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How to Transfer Hold It Against Me to Cellphones on Windows OS

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 09:38

Summary: This iTunes m4p converter can help you to transfer the hot Hold It Against Me to cellphones such as Motorola smartphones can help you remove DRM and transfer iTunes to Motorola.

[[Image:Brit.jpg]][[Image:music to Motorola.jpg]]

Hey, guys, do you know how to transfer Britney Spears's new single to your cellphones such as Motorola? You may say, of course. Yes, I know how do you get that. But how about iTunes '''DRM protected Hold It Against Me'''? And today, I will show you a new, fast and easy way to remove the DRM and sync this hot song onto your Motorola smartphones in a legal way.

'''iTunes Restrictions'''

You know, Apple iTunes post restrictions on nearly all iTunes songs, it's DRM protection. The songs are in a protected format, and can be played on limited play devices( on 5 Apples devices), which all are very annoying. And I just want to say, once you bur it, you should own it, you have the right to play it on any other devices, but with the DRM, it seems to be impossible.

'''How to [http://www.noteburner.com/britney-spears-drm-free-download.html transfer Britney Spears to Motorola smartphones] in a fast and legal way?'''

Motorola smartphones brought us many excellent handsets last year, you wanna to sync this hot Brit song to your Motorola, please follow the following steps to sync it to your Motorola:
What you will need: '''iTunes licence to your computer; Motorola smartphone; [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner-audio-converter.html a m4p converter] '''

NoteBurner M4P Converter is different from any other M4P converter which used sound recordinig technology. It installs a virtual CD-RW which help you burn any unprotected or DRM protected M4P, WMA music files onto the virtual CD, rips tracks on the virtual CD, encodes tracks onto MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, AAC and FLAC music files. You can easily convert Britney Spears' music library, no matter whether it's protected or not , to mp3 or AAC for your other media players.

Step 1. Download [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner.exe '''Noteburner m4p converter'''] and install it for free

Step 2. Choose target format and output folder

1). On the main window of NoteBurner, click the Settings button, a dialogue box will pop-out.
2). Browse to choose a file folder for storing the converted songs.
3). Choose MP3 as output format.
4). Go to MP3 tab and check the ID3Tag options
5). Click the OK button to save the changes.
Step 3. Create playlist to contain H.I.A.M for converting to MP3, AAC, WMA or OGG
Step 4. Choose NoteBurner as CD burner, and then burn the playlist: In iTunes 10, please right click the playlist that you want to burn, then please select the iteam"Burn Playlist to Disc"

Note: before the burning starts, you will be prompted to choose CD burner. You should:
•Choose NoteBurner [http://www.noteburner.com '''Virtual_CD_RW'''] as the CD burner
•Select Audio CD as Disc Format
•Check the "Include CD Text" option

Step 5. Get the converted files:
1. You can double-click any song to preview the music, or click the Play button to play selected song
2. Click the Folder button to open the output folder, where you will find the converted files

Step 6. Playback the converted HIAM to your Motorola without any restrictions on your PC


DRM M4V Removal--Remove DRM from iTunes M4V Movies to MP4

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 07:54

Summary: New page: Because Apple's DRM policy limits the usage of iTunes M4V files on other handsets except Apple's iPod, iPhone and iTunes software, many iTunes users are seeking solutions to play their pur...

Because Apple's DRM policy limits the usage of iTunes M4V files on other handsets except Apple's iPod, iPhone and iTunes software, many iTunes users are seeking solutions to play their purchased or rented M4V videos, including iTune movies, TV shows on non-Apple devices, such as PSP, PS3, Zune, Sony Walkman, Creative Zen, etc. They simply need a M4V converter which can remove DRM from purchased and rented hot iTunes M4V movies and meanwhile convert '''M4V to MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG''' compatible with regular players. The following is a tutorial of how to remove DRM from M4V to MP4 on Mac.

[[Image:Salt.jpg]]

'''Hot M4V Videos on iTunes:'''

[http://www.remove-drm-software.com/any-dvd-cloner/copy-salt-to-dvd.html '''Salt''']

The Social Network

Despicable Me

Easy A

Inception

[http://www.remove-drm-software.com/any-dvd-cloner/copy-toy-story-3-to-dvd.html '''Toy Story 3''']

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

One of the top M4V converter for mac is called [http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-itunes-video-converter-platinum/ '''Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus'''], which helps you crack DRM from both purchased and rented M4V videos from iTunes to other popular formats.

'''Tools Required:'''

* iTunes;
* Purchased or rented M4V from iTunes;
* Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus.


Step 1. Launch Tunem4ac.

Step 2. Click "Add" button to import M4V files to the program. You can also drag & drop the files to convert.

Step 3. Select output format and output folder as you like. You can customize the profile settings by yourself.

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Step 4. Click "Converter" to start converting M4V videos.

Wait for a moment and you will get your own DRM-free M4V files to enjoy anywhere you like.

'''Tips:''' For windows users, [http://www.remove-drm-software.com/m4v-converter-win/ '''Tune4Win M4V Converter'''] helps you to remove DRM from iTunes purchased M4V movies easily.

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How to Find the Perfect Modest Wedding Dress

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 06:47

Summary: Finding a modest wedding dress can be a feat in and of itself, but also finding a modest wedding dress that will flatter your figure takes a little bit of work, but we can help you with that.

So you’ve decided that on your big day you would like to wear a wedding dress that is modest, traditional or conservative… just finding a modest wedding dress can be a feat in and of itself, but also finding a modest wedding dress that will flatter your figure takes a little bit of work, but we can help you with that! With so many different styles of wedding dresses available, it can be overwhelming; it is important to try to narrow down the type of modest wedding dress that will look best on you and start there.

Step 1: Choose the style of modest wedding gown that will be most flattering to your figure.
What kind of figure do you have? Tall, petite, curvy, boyish, apple, or pear… This is a very important starting point because different styles of dresses flatter different silhouettes. The right modest wedding dress can play up your best assets and camouflage your flaws.

