By Christian Zibreg on Jun 24, 2016
Video-streaming company Netflix seems to be secretly developing a feature that would permit subscribers to download specific television shows and movies for viewing without an Internet connection, industry insider and Penthera COO Dan Taitz told LightReading. Offline viewing on Netflix should launch before the end of this year. A Netflix spokesperson denied comment on the report. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 23, 2016
On Thursday, during its VidCon keynote address, YouTube announced that it’s updating its mobile app with a brand new live streaming option. This will allow users to easily broadcast and watch live video from within the app with little friction.
The feature will initially be limited to top influencers like The Young Turks, AIB and Alex Wasabi, but it will roll out more widely soon. Once it’s enabled, all you have to do is tap the big red capture button, select a thumbnail photo, and start rolling. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 21, 2016
After adding support for video content from Bravo, E!, Syfy and USA channels ten days ago, tvOS’s universal search feature was refreshed earlier today with official support for nine additional channels. The full up-to-date list of universal search providers can be found in Apple’s support document. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 21, 2016
Twitter today said its users will soon be able to tweet out 140-second videos, a major increase in video duration compared to the current 30-second limit. The company also announced that its shortform video-sharing app, Vine, will start an experiment with longer video as well. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 20, 2016
You don’t need to be an advertising expert to figure out that the latest campaign for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge bears striking resemblance to “Shot on iPhone,” one of Apple’s most successful ad campaigns which has won many awards since its debut nearly two years ago.
As CNET reported this morning, Samsung started airing a brand new commercial for its new Galaxies.
Titled “Captured on Samsung Galaxy S7”, the video was conceived to show off 4K video capture capabilities of the phone. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 16, 2016
If you’ve ever wanted to remove all sound from a video file, you will be happy to hear that Apple’s iMovie app for the Mac is 100% capable of doing just that, and it’s done in just a few simple steps.
That’s right; paying 300 bucks for Final Cut Pro X isn’t a necessary step to do this, and in this tutorial, we’re going to show you how it’s done. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 14, 2016
It’s taken a while, but Apple has finally uploaded this year’s WWDC keynote to YouTube. The replay has been available as an embedded video on Apple’s website since yesterday, but obviously YouTube is a lot more device-friendly.
So for the folks who missed the keynote, or would just like to watch it again, things have just gotten much easier. You can now view it in its entirety in YouTube’s desktop or mobile web app, or via the native mobile YouTube app. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2016
Folks who missed Apple’s WWDC keynote this morning, or would just like to watch it again, will be happy to hear that Apple has posted the full video online for your streaming pleasure. Obviously you can read everything you need to know about today’s event right here on iDB, but if you have the time, the video is worth watching. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 10, 2016
Two weeks after NBCUniversal’s Bravo, Syfy and E! apps launched on the fourth-generation Apple TV, content from these channels is now available through the device’s universal search feature.
In addition, the Apple TV now also surfaces videos from the USA channel when using tvOS’s text or Siri voice search, said MacRumors. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 7, 2016
It looks like Apple is going to once again be providing a live stream of its WWDC keynote address this year. On Tuesday the company updated its event website with a note that a stream of its keynote will go live on June 13 at 10:00 am (PST).
Users will be able to tune in on their Mac and iOS devices, via Apple’s Safari web browser, and on Apple TV. Second and third generation ATVs will feature an Events channel, and fourth generation models with tvOS will get a standalone app. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 6, 2016
Apple today posted a total of eight new commercials to its YouTube channel, each running fifteen seconds long and highlighting cherry-picked camera work by iPhone photographers from around the globe.
The ads showcase the various video capture features of the iPhone’s camera, including Slo-Mo. One of the photographers actually shot his video on an airplane flight between Miami and Curaçao. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 3, 2016
Micro-blogging startup Twitter has added basic support for 360-degree video after both YouTube and Facebook did the same months ago, said The Verge. However, videos shot with 360-degree cameras won’t yet play inline inside Twitter’s mobile app or website. Rather, users are taken to a separate website where they can click and drag to look around the videos. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 1, 2016
As is their wont, Duncan Sinfield and Matthew Roberts posted their latest iSpaceship drone footage in razor-sharp 4K resolution. The videos show progress made vs. last month, especially regarding the solar panels on the roof and an underground theatre for keynotes and press events. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on May 29, 2016
Facebook users who are looking for a little more oomph from their app experience are going to love a new jailbreak tweak release called Prenesi 3.
This tweak not only supercharges the app with additional features, but it even lets users further configure the app’s behavior and features to their liking.
A long story short, if you’re rocking a jailbroken device and you use Facebook regularly, then this is a tweak you don’t want to miss. Read More
By Andrew O'Hara on May 27, 2016
MailTime recently released a new update to their unique mail app bringing a whole new look, feel, and color scheme to the popular mail client. For the unfamiliar, MailTime is a more intuitive way to handle emails by instead displaying them as a threaded message chains instead of a long list.
By Christian Zibreg on May 26, 2016
Twitter-owned Periscope has brought out two new features in its most recent update on the App Store, saving and searching broadcasts. As of Periscope 1.4.1 for iPhone, your broadcasts are now saved permanently by default. Additionally, the new search feature is now live, allowing you to find popular places on the world map to quickly locate interesting broadcasts around the world. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 26, 2016
An upcoming release of Photoshop CC includes a brand new cropping tool which uses Adobe’s pretty awesome Content-Aware technology to automagically fill in missing areas of a photo. After straightening a photo by rotating it to one side or another, you’re normally left with missing corners. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 24, 2016
After adding support for finding CBS television shows last month, owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV can now use tvOS’s universal search feature to find video content from NBC, like “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” using Siri or Dictation. Read More