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Google's iOS YouTube app has received an update that brings multitasking capabilities, and a new music service is taking on established brands like Pandora and Spotify with a "pay what you can" business model.

YouTube for iOS updated





The newest version of YouTube for iOS brings the popular video app to version 2.0. In updating the app, Google has added the ability to watch a video even as the user searches for another video, in a manner akin to picture-in-picture.

The new feature is activated by swiping down while a video is playing. This functionality works in both landscape and portrait orientations.

The update also brings a card-like interaction similar to the one seen in Google's Google Now apps. Users can swipe videos to the left or right in order to close them. Version 2.0 also adds the ability to search for playlists and use the "play all" button to continuously stream a playlist without having to queue them.

Version 2.0 of the YouTube app for iOS is available as a free download in the App Store. The 15.5-megabyte download requires an iPhone, iPod, or iPad running iOS 6.0 or later.

Radical.FM brings pay-what-you-will model to digital streaming radio



Services like iTunes Radio, Pandora, and Spotify just got a new competitor in the form of Radical.FM. The new app gives users the ability to create their own customized radio listening experiences or to mix professionally curated genres, assigning a value to each so that the app knows what you're most likely to want to listen to.

One novel aspect of the new app is that it doesn't ask users for a set rate for access to its streaming services. Instead, Radical.FM tells users to pay what they can in order to support the app.

Like other radio apps, Radical.FM allows users to block any of the 22 million tracks that they don't like, as well as to block artists. Users can also delete genres or adjust their values so that they are more or less likely to be played.

Radical is a 5.7-megabyte download available for free in the App Store. The app is compatible with iPhones, iPods, and iPads running iOS 5.0 or later.
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The picture in picture feature is really nice. The overall look/feel is very iOS 7.

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Google want's Apple's affluent customers' eye balls sooooo badly.

"That (the) world is moving so quickly that iOS is already amongst the older mobile operating systems in active development today." — The Verge
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Aaah, very cool..
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Great performance and smooth new features!

Still...no reply to comment ...no inbox or messages

I really miss those features.

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The picture in picture feature is really nice. The overall look/feel is very iOS 7.

 

The look and feel is stock Android.

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Yeah, Android got the same update just now too.
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I just downloaded and tried Radical.FM. Here is my (scathing) review:

My mind is blown. This isn't even beta quality. It's alpha quality, and that's being generous. The developers honestly think this can compete with Pandora and Spotify. That's madness. The iPad has the most parred down basic interface imaginable, yet it isn't easy to either create a playlist or navigate through any menus. Searching for a song plays 30 seconds clips like the iTunes Store. The developers say this is a "pay what your want" pricing model, but what is there to pay for here? Spotify and Pandora offer this and more for free. Spotify charges for the ability to play whole songs, not 30 second clips. The stations themselves have to genre based since trying to create a station based on an artist or song only plays 30 second clips. Is it just me or this service a stinking pile of garbage?
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How could Google do this? Uncle Fester assured me that the iPad couldn't multitask! I saw it on the internet so it HAS to be true!

 

On other news: Today Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, physically attacked Mr. Elop, the CEO of Nokia in public, on stage. It's uncertain if Elop will survive the unexpected and unprovoked altercation. Baller was reported to have screamed as he grabbed Mr. Elop, "You work for me! Give it to me! Give it to me!." Observers were reported to have said Baller was demanding the ownership of Nokia.

 

Steve Baller has been reported to have been acting increasingly unstable since the poor performance of Microsoft's flagship Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets running the new Windows 8 software. The expected success of which was to have saved Mr Baller's job at Microsoft. He is reported to have broke down in the executive washroom Last month sobbing, "It's the damn Zune all over again." 

 

As a preemptive move to hold onto his crumbling corporate position, according the the Seattle Sun, Steve Ballmer had himself crowned King of Computer Stuff during a coronation ceremony at the company's headquarters in Redmond last Friday. This was followed by a parade through the parking lot where he was carried in a makeshift palanquin.

 

Below is a photograph of the assault on Mr. Elop just as it began. Subsequent photos were to gory to publish. 

 

 

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Unless pure sarcasm, link please.  I tried two search services (including image search), the Verge and CNet with no results....

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On other news: Today Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, physically attacked Mr. Elop, the CEO of Nokia in public, on stage. It's uncertain if Elop will survive the unexpected and unprovoked altercation. Baller was reported to have screamed as he grabbed Mr. Elop, "You work for me! Give it to me! Give it to me!." Observers were reported to have said Baller was demanding the ownership of Nokia.

 

Steve Baller has been reported to have been acting increasingly unstable since the poor performance of Microsoft's flagship Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets running the new Windows 8 software.

 

Below is a photograph of the assault on Mr. Elop just as it began. Subsequent photos were to gory to publish. 

 

 

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Link please.  I tried two search services (including image search), the Verge and CNet with no results....

Try Bing. 1biggrin.gif
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Unless pure sarcasm, link please.  I tried two search services (including image search), the Verge and CNet with no results....

You didn't get it at "Baller was reported to have..."?
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Just got the update on my Samsung tab 2 7.0 with the update to android 4.2.2. Try to keep google off my I devices though so still prefer video tube.
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Just got the update on my Samsung tab 2 7.0 with the update to android 4.2.2. Try to keep google off my I devices though so still prefer video tube.

You have an I device from Samsung?
You try to keep Google off your Android 4.2.2?

