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Field strip a Ruger P95DC 9mm pistol

Wired - 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!

Wired - 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

Wired - 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

Wired - 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.

To get more tips on used cars inspection view [http://jamestoyota.net/blog Toyota used cars] blog.


Oakley sunglasses

Wired - 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.

two. Marketing campaigns and advertising - which cost about such things as a 15% less than the sunglasses behind a consumer in a cool model, that the pair exactly the same as you do take the promotion to invest. These are some techniques that you can promote your lenses in a range of sunglasses.

three. Train your sales staff - Development of a field in gross revenue and practice of people get to your consumer impact on their sunglasses. If you are a great seller and trader, margins will increase.

4. Corresponding display - a mirror to examine near his sunglasses for their customers as they look. So you can see, if you focus your sunglasses on his job and possibly attract women personally.

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There are basically two kinds of sunglasses holder to purchase point show a better accountant and a part of the exhibition.

POP assessed against the clock to save conservation of the site as if you have a dealer in production, and who does not eat a lot of space. If the stain is not a problem, you can grid shows that most sunglasses. To save their retail service area, you can opt for a good bar wall up to 18 pairs of sunglasses. If you have a free book holder, you can wear from a variety of step in the fight against the chief of the sale of samples, the sunglasses rack up four quite comfortably with 30 pieces to choose sunglasses. But if you need a big space between them with a set of sunglasses that you can not in the market a vehicle that can transport 72 to a hundred and twenty pairs of [http://www.topsunglasseshut.com:'''oakley sunglasses'''].
There must be a number of components considered in the selection of POP display be taken now that you want. Only specifically effective in selecting the perfect accessories retailer. Since your point of sale are often convincing as support to their customers that what marketing is essential to appreciate them. More information about the sample of the pop


Create Double Color Party Drinks!

Wired - 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

Wired - 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

Wired - 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

Wired - 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.

'''Convert iTunes M4P, M4A, M4B to MP3, AAC, WAV with Tune4mac M4P Converter'''

Tools Requested:

* iTunes;

* iTunes M4P, M4A, M4B files;

* Tune4mac M4P Converter.

Tutorial to remove DRM from iTunes music files:

1. Launch Tune4mac. Run iTunes.

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2. Create a playlist in iTunes to add M4P, M4A, M4B files you want to convert.

3. Click"Burn Playlist to Disc". Choose "Tune4mac Virtual CD-RW" as CD burner.

4. Click "Burn" to convert.

Just wait for a moment to get your unique non-protected M4P files done.

'''Note''': For Windows users, [http://www.remove-drm-software.com/drm-music-converter/remove-drm-m4p.html '''TunePat DRM Music Converter'''] and [http://www.tune4win.com/m4p-converter.html '''Tune4win M4P Converter'''] helps you convert iTunes M4P, DRM WMA, protected AAC to MP3, WAV, WMA.


Compose Music with Sibelius6

Wired - 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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How to Convert Microsoft WMA and Rhapsody WMA to iPod

Wired - Thu, 01/13/2011 - 09:16

Summary: Free your way to listen to the WMA files on iPod

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People all around the world have a preference on iPod, and today I found the reasons: In the official company FAQ, Apple says that:

iPod is designed to provide the best-quality sound. iPod has a powerful 60 mW amplifier so it can deliver audio as loud as you want. It also has a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, which means you can hear distortion-free music at the lowest or highest pitches.

Besides, it can skip the protection. iPod has a memory cache. It is made up of solid-state memory, that means it has no mechanical or moving parts, hence it is not affected by movement of the device. iPod skip protection works by preloading up to 25 minutes of music to the cache at a time. iPod plays music from the memory cache instead of the hard drive, so even rigorous activities won't cause music to skip. You can also remove the "gaps" between songs on the iPod.

What formats does iPod support ?

