By Christian Zibreg on Nov 21, 2013
Google’s recent tightening of YouTube restrictions in respect to third-party clients has not sat well with Microsoft, whose unofficial YouTube client for Windows Phone is barebones again – as in, it’s been reduced to an icon which launches into the mobile YouTube interface at m.youtube.com. Remarkably enough, the Xbox One console is a different story.
The Redmond-based Windows giant announced yesterday that the Xbox One will include YouTube when it launches tomorrow, Friday 22. It will be an actual app, not a glorified web page and it seems Apple users will be able to send videos from YouTube for iPhone and iPad directly to the console… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 13, 2013
YouTube Capture, Google’s dedicated iPhone and iPad app for recording and sharing video on YouTube, appears to have been on the back burner for a while because the last major update dates back to early-summer 2013, when the program gained support for YouTube accounts with multiple channels.
Meanwhile, Google posted a new version of the Hangouts app and added multi-account support to the Drive app.
With that off its back, the Internet giant’s attention now turns to YouTube Capture. Apart from the flattened icon, version 2.0 finally allows users to pause and resume their recordings. That’s just scratching the surface though as the app now lets you combine and rearrange clips and even add a soundtrack.
Jump past the fold for the full reveal… Read More
By Lory Gil on Oct 29, 2013
YouTube is an endless wonder of video information. You can find out how to make a polymer ring, see kittens attacking babies, and even watch entire movies that haven’t even made it onto Netflix yet (as long as you catch it before the Watchers take it down).
If you are an avid YouTube user, you may be longing for a better app than the official one for finding specific videos, or simply discovering something new. We’ve got a list of YouTube clients that offer better search engines, region-free browsing, and downloading YouTube videos to your iPhone for offline viewing… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 15, 2013
Hot on the heels of its update to Maps, Google has rolled out a new update to YouTube which brings a much needed video quality option to the table. The setting, which is only applicable while connected to Wi-Fi networks, is ushered in along with the obligatory “compatibility” and “accessibility” improvements.
This latest update brings the YouTube version number up to 2.2.0. The download is available on the App Store right now, and rings in at cellular network friendly 12.5 MB. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 9, 2013
I’ve always hated how Google’s official YouTube apps on iOS, Android and other mobile platforms don’t allow for offline caching of videos. Sometimes I want to save a particularly funny clip or a music video to my device to show it to friends without having to waste my cellular data. YouTube doesn’t allow this.
Worse, Google’s been clamping down on third-party apps that cache YouTube videos, such as MCTube for iPhone, for example. The reason: the Internet giant wants to serve ads no matter what.
Playing back cached videos defeats that purpose. Recently, the company hinted it’s willing to reconsider its stance: mobile users will be able to save videos for later after all, but with some strings attached… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 23, 2013
Apple finally posted it’s big iPhone event to its YouTube channel this weekend. The media event, which has been one of the company’s most significant in recent memory, saw Tim Cook and co show off not one, but two new iPhones, and a redesigned iOS 7.
Of course, the event has been viewable online for a while now. But if streaming the keynote through Apple’s website isn’t your thing, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now watch the presentation from virtually any desktop or mobile device via YouTube… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 11, 2013
Can’t get enough of the new iPhones? Yeah, us either. So as you can imagine, we were excited to see that Apple has posted three new promotional videos for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on its YouTube channel this evening.
Ok so they’re not new videos—Apple showed them during its media event earlier today. But for those who missed them, or just love watching Jony Ive talk against a white background, we’ve posted the clips after the break… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 21, 2013
If you’ve recently downloaded Google’s new Adsense app, and the latest version of the YouTube app, you may have noticed that you didn’t have to sign into both of them—just one or the other. That’s because they feature new unified account sign-ins.
Several users have noticed that Google has switched on shared account logins for the latest version of its YouTube app, as well as Adsense. This means that logging into one will automatically log you into the other without the need to enter account info… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 20, 2013
Yesterday, Google announced that it was bringing a new version of its YouTube app to Android, but it didn’t say when it would be reaching iOS. Well it looks like the answer is today. The search giant just posted a big update for its standalone iOS YouTube app.
The update, which brings the app to version 2.0, brings about a number of improvements, including a new ‘picture-in-picture’ feature, which lets you watch a video in the bottom half of your device’s screen while you continue to explore content on the site… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 8, 2013
YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen on Thursday launched a brand new video editing app for the iPhone and iPod touch called MixBit. The software builds on the popularity of Twitter’s Vine and Instagram Video by giving you the power to easily combine short video snippets called “bits” into a longer video that plays seamlessly even though the individual “bits” are store as independent elements. It’s a lot of fun and already catching on with early adopters so jump past the fold for the full reveal… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 26, 2013
Chrome Downloader Plus is a recently released jailbreak tweak for users of Google Chrome. It combines your typical browser downloader tweak with a tweak that allows you to download YouTube videos as well. It’s basically a combination of two tweaks, and it allows you to import things like YouTube videos directly into your media libraries. Have a look at our video walkthrough after the jump… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Jul 11, 2013
Quick, name the two hottest brands in the United States. If you picked Apple and Google you’d be wrong.
