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Apple Music’s Student plan will now cost more in the U.S., U.K., and Canada

After raising the price of the Apple Music Student plan in several regions late last month, Apple is now doing the same in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada. Recent reports state that students will now have to pay $5.99 per month for the plan in the U.S. and £5.99 per month in the U.K. For the unaware, the Apple Music Student plan was previously priced at $4.99 per month in the U.S. and £4.99 per month in the U.K. While the price bump...

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Netflix finally confirms it’s working on a cheaper, ad-supported tier

Despite CEO Reed Hastings’ strong belief about Netflix not needing to compromise its service with ads, the streaming giant is reportedly going to launch an ad-supported subscription tier soon. We first heard about the upcoming ad-supported tier last month, but Netflix did not confirm the rumors at the time. However, in a recent appearance at the Cannes Lions advertising festival, Co-CEO Ted Sarandos corroborated the rumors and said...

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CTS-D is a new Compatibility Test Suite module with tests submitted by Android app developers

As part of the Android Compatibility Program, Google gives smartphone OEMs access to a Compatibility Test Suite (CTS). The suite includes a collection of over two million test cases that OEMs use to weed out bugs early in the smartphone development process so that users get a consistent app experience across various devices. However, the CTS mostly includes tests written by Android engineers with little input from app developers. To...