With the built-in camera app able to capture HD video at up to 120fps, Ultrakam takes the opposite route, limiting the frame-rate to 30fps and using a more efficient codec to in order to capture 2k video: 2240×1672. The app also allows you to shoot at 24fps for a more film-like look.
The downside is you need 3GB for every minute of footage.
Netflix announced today that it’s new version of it’s iOS App allows video streaming to Apple TVs.
Airplay is a feature that allows video or audio played on an iPad, iPhone or later model Mac computer to appear on the TV connected to an Apple TV. While there is a Netflix app on the Apple TV, the new feature will allow a user to connect to other units on the same Wifi network without entering account information on that device and have more precise control over playback features.
The new feature was announced in the Netflix company blog written by Roma De, the director of product management at Netflix. Version 5.0 was released in the App Store within the last 24 hours.
She lists other reason you may want to use your iOS device for controlling the video:
Use your iPhone or iPad as a remote control for the Apple TV during AirPlay. You can pause, seek, select audio or subtitles and stop playback from your iPhone or iPad.
To make this even easier use the lock screen functionality (iOS 7) in our new iOS app during AirPlay. And you can continue to use other apps like email on your phone while using Airplay with Netflix.
The U.S. Justice Department announced it’s proposal for penalties against Apple Friday after the company was found to have fixed prices and restricted competition in the e-book market earlier this month.
Reuters reports the government is asking U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan to penalize Apple by asking it to cancel existing agreements with the publishers, submit to a five year ban from entering e-book distribution contracts which kept consumer prices inflated.
Publishers Hachette Book Group Inc, HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Penguin Group (USA) Inc, Simon & Schuster Inc and Macmillan settled with the government.
Apple would not be able to make deals with content providers of video and music for iPad and iPhones which would increase the prices at which competitors sold the same content.
Apple does not have a significant share of the e-book market according to analysts quoted in the article.
Competitors Barnes & Noble and Amazon would have to be given the opportunity to have a link within their apps that would allow customers to check for a lower price.
The device, which connects to your TV via HDMI is a three inch dongle that lets users stream content from devices to a connected television.
The Chromecast is about the size of a flash drive, and connects with devices including smartphones, tablets and computers. Notably, connectivity is not limited to Google and Android products, the Chromecast will also work with Apple products.
Additionally, Google is offering developers the opportunity to create products and services for the Chromecast. This means that services like Spotify or Flickr can create apps specifically for the platform and expand available content to Chromecast users.
Additionally, in the announcement post, Google says that the device will feature support from entertainment services like Netflix and Youtube, with more services offering support in the future.
Based on the wide support for the product, a remote will not come with the device. Instead, users will control the Chromecast using any of the compatible devices to use and manage content. Additionally, Google is offering developers the opportunity to create products and services for the Chromecast.
The tablet war continues as Microsoft seeks to gain more traction with a Surface price drop.
The entry level 32-gb Surface RT tablet, which previously retailed at $499.99 has been reduced by $150.00 to $349.99.
The entry level model does not include the Surface Type Cover. The $129.99 cover also functions as a keyboard for the device.
According to CNET, this price drop comes in the wake of price drops and special promotions that Microsoft offered to help the sales of the device.
Bloomberg reports that as of March, Microsoft had sold approximately 1.5 million surface devices. About 400,000 were Surface Pros and about one million Surface RTs. Despite these sales, the article states that Microsoft expected to sell 3 million surface devices.
At launch the pro version of the surface cost $899.00.
According to Bloomberg, Apple sold 22.3 million iPads in 2012.
As students return to school in August and September, the computer manufacturer usually offers discounted rates on its products and offers a bonus gift to patrons.
This year, students and teachers that purchase computers will receive a $100 App Store gift card, and those buying iPhones and iPads will get a $50 gift card.
Student and teacher discounts for new Apple Computers can reach up to $200 off, depending on the product. This special offer is only available until the program’s conclusion later this year..
According to the Apple Store’s website, “To qualify for the App Store Gift Card and get education pricing on a Mac, you must be a college student, a student accepted to a college, a parent buying for a college student, or a faculty or staff member from any grade level.”