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Foxtel opens the content floodgates for subscribers to keep everyone entertained during COVID-19

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There are a lot of providers who are doing their bit to encourage people to stay home and practice social distancing. We're in a space now where it's not just recommended, it's necessary! Foxtel has joined that provider list...

YouTube Music lyrics rollout is near complete

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There's been a lot of reports about the lyrics feature in YouTube Music expanding over the last 24 hours. As there are a not-insignificant number of users without it yet, it seems that it's a staged rollout that's...

YouTube will drop their default video quality to 480p for everyone

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Streaming services around the world are attempting to do their parts in limiting the pressure on the network infrastructures by changing streaming qualities. YouTube have decided to thus make the decision to change their default streaming quality for...

Google adds text selection and more to Google Photos

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Google have really put a lot of time and effort into their Google Photos app -- amazing what they can do if they focus their attention on a single app with a single purpose -- and the result is...

Australian Communications Minister asks YouTube, Netflix and Stan to reduce streaming video quality

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We previously reported that Netflix has agreed to reduce streaming quality to Europe and now it seems Australia may follow. The drastic measures come as the Corona Virus pandemic continues to rapidly escalate in Australia. One of the side...

Netflix agree to reduce quality to Europe for the next 30 days — will...

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The ongoing effect of Coronavirus is worldwide, many areas predictable, but some perhaps not so easy to foresee. One that wasn't quite so easy to predict is the need for Netflix to reduce their streaming quality to Europe....

Google pauses upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases

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Google has taken to its blog to advise that it is currently pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases due to adjusted work schedules at this time. This comes after Google, along with other tech companies like Facebook, Apple, Twitter...

Microsoft’s Your Phone app brings copy/paste, RCS messaging on Windows 10 for Samsung Galaxy...

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Microsoft's Your Phone app on Windows 10 enables you to link your Android device to your Windows 10 PC or laptop and have the ability to reply and send text messages, receive and makes calls and see your photos...

Google is wanting to help you get into “Focus mode” at work with help...

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Given the current state of not only Australia but the world, mainly foccused on the Covid-19 situation and employers looking at, where possible, for their employees to work from home or away from the office, Google have overnight shared...

Google One users, you may have a credit you can claim

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If you're a Google One user then its worth quickly checking the app as you may be eligible for a $7 credit. Thanks to former Ausdroid writer Jamie for the heads up, we've been made aware of users receiving...

Google join with Facebook, Microsoft, Reddit and Twitter to pledge to fight COVID-19 fake...

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When COVID-19 or coronavirus broke out there was a lot of misinformation about regarding what it was, it's effects and the possibilities. Unfortunately some countries are finding out the extremely hard and depressing way that not taking it serious...

Real time “Transcribe” mode comes to Google Translate — Android only

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We have seen Google promising real time transcription for Google Translate for a while now and it is now starting to roll out to Android users. In a blog post Google has described how, that from today, the Google Translate...

Working from home due to COVID-19? LogMeIn remote access and collaboration products are free...

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With the increasing social distancing measures in place in Australia and around the world, it's more important than ever that - wherever possible - we keep our distance from others to prevent increasing rates or COVID-19. We wrote yesterday about...

WhatsApp seems near ready to deliver Snapchat style disappearing messages

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The WhatsApp development team is continuing to work hard to maintain the perch at the top of the messaging pile. We recently saw a dark theme appear and now we’re finally seeing Snapchat style, self destructing messages in the...

Disney’s digital deliveries can help parents maintain sanity during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Unfortunately, we're now in a space where people are making plans for isolation, either voluntarily or unvoluntarily. As a parent of two, the prospect does concern me because it can be very hard to keep kids engaged at...

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