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One of the standout features of Samsung’s latest phablets is their ability to stream to YouTube. With the Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus, you can livestream a feed from your phone’s cameras directly to your audience on YouTube, removing the need to hook a camera or your phone up to your computer and setting up the stream there. Here’s how to do it yourself.

The following steps were taken on a Galaxy Note 5, but are the same on a S6 Edge Plus.

1. Open the Camera app.

2. Press the Mode button on the bottom left.

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3. Select the Live Broadcast mode.

4. Agree to the disclaimer.

5. Authorize Live Broadcast to use your YouTube account.

6. Press Sign In to log in to your YouTube or Google profile.

7. Enter your YouTube or Google credentials.

8. Select your two-step verification method.

9. Agree to terms and conditions after reading through and understanding the details.

10. Fill in the title of your broadcast by tapping on the default name generated.

11. Tap Done on your keyboard.

12. Invite people to your stream by tapping the middle button on the left of the screen, or change the viewing permissions to Public by tapping under the stream title.

13. Select the friends you wish to see the stream, then tap Done at the top right.

14. Press the Live shutter button on the right to start streaming. You can change settings such as video resolution, privacy, auto save or screen power saving by tapping the gear button at the bottom left, or switch cameras with the icon on the top left.

15. Tap the shutter button again once you’re done to end your show. While you’re streaming, you can switch between front and rear cameras, as well as share your broadcast link to more friends. You’ll also be able to see how long you’ve been broadcasting and how many likes and dislikes you’ve received.

16. Tap the Share button to upload your video to YouTube, where it will live for as long as YouTube is up.

If you frequently send and receive video messages via Skype and wish there were a way to download the clips to your phone, a new update might just make your day.

The latest version of Skype for Android lets you save video messages you’ve sent and received to your gallery so you can keep them for posterity (or blackmail). It’s only available for video messages, meaning clips that you send to your friends over Skype IM, not the video calls you make.

  1. Update to the latest version of(6.11) on your Android device.
  2. Long press the video you want to save in the conversation window.
  3. Select Save To Gallery.
  4. Open your Movies or Videos folder on your phone to find the clip.

All messaging apps will eventually offer the same feature set, or at least that’s the vibe I’m starting to get. The latest copy-paste moment in this sector comes from Facebook Messenger, which just added live Instant Video sharing, just like Apple FaceTime, Snapchat and Google Duo, to its iOS and Android apps.

Facebook is rolling this feature out today (Sept. 1) as a background update, so you won’t have to download anything to access it. While it’s just as easy to use as the offerings from its competitors, some may not realize the option is even available, as Facebook does little to notify you of its addition.

First, while you’re in a message, tap the Video Camera icon in the top right corner, and tap OK if Messenger prompts you for permission to access the camera and the microphone. After your call is picked up, tap once on the screen and again on Messages in the top left corner to return to the chat. Facebook says you need to tap on the Microphone icon to hear the other person, but that wasn’t required when we tried it out.

The video from your call’s recipient will now appear in the top right corner, and you can make it go full-screen by tapping the video from the other person twice. To share the view from your rear lens, tap the Switch Cameras icon in the top right corner while in full-screen video mode.

While this is a great addition for Facebook Messenger users who love sharing video, it also feels like a general flattening of all the major apps out there. Nothing feels special or unique anymore, and everything looks the same. On the other hand, now that Messenger lets you send money to friends, order an Uber and speak to, it could become the only messaging app you need.

AUSTIN, TX — At a moment where many cable subscribers are cutting the cord and looking for a new option, representatives from,andtook to the stage at SXSW to talk about the state of the over-the-top industry.

Even though,andwere conspicuous by their absence, Hulu’s Richard Irving (vice president of product management), Christian Oestlien (director of product management) and Kathy Payne (head of content acquisition management for Amazon Video Channels) provided insight into their services.

For starters, Irving explained his theory about ‘The Vicious Cycle of TV,’ saying that customers get tired of paying too much for bulky cable packages, ask for discounts, get those savings with bundled deals from providers which require more equipment, leave when their contracts are up and restart the pattern with a new vendor, when they’re available.

Irving also explained that even with its new live-TV service, the majority of content watched on Hulu (54 percent to be precise) is on-demand programming, and not live. Oestlien said that YouTube TV is the opposite, with more of their activity coming from live events, such as sports and news. Irving noted that pageantry also drives traffic for Hulu with the Thanksgiving Day and Tournament of Roses parades.