'Kay
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You have an I device from Samsung?
You try to keep Google off your Android 4.2.2?

'Kay
I think he's saying that he owns a Samsung tablet that received the update but he prefers to use Video Tube on the iDevices that he owns.
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Google's iOS YouTube app has received an update that brings multitasking capabilities

 

But still blocks people from listening to background audio.  Shameful.
 

   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

    AT&T believes their LTE coverage is adequate

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    AT&T believes their LTE coverage is adequate

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But still blocks people from listening to background audio.  Shameful.

 
Those were exactly my thoughts as I read through the article!
Also, the back button is gone...
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I think he's saying that he owns a Samsung tablet that received the update but he prefers to use Video Tube on the iDevices that he owns.

Ah, ok, thought that there was some grammar thing going on. Thanks.
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You have an I device from Samsung?
You try to keep Google off your Android 4.2.2?

'Kay

I didn't say that. I have an iPhone, an iPad and a Samsung tab. I try to keep Google off my Apple devices. If I do need a google app, very rarely now, I use the Samsung tablet.
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You have an I device from Samsung?
You try to keep Google off your Android 4.2.2?

'Kay

I didn't say that. I have an iPhone, an iPad and a Samsung tab. I try to keep Google off my Apple devices. If I do need a google app, very rarely now, I use the Samsung tablet.

Sorry, that's how I took it. It just read kinda weird to me, is all. Thanks.
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You didn't get it at "Baller was reported to have..."?


Nope. Dense as a fence sometimes... ...and Ballmer is so over the top I felt that in "Yaaaaaa!  Yaaaaaa!" mode he could have gotten so aggressive in a "joking" way to say things nearly that outrageous.. 

If I were facing the string of failure after failure to tactically exercise strategic plans (a lot of the tech's not bad, but the management, handling, roll out, emphasis, marketing, projections, inventory management, customer relations, etc. have all been abysmal).  So no degree of acting unhinged would totally surprise me at this point.  Tough times in Redmond and the pressure is on.....

....Marissa Mayer was tapped for the CEO position by the wrong company.  MS has lots of IP and talent (much acquired), they just have a guy with the totally wrong skill set and aura at the helm. 

And the wrong ethos. Windows 8 should have been Windows 9, with 8 a modest Maverick level refinement to hold the fort - debuting only on Windows Phone (and with all the focus there, at at least Win 8.1 level where MS' problems were most critical - and then scaling a good phone up to the RT tablet level once the phones were catching on.  And releasing the modern UI at the PC level when the kinks were worked out - likely still 18 months or more from now. 

Imagine a Nokia 925 and 1020 (or as close as tech could've come 15 months ago) running an 8.1 level as MS' INITIAL release of the modern UI, while the traditional base was happy enough with some tweaks and eye candy (yes I know a fair number of the basics were in 7 - on not that great instruments, but that would've been dismissed if these were the follow-ons).  The whole script could (and I say would) have played out differently.

And as for the desktop version, hell, if it's a robust platform at a minimum it should have come out with all of MS's own major apps, especially a complete Metro Office and more.  Which it still doesn't have, so no wonder PC users can't wait to dismiss it at start-up.  It's like Apple saying you have to go into some "Classic" mode to run Final Cut Pro, but you can't get there without going through another OS interface that does little of what you need an OS for. 

Apple frustrates me.  A lot sometimes.  And I think they've missed a trick on apparently not releasing a larger screen size during this cycle and that it will cost them a bit market-share wise. (Maybe enough for me to go with the 1020's follow-on plus a new iPad - to keep a foot in multiple camps - as my next Mac Book will also have Windows and VM Ware.)  But whatever issues I have, Apple really doesn't release products until they think they're ready whereas MS (while they were momentarily doing better) has again been willing to shove half-baked stuff out the door and patching, polishing and straightening things over the next two releases on the backs of suffering users. 

But that trick won't work anymore now that they've dropped to 30% of computing device share.

But yeah, getting all analytical aside, the post still went right over my fried head.  1embarassed.gif 1wink.gif

And equall amazing the man still has his job.

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You didn't get it at "Baller was reported to have..."?


Nope. Dense as a fence sometimes...

I like that!
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...and Ballmer is so over the top I felt that in "Yaaaaaa!  Yaaaaaa!" mode he could have gotten so aggressive in a "joking" way to say things nearly that outrageous.. 

As a matter of fact, he just did: giving the Surface RT away for free to education. Lol
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If I were facing the string of failure after failure to tactically exercise strategic plans (a lot of the tech's not bad, but the management, handling, roll out, emphasis, marketing, projections, inventory management, customer relations, etc. have all been abysmal).  So no degree of acting unhinged would totally surprise me at this point.  Tough times in Redmond and the pressure is on.....

For the past decade, I'd say. Not because of Apple('s iPad), but more-so because of Baller.
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....Marissa Mayer was tapped for the CEO position by the wrong company.

What makes you say that? Any company you have in mind for her? I don't know much about her, except for reading all the articles when she took the helm, read up on her stint at Google. I don't think she's CEO level, then again, who am I to judge?
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MS has lots of IP and talent (much acquired), they just have a guy with the totally wrong skill set and aura at the helm. 

That indeed strikes me as odd; the stock lost half its value during his past decade as CEO. If they don't want to fire him, why not copy Samsung and have 3 co-CEO's?
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