Netflix to eat up less of your data and Microsoft gives back online storage
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Netflix will save you data.
Apple mixes things up.
Microsoft OneDrive storage problems, and everything else you need to know in tech.
Variety reports that Netflix will re-encode its entire catalog.
That would mean you'd eat up less data when you stream on the go.
Up until recently Netflix treated all video the same and created a bunch of different versions for streaming.
When your connection would dif Netflix would give you a lower quality version.
Now, Netflix wants to treat every video differently, so if you have a bad connection, some videos could still be streamed in high quality.
The entire process should be complete by April 2016.
Apple announced an executive shuffle.
It has a new Chief Operation Officer in Jeff Williams.
That's a title that Tim Cook used to hold when Steve Jobs was still CEO.
Additionally, Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, is now in charge of the App Store on every Apple platform.
What does that mean for you?
Maybe some App Store changes are in store.
I'm really sorry about that.
Microsoft is making some OneDrive changes.
Originally an Office 365 subscription came with unlimited OneDrive storage.
Microsoft announced, yeah we're cutting that to 1TB.
People who used to have the free vision of OneDrive have had their storage cut from 15GB to 5GB.
Microsoft also gave 15GB of bonus space if you sync up your camera to OneDrive, that's gone too.
That got people mad and they complaint.
Those storage specs are still coming next year.
However Onedrive users can opt out of the changes.
Go to the following web page aka.ms/onedrivestorage.
So much more news to know so let's go rapid fire.
Google updated it's Googleplay Movies IOS ap so it can stream video to Apple TVs third generation and higher.
RDIO will shut down on December 22nd.
A 21 year old British man was arrested in connection to the VTech hack which exposed the data of 6.4 million children last month.
In movie news here's a picture of the new Ghostbusters.
And if for some reason you managed to avoid the entire outside world until this very video Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out in theaters right now.
Now you're all caught up in tech.
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I'm Iyaz Akhtar signing off.
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