While both YouTube and Amazon broke into live TV recently, they came in from different angles. Consistently well-performing TV excerpts on YouTube told the streaming company that there was reason to expand, while Hulu’s audience told them that on-demand and original content isn’t enough, as watercooler moments come from events on live TV.

When the conversation turned to customers turning on streaming services some day for how many you need to get the content you want, Payne boasted that Amazon Channels service offers a purely a la carte method, where you buy individual channels you want, and avoid paying for any you don’t need. Channels’ Prime Membership requirement went unmentioned.

Oestlien piped up to mention that if you subscribe to YouTube TV before Tuesday (Mar. 13), you can avoid the $5 price bump that will go into effect. In terms of where this industry is going, Oestlien talked about how software could be written around TV, someday down the road.

Irving then highlighted a couple of ways Hulu is pushing things forward, starting with streamlining ESPN’s Megacast, the 5-channel blitz that spreads college football championship games across multiple networks. Hulu’s also just launched a new feature in its ads, where audiences can now buy movie tickets by tapping through the trailers playing in commercial breaks.

Learn about Apache Maven- A Build Automation Tool

What’s up, everyone! Today we will be going to talk about Maven.

We will start with the quick intro and then list down the advantages of using it. After all this, we will see its installation process and then a few technical terms which are essential for a beginner. So, let’s get started!

What is Maven?

Apache Maven is a project management software, and we can say it is a comprehension tool. It is based on the concept of the project object model (POM) [will be discussed later in the articles], Maven can manage a project’s build, reporting, and documentation from a central piece of information.

Apache Maven is a build tool, and it does the task just like Ant, which is again an extraordinary build Tool. This is a software project management tool that gives a new concept of the project object model (POM). Maven allows the developer to automate the handling of the creation of the original folder format, performing the assortment and testing and the packaging and deployment of the final output. It cuts down the considerable number of steps in the base process, and it makes it jus one-step process to do a build.

Why is Maven Used?

To sum up, Maven simplifies and standardizes the project build process. It handles team collaboration, compilation, distribution, documentation, and separate tasks seamlessly. Maven increases reusability, and it also takes care of most of the build-related tasks. It works in helps many steps such as adding jars to the project library, building reports, and executing Junits test cases, creating Jar, War, Ear files for the project, and even many more things.

A highly significant aspect of Maven is the purpose of repositories to manage jar files.

The Maven can further be used in building & managing the projects written using languages like C#, ruby, and other.

Let’s take a look at the following Maven advantages.

Convention over configuration

  • Its configuration is very minimal.
  • It has managing dependencies.

Multiple/Repeated builds can be achieved

  • Automation makes it easy.

Plugin management, testing, and development

  • It has the ability to run JUnit and other integration tests.
  • It makes the development process clear.

Provisions to check the status of every build

  • It avoids inconsistent setups.
  • Standard and uniformed infrastructure among projects.

Setting up Maven Environment

The installation of Maven includes the following steps:

  • Check whether the system has Java installed or not. if not then install java
  • Check whether java Environment variable is set or not. If not, then set java environmental variable.
  • Download
  • Unzip the maven download at one place in the system.
  • Now, add the bin directory of the created directory apache-maven-3.6.2 to the PATH environment variable and system variable.
  • Open cmd and run mvn -v command to confirm the installation.

That’s all

To get the detailed steps of the installation, follow the below YouTube guide to setup Maven Environment as we don’t want to make this article simple reading stuff and boring too.

As this is a beginner guide so it must include technical terms related to MAVEN. So here are few, which are very important:

Maven Local Repository

Maven Local Repository is the set where Maven stores all the project jars files or libraries or dependencies. By default, the folder name set to ‘.m2 ‘, and by default, the location is ‘Libraries\Documents\.m2 ‘.

Maven Central Repository

Maven central repository is the default location for Maven to download all the project dependency libraries for the use. For any library involved in the project, Maven first looks into the .m2 folder of Local Repository, and if it does not find the needed library, then it seeks in Central Repository and loads the library into the local repository.

Maven POM

POM is a Project Object Model XML file that has information about the project and configuration details needed by Maven to develop the project. It contains default values for most projects. Some of the structures that can be defined in the POM are the project dependencies, plugins that can be executed, and of course, the build profiles.

Elements used in Creating pom.xml file

  • project- Project is the root element of the pom.xml file.
  • modelVersion- It means the version of the POM model you are working with.
  • groupId- It implies the id for the project group. It is unique, and Most often, you will apply a group ID that is related to the root Java package name.
  • artifactId- This is used to provide the name of the project you are building.
  • Version- This element consists of the version number of the project. If your project has been released in various versions, then it is convenient to present the version of your project.

