The app functions on YouTube only, so you will only be able to use LookAway Player's features on YouTube videos. In my testing it worked pretty much as advertised. Simply play a YouTube video, and when you turn your head to look away, facial-recognition software automatically pauses the video. When you turn back toward your iPhone, the video starts up again. It also worked when I looked down, … Read more
Telly is a video app that gives you a way to shoot and share video with effects and watch popular videos posted to Facebook, Twitter, and Telly's own network.
Instead of a YouTube client or other video player, Telly shows you a feed of videos taken from your friends' posts on Facebook and Twitter, and those of other Telly users. If you follow celebrities, sports figures, or television networks on Twitter, you'll also get whatever videos they post as part of your feed. Basically, depending on your friends and who you follow, you'll have a place where … Read more
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S4 will offer a Smart Scroll feature, at least according to a series of screenshots leaked by blog site Sammobile.
Images posted on the site show a settings screen for Smart Scroll, a feature that allows users to scroll through the screen and perform certain tasks merely by moving their eyes up and down.
Citing information from a person who has used the yet-to-be-announced phone, the New York Times reported on Monday that Smart Scroll would be built into the S4. The feature would monitor the movement of users' eyes and move the screen accordingly. As … Read more
Quick, the boss is coming! Or, crap the baby is awake! For times when a YouTube viewing session gets interrupted, Pause For Later is a handy Chrome extension that will save your spot, letting you close your YouTube window or tab and pick up later at the exact spot where you left off. It saves the video and your spot to the Pause For Later Website, where you can go and resume your viewing when your schedule allows.
When you install Pause For Later, it adds a pause button to Chrome's toolbar. When you are viewing a YouTube clip and need to pause the video, instead of hitting pause on the YouTube player itself, click the pause button Pause For Later installed in the Chrome toolbar. You will then be taken to your list of paused videos on the the Pause For Later Website. (For your initial pause, you'll need to sign up for a free account.)… Read more
A few OS X users who have upgraded to Lion may find that certain printers they have installed may pause when print jobs are sent to them. The printers are still installed as they were before upgrading, and print jobs will spool to the printer queues, but once in the queue, the job pauses.
Some people have found this to happen with certain networked Xerox printers, but it may happen to others as well.
It turns out in some instances the OS upgrade process may reconfigure printers to use a different connection protocol than the one that was designated before … Read more
Older computers will often start to slow down for no apparent reason. Even when not used frequently, slowdowns may occur where the system may pause for a few seconds and then run fine for a little while. In OS X, when these pauses occur you may see the spinning color wheel and not be able to do anything with your system until the problem resolves itself.
Usually these pauses are a result of hardware I/O problems, where the system is waiting for a local hardware device to resume proper communication. Though improperly configured drivers for peripheral devices are likely … Read more
SizzlingKeys is a free background app that lets you control iTunes playback with hot keys, even when you're in another application.
SizzlingKeys lets you program nine global hot keys: play/pause, previous and next track, volume up and down, show/hide iTunes, show playlists, search, mute, and the ingenious "Almost Mute," with a customizable Almost-Mute level. The app also lets you assign hot keys for rating tracks, and it will display an optional, temporary floating window (with the track info and art). You can also set SizzlingKeys to automatically launch iTunes when you press your play/pause … Read more
A while ago we reported on an issue where MacBook users were experiencing an intermittent 30-second freeze on their systems (1, 2). For many people it was usually accompanied by a small clicking sound, indicating a problem with the hard drive. Apple addressed this issue by releasing a hard drive firmware update, but it appears similar problems are persisting.… Read more
Pause-and-play radio is a neat feature built into a few high-end General Motors models, such as the Cadillac CTS and SRX. According the GM, the Buick Regal and the budget-priced Chevy Cruze will be joining the ranks of vehicles that can benefit from this option. Pause-and-play allows you to pause live radio (AM, FM, or XM Satellite radio) for up to 20 minutes and resume playback later--sort of like a TiVo for cars.
The system even works when a vehicle is turned off. For example, if you're listening to your favorite talk radio program during your commute to work, … Read more