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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Google and YouTube, Competing With iTunes and Netflix?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 AM

"YouTube finally goes Hollywood as Google inks deals with big movie studios to let users rent the latest releases the same day as they appear on iTunes."

At least that is according to this report from The Wrap. Google supposedly has deals with Sony, Warner Brothers and Universal. The rentals on YouTube will go for $2.00 USD to $4.00 USD, which is competitive with iTunes, but they obviously don't have the library size that iTunes has right now. The other factor is, in my opinion, the infrastructure that Apple has in place, namely Apple TV and AirTunes. Apple really makes it easy, as long as you have all of the pieces. What are your thoughts, does Google have a chance?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Best iPad Ad Ever?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 07:00 AM

"When Apple launched the iPad, there must have been one or two people on the advertising team (at least one that I know of) who wondered whether magical revolutions should be presented by child"

I'd say this YouTube video answers that question. Cute video of a 4 year old and an iPad, and while I don't think it is the best ad for the iPad ever, I certainly do think it sells it pretty well.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Is the DMCA Working?

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Talk" @ 08:30 PM

"The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) isn't happy with the U.S. copyright law. Speaking at the Technology Policy Institute's Aspen Forum, RIAA complained that the DMCA "isn't working for content people at all.""

No, the RIAA says. Unable to look for violations in file sharing on sites such as RapidShare, unable to police searches on any of the common search engines, or even unable to locate photos on Facebook, the RIAA is again back to complaining about the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (OCILLA), providing a safe harbor for entities that do not have complete control over content that they host. But, they already have the right to request that infringing material be removed whenever identified, so I'm not sure what more can be done, legally or otherwise. Of course, YouTube totally disagrees with the RIAA, and says that the DMCA *is* working. So, readers, what do you think? Is the DMCA working? Are you happy with how copyrighted material is protected? How far will the RIAA take this?

Tags: youtube, dmca, riia, ocilla

Monday, August 2, 2010

Apple and the Videos

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 09:30 AM

"Apple's iPhone 4 antenna page, which shows the great lengths the company goes to in order to test its handsets, no longer features videos of competing smartphones losing reception when held improperly."

The videos, while pulled from the Apple site showcasing the design and test labs, are still available on the YouTube channel for Apple. The video above is from the YouTube channel showing the signal degradation on a BlackBerry Bold 9700. Several smartphone makers weren't happy after the press conference on antenna issues, saying their smartphones didn't suffer from the same problem. Apple, in turn, posted several videos showing they did indeed have the same problem. Not sure why they pulled them from their design lab site, perhaps they felt they had made their point? What are your thoughts?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New HTML5 YouTube, Better Than the Old YouTube

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:39 AM

"If you've got a phone with an HTML5 compliant browser, you'll probably want to check out YouTube's new mobile site, which is rolling out over the next few hours at"

The premise that HTML5 will provide better (and faster) video viewing is now ready to be put to the test. The new mobile YouTube site ( link ) supports nearly all HTML5-compliant browsers on both the iPhone and Android platforms. Rather than relying on a native app, the new version is web-based, in line with Google's movements away from native apps and into the cloud. In addition, the new system uses a video streaming format developed for 3G, so content is delivered faster, and looks better. Read more...

Friday, April 30, 2010

Apple Posts More Help Videos for the iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 08:00 AM

"Apple has just recently updated their iPad Guided Tours page to display new tours for Maps and the App Store."

You can see all the help videos at the iPad Guided Tours page, or you can check out the Apple YouTube Channel.

Friday, February 26, 2010

YouTube Dropping Support for Older Browsers

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

"YouTube is dropping support for certain older browsers, most notably Internet Explorer 6 for Windows. But reader Mike Lemon discovered and alerted us that the last release of Firefox for Mac OS X 10.3.9 Panther - version - will also be dropped from supported browsers."

You can find out more on the YouTube FAQ page, but basically they are not supporting browsers that are older than Firefox 3+, Chrome 4+, IE 7+ and Safari 3+. This doesn't mean you can go to YouTube if you have one of those older browsers, it just means that some of the improvements they are making won't be engineered to work in the older stuff. Support officially stops on March 13th, 2010.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Apple Officially on YouTube

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

"Apple today uploaded the full iPad presentation (in 4 parts) to what appears to be its official Youtube channel. The videos can be viewed in 720P HD and in H.264 using Youtube's new HTML5 website."

So now no worries about that cool Apple video disappearing from YouTube since the user wasn't authorized to post. You can subscribe to their channel here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

YouTube and Sundance, Starts Today!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

"While perhaps not the truest representation of the movie industry, the Sundance Film Festival nevertheless occupies a prominent place in viewers' minds as the festival for seeing and hearing about independent pictures. Now, Sundance is pairing up with YouTube to show some of this year's award-winning films to the public."

