Change of ideas, change of computers. This could be the main idea of this article. In fact, this is the story of a Mac notebook from my view point. I used many different computers with different operating systems in my life. I was doing great with Windows XP and Vista operating systems recently. The computers I used were not equipped with best hardware of those days. At least they were operating well for me. I used to restart the systems only when I installed a new driver, otherwise they used to operate nonstop for many days.

Security of my systems was quite important for me. To block hackers I installed best antivirus programs and I used to install new updates before automatic update did it.

Everything changed on August 2008 for me. I had been old me so far. I was looking for a file in my computer, then I realized that my files were being deleted. Nervously, I touched the on/off button of my power supply and the deep silence took over.

I couldn't accept the defeat, of course. I took my hdd out and tried to clean it in another computer. No luck, there wasn't a sign of a virus. I had to do something. First, considering the risk of losing all files, I thought of formatting the hdd and installing Windows again but I would need to re-install all the programs I have and it could be time consuming. In fact, I was seeing some MacBook advertisements in internet and admired the design of these computers. I had a plan. I was going to buy one of them and say hello to MacBook as a deadly Windows user.

I have never thought that I am going to use a Mac in my life. Now, I would like to talk about MacBook Air. Eight months have been passed since I joined Mac world, and I deserve talking about it after using it this much.

The thickest point on its body is 0.8 inches. We can say that it is a mini laptop. It has similarities with other MacBook computers. Some of the great features are backlight display, ambiance light sensor and a touchpad sensitive to hand movements. When using this touchpad if you want to rotate a picture you can do it with rotating your finger.

When we talk about what is inside this thin case; 1.6 GHz or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU welcomes us. This CPU was designed to be used in thin cases by Intel. Besides, 2GB Ram and 1.8" 80 gb hdd are the standard features. Although Bluetooth and 802.11n are expected features, lack of an optical driver was a surprise. However, Macbook gained space and energy thanks to lack of an optical driver, and it still can work with external optical drivers.

Another good side of MacBook is that a full scale keyboard had been integrated to it. It means, writers (like me) or students who are bored of compressed notebook keyboards are going to like it. Anyway, it doesn't mean MacBook hasn't got bad sides. USB card slot, Firewire, Internal Ethernet jack and Express card slot are missing.

Apart from those, I really enjoy using this computer. It is incredibly thin, fast and delicious. Battery life is long enough. Quality of display is unquestionable if it is compared to other similar laptops. As a former deadly Windows user, after having a chance to use MacBook Air I can say that I'm not planning to go back to other systems again.

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The Unlocked iPhone

Smartphones have been under development since the early 90's, when the first smartphone called "Simon" was introduced by IBM. Today, the computing power of a desktop computer and the connectivity of a mobile phone are just within your grasp. The most advanced smartphone you can get is an unlocked iPhone, which isn't tied up to any service provider.

A smartphone is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing abilities and connectivity than regular phones sold on the market. The first smartphone was a primitive one by today's standards. Besides the regular calling features of a mobile phone, it had a clock, a calendar, an address book, a calculator, a notepad, e-mailing features, and it could send and receive fax. It also had the first commercially available touch screen pad.

Today, the most advanced smartphones provide all the services of a mobile phone plus the computing power of a desktop computer, a fully functioning high resolution digital and video camera, a portable music player, and many more. The most sought after model of smartphone is the iPhone. Today, the latest available model of an unlocked iPhone is the iPhone 4.

The iPhone, apart from being a mobile phone, has a number of features that make it great. It has a touchscreen liquid crystal display (LCD) and a virtual keyboard for input. It is made out of strong aluminosilicate material and stainless steel. It also has an advanced five megapixel digital camera, capable of capturing images and video. The latest version of the iPhone, the iPhone 4, can record and playback images in high definition (HD).

The iPhone 4 can store your music in its music library. You can store and watch movies in the video library. It has two microphones for crisp sound recording and noise cancellation, which filters out background noise. You can also have internet access through an unlocked iPhone. Just find a Wi-Fi connection and you will be able to surf the net and check your email easily.

A popular feature of the unlocked iPhone is the use of third-party applications. These applications are made by third-party software developers using software provided by Apple itself, and usually are fun and usable programs for all types of consumers.

A new feature of the iPhone 4 is called FaceTime. The phone has two built-in cameras for real time video calling to another iPhone 4. The Retina Display, meanwhile, is a highly advanced display technology which gives it the highest resolution phone screen of all smartphones.

The iPhone 4 is designed to be very easy to use. The hardware and physical interface are very user-friendly and don't confuse the user with too many buttons and options. The virtual interface is also easy to navigate. You will get to the feature you want with just a few taps of your finger.

There are many capabilities and features that an unlocked iPhone has that make it a lot better than other smartphones in the market. Each feature enhances the overall value of the iPhone and makes it a product worth getting. When you get an unlocked iPhone, you can use any service provider you want and still enjoy the phone's best features.


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DVD, also known as Digital Video Disc or, the much less common but correct term Digital Versatile Disc, is an optical disc storage media format, and was invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Time Warner in 1995. Its main uses are video and data storage. DVDs are of the same dimensions as compact discs (CDs), but are capable of storing almost seven times as much data.

Variations of the term DVD often indicate the way data is stored on the discs: DVD-ROM (read only memory) has data that can only be read and not written; DVD-R and DVD+R (recordable) can record data only once, and then function as a DVD-ROM; DVD-RW (re-writable), DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM (random access memory) can all record and erase data multiple times. The wavelength used by standard DVD lasers is 650 nm; thus, the light has a red color.

However, I found many people want to know how to import AVCHD to QuickTime Mac as below.

Q1: How do I rip video from DVD on Macbook to edit?

I’d like to rip video off of a DVD to edit it but am having trouble figuring it out. I download Mac the Ripper but it seems this program just copies all the data files to be able to burn a new DVD. I’m just interested in the Video and Audio to import into a editing program to edit it down. Can anyone give me some suggestions?

Q2: How do I stream a DVD from my Macbook to my iPad?

I’d like to watch my DVD’s on my iPad without importing/capturing/syncing blah blah blah. Can I put a DVD movie in my DVD player on my Macbook Pro and ‘stream’ it wirelessly on my home network to my iPad? I understand you can do this with the Macbook Air laptops. Come on Apple, I MUST be able to do this?! Right?

For resolving these problems, I search a tool— DVD to Macbook Converter is specially designed for Mac users to rip DVD to the popular video formats such as MP4, MOV, DV, M4V and extract DVD audio to MP3, WAV, M4A, AIFF. Those formats can be playable on various devices such as DVD to Macbook, Macbook Pro, QuickTime, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, Final Cut Express, FCP, Apple TV etc. That is to say, you can enjoy DVD videos in lots of place at any time if you like. I hope it is helpful for us.

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