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World Cup Giveaway: FINAL WEEK

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Well, it’s the final week of our awesome World Cup contest. This weekend, it comes down to Germany or Argentina for the distinction of winner, and although it will be another four years before the next round of matches, we’re still riding out this fun giveaway. For our winner last week, we think it’s a pretty clear reason to love a soccer player:

Who has your favorite player been and why? Hulk because his name is Hulk.”

So congrats Ben R! We will be sending you the Replay Capture Suite AND your (Hulk?) jersey.

For the final installment in our World Cup giveaway, and your last chance to win the Suite AND your own FIFA World Cup jersey, we wanted to end on a high note and ask this question (because you’re all winners in our eyes):

Final World Cup Contest Question:

If you won the World Cup where would you put the trophy?

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World Cup Giveaway: Week 4

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While we’re all still recovering from the Team USA loss, there’s still quite a bit of exciting matches to come! We checked out our entires from last week’s contest and there were some innnnteresting entries. With that being said, we laughed out loud to Mr. Richard T:

If you got a yellow card, what would it be for? Not speaking to my girlfriend through the duration of the World Cup.

We’re pretty sure that would get you a RED card, Richard! Maybe he should give his free Replay Capture Suite AND jersey to her.

Want one yourself? Take a stab at this week’s question to win our Suite of products as well as an official FIFA World Cup jersey.

Question This Week:

Who has been your favorite player thus far and why?

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Red, White & Blue: Here’s a Discount For You!

July 4th Discount

We absolutely love the 4th of July! Nothing says “freedom” and “proud to be an American” quite like community parades, family BBQs, and  beautifully loud fireworks – and capturing any video and audio your heart desires, of course! As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, all of us here at Applian would like to enjoy the holiday by giving you a special discount on our full offering of products in the Replay Capture Suite!

Starting Thursday, July 3rd until Friday, July 11th, you can get $17.76 OFF the Replay Capture Suite – just click below and enjoy your newfound recording liberty!

 

GET THE DISCOUNT TODAY

 

 

Expand Your Music Library With Replay Music

Music - la-la-la

How many streaming music services do you listen to? Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, Grooveshark, Sirius/XM, Songza,? I love them all for different reasons. Next time you’re listening, try using Replay Music to record the tracks as you hear them. Just click START and listen. That’s really all there is to it. The songs you listen to from your favorite streaming music site, are recorded and saved to your PC as high-quality MP3 files (there are other formats too). The tracks are separated and  tagged with Artist, Album, Title and Genre. You can even set Replay Music to export the tracks to iTunes or Windows Media Player.

Pretty Nifty. Replay Music can record any audio it hears. Even from music videos. It’s a great way to discover new music. Remember, if you like the song you’ve recorded, support the Artist and go buy it.

Hope you’re having fun with Replay Music. Let us know how you use it.

 

New Feature: From PC To Plate in Seconds!

From PC to Plate!

Online hunger is a serious epidemic and surfing the interwebs can lead to significant increases in appetite. Applian is proud to announce that we’ve developed a brand new feature for our Replay Video Capture software that’s sure to curb your cravings. Now you can simply capture the delicious meals you see online and have them replicated to your desk. Everything from apple tarts to zucchini bread, Replay Video Capture now truly “captures everything”!

Our industrious engineers and developers have found the secret sauce of “capture code” that will bring your favorite screen-nourishments straight to your keyboard and into your mouth. Using Replay Video Capture’s easy-to-use interface and usability, capture the recipe results from all those streaming services online.

Watch our demo video and start salivating:

So grab your forks, friends. Check it out today!

AND THE WINNER IS…

The Oscars

Our excitement for the 2014 Oscars can’t be contained. With so many talented people nominated and some amazing movies up for the big award, we couldn’t help but think about the most Capture-able moments of this years’ nominees. We know there are some great options online that are streaming the best movies of the year, and you can record them with Replay Video Capture.

In that same spirit, we used Replay Video Capture to capture some movie clips to make our own little ode-to-movies using past scenes from some well known ones.

Can you name them all?

Will Google Ever Let Us Advertise? Help me Susan Wojcicki.

