Thanksgiving is just around the corner — a time for catching up with family and friends, putting on your favorite pair of stretchy pants, and firing up a good movie to enjoy after dinner. For this special holiday, we’ve rounded up 5 family-approved movies that each one of your relatives will enjoy. And, with the help of Replay Capture Suite, you’ll have these fan-favorite flicks saved so that you can watch them on repeat with loved ones — there’s never enough family movie time! Without further delay, here are 5 Thanksgiving movies to watch this year…(more…)
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5 Thanksgiving Movies to Watch
Tips: How To Build A Successful YouTube Channel
With a reported 2 billion users worldwide, there’s no surprise that YouTube is one of the hottest spots to build a brand, share content, and make some serious cash. But with so many content creators out there, how can you make your YouTube channel stand out from the crowd? While there’s no magic formula to success, there are plenty of simple tips and tricks you can employ to set yourself up for a thriving YouTube channel. Read on to find out more…(more…)
6 Countries Digital Nomads Can Move to Right Now
Recently, global travel restrictions have made it difficult for many of us to travel outside of the United States. With the majority of people no longer working in a physical office and unlikely to return to one in the near future, the itch to travel is even greater. The flexibility of remote work only amplifies this desire, as all you really need for your virtual office is a computer, phone, good internet connection, and the latest version of Replay Capture Suite.
Photo and video editing experts Fix the Photo recommend Replay Capture Suite and its impressive suite of programs to capture any online video and audio. Each program comes with a straightforward interface and loads of resources to get started. Fix the Photo notes that Replay Telecorder will come especially in handy for those working remotely during the “new normal”. While for video and photo editing experts, Replay Media Splitter helps streamline their workflow, offering a host of video and audio editing capabilities.
In response to the shift to remote work, a number of countries have made digital nomad visas available to foreigners — in the case of six countries, U.S. nationals are also eligible to apply. For those of us seeking a change of scenery, these are the six countries that you can move your virtual office to right now.
Antigua and Barbuda
Digital nomads earning at least $50,000 annually can live and work on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda for up to two years, thanks to the country’s Nomad Digital Residence Program. At the time of writing the cost to apply is $1,500 for a single applicant, $2,000 for a couple and $3,000 for a family of three or more.
To enter the country, visa holders must present a negative coronavirus test within one week of arrival, and are monitored for any symptoms for up to 14 days.
As part of Aruba’s recently announced One Happy Workation program, U.S. visitors can stay up to 90 days by booking a package-stay program at a participating hotel, villa or condominium. Applicants are not required to book a participating stay but the website includes many attractive options to choose from!
The Barbados Welcome Stamp program allows visitors earning at least $50,000 annually, including U.S. nationals, to stay on the island visa-free for up to one year. At the time of writing, the online application fee is $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for families.Those traveling to Barbados for remote work or pleasure during the pandemic must follow new travel protocols.
U.S. nationals are able to travel to Jamaica, however the entry requirements vary depending on the state. Those who identify as business travelers will be given a coronavirus test upon entry into the country. While most travelers are given a 30-day visa on arrival, they can apply for the longer stay visa for digital nomads.
On August 1, the Republic of Estonia launched its digital nomad visa that allows foreigners to stay in Estonia for up to a year. Applicants must earn a gross monthly salary of at least 3,000 euros (about $3,530) for a remote job, which is an extension of Estonia’s e-Residency program for foreign entrepreneurs.
At the time of writing, U.S. nationals are not able to visit the country for tourism-related purposes, but they are allowed in for the purpose of work or study. On arrival, foreigners must self-quarantine for 14 days.
Lastly, on July 16 this tiny country bordering Russia and the Black Sea, announced a new program for foreigners to work remotely from the country. Applicants will be able to apply soon, and must provide proof of employment, as well as consent to self-quarantine for 14 days to be considered. As in the case of Estonia, U.S. Nationals are not able to enter Georgia for tourism, and must be granted a long-term visa of at least six months, traveling for business with a special permit or a spouse of a Georgian citizen.
While the “new normal” has made everyday pleasures like international travel difficult for many of us, select countries are beginning to open up their borders, particularly to digital nomads. If you have the flexibility and are already working outside of a physical office, consider one of the six countries mentioned above for a change of scenery.
