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Here's this week's episode of the "Jay and Farhad Show." As usual, it's New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and myself running through some of the biggest stories in tech this week. We record this podcast on a weekly basis. You can subscribe to it in iTunes here . You should definitely subscribe. Here's an RSS link to the show .
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 .
As the countdown to the official release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge gets nearer and nearer, the OEM has also been announcing their partnerships with designers for various accessories that can enhance the soon-to-be-yours smartphones, even just in terms of design.
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.
With all the websites that you monitor, the social media accounts that you follow and the articles that come across your feed, sometimes, it's just hard to keep up with all of them. That's why you have your RSS readers and news aggregator apps to help you make sense of all of these.
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.
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.
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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.
Just aswe expected, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has come out in support of an open internet by invoking the agency's Title II authority, which will treat broadband internet the same as a public utility like telephone service. "Broadband network operators have an understandable motivation to manage their network to maximize their business interests," Wheeler wrote in aneditorial on Wired.
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.
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.
Here is a quick review of some cool new apps we discovered this week. CryptoApp Security is extremely important if you have personal files on your device. Using this app you can encrypt all types of files on your handset including text, images, audio and video. This app also comes with a useful feature called File Name Remember (FNR).
Smartphone, smartphone in my hand, who's the fairest of them all? Aside from our bad rhyming skills, the answer to that question must be fairly obvious, but in the interest of those who want actual numbers and statistics, a study conducted by SEO consulting firm Stone Temple showed a clear winner in the battle of the digital assistants. A test conducted on the built-in search assistants from Google Apple and Microsoft showed that, of course, the search giant was miles away in terms of accuracy of results, although it might be lacking in the fun department.