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Google releases native YouTube app for PlayStation 3

Google releases native YouTube app for PlayStation 3

PlayStation 3 owners have been able to access YouTube on their consoles for some time, but the experience was a little messy, to say the least. Google has rolled out a new app for the PlayStation 3 today, bringing with it a much needed graphical makeover along with improved search capabilities. Users will be able to download the native app for free from the PlayStation Store right this minute.

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iOS 6 YouTube loss opens door to iCloud video share rival

iOS 6 YouTube loss opens door to iCloud video share rival

Apple's decision to junk the iOS 6 YouTube app has prompted no small degree of surprise from iPhone and iPad owners, more used to platform upgrades adding functionality than removing it, but the multimedia outlook isn't grim. Google is already working on a replacement app - which this time it will maintain and distribute itself - while Apple highlights that YouTube video playback already works within Safari and doesn't demand the standalone software anyway. However, rather than just pushing Google's services further to the periphery, there's also the chance that Apple could move to fill the ensuing gap with a video offering of its own.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 6, 2012

We're back to Monday folks, but thankfully this particular Monday provided us with a lot of interesting news. Of course, Apple and Samsung's court battle is still raging on, with Samsung today claiming that Apple pressured 3G experts to change evidence. Apple detailed the icons it accuses Samsung of ripping off, while Samsung made a case for the uniqueness of its handsets up on the stand. Samsung was looking pretty decent there for a while, until an expert Apple witness took the stand to say that the iPhone and the original Galaxy S were "substantially the same." Ouch.

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You don’t want Apple’s YouTube anyway

You don’t want Apple’s YouTube anyway

This afternoon it became apparent to sharp-eyed developers working with the newest beta release of iOS 6 that Apple's mobile operating system was about to drop YouTube from its ranks of built-in apps. As the press picked up the story and Apple replied with what essentially added up to, 'yes, we're done with Google's YouTube now, you can download it yourself once Google puts the app out themselves", there was a bit of an uproar on the part of next-generation iPhone customer hopefuls. But here's the truth, ladies and gentlemen: it's better this way, much better.

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YouTube kicked from iOS 6, Apple comments

YouTube kicked from iOS 6, Apple comments

This week it appears that Apple is taking the war to Google in more places than just the courtroom as the dedicated YouTube app long-present in the basic build of iOS for iPhone and iPad has been nixed in the beta for iOS 6. This move by Apple has the potential to deal a massive blow to Google as the owner of the world's most popular online video service, while no sign has been shown yet of what Apple intends to replace the omnipotent mobile staple with. Apple has included YouTube as an app on every version of the iPhone since its launch in 2007 - until now.

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Lollapalooza live stream presented this year by YouTube

Lollapalooza live stream presented this year by YouTube

The annual Lollapalooza Music Festival is getting underway in Chicago today, but if you can't make it, you're not being left out entirely. Just like last year, YouTube will be streaming the entire event, and all you need to do to check it out is head over to YouTube's Lollapalooza channel. YouTube's coverage of the festival has already started, and will run through Sunday, August 5. Convenient, no?

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YouTube Creator Space London offers pro-kit for DIY content

YouTube Creator Space London offers pro-kit for DIY content

Google has launched the YouTube Creator Space, a video recording and editing hub at the company's London, UK office promising the latest kit for partners to use. Available to rent - with no word on exactly how much - to YouTube partners and those in education across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the setup will include HD video cameras and DSLRs, green screen suites and more.

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YouTube coaxes out real names to combat comment cruelty

YouTube coaxes out real names to combat comment cruelty

YouTube may be looking to encourage users to use their real identities and names when posting comments on videos in the future. According to Wired, whenever you upload a new video or post a comment, YouTube will ask if it can use your real identity that has been associated with your Google+ account. Users can opt out of using their real names, although YouTube will then ask why they declined.

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Vizio Co-Star Google TV box up for pre-order

Vizio Co-Star Google TV box up for pre-order

Vizio made a strong case for the reintroduction of Google TV when it announced the Co-Star box last month, offering full Google TV functionality plus OnLive capabilities for a penny under $100. The company has begun to take pre-orders for the Co-Star on its website, and is still offering free shipping for anyone willing to give the box a chance. You’ll get access to the full Chrome web browser, Google TV apps, and streaming games with the optional OnLive controller and subscription.

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Apps popular among smart TV owners, unknown by everyone else

Apps popular among smart TV owners, unknown by everyone else

Among people who own an Internet-connected TV, the overwhelmingly favorite apps are ones like Netflix and YouTube. But surprisingly, Facebook is also near the top of the list. 35% of those with a smart TV say that the social networking platform is a "must-have" app for the device. Internet radio Pandora is also popular, with 28% of owners calling that a must-have TV app.

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