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Doremisoft SWF to MOV converter for mac is an ideal choice for Mac users to convert Flash SWF format files to Mac compatible MOV format to play with QuickTime Player or import/edit the flash SWF files with iMovie, Final Cut Express(FCE), Final Cut Pro(FCP). Morever, it can fully support the updated Mac lion OSX 10.7.

Except for that, SWF to MOV for mac can also convert SWF files to all popular video, HD video and audio formats, such as AVI, MP4, MKV, 3GP, 3G2, VOB, WMV, DivX, XviD, MPEG-1/2, MP3, AAC, and AC3 Audio etc.

Key Features:
1.Convert SWF to video and audio easily
SWF to MOV converter for Mac supports convert SWF files to MOV, AVI, MP4, MPEG, 3GP,DV,H.264 etc and extract audio from video and save as MP3. WMA, RA, AMR, MKA, M4A, AAC, AIFF etc on Mac

2. High compatibility with popular Mac applications
With the best SWF to MOV Mac converter you can output SWF videos to MOV for playback on iTunes, editing in iMovie, FCE, FCP and burning to DVD with iDVD.

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You are allowed to set video output settings including resolution, frame rate, encoder, and bit rate.

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Download online Flash SWF files by Copying the URL to the program, then all SWF videos on the web page can be detected and download to your local.

Feel the need for speed?

These seven PC health utilities are among the best top rated products that come with free download versions on the internet. They can all correct problems on your PC and get it back up to running at full horse power.  We assembled these particular seven for our network of readers and subscribers. They are top freeware and trialware from some of our 50+ vendors that we are licensed to distribute.  ALL SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS COME DIRECTLY TO YOU FROM THE SOFTWARE COMPANY…

The nice thing about freeware and trialware is that often just running the free version is enough to get your PC back up running at the speeds you expect. Or at least get it diagnosed so you know what is causing your speed problem so you can correct it.

There are TV ads running for this type of PC speed optimization software every day right now. They use these very same software algorithims but repackaged in a different way.  The all work on the same principles except some are free and don’t cost you an arm and a leg like those on the late night TV infomercials like SpeedUpMyPC MyPCspeed .com and others do.

Some of the very best listed here are RegCure, RegCurePro (exceptional), PC Health Advisor ( very comprehensive). They usually provide updated or pro versions which add more tools and features if you find you like their free versions.  The software developers for the products listed here, like ParetoLogic. PCTools and Avanquest, all fully understand that folks want to try something out for free before deciding to buy it.  We recommend any of these seven fine products for the specific areas they focus on.

Each one can help speed up your PC significantly in their own unique way… PC Health Advisor is all inclusive for instance. You can learn more about any product at their software company’s homepage link included in the description or read some of the other articles here at Rockbridge Reviews and at our sister site Rockbridge Downloads to find out more about PC performance enhancing software.

 

RegCure - Top Rated PC registry clean up and PC performance optimizer updated for 2012+. There is no better stand alone registry cleaner than RegCure – includes pro version upgrade option below.  Product HomePage
  RegCure PRO – Next Generation of RegCure – includes RegCure standard the most popular registry cleaner above but on steroids! – plus extra added features for 2012.  Product HomePage
  SpeedyPC PRO– Gets your computer back up to speed by addressing several key problem areas. For example, as well as finding registry errors and malware, its main scan identifies unwanted processes that are hogging valuable resources.  
PC Tools Internet Security – PC Tools Internet Security combines the award-winning security technologies from PC Tools, including Spyware Doctor AntiSpyware, AntiVirus, Firewall Plus and Spam protection, to provide complete integrated protection.  Product Home Page
Avanquest Outlook PST Repair – Quickly recovers, totally repairs and restores your Emails, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and Calendar items that have been lost due to damaged or corrupted Microsoft Outlook Personal Storage Files (.pst). Great for business users looking for a rapid email repair and recovery program. Product Home Page
PC Health AdvisorParetoLogic’s NEW VERSION 2.0 Now includes DEVICE DRIVER updates and driver management, Premium REGISTRY CLEANER, FILE EXTENSION software database, remove SPYWARE/MALWARE processes running in memory, ERASE HISTORY & protect identity, BOOST PC SPEED and much more …. Product Home Page
  XoftSpySE- Finds and eliminates Spyware, Adware and over 250,000 potentially harmful applications in just a couple of minutes! Designed to scan your whole computer to detect Spyware then quarantine the infected files for immediate protection, it’s your fast, dependable defense against Spyware of all kinds from ParetoLogic Product Home Page

How to fix pc ...Here is a topic many of our readers have asked about:  How do I fix the common problem of software conflicts due to leftover registry keys and orphan files when uninstalling software or attempting to reinstall software. For some software uninstalling and reinstalling software improperly opens a nasty can of worms.  iTunes is a good example… the more complex the program is the more likely you are to have this problem if you don’t uninstall it correctly. We put together a guide that we have found works for most software installed on a PC.  Like everything else in this world there are no 100% guarantees. Some users have latent viruses and malware that are creating registry conflicts that won’t be helped by the following. More on that later…

