Posts tagged with: YouTube
  • by | March 13, 2014 7:33 PM

    The All New HTC One won't grace us with its presence until the end of the month, and at this point we're beginning to wonder if HTC will have anything left to reveal at the announcement. From a sales guide to promotional materials to yet another undercover hands-on video, the leaks surrounding one of the year's most anticipated Android handsets refuse to let up – and we're here to talk about them in our latest pre-#ANHO podcast! Before that, of course, we've got the usual news of the week, including a duo of Samsung tablet reviews, rampant speculation about a brick-and-mortar Google ...

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  • by | March 12, 2014 7:54 PM

    A few hours back we were looking at the new version of Google Wallet that Google had just announced, but this being a Wednesday and all, we knew to expect word of even more Google app updates to start coming in. We've picked up on three of them by now, with new versions of Maps, Translate, and YouTube on the way out to users. Unfortunately, at least in the case of YouTube, it looks like Google might have jumped the gun. When employees of a company run not-yet-released versions of their own software in order to try and spot bugs, we call that “dogfooding.” The idea is that of “eating ...

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  • by | November 28, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Dual-SIM and expandable HTC One reaching UK retail stores. We then talk about how US Carriers plan to avoid stolen phones to be activated outside the United States. Microsoft follows the news as the company is addressing some overheating issues with the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. YouTube is next as a recent dissection of the mobile app reveals a paid music service in the works. We end today's show talking about how Google pulled the CyanogenMod app from the Google Play Store. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Dual-SIM HTC One ...

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  • by | November 27, 2013 3:32 PM

    Remember a little over a month ago, when we started hearing about the possibility of YouTube putting together its own streaming music service? The details were pretty sparse, and it wasn't clear exactly how this might work, but sources were adamant that it was coming. We're still looking for a few answers, but the picture starts becoming quite a bit more clear, as a teardown on the new YouTube Android APK reveals the early framework this system seems like it will be using. First, the bad news: you know that feature to keep videos playing in the background, so you can listen to their audio ...

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  • by | October 24, 2013 6:12 PM

    Changes are on their way for YouTube, and how we access the service on our mobile devices. We were just telling you about how it looks like the Android app is going to get the ability to keep videos playing in the background or with your screen off, and earlier heard about progress towards implementing an offline mode, for caching clips where a data connection's not available. Today we catch wind of a much larger effort to rethink the sort of services YouTube provides, with rumors of an upcoming subscription music service. This project is supposed to be focused on mobile devices, where it ...

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  • by | October 23, 2013 12:16 PM

    If you're too cheap to spring for a paid subscription to Spotify or the like, sometimes the easiest way to hear a particular song, right when you want to listen to it, is to pull the track up on YouTube. While that gets the job done, the experience you get with the Android YouTube app leaves a bit to be desired. After all, it's designed for video playback, and as such doesn't give you much in the way of options for keeping a clip's audio going in the background. It looks like that's soon about to change, with hidden settings in the latest YouTube APK revealing just such a feature. Beyond ...

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  • by | October 7, 2013 10:48 PM

    We've seen it too many times before, and we've written and talked at length about it. The Windows Phone YouTube app situation doesn't seem to be going in the right direction with the latest update to the app that's being pushed out to devices. While many were hoping that Microsoft and Google will sort this out, it doesn't appear so, at the moment. The application that stopped working after a day has been finally updated; however, it's been replaced with the old one, which is basically just a shortcut to YouTube's mobile page, being opened on Internet Explorer. At least video playback is ...

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  • by | September 19, 2013 4:52 PM

    A little earlier this week, we got some news from Google about a forthcoming feature for its YouTube mobile apps, where they'd be gaining the ability to cache videos for offline play. Considering all the stink Google has been making about Microsoft's efforts to side-step YouTube rules – and specifically some of those concerning downloading clips – this was quite the surprising development. However, the announcement was seriously light on specifics, and while it was clear this feature was coming, we still didn't know how long the "short period" we'd be able to save videos for would ...

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  • by | September 18, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about NVIDIA's new Tegra Note platform, and what we can expect from it. Then we talk about YouTube's plans to enhance their mobile application to allow offline video on mobile devices. CyanogenMod is next as the service has now officially become a company dubbed CyanogenMod Inc. and plans to enhance their user experience with Android. BlackBerry is next as we talk about their new BlackBerry Z30, specific dates for BBM to reach Android and iOS, and then the sad news that 40% of their work force will get laid off. We end today's show talking about the ...

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  • by | September 18, 2013 4:03 AM

    Google has recently released a new version of its YouTube app for both iOS and Android -- sorry Windows Phone users, you are still caught in between the two fighting grown-ups -- which brought a lot of new features to the table, but, apparently, things are not going to stop any time soon. In a recent blog post, the creators of YouTube are teasing an upcoming feature, to be rolled out "later this year", which will allow users to watch videos offline. Describing the functionality, the blog post mentions the ability for users to "add videos to their device to watch for a short period when an ...

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  • by | August 29, 2013 1:53 PM

    At Pocketnow we celebrate mobile devices as well as the mobile lifestyle. Being able to carry the world around with you is taken for granted in this day and age. Whether you prefer iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, or some other operating system to power your smartphone or tablet, you want to be able to do pretty much anything you could do on a desktop or laptop computer while you're "on the go". One of the things that's becoming more popular with every passing day is mobile video -- being able to watch content, streamed from the Internet directly to your mobile device, is bridging ...

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  • by | August 21, 2013 3:01 PM

    When companies fight, customers (usually) lose - but podcasters win, big time. On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, we'll be reaping some of the few benefits of the great Google-Microsoft battle of 2013: namely, the ability to piss and moan and armchair-quarterback. Fortunately, we've got plenty of ammunition for the discussion, as we're also fresh from customizing our own Moto X devices, re-reviewing the Surface RT, and observing the initial, wobbly launch efforts behind the ATIV S Neo - not to mention wildly speculating about the almost-certainly-fictitious HTC One (Windows Phone 8 ...

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  • by | August 21, 2013 1:47 PM

    You wouldn't think it would be all that difficult: a working YouTube app on Windows Phone. In fact, it's not. There are more than a few YouTube players available through Microsoft's own app store. The problem, as you have undoubtedly heard by now, has to do with Microsoft's "official" YouTube app. To sum it up for you, Microsoft's Windows Phone YouTube app doesn't work -- Google is blocking it. The story began back in May of this year when Google complained about Microsoft's YouTube app. It was a nice app and included a bunch of features that apps on other platforms didn't. Microsoft's ...

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  • by | August 20, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's YouTube and Maps application updates for Android and iOS. We later go through the HTC Zara leaks, and what this means for the company. The iPhone 5C is next as some leaked photographs of the device in black make it seem fake. We later go through some flexible-display technology, and the two tech giants interested in starting the revolution. We end today's show talking about the Moto X, and if it's a good idea to engrave it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - YouTube for Android updated with new UI, in-app multitasking - ...

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  • by | August 20, 2013 3:43 PM

    Overnight, we learned about a pretty substantial update hitting Google's YouTube app for Android, overhauling the UI and introducing in-app multitasking, keeping videos playing while you navigate away from them. It was all very cool stuff... for Android users. Luckily for you iOS fans, Google doesn't intend to make you wait for the same features, and has similarly introduced YouTube 2.0 to the App Store. Just like with the Android release, that picture-in-picture video playback business is in place: swipe to activate, swipe to dismiss. You also get the ability to search for and play ...

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