With 7 programs to choose from, Replay Capture Suite has all you need to stay connected, improve your productivity and streamline your remote workflows. Grab your computer, suitcase and the latest version of Replay Capture Suite, and you’ll be well on your way to remote work bliss.
10 Fall Recipe Videos to Add to Your Recipe Collection
The cooler months have swiftly rolled in, and with that so too has our penchant for comforting fall flavors like pumpkin, apple, squash and nuts. Nothing beats a cozy night in this time of year, paired with a delicious treat that takes advantage of the fall harvest bounty. If you’ve been looking for new recipes to try, we’ve rounded up 10 recipe videos that you simply must add to your collection. With the help of Replay Capture Suite, you’ll have these mouth-watering recipes saved so that you can keep coming back to them — these treats are too good to make only once!
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
It’s a classic recipe that never gets old, especially during the fall season. The combination of sweet and savory flavors are sure to keep you warm. With just a handful of ingredients that you probably already have laying around, you can whip up this roasted butternut squash soup to enjoy even this evening!
Healthy & Hearty Black Bean Soup
If you’re looking for something a little more hearty than can serve as a meal on its own, try this soup recipe. Black beans are a great source of protein and fibre that will satisfy your hunger, and leave you feeling energized. After letting all the spices and flavors simmer to perfection, blend everything together for a smooth creamy texture. Yum!
Veggie Chili Cornbread Casserole
Cornbread and chili together? Sounds like a match made in heaven. This recipe combines everything we love about veggie chili — the variety of beans and vegetables that go into it, especially — by topping it off with some classic cornbread! This recipe is oh-so-hearty but we can bet you’ll still be wanting seconds.
Cheddar Corn Fritters
There’s no denying these cheddar corn fritters are an indulgence — heaps of cheddar and spoonfuls of corn combine to create the perfect treat. Fry them on the pan until crispy and top them off with a helping of sour cream.
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti
Kicking off the sweet side of things on our list is pumpkin spice biscotti. This recipe offers a fun spin on pumpkin. With the addition of pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and the finishing touch of dipping in white chocolate, you’ll be wondering how you ever enjoyed a cup of coffee without this treat.
Classic Pecan Pie
We’re confident when you try out this recipe, it’ll remind you of home immediately. This is the classic pecan pie at Thanksgiving and countless fall season family gatherings. As with most pie recipes, you’ll need a bit of patience, but the end product is definitely worth it!
Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie
Since we’re already on the topic of pie, we may as well include a recipe for another family-favorite: pumpkin pie. In this video, Brendan Dahle shares his grandmother’s recipe (gasp!), and who knows, it may just remind you of your own grandmother’s baking!
Caramel Apple Crumble Cheesecake
Caramel and apple is another winning combination that we love for the fall season. So, why not try something new like this caramel apple crumble cheesecake. It takes everything we love about apple crumble and combines it with a rich cheesecake base.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
The smell of cinnamon coming from the kitchen is synonymous with fall! On that note, how do homemade cinnamon rolls sound? Soft cinnamon dough, smothered in icing is all that you need for a cozy night in. The thought of baking with yeast may intimidate you, but we promise this recipe will guide you every step of the way.
Butternut Squash Pancakes
This recipe may be better-suited for a cozy morning at home, but we’ve also never said no to pancakes for dinner when the craving hits! Whenever you choose to enjoy pancakes, try this fun spin on the traditional recipe by adding butternut squash. Top it with maple syrup and you’re ready to start the day — or curl up on the couch for the evening!
You’ve reached the end of the list — is your mouth watering yet? Make sure to check out the recipes on our list to get started in the kitchen this fall season!
With Replay Capture Suite, you get access to seven incredible programs in one place, and the ability to record any online recipe video of your choosing. Replay Capture Suite gives you the tools to record virtually any format streaming online, and on any device. Learn how it’s done, and enrich your culinary adventures with these delicious fall recipes. Capture your favorite recipes, so that you have them on hand for when the craving hits.
Make sure you get the latest version today and start by diving right into our list of favorite fall recipes!
