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Download of the Day: Any Video Converter 3.21

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Mar 28, 2011 6:16 am

Our Download of the Day today is Any Video Converter 3.21.


Any Video Converter is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality. It allows you to effortlessly convert video files between every format! It can convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie format for iPod/PSP or other portable video device, MP4 player or smart phone. It also supports any user defined video file formats as the output. Any Video Converter makes it easy for anyone to enjoy the any format video with your iPod, PSP, mobile phone or MP4 player.


• User-friendly interface that is easy to use.

• Converts all video formats to Apple iPod Video, Sony PSP and more

• Batch convert any video formats including avi, wmv, asf, mpg, mp4, etc.

• Support DivX and Xvid avi format as importing and exporting video

• Support default video/audio settings or user customized parameters for video and audio.

• Has the option to preview the video in real-time before conversion .

• World's fastest video conversion speed with stunning video and audio quality.

• Supports adjust many video/audio options for MP4 files. For example, video/audio sample rate, bit rate, video size...


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By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Mar 28, 2011 2:32 am

Amazon's Appstore was unveiled last week but no one seemed to notice the Test Drive feature that could now become the biggest part of the new Appstore. Test Drive allows US customers to try Android-based apps before you buy them on - pretty great, huh?


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Test Drive actually features an entire virtual Android smartphone with working mouse controls, which is quite the feat and quite the service that are giving their customers. Test Drive allows you to try out games, delete said game, browse photos, listen to some music or even surf the web from the virtual Android device.

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iOS 5 to come after the fall, major revamp, new iPad and cloud to be featured?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 28, 2011 1:22 am

iOS 5 is starting to peer its head and take a look around at its surroundings with rumors flying around that Apple are set to unveil the new iOS version in early spring which will lead up to a summer launch alongside the next-generation iPhone.


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There are a bunch of details that are being rumored, this is what has been heard so far:

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Apple's OS X Lion has reached "Golden Master" status - possible WWDC timed release?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Mar 28, 2011 1:13 am

Roughly a month ago Apple unveiled the developer preview of their upcoming OS X Lion. It appears Apple have been hard at work and have ironed out the bugs with their Mac App Store distribution.


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Apple are reportedly getting ready to deploy an OS X Lion update to developers that they may be calling a "GM1" release. "GM" stands for "Golden Master" and is a name that gets given to software that is complete. Could Lion be nearly ready? Maybe, maybe not.

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Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Mar 27, 2011 2:33 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - March 27th, 2011




- Apple iPad 2: The TechSpot @ Techspots

- ASUS Officially Launches Eee Pad Transformer in Taiwan @ Netbooknews

- ASRock Core 100HT Home Theater PC @ Legit Reviews

- Eee Pad Transformer officially launched, one of the most affordable Tegra 2 tablets @ VR-Zone

- Apple iPad 2 @ tbreak




- Low-End Sandy Bridge Graphics Performance @ Phoronix

- AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition @ RBMods




- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Graphics Card @ ixbtlabs

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A visual comparison between 15, 30 and 60fps - can you see the difference?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Mar 27, 2011 5:13 am

This is something that is quite close to me, the difference between high FPS and low FPS. I'm an avid 60 fps or more fan and run a triple monitor setup comprising of Alienware AW2310, 120hz screens. It's amazing and I traded my 30" HP LP3065 for it.


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A visual comparison of 15/30/60fps


The above link shows the difference between a square block bouncing up and down in three FPS settings, 15fps, 30fps and 60fps. 15fps is instantly visible as jerky, 30fps is a little better but 60fps is quite fluid. What I hope is next-gen consoles feature 60fps minimum at 1920x1080 which I am personally confident is easily attainable with current hardware.

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Poll Results - AMD Fusion platforms: Hot or Not in 2011?

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Mar 26, 2011 4:13 pm

Over 2,500 people voted on our previous poll and we asked, AMD Fusion platforms: Hot or Not in 2011?


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Over half of the TweakTown readership believe that AMD Fusion platforms will be hot this year. That is good news for AMD who needs all they can get at the moment.


So far, from what we have seen, the platform does look to be the goods. Overall AMD sales will tell the real story as we evaluate next year.


For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know, what is the best browser? Let us know! Please go here to vote!

Apple iOS 4.3.1 update is live, mostly bug fixes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 26, 2011 5:07 am

Apple's iOS 4.3.1 update has gone live and is available for your iOS-based device right now. But, if you're not experiencing any of the problems listed in the bugfix changelog, it's always good to remember the age old saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".


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Jailbreakers note: Jailbreakers have not confirmed whether Apple have changed any of the underlying structure or not, what does this mean you ask? Well, a jailbreak for 4.3.1 might be much further away than a jailbreak for 4.3 - but, if you aren't jailbroken, then by all means - go forth and grab it from the most amazing program in the world, iTunes.

AMD asks NVIDIA to prove their GeForce GTX590 is the fastest GPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 26, 2011 4:43 am

Ah, GPU wars - don't you just love them? NVIDIA have recently released their explosive GeForce GTX 590 dual-GPU video card and stated that it was the "World's Fastest Graphics Card" yet, never proved this with an industry-standard benchmark like 3DMark 11.


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AMD have called them out on this and directly asked NVIDIA to "prove it, don't just say it". Dem be fighting words meester. Fisty Cuffs, go! AMD also listed a bunch of review sites pointing to their HD 6990 beating out the GTX 590. Salt, wound, hurt.

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