Dependency Keyword

Dependencies are the libraries, which are needed by the project. Like Log4j jars, Apache Poi jars, Selenium Jars are few libraries that are required for the project. Dependencies, in the Maven pom.xml, are mentioned like this:

<dependencies> <dependency> <groupId>com.companyname.groupname</groupId> <artifactId>App-Core-lib</artifactId> <version>1.0</version> </dependency></dependencies>

Surefire Plugin

The Surefire Plugin is needed during the test phase of the build lifecycle to implement the unit tests of an application. It makes reports in 2 different file formats like plain text file, XML files, and in HTML files also. Even if you are using Junits framework or TestNG for reporting, this plugin is a must for use, as it helps Maven to find tests.

Practical Application Of Maven

When working on a specific java project, and that project has a lot of dependencies, builds, requirement, then working with all those things manually is hugely complex and laborious. Thus using some tools that can work out these works is truly helpful.

And Maven is such a build management tool which can perform all the things like adding dependencies, using the classpath to project, making war and jar file automatically and many new things.

Conclusion

This tool is beneficial when it comes to building projects. I wish you success in your JAVA project. If you are looking for a video tutorial, then you may check out the.

What? Huh? There’s Bluetooth in my touchy little iPod Touch? It’s probably a given that many consumers had no idea the device has Bluetooth capabilities, remaining dormant… until now.

In all the hoopla regarding the iPhone and the upcoming 3.0 OS, it’s less-than-loaded half-twin, the iPod Touch 2G (second generation), sat just off stage, wishing it could chime in on some of the spotlight. But, instead of sulking and hanging its head low, the iPod Touch listened, waited, bid its time until someone caught on that the new OS update would unlock a secret treasure laying dormant within. No, it’s not an Alien embryo waiting to burst through the cavity of its slick, touchscreen surface. It’s another blue little demon altogether: the sacred Bluetooth.

For many consumers, the revelation of this feature is quite a pleasant surprise. But for tech-savvy fans who have kept up with the technology powering the device, they may already be aware of the Broadcom BCM4325 wireless communications chip planted within; it was discovered back in September 2008 in a hardware tear-down performed by. To be more specific, the uncovered Broadcom chip was found capable of single-band 2.4GHz 802.11b/g, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11a/b/g.  Additionally, it had Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support and an advanced FM receiver. Simply put, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities were already present in the iPod Touch, with the latter deactivated via software.

At the time, it was widely speculated that the chip was mainly used to communicate with the Nike+ iPod sensor puck accessory, however some believed that perhaps Apple had other sinister plans for the Bluetooth portion, and just wasn’t in the mood to share the Bluetooth goodness just yet. Evidently the speculators were correct, as it’s now official that the iPod Touch 2G is fully capable of Bluetooth audio and data transmission, able to carry out Bluetooth functions such as wireless streaming 2-channel audio with A2DP, wireless accessory control (perhaps for gaming), and peer-to-peer connections. The upcoming 3.0 OS will enable these features, costing consumers $9.95 to upgrade the current OS to 3.0.

It’s not uncommon to see device manufacturers stuff their products with deactivated components, or locking said components via firmware by the request of the supplier. Many Verizon subscribers have lashed out at the wireless provider, having ‘locked’ the built-in GPS chip in BlackBerry devices from 3rd-party navigational applications. Thus, Verizon Wireless customers must subscribe to its VZNavigator subscription service, shelling out an additional $10 per month just for it use alone (not including any data packages). As it stands, BlackBerry users on Verizon cannot use the real-time navigational features in other applications such Google Maps, Yahoo maps and so on, having to settle with triangulation options instead.

However, for a one-time fee of $10, the 3.0 OS upgrade for Apple’s iPod Touch seems to be worth every penny, offering not only the new Bluetooth features, but other vast improvements that will make the device that much more useful and fun to play. With peer-to-peer connections, gaming will become even more prominent on the device, offering local multiplayer support previously limited to Wi-Fi connections.

Look for the 3.0 OS upgrade sometime this summer.

GameSpot reports that while testing out Kinect, the system failed to identify two dark-skinned employees, while lighter-skinned employees were recognized immediately. However, the situation with Kinect’s facial recognition isn’t so black and white. GS’s Brendan Sinclair writes that though system recognized one employee inconsistently and was never able to properly identify another despite repeated calibration attempts, it was able to recognize a third dark-skinned staff member. Though this could be put down to Kinect’s facial recognition software just being dodgy as a whole, Sinclair reports lighter-skinned employees were consistently picked up on the first try.

