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2018

Deals: Apple's 13" MacBook Air for $899; upgraded 27" iMac 5K for $1,869; iPads from $299 (up to $150 off)

Monday February 12, 2018

Presidents' Day deals are in effect now with prices starting at just $299. Apple's current 13" MacBook Air is also $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ, while a premium 27" iMac 5K with Radeon 575 graphics is $130 off. Current iPads are up to $150 off with $20 off AppleCare as well.

Exhaustive acoustical analysis demonstrates HomePod is '100 percent an audiophile-grade speaker'

Monday February 12, 2018

The audiophile community now has their hands on the HomePod, and one Reddit user has thoroughly examined the device from an acoustical standpoint, calling it 'witchcraft" plus "100 percent an Audiophile grade Speaker."

Google's next big Android update to support iPhone X-style 'notches'

Monday February 12, 2018

The next major iteration of Android, due later this year, will reportedly support devices with "notches" like the one on Apple's iPhone X -- as well as other unusual display designs.

Apple Park drone footage shows not-quite complete campus, continued landscaping

Monday February 12, 2018

The drone flights around Apple Park have not stopped following opening of the campus, with the latest footage showing still-progressing landscaping, and most of the facilities very near 100 percent completion.

Apple, LG & Valve pump $10M into OLED 'microdisplay' maker eMagin [u]

Monday February 12, 2018

Further signaling Apple's augmented reality plans, the company has joined LG and Valve in a $10 million investment into eMagin, a maker of "microdisplays" for both AR and VR technology. [Updated with denial by eMagin]

HomePod teardown needs sawing, cutting to get into interior, but is built 'like a tank'

Monday February 12, 2018

As it does with every Apple device, iFixit has torn apart the HomePod, finding a device that is a "labyrinth to open." That means, like many other devices, it's probably not a great candidate for user repairs.

In software development 'cultural shift', Apple won't hold features for major annual point-zero releases

Monday February 12, 2018

Rather than packing everything it can into an anticipated "iOS 12" later this year, Apple will reportedly spread out new features into future software updates, meaning "iOS 12.1" and beyond could bring big improvements to the iPhone and iPad.

HomePod review: Your mileage may vary, but crank it up for the ride

Sunday February 11, 2018

I love Apple's HomePod, and I want one in every room of my house. But I also kind of hate HomePod for its reliance on Siri. Like any messy relationship, it's complicated. If you can get over the personal assistant's numerous shortcomings, you'll find that HomePod is a fantastic sounding compact speaker, but also potentially the start of something much better.

Hands On: Ulysses 12.3 for Mac and iOS aims to be where you do all your writing

Sunday February 11, 2018

The more technically-minded you are, and the less dependent on paper, the more you'll love Ulysses, the comprehensive writing tool for both Mac and iOS.

Test finds HomePod's Siri 'at the bottom of the totem pole' in smartspeaker AI

Saturday February 10, 2018

While the Apple HomePod is the "best sounding" smartspeaker and has a "measurably better" user experience in many areas, its underlying AI assistant -- Siri -- failed dramatically in a query test versus Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana, according to Loup Ventures.

Apple updates YouTube Support channel with three HomePod how-to videos

Saturday February 10, 2018

Apple has posted a trio of "how to" videos for the HomePod, instructing users how to use Siri to play music, how the touch controls work, and how to adjust settings on the device.

Hands On: Rogue Amoeba's Loopback is the Mac utility every audio user needs

Saturday February 10, 2018

You'll buy Loopback for one job, and then keep finding more uses for this sound routing app for your Mac.

Tune HomePod's sound using equalizers in iOS and macOS

Saturday February 10, 2018

From multi-array microphones for far-field listening to beamforming tweeters and dynamic audio processing powered by a beefy A8 processor, HomePod is a compact marvel of technology. Despite its smarts, users are unable to access audio output settings as they would a traditional speaker or even Bluetooth devices marketed by companies like Sonos.

This week on AI: Apple's HomePod arrives, 2018 iPhone modems, 'iBoot' code leaks

Saturday February 10, 2018

Originally intended to ship in December, the HomePod made its long-awaited debut on Friday. While the smartspeaker dominated headlines, Apple meanwhile dealt with a source code leak, and Intel was rumored to score a coup with 2018 iPhones.

How to trigger Siri on your iPhone instead of HomePod

Friday February 09, 2018

With HomePod, accessing Apple's Siri technology is more convenient than ever. But users might want trigger the virtual assistant on an iPhone rather than a speaker that blasts answers to anyone within earshot. Here's how to do it.

'iBoot' leak may stem from low-level Apple engineer with ties to jailbreaking community

Friday February 09, 2018

This week's publishing of the "iBoot" source code for iOS 9 can be traced back to a "low-level" Apple employee who shared it with a small group of jailbreaking friends -- and may not have wanted it to go beyond that circle, a report claimed on Friday.

Despite being a HomeKit accessory, HomePod does not work within custom triggers or scenes

Friday February 09, 2018

Though HomePod integrates with Apple's HomeKit, and even shows up as a smart home accessory within the iOS Home app, it cannot be used as a part of an automated trigger or custom scene.

Sonos greets Apple HomePod's arrival with joking Spotify playlist

Friday February 09, 2018

Sonos on Friday shared a special Spotify playlist on Twitter, taking a friendly jab at the Apple HomePod, its new competition in the Wi-Fi speaker market.

Last call: 2017 13" MacBook Pro for $1,049 ($250 off), plus up to $150 off iPads with no tax in 48 states

Friday February 09, 2018

Today is the last day to take advantage of the lowest price we've ever seen on Apple's Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama. Save $250 on the 2.3GHz, 8GB, 128GB model in Silver, bringing the price down to an all-time low of $1,049 with no tax outside NY and NJ. B&H is also knocking up to $150 off iPads and iPad Pros, plus $20 off AppleCare.

First look: Apple's HomePod is loud, heavy and powerful

Friday February 09, 2018

Friday marks the launch of Apple's foray into home audio, the HomePod, a compact yet booming smart speaker that will delight your ears and possibly annoy your neighbors. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the newly released hardware.