Netflix Adapts AV1 Video Format On Android

Netflix, the world’s biggest video-streaming giant has announced that it has started to stream titles in the latest media codec, AV1 format on Android.

Netflix previously used the VP9 format which is developed by Google itself, but because of various technical reasons, Netflix is slowly trying to switch to the AV1 format. By switching to AV1 on Android, its compression efficiency has gone up by 20%. We don’t know anything clear yet, but Netflix has released this feature for ‘select titles’ only, which will be available to stream on Android. This feature will especially benefit those people who are using Netflix on cellular data. AV1 will help them to save data. Google is also finding very tough to develop a media codec as it needs to be supported universally. Read More

Huawei No Longer Looking To Get Back With Google

Huawei had an excellent roll through the recent years with their latest flagships. However, their progress had been drastically undermined due to the US ban on Huawei. This ban had caused a lot of friction regarding the compatibility of android features with Huawei devices. Well, now Huawei has decided to no longer keep their progress on hold in the hopes of having the ban lifted. The Chinese manufacturer no longer plans to return to Android with all the popular Google apps present. These apps include the Play Store, Search, Google Maps, Gmail, and others. Huawei will instead invest heavily in its own platform, which would soon eliminate their dependence on Google. Read More

Mediation Apps Pulled $195 Million in Revenue in 2019, Up 52% From 2018

The obsession for self-care apps has grown exponentially over the years, especially among the millennials. One such industry that has reaped from this growth is the meditation apps industry. Sensor Tower reports that the top 10 meditation apps had pulled $8 million in revenue in 2015 which rose to a staggering $195 million in 2019.

The top meditation apps include Calm, Headspace, Breethe, Insight Timer and many more. Out of all these apps, only two apps have stayed in the top 10 since 2015, Headspace and Calm. A big chunk of self-care apps’ revenue is being claimed by these two apps. Calm had grossed an estimated $92 million globally and headspace with $56 million spent by its users. Read More

Puzzle Game Review: Slingsters For iOS And Android

Slingsters is a brand new puzzle game by Nappy Cat LLC where you have to sling the monster around and try to cage it inside a box. There are around 30 stages and each stage has 30 levels filled with amazing challenges and cool power-ups along the way. The game is completely free to download on both iOS and Android platforms. Read More

Game Review: Creepy Little Monsters For iOS And Android

If you are well-versed with classic arcade gameplay action, then you have to definitely check out Creepy Little Monsters available on both iOS and Android platforms. The game basically revolves around a little monster who needs to escape the lair and attain his freedom. For achieving this, you will have to go through 20 challenging levels with resistance from other creepy creatures along the way. Read More

YouTube’s Cast Menu On Android Gets A New Update

People use the Youtube App on Android to watch all kinds of videos whether it is movie trailer, music, educational content and others. And with the availability of Chromecast, it makes the viewing experience even easier on a TV. The company has now updated the Android App with new features for casting that includes a remote control and voice controls. Read More

Loop For Android – Build Good Habits And Track Them

Developing and nurturing good habits is the most difficult task for all of us but if we make use of a productivity based App, it automatically makes us better at what we do. Loop is created to give you the best resources and tracker when you start out to develop a new habit or maintain a habit which you have been practising since long. Read More

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App Review: Via For iOS And Android – Cheap And Easy Ride Sharing Service

Ride sharing has become more popular owing to rise in pollution levels, cheaper travel and various other factors. Via is an excellent ride sharing service that operates in the United States and is available on iOS and Android platforms. It helps people connect easily with nearby riders and offers the cheapest possible rate in comparison to the top ride sharing Apps like Uber. Read More

Sleep Easy And Meditate Better With Headspace For iOS And Android

Headspace is a popular health and fitness App being ranked on #8 on the App Store and is the editor’s choice on the Play Store. If you wish to achieve the best overall mental fitness whether it is regarding stress, anxiety, physical fitness, personal growth or others, this App will help you meditate in the right away in easy steps and short courses. You can select your desired course from the given list and start right away with the meditation. Read More