Play, stop, start, pause and control your multimedia playback with Flutter

flutter_iconMicrosoft’s Kinect is hot right now.  Controlling your game console, and multimedia equipment – which the Xbox also doubles as – with hand gestures is pretty cool. Many PC owners would love to be able to do the same thing – control their PC with their body.  Well, now with Flutter, a web cam and your PC, you can do just that – but only with your multimedia apps. Flutter allows you to control playback of your favorite media with some of your favorite aps. Let’s check it out to see if it’s going to become part of your PC toolbox.

Flutter uses gestures detected by your web cam to play, pause and skip media. Flutter supports YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Grooveshark, iTunes, Netflix, among others.  If you’re an Apple Keynote user, you can also control your slide show presentation with hand gestures.  The cool thing is that Flutter works even when the app you want to control isn’t in focus, and is playing media in the background.

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Flutter is an interesting app; but not one that I think will last long. Maybe I’m too old to get it; but with an effective range of 1-6 feet, I can’t see how taking my hands up away from the PC and waving them at the screen is easier or better than controlling media playback with a keyboard or mouse.

I can see where this would be really awesome at say a party or perhaps in a business setting where you were playing a slideshow with Keynote and wanted to control the app that way.  However, I can see things heading way south after a DJ says, “Put your hands in the air..!” I’m just sayin’…

Flutter is coming out with additional gestures and with support for additional apps. We’ll have to see how well this gets adopted, but until then, while really cool, I am going to stay firmly planted on the fence.

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AppleXsoft Photo Recovery for Mac

Recover data from removable media with this must have Mac utility.

mac-images-recoveryKeeping your data safe is a complicated task. You can back up all you want, but if something gets erased, that change may perpetuate to all of your backups and THEN what do you do. Data recovery apps are an important tool to have after a backup program. I’ve looked at a number of different apps, and if you have a Mac, then you will want to take a long hard look at AppleXsoft Photo Recovery. It’s an important data recovery tool for Mac.

AppleXsoft Photo Recovery is an all-in-one digital media data recovery app for Mac users. The software features innovative recovery algorithms that are designed to recover images, documents, video, audio, music or just about any other file that can be written to a digital media device. Its compatible with Memory Sticks, SD Cards, CompactFlash I & II, MMC, SmartMedia, xD Cards, Micro Drives, and PCMCIA cards, etc.

Running AppleXsoft Photo Recovery is simple as inserting your digital media into its reader and running Photo Recovery for Mac. You’ll be able to save your pictures or other data off to another location. Regardless of how the media was destroyed, whether files were deleted, corrupted or the media formatted, Photo Recovery for Mac should be able to recover the data.

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Recovering deleted or missing data is important. When photos get inadvertently deleted, getting them back can be a nerve wracking and harrowing experience. Having an easy to use, simple application like AppleXsoft Photo Recovery for Mac can be a huge plus. The only thing that you have to understand about data recovery is that most data is recoverable unless the space where the file lived is now being used by another file. When that happens the likely hood of your being able to successfully recover your data dramatically decreases, regardless of the app you use to recover the data.

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Create backup copies of your DVD movie collection with CloneDVD

Making backup copies of a DVD has always been a problem for many people. Many states have fair use copyright provisions for making backup copies of movies and software.  If you purchase a copy, the content isn’t yours, but the media is, and you’re entitled to make a backup of that content in anticipation that something may happen to the media you purchased. So, you need an optical disk backup utility for Windows, let me suggest one…

CloneDVD is a straightforward app that anyone can use to copy their favorite DVDs as a backup, or for use in different locations. Because it has an easy-to-use interface, everyone from novices to more advanced users will feel comfortable with it. There are only a few basic settings to choose from as CloneDVD will automatically deal with any restrictions on the DVD you are copying.

It is fairly intuitive, but for those users who do need some help, there is a step-by-step guide available. When the process is finished, CloneDVD automatically shuts down so you know the copying is complete.

CloneDVD appears deceptively simple, but does in fact offer a lot of customization options for more advanced users. You can remove any extras or features, add watermarks, remove areas or frames from the original movie, and choose to copy all of the movie, or only certain sections.

CloneDVD produces a good quality copy you can play on a number of devices, using the most popular formats. It is worth downloading the free trial to fully appreciate the range of editing tools that are included with CloneDVD.

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My Facebook Account is MINE, not Yours

Employers and Facebook

The House of Representatives crushes the FCC’s ability to protect end user privacy; and now the public is paying for it…

Last week, the House of Representatives in the US, struck down an FCC legislation amendment that would have protected end user privacy by forbidding employers or prospective employers from demanding Facebook credentials. I find this problematic, as there have been a couple different examples (1, 2) in the media recently.  Unfortunately, a couple different EASY internet searches can quickly get you a dozen or more similar results, where students have been sent to detention or suspended for exercising what amounts to, free speech.  Additionally, as noted in example number 1, above, one person has lost their job, also for exercising their US Constitutionally granted and protected rights of free speech.

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not going to go on some freakin’ tirade here about first or fourth amendment rights. However, I am going to make a pretty harsh statement here:

Attention ALL US school districts, school board members, superintendents, principals, assistant principals, deans, councilors, teachers, etc.  – Grow up!

As a tax payer, I spend  a lot of time as well as money funding your activities.  Let’s not go into how many Americans feel that their tax dollars are misused, abused or misappropriated when school district after school district contend that they simply don’t have enough money to fund <pick a program or curriculum>.  That’s another rant for another time. However, just because a student has taken you to task or has made a “I don’t like <school employee> because of <event that happened to me>” statement on Facebook doesn’t mean that you automatically have the right to  1) demand they take it down, or 2) demand their Facebook (or any other social network) credentials so you can delete the comment/Fan page yourself or see what ELSE they may have said.

