MAKEMKV

MakeMKV

Need to rip your DVDs or Blu-rays nice and easy? Then MakeMKV is a great option. One click conversions!

From the official site:

MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called “transcoder”. It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way. The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters. There are many players that can play MKV files nearly on all platforms, and there are tools to convert MKV files to many formats, including DVD and Blu-ray discs.

 

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Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT

Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT

I cannot recommend a portable drive higher, than the Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT, especially if security is what you’re after. This thing, while very heavy, is amazing and has fantastic read/write speeds. I only wish it didn’t need it’s own power supply and better utilities but other than that, it’s almost perfect.

Here are just some of the features:

  • FIPS 140-2 Level Validated (in plain english, excellent security feature)
  • Forced enrollment PIN
  • An administrator feature
  • Brute Force Self-Destruct Feature
  • ….and more

If you want an external desktop drive that is incredibly secure, to store either your information or a backup of it, you can’t go wrong with this drive.

IRIG DOES IT AGAIN

iRig Voice

Fans of Your PC Hero know I don’t give compliments easily but the folks at iRig always come through with some great stuff and their latest is no different. They have a line of microphones geared at mobile and tablet devices, in soem very cool colors, at GREAT prices!

From the official site:

The colorful vocal experience for the singer in you
Got a passion for singing? Got an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device? Now with iRig Voice you can turn your smartphone or tablet into the ultimate portable vocal studio and monster karaoke rig!

Handheld vocal microphone

iRig Voice is a fun and colorful handheld vocal microphone that’s optimized to deliver stunning audio quality. It’s the perfect companion for all your favorite karaoke and music creation apps — simply plug it in to your device and start singing.

iRig Voice features an ergonomic design for hours of comfortable handheld performance, and its shape fits easily into most standard microphone stand clips for stage use. iRig Voice is optimized for vocal frequency range reproduction, it utilizes a compact cardioid pattern for close voice pickup which minimizes feedback when used with speaker systems. It has an on/off slide switch for quick muting of unwanted sound and an oversized strain relief cable end for durable, consistent performance even during high-energy performances.

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SAFETREK

SafeTrek

Do you or a loved one have to walk home or walk to his or her car at night, and feel unsafe? And if something happens, isn’t there no time to dial 911? Well Your PC Hero comes to your rescue again with the safety app called SafeTrek. You know how I love apps that do a few things and do it simply and right. Well SafeTrek does all that and more.

From the official site:

WALK WITH CONFIDENCE.

In a real emergency, you don’t always have time to pull out your phone and dial 911.

PROACTIVE MOBILE PROTECTION

MAKE YOUR COMMUNITY SAFER
HELP LOCAL POLICE

CLICK HERE FOR SAFETREK AND GET SAFE

CROWDFRANCHISE

CROWDFRANCHISE

Ever dream of owning a franchise, but didn’t have the funds to pursue your dream? CrowdFranchise is your answer. Crowdfunding for your franchise  ownership dreams.

From the official site:

We are the founders of “community-owned” franchising – encouraging partnerships with an innovative discovery and crowdfunding solution.

CrowdFranchise helps relieve the financial burden of opening a new business. It lets you and your friends fund the right franchise for your area as an online community.

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED OR FIND OUT MORE ON CROWDFRANCHISE

AND THIS IS WHY I NEVER BOUGHT A NOOK

Nook

Barnes and Noble announced they are separating their core business and the Nook line, effectively dumping the Nook business. For years, I was drawn to the Nook and I had no idea why. perhaps I preferred them visually, and the advertising branding as well. In some ways, it felt very Apple-like. But I went with the Kindle, even though I root for bookstores and did not want B&N to go down. But the thought of buying all those books, from a company I didn’t trust enough to stay with it, prevented me from taking  the plunge with the Nook. Now it appears my fears were right on. Sad day for me as I fear the bookstores may be next.

The following article from Techcrunch explains it well.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/25/barnes-noble-is-dumping-its-nook-business/?utm_campaign=fb&ncid=fb

BIG MEDIA MONEY PREVAILS AGAIN – AEREO LOSES

AEREO

Aereo loses and so do we! Aereo was basically killed by the Supreme Court today and the consumer, and individual rights, lose again. I’ve been telling everyone for years that the media companies are threatened by the internet since it makes it hard for them to have their monopolies. The days of them controlling all entertainment and info was becoming over and they knew it so they are doing everything they can, along with the government, to get their power back. First it was NET NEUTRALITY and now this. Read the article below but make note of the one area I chose to highlight below:

The coalition of broadcasters facing off against Aereo included Disney, NBC, Fox, and CBS, among others. The White House had also joined them in the fight, arguing that Aereo was a threat to copyright.

Scary scary times my friend, unless you like having no freedom.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/25/5801052/aereo-supreme-court-ruling

GONE – FOR WHEN YOU JUST WANT IT GONE

GONE

A brilliantly simple idea, Gone is the a great example of the promise of the internet to making your life easier. Who among us doens’t have stuff they just wish were gone and could sell but have no desire or time to do it themselves? Well Gone is the answer:

From the official site:

Ready to get rid of your old stuff?
Sell, recycle or dispose of it, in a few easy steps

CLICK HERE:

 

SLINGSHOT BY FACEBOOK

SLINGSHOT

This latest announcement has me scratching my head but are they serious about Slingshot, this Snapchat competitor/rip off? Besides the fact that they cried because they couldn’t buy it so now they are just copying it instead of…..hmmmm coming up with their OWN STUFF. The changes they did make are plain stupid and annoying. Force you to reply back with a pic to see the one sent to you. FORCE YOU. Sheesh, with all these news and moronic ideas I’m starting to believe the twins (see The Social Network:)