Whatsapp is a great tool to exchange chats, images and more for free with your friends. Unfortunaly, after installing Whatsapp on my new HTC Desire C with Android 4.0, I could receive images but could not send them myself. After selecting the right image in my gallery, the message “Failed to preview image, please try again later” pops up.
A wireless internet / network connection in your home or office location is great. Especially when the access point stands right next to your notebook…. Sometimes you don’t want to sit next to the router but you require some more freedom, but moving away from the access point reduces the signal strength. But how does the signal strength changee throughout your workspace?
Watching movies with Media Player Classic is great, but enabling the subtitles can be very frustrating! Here’s how to get subtitles working in MPC.
Every now and then you’ll bump up against music in some “strange” format. These formats will definitely have their advantages (lossless / high quality / multiple channel / …) but they don’t fit in your music collection or your favourite player isn’t even able to play the files! I keep my music library in the MP3 format but sometimes get music in .flac, .m4a, .aac, .ogg or something else. The web is full of cheap software which can convert these files for you. But now I finally found a program which does it all for free (freeware, no GPL). It works on Windows (Windows Vista/2008 2000/XP/2003 and Windows 7) and there even is a Mac version (Mac OS X 10.2 or above). It’s called “Switch Sound File Converter” and it’s created by a company called NCH Software which hopes you’ll be some of their other products.
I bought a new pc and one of the programs I will keep using, also in Vista is Total Commander. I use the ftp functionality very frequently so I have tens of different accounts maintained on the old installation. Here’s how to copy these to another pc.
Nero Burning Rom is the number 1 burning application on the market. This is the result of being the best application on the market some years ago. Burning CDs and DVDs has however become a commodity which a lot of applications are capable of. In the meantime Nero has grown to an enormous software package which can do almost anything related to burning. If you need all these fancy new features, Nero Burning Rom is still the package of your choice.