Although the iPhone maker and Android creator dominate the smartphone industry, the companies have dropped from the list of hot brand names.
By contrast, Amazon and YouTube made the current list of the top 10 hottest US brands for mid-year 2013. In another surprise, basement-dwelling BlackBerry was named the most-improved technology brand – thanks to the new Z10… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 8, 2013
The Internet giant Google today released a maintenance update to its YouTube Capture app used to record clips on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices and upload them in the YouTube-friendly format to the video sharing service. The biggest improvement in YouTube Capture version 1.5 is support for YouTube accounts with multiple channels.
This is no doubt going to appeal to prolific YouTube creators such as our own Jeff Benjamin whose how-to, hands-on and walkthrough videos regularly score high view counts (and some people even fall in love with the sound of Jeff’s wonderful radio voice).
This edition of YouTube Capture additionally features general improvements and fixes and better uploading on iOS 5 devices… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2013
Velox is perhaps one of the most disappointing “big” tweaks to touchdown in some time. It’s a tweak that possessed tons of potential, but sadly, none of it is being tapped in the way most envisioned. In fact, we’re left with tweaks like VeloxTube for Velox instead.
That’s not necessarily a knock against VeloxTube for Velox — a jailbreak tweak that brings an enhanced folder to the official YouTube App — it’s just that I expected more. Take a look at my video overview of VeloxTube for Velox after the jump, and see what I mean. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 30, 2013
YouSearch for NC is a brand new jailbreak widget available on Cydia’s ModMyi repo. The widget, which is free of charge, allows you to search the entirety of YouTube directly from the Notification Center window in iOS. Take a look inside for our hands-on video walkthrough… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 20, 2013
Apple finally posted this year’s WWDC keynote to its YouTube channel tonight. The media event, which has been one of the most talked about in recent memory, saw Tim Cook and company show off updated Mac hardware, a new version of OS X, and the biggest update to their mobile platform since its inception with iOS 7.
Most people prefer YouTube over any other video delivery service because of its versatility. So if streaming the keynote through Apple’s website isn’t your thing, and you don’t feel like watching it on your Apple TV, you’ll be happy to hear you can now watch the presentation from virtually any desktop or mobile device via YouTube… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 6, 2013
Since its inception in 2007, YouTube has been integral to the iPhone experience. While Apple itself, not Google, wrote the built-in program, Cupertino a year ago made the decision to pull it from iOS, citing expired license.
And in doing so, Apple has inadvertently helped triple the Internet giant’s mobile ad revenue in the last six months alone, Bloomberg reports. As you know, Google shortly after filled the gap with its own downloadable YouTube software which cleverly incorporates advertising, unlike Apple’s ad-free experience… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 4, 2013
Lots of people tend to use YouTube as a sort of Jukebox for music or music videos. If you’re one of those people, then perhaps you’ll appreciate this jailbreak tweak. iYouTubeReplay is a recently released tweak that allows you to continuously loop a YouTube video over and over. Take a look inside as we demonstrate how it works on video. Read More
By Cody Lee on May 2, 2013
It looks like it’s ‘release your updates’ day today for iOS developers. Earlier this morning we saw software updates seeded by Apple and Instagram, and now we have one from Google for its popular YouTube Capture app.
Today’s update brings the app to version 1.3, and it includes a handful of new features and improvements. For starters, it features a new ‘only upload on Wi-Fi’ option, and there’s also HD and speed enhancements on board… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 2, 2013
Ever since Apple removed the stock YouTube app with the September 2012 release of iOS 6, I’ve been on the lookout for alternatives. I love Google’s native YouTube app and while some folks may have shed a tear or two over Apple’s defunct version, the App Store hosts plenty of capable alternatives.
My personal favorites: McTube by McAPPs Inc. and Chun-Koo Park’s FoxTube. Released in January 2012, FoxTube is many non-jailbroken power users’ player of choice as it offers a bunch of advanced capabilities, such as playlist management, remote controls, YouTube account login, graphic equalizers, AirPlay, gesture-based navigation with customizable gestures, extreme slow motion playback without audio and lots more.
If you’re a fan of the app, you can now enjoy the FoxTube experience you’ve come to love on your Mac, how great is that? Read More