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In 2020, Apple is poised to push HomeKit forward

In 2020, Apple is poised to push HomeKit forward

Technology has made its way into every nook and cranny of our lives over the past decade, and there’s no reason to think that trend’s about to stop now. As we roll into the ‘20s, Apple has positioned

How home assistants ruined us, an explanation

Our situation became clear when my friend ran through Trader Joe's screaming "ALEXA WHAT TIME IS IT?" This wasn't a cringey mockumentary comedy segment. It's the way we live now. I'm certain San

If You Have an Amazon Echo or Google Home, the FBI Has Some Urgent Advice for You

You might have to do a little work with your internet of things devices to stay secure.
How to hand off music or phone calls from your iPhone to a HomePod

How to hand off music or phone calls from your iPhone to a HomePod

With iOS 13.2 (13.2.1 for HomePod), it’s easier than ever to hand off music or a phone call from your iPhone to your HomePod. Such handoffs were possible before iOS 13.2.1, but they were a bit of a
Apple TV+ premiere, OS update problems, and more

Apple TV+ premiere, OS update problems, and more

Apple TV+ is almost here! The misadventures of Apple’s OS updates! That and more are in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.This is episode 674 with Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Michael
How to set a sleep timer on HomePod

How to set a sleep timer on HomePod

The HomePod is a good smart speaker for folks who like to fall asleep to the sounds of their favorite playlist, podcast, or even the ambient sounds of nature. The latest patch allows you to set up a
Apple releases HomePod 13.2.1 update

Apple releases HomePod 13.2.1 update

Apple on Wednesday released the HomePod 13.2.1 software update, a few days after the company’s 13.2 update caused problems on the HomePod, resulting in some devices being non-functional.If you
How to play ambient sounds on your HomePod

How to play ambient sounds on your HomePod

It only took two years, but you can now use your HomePod to play ambient sounds from nature if you want to relax or you’re seeking some background white noise for working or sleeping. Currently, we
Apple tries again with HomeKit with smart home division reorganization

Apple tries again with HomeKit with smart home division reorganization

Apple's poor performance in the smart home space has led the company to reorganize its smart home division, according to a report. New smart home devices may be on the way as a result.
Google and Microsoft moves that signal opportunities for Apple

Google and Microsoft moves that signal opportunities for Apple

In the fall, a technology company’s fancy turns to new products. As we pass the midpoint of October, the holiday buying season has started to solidify, and we’ve gotten our requisite annual

Apple HomePod Will Get Ambient Sound Feature This Fall

Apple has updated its HomePod website with new features that are supposed to arrive this fall. Starting with iOS 13, Siri will start supporting multiple users by recognizing their voice on HomePod.
The HomePod launch was a letdown. Can Apple deliver a smaller, cheaper version?

The HomePod launch was a letdown. Can Apple deliver a smaller, cheaper version?

Apple is poised to make a big splash this week. We think it's about time the company made a mini HomePod that's affordable.

Cheaper HomePod, improved AirPods could arrive in 2020

A more affordable version of the struggling HomePod smart speaker will debut next year, according to a generally reliable source. Apple is also reportedly going to introduce AirPods with noise

AirPods won’t escape Trump’s tariffs this time

Not all Apple devices will escape the taxes being levied next month on goods imported from China. The Trump Administration decided to delay tariffs on iPhone, iPad and Mac, but other popular products

Apple’s HomePod remains only a blip in the smart speaker market

A drop in the price of the HomePod hasn’t helped Apple grow its share of the smart speaker market. It still has just a tiny percentage of all the units in use in the US, according to new figures from

Apple HomePod Accounts for Just 5 Percent of Smart Speaker Sales in the U.S

Apple’s HomePod seems to be lagging behind when it comes to market share in the U.S. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has published a new report that says HomePod accounted for only 5 percent
Apple HomePod vs. Sonos One: Which smart speaker should you buy?

Apple HomePod vs. Sonos One: Which smart speaker should you buy?

If listening to music matters most to you in picking a smart speaker, two choices stand out: The Sonos One and Apple's HomePod. They both sound amazing, but they're also very different on price and
Features that should be in Apple’s upcoming OS releases but aren’t

Features that should be in Apple’s upcoming OS releases but aren’t

As we get further away from this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the reality of Apple’s latest OS upgrades are beginning to sink in. That’s even more the case this week, as the release of

HomePod Finally Gets Multi User Support and Music Handoff Feature

Apple has finally added one of the most demanded features to HomePod, multi-user support. Starting now, HomePod will learn each users preferences and voice. This helps HomePod create a separate
Three features Apple should borrow from Google’s I/O announcements

Three features Apple should borrow from Google’s I/O announcements

Spring has sprung, and with it comes the onslaught of tech companies announcing the latest updates to their products. This week, it was Google’s I/O keynote that took the main stage, as the Mountain