PrimeTube Is A Great Windows 8 YouTube Player With Push Notification Support

Windows 8 gives us a huge library of apps to play with, but various official apps are still missing the action. To our disappointment, YouTube has remained one such application that is still absent from scene, and from what it seems, Google has no plans to announce it, whatsoever. There’s a whole variety of unofficial YouTube apps available at Windows Store, but none of them really steal the show. Nevertheless, until Google cooks its own official client, you can try giving PrimeTube a shot, which in all honesty, seems to be the best in business so far. Read More

Jasmine: A Beautiful YouTube Client For iOS 6 With Background Play

The official YouTube client for iPhone and iPad has been around in the App Store for a week now, and even many pre-iOS 6 users have switched to it, thanks to the app’s interface and features that give it a clear edge over the stock YouTube app in iOS 5. As good as the official app is, it is still far from perfect and can use a lot of improvements in many areas. That’s where the new Jasmine app comes into the scene. Jasmine is a feature-rich YouTube client with a gorgeous interface. The app offers options like uninterrupted background audio playback for any video, resuming playback where you left off, playlist management and spam filtering. Apart from these bonus features, Jasmine has everything that is available in the official YouTube client for iOS. Read More

Open YouTube Links In The New YouTube App For iPhone With YTOpener

The release of iOS 6 has spelled out the end of Apple’s partnership with Google, at least in terms of the stock YouTube app for iOS. While there is no pre-installed YouTube app in iOS 6, Google has already launched its own official YouTube client in the App Store. The new app is way better than its older counterpart, and has received positive feedback from most of its users. The interface is sleeker, there are more features, and the video player is about as good as the desktop version of the video streaming service. While there can be no denying the fact that the app sports all these awesome features, there are areas where iOS users are sure to miss having the stock YouTube app. Since the new YouTube app is a third-party one, no external links will open in it automatically, whether you receive them via SMS, email or some other means. You will need the help of the new Cydia tweak YTOpener to force that functionality in your jailbroken iPhone. Thanks to this tweak, all YouTube links you click on will be opened in the new YouTube app, rather than Safari (if you are on iOS 6) or the stock YouTube app (if you are still on an older iOS version). Read More

Google Launches Official YouTube App For iPhone & iPod touch [Review]

Apple recently caused an outrage by announcing that the stock YouTube app in iOS won’t be making its way to the next version of their mobile platform. Everyone knows that the reason behind this pointed omission is the fierce competition and the slew of lawsuits going on between Apple and Google. However, not even Apple can deny the importance of the world’s largest video streaming service, even if it is owned by Google. That is why Apple hinted that a standalone YouTube is expected to be released in the App Store before the launch of iOS 6, and the app has arrived just a day before Apple’s Fall event in Cupertino. The app appears to be a bit slower than the stock YouTube app for iOS, but apart from that, almost everything else about it has improved. The video player provides options that are more convenient, you can subscribe to channels with a single tap and the search bar now comes up with autosuggestions and voice search options. Read More

SVPtube: Copy URLs Of YouTube Videos To Stream Them On Your Favorite Media Player

YouTube has been cited as the most popular video streaming website on the internet. In fact, it is but a glimpse of what Web 3.0 might have to offer to the internet users. After having been widely acclaimed around the globe, time has taken us to a point where YouTube can not only be streamed on your desktop, but also, on Smartphones, Tablets, TVs, Laptops, Netbooks and Ultrabooks. While the videos are streamed and watched directly from within your web browser on Google’s own API, wouldn’t it have been better if you could use your favorite media player to watch those videos? In this way, not only you could customize the playback, but also, as flash streaming consumes more battery, your regular video player could save you the juice by using codecs and hardware acceleration. If something like this you’ve been looking for, then consider your wish granted, as SVPtube brings this concept to reality. It allows you to grab and stream YouTube videos directly on your regular media player. Good thing is, most of the major media players are supported, including KMPlayer, VLC and Media Player Classic, just to name a few. It simply does so by silently sitting on the system tray, and automatically triggers the media player should you copy a YouTube video’s URL to the clipboard. Does it fare well with Google’s integrated flash player? Let’s find out. Read More

Dunno Helps You Research Any Topic With Related Blogs, Images, Videos, Wikipedia Results & More

In many instances, a cursory Google search is enough to familiarize you with any topic, but there are cases when you want to know everything there is to know about your object of interest. For such thorough researches, you have to browse through Wikipedia, YouTube, images, and a lot of other sources related to the subject. Dunno is an app that saves you all this trouble by researching anything for you! All you have to do is define a keyword or phrase, and then leave Dunno to do its job. The app integrates information from all the most important resources around the web, and you can view all this accumulated data at your own leisure. Read on if you want to know more about this really helpful iOS and Mac app. Read More

