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If you’ve been waiting for a sale on the rarely discounted Apple AirPods Pro, well, wait no more! Right now, they’re $190 at Amazon — that’s their lowest price of the year. Grab them and you'll be in good company: over 191,000 reviewers gave them a flawless rating.
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Good question. For one, they’re customizable. Big ears? Small ears? No problem. Whereas previous AirPod iterations subscribed to a one-size-fits-all approach, these state-of-the-art Pros provide a special 'Ear Tip Fit Test' so you can learn which size is best for you and your unique ear shape.
Apple also redesigned these buds with a silicone tip for a comfy fit so they’ll feel better in your ear and won’t slip out halfway through a workout.
Unlike previous versions of the iconic buds, Apple AirPods Pro also feature active noise-canceling to block out nearly all ambient and background chatter. "The sound quality is great, the noise-canceling is good as well," wrote a five-star reviewer. "They also pair and turn on automatically when you open the case."
Said another satisfied Amazon shopper, "For noise cancellation, they’re more effective than I thought they would be. They are best at blocking out white noise — bus engines, office sounds, fans, etc. They are good at voices if it's just people talking in a group at a normal volume."
Ease of use for Apple fans
The new earbuds offer a seamless wireless syncing experience with just about any Apple device — including iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air, iMac and more.
But these buds' utility extends way beyond the Appleverse: They'l pair with Android smartphones or tablets and Windows 10 laptops and desktops via Bluetooth.
The Apple AirPods Pro are also a revelation on the battery-life tip — 5.5 hours compared to the previous model’s 3.5 hours. And you can drop them in their included wireless charging case to juice them up for an additional 24 hours of power.
"Battery life is excellent. I haven't charged them more than once in the last month with using them once every few nights for an hour or so," added another Amazon shopper.
At $190 (was $249), Apple AirPods Pro are a big step up in audio quality. And with the bells and whistles that the entry-level AirPods just don’t have, we think they’re well worth the upgrade.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) -Israeli troops shot and killed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy who was riding in a car with his father in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Palestinian officials said. The Israeli military said one of its soldiers had opened fire towards the car's wheels after concluding that the vehicle had been involved in "suspicious activity" earlier in the day. Palestinians dispute the account.
Ottawa police have charged a 20-year-old Ottawa man in the fatal stabbing of another man at a home in Nepean. Christopher Avery Houghton, 25, was found dead inside the basement apartment of a home on Sherry Lane early in the morning on July 22. An upstairs neighbour had heard a commotion and went downstairs to find the man bleeding on the floor. Nicholas Cox of Ottawa has been charged with second-degree murder in Houghton's death, police say. Cox appeared in court Wednesday and has been remanded
Canada is losing out on the benefits of early childhood education due to a disconnect between daycares and schools, says a newly released report that recommends integrating child care into the broader education system. The research from People for Education said a proper child-care setup would help give kids the skills they need to carry them through life, including communication and critical and creative thinking. But the inequitable, pricey and poorly co-ordinated Canadian system doesn't pass
(Reuters) -Language learning app Duolingo Inc notched a valuation of $6.5 billion after its shares surged nearly 40% in the company's Nasdaq debut on Wednesday, becoming the latest education technology startup to impress Wall Street. Duolingo's stock opened at $141.4 per share, blowing past the initial public offering price (IPO) of $102 per share, which crossed the top end of its target range. "Being a public company will allow us to operate at a higher level, and get going from the minor leagues to the major leagues," said Luis von Ahn, co-founder and chief executive officer of Duolingo.
Following a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lost Egg Classic disc golf tournament will return to Wayne over the August long weekend. 2020 would have marked the true 20 year anniversary of the tournament, though because of the cancellation, 2021 will mark the official anniversary. “We had 140 entries open and they sold out in about 35 minutes,” says Craig Burrows-Johnson of the Professional Disc Golf Association. Burrows-Johnson is a disc golf course designer who has had a hand in
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spoke out for embattled pro-democracy forces in Belarus on Wednesday in a White House meeting with that country's main opposition leader. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who was forced to leave Belarus after unsuccessfully challenging President Alexander Lukashenko in 2020 elections that the opposition and the West say were rigged, has been touring Washington this month, seeking concrete U.S. backing for her country's opposition. Biden tweeted that the meeting was
Three men have been arrested and charged in connection to a deadly shooting in Prince George, B.C., more than five years ago. Officers made the arrests on Friday, according to RCMP. Cuyler Aubichon, Kelly Richet and Chris Russell were each charged the same day with one count of manslaughter using a firearm, court records show. The charges relate to a shooting in the city on June 15, 2016. Robert Milligan, 33, was found shot dead in the driveway of his home on Forest Avenue near Ospika Boulevard.
