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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ilium Software Offering eWallet GO! for 99 Cents/Free

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Software" @ 03:03 PM

http://www.iliumsoft.com/ewalletgo

"Do you have too much info to remember? Do you wish you could take all your passwords, credit cards, account information and logins with you - so they're handy when you want them? But keep them safe - so you don't have to worry about intruders finding them? You need eWallet GO!TM If you want secure, easy, mobile storage for all your info, just grab eWallet GO! and take your passwords with you everywhere you GO!"

Well now...here's a good deal! Effective now and running until the 21st of this month, you can get eWallet GO! for a mere 99 cents on Windows Phone 7, Android, and iPhone/iPod Touch devices. On Windows and Mac versions, the software is free. Sweet! Jump here to find the version you need. The OS X version is in the Mac App store, and the Windows version requires registration for the free download. On iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7, you'll find it in their respective app stores.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Picasa 3.5 Adds Face Recognition

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 02:40 PM

http://picasa-readme.blogspot.com/

"We're happy to announce the launch of Picasa 3.5, the latest release of Picasa photo management software. If you don't want to wait until we autoupdate everyone to Picasa 3.5, you can download it at picasa.google.com. This ReadMe page appears when a new version of Picasa software is available, and tells you what changes and improvements are in each release."

Picasa is, bar none, the best free photo organizer tool there is on the market today - it rivals and surpasses some of the $100+ software I've seen. Google continues to invest in improving the program, which is great to see. I was worried for a while there, but Google evidently sees value in having such a great piece of software in their portfolio. If you haven't checked Picasa out, you really should!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Windows Live Movie Maker Walk Through

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.youtube.com/user/WindowsVideos

The first Windows Live Movie Maker beta that came out was so bad, I called it alpha software. It was so limited, it was useless for anything but making the most basic slide-shows. Fast forward a year, and the product is still in beta - Microsoft doesn't do anything fast it seems - but it has far more features, and is quite useful right now...especially if you're using it on a Windows 7-based system that has full codec support for MPEG4/h.264 video files. Unfortunately the program is still very Microsoft-centric in that it only outputs to WMV, but thankfully they've included HD WMV outputs, so even if you have to transcode it to another format later, at least you'll start with great quality.

The video above is a nice walk through of the product, so if you haven't used the new version of the software, watch the video and I bet you'll want to take it for a spin!


Monday, June 8, 2009

The Future of Windows Live Movie Maker

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 05:55 PM

http://windowslivewire.spaces.live....D59!41131.entry

"When we set out to build Windows Live Movie Maker, we heard loud and clear that people wanted their movies to simply look better with less effort. In order to meet customers' needs, we first looked at how people were using Windows Movie Maker in Vista. What we found was that most movies were quite simple - often just a set of pictures with captions and a soundtrack with occasional small clips of lightly edited video with transitions. We also discovered that many people found the approach of Microsoft Photo Story 3 to be a great solution and loved the ease of selecting pictures, a soundtrack, and adding a narration track over their photos with basic animations. Increasingly, we found people publishing movies to popular video sharing sites to share with friends and family (in addition to occasionally creating DVDs)."

Mike Torres, the Lead Program Manager on the Windows Live Movie Maker team, has posted a great blog entry about where the software is at, what they've learned from the initial beta they released a few months back, and what kinds of things (in general terms) users can expect to see from the software when Torres' team releases the next version. I just hope they don't name it Bing Movie Maker!


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