How Online Video Streaming Technology Has Changed
Today, technological advancements are being made faster than ever before. With companies everywhere releasing regular updates to their hardware and software, we are able to do more with greater efficiency and ease. However, this fast pace of change can make it difficult for technology consumers — us — to keep up. Which shiniest gadget to buy? Which software update to install? As it turns out, choosing great software is often much more important than choosing the machine that runs it. With the most up to date version installed, you’ll benefit from the latest features including important security updates, bug fixes and compatibility enhancements.
Recently, online video streaming technology has changed dramatically, and its popularity increased exponentially to match. So much so, that many companies have been built on offering online video streaming as their main value proposition. The shift comes as no surprise, as in the last ten years online video has become essential to how people are entertained, how students learn, and how businesses communicate. In fact, a recent report estimates that more than two-thirds of global consumer internet traffic is already comprised of video.
In the last decade, the most notable changes to online video streaming include:
- An increase from 10% to 80% of online videos that were encoded using the H.264 compression format (the most commonly used format for recording, compression, and distribution of video content) in a span of just two years, between 2010 and 2012
- A near-complete shift away from historical Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) as a means of sharing video. With HTTP, a video first needed to be downloaded before playback could begin. Now, users have shifted to custom protocols and servers built for a new type of online video delivery called streaming — what we rely on today
- The rise and fall of multicast as a means of online video delivery
- Introduction of Smooth Streaming by Microsoft, HLS, HDS, and DASH, which have driven a resurgence in HTTP-based video delivery
Most users have seen first-hand how greatly online video streaming technology has changed, thanks in part to the long list of applications and offerings available, such as YouTube and Netflix, just to name a few. However, the biggest changes have taken place under the hood. To avoid security and compatibility issues in particular, companies have needed to update their hardware and software over the years in tandem. At Applian, we’re no different! Our experts stay up to date on the latest developments, so that our customers can capture and download online video safely and effortlessly.
With the Replay Capture Suite, you get access to seven incredible programs in one place, and the ability to record any online video of your choosing. Replay Capture Suite gives you the tools to record virtually any format streaming online, and on any device. To get the most out of our software, make sure that you’ve downloaded the most recent copy, which will let you capture and download video with ease, without needing to worry about the latest developments in the online video streaming ecosystem — we take care of that for you!
Make sure you get the latest version of Replay Capture Suite today to get started with capturing your favorite online videos.
4 Documentaries That Will Change the Way You Think About Planet Earth
During these the past few months, there was a shared, global surge in awareness about the impact that humans have on the planet. With significantly lower levels of air pollution in main city centres such as Paris, Beijing and New York, the ability to witness bioluminescence in oceans, and the return of wildlife back to cities, humans’ impact on the planet has never been more apparent. For those of us who are most curious about the flora and fauna of the planet, we’ve corralled 4 documentaries that you simply must watch — they will truly change the way you think about the earth!
Night on Earth
There just isn’t another documentary out there that comes even close to Night on Earth. With the help of state-of-the-art technology, the docuseries takes us from the African Savanna to the Peruvian desert to show us the lives of predators and prey, and how closely they are linked to the moon’s cycles. Shot completely during nighttime hours, you will often forget that the images on-screen were recorded in complete darkness. Let Night on Earth lift the veil of the night’s darkness and discover a whole other world you’ve never seen.
It was just a few years ago that we began to take notice about experts’ warnings regarding the disappearing coral in our oceans. The scientific community has found that warmer water temperatures can result in coral bleaching — an unfortunate phenomenon that takes place when the water is too warm and corals expel the algae (zooxanthellae) that lives in their tissues, causing the coral to turn completely white. While a bleached coral is not dead, and in fact corals can survive a bleaching event, they are under more stress and are at risk of dying. With that in mind, Chasing Coral is about a team of divers, scientists and photographers around the world who document the disappearance of coral reefs, providing an eye-opening look at the often irreversible human impact on the planet.
