Posts tagged with: YouTube
  • by | August 20, 2013 2:43 AM

    While the struggle for an official YouTube experience on Windows Phone continues, Android users should prepare to receive a rather major update for their official client. The refresh has started rolling out recently but, in case you have not received the update yet, you can grab it from one of the links below. Aside from a refreshed, card-based, user interface, the new YouTube application brings in-app multitasking. This means that you can minimize a video, while playing, and browse for other videos. It looks and acts pretty much like Samsung's solution for playing videos on top of ...

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  • by | August 15, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia Amber update, and the devices that can get it. We later go through the sad news that Google has once-again blocked Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone 8. Next we go through the red HTC One, which is launching exclusive to just one carrier, aside from some leaks of a project HTC had to allow you to customize your phone. We continue with some Sony Honami rumors that include 4K video recording. We end today's news talking about the possible launch dates of iOS 7, aside from Apple's NFC patent. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | August 15, 2013 5:50 PM

    I have two kids. We'll call them Adam Jr. and Adam III. They fight. They fight a lot. As a parent, it is my job to break up these fights and love them unconditionally, even as I put them in time out and count the grey hairs. As mobile technology enthusiasts, dear readers, you also have two children. Let's call them Microsoft and Google. Microsoft and Google are going through a hard time right now. They're step-children whose parents got married and are now Microsoft is forced to live in Google's room. Neither of them like it. And they're fighting...constantly...and all you want to do is ...

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  • by | August 15, 2013 2:55 PM

    Back in early May, Microsoft released a much-needed update to the Windows Phone YouTube app, adding in a number of anticipated features and going a long way towards giving users the YouTube experience they had long been hoping for. Problem was, Microsoft was pulling this off by doing an end-run on Google and the YouTube API, and Google had to raise the specter of legal action to get Microsoft to rethink its methods. After some tense times, it finally sounded like there would be an amicable end to this all, with Google saying that it would work alongside Microsoft to ensure the app adhered ...

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  • by | August 15, 2013 1:14 PM

    If you thought the Palm commercials of 2009 were as weird as mobile tech advertising would ever get, HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something to show you. That's the conversation that kicks off this week's edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and it's followed by some heartening news about this year's IFA in Berlin. If the rumors hold true, we should be in for some powerfully geeky, if unconventional, tech in Germany this year - and even if they don't, we've got plenty to talk about in the way of chipsets, Nexii, smartwatches, and phablets. If none of those terms make sense to you, ...

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  • by | August 8, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google Play Music All Access, which is now available in 9 more countries in Europe. We later talk about MixBit, which is the new invention behind the founders of YouTube. NVIDIA tablets are next as 2014 teases some Tegra 5 processors and tablets from the company running them. We later talk about the Sony Honami that's slated for IFA, and which is apparently going to be named the Sony Xperia i1. We end today talking about the possible retail price of Google Glass. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Play Music All Access goes ...

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  • by | August 8, 2013 9:01 AM

    We've seen twitter take a stab at video sharing through their Vine service, and then it got plagued with porn in just a couple of days and became irrelevant. Then came Instagram video to compete, and even though the service is ok, it's far from perfect. Still, with the success of YouTube, you'd assume that video sharing is the next hot thing, and it seems that the founders of YouTube feel the same. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, better known as the founders of YouTube, have now launched a new iOS app called Mixbit, which is funded by Google Ventures. This is very similar to Vine in that you ...

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  • by | July 2, 2013 12:38 PM

    The Android YouTube app may get the job done when it comes to playing videos, but the way the app currently operates, it's of limited functionality while content is actually being played. Sure, you can scroll through comments and related videos, but if you get it in your mind to, say, search for another clip, you need to stop playback in order to check out results. Well, if what one tipster has been saying is true, that could soon be all about to change, and YouTube could be stepping up its multitasking game. Reportedly, the current build of YouTube being tested in-house allows users to ...

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  • by | May 24, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the red aurora Samsung Galaxy S 4 and why you shouldn't be excited. Then it's more Samsung news as some leaked photos of their Tizen phone have emerged. Google is next as the company seems to be collaborating with Microsoft to fix the compliance issues with the YouTube app on Windows Phone 8. More Google news continues as leaked photos of the Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 leaked recently. We end today's show talking about the Google HTC One that continues to be rumored along side with some new rumors of a phablet HTC One in the works. All this ...

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  • by | May 24, 2013 4:28 PM

    Just the other day, we saw Microsoft release an update to its recently redone Windows Phone YouTube app, removing one of the features Google found objectionable. As you might remember, the app initially generated controversy due to how it allowed users to download videos to their phones, and how it played clips without the advertisements YouTube attached to them. Microsoft dropped the download feature, but insisted that it couldn't very well get those ads working unless Google wanted to open up and share some YouTube APIs with the company. We've been waiting to hear what Google's response ...

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  • by | May 24, 2013 2:12 PM

    Everything we do here at Pocketnow is for you: our readers, our viewers, our listeners, our fans and our biggest critics. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for you, and it is all of you who made this happen: I'm delighted to announce that Pocketnow has reached 300,000 YouTube subscribers! We like doing videos, we know how to do videos, and boy, we make a lot of videos! Over 3,000, to be more specific, as we've passed that milestone too. However, the most important one of all is that we now have 300,000 YouTube subscribers. It was four months ago, almost to day, when we were happy to count ...

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  • by | May 22, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's new Optimus GJ and what's different from the previous Optimus G, if there really is any difference. Then we talk about Microsoft and how it had to water-down its YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 due to a petition from Google. Speaking of Google, their new Google Drive is next as it got significantly revamped in mobile. The Nokia EOS project is next as we go through a possible launch date. We end today's show talking about how the news show an HTC quietly sinking due to some major departures in their staff. All this and more after the ...

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  • by | May 22, 2013 5:21 PM

    In case you haven't been following, Microsoft and Google have gotten themselves into a minor tiff over YouTube. It started earlier this month when Microsoft updated its YouTube app for Windows Phone. This brought a lot of new functionality, but as was quickly pointed out, seemed to violate some YouTube policies, specifically with how it allowed downloads and didn't display advertisements connected to clips. Then Google got all leagal-threateny with Microsoft, which both caused Microsoft to call Google out on hypocrisy following some of Larry Page's comments at Google I/O in regards to ...

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  • by | May 16, 2013 12:54 PM

    One week ago, Microsoft came out with a really nice overhaul for its Windows Phone YouTube app. It wasn't long after that when we learned of a possibly big problem for this new release, as some of its behavior appeared to conflict with YouTube API terms and conditions. We wondered if Google might go so far as to take steps to disable the app. Sure enough, Google has sent Microsoft a cease-and-desist letter, insisting that Microsoft kill the app. Just as expected, Google takes issue with Microsoft pulling an end-run on content producers that rely on advertising for income, as the Windows ...

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  • by | May 9, 2013 7:22 PM

    A couple days back we saw Microsoft release a serious overhaul to the Windows Phone YouTube app, bringing a lot of new functionality to an app that was previously a bit of a disappointment. While early reaction from users has been positive, will these good times be short-lived? It's since come to light that Microsoft's new app violates a number of YouTube's terms of service, potentially setting the stage for Google taking steps to disable the app's access to its content. The most glaring violations are the ability of the app to let the user download content to their phones, and that the ...

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