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Moscow Joins the Maker Movement This Weekend

Make Magazine - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:00

This weekend, on July 9 and 10, the very first Maker Faire in Russia will be hosted at the National University of Science and Technology (MISIS).

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The post Moscow Joins the Maker Movement This Weekend appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Hacking a Star Wars AT-AT to Actually Walk

Make Magazine - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 13:00

This is my remote controlled Vintage AT-AT Walker toy with an Arduino Uno, Adafruit servo shield, and Xbox 360 controller.

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DRM Removal Tools--Remove DRM from iTunes M4V and M4P with DRM Removal Bundle

Wired - Fri, 03/04/2011 - 09:03

Summary: New page: [[Image:Bundle.jpg]] If you are looking for a way of enjoying iTunes movies and music on any computer or portable devices, Tune4mac DRM removal bundle is going to be your best assistant. ...

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If you are looking for a way of enjoying iTunes movies and music on any computer or portable devices, Tune4mac DRM removal bundle is going to be your best assistant. This[http://www.tune4mac.com/thanksgiving-day.html''' iTunes DRM Removal Bundle'''], including M4V converter plus and M4P converter, is designed for iTunes users who want to remove DRM from iTunes M4V video and M4P audio purchases and rentals to other formats that can be played on any computer and portable devices except for Apple iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. The best part is that you can own both M4V and M4P converter with only $59.95.

'''Remove DRM from iTunes M4V Movies Easily'''

[http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-itunes-video-converter-platinum/index.html '''Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus'''] is a professional DRM remover to convert iTunes purchased or rented M4V on Mac OS X legally. It converts M4V to MP4, AVI, MOV, MPEG, WMV, FLV, etc. The converted files can be played on Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, PS3, Zune HD, BlackBerry, Nokia and so forth.

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'''Convert iTunes M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV in High Quality'''

[http://www.remove-drm-software.com/m4p-converter-mac.html '''Tune4mac M4P Converter'''] is a powerful and easy-to-use M4P to MP3 music converter for Mac OS X. It can convert purchased iTunes DRM protected M4P, M4B and M4A files to plain MP3, AAC or WAV formats ready for use on any computers or mobile music devices such as iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, mobile phone, MP3 player, MP4 player, etc. It supports batch converting with ID tags preserved.

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'''Features of iTunes DRM Converter Bundle:'''

1. All in one M4V Converter: Supports conversion between various formats, like M4V to MP4, M4V to AVI, M4V to MOV, M4V to MPEG, M4V to WMV, etc.

2. Supports multiple portable devices, such as M4V to iPhone, M4V to iPod, iPad, M4V to PSP, PS3, M4V to Zune, etc.

3. Highly Customized M4V Converter: Allows customized conversion, which means users can set the profile settings manually, like video bit rate, video size, audio channel all at one time.

4. Super High Speed and Quality: The conversation is quick, for it offers amazing recording speed. The DRM removal does no harm to the video quality, and the conversion almost keeps the original definition.

5. Batch Conversion: Both M4V and M4P converters support batch M4V videos and M4P audios conversion to save users' time.

'''System Requirements:'''

• Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

• At least 512M physical RAM

• 1G Hz Intel or PowerPC processor, or above

• 1024*768 resolution display or higher

• iTunes M4P and M4V files playable on iTunes


DVD to iPad 2--Rip DVD Collections to iPad 2 for Backup

Wired - Fri, 03/04/2011 - 08:22

Summary: New page: Thinner. Lighter. Faster. You got it? Yes, what we talk about is iPad 2 from Apple, with dual-core A5 chip, two cameras and a smart cover. This all-new designed iPad 2 is going to be avail...

Thinner. Lighter. Faster. You got it? Yes, what we talk about is iPad 2 from Apple, with dual-core A5 chip, two cameras and a smart cover. This all-new designed iPad 2 is going to be available on March 11 in Apple Retail Store. So if you are a movie fan and thinking about ordering an iPad 2, you may need a '''DVD to iPad 2''' Converter to help you rip your favorite DVD collections to iPad 2 for watching in the future.

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One of the best DVD to iPad 2 Converter is called [http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-dvd-converter/index.html '''Tune4mac DVD Converter Pro'''], an all-in-one Mac DVD ripper software, which converts DVD movies to MPEG-4 format compatible with iPad 2 on Mac OS X 10.4 or later with high quality. This DVD to iPad 2 Converter supports 480p, 576p and 720p TV out for iPad. And it converts both encrypted and non-encrypted DVD movies to iPad video with high speed. The following is a specific tutorial to rip DVD to iPad 2 for backup.

