With YouTube new interface, how to copy YouTube playlist from another user?

With the old YouTube interface, when you play a playlist, there is an option at the bottom “Save as a new playlist”. After YouTube has updated to a completely new interface, this feature is gone.

For myself I am feeling frustrated, so here comes a weekend project youtubeplaylist.net. It provides you several ways of copying playlists with YouTube.

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1. You can search a playlist.

Enter a keyword, it returns the same result from search in YouTube. Or if you know your YouTube playlist URL, you can copy to the search box.

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2. You can copy a playlists with selected videos.

After you have selected the playlist, you come to this page and see all the videos from this playlist. Now you can select all videos or only the videos you wanted to copy. (You can preview the video by click the magnifier icon on left corner of the video tile.)  When you are ready, click continue to proceed.

e.g. a NBA playlist

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3a. Before you get to the “Target Playlist” page, we will ask you for the permission of accessing your YouTube content, please select “Allow” to proceed.

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3b. Select a target playlist (where you want to copy the videos), it can be a brand new playlist in your YouTube. Or the videos can be added to your existing playlists. It also works with your “Favourite’s”, “Watch Later”  and “Likes” lists. (The pink tiles are the special lists, and grey tiles are the normal playlists you have in YouTube )

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4. Make the selection above, and you are done. Just wait for the service to copy all the videos to the targeted playlist and you can share them or just go to YouTube and enjoy them.

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5. You can also manage your playlists with youtubeplaylist.net, register and login, on the top right corner, you can see your logged in email and click it to see a list of options. Click “Manage Playlist”.

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You can bulk delete your YouTube playlists. (Please be caution, if you delete a playlist, all the videos under that playlist will be deleted.)

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So please enjoy youtubeplaylist.net, and if you love it please share with your friends and support us. We will do better to make our lives easier.

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Windows 8 Core / professional MSDN Version Download

 

If you’re a TechNet or MSDN subscriber, you can head on over to the links embedded at the end of this post to start downloading Windows 8 RTM and get your licence key.

If, however, you’re part of the general public i.e. without TechNet / MSDN access, you will have to wait till October 26th when Windows 8 is released to retailers. When it does, you will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from XP, Vista or 7 for the price of a $39.99 download. If you prefer a packaged, DVD version, that will cost $69.99. You can check out the features that are offered by different versions here.

Windows 8 RTM for MSDN subscribers
Windows 8 RTM for TechNet subscribers

Source: http://www.redmondpie.com/download-windows-8-rtm-officially-now-from-msdn-and-technet/

Google unveils the Nexus Q ‘social streaming media player’

Google has unveiled a new media streamer before taking the stage at its I/O conference.

Dubbed the Nexus Q, the orblike device is being called by Google the “first social streaming media player.” A page on the Google Play store Web site says that it “streams your favorite entertainment from Google Play and YouTube to the biggest speakers and screen in the house.

The device will work with HD movies, television shows, and YouTube videos, as well as music. Users will be able to access the entertainment on their smartphone or tablet, and set it to play on the Nexus Q from those devices. It’s worth noting, however, that the Nexus Q requires devices running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher with access to Google Play to work. The device will also need to connect to a Wi-Fi router, and be connected to separate speakers or an HDTV.

The Nexus Q will be available only in the U.S. and will start shipping in two to three weeks. The device will set customers back $299.

Here’s a video detailing on how the device works:

Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57461848-93/google-unveils-the-nexus-q-social-streaming-media-player/?tag=mncol;txt

Google I/O, Jelly Bean

At the Google I/O conference today, Google showed a renewed understanding of consumer behavior, with a new version of Android (4.1) that’s much slicker and that has a better search experience, a new Google-designed tablet that uses Android 4.1, and a radically different living-room product, the Nexus Q media streamer.

The 4.1 ("Jellybean") version of the mobile operating system features updates from the Project Butter team at Google. The updates are said to make the operating system more fluid and responsive. The engineering culture at Google is giving way, showing that it understands that consumers are sensitive to nuance in fit and finish.

And since users shouldn’t be bothered to pay attention to their connection state all the time, Google’s new voice recognition system now works even when you’re offline. Obviously you won’t be able to search Google when offline, but for dictating a text or e-mail, the system no longer needs a data link. Developers, also, can use the recognizer without chewing up their users’ data plans.

The nuance extends to search results, which are no longer always lists of links on a small page. For some queries, Android will show a "card" of search results; it appears to use the information from the Knowledge Graph project, which was unveiled last month. It’s the right way to present information for users on small screens.

For developers, probably the most important change to Android 4.1 is its expanded and improved notification services. Now, alerts that come in from apps can give users actions to perform, and notifications can be expanded to show more data, without requiring the user to jump to the app itself. This is just what developers need to make their location-focused apps more useful and more present for users.

The changes should give Apple’s super-slick iOS devices a run for their money in consumer retail. Not that android is exactly hurting as it is; the company claims 400 million Android devices in the field, with one million new ones being activated every day.

Still, Google, now getting more traffic from mobile devices than the Web, needs more than just a good operating system. Apple has shown how controlling the entire experience, from hardware to applications, can work for a tech company. So Google is extending on its Nexus program to build Google-specced smartphones to the tablet realm, with the new Nexus 7. This 7-inch tablet will also run the new operating system.

