Amazon and Apple today expanded their existing partnership that enables Echo owners to use Apple Music by introducing support for Apple Podcasts.
The macOS Catalina 10.15.2 software update that dropped yesterday may have fixed a very distinctive popping sound coming from the speaker of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, at least for some users. However, further updates might be required to stamp out the issue entirely.
Did you know you can play various ambient sounds on the HomePod wireless speaker, including nature sounds like raindrops, a crackling fireplace and ocean waves? It's not just for unwinding after a long day but also for those times when you're seeking a subtle audible background for working or focusing. Follow along with iDownloadBlog's quick step-by-step tutorial to learn how to play some random HomePod ambient sounds, and fall asleep to them.
If you own a smart speaker like HomePod or a similar device that comes with an always-on assistant, should you make visitors aware they might be recorded at all times?
Apple is reportedly working on a new model of its Siri-powered HomePod wireless speaker that is thought to feature just two tweeters instead of seven along with a lower price point.
Aside from releasing the iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 updates bringing the overhauled TV app with support for Apple TV Channels to your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV devices, there's also a new software update available for the HomePod smart speaker.
Tucked away as a side-note in Bloomberg's massive report on the new iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch features coming at WWDC 2019 is a mention of a multi-user mode for HomePod.
Bloomberg recently reported that Amazon has a project with some of its employees listening to some of the audio recordings made by Alexa speakers when users interact with them, but it now appears that those folks have access to customers' home addresses, too.
In an effort to boost sales, Apple's decided to do something it rarely does by cutting the HomePod price by $50 to bring the Siri-powered speaker to $299, down from $349.
We feel like we’re beating a dead horse every time we say that the iPhone’s native volume HUD sucks, so we’ll just skim past that line and get right to the point of why you clicked on this post. Say hello to a new jailbreak tweak called Sonus12, a drop-dead gorgeous volume HUD replacement for iPhones and iPads by iOS developer ubik.
Sonus12 is minimalistic by design, which prevents it from obstructing your view when you adjust your handset’s volume level. By default, it appears at the top of the display, and it’s very compact.
If you use an Amazon smart speaker like the Echo or Echo Dot, you’ll notice a variety of different status lights. But these lights aren’t very helpful if you don’t know what they mean. Does the yellow light keep coming on? Is there a purple light continuously flashing?
To help you decipher what your smart speaker is trying to tell you, here’s a quick rundown of what the status lights on an Amazon Echo speaker mean.
Apple's HomePod wireless speaker could gain a host of additional capabilities in the future, including 3D hand gestures, the Face ID facial recognition system and much more.