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Monday, February 2, 2009

It's Showtime!

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.ohgizmo.com/2009/01/29/s...hone-to-any-tv/

"If you’re the type that loves to show off pictures (or even video) to everyone you meet, you’re going to love this new iPod/iPhone accessory from Scosche. I don’t usually go around showing of dozens of pictures on my iPhone to friends and family, but if I did, I might look into one of these showTIME adapters. This cable is pretty simple and straight-forward. Just plug one end into your iPhone or iPod and the other goes into the RCA inputs on a TV. You can then control a slideshow of your favorite pics, or even show off a video or two if you like."

This is a great find by OhGizmo and another reason to love my iPhone. I know it isn't the first device to have TV out, and I know the quality won't be the best ever, but when traveling, hooking my iPod up to a hotel TV was something I used to do quite regularly. This should be just as useful as that old retractable cable was years ago!


Friday, January 30, 2009

NVidia Update Yanked, No Explanation Given

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Laptops" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...ns_unclear.html

"Apple has yanked a software update that was intended to fix graphics-related issues with its latest notebooks just two days after pushing the patch to users via its Software Update mechanism. It's unclear what prompted the removal of the patch, released Monday as NVIDIA Graphics Update 2009 and pulled from the company's website and automatic software update system on Wednesday."

I have to say that despite the complaints mentioned in the article and in the Apple Forums, I have had no such issues since upgrading. In fact, as I mentioned on the day the release of the update was posted, it actually fixed my only issue with my MacBook Pro's display and that was it not waking up when my Dell monitor was connected. I'm glad I grabbed it before they yanked it because it has made my life a whole lot easier!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

EyeTV 3.1 Released

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 12:00 PM

http://elgato.com/elgato/int/mainme...EyeTV-3.en.html

"Elgato today released EyeTV 3.1, which introduces a new electronic programming guide for North America and the Smart Series Guide feature, which automatically records an entire season of a TV show. The update also adds parental controls and numerous other enhancements. EyeTV 3.1 is available immediately as a free update for users of EyeTV 3."

There are a lot of Mac users out there using EyeTV, and if you're one of them, this looks like a worthwhile upgrade. Of particular interest is the new program guide from TV Guide. Who knows TV better than TV Guide? The upgrade is free for people who purchased an EyeTV on or after December 1, 2007, which is more than fair.

Tags: software, video, mac, eyetv

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ustream App Arrives in Time For Inauguration

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.ustream.tv/blog/2009/01/...pple-app-store/

"The Ustream iPhone Viewing Application was pending approval from Apple and was approved in time for the inauguration. Now any iPhone owner can watch the inauguration from their iPhone. Presently, the Ustream iPhone Viewing Application is WiFi only to ensure the highest quality broadcast on the iPhone, but stay tuned for developments. "Ustream is excited to join the app store and bring a great application to the iPhone. Now iPhone users can watch and chat with any Ustream show directly from their iPhone. So now, wherever you are, you can be part of the global community around shared live experiences." John Ham, Founder and CEO of Ustream."

This is awesome news for those of you who can't get in front of a television, radio, the internet, sms, Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, or any of the other 30,000 places you'll be able to catch every waking breath of the inauguration.

Okay, seriously, though, this is pretty cool if you're a fan of Ustream. Me? I'm not really interested in watching; I want to see who wins the "broadcast" race between Ustream and Qik and who gets their app approved first.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rubber Ducky, iTunes is the One

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.macdailynews.com/index.p...youtube_others/

"Fans of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie and the Count will be able to see episodes and clips of the show in three ways [iTunes Store, YouTube, Hulu], according to a statement released by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group once known as the Children's Television Workshop and that started Sesame Street," MacMillan reports. "The announcement comes on the same day that 'Sesame Street,' which is broadcast in 140 countries, celebrates its 39th year on the air."

Sesame Street? On iTunes? I'm SO there. So what if I'm 32 years old? I'm already whistling "C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me," and "Rubber Ducky... You're the one!"

Anyone else going to be getting their muppet on when these start popping into iTunes? I know I will be. Even if it's only a few episodes and strictly for *cough* research purposes *cough.* At Apple Thoughts, we do the hard work so you guys don't have to.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Boinx Software Unveils BoinxTV

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:30 AM

http://boinx.com/boinxtv/overview/

"BoinxTV is the pioneering live-production software for video podcasters that turns any recent Mac into a TV studio ‘for the rest of us’. Record high quality video podcasts, sports events, concerts, interviews, sermons, lectures, seminars and more using just your Mac and up to three cameras. With its innovative user interface, BoinxTV makes it easy to create professional ‘TV style’ recordings, setting a new quality level in the production of video podcasts."

As someone who produces a lot of media (particularly video), this kind of app is a Godsend. If you watch the screencast you can see that it was developed (as are all the Boinx apps I've ever used) for normal people to get the most out of. What caught my attention the most was how easy it was to add lower thirds, split screens, and even chromakey (something that most good desktop software makes into a real chore). I'm not sure if I'd trade Final Cut Express for this, but it does cater to a different market, namely folks who want to record, produce, upload, and distribute very quickly. Even the pricing is clever: $199 for a sponsored version with a 5-second BoinxTV credit in each video, or $499 for the full version with no sponsorship.

What's the verdict, loyal readers? Interested? I know I am...


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