Day: December 19, 2017

  • December 19, 2017

    New Mixer app available now

    Just months ago, we announced we were rebuilding the Mixer app for Android and iOS. Since then and with the help of our community, we’ve built the best version of the app to-date, and are excited to announce it’s available for download today on Android and in the coming days on iOS. Complete with a new code base to enable faster updates than ever before, we’ve redesigned the new app pixel-by-pixel to offer a more consistent Mixer experience across devices. From beta through to launch, we’ve focused on improved discoverability, new personalization options, and Mixer interactivity. You’ll notice this new functionality, designed to immerse you in your streamers’ experiences, wherever you are! Mixer So glad to see Microsoft getting a social platform that users enjoy and is on the consumer side I am glad they went with gaming as the play.
  • Cable TV cord-cutters expecting YouTube TV’s full app for Roku and Apple TV devices this year will have to wait a little longer. YouTube TV finally has a full app, but the rollout to various TV devices is taking longer than originally planned. The apps for Roku and Apple TV, originally slated to launch before the end of 2017, are now scheduled for the first quarter of 2018. CNET I have been waiting for the Roku app.  
  • I remember being in college and hosting my own FTP servers on my old desktop in my dorm room. My FTP servers were a lifesaver when it came to being around campus and needing to access my school work where ever I was on campus. I remember many of my friends that wanted the same situation for their files so as a tech geek I would then SSH to my Linux box at that time a red hat dell desktop running raid 1 (the memories) in my room and create them an account using the useradd command as root. You have to remember this is 2003 there are no jump drives yet and no portable hard drives at this point. You moved your files around using floppy disks and CDs. At that time in 2003/2004 that was considered the coolest thing in college that college tech guys could get their files anywhere and not have to worry about caring around CDs or floppy disks. This worked great as well for getting my MP3 that I used to play in Winamp around from PC to PC. Now with the internet and cloud storage being what it is today no one needs to host their own FTP Server anyone except maybe large companies, but even that is becoming less and less. Anyone nowadays who buys Office 365 for 7 dollars a month has 1 TB of storage and every free Gmail account comes with 15 gig free storage. Even better for users using a cloud storage like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive it takes little to no computer knowledge to set up and use. This is not the case when running your own FTP Servers. The other issues with FTP Servers are why have to worry about user rights when you can just share...