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Now out of beta (please pay us!)

We have now released a full version of VLC Streamer – thank you to everyone who has helped during the beta testing.

The beta build will expire in a few days, and it will ask you to upgrade. At that point, you can either keep the free version, or get the paid version.

The free version is ad-supported, and it also disables the ability to copy movies to the device for watching later. The full version has no ads, and you can copy movies over.

As a way of thanking our beta users, we’re keeping the price at $1 initially to let you switch over to the full version for a thoroughly reasonable price!

You can get the full version here:

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Multiple Monitors on Mac…

If you have multiple monitors connected to a mac, then this might interest you.

I just launched my first app in the Mac Appstore. It’s called Multi Monitor Wallpaper.
It lets you take one large image and apply it across your monitors.

You can move and scale the image, and even tweak the exact layout of your monitors.

My app cuts up the image and applies it across your screens.

Let me know what you think!

You can get it at the Mac Appstore

Looking for beta testers…

If you’d like to test the new VLC Remote, and you can spare time to give regular rebuilds a thorough test and write feedback, then please let me know.

Please email me at rob at hobbyistsoftware dot com – let me know

1) what devices you have,
2) why you’ll be a good tester.

I can only have a very limited number of testers, so don’t be offended if you don’t get in…

Open links in the background – iBrowse

I just released an update for iBrowse which does two things.

  1. Brings it up to date with iOS5
  2. Brings the feature I have wanted for ages – you can now open links in a background tab

I use this when I’m browsing a news site. I go to, and I can now click and hold on a link, then select ‘open in background tab’. That story starts loading, and I pick a few other stories to load in the background.

Now I switch to coverflow view and swipe to one of the stories (which has probably already loaded by now).

It’s only $1, and there is a free version to try!

iBrowse is available as ever at the App Store.

Throw Pages Away…

You can get rid of pages (or bookmarks, or history for that matter) by tapping on the trash icon in the flow-mode view.

More fun is just to throw the page off the top of the screen!

Watch the linked video to see this (and other features) in action…

Tip: Hide the toolbar

Shake your iPod or iPhone to hide the bottom toolbar and get full screen browsing.

To bring it back, just shake again, or tap on the bottom of the screen.

Or, just tap the down arrow to hide the toolbar, and tap at the bottom of the screen to bring it back.