Mac production will begin in the U.S.

“Next year we’re going to bring some production to the U.S.,” Tim Cook told Bloomberg Businessweek. “This doesn’t mean that Apple will do it ourselves, but we’ll be working with people and we’ll be investing our money.”

“We’ve been working for years on doing more and more in the United States,” , Cook said he believed that there weren’t enough workers in the United States with the skills to support the manufacture of consumer electronics; re-establishing Apple, he suggested, might help reverse the trend and lead other companies back home.

“The consumer electronics world was really never here,” Cook said. “It’s a matter of starting it here.”

He continued to defend the company’s hiring practices, telling Bloomberg Businessweek: “I don’t think we have a responsibility to create a certain kind of job. But I think we do have a responsibility to create jobs.”

And Cook said that Jobs told him to ignore comparisons between the two men.

“He told me, on a couple of occasions—before he passed away—to never question what he would have done,” Cook said. “Never ask the question, ‘What would Steve do?’ just do what’s right.”


DVDSmith Xmas Special Offer for All Programs – 30 USD Is Saved at Most!!!

DVDSmith Christmas Special Offer for all programs

DVDSmith Christmas Special Offer for all programs

DVDSmith 2012 Christmas Special Offer is here for you from now on! Different discounts are provided for EVERY program in DVDSmith website.

Welcome to visit DVDSmith Xmas Offer page right now.

Below are key programs we would like to recommend to you to backup your favorite movie DVDs.

Any DVD Cloner Platinum   –> 39.95 USD

Any DVD Cloner Platinum for Mac   –> 39.66 USD

Any DVD Cloner   –>  14.95 USD

Any DVD Cloner for Mac    –>  19.95 USD

Any DVD Cloner Express      –>  14.95 USD

DVD Cloner + DVD Converter    –>  59.95 USD

By the way, for those customers who purchased our programs, can upgrade their program to higher version with generous discount. Just contact us with your purchasing email address for previous order, then we would provide you a coupon code by return immediately.

From Any DVD Cloner To Any DVD Cloner Platinum :  9.95 USD

From Any DVD Cloner Express To Any DVD Cloner9.95 USD

From Any DVD Cloner Express To Any DVD Cloner Platinum19.95 USD

From Any DVD Cloner Platinum to Bundle (Any DVD Cloner Platinum + Any DVD Converter) : 19.95 USD

From Any DVD Cloner for Mac To Any DVD Cloner Platinum for Mac :  9.95 USD

Apple’s new iPad and iPhone 5 will start selling from 7th December

iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad will start selling from 7th, December and iPhone 5 will start selling from 14th, December. As one of Apple’s biggest markets, would it be a great sales again?

Apple’s iPhone has been one of the most popular smartphones among consumers in China, creating long lines outside of company stores in Beijing and Shanghai on the first day of sales. But unlike previous iPhone launches where it was first-come first-served, Apple is using a reservation system this time around to sell the device at its company stores in China. Chinese people in Shenzhen also can go to Apple Store opened in November for a look for the new Apple products, but they may like to purchase in HongKong for a lower cost.

iTunes 11 now is available to download

iTunes 11 is now available to download, you can click here to go Apple website iTunes page.

What’s new?

Since it was told a redesign iTunes, users would expect a lot before downloading and installing iTunes 11.

New Interface

Yes, it is redesigned but you still recognize it is iTunes.

The new interface displays all buttons and features in a simply way. Much more white space is left in the interface, need to click drop-down buttons to list all options. Content comes first. Will get used to the new interface with 10 or 20 minutes, even though we have used iTunes 10 for a couple of years. The iTunes Store has a new design as well, in order to share the same user experience across all devices and operating systems.

iCloud Integration

The most important improvement is a deep integration with iCloud. Users are now able to browse and stream their content much more easily than before. iCloud integration built-in is a much needed improvement for video content as well, as you don’t want to keep gigabytes of HD movies and TV shows on a small SSD.

New Mini Player

The mini-player is redesigned, with the ability to search directly from the small window. You can even manage your “Up Next” queue without opening the app.

Better Search

In addition to being added to the mini player, the search function has been greatly improved as well. It now has a pop-up interface that returns results for artists, albums and songs with album art for each result.

Up Next

You can put tracks in a queue to play after the current track, without building a playlist.

After clicking start button for a track in your library, you may like to play another song next. With iTunes 10, you can either switch back to the application after the current song or build a play list, not that convenient. Now with iTunes 11, you can just queue up the song you had in mind at once after starting the first one. That is much more convenient and no need to get back to iTunes interface again.


DVDSmith Movie Backup vs Any DVD Cloner Platinum vs Any DVD Cloner Platinum

You may wonder WHY I compare a freeware with another two paid software. You can be surprised and please wait a second and continue reading, you will know why I bring DVDSmith Movie Backup to such position.

DVDSmith Movie Backup is a freeware and it was originally released in 2005. It features with one backup function: copying DVD on hard drive as DVD Folder, of course copy protections and region code are removed during the copying process. The reason why I introduced DVDSmith Movie Backup here is that this freeware sometimes could decrypt and copy some DVD movies with specific movie copy protections while Any DVD Cloner Platinum or Any DVD Cloner can not decrypt well or completely.

You may ask why do not just adding the same decryption technology to the other two paid software? Subject to different software development technology, it is not that easy to simply “move” from one to the others.

However, Any DVD Cloner and Any DVD Cloner Platinum performs in an all-around way especially the Platinum version. Various movie DVDs with different copy protections are supported by Any DVD Cloner or Any DVD Cloner Platinum, clone DVD, copy DVD on hard drive as DVD Folder or ISO Image File, burn DVD files from hard drive to blank DVD disc, shrink DVD9 to DVD5, rip DVD to videos that compatible perfectly in mobile devices. That is what DVDSmith Movie Backup can not do but the two paid programs can complete in a perfect way.

