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Frank “Big Boy” Goudie: Jazz On Three Continents Part 2 of 3, South America 1939-46 and Europe 1946-56

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |


Also read: Frank “Big Boy” Goudie: Jazz On Three Continents  Part 1 of 3, France and Europe 1924-1939

Goudie at Chikito Club. Bern, Switzerland, 1949. Jazzindex.

Frank “Big Boy” Goudie (b. 1899 Louisiana – d. 1964 California) has been almost completely overlooked by jazz history, a mere footnote in the jazz chronicles until recently.  A skilled musician, he played saxophone, trumpet and clarinet.  He performed jazz, swing, dance, Latin and ethnic music on three continents.

This article traces his intriguing years in South America, centered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

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Review: Colorfly U8 – Music Inside

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

In this article we look at the newest portable player from Colorfly, the U8 DAP

Disclaimer: The Colorfly U8 was sent to us free of charge in exchange for this review. The unit doesn’t have to be returned as far as I know.

Colorfly

Maybe the Colorfly brand name doesn’t immediately ring a bell here in the West but Colorfly actually was one of the first companies to launch an audiophile grade portable player with the C4. Maybe that name also doesn’t ring a bell but I’m pretty sure you’ll know what we’re talking about when you’ll see the unique unit with the sliders and wood.… Read the full article

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Apple’s iPhone sales shortfall could cost it $9 billion in revenue

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Apple isn't selling as many iPhones as it had previously forecast, according to revised first quarter projections, and it's a big enough shortfall to lower its revenue estimates by billions of dollars.

The company lowered its guidance by $9 billion (about £$7.14b, AU$12.9b), going from a projected high of $93 billion (about £74b, AU$133b) to a new estimate of $84 billion (about £67b, AU$120b).

The blame? "Lower than anticipated iPhone revenue, primarily in Greater China," according to a letter by Apple CEO Tim Cook.… Read the full article

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SVS Prime Wireless Speaker System Review

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value

PRICE $600


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Neutral, open sound
DTS Play-Fi high-res and multiroom options
Extensive wired and wireless connectivity
Dedicated subwoofer out

Minus

Limited bass output begs for a subwoofer


THE VERDICT

SVS breaks the mold with a surprisingly versatile and great-sounding wireless speaker package.


SVS, a company that made its name selling high-performance/high-value subwoofers direct to consumers via the web, has since gone on to build similarly gifted and affordable full-range speakers. Audiophile sound quality that doesn’t break the bank is in the brand’s guiding DNA.

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Q Acoustics 3010i & 3020i standmount loudspeakers REVIEW

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

We have already reviewed the floorstanding model from Q Acoustics’ latest updated 3000i Series of high-value loudspeakers. We liked it very much — sufficiently to award the 3050i our Sound+Image 2019 Standmount Speaker of the Year under $2000. But this series also includes two sizes of ‘bookshelf’ models, the 3010i and the 3020i. We’ve decided to bundle these two remarkably high value sets of speakers together for this review, given their similarities — though also some differences.

3000i Series: listen in stereo or build
a home cinema speaker system from
any combination of 3050i floorstanders,
3010i (smaller)/3020i standmounts,
3090i centre speaker and 3060S subwoofer.

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Without iOS 12.1.2 on iPad, some users can’t import iCloud backups

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Getting started with the new iPad 9.7 and iPad Pro is hitting a technical snag, according to some frustrated users and verified by our own testing.

It's impossible to import existing backup data on an updated iPhone through iCloud or iTunes, because Apple hasn't updated the iPad to iOS 12.1.2 yet. This is especially maddening for brand new iPad owners who only have iPhone data to import.

The latest version of the iPhone operating system is iOS 12.1.2, a minor tweak aimed at solving eSIM issues and other iOS 12 problems.… Read the full article

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macOS 10.14 Mojave release date, news and features

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Now that macOS Mojave has arrived on our Macs, bringing key iOS apps like News and Stocks to the fold, Apple’s OS is better than ever. This update also brings a system-wide Dark Mode and increased productivity through Finder.

The company has suggested that more iOS apps are going to appear on the best Macs in the coming years, but there’s plenty to love today. Sure, macOS Mojave has its problems, like KeySteal – a flaw that makes your Keychain passwords vulnerable.… Read the full article

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The best projectors 2019: 8 projectors to consider for your home cinema

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Best Projector Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar's guide to the best home cinema projectors – featuring both 4K and HD models. 

Projectors have long held a vaunted position in the home cinema. That's because while TVs are more than adequate to deliver 4K HDR content, you'll likely need to refinance your house if you want a picture larger than 75-inches. But 75-inches is just the beginning for the cinema world.

Whether you want to splash Blu-ray movies across a large white wall, magnify your gaming experience, or throw photos and slides from a mobile device onto a 100-inch plus screen, a home cinema projector should be your first choice.… Read the full article

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11 best open world games on PC today

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

As the best gaming PCs get more powerful, the best PC games keep evolving to take advantage of them – just take a look at the best open world games on PC. Even games that used to be linear affairs are opening up their worlds. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a perfect example: it used to be a straightforward narrative experience, but it ballooned into one of the best open world games ever made.

There are many open world franchises out there that have always been open world, though.… Read the full article

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Philips TVs with Android TV and Google Assistant finally coming to the US

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

After years of using its proprietary NetTV platform and a small foray into Roku TV, two new 2019 Philips TVs will offer Android TV with Google Assistant, according to Funai, the owner of the Philips brand here in the US. 

The two series, the 5704 and 5904, will be available in five screen sizes ranging from 43- to 75-inches and will be on display next week at CES 2019

While Android TV is already a pretty big enhancement over Funai’s old NetTV platform – as it brings Chromecast Built-in functionality along with it – it’s Google Assistant that will imbue the TVs with the ability to talk to Philips Hue, Nest thermostat and other Google Assistant compatible products. 

As for the screens themselves, Funai says they'll come equipped with HDR10 support and Bright Pro, a backlight boost that brightens the image by up to ten percent compared to standard LED displays.… Read the full article

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