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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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