Recording, mixing, editing, and mastering – Adobe Audition CS5

When it comes to internet audio, clean, clear and well balanced sound is now the standard, regardless of what you’re doing. Podcasts, internet radio and other streamed audio needs to sound like it was done in a real sound studio, or getting consistent listeners may be difficult to do. This is one of the reasons why I like Adobe Audition. It’s a platform independent audio editing tool.

Adobe Audition CS5.5 delivers the professional tools you need to make your audio and video productions sound their best. It handles a wide range of audio production tasks efficiently, including recording, mixing, and sound restoration. With native support for OS X and windows, you can record, mix, edit, and master your audio with a powerful audio toolset.

Adobe Audition CS5.5 has an improved audio processing engine. With it, you’ll experience greater speed throughout the audio production process whether opening and saving files, processing multicore effects, or simultaneously editing multiple sessions. With roundtrip editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, the audio in your video clips will be greatly improved. You can pass individual clips and multi-track mixes from Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 software to Adobe Audition for editing, or send Adobe Premiere Pro sequences with a reference video to Adobe Audition for complete soundtrack creation.

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Keep your computer safe from malware with Anvi Smart Defender

Keeping your PC safe while you run around the internet can be a full time job. It’s very easy to click here, there and everywhere and come away with some kind of ugly bug. It’s all too easy to have your personal information and even your identity stolen right out from under you. That’s why I like having applications like Anvi Smart Defender available to me. It’s a malware security package for Windows.

Anvi Smart Defender delivers powerful protection against malware – viruses, Trojans, adware, spyware, bots and other threats. With its Smart-Engine, it scans and detects threats on your PC quickly. It has a system optimization function that speeds up your PC; and provides a cloud scan feature that protects your PC more effectively while working with items stored remotely.

Anvi Smart Defender’s smart, active scanning engine is made up of Guards. Its Privacy Guard, Startup Guard, Process Guard, Behavior Guard, and Files Guard stop and block malware by actively monitoring your system and alerting you when it detects a threat. It will not interfere with active tasks and activities when it is scanning. It runs silently in the background. Whether you are surfing, shopping, charting, socializing, sharing or banking, Anvi Smart Defender’s guards protect your PC from malware more efficiently than other, traditional security software.

If you do bump into a file that’s infected with suspected malware, Anvi Smart Defender gives your PC Cloud-based malware identification. You can upload the suspicious file and get a cloud-security report.   Anvi Smart Defender discovers the newest threats first.

Anvi Smart Defender also helps protect your PC by providing traditional PC utilities to help keep it running efficiently. This way if something goes wrong, you know it must be malware related. Anvi Smart Defender includes System Optimize, Registry Fix, Privacy Cleaner, Memory Sweep, and Disk Defragment.

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Develop and deploy professional looking, standards compliant websites with Adobe DreamWeaver CS5

Today, it’s all about the internet.  If you’re product, service, or other offering isn’t available online in some way, you’re going to miss out on a great deal of business. It may also be safe to say that your budding business may never get a chance to flourish without a website to help you hock your wares. This is one of the reasons why I like tools like Adobe DreamWeaver. It’s a multi-platform website development tool.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 is part of Adobe’s award winning Creative Suite.  It’s one of the industry-leading web authoring and editing tools; and it provides both visual and code-level capabilities for creating standards-based websites and designs for the desktop, smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

Designing for mobile devices and mobile computing is easy with the Multiscreen Preview panel. With its media query support, developers can use DreamWeaver styles and visualization rendering for a wide range of devices in a single panel. This is important as getting the view of your site right for a multitude of mobile devices can vastly effect not only visibility and marketing tactics, but sales as well.  To help improve your mobile interactivity, you can add code hinting with jQuery. It’s an industry-standard JavaScript library, that makes it simple to add a wide range of interactivity to your web site. DreamWeaver comes with a number of different mobile phone templates to help you get a jump start.

