Photo albums with style!

I like photography, and I’m quite sure that any person with photography as a hobby, would like to create a custom calendar with his own photos, or a greeting card, a photo book, a gallery wrap or why not a wedding album?

As mostly you need a specific software for each of the projects mentioned above, but Muvee Photo Creations comes with a complete solution with all the features that you need. Muvee Photo Creations is very easy, and you can create all that you need, even from the first usage of the software! You just select what do you would like create, and the Wizard will take you through all necessary steps to get a splendid result. When the Wizard is done, you can still edit with ease whatever you want in your project, add new photos, new pages, more text, change the fonts, sizes, color, and of course to change the order of photos. Also in the calendar Wizard, you can add specific dates and their description, or you can select the religion and the important holidays will be added in your calendar.

Muvee Photo Creations is free to use, and all the features are working great. But, if you don’t buy a license key, you won’t be able to print your documents or to export them as PDF’s or JPG’s…With the free version, you can only print your projects at Muvee.com, and they will deliver the printed albums or calandar or whatever you do, to your home.

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RIM’s Impending Collapse – Sometimes I Hate it When I’m Right

With its stock at an all time low, the Ontario-based company has retained JP Morgan-Chase to help it evaluate its options

Sometimes I really hate it when I’m right. I really do…

Late last year, I pumped out a couple columns on why I thought 2012 was going to be a very, VERY difficult year for RIM. They’ve got a huge set of hurdles to overcome. With layoffs likely to happen at any time between now and the end of the year, employees who aren’t actively looking for new employment are likely setting themselves up for huge problems later on. When a company is tanking, its always better to leave earlier rather than later in my opinion.

Be that as it may, about a week ago, it was reported on Wall Street that RIM has retained JP Morgan-Chase to help it figure out what to do with itself. There’s really only one reason why RIM would hire an investment bank the likes of JP Morgan-Chase – they’re actively looking to shop the company, wanting to identify a buyer sooner rather than later while the company’s stock and assets still have value.

I saw an article on Seeking Alpha that identified three real world players to purchase all or part of RIM or its patent portfolio: Microsoft, Google or Apple. The article’s author, identified only as “kracken,” is correct. There are only three. Some people may wonder about companies like Nokia, Samsung, LG and HTC. The fit isn’t right there.

Nokia, Samsung, LG and HTC are handset makers that play in ecosystems created by Microsoft (Windows Phone), Google (Android) and Apple (iOS). For Nokia, Samsung and the rest to make a play for RIM would mean that they would be interested in throwing considerable capital behind the continuation and evolution of BB10/QNX, and the rest of RIM’s ecosystem, which includes the pitifully received Blackberry Playbook. Even though version 2.0 of the tablet’s OS was fairly well received, its highly unlikely to make an appearance ANYWHERE with any kind of impact that would make it worthwhile to have.

RIM currently has $2.1B in cash and over 78M known Blackberry users worldwide. However, only 20M of those are enterprise level users. With 58M consumer-based users that could jump off the RIM ecosystem for a more viable one in MS, Google or Apple, its clear where RIM’s current value currently lies – its patents.

With Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility recently completed, its unlikely that regulators would approve the additional acquisition of a set of patents that would likely, and most certainly, create a near total monopoly for Google in the mobility space.

Microsoft is perhaps the second most likely candidate in the list of three, some may think.. As a former, direct RIM opponent in the Push eMail space, it would be very ironic for MS to acquire the RIM Push mail patents (as well as others) when, during the 2002-2004 timeframe, if memory serves correctly, RIM brought litigation against Microsoft for the way Exchange ActiveSync pushed mail and notifications out to a connected device. MS had to change the way Exchange ActiveSync worked, much to the dislike of many. Acquiring the patent would certainly close the loop for MS is that story, but with Microsoft’s flat stock performance over the last 10 or so years, I’m not entirely certain what the acquisition would truly buy them other than a sense of vindication. They’ve already “won the war,” especially if they do, in fact, end up taking 20 or so percent of the mobile market by 2016, as predicted by some analysts. Apple and Google already license Exchange ActiveSync as the back end of both’s abilities to sync with Exchange Servers for mail services. There’s no reason for them to purchase patents for a competing push service when no one else is likely to use it.

