By Christian Zibreg on Mar 15, 2016
Periscope, a Twitter-owned live video-broadcasting app, was updated today in the App Store with changes that make it easier to watch a broadcast with someone you know.
If a person that you follow who also follows you back joins your broadcast, you will now see their name in chat.
“We’ll also prioritize their name in the viewers list, and show you how many of your mutuals are in the broadcast right now,” release notes read. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 14, 2016
Apple’s fight against the United States government and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over circumventing encryption and creating a backdoor into the iPhone has received a comedic treatment in a segment on the Last Week Tonight show by comedian Jon Oliver.
In a mock Apple ad, Oliver rehashes controversial quotes from government officials, as well as Donald Trump’s iPhone boycott idea and District Attorney Daniel Conley’s Kennedy quote of sending a man to the moon. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 3, 2016
Thursday, Vimeo pushed a significant update to its free of charge app in the App Store which lets you record, upload and share high-quality, ad-free clips on the service.
The new app packs updated navigation tools, has richer uploading options and sports a brand new player with support for 4K streaming and enhanced Picture-In-Picture viewing on compatible devices such as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Search is now faster than ever and you can browse new curated categories like Animation, Documentary, Travel and more. Saving videos to watch offline is now easier than before, you can now upload clips from your smartphone and tablets and more. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 1, 2016
GoPro, an American manufacturer of action cameras that are popular in extreme-action videography, has acquired two mobile video editing apps, Replay and Splice.
In a media release yesterday, GoPro said that merging these apps into its mobile strategy will help them deliver powerful mobile editing solutions to GoPro customers “and billions of smartphone users,” indicating the apps will continue to be available in the App Store.
In fact, both apps will be coming to Android later this year, said GoPro. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 26, 2016
Less than ten days after it began a staggered rollout of live video broadcasting capability, Facebook on Friday said the feature is now available to iOS users in thirty markets total.
“We’ll continue to roll this out to more people as well as Pages in countries around the world in the coming weeks,“ the social networking giant has confirmed. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 26, 2016
QuickTime is one of the apps that comes pre-installed in the OS X operating system that powers every Mac, but unfortunately, despite how powerful it is, it remains one of the under-used apps that users forget all about.
One of the useful features QuickTime offers is the ability to record your Mac’s display, but did you know you can also use QuickTime to record just a cropped portion of your display rather than the entire screen?
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to keep screen recording limited to a specific portion of your screen with QuickTime. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 19, 2016
Facebook is making good on its promise to roll out its Periscope-like Live Video feature to user around the world. As noted by Engadget, the social networking firm has now confirmed it’s begun rolling out the feature globally. The company started testing Live Video with a small percentage of U.S. celebrities, verified profiles and other users last December. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 19, 2016
Apple has extended a repair program to fix MacBook Pro notebooks that are plagued with video issue until December 31, 2016, reveals an updated support document on the company’s website. The MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues, as it’s officially referred to as, was originally scheduled to expire on February 27, 2016.
A small percentage of 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pro models sold between February 2011 and February 2013 may display distorted or scrambled video on the computer screen, show no video on the inbuilt screen or external display or the machine may restart unexpectedly. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 18, 2016
As promised, Microsoft has begun rolling out free group video calling in Skype’s mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, Engadget reported this morning.
According to Microsoft, this feature will allow Skype users to video chat with up to 24 other people at once in crisp 1080p resolution, and each participant can flip between the front and back camera mid-call.
Group video calling in mobile Skype apps is going to be available to users in North America and Western Europe. “We plan to be fully available worldwide in March,” said Skype. Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 17, 2016
Apple on Wednesday posted two new iPhone 6s ads to its YouTube channel entitled Less Time and Live Photos. As it says in the headline, each spot highlights one of two major features from the company’s latest handset: 3D Touch and Live Photos.
The first video, Less Time, talks about what 3D Touch is and the many ways you can use it. Notably, actress Aubrey Plaza makes a cameo. The second clip, Live Photos, similarly shows the feature in action, and lists off some of its many benefits. Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 15, 2016
Apple Music and Sonos teamed up to release a new television spot on Monday night, promoting their recently-announced partnership. The ad, which debuted during the Grammy Music Awards, features products from both brands, as well as a handful of music stars.
We’ve embedded the ad below, but for a little context, the stars you see are Killer Mike, a hip-hop artist and part of the popular duo Run the Jewels; Matt Berninger, frontman for indie rock band The National; and Annie Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 14, 2016
As most of you all know, I’m a huge fan of Final Cut Pro X. It’s my video editing app of choice, and has been since it launched back in 2011.
Recently, I’ve been looking for ways to be more efficient with my video workflow. Some of this can be done in post during the edit, but a large part of that is done before and during the actual shoot.
Just recently, I added a new piece of equipment to my workflow—the Atomos Ninja Assassin. After using it, I can say that it is by far one of the best investments that one who’s serious about video can make. It also pairs nicely with my Final Cut Pro workflow… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 11, 2016
Vevo today began shipping a refreshed Apple TV app. Redesigned from top to bottom, it provides access to more than 150,000 music videos in high-definition and exclusive original programming. The revamped software upgrades the experience for users over the old app in many respects.
According to CEO Erik Huggers, Vevo wants to become the MTV for the digital age. “We continue to invest in what we believe is the premium platform for music videos and related original content,” he said in a media release. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 10, 2016
Meteor is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that brings weather conditions and temperature to your Home screen Weather app icon. Along with the enhancements to the Weather app icon, Meteor lends weather information to the iOS status bar.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone, Then Meteor should certainly be on your Radar. Check out our hands-on video walkthrough of the upcoming tweak for more details. Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 9, 2016
Folks in the market for a new Apple TV app that helps surface great content may want to check out TechTube TV. The app, which was released late last week, was designed to highlight videos that it believes folks will find interesting.
The video selections are geared towards techies, and feature everything from TED talks to device reviews. There is also a mix of science and ‘how things work’ videos—”the goal is entertaining, informative or intellectually stimulating.” Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 9, 2016
Vine, a Twitter owned mobile application for short-form video sharing, has been updated in the App Store this morning with three new features. For starters, owners of the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s plus can press Vine’s icon on the Home screen to access a shortcut menu with a pair of options to make a Vine or jump into the Explore feed.
In addition, you can now edit your Vine’s caption for a brief period after you post and watch an account’s Vines in any order you want. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 9, 2016
Every so often, you may come across the need to rotate a video after you’ve recorded it with your camera or iOS device because it didn’t quite come out how you expected it to.
Fortunately, Apple’s QuickTime app, which is built into the OS X operating system on your Mac, is powerful enough to do just that; and it’s very easy to do.
In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to rotate a video in any direction on your Mac using the QuickTime app. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 8, 2016
It seems like every time there’s a new tvOS beta, an interesting new feature is included for us to talk about. With tvOS 9.2 beta 3, that new feature is the ability to use Dictation on text input fields. It also includes the ability to dictate—character by character—usernames and passwords.
Along with the new Dictation feature, comes support for searching the App Store using voice input from the Siri Remote. Have a look at our video preview that showcases each new feature in action. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 6, 2016
One of my pet peeves with YouTube is how after completing a video, the service shoves a new video down your throat with a feature called “Up Next,” which gives you a 15-second time frame to click the “X” button at the top right of the video before the next video starts to play.
Sound familiar? If you feel the same way, then you’ve stumbled upon the right tutorial, because we’re going to be showing you how you can disable this feature right from the YouTube website without installing any plug-ins, hacks, or other crazy stuff. Read More