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April 20, 2018
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Libratone Zipp: Can this AirPlay speaker best Apple’s HomePod?

Libratone’s Zipp speaker is a customizable and powerful speaker that is sure to liven up any room whether at home or on the go. Its surprising list of features, not to mention inputs, makes it one of the best speakers … Continue reading

April 15, 2018
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Feature Request: Playing TV shows & movies on Apple TV using HomePod & Siri

Since HomePod was released last month, a spotlight of sorts has been put on Siri – more specifically, Siri’s weaknesses. HomePod has stiff competition in the smart speaker space, with companies like Google and Amazon having their own, more advanced, … Continue reading

February 27, 2018
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Rediscovering a love of music with HomePod, HomeKit, and neon

When Apple announced HomePod during last year’s WWDC, I observed the introduction with only passing interest. Music had taken a back seat in my life. While I was fascinated by HomePod’s design, I never thought that I’d end up with … Continue reading

February 18, 2018
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Has the HomePod left a ‘white ring’ on any of your furniture? [Poll]

HomePod is making its mark on early adopters. Earlier this week, it was discovered that Apple’s HomePod can leave a white ring on certain wood finished furniture. While it’s unclear how widespread the issue is, Apple did acknowledge it a … Continue reading

February 15, 2018
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Estimates peg HomePod build cost at $216, Apple’s margin smaller than competitors

According to the latest research from TechInsights, Apple is shelling out $ 216 to build HomePod, meaning margins from the tech giant’s first smart speaker are much slimmer than those of its flagship iPhone line. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

February 14, 2018
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Comments Off on Apple responds to HomePod ‘ring’ issue, says not unusual for ‘vibration-dampening silicone’ to leave marks

Apple responds to HomePod ‘ring’ issue, says not unusual for ‘vibration-dampening silicone’ to leave marks

Apple has issued a more direct response to customers experiencing issues with HomePod leaving white rings on certain wood surfaces in normal use. The response comes in an updated support article detailing how to clean and care for HomePod. Apple … Continue reading

February 14, 2018
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More audiophile praise for the HomePod as professional tests confirm Apple’s claims

There has been much debate about the audio quality of the HomePod. The majority of reviews have praised the speaker for its sound quality (if not for its smarts), but there have been some dissenting voices. Some audiophiles have been … Continue reading

February 12, 2018
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HomePod impresses audiophiles in technical measurement tests

The HomePod launched on Friday and people continue to praise its sound quality. A user on the r/audiophiles subreddit conducted an extensive set of measurements, testing frequency response, distortion and much more. The review is a very in-depth and dense … Continue reading

February 12, 2018
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New test shows Siri on HomePod answer 52% of questions correctly, lagging behind Alexa & Google Assistant

Now that Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is available to everyone, it’s being put through a slew of tests. Loup Ventures this weekend shared results from a detailed series of tests that it put the HomePod through, as well as how … Continue reading

February 11, 2018
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The HomePod power cable can be removed, but you probably shouldn’t [Video]

The HomePod’s power cable is technically user-removable, as is demonstrated by our hands-on video. A very brave user on /r/apple took the plunge and forcefully removed the power cable from their space gray HomePod. We were able to do likewise with … Continue reading

February 11, 2018
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How to factory reset your HomePod

The HomePod is incredibly easy to setup. As we’ve outlined before, you just hold your iPhone near it and the pairing process instantly begins. What’s slightly less clear, however, is how to reset your HomePod. Read on for those instructions… … Continue reading

February 10, 2018
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Sonos co-founder & former CEO praises HomePod sound quality, but says Spotify support needed

Apple’s HomePod is largely the company’s direct competitor to Sonos. To commemorate its newfound competition, Sonos yesterday released a custom Spotify playlist with a hidden message for Apple. Now, Sonos co-founder and former CEO John MacFarlane has taken to Twitter … Continue reading