News tagged ‘Видео’
Yesterday, 9th November, the iPad was officially launched in Russia. Six models of the device are now available in three retail chains: M.Video, Bely Veter and re:Store. The iPad will be on sale only in five cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, and Kazan. There are only 3,000 to 4,000 iPads available in the country on launch. But by the end of the year Apple plans to ship forty to fifty thousand units to Russia. Prices range from 19,990 rubles (US$650) for the 16GB WiFi model to 32,990 rubles (US$1,075) for the 64GB WiFi+3G model. However, it seems that those Russians, who wanted to get the iPad in Russia, had already bought the one abroad or in the grey market, where price for the device reached 100,000 rubles, or US$3,256.
After iOS 4 release in June, it was laggy and generally not a good experience for many iPhone 3G users. Nevertheless, the due to release iOS 4.2 is running pretty well on iPhone 3G. Here is a video of iPhone 3G running the iOS 4.2 GM version, which is usually identical to the final release. The video was shot by TIPB.com. There were not any significant lags, and the keyboard was responsive. But, as usual, the real problems appeared after some usage time , when you bloat the system with all your email, calendar entries, and vast number of contacts.
Some new rumors about a possible release of final version of iOS 4.2 have appeared today. Apple recently provided developers with the golden master seed of iOS 4.2 and this means that the public release is imminent. According to Inside-Handy.de the launch may be this Tuesday, November 9. Apparently the German website made contact with some Deutsche Telekom representatives who informed them of the November 9th release date.
Yesterday Apple released an update 9.1 to the iPhoto'11 application to solve a problem causing data loss for some users upgrading from iPhoto '09. The update also restores support for the photo calendars that had gone missing in the initial iPhoto '11 release on October 20. It adds several new print product options to iPhoto '11 and also improves overall stability and addresses a number of other minor issues:
- Provides the ability to create and order calendars in iPhoto.
- Additional letterpress holiday greeting card themes are now available.
- Fixes an issue that prevented videos downloaded from MobileMe or Flickr from importing correctly into iPhoto events.
- The update is recommended for all users of iPhoto '11.
A new iPhone and iPad mobile browser from Skyfire was recently approved by Apple. This new iOS application converts Flash-based video to HTML5 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The app, which is priced at $2.99 and tomorrow will be available for download from the App Store, activates a function that allows Flash video content in the browser to be sent to Skyfire's servers, converted to HTML5, and sent back to the device for display. However, it won't work with Flash-based games, which require interactivity, or popular TV streaming site Hulu.
As you may remember, in April 2010 Apple announced its iAd advertising program. Shortly after that Innovate Media Group LLC filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing it of unfair competition and trademark infringement. The history of Innovate Media reveals that the company has been also producing "iAds" - online video ads - in 2006, and in 2007 the respective trademark was filed.
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Modern people can’t live without their gadgets. Some of them can’t even make a marriage proposal without assistance of the iPhone! Just like Frank, who used multiple iPhones to coordinate and secretly film his proposal. On October 24 he proposed to his girlfriend Kasey. An elaborate surprise proposal was made in New York City's Central Park. Hidden cameras were synced with special iPhone applications so the entire event could be watched from a safe distance. Kasey was lured to a specific location by a friend of Frank. It was a totally awesome proposal and, of course, Kasey said "yes".
Cult Of Mac yesterday revealed that some early MacBook Air adopters have faced with kernel panics and video anomalies on their new laptops. It is assumed that they can be related to sleep/wake issues.
Mike Pan has successfully modified his iPhone 3GS and now it can record HD video at 1080x800px with 30 frames per second and up to 20Mbps! The original ability of this handset is 640x480px at 3 Mbps. Mike used the non-standard resolution so the video could be kept at the right aspect ratio.
At Adobe's MAX 2010 conference earlier this week, the company showed a demo of a new tool, which allows developers to convert their Flash projects to a combination of HTML5 and related non-Flash technologies. The tool is available only for developers. It seems that Adobe is looking for a new ways to help developers offer their content in multiple formats. Especially after recent study concluded that more than half of the H.264-encoded video on the Internet is now available in HTML5 format.
VLC is a popular media player for Mac, Windows and Linux that was ported for the iPad in September and landed on the iPhone few days ago. But now there is a chance it may disappear from the App Store. According to one of the primary VLC developers Remi Denis-Courmont, Videolan (the VLC's owner) has sent a notification of copyright infringement to Apple concerning the iOS's version of the VLS that is being distributed in the App Store.
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Recently "Jobs at Apple" section on the Apple's site has been updated and now includes new jobs position, more information on the carrier possibilities at Apple retail and even a video that introduces the company's retail philosophy.
"Join us at the Apple Retail Store, the unique gathering place where people come to discover Apple products. Show your passion and expertise as you connect customers with our products and help integrate products into their lives. Be a part of our team and change the way our customers work, play, create, and communicate."
In general the section now focuses on how it is incredible to work at Apple and to be part of a company that "actually change people's lives" and "connect customers with Apple products".
New episode from the "Bloomberg Game Changers" (which is a Bloomberg documentary series) revealed an interesting moment in the history of relationship between Google and Apple. When Sergey Brin and Larry Page were looking for Google's first CEO, they considered hiring their personal "hero" Steve Jobs. They even asked their investor John Doerr:
"Why can't he be our CEO?"
Eventually in 2001 Eric Shmidt was hired as the CEO by Brin and Page. Later Schmidt was also serving on Apple's board of directors until he resigned in 2009 because of the increased competition between Apple and Google, as the latter entered the mobile operating systems market by introducing Android.
The whole episode of the Bloomberg series about Brin and Page is available
Famous technology journalist Walt Mossberg published another review where he analyzes new MacBook Air notebooks and describes them as "gorgeous, very thin and light, but very sturdy aluminum computers".
After using notebooks for some time he made a conclusion that the 11.6-inch system is very iPad-like, the battery life of the devices is "strong" and the systems wake up from sleep every time almost instantly. Though such machines won't fit as primary computers, especially for power users, they should fit fine for light-duty users. Walt revealed that even the $999 model can run 7-8 programs at the same time, even if there are iTunes, Safari Web browser with couple of dozens of apps opened and Microsoft Office among them.