YouTube changed the look of its subscriptions page a few years ago, moving from a grid layout to a single-column view that requires a great deal more scrolling to view its wares. If you've been pining for the good ol' days of the My subscriptions grid view, there is an easy fix for Chrome and Firefox.
For Firefox, install the YouTube Subscriptions Grid add-on. After installing it and refreshing your subscriptions page, you'll see a grid layout with a lot less wasted space. On my 13-inch MacBook Pro, which features a 1,280x800-pixel screen resolution, the grid goes … Read more
Google began a slow rollout on Monday of a major update to its YouTube app for Android, with other mobile YouTube app updates coming later.
A Google representative told CNET that the slow rollout was intentional and not a leak of the app's installer file, or APK.
YouTube 5.0 for Android includes several features to make the app more like watching YouTube on the Web and, in some cases, surpass the Web experience. Google confirmed that the updated YouTube app is expected to reach the Google Play store sometime Tuesday morning. YouTube for iOS is also expected to … Read more
Want more YouTube in your YouTube? That wish just came true.
In the latest app update, an entirely overhauled UI includes a multitasking feature, letting users shrink a video while browsing the app. Call it picture-in-picture.
YouTube isn't the first to do this, however. Last year Samsung introduced this concept with a feature exclusive to its Galaxy line, letting users "pop out" a video while browsing the phone as usual. Soon after, a third-party developer mimicked the feature with an Android app.
With the greater screen real estate of today's phones, the feature fits right in.… Read more
Sixteen years ago, the name Netscape was becoming a household name, and if the instructional guide to getting kids online from 1997 in the video below is any indication, horizontal stripes were totally in.
If you have half an hour to spare, check out this amazingly cheesy tour of the early "cybernet," as presented by an enthusiastic and remarkably average American family complete with a Mark-Paul Gosselaar look-alike at the helm of a newly connected Compaq Pentium Pro 200 system (sweet!).
If you never recovered from the end of "The Cosby Show" in the early 1990s … Read more
Brittany-Jayne Furlan will do just about anything to make people laugh. She'll hijack strangers' shopping carts, party balloons, and cocktails; read a bedtime story to a person asleep at a bus stop; or try to force-hold someone's hand -- all while a smartphone camera records the stunts.
Though Furlan's antics may sound obnoxious, her 2.2 million followers on Vine can't get enough. Nor can established comedians like Jimmy Kimmel or Chelsea Handler, who have featured Furlan's short comedic masterpieces on their programs. Now it's not uncommon for Furlan's Vine videos to rack … Read more
If there's a technology out there that users love, there's probably a company that doesn't want it integrated with their own services.
This week, Google admitted that it had deliberately blocked some of the functionality of Microsoft's latest attempt at a native YouTube app for Windows Phone. Google chalked up its decision to a determination that Microsoft had violated YouTube's terms of service, even after the two companies tried working together on a version of the app based on HTML5.
Sounds familiar? It should. The history of the technology industry is littered with examples of … Read more
The new YouTube app for Windows Phone isn't going over too well.
Microsoft got into trouble in May over its native YouTube app after Google complained that the app violated its terms of service. After hashing out their difficulties, the two companies were supposed to team up to create a new version based on HTML5. A new version did debut this past Tuesday, but apparently not the one that Google envisioned.
Between massive car stereo systems, loud concerts, and rampant headphone use, plenty of people regularly put their hearing at risk, studies show. If you're wondering what toll your activities have taken on your ears, you can take a quick test on YouTube.
The "How old are your ears?" hearing test from AsapScience plays a series of tones at increasing frequencies and gives you the average age group that can hear them. You'll find out pretty quickly just how good (or bad) your hearing is.… Read more
Streamlined and easy to use, OneStop Video Converter Pro is an all-around video downloader and converter tool. Clip Extractor, the company behind the popular Mega Video Converter, brings you a quick and dirty downloader compatible with most major sites.
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With a classically easy-to-use interface, OneStop Video Converter Pro can make online videos … Read more