A woman with an apple shape generally carries her weight around her mid section and has more slender legs. A woman with this body type would look great in a gown that has detail around the waist such as a sash that will visually define the waist; the skirt should gently flow out creating a visual balance. If the skirt is too fitted, it will accentuate the apple shape, rather than reduce it.

A woman with a pear shape generally carries her weight around her hips, thighs and butt with a more slender upper body. A wedding dress with an A-line shape that gently flows out at the hips would be most flattering. Look for an A-line skirt with a v-neckline and more detail on the bodice area to draw the eye away from the hips.

A curvy shaped woman carries weight more equally between upper and lower body. Dresses made out of a more structured material will be best for a curvy woman. Loose flowing dresses are not flattering on a curvy woman as they tend to add pounds. A curvy woman can get away with almost any silhouette of dress as long as it is tailored to fit her perfectly.

A woman with a boyish shaped figure can have very narrow hips, and a smaller bust. Mermaid style, trumpet style, or ball gown style dresses look great on a boyish figure. These styles tend to add the illusion of curves where they may be lacking.

Petite women should look for column style wedding dresses or empire waist style wedding dresses. Petite women should avoid dropped waist style dresses or ball gown style dresses as they may cut them in half or overwhelm their petite figure.

Tall women should look for wedding dresses with a dropped waist, or even a ball gown style of wedding gown to keep their proportions looking balanced.


Step 2: Choose the color of the wedding dress.
Today, modest wedding dresses are available in a wide range of shades of white and even colors. You should choose the shade that is most flattering to your skin tone; most brides will look best in a slightly off white color. Brides with very fair skin should lean toward a warmer shade of white; brides with darker complexions have an easier time pulling off stark white. Keep in mind if you are a LDS bride who plans to wear her wedding dress in the temple, you must choose stark white.

What attributes would your dream wedding dress have? Ruffles? Lace? Beading? Plain?

Step 3: Choose the sleeve length.
When selecting your dress, keep in mind the season that you will be getting married in as well as the type of reception you will be having. If you are getting married in the winter, you may want to choose a modest wedding dress with ¾ length sleeves or even long sleeves so you stay warm. If you are getting married in the summer months you may appreciate a modest wedding dress with cap sleeves so that you will stay cool. For all of the in-between months, during the fall or spring where the weather can be unpredictable, you will probably be safe with short sleeves.

Step 4: Choose the neckline.
Modest wedding dresses are now available with more options for necklines than ever before. If you are a LDS bride, consider whether the wedding dress has a neckline that will be temple ready or not. There are many different options of necklines which are temple ready: Queen Anne neckline, portrait neckline, scoop neck, v-neck, square neck and so on. Make sure you are comfortable with the neckline so that you will not feel self-conscious about whether or not you are showing too much skin.

Step 5: Put it all together.
When you have chosen the silhouette of the wedding dress, the color, the sleeve length and neckline see what options are available with all of your favorites to narrow the selection down even further. From those choices, which style of modest wedding dress seems most “you”? Does your wardrobe mostly consist of solid colors in basic black, navy and white? If so, a more simple elegant dress may be best suited for you. Does your wardrobe consist of lots of prints and colors and all of the latest trends? If so, a more trendy style of modest wedding gown with elaborate beading may be best suited for you. Are you a very low maintenance bride who doesn’t like to fuss with hair and make-up? If so maybe you would like a simple tea-length style wedding dress, or a dress without an elaborate train to fuss with.

Step 6: Personalize it.
Many wedding dress designers have the option of selecting a colored sash, colored beads or colored embroidery, some brides chose these things to tie everything together with the wedding party and flowers etc. Another popular trend is to wear colored shoes, sneakers, or funky jewelry, whatever your signature style is.

Best of luck to you in finding the perfect modest wedding dress!


DRM Removal M4P--Remove DRM from Britney's Hold It Against Me on iTunes

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 08:09

Summary: New page: Britney Spears, the legendary queen of pop, is back and brings us a hit at the beginning of the New Year on Jan 11 after our two-year waiting. Her new single Hold It Against Me takes us on...

Britney Spears, the legendary queen of pop, is back and brings us a hit at the beginning of the New Year on Jan 11 after our two-year waiting. Her new single Hold It Against Me takes us on an electrifying journey of fleeting dance-floor infatuation. This pop gold song solidified Spear's slot as pop queen. So welcome home, Britney.

[[Image:Britney.jpg]]

Now, Britney's Hold It Against Me is on [http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hold-it-against-me-single/id413582651 '''iTunes'''][Link]. You can buy it with only $1.29. But as we know, iTunes songs are protected by Apple's DRM policy, which limits the usage of those songs on other hand held devices except Apple's. If you want to get your own unique DRM-free Brit's Hold It Against Me and enjoy it with any player in no time, the first thing you need to do is remove DRM protection from this M4P audio file with a M4P converter.

'''Remove DRM from Hold It Against Me with Tune4mac M4P Converter'''

One of the top M4P converter for mac is called [http://www.tune4mac.com/m4p-converter-mac.html '''Tune4mac M4P Converter'''], which is a professional DRM removal tool to help iTunes users to crack DRM from iTunes audio files, like Hold It Against Me and converts the '''M4P file to MP3, AAC, WAV''' formats ready for use on PSP, Zune, mobile phone, MP3&MP4 player except iPod, iPhone and iTunes software. It works with virtual CD-RW technology to complete the entire buring, ripping, encoding process All-In-One with CD-quality.

'''Convert Hold It Against Me to MP3, AAC, WAV'''

The following is a simple tutorial of converting Britney's song to plain MP3 format with Tune4mac M4P Converter.

'''Tools Required:'''

* iTunes;

* Brit's Hold It Against Me from iTunes;

* Tune4mac M4P Converter.


