The standard security provided by Acrobat PDF consists of two different methods and two different passwords, “user password” and “owner password”. A PDF document may be protected by password to open (‘user’ password) and the document may also specify operations that should be restricted even when the document is decrypted: printing, copying text and graphics out of the document, modifying the document, or adding or modifying text notes and AcroForm fields (using ‘owner’ password). Continue reading
WASHINGTON As of today all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press will be downloadable to anyone free of charge. This includes a current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports produced by the Press. The mission of the National Academies Press (NAP) — publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council — is to disseminate the institutions’ content as widely as possible while maintaining financial sustainability. To that end, NAP began offering free content online in 1994. Before today’s announcement, all PDFs were free to download in developing countries, and 65 percent of them were available for free to any user. Continue reading
The new Free Fox software is a revolutionary and powerful online music downloader tool which will help you download music and videos from YouTube and soon over 100 popular video hosting websites. Additionally, it includes the ability to converter video format to MP3 audio, and soon the most popular audio formats, like wma, aac, ac3, m4a and so on.
The software is compliant with the fair use “time shifting” provisions of the United States Supreme Courts decision in the case of Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984), (referred to hereafter as the “Betamax Decision”). Time shifting is the recording of programming to a storage medium to be viewed or listened to at a time more convenient to the consumer. Typically, this refers to TV programming but can also refer to broadcasts of radio, video, and other multimedia. Continue reading
Android has no shortage of great music apps, but if you’re looking for something that’ll play nearly any local file, has a powerful equaliser, a handy tag editor and tons of customisation options, look no further than PowerAMP. Continue reading
Music industry insiders allege that Apple’s forthcoming iCloud service will have an initial free period for iTunes Music Store customers, but the company plans to eventually charge a $25 a year subscription fee.
“The service initially will be offered for a free period to people who buy music from Apple’s iTunes digital download store,” the report read. “The company plans to eventually charge a subscription fee, about $25 a year, for the service.” Continue reading