YouTube Offline Video Playback Detailed with 48 Hour Window


Users have been able to pre-load and cache YouTube videos on their Android smartphones and tablets using WiFi for quite some time, which delivered smooth video playback, but starting next month you’ll be able to do the same but enjoy the videos even while offline. Back in September Google announced offline YouTube playback support which […]

Google to Bring Offline Video Viewing to YouTube


Google will finally allow YouTube users to download and store videos so that they can watch them on their mobile device, even when they aren’t connected to the site’s servers. The company detailed the feature in a new post on YouTube’s Creators Blog. Although the new feature will allow users to download videos for offline […]

Did Google Just Block the YouTube App It Co-Developed with Microsoft?


It appears Google did block the YouTube application that it co-developed with Microsoft for the Windows Phone operating system. Google confirmed that it was in fact blocking the recently re-released application in a statement to The Verge, saying that “Microsoft [had] not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience, and has […]

Relaunched YouTube App for Windows Phone Already Broken


After a spat between tech giants Microsoft and Google, the Microsoft-made YouTube client for Windows Phone was pulled from the Windows Phone store. After the company had seemingly reached an agreement–Google ads within the YouTube videos in the client and the removal of the ability to download videos–over disputed features of the Microsoft-made app, the […]

100 iPhone Apps to Supercharge Your New iPhone


Here’s a list of 113 iPhone apps that will help you have fun, take better photos, be productive, manage a business or personal finances, chase storms (or avoid them) and much more. Like many of you, I am attached to my iPhone. Not only am I an automotive technology writer for this site, but I […]

Microsoft, Google to Work on New YouTube App for Windows Phone


Windows Phone users can expect a new YouTube application jointly built by Microsoft and Google at some point in the future. That’s according to an announcement made by both companies late last week. The agreement comes two weeks after Google sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter demanding that the company remove its third-party YouTube […]

Microsoft Tries to Send an Olive Branch to Google


After Google demanded that the Microsoft-developed YouTube app for the Windows Phone 8 platform be taken down as it violates Google’s terms of service, Microsoft is attempting to make peace with its rival. Microsoft has responded to Google’s demands by meeting some of Google’s requests, but not all of the company’s demands surrounding YouTube. Google […]

YouTube Caught In the Middle of Google-Microsoft War on Windows Phone


Microsoft and Google have both been fighting a very public Cold War ever since Google announced that it won’t be releasing any official apps for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform and discontinued ActiveSync so Windows Phone users won’t be able to synchronize contacts and calendars from Gmail, and now the latest battlefront has shifted over […]

Newly Launched Windows Phone YouTube App May Be Blocked By Google Soon


Microsoft had recently launched a revamped YouTube app for its Windows Phone 8 platform that brings more functionality as well as an attractive UI that’s consistent with the official YouTube for other platforms, but the Microsoft-developed app may soon be restricted by Google from accessing content. This is because the app may be in violation […]

YouTube For iPhone & iPad Adds Livestreaming

YouTube for iPhone

Just in time for the second weekend of Coachella Google released a new update to YouTube for iOS which adds live streaming and a number of other useful features. With the latest version of YouTube for iPhone and iPad users can finally watch YouTube Live streams from the app, which is great for big events […]

Google Brings YouTube Capture App to iPad as Tablets Grow


With more people using the cameras on their larger size tablets to capture photos and videos, Google is responding to the trend by porting its YouTube Capture app to be compatible with Apple’s iPad and iPad mini slates. The app was previously made for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and it looks like Google has […]

Google Launching Streaming YouTube Music Service This Year


Google is said to be prepping a music streaming service under its YouTube brand for launch later this year. According to a report on Fortune, the YouTube streaming service will be separate, but complementary to, Google’s own Play Music service. YouTube music would be positioned as a streaming subscription service that’s intended to compete against Spotify, […]

YouTube for iPhone Can Now Send Videos To Smart TVs


The newest version of YouTube for iPhone and iPad can send videos to smart TVs automatically with no pairing required. The new feature lets users with smart TVs from Sony, LG, Panasonic or Bong & Olufsen use their iPhone or iPad to play videos on the TVs instantly. The feature lets users control videos on […]

YouTube Videos No Longer Playing on BlackBerry OS 7


Though BlackBerry is hoping to keep its BlackBerry OS 7 around for a while to fill the entry level gap while it focuses on the premium BlackBerry 10 market, Google’s YouTube web video arm is not so accommodating. According to reports on the net, users of BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry 7.1 devices now no longer […]

Netflix and YouTube Launch DIAL To Combat AirPlay

YouTube Google TV streaming

Netflix and YouTube have a new service called DIAL that will provide an open alternative to Apple’s AirPlay according to GigaOm. DIAL stands for Discover And Launch, and instead of mirroring the display from a mobile device on a TV like AirPlay, it focuses on using mobile devices to launch and control apps. Parts of […]

Using Today’s Tech to Augment a Fundraising Campaign


This has been a challenging beginning to the New Year. Wayside Theatre the, small not-for-profit theatre company I work for is still struggling to come out from under some heavy duty financial pressure that we’ve been dealing with since the economy went bottom up in 2008. The good news is we’re still here. Quite a […]

iPhone 5 vs. Nexus 4: Best Google Apps No Longer Android First

Gmail for iPhone better than Android

Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube are traditionally better on Android smartphones, but in the past month Google reversed this trend by bringing the best Google experience to iPhone first. Forget the Nexus 4, the best phone for heavy Google users is the iPhone. I say this as someone who carries the iPhone 5 in one […]

New YouTube iPhone App Makes It Easy To Record and Upload Videos

YouTube Capture

Today Google released a new YouTube app for iPhone to make it easier to record and share videos on the service called YouTube Capture. The new YouTube Capture is a free app that focuses on recording videos to post to YouTube. The app opens to a screen for recording action. The main screen includes the […]

Google Working On AirPlay-like Feature for Android

YouTube Google TV streaming

Google is working on its own open alternative to Apple’s AirPlay according to a GigaOm report. Google’s latest YouTube app for Android includes a wireless streaming feature that lets users stream videos directly to Google TV devices automatically. Google hopes to bring a similar feature to the whole of Android by working with manufacturers and […]