'''AAC''' (M4A, M4B, and M4P up to 320 Kbps)

'''MP3''' (up to 320 Kbps)

'''MP3''' Variable Bit Rate (VBR)

'''WAV'''

'''AA''' (Audible spoken word, formats 2, 3, and 4)

'''How can I use music encoded in WMA format with the iPod?'''

Though iPod has a good perfect sound quality, a trusted brand, and popular
fame, there're still shortcomings. One is that iPod natively does
not '''support WMA'''. If you are a Windows user and do not have the music available in another format, you will need to convert WMA to a format that the
iPod can use, such as MP3. There are numerous applications that can quickly
convert these WMA files to MP3, such as [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner-audio-converter.html'''Noteburner WMA to MP3 converter'''].

'''NoteBurner Audio Converter''' can convert WMA to MP3 at fast speed and with high fidelity. If you want to free the purchased DRM-protected WMA songs to MP3 for your iPod, or [http://www.noteburner.com/convert-drm/convert-drm-protected-wma-to-mp3.html co'''nvert Rhapsody WMA to MP3'''], or simply want to convert WMA to MP3 so that you can enjoy the music on your iPod, and without any limits, NoteBurner Audio Converter, the outstanding WMA to MP3 Converter, is able to help you out.

But it's unnecessary to risk violating the DRM regulations. With NoteBurner Audio Converter, you can legally convert all WMA files to MP3 format for your iPod, whether it's unprotected WMA or DRM-encrypted WMA files.
In the matter of fact, NoteBurner Audio Converter can convert any given audio file to MP3, WMA and WAV. It can convert WMA, AAC, [http://www.noteburner.com '''M4P'''], [http://www.noteburner.com/M4B-to-MP3-Converter.html '''M4A, M4B'''], WAV, RAX, MP4, RA, SND, OGG, AIF, AC3, MP2 and all other audio formats to MP3, WMA and WAV.

NoteBurner can preserves ID3 tags, such as song title, artist, genre and album art, etc. This audio converter can function batch conversion to accelerate converting speed.

'''How to Convert WMA to MP3 with NoteBurner'''

If you use Windows Media Player 10 to convert WMA to MP3, please follow these steps:

1. Run WMP 10 and NoteBurner Audio Converter simultaneously.

2. On NoteBurner, set MP3 as the output format.

3. On WMP 10, create a playlist to contain the songs you want to convert to MP3.

4. On WMP 10, click the Burn button, choose CD Drive (G:)/( H:) - Audio CD as the burner.

5. Click Start Burn.

If you use Real Player, the general process is the same as using WMP 10, simply replace Step 4 : On Real Player, click on "Tools > CD > CD Burner", and choose CD Burner as Current Burner/Device.


How to Remove DRM from iTunes M4P to MP3

Wired - Thu, 01/13/2011 - 08:38

Summary: New page: [[Image:Beatles.jpg]] If you are The Beatle's fans and want to convert The Beatles M4P album from iTunes to MP3 and burn it to CD for memory, a professional M4P to MP3 converter can help ...

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If you are The Beatle's fans and want to convert The Beatles M4P album from iTunes to MP3 and burn it to CD for memory, a professional M4P to MP3 converter can help you with that.

'''Remove DRM from The Beatles M4P to MP3'''

[http://www.tune4mac.com/m4p-converter-mac.html '''Tune4mac M4P Converter'''] is a powerful M4P to MP3 music converting tool for Mac OS X 10.4 or later Snow Leopard. It's designed to help you convert purchased iTunes DRM protected M4P, M4B, M4A files or unprotected files to plain MP3, AAC or WAV formats ready for use on any computers or mobile music devices such as iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Cell phone, MP3 player, MP4 player, etc.

It works with Virtual CD-RW technology in batch conversion to complete the entire burning, ripping, encoding process all in one legally and quickly with CD-quality.