'''Step 1.''' Launch Tune4mac and iTunes;

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'''Step 2.''' Create a playlist on iTunes to store Hold It Against Me;

'''Step 3.''' Right-click the playlist and choose "Burn Playlist to Disc";

'''Step 4.''' Choose CD Burner as Tune4mac Virtual CD-RW;

'''Step 5.''' Click "Burn" button to start converting Hold It Against Me.

Wait for a second and you will get your own DRM-free Britney's song ready.

'''Top Britney Spears on iTunes:'''

Hold It Against Me

Circus

Blackout

Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

'''Tips for Windows User:''' If you are looking for such a M4P converter for Windows OS, [http://www.tune4win.com/m4p-converter.html '''Tune4win M4P Converter'''] and [http://www.remove-drm-software.com/drm-music-converter/remove-drm-m4p.html '''TunePat DRM Music Converter'''] can help you to remove DRM from iTunes protected M4P files to MP3.

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How to Play iTunes M4V Movies, TVshows on Adam Tab

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 06:43

Summary: If you want to enjoy the m4v videos on your Adam tablet, you should firstly remove the DRM and then convert m4v to mp4, avi, mov formats supported by Adam tablet.

[[Image:Adam tab.jpg]]
In December of 2010, '''Notion Ink Adam tablet''' and its much awaited information is at last at reach. After many months of waiting its pricing and the tentative launch dates are finally arrived. Apart from that Androids tablets' arrival into the market in 2010, obviously Adam tablet is gaining much more attention from the people.

Everyone are more interested in knowing about this new device and its features.
This tablet is the first of its kind coming with a Pixel Qi display. This display accommodates comfortable viewing and reading at outdoors as indoors and 80% less power usage is another specialty with this feature. Besides, Pitting it against the iPad, and due to the Nvidia chip and Pixel Qi screen, the Adam will have a battery life at least two times longer. Plus, comparing on the videos' formats, the Apple iPad supports only '''mpeg-4 and h.264 video formats''', '''Adam Tab supports all video formats''' - a possible result of the Android OS in it. It's amamizing!

'''Can I play Apple iTunes m4v movies, TVshows on Adam Tablet?'''

The answer is No, unless you have a [http://www.noteburner.com/faqs-noteburner-m4v-converter.html '''powerful DRM removal''']. The purcahsed iTunes m4v movies or TVshows will be with DRM protection posted by Apple company, if you want to enjoy the m4v videos on your Adam tablet, you should firstly remove the DRM and then convert [http://www.noteburner.com/faqs-noteburner-m4v-converter.html '''m4v to mp4, avi, mov'''] formats supported by Adam tablet. Then you can play iTunes m4v videos on Adam.

Get the free trial version:

Step 1. Download [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner-m4v-converter.exe '''Noteburner m4v converter'''] and install it for free.

Note: The free trial version has 3-minute limitation wit the converting.

Step 2. Import M4V videos from iTunes library

Click "Add" button, you will get a popup window listing all files in iTunes library. You can search M4V videos according name in iTunes, then select the videos, click OK button.

Step 3. Set output path and output format

Select output format as the format supported by Adam tab, such as mp4 format.

Note: If you don't set to custom output path, the output files will be saved in the default folder.

Step 4. Customize video and audio options on the right settings panel.

You can customize the output video codec, bitrate, Ratio and audio codec, bitrate, channel for the output vidoes.

Step 5. Click "Convert" button to remove DRM protection for iTunes m4v videos.

Step 6. Now you can transmit t
he non-protected iTunes movies to your Adam tab without any restrictions.

If you wanna to transmit iTunes [http://www.noteburner.com '''m4p music to Adam Tab'''], you can refer to Noteburner m4p to mp3 converter.


Determine if the tires are bad on a used car

Tue, 01/18/2011 - 09:37

Summary: New page: A lot of people who are new to buying used cars often take the car's tires for granted. They usually think that the tires need less attention since they are replaceable anyway. However, ch...

A lot of people who are new to buying used cars often take the car's tires for granted. They usually think that the tires need less attention since they are replaceable anyway. However, checking the tires can just be as important as checking everything else.

A single high quality tire costs a lot, with the price ranging from $80to more than $200 per tire depending on a particular car's usage requirements. To make matters worse, should a tire replacement be needed, automotive experts often recommend changing tires ALL AT ONCE. This is due to the fact that older tires may have undergone much tread wear, thus making wheel balancing very difficult if the tires are not the same age and wear.

The bottom line: for prospective buyers, bad tires can cause considerable financial headaches in the future, often in the tune of several thousand dollars – four tires plus professional installation fees. Thus, making sure that a used car's tires are in good condition is essential so that you will not have to shoulder the costs yourself. But how do we do that? I will identify the most common signs of bad tires and discuss each of them in detail.

'''Note:''' Our best friend throughout this article is a '''tread depth gauge''', a simple tool that can be bought at any hardware store for less than $5.

'''Excessive or uneven tread wear.

'''

This one is quite simple, actually. The tire is so old that its treads are already so worn out.

While a car can still run on old, worn out tires, safety issues still arise. A tire whose treads are excessively worn does not provide sufficient traction should the need arise – like driving on slippery surfaces when it is raining or snowing. Furthermore, worn tires increase the minimum distance it takes for the car to stop fully after hitting the brakes – something that is indispensable for every car owner who doesn't want to run over anyone.



Another issue with tires on used cars is uneven wear and tear. This happens due to various reasons like over-inflation, under-inflation, and poor wheel balancing. Tires must be evenly worn so that they can provide the maximum grip possible. While it is true that unevenly worn tires can be fixed by proper inflation and wheel balancing, the damage has already been done.



