Make videos compatible with any device with Wondershare

We're bringing a little something this week for the Home Movie Directors and Amateur Video Jockeys. With the ever-increasing diversity of devices out there, it's often hard to share various types of videos unless you want to go online. But if you're a a bit worried about Uncle Sam watching your home movies, Wondershare has got you covered with its Video Converter Ultimate. A DVD burner, converter, editor, and downloader, VCU is a hit with our editors (4.5 Star review) and might be the best answer to all your video sharing woes.

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Review: File Converter Free converts from and into one of dozens of file types

File Converter Free promises to convert just about any type of file on your iOS device into a comparable file, and for the most part it delivers on that promise. The issues we experienced were largely with upload and download time -- as it appears the conversion process takes place on the developer's servers. This is both a good and bad thing. It's good because it opens up the number of options. It's bad, however, because the conversion process is completely reliant on the speed of your device, the server, and your network connection.

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Freebie Friday: A strategy game and a video converter

Happy Friday! I'm ready for a weekend like you wouldn't believe. Pass the mojitos!

And is there any better way to start your weekend than with free stuff? I've got two pretty darn good giveaways, one for fun, the other for, um, "fun."

First up: Bundle Stars is giving away Anomaly: Warzone Earth (Win/Mac/Linux) on Steam when you visit their Facebook page and get to liking.

Yep, you need to be a Facebook user, though you can cancel out both the Coupons install request and the later request to share the deal on … Read more

New Intel CEO reiterates: $300 laptops on the way

Intel is going to double down on its Atom processors for mobile products, leading to more low-cost laptops, the company's CEO said during Intel's second-quarter earnings conference call on Wednesday.

Intel will make mobile Atom chips an equal partner with its mainstream PC processors and will push Atom into sub-$300 laptops and convertibles and $150 tablets, said new CEO Brian Krzanich.

"We're putting much, much [more] effort on Atom," he said.

The first major new Atom product to launch under Krzanich will be "Bay Trail" -- a completely redesigned Atom that gets … Read more

Review: Convert videos with the greatest of ease with Wise Video Converter

Few users will find fault with the easy-to-master approach WiseCleaner's Wise Video Converter takes to converting all kinds of videos to play on all kinds of devices (like your phone) since streamlined really is better, not to mention quicker.

WiseCleaner boils the video conversion process down to an almost effortless process with little to no knowledge required, other than knowing if you want to watch your videos on a PC, tablet, or mobile phone.

Wise Video Converter couldn't be easier to set up or use; It's elementary and free to try, though the trial version only converts … Read more

Convert your audio collection to popular formats with Axara

Growing up the in the 1990s meant that I came of age in an era before iPads, Pandora, and streaming cloud music, when Zunes and Walkman MP3 players weren't just shiny paperweights and the only way to get exposed to new music was either via MTV, the radio--and if you were really desperate, VH1 or the Disney Channel. Fortunately I was quick to embrace the Internet age with its promise of bringing people together; that is a great thing, but all I really cared about was the potential of getting music from these people. But that only left me … Read more

Get a Lenovo 12.5-inch ThinkPad Twist for $599.99

The other day I mentioned my change of heart regarding touch-screens on laptops, noting that it's a nice feature to have for scrolling Web pages and documents, zooming photos, and so on.

Also nice to have: a laptop that converts into a tablet. Like this one: While supplies last, DealFisher has the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u Ultrabook for $599.99 shipped. It's new, not refurbished, and it sold for $899 when it first hit the scene back in December. (However, Lenovo was selling these refurbished for under $500 in May.)

In case the name didn't give it … Read more

Review: Convert videos to play on your smartphone with Free Mobile Converter

Motorola's Free Mobile Converter isn't "mobile" software; it converts videos to play on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Free Mobile Converter can convert videos one by one or in batches between tons of file types. It's easy to use, which makes for fast conversions, but it also supports up to 19 presets to make regular jobs even faster. As the name indicates, Free Mobile Converter is freeware. It's suitable for Windows NT to 8; we tried it in Windows 7.

Video file converters tend to share a resemblance, not just in looks but … Read more

Review: Convert videos between formats using Prism Free Video Converter

With the number of available formats and the speed of conversion as its main advantages, Prism Free Video Converter for Mac offers a useful and easy-to-use solution for those who need to easily change saved video files from one format to another.

During the installation this software tries to install a toolbar, which the user can easily prevent by unchecking the option. Prism Free Video Converter for Mac lacks advanced graphics but its main menu buttons are designed well enough to be useful. Users can manually add individual files or entire folders for batch processing via large top menu icons. … Read more

Review: Free Video to MP3 Converter works fast and delivers good results

Free Video to MP3 Converter converts any video file to an MP3 audio within seconds. The application is quite small, installs fast, and offers enough quality to be considered a really good download.

The download will try to install an additional piece of research software that will track your Internet activity. You can opt-out of it and still get all of the program's features. The program's menu isn't much to look at and doesn't offer advanced features. The only thing you can do with it other than convert is like the developer's page on Facebook. … Read more