Wednesday, May 28, 2008

SnakeBite MP3 Converter

SnakeBite is an audio conversion application that can convert your entire music library to MP3 in a single step. SnakeBite is designed for those who use libre audio formats like Vorbis and FLAC, but also need their music in the MP3 format.

Simply choose the source folder (containing your music) and the destination folder (where the music converted to MP3 will go), and SnakeBite does the rest. After it has finished, the destination folder will contain the exact same folders and files as the source folder, except all the files will have a ".mp3" extension and will be encoded in the MP3 format. Your original music library is never altered in any way.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Watching Live-TV On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Zattoo

A company called Zattoo has developed a software program that allows you to watch TV on your computer. All you need is a broadband connection and a current operating system (Windows XP or Vista, Mac OS X, or Linux). The service is legal and free of charge.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Rogue MP3 Trojan streaks across networks.

Since Friday more than half a million computers have been infected, according to McAfee. The Downloader-UA.h Trojan serves ads onto contaminated PCs as part of an apparent money-making scam.

McAfee reckons miscreants loaded hundreds of rigged MP3 and MPEG files onto popular file-swapping services such as Limewire and eDonkey. The files are all named differently (in multiple languages) and vary in size in order to make them appear like legitimate music or video files.

Attempting to play one of the malicious files will trigger the download of an application named "PLAY_MP3.exe" that serves ads onto infected Windows PCs.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Adobe's Open Future, Open Screen Project.

Adobe made huge announcements regarding opening up the Flash Player. Effective today, there will be no restrictions on the SWF specification or the FLV specifications that make up video in Flash. before you had to sign an agreement not to use it to create competing players. But, thanks to there Open Screen Project all of those restriction are bye, bye.

The goal of the Open Screen Project is to enable a consistent runtime environment across a wide variety of devices and desktops. The next release of the Flash Player and Adobe AIR for devices will have no licensing fees meaning you can distribute and deploy them anywhere. As part of this, Adobe is also publishing the device porting layer APIs. The device porting layer APIs are what Adobe uses to take the core of the Flash Player and make it work on different operating systems and devices. This will blow Microsoft's Silverlight out of the water. Well done Adobe.
10 Things You Don't Want To Hear From Technical Support.

1) "Do you have a sledgehammer or a brick handy?"

2) "That's right, not even McGyver could fix it."

3) "So -- what are you wearing?"

4) "Duuuuuude! Bummer!"

5) "Looks like you're gonna need some new dilithium crystals, Cap'n."

6) "Press 1 for Support. Press 2 if you're with 60 Minutes. Press 3 if you're with the FTC."

7) "We can fix this, but you're gonna need a butter knife, a roll of duct tape, and a car battery."

8) "In layman's terms, we call that the Hindenburg Effect."

9) "Hold on a second... Mom! Timmy's hitting me!"

10) "Okay, turn to page 523 in your copy of Dianetics."

(Bonus) "Please hold for a Microsoft attorney."