Ramka's Media Buddy offers several advantages over freeware media converters, especially if your PC has a CUDA-capable NVIDIA graphics card. Media Buddy can utilize your GPU's processing power for super-fast file conversion, especially with large files and high-quality formats. But ATi isn't left out of the mix, either: Media Buddy is also optimized to take advantage of your ATi card's codes, or your Intel CPU's built-in graphics' processing power. Media Buddy handles a wide range of audio and video formats, including HD formats. It also burns CDs and DVDs. Media Buddy is free to try, … Read more
I recently fulfilled a long-held dream and bought a convertible. A Saab convertible, in fact. It was more of an impulse purchase than anything I might have carefully planned, because if I'd stopped to think about it I would have run screaming (for the bus stop).
It's a ridiculous machine really -- old enough to vote, for goodness' sake. A drop-top from a country where the average highs hover around freezing for five months of the year. The insurance premium is three times higher than anything I've had to pay before and it gets through fuel like … Read more
With well-designed graphics and a number of useful features and formats with which to work, WaveInsight Video Converter Lite for Mac offers a great solution for those looking for a versatile conversion program. Many of its operations are automatic, making it a suitable program for those with little experience with file converting software, as well.
The program starts up with a medium-size window. The left side is clearly labeled as an area where users can click and drag files into the application. These can also be added manually with a clickable button. After selecting a video file, a thumbnail is … Read more
Miro Video Converter for Mac's clean interface makes it easy to convert any video file into other formats for use on a broad range of media devices. It's a basic freeware option that works well for a variety of formats and devices.
After installation Miro Video Converter for Mac opens to a clean interface with intuitive controls. The main menu features basic options to open video files and includes a useful Help file. Users may import video files by opening them through the main menu or by dragging and dropping them into the interface. The program's main … Read more
Billed as "the ultimate paperless solution," Docudesk's deskPDF Studio X is aimed squarely at Adobe Acrobat. Studio X can create PDFs from any application, edit the text and images in any PDF, and convert PDFs to Word, Excel, HTML, and other document types. It can sign, stamp, and add freehand and freetext markup as well as letterheads, watermarks, and other custom touches to your documents. Features like PDFzen integration allows one-click Cloud storage and easy publishing and sharing of documents online via social media, e-mail, and fax, while 256-bit encryption, digital IDs, and other strong security measures … Read more
If 2013 is remembered for one thing, at least as far as PCs go, it'll be the flood of new device designs that bridge the gap between laptop and tablet. From the Microsoft Surface Pro to the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga to the Asus Transformer Book, there are many ways to be a hybrid.
Some systems are standalone slates that either include a wireless keyboard, or offer one as an add-on accessory. Others have a detachable design, with a screen that pops free (usually after hitting a button or sliding a latch) from a keyboard base. A few even keep … Read more
BatchPhoto doesn't include any home run features, but its step-by-step walkthroughs make it great for beginners. It lets anyone crop, add borders, annotate, and apply filters and effects to multiple photos at once. If you're new to the photo-editing world, it might be the program you're looking for if you've got a little cash to spend.
You can use all of the features of this program without paying, but it will put a watermark on your photos. The program starts you off with a click-through tutorial, complete with videos, that can take some time to complete. … Read more
Total Audio Converter offers all of the features, performance, and speed you'd need from an audio converter. It's one of the most complete conversion programs you can find and is a steal at its low price.
The free version of the program only lets you convert up to two thirds of the track, so you'll have to pay if you want the whole thing. The program doesn't support every format under the sun, but all of the most popular formats are here, such as MP3, MP4, WAV, FLAC, WMA, etc. Each one has its own button, … Read more
Total Movie Converter gives you top-notch performance and style at a relatively fair price. We found it to be one of the most complete conversion programs on the market. It offers nearly universal file support and is incredibly easy to use. The trial version of this program doesn't watermark your videos or cut them short, which is a nice change of pace from other programs.
The installation wizard takes the user through the quick setup process. The program requires at least 66.6MB free disk space to complete the installation. The program's gorgeous layout breaks every file format … Read more
Digiarty's WinX Mobile Video Converter is a program that converts video files (audio, too) to play on your mobile devices, whatever they are. All you need to do is select the appropriate output profile for your device or needs, and it does the rest. Although it's extremely easy to use, it's not stripped down or lacking in features or performance; in fact, it also joins, crops, and edits videos and can add external subtitles, too. It comes with 320 video codecs, 60 audio codecs, and 200 about profiles, including support for many HD formats. WinX Mobile Video … Read more