Netflix offers free documentaries on YouTube

For educational purposes, Netflix has decided to provide some flagship documentaries during containment. The surprising choice is that the SVOD service is placed on YouTube instead of creating special areas on its website.

In the United States, Netflix has established partnerships with certain schools. The streaming service allows them to access certain content that is considered to be educational in order to watch it with students. Problem, the school is closed and they cannot access it.

As a result, the SVOD service decided to release nine documentaries (including the excellent Our Planet) on its US YouTube channel and provide subtitles in multiple languages. Netflix invites teachers to recommend them to students for discussion through video conferencing. Of course, everyone can use it.

Wonderful choice for YouTube

Of course, some people may wonder why Netflix chose YouTube over its own platform to make this gift. Is this a way to increase visibility by using Google’s suggestions? Is this a technical limitation? Or just shut out people without a Netflix account? In any case, in addition to these YouTube videos, Netflix also provides teachers with documentation to help them prepare for the course.

In addition to “Notre Dame” (providing incredible images of nature), there are documentaries “Baby”, “Explanation” and “Thirteen”. Whether you are a student or limited to research content, you should treat yourself well.

Netflix can now lock your mobile screen

The Netflix mobile app now allows you to lock the screen during playback to prevent unnecessary operations.

Netlix subscribers who are used to watching their favorite TV series from a smartphone screen will be happy. The platform is deploying its application updates to Android to integrate a very useful new feature.

Now, while reading the program, users can lock their screens. This new feature takes place directly next to the button next to the lower navigation bar, which allows you to view episodes, change the language or go to the next episode.

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When activated, the screen lock deletes all other control buttons to prevent accidental presses, such as pausing or accidentally starting the next episode. Then press the lock button twice to return to the normal display of the Netflix control.

 

Source : 9to5Google

Microsoft is taking action to cope with the 775% increase in the use of its cloud services

Azure: Microsoft's cloud services infrastructure

Azure, Microsoft’s gigantic cloud services infrastructure, is under heavy demand in countries or regions of the globe where containment or distancing measures have been taken.

Demand up more than 775% compared to a normal period. No, this is not a figure given by the toilet paper industry but by Microsoft about the activity of its titanic network of Azure servers. It covers the whole planet and runs all of its services, from the most professional to the general public and is, of course, under severe strain in these times of compulsory confinement.

The Virtual Desktop solution (three times more in demand than usual), Teams (communication), the Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live or even Mixer (Twitch competitor) are among the applications in greatest demand today .

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Because of this high attendance and for the entire infrastructure to hold up, Microsoft has dispatched teams of engineers specialized in its various data centers and is forced to act on the algorithms and software responsible for controlling bandwidths and their good distributions and distributions.

Xbox Live and Teams affected

Measures had already been taken by Microsoft last week but they are reinforced. For example, it’s no longer possible to upload a custom profile photo or custom wallpapers to Xbox Live. Players should be content with the icons and backgrounds offered by the service at the moment. What lighten the load in the pipes but, also, the work of moderators who check the compliance of everything that is loaded on MS servers.

Microsoft also claims to have agreed with its game studios that they only push updates “during peak off-season on the Web, depending on the region of the world”.

Among the other adjustments made in the multitude of Microsoft software, we note the drop in definition of videos in Teams or the disappearance of the little notification that told you that your correspondent was entering text in a window.