If you thought MP3 players were a thing of the past, you’re not alone. However, the best MP3 players you can buy in 2022 are now more advanced than you might have imagined and a huge upgrade on the portable music player you might have had in the early noughties. Of course, MP3 players aren’t as popular as they used to be. Music streaming services have made listening to music on-the-go easier than ever and our smartphones can now hold huge amounts of tracks, albums and podcasts. Even so, MP3 players are not obsolete and a great choice for some people. Maybe you don’t want to be tethered to your phone all the time. Or you might want to save your precious mobile data and battery while you’re out and about. Whatever the reason, today's best MP3 players are capable of storing your music library at a much higher bitrate than your 2009 iPod Shuffle ever could. Pair one of these with great-sounding headphones or earbuds and you’ve got high-quality music that travels with you … [Read more...] about Best MP3 player 2022: top portable music players from Apple, Astell & Kern and more
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Audio player loading… Home security systems used to be expensive to buy, expensive to install, and expensive to subscribe to. That’s changed dramatically: as tech gets smarter, smaller, and cheaper, home security tech has become more useful, more flexible, and more affordable. When it comes to affordable home security, the 500lb gorillas of the market are Ring, which is owned by Amazon, and Google’s Nest. Both brands offer a range of home security cameras and video doorbells that connect to your Wi-Fi and stream high-definition video, while also offering low-cost subscription services that give you extra storage and multi-camera support. Ring and Nest products are designed to connect to your smart home technology. That could be your phone – both brands have excellent and straightforward apps you can use to see what your cameras can see, and those apps can notify you of any unwanted visitors – or your other smart home devices such as smart speakers . You can even … [Read more...] about Ring vs Nest: which smart security cameras are best for your home?
We've tested RingCentral MVP several times as part of our business Voice-over-IP (VoIP) solutions roundup, and it's always fared well, earning an Editors' Choice designation for the last five years. This time is no different, except that the company has added several new features to this already well-rounded Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) contender. These include artificial intelligence (AI) features, new collaboration capabilities, a new administration portal, an updated mobile experience, and a long list of available app integrations so you can customize the platform to best fit your needs. All this and a reasonable price once again make RingCentral MVP our top VoIP pick for larger businesses. Intermedia Unite is our winner for smaller companies. RingCentral MVP Pricing and Plans Unlike many of its competitors, RingCentral's pricing has not changed since our last review and comes in four levels. The lowest tier is called Essentials and accommodates up to 20 … [Read more...] about RingCentral MVP Review
Audio player loading… Certain Affinity, a games studio that’s contributed to the development of several Halo titles including Halo Infinite , is reportedly working on a new Monster Hunter-style game for Xbox. First reported by GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb and separately corroborated by Windows Central , the unannounced title, codenamed Project Suerte, has been in development since the middle of 2020 and is currently planned for release in 2024. Grubb suggested Microsoft greenlit the project to add variety to its roster of Game Pass titles and build on the success the Monster Hunter series has received in recent years. “They’re working with Certain Affinity on what seems like a Monster Hunter style game – a Monster Hunter clone,” Grubb said, as transcribed by VGC . “They see this gameplay style succeeding, and Microsoft’s like, ‘Hey, we should try to make one of those, is anyone out there going to pitch one?’” he added. “They want more variety … [Read more...] about Former Halo developer reportedly making a Monster Hunter-style co-op game for Xbox
Apple's iPhone marked its 15th year on the market with its strongest sales ever, helping push the tech giant's sales and profits to all-time highs despite the continued spread of the coronavirus pandemic and supply chain constraints. The demand for Apple's smartphone, in a line ranging from the $699 iPhone 13 Mini to the $1,099 iPhone 13 Pro Max, was so high during the three months ending in December, that sales rose more than 9%, to $71.6 billion. That was more than half the company's overall revenue, which itself rose to $123.94 billion, up double digits from last year. Get the CNET Apple Report newsletter Receive the latest news and reviews on Apple products, iOS updates and more. Delivered Fridays. Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that the iPhone held top market-share spots around the world, including in the US and Australia, where it was among the top five, China, where it was among the top four, and the UK, where it nabbed two of the top three slots. "We knew that … [Read more...] about Apple’s iPhone 13 leads to company’s largest revenue and profit in history, despite parts shortages
