Why Canít My Cell Phone Go Into Power Save Mode?Written by Gina Novelle at www.thirdpocket.com
copyright by Gina Novelle 05-05
I just donít get it. I have a $1500.00 HP Laser Printer that after 1 hour shuts down and patiently waits until I send a job. Then it magically ďwakes upĒ after 15 seconds and prints job. In other office, I have an HP G85 color printer; it goes to sleep and turns off scanner light. Something in its circuitry knows how to come out of technical coma mode and with no human intervention; it copies, scans and prints. I even have a battery powered adding machine that does a power down after 15 minutes. Come to think of it, so does my Sony camera, my electric toothbrush, and my portable tape recorder. Why canít my cell phone?
After all, I donít use my electric tooth brush, adding machine, printer or camera in life saving situations, but someday, I may have to do that with my cell phone. When my husband fell in a turtle hole while hiking in desert, and broke his arm, it was his cell phone that enabled him to call home. Why donít cell phones have battery save mode?
How many times, have you been in car, or with kids, and needed to call home? You take out your cell phone, and oops, battery is dead. Sometimes, my cell phone even lies to me. It says battery is still alive. Just as I dial number, and hear voice on receiving end say hello, thatís when my cell phone dies.
How to Add Audio to VideoWritten by Ross MacIver
Digital media is everywhere you look. Music and video production have made it to grass roots level thanks to affordability and widespread use of powerful computers. Inexpensive digital video cameras are widely available, and older analog video cameras can be connected to a computer through a video card to download movies to computer for editing, storage, and distribution to friends and relatives over internet.
It has become fairly easy to edit your own videos, and there are many software packages available aimed at amateur. The Windows operating system has its own video editing package called Windows Movie Maker that allows you to produce professional-looking videos.
As you explore this exciting new world, you will inevitably come up with need to edit audio portion of your video file. The sound quality of most video cameras is not great, so you may want to process sound or replace it all together with music or voice-overs.
It is very easy to separate audio from video. Free software packages that do this task include Windows Media Encoder from Microsoft (if you are working with WMV video files) and VirtualDub (if you are working with AVI files). Either of these programs (and many others) allow you to save audio portion of video file quickly and easily.