Tag Archives: iOS

Apple to stream iPhone 11 Pro event on YouTube

[The] company is going to stream the Sept. 10 event on YouTube. Apple quietly posted a YouTube page on Friday inviting people to tune in to the event, where the company is expected to unveil three new phone models, replacing the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR with the rumored iPhone 11, 11 Max/11 Pro and 11R. Other products and services are also expected to make their debut. – Steven Musil, Cnet » https://ift.tt/2PPyR5V

YouTube confirms a test where the comments are hidden by default

While it reported the test was underway in Android devices in India, we’ve confirmed it’s also appearing on iOS and is not limited to a particular region. That means it’s something YouTube wants to test on a broader scale, rather than a feature it’s considering for a localized version of its app for Indian users. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2ForzPd

YouTube extends its ‘Dark Theme’ to iOS

You have to jump through hoops to access the feature on desktop via the developer mode, but on mobile, things are a lot simpler. To access it, you simply head to your account icon, hitting settings, and look for a setting called “Dark theme.” You can then toggle it on or off, as shown in the GIF below. The feature is rolling out today, but as usual, it might not hit your neck of the woods right away. – Steve Dent, Engadget http://engt.co/2FzvZoe

mNectar’s new Spectra streaming network turns ads into playable games

mNectar came up with unique way to get players to view ads on mobile by creating playable segments of games that could be streamed directly to users. No downloads were necessary just to try out a game. Now mNectar is announcing Spectra, a cross-platform app-streaming network. […] More than 200 mobile games currently use the Spectra platform, which has streamed millions of playable ads already. As of today, mNectar’s Spectra technology can stream the entire app library of the mobile ecosystem, including Google Play and Apple App Store, giving users the opportunity to sample far beyond their current portfolio. Because of the problems associated with downloads, users install around 10 apps a month but end up deleting 90 percent of them, [CEO Wally Nguyen] said. – Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat

BitTorrent comes to Apple TV through a live news app

OnAir Live Developers has released OTT News, an app for Apple TV (Android and iOS too) that uses BitTorrent Live’s peer-to-peer streaming to cover the US election both in real-time and through pre-recorded clips. It’s not as lavishly produced as the coverage from big TV networks, but that’s part of the point — the technology lets a small outfit stream to your devices without expensive servers and bandwidth. It opens the door to live living room video from more than just the usual suspects. – Jon Fingas, Engadget

Mozilla’s Founder Wants to Block Ads on Mobile So He Can Serve You Different Ads

Brendan Eich, the co-founder of Mozilla and inventor of JavaScript, wants to assuage your guilt with his new project, Brave. Brave functions as a browser on desktop and mobile devices, blocks ads and trackers from the sites you visit, and incorporates HTTPS Everywhere, a browser plugin developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that ensures an encrypted connection whenever possible. Sounds somewhat similar to AdBlock, Peace, and every other ad-blocking browser you’ve heard of recently, right? Here’s the difference: Brave blocks ads, but then replaces them with other ads. – Kate Conger, MOTHERBOARD

The Apple TV already has over 2,600 apps

photo: Engadget

The company that helped launch the entire app-centric industry might have been a bit late to the streaming-media box app store, but according to data collected by appFigures, tvOS is well on its way to becoming another popular platform for developers to build upon. […] The top 10 apps are all from major streaming companies, Netflix, Hulu etc. In fact, 28 of the top 50 apps are entertainment with only eight games games breaking into that list. Of course it’s easier to build a game than to become a major content provider. So expect more games for the box in the foreseeable future. – Roberto Baldwin, Engadget

YouTube Enters The App Store’s Top Grossing Charts, Thanks To YouTube Red Subscriptions

It first appeared on the Top Grossing charts for both iPhone and iPad on Saturday, November 28th, where it ranked No. 214 and No. 389, respectively. By Sunday, it had jumped to No. 34 and No. 123, and today it moved to No. 8 and No. 36, for iPhone and iPad. (After I wrote this article, the app jumped again, and is now No. 6 on iPhone and No. 25 on iPad.) – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

Apple starts accepting tvOS app submissions for the new Apple TV

photo: The Verge

Apple is providing developers with guidelines for supporting major Apple TV features like the touch-sensitive remote, as well as more esoteric additions such as the layered parallax effect on app icons. Apps can be universal bundles with their iPhone or iPad counterparts, meaning you’ll likely have some tvOS apps in your purchase history right away if developers choose to flip that switch. – Sam Byford, The Verge
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