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better than most other Android phones on the market, including Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and HTC’s flagship phone, which is also called the One."Here's this week's episode of the Jay and Farhad show. As usual, it's me and New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo running through some of the biggest stories in tech this week. We record this podcast on a weekly basis.
For quite some time, a portion of Apple's customers have wanted higher quality audio files from the iTunes Store. Apple uses AAC coding for the iTunes Store, which is lossy, but a shade better than standard MP3 files. Competitors are now pushing higher quality through download stores like HDtracks .
It's no secret the number of iPods that Apple has sold has significantly decreased over the last few years. As our smartphones have become more powerful and the types of tasks they're capable of have grown, there's been less of a need for having a device dedicated to only one type of activity.
This week the next Sony Walkman has been introduced, bringing both Android and a 128GB bit of internal storage to the table. You also have a microSD card slot to expand your internal storage by another 128GB if you wish. You'll also have High-resolution Audio playback and compatibility with S-Master HX Digital Amplifier compatibility.
Google Reader may be out but there are a number of RSS readers available. We've seen a few lately like Source , a Material Design news reader from EvolveSMS developer. Of course, there's also the regularly updated Flipboard . Other popular reader apps include the Feedly Cloud NewsBlur , and Sony Social Life among others.
On the heels of its smartphone counterparts comes the Xperia Z3 tablet, an Android offering bringing with it all the trimmings and Sony 's promise that it's the "world's slimmest and lightest compact tablet". As with the Z3 smartphones, the tablet counterpart comes with PlayStation 4 Remote Play, the same waterproof/dustproof construction, and a just-the-right-size 8-inch Full HD TRILUMINOS display with Live Color LED tech. Under the hood lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad-core processor alongside Adreno 330, 3GB of RAM, and up to 16GB of storage, depending on model.
Set-top boxes are a common gadget at this point, with the most notable ones being devices like the Roku and Chromecast. Other lesser-known options are available, however, often requiring a few tech skills to get everything setup but offering more user freedom in return.
I’ve been reviewing a few Bluetooth speakers lately and while some are copy-cat versions that show little imagination in design or audio quality, others are unique enough to garner attention. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar speaker falls into that unique category. In some ways, maybe it’s too unique (more on that later).
Apple's iPod antitrust lawsuit wrapped up on Monday afternoon, capping off a week-long trial that has been close to 10 years in the making. Now, the case has been handed off to a jury that will deliberate whether or not Apple chose to keep its iTunes/iPod ecosystem closed off for anti-competitive reasons or if it was done for security reasons.
The market has been a bit bumpy in the past few days, but all summer it was pretty strong.Market conditions were favorable for Box then.The real problem for Box is that its business looks shakey.In March, when it filed, Box reported aBox's profitability in year 9 of its life is -136%. No other comparable company comes close in terms of net income % in their ninth year.
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free
Weather Dial - A Simpler, More Beautiful Weather App [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] .Weather Dial lets you spend more time enjoying the weather...then watching it.
Feedly is one of the Top 5 News Readers for Android . And just recently, its developer has pushed out a new version for Android. It's still the same reliable reader app but has been enhanced to support higher resolution images. The app now features new settings theme that follows Material Design--the Holo Light and Material Light.
Sony has introduced its new Xperia Z3 and its more svelte sibling, the Xperia Z3 Compact. The flagship and its smaller iteration share many of the same features, not the least of which is PlayStation 4 Remote Play and the promise of two days of run time on a single charge.
I usually avoid app bundles because there is often one thing I really want, but the rest of the bundle is forgettable. This latest bundle from AppsGoneMad , which can be purchased between now and November 24, actually has several apps for Mac OS X that I think will have wide appeal. At retail, the apps would total US$220, but the whole bundle is only $9.99.
A lot of smartwatches are available to choose from, but if you have some particular activity in your life that gets a lot of attention, having a wearable designed specifically for it might be ideal. For those whose special activity is golf, you're in luck: TomTom has introduced a new smartwatch just for golfers. The watch is called the TomTom Golfer, which isn't terribly creative but is easy to distinguish from competitors.