Consumers awaiting the Lenovo Yoga 11S convertible can now order one through Lenovo or Best Buy, though they'll have to wait at least a month before it ships.Available through Lenovo's Web site as of Thursday, the Yoga 11S is an 11.6-inch ultrabook that can close to transform itself into a touch-screen tablet or bend over backward into "tent mode" or "stand mode" to act strictly as a display. The new Yoga is outfitted with Windows 8, upping the original Yoga 11, which offers Windows RT. Buyers also have a choice of two … Read more
Need a quick and easy way to convert an image or multiple images to another format? Pixillion Free JPEG Converter does this job quickly and without any issues. This software comes with an easy-to-use interface and supports a variety of the most popular image formats.
Pixillion Free JPEG Converter downloads as an exe file. The installation is rather easy. After accepting the user agreement you will be asked to install some additional software and extras, including a toolbar, which you will probably want to avoid. The program comes as an unlicensed trial version with an option to upgrade to a … Read more
An ultrabook ultraportable PC priced at $549 must be considered, especially if it's a convertible -- a system with both a keyboard and a touch screen, the latter able to swing a full 360 degrees into tablet mode.
And I'd say no convertible has received more press than the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, which was rightly celebrated for its slick design -- if not its operating system.
Update: I tweaked the headline to reflect that the Yoga isn't technically an ultrabook, which is Intel's designation for a system with a particular set of specs.
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For international travelers, tracking conversion rates can help with locating the best deals available. While simple, CurrencyConverter for Mac allows users to track exchange rates across multiple currencies quickly and accurately.
The application is available for free as a dashboard widget, which downloaded directly into the widgets area. Installation simply required the user to activate the program into the main area, which completed quickly. There were no user instructions available, but this was not necessary due to the easy-to-use interface and operations. The user can add their base currency, whether it is the Dollar, Euro, or others, to compare to … Read more
PDF files are much easier to send and read than your standard Open Office files. This app claims to convert your Office files into PDFs, but it does the bare minimum to live up to that name. In fact, Open Office to PDF Creator seems much more like a basic file viewer than anything else.
Most of Open Office to PDF Creator's navigation buttons are clouded by ads that take up the top and bottom of the screen. That really doesn't matter, since you can do most of the converting right from your file menu. Converting .odt files … Read more
Video Converter Fox bundles together a bunch of audio, video, and online resources into a single interface. It searches for and downloads MP3s and videos on YouTube, for starters, and even converts FLV files to MP3s, so you can save the tunes you find and play them on your portable device. It has a built-in Internet radio player, but it also plays your locally-stored media files. You can watch free online TV channels from dozens of countries, including free online movies. You can play all kinds of games while you're listening, too. And Video Converter Fox even has a … Read more
One of the best things about the App Store and the iOS devices it supports is that for nearly any issue you can imagine, there's an app designed to fix it. Simple Base Converter is such an app, a much-needed tool for programmers and engineers that is simple and straightforward to use.
Simple Base Converter uses the basic calculator interface on the iPhone but replaces the function buttons with base descriptions -- in this case, decimal, binary, base eight, and base six. To use the app, simply enter a string of numbers in any of the four sets and … Read more
There was once a time before everyone had an Internet-capable device in their pocket, when converting various measurements while cooking or finishing homework assignments would take time or require a sharper memory. Today, smartphones alleviate this problem almost entirely with apps like Converter Pro. Combining conversion tools for dozens of different weights, volumes, currencies, temperatures, and medical units, Converter Pro is a very useful tool for your iPhone or iPad if you are willing to look past its shortcomings.
Converter Pro provides tools to instantly convert one of many different units into any other included in its library. The list … Read more
The number of video conversion programs available makes choosing a good one difficult. Though it's basically functional, the lack of features and problematic setup make VidConvert for Mac a less desirable option.
VidConvert is available as a free trial version with a three-minute conversion time limit; the full, unrestricted program requires payment of $7.99. The program installs quickly. Unfortunately, after initiating the program, the user must complete an additional download from a separate site before conversion can take place. This second download requires Terminal operations, which is a lot to ask of all but the most experienced Mac … Read more
The field of Internet video converters is not short on contenders, some good at what they do and others, not so much. Mega Video Converter (MVC) from Clip Extractor is a new challenger in a very competitive market. Thankfully, it is one of the good guys.
We like Mega Video Converter for being fast, simple, and intuitive. Installation is quick and compact, only taking up about 20MB on your hard disk. However, you do need MS .NET Framework 4 before you can proceed and MVC will alert you if you don't already have it.
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