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  • These fighting titles are the best on Nintendo Switch 20/01/2022 at 22:00h
    Fighting games have a long history in the gaming world, starting with the days of playing arcade games with a few quarters. Since then they have grown and improved alongside gaming in general and now you can play these competitive games at home on your Nintendo Switch. My top pick has to be the Nintendo favorite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The final fighters have been brought in, providing a whole cast of characters to choose from and many stage options. Plus, it's easy to play for seasoned or new players. Best overall: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been a long time contender in the battle for best fighting games and has improved with every new game. When Ultimate came into the Smash Bros. family on the Nintendo Switch it added more characters, music, stages, and other game features. From Super Mario, to The Legend of Zelda, to Pokémon, to Minecraft and more familiar franchises, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings in characters from all over Nintendo an...
  • Make a statement with one of the best bands for Fitbit Versa 3 20/01/2022 at 21:30h
    Rocking one of the best bands for Fitbit Versa 3 can take your look to the next level. A simple band change can easily take your fitness band from workout to night out. The cool thing about Versa 3 is that it can use the same interchangeable bands as Fitbit Versa Sense. This means you've got a whole sea of different options. So, if you're looking to change up your band game, here are the best band options out there. Fashion-forward Edimens Leather Band Staff Pick This stylish leather band from Edimens is durable, ultra-soft, flexible leather. It features a sleek aesthetic and comes in six different colors to suit your style; it fits wrists between 5.7 to 7.8 inches. This band is perfect for casual or dressy occasions. $12 at Amazon Vegan leather Sense Vegan Leather Bands These vegan leather bands are the epitome of sophistication. They're made with the sustainability of biobased products and come in two gorgeous colors. Seaglass provides a subtle pop of color for ma...
  • Apple taps company veteran as new head of worldwide PR 20/01/2022 at 21:27h
    Quayle, who joined Apple in 2005, has worked under CEOs Steve Jobs and Tim Cook. What you need to know Kristin Huguet Quayle replaces Stella Low. Quayle joined Apple in 2005. Her new job starts now. Apple is making a leadership change in its public relations department. Long-time Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet Quayle will replace Stella Low as the company's head of worldwide corporate communications, according to Buzzfeed News and confirmed by Apple. Quayle, who joined Apple in 2005, has worked under CEOs Steve Jobs and Tim Cook. She'll report directly to Cook in her new role. Low, who joined Apple from Cisco in May 2021, is leaving the company to spend more time with her family. According to Apple, "Kristin has played an instrumental role sharing Apple's story of incredible innovation and strong values for more than 15 years. With an extraordinary depth of experience and a long track record of principled leadership, Kristin is uniquely suited for her new role overseeing wo...
  • These Sanrio-themed gaming accessories will upgrade your Switch setup 20/01/2022 at 21:06h
    Your Nintendo Switch setup just got this much cooler. What you need to know Razer is a company that specializes in manufacturing gaming accessories such as chairs, headphones, computer mice and keyboards. The newest collection of gaming accessories is the Hello Kitty and Friends collection. This collection features Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars on a wireless headset, gaming chair, computer mouse, and mouse pad. Having a Nintendo Switch is a great way to start your gaming journey. However, if you're looking to expand your gaming setup with a cute flair, Razer's got you covered. Their new Hello Kitty and Friends collection features all your favorite Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Little Twin Stars, and Pompompurin. The collection features a variety of items, including a gaming chair, computer mouse with the matching mousepad, as well as a pair of wireless headphones. For anyone interested in talking to their gaming friends with voic...
  • Here's how you can try the Kingdom Hearts demos on Nintendo Switch 20/01/2022 at 20:30h
    Nintendo Switch allows you to test things out before you commit to a purchase. The Kingdom Hearts games are headed to Nintendo Switch! Square Enix and Nintendo previously announced that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind were coming to the Nintendo Switch via cloud streaming. This means they aren't available as native downloads but instead, they're streamed, meaning you'll need a steady internet connection. For those that are unfamiliar with these new names, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 is a compilation of the first and second games, complete with remastered cinematics. Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a prologue set before the events of the third game. Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind is the third game, with a big DLC story pack bundled in. If you want to try the games out before buying them — to see how they play streamed over the internet — you're in luck. Demos are available for all three games right now....
