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TechnologyMisfit's Vapor X smartwatch boasts longer battery life and Spotify

17:30  14 august  2019
17:30  14 august  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Spotify ends direct music uploads for indie artists

Spotify ends direct music uploads for indie artists Indie artists will no longer have the option to upload music directly to Spotify -- not that they'll necessarily mind. Spotify is shutting down the upload beta test after determining that its efforts were better spent elsewhere. Feedback from musicians suggests that Spotify should instead "lean into" the work of existing distribution partners, according to the company. It would also pour more of its energy into unique benefits, such as listener metrics and a playlist submission tool. Spotify will stop accepting new songs through the upload program at the end of July, and those who've already released material will need to find new providers beyond that point.

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Battery life Misfit Vapor will last around a day, or maybe a bit longer If you're using it for fitness, expect it to run down very quickly Instead the Misfit Vapor - like most other smartwatches - will only last around a full day

The latest smartwatch from Misfit is hoping to overcome the pain of limited wearable battery life. Enter the Vapor X, which offers a more power efficient processor and a battery saving mode to keep it going for longer.

Misfit's Vapor X smartwatch boasts longer battery life and Spotify

The Vapor X uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, an ultra low power platform to extend battery life. Other power efficiency measures include a battery saving mode and a rapid charging feature which means the smartwatch can be almost completely charged in one hour. This should mitigate one of smartwatches' biggest annoyances -- constantly low battery levels.

The device runs Wear OS, Google's Android version for wearables, and will compete with latest generation smartwatches like the Fossil Gen 5. It'll be compatible with phones running Android 4.4 and above or iOS 10 and above, with basic specs including 4GB of storage and 512MB of memory. Plus there's standalone GPS and it'll be swimproof in shallow water.

Spotify Stations radio app now works with CarPlay

Spotify Stations radio app now works with CarPlay Stations is Spotify's answer to Pandora, letting you tune in and listen to curated music without having to lift a finger. That convenience made it an immediate hit when it launched last month, but one important feature was missing for iOS users: CarPlay support. Spotify has quietly fixed that issue by (as spotted by a Reddit user),and now lets you control your music directly from your in-dash entertainment system. Spotify Stations breaks Spotify's radio feature out into a separate app. It surfaces music based on your own playlists and listening habits, and lets you add or subtract artists and like or dislike songs.

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It will come with Spotify pre-installed, so you can listen to music on to go. It can even operate as a music player without being paired to a phone, as long as you have a paid subscription to either Pandora or Google Play Music. The Vapor X is compatible with Google Pay, so you can make payments via NFC and there's also safety app Noonlight pre-installed which can be used to trigger a request to emergency services.

In terms of health tracking, it comes with a heart rate sensor and the Cardiogram app which will monitor your vital signs to keep tabs on your health. For those looking for more style, the Vapor X will come in five colors with interchangeable straps, and the watch face is customizable for a more personalized look.

Misfit is keeping things close to its chest about the exact launch date, but its product page shows the Vapor X will go on sale for $279.99.

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Apple is reportedly in talks to let Siri play Spotify tracks.
You wouldn't think that Apple and Spotify's relationship would be thawing out anytime soon, given that Spotify has lodged an antitrust complaint against its streaming rival in the EU. However, the two companies are reportedly discussing a plan to let iPhone users play Spotify songs, playlists and albums using Siri voice commands, according to The Information. When it unveiled iOS 13, Apple opened up the possibility of Siri working with rival music services via new SiriKit updates. If Apple and Spotify can work something out, you'd be able to play Spotify tunes using Siri from an iPhone without the need to open the app.

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