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YouTube is stepping up its efforts to allow users to stream live over its service, with an upcoming update to its mobile app. Putting itself in direct competition with Facebook's own live-streaming service and the Twitter-owned Periscope, the Alphabet video site is slowly rolling out a change to its iOS app that will allow a small selection of users to broadcast video live to their subscribers, directly from their smartphone or tablet.
The European Commission has published a new proposal that would force streaming media services to invest in content created in Europe, alongside other video-related rule changes that would affect services including YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and others. Initially leaked last week, the directive would require online streaming services to ensure at least 20 percent of its catalog provided to European subscribers is made up of European-origin content.
Apple has produced another ad in its growing series of TV spots featuring the Siri vocal assistant feature found in iOS products. The latest is titled "Thank You Speech," and features How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris in a 30-second ad that shows off the "Hey Siri" feature -- in this case having Harris ask for a specific note, containing his thank-you award speech, to be read aloud. He then follows along with the recitation, holding a suit brush as a stand-in for the award he presumes he will get.
One of the most exciting prospects for us, when learning about mobile VR, was the idea of being able to watch our favorite YouTube and streaming services through a VR headset, but we were surprised when the streaming giants were sluggish to give us an in-app option. We do have a solution, though, one that comes in the form of a handy little app called Homido 360 VR player.
Video shot for virtual reality headsets is taking a leap forward today, with announcements from two different companies for two slightly different reasons. GoPro revealed the cost of its Omni VR capture rig, as well as launched its own app for 360-degree videos, while YouTube is expanding its existing support for 360-degree videos by allowing video creators who use its service to stream the all-directional video format to other users from today.
The best way to get apps for your iPad is slowly: as you need to do something, find what does it, and try some out. The worst way is to read an article listing "100 Amazing Apps." and download the lot in one go. If nothing else, one person's amazing is another person's shrug. MacNN has picked 10 and while, actually yes, we think they're pretty amazing, this set has been picked specifically to be what every iPad should have.
Just a week or so ago, YouTube rival Vimeo released an app that brought iOS 9, and in particular iPad Pro, features to the app. As a result, you could Slide Over the Vimeo app when you were working on something else, you could split your screen, and you could also step out of the app entirely and have video playing in a small Picture in Picture window. Couple that to the more pared-down look of Vimeo, and YouTube's app was looking old: it's brighter, and more garish, but it also lacked all of the iOS 9 features -- until now. YouTube 11.10 for iOS at last addresses this.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look back at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, YouTube Gaming launches in more markets, a warning is issued over the PlayStation VR's age requirements, the next Hearthstone expansion title may have leaked early, EvE Online adds a mini-game that contributes to science, and a strategic Pokemon title is announced for mobile devices in Japan.
YouTube has created a tool for its content creators that can help keep private or inappropriate things from being seen by viewers. The new blurring function can be used to specify areas of a video that need to be hidden from view, with a customizable box that can be placed anywhere within the frame after the video has been uploaded, and YouTube has also added extra options to make the tool even more practical to amateur videographers.