  • Review: Kate Spade New York Wrap Case for iPhone adds texture and style 20/01/2022 at 19:00h
    Vegan leather and flocking make this a stand-out case. Kate Spade New York is a designer known for flirty feminine style; this case follows that theme while looking fun and different. I get compliments on it everywhere I go. While the color is basic black (or light brown), the stylish vegan leather case sports a texture called flocking, which is basically a three-dimensional cut-out velour design. This not only makes it enjoyable to look at but also smooth to the touch! It dresses up my iPhone 13 Pro in a major way. Kate Spade New York Wrap Case for iPhone review: Price and availability What's good What's not good The competition Should you buy? Kate Spade New York Wrap Case for iPhone Bottom line: A playful feline flocking design adorns this eye-catching case. The Good Swanky designer looks Fashionable flocked text...
  • Want to play Xbox games on your iPhone or iPad? Here's how! 20/01/2022 at 19:00h
    Tap into the cloud for some of the best Xbox games. Apple Arcade is fun and all, but if you're looking for a more intense gaming experience on the iPhone or iPad then Xbox Cloud Gaming is what you want. The service has been around for a while now, but only more recently arrived on iOS. Subscribers gain access to more than 100 titles — both older and newer games — and some are even first-party creations from Microsoft themselves, like Halo Infinite. Ready to get started? Here's what you have to do. Requirements for Xbox Cloud Gaming First things first, you need to have both an Xbox account as well as an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership in order to get started. Additionally, streaming these games will only work as well as your internet, so it's best if you've got a stable connection. Microsoft recommends a 5Ghz Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection with a 10 Mbps download speed. Lastly, make sure you're using a compatible iPhone or iPad. They are as follows: iPhones iPhone XR...
  • Should Fitness Plus ditch the Apple Watch requirement? I think so. 20/01/2022 at 18:00h
    Apple's guided workout service is terrific, but the barrier to entry limits its appeal. For a long time, Apple has preferred to keep its best features and services to itself so it's no real surprise that Apple Fitness+ is only available to Apple device owners just over a year since its launch. However, we have seen Apple move away from this strategy in recent years, either in search of increasing services revenue or through external pressures to open up its walled garden, moving some of its services cross-platform. A for-pay fitness service seems like the perfect app to roll out across platforms. Several such services already exist on the web and in apps, but none with the brand cache, budget, and production value of Apple Fitness+. That begs the question, why can't Apple just put Fitness+ everywhere? The answer: the Apple Watch. No Apple Watch, no Fitness+ The call for Apple Fitness+ to ditch the Apple Watch requirement is not a new one. Despite praising the service overall in...
  • Get the most out your Mac this semester with our top desktop picks 20/01/2022 at 17:00h
    The best Mac desktop for 2022 students is the 24-inch iMac (2021), which is also one of the best Macs on the market overall. It features a fresh, modern design, Apple silicon on the inside, and comes in a choice of seven colors. There are other options worth considering depending on your needs and budget. Best overall: 24-inch iMac (2021) The colorful 24-inch iMac (2021) has been almost completely redesigned from the 21.5-inch model it replaces, and it was given a ton of new color options. Of course, it's all powered by Apple's M1 chip, which has been praised for delivering a fantastic performance. There are two main models of the iMac (2021). The base model has a 7-Core GPU and only two Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 ports, while the high-end model has an 8-Core GPU, two Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 ports, two USB-C ports, an Ethernet port in the power brick, and comes with a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID. Both models have SSD storage starting at 256GB, but you can pay for up to 1TB on the base mod...
  • You can keep those private photos off iCloud with a few simple steps 20/01/2022 at 16:00h
    How do you keep your personal, intimate photos away from leaks and hacks? Don't leave them online! We're not here to tell you what photos you should and shouldn't take with your iPhone. That's your business. However, we are here to tell you that any photo you do take with your best iPhone is stored in iCloud by default. What does this mean? Well, it means that in some form, any photos you take are on the internet and susceptible to being "found." Now, although we love everything iOS 15 allows you to do with the photos you take, you may not be comfortable with having your private photos on iCloud. The good news is you can keep your photos off iCloud; it just requires a few steps. Here's how you can keep your photos off iCloud. Keep your photos off iCloud: Turn off iCloud Photos Turn off My Photo Stream Delete photos in chat or IM Opt for local backups Turn off iCloud Photos iCloud Photos syncs every photo you take on your iPhone up to Apple's servers and then syncs it back...
