Posts Categorized: Miscellaneous

Our New Favorite Photo Editing Software: InPixio Photo Clip 7.0

Not everyone is a professional designer or photography expert, but with expert-level tools, anyone can produce amazing photos to enjoy. Whether you’ve recently gone on an amazing vacation, visited friends and family, or went on a good long hike, chances are you’ve got a camera roll full of future awesome photos that are in need of some sprucing up.

InPixio Photo Clip 7.0 is a powerful photo editing tool built with simplicity in mind. With a full roster of features that help to edit, enhance and assemble photographs, we’re loving all the benefits it has to offer:

  • Produce professional quality photos
  • Easily change the focus and size of images
  • Quickly fix over or under-saturation of colors
  • Enhance and improve any photo, and remove errors
  • Put together photo montages and add creative effects
  • Share with friends and family on social media

For just a few extra bucks, you can also upgrade to the Pro version of the software that boasts some incredible textures, formats, frames, filters and other cool effects to make your photo project pop; a great deal for unlimited editing access.

Ready to get started? Click below for the most comprehensive, easy-to-use photo editing software out there!

 

Get InPixio & Start Editing!

Video of the Month: Skip Your Way to the Weekend (Like This Guy)

We spend a lot of time analyzing debug logs and frequently give customers a quick video to test, which means we’re often in search of short clips that end play a vital role in the data logging process. Needless to say, we watch a lot of videos (and other types of media) and want to share them with you!


We dug around and found possibly the best way to launch yourself into the weekend. This news clip from most likely sometime in the 1980’s interviews someone who discovered the true power and joy of (that’s right) skipping.

According to his studies, skipping is actually more of a strenuous exercise than running. And yes, there is a right and wrong way to do it.

What can we say? The man loves to skip!

Get Replay Media Catcher to capture this hilarious video for yourself.

How to Stream Media Anywhere with a Secure VPN

Fans around the world rejoiced when Netflix announced it would expand service to 130 additional countries, making the streaming video giant available in almost every country (except for China).

Their bubble was soon after burst, however, when they discovered Netflix wouldn’t be including the full catalog in those countries. Content licenses are mainly to blame for the gap between countries’ catalogs, as studios and production companies stipulate where their content can be streamed. However, customers can take matters into their own hand — even before the global rollout, Netflix subscribers living abroad used VPNs (virtual private networks) to evade the geographic restrictions on streaming services like Netflix.

Why Virtual Private Networks?

VPN providers supply the software and servers needed to route an Internet connection through a proxy location, making it appear to Netflix as though the user is somewhere else. ExpressVPN is one such provider with hundreds of servers scattered across 78 countries. It offers apps, media consoles and routers with every subscription, and each server is optimized for web streaming for unlimited bandwidth.

An Imminent Ban on VPNs?

Shortly after its global roll-out, the company announced it would take steps to stop VPN users. While we’ve yet to see exactly what Netflix will do, it’s certain to be an uphill battle; the company can’t tell the difference between someone connecting from a VPN and someone connecting directly without knowing each specific VPN server’s IP address.

For Netflix, blocking VPNs will be a reluctant necessity to appease content publishers. Blocking VPN servers one by one is likely to result in a costly game of cat and mouse – Hulu attempted a similar ban in 2014 and gave up in defeat after less than a year.

Because Netflix actually gains from letting VPNs slip through the cracks, critics speculate if and when it will throw in the towel on such a profitless endeavor.

More Benefits than Just Netflix

Aside from unblocking Netflix, VPNs give users a slew of added security and other features. All traffic is encrypted and anonymous, so ISPs and hackers can’t monitor user activity. VPNs can also speed up streaming services in places that throttle bandwidth, because censors can’t identify the traffic; location restrictions on Spotify, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, and more can all be easily accessed with a VPN.

ExpressVPN goes the extra mile when it comes to user privacy by never logging or monitoring user activity. On top of that, the company is based in the British Virgin Islands, beyond the legal jurisdiction of the US, UK, and EU. The right VPN provider can significantly boost a user’s privacy protection. If you value your privacy, or even if you just want to unblock geo-restricted content, you need a VPN.

Download ExpressVPN today and protect your privacy!

Wishing You a Happy Holiday!

From all of us at Applian, we wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.

Thank you all for your continued support – we couldn’t do it without you!

Here’s to another amazing year to come.

– Riki & the Applian Team

Record the 2015 Primetime Emmys

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The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards for excellence in television and emerging media are finally here. This weekend, you can watch your favorite small screen stars gather to celebrate another year in the Platinum Age of Television.

