It appears that over the weekend, a few rooted Android users discovered Netflix is no longer allowing them to access the streaming service. In fact, they can’t download Netflix from Google Play, rendering the rooted phones useless if Netflix is involved. Naturally, rooted users are upset.
We have asked this question before, but as time has gone by, it’s safe to say that rooted users have become the minority. That wasn’t always the case, but with phones and the Android OS performing and behaving much better, the needs for rooting aren’t as dire. Back in the day, you’d need to run custom kernel […]
Pixbar, from the developer who brought us nowPaper, is available on Google Play for those looking to recreate the look of the Pixel’s on-screen buttons on non-Pixel devices that feature on-screen buttons.
Samsung is currently announcing why they recalled the Galaxy Note 7, live on YouTube. You can watch the happenings here. In the mean time, we are pouring over all of the material they just released with regard to the investigations and will be updating this post with their findings.
This afternoon, during their official press event for CES 2017, Samsung took the stage for the first time since the Galaxy Note 7 recall. Their opening remarks addressed the recall directly, noting how “challenging” the past year has been. Samsung Electronics America president Tim Baxter also suggested that the company is close to revealing the cause […]
To no one’s surprise, Verizon has been crowned champion of the US carriers yet again by RootMetrics. For tests conducted throughout the first half of 2016, Verizon came out on top for all categories, including Reliability, Speed, and Calls. Even though Verizon came out on top again, the tests performed show a bright side for AT&T, […]
Quadrooter, the malware potentially affecting millions of Snapdragon-powered smartphones, is still in the news. With the issue discovered, OEMs and Google are beginning to patch the problem, with BlackBerry taking the lead to protect its device purchasers. According to a post from BlackBerry, those who purchased either a Priv or DTEK50 smartphone from the company’s […]
Android malware is back in the headlines again this morning, thanks to the “Quadrooter” vulnerabilities discovered months ago that were announced over the weekend at Defcon. There are some things to know here, so while we don’t always address the latest faux-scare on Android, this one is indeed worth talking about.