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Mac Screen Recorder Studio for Mac review

A feature-rich screencasting application, Mac Screen Recorder Studio offers reliable screen capturing and video editing functions through an easy-to-use interface. It can help you make video tutorials, training videos, demonstrations, and presentations.

Pros

Full-featured video software tool: Mac Screen Record Studio acts as a full-fledged video software that does not only record your Mac's screen or videos captured with your computer's camera, but also edits video files saved on your hard drive.

Clean interface: The compact interface makes it easy for you to access different functions without having to dig down into menus or tabs. You will see … Read more

Free Webcam Recorder review

Free Webcam Recorder records and produces video in six different formats using your Webcam. You can also take still pictures with this fast application, but routine crashes and lack of support may discourage you from continued use.

Pros

Excellent, accessible recording: Free Webcam Recorder supports MP4, WMV, FLV, AVI, MPG, and MOV file types, so you will always be able to share and view your videos. All video formats, as well as the still pictures, retained the quality of our native Webcam.

Easy to use: This application is very basic in its design and layout. There are only four main … Read more

Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder review

Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder streamlines the process of downloading music from various online sources for later listening. Its intuitive interface guides you through the process, so you'll have some great playlists of your favorite music in no time.

Pros

Intuitive process: All you have to do to start recording your favorite music through the program is to hit the "Record" button. Once you've done that, the program can automatically begin recording once you're on an online radio site. You can also create playlists of music videos on sites like YouTube, and then just record them … Read more

Revealer Keylogger Free review

Revealer Keylogger Free is a competent if unremarkable keylogger for Windows. It can run at startup, hide itself from users, and protect access with a password. But basic features such as screenshots and email notifications aren't available in the free version, and the program doesn't log IP addresses.

Pros

Free keylogger: Despite the freeware version's limits, Revealer Keylogger Free's active features are fully functional. It only records keystrokes and the programs they're entered in, such as IE, Chrome, or Word, but it does a good job of that.

Easy to use: A virtue of Revealer … 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

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 review

As the latest version of one of the world's leading professional audio solutions, Sound Forge Pro 11 brings workflow enhancements and tweaks, new signal effects plug-ins, one-touch recording, new display options, and restore and repair tools. It's a great piece of software, though somewhat costly.

Pros

Reliable, professional solution: At this level of complexity, Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 looks and feels like a mature product. Its power and stability ensure that all your audio needs will be satisfied to the last detail.

Audio for video: With videography in mind, the new version supports popular video formats like … Read more

Swar Studio Recorder for Mac review

As the light edition of Swar Studio, Swar Studio Recorder for Mac offers accessible sound recording, mixing, and editing features. It comes with a variety of effects and the ability to export audio files, as well as with a "karaoke pane."

Pros

Decent enough features: Despite being freeware, Swar Studio Recorder for Mac comes with plenty of features, supporting multiple-step audio recording, compressed audio file exporting, stereo recording, and several audio effects.

Additional latency setting: The "Additional Latency" section under "Options" lets you set (in milliseconds) some allowance for latency. Choosing the right value … Read more

World's largest TV, 'Big Hoss,' is as long as a jet

They say everything's bigger in Texas, and now they have the TV to prove it.

The "Big Hoss" TV was turned on for the first time in front of a live audience Wednesday night at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The screen, built by Panasonic, measures 218 feet wide by 94.6 feet tall. That means it's longer than Boeing's biggest 767 (the 400ER), and taller than a seven-story building. To put it in home electronics terms, it's a 2,852-inch TV. The display features 20,633.64 square feet of HD LED lights that broadcast 4.8 million pixels and 281 trillion colors.

The TV has a 140-degree viewing angle so it can be seen by people in a large swath of seats at the Speedway, and it takes a crew of five people to operate it from within the attached control room. The screen is also allegedly able to handle wind speeds of up to 120 mph, as well as impacts from projectiles like hail, something that was confirmed by workers hitting golf balls at the LEDs, according to ESPN. … Read more

Despite assault on privacy, Page sees value in online openness

While Larry Page bemoans the deterioration of Internet privacy, the Google CEO also sees real benefit in more openness with medical histories.

In a rare public appearance at Wednesday's TED conference in Vancouver, Page called the US electronic surveillance programs, detailed in leaks to the media by Edward Snowden, and its lack of transparency in the matter a threat to democracy.

"For me, it's tremendously disappointing that the government sort of secretly did all these things and didn't tell us," Page said in a wide-ranging interview with Charlie Rose.

"I don't think we … Read more

TiVo's European push tallies 2.5 million subscribers

TiVo has built a somewhat large base in Europe, the company announced on Thursday.

The number of people subscribing to TiVo service in Europe has surpassed 2.5 million subscribers, TiVo said on Thursday. TiVo currently partners with pay-TV providers Com Hem in Sweden, Virgin Media in the UK, and ONO in Spain. Tivo said it now covers nearly half of Virgin Media's subscribers and a third of ONO's subscribers.

TiVo's services in Europe center on the idea that consumers want multi-screen access to programming. TiVo's offering allows users to watch pay-TV programming in the home, … Read more