'''Step by Step: Converting The Beatles M4P to MP3 on Mac Legally'''

1. Download [http://www.tune4mac.com/tune4mac.dmg '''Tune4mac M4P Converter'''];

2. Run iTunes;

3. Create a playlist on iTunes to be stored music from The Beatles album;

4. Click Burn Disc on the right-corner bottom of iTunes;

5. Choose CD Burner as Tune4mac Virtual CD-RW;

6. Click Burn button.

Just wait for a second to get your own "non-protected" The Beatles album done.

If you are looking for such a DRM removal tool to remove DRM from iTunes M4P to MP3 on Windows OS, [http://www.remove-drm-software.com/drm-music-converter/ '''TunePat DRM Music Converter'''] can help you.


How to Remove DRM from iTunes Rental M4V TV Shows to iPhone/iPod/iPad/PSP

Wired - Thu, 01/13/2011 - 07:23

Summary: New page: [[Image:Glee.jpg]] Rental TV show Glee may expire within certain time after you start watching it. So it is wise and necessary to make a backup of it for your further watching. But we kno...

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Rental TV show Glee may expire within certain time after you start watching it. So it is wise and necessary to make a backup of it for your further watching. But we know TV show rented from iTunes is 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 simple ways of converting iTunes rental M4V videos, like Glee, to other devices, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Zune, Windows Phone 7, Galaxy Tab, etc.

[http://www.remove-drm-software.com/mac-itunes-video-converter-platinum/index.html '''Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter Platinum'''] 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 [http://www.remove-drm-software.com/mac-itunes-video-converter-platinum/m4v-to-mp4-converter.html '''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 users to set the profiles manually. Users can also make batch conversion of those TV shows to save a lot of time.

'''Step by Step: Removing DRM protection from iTunes Rental TV Show Glee'''

Step 1. Download and Install Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter Platinum.

Step 2. Add M4V Movie Glee.

Step 3. Select Output Folder and Output Format Settings.

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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 Conversion.

To remove DRM from purchased TV shows from iTunes on Windows OS,[http://www.tune4win.com/m4v-converter.html '''Tune4Win M4V Converter'''] is recommended.


How to Fix YouTube Download Failed Problem

Wired - Thu, 01/13/2011 - 06:13

Summary:

Recently, many YouTube users meet the problem of YouTube videos download failed error or "can not connect to flv url, 404 error", this is due to Youtube has modified its video url structure which results the download failed.

In order to solve this trouble and make most users could download the YouTube videos without interruption, Aura4You support team releases the latest version of Aura YouTube Downloader at '''http://www.aura4you.com/aura-youtube-downloader.php'''. With this version, you could fix the above problems and download YouTube videos easily and quickly.

Aura YouTube Downloader is a totally free YouTube downloader. With YouTube Downloader you can easily download Batch YouTube videos from YouTube online website and then watch it on your computer.

Besides downloading YouTube Video, the YouTube Video Downloader also supports other foramts and devices. You can download YouTube videos to MP4, WMV, FLV, 3GP, etc. for iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, mobile phones and more.

Moreover, the YouTube Downloader can not only download YouTube videos, but also supports MetaCafe videos, Google videos and Nico videos. You can now freely download all videos that come from those online video websites and enjoy them offline!

Let's see the Key Features of the Free YouTube Downloader

* Download YouTube videos
* Download Google videos
* Download MetaCafe videos
* Download Nico videos
* Batch download mode: import a list of video URLs, the program download them all.

Unlike other downloader tools, Aura YouTube Downloader includes an internal FLV (Flash for Video) video player which enables you to easily enjoy the downloaded flash videos. You can even select a part of the video clips to play.

Now download the YouTube Video Downloader from '''http://www.aura4you.com/youtube-downloader/''' to get started enjoying downloading YouTube Video!


How to Copy Toy Story 3 DVD

Wired - Thu, 01/13/2011 - 05:59

Summary:

Toy Story 3 is one of the hottest movie in this year, do you ever want to make copies of the DVD for personal purposes? Now you can create backups of Toy Story 3 DVD with [http://www.aura4you.com/Copy-Top-100-DVD/Toy_Story_3.php'''Aura DVD Copy software'''].

