iLifeSoft announces Pavtube Video Converter for Mac for importing VRO files to Final Cut Pro for editing. VRO is a container format for multiplexed audiovisual content. VRO file is an equivalent to a collection of DVD-Video VOB files. VRO to Final Cut Pro Converter is the best VRO Converter for Mac which can help you rip or convert VR_MOVIE. Use Mac VRO to FCP, you can easily convert VRO files to mov/mp4/dv format with FCP support. It allows you to trim, cut and add watermark.
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Indie developer, Andrew Winn introduces Dog Budget 1.0, now available exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Dog Budget allows you to keep track of your spending and lets you know when you are over budget. It includes a simple pie chart illustrates a summary of the top 10 spending categories. It has visual highlighting using a Red or Green light to show if over or within your budget. With this app, the user can create a monthly dog spending budget with detailed descriptions.
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MG Siegler has some vintage 2007 claim chowder.?
Dieter Bohn, The Verge:
Earlier today, a developer evangelist for Microsoft was quotedas saying that all Windows Phone devices would get an upgradeto the “next major version” of the operating system. Now, atrusted source close to Microsoft tells us that is absolutely notthe case, that instead there will be no upgrade path from Mangoto Apollo.
Glad to see they’re all on the same page up there in Redmond.?
I don’t expect this to be a major disruption in the industry, but I think they’re on the right track.?
The first chart pretty much says it all.?
Amazon.com, Inc. and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd today announcedthat Amazon Publishing has acquired a ten-year license for NorthAmerican rights to the entire list of James Bond books by IanFleming in print and ebook.
So does this mean you won’t be able to buy even the print edition of these books in the U.S. from anyone other than Amazon? Sure hope Amazon does a better job with the cover designs than they’ve done with the current Kindle editions.?
Custom ringtones are great for knowing who is calling, but those of us who leave our phones on vibrate get left out of that party. One of the less advertised features of iOS 5 is the ability to assign custom vibration patterns to individual callers.
To enable this feature, open the Settings App and select “General” and then scroll down to “Accessibility.” Scroll down a bit in the Accessibility settings and turn on “Custom Vibrations.”
This enables the feature, but to actually use it you not need to open the Contacts app to customize the vibrations for each contact for whom you wish to use a custom vibration.
Select a contact, and then tap “Edit” on the upper right corner of the screen. You’ll notice that there is a new “Vibration” setting for your contact. You’ll see several built-in variations, but the ability to create your own pattern right on the phone (Morse code, anyone?) is the ultimate in customization. You can also turn off vibrations entirely for specific contacts if you wish (great for people you want to avoid).
After setting a vibration, tap “Done” once to exit the vibration settings and a second time to save the updated contact.
Congratulations, you now will be able to tell by the pattern in your pocket who is calling you, even when the phone’s audio ringer is off. Amaze your friends with your new ability to see who is calling without looking or listening to your phone.
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Shayndi Raice, Spencer E. Ante, and Emily Glazer, reporting for the WSJ on Facebook’s billion-dollar acquisition of Instagram:
Companies generally prefer to bring in ranks of lawyers andbankers to scrutinize a deal before proceeding, a process that caneat up days or weeks. Mr. Zuckerberg ditched all that. By the timeFacebook’s board was brought in, the deal was all but done. Theboard, according to one person familiar with the matter, “Wastold, not consulted.”