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How to pair Bose QC 35 with an Android phone

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Did you just pick up a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones and need to pair them with your Android phone? You don't need to pair, but connecting the two does give you direct access to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Downloading the app also lets you personalize your settings on the go, so having it is a must. Here's a full step-by-step guide of what that process looks like.

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How pair Bose QC 35 with an Android phone

Before we actually begin the pairing process, we need to first download the companion app that allows you to set up and control the QC 35s from your phone.

  1. Open the Google Play Store.
  2. Search "bose connect".
  3. Tap the first result that shows the app icon.
  4. Tap the green Install button.

With that done, it's time to open the app and get these babies paired! Before you open the app, make sure you turn on the QC 35s by moving the power switch to the right so that you see a green dot next to it.

  1. Agree to the app's terms and tap I Agree.
  2. Tap Grant Location Access.
  3. Tap Allow on the popups.

  4. When you see your headphones, drag down to connect them.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Bring down your quick settings panel and tap Pair & Connect.
  7. Tap Pair.

Voilà! With that all done, you've successfully paired your Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones with your Android phone. Some elements may look slightly different depending on what phone you're using (a OnePlus 6 was used for this demonstration), but the core elements should remain the same no matter what.

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Bose QC 35 (Series II)

$349 at Amazon

Some of the best wireless headphones around.

The Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) offers one of the most premium wireless headphone experiences you can find right now. It's super comfy, has truly excellent noise-cancellation, and sounds downright fantastic.

It can be difficult to find the perfect pair of headphones these days, but trust us when we say that the QC 35s are absolutely deserving of their high price tag. $350 is a lot of money to spend on an accessory, but if you're willing and able to cover the cost, these headphones will put a smile on your face the second you start listening to them.

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lywyn
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Why do you need an app to use headphones, and why the f*** does it need location access!?!?
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'Exploding' iPad prompts Apple shop evacuation

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The Dutch fire brigade is called to help deal with a "fuming" Apple device.
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Hard to use the standard excuse of "none standard charger"
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InfoWars app will stay in the iOS App Store—here’s Apple’s reason why

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Apple will continue to allow the InfoWars mobile app on its App Store even after removing almost all of the podcast episodes associated with Alex Jones' conspiracy-theory website from its platforms. The iPhone maker released a statement to BuzzFeed News explaining its decision to allow the InfoWars app to remain downloadable from its store.

"We strongly support all points of view being represented on the App Store, as long as the apps are respectful to users with differing opinions, and follow our clear guidelines, ensuring the App Store is a safe marketplace for all," the company's statement said. "We continue to monitor apps for violations of our guidelines and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously."

The decision comes after Apple removed five out of the six InfoWars podcasts from iTunes and its other platforms for violating its hate-speech rules. Apple did not host the InfoWars content, but anyone with an Apple device could find and download the podcast episodes through Apple services. However, after that removal, some were perplexed when Apple didn't remove the InfoWars app as well.

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Freedom of speech and 30%, the American dream
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Valve: Apple won’t let the Steam Link app on the iOS

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Enlarge / A screenshot from the beta version of the Steam Link app, which has been denied approval by Apple. (credit: Steam)

Valve says Apple has denied approval for the iOS version of its Steam Link app—which allows users to stream PC games from a computer on the same home network—after Apple initially approved the app earlier this month.

"On Monday, May 7, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release," Valve said in a statement sent to Ars. "On Wednesday, May 9, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team."

Valve says it appealed that decision on the basis that "the Steam Link app simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop similar to numerous remote desktop applications already available on the App Store." That includes an official Windows Remote Desktop app from Microsoft, third-party apps from LogMeIn and GoToMyPC, and many more. There are even streaming apps for iOS which use Nvidia's GameStream technology to remotely play titles running on a PC, just like the Steam Link app.

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Why let you play games off the iPhone? You cannot make 30% on someone else's hard work
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Amazon Prime yearly subscription increasing to $119 starting in May

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Renewals after June 16 will jump to new price.