YouRang Lets You Save Any YouTube Video As A Ringtone For Your WP7

Gone are the days when it was a headache trying to set up a custom ringtone on your Windows Phone 7 device. With the release of Mango, Microsoft made it really easy to download and use ringtones on WP7. However, you still have to look for a good ringtone on any of the available apps, and there is no guarantee that your favorite ringtone will be listed anywhere. YouRang solves this problem by automatically converting any YouTube video’s soundtrack to a ringtone! You don’t need to connect your phone to your computer or go through a lot of complicated steps; YouRang does all the work as soon as you specify a video’s name and choose the part of it that you want to use as a ringtone. More after the break. Read More

How To Backup & Restore Push Certificates On Hacktivated iPhone [Cydia]

As is apparent from our guide on enabling push notifications, iMessage and FaceTime on hacktivated iDevices, if your phone isn’t activated via iTunes, push notifications and some other features won’t work for you. While you can use our guide to get the vanishing features back, they will disappear once again as soon as you upgrade to a newer version of iOS. Not anymore! With Certificate Backup, you can create a backup of your push and YouTube certificates with complete ease. Not only that, this Cydia app comes with the option to let users inject the backed up certificates back into their jailbroken and hacktivated iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, thus saving you from having to perform all the complicated steps involved in getting push notifications up and running on a hacktivated device. Read More

Keyboard Shortcuts For Gmail, Twitter, Dropbox, Facebook & YouTube [Web]

Who doesn’t love a nice, convenient hotkey? I personally think the only thing that can replace keyboard shortcuts (on PCs and Macs), could be the ability to transmit commands via brain signals, and that doesn’t appear to be happening any time soon. Keyboard shortcuts have transcended beyond desktop, and work on many websites and web apps, making it easier to navigate them. Almost all popular sites support keyboard shortcuts, and the following is a simple compilation of keyboard shortcuts for Gmail, Twitter, Dropbox, Facebook, and YouTube, some of the most visited and used portals across the world wide web. Since they are shortcuts, there isn’t much of an opinion to have about them, but for what it’s worth, this list is arranged with respect to which site has the best to worst keyboard shortcuts. Read More

Super Video Is A Free, Resizable Floating Video Player For Android

The concept of ‘floating apps’ is fast transforming into a pretty handy way of helping Android users extract the maximum performance out of their immensely powerful devices, while at the same time, letting them enjoy the true essence of multitasking on a mobile device. Previously reviewed calculator app, AirCalc, is a very fine example of a neatly-designed and simple floating app, which remains persistently visible on any Android screen that you navigate to. Over a period of time, the concept of floating apps has been employed on far more diverse app categories, and Android users these days find themselves surrounded by a healthy number of floating video players in the Google Play Store. However, the catch with most of these ‘floating players’ is that they come tied with a hefty price tag, which is not the case with Super Video, Floating & Popup – a comprehensive video streaming and playing Android app that lets you simultaneously play multiple local and YouTube videos through various resizable and movable floating windows. Read More

Block Certain Channels From Appearing In YouTube Suggestions List [Chrome]

While listening to music or watching our favorite videos on YouTube, we often get distracted by the related or suggested videos in the sidebar. While we can always choose to ignore those, there might be one persistent enough to make you lose focus and skip to that video instead of what you were watching. While getting distracted is not as big of a nuisance, if you get tired of misleading thumbnails or titles, then RE:Channel Blocker, a Chrome extension, is what you need. This neat utility lets you block videos from unwanted channels of your choice hat keep appearing in the Suggestions list. It gives you a nice way to filter out videos from particular channels that can ruin your YouTube experience. Read More

Squrl For iPhone & iPad: View Trending Videos From Your Social Networks & Video Sources Of Choice

Services like Google Reader are helpful in letting users view items from several news sources in one place. Such feed aggregators are not rare, and there are many similar apps available for iOS as well. Squrl Video Discovery is an iPhone app that is essentially a feed aggregator, but with a major twist – the app deals specifically with videos. With Squrl Video Discovery, you can create a personalized video feed, stay apprised of the latest video trends among your social media friends and discover new videos from sources of your choice. Squrl offers a network of its own too, where you can follow different channels and other users. Read on past the jump for further details. Read More

VidzBigger: A Video-Focused Alternative To The Regular YouTube Experience [Chrome]

VidzBigger, a Chrome extension, automatically scales YouTube videos to the largest possible size, and lets you read comments and scroll through Suggestions without losing focus from the video. With it, you can get a two or three column layout, change video quality, disable auto play, video ads and confirmations. In addition to that, you can set the number of comments to be shown, and enable HQ/HD videos upon loading. Once the extension is installed, everything on the page is rearranged and the video is aligned to the right side, so you can scroll the page to view suggested videos or comments while you watch the video. Preferences are divided into multiple categories, such as Instant Layout, Qualities, VidzLoops etc. Each category consists of multiple features and options that can be enabled or disabled, according to your preference. More after the jump. Read More