From my perspective, the only reason why MS would buy them would be to kill them.

Come back next time, and I’ll finish up the analysis…

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Keep your PC running at peak performance System Cleaner

If I had a dime for every time I had a friend come to me and ask for help in getting their PC up and running after a crash, I could probably retire a rich and happy man. Windows is an interesting operating system, in that it might be the most popular on the desktop, but it certainly isn’t the most well-constructed. Its so easy to make it fall down. That’s one of the reasons why I like applications like System Cleaner. It’s a Registry and optimization tool for Windows.

System Cleaner is an advanced registry cleaner and system optimization tool that cleans, repairs and optimizes your PC to minimize seizures and crashes. With System Cleaner, you will see an immediate increase in PC performance and a decrease in crashes. System Cleaner allows you to quickly and easily scan for issues on your PC and then repair them in a single action. All major tasks, such as removing junk files, defragmenting hard drives, repairing registry errors, optimizing your internet connection and identifying security vulnerabilities can be done with just a couple of mouse clicks.

System Cleaner has an automatic maintenance mode that allows you to clean and optimize your PC to keep your computer running like new. Automatic Maintenance allows you to perform maintenance tasks to keep your PC in top shape. If you’re not sure what’s on your computer or how it got there, System Cleaner’s Disk Cleaner can show you and help you keep your computer running clean.

If you’re an old computing pro like me, its often easy to forget how many programs you’ve got installed, have uninstalled or deleted or the number of files that were copied to and from it, and so on. Most of these “tracks” are still sitting somewhere on your computer, and Disk Cleaner can help you recover all the wasted space used by this junk information.

When your PC’s performance starts to tank, the Registry is often the first place you need to look System Cleaner offers a way to help you look at the Windows Registry. Its a set of data files used to help Windows how it looks, operations and ultimately, where programs store their data. Over time, parts of the registry become invalid or point to locations that no longer exist. Registry Cleaner allows you to find and resolve all the registry problems that can cause errors and unwanted PC behavior. After using Registry Cleaner to identify and remove problems, the recently invalid entries removed leave empty spaces, meaning that the size of the registry remains unchanged. System Cleaner can condense and optimize the Registry. Loading a smaller registry is faster than loading a big one.

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The New Face of [Windows] Networking

Mobile computing is starting to make its influences felt beyond smartphones and tablets and is starting to influence the way desktop computers work. Here’s why this paradigm shift is important:

My first home was new construction in Murfreesboro, TN, a small bedroom town 35 or so miles south-southeast of Nashville. My wife and I purchased it in early 2004. The house had wired networking ports throughout the house. This was a big deal, as it made it easier to put computers and networked devices just about anywhere.

When we moved BACK to Chicago in 2006 when a job transferred us, we bought an older home that was not hard Ethernet wired. It made computing in different rooms a bit difficult in the new Chicago house until I found and installed a wireless 802.11g access point (802.11g was the fastest thing going at the time; and I already had a 4 port wired router and didn’t want a wireless router…the location of the cable modem wouldn’t allow a wireless signal to get to all parts of the house). But then again, this was almost six years ago. The face of computing has changed since then. This is no more clearly evident than in the acceleration of smartphone and tablet use throughout the world.

With today’s more mobile computing, computing devices have to be more adaptable, have to be smarter, have to be able to understand what they have built in, connected to them, etc., and be able to adjust how they work to provide the consistent performance regardless of what they have and where they are. Both 3G/4G/LTE smartphones and tablets do this very well. They provide a consistent computing experience regardless of the type and kind of networking radio they have on or are receiving an internet signal from. They can reroute IP traffic from their cellular radios to a Wi-Fi radio without missing a beat should a known Wi-Fi network come in range while the Wi-Fi radio is on.

We’re seeing this kind of networking intelligence in laptops now. Mac OS X has been doing this for a while now. I’m a Mac, and run Windows 7 via Parallels Desktop. I have a Henge Dock docking station for my Early 2011 15″ MacBook Pro. When I work in my home office, I put the laptop in the dock, which has permanently connected cables for all available peripherals, including a wired network connection.

