Last week was a controversial one, more so than usual. The internet exploded when Netflix announced they were officially cracking down on account sharing and Meta was (again) in the negative spotlight. There’s a lot to talk about, so let’s take them one at a time.
Probably the biggest topic and the move that will affect the most people is Netflix’s anti-parasite move. From now on, if you share your account with someone, that person will have to come to your house once a month just to connect to Netflix on your network. If you don’t do this, after 30 days your device will be locked. I don’t think I need to tell you why this thing made a big fuss and made people resent Netflix. More details in Marinake’s article.
And now on to the second drama from last week. As we are already used to, Mark Zuckerberg’s company is no stranger to scandals and controversies. And now it’s been found that Meta is using your phone as a guinea pig to test all kinds of unreleased features that can lead to less battery life. The repercussions are many and if you want to know more, you can find my article here.
Apple has remained one of the few big companies not to try their hand at foldables. But that could change as early as 2025, when several analysts predict Apple will be gearing up to create a MacBook with a foldable screen. Details are still scarce, but interesting. You can find more information in my article.
Finally, I want to talk about a release that happened last week. The Samsung Galaxy S23 series has seen the light of day and the phones, while not revolutionary, bring some very interesting features and some welcome improvements. You can find more details both in the article here and in our YouTube clip.