DreamWeaver supports Standards and has been updated to support CSS3 and HTML5. Design View now supports media queries and applying different styles as you adjust screen dimensions. DreamWeaver helps you to code for the future with HTML5 via code hinting and Design view rendering support. Its Live View now includes support for QuickTime with its <video> and <svg> tags.  Its updated WebKit rendering engine gives you the ability to check your site on the fly, during development.  You can preview designs for multiple devices with real-time media query,  HTML5 and CSS3 support and capabilities.

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Diablo III Launching May 15

Great news, folks. Blizzard has finally announced officially their release date for Diablo III which is set for May 15.

“After many years of hard work by our development team and months of beta testing by hundreds of thousands of dedicated players around the world, we’re now in the homestretch,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We look forward to putting the final polish on Diablo III over the next two months and delivering the ultimate action-RPG experience to gamers worldwide starting on May 15.”

In Diablo III, players take on the role of one of five heroic characters — barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter — and engage in combat with endless legions of evil. In your journey, you will explore diverse and perilous settings, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters who’ll join them in battle or aid them in other ways.

One of the most interesting things in Diablo III is the auction house – a place where the players can trade their hard-earned treasures. You’ll be able to buy and sell weapons, armor, and other valuable items in the auction house in exchange for in-game gold. Players will also have the option to receive real-world currency for auction house sales, which they can apply to their Battle.net Balance for the purchase of a variety of digital products through Battle.net, including Diablo III auction house items, or cash out through a third-party payment service such as PayPal in most regions.

Diablo III will be available for Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 and Macintosh at a suggested price of $59.99 USD for both the retail DVD-ROM version and the digital version sold directly from Blizzard.

For more information, please visit the official website.

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Review – Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Introduction

This year is going to be action packed. Apple is on track to deliver Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 to Mac users in late Summer/early Fall of this year. Microsoft is on track to deliver Windows 8 by the end of the calendar year. With all of the excitement coming from both companies throughout the year, you’re likely to hear a great deal on what’s hot and what’s not.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 29-Feb-12.  This will likely be the last public release of Windows 8 before the software is released to manufacturing later this year.  Users of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview should be able to use the software until January of next year.

It’s clear that Microsoft is attempting to unify the computing experiences in the latest version of its operating system. With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft is clearly making a bid for the enterprise tablet market. The big question is – Have they made the impact that they were hoping for; and will Windows 8 draw people away from iOS and Android?  Let’s take a long look at Windows 8 Consumer Preview and see how they did.

Microsoft has made the download of Windows 8 available in both executable and ISO 32bits and 64bits forms.  The total download, regardless of installation method requires 2.5GB of space. I initially had trouble getting the OS, but was able to successfully download the software by late Thursday evening, 01-Mar-12.  I used Microsoft’s new 5MB executable method.  After running the install stub, the complete installation downloaded and was placed in a folder called WindowsESD.

I’ve been playing with the OS for a while now; and while it can and does run on most any Windows capable machine, even under-powered PC’s like netbooks, it’s really not meant for traditional computers.  The interface is based on touch, and while you can use Windows 8 with a mouse and a keyboard, the OS really wants to be manipulated with your finger.  Using a Windows 8 powered PC with a mouse isn’t as natural an activity as you might think…

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Galaxy S2 Owners Soon To Get Their Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung has finally announced that it has begun the process of rolling out an Android Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update for its Galaxy S2 smartphones. Needless to say, the announcement will be music to the ears of Galaxy S2 owners.

While Galaxy S2 owners residing in Poland, Korea, Hungary and Sweden received the update on 13 March, UK owners of the smartphone will have to wait until 19 March to receive their much anticipated update for the new version of Android.

Samsung made the important announcement via its corporate Twitter account and the internet was rife with reactions as soon as it was made.

It has been a curious strategy by Samsung, who were an integral launch partner for Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Despite its Nexus smartphones being one of the first to use it, Galaxy S2 owners have been made to wait for the crucial update. Some have done so patiently, while others have expressed displeasure over the delay.

