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App review: 720tube

Apple loves to tout the HD video recording and editing capabilities of its new iPhone 4. Shoot.Edit.Share, says the slogan. Unfortunately, something nasty happens between the shooting and YouTube sharing: compression. Apple squashes your magical 720p memory into a rather glum looking 360p video just as soon as you select “Send to YouTube.” And there’s no easy way around it. That is, until we stumbled upon a little app called 720tube from Drakfyre’s Software.

It’s simplistic in its design but works exactly as advertised. Once you’ve shot or exported your video fromiMovie, simply launch 720tube, login to your YouTube account (credentials can be saved) and select the video from the iPhone camera roll. Then add a title, description, tags, and category, and off she goes into the unbridled ether. You can even make the video private if you’re not quite ready to come out as a true Justin Beleiber. Seriously though, the 720tube app is dead simple and has been rock solid during our testing, even over 3G connections — it’s exactly what we’ve been waiting for.


At last, the first post-E3 firmware update for the PlayStation 3, and as you might’ve suspected, this one’s got PlayStation Plus packed into the mix. We’ve talked about the service a bit so far, but to recap, $50 annual nets you a 50 percent discount on PSN titles, early access to betas, and one hour of demo time on select full titles (among other benefits). If you’re not willing to shell out the Ulysses S Grant, however, however, there’s a few other treats in the software patch, including five-star ratings for content purchased on the Store, video editor and uploader for Facebook and YouTube (note: not a video capture service, gotta use what the HDD already has), and expanded integration into Picasa and Facebook photo galleries. Speaking of Facebook, a new app will appear on the social site for showing off your PSN profile and befriending others. As usual, no exact date for the firmware is given, but if history’s any indication, it won’t be very long at all.

Update: We just checked our consoles and, sure enough, the update is live. We’re downloading now and will let you know if there’s anything peculiar.

comScore: YouTube Reaches All-Time High of 14.6 Billion Videos Viewed In May.