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  • Paul Hurst 3:57 pm on May 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , blogging, , os, os4,   

    …sent from my iPad. 

    It had to happen.

    Yesterday I queued for 3 hours to pick up Apple’s new tablet computer which has the ubiquitous honour of being both loved and loathed by techie geeks and reviewers all around the world.

    Of course one of the first things I did was to copy as many useful apps from my iPhone over to it’s new oversized twin and this post is living proof that some of my money has been spent wisely on both some of the apps and (I’d like to think) the device itself.

    Yes it hasn’t got a keyboard and yes it just about sucks that I can’t really choose where files go both on or off the device but I can confirm that it is much more that just an ‘oversized ipod’.

    The extra screen real estate means I can type accurately and quickly on here which means my blog posts and tweets make slightly more sense than the ones cobbled together on my iPhone in the back of a moving taxi. However I can’t help thinking that for the iPad, the best is yet to come…

    Within a few weeks of writing this, we’ll all be getting ready to welcome the band new iPhone HD and also a new OS which will alter the way that both the iPhone and iPad work. Admittedly such an update won’t install a camera onto the iPad which it is definitely missing but it may add some measure of multitasking which has been near the top of ‘most wanted features’ ever since the Cupertino boys came to their senses and added ‘copy and paste’ into the OS last year.

    As is often the case with mobile devices, the software really can make a huge difference to how practically useful these devices are and as Steve Jobs warms up for the next big announcements in June, it’s only a matter of time before more people are wowed by apple’s elegant and simple (if not slightly overpriced) way of doing things and just like on Friday when I was quaffing free food and drink at Apple’s expense, I can hardly wait!

     
    • Mr. Tablets PC 5:07 pm on June 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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  • Paul Hurst 12:56 pm on June 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 3gs, @documentally, blogging, , , twitpic, , , youtube   

    Unleash the power of video via your tweets. 

    Twitter continues to grow as more users share their thoughts and photos via the micro-blogging platform but did you know its easy to add your videos too.

    There are various ways in which you can share your video footage with your followers so this isn’t going to be an exhaustive list by any means but it may still be helpful for anyone wishing to take their tweets to the next level.  Tune in and tweet out!

    1. Vidtweeter:  This website allows you to easily attach pre-uploaded web content from a number of services (like YouTube & Vimeo) to your tweets.  Its advantage is that it kind of loads the video’s over your own twitter page when clicked which means that users don’t have to navigate away from your profile to view your content.  This looks great and works well for your visitors too!

    Unfortunately, vidtweeter does not offer a mobile app.  This means  you have to use your desktop or laptop computer to post your tweet.  This can make it impractical if you want to upload video to Twitter while you are on the go.

    2.  YouTube:  The big boys of web video have finally made friends with their smaller, cooler cousins from Twitter, you can now choose to share youtube clips via your tweets in exactly the same way you can share them with facebook ‘et al’.

    Unfortunately, once again this is done via your laptop or PC so not much scope for mobile portability and unlike vidtweeter, your content will open in a traditional youtube page.  This is much more kitsch rather than cool.

    3. Finally some good news for all you iPhone 3Gs users out there too.  You obviously want to show off your new (and some may say, overpriced) toy and what better way than shooting video footage and then sharing it via twitter directly via your handset.  Well you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s an app for that.  Less pleased to hear that it isn’t free unlike the superb Tweetdeck.

    Twitelator Pro offers 3Gs users the opportunity to easily shoot, upload and share video footage to Twitter via the yfrog service.  As a twitter app, its nowhere near as classy as tweetdeck but it does get the job done, especially if you want to share your footage on the fly.  Finally if I may, a word of advice if you are using said app on the 3Gs.  You are better ‘pre-recording’ your footage before uploading via TP.  Although TP does allow capture from within the app itself, if the upload fails, your footage is lost.  You have been warned!

    So there we have it! Not content with mere tweets?  Not content with twitpic?  Not even content with audio tweets via the simply superb audioboo?  why not give video a go!

    Inkeeping with the spirit of micro-blogging, should also mention micro-videoing too over at 12secondstv.  This service limits your vids to 12 seconds but they can easily be shared via a tweet. Its used to great effect by twitter users such as @documentally so drop by for a nosey.

     
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