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Topic: HomePod

How to set up multiple users on a HomePod

11/03/2019, 06:11 pm

At long last, up to six people can talk to your HomePod and get recognized. Their choice of music will play, and their HomeKit scenes will start. It just takes more setting up than you'd imagine.

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Apple seeking further tariff exemptions for Apple Watch, AirPods, plus iPhone components

11/01/2019, 02:11 pm

On the first possible day it could, Apple is petitioning the US Trade Representative for for relief on tariffs that went into effect on September 1 for a large swath of its product line -- including iPhone and Mac Pro parts.

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Here's how to play ambient sounds on your HomePod

10/31/2019, 12:10 pm

One of the features that Apple added to the HomePod with the 13.2.1 update is the ability to play ambient sounds. Here's how to get them to play until you tell them to stop, or on a timer.

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Early Apple Black Friday deals knock up to 94% off Macs, HomePods, Apple Watches, accessories

10/31/2019, 11:10 am

Retailers are ramping up discounts on Apple hardware, as well as parts and accessories to enhance your Mac setup, with flash deals of up to 94% off. Many of the savings end today, so shop early for the best selection.

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Apple issues iOS 13.2.1 update for HomePod following bricking problems

10/30/2019, 06:10 pm

After pulling iOS 13.2 for HomePod due to reports that the software was bricking devices, Apple on Wednesday released a tweaked version of the firmware to rectify the apparent issues and enable new features like audio handoff and multi-user support.

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If you updated your HomePod to 13.2, do not reset it or remove it from the Home app

10/29/2019, 06:10 am

Apple has withdrawn the HomePod 13.2 update. If you've had a successful update, you're fine -- but do not reset the HomePod, nor remove it from the Home app, or you're going to have a problem that will require service.

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Apple's iOS 13.2 release bricks HomePod for some users [u]

10/28/2019, 06:10 pm

HomePod owners beware. Apple's release of iOS 13.2 on Monday delivers long-awaited features to the company's smart speaker, but the software is rendering some units useless.

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Apple releases 13.2 update for HomePods with music handoff, user identification [u]

10/28/2019, 01:10 pm

The HomePod 13.2 update included with iOS 13.2 adds the ability for HomePod to recognize different voices, play high-quality ambient soundtracks, and handoff music, podcasts or calls from iPhone.

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Editorial: Apple isn't revamping its HomeKit team, but maybe it should

10/28/2019, 11:10 am

Bloomberg believes that Apple is hiring people to overhaul how the company's HomeKit devices work with third-party products. The report is based on disprovable information, yet it is true that Apple both should and could do much more with the technology.

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Everything new in iOS 13.2 beta 1: Deep Fusion, new AirPods, more

10/02/2019, 04:10 pm

AppleInsider digs into all the changes found in the first beta of iOS 13.2 which includes new features, returning features, and Apple's highly-touted Deep Fusion photography feature.

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Editorial: Amidst cries for a cheaper HomePod, Amazon now has a higher-end Echo

09/26/2019, 01:09 pm

To compete with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, critics have insisted that Apple would need its own drastically cheaper HomePod. But instead of Apple moving down into the loss leader territory of $30 Echo Dots and Google Home minis, Amazon has unveiled its much more expensive Echo Studio, with a $200 price tag equivalent to a half dozen Echo Dots.

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Amazon's Echo range updates take the smart speaker fight to HomePod

09/25/2019, 01:09 pm

Amazon has used its special event to launch new Alexa-powered devices in the Echo range, including the Echo Studio speaker, a refreshed Echo, and the Echo Dot with Clock.

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HomePod gains multi-user support, ambient noise generator, live radio this fall

09/11/2019, 10:09 am

The HomePod is gaining a number of new features later this year via software updates, including support for recognizing up to six different voices and personalizing the experience, radio stations, and a collection of ambient sounds.

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Other Apple releases besides the iPhone on Tuesday will drive revenue, says JP Morgan

09/09/2019, 07:09 am

Tuesday's anticipated launch of new iPhone models isn't going to be a massively interesting event for investors, JP Morgan suggests, with "limited surprise" for the iPhone forcing most of the attention on pricing and other potential hardware launches.

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Leaked Apple document says new Siri device is coming by fall 2021

09/06/2019, 09:09 am

Leaked documents relating to Siri reveal upgrades to the digital assistant are coming in late 2021, aimed at supporting a new piece of hardware.

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Hands on: Sonos Move fits in the home as well as outdoors

09/05/2019, 09:09 am

Sonos has just made its new portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker official with the announcement of the Sonos Move, alongside the Port and the One SL. AppleInsider was in New York City with Sonos to try the speakers.

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Today is the last day to scoop up these Apple savings

09/03/2019, 12:09 pm

The Labor Day weekend may be over, but Apple savings are still in effect for a few more hours, with markdowns on AirPods, HomePods, MacBooks and iPad Pros ending today.

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Tariffs have begun on imports of HomePods, AirPods and desktop Macs

09/01/2019, 05:09 am

The US Trade Representative has implemented President Trump's planned 30% tariff on goods, including Apple products such as Macs and audio devices, that are imported from China.

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Editorial: CNBC is still serving up some really bad hot takes on Apple

08/27/2019, 06:08 am

On Monday, CNBC compiled the confused thoughts of a Wedbush Securities analyst who doesn't seem to have any grasp on reality whatsoever when it comes to the future -- or even present -- of Apple.

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Editorial: After taking the premium tier, HomePod will expand in markets Amazon and Google can't

08/26/2019, 09:08 am

For years, this new Apple product was derided as too expensive to compete against cheaper alternatives. Yet by targeting the premium high end first, it was able to establish itself and then attract an even broader audience of users at broader price points in the future. No this isn't about iPod, or iPhone, or iPad or Apple Watch. It's a look at HomePod, Apple's home audio device featuring HomeKit and Siri functionality, often confused with merely being a Wi-Fi microphone.

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