Since its release earlier this year, the OnLive gaming service has generally been regarded as a cool and nifty way to stream console games to your Mac.
It's about to get a bit more affordable.
On Thursday, Online announced the beginning of its OnLive PlayPack - a flat rate pricing plan allowing people to play all of the more than 40 games offered in the plan, as much as they want for $9.99 a month.
You know how there's exciting news, and then there's exciting news? Well, here it goes: it's time you update the Netflix app on your iPhone and iPod touch, because the app now supports video out. This means exactly what you think it means--you can use your iPhone 4 or 4th-generation iPod touch to send streaming video content available on Netflix directly to your television. All you need is a pair of Apple AV cables to hook up your phone and your TV.
Our trusty TiVos can’t be everywhere at once. Sometimes, something great will happen that we didn’t record, and we won’t catch the snappy references at the next day’s staff meeting. For instance, did you see Neil Young sing the “Double Rainbow” song? For missed moments like these, Hulu Plus serves up a massive roster of TV shows and a smattering of movies to quell our pop-culture needs. You’ll be able to quote lines from old favorites--“It’s a floor wax and a dessert topping”--and recent hits. But before you mumble, “I want to go to there,” be warned that Hulu Plus still might leave you out of the loop at that meeting. In spite of the great iPad and iPhone apps, it omits certain episodes and other crucial features.
Since Apple bought Lala, the online music store that lets you upload and stream your computer’s music online, speculation has swirled about when Cupertino will bring the feature to iTunes. If you’re sick of waiting, mSpot lets you enjoy your Mac’s music from a browser on almost any computer. While the service has room for improvement, it also puts your music in the cloud with a minimum of fuss.
Welcome to our beta of The Mac|Life Show - LIVE. Because we're in early beta with the show, we're not calling this episode one, instead this is episode .25. The show will go live Thursday, September 16 at 1:00PM PDT. That's just a few hours from now.
Starting Thursday at 1:00PM PDT we'll be live streaming our brand new Mac|Life Show. The weekly live show will feature Mac|Life editors taking about our favorite hardware, rumors and anything else we can't do with the audio podcast.
Chalk one up for Cupertino. The MPEG Licensing Authority gave the green light to indefinitely extend royalty-free Internet broadcasting licensing of its H.264 video codec to end users. The advantage that Google's WebM once had, comes up short.
The lack of Flash on mobile devices can be a bummer for some, but the video streaming site Vimeo hopes to solve this on their end. Vimeo is the latest video streaming site to test a new HTML5 video player that is iOS-friendly. This new "Universal Player," which is set to be released later today, will allow viewers to watch video on their devices natively.
Wouldn’t it be nice to download your favorite YouTube videos, right from your iOS device? Sure it would, which is why a popular jailbreak app called MiTube exists to do that very thing. After making the leap to the official App Store this week, the free app was subsequently shown the door.
There’s no doubt that Apple’s new iPhone 4-only FaceTime feature is great, and the company is letting everyone know about it with an avalanche of new television commercials. But whether you’re stuck on an older iPhone or you don’t have any iPhone 4-toting friends to video chat with, there are thankfully some free App Store alternatives to FaceTime--if you know where to look.