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Imagenomic Noiseware Clears Noise in Your Photos

Posted by Taylor Ling On August - 9 - 2010

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As a hobbyist photographer, I only bring my camera along when there is an event/gathering/photography session. However, there are always times when an interesting scene or idea that’s worth a capture comes across my mind but the camera isn’t with me at that moment, and I have to rely on my mobile phone’s camera feature. While the camera on the phone isn’t that bad (upcoming Nokia N8 has a 12 Megapixels sensor), one of the big disadvantages for most of the phone’s camera is their poor light sensor (to compensate the small size of the phone), and under low light conditions, some of the photos taken have to deal with noise. In order to remove those noises to yield higher quality shots, post-processing is needed, and this is where Imagenomic Noiseware comes into play. Read the rest of this entry »

Sing to Songbird – The Web Player

Posted by swooper On August - 6 - 2010

[Ed note] Recently, we suggested seven free alternatives to iTunes and Songbird made the list. In this guide, we take a look at why this media player is so good.

This funky Free music player gets you geared up and keeps you conscience clean.

Songbird is a Web Player—a music program on your computer that utilises the internet constantly to give you many features. This makes Songbird superior to other major players as you can view artist bio’s, lyrics, concerts and videos as you listen to them. Then upload your files to you music player or mobile or publish what your listening to your IM, twitter or last.fm account for your friends to see. Pretty damn cool eh?

Did I mention it monitors your music directory and actively imports and corrects files locations for songs?

Read on for the list of life-saving features, cool add-ons and smooth skins.

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Seven iTunes Alternatives You Should Consider Using

Posted by Rich On July - 19 - 2010

Reluctantly, I use iTunes as I have an Apple phone and I want to keep it synchronized with my PC. As with most electronic devices that sync with your PC, you are stuck using the proprietary software needed to communicate with the device. iTunes isn’t all that bad, but I set out looking for good alternative to iTunes and here is what I found.

In this guide, I look at seven iTunes alternatives and compare them side by side to give you an option to use them as an alternative to iTunes.

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CD/DVD -R +R RW – what does it all mean ?

Posted by Thomas On June - 18 - 2010

One of our readers (in our suggestion box) asked for a walkthrough on the different types of CD and DVD.

Unfortunately, a full description of the differences between all of the CD and DVD formats would fill an entire book. There are many, many different types of physical media, methods for storing the data, methods for writing the data and media formats (MPEG-2, MP3, AVI, MP4, etc.)

But… since most people use just a few of the CD/DVD formats, we’ll cover just those. The most common formats are generically known as CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, CD-Audio, DVD-Video, and the newer HD DVD and Blu-ray discs.

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Have you ever had the need to keep an eye on a website or how about wanting to keep an eye on whats happening in the Soccer World Championship while working ? If you only have one monitor switching back and forth between windows isn’t very productive. Some programs like VLC Media Player have the option to always stay on top of your other windows. But not all programs have that feature. So what do you do ?

Lorenz Cuno Klopfenstein (or LcK amongst friends) decided he needed a solution that would let him have any application on top of his working window, no matter the program or content. And with the introduction of DWM in Vista – he started developing OnTopReplica.

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Best Free Media Players

Posted by Rich On May - 17 - 2010

In this article, I share five of the best free media players for Windows. If you have suggestions for other media players, let us know in the comments.

I chose these media players with the following requirements in mind:

  • The media player should play most file types out of the box.
  • The media player should be free and not include adware, spyware etc.
  • The media players should work on all recent versions of Windows (XP, Vista, and 7.)

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