iTV: Is the iMac for the first next-generation Apple TV?

Earlier rumors that Apple sometime in the coming year, a controlled-Siri and present with the icloud linked television. According to an analyst at Wedge Partners, however, Apple could simply expand its existing technology with TV capabilities. The result: a combination of TV and iMac.

Living-iMac: iTV: If the next-generation iMac for the first Apple TV?

According to analyst Brian Blair, this would imply that Apple in the near future to compete with conventional televisions iMacs could offer with a screen size of up to 140 centimeters. The step for Apple would be an advantage, since the iMac’s production process is already routine. Only the software provided by Apple would have to be adjusted.

One possibility would be for example, the integrated software similar to Apple TV Front Row in the system. Argues against the theory, however, on the one hand, compared to other TVs thick design of iMacs, on the other hand, requires significantly less computing power a television set as itself a computer – the iMac in hardware would be built so more than being challenged.

New YouTube Design: YouTube wants to compete with the television

YouTube has introduced its new design.

Just in time for the beginning of December appeared the complete re-design of YouTube.

Youtube is preparing for the new age of television. The world’s largest online video portal launches the biggest redesign in its six year history, with which it brings is a provider of Internet-enabled televisions to channel millions into position. Google‘s daughter puts on its revised portal rather than individual videos, but the thematic channels in the center. Since Thursday, each user can create a personalized YouTube homepage, where he selects his favorite channels that are constantly updated. This should be primarily associated with more order into the millions of videos overloaded and confusing offer, get lost in the contents of most vendors so far.

The new design is very straightforward and offers many new features.

After the redesign, users like the TV to switch from one channel to another, rather than having more or less aimlessly through millions of videos from pros and amateurs digging.

“Channels are the stars on Youtube – and all the channels that run well on Youtube will be great even on TVs,” – Shiva Rajaraman, YouTube product manager

Thematic channels instead of amateur videos
With the TV-friendly offering, the currently positioned mainly on computers used video portal as an alternative to traditional TV and cable stations. Users can Youtube-interest channels – from Disney and HBO Channel on the Coldplay niche channel through to the cooking channel for vegetarians and the Chelsea station for football fans – even on mobile phones and tablets and now use the Microsoft game console Xbox.

“We are working hard to combine the best of online and TV,” – Shishir Mehrotra, product development chief

“We are convinced that the word ‘Online Video’ will eventually disappear -. With ‘video’ then all devices are meant not only computers” According to Mehrotra, there will soon be millions of such niche channels from providers such as Youtube.

In search of new advertising revenue
To boost revenue, YouTube is experimenting with new advertising formats and cost models. In a test with a few hundred advertisers pay them for not more page views, but only for commercials, which have looked at the Youtube user really. Users who want to fast forward directly to the video, skip the spot. Advertisers have to pay anything in the case. Half of the spots on YouTube can now be skipped.

Minitube for Mac – a native YouTube client

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Minitube is a desktop YouTube application. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream. Minitube does not require the Flash Player.

Minitube is not about cloning the original Youtube web interface, it aims to create a new TV-like experience.

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Miro – See videos and Internet TV on Mac OS X

About Miro
Miro is a video player that has arisen from the development of democracy. Like its predecessor miro can play almost any video format.
Miro also offers the ability to play movies in HD quality and play back videos from the Internet via RSS feed and video platforms like YouTube. In addition, Miro has a built-in Torrent client that allows for quick downloading movies.

System Requirements
Miro requires at least Mac OS X 10.3 and a stable QuickTime 7

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Zattoo – free Web TV

About Zattoo
With Zattoo you can watch many TV without a TV card on the Internet.Through the intelligent peer-to-peer technology, the TV program is streameddirectly to your Mac.
Simply install the Zattoo client and you can watch channels like MTV, Viva,Giga and DMAX. The program offering is to be gradually expanded so thatother stations will soon also be available. 

System Requirements
Zattoo requires at least Mac OS X 10.3.9, a fast Internet connection and a free singup.

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