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HomePod Diary: For me, it’s the Apple Watch all over again – but should you buy one?

Well, almost. With the Apple Watch, I was pretty sure it was a pointless device, and was wrong. With HomePod, I did think it was going to find a role as a HomeKit hub and a device to allow my partner to control lighting when her phone was in another room. Show More Summary

Infinite loop aimed to keep HomePod, Amazon Echo & Google Home in conversation for 48 hours

CNET set out to keep a HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home in continuous conversation for at least 48 hours … more…

How Mobile Apps Can Motivate Fitness

Mobile apps have become an integral part of most folk’s workout routine. While running was once solitary activity, with only the noise of the wind in your ears to occupy you, it’s hard to imagine taking a run today without my iPhone....Show More Summary

20+ must-know HomePod tips [Video]

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber who’s all in on the Apple ecosystem, then the HomePod is a compelling smart speaker. Not only does it sound excellent, but it has Siri built in, which can do things like control your music and control...Show More Summary

Apple renews 'Carpool Karaoke’ for second season

Born out of a recurring sketch appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Apple's Carpool Karaoke: The Series seems to be resonating with subscribers of Apple Music. Today during an investor call, CBS (the producer of the show) announced the show would return for a second season. Via: Variety

Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

Apple on Thursday sent an email blast to iCloud users and customers on record advertising the ability to send money to friends using Apple Pay Cash, the company's peer-to-peer money transfer service that was introduced in December.

Evan Spiegel defends Snapchat redesign, says complaints only ‘validate’ the changes

Snapchat’s highly anticipated redesign has proven to be one of the company’s most controversial moves to date. Users, in various forms, have called on Snap to revert to the previous design, including one petition that has accumulated over 1 million signatures. Today, however, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel essentially ruled out any hope of the old design coming back… more…

Apple board members receive $262K in restricted stock

Members of Apple's board of directors this week received automatic grants of restricted stock units worth $262,000 as of Thursday, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

029: iOS 11 Telugu bug, Sonos has HomePod’s problem, and Carpool Karaoke 2 | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got new details about a Telugu bug affecting iOS 11, Apple enforcing iPhone X screen resolution on new apps, Sonos One experiencing the same issue as HomePod, and Carpool Karaoke being renewed for a second season. 9to5Mac...Show More Summary

Parallels Toolbox update includes Presentation Mode, video editing tools, and more

Parallels Toolbox, a component of popular macOS application that allows you to run Windows virtually on your Mac, has received a major update. New features include presentation and screenshot modes, quick resolution switching, and time-saving tools to download and edit videos. More details after the break. more…

160: The HomePod Review | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

This week Benjamin and Zac have a short chat about the new Apple HomePod. (Stay tuned for 9to5Mac’s official review later next week. This episode was also recorded before stain-gate, so thoughts on that next episode.) 9to5Mac Happy Hour...Show More Summary

Apple to prep second season of 'Carpool Karaoke'

Apple has opted to renew "Carpool Karaoke" for a second season, according to CBS, which hosts "The Late Late Show with James Corden," from which "Carpool Karaoke" was spun off.

Apple renews Carpool Karaoke spin-off for a second season

One of Apple’s first original content efforts was a spin-off of James Corden’s popular Carpool Karaoke segment from The Late Late Show on CBS. While early reviews and user response to the series were mixed, Apple has renewed its Carpool Karaoke spin-off for a second season… more…

Shazam update brings real-time lyrics syncing, interface tweaks, more

Popular music recognition service Shazam, which Apple announced it would be acquiring back in December, has today released a new version of its iOS app. The update brings Shazam to version 11.7 and includes interface tweaks and more. more…

Shazam iPhone app updated, may herald future services integrated into Apple Music

The Apple-owned Shazam service has updated its app for the first time since the aquisition, and has added lyric syncing in real-time to a played song, better search results display, and an all-new track menu providing access to all the information the service has.

Apple says all new iPhone apps must support iOS 11 SDK, iPhone X display as of April

Starting in April, developers submitting new titles to the iOS App Store will have no choice but to use the iOS 11 SDK -- and if they're supporting the iPhone, offer iPhone X display compatibility.

Accessory vendors start producing coasters, stands, and bags for Apple's HomePod

In a similar fashion to Apple's other products, accessory producers have been quick to create products to enhance the user experience of the HomePod just days after launch, with the first to surface including a leather carrying case and a coaster designed to prevent marks left behind by the speaker's silicone base.

How to AirPlay to two HomePods on iPhone & Mac (without AirPlay 2)

Though AirPlay 2 with support for multiple HomePods won't ship until later this year, there are ways to use multiple HomePods with your iPhone and Mac right now. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

Apple won't wait for iOS 11.3 to fix Indian character bug, plans to roll out interim iPhone patch soon

While the fix for the Indian language character bug is in the iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 betas, Apple is not waiting for them to issue an update, which will rectify the issue at least on iPhones and iPads.

Apple will require all new apps to natively support iPhone X display from April

Apple has informed developers today that all new apps submitted to the App Store from April 2018 must support the iPhone X’s Super Retina display. This means developers of new apps must ensure they accommodate the notch and go edge-to-edge...Show More Summary

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