Even Replacing a Single Apple AirPod is Expensive

Apple AirPods sure make pairing with devices easy, but they don’t have any trick up their sleves to save them from being lost.

Apple AirPods sure make pairing with devices easy, but they don’t have any trick up their sleeves to save them from being lost. If you have a pair and want to know how much you will have to pay if you lost them, Apple has cleared that out: $69 for a single AirPod.

As Apple’s support page indicates, if you lose a single AirPod from the pair, you can have a new one for $69. If you lose the charging case, the price will be same too.

Considering a new set of Apple AirPods -complete with a charging case- costs $159, if you lost two pieces of the AirPod, it wouldn’t be the worst idea to buy a new set altogether.

And if you need to replace the batteries from your AirPods, it will cost you $49.

After removing headphone jack, Apple is promoting wireless music earphones continuously. It can’t be said for sure if wireless earphones will make the experience any better, but the future of wireless music listening is expensive for sure.

Bonus: Here is a video about the biggest problem of Apple AirPods:

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Amazon May Launch $5 Music Streaming Service, But You Won’t Use it

Amazon is planning to launch two music streaming services before we talk about second, let’s get the first one out of our way: It will cost $10, you can stream from all devices and it will have unlimited streaming.

Amazon is planning to launch two music streaming services before we talk about second, let’s get the first one out of our way: It will cost $10, you can stream from all devices and it will have unlimited streaming.

The first one is fairly simple to understand, it works similarly to all other major streaming services and it costs the same too. (Apple Music, Spotify and Groove music etc. cost $10 for a month)

The second one a real interesting plan, as recode reports, it will cost $5 and you can stream unlimited music from Amazon’s music catalog. But there is a catch: you can only use it on a Echo device.

While Amazon Echo is a fairly fine device, I don’t think the majority of people but it because of Music Playing capabilities. While I know some people who play music on Echo, Most people listen music on their Phones, Tablets or Computers.

Currently, there is no way to lisen Amazon Music without a Prime subscription, if Amazon really launces a $5 music service exclusive to Echo, I doubt that many people will sign-up for this. However, there are some other way Amazon can deal with this, The company may allow ad-supported music streaming on other devices. But, it is not confirm yet.

These Are The 6 Best Music Players For Windows 10 in 2018

Windows 10 has some good apps, but Groove Music is not one of them. Replace it with these best music players for Windows 10.

Windows 10 has improved its stock apps a lot, but, there are still places where it can improve a bit more. Default Music app Groove Music and the Windows Media Player are the same cases. In this post, we will discuss some of the best music players for Windows 10.

Groove music has its set of limitations. Luckily, Dozens of good music players are available for Windows 10. Granted that some of them lack the polish that Microsoft has in its apps, but some are excellent -so good that you can use them in place of built-in music apps in Windows 10.

Dopamine

Dopamine music player for Windows 10

Dopamine is probably the sleekest music player ever created for Windows. At first glance, dopamine looks and feels a lot like Microsoft’s ill-fated Zune music player, and that’s not a bad thing. The UI is consistent and the app launch time combined with player’s flexibility make it the best Music player for Windows 10.

You can change app’s background and color scheme; there are a neat equalizer and information viewer too. The library management is mostly excellent, and it can handle large collections of music files easily.

The app is not perfect though, you won’t find some advanced features found on some other music players such as music ripping and automatic music organization, but if you are looking for a sleek, lightweight and free music player that works as it is supposed to, Dopamine is a must look.

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Media Monkey

Probably the best media management application on Windows, Media Monkey is a full featured Music Playing and management software. The app has almost everything that an Audiophile may need on its feature set.
You can create and manage playlists, sort, and sync media files. The UI of the Player is fully skinnable, meaning you can download additional skins form Internet and use them to customize it to your will. One of the best features that Media Monkey offers is auto media management UI, with this, once set-up, the app will automatically rename and store music files in their subfolders.

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MediaMonkey – Non Skinned

Although Media Monkey handles music fantastically, Support for Video is not that good.
The free version should be enough to keep you hooked with the app, if you want more features, there is also a paid version.

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Songbird

Claimed to be built for music fans, songbird looks very similar to Apple iTunes.
Songbird has a rich media management features, and it works as a music hub in your home as with Songbird, you can stream music to any room in your home. Apart from playing music, you can follow artists and sync music to your portable devices.

BEST MUSIC PLAYERS FOR WINDOWS 10
Songbird

Songbird is easy to use and considering the app is completely free, you should give it a chance if you are looking for good music players for Windows 10.

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Foobar2000

This one is straight for power-users, Foobar is an Open source music player that is very light weight and customization. The core app looks quite old-school. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the makers want users to use extensions to customize the UI upon its wish. As the app has been around for more than a few years, you can find extensions for almost everything.
Foobar is a bit confusing at first, but investing time in understanding its UI will be worth if you are looking for a flexible music player.

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VLC Media Player

Usually, People use VLC to play video files -and it shines at it, VLC Can be a great Music Player if you are a FOSS supporter and want a no-frills music player that Plays any files that you throw on it.

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VLC Media Player – Library Mode

VLC has a satisfactory media library; it is not as flexible as on Media Monkey but the player has built-in support for Podcasts and online Radio.
The App will also let you play from other computers connected via a local network.
The best thing about using VLC? The apps is quick, and it can handle a large music library without breaking a sweat.

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MusicBee

MusicBee shares a lot of similarities with Media Monkey, but it does it with a slicker and easier interface. MusicBee has built-in features to manage and categories your music library and it has dozens of different color schemes and themes to chose from. You can use it to auto tag your file from the internet and retrieve lyrics and other metadata.

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MusicBee in Xbox Theater Mode

The app also has a theater mode that looks a bit similar to Windows Media Player’s Full Screen Mode. At the time of Writing, MusicBee is completely free to use.

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AIMP

AIMP is a simple music player that may remind you of new dead WinAMP music player. Apart from Windows, the app is also available for Android. AIMP looks a lot different than other music player apps listed above, but the UI is easy to navigate and understand. AIMP has good library management and a low system footprint. It comes with two skins by default, but you can install other skins from its official website.

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AIMP with Default Skin

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Conclusion: As discussed above, the following are the best music players for Windows 10:

  • MediaMonkey
  • MusicBee
  • AIMP3
  • Foobar
  • Songbird
  • VLC Media Player

What is your favorite Music Player for Windows 10?

What do you use to listen to Music on your computer and why? Share with others in the comments below.

This is How Apple Music May Look on Android

Looks like Apple has (almost) finished the job. A German website Mobile Geeks seems to have access to beta version of Apple Music app for android version.

On the day when Apple Introduced its Apple Music – an audio streaming service, it said that an app for android platform will also be made available soon.

Looks like Apple has (almost) finished the job. A German website Mobile Geeks seems to have access to beta version of Apple Music app for android version.

From the screenshots it appears that it will function just like the iOS version. Most features such as a For You Tab, My Music, Radio Station Beats 1 and Connect are present in the app.

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Now popular in many apps, the hamburger menu is present on the Android version of the app it is the main difference between the iOS version and the android version. In iOS version, the navigation is done using a tab bar rather than the hamburger menu.

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Author of the post says that he had problems in signing in with the app but we can hope that this will be fixed when the app will be made available for public. It will also be interesting to see how many android users go with Apple Music when Google Has it one and for all YouTube Red as a product.

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Source : Mobile Geeks (German)