Archive for February, 2008

5 Handy Online Video Conversion Services

Most of you like to watch videos online on sites like YouTube, Metacafe, google videos, etc. Sometimes you really like the video and would like to save it your pc but the problem is that the videos on these kind of sites are mostly in .flv formats and most of don’t really prefer this file format. So, if you want these videos in other formats you got to convert them. Downloading softwares just for conversion is a bit hectic. There are many sites which do the conversion for you online itself. Here are a few:

FixMyMovie- Make Low Res Videos Look Great

FixMyMovie is free web-based service which allows you to easily improve the quality of your video clips. It is capable of curing many of digital video’s common ailments. It’s a great tool especially if you have videos which were shot in your cell phone and webcam. To use this, all you need to do is just upload your video file and FixMyMovie will get the job done for you.

Features:

Kodak Easy Share M853 8.2MP Digital Camera for Just $104

Here’s a great deal of the day- a Kodak Easy Share M853 8.2MP Digital Camera for just $104.Following are the features of the camera:

8.2 MP
3X optical zoom lens
LCD 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) high resolution (154k pixels) indoor/outdoor color display
Storage 16 MB internal memory
1GB SD card (available until offer expires)
Auto focus

Few Apps Known to have Issues with SP1

According to an article published on Microsoft Help and Support, here are a few applications which will not work with Vista SP1. Most of them are security softwares. Here’s the list of the applications which will not work with SP1, some of them have received updates that will fix any issues.

BitDefender AV or Internet Security version 10

Fujitsu Shock Sensor 2.1.0.0

Jiangmin KV Antivirus version 10 and 2008

How to Use Custom Visual Styles in Vista SP1

If you are using Vista SP1 and would like to apply custom visual styles then you need to replace three files- shsvcs.dll and themeui.dll and uxtheme.dll. Follow the below instructions carefully in order to do so:

Files:

Uxtheme Vista SP1 (32-bit)
Uxtheme Vista SP1 (64-bit)

Freeze Memory Chips, Steal Encrypted Data

According to an article published by New York Times, Princeton University researchers have come out with a method to steal encrypted information stored on computer hard disks. The trick is pretty simple according to them but certainly not for us. It involves freezing of DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) chip. This is done to exploit the little-known vulnerability of the DRAM chip.

6 iPod Shuffle Alternatives for Less Than $50

Today, Apple slashed its 1GB Apple iPod Shuffle’s price to $49. So far this is the lowest price offered by Apple on 1GB iPod shuffle. But nowadays there are many other mp3 players which can be bought for less than $50. Some of them even have higher storage capacities. If you don’t really care about the price tag then you’ll get an Apple iPod Shuffle straight away. But if you would like to get something more than the Apple iPod Shuffle for the same price then here are a few mp3 players:

Browse the Web in 3D with SpaceTime

SpaceTime is a unique web browser which allows you to browse and surf websites in 3D. It is something similar to the Flip 3D feature in Vista, but this thing is within the browser itself. With SpaceTime you can do a 3D eBay Search, 3D Image Search, 3D Web Search, and even enjoy 3D Tabbed Browsing.

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