Google is replacing Play Music with a new service that costs the same. Reportedly launching on May 22, it’s the company’s latest effort to catch up to rivals Spotify and Apple Music.
Apps/Software May 17, 2018
Researchers used YouTube videos to study dog bites. They were able to identify the breeds of dogs that commonly bite, as well as behaviors leading to bites.
Animals May 13, 2018
The YouTube app now supports HDR video streaming on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The feature kicks in automatically, so no app update is necessary.
Apps/Software May 12, 2018
The YouTube app for iOS has now finally enabled HDR playback. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users can now watch content with greater colors, better contrast, and more dynamic visual clarity overall.
Apple May 11, 2018
Google Play Music was reported to get shut down soon after forcing all of its users to a new music streaming service. The rumored YouTube Remix service will take its place.
Apps/Software April 25, 2018
In the last three months of 2017, YouTube took down 8.3 million videos that were mostly made up of spam or adult content. The video-sharing website attributed the numbers mostly to machines, which have helped flag the objectionable videos.
Google April 24, 2018
YouTube is set to release a modified version of YouTube Kids that will only offer videos curated by actual humans instead of an algorithm. The move is a means to prevent children from stumbling upon inappropriate content.
Internet April 7, 2018
An active shooter at the YouTube headquarters injured three people and killed herself. Google CEO Sunda Pichai, as well as the CEOs of YouTube, Apple, Twitter, and others, expressed their regrets and support to those affected by this tragedy.
Google April 4, 2018
YouTube will soon launch a music streaming service, its answer to Spotify and Apple Music. How does it plan on attracting converting free users into subscribers? Bombarding them with ads, of course.
Internet March 22, 2018
YouTube will be adding fact-based links in conspiracy theory videos to dispel false information presented to users. This is YouTube's latest move in a fight against misinformation.
Internet March 14, 2018
iOS users can now enable dark mode on the YouTube app, and Android users will also be getting it soon. The feature was first teased for mobile back in January.
Apps/Software March 14, 2018
Those who want to get a YouTube TV subscription will now have to pay $40 a month. Old users don’t need to worry, though: they’ll be grandfathered into the previous $35 pricing model.
Internet March 13, 2018
Google is being sued by a former employee for alleged discrimination against white and Asian men. This is not the first time that Google has been sued by its former employees.
Google March 4, 2018
Google has developed a tool that allows users to change their backgrounds without the need for a green screen. Available in limited beta, it is powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Apps/Software March 3, 2018
YouTube Live introduced three new features for both content creators and viewers. The live streaming service now offers chat replays and location tags and will soon also enable automatic English captions.
Google February 27, 2018
A YouTuber who claimed that a raw vegan diet cured her cancer and homosexuality died. She ran her YouTube channel along with her niece, the channel is called Liz & Mari.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 22, 2018
YouTube TV is reportedly adding new channels and reaching more markets. At the same time, the base price will reportedly see a $5 increase for new subscribers.
Internet February 15, 2018
YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki goes after Facebook after she's questioned about the social media website's video ambitions. Wojcicki tells Facebook to stay in their lane.
Google February 13, 2018
Apple has uploaded three HomePod tutorial videos on YouTube that discussed the speaker’s basic setting configurations, the touch controls, and making full use of Siri to listen music on the smart device.
Apple February 12, 2018
Facebook is trying to take on YouTube. Sources say the social network is beefing up its Watch tab by allowing more content creators in and employing a different monetization strategy.
Internet February 7, 2018
After a successful test run, Google announced that it plans to bring YouTube Go to other territories. According to the developers, the data-friendly app will become available in more than 130 nations soon.
Apps/Software February 4, 2018
YouTube TV is now available on tvOS devices, Google announced shortly after making the app available on certain Roku streaming devices. The $35-a-month live TV subscription service is now on the most important platforms.
Apple February 2, 2018
Hackers hijacked YouTube ads to exploit users' CPUs for cryptocurrency mining, but YouTube addressed the issue. The company says it blocked the malicious ads and removed the attackers from its platform.
Google January 29, 2018
Attackers took advantage of Google’s advertising platform to put cryptomining currency code inside YouTube ads. The perpetrators primarily used Coinhive to facilitate the attacks, a controversial subscription service.