Initially only for those in the U.S., and only for a short time as it starts today and ends next Friday, January 31st. The movies will be priced at $4.00 USD for a 48-hour viewing period, and will be five movies from the 2009 and 2010 festivals. Which ones? Glad you asked! They are The Cove, One Too Many Mornings, Homewrecker, Children of Invention and Bass Ackwards. It will be interesting to see how well this works, what are your thoughts?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Magic Mouse Giveaway

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 12:00 PM

All you have to do is subscribe to Matt's Macintosh YouTube video channel and you are entered, but only two days remaining so act fast if you want a chance to win a Magic Mouse.

Friday, September 11, 2009

AT&T Defends Themselves Via YouTube

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 10:00 AM

"AT&T has published a YouTube response to the mounting complaints about its network in order to explain the issues involved and assure subscribers that it is working hard to address the massive new demand related to iPhone use."

I guess time will tell, and we shall see after September 25th if Seth the Blogger is right when he says  "we have heard you, we are on it, and we will use this hard won experience to lead the industry into the future."

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Quick Tutorial on Some of Snow Leopard's Hidden Features

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:30 AM

"Matt Fisher is a 16 year old high school junior and Apple enthusiast who has been putting up tutorial videos on all things Macintosh since December of 2008. I just saw one that is so good I wanted to bring it to your attention."

This is a pretty good quick look at some of the "hidden features" of Snow Leopard. The video is only 4 1/2 minutes long, and he has several more listed on his YouTube channel.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Why do you use a Mac?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

Tags: youtube, mac, why

Friday, June 26, 2009

YouTube Mobile Uploads Up 400% Since 3GS Launch

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 01:00 PM

"iPhone owners are certainly a multimedia-aware bunch. Less than a year after the original iPhone’s release, it had already become the most popular cameraphone on photo-sharing site Flickr, and that lead has only continued to grow with two subsequent, more affordable iterations. Furthermore, it appears that the impact of the newly-released iPhone 3GS on video may be no less profound. In a post on the YouTube blog product manager Dwipal Desai and community manager Mia Quagliarello say that the number of videos uploaded to the sharing site from mobile phones has jumped 400 percent a day since the iPhone 3GS’s release last Friday."

It's never a bad time to share a cat video!

Anyway, how insane is that? 400%? This proves what people following the industry (and paying attention) have known for a long time. It isn't just about having a feature on a phone. It's about having a feature and making it so brain dead simple that people are inclined to use it. Lots of phones are capable of uploading to YouTube (hell, every phone with an e-mail address set up on it is capable) but because the iPhone 3GS makes it so easy, it's actually being used.

Granted a lot of these videos are probably "test" videos, but considering the iPhone's popularity, I'm not sure this is just going to suddenly end. What about you, oh faithful readers? Flash in the pan or sign of a trend?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Rumor: QuickTime for Snow Leopard to Support Youtube

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 PM

"Apple will further its endorsement of YouTube and open video standards by building support for the Google-owned video sharing service into one of its flagship applications due to ship later this summer as part of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. On the heels of screen recording discoveries in the upcoming version of QuickTime X Player, people familiar with betas of the media player software say a handful of video sharing options will also be rolled into the release. In particular, the application will let users take any supported video file and upload it directly to YouTube. Users will be prompted to enter their YouTube username and password, and QuickTime X Player will take care of the rest. This includes converting the movie into a file optimized for the video sharing service and then uploading it to the appropriate user account."

Slowly but surely I've realized that YouTube is the only place you really need to put your videos if you want them noticed (in spite of the absolutely maddeningly dumb comments) and Apple's continued partnership with Google and YouTube is definitely going to push it even further toward being the number one choice for hobbyist video producers.

I for one look forward to some sharing capabilities being put into QuickTime. It's one part of OSX that desperately needs an update, and a major one at that.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

YouTube App Giving You Trouble? Try YouTube Mobile.

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 09:00 AM

"Go to and play your videos from the website. Not every video will work because the search results provides videos whether they are flv or h264. This is clearly a work around (hack) till they get this fixed, but at least you can get your youtube fix."

Recently, I made a similar discovery; namely that the mobile version of the YouTube site works fine on the iPhone (as long as the video has hit their H.264 converter). The advantage to using the YouTube mobile site is that you have access to any videos you've favorited on your computer and your subscription videos are available. The biggest downfall I find for the YouTube app on the iPhone is that it's in no way tied to your account, so if you find something you like on the desktop and want to share it with others, you have to "re-find" it on your iPhone. Not exactly efficient. Hopefully that's something that will be fixed soon because it does keep me from using the YouTube app more regularly.

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