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YouTube brings 60fps support to its mobile Android app

Even though mobile devices are of course much more convenient, there are times when you'd rather do something on the desktop version of an app because the quality is so much better. One of those things is watch YouTube videos, spefically, action videos or gaming trailers or walk-throughs, etc. But now, your YouTube mobile app has something to sing (or rather, watch) about as the video sharing giant brings the 60 frames per second support for Android devices. They are also bringing changes and improvements to both desktop and mobile, most of which will be applied in the coming weeks.

Fruit Ninja animated series coming to a YouTube near you

You've enjoyed slicing the fruits away on various platforms with Fruit Ninja. But have you ever wondered at why they're slicing fruits, how they got to be so good at slicing, and what led them to this path? No? Well, YouTube and Halfbrick think you will be interested in original Fruit Ninja-themed video content and so they're bringing you an animated series on their YouTube channel that should appeal to kids. Given the cartoony "violence" against fruits though, it might be a good idea for parents to watch as well.

YouTube launches citizen journalism-related sites

Most of the eyewitness and on-the-ground videos that we've seen in recent years haven't really come from network TV or even cable news channels. Especially when it comes to breaking news stories, we've relied on social media and YouTube to get our news fix. And while there are still some questions and issues when it comes to legitimacy and fact-checking, YouTube is now taking steps to address these things and to be more organized and accessible in terms of bringing content.

YouTube Gaming is Google’s version of vicarious gaming

The social aspects of gaming have evolved quite strangely as Google itself recalls. It first started out with sharing controllers or keyboards at home, which later gave way to LAN parties and now online multiplayer, though controller sharing has also become virtual, like Sony's Share Play feature. The strange part comes from the new breed of social activity that has grown around gaming that doesn't involve playing the game at all. Let's Play videos, walkthroughs, speedruns, and the like. Google is now going to capitalize on that trend with YouTube Gaming, a corner of YouTube's world that's dedicated specifically to dethrone Twitch.

Machinima releases Android app, puts content within reach

Machinima started as a Youtube channel, that’s probably where you’ve heard of them first. Their main gag was using game videos, gameplay replays to make original movies, humor clips, music videos, and whatnot. Now they’re trying to get their content closer to users by making it available through an app – free to download via the Google Play Store.

Google to have offline support for Chrome, Maps, YouTube

While most of us are almost always online whether at home, at the office, at a restaurant, and even while mobile, there are times when your data fails, your WiFi is erratic, or you simply just want to go off the grid (but not totally). However, a lot of the apps and features we use require that we're online always. Well that's about to change, at least for some products. Google announced during its ongoing I/O conference that they will be giving offline support for Chrome, Maps, and YouTube.

Google to finally get serious with Virtual Reality during I/O 2015

When the Google Cardboard was given away to developers at last year's I/O conference, it was done so with very litte fanfare, and in fact, close to no instructions as to what the virtual reality device was capable of doing. This year's I/O 2015 developer's conference seems a little more keen on exploring and sharing what VR can do for apps, devices, consumers as they are offering more sessions that has to do with this new frontier, which some may consider as a "sleeping tiger".

YouTube Kids app showing inappropriate content, FTC urged to investigate

YouTube has been making a lot of changes the past months. The Collections feature would be discontinued by tomorrow, May 20. Earlier in February, YouTube rolled out a Kids app version in the US only but a few months later, advocacy groups are urging the FTC to investigate the said app for deceptive ads. We didn't here any comment from YouTube regarding the issue and now it's being criticized for inappropriate content.

YouTube update: permanent cast button, maybe audio-only download soon

A new update that will soon arrive on your YouTube app (but is already available through APK) brings a few minor changes to the way it looks on your mobile devices, including icon changes and the appearance of a button that is both useful (for those who have Chromecast or Android TV) and useless (obviously for those who don't). But what's even more exciting is that there is a possibility that a much requested feature may come to us soon.

YouTube’s Collections feature to be discontinued May 20

If you're an avid YouTube viewer, subscriber, and creator, let it be known that Google is making some changes to the video sharing site and in how you manage channel and feed subscriptions beginning the 20th of May. The YouTube team has decided to discontinue Collections but promised to make subscriptions more enjoyable than ever.
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