This is just some cool news for the internet. Google has added a very basic video editing system to YouTube, allowing users to share their creations and make them even better.
Though it's not a full featured application, the YouTube Editor is entirely useful for combining videos. You can also crop bits and pieces of your videos and add background music from a library of genres hosted on YouTube's servers. The editor allows you to combine several videos and add one background music track.
Tuesday was admittedly a crazy day for both Apple and AT&T, as pent-up demand for the iPhone 4 crushed both companies’ servers and even sent the telco’s retail outlets to pen and paper to collect pre-orders. One more sinister element of the day’s insanity is the rumored security breaches on AT&T’s website, which the company is now said to be looking into.
As you’ve know doubt heard by now, the iPhone 4 is off to a rocky start, with pre-orders sold out most everywhere, including Apple’s website and AT&T. But the partners in crime are laughing all the way to the bank, it would seem, as a new report claims the pent-up demand for the iPhone 4 is as much as 10 times larger than the previous model.
Apple has ceased accepting iPhone 4 reservations for in-store pickup and home delivery for June 24. New orders will now be delivered on or before July 2. Customers who were unable to successfully order an iPhone 4 are no longer allowed to make an in-store reservation and instead are told to report to their local store to stand in line for a new iPhone on a first-come first-served basis, that is unless they want to wait until July 2.
Believe it or not, there was some news beyond crashing pre-order troubles. Andrew Auernheimer of the now infamous iPad hack is currently being held on drug charges. Unknown though, is what prompted the official search.
The iPhone 4 pre-orders started today, and as expected, it's total AT&T network chaos. Would-be iPhone owners are frustrated with Apple's pre-order page and with the inability to verify their account with AT&T.
To add insult to injury, no white iPhones. Ray's sad.
Whether it was through neglect or indifference or a market focus elsewhere, certain kinds of gaming have long been a PC-dominant endeavor. iPhone game app sales likely helped draw some attention to Mac users' game lust. So it was a pretty big deal when Valve announced Steam was coming to Mac users everywhere. Now according to a Valve employee, those desires are going to be stoked even higher.
Boy Genius Report is reporting that AT&T's stock for launch day has been officially sold out. Anyone who managed to get through the pre-order process after 1:30PM Pacific Time will have to wait between June 25 and July 5 to get their new unit.
Engadget has managed to receive an official statement:
"Because of the incredible interest in iPhone 4, today was the busiest online sales day in AT&T history. As of Tuesday afternoon, customers who preorder iPhone 4 moving forward will receive their device on June 25 or later, depending on when the order is placed. We'll email customers with confirmation once their order is placed, and again when it ships. In addition, we will have devices available on a first-come, first-serve basis in our stores beginning on June 24."
If customers aren't on fire after todays iPhone 4 pre-ordering fiasco this just might light them up. Gizmodo is reporting that todays "iPhonecalypse" is due to what an AT&T insider says was caused by "a major fraud update that went wrong. " The result: exposure of an unknown number of users' private AT&T information.
Valve just showed E3 attendees an awesome teaser trailer for Portal 2. Too bad the game has been pushed back, beyond its regularly scheduled due date. Anyway, check out the teaser shown at Sony's E3 keynote. It's definitely something to look forward to in 2011.
Apple has just release its latest software update for the Snow Leopard operating systems with fixes that will squash bugs related to the Mac keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive, as well as a glitch that keeps Adobe's Creative Suite 3 from opening. Safari 5 is also included in this 315MB update and it's available now.
The following glitches have also been fixed:
- issues with copying, renaming and deleting files on SMB file servers - more reliable VPN connections - playback issues in DVD player with the Good Quality setting - issues with editing photos using iPhone or Aperture in full screen mode - compatibility with braille displays
We were a bit surprised when Apple announced the release of Safari 5. We hadn’t heard rumors about the new version, or the features that it contained. This update is not just simply a rehash of the previous version of Safari, though. It includes all new features and some never-before-seen things that make Safari 5.0 our favorite little browser on the Mac.
We feel like we are at a baseball game and the score is AT&T four, and the rest of us, a big fat zero. We are four for four in failed iPhone launches with AT&T appearing to be the one to blame once again. The day started off badly and it doesn't look like things are going to get better any time soon as iPhone 4 customers continue to complain about not being able to pre-order Apple's latest iPhone.
Will Google attempt to drink Apple's musical milkshake this fall? All signs point to... eventually. The folks over at CNET explain that from what well-placed sources in the music industry have been whispering of late, the company could have their digital music service up and running as early as this fall. The rumor comes after Google's recent sly remarks surrounding their desire to bring Android users a superior music experience for their devices, not to mention the discovery ealier this month of a potential Google Music logo.