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Any Video Converter review

Any Video Converter takes videos from your computer or downloaded from the Internet and converts them into just about any format you'd like. Just import the video, pick your preferred format, and hit convert, and you're ready to transfer that video to your mobile device.

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Tons of options: You're almost guaranteed to find the right format in this app's long list of options. The formats are also organized by device, so you can quickly find the format you're looking for whether you have an iPhone, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Samsung Phone, Roku, or just … Read more

Get Any Video Converter Ultimate for half off

In the age of handheld devices and mobile computing, video remains the ideal media. Whether you're into sports, news, music, films, or even home movies, you should always be able to watch them on the go. In comes Any Video Converter Ultimate, a DVD converter, video converter, downloader, and recorder that can help you enjoy videos from anywhere. This all-in-one package, which is now available at half the regular price, also allows you to capture videos from any online sites or traditional DVDs and convert them for viewing on any mobile devices. Want to keep a backup of your … Read more

Convert images using Preview in OS X

There may be times when you might need to convert an image from one format to another on your Mac, either because of some requirement for a specific format, or to compress batches of images to save space.

Regardless of the specifics, if you need to convert images then you might find yourself considering expensive tools like Photoshop, or perhaps free open source projects like The Gimp as options for converting images; however, in doing so you will be overlooking a built-in option for doing this in Apple's included Preview program.

Single-image conversion Preview is Apple's utility for … Read more

QR Photo DVD Slideshow review

QR Photo DVD Slideshow helps you create slideshows out of your photos that include fun effects and music, and then burn them to a DVD. Sort through your photos to choose the best ones, and then add the finishing touches to a slideshow to preserve and share the memory of the event.

The first time you open QR Photo DVD Slideshow, some tips pop up to help you make the most of the app. These tips aren't terribly helpful, though, and neither is the actual Help file, as it mostly lists features and doesn't actually tell you how … Read more

Transform and share your videos with PC Video Converter

PC Video Converter is an easy-to-use, fast, and reliable tool that makes movies compatible with any devices, old or new, quickly and efficiently. This week, you can get this highly rated and reliable converter for $14.97 -- half off the regular price of $29.95.

What sets this movie converter apart is its ability to trim, crop, and merge files with its built-in functions. With PC Video Converter you can quickly edit and keep your desired clips with ease. Extract audio from video files, or apply effects and touch ups to your movies. Combine multiple videos from different formats … Read more

Analysts on Apple: Looking to iPhone 6 upside

Wedge Partners and Pacific Crest weighed in on the rumored iPhone 6 this week, with Wedge also offering speculation on other possible products like the iWatch and a bigger iPad as well as strategies for services at Apple.

Overall, the research note from Wedge Partners' Brian Blair, as posted by Barron's, was upbeat, stating that "Apple's next array of products" provide an "opportunity" for investors. Apple shares have an upside this year of more than 20 percent, he said.

Andy Hargreaves at Pacific Crest was also optimistic, citing the iPhone 6.

"Apple is … Read more

MP4 to MP3 Converter review

MP4 to MP3 Converter is fine when it works; that just doesn't happen nearly as often as you'd like. The program falls victim to random crashes more often than it actually converts your files to a new format. That, the limited file support, and the frequent add-ons during the install make this program a tough sell.

This program takes MP4 video files and turns them into listenable MP3 audio files. That is, when it works. The program crashed more than half of the times we tested it, usually any time we tried to use a file that was … Read more

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter Studio review

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter Studio is a quick music downloader with just enough features to make the grade. It will let you easily fill your hard drive with tunes you find on YouTube, but it would be nice if it let you grab the video with the audio. If you don't need that from your YouTube downloader, this app will fit most needs.

This program lets you grab videos right from YouTube and download them to your computer. Since it only grabs the audio from the videos, it works remarkably quickly; no download took more than a minute … Read more

Flight Time Calculator review

Flight Time Calculator lets you enter your total airtime and converts it to decimal form, so you can log your flight hours quickly and accurately. With this app, you can see your departure and arrival times in your local time zone as well as in Greenwich Mean Time, so that you have a frame of reference.

As soon as you open Flight Time Calculator, you can start entering your flight times. Just tap the take-off time section to enter that info on the rolling scale, and once you're back on the ground, tap landing time to enter that in … Read more

RAR to ZIP Converter review

If you need to access RAR files, but don't have WinRAR or a compatible tool, try RAR to ZIP Converter. It converts RAR archive files to ZIP files, which more users have the tools to open. RAR to ZIP Converter is compact, free, and easy to use. It offers different compression levels and password protection.

When you're busy and have all kinds of windows open, RAR to ZIP Converter's super-basic user interface is a welcome sight. Nothing extra clutters up the layout. Fields for RAR File and ZIP File each have an optional password field. Compression level … Read more