This week of news has the spotlight on the new online TV from Netflix by the name of Direct, the imminent Apple “One More Thing” event and several WhatsApp news. Not to mention the unforgettable: our tests of the next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5.
With Direct, Netflix launches linear TV on the web
Thursday, November 5, 2020, the famous SVOD content platform Netflix began to deploy a new, original feature reserved for France, which Frandroid has revealed exclusively. Direct, of its name, is simply akin to linear TV only distributed on the web version of the service.
On the daily menu: a program schedule showing films, series or documentaries continuously during the day, and which is based on the most popular content from Netflix. So here, the system is not based on your tastes, as the company is used to doing.
Apple announces “One More Thing” conference
The Cupertino company has given us an appointment on November 10 at 19 hours (metropolitan France time) to attend a conference “One More Thing”, in reference to the famous formula of the late Steve Jobs. The latter used to say these words at the end of a conference to reveal a new product.
If the mystery remains as to the future content of this event, it’s a safe bet that the Apple brand presents its new MacBook ARM (with an Apple Silicon processor). Tim Cook had indeed announced that the first Apple devices embedding this architecture would land ” by the end of the year “. Coincidence?
Ephemeral messages land on WhatsApp
Functionality was imminent, here it is finally. All WhatsApp users will have access to ephemeral messages through an update rolled out throughout the month of November. The principle is simple: by activating this function, the messages sent to your interlocutor will be automatically deleted 7 days after their sending.
« We believe this provides the peace of mind of knowing that your conversations won’t be kept indefinitely, without sacrificing the convenience of being able to know what you were discussing.“, Said the subsidiary of Facebook in an official statement.
Xbox Series X|S et PlayStation 5 : nos tests
The new consolesnext-genof Sony and Microsoft have passed into the hands of the editorial staff. You will find here our various verdicts, although the article dedicated to the PlayStation 5 will be completed and noted later, all the new features are not yet available during the test. But don’t worry: the test is already very extensive.