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  • Free screen recording software CamStudio


    If you want to tell others how to do something in computer, the best way is to record what you do it yourself. For that, you can record a video of the computer screen by a camcorder. But, that is a very inefficient and costly procedure. There is much simpler method — just record what you see in the screen without having any additional devices like camcorder.

    There are many software to scree-record – and the best ones are free. The one I like most is CamStudio:

    CamStudio can record all screen and audio activities in your computer and create AVI video files. It also has a built-in SWF Producer to convert AVIs into Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) too.

    Download from SourceForge.

    Double click the file to install CamStudio

    After installing you can open the program to see the screen like:

    The first red circle starts recording. Before you press the record button you have to customize the software so that you know what area of the screen you want to record and where you would like to save the output AVI file.

    To select the screen region click “Region” on menu and select “Fixed Region”. Click on “select” button to select the screen area. The cursor changes until you select a rectangular are a in screen.

    Now, you are ready to press the red circle, the record button.

    See the preview of the the video I created by CamStudio while I was writing this post:
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  • Steve Jobs – 1997 WWDC conference video


    In the following more than one hour long video, Steve Jobs takes question and answers from developers after returning to Apple.

    steve_jobs_wwdc_1997

    In 1996, Apple acquired Steve Jobs’ company NeXT and the NeXTStep operating system became the base for Mac OS X. In light of Jobs’ resignation as CEO of Apple the video seems a bit more important.

    Total is less than the sum of the parts!

    At the time, Apple had just acquired NeXT, after years of losses and no clear plan for the future of the Mac operating system. Jobs started as an advisor of then Apple CEO Gil Amelio. He snatched the CEO title in a short time.

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  • Free video converter – Format Factory


    format-factory Software - Format Factory

    Price – Freeware (ad-supported)

    Cons – Tries to promote products by ads (an eBay shortcut during installation)

    There are a lot of free video editors and converters and others cost money to buy. The one I liked most is Format Factory. This free video converter available for free at formatoz.com.

    With decent conversion speed and good overall quality this tool it seems better than some paid software.

    One application that I like is JPEG to ICO conversion. It’s not easy to to get a 24 bit image look good in 16×16 pixels, but FormatFactory does the job well.

    • Converts videos to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF.
    • Audio and videos to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV.
    • Any images to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA
    • Can rip DVD to video file , rip Music CD to audio file.
    • MP4 files also support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.
    • It also supports RMVB,Watermark, AV Mux.
    • Supports 56 languages

    If you want to see the comparison of different free video convertor software please visit – wikipedia.

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  • iPad 2 hands-on (video)


    Macworld’s Jason Snell shows off Apple’s new thinner and lighter iPad, version 2. That was after it was announced today by Apple CEO Steve Jobs.


  • iPhone 4 Left Hand Antenna Problem


    Apple’s latest mobile device went on sale today, with many people waiting in line outside Apple stores. The release widely expected to be a huge success for Apple is not going smooth, at least initially. The early adaptors of the smartphone have reported problem with the reception while holding the phone in their left hand.

    The mobile phone signal drops in signal strength when the phone is held in left hand for a while. The casing of the latest iPhone is made of stainless steel, which also serves as its antenna. The signal strength drop is probably caused by the blockage of antenna while being hold in hand. Following two photos illustrate the drop in signal strength.

    iphone-reception-bar_start iphone-reception-bar_after_sometime

    The photo on left shows the signal strength at the start of holding and in less than a minute of holding the signal gradually drops to the stat in the right photo above.

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