 

Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57462387-93/google-i-o-day-one-google-continues-attacks-on-apple-amazon/

Microsoft introduces Windows Phone 8 for fall release, incompatible with current devices

Microsoft has finally and officially removed the wraps from the OS formerly known as Apollo. It’s now just Windows Phone 8 and, at their "sneak peek" event we’re learning a good bit about that OS, and some of the great new hardware support that it offers. But, there’s one thing we want to make clear right away: if you’re currently holding a Windows Phone device you won’t be getting a taste of this action. Well, not unless you buy a new phone, that is. That back and forth about upgrade paths has been proven to be incorrect, as the hardware requirements for WP8 preclude its running on any current WP device — even that hot blue Lumia 900 you got for a steal.

And what are those hardware requirements? As detailed here, multi-core processors (up to 64) are now allowable, displays up to WXGA (1280 x 768) and external storage on SD. This better, faster hardware will enable new, faster games and other demanding apps which, for the first time, can be written in native code. (Well, it’s C/C++, which at least lets developers get out of CLR land.) All this will run on a kernel shared with Windows 8 and Windows RT. In other words: yes, Microsoft has managed to get one platform running on desktops, laptops, tablets and phones, the idea being that apps can be more easily ported from one to the next, promising "games we’ve never seen before" running on your phones.

There’s also a new wallet functionality thanks to the NFC support, as detailed here, but reliant on an augmented SIM, not hardware on the phone itself. This means carriers won’t have to remove apps (as we’ve seen with Google Wallet in the past) but they can block support altogether. Nokia maps is now built into the OS, including offline map support.

This is a big step forward on many levels, but Microsoft is naturally sticking to its roots, promising enterprise-ready security and support, enabling admins to deploy and restrict apps on corporate-provided phones and manage them remotely. There’s also encryption and secure booting integrated.

It’s all set to arrive this fall, which just so happens to be when Windows 8 (and those fancy new Surface tablets) will start shipping, too.

Source: Engadget http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/20/microsoft-introduces-windows-phone-8/

Google Acquires QuickOffice – Plans to Improve Mobile Offering

Since there are no official Microsoft Office mobile apps, services like Quickoffice have ruled the mobile [editing Office documents] landscape. Google has recently scooped up the service to integrate it with its current offerings.

A nice size of the younger generation is more likely to open, edit, and share documents using Google Docs versus the Microsoft Office Suite of old. But, the majority of people use Office, so those .doc, .ppt, and .xls files aren’t going anywhere. Google Docs can handle Office filetypes with no problem…when you’re using a desktop. Smartphones and tablets are a different beast altogether.

Enter Quickoffice – Simply put, the app lets users open and edit Office Docs via their mobile devices. Google Docs does have some mobile capabilities, via an Android device or mobile-friendly website, but nowhere near the features Quickoffice offers.

Since acquisitions are what all the cool [tech] companies are doing these days, it’s no surprise that Google would acquire Quickoffice to integrate the app into Google’s existing services.

"By combining the magic of Google’s intuitive solutions with Quickoffice’s powerful products, our shared vision for anytime, anywhere productivity can only grow."

No official plans were made by Google or via Quickoffice blog post, but its safe to say that Android devices will get a nice bump on the productivity level in the very near future.

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Source: http://appscout.pcmag.com/apple-ios-iphone-ipad-ipod/298718-google-acquires-quickoffice-plans-to-improve-mobile-offering

Xbox SmartGlass, Microsoft at E3

The Microsoft software, unveiled at the E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles on Monday, promises to bring together several key Microsoft products: its Xbox videogame console, tablets running the new Windows 8 operating system and Windows phone devices.

SmartGlass, Microsoft says, will allow a tablet or smartphone to stream media to a big screen controlled by the Xbox console. It also can augment videogames with additional information such as team formations in a sports game.

Microsoft says SmartGlass will be free and work with Windows phones, Windows 8 and other portable devices.

"We all go into our living room and have a touch surface like a phone or a tablet, but it has no idea what’s occurring on the TV," said Don Mattrick, head of Microsoft’s gaming business. The SmartGlass apps he said, by contrast will allow the Xbox to "communicate with whatever glass surface you have."

He said Microsoft spent about a year developing SmartGlass, and that it will work with devices customers already own, including Apple Inc.’s. iPad and iPhone as well as devices that use Google Inc.’s Android operating system, aside from Microsoft’s own devices.

"All they do is download the app and it knits their content together," he added.

The Redmond, Wash., company’s efforts to expand its Xbox 360 game console come as Nintendo prepares to release its next generation Wii U game console later this year. The console, which has so far had mixed reactions from investors and industry analysts alike, includes a tabletlike controller called the Wii U GamePad. Nintendo says the device will use its touch screen and onboard sensors to interact with games.

There are existing products on the market that try to accomplish similar chores. Apple, for example, has a technology called AirPlay, which can stream video, music and images from an iPhone or iPad to an Apple TV.

 

Original source is from : http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303830204577446753653041174.html