The situation is reminiscent of.

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[Update] Consumer Reports has done a little test to see if Kinect really is ‘racist,’ as many sites are reporting. The consumer advocate group says that it is similar to the HP webcam problem in that the Kinect cameras need a certain amount of light to recognize faces. CR found that the system had problems recognizing users with both light and dark skin when there was insufficient light in the gaming environment, and added that there wasn’t any instance when one person was recognized and another wasn’t under the same lighting conditions.

Check out what Consumer Reports had to say:

The way Logitech sees it, setting up a video-conferencing system for your office shouldn’t be a choice between a high-end system that costs thousands of dollars and a laptop’s built-in camera that everyone crowds around. The latest version of the company’s conference-camera product, the $999 Logitech Group, combines an HD video camera and full-duplex speakerphone.

Slated for an early March release, Logitech Group is designed for conferences containing up to 14 people. Add a $300 set of optional expansion microphones to the setup, and you can fit 20 people in on a conference.

Those participating in a video conference will be staring at a 1080p camera with a 90-degree field of view and pan-and-tilt controls. On-board H.264 with scalable video coding aims to provide a smoother video stream, according to Logitech. The camera connects to an existing Mac or PC via USB, which should simplify installation.

Logitech focuses on the hardware. In terms of software, Logitech Group works with video-conferencing tools your office is likely to already be using. Logitech says its latest conference camera works with Microsoft Lync, Skype, Jabber, WebEx and BlueJeans.

‘We’re trying to create a simple product that competes with higher-end options,’ said Scott Wharton, Logitech vice president and general manager for video collaboration.

Logitech Group replaces Logitech’s previous conference-camera offering, the lyrically named CC3000e. This version promises audio improvements with four omnidirectional microphones instead of just one. The microphones use beamforming and noise-canceling technology for clearer conversations. That expansion microphone option is also new, increasing the range of the speakerphone to a 28-foot diameter from 20 feet.

I briefly got a chance to see the Logitech Group in action. Video looked clean and crisp, even when the camera zoomed in on something in the meeting room. I think offices will be just as impressed with the simple setup process, which is a matter of plugging in the camera and phone rather than going through an elaborate installation routine.

‘You don’t need an IT department,’ Wharton said of the setup process.

Spend any amount of time on Twitter lately, and you’re likely to run across some talking about or tweeting links to Meerkat. A relative newcomer to the social networking scene — the video streaming app only arrived in Apple’s App Store in late February — Meerkat has grabbed an outsized share of attention for its ability to deliver live video streams to your friends and followers. Just what is Meerkat and what can you do with it? Here’s a quick guide to getting the most out of this mobile app.

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What is Meerkat?

is a free app that lets you stream live video from your mobile device to anyone who follows you on Twitter. You start broadcasting simply by tapping the Stream button in the app, which also lets you schedule broadcasts for later.

So how is this different from Vine?

First, with Vine, you’re recording video and then sharing it with your followers. Meerkat is live and instantaneous from the moment you tap that Stream button. Also, Vine limits you to 6 seconds of video. (Videos shot in Instagram can be 15 seconds long.) Meerkat doesn’t place any time limit on how long you can stream, so you can keep broadcasting for as long as you or the people watching your video can stand it. Remember, though, that streaming video can eat up a lot of data — an important thing to keep in mind if your wireless plan has a monthly cap on how much data you can use.

Really, a better comparison to Meerkat would be the video conferencing features in Skype or Apple’s FaceTime app. The key difference is that with those apps, you’re communicating directly with a limited audience. On Meerkat, your stream can be seen by anyone.

How does Meerkat work?

Sign into the mobile app using your Twitter credentials, and after you give Meerkat permission to use your phone’s camera and microphone, you’re ready to stream.

Much of Meerkat’s appeal lies in the simplicity of its controls. The bottom right corner of the app gives you buttons to activate your camera’s flash, switch between rear- and front-facing cameras, and stop the recording. Meerkat informs you how many people are watching your stream and shows their Twitter icons across your screen. Likes, retweets and comments from followers also appear, and a chat icon in the left corner of the screen lets you talk back to your followers. In late March, Meerkat released a 1.1 update that gives you the option of limiting your comments to the Meerkat app; previously, comments on videos would also appear in Twitter.

What’s the video quality like?

Pretty good most of the time, though Meerkat is subject to the vagaries of your network. One of my test streams, in particular, was slowed down and even paused at points due to what the app chalked up to ‘low connectivity.’ Other streams worked just fine.