Fire crews in Regina were kept busy overnight fighting a fire at an outdoor compound north of Evraz Steel. The fire department was called at 10:55 p.m. CST on Tuesday and crews were there until about 7 a.m. CST Wednesday putting out hot spots. Neil Sundeen, acting fire chief for the Regina Fire Department, said they were initially told it was a grassfire, but that turned out not to be the case. "Our wildline [grassfire] unit arrived on scene and determined very quickly that it was not a grassfir
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in several southeast European countries have issued weather warnings before a heat wave in the region expected Thursday that is set to push temperatures to as high as 43 C (109.4 F) in inland areas. Public health officials in North Macedonia on Wednesday said all six of the country’s administrative regions would be affected by the emergency and urged a pause in construction work and called for municipal-level initiatives to help the elderly and the home
Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is casting Ottawa’s recent investments to decarbonize heavy industry as a way to competitively position Canada in the global economy, but some are questioning if the country is betting on the wrong horse. Recently, the department announced a flurry of new investments to help heavy industry lower its greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier this month, it kicked $25 million to Svante Inc.’s $97-million carbon capture project to be de
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia held what the State Department described as “substantive and professional” talks on arms control and other strategic issues on Wednesday despite myriad other differences that have sent relations into a tailspin. The State Department said the discussions in Geneva produced no breakthroughs but said they did yield the minimum for a positive result of such negotiations: an agreement to meet again in the context of talks endorsed b
A man is dead and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating following a Tuesday evening confrontation at a southside hotel, says the Edmonton Police Service. Police were called at about 9:30 p.m. to a hotel near 53rd Avenue and Calgary Trail, where a man in the parking lot was damaging vehicles and firing a gun, according to a news release. The man ran away but was located by police about 10 minutes later a few blocks away near 54th Avenue and Gateway Boulevard. "Tactic
TORONTO — Ontario is putting more than $62 million in its autism budget this year to make services more available, as the province works to shore up its delayed revamp of the program. The government is expected to announce this afternoon that the money will go toward initiatives such as grants for service providers to hire new clinical staff, increase hours for existing staff, and travel to serve kids in rural or remote communities. Families and providers have said that there has been a diminish
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Wheatland County council has set a public hearing date for a proposed redesignation of some 471 acres from Agriculture General to Energy District for a new wind project following a presentation during the regular Tuesday, July 6 council meeting. The project, which will be located approximately 20 to 30 kilometres southeast of Drumheller, will require portions of a total of 19 quarter sections to be redesignated. According to the presentation, the project received approval from the Alberta Utilit
Democratic and Republican congressmen on Wednesday introduced a bill that aims to revive an arm of the old U.S. Cold War arsenal to improve understanding of China and potentially other strategic rivals of the United States. The House bill introduced by Democratic Representatives Joaquin Castro and Bill Keating and Republicans Mike Gallagher and Brian Fitzpatrick would provide for the establishment of a federally funded Open Translation and Analysis Center (OTAC) focused on China.
Russian state prosecutors asked a court on Wednesday to find Lyubov Sobol, a close ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, guilty of breaching COVID-19 safety regulations and to impose a set of restrictions on her for two years, her lawyer said. Prosecutors told the court to order Sobol to remain at home from 2200 to 0600 for the next two years, to ban her from attending mass events or political meetings and to have her check in with the police four times a month, her lawyer Vladimir Voronin said on Twitter. Sobol, who says the charge against her is politically-motivated nonsense, was charged with breaching COVID-19 safety regulations at an unsanctioned street protest in support of Navalny earlier this year.
After her campaign signs were destroyed and burned on Sunday, Tamara Tynes Powell, the Liberal candidate in the riding of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, told the Halifax Examiner it's important to "stand up against any sort of hatred act." On Monday the Examiner reported the vandalism and burning of Tyne Powell's campaign signs in Truro over the weekend. Tynes Powell is the first Black candidate in the history of her riding and she is also the sole female candidate. News spread early o
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