Until about five years ago, we used to be good sized advertisers on Adwords. Google abruptly changed their policies, and with very little warning banished us from Adwords and AdSense. Forever. We never really had a good explanation as to why this happened, only some vague references to “hacking and cracking” in their Terms of Service. (We are fully DMCA compliant, so this is quite puzzling – and unfair.) It was more frustrating at the time because our competitors were allowed to continue advertising. And even today, we still see Google ads for competing products. Google even subsidizes RealPlayer, which offers a basic download functionality along with the bloatware (IMO) that makes up the rest of the product. Today – I’ve finally had enough.

At Ad:Tech in San Francisco, I watched an excellent presentation by Susan Wojcicki, Google’s SVP of Advertising, on the future of online ads. After her speech, I cornered her backstage and explained to her that we never really got a fair hearing, and that Google being the #1 advertising platform has a duty to keep an open playing field. She took my card, and promised to get their Policy Team on the case. She wouldn’t give me her contact info, but I know where she works 😉

I’m not optimistic that Google will change for us. I believe the MPAA and other studios pressure Google to block downloading products. That being said, I wonder why the MPAA doesn’t raise a fuss about RealPlayer being bundled with Google Toolbar and Chrome – both of which subsidize Real’s downloads. Our tools are superior, but it’s still a competitor we have to deal with, and having exclusive access to Google’s products in our category gives them an unfair advantage.

Susan Wojcicki – I’m awaiting a reply…

Capturing Live Streams with our Screen Recorder – Replay Video Capture

Capturing CNN Live Online

While I am at work I can’t watch TV – but that doesn’t mean I want to miss live coverage of major events as they unfold. Thanks to live streaming news sites like CNN – and our professional quality screen recorder Replay Video Capture – I don’t have to.

I had CNN streaming live on my Windows 8 desktop and Replay Video Capture, our super easy screen recorder, was capturing all the coverage as it happened. Later today, when my work is done 🙂 I’ll be able to watch the news as it happened. Which is how I like it.

The image above is from my recorded video from earlier today – look at that gorgeous quality. That’s Replay Video Capture! Don’t miss another live event as it happens. Replay Video Capture is the prefect screen recorder for capturing all live streams – and any other streams you can’t download like webinars, encrypted sites, video chats, etc. Enjoy.

Play the Search Suggestion Game

I’m at a SEO conference today, and one of the best presentations was by a group of Google employees on some of the moral and ethical challenges of running a search engine. Matt Cutts – the Google official SEO blogger – was on the panel, as well as a couple of other people.

I was amazed at how a lot of issues come up with how to handle certain Google search results. Some of the panel’s examples were interesting. Should a suicide note left on a web site come up when searching for the victim’s name? Should a white supremacist hate site about Martin Luther King come up in the search results for MLK? Should posts warning about the dangers of vaccinations come up when searching about the safety of vaccines appear – in spite of sound scientific evidence against and the fact that misinformation could cost lives? And in some cases, Google execs in foreign lands have been arrested for videos appearing on YouTube – what does Google do about that? I had no idea.

Another fun aspect of this debate was the search suggestions that Google provides. These mirror what people are actually entering, and aren’t censored or edited at all – in spite of the fact they can be offensive to some. Try entering “asians are b” or “americans are f” and see what Google expects you to type next. It’s both funny and horrifying.

At our family dinner table, I shared this with the kids, and we tried the Search Suggestion game on their names. We tried “Bryce is” and “Laurel is”, and got some hilarious results – both complementary and insulting. Try this with your own kids names for fun!

Recording the 55th Annual Grammy Awards – A Reminder to Get it While You Can.

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards

As most of you know last Sunday, February 10th, was the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. And conveniently for many it streamed live online on a variety of sites:
CBS.com
Grammys.com
Hollywoodlife.com
just to name a few.

And as many of you also know, Replay Video Capture, our professional quality screen capture program, can capture live streams beautifully. It would have been the perfect program to use to capture the 55th Annual Grammy Awards particularly since Replay Video Capture has a scheduler. It’s easy to set up Replay Video Capture to record a live stream at a particular time.

But I didn’t do that.

Monday I went online to find a site that was re-broadcasting the Grammy’s. I thought for sure CBS.com would be. But no.

No one is.

The Grammy’s aren’t online anywhere that I can see. I even wrote the Grammy’s to find out where I could get a copy of the broadcast. I still haven’t heard back.

The moral of this little tale – capture what you can when you can because tomorrow it just might not be there.

🙁