The Ivory Game
In this saddening look at the illegal ivory trade in China and Hong Kong, The Ivory Game directors Keif Davidson, Richard Ladkani and their crew spend 16 months undercover to investigate the killing of elephants for their tusks and the smuggling of ivory to China. While the trade is illegal, there is a thriving black market where corrupt business practices and dealings occur, constantly feeding the demand for ivory in China and Hong Kong, where it is seen as a status symbol. The film takes viewers from Tanzania, Kenya, and Zambia to China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, with a brief stop in London.
A Plastic Ocean
Award-winning documentary, A Plastic Ocean, is an adventure film that was shot in more than 20 locations over the span of four years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter plus a team of international scientists explore the fragile state of our oceans to reveal the alarming causes and consequences of plastic pollution, while sharing working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.
Want to uncover more shocking and amazing truths about Earth? Don’t miss out on all of these must-see documentaries about our beloved planet!
With Replay Capture Suite, you get access to seven incredible programs in one place, and the ability to record any online documentary of your choosing. Replay Capture Suite gives you the tools to record virtually any format streaming online, and on any device. Learn how it’s done, and start feeding your curiosity about all of Earth’s flora and fauna. Capture the most thought-provoking films, so that you can accelerate your learning about our planet, whenever and wherever you are.
Make sure you get the latest version today, and start by diving right into our selection of thrilling Netflix documentaries!
Learn from Home Essentials: Video Tutorials & Podcasts
With many of us spending a great deal of time indoors, more than we’re used to, most of that likely includes screen time. While Netflix watching marathons are always welcomed, there certainly are times when we might feel like doing something other than sitting glued to the TV set and instead, explore that spark of curiosity that we encounter every now and then. For that, enter online learning!
There is an abundance of online learning resources for those of us looking to learn a new skill, pick up a new hobby or enrich our knowledge of the world. While some of these require a one-time payment or monthly subscription fee, there are many free options to take advantage of.
Lucky for you, we’re here to help you get started on feeding your curiosity, and embracing the ‘inner nerd’ that’s inside all of us! Read on to check out some of our current favorite YouTube channels with beginner-friendly tutorials and informational videos ranging from visual arts to home improvement to programming, as well as a few fascinating podcasts that are sure to help you take full advantage of your indoor time. What’s more, with Replay Capture Suite, you can capture all of your favorites to watch later, so that you don’t have to waste precious bandwidth when it matters most.
YouTube Channels to Kick-Start Your Learning
Shayda Campbell – Art Tutorials
If you’ve been thinking about venturing into the world of art, or perhaps you already have some art supplies that could use a good dusting, Shayda Campbell’s channel is what you’ve been waiting for. Posting a new tutorial every Tuesday and Friday, Shayda shows you how to get started with watercolors, florals, hand lettering, ink illustration and bullet journaling. There are no limits to where your creativity can take you, and Shayda shows you how to gain confidence, build your skills and more importantly, enjoy the process.
Here is one of our favorite videos to get you started with watercolors:
This Old House – DIY Home Improvement
With more time spent indoors, you may have already tried your hand at some DIY home improvements, with varying levels of success. If you’re looking for additional guidance on the projects that didn’t quite have the desired outcome, or perhaps you’re in the market for inspiration, check out This Old House on YouTube. With videos on how to install a new toilet, how to build a chicken coop, or how to quiet squeaky floors, there is something for everyone. Though you might currently have limited access to friendly help from the experts at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s, This Old House brings the advice to you and helps you finish your DIY projects with success.
FreeCodeCamp – Programming Tutorials
If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to build a beautiful, responsive website or a mobile application, the FreeCodeCamp YouTube channel brings you an incredible collection of programming tutorials to spearhead your learning. From HTML and CSS to Python to Java, with the help of FreeCodeCamp you’ll no longer be asking, “how do I build that?” but rather, “what should I build first?”
If you’re at the very beginning of your programming learning journey, we recommend that you get started with some good, old-fashioned HTML and CSS fun. From there, see where your learning takes you!
Podcasts to Fuel Your Curiosity
The mission of the 99% Invisible podcast is to make us more aware of all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed structures and fabrics of our society, that ultimately shape our world. With over 400 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes, and is sure to teach you something new.
To start, check out the episode On Beeing, which dives into the fascinating business of beekeeping in the United States, and the vital role that pollination services play in American agriculture.
