Spotify to launch 'Hi-Fi' lossless streaming for additional monthly fee

Spotify has been among the main players in the music streaming game for a good few years now. In recent times, it has faced stiff competition from the likes of Apple Music and Tidal among others. While each service has the basic virtue of music streaming and discovery in common, there are a few key differences. One of Tidal’s main attractions, for example, is its superior ‘HiFi’ service, which allows users to stream CD quality lossless tracks for an additional fee. Now, it looks like Spotify also wants to give users access to true CD quality (i.e. 16-bit, 44.1 kHz) audio through its service. 

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New photos of the Samsung Galaxy S8 show 3.5mm earphone jack, side views

Just yesterday, we passed along a leaked press render of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The image came from the Twitter account belonging to reliable source Evan Blass. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will both greet the light of day in New York City on March 29th. The actual release of the phones should take place on April 21st. And that means there should be more leaked photos of the pair to be seen in the weeks ahead.

But there is no time like the present we say. The latest leaked photos of the Galaxy S8 have been disseminated today. The phone actually looks like that image Samsung …

BlackBerry Aurora now available for pre-orders in Indonesia; phone ships March 3rd?

Those of you with a decent memory might recall that back in December, we showed you information about a BlackBerry phone with the model number BBC100-1. Discovered on the website belonging to Indonesian regulator POSTEL, the handset is the result of a partnership between BlackBerry and Indonesia’s Merah Putih. The combined company, BB Merah Putih, has developed the BB100-1 for the Indonesian market.

Indonesian retailers by the name of Elevenia and Lazada have posted ads for pre-orders of the device, which reveal that the unit will be known as the BlackBerry Aurora. It is available in Silver, …

Cricket cuts its price for unlimited data, and offers a free phone to those who switch

The latest carrier to make an adjustment to an unlimited data plan is pre-paid carrier Cricket. Owned by AT&T, Cricket Wireless is chopping $10 or 14.3% off the price to $60 a month. When a second line is added, there is a $10 discount that increases to $20 with a third line. A fourth line chops $30 off the price bringing the price for a family of four to $180. If you need a fifth line of unlimited service, add an additional $40.

Besides offering unlimited data, the plan includes free calls from the U.S. to Canada and Mexico, and texting to 38 countries is also free. As with most of …

UBS: The next Apple iPhone could have AR features

Apple has teased about introducing augmented reality features to its future products on more than one occasion, but until recently, we didn’t know how or when exactly will this happen. Recent rumors have indicated that Cupertino will release a dedicated set of AR glasses for this endeavor, but UBS analyst Steven Milunovich argues that we will first see a more practical approach from Tim Cook & Co.

In a research note that was picked up by Business Insider, Milunovich cites multiple industry sources which state that Apple “may have over 1,000 engineers working …

Netlifx brings HDR streaming to smartphones, starting with the LG G6

Up until now, watching movies and shows in HDR was reserved only for those willing to shell out the money for an expensive HDR-enabled TV, but things are about to change. Starting with the LG G6, which supports both the Dolby Vision and HDR 10 formats, Netflix is bringing HDR streaming to smartphones, the company announced during its conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“Starting with the LG G6 phones that support both Dolby Vision and HDR 10 streams, Netflix would be supporting HDR on mobile devices,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told the crowd at …

10 places you should take a picture to use in a photo button

Photography – the process or art of producing images of objects on sensitized surfaces by the chemical action of light or of other forms of radiant energy, as x-rays, gamma rays, or cosmic rays.

Button – A generally disk-shaped fastener used to join two parts of a garment by fitting through a buttonhole or loop.

Combine the two and you get , ta da, a photo button!!

What’s so great about photo buttons, you say? For one, they are cheap to produce. With a digital camera, simple editing software and a button-making machine, you are all set to produce your own photo buttons.

Secondly, they create great gifts that the recipient can many times carry around. lastly, they are great promotional tools. If you have a business to publicize or a cause to popularize, photo buttons can be a huge method to do so. Not surprisingly, buttons have been used in campaigns for Presidential elections for decades now. join them with relevant photos, and you have a winning promotional strategy.

That brings us to the question – what should your photos capture? Here, we existent 10 massive places you should take a picture to use in a photo button:

1.Your desk – If you desire to present a picture of professionalism, the finest place to take a photo would be your desk, whether at home or at the office. Remember to be dressed in business formals and arrange your desk.

2.Your shop/establishment – If it’s your business you need to help through photo buttons, you must embody that in your picture. Make confident that the name and logo are displayed prominently on the ultimate product.

3.Your house – If you need to project a picture of domesticity, your house is the standard place for a photo session. Possible locations comprise both the drawing room and the porch outside.

4.The playground – If you need your children to be in the photo, the playground is the location to be. Nothing captures the enjoyment of a child more eloquently than when he or she is playing.

5.Your car – A photo of you in your car conveys a sense of objective and direction. This may be an model position for a picture to use in your photo button.

6.Disneyland – Disneyland is where the young and young-at-heart go to have fun. If you require your photo button to express you as a jollity individual, Disneyland must be on your list of model locations.

7.Grand Canyon – The Grand Canyon is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, especially so in America. For establishing an emotional joint , capture it on photo.

8.Taj Mahal – Although very far away in India, the Taj Mahal is the epitome of human ideal and artistry. To showcase your worldwide consciousness, photograph the Taj.

9.Eiffel Tower – Paris is universally known as the city of romance. Hence, it is a tremendous position for you to take a picture to use in a photo button.

10.Niagara Falls – Another example of America’s natural loveliness, it is recognized by adults and children alike. A photograph establishes an immediate connection with the viewer.

These are just some of the places where you should take a picture to use in a photo button. Let your imagination run riot and discover a number of new locations.


Source by: Jim Knight

Android 7.0 Nougat Galaxy S7 roll-out continues across several markets

Android 7.0 Nougat may be over six months old, but it has still yet to reach a number of the market’s most prized assets. The firmware’s roll-out to the Samsung Galaxy S7 series has been gradual to say the least, and while US customers have largely been taken care of in this regard, the same cannot be said for much of Europe. Still, Nougat is now making its way to unlocked variants of both the S7 and S7 edge in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. 

Many carriers across the aforementioned regions have already pushed Android 7.0 to those wielding …

It makes no sense for Apple to switch its iPhones away from Lightning to USB-C

Apple is said to be planning some big changes to the upcoming iPhone 8. By now, it’s clear that the period of three years of unchanged iPhone design is coming to an end this year and Apple will introduce a radical new look for its new iPhone. A recent report by the usually very reliable Wall Street Journal and its customary ‘people familar with the matter’ unveils some welcome details around all that, but it also suggests an unexpected and surprising move: Apple switching away from the Lightning port that the company introduced with the iPhone 5 nearly five …

iPhones fail much more often than Android devices, according to study

Turns out iPhones’ reliability is more a myth than reality these days – just take a look at the iPhone 6s’ widespread battery problems and see for yourself. But it’s far from the only problem plaguing iPhone users, at least according to device diagnostics firm Blancco: in a recent report, it claimed users of Apple’s mobile devices experience a failure rate of 62 percent, which is a staggering difference when compared with Android’s 47 percent.
The data was collected in the last quarter of 2016, though the firm notes iPhones’ failure rates have been steadily increasing, …