Twitter is pulling support for their Mac app, but it’s not the end of the world as there are a couple worthy alternatives. Cody and Sebastien discuss Apple’s rumored renewed focus on software quality ahead of WWDC 2018. Finally, Sebastien share more thoughts about HomePod after a week of use (spoiler: it’s really good).
An entire episode dedicated to Sébastien’s limited hands-on time with HomePod, including first impressions about design, setup, sound, voice detection/recognition, smarts, Apple TV pairing, and more. Sebastien also shared the results of his five-day water-only fast.
A year after their official debut, Cody finally gets a pair of AirPods and shares his first impressions. On the eve of HomePod shipments being dispatched, Cody and Sebastien talk about the lack of support for Bluetooth streaming on the device. The two also talk about rumors of stability and performance improvements in iOS 12, Apple’s latest financial results, and more.
Are you confused about what HomePod can and can’t play? If so, Apple has now updated HomePod’s technical specifications with a handy list of all the audio sources that the Siri-powered wireless speaker supports out of the box.
Come for the HomePod talk, stay for the discussion about new iOS 11.3 features! This week, Cody is bearish about the HomePod and explains why he didn’t order one. Sebastien is bullish about the HomePod and explains why he ordered two, and how much faith he has in this new product.
Turning on the radio in the morning to catch up on events is so last century: Siri can serve up local podcast-based audio news reports when asked about daily news via one of the supported hands-free methods. Here’s how to use Siri News.
While an Apple Music subscription is required for full music functionality, HomePod does let you play your purchased music from iTunes Store, as well as stream the Beats 1 radio station and listen to your favorite podcasts for free.
Apple doesn’t have to make iPhone less addictive, but it could definitely share usage data with users to maybe make them realize how they use their devices. Cody and Sebastien have a great conversation around that and other topics, such as AirPods, Apple’s big investment into the US economy, and of course: batteries!
iOS 11.2 users can now get their spoken daily news brief from a variety of sources, like NPR, BBC, Sky News or The Washington Post, just by asking Siri hands-free to get you some news. Doing so automatically launches an appropriate third-party news podcast in Apple’s Podcasts app.