'''Convert DVD to iPad 2 MPEG-4 with DVD to iPad Converter'''

Tools Required:

* [http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-dvd-converter/dvdconverter-intel.dmg '''Tune4mac DVD Converter Pro'''] (Free Trial)


* DVD collections

'''FYI: Hot DVD Movie List'''

The King's Speech

Inception

Toy Story 3

The Social Network

Tangled

The Fighter

127 Hours

'''How to Rip DVD to iPad 2'''

Step 1. Launch Tune4mac DVD to iPad Converter. Insert DVD.

Step 2. Click "Load DVD" button to select the chapters you want to convert to iPad.

Step 3. Choose output format as "Apple iPad".

Note: You are also allowed to customize the DVD settings, like audio channel, subtitles.

Step 4. Click "Encode" button to start to convert DVD to iPad 2.

After the conversion process is completed, you can get your own unique MPEG-4 videos to be imported to your iPad 2 and enjoy them anytime you like.

'''Tips:''' For more other iPad 2 tools, please visit our website: [http://www.tune4mac.com http://www.tune4mac.com]


AudioBook DRM Removal--How to Convert DRM AA to MP3, AAC, WAV

Wired - Thu, 03/03/2011 - 08:35

Summary: New page: [[Image:The-kings-speech.jpg]] The King's Speech has become a big winner of the 83rd Academy Awards. You may have already watched this movie, right? But do you know that The King's Speech...

[[Image:The-kings-speech.jpg]]

The King's Speech has become a big winner of the 83rd Academy Awards. You may have already watched this movie, right? But do you know that The King's Speech has been made to audiobook? You can download it from iTunes Store or Audible.com and enjoy it on the go.

But you should have known that audiobooks in iTunes Store are protected .AA files, which are only allowed to play on Apple's devices, like iPhone, iPod, iTunes. If you want to play iTunes audiobooks on non-Apple players, or burn those audiobooks to CD discs, you have to remove the DRM protection firstly. Actually you can fix this problem with Tune4mac iTunes Audio Converter to convert protected '''AA to MP3, AAC or WAV''' on Mac.

'''Convert AA to MP3, AAC with Tune4mac AA to MP3 Converter'''

[http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-itunes-audio-converter/index.html '''Tune4mac iTunes Audio Converter'''] is a powerful AA to MP3, AA to AAC converter, which helps you remove DRM from iTunes protected or non-protected AA files to MP3, AAC in high speed with CD quality. What's more, it also converts purchased AA from Audible.com to MP3, AAC, WAV.

'''Features of iTunes Audio Converter--AA to MP3, AA to AAC'''

* Remove DRM Protections Legally
Tune4mac iTunes Audio Converter removes DRM from any protected audiobook in iTunes Store easily.

* Batch Conversion Supported
You can add a dozen of audiobooks once to save your time.

* ID Tags Kept for Converted Audio Books
The ID Tags will be preserved in output MP3, AAC or WAV files after the conversion.

* Big File Splitter Inside
If you need to have serveral small files instead of a big one, the Split funciton will help you.

'''Only 3 Steps to Remove DRM from AA and Convert AA to MP3 on Mac'''

Step 1. Launch AudioBook Converter. Click "Add" to add audiobooks you want to convert.

Step 2. Set "Preference" to choose output format as .MP3.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to convert AA to MP3.

'''Popular Audio Books Made Into Films:'''

The King's Speech
127 Hours
True Grit
Winter's Bone
The Town
The Last Song

'''Tips:''' If you are running Windows XP, Vista or Win 7, and also want to convert AA to MP3, WAV on Windows, you can use[http://www.remove-drm-software.com/win-audio-book/ '''Notecable Audio Converter'''], which can convert any M4P, WMA, AA, M4B to MP3, WMA or WAV. But if you want to remove DRM from iTunes protected M4V movies, like The King's Speech, Inception, we recommend [http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-itunes-video-converter-platinum/index.html '''Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus'''].


Blu-Ray DVD Copy - Copy Blu-Ray to DVD, Blu-Ray to Computer

Wired - Wed, 03/02/2011 - 08:46

Summary: Any DVD Cloner provides a powerful Blu-Ray DVD Copy software to copy and burn blu-ray movies to dvd disc, computer

'''What's Blu Ray'''

'''Blu-ray (not Blue-ray)''' also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is the name of a new optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). Blu-Ray format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. It offers larger store capacity and higher definition videos than traditional DVDs, so than it becomes more and more popular in our media lives.