When I’m on the go, I use the PC’s Wi-Fi adapter to go online. When I’m at home in my office, I use wired Ethernet. My Mac is smart enough to drop the IP address held by the wireless adapter when it finds an active, wired Ethernet connection. The Wi-Fi adapter will acquire an IP address when the wired Ethernet is unplugged. This is managed at the OS level, and like (most of) the rest of OS X, just works.

Windows 8 also seems to have this same level of intelligence built into it at the OS level. With its improved battery life methods and processes built in, users don’t necessarily have to turn Wi-Fi on or off to either conserve power, or to prevent the PC from “getting confused” over which adapter to use for networking traffic.

This development is important, because I’ve noticed that its becoming easier to order a desktop PC with a Wi-Fi card in it. Many of the (perhaps) iMac inspired, all in one, touch based PC’s, from Dell or HP for example, come with both wired and wireless networking built in. Of course, laptops have had both networking adapters in them for years; and Microsoft is going to make Windows 8 the default OS, not only for the 30+ tablets due out this Fall, but for all Windows hardware. Users aren’t going to want to worry about turning things on and off (airplane mode aside) just to insure that they can get online without “confusing” their PC.

So, I’m off to rebuild my Windows 8 PC… Stay tuned to Soft32 for continued Windows 8 coverage.

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Make Internet apps run even through your office network

Don’t you hate it when your employer blocks certain kinds of applications simply based on file or traffic types? I know I do. I find it very frustrating when I am used to working a specific way and then have to change how I do what I do simply because an application I need has been blocked. If you find yourself in a situation like this, then you might want to take a quick look at Proxifier. It’s a multiplatform network utility.

Proxifier allows network applications that do not support working through proxy servers to operate through a SOCKS or HTTPS proxy and chains. With it, you can work with any Internet client through a proxy. You can improve network performance and ensure privacy. The app uses a flexible rule system, and has an easy to use yet powerful UI with live data.

Proxifier is a cool program that can help you route internet traffic through a single or chain of proxy servers to protect your privacy or to help you get key apps running when they might be blocked on specific networks. The biggest issue that I initially saw with the software was that it cannot be installed or used on a network that is already using proxies to govern network traffic. Those proxy settings have to be disabled before Proxifier can be installed and configured. Caution should therefore be used if you’re going to use this application at the office, as you could find yourself without any network or internet access if Proxifier conflicts with configuration scripts used in your enterprise.

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Keep your Windows Registry clean and optimized with Registry First Aid

While powerful, the Windows Registry isn’t the sturdiest thing in the world. Its easily corrupted, easily fragmented and often contains a lot of orphaned or unneeded information. I can point to any number of PC’s anywhere in the world and after a simple analysis show you how messed up their Registries are.  That’s why I really, REALLY like Registry First Aid. It’s a system utility for Windows.

Registry First Aid is a safe and easy to use utility and it safely fixes more Registry errors than ever before. Its new color coded results make identifying corrections much easier for the novice PC user. RFA’s color coded results allow you to see exactly what can be fixed without any possible problems.

RFA helps eliminate system crashes, software lockups and slow loading programs caused by incorrect Registry entries leftover from software installations & uninstallations that went awry. Registry First Aid fixes these problems by removing this orphaned or unneeded data. Hundreds of these entries bog down the registry, slow down your computer and cause other software to lock up. RFA offers added features that check the registry for unused software entries and “Run” registry entry errors. It also supports adding multiple entries into an excluded list and a new safe invalid path detection algorithm.

Registry First Aid scans registry for orphan file/folder references, finds these files or folders on your drives that may have been moved from their initial locations, and then rewrites your Registry with the correct locations. In addition, if your registry has links to files of deleted applications, Registry First Aid will find these invalid entries and remove them from your registry. With Registry First Aid, your Windows registry will be always clean and correct, helping your programs load faster and speeding up your computer. Registry First Aid helps you can keep it clean and keep it fast!

