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CCIA Asks the ITC to Reject Qualcomm’s Request to Block iPhone Imports

Qualcomm has been dealing with legal battle after legal battle these last few years over the company's business practices. Most have dealt with the way they handle patent licenses and the ones happening lately focus on how they're reportedly violating antitrust laws in various countries around the world. The company has had a lawsuit filed...

StreamlineWatch Combines Multiple Video Streaming Services into One Application

As more and more consumers continue to cut the cord and move to digital subscription services, we often find that our favorite television shows are spread out across multiple different providers. If you are watching their content on your mobile device, then you may find it annoying to switch from application to application to application to...

Netflix’s SafetyNet Exclusion is Actually a New Feature in the Google Play Console

Last week, the news about the Netflix application being hidden for rooted users when searching the Play Store made waves across the community. At first it wasn't quite clear exactly why this was happening but then Netflix released a statement saying this was intended behavior. The company said they were using Google's Widevine DRM as a way...

Google’s Royalty-Free Answer to HEVC: A Look at AV1 and the Future of Video Codecs

Almost 5 years ago Google first released VP9, the royalty free video codec that aimed to replace H.264 as the primary codec for online streaming and media consumption. While VP9 was not completely successful in that task, it has laid the foundation for Google’s next generation codec, AOMedia Video 1 (AV1), which is looking extremely...

Netflix Brings HDR & Dolby Vision Support to Mobile, Only Supports the LG G6 Right Now

HDR has been available on TVs and even some desktop monitors for a while now, and it helps to enhance the quality of the video you're watching. Google itself added support for HDR video content on YouTube late last year, but even today it's only available on a limited number of videos. We're starting to see...

Magisk v13.0 Will Be Ready For Android O, with Introduction of Unified Binary

XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor, topjohnwu, is the author of one of the most highly-regarded XDA applications -- Magisk. The project allows you to manage root on your device and automatically hide it for certain apps. Magisk is one of the must-have Android apps if, for example, you are planning to use Pokémon Go or...

[UPDATE: Statement from Netflix] Netflix App Currently Unavailable for Rooted/Unlocked Users

UPDATED 5:50PM CT: Netflix has confirmed to AndroidPolice that they are indeed blocking users who are rooted or have unlocked bootloaders from downloading the Play Store application. They mention their use of Google's Widevine DRM, though the Play Store listing is seemingly blocked through the SafetyNet API as our testing showed. Their latest 5.0.4 release also seems to...

Dish officially announces the AirTV Set-Top Box based on Android TV

Throughout the summer of 2015, some people noticed product pages for an unreleased device called the AirTV on various retail websites such as Amazon. We then started to see Dish Network apply for trademarks on the AirTV name which revealed that it was a collaboration between EchoStar’s subsidiary Sling Media and Dish’s Sling TV. Towards the...

Netflix Brings Offline Downloads for Mobile Devices

We've seen this feature included with competitor services such as Amazon Prime Video for well over a year now. Even other competitors like Starz and now YouTube Red offer the ability to download video content onto a mobile device so users can play their favorite media back at a later time when they are without Internet access....

NVIDIA Bringing Plex Media Server to SHIELD Android TV with 3.2 Update in June

During Google I/O 2016, NVIDIA shared some great news about things coming to the SHIELD Android TV, and we covered a good part of it back then. We were also told of more things to come, which gave us something to look forward to. During that time, one of our editors picked up a SHIELD...

Netflix details its Javascript library named Falcor

Netflix has only been around since 1999, but today accounts for nearly 35% of Internet traffic in the U.S. with a whopping 43 million subscribers. Ever wonder how Netflix manages to stream so much content like it's magic? You can thank Falcor for that. No, not the lovable dragon companion from the 1983 movie Neverending Story,...