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Operating System, Others

tvOS 15.5, watchOS 8.6, and HomePod Software 15.5 now available to the public

May 16, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Following the release of iOS 15.5 and macOS Monterey 12.4 to all users, Apple on Monday also made tvOS 15.5, watchOS 8.6, and HomePod Software 15.5 available to the public. The updates bring overall improvements with no major changes. tvOS […]


Gadgets, Products

After Apple subtracted Beats Pill+ from its lineup, here’s what could replace it

January 13, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Earlier this week, Apple gave its Beats Pill+ speaker the OG HomePod treatment and changed its status from a “product that remains in our lineup” to finally discontinued. Finally, because there was never any real change to the Bluetooth speaker […]


Gadgets, Products

Apple brings Dutch support to Siri on HomePod, hints at Netherlands HomePod mini release

December 8, 2021

Via: 9to5Mac

Along with iOS 15.2 RC, Apple has launched support for Dutch with Siri on HomePod and HomePod mini. The move likely means Apple will officially launch the HomePod mini in the Netherlands soon. Reported by iCulture (via Google Translate), after […]


Gadgets, Products

Apple’s HomePod and HomePod mini take a small step towards catching up with the competition

May 6, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

If you’re still wondering why the world’s largest tablet, smartwatch, and true wireless earbuds vendor, which also continues to battle Samsung for the global smartphone industry’s gold medal, remains incapable of competing against Amazon and Google in the smart speaker […]


iOS, Operating System

Apple considers allowing apps like Chrome and Gmail to be set as iOS defaults

February 20, 2020

Via: The Verge

Apple is considering letting users set third-party apps as the iPhone and iPad’s default web browsers and email clients, Bloomberg reports. The company is also reportedly working on allowing third-party music services like Spotify to run directly on its HomePod […]


News and Press

Apple Cyber Monday 2019 best deals on iPhone 11, Beats, HomePod, iPad and MacBooks

December 2, 2019

Via: CNET

Black Friday might be over, but major Apple product deals still remain. It’s a perfect time to pick up that MacBook Pro or iPhone 11 you’ve been eyeing, with deals still available right through to the end of Cyber Monday. […]


Gadgets, Products

Apple has ‘higher-end’ AirPods, over-ear headphones and a ‘new HomePod’ slated for 2019

June 25, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

In addition to three or four new iPhones, a couple of upgraded iPad Pros with Face ID support, a revised MacBook lineup and a largely mysterious Apple Watch Series 4, several improved AirPods variants and entirely new “studio-quality” over-ear Apple […]


Gadgets, Products

Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is better, but here are 5 things it still needs to beat Alexa

May 30, 2018

Via: CNET

Apple’s iOS 11.4 software is here at last, and with it AirPlay 2. AirPlay 2 adds multiroom audio and stereo pairing — features we’ve been waiting for since WWDC 2017. Multiroom audio allows you to play the same music or […]


News and Press

Apple could look to release new low-cost iPhone, iPad, MacBook and even HomePod models this year

March 8, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

Apple has never been one to chase high volume sales at the expense of hefty profit margins, but 2016’s low-cost iPhone SE and that $329 iPad from last year may have proven the Cupertino-based tech giant can bring the best […]


Gadgets, Products

Apple HomePod review: For ardent Apple fans only

March 6, 2018

Via: TechHive

Apple planted its HomePod smart speaker deep inside a walled garden: You must have an Apple-branded mobile device just to set it up, and you can pretty much use it only with Apple’s own services if you want voice control […]


iOS, Operating System

Siri vs Siri: What Apple’s AI can and can not do on every Apple device

February 22, 2018

Via: TechHive

All forms of Siri are not created equal. While Apple’s AI assistant is available on no less than six different devices—iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Macs, and now, HomePod—its capabilities aren’t the same on each. Rather than give Siri […]


Gadgets, Products

8 ways Apple can make HomePod an even better music player

February 15, 2018

Via: TechHive

To call HomePod the greatest Apple Music player is a bit of an understatement. With hands-free controls, a virtually unlimited music library, and tremendous sound, Apple’s new AI-powered speaker is a revelation for Apple Music subscribers, mostly because the service […]


Gadgets, Products

Apple HomePod review: The best-sounding smart speaker yet

February 12, 2018

Via: Mashable

Apple’s HomePod comes with a long list of fine print. If you own an iOS device, subscribe to Apple Music, can live with Siri’s limited capabilities, care about music quality, and you’re OK with dropping $350 on a smart speaker, […]


Gadgets, Products

HomePod review roundup: not as smart as it could be, but stunning sound

February 6, 2018

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple seeded HomePod review units to a number of websites, embargoed for today, and the first reviews are landing. There are quibbles. More than one reviewer said that, for a smart speaker, it wasn’t as smart as its rivals. But […]


iOS, News and Press, Operating System

Siri now actively used on 500+ million iOS devices, adoption rate grows by 25% in 7 months

January 24, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

Siri, Apple’s intelligent personal assistant, is actively used on more than 500 million devices. This interesting tidbit of information can be found in Cupertino’s latest press release about the launch of the HomePod. The last time we received information about […]


News and Press

Hey Siri, Tell Me the News: Apple Expands Podcast-Playing Function

January 18, 2018

Via: Geek

With Apple’s HomePod smart speaker reportedly laying in wait, the tech titan is rolling new Siri features out to mobile users. Following a beta test early this month, the virtual assistant now automatically streams podcasts when asked to “tell me […]


News and Press, Tech, Wireless

Apple delaying HomePod smart speaker launch until next year

November 17, 2017

Via: 9to5Mac

Bad news for Apple customers hoping to purchase a HomePod before the end of the year. Apple has released a statement saying it has pushed the HomePod’s release target into early 2018. HomePod was originally unveiled back at WWDC in […]


Gadgets, Products

HomePod supply will likely be extremely limited at launch, Foxconn to ramp up 2018 production

August 15, 2017

Via: Pocket Now

In addition to answering more questions about an unreleased iPhone than we ever thought possible, Apple’s Amazon Echo-contending HomePod will probably make headlines of its own over the next few months as it closes in on a still-distant December rollout. Reportedly manufactured by Taiwan-based ODM Inventec […]


News and Press

Huge Apple leak confirms iPhone 8 design

July 31, 2017

Via: Boy Genius

With each new iPhone 8 leak that we saw this year, it became obvious that the hottest iPhone that Apple will launch this year will also feature a design unseen on any of the previous models. The iPhone 8 will […]


Gadgets, Products

Why Apple’s Last Foray Into Home Speakers Was Such a Fiasco

June 8, 2017

Via: Motherboard

The iPod Hi-Fi stumbled out of the gate, mocked by audiophiles and announced to the world during perhaps Apple’s weakest Steve Jobs keynote ever. The speaker was nice enough, but it simply didn’t match iPod users’ needs. Monday’s keynote at […]