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YouTube review

YouTube gives you access to all of the features of YouTube through an intuitive and streamlined interface right from your mobile device. Search for and view videos on just about any topic you'd like, or manage the videos you've added to your own channel to help maximize your traffic.

Pros

Speedy: Since it's fully optimized for YouTube, this app brings up your search results quickly and plays videos without issue. While load times tend to get longer during typically busy periods for YouTube, you get the same service through the app that you'd get connecting from … Read more

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter Studio review

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter Studio is a quick music downloader with just enough features to make the grade. It will let you easily fill your hard drive with tunes you find on YouTube, but it would be nice if it let you grab the video with the audio. If you don't need that from your YouTube downloader, this app will fit most needs.

This program lets you grab videos right from YouTube and download them to your computer. Since it only grabs the audio from the videos, it works remarkably quickly; no download took more than a minute … Read more

YouTube Saved review

Guppy's YouTube Saved is a very basic free YouTube downloader and file converter. Although it's free, extremely compact, and not difficult to use, it offers few of the conversion formats and options found in nearly every other YouTube downloader these days, free or not. Worse, it's buggy and crash-prone.

YouTube Saved's installer required us to decline more "extras" than we're used to seeing, so be careful as you install this one. The super-basic user interface describes the program's four steps: 1) Copy and paste a YouTube URL; 2) Select your device from … Read more

'Math Bites' show with Danica McKellar makes numbers hip

While many fans know Danica McKellar from her role as Winnie Cooper on "The Wonder Years," she also happens to be a best-selling author of the educational books "Math Doesn't Suck," "Kiss My Math," "Hot X: Algebra Exposed," and "Girls Get Curves," geared toward girls to make math more exciting.

She got the brains to back up the books, considering she's a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with a degree in mathematics. She's also the co-author of a groundbreaking mathematical physics theorem -- the Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem.

So if anyone deserves to host a whimsical math show on YouYube's Nerdist Channel, it's her. The show "Math Bites" airs on Thursdays and explores everything from learning how to do math in your head to understanding binary numbers and percents.Read more

Share context-free, full-screen YouTube videos with Surprise.ly

When you go to share a YouTube video that has a big payoff at the end, the surprise can be ruined by all of the information surrounding the video player, mainly the video's title, description, and comments. With Surprise.ly, you'll get a link that opens the video and the video only. No title. No description. No comments. Neither views count nor runtime nor related videos. And as an added bonus, Surprise.ly removes preroll ads and starts your chosen video as soon as the link is opened.

To share a video with Surprise.ly, head to its … Read more

Review: Grab free videos and MP3s with YouTube Downloader NG

YouTube Downloader NG can download videos and MP3s, one by one or in batches, to your system. It's easy to use and works fast, with basic settings that don't scrimp on quality. A Pro version is available, but most users will find the free YouTube Downloader NG more than enough for daily use.

YouTube Downloader NG's plain but colorful dialog-style interface can be changed with the help of hue and saturation sliders that appear when you press "Skin." The Main tab handles single downloads, while the Multithreads tab downloads files in batches. We could choose … Read more

Review: Sony Vegas Pro 12

Sony Vegas Pro dominates the space between basic video-editing software like Windows Movie Maker and professional applications like Adobe Premiere. Sony won this niche by offering professional tools and functions at a fraction of the competitors' prices. The latest version of Vegas Pro 12 adds a good deal of improvements to an already great video editor.

Pros

Packed full of features: With Vegas Pro, you can edit SD, HD, 2K, and 4K footage in either 2D or stereoscopic 3D. Sync material from multiple cameras using the multicam feature to add a little perspective to your movies. The celebrated masking abilities … Read more

Review: vTube for YouTube is a sleek, responsive third-party YouTube client

vTube for YouTube allows you to connect with your Google account to YouTube through a third-party interface that is cleaner and more responsive than most third-party apps. The result is an enjoyable, fast experience with a number of added features that only make the video viewing experience better.

Like most third-party apps, it's not required that you log in to your Google account directly to use vTube for YouTube, but to access most of the features you will eventually need to do so. As it is, most of the buttons you press will direct you to log in anyway. … Read more

Review: BigaSoft Quicktime Converter for Mac converts files, quickly

BigaSoft Quicktime Converter is designed to convert any Quicktime files on your computer into one of dozens of other file formats, or vice versa, depending on your needs. With a long list of supported file times, cropping options, special effects, and more to customize how your videos look and play back, there are quite a few options here to choose from, and the application runs quickly during the conversion process.

After installation you can use the app for free for files up to five minutes long. Open any video file on your computer to load it into the app and … Read more

Review: Convert YouTube to MP3 is the name and the game of this freeware

Convert YouTube to MP3 applies to the developer, this freeware, and its function; namely, to convert audio tracks from YouTube videos into MP3s you can play anywhere. It can process batches and save files in several high-quality formats like AAC and Ogg Vorbis. It's easy to use, but it proved a little clunky, too, and its installer includes a few too many "extras." Although you can decline them, these optional downloads might trigger your security software, as happened with ours.

After several attempts, we were able to install Convert YouTube to MP3. The program's user interface … Read more