Blu Ray movies are precious and valuable to their owners that paid to be able to watch their movies, but how do they protect their investment? Copying the movie to your hard drive or copying blu ray dvds to common dvd will insure that if anything happens to the disc, you will still be able to watch it. Let's find out copy blu ray.

With '''Pavtube [http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/blue-ray-dvd-copy.html Blu Ray DVD Copy software]''', you can easily back up Blu Ray movie DVD to DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW disc, or copy blu ray discs to hard drive, remove DVD copy protection from blu ray dvd discs in just a few clicks. [copy blu ray] These working copies allow you to play your Blu Ray DVDs on home and computer DVD players every day without the inevitable risk of getting your originals scratched or damaged. You get Blu Ray disc protection with no loss of playback quality.

'''Key Features of Pavtube Blu Ray DVD Copy Software: copy blu ray'''

Perfect 100% Blu Ray DVD Clone, copy Blu Ray to DVD disc.
Remove Blu Ray DVD Copy protections.
Copy Blu Ray DVD to DVD folder, ISO files on hard drive.
Burn DVD folder, ISO files to Blu Ray discs.

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''' How to use Pavtube Blu Ray DVD Copy software: copy blu ray'''

'''Step 1.''' Insert a Blu Ray DVD disc to your DVD drive, and load it by clicking "Source" Dropdown Menu.


'''Step 2.''' Choose Target output path by clicking "Target" dropdown menu. Take Blu Ray to DVD folder as an example.

'''Step 3.''' Settings for copying blu ray

Input the Disc lable as you like. You can also set below settings by clicking on the round part

'''Step 4.''' Click "Start" button to start copying Blu Ray DVDs.

Wait for a while, your blu ray dvds will be copied as DVD folder on hard drive successfully.

On the page: [http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/copy-blu-ray/ http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/copy-blu-ray/], you can learn more details about how to copy blu-ray movies.


Free DRM from iTunes M4V Purchases and Rentals to MP4, MOV, AVI

Wired - Wed, 03/02/2011 - 08:11

Summary: New page: [[Image:ITunes.jpg]] iTunes .M4V files are protected by Apple's DRM(Digital Rights Management) policy, which limits the usage of iTunes video contents on the third-party software except f...

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iTunes .M4V files are protected by Apple's DRM(Digital Rights Management) policy, which limits the usage of iTunes video contents on the third-party software except for Apples'. The .M4V files format is based on the MPEG-4 Part 2 compression, which is a global multimedia standard. If you want to play the DRM protected iTunes M4V purchases or rentals on your non-Apple devices, you should firstly remove the DRM protection from the M4V movies you purchased or rented from iTunes Store.

[http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-itunes-video-converter-platinum/index.html '''Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus'''] is the very tool designed to help Mac users free DRM protections from iTunes M4V purchases and rentals. It converts DRM protected iTunes M4V movies to '''MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV''' supported by '''QuickTime, PSP, PS3, Zune, BlackBerry, Gphone, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Xoom''', etc besides '''Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV'''. The following is a detailed guide to convert iTunes M4V purchases or rentals to MP4, MOV, AVI.

'''How to Convert iTunes M4V to MP4, MO4, AVI'''

Tools Required:

* iTunes
* iTunes M4V purchases or rentals
* Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus


Step 1. Launch Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus and iTunes.

Step 2. Click "Add" button to add iTunes M4V moives to M4V Converter Plus. Or you can just drag & drop the M4V movies to the converter.

Step 3. Select output formats as .MP4, .MOV, .AVI you desire.

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Step 4. Select output folder as you like.

Step 5. Click "Convert" button to start to convert M4V to MP4, MOV or AVI.

'''For Windows Users''': If you are running a Windows OS, and you are also looking for a software to remove DRM from iTunes M4V purchases, [http://www.remove-drm-software.com/m4v-converter-win/''' Tune4win M4V Converter'''] will help you. Tune4win M4V Converter is a professional M4V DRM removal tool which can remove DRM protections from iTunes purchased M4V movies. It also supports converting M4V to MP4, M4V to MOV, M4V to AVI, etc.


Copy 83rd Oscar Winners DVD Movies to DVD/Hard Ddrive for Backup

Wired - Tue, 03/01/2011 - 08:23

Summary: New page: [[Image:Oscar.jpg]] '''Q 1:''' I have collected a stack of some Oscar winners DVD movies, such as Toy Story 3, Inception, The King's Speech. And I wish to make a backup of those DVDs to b...