Features in common:

1. Decrypt movie DVD copy protections like CSS, UPOs etc.

2. Copy DVD on hard drive as DVD Folder (video_ts), which can be played directly with media player software like VLC player or KMplayer.

Differences between DVDSmith Movie Backup and Any DVD Cloner

Any DVD Cloner can burn DVD to blank DVD disc, burn DVD files to blank DVD disc, preview titles before copying

Differences between DVDSmith Movie Backup and Any DVD Cloner Platinum

Platinum can do all that Any DVD Cloner features, plus ripping DVD to video formats including MP4, M4V and MKV, which are convenient to playback on mobile devices. It is the most helpful feature for those users who need to go out frequently.

DVDSmith Movie Backup is good enough for those who just need a backup folder on hard drive, no need to pay a cent and own a powerful backup tool. As long as you have a large size hard drive disc, then you should get DVDSmith Movie Backup.

Any DVD Cloner and Any DVD Cloner Platinum meet higher needs, create DVD copies or convert to videos. And also install DVDSmith Movie Backup on your PC or Mac, you may be happy with it when you find it can decrypt some DVD movies while the other two can not.

Watch DVD movies with iOS or Android devices freely

Android smartphones especially Samsung galaxy series including Galaxy Note, Galaxy S3, etc  are the most popular smartphones now. The second most popular cell phone os is Apple’s iOS. iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 were sold very well all over the world with its creative and amazing user experience features.

How to make full use of your spare time or daily life as advanced screen and high resolution are with those hi-tech smartphones? Is that possible to have fun with your Android devices (smartphones or tablets) or iPhone on the way to work or on the flight for a long-way trip? How to free from the OS limitations for watching your favorite DVD movies anytime and anywhere?

Above are possible and even can be done as long as you have a ripper that help you to convert encrypted DVD movies to videos supported by iOS or Android devices. Then you can watch your favorite movies with Android phones, Android tablets or iPhone/iPad/iPod without limitations. As better and higher resolution are created for the latest Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5, Retina display with iPad 3/iPad 4, it would be great enjoyment to watch videos ripped from DVDs on them.

A DVD to iOS/Android device converter – Any DVD Cloner Platinum should be the one you should take into consideration and you will not be disappointed with such amazing ripping software.

Besides ripping protected movie DVDs to three video formats commonly used in mobile devices: MP4, MK4V and MKV, Any DVD Cloner Platinum provides different customized video and audio codec for users to create the best output video for their devices.

Video codec:  H.264, MPEG-4(FFmpeg)

Audio codec:  AAC and AC3

What’s more, the program can set the image frame size to perfectly fit your mobile devices screen parameters.

In a short word, Any DVD Cloner Platinum provides a simplest way for users to create a perfect video for their favorite encrypted movie for their mobile device.

Download the latest version of Any DVD Cloner Platinum and install on your computer and you can experience the best DVD to Ios / Android cell phones immediately.

What other features does Any DVD Cloner Platinum have besides ripping DVD to videos for playback on iOS or Android devices?

Decrypt  amounts of movie DVDs with various copy protections

Copy DVD on hard drive as DVD Folder or ISO Image File

Copy DVD to blank DVD disc, DVD9 to DVD9, DVD9 to DVD5 or DVD5 to DVD5

Burn DVD Folder or ISO Image File to blank DVD disc in 1:1 ratio

Compress DVD9 to DVD5 with the same quality to the source DVD

Outstanding processing speed




Step-by-step DVD to iOS / Android devices ripping guide

Launch Any DVD Cloner Platinum and insert DVD into DVD driv

Click OPEN DVD to load DVD titles in the program

Go to DVD RIPPER panel and choose the mobile device you have / like to rip to

Choose the titles you need to rip or choose any chapters by clicking TITLE START/END button

Click MORE SETTINGS button to customize video, audio or image frame size if you like or just leave default settings there

Click START button to start the ripping process

Wait for a while and the ripping process will complete, the saving folder will popup automatically and you can see the video file is selected

Tips: you can preview the title in previewing window by moving your mouse to the title and click once, and click PLAY button below previewing window.

You also can change the output format by clicking drop-down button beside OUTPUT FORMAT. There are total three video formats for you to select: MP4, M4V and MKV.

Upcoming Any DVD Cloner Platinum version 1.19 will be added more ripping output options and new features

Any DVD Cloner Platinum version 1.18  was just released on last Friday (9th November) with outstanding new features ( introduction of version 1.18 please refer to the last post).


MAC USER? No problem, feel free to download MAC Any DVD Cloner Platinum!

The publisher – DVDSmith Inc. would like to make things even easier and wanna bring the most convenient DVD tool to all customers, therefore, version 1.19 will be released soon in the near future. Where to download it? Above link is always with the latest version, so please go to that downloading page when you are asked to update to the latest version when version 1.19 is released.

As the most important DVD copy software among all DVDSmith DVD cloner software including Any DVD Cloner, Any DVD Cloner Express

(tips: Any DVD Cloner & Any DVD Cloner Express are on weekly-special offer right now, purchase them with the lowest price: 14.95 USD for one since has been established since 2005)

and DVDSmith Movie Backup Freeware, Any DVD Cloner Platinum has all functions that featured with the rest DVD cloner software, plus ripping DVD to three common video formats including MP4, M4V and MKV, so as to enjoy DVD movies on mobile devices anytime and anywhere – make DVD copying and DVD ripping process in the most efficient and convenient way.

More popular output options will be added into the DVD Ripper list: iPad mini, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 will be added in the upcoming version 1.19. Two foreign languages will be included for the program operation languages, too.

Let’s look forward to the amazing Any DVD Cloner Platinum version 1.19!