How To Properly Uninstall and Reinstall Software

If you are having trouble uninstalling and reinstalling software you probably experianceing registry conflicts if you are using a PC… or some registry keys were not cleaned up and removed when you uninstalled the software or tried to write over it. The PC thinks its still there or there is a conflict with old registry keys so it can’t install. This happens with some software.  ( if you are using a MAC disregard )  The following help is for PC users only:

First — if you have not done so already, try using the Add / Remove programs utility in your Windows Control Panel. You can find step by step screenshots and instructions on how to do this at this reference site: http://uninstallmysoftware.com

If that doesn’t work, or if the software does not show up at all in your control panel,  then follow these steps:

  • Step 1 – Select and download any good software uninstaller application that has a free demo or trial version and try that first. Most of the time the free version is enough to fix the problem – (there are some good ones listed at the link above or you can find some over at Rockbridge Downloads).
  • Step 2 – Install and run the free software uninstaller you selected and follow its instructions carefully – you should see a screen with a listing of all the programs installed on your PC; often more programs than those normally listed in your Add / Remove control panel. Most uninstallers will find software that does not show up in your Add/Remove control panel.
  • Step 3 – Find the software you want to uninstall, then select and click “uninstall”. All good uninstaller software will do the rest automatically.  This next part is very important:
  • Step 4 – Sometimes you also have to clean up your computer’s PC registry and remove leftover software keys and orphan files from the uninstalled software after running the uninstaller. Some of the more advanced “pro” version uninstaller programs have this feature already built into it and will do the registry cleanup and a backup automatically but some don’t. If yours doesn’t, then just use RegCure it usually works just as good — you can find a free link to it on the reference site above. If your uninstaller software does have a registry cleaner built into it – be sure to use it !

Free Website Creator Tools

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You can find step by step instructions at Rockbridge Hosting on how to design a website yourself with simple point and click instructions with numerous professional themes to choose from.  Just load the theme, and edit.  That’s it. You have a basic functional website set up with your own unique domain name for under $20 / year ( essentially a free site ) for only the cost of registering your unique domain name with us. Stop by and find out just how easy it is !!

If you prefer something more professional with more complex features, there are numerous options available right up to professionally designed websites by Rockbridge Designs — our website design company… and you receive a 20% discount on a custom site if you have already registered your domain name with Rockbridge Hosting and set up a Do It Yourself Website Creator in the past.  Check Rockbridge Designs for many custom website design options using the powerful, flexible and scalable WordPress CRM platform if you would rather have a professional design your website. Visit them to find out more details of their current offers…

Seatbelts are required..!

 

Everyone wants their pc or laptop to run blindingly fast! Just like this gal on the left. Speed is good! It seems like we can’t get enough of it. Computer and memory chip manufacturers as well as software developers spend millions in R&D every day pushing the technology limits on computer hardware, software and network speed limitations.  We all want more of it… we can’t get enough of it!

Yet ironically its the end user who is the largest contributor in reducing the speed of their PCs and laptops almost immediately after they purchase it. How? By not being aware of, or ignoring the simple fact, that like everything else in this universe, if you don’t maintain your PC like your own personal health, or a beautiful lawn or garden, it will tend toward chaos. Its just a law of nature it seems.  Computer service people know this fact very well.  The informed technicians know that there are routine maintenance tasks that need to be performed on a computer that if not done regularly, will slow down its performance over time and usage. Many people ignore this. Result? Several months later you are wondering why the speed of your PC has slowed.

There are thousands of different software programs available on the market that attempt to organize, package and address many of the fundamental pc health and maintenance issues in an effort to maximize pc speed. We have taken to time to list some of the very best.

Here are the top 5 software utilities for maximizing the speed of any computer on the market today:

Often there are also speed issues that can be resolved just by using a good simple registry cleaner like RegCure or CCleaner.  You can read all about these top Registry Cleaners in the following Registry Cleaner Review

We will expand on these products in the next few articles…  Just be aware you can’t go wrong with any of them but some do a better job in certain areas than others.  Compare their features.

If you would like to get the most out of your iPod / iPad and iPhone we hope you fine the information and links below useful… CuCuSoft for instance is an outstanding software supplier for all things Apple related.

iPod / iPad and iPhone Accessory Software Review

If you are having problems with iTunes software, syncing or uploading or downloading and installing iTunes you might want to also check the information over at HowToUninstalliTunes.com for a solution and step by step instructions. There is also uninstaller software over at Rockbridge Downloads if you cannot uninstall iTunes successfully. The products below however are all excellent accessory and utility software for Apple hardware devices but are not designed for troubleshooting and solving iTunes software problems.

iPad / iPhone / iPod Computer Transfer / Backup / Recovery Software Tool Kits

Cucusoft iPhone Tool Kits are an easy to use utilities designed to help you back / restore up all your files on your iPhone, so that you can recover any lost or missing songs, videos, books, photos and so on.

Cucusoft iPhone Tool Kits can easily backup and transfer iPhone songs, videos, photos, SMS, call list, contacts and books (you purchased via iBook Store) to computer. And even enable your iPhone as a removable hard disk.