Who the HELL do you think you are?!?

The LAST time I checked, this was still America.  The last time I checked, I was afforded the right to speak my mind (First Amendment).  The last time I checked, I was protected from unlawful search and seizure or demands on my privacy (Fourth Amendment). I’m confused and, understandably, very concerned.

Reading between the lines, it appears that in both of the cases that I’ve cited, someone got embarrassed either because they behaved badly (example 2) or because something was brought to their attention that may have seemed harmless and/or funny to some (example 1), and the embarrassed persons complained to someone they work for.

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Make perfect 1:1 copies of all your DVD’s with DVD-Cloner

Making backup copies of physical media has always been a problem for many people. Many states have fair use copyright provisions for making backup copies of movies and software that are bought in the US.  Countries in the EU may have similar provisions to local and federal laws.  If you purchase a copy, the content isn’t yours, but the media is, and you’re entitled to make a backup of that content in anticipation that something may happen to the media you purchased, preventing you from enjoying the content.  This is one of the major reasons why I really like apps like DVD-Cloner. It’s an optical disk backup utility for Windows.

DVD-Cloner is a DVD ripping and backup tool that comes with it powerful functions and its fire-new one-click interface to make DVD copy easy. With new movies and related never-ending changes and improvements springing up, DVD-Cloner, as the symbolic figure in the DVD copy software industry, is designed for movie fans. It can decrypt all DVD protections for you allowing you to bring the movie home. With optimized DVD reading speed, it can finish copying a DVD just after you finish a cup of coffee.

DVD-Cloner can  decrypt all DVD protection schemes including Macrovision, AACS, CPPM, RC, RCE, APS, UOPs and RipGuard, via a block-by-block copy, whether the content is music, video or data.  It can do exact, like kind DVD-5 and DVD-9 copies. It can also copy DVD’s onto most branded DVR’s. for you to bring the cinema home.

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Backup and keep all of your data safe with CyberLink Power2Go Essential

Everything is about data. Your entire computing experience is about your data – pictures, movies, music. Your data, your memories are irreplaceable; and keeping it and them safe should be your primary concern when it comes to your computer. This is why I’m really grateful for applications like CyberLink Power2Go Essential. It’s an optical disc burning tool for Windows. It can keep your data and memories safe and you can have a good time using it, too.

CyberLink Power2Go Essential allows you to safeguard your data, copy DVDs and burn everything in sight to optical media. You can use it with its new System Recovery tools and you can make use of over 5000 free DVD menus from its online resources at DirectorZone.com. These powerful templates allow you to create professional styled CD’s and DVDs, and to safeguard YOUR valuable data.

CyberLink Power2Go Essential is a complete burning tool. With it you can burn data, rip music, copy discs, create photo and video discs on Blu-ray, BDXL, DVDs as well as CDs. If you have access to disc images, *.ISO files, you can also mount that disc image file as a virtual drive and access it like a real disc drive on your PC. You can rip and copy your music from your favorite CDs or extract a soundtrack from your videos. CyberLink Power2Go Essential’s precision audio editing tools, featuring its Wave Editor 2, provide you with a high-grade precision waveform editor for that perfect professional touch.

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AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million in Cash and Stock

AOL is paying $315 million, mostly in cash, to buy the Huffington Post, one of the Web’s most prominent news and opinion sites.

As part of the deal, Huffington Post Co-founder Arianna Huffington–who was derided by some when she co-founded the left-leaning site in 2005 with investor and well-known communications exec Kenneth Lerer–will become president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group within AOL.

The deal was signed Sunday evening and the boards of directors of each company and shareholders of the privately-held Huffington Post have approved the transaction.

The deal has the potential to create an enterprise that could reach more than 100 million visitors in the United States each month. For The Huffington Post, which began as a liberal blog with a small staff but now draws some 25 million visitors every month, the sale represents an opportunity to reach new audiences. For AOL, which has been looking for ways to bring in new revenue as its dial-up Internet access business declines, the millions of Huffington Post readers represent millions in potential advertising dollars.

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Joost To Become The World’s Largest Video Platform

Adconion Media Group, an independent global audience and content network, announced today its board of directors approved Adconion’s video product, Joost Video Network, to be spun off into a separate standalone business with the intent to form the world’s largest video platform effective immediately. The newly launched Joost, a digital media company, will be dedicated to providing premium branded solutions for advertisers and brand marketers seeking to reach their targeted audience with engaging and high impact in-stream and in-banner video advertising. The new unit will be led by Nick Higgins as executive vice- president, where he was previously the head of global video at Adconion Media Group. Prior to joining Adconion, Higgins was at MSN where he held several senior positions over the last 10 years.

Joost also offers branded entertainment services through its partnership with RedLever, a state-of-the-art, global studio specializing in developing and producing brand-integrated content for the Web. And as a standalone business unit, Joost will benefit from a better-defined, more distinct and expanded role in the video marketplace. The new unit will concentrate on leveraging its core strengths in three primary areas:

– Owned and operated Joost.com which includes pre-roll, in-banner and site skinning capabilities among;

– Exclusive partnerships including exclusive site and inventory representation as well as exclusive content; and

– Premium relationships which includes but not limited to pre-roll and display network, in-banner videos and Joost distributable player

Joost will continue to focus on building its premium video network but will now also increase its exclusive audience and global reach across it’s owned and operated Joost.com, and will continue to sign exclusive site representation deals with leading video and entertainment sites. The new unit will improve its market visibility as an online, brand-centric video provider of choice, and will be able to react even faster to client needs and dynamic market changes.

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