Google is enhancing YouTube feeds with a new section aptly titled “New to you” in an attempt to bring people a different flavor of recommendations that they haven't seen before.
YouTube seems to be working overtime lately to shove all sorts of adverts and pop-ups in your face when you’re watching videos on their platform.
While we understand YouTube’s desire to recommend content you’ll enjoy so that the platform can generate ad-based revenue from your video consumption, the excessive adverts and pop-ups degrade the user experience since it covers part of the video playback.
In some of the more recent versions of the official YouTube app, it seems that the app developers have replaced the Explore tab with the newer Shorts tab in an effort to push YouTube’s new Shorts feature on more users.
I for one don’t find YouTube Shorts to be all that interesting. In fact, I really only use YouTube for full-length videos.
Dark mode was perhaps one of the most sought-after features in iOS & iPadOS 13 when it debuted in 2019. Even today, a substantial percentage of iOS and iPadOS 14 users continue to use dark mode right out of the box, and there are no signs of that changing with iOS & iPadOS 15 this Fall.
Many apps for iOS and iPadOS automatically adapt to your system dark mode settings in an effort to blend in with other parts of the operating system, but some apps require the user to switch to a dark mode-friendly user interface manually.
Google's TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts, has entered beta in more than a hundred countries around the world following a limited release in India and the US a few months ago.
If you’ve decided to commit to watching a lengthy video on YouTube, then you might eventually find yourself greeted by a pop-up that asks if you’re still actually watching the video you’re playing.
The pop-up not only pauses your video playback, but asks if you’d like to continue watching it. Users can tap “Yes” to continue, however it’s a somewhat annoying circumstance to deal with if you’re just getting into something good and YouTube automatically pauses your playback.
You'll soon be able to share fullscreen Instagram content on the platform as Facebook works to make the service more like rival TikTok, according to Instagram's head Adam Mosseri.
You can install macOS on ultra-mobile PCs, but one intrepid YouTuber has gone a step further by putting together a DIY handheld macOS machine that runs Apple's latest Big Sur software.
When it comes to "cutting the cord," Google and the YouTube team have one of the more well-received options with YouTube TV. However, one of the features missing from the option has been 4K playback. That is changing with the newest bundle for the service.
Google just announced that the native YouTube app for iOS will now support Picture in Picture mode. The feature is currently only rolling out to users in the United States, but should be available in other countries soon. At the moment, the mode is available for YouTube Premium users in the US, but it'll soon be available for all users. The Picture in Picture mode will allow users to play YouTube videos in an overlay and use another app at the same time.
Following a period of uncertainty, Google has now finally begun rolling out support for Apple's Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature on iPhone and iPad, and it's not limited to paid subscribers.
The official WWDC21 video stream link has gone live on Apple's YouTube channel ahead of the June 7 keynote. In addition, a brand new WWDC hashflag is now available on Twitter.