In the fall of 1996, as a high school senior at Colorado's Lakewood High School, I stripped off my shirt, donned a coconut bra and a hula skirt (for reasons that I can't remember or have perhaps willfully forgotten), and helped lead a pep rally in the school's gym. This week, pop star Katy Perry will take the stage in that same gymnasium -- likely wearing something similar -- and reward the Lakewood Tigers of 2013 for their mastery of the art of the lip dub.
Player for YouTube is a third-party YouTube browser with log-in and upload features that, while well made, don't offer a lot more than the native YouTube app does. This is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you are looking for a solid third-party app that doesn't have all of the pushy bells and whistles of the official Google app -- but it won't be a good fit for everyone.
When you open Player for YouTube for the first time, you'll be greeted with familiar categories showing top videos, trending videos, top favorites, etc. Oddly, though, … Read more
YouTube to MP3 Converter easily installs as a free browser extension, making downloading and converting files a breeze. The process is fast and the MP3 keeps the original audio quality. The only apparent downside to this software is that it comes bundled with adware.
At around 8MB this app downloads in less than a minute. The setup wizard takes you through the install process during which the app tries to install extras like a toolbar and other adware programs to your computer. Even when you opt out of it, the program seems quite pushy, so be careful what you click. … Read more
VIATube Free is yet another YouTube browser, but unlike others, it allows you to create and save playlists for offline playback. Whether you are frequently in and out of Wi-Fi coverage or want to have access to your favorite videos or music while on the go, this is a great way to enhance your YouTube experience, and the performance of the app is, for the most part, very good.
After installing VIATube you can start browsing YouTube right away. While logging in is highly recommended to create new playlists, it is not required. You can start watching and the app … Read more
When you create a video to share with the world on YouTube, you want it to be a hit. Although you can find analytics for your video through the YouTube tools, there's more specific services that can help fine-tune your ability to reach more viewers and gain more subscribers. VidIQ, a YouTube-certified and brand-focused company, offers features like analytics, video scheduling, Facebook integration, and bulk management for videos and comments.
Instead of signing up for an account, or the full suite of tools with VidIQ, why not use a simple way to sample the goods? VidIQ is now offering … Read more
YTD Video Downloader for Mac is a speedy, easy-to-use tool for downloading streaming video. Its intuitive interface is easy to use without any instruction, completes downloads quickly, and throws in some useful additional options.
YTD Video Downloader for Mac includes an easy-to-understand main menu, with three well-labeled buttons describing the main features. In the upper right, a Help button is available for new users, but most won't need any guidance to get started or use YTD Video Downloader. From a download section, users can enter a YouTube URL for downloading, but if they have the YouTube link open in … Read more
Nokia has a new app designed to help Lumia users post their videos to YouTube. But for now it seems limited to just the new Lumia 1020.
Now available in Microsoft's Windows Phone store, YouTube Upload allows users to select and post their video onto YouTube directly through the Photos app, or trim it with the Nokia Video Trimmer app and then post it. The app is also described as working for "all videos shot on Nokia Lumia phones with Windows Phone 8."
Over the weekend, Digg founder Kevin Rose was spotted picking up a wild animal and then quickly turning and tossing it down a dark flight of stairs to land where no one knows.
But enough about Rose's new gig as a venture capitalist (ha!), let's check in on the meme centered around his launching of an aggressive raccoon that was attacking his dog at the top of the wrong flight of stairs.
In case you missed it, Rose posted video footage from his home security cameras of himself pulling the offending raccoon off of his poodle and launching it with major papa grizzly authority. With the animal separated from his pet, Rose then can be seen in the video heading down the stairs to check on the raccoon, but as he would later explain on This Week in Tech, it was nowhere to be found.… Read more
If you've ever spent time on YouTube, you know that it's a mixed bag. There are the slick professional videos, the shaky (but often side-splitting) clips shot on smartphones and everything in between.
In an effort to raise the quality of YouTube videos, the company has built YouTube Space LA, a 41,000-square-foot facility that offers practically every type of video production tool, free of charge. Of course, only serious creators need apply. Applicants must be YouTube Partners who have a track record of regularly contributing videos. But that doesn't mean they have to be churning out … Read more
Yokee draws from YouTube to curate a list of instrumental YouTube videos so you can enjoy free karaoke on your iPhone. Combining a number of tools, including recording, a search function, and quick playback, you can do quite a bit with this app. Onscreen lyrics, edits to the songs, and changing beats and tempo are not available because the app uses YouTube videos; but for a limitless supply of popular songs, you can't beat its catalog.
While you can choose to link your Yokee app to Facebook, it is not necessary, so the app works fine without any log-ins. … Read more