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YouTube begins transition to HTML5 for default playback

YouTube announced yesterday that videos on the desktop website will now default to HTML5 when loaded. In other words, HTML5 is kicking Flash to the curb. So much for all the pundits and analysts who a) thought Apple abandoning mobile Flash was a strategic mistake or b) believed Apple would event...

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iOS app developer gives parents the best Christmas gift ever

iOS developer Joseph Riquelme gave his parents a folded note containing one of the best gifts ever -- their house. Riquelme shared a photo of the handwritten gift, which simply said "Your house is paid off. Merry Xmas." In a touching video posted to YouTube, Riquelme documents the gift giving ...

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How to watch The Interview on your iPhone or Apple TV

While Apple isn't distributing The Interview via iTunes, you can simply buy the movie on YouTube. If you've never purchased video through YouTube Movies you'll of course have to enter credit card info, but isn't that a small price to pay for being able to watch the movie before its Christmas day...

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Boiling an iPhone 6 in Coca-Cola, for science

In case you didn't know: Destroying expensive things has become its own little subgenre on YouTube in recent years, and the iPhone is one of the gadgets that content creators absolutely love to torture in all kinds of, um, "interesting" ways. It's been a while now since the iPhone 6 debuted, and i...

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The iPhone 6 is causing a slapping epidemic

Way back when the iPhone 5s launched -- along with its 120fps slow-mo video capabilities -- it spawned a whole bunch of YouTube videos showing guys and gals slapping each other just to watch it back in slow motion. Now the iPhone 6 and its even-slower-slow-mo feature is giving slap-happy friends a...

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Apple TV gains new YouTube app and additional channels

Apple TV owners are getting a holiday viewing gift today, with the addition of four new channels and a new YouTube app designed to act more like the apps found on other platforms. The new YouTube app provides easier access to subscriptions and searching, and also adds OAuth for login if you'd pr...

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This is what a 12-story fall will do to your iPhone 6

Aside from the first week torture test videos that always accompany the release of a new iPhone, it's rare that we get to see one of Apple's smartphones undergo the type of real-world durability trial that a fall from a tall building can offer. That's exactly what happened to the poor iPhone 6 see...

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YouTube iOS app updated with new music options in advance of YouTube Music Key

YouTube has updated its iOS app in advance of the launch of its newly-announced YouTube Music Key service. Regular users of the app will notice a new dedicated tab for the Music homepage on YouTube. On the Music homepage you'll find suggestions based on your previous listening habits, new Pandora...

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YouTube announces "YouTube Music Key" subscription service for $7.99 a month

YouTube has announced the details of its own paid subscription music service, YouTube Music Key, via Billboard. YouTube Music Key allows users to stream videos ad-free and offline for US$9.99 a month after an initial promotion price of $7.99. User subscriptions cover both music videos and non-vid...

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YouTube for iOS gets updated with full support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

YouTube for iOS has been updated to offer fully optimized support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Users will now be able to use the larger keyboard, see more suggestions on the screen and enjoy other visual improvements. In addition, users across all phones will find that scrubbing has improved. ...

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Songwriter Jonathan Mann uses iOS QuickType for lyrics inspiration

Last month, YouTube songwriter Jonathan Mann made light of the iOS 8.0.1 update that went awry with a catchy tune for the team at Apple that was responsible for the debacle. Now, the musician is back with another tune about Apple's new QuickType feature in iOS 8 that predicts the next words you wa...

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YouTube Find: Bicyclist pits iPhone 6 Plus OIS against the iPhone 5s in handheld video test

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus is set apart from earlier iPhone models and even the iPhone 6 with the inclusion of Optical Image Stabilization. How much of a difference does the stabilization make when shooting video, especially when you are in less than steady conditions like riding a bike? If you are ...

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iPhone 6 vs. the world trying to destroy it

Some people can't stand gadget destruction experiments, especially when the device being obliterated is brand new and hard to find. The iPhone 6 has spent the week or so since its debut getting destroyed by everything from water to power tools, all for the enjoyment of the internet at large. Here ...

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iPhone gets powerful endorsement from Mother Nature

The critics love the iPhone 6, but nature seems to be quite satisfied with the previous generation of Apple's smartphone. As you can see in the video below, the iPhone is quite the popular venue for this crowd of leopard frogs who just can't believe they're not actually staring at a delicious wrig...

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Samsung calls the iPhone 6 Plus a Galaxy Note wannabe in latest ad

Following Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung is kicking its advertising into high gear, mocking Apple's new devices at every turn. The latest promo, titled "Then and Now," berates Apple for following in Samsung's footsteps by adopting the oversized iPhone 6 Plus, calling the ...

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