T-Mobile Binge On YouTube Throttling

T-Mobile denies throttling YouTube videos, says it’s ‘optimized’ them

By on December 30, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

T-Mobile denies throttling YouTube videos, says it’s ‘optimized’ them

T-Mobile’s Binge On program is yet another move from the “Un-carrier” that’s supposed to help it steal more customers from the competition. With Binge On turned on – a default setting on all T-Mobile devices – video traffic from certain mobile apps isn’t counted towards a users’ monthly cap. That’s great, in theory, though it might not sit well with net neutrality supporters. More →

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T-Mobile YouTube Video Traffic Throttling

YouTube says T-Mobile’s net neutrality-bending Binge On scheme throttles its videos

By on December 23, 2015 at 8:39 AM.

YouTube says T-Mobile’s net neutrality-bending Binge On scheme throttles its videos

Even though T-Mobile’s Binge On program is the least objectionable of all carrier plans I’ve seen to exempt certain content from its own data caps, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have problems. In fact, I’m on the record as saying Binge On could very well blow up in T-Mobile’s face and now we’re seeing the first evidence that Binge On may be more of a hassle than the “Un-carrier” bargained for. More →

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YouTube Most Popular Videos 2015

Watch YouTube’s top 10 trending videos of 2015

By on December 9, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Watch YouTube’s top 10 trending videos of 2015

How much time do you think you spent watching videos on YouTube this year? Probably an embarrassing amount of time, right? Google’s video platform has become the primary hub of online Internet entertainment for millions of users, and the variety of content is absolutely staggering. But there are some videos that everyone sees.

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Best Commercials 2015

25 most iconic ads of 2015, as selected by YouTube

By on December 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM.

25 most iconic ads of 2015, as selected by YouTube

Now that we’re in the home stretch of 2015, you can expect to see end of the year lists popping up all over the Internet for the next several weeks. This Tuesday, YouTube kicked things off by partnering with The Webby Awards to select 25 nominees for the most iconic ads of 2015, and you can vote for your favorites in five separate categories. More →

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YouTube Red Streaming Movies TV Series

YouTube plans to take on Netflix with streaming deals of its own

By on December 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

YouTube plans to take on Netflix with streaming deals of its own

YouTube has just launched a $9.99/month subscription service called YouTube Red that aims to compete with similar products from the competition. But in addition to removing ads from all YouTube videos, YouTube Red might soon offer users access to movies and TV shows, a new report says.

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YouTube Music App Download

After spending 10 minutes with YouTube Music, I’m ready to bury Apple Music

By on November 12, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

After spending 10 minutes with YouTube Music, I’m ready to bury Apple Music

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 →

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Google Ad Free YouTube Red $9.99 Per Month

Ad-free YouTube is finally coming… for a price

By on October 21, 2015 at 1:29 PM.

Ad-free YouTube is finally coming… for a price

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 →

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Facebook Vs YouTube

Facebook reveals its plan to dethrone YouTube

By on October 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Facebook reveals its plan to dethrone YouTube

Facebook yesterday revealed its new multi-pronged plan for online video domination. While YouTube remains the current and undisputed king of online video, the ubiquitous social network is making a number of important moves that should have folks at Google just a tad bit worried. More →

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Worst Website Ever

This is the worst site on the Internet… and I can’t look away

By on October 13, 2015 at 2:12 PM.

This is the worst site on the Internet… and I can’t look away

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 →

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Paramount Vault Free Movies

PSA: You can watch 100+ movies for free on The Paramount Vault YouTube channel

By on October 7, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

PSA: You can watch 100+ movies for free on The Paramount Vault YouTube channel

Can’t find anything to watch on Netflix? Run out of Amazon Originals to occupy your nights? It happens to the best of us, which is why you might want to bookmark the official YouTube channel of The Paramount Vault. More →

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Top 10 Internet Hacks Guardian

Change the way you use the Internet with these 10 incredible tips and tricks

By on October 5, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

Change the way you use the Internet with these 10 incredible tips and tricks

Every once in a while, we’ll share some of the most interesting life hacks we find around the Internet —  simple ways you can improve your life without drastically changing your daily habits — but this week we found something slightly different. More →

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BitTorrent Traffic Decline

Netflix and YouTube continue to steal market share from BitTorrent

By on September 22, 2015 at 2:09 PM.

Netflix and YouTube continue to steal market share from BitTorrent

With an easy to use interface and an abundance of $0.99 songs, Apple’s iTunes Music Store famously helped phase out illegal file sharing networks. In a similar vein, it appears that affordable video streaming services are slowly but surely putting a dent in the popularity of BitTorrent.

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Opera Max Netflix YouTube Data Caps

Use this app to stop Netflix and YouTube from eating all your monthly mobile data

By on August 20, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

Use this app to stop Netflix and YouTube from eating all your monthly mobile data

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?

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