These folks are the leader in Apple accessory software and are rated highly in numerous on line reviews. If you are serious about maintaining your investments in Apple’s great products but are frustrated at times with their product maintenance software, then products from this vendor are worth exploring along with some of the other products we have listed in this article.

More Information / Developer’s Homepage

 


 

Media Widget

Transfer Your Music Seamlessly
Media Widget iPod Music Transfer ProgramMediaWidget is an easy to use iPhone & iPod transfer utility designed to help you get your iPod contents off of any iPhone & iPod and back into iTunes, or from your iTunes onto your iPod. This software is the quickest and easiest way to transfer all of your music, videos, photos, podcasts, and more from your iPod to your PC! I Now it also includes iPad support !

MediaWidget is an easy to use iPod utility designed to help you get more out of your iPod. Recover lost or missing music, backup and restore all of your iPod content, play music on your PC directly from your iPod, and that’s not all.

If you want an alternative to iTunes software for organizing your music on your Apple device, this product is one of the most popular iTunes alternatives on the market today.

More Information / Developer’s Homepage


Stellar Phoenix iPod Data Recovery

iPod Music / Data Recovery SoftwareThis software recovers damaged or deleted data from your corrupted or crashed iPod.

Key Features:

  • Recovers music files, video files, pod casts, audio books, graphic files and documents.
  • Quick recovery of deleted files – in perfect condition.
  • Restores the playlist in the same order as before recovery.
  • Compatible with all generations of iPod classic, iPod Mini, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano and iPod Touch.
  • Universal Binary Application

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WordPress Release 3.3 Now Available

The WordPress software consortium has just released their new version 3.3 system upgrade. If you are a client of Rockbridge Designs, or if you have a website running WordPress as your Content Management System, you may have already seen the notice of a new release at the top of your dashboard area. WordPress 3.3 has a number of new features that is sure to improve your life, and web publishing experience. Okay, maybe just the last one :)

 

What’s New in Version 3.3 ?

Easier Uploading

File Type Detection

Version 3.3 has streamlined things! Instead of needing to click on a specific upload icon based on your file type, now there’s just one. Once your file is uploaded, the appropriate fields will be displayed for entering information based on the file type.

Drag-and-Drop Media Uploader

Adding photos or other files to posts and pages just got easier. Drag files from your desktop and drop them into the uploader. Add one file at a time, or many at once.

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Fix The Windows Registry In 3 Steps:

Method:  Manual  |  Monetary Cost:  None  |  Skill Level: Experienced

So your PC is running at turtle-speed and won’t stop freezing, crashing and displaying constant error messages.What can you do about it Right Now?Follow this DIY guide on how you can bring back the smooth-running computer you used to have.

1. Identify the problem

Before doing anything else, let’s make sure your computer’s problems don’t have anything to do with a virus, spyware/malware, or any third-party software. Run a full anti-virus scan, as well as a full spyware scan; that way we can pinpoint the problem.If neither the anti-virus nor the spyware scans fix anything, the problem most likely lies in the Windows Registry.If that’s the case:

2. Backup your registry

Important!  Before continuing: Please note that if you’re using a good registry cleaning program like, RegCure, it will automatically back up your registry, allowing you to skip this step.Before you do anything to your registry, it’s crucial to do a full backup, in the event that anything goes wrong. If you’re making any adjustments to your registry yourself, rest assured that it’s very easy to render your computer totally useless; in which case you’ll be glad you took the time to make a backup.Depending on which version of Windows you’re using, running a backup is slightly different. Choose your version from the list below for a full guide on how to do one:
WARNING-  Do not attempt to edit, change “repair” or tamper with the registry in any way, shape or form unless you are a trained computer technician or you are confident in what you are doing. Even the tiniest of alteration in the registry can cause serious problems – even to the point of rendering your computer completely unable to function. If you are uncomfortable about proceeding it is strongly recommended that you use a reputable registry cleaning utility, like RegCure or PC Speed Maximizer, instead of risking catastrophic computer crash, and the loss of all your files.  You can find a comparison of registry clean up programs in our review section. If you have experience, proceed at your own risk.

READ MORE… MANUAL INSTRUCTIONS BY WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM

How To Fix 0XE8000022 Error Message
0XE8000022 Error is a common windows error caused by misconfigured system files. which indicate that your system is having a corrupt registry entries.

We strongly recommend that you Download a Registry Scan Tool to check your windows registry and identify related errors.


“We highly recommend the free scan and download, RegCure, to fix this problem”


Problem: 0XE8000022 (Error Message)
Possible Causes:

  • When windows gives you an 0XE8000022 error message it means:

  • that there is a 94% chance that your windows registry is damaged.

    Recommended Solution:
    (1) Download and install a quality  Registry Scan Tool.

    (2) Click the “Scan Your Registry” Button. and wait for the scan to finish.

    (3) Click the “Repair” button to fix the errors.

    Tip: After fixing all errors  you have found – you need to restart your computer for this registry changes to take effect.


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