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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 .
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.
. Or just look for it in your favorite podcast app under "Jay and Farhad". Here's. We use SoundCloud as a host, soHello! Here's this week's Jay and Farhad show, a weekly podcast I record with New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo . On this week's podcast we talk about Twitter's earnings report and the reports that Google is going to do an Uber-like service.
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.
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.
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).
If you're a child of the 90s and grew up on Nintendo video games, then this "old new" game on Android will thrill you. Secret of Mana is back in all its 16-bit glory and this time you can play it on any Android mobile device.
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Only last June Alexander Chesterman, the founder of Zoopla, a property-search website, was the toast of the City. The portal had floated for just under 1 billion ($1.7 billion) after a mere six years in business. Today its future looks less rosy. A rival property website launched on January 26th, OnTheMarket, has pinched many of the estate agents who advertise on Zoopla.
Teenage Engineering might not be a name you recognize, the company makes a synthesizer for music lovers that competes against big names in the business like Roland, Korg, Moog, and others. Teenage Engineering's first product was called the OP-1 and it was an expensive device selling for around $799. The company has a new product range out for people who want to make music, and it's much cheaper.
RPG developer Beamdog has finally done it, the “enhanced edition” of the circa-2000 classic Icewind Dale has finally dropped and is available for Android now. If you don’t remember Icewind Dale – which is a very big doubt – this game was the millennium follow-up to the critically acclaimed Baldur’s Gate.