When the time comes to view that hot new YouTube video everyone's talking about, which would you rather do: gather around a laptop, tablet, or, horrors, smartphone, or kick back and enjoy it on your big-screen TV?
Although YouTube was built for Web browsers, it can easily find a home in your living room. All you need is the right gear. If you don't have a so-called smart TV that already has a YouTube channel, here's an overview of the various ways to watch all your favorite cat videos from the comfort of your couch.… Read more
Harnessing the watching power of its millions of viewers, YouTube released its top 10 trending videos of 2013 on Wednesday.
Yes, the Miley Cyrus spoof video is in there. Yes, Jean Claude Van Damme's truck split is on it. Yes, a Harlem Shake video made the list. But, what's not on the list? Cat videos, homemade videos, and wacky amateur recordings are, for the most part, missing. This year's list is full of professional videos.
Where were you when you first heard "Friday"?
Were you at the office, fiddling with a spreadsheet, when the divine autotones of Rebecca Black brightened up your day?
Were you at a party hoping, wishing that something would go right for once?
Or were you one of those menacing, envious souls who, the minute you heard it, decided to post some nasty comment online to show just how phenomenally big you are?
Black recorded the song when she was 13. Despite it being an iTunes hit, she was subjected to some of the vilest online abuse imaginable.
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Samsung rumors run rampant in this week's episode.
First, insiders are predicting that a "lite" version of the giant Note 3 could be released early next year. And, not even a year after the Samsung Galaxy S4 dropped, Sammy could already be gearing up to release the Galaxy S5. And this time, it might have a more-premium feel.
The biggest news this week, though, is the rumor that YouTube is working on a subscription-based service called "Music Pass." Imagine ad-free YouTubing. Sounds good to me.
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Music fans will apparently have to wait until next year to finally give YouTube's much-rumored streaming music service a spin.
Originally expected to debut this past summer, the launch of the subscription service was reportedly pushed back to the end of the year. Now it appears the service won't appear until the first quarter of 2014, people described as familiar with the company's plans tell AllThingsD.
Although not yet officially announced by Google, the music service is said to resemble the platform employed by Spotify but with videos. And, like Pandora, it's said to have both … Read more
If you lock your iPhone or switch apps while playing a video, both the audio and video cut out immediately. It's a huge annoyance if you're one of the many people who uses YouTube for music, listening to long interviews, or even guided workouts.
According to some reports, Google might be adding the option to multitask while streaming audio. Other reports suggest YouTube is launching a dedicated "Music Pass" subscription service.
Airy YouTube Downloader for Mac is an effective tool for downloading YouTube videos onto your Mac computer. It has a very streamlined interface with just a couple of options and a copy/paste mechanic. While there is no browser, all you will ever need is the URL of the video you want to download and you can download it in one of numerous formats and resolutions to your computer.
When you install Airy YouTube Downloader, it will create an Application in your Launchpad so you can find it easily. From there, just open the app and paste a URL of … Read more
YouTube's new comment system was getting bitten by a rise in spam, but the company is fighting back.
In a blog posted late Monday, the YouTube comments team acknowledged the increase in comment span since revamping the format a couple of weeks ago. The change was designed to cut down on anonymous and frivolous comments by requiring commenters to use their Google+ names. But the move showed that people can be jerks even under their own names and actually triggered a surge in spam.
In response, the comments team launched three updates to try to combat the problem, notably … Read more