Simple and Efficient Software

September 21, 2008

Even though there is a constant flow of new technologies and inventions in the software and music industries, I am always on the lookout for quality programs that are efficient and easy to use. One such a product that I recently came across is Blaze Media Pro. This is basically an all-in-one multimedia application that allows you to accomplish all of your conversion needs quickly and simply. This isn’t just a regular audio converter. With this software you can covert, burn, rip, record, and playback music and video files. VCD, DVD, and SVCD are all supported so you can be sure your converting needs are taken care of.

One of the many concerns that people have when converting their audio and video files is making sure that whatever file it is saved on is able to be converted successfully to the desired format, without jeopardizing the quality of the file. This software supports all of the major formats including CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, MPEG-4, AIFF, M4A, AAC, AC3, FLAC, and ALAC. Video formats with two-way conversions include ASF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVI, and others. Features included in this software are video editing, copying of music CDs, combining and extraction, video creation, audio tag editing and more. This software can serve as your audio converter, video encoder, and MOV Converter all in one.

Kopete – the Software

June 19, 2008

For users who find themselves addicted to AIM, Kopete can be an interesting option especially when working on a different environment such as Linux. With a name that traces itself to the Chilean word – Copete, which refers to an alcoholic drink, Kopete proves itself a worthy alternative as a multi-protocol, free software instant messaging client. It was specifically designed to integrate with the KDE desktop environment although it can run in numerous environments.

Kopete supports all commonly used Instant Messaging protocols while providing templates for developers from which to base their new plug-ins. It also features tools to enhance instant messaging like message encryption, archiving and many others.

LifeSize Experience

June 17, 2008

I recently saw a video of a demonstration of the a LifeSize Room which basically allows up to six people to conduct a video conference call while feeling like the rest of the participants are sitting right near them. I must admit, I was really impressed. It’s kind of hard to impress me with technology these day since I’ve come to expect almost everything for granted. But the video conferencing equipment by LifeSize is nothing short of impressive. Check out their website for more information.

Something Positive for a Change

May 28, 2008

Instead of just complaining about our elected officials, it’s nice to have something positive to talk about for a change. In an attempt to combat the plague of alcohol related fatalities from Arizona Boating accidents (over 50% of Arizona area boating accidents and about 33% of nationwide accidents are alcohol related), The Arizona Game & Fish Department have put tremendous efforts in their Boating Education Online content and videos. You may think that alcohol is only dangerous when operating a car but the Arizona Game & Fish Department website makes a very interesting case about the consequences of Boating Operating Under the Influence. Check out the videos below and be sure to visit their website at for more information. And most important – stay safe!