This could be changing, as the flood of Android devices has led to the lion’s share of the Smartphone market. While analysts have been forecasting that Android will catch up for over a year now, it hasn’t occurred.
Why don’t we compare some features:-
Runs Apple’s is 5 operating systems.
Readily available on three carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint.
Available in three storage sizes: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB.
Easiest compatibility with iTunes, Apple ecosystem, and products.
Form factor: Won 3.5-inch screen (on the smaller size by today’s standards).
Interface: Approachable, but not very customizable. Some hidden features.
Key features: Excellent 8-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, colorful Siri voice assistant
Next big release: iPhone 5, release date unknown, but speculated for summer 2012..
Google’s mobile operating system
Form factor: Available on all carriers, all shapes, all sizes
All functionality: Range from budget to super premium
Not all Android phones are created equal in capability: some have exceptional cameras, screens, etc. Some don’t.
Easiest compatible with Google services, Google Music, other Android devices
Interface: Varies by manufacturers, has a small learning curve for some features
Key features: Free voice navigation with turn-by-turn directions, very customizable, voice actions
Next big phone release: Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, Verizon release date unknown, but probably in December
Next big operating system release: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Released with Galaxy Nexus, coming to existing handsets starting “early 2012”.
Microsoft’s mobile operating system
Form factor: Available on all carriers, all shapes, all sizes.
AT&T has the largest and best selection
All capabilities: Mostly midrange, solid performers. Minimum 5-megapixel camera
Easiest compatible with Zune, Xbox Live, Microsoft services like Microsoft Office, SkyDrive online storage
Interface: Very straightforward, but some hidden capabilities
Key features: Clean interface, built-in barcode-scanning and music identification, Xbox Live incorporation, voice actions.
I hope this point will help you in finding answers to your query….