Monthly Archives: June 2010

Firefox 3.6.6 Released

Well that didn’t take long. Firefox has been update to version 3.6.6,  don’t’ know what happened to Firefox 3.6.5 but anyway 3.6.6 is now available. The new version fixes some issues with the new plug-in crash protection feature.

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Thunderbird 3.1 Released

ThunderbirdThunderbird has been updated to 3.1, so it’s time to upgrade. You should now find that Thunderbird can search faster, has a new migration assistant and improvements to the mail setup wizard. Check out the Release Notes if you want more details.

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WordPress 3.0

WordPress 3.0 was released a few days ago. Below are some of the new things that should get your attention:

  • WordPress and WordPress MU have merged, allowing the management of multiple sites (called Multisite) from one WordPress installation.
  • New default theme “Twenty Ten” takes full advantage of the current features of WordPress.
  • New custom menu management feature, allows creation of custom menus combining posts, pages, categories, tags, and links for use in theme menus or widgets.
  • Custom header and background APIs.
  • Contextual help text accessed under the Help tab of every screen in the WordPress administration.
  • Ability to set the admin username and password during installation.
  • Bulk updating of themes with an automatic maintenance mode during the process.
  • Support for shortlinks.
  • Improved Custom post types and custom taxonomies including hierarchical (category-style) support. (Try the Custom Post Type UI or GD Custom Posts And Taxonomies Tools plugins to see the possibilities.)
  • A lighter admin color scheme to increase accessibility and put the focus more squarely on your content.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2010

Microsoft have released their monthly updates for the month of June 2010.

The patches are designed to fix the two following items:

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2010

Why ConvertXtoDVD is the Best


Lots of people out there ask what the best tool for convert those movie files you have on your computer to a playable DVD, well lets cut to the chase I think it’s ConvertXtoDVD. Now lots of people are going to say there are other programs out there that are free or better but if you want just point and click conversion then ConvertXtoDVD is the way to go.

Now I’ll be honest if I was burning a DVD that contained multi videos, say something of an Episodic nature I like more control over the menus produced so I might use something Like NeroVision, however the price you would pay for that is basically NeroVision is slow and doesn’t handle everything. The main and primary reasons I like ConvertXtoDVD is that it handles MKV files, and supports Subtitles.

Features of ConvertXtoDVD

  • Video formats supported include: avi, divx, xvid, mov, mkv, flv , mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg-, nsv, dvr-ms, ts, ifo, vob, asf, wmv, realmedia, rm, rmvb, and ogm
  • DVD Menu creation from Templates possibility to add background video, image or audio, have chapter and audio/subtitle menus
  • Fast and quality encoder, typically less than 1 hour for converting 1 movie, and supports Multi-Core processors!
  • Built in features that allow you to burn strait to DVD after encoding completes
  • Custom and automatic chapter insertion
  • Ability to join files that are in multiple parts including joining subtitles in multiple parts
  • Audio formats supported internal and external: AC3, DTS, PCM, OGG, MP3, WMA
  • Subtitles files supported internal and external: SRT, .SUB/IDX, .SSA with color and font selection, and supports tags like italic, bold
  • Video output for video standard (NTSC, PAL), TV Screen (Widescreen 16:9, Fullscreen 4:3) and DVD Resolution (Full D1, Boradcast D1, Half D1, SIF), or choose automatic for all choices listed above.
  • Also convert video from NTSC to PAL or PAL to NTSC
  • Video resize-pad/cropping and de-interlacing options

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