Run The Full YouTube App From iOS Home Screen With VeloxTube

It has been quite some time since we last covered anything related to Velox, and some of you might even have forgotten what the tweak exactly did. Essentially, Velox lets you use the most important features of some stock and third-party apps right from your iPhone’s SpringBoard. While a few third-party apps are supported by this awesome tweak by default, most are reliant on Velox add-ons if they want a share of the goodness. In our list of best third-party Velox add-ons, we  discussed many such ways of making additional apps compatible with the tweak. One app that was quite an obvious miss is YouTube. Now, however, a developer has finally come up with an add-on that makes it possible for users to get the full YouTube experience without even launching an app. VeloxTube has been designed to work with the official YouTube app from Google, and almost all areas of the app can be accessed and used right within its Velox folder. Read More

Let’s Loop: Social Music Discovery Powered By Almost All Popular Streaming Services

Online radio and music discovery services try to be social, allowing you to share your favorite music with your friends and at the same time, gauge just what kind of music you like. Most services start out first as online radio stations and add the social factor later on. Let’s Loop does it differently; it is social network for music in itself that lets you connect your Facebook and Twitter account with it. You can find music you like by becoming a fan of your favorite artists and follow users who share your taste in music.The service finds music from a large number of other services including YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud, iTunes, Rdio, Vimeo, and more. It features top charts by tracks and artists, allows you to interact with other users much like you do with people on Twitter, and also helps you find events happening close to where you live. Read More

Epoch For iOS Brings A New Level Of Ease To Online Video Browsing

If you want to watch real-time streams of TV channels on your iPhone, Justin.TV and Universal TV can be useful. Apps like Squrl, on the other hand, offer the option to stream ordinary videos in a TV-like format. Epoch is just a video app that's a bit like Squrl, but you won't guess that by looking at it. In addition to having a gorgeous interface, Epoch has a smart concept behind it. The app has several video channels that are perfect for times when you are in the mood for some random channel surfing. The best thing about Epoch, though, is its ability to learn your likes and dislikes with the passage of time. The app analyzes the choices you make in skipping and watching videos, and uses that information to present you with channels that are better suited to your tastes. Read More

Have Firefox Pause Other Streaming Songs & Videos When A New One Is Played

Music is the backdrop of most of the work that I do and it's probably that way for a lot of people. Some listen to music saved on their computers, mobile devices or iPods, while others use online streaming and radio services. I favor Pandora and have it running most days in an obscure tab, but then there will almost always come a time when I unwisely open a YouTube link and have the video playback mix with the music playing on Pandora, thus creating some of the most horrible remixes I've ever heard. Be Quiet is a Firefox extension that can help anyone with the same problem avoid this whole situation. It automatically pauses any song or video streaming on another site when a new media streaming link is opened. For example, it will pause Pandora, or any other service that has an HTML5 based music player, when a YouTube link is opened and vice versa. Pausing said video or closing the tab will automatically resume the music from where it was paused. Read More

Enable Auto-Repeat For Videos In Official YouTube App For iPhone

Continuous playback and automatic looping of videos are features that have been in popular demand for YouTube on all platforms. The service itself still doesn't offer the feature by default, but we have seen a few third-party solutions to the issue. YouTurn for Chrome allows users to put videos on auto-repeat in their web browser but if you are using YouTube on your iPhone, there aren't many available alternatives that can do that. If you have a jailbroken device though, not many problems are impossible to solve. iYoutubeReplay adds the replay functionality to Google’s official YouTube app for iPhone, which means you don’t need to install an entire app on your device just because the official client lacks a single feature. Admittedly, the tweak is in its infancy and doesn't offer too much control over the feature it offers, but that is surely better than having no ‘replay’ for videos at all. Read More

Get A Clean Yet Complete YouTube Experience On Windows 8 With Hyper

In the world of online video-sharing, content is king, but aesthetics aren't a pawn either. YouTube may be the world’s premier video-streaming website, but it’s not necessarily the world’s best-designed one. We've covered a good many facemasks for YouTube before, some with real potential like Toogles and Cinetonic. Windows 8 users have it even better, cherry-picking their favorite from great-looking options like PrimeTube, MetroTube, and now, Hyper. This latest Windows Store YouTube app has at least two factors going in its favor: one, its generous, unapologetic emphasis on the viewing experience, and two, that you can sign in with your YouTube account, subscribe to different channels, access your uploaded videos, and customize the app’s home screen. Read More

