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

02/12/2018, 08:02 am

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.

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

02/10/2018, 07:02 pm

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.

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Tune HomePod's sound using equalizers in iOS and macOS

02/10/2018, 12:02 am

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.

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Sonos greets Apple HomePod's arrival with joking Spotify playlist

02/09/2018, 02:02 pm

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.

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

02/09/2018, 12:02 pm

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.

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Apple again bolsters video ambitions with 'Little America' anthology about immigrants and their stories

02/08/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has signed another deal for video content, this time, an anthology series focusing on immigrants in the United States.

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iOS 11 News app adds curated reporting of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

02/08/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple has added a new feature within iOS 11 News to supply human-curated updates on the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The special coverage, in collaboration with NBC, is designed to not overwhelm iOS users' existing News feeds while at the same time providing timely, accurate and high-quality reporting for everyone interested in the Olympic events.

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EU to scrutinize Apple's Shazam takeover on competition concerns from member states

02/06/2018, 04:02 pm

The European Commission on Tuesday said it will look into whether Apple's proposed Shazam acquisition meets competition standards, following a request by several EU countries.

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Apple Music recruits journalist Alex Gale to lead editorial work

02/05/2018, 05:02 pm

As of Monday, Apple Music is reportedly taking on long-time music journalist Alex Gale as its new head of editorial.

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Nike adds Apple Music to perks for active NikePlus members

02/05/2018, 11:02 am

People signed up to NikePlus can now earn extra Apple Music content and subscription extensions as perks, Nike has announced.

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Apple Music poised to overtake Spotify in US, possibly this summer

02/04/2018, 09:02 pm

Assuming current subscriber growth rates hold steady, Apple Music should surpass Spotify -- if only in the U.S. -- sometime this summer, a report claimed on Sunday.

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Apple HomePod vs. Google Home Max: Which high-end smart speaker is right for you?

02/01/2018, 02:02 pm

While the $399 Google Home Max and the $349 Apple HomePod are roughly aiming for the same market, both have taken very different approaches. AppleInsider compares the hardware, and delves into which speaker might work the best for you.

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Apple confirms HomePod audio sources limited to Apple Music, iTunes purchases, podcasts & AirPlay

02/01/2018, 01:02 pm

In newly-published specifications, Apple has confirmed that streaming on the Siri-equipped HomePod -- shipping Feb. 9 -- will focus mainly on its own services.

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Apple Music gets access to exclusive mixes from Steve Aoki, Sigala and DJ Suss One

01/31/2018, 06:01 pm

Apple Music has scored exclusive access to content from three of the world's top DJs, Steve Aoki, Sigala and DJ Suss One, which will arrive as part of a library of mixes coming to the streaming service thanks to rights management firm Dubset.

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Apple to hike Apple Music prices in Hong Kong at end of February [u]

01/26/2018, 09:01 pm

Apple plans to raise Apple Music pricing in Hong Kong at the end of February, charging individual plan subscribers an additional $10 Hong Kong dollars per month to access the streaming service.

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Apple's watchOS 4.3 revives ability to browse an iPhone's music library from Apple Watch

01/25/2018, 07:01 pm

With Apple's watchOS 4.3 beta, released to developers earlier on Thursday, users can once again peruse their iPhone's music catalog from a connected Apple Watch, a feature curiously removed from watchOS last year.

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'La La Land' writer and director Damien Chazelle tied to new Apple-funded show

01/25/2018, 02:01 pm

Apple is continuing its push for unique video content with a new deal signed with "La La Land" writer and director Damien Chazelle.

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HomePod hands on account finds sound superior to competitors, data only read to main user

01/25/2018, 10:01 am

A one-hour hands on period with the HomePod found sound quality beating out offerings from Google, Amazon, and Sonos, with security provisions preventing personal information from being read aloud by the HomePod when the primary user's main device isn't on the home network, preventing other users in the house from getting calendar items read or other personal notifications.

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Drake's 'God's Plan' breaks single-day Apple Music streaming record with 14M plays, Spotify only managed 4M in US

01/24/2018, 10:01 pm

Drake just dropped a new track and it's breaking streaming records. Representatives for the rapper on Wednesday said "God's Plan" broke Spotify's U.S. record for the most-streamed song in a single day with 4 million plays, while Apple Music's Zane Lowe seemingly one-upped that announcement by saying the song logged 14 million streams worldwide.

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Reminder: HomePod can replace an Apple TV or iPad as a HomeKit hub

01/24/2018, 03:01 pm

Not only can Apple's HomePod be used to control HomeKit devices, but it can take the role of a HomeKit hub, allowing for access and control of compatible peripherals from outside the home.

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