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YouTube for Android is getting better link sharing

YouTube for Android is getting better link sharing

It hasn't been possible to easily share timestamped video links from the YouTube Android app, which is a bit of a pain if you're used to doing so from the desktop site. This is now something you can do, although there are some significant caveats — the video must include chapters, and you can only share timestamps corresponding to the start of each chapter, for now.

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YouTube is testing machine learning-powered automatic video chapters

YouTube is testing machine learning-powered automatic video chapters

Back in May, YouTube introduced video chapters, a way of breaking down videos into separate, easy-jump-to segments. It's similar to the way a film is broken down into scenes on a DVD, allowing you to skip straight to the part you want. Sadly, there aren't many creators using chapters yet, mainly because it takes time to set them during the editing process. To help remedy this, YouTube has decided to use machine learning to assign chapters automatically, and testing is now underway.

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Pro Android 3, The First Book To Cover Gingerbread APIs, Goes Up For Presale, Offers Gingerbread Hints

Pro Android 3, The First Book To Cover Gingerbread APIs, Goes Up For Presale, Offers Gingerbread Hints

If you want to find out all the new goodies Android's newest upcoming OS, codenamed Gingerbread, is going to bring, you may want to ask Satya Komatineni, Sayed Hashimi, and Dave MacLean. These 3 writers are the co-authors of the Pro Android book series, and, thanks to a tip from @brodduncan, we now know they've definitely been playing with Gingerbread, likely for quite a while.

The new 3rd edition of Pro Android, which recently showed up on Amazon, mentions the Gingerbread SDK in its description:

Pro Android 3 shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using the new Android SDK, codename "Gingerbread."

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