How To Apply Slow Motion Effect To Videos In The YouTube Editor

Hours and hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube every day and they all differ in quality. For amateur movie makers who don’t have access to expensive professional video editing software, and the skills to use it, there’s a whole host of simple and easier to use apps that can be used instead, not least of which is YouTube’s own video editor. The editor is easy to use for beginners and it has every basic feature you would need to edit a video as well as some effects, the latest addition to which has been the ‘Slow-motion’ effect. If you often edit videos, you might be aware how rare it is to find this effect as a feature in an app or service. Here’s how you can use it to edit a newly video you've uploaded to YouTube, or to an existing one. Read More

Have Firefox Auto-Pause & Resume YouTube Playback When Switching Tabs

YouTube has had several overhauls in its graphical interface over the years, but better playback features, one can’t help complaining, have consistently been relegated to second position. A lot of people often use YouTube just to listen to their favorite songs but for the times when you are actually watching videos on it, pausing and playing a video should simply be a function of switching tabs; if you switch from the video to another tab, playback should automatically pause, to resume when you return, as demonstrated by the the refreshingly no-nonsense YouTube Smart Pause add-on for Firefox. Pair it with ResumeLater to finally fix yourself a much more intuitive and flexible YouTube watching experience. Read More

Discover New YouTube Music Videos By Taste With Kixar For iPhone

Rokker, Music Monster and plenty of other services have effectively demonstrated that YouTube-powered music services can gain popularity among users, since a lot of people go to YouTube to listen to their favorite songs anyway. Kixar is a bit different from other YouTube clients that focus on music streaming; this iPhone app is all about letting you discover music based on your preferences. You can use Kixar to browse through YouTube’s music collection based on what’s popular among users these days too, but the app shows its true colors when you start rating songs. Kixar generates song suggestions for you using these ratings, making the app a great music discovery tool. To top it all off, the app is pretty decent on the UI and playback fronts as well. Read More

YTVD Is Like TweetDeck For Your YouTube Channel Subscriptions

YouTube can prove to be immensely distracting; you start off by watching a new video uploaded by one of the channels you're subscribed to, or simply a video from a link someone shared with you, and then get distracted by the trending videos and the countless suggestions, some of which you just can't help but click. YouTube Video Deck is a web and Chrome app that lets you manage your YouTube subscriptions and check for new videos from the app itself, without having to visit YouTube. Sadly you still have to go to YouTube to watch the video itself. The interface is really nice but it does have ads at the bottom of the page. The app connects with your YouTube i.e. Google account and detects the channels you've subscribed to. You can add any number of them - or even all of them at once, if you like - to the app. Videos can be marked as watched as well. Its column layout makes it sort of a TweetDeck for YouTube. Read More

YouTube For WP8 Gets Revamped With Better Live Tiles & Playlists

Just like Microsoft pleasantly surprised WP8 users with a revamped Facebook app last week, they have shown that the state of the rather dismal YouTube client for the mobile platform hasn’t slipped their mind either. The YouTube app just got a major update for WP8 a few hours back, adding a lot of improvements and new features to the mix. For one thing, the app is now ready to be pinned to the Kid’s Corner, thanks to the new content control options. Also, the interface of playlists has been overhauled to make it convenient for users to scroll through them and get to their favorite videos with ease. All major WP8 apps support live tiles, but YouTube 3.0 shows the full potential of the feature, as it lets you pin individual videos, search queries and channels to the Start screen. Read More

Popular Windows Phone YouTube App Metrotube Comes To Windows 8 & RT

YouTube can be considered one of the biggest and most lucrative acquisitions by the company. The video streaming service has become so popular that most internet users hardly spend a day without browsing a few videos or YouTube channels, whether on mobile or desktop. Google however, has been quite dismissive when it comes to releasing a YouTube app on Windows 8, leaving video streaming fanatics on this very platform rely on third-party apps or the web version. We have covered a few Windows Store apps that provide a handsome YouTube experience without leaving the metro environment such as PrimeTube, YouVue and Your Tube 8. Metrotube – a renowned Windows Phone YouTube app – has now joined the party, and with its release, the YouTube experience on Windows 8 and Windows RT is finally setting its foot in the right direction. Read More

Hide Watched YouTube Videos, Disable Autoplay & Default To HD In Chrome

YouTube has been redesigned quite a few times; features have come and gone, and improved upon. With the service offering so much, it's hard to say there will ever be a design or layout that everyone likes, so those who aren't happy with the interface will either have to get used to it, or use an extension to tweak it. There's no shortage of extensions that tweak, improve, or clean up YouTube's interface, and YouTweak for YouTube is another one of those extensions for Chrome. It allows you to remove videos you've watched from appearing as suggestions or in search results, redirect the YouTube logo to point to any URL, disable YouTube's auto play feature, and have every video play in 720px resolution. Each one of these options can be enabled or disabled individually, giving you complete control over the extension. Read More