Security January 27, 2018
Facebook has launched a content monetizing program to convince video gameplay streamers to switch to Facebook Live. The initiative is seen as the company’s bid to take down rivals like YouTube and Twitch.
Internet January 27, 2018
Hulu and YouTube launched live TV services back in 2017, and now the paid subscriber numbers have been revealed. Hulu is in the lead with about 150,000 more subscribers than YouTube.
Internet January 24, 2018
Facebook and Google ordered the removal of videos that showed the Tide Pod Challenge on their respective platforms, which include YouTube and Instagram. The dangerous stunt of ingesting liquid detergent, mostly by teenagers, went viral on social media.
Internet January 19, 2018
After the controversy surrounding Logan Paul's inappropriate behavior regarding an apparent suicide, YouTube updated its requirements for content creators to qualify for video monetization.
Internet January 17, 2018
YouTube is adding a Dark Theme option on the iOS version of its mobile app. It seems to be a slow rollout, and there’s no word yet whether Android users will receive it, too.
Apps/Software January 17, 2018
YouTube cut ties with vlogger Logan Paul over the controversial suicide video from Japan's Aokigahara Forest. The video platform removed Paul from Google Preferred and put other plans with the vlogger on hold.
Internet January 12, 2018
YouTube has finally revealed its stance on the controversial Logan Paul incident. The video-sharing website stated it took the proper steps but is also looking into finding alternative consequences.
Internet January 11, 2018
A YouTube video of the firmware version 5.0 for the Nintendo Switch was scrutinized by fans and experts. It looks real but some flaws suggest it could be fake.
Video Games January 8, 2018
Logan Paul recently posted an apology on Twitter for video taken in Japan's 'Suicide Forest.' His actions were apparently inappropriate but he claims it was not intentional.
Internet January 2, 2018
Due to the negative feedback from 'Destiny 2' fans and poor gameplay experience, a player recreates the Infinite Forest section that supposedly works as expected by gamers.
Video Games January 2, 2018
The YouTube app, which should be available until Jan. 1, is no longer working on the Amazon Fire TV. Users are being redirected to browsers to access the video streaming service, but there is a workaround.
Apps/Software December 29, 2017
The Amazon and Google battle has gone a step further with Amazon filing a trademark for “AmazonTube.” This came after Google pulled YouTube service from Amazon devices.
Business Tech December 23, 2017
Amazon has found a way for users to access YouTube on Fire TV devices. As Google bans YouTube from Amazon’s products, Firefox is here to the rescue.
Apps/Software December 21, 2017
Heads up, Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal: YouTube is going to enter the already-crowded music streaming space. The company has just signed a deal with two top music labels, indicating a possible 2018 launch.
Business Tech December 20, 2017
Amazon and Google are in 'productive discussions' as Chromecast product listings go up on Amazon again. That could mean that YouTube is going to stay on the Fire TV and return to the Echo Show.
Business Tech December 15, 2017
Google has now officially removed YouTube from Amazon Echo Show devices and will do the same thing on Fire TV by January next year. What’s Amazon’s next move?
Apps/Software December 6, 2017
YouTube plans to increase its content moderator workforce to over 10,000 next year as a way to combat extremist, child exploitation, and other inappropriate and offensive content on the site. It also plans to reevaluate its approach to advertising.
Internet December 5, 2017
Apple officially launched its Apple Support YouTube channel, offering tips and tricks for a number of tasks. The channel currently has 10 'how-to' videos with simple instructions for the whole process.
Apple November 29, 2017
YouTube's child predator problem is bigger than initially thought. The platform has removed more than 150,000 videos, disabled comments in more than 625,000 videos, closed hundreds of accounts, and removed ads from millions of videos and thousands of channels.
Google November 28, 2017
YouTube is facing a weird issue as some autofill search suggestions are about child sex. The spelling of the suggestions indicates that it's a deliberate campaign, and Google has launched an investigation into the matter.
Google November 28, 2017
YouTube has been a serious battery hog on iOS lately, but that's about to change. The latest app update just rolled out and it finally fixed the battery drain issues.
Apps/Software November 27, 2017