'The Simpsons' visit the Mapple Store!
'The Simpsons' visit the Mapple Store!
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[ Music ] ^M00:00:06 [ Background Music ] >> What's up? I'm Brian Tong and welcome to the Apple Byte. It's all the good and bad inside the world of Apple so let's get to the news. The Mac's internet market share is larger than it's ever been. According to a breakdown by net applications a record 8.87 percent of people on the internet are Mac users on desktops or laptops. Now it's nowhere close to the 89.62 percent market share that Windows has but there is more to the numbers. This is the first time that Windows market share has ever fallen below 90 percent and on top of that, they're also losing ground in the web browser market to Firefox and Safari. Now, if you've been waiting for those 79 bucks Apple in-ear headphones with the remote and mic, they're finally here. Like many people, I was excited to use them with my iPhone so I would no longer have to reach to my pocket to change the volume. Well, you can't believe how happy I was when I found out the volume control works with every current generation iPod except the iPhone because it already has volume controls on the device. Fix this. What the hell, Apple. You could keep your overprice, use them for a week and see exposed wires turned yellow and brown crappy sounding headphones anyways. I would give them the bad apple but I don't even wanna waste our cool graphics. Okay, let's shift to happy review shall we? Now, if you didn't see it already you have to check out last weeks Simpson's episode where they poked a little fun at Apple. Here's a little taste. >> Mom, dad, our mall got a Mapple Store! It's so sterile. myPods, myPhones, a Brainiac Bar! >> My question is the following statement. Operating system 4.2 has a sloppier architecture than a Tijuana ant hill. >> Did you get peanut butter in your Ethernet port again? >> No, I got mayonnaise in the CD drive. >> You can watch it all on Hulu.com and if you're a geek, you'll love the reference to the 1984 ad. Now everyone wants to be able to bucket their DVDs, so let's check out this Insider Secret from Wilson Tang in our New York Office. ^M00:02:09 [ Music ] ^M00:02:13 [ Background Music ] >> First, download and install the program HandBrake either from own Download.com or directly at HandBrake.fr then launch HandBrake. Insert your DVD. HandBrake will automatically set the longest clip and you can always pick whatever wine you want down to the chapter. HandBrake does have a lot more advance features but if you know what the difference between a B-frame and a P-frame is then you don't need this insider secret. What you should concern yourself with is the presets. The preset buttons in the upper right corner lets you quickly choose the right output format for either your iPod, PSP or even your Xbox 360. In this case, we're gonna select the iPhone/iPod Touch. Once your preset is selected just press Start. Generally speaking it will take about one to two times the length of your movies to encode but it's worth the wait to be able to watch your legal home DVDs in iTunes or in your iPod. Now, for the elephant in the room, in the US you can arguably use HandBrake to back up your legally purchased commercial DVD titles if they're not encrypted. It's called fair use but it's a gray area. However, if your DVD is encrypted which most are, it is against the law in the US to circumvent the encryption even if your software makes it possible so don't go breaking any laws. If you're not in the US, the laws do vary. So, you might wanna check into it further. That's if for this Insider Secret, I'm Wilson Tang with CNET.com >> Alright. Thanks for that tip Wilson. I will only use this legitimately. Now HandBrake is also available for PC users so everyone can do this. Now, have you ever been in a conversation you wanna get out of? Check out Fake a Call and this is how it works. >> I called her early today. >> Lets just say you've got that buddy that won't stop talking. >> She said she needed space like what space? >> Pull your iPhone out of your pocket ever so discreetly. >> It's a problem. >> I don't know man. Like everything I do reminds me of her like she has the same necklace. Can you not wear that anymore? Just--what are you doing? >> Just checking my email dude. >> Open up the app and click Get Ready to Fake It. >> I don't know what went wrong. She said I was suffocating her. >> Then when you need it double click the screen [cell phone ringing] and you've got a call from you uncle in France. >> Oh, dude. It's my uncle from France. Oh, my! I, you know what. I haven't talked to this guy forever. Let me take this, okay. >> Okay. >> You know, I've got to go dude. >> Okay. >> I don't know his French. >> Thanks. Fake a Call. Now, I discovered this up because a girl used it on me. Okay, you know we wanna here from you so email us at the Apple Byte at CNET.com. If you find something you want us to cover then let us know. I'm Brian Tong for CNET.com, thanks for watching and come back next time for another bite of the apple. ^M00:04:54 [ Music ]

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