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.
Apple’s manufacturing partner Inventec is reportedly shipping a small batch of one million HomePod units, indicating that the Siri-powered wireless speaker may soon arrive after missing its original December 2017 launch date.
iDevices built an Amazon Alexa speaker right into their upcoming Instinct wall switch, and while we didn’t get to try it, we did get to check it out, as well as iDevices other new products, at CES 2018.
Siri has just learned two new skills and will now be able to give you basic information about tennis and golf.
Users of the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac can now query Siri about tennis, ahead of the Austrian Open starting up this weekend. Users can also ask Siri questions about golf, ahead of the Sony Open starting today in Hawaii.