[[Image:Oscar.jpg]]

'''Q 1:''' I have collected a stack of some Oscar winners DVD movies, such as Toy Story 3, Inception, The King's Speech. And I wish to make a backup of those DVDs to blank discs so as to keep them for a long time. Is there any good DVD copy software which can help me to copy DVD to DVD?

'''Q 2:''' I rented some Oscar winners DVD movies from DVD store and want to back up those DVDs to hard drive so that I can enjoy them in no time. Which DVD burning tool shall I use?

Since the 83rd Oscar Award has come to an end, many movie lovers may want to purchase or rent your favorite Oscar winners DVD from DVD stores so as to recall those classic film scenes. But you know, the DVD rentals are going to be expired after a period of time. And the DVDs could be scratched or damaged over time. So it's necessary to make your favorite Oscar DVD copies with DVD copy tool before it's too late.

'''Copy DVD to DVD or Hard Drive with Any DVD Cloner'''

[http://www.remove-drm-software.com/any-dvd-cloner/index.html '''Any DVD Cloner for Windows'''] is one of the best DVD backup software for Windows OS. It offers several solutions to copy DVD movies. Firstly, it allows you to copy DVD to DVD with 1:1 ratio, including DVD-9 to DVD-5.

And you can also copy your favorite Oscar DVD to hard drive as DVD folder or DVD ISO file. Any DVD Cloner is able to burn your DVD to DVD+-R, DVD+-RW, and DVD -RAM.

'''Step by Step: How to Clone Oscar DVD Movies to Blank DVD'''

Step 1. Download and Install Any DVD Cloner.

Step 2. Insert your DVD movie into the drive and click "Open DVD" button.

Step 3. Select the titles you want to copy.

Step 4. Insert a Blank disc and click "Copy DVD" button.

'''Clone Encrypted DVD to DVD with Enhanced Copy Method'''

Any DVD Cloner is able to decrypt DVD copy protections, including DVD Region Code, CSS, UOPS, ArccOS and so forth. If you can't copy your DVD with the above method, it's probably because that the DVD is encrypted with more complicated protection measures than normal region code, Macrovision and CSS. So to copy encrypted DVDs to DVD or hard drive, you may just manually set the method to be Enhanced.

'''Tips:''' If you are running a Mac and also want to copy Oscar DVD or other DVDs to DVD or hard drive, you can try[http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-dvd-cloner-platinum/ '''Any DVD Cloner Platinum for Mac'''], which is able to clone DVD to blank DVD disc, copy DVD to hard drive as DVD folder on Mac. It compresses DVD-9 to DVD-5 and removes DVD region code, CSS, etc. Except for the burning function, it can also rip DVD movies to iPhone, iPod, PSP, Xbox 360 and so forth.

'''Related Topic:'''

How to [http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-dvd-copy/copy-inception.html '''Copy Inception DVD to DVD'''] with Tune4mac DVD Copy?

And for more information of the 83rd Oscar Award Winners, please visit: [http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/83/nominees.html '''83rd Academy Awards Winners''']


Spoil Your Grandparents

Wired - Mon, 02/28/2011 - 20:26

Summary:

Your grandparents are the only ones you can depend on to pinch your cheeks and send a $25 check to you every single birthday. What have you done for them lately?

Here are some ideas for you to return the favor to your favorite seniors.

===Make Them Something===
*Video Montage: You know your parents have been videoing you since birth. Pick a classic, family-oriented, heart-felt song from your grandparent's generation and edit some of those old home videos.
* Pie: Nothing says I love you like a pie. Make sure you take in to account any dietary limitations they might have (nothing is worse that having a pie and not being able to eat it).
*Homemade Card: Write down why you love them, draw it yourself.
*Care Package: Spice up their normal mail routine of throwing away junkmail by sending a care package.


===Spend Time With Them===
*Fix Something: Help them check their email and fix their computer issues; fix that old chair with a wobble.
*Family Vacation: Nothing says, I love you like going on a cruise with them. In fact, get your parents involved and they will probably pay for the whole family to go on vacation.
*Mow the Lawn: Pull some weeds, mow the lawn, help them trim the trees.
*Home Care: Clean out the gutters, get on the roof and sweep it off
*Garage Sale: Organize and help them get rid of the clutter.


===Give Them Something===
*Gift Certificates to their favorite restaurant.
*Something they had when they were a child (original or remake).

