After hyping up the app for several months, Google finally released YouTube Music for iOS and Android devices on Thursday, November 12th. It’s exactly what it sounds like, but in case you need an explanation, YouTube Music is basically a Spotify or Apple Music substitute that uses YouTube’s massive catalog of songs and music videos. More →
How many people would pay $9.99 per month to have an ad-free version of YouTube? Google is about to find out. Starting on October 28th, Google will give users the option to subscribe to an ad-free version of YouTube called YouTube Red that will cost $9.99 per month, or exactly what it now costs for a monthly Netflix subscription. This new option will also give subscribers the ability to download videos onto their devices so they can watch them offline, although it seems that this only works on smartphones that use the official YouTube iOS and Android apps. More →
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to stare pure evil right in the face, look no further than vvatch.tv. What is vvatch.tv, you ask? It’s an endless loop of YouTube videos. All the videos. Looping. Endlessly. It may very well be the worst website on the Internet, but it’s practically impossible to look away. What am I watching? What’s coming next? It’s agonizing and glorious. And thankfully, it’s going away soon. More →
Have you ever received that dreaded text message from your wireless provider that you’ve reached 90% of your data cap before the end of the month? It’s a weird feeling, being scolded by your smartphone, but it’s certainly better than the alternative of the providers just collecting their overage fees at the end of the month.
Still, wouldn’t it be nice to have more control over the data you use when you’re away from a Wi-Fi connection?
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and pay TV companies do not feel fine. In fact, they are hurting quite badly, and things are only going to get worse. Perhaps it’s karmic retribution for years of anti-consumer policies. Or perhaps these behemoths just thought that their lobbying dollars could shield them from reality forever.
Whatever the case, the bottom line is clear and simple: U.S. media giants are in trouble, and we won’t see many tears shed if they topple. More →
There’s nothing worse than watching a video of a cute little squirrel waterskiing behind a tiny remote-controlled motorboat in a boring old YouTube player interface when there’s a sleek and stylish new UI floating around out there. Now, thankfully, no one will be forced to experience that anguish any longer. More →
There are some things about pay TV that cord cutters will never, ever miss. The first couple that obviously spring to mind are the ridiculously expensive prices, and the annoying channel bundles that can’t be broken apart. But, no matter… all that is behind you now if you’ve cut the cord, and that’s part of the reason so many are saying goodbye to traditional pay TV.
Cable and satellite TV do have some redeeming qualities though, and there are actually a few things cord cutters might actually miss once their pay TV packages are gone. Now, however, there’s a nifty free app that lets you relive cable TV’s glory days without having to pay for it. More →
YouTube has just fixed the most annoying thing about your homemade iPhone or Android videos — you know, the ones you record when you are foolishly holding your smartphone vertically. Viewing vertical videos on YouTube is an unpleasant experience, to say the least, but Google has taken steps to fix it, at least for Android users. More →