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A free software tool to validate and fix corrupted MPEG MP3 audio files

mp3checker  A free software tool to validate and fix corrupted MPEG MP3 audio files

MP3val is a small, high-speed, free software tool for checking MPEG audio files’ integrity. It can be useful for finding corrupted files (e.g. incompletely downloaded, truncated, containing garbage). MP3val is also able to fix most of the problems. Being a multiplatform application, MP3val can be runned both under Windows and under Linux (or BSD).

The most common MPEG audio file type is MPEG 1 Layer III (mp3), but MP3val supports also other MPEG versions and layers. The tool is also aware of the most common types of tags (ID3v1, ID3v2, APEv2).

Source:  MP3Val

Popularity: 17% [?]

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ioSafe Solo 500GB Rugged USB External Hard Drive – Fireproof Hard Drive

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ioSafe Solo 500GB Rugged USB External Hard Drive

Rugged USB Hard Drive — Fireproof Waterproof
–>The rugged desktop ioSafe Solo hard drive brings disaster protection to a price range that everyone can afford. With capacities from 500GB to 1.5TB, the ioSafe Solo can safely protect precious digital family photo albums, MP3 music libraries and days of video memories. For business, the ioSafe Solo hard drive is a great way to protect customer databases or to secure regulated information including patient records (HIPAA, Sox, etc) or credit card information (PCI regulated). Businesses use the Solo hard drive as a backup and storage device, no longer worrying about data loss from moving computer tapes and files offsite. Like other ioSafe disk drives or storage systems, the Solo hard drive is for Mac or PC and uses patented technology including FloSafe air flow cooling, HydroSafe waterproof barriers and the DataCast fire safe insulation.

Fireproof to 1550° F for ½ hour
Waterproof to 10 feet of fresh water or salt water for 3 full days
USB 2.0 Interface — Plug and Play for any PC, laptop or Mac computer
Patented Air Flow Cooling ensures hard drive reliability during normal day to day use
3 Year Warranty & $1,000 Data Recovery Service
Upgrade to 5 Year, up to $1,000 per disk
Bolt-down the ioSafe Solo or cable lock for greater security and theft resistance

Source:  ioSafe

The ioSafe Solo SSD combined with ArmorPlate helps to protect data in a two story building collapse, 5000 lb. crush forces, 20′ drop into rubble and up to a 1000g shock. In addition the original HydroSafeTM, FloSafeTM and DataCastTM work to keep the drive cool during normal operation and protect the data from fires up to 1550°F for 1/2 hour and complete water submersion of 30′ for 30 days in fresh or salt water. Like all ioSafe products, the ioSafe Solo SSD comes with ioSafe’s Data Recovery Service, a “no questions asked” policy to help customers recover from any data disaster including accidental deletion, virus or physical disaster.

“The new ioSafe Solo SSD is the world’s most rugged and versatile desktop external hard drive. In addition to the USB interface, the new eSATA connection allows for fast data transfers and full compatibility with almost any Microsoft, MS Server, Linux or Mac operating system. The ioSafe Solo SSD can be used alone or in conjunction with any offsite or online backup strategy to add real time, zero data loss, synchronous disaster protection to any data that sits vulnerable,” said ioSafe CEO, Robb Moore. “Businesses, especially small businesses, struggle with disaster recovery and regulatory compliance such as HIPAA, PCI or Sarbanes Oxley, can use ioSafe hardware to add simple, inexpensive and secure protection. The ioSafe Solo is one of the easiest, fastest and least expensive ways to protect your data.”

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The interactive projector that turns any surface into a touch screen

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Light Touch: Holographic Laser Projection is Here Today from DVICE on Vimeo.

Fed up of lugging a heavy laptop around? Soon you could be typing documents and browsing the web on any nearby surface with the aid of a pioneering pocket-sized projector.

An innovative British company called Light Blue Optics has created the Light Touch, which transforms any surface into a 10.1in touch screen, reminiscent of the film Minority Report.

The system uses holographic laser projection and infrared sensors to create a screen that supports multi-touch gestures, like many smart phones.

The device was unveiled by the Cambridge based company at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Popularity: 3% [?]

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Backup and Restore All Your Contacts From and To All Your Mobile Devices

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How do I backup my iPhone / BlackBerry / Android phone contacts?

Download the IDrive Lite application on your iPhone / BlackBerry / Android phone. Register for an IDrive Lite account. Your contacts are automatically backed up. For subsequent backups, click the Backup button.

Source:  iDrive

Popularity: 15% [?]

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Portable Apps – your computer, without the computer

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your computer, without the computer™

PortableApps.com Suite™ is a complete collection of portable apps including a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, audio player, sudoku game, password manager, PDF reader, minesweeper clone, backup utility and integrated menu, all preconfigured to work portably. Just drop it on your portable device and you’re ready to go.

portable – carried or moved with ease
app – a computer program like a web browser or word processor

A portable app is a computer program that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any Windows computer. When your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC. And when you unplug the device, none of your personal data is left behind.