The 2015 Emmys will broadcast on Fox, and you can live stream the whole event from Ustream. Make sure to use Replay Video Capture to record the whole show, and keep it forever in whatever file format you like.

Visit the Emmys website for more information, media and Emmy magic.

Catch up on the nominations here or checkout this video (P.S. you can record video below with Replay Video Capture).

Happy capturing!

Where to watch the NFL & College Football online

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Football is back. We know you know, but with more people cutting cable, and more ways to watch NCAA D1 football and the NFL than ever before, it can be a chore figuring out just how you’ll get your gridiron fix.

Fear not! We’ve collected the main sources for watching professional and college football online. You can record each and every snap, sack and tackle with Applian recording products from these streaming services, and store them in whatever format suits your needs.

NFL GamePass

The NFL is in some ways the most liberal of all pro sports – constantly adopting new rules, technologies and ideas. So it’s no surprise the NFL has started offering replays of each and every regular season game via its GamePass subscription service.

While you can’t get live games via GamePass, you can get on-demand HD replays of all 256 regular season games which you can record with Replay Video Capture. If you’re less visual and need your live fix, GamePass offers every NFL game live via audio stream, which you can easily capture and keep with Replay Radio. All you have to do is hit the “Quick Record” button at the bottom of the screen to start capturing the audio you’re playing – when finished, just tap the button again to stop recording.

WatchESPN

ESPN covers Football, both college and pro, as vigorously as anyone. They offer football live streaming online. Check out ESPN’s filterable pro and college broadcast schedule here and use Replay Video Capture to keep the games for your own personal viewing pleasure.

To learn how to use Replay Video Capture to record and store all of your most important games this season, check out this handy video to walk you through, step-by-step:

YouTube

Complete, non-live college football games are available on YouTube on the Watch College Football channel. The selection is spotty, but boy are there some gems. Use Replay Media Catcher to download classic college football from YouTube to up your fansmanship!

With a simple copy/paste action of the YouTube video’s URL into Replay Media Catcher, you can quickly and easily download the action, or turn on Auto-Mode to instantly record what’s streaming on your screen. To learn more about how to use Replay Media, watch this video:

Have a great football season, and happy capturing!

The Best YouTube Cooking Channels to Record Today

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People have been eating food for literally ever. But with the rise of cooking shows, celebrity chefs, food truck entrepreneurship, dinner delivery services, lifestyle glamorization via social media and the DIY movement, one has to face facts: now more than ever, foodies rule the world.

That’s why we asked some of the best home cooks on the Applian team about their favorite YouTube food channels (and boy, are we glad we did!). Use Replay Media Catcher to record each and every episode from these outstanding culinary works.

Happy cooking!


 

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America’s Test Kitchen

Food is popular. Data is popular. America’s Test Kitchen doesn’t quite carry the torch for the overlap of these, but it’s close. From its kitchen/lab near Boston, America’s Test Kitchen will test each considered recipe up to 70 times, “until we arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.”

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PBS Food 

If you’re looking for a terrific mix of traditional television cooking shows right alongside shorter-form digital-only food-centric web series, PBS Food is right for you. From gastro tourism advice to come cooking tricks for tastiness, this old broadcaster’s online video presence feels just as fresh as the produce they’re cooking up.

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The Katering Show

“Crack open the cooking sherry and pour it down your gullet,” say Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney in an intro to their hysterical cooking series, The Katering Show. The show is dry, hilarious and whip-smart: “a proud (food) baby borne from the brains of two of Australia’s fast-rising stars of the comedy world.”

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RSRV

Reserve Channel’s video offering has more of a full fledged lifestyle approach, but centered around food and fine eating. From exotic trips, to famous folks both within the culinary world and without, RSRV’s video library is perfect for browsing and quickly recording the meals you want to make.

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FudeHouse

Among the most distinctive and stylish culinary web series, Fude House is less interested in providing full recipes to make tonight than it is in teaching specific tips, tricks, ideas and techniques to inspire a lifetime of preparing great food. From videos on butchering a full chicken, advice on lighting charcoal for the grill, to all the best ways to use vodka in the kitchen, Fude House can quickly become addictive to the point of dependency. Beware.

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Food Wishes

Perhaps the most traditional recipe video channel of the bunch, Food Wishes produces a steady stream of useful and delightful content for foodies and home cooks. The entire undertaking is crafted around creat kitchen ideas that build your skills as a home cook up bit by bit. Make a food wish!

Streaming Content – July 2015

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And so it continues: the give and take of movie and tv titles to and from your favorite online streaming video platform. Be it Netflix or Amazon Prime, there’s plenty of new content to save for yourself with Replay Video Capture (and a few titles to grab before they leave).