Batch-Upload Videos To YouTube & Dailymotion With AV Media Uploader

Most of us remain hooked with YouTube all day – at work, home and even on the road. About 71% percent of internet users spend time on this acclaimed service according to a report released back in 2011, and I am sure this staggering percentage has only risen by now. Those who aren't streaming a video are busy uploading one of their own instead. YouTube junkies who often require the need to upload more than one file at the same time would be aware that the world’s most popular streaming service doesn't allow uploading videos in batch. What you can do is open multiple upload tabs in your browser and then drag and drop each file in those tabs. But then again, you will still need to upload each file individually. AV Media Uploader can turn out to be really handy if you want to upload multiple videos to a few of the world's most popular video sharing services in one go. While it doesn't exactly upload multiple videos at the same time, it lets you make a queue of videos to upload a batch one after the other. In addition toYouTube, the app also supports Dailymotion and Make4fun. Read More

LookAway Player: iOS YouTube App With Galaxy S4’s Smart Pause Feature

Even if you aren’t a big fan of Android, there are a few features of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 that you just have to admire. I am not just talking about all the technical details like its 1080p display or the Exynos 5 Octa 5410 processor, but the little things like Smart Pause and Drama Shot. After all, everyone who isn't a geek cares more about these novelty features, rather than the amount of RAM their phone packs. For those of you who aren't familiar with Smart Pause, it is a Galaxy S4 feature that makes the device track the user’s face and eye movement to automatically pause videos whenever their attention gets diverted from the screen. The S4 hasn't even arrived in the market yet, and iOS already has an app that comes with a perfect implementation of Smart Pause, albeit with a limited scope. Meet the YouTube client, LookAway Player. Read More

Search & Play Spotify, YouTube & SoundCloud Music From One Place With TuneCrawl

Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud are some of the common services I use when I need to listen to music. Each one offers something unique based on how I want to listen to music. Pandora knows what I like and I often discover new songs there, Spotify is great for when I need a playlist to match my taste, YouTube is good for music videos, and SoundCloud is my number one source for amazing remixes and song covers. TuneCrawl is a useful little web app for music lovers who, like me, use more than a single service to listen to songs. It lets you search for songs by artist name or by song title across three services: YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud, from a single place. The songs can be played directly on TuneCrawl via the respective service’s media player. Read More

How To Make YouTube Streaming Significantly Faster On Windows

I do not know about you, but in recent times, YouTube has been acting agonizingly slow across all my computers. I have a 1mbps connection, which should technically provide smooth streaming of 480p video, but it regularly has trouble even with 240p video. Thankfully, we have come across a very simple hack that will significantly improve your YouTube video-viewing experience. Check it out after the jump. Read More

Get Chrome Desktop Alerts For Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & YouTube

A while ago, we reviewed Chime - a Chrome extension that connects with your personal accounts on multiple social networks and gives you notifications for any activity. Chime stands out for two reasons: its gorgeous interface, and the multitude of services that it supports. The Notifications for everything is a Chrome extension that does something similar but supports fewer services and slightly greater customization. Chime kept a historical record of activity in your different account while The Notifications for everything is like the notification system that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube lack. You can select which of the four mentioned services you want to receive notifications for, start receiving desktop notifications for them or simply view them on the extension’s icon. Read More

OmniTube Shows Search Suggestions From YouTube In Chrome Omnibar

One of the things that keeps me hooked to Chrome over Firefox is the search suggestions I get when I start typing in the Omnibar. Firefox’s Awesome bar doesn't provide these live search results, and I'm too used to them to be comfortable without this feature. Google provides suggestions not only in the  Omnibar and Google's own search bar, but also when you type and search on YouTube. OmniTube is a Chrome extension that lets you search YouTube from the Omnibar, which is no big deal, but what sets it apart is that it also provides search suggestions as you type. This obviously lets you search faster, and at the same time, find popular searches submitted by other users. OmniTube does one more neat thing as well; not everyone who links to a YouTube video adds anchor text to describe it, and some simply add the link instead, which gives no indication as to what the video is about. OmniTube replaces simple YouTube links with their proper titles as they appear on YouTube. Read More

Gather & Play Music From Multiple Sources Under One Roof With Songdrop

We listen to music from a lot of different sources; SoundCloud, Grooveshark, Pandora, YouTube,, the list just goes on and one. At times, the services we use decide to play nice with each other and allow us to transfer our preferences from one to the other. At other times, we can use apps to help us connect these services and consolidate our listening experience in just one service. Songdrop is one such web service that acts as a song aggregator. It allows you to add songs to groups, which the service calls Mixes, from any website. There is a small catch though: you can drop a song (add it to the service) only from the song's own page. In addition to creating your own mixes, you can search other users’ mixes too and if you like the songs they have, you can drop them into your own collection. The service also has a dedicated Chrome extension, while users of other browsers can use the service’s bookmarklet to add songs. Read More