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Android adds metadata support to either allow DRM or not make distributing Google Play apps easier

Google Adds Metadata Support for Android, Driving DRM Fears

Posted by: Sean F, 17:47 AEST, Fri June 29, 2018

Metadata support will allow offline distribution of Google Play compatible apps, but some say it may be used as a new form of DRM ... More

Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending February 18, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (February 18, 2018)

Posted by: Sean F, 20:55 AEDT, Sun February 18, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 18, 2018 ... More

LG G6 owners get HDR streaming on Netflix, but just make sure your phone is not rooted

New Netflix Android App Adds DRM, HDR

Posted by: Sean F, 11:04 AEST, Thu May 18, 2017

Netflix's latest Android app brings joy and pain depending on what type of phone you use ... More

News Icon Google Adds Widevine DRM to Chrome for Android

posted by: Sean F, 20:41 AEST, Fri August 23, 2013

Chrome for Android to get HTML5 based DRM, paving the way for streaming video playback without the need for Flash or Silverlught, or a dedicated app

News Icon Xbox Founder Blasts Xbox 360 Failures, As 76 Million Consoles Sold

posted by: Sean F, 17:36 AEDT, Thu February 14, 2013

The engineer that helped to launch the Xbox project says Microsoft's failure to embrace indie developers and user experience issues will make it lose the "living room" war to the likes of Apple and Android

News Icon Germany: Rights-holders Want €36 'Piracy Tax' On All Smartphones

posted by: Sean F, 13:30 AEST, Mon July 23, 2012

Rights-holders in Germany make huge "piracy tax" demands from tech vendors, including a €36 on all phones sold in the country

News Icon Steve Jobs: Android is a "stolen product", "I'm going to destroy Android"

posted by: Anne N, 19:23 AEDT, Fri October 21, 2011

Steve Jobs once vowed to go "thermonuclear" in a bid to destroy Google's Android, as he believed it was nothing but a "stolen product", a new authorised biography reveals

News Icon Google Bans FrostWire From Android Market, Doesn't Say Why

posted by: Jason F, 14:33 AEDT, Fri October 21, 2011

Google bans the popular file sharing app FrostWire from Android Market, but doesn't tell the developers why

News Icon Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet - iPad Killer?

posted by: Sean F, 14:26 AEST, Thu September 29, 2011

Amazon launches Kindle Fire, an Android based tablet that could threaten the iPad 2's status as king of the tablets.

News Icon Is DVD On The Way Out?

posted by: Anne N, 13:02 AEST, Wed August 24, 2011

New study shows people are increasingly using tablets and smartphones to watch full length movies, instead of using portable DVD players

News Icon UltraViolet Coming Via Warner's 'Horrible Bosses' and 'Green Lantern', HBO Go News

posted by: Sean F, 23:01 AEST, Sat August 6, 2011

UltraViolet coming via Warner's 'Horrible Bosses' and 'Green Latern', and access to the UV cloud will be done through Flixster. Also, HBO Go is coming to game consoles and other Internet connected devices

News Icon Google Removes Emulator Apps From Android Market

posted by: Sean F, 23:18 AEST, Thu June 2, 2011

Google has removed several gaming emulators from Android Market, which may indicate a shift in policy towards these types of apps. Or not

News Icon Android's YouTube Video Rentals Doesn't Like Rooted Phones

posted by: Jason F, 14:54 AEST, Wed June 1, 2011

Google is preventing those with rooted Android phones from using YouTube's new video rental feature, citing copyright protection concerns

News Icon Netflix Comes To Android

posted by: Sean F, 16:35 AEST, Sun May 15, 2011

Netflix finally comes to Android, but not for all phones due to standardization issues

News Icon Google Does Music in the Cloud, and Movie Rentals on YouTube and Android

posted by: Anne N, 16:56 AEST, Wed May 11, 2011

Google announces its music in the clouds services, YouTube rentals and Android movie rentals

News Icon PowerDVD 11 Review Up

posted by: Sean F, 21:31 AEST, Tue May 10, 2011

The review for PowerDVD 11 has just been posted

News Icon Android Malware Show Users Anti-Piracy Message, While Stealing Their Data

posted by: Sean F, 14:09 AEDT, Fri April 1, 2011

New Android malware pretends to fight piracy, while secretly stealing your data

News Icon Hacker Turns Down Sony Job Offer In Protest of Geohot Treatment

posted by: Sean F, 16:54 AEDT, Mon March 21, 2011

Sony offers Android hacker Koushik Dutta a job, but he turns it down to protest Sony's actions against PS3 hacker George Hotz (aka geohot)

News Icon Amazon Android App Store's DRM: Too Draconian?

posted by: Sean F, 12:21 AEDT, Tue March 8, 2011

Amazon's new Android app store DRM is causing concern amongst users and developers

News Icon Android Malware Attack: Google Market Apps Contains Exploit

posted by: Sean F, 14:49 AEDT, Thu March 3, 2011

Malware apps have been found and removed from Android Market, but not before thousands of phones may have been compromised in the most serious security breach of the Android platform so far

News Icon Opinion: Nokia Going With Windows Phone Makes Sense

posted by: Sean F, 19:40 AEDT, Thu February 17, 2011

In this opinion piece, we look at Nokia's recently announced alliance with Microsoft, and why it's a great idea

News Icon Google Phone Software Take Top Spot From Nokia

posted by: Sean F, 13:49 AEDT, Tue February 1, 2011

Google's Android is now officially the most popular operating system for smartphones, beating long time champion Nokia Symbian for the first time

News Icon Trend Micro: Android More Prone To Malware Than iOS

posted by: Sean F, 16:09 AEDT, Thu January 13, 2011

Security firm Trend Micro says that Android phones are more vulnerable to viruses than Apple iOS devices

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