It’s not just a history podcast. It’s a history podcast as told by Dan Carlin, also known as the master of long-form podcasting and “one of the greatest storytellers in the world”. Bringing his distinctive voice and style to every episode of Hardcore History, and with hundreds of millions of downloads, Carlin’s shows are some of the most listened to podcasts of all time.
Carlin weaves historical information with thought-provoking questions and unexpected twists into each episode to help illustrate the long lasting impact and continuing relevance of the past. Drama, surprises, empathy and chilling examples of both the triumphs and failures of humanity vividly depict the narrative. It’s this very trademark mix of elements that has been entertaining listeners since 2005.
The Tim Ferriss Show
Often ranked as the #1 business podcast on all of Apple Podcasts, and on many occasions having even been ranked as the #1 podcast out of 500,000+ podcasts, The Tim Ferriss Show brings a new perspective on the world of entrepreneurship.
In each episode, Tim interviews a highly successful individual, deconstructs and extracts the tactics, tools, and routines from their experiences that you, the listener, can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and more. Past guests include the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, and 300+ others.
Ferris recently interviewed Sam Harris, a neuroscientist, philosopher, and author of five New York Times bestsellers, on how to cope during a pandemic and tame anxiety, amongst other topics of discussion.
Want to make sure that you don’t miss out on all of these fantastic, at-home online learning opportunities?
Replay Capture Suite is your answer! With seven incredible programs in one place, Replay Capture Suite gives you the tools to record virtually any format streaming online, and on any device. Learn how it’s done, and then get your personal playlist ready! Capture your favorite content, so that you can get a headstart on your learning, whenever and wherever you want to.
Plus, Replay Capture Suite makes it easy to go light on your bandwidth usage, so that no matter what your connectivity looks like, you’re in the driver’s seat. Make sure you get the latest version today, and make your at-home learning zone a productive and fruitful one!
How To Stay Connected: Our Top 5 Virtual Hangouts Right Now
As more of us are being called upon to #stayathome, the more creative people are getting about reshaping their daily lives online.
It’s more important than ever to stay connected, and nowadays there are hundreds of ways to do it. Whether we are looking to connect professionally, personally, or purely for social reasons, staying at home is still a great opportunity for people to meet and get together.
To do so, people around the world are turning to video chat giants like Zoom, Google Hangouts and Skype among others, making sure that they are able to not only get in touch with groups of people, but also to do it in a variety of ways. With Replay Telecorder, you can be sure to record your virtual events so that you can always playback your favorite moments.
What are some of the best opportunities to get together?
Connecting Remotely with Your Work Team:
If you work from home, then connecting with your team is a must. From creating a supportive environment in your home office, to managing essential planning meetings, connecting is crucial. One of the most effective ways that remote teams stay connected is to make sure to set up regular times to meet and connect virtually. With Google Hangouts, Zoom and Skype, your meetings can accommodate teams of any size. Make sure that you keep track of important information by keeping a recording of your virtual meetings.
Staying Fit While #stayinghome:
You’d be amazed at the variety of fitness classes that are being offered online. From free fitness routines that you can find on YouTube, to the fitness class offerings that are opening up online, there is no reason to fall off of your fitness routine. But if you are like most, then it’s likely that having a fitness buddy (or a group of them) is your best motivator. Cue up your favorite online workouts, and then hop in a Hangout with your favorite workout partners to keep those endorphins pumping! Don’t forget to record your workout, so that you can practice those moves next time.
Playing Your Part in Interactive Game Nights:
Most games are made to be played with other people. Taking advantage of video conference rooms to hold a game night with your favorite people can be a great way to stay connected. With the option to create a grid of all chat members, it’s a great way to create teams if your group is large enough. Record the action so that you can replay and share your favorite moments. A great app for this is Houseparty, which comes with a selection of games to play with your friends, and its split-screen capabilities keeps games fun and fast-paced for everyone. All you need to do is invite your friends.
Hosting A Karaoke Night:
If you’re looking to keep your spirits up, one way to do it is by hosting a virtual happy hour, featuring your favorite karaoke songs. You may want to share one (or a few) of your favorite seasonal recipes with your friends, and then join each other for a night of belting out your favorite sing-alongs. If you want to mix it up with your mixers, try adding in some trivia about your favorite bands before you start so that you can bring your virtual karaoke night to the next level. Just make sure you don’t miss a moment of it.