  • Review: The HyperX SoloCast mic sounds great but lacks gain control 20/01/2022 at 15:00h
    The HyperX SoloCast is compact and can record excellent audio, but the lack of controls, plus its sensitivity, means you need to fiddle with it a little bit. If you're looking to sound clean and clear in virtual meetings or on the Discord channel while you're gaming, upgrading to a USB microphone is a great way of accomplishing that goal. While quality USB microphones can cost a fair amount, a relatively simple microphone — like the HyperX SoloCast — is a great inexpensive way to upgrade the way you sound. It's not as fancy as or as versatile as the HyperX QuadCast S I reviewed in the past, but as someone who has used a bunch of great USB microphones for my Mac, I still think the HyperX SoloCast has plenty to offer. HyperX SoloCast review: Price and availability What's good What's not good The competition Should you buy? HyperX SoloCast ...
  • Review: Talli Baby Tracker is a gadget that's all about convenience 20/01/2022 at 15:00h
    It's incredibly tough to be a new parent, but this little device makes it a bit more manageable. You may or may not have noticed, but I was gone for the last two months of 2021, and for good reason! Early November, my husband and I welcomed our new daughter into the world. Needless to say, it's been quite a hectic few months for us, to say the least. Since this is our first child, I've been learning how difficult it is to be a parent. Some days I don't even know how I'm holding it together, to be honest. I never really saw myself having to keep track of when another human being has to eat or take a poop, but now I'm a new mom and here we are — tracking feedings, pees, poops, baths, medications, and anything else relating to a baby. So if there are any products out there that are aimed at making the parenting life easier, well, sign me up! I mean, any little bit helps, right? I stumbled on the Talli Baby Tracker from either an Instagram or Facebook ad at least a couple of weeks b...
  • Charge up your look with a cool new band for Fitbit Charge 5 20/01/2022 at 14:30h
    Supercharge your look with the best Fitbit Charge 5 bands. We're big fans of the newest addition to the Charge family lineup. It's loaded with tons of premium features and is by far Fitbit's most advanced tracker to date. Take Fitbit Charge 5 to the next level with a cool new band. Colorful multi-pack Surundo Silicone Bands Staff Pick This vibrant multi-pack by Surundo includes 12 different colors to match your mood each day. They're all one size and fit wrists between 5.1 to 8.7 inches. They're made of silicone and feature breathable holes making them lightweight, waterproof, and skin-friendly. $20 at Amazon Mesh metal ZWGKKYGYH Metal Band This cool mesh metal band comes in seven different colors. It's made of high-quality, woven, stainless steel making it comfortable to wear and smooth to the touch. It comes in two sizes: small which fits wrists between 5.5 and 7.9 inches, and large which fits wrists between 6.5 and 9.7 inches. From $10 at Amazon Elastic ban...
  • Major iPhone security flaws fixed in iOS 15 revealed by Apple 20/01/2022 at 13:03h
    It includes a hack that could unlock Face ID with a 3D model. What you need to know Apple has confirmed some major security fixes that went into iOS 15. A newly-updated list includes a flaw that could unlock Face ID using a 3D model. Another could access some of a user's Apple ID information or recent in-app search terms. Apple has confirmed several major security flaws in both the iPhone and iPad that it fixed with the release of iOS 15 last year. A newly-updated security support document as tracked on Twitter reveals several new entries published this week. The issues impacted many of Apple's best iPhones including the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, as well as many earlier devices. One such issue was a Sandbox vulnerability where a malicious app could bypass Privacy preferences and a Coregraphics issue where a maliciously crafted image could lead to arbitrary code execution. More interestingly, Apple notes a fixed flaw with Face ID: Available for devices with Face ID: iPho...
  • Sort and organize your reminders on iPhone and iPad with #tags! 20/01/2022 at 13:00h
    The Reminders app allows you to stay on top of your tasks, but now you can organize them further with tags! If you have the best iPhone, which is the iPhone 13, then you have Reminders built-in. With Reminders, you can create checklists with tasks that you need to do, and then check them off as complete once you actually do them. It's a great little app that helps you stay on top of what you need to do, and best of all, you already have it installed! One of the new features in iOS 15 with the Reminders app is the ability to use tags. These tags help you organize your tasks even further, and you can even filter out to-dos by tags. Here's everything you need to know about how to use tags in Reminders on iPhone and iPad. Tags in Reminders on iPhone: How to create a tag How to view reminders with specific tags How to add a tag to a batch of reminders How to remove a tag from a reminder How to delete or rename a tag How to create a Smart List from tags Create a tag First thing...
