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I'm a fan of AOL Radio especially "AOL sessions".
So here is a "goodie" from M&D. All you need is an AOL account (or AIM it's the same) AOL Radio direct download from M&D: here. (it will ask you for your AIM/AOL screename and password when you first start it) And the Salling Clicker free script: here.
PS: there's a cool integration of AOL Radio to iChat, when you start listening to AOL Radio while your status is set to "online" the status changes to the current playing AOL Radio Song! There's also a cool transparent alert that appears each time the song changes on AOL Radio.
I use this application everyday since a year maybe. But no updates, I thought version 3.1 was the last one. But today, great news! I saw that version 3.5 was out!
So I opened the official Salling Clicker site and I was amazed by the new look of the site. A great flash menu was added which makes the website easier to browse than ever. The update is free for 3.1 owners, it's a 6.6 mb file.
Salling Clicker is available for Mac & PC, and it is compatible with more than 300 mobile phones, it transforms your mobile phone to a remote contol, we already talked about it here on M&D.
First thing I have noticed: no need to update the Salling Clicker version installed on your phone (still didn't try it with my Symbian Nokia), the soft seems to be faster. A powerpoint script has been added, and there's a better Keynote script too.
Today, when I opened the super heavy Adobe Acrobat Pro 8, Adobe invited me to install a small "application" made in Adobe Flash called Adobe Digital Editions, it reminds me a lot of Adobe Lightroom but for .PDF documents. It is fast and so smooth: It needs maybe 1 or 2 seconds to start. Impressive! Animations are superb, especially when you change view. Searching for something in a pdf is super fast. As soon as you start it, it opens the document you were reading like a "resume" function.
You can get it from Adobe Labs website, it's a 2,5 MB file to download, the installer is very special because it's a Flash Window you see in your browser. Adobe is really reinventing Flash...
Here is the link to Adobe Digital Editions: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/digitaleditions/install/?source=acrofile
Maybe is it the Adobe Reader killer... It really makes reading a pdf document sooo comfortable!
I fell in love with it!
PS: it is still a beta, and the icon is ugly (not 128x128). Adobe is releasing amazing products these days (Lr, CS3 etc...) but they really do have a problem when it comes to icons :p
As the fan of Roxio softs I am, I just purchased "Crunch", I don't really see the "big" difference with PopCorn, but it seems it is more centered on Apple TV.
Roxio Crunch™ Convert DV, AVI, MOV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, DivX, DVD-Video, Video_TS folders, and more Automatically add converted video to your iTunes library for easy syncing with your Apple TV, iPod, or iPhone Powerful award-winning video conversion technology from the makers of Toast®. Roxio Crunch™ is the essential video converter for your Apple TV, iPod, and iPhone. Take your video in to the living room or the palm of your hands fast and simple. Roxio Crunch is a one-stop shop for all of your video conversion needs. Batch export will make your life even simpler: converted video will be automatically added to iTunes for syncing. Don’t just convert it, Crunch it!
Now that I am done editing my video masterpiece, it may be time to output the video to a format necessary for the Internet. Uploading a video to YouTube is pretty easy. Making it look good is a bit of a challenge. Most online videos are plagued with artifacts, pixelations, and lag time. But I have a Mac, so I can make a fantastic looking video!