No Special Hardware – Use any USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod/MP3 player, etc

No Additional Software – Just download, run the portable installer and go

No Kidding – It’s that easy

Source:  Portable Apps

Popularity: 7% [?]

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s10Soft RedEyes Fix – very nice free software to fix redeyes

RedEyes Fix

Fix red eyes in your digital photos easily with S10 RedEyes, a sophisticated red eye removal tool that also functions as a general purpose photo editor. Free!

S10 RedEyes is easier to use, produces a more natural look, and provides better control than most programs on the market.

Circular/elliptical eye selection tool – In other programs you typically have to use a rectangle to select the red eye, but S10 RedEyes uses a much more natural, circular selection area that you can flatten as appropriate to match the shape of the red eye using the -/+ keys (both during and after selection).

Simply open a photo in S10 RedEyes, click a red eye (or right in between the eyes if both are red), and the “Fix Red Eyes” window pops up (see figure on right) with a zoomed-in view and controls for further zooming in/out as needed. Then just click/hold/drag the mouse to select the exact area you want to correct.

Note: After opening the photo, first make sure you are in “Fix Red Eyes Mode” (indicated by the magnifying glass mouse pointer when over the photo). You can switch to this mode either via the toolbar, the Edit menu, or the photo’s right-click popup menu.

Source:  s10Soft

Popularity: 5% [?]

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ezRead transforms your reading material into televised material

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Cooler than books on tape and way more fun than subtitles, the ezRead transforms your reading material into televised material.

Simply place the ezRead directly on top of a book, magazine, or newspaper to display the magnified image illuminated and in full color right on your television screen.

The enlarged image makes the text extremely easy to read. This device is also ideal for reading labels on prescription bottles and more.

It connects to your television in seconds using the supplied video cable.

The size of your television monitor determines the actual magnification of the item – the larger the monitor, the greater the magnification. Images will be magnified to 5.3X on a 14″ television, 6.5X on a 17″ television, 8X on a 21″ television, 10.3X on a 27″ television, and 12.2X on a 32″ television. Operates with three AAA batteries (not included) or supplied A/C power adapter.

Source:  Scientific Online

Popularity: 2% [?]

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Take your iTunes with you through any web browser

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Take your iTunes with you

You’ve got a huge music collection in your iTunes at home.  You want to access that music from the office, at a friend’s party, or let other people hear it from anywhere in the world.  Install pulpTunes and access your music from anywhere, through a web browser.

Works on Mac, Windows and even Linux!

After started, a little orange will appear in your tray (as shown to the left), and you’ll be given your machine’s IP address.
To access your music from outside your home network, just point any browser to that address.   For Linux environments (where iTunes is not available) you just need an iTunes XML file which points to the music files.

Source:  PulpTunes

Popularity: 7% [?]

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Convert a section of movies to an animated GIF

movie to GIF

This application allows you to open an MPEG, AVI or WMV movie and convert a section of it to an animated GIF. General usage consists of opening a movie (”File” -> “Open”), seeking to the position in the movie where you want to start the animation sequence (use the track bar at the bottom), setting start and end points (buttons on sides of trackbar) and then exporting (”Export” -> “Export to animated GIF…”).  How to convert here.

Source:  Evan’s

Popularity: 5% [?]

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MP3 Skype Recorder – VOIP Call Recording

Skype Recorder

System requirements:

  • OS : Windows 2000, XP, Vista
  • .Net Framework 2.0 or later (will be downloaded from the Microsoft site and installed automatically )
  • Skype (you may have installed it already. Install it yourself otherwise – download Skype )

MP3 Skype Recorder is a free program which automatically records all your Skype conversations (including conferences). It stores your conversations locally in files using compact and very popular MP3 format. The tool can record P2P Skype calls and SkypeOut calls as well as calls to Skype Online number. The program sits in the system tray and monitors skype calls.It starts recording automatically when you begin conversation. It can record several calls simultaneously (one active with others on hold). When doing so the recorder stores every call in separate file for later use. Simple and intuitive interface requires almost no tuning. All you have to do is install the program and provide it with access to the Skype client.

Information contained in the conversation may be valuable for you in many ways for many reasons.
Making and keeping the records may help your business and sometimes guard your reputation.

Main features of MP3 Skype Recorder:

  • It’s absolutely free with no limits attached.
  • Automatic or manual recording capabilities.
  • Compact format of stored records (mp3 files).
  • May be used to record P2P, SkypeOut calls and calls made to Online number .
  • Capable to track simultaneous calls and to save them separately.
  • Easy integration with Skype Conference recording.
  • Intuitive easy to use interface.

Source:  voip Call Recording

Popularity: 2% [?]

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