Throwing A Virtual Book Brunch:
Few things are as restorative as joining up with a group to have a deep chat over a great book and delicious food. If themed brunches are your thing, you can set up the theme of your brunch to coincide with the topic of your selected reading. Connect with friends worldwide if you really want to add to the fun. It may become the highlight of your week.
When it comes to linking up online, the possibilities are endless, and they keep growing everyday. All you need is some imagination, a great idea, and the perfect tools to make sure that you don’t miss out on a single minute. Our pick? Replay Telecorder. It can record any video conferencing applications in background mode, so you can enjoy an uninterrupted connection.
How does it work?
- Get your group together. You can invite your group attendees manually or just make sure everyone has a custom link to the meeting. That way you can keep them private and invite only who you want.
- Start your video conferencing application. Replay Telecorder works great with Skype, Google Hangouts. Zoom, and any application with similar features.
- Record and save for playback later. As soon as you join the call, just hit “Record” and you’re all set. You can stop recording anytime you like. It’s really that easy.
Getting started is easy. Get your group together, get creative, and then make sure you have the latest version of Replay Telecorder, so that you can save the best moments (or save your best moves to practice) for later. With the right tools, your house may become your favorite place to meet up with your favorite people!Get Started With Replay Telecorder
5 Summer Sports Events Streaming Online That You Can’t Miss
For sports fans around the world, the summer season can be an exciting time of year. From the start of May until the end of September, we’ll be glued to our screens to find out which teams and players are advancing, what sports are getting the most action, and how many games we can fit into one day. Luckily, using the recording power of Replay Video Capture, we don’t have to sit down and watch it all real-time — with our media-recording software, you can record and save every game from the amazing summer sports below, from YouTube to ESPN and beyond.
When: May 31 – June 17
We’ve made it to the NBA Finals after a grueling few weeks of intense Playoffs games. Now, it’s up to the players on the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers to show who will make it out on top this year. The 2018 NBA Finals are streaming live on ABC, accessible via YouTube TV online where you can record it all.
Here’s the game schedule as it currently stands:
- Game 1: Cleveland @ Golden State THURSDAY, MAY 31 9e|6p
- Game 2: Cleveland @ Golden State SUNDAY, JUNE 3 8e|5p
- Game 3: Golden State @ Cleveland WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 9e|6p
- Game 4: Golden State @ Cleveland FRIDAY, JUNE 8 9e|6p
- Game 5: Cleveland @ Golden State MONDAY, JUNE 11 9e|6p (if necessary)
- Game 6: Golden State @ Cleveland THURSDAY, JUNE 14 9e|6p (if necessary)
- Game 7: Cleveland @ Golden State SUNDAY, JUNE 17 8e|5p (if necessary)
US Open – Golf
When: June 14 – 17
The 2018 US Open is one of the most anticipated in recent years, and you can watch it all from the comfort of your laptop. Between online streams from the USGA’s US Open website and live streaming coverage from Fox via Fox Sports Go, you can watch and record every minute of every game. Check out the starting game schedule below and head here for the full thing.
Thursday, June 14
Featured Groups 1: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Featured Groups 2: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Featured Holes: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fox Sports 1 (FS1) broadcast: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fox broadcast: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 15
Featured Groups 1: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Featured Groups 2: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Featured Holes: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fox Sports 1 (FS1) broadcast: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fox broadcast: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
FIFA World Cup
When: June 14 – July 15
Fútbol is heading to Russia this year as the FIFA World Cup 2018 is kicking off at Luzhniki Stadium – the first ever tournament to be held in Eastern Europe. After a total of 64 matches played in 12 venues across 11 different Russian cities, the champions will be crowned in the same arena on 14 July. You can see the full schedule of games here and a list of all the qualifying teams below – just remember to record it all when the time comes.