'''How to inspect

'''

Using the tread depth gauge, check if the tires still have sufficient tread depth. The higher the number is, the better . Ideally, tread depth should be at least a third of an inch. Furthermore, compare the tread depth on each tire and see if they're almost equal. This ensures that all tires are evenly worn.



'''Final notes

'''

Do not forget to check the tires if they were recapped in the past – that is, when a worn out tire was covered with another layer of new rubber to make the treads look new. This dangerous practice can increase the risk of accidents as the additional layer can fall off anytime. This can be detected by a slight indentation on the tire's side wall, an indentation that does not look like a regular feature in the original mold.



'''Helpful Tip:'''



Excessively worn out tires can give you a clue about the car's age and mileage. Use this “hidden” information to your advantage – this can show you if the car seller is lying or not.

Ask our experts of Timmins [http://jamestoyota.net/ Toyota cars] anything you want to know about buying used cars, car maintenance or car accessories.


How to Convert iTunes DRM Protected M4V Videos to MP4, MOV, AVI on Mac and Windows

Tue, 01/18/2011 - 08:39

Summary: New page: Many people are frustrated when purchasing videos from iTunes Store, and then find out they can't take those videos with them on their portable video player, like PSP, Zune or mobile phone...

Many people are frustrated when purchasing videos from iTunes Store, and then find out they can't take those videos with them on their portable video player, like PSP, Zune or mobile phone. That's because Apple has limited the software to copy purchased videos (M4Vs) only to video iPods -- also Apple product. Most people will say this protects the digital rights of the copyright owners, but nobody disputes the fact that it helps Apple to remain a big boss on the digital products market.

Fortunately, there ARE indeed some clever ways to convert the DRM protected iTunes M4V video files into other popular formats that don't tie you down only to Apple hardware or software.

'''For Mac Users:''' With [http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-itunes-video-converter-platinum/ '''Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus'''], you can easily convert iTunes '''M4Vs to MOV, MP4, AVI, MPEG''' formats so to play them on your regular players, like PSP, PS3, Zune, Xbox 360, Creative Zen, Iriver, Sonywalkman, Sansa, etc. Mobile phones like, Blackberry, Nokia N-serials, Gphone, etc. Besides, it also works for Apple iPod, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV.

This following is to show you how to convert iTunes DRM protected M4Vs to MP4, MOV, AVI and other regular formats on Mac OS X.

Step 1. Download [http://www.tune4mac.com/download/mac-itunes-video-converter-platinum.dmg '''Tune4mac M4V Converter Platinum'''] and install it on your mac.

[[Image:M4v.jpg]]

Step 2. Add M4V movies.

Step 3. Select output folder and output format settings.

Click "Profile" dropdown list, you can choose, say, PSP formats by locating mouse on Sony PSP, Sony PS3 portion.

Click "Output", you are allowed to set the output folder as your own favorite.

Note: You are also allowed to customize the output parameters for PSP videos on the right settings panel. Of course, if you are not very sure of these parameters, the default settings are recommended.

Step 4. Click "Convert" icon on the toolbar to start conversion.

'''For Windows Users:''' [http://www.remove-drm-software.com/m4v-converter-win/ '''Tune4Win M4V Converter'''] helps you to remove DRM protection from iTunes purchased M4V movies to AVI, MP4, MPEG etc.

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How to Remove DRM from iTunes M4P, Protected AAC, WMA to MP3, WAV, WMA

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 08:11

Summary: New page: [http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-itunes-video-converter/introduction-m4v-drm.html '''DRM'''](Digital Right Management) policy limits the usage of media files and devices. For example, it makes...

[http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-itunes-video-converter/introduction-m4v-drm.html '''DRM'''](Digital Right Management) policy limits the usage of media files and devices. For example, it makes us can't freely play purchased M4P music from iTunes on other handheld players except Apple devices, like iPod. In order to put iTunes DRM protected music files into non-iPod devices, such as PSP, Zune, BlackBerry, Sony Walkman, or to convert DRM wma to mp3, we need to crack the DRM protection in the first place.

The following is a tutorial to get iTunes DRM-free music files with DRM removal tool.

'''Remove DRM from iTunes M4P, Protected AAC with TunePat DRM Music Converter'''

[http://www.remove-drm-software.com/drm-music-converter/index.html '''TunePat DRM Music Converter'''] is a powerful yet easy-to-use DRM removal tool designed for burning protected M4P, AAC, M4B, WMA music files to a special virtual CD-RW drive where you can easily get DRM free MP3, WMA, WAV files playable on any computer or music player. It removes DRM in a batch conversion mode on Windows XP/Windows Vista and Windows 7.

'''Tools Required:'''

* iTunes;

* purchased iTunes M4P, AAC files;

* TunePat DRM Music Converter.


'''Step by Step:''' Only 4 steps to remove DRM from iTunes M4P files

1. Launch TunePat. Click "Settings" menu to select output folder, output format, codec, etc.

[[Image:Tunepat.jpg]]

2. Open iTunes. Create a new playlist to add DRM M4P, AAC you want to convert.

3. Right-click the new playlist and choose "Burn Playlist to Disc". Set TunePat as CD burner.

4. Click "Burn" to start encoding.

After conversion, you can get your own DRM-free music files to play on PSP, Zune, BlackBerry, Sony Walkman, Dell PDA, Amazon Kindle, SanDisk Sansa MP3 Player, Creative Zen, iRiver, HTC, etc.

'''Tips For Mac users:''' [http://www.tune4mac.com/m4p-converter-mac/drm-removal-m4p.html '''Tune4mac M4P Converter'''] can help you remove DRM protection from iTunes M4P, M4B, AAC files to MP3 easily.

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Make A Photo Slideshow For Preserving and Sharing

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 08:11

Summary:

To preserve collection of photos for reviewing, you have lots of choices. But now, instead of storing them in the paper photo album, you can also make photos into a beautiful slideshow and share it with people. There are programs can create '''video slideshow''' or '''flash slideshow''' which can make your photos tidy work creative and funny.