[[Category:Gift Giving]]


How to Copy 83rd Oscar Winners DVD Movies to DVD/Hard Ddrive for Backup

Wired - Mon, 02/28/2011 - 08:22

Summary: New page: '''Q 1''': I have collected a stack of some Oscar winners DVD movies, such as Toy Story 3, Inception, The King's Speech. And I wish to make a backup of those DVDs to blank discs so as to k...

'''Q 1''': I have collected a stack of some Oscar winners DVD movies, such as Toy Story 3, Inception, The King's Speech. And I wish to make a backup of those DVDs to blank discs so as to keep them for a long time. Is there any good DVD copy software which can help me to copy DVD to DVD?

'''Q 2''': I rented some Oscar winners DVD movies from DVD store and want to back up those DVDs to hard drive so that I can enjoy them in no time. Which DVD burning tool shall I use?

[[Image:Oscar.jpg]]

Since the 83rd Oscar Award has come to an end, many movie lovers may want to purchase or rent your favorite Oscar winners DVD from DVD stores so as to recall those classic film scenes. But you know, the DVD rentals are going to be expired after a period of time. And the DVDs could be scratched or damaged over time. So it's necessary to make your favorite Oscar DVD copies with DVD copy tool before it's too late.

'''Copy DVD to DVD or Hard Drive with Any DVD Cloner'''

[http://www.remove-drm-software.com/any-dvd-cloner/index.html '''Any DVD Cloner for Windows'''] is one of the best DVD backup software for Windows OS. It offers several solutions to copy DVD movies. Firstly, it allows you to copy DVD to DVD with 1:1 ratio, including DVD-9 to DVD-5.

And you can also copy your favorite Oscar DVD to hard drive as DVD folder or DVD ISO file. Any DVD Cloner is able to burn your DVD to DVD+-R, DVD+-RW, and DVD -RAM.

'''Step by Step: How to Clone Oscar DVD Movies to Blank DVD'''

Step 1. Download and Install Any DVD Cloner.

Step 2. Insert your DVD movie into the drive and click "Open DVD" button.

Step 3. Select the titles you want to copy.

Step 4. Insert a Blank disc and click "Copy DVD" button.

'''Clone Encrypted DVD to DVD with Enhanced Copy Method'''

Any DVD Cloner is able to decrypt DVD copy protections, including DVD Region Code, CSS, UOPS, ArccOS and so forth. If you can't copy your DVD with the above method, it's probably because that the DVD is encrypted with more complicated protection measures than normal region code, Macrovision and CSS. So to copy encrypted DVDs to DVD or hard drive, you may just manually set the method to be Enhanced Method.

Tips: If you are running a Mac and also want to copy Oscar DVD or other DVDs to DVD or hard drive, you can try [http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-dvd-cloner-platinum/ '''Any DVD Cloner Platinum for Mac'''].

And for more information of the 83rd Oscar Award Winners, please visit: [http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/83/nominees.html '''83rd Academy Awards Winners''']


DIY Your Own Flash Slideshow Template

Wired - Mon, 02/28/2011 - 07:15

Summary:

Have you even thought that you can make a flash slideshow template by yourself without having to learn action script or .fla editing skill? You may feel dull with the flash templates which have been used over and over again, you may get annoyed that there is always something imperfect in the slideshow template, either there are unwanted thumbnails or control button or they are in a wrong position. If you need a quick way to DIY a flash template according to your needs, then we recommend you to use Photo Flash Maker Platinum 5.31 which includes an easy to use Flash Template Editor.

The built-in Flash Template Editor is designed to help users create flash template more effectively and provides users with WYSIWYG template creating experience. To get started, you need [http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/download.html a demo of Photo Flash Maker].

To prompt Flash Template Editor, you can run Photo Flash Maker and click to “theme > premium > template editor” then a small window will pop up for setting template size.

[Image:http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/img/howto/template-editor-set-width-height.jpg]

Click “ok” on the small window then the Flash Template Editor will appear. Take a look at this template editor you will find all the available elements: background, photo area, control button, title, etc, and they are filtered by different category on the left.

[Image:http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/img/screenshots/flash-template-editor.jpg]

Here, you can decide whether to use thumbnails, control button, decoration, where to place the elements and you can even control the size and angle of every element. All work can be done with drag-and-drop action. It’s easy and no professional knowledge is required. The preview panel on the right is the editing platform which can show you the template you will get.

