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Goodbye To Google Play Music, Hello To New YouTube Music Service

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 Use YouTube Videos To Study Dog Bites

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

YouTube HDR Videos Now Supported On Apple's iPhone X And iPhone 8 Line

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

Better Late Than Never: iPhone X Now Supports YouTube HDR Playback

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 Is Replacing Play Music With YouTube Remix Streaming Service: Report

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

YouTube Took Down Over 8 Million Videos In 3 Months, And Machines Did Most Of The Work

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 Releasing A Kids App With Better Algorithm So Your Children Can Avoid Graphic Content

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

Google CEO Speaks Out About YouTube Shooting After Woman Injures 3 People, Kills Herself

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 Place More Ads In Music Videos To Nudge You Into Paying For Its Streaming Service

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 Adding Wikipedia Links Alongside Conspiracy Theory Videos To Fight Misinformation

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

Dark Mode Now Available On YouTube App, But Only If You’re An iOS User

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

YouTube TV Subscription Hike: New Users Now Have To Pay $40 A Month Instead Of $35

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 Sued For Allegedly Refusing To Hire White And Asian Men

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

YouTube Thinks Artificial Intelligence Is The New Green Screen: Google Develops Super Easy Tool To Replace Backgrounds

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 Now Offers Chat Replay And Location Tags, With Automatic Captions Coming Soon

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

YouTuber Who Claimed To Have Cured Her Own Cancer Dies From Cancer

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 Adding More Channels And Markets, But That Also Means A Price Increase

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 CEO Tells Facebook To 'Get Back To Baby Pictures'

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 Uploads 3 HomePod Tutorial Videos To Teach You How To Use Your Smart Speaker

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 Reportedly Beefing Up Its ‘Watch’ Tab To Become The Next YouTube

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

YouTube Go Is Branching Out To More Than 130 Countries

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

Heads Up, Apple TV Users: You Can Now Download The YouTube TV App

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

Google Shuts Down Hackers Who Hijacked YouTube Ads For Cryptocurrency Mining

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

Hackers Hijack Google’s DoubleClick Advertisement System On YouTube For Cryptocurrency Mining

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 Takes A Page From Twitch's Playbook, Lets Users Tip Their Favorite Game Streamers

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 With Live TV Surpasses YouTube TV In Paid Subscribers

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

Tide Pod Challenge Videos Being Removed From Facebook, YouTube

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

YouTube Introduces Tighter Requirements For Video Monetization Following Logan Paul Controversy

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

Some Users Are Seeing A Dark Mode Option On YouTube App For iOS

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 Removes Logan Paul From Google Preferred Over Vlogger's Controversial Japan Suicide Video

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 Finally Speaks Out About Controversial Logan Paul Video

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

This Nintendo Switch 5.0 Update Leak Is Likely Fake, But It Shows What The Switch Lacks

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

YouTuber Logan Paul Issues Apology For Posting Video Of Dead Body Found In Japan's 'Suicide Forest'

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

LOOK: 'Destiny 2' Player Crafts Own Infinite Forest

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

Amazon Fire TV YouTube App No Longer Works Ahead Of Schedule: Users Redirected To Browsers

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

Amazon Files ‘AmazonTube’ Trademark Amid Google YouTube Feud

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 Fire TV Gets Web Browsers So You Can Bypass Google’s YouTube Ban

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

YouTube Will Be The New Spotify: Paid Service Likely Coming Soon After Deals With Universal, Sony

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, Google Playing Nice: Chromecast Back At Amazon As Talks To Keep YouTube On Fire TV Commence

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

Sorry, Amazon Echo Show And Fire TV Owners: Google Is Pulling YouTube Off Your Devices

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 Is Fighting Its Extremist, Child Exploitation Problem With Over 10,000 Content Police Officers

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 Support Now Has A YouTube Channel With iOS Tips And Tricks

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 Has A Real Problem With Child Predators And It Removed More Than 150,000 Videos Because Of It

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 Looking Into 'Disturbing' Autofill Results With Child Sex Suggestions: Is Someone Trying To Troll YouTube?

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 Draining Your iPhone's Battery? App Update Finally Brings Battery Drain Fix

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

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