Here I introduce a program called [http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/ Photo Flash Maker] which supports '''creating flash slideshow with photos and music'''.

Follow the easy steps below then you can create a gorgeous slideshow using [http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/premium-flash-templates.html Premium flash templates].

'''Step 1. Add photos'''
[http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/download.html Download] and start Photo Flash Maker Professional/Platinum, click Add button to add photos, or directly drag & drop photos to the editing panel.
To apply transitions to the photos, click on Transition & Effect tab, drag&drop specific transitions to apply transitions.

[Image:http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/img/howto/PFM_premium_howto_add_photos.jpg]

'''Step 2. Choose templates for photo slideshow and add music'''
Go to Theme tab, choose Premum template to display the added photos. Just choose one template then click on "build all" then you can see the initial premium slideshow and all the chosen effects. Please note that if the template you want to use showing an arrow, please first click on "Download" button to download template before clicking on "build all".

To add music to the Premium flash slideshow, click the Plus button in bottom left corner. You can also extract audio from CD.

[Image:http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/img/howto/PFM_premium_howto_choose_template.jpg]

'''Step 3. Publish the photo slideshow'''
Go to Publish site, choose one from there different output ways to publish your Premium flash slideshow. You can publish the SWF file to save to your computer, or upload the slideshow to go2album.com or social websites, burn to auto-run CD/DVD, or insert the photo slideshow in your own website. If you get other idea and want to customize your Premium slideshow, you can open and edit the .fla file of the template to make a perfect website slideshow.

[Image:http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/img/howto/PFM_premium_howto_publish_slideshow.jpg]

Once the slideshow is done, you can embed the created flash slideshow to your personal websites or upload to a free web album hosting called [http://www.go2album.com/ Go2Album] to share with friends. The Go2album embed code can be used to embed the slideshow to MySpace, Blogger, Live Space, Yahoo 360, WordPress, LiveJournal, and all social websites and blogs that support editing HTML code.


Facebook Protection Tips for Parents & Kids

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 06:08

Summary: Learn how to use SurveilStar Parental Control Software to protect children from online dangers by monitoring their activity on facebook

'''Protection Tips for Parents on Facebook'''

1. Be Friends with your children on Facebook. The simplest way to follow along is to insist on being friends with your children on Facebook. Obviously, becoming their friend requires them to accept your request, however, you can make it a condition of them having an account in the first place.

2. Lock Down Security Settings. Clearly, friending your son or daughter is not nearly enough protection, so it is important to ensure that the security settings on their account are locked down. Setting up and managing "Friends Lists," removing their profiles from Facebook and public search results, protecting photo albums and wall postings so that only friends are able to view them and making contact information private are among the most important. Show your kids how to edit their profile – and explain why the changes are important.

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This powerful online tool provides parents the ideal safety solution for Internet dangers and pitfalls. Among other features, SurveilStar Parental Control Software lets you track how your child is using social networking sites in a very effective way. You get to see how they are presenting themselves online, which is a great way to thwart the possibility that they are presenting themselves as an older kid or perhaps an entirely separate identity.
Plus, you’ll get to see how much time they are spending on Facebook (or any other social networking site).

This will come in handy when it comes to the balancing act that kids need to confront each day between homework and online social activities. If grades are suffering, you can know exactly how much time is spent on social sites, and you can even “turn off” their computer at certain times of the day or night, to make sure rules are being followed.

Facebook is not evil nor is it necessarily a bad thing for your child. In fact, it can be helpful to them in fostering friendships, keeping in touch with relatives, and sharing with friends and family the things that are important to them. Like anything else in life, it’s about balance and moderation. If your child is Internet-ready and over 13 years of age, then Facebook can be a real joy. It’s your job to make sure they are safe, secure, and that they are keeping their personal information private.
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Field strip a Ruger P95DC 9mm pistol

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 02:45

Summary:

'''''Disclaimer: Always store weapons in a secure place away from minors, with the breach locked, and unloaded. These instructions are intended for adults with minimal handgun knowledge. The Ruger P95DC 9mm pistol is not equipped with a safety mechanism. It is a decocker model. This means a round can be chambered and the hammer decocked without discharging the weapon.'''''
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'''Step one:''' With the pistol pointed down and away from people and possessions pull the slide to the rear while keeping dominant hand on the pistol grip and other hand at the rear of the slide. Lock the slide to the rear with the slide stop (locking lever) located above the trigger. Make sure the chamber is empty and the weapon is not loaded. At this point depress the ejector located in the pistol’s breach (chamber)
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'''Step two:''' Begin to return the slide to the forward position maintaining a firm hold on the slide by releasing the slide stop. When the line on the slide is aligned with the line on the pistol’s frame use your slide hand to push the slide stop enabling its removal from the pistol’s frame. This should be done slowly while paying close attention to possible pinch points.

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'''Step three:''' With the slide stop removed the slide should easily glide right off of the frame. At this point place the frame on a soft clean surface for later attention.

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'''Step four:''' Now that the slide has been separated from the frame it is possible to remove the floating barrel and spring assembly. To do so, simply push the spring toward the front of the P95DC and lift the spring away from the barrel. '''''REMEMBER THE SPRING IS UNDER TENSION.'''''

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'''Step five:''' Finally remove the barrel from the slide.
Now that you have successfully field stripped your Ruger P95DC 9mm pistol it is ready to be cleaned and oiled for storage. Always clean and oil with you preference of weapon cleaning and lubrication products after use. This will ensure a long lasting and reliable weapon to enjoy for years to come!

''To reassemble just reverse the disassembly instructions. After reassembly is completed be sure to check that the ejector has been raised back to the firing position before re- inserting a magazine.''

'''Happy Shooting!'''


Wait Tables Like a Pro!