UEFA (EUROPE): Russia (host), Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark
AFC (ASIA): Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia
CAF (AFRICA): Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco
CONCACAF (NORTH AMERICA): Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama
CONMEBOL (SOUTH AMERICA): Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Peru
OFC (OCEANIA): None
Summer X Games
When: June 19 – 22
While the X Games have been pumping out awesome events and content since the beginning of the year from its base in Minneapolis, the Summer X Games are about to begin. The most prominent event for extreme and action sports out there today, it boasts 4 days of thrills, stars, live music, and more. The full lineup of events has yet to be announced, but you can bet they’ll be live streaming it all from ESPN and YouTube online so you can record it all.
US Open – Tennis
When: August 27 – September 9
The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament is the only Grand Slam Tennis Tournament played in the United States, which is only part of the reason why we get so worked up about it year after year. While we’re currently wrapped up in all that the French Open is giving to us, we’ll have to wait a bit longer before the event makes it back “home” to the U.S.A. We’ll keep you in the loop as it gets closer, but you can be sure that the games will live stream online through BLANK, making it easy to record and save it all!
Designed for the highest quality video output possible, and with recording capabilities of up to 100 frames per second, Replay Video Capture isn’t like any other screen recording program out there. It’s the fastest, most powerful way to legally record every major summer sports event happening this year. Here’s how it’s done:
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5 Under-Appreciated Apps & Software for Travel Fiends
All of the best travel adventures happen during summer, and all the best travel adventures are fueled by great preparation. For every traveling fiend out there, there exist apps and software to help make travels smoother, steps and connections less complicated, and enjoying downtime easier. From the time you start thinking about your next travel details to the very moment that your feet hit the front steps when you get back home, having the right travel apps on-hand during every phase of a summer trip makes the whole experience better.
In our curated list of travel apps and software that we can’t take a trip without, we’re focusing on some of the lesser-known and under-appreciated travel tools we love.
1. Google Earth (for Desktop)
During the planning phase of your trip, it’s a great benefit to be able to do a little recon of where you’re going to be. For traveling by plane across the country or abroad, you can use the Google Earth app online to look at some of the major landmarks in certain areas and get your itinerary set early. For fans of road trips, it’s an awesome way to see both birds eye and close-up views of your route, its pit stops, and all the little details along the way you may need to know.
Check out Google Earth online here.
2. Roadtrippers (for Mobile)
Speaking of road trips, arguably the most useful app for on-the-go experiences is Roadtrippers. Free for iOS and Android users, the app shows you cool and interesting places, restaurants, accommodations, attractions, and more along your planned driving route. You can filter the real-time list and map by activity or distance to make finding the perfect stops as easy and painless as possible. Just remember to have your passenger do the navigating!
Check out the Roadtrippers app online here.
3. Replay Capture Suite (for Desktop)
The Replay Capture Suite is the only suite of software out there that can download just about any type of media online, including movies, TV shows, radio shows, podcasts, audiobooks, full albums, playlists, and more. For its most loyal users, software in the Replay Capture Suite is the best complement to going on a long road trip or flight with unpredictable WiFi, or for stock-piling entertainment before any trip that’s a little more off-grid.
Check out the Replay Capture Suite online here.
4. Hopper (for Mobile)
Getting the cheapest possible price for a good flight can seem like an impossible task. With the Hopper app for iOS and Android, you can easily keep an eye on the cheapest dates to fly, via custom notifications and a handy month-view calendar, so you can always get the best deal and save your cash for more awesome travel experiences. The company claims it can save you up to 40% on a flight using its complex and powerful system, it’s easy to use, and you can book a flight in a minute flat.
Check out the Hopper app online here.
5. PackPoint (for Mobile)
Before you head out for any type of trip, packing is often the last and most stressful part. PackPoint for iOS and Android solves a lot of this headache by providing a fully-mobile platform for organizing your complete travel packing checklist. Built with a ton of different trips in mind, you can quickly jump through a checklist of items for a day trip, a hiking trip, a business trip, and more, with other elements like the weather forecast in mind. It’s got great integrations with sites like TripIt and is one of our favorite go-to travel apps for getting organized.
Check out the PackPoint app online here.
Which apps and software are you using for your summer getaway? Leave your suggestions in the comments below to let us know what you can’t travel without!