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Broadcast yourself anywhere, anytime

A friend of mine was talking up a service that allows users to upload video direct to the Web from a cell phone. Can you tell me more about this program and how can I utilize it?


Curious Cathy

This is actually one of my favorite Web applications and I use it frequently. Qik is a live video-streaming platform made for the mobile world. Qik lets you stream from your cell phone straight to the Web, without any worries about storage on you phone. Send your video to Twitter, Facebook, or the blog of your choice through Qik. Recently they announced that a few BlackBerry handsets have now joined their ever-expanding list of supported handsets.

I have been reviewing an iPhone version of Qik’s mobile streaming video service for “Jailbroken” iPhones. I have been using it for a few months now and I have wonderful things to report. It is VERY easy to set up and use. While much lower quality than YouTube, it is also much easier to use.

The free service is also available on the Internet and if you visit right now there should be someone streaming video content from a cell phone. You can view the videos from your computer or Internet enable cell phones!

Qik Video Streaming is now available for BlackBerry and many Windows mobile cell phones with video and 3G or WIFI capabilities. The following RIM handsets can work with Qik: BlackBerry Pearl 8120, BlackBerry Pearl 8130, BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry phones running OS 4.5. Additionally, BlackBerry Curve and Flip 8220 will be supported in the near future.

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Truckee-Tahoe resident Ernie Dambach is a self-admitted computer geek who enjoys helping others navigate their way through the digital world. His computer and networking company Tahoe Tech Group serves small and medium businesses, as well as the home computer user. Visit, or call (530) 550-0999 for details.

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