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 01:53

Summary:

Well, it's your first day on the job. You are determined to be the best at waiting tables. There are a number of things you should know before you start.Following these simple steps will guarantee a great day on the job, and possibly great tips.


1.First step in approaching a table is to be confident.Know your menu,know what the kitchen is out of and also what is featured and most importantly smile!


2.Introduce yourself to your table and go over the specials, like this: "Hi my name is Erika and ill be taking care of you,today we are featuring...".


3.Next ask your table for their drink order and also if they were interested in any appetizers.


4.Depending on the table's response, either retrieve their drinks or take their appetizer order. Sometimes the table will be completely ready to order as soon you arrive at their table.If this is the case promptly take their order, if not ask them if they have any questions and return to the server station. Never rush your table whatsoever.


5. If you haven't taken your table's order yet. Keep an eye out for when they shut their menus or appear ready to order. This typically takes about 6 or 7 minutes.


6.Return to your table and take their order; don't forget to say "thank you" as you take their menus also let your table know that you will put their order right in for them.


7.Make sure to know what cooks are in the back; this usually has a large effect on how early you put your meals in. If the table has ordered any appetizers, side salads or soups. Promptly deliver them to your table.Always remember your table came there to eat, so in most situations the sooner the better.


8.Typically, after this point, the meals should be put in. This gives your table time to eat without feeling rushed but puts your meals out at a reasonable time.


9.Before the meals come out, check on your table to see if they need any refills and to get any plates out of their way, also make sure that they have enough napkins.


10. Deliver their meals and refills. Also ask if they need anything else. Telling your table to "enjoy their meal" adds a nice touch.


11.Within the next 10 minutes, visit your table and ask, "How is everything going?" Make an appropiate action depending on the response.


12.If your table appears done with their meals, remove their plates and ask about dessert.


13.Now is the time to either deliver desserts or your tables guest check. Always give the check to the gentleman unless otherwise motioned or advised.


14.Remove as many plates as your table appears to be done using.


15.Tell your table to have a nice day or night and smile!

You have successfully waited on your first table!


Make Perfect Spaghetti Sauce

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 00:00

Summary:

Make the perfect Spaghetti Sauce

INGREDIENTS: tomato paste, tomatoes (canned or fresh), diced onions, fresh garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, parmesan cheese. Optional: gorund meat, meatballs, or sausage.

I am sure that all of you have heard of Prego and Ragu- there are many different brands of prepared spaghetti sauce. Growing up in an Italian household, I always thought that everyone knew how to make homemade spaghetti sauce (some call it gravy). As I have ventured away from my home, I have found that this is not the case. This article will teach you how to make your own sauce!

Be sure to have all of the ingredients on hand so you can start the first thing in the morning. You will need tomato paste (I prefer Contadina), tomatoes (canned or fresh),diced onion, fresh garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and parmesan cheese. You can also add meat to your sauce- ground meat, meatballs, or sausage.

The first step is to brown the meat, diced onion, and fresh garlic. You can chop the garlic or slice it very thinly with a razor like Pauli does in “ Goodfellas”. Drain any excess fat.

Now you are ready to add the tomatoes and the tomato paste. For each can of tomato paste that you use, you will need to add 3 cans of water. I use 3 cans of paste when I make sauce. Stir well. Add salt, pepper, oregano, and parmesan cheese.

Bring all of these ingredients to a boil,then turn heat down slightly. Let boil for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. After 1 hour, turn heat down to simmer. Let simmer for 3-4 hours. The longer the sauce simmers, the better it will be! If you prefer a thin sauce, keep covered while simmering. If you prefer a thicker sauce, the lid should be slightly off to allow the steam to escape.

Add the pasta of your choice and enjoy! You may also want to serve salad and Italian bread with your meal. The best addition to this meal is a house full of family and friends!


Check Transmission For Problems Easily

Sun, 01/16/2011 - 10:30

Summary: New page: The car's transmission system is like our body's nervous system. Without it, the driver will not be able to “communicate” with the rest of the car's parts. The importance of a well-mai...

The car's transmission system is like our body's nervous system. Without it, the driver will not be able to “communicate” with the rest of the car's parts. The importance of a well-maintained transmission in a used car for sale should not be downplayed at all – transmission repair costs can range anywhere from $1,000 to more than $5,000, depending on the quality of service that you want. In short, a cheap used car is cheap used junk if it has a faulty transmission.

Now that I have your attention, let's discuss the major signs of a problematic transmission. As soon as any of the following is present in the car that you are looking at, stay away from it. On the other hand, if you are the car seller, make sure that this is fixed before putting the car up for sale.

Transmission problems are classified into two: it doesn't work and it doesn't work well. When we say that it doesn't work, we mean that the transmission simply won't let you change gears or may the gears slip all of the time. On the other hand, when we say that it doesn't work well, we mean that it doesn't work as smoothly as most of its kind. Noise while changing gears is the most common symptom for this one.

1. '''Low Fluid Levels'''

Usually, this issue is caused by low transmission fluid levels. However, there are many instances where the problem can be much, much worse. The mere fact that the fluid levels have gone so low may indicate that the car's owner was quite negligent in as far as maintenance.

If the transmission suffered long periods of low fluid levels, it may lead to expensive damage. While there ay be band-aid fixes for this, there is no known inexpensive way to repair ia damaged transmission other then removing it from the car and replacing any of the damaged internal components. Thus, it is important that any potential buyer of a used car should only consider buying cars whose transmissions are sufficiently lubricated.

2. '''Fluid Leaks'''

Another major sign of transmission problems is the presence of fluid leaks. Luckily, transmission fluids are usually colored red, making diagnosis of leaks a lot easier. Transmission leaks can be caused by damage in the area between the car's engine and the transmission itself.

Furthermore, for cars with transmission coolers which are usually placed near the radiator, the radiator fluid may also mix with the transmission fluid. Thus, the absence of fluid leaking to ground is not sufficient to discount the possibility of its existence.

