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'Game of Thrones' final season will spike HBO Now subscribers, report says

Game of Thrones fans excited for the show's final season may come running to HBO Now, the channel's $15-a-month streaming service, but likely won't stick around once someone is ruling Westeros from the Iron Throne.

Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season this Sunday, April 14. Second Measure, a company that analyzes consumer behavior, said it expects subscribers will flock to HBO Now for the final season. But according to past data, viewers likely... Read More »

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Netflix ending support for Apple Airplay

If you stream Netflix on your iPhone or iPad, the app will no longer support Apple AirPlay. This means that you won't be able to cast shows on Netflix from your iOS device to your Apple TV.

The change on the streaming site's support page was spotted late last week by MacRumors.

Netflix's note says AirPlay is "no longer supported" due to "technical limitations."

SEE: CES 2019: Netflix working on AI to crack down on illegal account sharing

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Firefox version 66 silences videos, audio with Block Autoplay feature

Mozilla's Firefox browser is working to minimize inconveniences we encounter online. The browser's latest update, version 66released Tuesday, silences autoplaying videos by default, prevents page jumps and makes it easier to find what you're looking for in multiple tabs.

The Block Autoplay feature will by default stop videos from starting automatically on news sites or those that host movies or TV shows. If you want to watch the video, just click to play it.

It's important to note that it... Read More »

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How to blur the background of your Skype calls

In an attempt to stay relevant in the reign of WhatsApp (download for iOS or Android), Microsoft's video chat app Skype (download for iOS or Android) added background blur during calls.

During your call, hover over the camera icon to bring up additional options. When Blur my Background appears, simply toggle it on.

Now, you can relax and focus on the call knowing that the mountain of laundry behind you is obscured from view.

SEE: 6 video chat apps to use instead of Facetime

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Amazon Prime Video app rolling out to Comcast Xfinity X1 customers

Amazon Prime members who use Comcast's Xfinity X1 service will soon be able to watch their favorite programs directly through their cable subscription.

SEE: The 5 best Netflix alternatives for streaming TV and movies

Amazon and Comcast have announced the launch of an Amazon Prime video app for Xfinity X1 customers. That means Amazon Prime will be accessible directly from the X1 online guide where Xfinity users will be able to browse Amazon's wide array of TV shows, movies, specials,... Read More »

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PowerDirector Review: A powerful and usable alternative for producing video

If you're looking for a professional-grade video editing app but have reservations about paying a monthly fee for your creative software, CyberLink has a powerful and affordable video-editing app that just may work for you. It's PowerDirector.

What is PowerDirector?

This is a nifty video editing package aimed at giving content creators all the tools needed to produce captivating stories in the form of video. PowerDirector isn't iMovie or Windows Movie maker. You're given a few more robust tools and... Read More »

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With Adobe Premiere Rush, sharpen your online video editing skills

It used to be a pipe dream to become a TV celebrity, but now people of all talents are finding fame in YouTube channels and other online video outlets. For some, producing videos is a full-time -- and occasionally extremely lucrative -- job. Others may find themselves creating in-house corporate or training videos.

But in every case, all that video footage needs to be edited. And the tools for slicing and splicing those clips tends to be either laughably simple or... Read More »

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Netflix to launch low-price mobile-only subscription in Asia

Netflix is now rolling out a mobile-only version of their service in select Asian markets in an effort to expand its 137 million customers base. For weeks, the content streaming giant has touted plans to create more content specifically for India and other Asian countries, and it is now testing out a low-priced version of its service that is available only for smartphones and tablets.

Reports have come out of Malaysia that Netflix is testing a version... Read More »

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Vine creators look to revive looping videos with Byte

Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann announced on Twitter yesterday that he plans to launch a new video looping app called Byte next spring. The platform's website says it is "a new looping video app by the creator of vine" and has a space designated to attract creators to the new service, even asking them if they were initially users of vine and what apps they use now.

Nearly 200 million monthly users flocked to Vine after it was founded... Read More »

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Apple enhances its Clips video app with new animated selfie scenes, stickers, and soundtracks

Those of you who want to create and share quick videos may want to try Apple's Clips app, especially with some of the cool new tricks and tools found in the latest version.

SEE: The best mobile apps for watching video

Apple has updated its Clips app for the iPhone and iPad with new content that you can add to spruce up your videos. The star of the show are the six new Selfie Scenes, which immerse you in a... Read More »

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