WinX is well known for its DVD Ripper Platinum software that is able to backup your DVD in Windows within 5 minutes. WinX have ported the application to Mac OS and they called it WinX DVD Ripper for Mac. It is an all-in-one DVD ripper designed to make perfect 1:1 DVD copy to hard drive and rip your DVD movies on Mac OS to iTunes, MOV, MP4, FLV, etc that playable on iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple-TV, PSP and much more. It also supports extracting music from the DVD files and saving as MP3 format.
With this Mac DVD ripper, Mac users could backup DVD collections to Mac or portable devices without any quality loss. Moreover, WinX DVD Ripper for Mac can rip DVDs of new generation DVD copy protection technology, such as Alice in Wonderland, The Princess and the Frog, Transformers 2, Star Trek, etc. WinX DVD Ripper for Mac is a shareware that normally cost $39.95 but they are currently offering a time limited giveaway for free!
Ripping a DVD from Mac is a no brainer with WinX DVD Ripper. You will need to load the DVD disc and import to the program, then select the output format as you wish, like DVD to iPod, DVD to iPhone, DVD to MP4, then click the browse button to specify where to save the ripped video file and finally click the Start button.
1. Download http://www.winxdvd.com/download/winx-dvd-ripper-for-mac.dmg and install
2. Use the license code WinXDRM-April-Giveaway to register the software.
There are two types of scenarios of accidental deletion of files. The first is files are deleted directly from Windows and it can be either caused by virus or the user themselves. Secondly, it can be due to wrongly formatting the whole hard drive when you are managing the partitions using a boot disc or even wrongly formatted a card reader. It is possible to recover the files even from a formatted drive using iCare Format Recovery.
iCare Format Recovery Software is dedicated in file recovery when drive has been formatted. It works on hard drives as well as memory card, SD card, lost partition, deleted partition and etc. The software is made to be as easy to use with a very simple user interface where it first shows you the drive to recover and clicking the Recover button will start searching for the deleted files. It can support both FAT and NTFS partition.
iCare Format Recovery normally cost $69.95 for a single user license but you can get your free license code by following the steps below. This free offer expires on April 22, 2010.
1. Download http://wikisend.com/download/559774/formatrecovery.rar and install.
2. Run Format Recovery and click on the Activate! button at the top right of the program.
3. Enter the following license code 2K1XB2X964MPHOCJ8M1RYIJF0OVHFOFH and click the Register button.
Windows right click context menu are very useful because it contains commands that are frequently used such as copy, cut, paste, delete, rename, creating new files and folders, etc. However it lacks of command to allow the user to copy the full path of the file. For example the file is located deep into many folders at your hard drive and one way to copy the full path without typing it is by first copying the path from the address bar and then append the filename to it making it a full file path.
If you are frequently dealing with copying of filename together with its full path, you can use CopyPathMenu to simplify the process. After installing CopyPathMenu, whenever you right click on any file or folder, you have an extra menu selection that is “Copy as path” and then you can select either Copy filename(s) or Copy as email link.
The good thing about this is it can copy the path for multiple files to the clipboard. When you paste it to a text file, it will paste every path at a new line. In the Options window, you can specify whether to copy the filenames as original path, as URI, old DOS 8.3 style or C/C++ syntax. If you don’t want to path but just the filenames, you can check the “Only filename without path”.
CopyPathMenu is free and works on Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7.
Google Chrome can be considered a fresh web browser which still lacks of some features. One of it is the ability to change the new tab page to something else. For now, whenever you open a new tab, Google Chrome preloads it with the eight most visited sites which is in image squares or thumbnails on the top and also recently closed windows and tabs as links at the bottom.
This can pose as a privacy risk issue because a person that borrows your computer for a while to check their web mail could end up seeing what websites you always visit. You can remove the websites that is listed in new tab by clearing the histories but that would cause inconvenience by always have to type the full URL.
Until the development team of Google Chrome comes out with an option to change the new tab page, you can use the extension called Blank New Tab. After installing this extension, every time you open a new tab will show a blank page (chrome://newtab/) and not the thumbnails of top visited websites and recently closed tabs. Blank New Tab extension is very small and it worked perfectly on Chrome.
Download Blank New Tab
If you are Firefox or Internet Explorer user, you might have missed out a feature called Caret Browsing. The default key for both IE and Firefox to activate Caret Browsing mode is F7. Basically when you activated the Caret Browsing, this feature places a movable cursor in web pages, allowing you to select text with the keyboard. For people who are not careful with what they click, normally they would simply click the Yes button without reading the information displayed first.
When Caret Browsing mode is turned on, the user can no longer use the arrow keys on their keyboard to scroll the browser up, down, left and right. Instead, the cursor is now on the text like as though you are editing the text on your browser. No, you cannot edit the text on a website with Caret Browsing as it only allows you to select the text by pressing and holding the SHIFT key and moving to the left or right with your arrow key.
If you find yourself always hitting the F7 key and accidentally enabled the Caret Browsing mode, you can easily disable the F7 Caret Browsing activation. For Firefox, type about:config at the address bar and hit enter. At the filter bar, search for the word caret, double click on accessibility.browsewithcaret_shortcut.enabled to change the value to false. That will disable the F7 key from activating Caret Browsing mode. As for disable Internet Explorer Caret Browsing F7 key, we found a group policy restriction but unfortunately disabling it from there does block the F7 from activation Care Browsing.