If you want to get your DVD collection onto your Mac, Apple TV or portable iOS device, chances are you’ve already discovered the free HandBrake software, which handles the task like a champ. What you may not know is that there are some simple tricks and tweaks to make HandBrake really sing, particularly if you’ve been challenged by getting commercial discs from your personal collection properly encoded.
iMovie for iOS has been around since the release of the iPhone 4, but when Apple announced it would be coming to the iPad, tablet users everywhere began drooling. With yesterday's iMovie update, Apple stepped up their game with more flexible iOS video editing, and a better user interface.
Interestingly enough, some folks with a sharp eye at 9to5 Mac found a way to sneak iMovie (which is supposedly only for the iPad 2, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4th generation) on to the original iPad. Not only does this work, but it's literally like a mobile movie making studio, giving first-generation iPad adopters a way to edit their videos on the go without having to upgrade.
This morning's Verizon CES 2011 keynote was a bit of a let down. After all, we were expecting a grand announcement about Verizon's plans to shake hands with Apple. But, instead of a CDMA-compatible iPhone 4, users of the Verizon network can look forward to the debut of Motorola's very own Android tablet. The Xoom, as it's dubbed, will run Android 3.3--or, Honeycomb--and will feature a Tegra 2 SOC dual-core processor. It'll also have HTML 5 and Adobe Flash 10.2 compatability right out of the box.
Our friends over at our sister site, Maximum PC, got a chance to play with this upcoming tablet. Check out the video to see if this tablet is really the iPad killer Android's hoping for.
Online Editor Robbie Baldwin and Associate Editor Nic Vargus are trolling the hallways of the Las Vegas Convention Center at this year's CES so that you don't have to! Watch the video after the cut as the guys officially introduce you to the show, and stay tuned to Maclife.com for exclusive coverage. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all of our CES 2011 coverage!
Hard drives and cases and ones for your iPod touch, Toddy Smart Cloths and Joby Gorilla pods, Dexim P-flip docks and solared powered ones, too, These are a few of our favorite things…
Actually, that's not a Christmas song, but it is one heck of a catchy tune and it goes well for our favorite things. This year, we got a bunch of stuff to give away to you--the loyal fans. It's our way of saying thanks and happy holidays. Check out the video after the jump for more details on how you can win these sweet, sweet prizes.
As you may have noticed, here at Mac|Life, we've done some housecleaning. No longer are you looking at that old layout of yesterday--now you're staring into the layout of tomorrow! Actually, tomorrow is today, so technically you're staring into the layout of today. But no matter.
With the announcement of a sleeker, sexier new aluminum bodied MacBook Air, you might have forgotten about Apple's other slim tablet device, the iPad. Apparently, the device has made quite the stride in the e-books and video sphere, as the iPad is widely used to consume both those forms of media.
The ability to stream online videos is one of the hallmarks of today's web. Videos on any topic you can imagine are just a click (or tap) away, provided you have an internet connection. But what if you're on your way to an internet-less destination? How will you watch your daily workout video (or favorite cat video) once you get there? The solution is simpler than you might think. With Apple's Safari web browser, a few additional clicks will have your video off of the web and onto your hard drive.
Now there's a better way to get your 15 minutes of fame on the internet--literally. YouTube has increased the maximum duration of video clips from 10 minutes to 15 minutes, which means that you've got an extra five minutes to tell the world why you deserve your own reality television show, or why you greatly despise the lol cat meme.