The Galaxy S2 has been a major force in the smartphone market for Samsung, selling more than 22 million units since the handset’s launch in February 2011, assisting Samsung to rise to its position as the largest seller of smartphones in the last quarter of 2011.

Considering that more than 52% of smartphones are Android-based, the length of time to introduce Android Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S2 smartphones has left many owners puzzled.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich delivers a whole host of features improving usability. Key improvements include the refined touchscreen, far better multi-tasking abilities and a new security feature through which users can unlock their phone via face recognition.

Despite not giving a set date, Samsung has also announced that it plans to update and enhance its Tab and Note features with Android Ice Cream Sandwich in the not too distant future.

Now Samsung has announced a UK date of 19 March for its Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Galaxy S2 smartphones should owners be rejoicing? Well, yes and no, because the whole rollout will be staggered according to which network provider Galaxy S2 owners are using, which complicates the issue somewhat.

Once Google has supplied its Android Ice Cream Sandwich source code to a manufacturer like Samsung, the manufacturer must spend time ensuring the software works seamlessly on their hardware, which of course takes considerable time and resources, as it has done with the Galaxy S2.

However, this is only the initial phase, as network providers must then make sure the new software works perfectly with their network, or face the wrath of angry network users disappointed with the service they are being provided.

To date, network providers Three, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Orange have confirmed that they have received the update from Samsung and will be striving to release the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S2 as close to the 19 March date as possible. However, O2 has announced it won’t be releasing the update to their customers until mid-April.

Galaxy S2 owners anxious for more news on the release of Android Ice Cream Sandwich for their smartphones should check the Samsung website and their network providers for updates.

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Origin is the place where all EA games come together

Eager to monetize each of their product in every possible way, EA launched a download platform similar to Steam but bearing only their homemade products. Known as Origin, the product is just another barrier for the player in his attempts of installing and playing a game.

We stumbled upon this manager when we wanted to get our hands on the Mass Effect 3 demo. It was required in order to run the free demo on our computer. I have nothing against exclusivity, but Origin is an annoying service.

If you wondered where EA Download Manager has disappeared to, you’ll be happy to know that it is now known as Origin. For any new EA release, Origin is the place where you should stop at, as it acts as a catalogue and store for their new titles. Sadly, older games are not always available, which is a bit of a missed mark on EAs part. If you are looking for deals you might want to go elsewhere, as pricing is usually the same as in retail stores, although there are occasionally bargains to be found.

In terms of functionality, the service is slower than Steam and it suffers from an unfinished interface which makes the user facing problems in browsing the service. One great feature is the ability to play some streaming demos in your web browser through the GaiKai service, so you can try before you buy. But forget the big titles.

If you only care about finding EA games then Origin is all you could wish for. While streaming demos are very convenient, Origin is far from a one-stop shop, even for EA’s catalogue, as older games are not always available. Origin is certainly good at what it does, but doesn’t do enough to be the only game manager you will ever need due to its forced exclusivity only on EA games.

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Blender – Fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite

You can get an idea of Blender’s capabilities by listing some of the projects that have used it. For example, the makers of ‘Spiderman 2’ used Blender for 3D and character animation; it was used for the special effects in the film ‘Vendredi ou un autre Jour’, movies ‘Elephants Dream’, ‘Big Buck Bunny’, ‘Sintel’ and ‘Plumiferos’ a 3D CG feature film were made in Blender; as was the 3D game ‘Yo Frankie!’

Blender comes from the not-for-profit Blender Foundation. It is open-source, free to download and use but requires a considerable investment of time and effort from the serious user and rewards her with the flexible software and skills to model in 2 and 3D, animate, render and process images and videos to an award-winning professional standard. It includes related functionality: a game engine, fonts, motion capture and many, many more.

A good place to start is to become familiar with the interface which has been reworked in the recent version. Support comes in the way of texts, models and tutorials from the official website. A CMS gathers background information and lists many websites and groups maintained by Blender followers, (Blender Art Magazine, Blender Nation, and so on). If that is not enough a shelf of specialist commercial books offers guidance through the Blender product.

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