Samsung Galaxy S8 said to drop the headphone jack

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Throughout the year, we’ve seen the likes of MotorolaHTC, and other companies decide that getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack is the right way to go.

While there are holdouts, like the Google Pixel phones and Samsung’s now-unavailable Galaxy Note 7, it looks like Samsung wants to join the rest of the pack in 2017. According to a report from SamMobile, Samsung is planning on dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack altogether in the Galaxy S8, in favor of a wireless — and USB Type-C — future.

The other big reveal from the report is probably the least surprising. Samsung is said to be switching to the USB Type-C standard in the Galaxy S8, which will be used for charging the device and listening to music.

By: Evan Selleck

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best free android apps for downloading free music

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Downloading music seems to be going the way of the dodo, with streaming services like Spotify and Deezer taking over the helm. Still, you might be interested in some ways to download some tunes for free to have on you when you’re offline. So, here we’ve listed some of the best apps to help you do that (legally).

All of these apps can download files for free. However, you should remember that just because something’s available as a free music download, it doesn’t mean it’s there with the copyright owner’s permission. There are loads of free music downloads on pirate sites and you can be sure they’re not there legally, so always ensure you have Creative Commons or Copyleft permission before downloading MP3s.

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The Latest Android Phones Offering Hi-Fi and Smart Music

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We knew that a revolution was taking place when global smartphone brands launched in India a series of handsets incorporating Hi-fi and smart music as their main theme. Their motto for the Indian audience is to Play Hi-fi and Live Smart. The offering was one-of-its-kind in the country and proved to be a boon for music lovers. Addressing the mid-range market, the manufacturing companies introduced music-based android phones in the price range of INR 15,000 to 20,000.

Happy Listening on Funtouch OS

The series was designed exclusively for Indian customers to experience Hi-fi music in the thinnest possible metallic body with a customised Funtouch OS. These carefully crafted, sleek and lightweight handsets are packed with specifications to complement the enthusiastic, energetic and passionate Indian youth of today.

Unlimited Downloads with Expandable Memory

To offer faster speed that matches the superior sound quality of these devices, they are equipped with a Funtouch 2.1 (based on Android Lollipop 5.0) Operating System. They are powered by a 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a storage space of 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM expandable up to 128GB. The expansive storage capacity lets you download unlimited music, games and movies, and allows you to surf and share with ease.

Go on with the Long-Lasting Battery

The musical experience is better when you have a long-lasting 2300mAh battery with stamina mode, allowing your android phone to go on and on for quite long. Adding to the delight is an ultra-slim and curvy body that blends perfectly with its eagle eye engineering precision.

Double Dual Audio Speakers

The handsets have double dual sound systems including two professional level 5 magnetic circuit speakers to pick up the slightest of sounds and offer minimum distortion. Since the manufacturers are dedicated to ensuring the best sound quality, they have a unique audio speaker at both ends of the phone. Just 0.4mm in diameter, the 140 dots speaker creates an ultimate sound experience.

Eliminate Disturbing Noises with Pro-Level Audio Chip

Another feature that makes these phones smart is the professional level Hi-fi chip. It can play tunes over 105dB and below -95dB with the least possible sound distortion. It can produce high-fidelity quality with a dual chip audio decoding programme to enhance your overall sound experience. To make the experience even better, android phone manufacturing companies are carrying out research and development in areas related to enhancement of audio quality.
By Akansha K Gupta
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How to hook Dropbox into the LG G3 music and gallery apps

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Get your stuff from Dropbox onto your LG G3 with ease

If you use Dropbox as one of your main sources of storage for music and photos then you’ll be pleased to know that you can access it pretty easily in some of the stock apps on the LG G3. The stock Gallery and Music applications can hook into your Dropbox account and pull in your content with a few easy steps.

Sadly, anyone using the AT&T specific variant of the G3 doesn’t seem to be able to do this. Sorry, folks.

Setting up

Dropbox and the LG G3

The first thing you need to do is set up Dropbox access on the phone. To do this you’ll want to head into Settings > Cloud and then hit the “Add account” button at the bottom of the display. On the next screen you’ll see a selection of different cloud services, including Dropbox.

Tap on the Dropbox option and then you’ll be prompted to enter your credentials. Once you’re all logged in Dropbox will now show up as an active cloud account when you’re in Settings > Cloud. Tapping on it will open up a basic settings menu where you’re able to select the content you want to access as well as your used/available account storage space. If for any reason you wish to remove your account, hit the menu button in the top right hand corner and select “Remove account.”

Below the account information you’ll see checkboxes to access content for “Gallery” and “Music.” Make sure you’ve checked the relevant boxes then you’re set.