  • EU Internet of Things report finds high entry barriers, other concerns 20/01/2022 at 12:27h
    "This is a market with high barriers to entry, few vertically integrated players and concerns about access to data, interoperability or exclusivity practices amongst others" What you need to know The EU has published the findings of its Internet of Things inquiry. It has warned the sector has high entry barriers and warned of exclusivity and interoperability concerns. The EU is planning to follow up but hopes that companies like Apple will be proactive in addressing the concerns. The EU Commission has today published the findings of its inquiry into the 'Internet of Things', a sector that includes the use of virtual assistants, smart home accessories, and speakers like Apple's HomePod mini. Executive VP Margrethe Vestager said "The consumer Internet of Things sector is increasingly becoming part of our everyday life. The final findings of our sector inquiry confirm concerns identified in the preliminary report. This is a market with high barriers to entry, few vertically inte...
  • Report: Apple picks up new series starring Gina Rodriguez 20/01/2022 at 11:30h
    The show is called 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'. What you need to know Apple might have snagged another new TV+ series. A new report says it has optioned Pedro Almodovar's *Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'. It will reportedly star Gina Rodriguez. A new report claims that Apple may have picked up a new Apple TV+ series titled Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. From THR: Sources say Apple has optioned the rights to develop a TV series based on the feature that secured the writer-director his first Oscar nomination (for foreign-language film). Jane the Virgin grad Gina Rodriguez will star in the potential series as Pepa, who was originally portrayed by Carmen Maura in the feature about the romantic mishaps of voice actors who dub foreign films. Sources say the Apple TV project will feature a mixture of English and Spanish. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown already exists as a film from Almodovar that won Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe...
  • Illinois latest state to try and legislate against Apple's App Store 20/01/2022 at 11:01h
    It's not the first state to try and legislate against Apple... What you need to know Illinois is trying to legislate against Apple's App Store. The new Freedom to Subscribe Directly act wants to rewrite Apple and Google's ecosystem. Specifically, it wants to ban requirements that developers use their own in-app payment methods. A new Illinois bill called the Freedom to Subscribe Directly App wants to put an end to Apple and Google's requirement that developers must use platforms' own in-app payment methods. The new bill was filed Tuesday and states: Creates the Freedom to Subscribe Directly Act. Provides that a provider of a digital application distribution platform for which cumulative downloads of software applications from the digital application distribution platform to Illinois users exceed 1,000,000 downloads in the previous or current calendar year may not: (i) require a software application developer that is domiciled in the State to use a particular in-applicatio...
  • Apple files Ericsson ITC complaint, seeks U.S. import ban on some products 20/01/2022 at 10:41h
    Apple is now stating that Ericsson infringes on patents owned by Apple... What you need to know Apple was sued by Ericsson earlier this week. The company claimed Apple was infringing on its 2G, 3G, and 4G patents after a 2015 licensing deal between the two expired. Apple is now countersuing Ericsson over different patents and is seeking an import ban on some of its products. Just days after Ericsson filed two lawsuits against Apple pertaining to the use of 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless technology, Apple has hit back with an ITC complaint against the company alleging a similar infringement. First noted by FOSS Patents, counsel for Apple has filed a complaint to the US International Trade Commission. The document states: Respondents recently filed a series of lawsuits and legal actions around the world,2 despite the pending Apple Inc. v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, No. 2:21-cv-00460-JRG 2 2 (E.D. Tex. Dec. 17, 2021) matter that provides a global resolution of the parties' d...
  • Apple Music is the second-most popular music streaming service 20/01/2022 at 02:23h
    What you need to know Apple Music commands the second-highest market share in music streaming services. It still sits far back from Spotify and its 31% market share dominance. Apple Music is going to need to have some tricks up its sleeve to overtake Spotify. Apple Music is the second-most popular music streaming service in the world, but it still has a long way to do to try and catch up to Spotify. According to a new report from Midia Research, Apple Music grabbed a 15% market share in the second quarter of 2021. While this put the streaming service in second place, it is still far behind Spotify which still commands a 31% market share globally. Spotify remains the DSP with the highest market share (31%), but this was down from 33% in Q2 2020 and 34% in Q2 2019. With Apple Music being a distant second with 15% market share, and Spotify adding more subscribers in the 12 months leading up to Q2 2021 than any other single DSP, there is no risk of Spotify losing its leading po...