There is a plethora of causes for transmission leaks. These causes are undoubtedly the most difficult to diagnose and consequently, repair. Hence, it is advisable for a potential buyer to veer away from these cars. You might really love the car, but what good will that do if the car won't last long anyway?

'''Is that it?'''

The importance of a healthy transmission cannot be emphasized enough. A transmission that prematurely reaches the end of its life is synonymous to a car that needs to go straight to the junk yard. Why? Because literally replacing a hopelessly broken transmission with a brand new one is practically the same as buying a new car.

Prolonged periods of low transmission fluid levels and the presence of transmission fluid leaks are the most common signs of a faulty transmission. However, this is not the end of the story. These two signs are just the first two things that one must inspect.

The next step will be to test drive the used car and observe how the car runs. This particular facet of the car buying process involves a lot of nuances and details, so much so that it warrants a separate article to afford a more thorough discussion.

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Oakley sunglasses

Sun, 01/16/2011 - 09:20

Summary: There must be a number of components considered in the selection of POP display be taken now that you want.

The acquisition of the basket screen according [http://www.topsunglasseshut.com:'''oakley sunglasses'''] is essential to attract customers to get their sunglasses. In fact, one of the best techniques that you may want to increase your sales. Sunglasses are used by most men and women has included a fixed point in price, even for non-active. They come in different shapes and sizes, not only protect the eyes, but also to develop in an extension of his style. Thanks to the different styles of sunglasses that has an ornament, and certainly see the change of the built sunglasses.


one. Meter test to test - in terms of clothes, sunglasses, a little less than 15 seconds to run. If the review shows wait counter, customers can try to fix it, if in expectation of his return and shopping carts, which means more sales.

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Create Double Color Party Drinks!

Sat, 01/15/2011 - 19:58

Summary:

There are a few things that you need to start.

1. A freezable cup that will not break if frozen.

2. A colored drink of your choice such as grape juice, cherry Kool-Aid, etc.

3. A a different color drink than the first one..

4. Something to crush ice like an ice pick.

Now to create your own double color party drink where one color sits on to the other, you need to first fill half your cup with the colored beverage of your choice.

Now put the cup in the freezer.

After an hour, take it out of the freezer and crush the frozen liquid inside. After the ice is crushed in the cup, make sure to firmly pack it in the cup.

Next, pour the second colored beverage of your choice in the cup.

If done right, you should see a double colored party drink, one sitting on top the other in the cup!

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It's cool, it's fun, and it's delicious!


Building a S'more

Sat, 01/15/2011 - 18:15

Summary:

How to make a S’more:

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You start out this fun and enjoyable task by going to the grocery store and buying your ingredients. These ingredients include a box of graham crackers, a bag of normal sized marshmallows and several Hershey’s chocolate bars. You must also go out and collect a pile of firewood. Then return to your home and build a big camp fire. The last step of preparation for making a s’more is to take a stick from a tree and sharpen one end of it to a point
Now we begin the process of actually making the delicious treats.
1. The first step is to take the graham crackers and break one in half. Then also take one of the chocolate bars and break it in half. You place your graham cracker halves on the picnic table and then place your chocolate halves on top of the graham crackers.

2.After you have your graham crackers and chocolate ready, you must take one of the marshmallows out of the bag and place it on the end of the stick. You then take the marshmallow and hold it in the fire until it catches on fire. After your marshmallow catches on fire you can then remove it from the flames and allow it to remain on fire until it burns or turns black. You must then blow out your burning marshmallow.

3.The last steps are to take the marshmallow and place it on one half of the chocolate bar/graham cracker sandwich. Then place the other half of the sandwich on top of the marshmallow, smashing it between the chocolate pieces. The very final step of the process is to take the marshmallow/chocolate bar/graham cracker sandwich, also called a S’more, and enjoy.

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Tye-dye a spiral pattern t-shirt

Fri, 01/14/2011 - 20:58

Summary:


Who doesn't remember getting to tie-dye a shirt at summer camp? It was something that everyone looked forward to, something that they got to take home at the end of camp. Now you can do the same thing at home, bringing the tradition to your family.

First, I’m going to tell you the materials that you need.
You’re going to need a natural fiber fabric t-shirt, wool and cotton are easy fabrics to find. To protect yourself and your area you need plastic trash bags, rubber gloves, and paper towels. The other items you need are color dyes, bottles, rubber bands, and scissors. If you are pressed for time or money, you may want to consider a tie-dye kit.

Secondly, I’m going to tell you how to set up a work place.
First you need to find a large and clear space, such as a table. You can even dye the shirts over a stainless-steel sink. If you use any other kind of sink the dye will stain it. Over your area, lay down trash bags and paper towels, the layers will make sure that the table does not get stained.

Thirdly, I’m going to teach you how to mix the dye.
When you buy a kit, the dye is already in the bottles. All you have to do is take the caps off then fill them with warm water until the black line. Replace the cap and then shake the bottle until the dye is dissolved. The more dye that you use, the stronger the color will be. If you want a lighter shade remove some of the dye before adding the water. Do not add water to dye until you are prepared to apply it. Apply dye within 45 minutes after mixing. If you just buy packets of dye, please follow the instructions that are posted on the label.

Lastly, I'm going to tell you how to dye the shirts.

1.For the spiral, lay the t-shirt flat on the surface. Decide where you want the center to be, then pinch the fabric at this point and start twisting it around in a flat swirl. Then finally get three rubber bands and wrap them around the shirt. It will make 6 wedge shapes.

2.After you fold the shirt, you need to apply the dye.
For each shirt, apply dye in each section, which are the spaces in between the rubber bands. Make sure that you get the dye deep into creases and folds so that you don’t have white spots, unless you want them for a different kind of effect. Use your darker colors first, then add the lighter ones, if the lighter colors bleed on the dark colors, you will never be able to tell. If darker dye drops on lighter dye, rub off to remove it.

