Recently Browsing 0 members
No registered users viewing this page.
By News Staff
On-ramp to the Cloud - Free eGuide Download
by Steven Parker
10 Key Considerations When Moving Media Assets to and from Cloud Object Storage. Claim your complimentary guide today before the offer expires.
Most media companies are not moving all their assets to cloud storage but are looking to the cloud to provide elasticity when there is an unexpected surge in storage needs — for backup and disaster recovery, or as part of more complex workflows.
There are many common tools available for moving files to cloud storage including those offered by the cloud providers themselves. But in an industry that deals with huge files, complex supply chains and growing security challenges, there are several factors to consider when choosing the right tool for the unique challenges of M&E.
So, where do you start? Right here.
Learn how you can quickly and easily get started on your cloud journey with tools that were designed for the media and entertainment industry.
How to get it
Please ensure you read the terms and conditions to claim this offer. Complete and verifiable information is required in order to receive this free offer. If you have previously made use of these free offers, you will not need to re-register. While supplies last!
On-ramp to the Cloud - Free Guide
Offered by Signiant, view other free resources | Limited time offer
Not for you?
That's OK, there are other free eBooks on offer you can check out here.
Ivacy VPN - 5 years at 87% off NordVPN - 2 years at up to 68% off Private Internet Access VPN - subscriptions at up to 79% off Unlocator VPN or SmartDNS - unblock Geoblock with 7-day free trial Subscribe to Neowin - for $14 a year, or $28 a year for Ad-Free experience Giveaways: Apple Giveaway | Gaming Giveaway | Amazon Giveaway Disable Sponsored posts · Neowin Deals · Free eBooks · Neowin Store
By +Dick Montage
I host a regular quiz every Thursday evening - been doing so for 15 years, usually in-person but thanks to the pandemic we decided to move it online. It's taught me so much, how to use OBS, how to light properly, ways to use Zoom and so on. It's pretty raucus, very much a case of banter and questions rather than anything overly serious - it can get a bit daft and borderline rude at times, but we have fun.
With us now being in the run-up to a somewhat awkward Christmas, I also hosted a more family-centric Christmas quiz this weekend.
The rounds included:
Round 1 – Name the movie Round 2 – Name the original artist Round 3 – Music Round 4 – Name the artist & title Round 5 – Name the advert Round 6 – Food & Drink Round 7 – What’s the missing word Round 8 – Music Round 9 – Name the celebrity Round 10 – Name the artists mixed in Round 11 – Television Round 12 – Name the artist & title
Should you want to do something similar with your family, friends or colleagues – feel free to download this and use as you see fit. It's just a way I can do something for people to keep them from focusing on what's maybe getting them down.
Merry Christmas and please take care of those you love, and at least show human decency to those you don't.
By Usama Jawad96
Twitter will now warn users if they try to 'like' disputed tweets
by Usama Jawad
Over the past month or so, Twitter has ramped up its efforts to stop the spread of disputed and potentially misleading claims on the internet. A couple of weeks ago, it outlined how it was doing this by labeling certain tweets as disputed and disabling engagement mechanisms such as retweets for problematic claims to curb the spread of fake news related to the U.S. presidential elections. Now, the company is also showing warnings if you try to 'like' disputed tweets.
Twitter explained this change in a tweet from its official support account stating that based on its success in stopping the spread of misleading news by encouraging quote tweets instead of retweets, it is going a step further and will now prompt users before they 'like' a disputed tweet as well. The company said:
This change is currently visible on the website and does not appear to have been rolled out to mobile apps on our end at the time of this writing, although that should follow shortly too.
The new prompt now displays a warning before you like a tweet and encourages users to visit what it considers official news sources on disputed claims. Users can still like the tweet by clicking the heart icon at the bottom of the prompt again, but it will show up every time you react to any disputed tweet. It remains to be seen whether this move deters the public from spreading disputed claims and the ensuing fake news.
WhatsApp working on Expiring Media feature that deletes media files once viewed
by Rajesh Pandey
A recent report had indicated that WhatsApp was working on allowing users to link their account to multiple devices. A new beta of WhatsApp for Android now reveals that the company is working on bringing a lot more features to the platform.
WhatsApp is currently working on a feature that will allow users to send media messages that expire after a set time. Dubbed Expiring Media, the media sent by a user will automatically disappear from the recipient's phone once it is viewed.
WhatsApp already allows users to revoke sent messages, but this feature is different as it will completely disappear from the chat with their being no indication whatsoever that a media file was sent in the chat. As of now, it does not look like WhatsApp will prevent users from taking screenshots of expiring media files, though this can change in a future build. There's also no timer functionality so that sent media files expire after a certain time but they should be presumably coming in the future.
As of now, the Expiring Media feature is only found in testing in the Android version of WhatsApp, though it should make its way to the beta version of the iOS app as well before its public release.
By Namerah S
Twitter brings emoji react feature to its Direct Messages
by Namerah Saud Fatmi
Its been several years since social media goliath Facebook first introduced the concept of 'emoji react' buttons to the interweb. Deciding to follow suit, Twitter officially launched the feature on its platform today.
Users can now react to direct messages sent or received on Twitter by selecting from one of seven emoticons to depict their reactions. The new 'emoji react' feature for messaging is available on both desktop and mobile versions of Twitter.
There are seven emoticons available for users to choose from:
Using the new feature is pretty simple; users can either hover over the direct message or double press it to trigger the array of emoticons to pop up. Both text and media can be 'reacted to' in this manner.
Additionally, users have the option to undo a reaction at any given time to remove it from any conversation. However, it should be noted that initial reaction to any message will notify a user and this notification cannot be retracted.
Twitter has already started rolling out the reaction feature to its web and mobile platforms. Mobile users should keep in mind that older versions of the iOS or Android app do not support this new feature and will display message reactions as text-based messages instead.