Fire Media Player Adds A Sidebar For Creating YouTube Playlists & Controlling Playback In Firefox

Fire Media Player is a media playback and management tool that allows you to play YouTube videos and playlists in a compact sidebar. The sidebar can easily be toggled on and off with the click of a button, and music playback can be controlled from the toolbar or from within the right-click context menu. With it, you can create and edit playlists, search for music and share it with your friends on popular social networks. Additionally, music can be added directly to playlists from YouTube using the right-click context menu. Fire Media Player also lets you see thumbnails of next/previous videos right within the sidebar. Read More

Stream Audio From YouTube Videos Using YouTunes Live For iPhone

YouTube might be a video hosting service in essence, but one look at the number of songs and lyrics videos is enough to tell anyone that a majority of users are there for the music. A lot of people run YouTube in the background, only listening to the audio and paying no attention to the video. This is why having YouTunes Live on your iPhone might be a pretty good idea. The app extracts audio from any video on YouTube (or even the videos you have on your device), and you can enjoy listening to your favorite tunes even after the screen has timed out. Read on to know all about this handy app. Read More

OpinionCloud Creates A Word Cloud To Summarize YouTube & Flickr Comments [Chrome, Firefox]

Comments on popular services like Flickr and YouTube can be quite useful when you want to find out what the crowd thinks about a particular video or photo, but at the same time, too many comments can make things complicated, especially if they span multiple pages. OpinionCloud, a Chrome extension and Firefox Add-on, changes the way you read user comments on YouTube and Flickr. It does this by summarizing comments into a negative and positive word cloud of sorts, providing an overview of the overall public opinion. The bigger the word, the more common its occurrence is, and the colors denote positive or negative points of view. Moreover, clicking one of the words pulls up a list of related comments. All of this appears underneath the video, and you can easily toggle the keywords on and off by clicking the OpinionCloud button. With it, you can simply  and look at decent videos and photos that actually interest you. Read More

Save A History Of YouTube Videos Viewed On Any Webpage [Chrome]

After watching several entertaining videos on YouTube, you might want to revisit a previously watched one. There are a couple of ways to do this; you can either search your browser history, or you can search YouTube’s own history, which requires that you're logged in. In the absence of the latter case, searching the browser history can be a difficult and time consuming task. Video History For YouTube makes life easier by keeping a track of your YouTube activity. Not only does it work on YouTube's own website, but also records embedded videos from other blogs/websites and saves them in a list for later viewing. Moreover, it notifies you when there are new items from your Subscribed channels. Also, the Popular Videos category lets you view videos by This Week, This Month and All Time options. Read More

Control Music Playback For YouTube, Google Music, Rdio & Others From Chrome Toolbar

If you like listening to music from various popular services, such as YouTube, Google Music, Rdio, or Grooveshark, pausing or switching between songs can sometimes get difficult, specially when you’ve got a bunch of tabs open and are working on something else. Music Controller is an extension for Chrome that places a simple control panel on your toolbar that quickly allows you switch, pause/play songs or mute all background music at once, regardless of which tab the song is in. With it, you no longer have to be worried about whether you’re playing music in Pandora, Google Music, Grooveshark or any other service, as you may easily pause, skip or thumbs up for a song from the pop-up in your toolbar. The only requirement for the extension's working is that the music playing  tab should be in the same Chrome window. Read More

Beta-Searchable: Highlight Text On Websites To Search On Google, YouTube & Current Page

Beta-Searchable is a Chrome extension that provides you with super fast search results for highlighted text on almost any website. It lets you save a lot of time when you have to search the same term on multiple websites. With it, you can get Google search results, Google images, YouTube videos and social results from Topsy. All you have to do is select some text on a website, and a tiny pop-up will appear with Google Search, YouTube, Google Images and other buttons. Additionally, you may also lookup the same term on your current domain. Clicking the tiny arrow at the top of the pop-up lets you switch to social pages that are retrieved from Topsy. Moreover, the extension lets you view most used, recent and related websites. Read More

Replace YouTube Video Comments With Those From Facebook [Chrome]

YouTube is great for watching videos and listening to music, but the comments left on videos are often profane, impossible to understand or cat fights in the making. This is probably why so many users now hide or disable comments on videos. Facebook YouTube Comment is a Chrome extension that takes a different approach towards comments posted on YouTube videos; instead of removing them, the extension replaces them with comments from Facebook. While Facebook comments aren’t the most intellectual conversation you can find online, they are, nevertheless, better than the ones on YouTube. With this extension, you will be able to actually enjoy reading comments on YouTube videos. It adds comments from users all around the world, which connects you with the great videos talked about on Facebook, making it possible for you to see what people on Facebook are talking about. Read More