Lynda.com is our favorite site for training videos and has hundreds of courses on everything from using Amazon.com to conquering Photoshop. But “Mindsy” is a new site with courses on a wider range of topics, such as using Gmail to become more productive, how to make a video game, and – in case it’s just all too much for you — meditation.
Our Danish niece loves her Google Chromecast, a $35 gizmo that can beam movies from your smartphone to your TV and opens the way to video services like Netflix. Unfortunately, the whole world has already written about it, so here’s something new from Apple TV.
We think “Peggle” is the most addicting computer game we ever played. But our most fantastic moves and scores are ephemeral, lost in the mists of time. Serious gamers record those magic moments using a free program called “FRAPS.” Now we have a way to convert FRAPS videos into regular movie formats, and it’s also free: Freemake Video Converter from Freemake.com. The reason gamers use FRAPS to record their triumphs is simple. The typical video recording can’t copy a video game in high quality because games are fast and have too many frames per second. If you search on “FRAPS” at YouTube.com, you’ll see a good example of it. Freemake Video Converter can also convert any video from one format […]
Redbox just rented its three billionth movie from one of those red kiosks you see in grocery stores. To say thanks, it’s offering a free movie or game Get the promotional code Thursday, August 1. on the Redbox Facebook page. It’s valid in any Redbox location.
Companies have started paying people to write favorable product reviews on Amazon, so it’s hard to trust them. Looking for the “Real Name” icon next to a review is one solution. If someone is using their real name, it’s a little more likely to be accurate, but it’s no guarantee. Some regular reviewers have turned this kind of writing into a business.
We’re not into video calling, but somebody must be. So we liked the idea of Skype’s new video messaging service. Rather than interrupt someone with a phone call, you can leave a video message. This service just came out of testing and is now available on computers and smart phones. To leave a video message, you and the other person have to be Skype users, which is free. Just click the plus sign next to their name in your contacts list to send a video message.