When you finished the template editing, click on “export”, you will see the created template in “custom” tab under the Premium theme. Now, you can apply this new template to create your slideshow whenever you want. You can learn more about the [http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/template-editor.html Flash Template Editor] and [http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/flash-template-premium-template-editor.html watch templates] made by Flash Template Editor.

Photo Flash Maker upgrades users’ slideshow creating experience with constantly improvement. With Photo Flash Maker, users can have more choices to create personal website slideshow, photo album, product showcase, web banner, business presentation, flash intro and achieve more other flash slideshow work.


Tips to Remove DRM from iTunes Rental M4V TV Shows on Mac

Wired - Fri, 02/25/2011 - 08:37

Summary: New page: Rental TV show from iTunes may expire within certain time after you start watching it. So it is wise and necessary to make a backup of it for your future watching. But we know iTunes TV re...

Rental TV show from iTunes may expire within certain time after you start watching it. So it is wise and necessary to make a backup of it for your future watching. But we know iTunes TV rentals are DRM protected M4V files. In order to crack DRM protections, you need a professional iTunes DRM removal tool to help you. The following is to show you how to convert iTunes rental M4V videos, like Glee, to '''iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Zune, Windows Phone 7, Galaxy Tab''', etc.

[http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-itunes-video-converter-platinum/ '''Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus'''] is an all-in-one iTunes M4V converter to remove DRM protections from purchased or rented M4V video files on Mac OS X in high speed with good quality. It converts between various formats, like M4V to MP4, AVI, MOV, MPEG, WMV, and so forth.The converted files are playable on multiple portalbe devices, such as PSP, PS3, Zune, Win phone 7, Xbox 360, Galaxy, iRiver, Gphone, etc except for Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad and Apple TV.

What's more, it is a highly customized M4V converter, which allows you to set the profiles by yourself. You can also make batch conversion of those TV shows rentals to save your time.

'''Step by Step: Remove DRM protection from iTunes Rental TV Show'''

Step 1. Download and install Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus.

Step 2. Add M4V rental movie.

Step 3. Select output folder and output format settings.

Click "Profile" dropdown list, you can choose formats you desire by locating mouse on the right 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 Glee 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" to Start Converting M4V rentals.

'''Note''': For Windows users, if you want to remove DRM from purchased iTunes TV shows, you may try [http://www.remove-drm-software.com/m4v-converter-win/ '''Tune4win M4V Converter'''].


How to Remove DRM From 83rd Oscar Nominated iTunes M4V Rentals to iPhone, iPad

Wired - Thu, 02/24/2011 - 08:31

Summary: Guide to convert itunes m4v rentals to iphone and ipad.

The 83rd Academy Awards is going to be held on Feb 27, 2011. The [http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/83/nominees.html ''' Oscar nominees'''] have already been known to all. You can also purchase or rent some of those Oscar nominated movies from iTunes Store. The price for those movie rentals is from $3.99 to $4.99 more or less.

[[Image:Oscars.jpg]]

However, iTunes movie rentals are DRM protected .M4V files, which can only be played on Apple devices. And as we know, iTunes movie rentals will expire within certain time after you start watching. So in order to keep those Oscar nominated movie rentals on your computer or even portable devices, like iPhone, iPad, you have to firstly remove DRM protection from those M4V rentals and convert those M4V files to iPhone or iPad.

'''M4V DRM Removal--Convert iTunes M4V to iPhone, iPad with M4V Converter'''

[http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-itunes-video-converter-platinum/index.html '''Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus'''] is professional in removing DRM protection from both iTunes purchased and rented M4V movies to convert them to iPhone and iPad video format. Besides, it also convert iTunes M4V rentals to PSP, PS3, Zune, iPod, iRiver, BlackBerry, etc.

'''Tips for Windows users:''' To remove DRM from iTunes purchased M4V movies and convert M4V to iPhone, iPad or other devices on Windows OS, you can try [http://www.remove-drm-software.com/m4v-converter-win/ '''Tune4win M4V Converter'''].

'''83rd Oscar Nominees on iTunes:'''

[[Image:Oscar.jpg]]

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter's Bone

The Town


Interview a person for an article

Wired - Thu, 02/24/2011 - 06:29

Summary: /* Do Your Research */

== Do Your Research ==
If you do research on the subject ahead of time, you can create more specific questions, which will make your subject more invested in answering your questions.

If you are interviewing an ordinary everyday question, ask background questions first.
'''The goal is to go into the interview so well-informed that you don't need the interview.'''

== Research is good ==

== List of questions ==
If you have a long list of questions, try to group them by topic ahead of time

Sometimes, ask stupid questions (meaning that there's an obvious answer) to get a quote that you want.