Aura DVD Copy software offers several solutions for copying your Toy Story 3 DVD. You can copy it from DVD to DVD, including DVD-5 to DVD-5, DVD-9 to DVD-9, and DVD-9 to DVD-5. You can copy Toy Story 3 DVD to the hard drive of your computer as DVD folder or DVD image file. If your Toy Story 3 movie is image file or in DVD folder, Aura DVD Copy software can burn it to disc.

All types of DVD video discs are supported by Aura DVD Copy software. The program can burn your Toy Story 3 DVD to DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW or DVD-RAM disc. Aura DVD Copy software will erase rewritable DVD disc for burning your Toy Story 3 DVD to the disc. Except for the comparatively obscure DVD-RAM format, most new set-top DVD players will play -R and +R discs equally well. Older players have much spottier -R/+R compatibility.

Let's show you the Key Features of Aura DVD Copy at first:

* Copy DVD to DVD
* Shrink DVD-9 to DVD-5
* Remove CSS, RC, RCE and other DVD copy protections from DVDs
* Backup DVD to DVD folder or ISO image to computer drive
* Burn DVD folder or ISO image file to DVD disc
* Preview DVD movies before cloning and burning
* Auto-analyze DVD titles
* Erase re-writable DVD disc
* Support dual-layer DVD disc
* High quality & fast speed

The way of copying Toy Story 3 DVD is so easy that everyone could handle it.

Step 1.to copy Toy Story 3 DVD – [http://www.aura4you.com/aura-dvd-copy.php'''download and install Aura DVD Copy'''].
Step 2. to copy Toy Story 3 DVD – Load DVD
Step 3. to copy Toy Story 3 DVD – Select DVD titles
Step 4. to copy Toy Story 3 DVD – Configure options
Step 5. to copy Toy Story 3 DVD – Start cloning

Toy Story 3 DVD could be scratched, damaged and even completely unusable over time. So it’s a wise idea to make copies before it’s too late. If you have rent Toy Story 3 from DVD rental store and the store’s Terms of Use allow you to make copies of the DVD, you can have your favorite Toy Story 3 on disc with the help of Aura DVD Copy software.


Make Olive Garden Bread sticks

Wired - Wed, 01/12/2011 - 17:09

Summary:

Want to bring that Olive Garden taste home? now you can with this simple recipe! yuuuuum. Everyone loves Olive Garden Breadsticks! With these quick steps you can turn your drab dinners into a scrumptious italian cuisine! The perfect Olive Garden Impostor!

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Ingredients:

DOUGH
-1 pkg. active dry yeast
-1 TBSP fine salt
-2 TBSP sugar
-2 TBSP softened unsalted butter
-4 1/4 cups all purpose flour

Topping:
-3 TBSP melted and unsalted butter
-1/2 tsp. kosher salt
-1/4 tsp. garlic powder
-1 pinch of dried oregano

Directions:

Making the Dough:
-Place 1/4 cup warm water in the bowl of a mixer;sprinkle in yeast and set aside until foamy (takes about 5 minutes). Add the flour, butter, sugar, fine salt, and 1 1/4 cups plus 2 T. warm water; mix with dough hooks until a slightly sticky dough forms.
-Knead the dough by hand on a floured surface until smooth and soft.
-Roll into a 2 foot long log; cut into 6 even pieces.
-knead each piece slightly and shape into a 7inch long breadstick; arrange 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
-Cover with cloth; let rise in a warm spot until it doubles in size( about 45 minutes)
-Preheat oven to 400.

Making the Topping:
-Brush bread sticks with 1 1/2 T. melted butter and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. kosher salt.
-Bake till lightly golden ( about 15 min.)
-Combine the remaining 1/4 tsp salt with garlic powder and oregano
-Brush warm breadsticks with remaining 1 1/2 T. melted butter and sprinkle with flavored salt.