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July Netflix Departures:


Dragnet: Seasons One-Four

Shipping Wars: Seasons One-Three

Miami Vice: Seasons One-Five

Leave It to Beaver: Seasons One-Six

Magnum P.I.: Seasons One-Eight

The Inbetweeners: Season Three

 

July Netflix Arrivals:


Hell on Wheels (Season 4)

Glee (Season 6)

Changeling (2008)

Storage Wars: Texas (Season 1)

White Collar (Season 6)

Wet Hot American Summer:
First Day of Camp (2015)

July Amazon Streaming Arrivals:


Boardwalk Empire (season 3)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Under the Dome (season 3)

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

Flashdance (1983)
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Netflix Conflix: Goodbye, February

As the seasons change, so do the Netflix streaming options. And like the months before, March is blooming up fast. So dig into that queue and put these soon-to-be-removed movies on the list. Simply set up a time to record with your Replay Video Capture and have all of the streaming control you’d like with these gems well past February. Here are our favorites to say bye-bye from Netflix and hello with Applian recording software:

 

Brokedown Palace

A harrowing travel story about two young friends who find themselves wrongfully imprisoned in a Thai prison for smuggling drugs into Hong Kong. A very young Kate Beckinsale and Claire Danes play the main characters, with Bill Pullman as their American lawyer to free them from 33 years of imprisonment. An interesting film about justice and the bonds of friendship, it’s definitely worth seeing if you’ve never before.

 

Lords of Dogtown

Based on the true story of the beginnings of skateboarding in grimy Venice, California circa 1970’s; this fictionalization of the z-boys and the Zephyr skate team is the perfect time-machine to a seedy but exciting place in the sports’ legacy. Supreme acting performances by Heath Ledger and Emile Hirsch, and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, it’s an entertaining ride with an awesome soundtrack.

Swiss Family Robinson

One of the classic Disney family films that ages well. About a family left stranded on a wild island, they fend for themselves. It features imaginative treehouses, frightening pirates, and a parade of exotic animals. The cinematography doesn’t disappoint some fifty years later and the scenic backdrop almost makes you wish you too were stranded there, perfectly nostalgic.

 

The Graduate

“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me? Aren’t you?” Relive the awkwardness of Dustin Hoffman’s breakout role as Benjamin Braddock, the bewildered college student lured in by his girlfriend’s mother, played by the beautiful Anne Bancroft. It’s worth having in the library as a perfect time capsule.

 

Legends of the Fall

Okay, so technically this isn’t leaving Netflix until the very end of March, but it’s too good to not want to keep in your archives. Brad Pitt is more than a pretty face as the tough and brooding Tristan Ludow, alongside the brilliant Antony Hopkins as his father, and Aiden Quinn and Henry Thomas as the other Ludow brothers. Set in the rural America of the 1900s, this is a passionate movie about family, loss, war, and ultimately love.

Best 2015 GRAMMY Songs To Record with Replay Music

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Last night was the music industry’s opportunity to show off it’s best acts. The show itself featured a number of awesome performances, but if you missed any of the top tracks on the list of winners, we’ve rounded up our favorites for your listening pleasure and the opportunity to use Replay Music to record and capture the sound of the 2015 Grammy Awards!

Paramore — Best Rock Song “Ain’t It Fun”

Ridiculously catchy and hard to hate, this track from Paramore has everything you want in straight-forward pop rock. No fuss, only fun.

Kendrick Lamar — Best Rap Song / Performance “i”

One of the most positive hip-hop songs to hit the air waves this year. Kendrick is known for his poignancy and his third studio album is one of the most anticipated in 2015. Keep your ears open!

St. Vincent — Best Alternative Music Record “Strange Mercy”

Indie goddess, St Vincent (Annie Clark) walked away with an award for her haunting record and lurching sound on “Strange Mercy”. Here’s one of our favorite tracks from the album, “Cruel”:

Pentonix — Best Instrumental Arrangement “Daft Punk”

The a capella group, Pentonix, goes into audio soundscapes of the last year, sampling seven different Daft Punk songs. Using a mixture of insane vocal and beatboxing talent, this hardworking crew deserve the nod.

“Twenty Feet From Stardom” — Best Music Film

This is a featured performance from one of the stars of this amazing documentary (which you can stream here on Netflix and record with Replay Video Capture 7). Showcasing the talent of background singers throughout history, this is a must-watch movie and must-listen soundtrack.

Tell us your favorite moments of the show and music from the past year over on Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to hear what you’re listening too! Don’t forget to use Replay Music to get all of the best tracks of 2015.

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