At the beginning of the interview, it's possible to start with a "zinger." Throw your subject off guard, this especially works for politicians. The following is a link of David Remnick interviewing Barack Obama. Pay attention, to how he starts off the interview.
[https://chalk.uchicago.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_id=_2_1&url=%2fwebapps%2fblackboard%2fexecute%2flauncher%3ftype%3dCourse%26id%3d_61071_1%26url%3d]

Save confrontational questions for the end, in case the person you interview gets offended and wants to leave.

Ask unusual questions to get interesting answers, especially with politicians or many celebrities that "rehearse" their answers.


== Note-taking ==
Keep a recorder with you to capture all the quotes completely and accurately. Also, take notes by hand as if there's no recorder in case the recorder fails.

Remember, it is fair to ask the interviewee to slow down.

Take note of certain gestures, not randomly.

'''You must get the interviewee's consent to record'''


How to Make Smores!

Wired - Thu, 02/24/2011 - 00:54

Summary:

Growing up as a girl scout, camping and making smores was something I did every weekend. This how to offers everyone a simple and easy way to make smores, indoors and with your friends and family!

== Ingredients & Supplies ==

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Chocolate

Graham Crackers

Marshmallows

Scentless Candle

Wooden Sticks

Matches

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== Instructions ==

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'''Step One:''' Buy all of the ingredients at the local store.

'''Step Two:''' Find a comfortable place, usually with friends, with a table to set the candle on.

'''Step Three:''' Light the unscented candle with the matches.

'''Step Four:''' Place one marshmallow on a wooden stick and hover it over the lit candle until at least golden brown.

'''Step Five:''' Take one piece of half a graham cracker and place the marshmallow on top.

'''Step Six:''' Take one piece of chocolate on top of the warm marshmallow, allowing it to melt.

'''Step Seven:''' Place the other half of the graham cracker on top.


'''Enjoy!'''

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How to Convert AVI to MP4 on Mac for Free

Wired - Wed, 02/23/2011 - 08:19

Summary: This is a guide to convert AVI video files to MP4 for free on Mac OS X.

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There are a lot of free AVI Converter online claiming to convert AVI video files to MP4, MOV, WMV or other formats in a safe way for free. So how to choose a best one from those similar video converter becomes important. The following artilce is a specific tutorial for you to convert AVI to MP4 with a professional free Mac AVI Video Converter named Tune4mac Video Converter Freeware.

[http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-video-converter-freeware/index.html '''Tune4mac Video Converter Freeware'''] is an easy-to-use AVI video converter for Mac users. It converts between numerous video formats, like AVI, MPEG I, MEPG II, MP4, MOV, WMV, 3GP, ASF, FLV on Mac OS X 10.4 or later. You can convert a bunch of AVI video files to Flash, DVD, Zune, iPod, PSP in a quick manner. It supports audio formats like MP3, AAC.

'''Step By Step: How to Convert AVI to MP4 for Free'''

Step 1. Download and Launch Tune4mac Video Converter Freeware.

Step 2. Click "Add" button to add AVI video files to convert.

Step 3. Select output format as "MPEG-4" as you like.

Note: You are allowed to customize the settings by yourself, like video size, bit rate, frame rate, etc.

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start to convert AVI to MP4.

'''Note:''' If the free avi converter can't meet your needs to convert avi to iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, PS3 or other players, you may need a better video converter--[http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-video-converter/index.html '''Tune4mac Video Converter Ultimate'''].


Free Mac Video Converter, Best Free AVI Converter for Mac OS X

Wired - Tue, 02/22/2011 - 08:20

Summary: This article introduces a free avi converter for mac users.

'''Tune4mac Video Converter Freeware''' is an easy-to-use video converter for Mac users. It converts between numerous video formats, like AVI, MPEG I, MEPG II, MP4, MOV, WMV, 3GP, ASF, FLV on Mac OS X 10.4 or later. You can convert video files to your player, such as Microsoft Zune, mobile phones, and so on in a simple way.

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[http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-video-converter-freeware/ '''Tune4mac Video Converter Freeware'''] is one of the best free avi converter for Mac. With this video converter, you can convert a bunch of AVI video files to iPod, Zune, PSP in a quick manner with a few clicks. What's more, it also allows you customize the settings by yourself. You can preview the video on the window, clip the video files and set output settings, like destination, name, video size, bit rate, etc.