Audio player loading… For fans of high-fidelity audio, Spotify HiFi could be the Holy Grail. The service, unveiled in 2021, will deliver some of your favorite songs in lossless, CD-quality audio to close the gap to services like Tidal. According to Spotify, high-quality music streaming is consistently one of the most requested new features by its users who, previously, have been limited to 320kbps. Higher-resolution audio is something Apple and Amazon have also addressed recently when the companies made Apple Lossless Audio and Amazon Music HD available to Apple Music and Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers at no extra cost – which could be a sign that they're preparing for the launch of Spotify HiFi. Recently, we've seen several signs that Spotify HiFi is close to launch. We've seen screenshots of the Spotify HiFi logo in the app as well as a Spotify HiFi onboarding video leaked by a Redditor. However as of yet nothing has been officially … [Read more...] about Spotify HiFi: lossless features, rumors and song catalog
Audio player loading… Returning for its sixth season and first without the notorious character of Bobby Axelrod following Damian Lewis' departure, Corey Stoll takes up the helm as the show's main antagonist, Mike Prince. Promising plenty more backstabbing and fraudulent deals, here's how to watch Billions season 6 online wherever you are. *Spoilers for Billions season 5 below* Watch Billions season 6 online Premiere date: Sunday, January 23 at 9pm ET / PT New episodes: every Sunday US stream: Showtime Now Streaming options elsewhere: Sky (UK) | Crave (CA) Stan (AU) Watch anywhere: try the world's top VPN 100% risk-free With Bobby "Axe" Axelrod cooling off in Switzerland after being swindled into a deal handling legal and contraband marijuana, Mike Prince has swept in to take over Axe Capital. Branding himself as a billionaire with a conscience, season 6 will continue to dive further into the question of whether one can remain a good … [Read more...] about Where to watch Billions season 6 online from anywhere
Audio player loading… Armchair golf fans in the US have never had it so good, with more live action available from the fairways online than ever before thanks to the all-new PGA Tour Live on ESPN Plus . ESPN Plus: see the best deals and sign up on its website After a relatively barren year for big names like Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, and Rory McIlroy, and the likes of Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay establishing themselves as a new top tier, 2022 looks set to be a fascinating 12 months for the sport. So what better time to have unprecedented access to live coverage like never before? With a frankly staggering 4,300 exclusive hours of action promised over 35 tournaments, ESPN Plus is well worth considering for any self-respecting golf fan. So read on to find out the latest info on what ESPN Plus coverage gives you, as well as the most cost-effective ways to subscribe to the service and whether your streaming devices are compatible. PGA … [Read more...] about PGA Tour golf on ESPN Plus: what can I watch and how much does it cost?
Audio player loading… The 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships sees the competition take place outside Europe for only the second time in the event's 72-year history. Prepare for some mud-spattered action as the world's best riders take on the gradients of Fayetteville, Arkansas, this weekend. Join us for a spin as we explain how to get a 2022 Cyclo-cross World Championships live stream and watch cycling online from anywhere. UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships live stream Dates: Friday, January 28 - Sunday, January 30 (full schedule below) Where: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA Live streams: GCN+ (US) | FloBikes (CA) | Eurosport Player (UK) | Kayo (AU) | Sky Sport (NZ) Watch anywhere: try No. 1 overall VPN 100% risk-free Signalling the end of what has been a dramatic 2021-22 cyclo-cross season, this year's event brings to an end a nine year wait for the World Championships to return to the United States. As ever, the weekend sees six events … [Read more...] about UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships 2022 free live stream: how to watch cycling online from anywhere
Microsoft released an out-of-band (OOB) update yesterday to fix some Windows issues caused by last week’s monthly patching cycle on Patch Tuesday. The January 2022 updates that shipped last week included security patches and a fix for Japanese text appearance issues in Windows 11 ( KB5009566 ) and Windows 10 ( KB5009543 ) — along with a secret payload of issues, including unexpected restarting of Domain Controllers and VPN connections using L2TP failing. One of the major issues that came up during the week for IT admins included finding that Windows Server 2012 became stuck in a boot loop, while other versions suffered broken Windows VPN clients, and some hard drives appeared as RAW format (and unusable). Many IT Admins were forced to roll back the updates — leaving many servers vulnerable with none of last week’s security patches. The process is leaving some IT Admins frustrated and sharing grievances on Reddit . They found that the OOB update (an update separate from … [Read more...] about Microsoft addresses last week’s buggy Windows Updates that broke VPNs and rebooted servers