Apple faced another setback in its ongoing patent spat with Samsung overnight as Judge Lucy Koh dished out a denial of Cupertino's attempt to gain a permanent injunction against the Korean manufacturer. It's certainly far from the end of that legal skirmish and Apple still has an opportunity to appeal the decision, but it also offers Samsung some wiggle room as well. Thankfully, the rest of today's overnight recap is (mostly) less dramatic, so let's dive in...
Nervous about the internet sales tax bill that just flew through the Senate on Monday? A new report claims that it's not quite out of the woods yet, while Amazon beats Google to paid Android apps in China and Facebook Messenger finally adds the stickers recently enabled in the full official Facebook app. Ready to read more? Click on and find out what else is making news!
Welcome back from the President's Day weekend! Hopefully everyone managed to grab a few deals during the shopping holiday (at least for those of us in the U.S.), but now it's time to get back to business. Today we've got a recap of all the stuff you may have missed from the last three days, so dig in and get caught up so you're not left wondering what your friends are talking about...
June has finally arrived, and with it comes a tidal wave of tech news for what’s generally a pretty lazy last day of the work week. We can’t report on everything, but we’ve managed to distill the day down to the five coolest stories you won’t want to miss -- so adjust your seats into a launch position and let’s dive right into this freaky Friday, June 1, 2012.
We love us some Plex here at MacLife.com, where we’ve converted an aging Mac mini into a fine home theatre server with a minimum of effort. Now that recent versions of the Plex application have separated the server software from the client software, all sorts of goodies have been coming -- such as DLNA streaming support with a new server update this week.
Individuals who are hearing impaired rely on captions in order to understand what is being said in a video. And while YouTube has come a long way with automatic captioning in videos uploaded to their site, it is not perfect, and can often lead to more confusion when watching the videos.
Enter UniversalSubtitles.org. This project, funded by Mozilla Drumbeat, allows anyone to caption a YouTube, Vimeo, Blip.tv, HTLM5 or H.264 video. All you need is a little time and some typing skills, and all of your videos on YouTube can be nicely subtitled. In this how-to, we'll show you how to easily subtitle your videos with UniversalSubtitles.org.
Digital copies of your DVDs can be a great way to pass the time when
traveling, but you lose some of the DVD’s functionality in the ripping
process. For instance, in the past, subtitles had to be permanently on
or off in a rip, but we’ve developed a simple workaround that will let
you add soft subtitles (ones that can be toggled on or off) whether
you’re watching your film in QuickTime, in iTunes, or on your iPhone.
You can even add subtitles in multiple languages by adding more than
one soft-subtitle track.