'''Tune4mac Video Converter Freeware Features:'''

1. Multithreading and batch conversion are supported.

--Super fast speed conversion from neary every video format to iPod, DVD, AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG, FLV.

2. Diverse profiles to fit various devices.

--Several optimized profiles for Zune, DVD NTSC/PAL, FLV, Mobile Phone, etc.

3. Advanced settings for output are provided.

--Users are able to set video size, bit rate, frame rate, etc.

4. Multiple formats are supported.

--Supports video and audio formats like AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV, MP3, AAC.

'''Note:''' If you are looking for a mac video converter which works better with unexpensible price, [http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-video-converter/ '''Tune4mac Video Converter Ultimate'''] might be your best choice.


How to Create an Event on Facebook

Wired - Mon, 02/21/2011 - 18:35

Summary: /* Step one: Signing into Facebook */

Social Networking has become a very vital part of today’s everyday life. Facebook is one of the top used social networking sites available. Facebook can be used to communicate with friends, support specifics causes and even create events. To create an event on Facebook is a very simple and easy process and I will explain how to do so step by step.

''This article is part of '''a wiki anyone can edit.''' If you have advice to add, please log in and contribute.''

==Step One: Signing into Facebook==
*Open your preferred browser
*Click on and highlight your address bar
*In your address bar type in the URL [http://www.Facebook.com http://www.facebook.com]
*You should the see this page
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*Then either sign in if you are a member or create an account for free by following the instructions given by the host.

==Step Two: Creating the Event==
*When you sign in your page should look like this
[[Image:new-facebook-homepage.jpg]]
*Look to the left of the page and, in your filter section, click on Event
*In the upper right hand corner of the page you will see the link to "creat an event", Click on it
*You then Give your event a Name, Time, Date and Location
*After stating the basic information yoou have the option of giving a summary of what your event is about in the more info section of your event
*After creating the event you will want to invite people to attend
==Step Three: Sending Invites==
*When creating the event Facebook gives you the option to select guests, so after clicking on the link you, very simply, choose either your friends from facebook or invite people using their email addresses
==Step Four: Publishing your Event==
* When you have finished your event click the create link and you should have a page that looks like this [[http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=184833891553371]]
*If you are having trouble or my instructions wernt clear enough here is [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8tP7D-kwEk a brief video] explaining the steps stated above.


DVD Clone--How to Copy 83rd Academy Awards Nominees DVD Movies to DVD/Hard Drive

Wired - Mon, 02/21/2011 - 08:45

Summary: This is a guide to copy DVD movies to DVD or computer hard drive with DVD copy software.

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The''' 83rd Academy Awards''' is just around the corner. And the lucky nominees have already been announced on the morning of January 25, 2011. I bet you have already heard of it and also owned most of the movies, right? Have you ever thought about making a backup of those Oscar nominees DVD to your hard drive or blank DVDs? 'Cause if so, you have made a right decision on this issue.

We know DVDs are easily to be scratched and damaged during the process of using. So it's necessary to back up the '''DVD movies to DVD''' or copy '''DVD to computer''' hard drive for further keeping, especially for those DVD-collecting lovers. In this case, a DVD copy software will help you a lot to copy DVD to DVD or hard drive for backup. And indeed, there are some good DVD cloner tools like that you can choose from.

'''1. For Windows Users:'''

[http://www.remove-drm-software.com/any-dvd-cloner/ '''Any DVD Cloner for Windows'''] is one of the best all-in-one DVD backup software for DVD lovers to make copies of your DVDs on other DVD or on your hard drive. Besides, it can copy DVD to ISO image file, shrink DVD-9 to DVD-5 with 1:1 ratio while removing DVD copy protections, including DVD region code, CSS, UOPS, ArccOS. Any DVD Cloner works perfectly with DVD+-R/RW, DVD-RAM and most DVD players and DVD burners.

'''2. For Mac Users:'''

[http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-dvd-cloner-platinum/index.html '''Any DVD Cloner Platinum for Mac'''] helps DVD movies fans to clone DVD to blank DVD disc, copy DVD to hard drive as DVD folder on Mac. It compresses DVD-9 to DVD-5 and removes DVD region code, CSS, etc. Except for the burning function, it can also rip DVD movies to iPhone, iPod, PSP, Xbox and so forth.

With those two DVD copy tools, you can easily burn your favorite Academy Awards nominees or any other DVD movies to DVD/computer for future watching.

Find more information about the 83rd Academy Awards nominees, please visit: [http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/83/nominees.html 2010 Oscar Nominants].


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