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Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe review

Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe takes your photos, videos, and audio tracks and transforms them into DVD presentations. It offers hundreds of transitions, effects, and clipart graphics with which you can create a compelling slideshow that you can then turn into a DVD or export as a file or YouTube video format.

Pros

Ideal for inexperienced users: Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe does not require any intensive user input, just the basic importing of photos, videos, and audio. The application guides you all the way to DVD burning and file exporting.

Wide personalization options: The personalization stage is the application'… Read more

VirtualDJ Home for Mac review

VirtualDJ Home for Mac brings you all the tools you need to make remixes and music mashups using existing MP3 files. Its performance and features will impress you.

Pros

Easy access to files: When you open VirtualDJ Home for Mac, you instantly have access to all your files, including those saved in iTunes or created in GarageBand. No searching through your hard drive or importing is necessary. Choosing tracks to work with is one of the most seamless features of this application. All popular file formats are supported, including MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, AAC, and MPEG.

Intuitive basic functions: You … Read more

Create and share albums review

Create and share albums provides a set of tools that lets you add frames, text, and more to your photos, and then share them with your friends. It doesn't have anything that makes it stand out from other similar programs and it isn't without flaws.

The first screen you see when you open the app includes options for choosing a photo from your saved photos or taking a new one through the camera. These buttons seem to be backwards, though, as tapping the camera icon takes you to your photo library, and tapping the library button opens the … Read more

YouTube now shows full albums when you search by artist

Search for your favorite singer or band on YouTube, and you'll now see their top tracks, full albums, and related artists neatly grouped and ready for your listening and viewing pleasure.

A new feature to the popular video-viewing site displays a sidebar on the right with links to top tracks and albums from the subject of your search. Search for Kelly Clarkson, for example, and YouTube displays her top ten tracks and her albums from latest to earliest. Click on any track, and YouTube plays the associated music video. Click on an album, and YouTube loads a playlist of … Read more

Grant iCloud Photo Stream subscribers posting privileges in iOS 7

When shared iCloud Photo Stream albums first launched on iOS, they were a one-way street. Only the person who created the album and invited others to view it could add photos to the stream.

During the iOS 7 announcement last June, it was briefly mentioned that shared iCloud Photo Streams would soon have the ability for both the creator and the subscribers to contribute to the same album.

Fast forward to the release of iOS 7 and the revamped iCloud Photo Stream service, which now also allows for video uploads, and it's not far-fetched to assume subscribers are automatically … Read more

Review: Versatile Cameran Album offers photo album creation, storage, and sharing

Versatile Cameran Album is a finely-constructed, if at-times initially-confusing, photo album creation, security, and sharing tool, designed specifically for iOS 7. The app looks amazing, taking cues from the new iOS upgrade to flatten interfaces, include numerous new animations, and organize photos. But the tutorial offers a few too many options and buttons -- such that early use can be a bit of trial and error.

The issues are small, though. Versatile Cameran Album truly is a versatile toolset. To start, you can create albums, move images easily between them, adding photos already on your device or taking new ones, … Read more

Getting started with shared photo albums on Facebook

Up until recently Facebook photo albums have always been curated by the album's owner. On Monday Facebook announced it's starting to roll out a new shared photo albums feature. The new feature allows users to add contributors who can then add photos to the album themselves.

You'll know you have the new feature when you view one of your current albums and see a pop-up alerting you your account is ready to begin sharing albums. Sharing an album with your friends is as simple as clicking on the Make Shared Album button.

If you're creating a … Read more

Samsung to show off smartwatch next week

CNET Update is Gearing up:

In this episode of Update:

- Get ready for Samsung to show off the Galaxy Gear smartwatch next week -- but it could just be a "concept" model.

- Meet Samsung's new toddler-friendly tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids.

- Use shared photo albums on Facebook to allow multiple friends to contribute to one single album.

- Watch more on Apple TV, now that the streaming box added Vevo and other channels.

- Keep an eye on November 8 as a possible launch date for the Xbox One.

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Facebook prompts users to create shared photo albums

Facebook has created its own rendition of the friend and family slideshow. The social network unveiled a new feature on Monday that lets a number of users contribute photographs to one single album.

Aptly called "shared albums," this feature is especially helpful to those who want to show photos from a recent family vacation, group camping trip, wedding, or another people-filled event. Before today, Facebook users could only upload photos to albums they created on their own profiles.

To get started on shared albums, a central user can create an album and then add Facebook friends as contributors. … Read more

Create and share group photo albums with Cluster

Group-photo-sharing app Cluster is a worthwhile app, even if you don't envision yourself sharing photos with a group. That's because in addition to letting you easily create group photo albums to which all members can contribute, the app also does an admirable job of organizing the mess that is your iPhone's Camera Roll.

After installing Cluster, you'll need to sign up for an account via Facebook or e-mail. Once you have signed up, you can then create a group album -- a cluster, if you will -- organized by event or topic. Choose event and you'… Read more