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Diablo III – The role playing game of the year

It’s been quite a while… I haven’t played a role playing game since my senior year of high school. That however, is really about to change. Diablo 3 is now available, and it’s available on a computer near you.

Diablo 3 is a role-playing game that takes place in the fantasy world of Sanctuary. You play through a hero – a barbarian, demon hunter, monk, witch doctor or wizard. Your character interacts with other characters and players and the goal, is nothing less than the saving of the world from the fiery demons of hell.

Your hero engages in fast-paced combat that tests your reflexes and rewards your tactical decisions. As you hack and slay your way through hordes of monsters, your character grows in experience and ability, learning new skills and acquiring items of wealth and power.

The game can take months and months to get through. You can play with teams or with just a single character. At some point, Blizzard Entertainment is going to implement a real money auction house so you can buy and sell items for dollars or euros, or the real world currency of your country of residence. You can even sell off your character’s possessions, take the money and move on if you wish.

Diablo 3 is by far, one of the most highly anticipated games of 2012. While I am truly not a gamer and don’t pretend to be one, this game and the graphics and video behind it have impressed even me. If you like fantasy role playing games even a little bit, you must give Diablo 3 serious consideration. Its perhaps one of the most impressive games I’ve seen in quite a while.

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The Problem with Apple’s Secrecy

With WWDC just days away, there’s no shortage of Apple rumors…

I’ve been in the computing biz for a long time.  I began my freelance writing career back in 1996 CMPnet’s File Mine.  The site has long since disappeared, and CMPnet’s resources are now owned by UBM, which owns Information Week and BYTE (where I also appear regularly.)   Funny how some things go full circle.

Anyway, I’ve grown from a freelance review writer into a technology journalist over the years and if there’s one thing that anyone in this capacity will tell you, it’s that trying to figure out what Apple is going to do is hard…if not nearly impossible.

However, it does seem to be the national Geekdom pastime.  Everyone and their brother seems to be trying to figure out exactly what Apple has cooking and when it’s going to be released to the general public. During my time as a freelancer and technology journalist, I’ve learned one very important thing when it comes to prognosticating the Cupertino-way – Don’t bother.

Apple’s culture of extreme secrecy has in the past led to nearly every major site on the internet, both friend and foe to Apple, either supporting or discounting the latest rumor about iPad. While this perpetual rumor mill certainly helps generate hype and excitement, it often results in nothing substantial, except perhaps, the level of hype and excitement around a particular Apple product release or update.

For Apple, this is great. They get gobs of free advertising and lines of people outside their stores waiting for their chance to buy the latest product to come out of Jony Ivy’s design studio. It’s also a big problem for them, because they have people camped out in bars waiting for employees to misplace iPhone prototypes and such.

For consumers, it doesn’t do much of anything other than drive the hype. It can also lead to some big let-downs when a highly desirable feature for iPad isn’t implemented or isn’t implemented the way it was rumored, or to a user’s liking.  However, there is one last issue with Apple rumors…

The people starting them or spreading them are more often than not, wrong.

For someone trying to get a handle on the next best thing coming from Apple whether its iPhone, iPad, Macs or any other bright, shiny new toy (like their rumored, HDTV, for example), the best thing to do is just wait it out.  Don’t count on the information you’re getting being at all accurate. It likely won’t be.

Sure..! It’s fun to speculate.  The articles are fun and interesting to read and can be quite thought provoking at times.  It may give you something to talk about at work during a break, or at your friend’s desk. But understand it for what it is…noise.

Even industry analysts…the guys who do all the research and provide investors with predictions on what’s going to be hot or not… haven’t been able to get it consistently right when it comes to Apple; and those guys are REALLY smart and have deep, inside contacts at this, that or the other “trusted partner’s” installation.

Cracking the Apple nut isn’t easy. Its hit or miss at best. Those that have any success, in my estimation, are lucky; or… weighing in on what currently out there and playing the odds on what seems most likely to happen.
So what’s the problem with Apple’s secrecy?  Nothing much… Despite all the rumor mills, there aren’t a lot of people out there that seem to be getting through their “cone of silence.”

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