ENJOY!!!


How to Rip DRM from Rental iTunes m4v TV show to mp4

Wired - Wed, 01/12/2011 - 08:27

Summary: With this powerful DRM removal tool and m4v converter, you can enjoy your favorite iTunes m4v iTunes rental TV show on your Mac OS.

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Finally, the '''Lost''' TV show came to its season 6, and also the final season. For the Lost fans, it seems not enough to watch this wonderful TV show only once, or for the fans on the way, it can only hit the spot when watch it with no stop. And obviously, it will be much cheaper to rental all the seasons on iTunes store, and with [http://www.noteburner.com/mac-m4v-converter-plus.html '''Noteburner M4V Converter Plus for Mac'''], you will keep it as long as you want.

The movies or TV show from iTunes are protected by the DRM and in a m4v protected format, you can only watch these m4v files on your Apple devices, for the rental m4v files, there's limited time, it's very much annoying and make people feel sick about that, and people can't wait to remove the DRM and [http://www.noteburner.com/faqs-m4v-converter-plus.html '''convert m4v to mp4 or avi'''] to transfer their favorite movies or TVshow to their portable devices. And this article will show you how to convert the m4v rental TV show - Lost to mp4 on Mac OS with Noteburner m4v to mp4 converter Plus:

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

Step 2.Select M4V iTunes rental TV shows and add to Noteburner iTunes Video Converter:

Click the "Add" button in the top-left to add the rental TV show - Lost. The software will open the iTunes movies library by default. Select the it and then click OK.

Step 3.Set output path and output format:

1).Click Output dropdown list, you can customize the output path you like. If you don't set to customize the output path, the output files will be saved in the default folder.

2).Click Profile dropdown list, you can customize the output formats for your target videos. Noteburner M4V Converter supports multiple formats well including MOV, MP4, iPod, iPhone formats as output.

Step 4.Click "Convert" button to start to [http://www.noteburner.com '''convert M4V videos'''] with Noteburner M4V iTunes Video Converter for Mac.

'''Please note:''' Noteburner M4V Converter Plus Mac can convert purchased movie as well as rental movie


The Way to Sync iTunes m4p Music to Nokia Smartphones

Wired - Wed, 01/12/2011 - 07:46

Summary: Remove the DRM with a legal way and convert m4p iTunes music to Nokia

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'''Nokia''' always provides us the best handsets, and this year, with no exception, we had experienced the wonderful time with the Nokia smartphones such as Nokia N8, 5800, 5230 etc. And oday, Nokia smartphone is also a good music player. You can play mp3 format music, while it seems a little troublesome to sync the m4p music to your Nokia. And this tutorial will show you how to remove the DRM and convert the [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner-audio-converter.html '''m4p music to Nokia''':]

'''Step 1:''' Downlod [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner.exe Noteburner audio converter] for free and install it on your computer.

'''Step 2:''' Choose target format and output folder

1). On the main window of [http://www.noteburner.com 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 songs for converting to MP3 in iTunes 10

'''Step 4:''' Choose NoteBurner as CD burner, and then burn the playlist

Before the burning starts, you will be prompted to choose CD burner. You should:

• Choose NoteBurner Virtual_CD_RW as the CD burner

• Select Audio CD as Disc Format

• Check the "Include CD Text" option

'''Step 5:''' Get the MP3 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 MP3 files

'''Step 6:''' Backup the mp3 files to your Nokia smartphones You may also like the way to [http://www.noteburner.com/mac-audio-converter-tutorial.html '''convert m4p music'''] to your Nokia smartphones on Mac OS X.


Christmas-After Promotion: Noteburner m4p and m4v converter bundle for Mac - Save your $ 30

Wired - Wed, 01/12/2011 - 02:42

Summary: With a mutifunctional DRM removal tool, you don't be annoyed by the DRM any more.

