Miro 3.5 released: now includes conversion tools
October 22, 2010 – 11:41 | Comments Off on Miro 3.5 released: now includes conversion tools
Miro 3.5 released: now includes conversion tools

The cross-platform, open-source media player Miro has reached a milestone release: version 3.5 introduces some new features alongside a slew of performance improvements and bug fixes. The headline new feature is Miro’s ability to convert …

Skype 5.0 released with Facebook integration and group video
October 14, 2010 – 20:03 | Comments Off on Skype 5.0 released with Facebook integration and group video
Skype 5.0 released with Facebook integration and group video

After several beta versions over the past few months, the ever-popular VoIP chat client Skype has been officially updated to version 5. As in previous Skype updates there are a number of performance enhancements and …

Microsoft rolls out expanded Zune service to Europe
October 14, 2010 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Microsoft rolls out expanded Zune service to Europe
Microsoft rolls out expanded Zune service to Europe

Apple, Napster and Spotify better look out: Microsoft has expanded its Zune service to European users, with Australia, New Zealand and Japan set to follow in a matter of weeks. Previously, Europeans could stream movies …

Apple releases Remote 2.0 with Apple TV and iPad support
October 2, 2010 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Apple releases Remote 2.0 with Apple TV and iPad support
Apple releases Remote 2.0 with Apple TV and iPad support

Apple has released version 2.0 of its Remote app for iPhone and iPad. As well as being the first version of the app to offer native support for the iPad, the latest release also includes …

Review: MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17
September 21, 2010 – 14:33 | One Comment
Review: MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17

If you’re looking for a new (or first) camcorder then there’s never been a better time to buy: prices are low, resolutions are high and feature lists lengthy, with even budget models capable of impressive …

Take the Skype 5.0 Beta 2 for a test drive
September 3, 2010 – 13:13 | One Comment
Take the Skype 5.0 Beta 2 for a test drive

A new beta version of the voice, video and instant messaging chat tool Skype has been released. The big news in the second beta of Skype 5.0 is the addition of group call support. This …

Review: CyberLink Power2Go 7 Deluxe
August 25, 2010 – 11:46 | Comments Off on Review: CyberLink Power2Go 7 Deluxe

Recordable media such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs can be put to countless uses. As well as providing a means of transporting files from one computer to another, such discs can also be used …

Review: ACDSee Photo Manager 12
April 27, 2010 – 21:42 | One Comment
Review: ACDSee Photo Manager 12

ACDSee Photo Manager 12 is a comprehensive image organiser that can also help import, view, enhance and share the very best of your digital photos.
Launch the program and initially Photo Manager looks much like any …

Review: DivX Pro 8
March 21, 2010 – 09:00 | Comments Off on Review: DivX Pro 8

DivX is a video codec that’s become well known for producing compact movie files that still deliver high image and audio quality. As a result it’s been widely adopted as a video standard, and there …

Review: MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 16
March 4, 2010 – 16:55 | Comments Off on Review: MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 16

With camcorder prices continuing to fall, and mobiles and digital cameras delivering ever high quality video clips, it’s never been easier to shoot your own home movies. Of course the raw footage may look a …

SUPER quickly converts video and audio files to the format you need
October 17, 2009 – 10:15 | Comments Off on SUPER quickly converts video and audio files to the format you need
SUPER quickly converts video and audio files to the format you need

If you really need a particular video file then the web is packed with tools to help. Install something like Orbit Downloader, say, and it’s easy to capture that movie trailer, streaming video, or whatever …