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How to transfer iTunes music from iPhone to Android when you have no laptop or PC

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How to move your music from an iPhone to an Android phone, when you don’t have a laptop or PC.

QUESTION After spending the past six years with iPhones, I finally purchased a Galaxy Note 3. Now the problem is this: there was a burglary at my place a few years ago and my laptop was stolen, I still haven’t replaced it. I cannot afford to lose all the music I have on my iPhone (most of it purchased on iTunes) and I really can’t find a way to transfer music from one phone to the other without a computer.

My partner has a laptop I can use, but since he has an iPhone as well, I don’t think I can use his iTunes to do this as he has his own music installed on there.
Can you help me?

HELPROOM ANSWER Copying music from your iPhone to another device is tricky as iTunes is designed for the most part to transfer music from your computer to your phone and not in the other direction.

There are third party tools available which can help you to do what you want. Take a look atCoolmuster iPad iPhone iPod to Computer Transfer, or Leawo iTransfer. There are many other options out there too, although most will require you to pay for them.

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How to download music from Google Play

This is a two-part question: how to download your own content on Google Play, either uploaded or bought, and how to listen to music offline (we recently shared how to save radio stations for offline listening too). Google Play Music is a one-stop shop for many of us, and it certainly covers a lot of the bases for streaming music and paid purchases. But sometimes you really just need to have some music on your local storage. Here’s how to do it.AndroidPIT-Play-Music-All-Access

Note: not all Play Music features are available in all countries and some require an All Access pass. In this case, any downloaded content will only remain on your phone while your subscription is active.

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In your Playlists, you’ll find Free & Purchased (right) in your Auto-Playlists. / © AndroidPIT/Google

If you’ve previously stored your own collection of paid or uploaded content in the Play Music’s locker, you can grab it again anytime you would like. Go to Auto-Playlists and into Free & Purchased. Whenever you play a track from this list, it will be cached and available even when you’re offline. If you clear the cache in the Play Music settings or in your Android settings menu, you will lose the songs from your device (as it has not actually been downloaded). While this is not technically downloading, it is a handy trick.

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On the left you can see my Last Added playlists are already ”pinned” for offline listening. On the right you can see a new album that gives me the option to ”keep on device”. / © AndroidPIT/Google

If you want to download for real, you’ll need your computer. Simply find the track or album you want in Free & Purchased (in the web-based Play Music) and click the overflow button (three stacked dots) and then Download. That’s it – you can then transfer it to your Android with a USB cable or wirelessly as you normally would. Please note that you can only download a track twice. If you want to download multiple items at once, just hold shift when you click the titles and then right click to bring up the menu with the Download option. You can also install Google Play’s Music Manager on your PC if you want to download and manage your entire collection. Shared music cannot be downloaded however.

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You can now edit and share playlists on Google Play Music

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Following an update to Search and the release of new Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps in the Play Store, Google is now pushing out a small update to Play Music.

The seemingly only change in the update is the ability to change the name and description of a playlist, as well as to share your playlist with friends, straight from the device. Previously, these features were only available in the web interface of Google Play Music. To access these new features, just click on the Menu button and pick them from the overflow menu.

Play Music version 5.5.1509O should be heading your way right now, though you can check for yourself from the My Apps section of the Play Store. Or, if you’re new to it, check the Play Music app in the Play Store.

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Free Calling Apps Download – Wi-Fi Calling for Android

Wi-Fi calling has many benefits, as you can have audio and video chats all over the world with family and friends, who also have the application on their devices.

There are many companies offering such free download of calling apps, with some offering voice calling alone, whereas others offer additional perks, like file sharing, group chatting and photo transferring and so on. Here are some of the top calling apps for Android.

Google Voice

Google Voice works equally well on tablets as on smartphones. You can synchronize your text messages with missed calls and voice mails across contacts in different devices. You can also use the same number for calling on different devices through Google Voice, so long as you have a Wi-Fi Connection. Years ago, it used to be known as Grand Central and it still offers a great service. It is a pleasant experience to know that you can resume your conversation started on a phone or a tablet and then jump on to the PC as well. Calls are made within the Gmail service and international rates are quite low. However, the service is available only in the US and you cannot send or receive image messages.

Fring

Fring allows you to make free calls to other Fring users all over the world. You can send free video and chat messages. You can also call landlines or other mobiles that are not in your country at very small rates. Fring also offers group-calling facility, with a limit of four at a time. You can make video calls through Android phones that have a front facing camera and it is, in fact, a good alternative to Skype, as Fring offers a good quality of voice and video calling.

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