Newly launched Open Tech, yet another Mac clone outfit, appears to have experienced something of a confidence shift after putting itself up for sale less than a month since it officially opened for business.
Watch them on your PC
when you are offline · Listen to music
videos on your MP3 player · Use the videos
in your presentations
Carry your favorite clips on your video iPod ·
Send the videos to your friends from your cell phone
· Do whatever you want!
If you are familiar
with sites like YouTube, you might know that the videos are stored
there in a so-called "Flash Video Format" (FLV). They are not AVI or
MPEG files, so you can't do anything with them! You cannot play them
in Media Player, you cannot embed them in your PowerPoint
presentation, you practically cannot do anything. That's why my
software not only downloads YouTube videos, but converts them to
many useful formats as well!
Here are some things you can do with this software:
Download videos from YouTube and put them on your
Convert the videos to AVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4, MOV and
3GP video formats, for easy playback on your computer
and DVD player.
Extract the soundtrack from the video to an MP3
Embed the videos in a PowerPoint presentation.
Import the videos to your iPod, Zune, Sony PSP or
other portable media player.
With built-in AirPort Extreme, the iBook has touched down in the 21st century
After yawning over the last under-achieving iBooks in our September 2004 issue (page 58), a breath of fresh AirPort has perked up our appreciation. Yes, the 12" iBook finally has built-in AirPort Extreme for high-speed wireless Internet access, and this means the most portable and affordable of all Apple laptops will likely never leave your side. Wireless access is everywhere these days, and we had a ball discovering all the hot spots we could leech off of in cafes, bars, friends' apartments and of course at home. The AirPort Extreme worked flawlessly and automatically, and its performance seemed limited only by the strength of the host network.
The G4 processor has bumped up from 1GHz to 1.2GHz, while the price has dipped a bill from $1,100 to $1,000. Somewhat disappointingly, the RAM, hard disk and graphics processor are all the same as they were two revs ago when the iBook first added a G4 processor. Overall, however, the improvements and the price drop make this iBook a much more enticing buy.