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How to Watch YouTube Videos in HD

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Patrick Norton from Tekzilla joins us this week to share the secret to watching everything in YouTube at the highest quality possible. A special Chrome extension does all the work for you instead of toggling the quality setting and restarting the video you already loaded!

YouTube offers several different resolution options. Wouldn’t it be nice to have it always be HD, instead of needing to change it each time and reload your video? Patrick is showing off a Chrome extension that will make sure you are always watching the latest viral vid in the highest quality possible!

Chrome Extensions are little browser addons that help make your web experience even better. The one you’ll need to play YouTube videos in the quality they were recorded is called Auto HD.

When you first install the addon, choose your resolutions in order of preference. It’s quite simple to use, and you’ll never need to configure anything ever again.

Stay tuned for more tips and tricks from the gang at Tekzilla.

YouTube Chrome Extension

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Veronica Belmont from Tekzilla has graced us with her presence this week to tell all of you about a very cool Chrome extension. Adding the YouTube Feed extension to Chrome will give you easy access to everything that’s happening on YouTube.

If you have YouTube friends or subscription who create content you don’t want to miss, then this instant-notification extension is perfect for you. This extension notifies the user whenever new videos are available in his YouTube Homepage Feed. These are videos that their friends uploaded, favorited, liked, commented on, etc.

Once installed, you’ll see a YouTube icon to the right of your address bar. Clicking it will bring up a list of the last ten items from your subscription feeds. It’s the fastest way for you to keep up with everything that’s going on around the popular video site.

We appreciate Veronica and the team at Revision3 taking the time to share this with all of you. Keep your eyes open for future videos starring your favorite Tekzilla star.

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Bring Chrome to Your iPhone

The Chome to iPhone Extension allows you to send text selections, links, and images directly to your Apple device. You can do this with the Extension’s button within the Chrome Extensions menu, or with a contextual menu within Google Chrome. It allows you to set up multiple devices so they can receive the information this Extension is sending them. It also allows you to set up multiple Chrome installs in different PCs. This is very useful to someone who has more than one machine.

You don’t need to jailbreak your device or install any “bridge apps” as you would with a QR relay code app. Chrome to iPhone will open YouTube URLs directly in the YouTube app. Google Map URLs open directly in the Maps app. This will also work with many Android devices, allowing you to send a page or link via a simple right click menu.

This Extension is simple, convenient and smart. You will have to follow a simple setup process on all of your iOS devices. Once you have, you’re ready to roll. The tool will create a shortcut to a static URL on your desktop. That URL redirects to whatever URL you last posted using Chrome to iPhone. Best of all, this will work anywhere that Google Chrome works!

What other cool browser extensions or add-ons do you recommend? How will they help members of the community to get things done in a more efficient manner?

New Chrome Boasts Bookmark Sync and More

Google announced today that the new version of Chrome includes two of the browser’s most frequently requested features: extensions and bookmark sync.

Extensions allows you to add new functions to the browser. Some of them give you one-click access to your favorite applications online, such as Digg and eBay. Others are useful little tweaks that help you perform tasks easier, such as browsing pictures and shopping.

Bookmark sync is a great feature for all of you that use more than one computer. Perhaps you have a laptop at work, and a desktop at home. You can enable your bookmark sync to synchronize all of your bookmarks across all of your computers! When you create a bookmark on one of your machines, it will automagically be added on all of your computers! You won’t need to go searching for a link when you get home at night, or to the office in the morning. They’ll already be there waiting for you!

As of today, the new (stable) release is only available on Windows. If you’re a Mac user, keep your eyes open. Google is working on bringing extensions, bookmark sync and more to the beta soon. Also, all of you Linux users should see extensions already enabled in the beta version.

This is great news, in my opinion. I’m definitely looking forward to making use of the bookmark sync feature! Never again will I lose a bookmark or web page when I use a computer other than my Mac pro!

Are you a Chrome user? If you’ve already used either of these new features, what are your thoughts on them so far? How can using any one browser over another enhance your computer experience? I know we all have our favorites, but I’m curious to know which are yours – and why. What makes you love one over another, when many of the features (and the relative speed) are virtually identical?