Saturday, February 26, 2011

FlashRip 1.37: save online video

Using FlashRip utility you can record, save and convert any online video. Application supports Flash video transferred through HTTP and RTMP protocols, Windows Media (for HTTP, MMS, and RTSP protocols), Real Audio and Real Video (HTTP and RTSP). FlashRip allows automatically save video and audio as well as converting to MP3, AVI, FLV, WMV and other formats.

FlashRip is available in two version: Basic and Full. Second version, includes converter for downloaded video.

This version has error correction which involved ripping streaming video through RTMP protocol.

Manufacturer: Flashrip, Inc.
Distribution: shareware
Operating System: Windows All
Download from here.

Firefox 4 Beta 12: last step before final version

Firefox 4 beta-version twelve has been released. It has over seven thousand corrections which improved browser's performance and stability. Also, version twelve has enhanced support for Flash and different plug-ins.

Primary updates for FireFox 4 are:
  • JagerMonkey - new, much fast engine for processing JavaScript;
  • The use of Direct3D 9, Direct3D 10 and OpenGL to accelerate web-page visualization;
  • Enhanced support for different fonts;
  • Support for safe protocol HSTS;
  • Includes FireFox Sync module, which had to be installed separately from the application
  • Easier sorting and navigation of bookmarks
You may download FireFox 4 Beta 12 from here. According to our sources, this version will be the last version before final release. Reminder, FireFox 4 Final has been scheduled to come out at the end of February but recently has been rescheduled for March.

Magic W3: first smart phone with Windows 7 functionality

We notice how fast mobile phones expand their functionality from simple calling features to computer like capabilities. Well, wait no more, AdvanceTC is the first company to present pocket pc Magic W3 under Windows 7 control. Tiny computer with phone capabilities, we can hardly call this a smart phone.

Magic W3 works on Atom Z530 processor with 1.6 GHz frequency, virtual memory consists of 1 GB, and a built-in SSD capacity of 32 GB. This device has a screen of 4.8 inches with 800x400 resolution, as well as 1.3 MP camera for video chat. Magic W3 supports all popular wireless standards, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooh, GPS, GSM and HSPA; power supply volume is 3200.

During inactive state of Magic W3 this device goes to sleep to save battery supply as soon as incoming call or SMS-message is received the device instantly changes to active state and performs its duties. This computer-like smart phone also supports screen changing feature. On side tilt the screen will take on wide screen view and/or change to normal on vertical holding position. This device is capable of high quality video editing.

Unfortunately Magic W3 costs and release date are still unavailable. Stay tuned.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wintek begins production of white panels for iPhone 5

The release of white iPhone 4, even with hundreds of rumors going around, never happened. Well, it's too late now because soon the next version of iPhone will be released - iPhone 5. Again, if we trust every post and article we read online.

There are rumors going around that Apple's partner Wintek is going to produce white panels for new version of iPhone smart phone.

Aside from Wintek, there was another company manufacturing touch sensitive panels for iPhone - called TPK. Main reason why consumers never saw white version of iPhone 4 is because TPK's high percentage of defected screens.

Online rumors insists that iPhone 5 will be on sale starting May/June of 2011. Also, the white version of iPhone 5 will be released around that time frame.

While Apple smart phones used plastic panels color was never an issue but the situation changed with release of iPhone 4 which uses glass panels.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sand sail-glider from Petra

Auto manufacturers start to recognize that traditional cars will sooner or later will be replaced by electronic cars. Gas stations will be replaced by battery charging stations. Reason being, electric cars cause less threat to pollution and environment in general - but still have threat potential. For that reason, designer Vasyl decided to peak into the future where cars don't need gas or power supplying stations to fuel engines.

To support this idea Vasyl presented Petra's concept of transportation, which uses electro-air concept structures to power motion. This idea is so unique that it charges power supply even when vehicle is idle. If you pay close attention to details Petra's vehicle design can't be compared to anything previously designed or built by automotive industries. This is a new and innovative technology look promising on paper but will it deliver?

What do you think?

Apple iPad 2 will be released without delays

Reuters agency has previously reported a delay in the release of Apple iPad 2 which resulted in Apple's stock to go down by 2.7%.

Recently Reuters announced a correction which indicates their "previous" report was inaccurate and iPad 2 will be released as schedule in month of April.

Yuanta Securities company from Thailand, which announced the possibility of delaying Apple iPad 2 release. Company explained that sudden changes to platform design has created problems for manufacturing device in required time frame.

According to Yuanta Securities, due date set back may cause a drop in iPad 2 sales: from 30.6 million to 23 million per year.

Although, not everyone thinks the same way. Analyst Morgan Keegan refused to change his estimate report and still expects sales to reach 27 million per year.

Quoting: "I think, if release date is pushed forward this will mean Apple iPad 2 will have new features and improved functionality which will compensate for its delay" - Tavis McCourt.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Gmail supports Photoshop files for viewing

Users of Gmail and other Google services are now capable of previewing files with extension PSD right in their browser without external applications, plug-ins or the need to save image on hard drive.

From now on Google Docs Viewer supports 12 types of file formats:
  • Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)
  • Apple Pages (.PAGES)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
  • Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
  • PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
  • TrueType (.TTF)
  • XML Paper Specification (.XPS)

 To preview the file simply click "View" beside the file name. You can upload any of these extensions to Google Docs and preview them at any time you like.