What happens when you schedule a stream in Meerkat?

Anyone following you through Meerkat gets a notification when you plan to launch your next live stream. And the Meerkat app will notify you when the appointed time arrives. Your scheduled stream will be prominently displayed in the Meerkat app; just tap the prompt to turn your scheduled stream into a live session.

The 1.1 update to Meerkat fixes a lot of flaws we encountered when trying to schedule streams in the 1.0 release. And that’s important given how Meerkat streaming sessions disappear as soon as you stop recording. By scheduling your streams well in advance, more of your followers will be able to tune in instead of missing out.

I missed a video one of my friends streamed. Can I still watch it later?

Nope. Once someone stops streaming, that broadcast goes away, leaving only a rather frustrating Stream Over page in its place to stoke your Fear of Missing Out anxieties. At a recent South by Southwest appearance, though, Meerkat CEO Ben Rubin promised that a future update would let people re-publish streams even after they’re no longer live.

And if you’re the one managing the stream, you currently have the option to save what you’ve been streaming by tapping a green Save This Stream button after you’ve stopped recording. That saves a file to your mobile device.

Is Meerkat tied in with Twitter?

Not as much as it used to be. Twitter has designs on promoting its own live streaming app, Periscope, which it bought in March.is currently a by-invitation-only app, though it reportedly offers more features than Meerkat.

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As it announced its Periscope purchase,. Before, you could automatically follow the same people on Meerkat that you followed on Twitter. But Twitter cut off Meerkat’s access to the social networking service’s social graph, so now you have to build up followers the odd-fashioned way — by seeking them out and adding them. You can still sign on to Meerkat using your Twitter log-in information, and tweets announcing when you’ve launched a live stream will appear in your timeline.

Don’t weep too much for Meerkat, though. The app’s developers say that itsafter Twitter clamped down on it. And the 1.1 update adds a number of ways to build up your Meerkat profile, such as recommended streams to follow and the ability to add more follows from inside a live stream.

Can I use Meerkat on any mobile device?

Meerkat only works on iOS at the moment. A full version of the app for Android is in the works, but right now, a hastily assembledsimply lets you watch videos; you can’t stream them. You can also watch Meerkat broadcasts on a laptop or desktop by clicking the Meerkat links that pop up in the Twitter client of your choice.

Couldn’t this be used for evil?

Sure. Just about any app can be used for some nefarious purpose its creators never even imagined, and with Meerkat’s ability to deliver video nearly instantaneously, the chances that some Not Safe For Work imagery may find its way to your phone courtesy of this particular app are not insignificant. Dig deep intoand you’ll find prohibitions against violating copyrights and threatening or harassing other people, but as Twitter’s own struggles with preventing online bullying by some of its users would suggest, there’s a big difference between prohibiting something and enforcing that ban.

So what is Meerkat really good for?

Before you lament the arrival of yet another way to share cat videos, you should understand there are some practical purposes for live streaming video delivered via Twitter. Attendees at SXSW have used Meerkat to stream sessions. Entertainers like Jimmy Fallon are experimenting with the app to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at their performances. And as I live streamed myself making corned beef and cabbage to 22 rapt viewers, I realized there’s a potential for how-to videos here. The challenge for Meerkat — or any rival live streaming app like Periscope — is to find the right mix of features that keep users coming back for more.

It’s been two years since Microsoft revamped its mobile efforts and introduced us to Windows Phone. Still, the company has a long way to go before it can stand up to the likes of Android in terms of apps. Back in October, Microsoft revealed that the Windows Phone marketplace now boasts 120,000 applications. In comparison, Google’s Play Store hit a milestone of 700,000 apps around the same time. Obviously, Android’s got a lot of apps that Windows Phone doesn’t. However, it seems one app in particular is being kept away from Windows Phone on purpose.

According to Microsoft, Google is preventing Microsoft from offering consumers a fully featured YouTube app for the Windows Phone. Redmond first complained about this back in 2010, claiming that Google refused to give Windows Phones the same access to YouTube metadata that was offered to Android and iOS devices. This meant Microsoft’s YouTube app was actually just a browser displaying the mobile version of YouTube. Microsoft actually went as far as to complain to the European Union and the FTC about Google’s conduct. This week, Microsoft raised the issue once again.

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Though Google may not have any interest in developing apps for Windows Phone (or Windows 8), refusing a competitor access to data that is made readily available to other competitors (in this case, Apple) isn’t exactly conducive to a level playing field, is it? Google has yet to comment on Microsoft’s allegations, but we’ll be sure to update if we hear anything.