Netflix begins streaming in AV1 on Android

Netflix announced this week that it has started to stream titles in AV1 on Android in what could significantly help the two-year-old media codec gain wider adoption. The world’s biggest streaming giant said on Wednesday that by switching from Google’s VP9 — which it previously used on Android — to ...

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NBN testing short-term satellite connections for disaster recovery

Image: NBN The company responsible for deploying the National Broadband Network (NBN) around Australia is looking to test satellite-based connectivity at emergency evacuation centres. A spokesperson for the company told ZDNet that the number of test locations has yet to be determined with emergency services organisations, but the service dubbed ...

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Speed up your iPhone by clearing the RAM

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a fortress following these steps Want to assorted ‘bad guys’ out of your iPhone? Here are the settings and features you need to check, tweak, and turn on. Having “the right tool for the job” can make all the difference. Not only are the ...

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Shopping via smart speakers is not taking off, report suggests

U.S. consumers aren’t adopting voice-based shopping as quickly as expected, according to a new report today from eMarketer. While consumers have been happy to bring smart speakers into their home, they continue to use them more often for simple commands — like playing music or getting information, for example — ...

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How Hoop hit #2 with its Tinder for Snapchat

Snapchat’s developer platform is blowing up as a gateway to teen social app users. Hoop is the latest Snap Kit blockbuster, rocketing to No. 2 on the overall App Store charts this month with its Tinder -esque swiping interface for discovering people and asking to message with them over Snapchat. ...

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Why does my iPhone buzz or chime when I plug it in to charge?

Cheap smartphones for 2020: New technologies, new models due as industry waits on Apple Jason Squared discusses how Qualcomm, Motorola, OnePlus, and ZTE all have entry-level products coming soon. But what about Cupertino? Read more: https://zd.net/31fiBx6 Since charging your iPhone is probably something that you do a lot, you might ...

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