Though Christmas holiday will come to the end, we will always hope every day is like Christmas day. Right? With this powerful [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner-bundle-christmas.html '''DRM Converter bundle for Mac'''], you will have Christmas everyday. You will live in the music and movies world as your will, just like Christmas holiday.

With Noteburner M4P Converter for Mac and M4V Converter Plus for Mac bundle, you won't need any other converter, this bundle will not only [http://www.noteburner.com/mac-audio-converter.html '''convert m4p iTunes music'''] but also convert both the purchased and rental m4v movies from iTunes.

'''Remove DRM from M4P Audios on Mac'''

NoteBurner M4P Audio Converter is a powerful M4P to MP3 music converting tool for Mac OS X. It can convert DRM protected M4A, M4B, M4P, AAC, WMA to plain MP3, WMA, WAV formats for playing iTunes musics on various kinds of players including iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Creative Zen, Walkman, Xbox, Cellphones, Blackberry, Nokia etc.

'''Remove DRM protection from rental or purchased M4V movies'''

NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus for Mac is an ultimate M4V DRM Converter software which helps you remove DRM protection of both purchased and rental M4V movies from iTunes Store and [http://www.noteburner.com/mac-m4v-converter-plus.html '''switch M4V format to MP4'''], AVI, MOV, MPG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, SWF and FLV. You can watch iTunes M4V movies on your cell phones and portable players very easily with Noteburner M4V Converter Plus.

Above all, buy this bundle now will save you $30, it only cost your $ 59.95 for two DRM converters.
If you would like the [http://www.noteburner.com/ '''m4p and m4v converter bundle for Windows'''], just contact us.


Remove the DRM and Convert ITunes 10 M4p to Mp3 on Windows 7

Wired - Wed, 01/12/2011 - 02:22

Summary: The latest version of Noteburner audio converter can not only work with iTunes 10 but also can work on Windows 7 64 bit OS

Finally, the '''latest version''' of Noteburner m4p to mp3 converter can remove the DRM protection and convert M4P music from [http://www.noteburner.com/ iTunes 10 to MP3,WAV] or unprotected WMA on Windows 7 for playback freely on other MP3
players or portable players.

Apart from preserving MP3 ID3 tag, containing Artist name, Song title, Year and Genre of the current audio file. The latest version(2.31) of NoteBurner can also preserve album name and album art to the converted audio files on iTunes 10 and Windows 7 64bit.

Besides, the version of 2.31 of Noteburner [http://www.noteburner.com/convert-m4p-mp3.html M4P to MP3 Converter] has a clean and simple interface that is easy to learn. When first run, you will be greeted with a startup screen that gives you basic tips on how to get started.

Noteburner m4p to mp3 the latest version converter can not only remove the DRM and convert the m4p music from iTunes 10 to mp3, at the same time, it's compatible with Windows 7 64 bit OS, which makes the Win 7 user converting the iTunes 10 M4P music possible.

NoteBurner M4P to MP3 Converter utilizes virtual CD burning mechanism to convert audio files between different format. NoteBurner M4P to MP3 Converter simulates the CD burning and ripping process, but in a virtual way. Due to its working mechanism, NoteBurner must work with media player such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, Real Player and so on to complete the conversion.

On the Noteburner, you can:

1. Choose output format as mp3 format

2. Get converted mp3 music files (after burning playlist)

On iTunes 10, you can:

1. Create playlist in iTunes 10

2. Select NoteBurner Virtual CD-RW as CD burner

3. Burn the playlist to Disc, and then m4p audio files will be converted.

[http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner-audio-converter.html NoteBurner M4P to MP3 Converter] is an audio tool that removes DRM copy protection from audio files. Purchased songs from digital music services like Napster, or the iTunes Store often come with DRM restrictions that stop you from using other portable devices. NoteBurner installs a software driver that emulates a CD-RW drive which works with your media player software to remove DRM protection.


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