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Apple breaks Google’s internal iOS apps, but now it’s restored

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Update: Apple has restored Google's internal corporate apps, according to a Google statement provided to CNET.

Apple has purposely broken Google's internal iOS apps for improper use and privacy concerns, reportedly affecting its pre-release beta and employee-only apps software.

Revoking Google's enterprise certificate comes one day after Apple did the same to Facebook. Both companies misused their developer certification, which is supposed to be for internal-only apps for employees, to make consumer-accessible ones that collected user data. That's a no-no, according to Apple's rules.… Read the full article

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Box Sets – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

My relationship with box sets? Well, you might say its complicated. I recently reached the 100 mark with box sets in my collection, a bit of a milestone for me. This seemed like a great time to share some of my observations about collecting them, potential issues, the hurdles I’ve encountered and the solutions I’ve found getting over them. Despite my feeling that box sets come with certain challenges I have no intention whatsoever to stop collecting them. At their best box sets can provide deep insight and context unavailable with individual titles.Read the full article

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Review: 1More Quad Driver – Bullet

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we’re looking at a very competitive offer from 1More, the award winning Quad driver IEMs.

Disclaimer: 1More supplied the Quad driver free of charge in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. 1More is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the opportunity and generosity.

About 1More:

1More is an American brand that focuses on building high quality and affordable in ear monitors as well as headphones. They have received multiple awards for their products in the past.… Read the full article

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PSB Speakers M4U 8 Bluetooth NC headphones REVIEW

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Room with a view

RoomFeel makes PSB headphones sound more like loudspeakers. Now they are wireless with noise-cancelling, does this spoil the effect?

A Swedish headphone reviewer, an American headphone reviewer and an Australian headphone reviewer walk into a bar. As the drinks evolve into dinner, talk turns, unsurprisingly, to headphones. “If you could have only one pair of headphones,” asks the charmingly elfin American reviewer, “what would it be?” All three consider carefully, before the Australian (your writer here) suggests the M4U 2, made by Canada’s PSB Speakers.… Read the full article

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Apple takes action against Facebook following latest privacy scandal

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

UPDATE: In our original story below, we mentioned that Facebook was negotiating with Apple to have its enterprise credentials restored. According to Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier, that has come to pass and a Facebook spokesperson has confirmed that the social media platform is working to get the internal apps working again.

Original story…

Despite the odd hiccup, over the last couple of years Apple has become a strong proponent of safeguarding user privacy. Facebook, it seems, didn’t get the memo.… Read the full article

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A1080 AV receiver REVIEW

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

The ninth wave

There’s an old sailing expression that the ‘ninth wave’ brings the height of the sea’s power — so has Yamaha delivered something equally powerful for its ninth range of Aventage receivers?

Yamaha’s ninth series of premium Aventage receivers has now arrived. And they’ve arrived with some interesting changes, including one that might alter the way you interact with your home entertainment equipment. The first one we’ve been able to examine is the Yamaha Aventage RX-A1080, which is right in the middle of the range.… Read the full article

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Amazon’s best deals: Save on the Instant Pot, Apple iPad, and Amazfit Bip

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

As we head into the weekend, we've rounded up this week's top deals from Amazon, which include a variety of best-selling tech gadgets. The highlighted deals include the most recent Apple iPad for $279.99, $10 off Amazon's Choice 4K Fire TV Stick, and the Cowin noise-canceling headphones for only $49.99.

Amazon's best deal this week is the popular Instant Pot Duo Plus, on sale for $79.99. That's a whopping $50 discount and the best price we've seen for this multi-use pressure cooker.… Read the full article

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Qobuz Comes to the U.S.A.

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

Qobuz Comes to the U.S.A.

On January 8, 2019, Qobuz, the French streaming/download service will be available to United States-based audiophiles. The elevator pitch is if Tidal and HD Tracks had a baby, it would be Qobuz. Like Tidal, Qobuz offers tiered subscription streaming but adds the option to purchase downloads of anything you can stream. Qobuz’s three tiers of price and audio quality go like this: for $9.99 a month you can stream 320kbps MP3-quality streams; for $19.95 a month you have access to “16-bit streaming”; for $299 per year ($24.91 by month) you get “full hi-res streaming” and substantial (40-60%) discount on downloads.… Read the full article

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Best 4K monitors 2019: the top Ultra HD monitors and displays

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

For a while, the best 4K monitors were the golden ideal of computing, but these days, its available for basically anyone. Which is good, because these days everything is designed for ultra high definition displays, from operating systems to the best PC games. And, just like all the best monitors out there, they’re designed to provide users with a beautifully immersive – or productive – experience.

With the new wave of affordable 4K monitors recently hitting the market, considerably cheaper than 4K TVs, they’re naturally all the rage right now.… Read the full article

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Nintendo Switch 2 might actually be a smaller, cheaper, stripped-down console

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The next Nintendo Switch console may not be the new and improved version that many are clamoring for, but rather a shrinking or condensing of the current platform. That’s the latest from Japanese news outlet Nikkei, translated via Nintendo Everything.

The outlet reports, citing sources both from hardware partners and game developers, that the console will be both ‘miniaturized’ to emphasize ‘portability’ and will “cut features” to become more affordable. 

It’s unknown specifically which features Nintendo plans to cut from this version of the Switch console, but there’s incentive for the company to make such a move.… Read the full article

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