Amazon's Q1 2018 earnings were just released, and the company once again beat estimates. But during the analyst call, it wasn't all good news — at least for customers. Amazon says that it will be increasing the yearly subscription price of Amazon Prime in the U.S. to $119 from the current $99.

This new price will go into effect for new Prime sign-ups starting on May 11, just a couple weeks away, while those of us who already have Prime won't be hit by the price increase unless our renewals come due on or after June 16. Amazon will send out emails to current subscribers with details prior to the change.

The month-to-month subscription option, which is $12.99/month ($156/year) after receiving a price bump earlier this year, will remain.

Amazon just boosted its (already massive) Prime revenue with a single move.

Amazon recently revealed that it has over 100 million paid Prime members worldwide — not all of whom pay the equivalent of $99/year, mind you — which is a hefty amount of recurring revenue that Amazon can rely on. Prime has increased in price a couple times since its launch (though the last annual increase was in 2014), and Amazon has regularly tinkered with other subscription options for its music service and Amazon Fresh grocery delivery. It has, of course, increased the value of Prime with new additions to the service as well — and Prime subscription growth doesn't seem to be slowing down.

Most people with Prime are deeply invested in it at this point and will simply say "sure, what's another $20?" — but from Amazon's perspective, that's a 20% boost in U.S. subscription revenue without having to grow its customer base. Sure the company is likely to lose a few Prime subscribers who are disgruntled with the increase, but that small loss will be more than covered by the aforementioned 20% increase from each remaining customer. A smart move, no doubt, even if it isn't particularly customer-friendly.

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In the UK they are being investigated for failing to offer the next day delivery. If they bump price here that will kick a hornets next
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Julian Assange's Internet Disabled At The Ecuador Embassy In London

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The Ecuador Embassy in London has disabled Julian Assange’s outside communications, officials have confirmed.

The Embassy announced on Wednesday they were taking the measure in response to the WikiLeaks founder’s recent activity on social media.

Assange has been living inside the Embassy in the UK capital since June 2012, when he entered the building to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning about allegations of sex crimes, which he has always denied.

Officials previously cut off his internet access in 2016 and tweeted confirmation his internet connection has been disabled again.

As part of an agreement between Assange and the Ecuadorean government, he is not permitted to send any messages that could interfere with the South American nation’s relations with other countries.

Ecuador gave him asylum after he sought refuge in the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden for investigation of sex-related claims.

Sweden dropped the case, but Mr Assange remains subject to arrest in Britain for jumping bail.

Kim Dotcom, a former owner of file-sharing company Megaupload, had earlier suggested the WikiLeaks founder’s communications had been suspended, and urged Assange’s supporters to gather outside the Embassy. 

Former Greek minister Yanis Varoufakis and musician Brian Eno said in a statement they had heard “with great concern” about the lost internet access and ban on visitors.

“Only extraordinary pressure from the US and the Spanish governments can explain why Ecuador’s authorities should have taken such appalling steps in isolating Julian,” they said.

They added that the Ecuador government had only recently granted Mr Assange citizenship, saying it must have been “leaned on mercilessly” to stop attempting to provide a diplomatic route to safety and even drive the WikiLeaks founder out of the embassy.

“Clearly, Ecuador’s government has been subjected to bullying over its decision to grant Julian asylum, support and ultimately, diplomatic status.”

Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan branded Assange a “miserable little worm” during a Commons debate on Tuesday, adding he should leave the Ecuadorean embassy and surrender to British justice.

Assange replied: “Britain should come clean on whether it intends to extradite me to the United States for publishing the truth and cease its ongoing violation of the UN rulings in this matter.

“If it does this disgraceful impasse can be resolved tomorrow. I have already fully served any theoretical (I haven’t been charged) “bail violation” whilst in prison and under house arrest. So why is there a warrant for my arrest?”



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Its ok for him to make sneaky deals and pass data to the Trump's. He's a hypocrite and should stop pretending he's doing anything for anyone but himself
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