3. When you are finished dying the shirt, you need to get a trash bag, or even plastic wrap and wrap them up. The book says to let them sit for 6-8 hours but the longer you let them sit, the better the color will stay. In my opinion keep them in for at least a day.

4.After you let them sit for whichever time period you let them, you have to rinse them out. First cut off all rubber bands. Then fill a washer in a large load and use the hottest water suitable for the fabric of the t-shirt. Put in a small amount of laundry soap. Wash each shirt by itself so that the colors do not bleed on each other and ruin them. When the clothes are done washing just throw them into the dryer. Do not let wet dyed fabric lay on any surface or other clothing, it will dye it. I also found that just rinsing the shirts out with cold water in a sink is a lot easier. Just make sure you let all of the clothes bleed out, then you can hang the wet shirt over a bucket or sink for it to dry. Also make sure that all dye power is cleaned up, it will stay invisible until water hits it.

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DRM Removal Tool--Remove DRM from iTunes Protected M4P, M4A, M4B

Fri, 01/14/2011 - 08:25

Summary: New page: [[Image:DRM.jpg]] iTunes music files, such as M4P, M4B, M4A are protected by Apple's DRM policy, which limits the free usage of those files on other devices except Apple's iPod or iTunes ...

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iTunes music files, such as M4P, M4B, M4A are protected by Apple's DRM policy, which limits the free usage of those files on other devices except Apple's iPod or iTunes software. That's why so many iTunes users are seeking solutions to remove DRM from M4P, M4B, M4A files before importing them to non-Apple handheld players, like PSP, Zune, BlackBerry. Indeed there are some simple ways to help you get DRM free M4P legally.

The most direct and efficient way is to remove DRM with professional DRM removal tools. [http://www.tune4mac.com/m4p-converter-mac.html '''Tune4mac M4P Converter'''] is specially designed to convert music files, MP3 downloads and purchased iTunes DRM protected M4P, M4A, M4B files to plain MP3, AAC or WAV formats ready for use on any computer or mobile devices, such as Zune, PSP, MP3 player except Apple iPod, iPhone on Mac.

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Compose Music with Sibelius6

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 19:35

Summary:

As one could guess, writing a piece of music is a very long process. To make this process easy, there is a top-notch, top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art program called Sibelius 6.

I am going to teach you how to compose music using this program using mainly just its basic features.0The first thing you need to do is to double click the Sibelius 6 icon located on the desktop. The program will automatically boot, and as a result, you should see a menu that automatically pops up once the program has fully booted.

Once you see this menu, the first thing you will need to do is set up a score. To do so:

1. Click on "New Score." This will take you to a window with a list of all the available score formats and a preview. Click any one of them, preferrably with a percussion section, and click "Next >>".

2. This takes you to a window with key signature options, which are all the available key signatures with a visual. for now, let's choose C Major. It has no sharps or flats. When finished, click "Next >>".

3. As a result of clicking the "Next >>" button from the previous window, you now come to the time signature window. You should see various time signatures in the exact same format as you would see them on a piece of sheet music. Select the one that looks like to number fours stacked on top of each other; this is the 4/4 time option. That means that there are 4 counts to a measure with a quarter note getting the count. Click on the "Next >>" button when you have done so.

4. All you have to do now is give your piece's information. It will be stamped onto the score automatically. Simply type in the name of the piece, your name (since you are writing the piece) and the copyright year, which is the current year after the copyright symbol, which looks like a C inside of a circle. Now, click "Finish."

Once you have done this, you are now taken to your blank score, which is completely blank with the exception of the piece's info as well as the instrument names, clefs, key signature, staves with whole rests to indicate that they are empty, and time signatures. Now it is time to write the music.

Writing music is very simple with Sibelius 6. To begin writing:

1. Think of a melody.

2. Once you have it, click on the note you want on the keypad at bottom right, and mouse over the staff where you would like it to go, then line the note up to one of the lines and spaces on the score, or go above or below to use the leger lines. To input your note, simply hold still and click when you've decided where the note is to be placed on the staff.

3. Keep selecting notes and putting them on the score until you have your melody; the program will calculate the counts for you, but still you may want to count to yourself and adjust the note durations and/or melody as necessary by hitting the N key on your keyboard to enter editing mode and then changing the value on the keypad, then hitting the N key again to return to writing mode. Every now and then, you may want to press the play button, which looks like a sideways black equilateral triangle pointing rightwards (shortcut: P). Also, you can hit CTRL+[ to send the playback line to the start of the score so you can hear how it sounds so far.

4. To write the harmony parts, repeat the first three steps, but make sure the notes aren't the same as the melody. You can repeat this step as many times as you want if you want to create complex harmonies such as bold chords, which are just triads but they have a lot of repetitive notes in different octaves to make very powerful chords.

5. The last thing to do is to create a rhythm to go with your piece. The rhythm should line up with the melody and harmonies to, in effect, make the piece sound good. All you do is is repeat the first three steps, but you only want to put the notes on the single line that comes standard with a typical percussion staff; some percussion instruments have the full five lines, but there aren't very many of them in the unpitched category.

6. Click the Play button one more time and revise as necessary.

7. Ckick on the Notes menu, and then click Transpose.

8. Transpose the piece to Concert Pitch.
NOTE: You can skip this by clicking on the button that looks like a staff with the B flat time signature on it on the toolbar.

9.Click File > Save As... .

10. Save the score as the title on your score and click Save. For instance, if the title is "Fugue in C Minor," that is what you put in the box located below the navigation screen and above the file type drop-box-list.

Congratulations! You now have a fully written piece of music. This next section is optional.

If you want, you can click File > Publish to sibeliusmusic.com. To publish a piece of music here, you just fill out the form and hit "Publish." After that, you are all done.

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