YouTube’s new app for the PlayStation 3 rolling out, allows remote control from smartphones

YouTube's new app for the PlayStation 3 rolling out, brings remote control from smartphones


While YouTube has always enjoyed support on Sony’s PlayStation 3 thanks to the console’s Flash-enabled browser and even offered a YouTube XL layout for connected devices, now it’s rolling out a new app to make the video experience even better (and, no doubt, compete with the experience unveiled late last year on the Xbox 360). The app has an improved search with suggestions and instant results while users type, the ability to pull in a user’s subscribed channels and it allows for remote control from the YouTube app on your smartphone after a simple pairing process (shown in a screenshot after the break.) According to the official blog it should be arriving in North America now, check under the My Channels section in the PS3 store to download the free app and give it a shot.


YouTube's new app for the PlayStation 3 rolling out, brings remote control from smartphones


source: youtube blog


ASUS PadFone’s real world battery life: 14.1 hours of 3G browsing in laptop mode


Since the official launch at MWC, ASUS has been mum on how many hours its upcoming PadFone can stay on the treadmill for, but earlier today, we spotted an official promotional video — which has since been removed from ASUS’s YouTube channel — that mentioned 16 hours of battery for the phone itself, 63 for tablet mode and 102 for laptop mode. Something smells funny here so we pinged ASUS, and guess what? Those turned out to be just continuous talk time over 2G, so perhaps said video clip was pulled to be re-edited.

Conveniently, ASUS was also kind enough to share some very realistic battery life figures from the lab. With the corresponding screen set to 137 nits (about half the brightness), you get the following for phone mode, tablet mode and laptop mode, respectively: 2.6 hours, 10.7 hours and 17 hours of continuous WiFi browsing; and 2.1 hours, 8.9 hours and 14.1 hours of continuous 3G browsing. Just as promisedbefore, the PadFone Station (the tablet) and the PadFone Station Dock (the keyboard) do seem to pump up the battery by about five-fold and nine-fold max, respectively.

Now sure, these may make the 1,520mAh battery inside the phone look feeble and silly, but do bear in mind that these aren’t the “up to” numbers. As always, stay tuned for our own tests whenever the PadFone finally lands on our doorstep.


Hide Your YouTube History from Google’s New Privacy Policy

Google’s new privacy policy means that your YouTube history can be stored and used by all other Google products. If you’d rather keep your search and viewing history private, you can do so from YouTube’s settings. Here’s how.

Your YouTube history is stored separately, and needs to be turned off separately (both your search history and your viewing history). Luckily, it’s very simple to do. Just head to YouTube, then:

  1. Click on the arrow next to your profile icon.
  2. Go to the “Video Manager” section of your account.
  3. Click on the History tab in the sidebar. Then, click “Clear All Viewing History”.
  4. Once you’ve cleared your history, click “Clear Viewing History” to stop YouTube from recording your future activity. You may need to click on the History tab for the “Pause Viewing History” button to show back up.
  5. Head to the “Search History” tab in the sidebar and repeat this process, clearing and then pausing your search history. This will stop YouTube from recording your searches.

It’s very simple, and keeps your YouTube searches and watched videos a bit more private.