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Sonos Speakers Finally Get the Airplay 2 Support We’ve Been Waiting For

After its somewhat premature announcement of Airplay 2 support, Sonos is finally updating a few of its speakers to actually support Airplay 2. That means your iOS device can now bring the music management and multi-room audio feature to a few more of its smart speakers, including its newest Beam soundbar. With Airplay 2 on Sonos speakers, now you can tell Siri to turn the volume down instead of doing it with those clumsy fingers of yours. Read More >>

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HomePod Hasn’t Been Selling That Well, So Apple is Cutting Down Production

Towards the start of the year leaks claimed that Apple had reduced the production of iPhone X handsets by 50 per cent due to slow sales over the Christmas period. Now something similar seems to be happening with the HomePod, Apple's Siri-powered smart speaker. Apparently orders have been so slow since launch that Apple has had to cut the number of orders and lower slaes projections. Read More >>

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Apple Hired the Director of ‘Her’ to Create This Creepy HomePod Advert

Her, the Oscar-nominated film about a future world in which people disconnect from reality and form emotional connections with their virtual assistants, seems more timely every day. And apparently, someone at Apple thought it would be a good idea for Her’s director, Spike Jonze, to make a pseudo-prequel to sell the HomePod. Read More >>

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How the HomePod Stacks Up Against Other Smart Speakers

It seems like every new wireless speaker on the market comes with a voice assistant now. Since 2014, when Amazon announced the Echo, the idea of a smart speaker has taken the gadget world by storm. Apple has finally thrown its hat into the ring with the release of the HomePod, leaving us to wonder which smart speaker is the best smart speaker. So we tested them to find out. Read More >>

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There’s Already a Leather Coaster to Protect Your Furniture From the HomePod

It only took one day—one freaking day!!—for someone to capitalise on the bizarre news that Apple’s £330 HomePod, the speaker that isn’t so smart but sounds pretty great, might wreck your wood furniture. That someone is gadget accessories maker Pad and Quill and we are just as blown away/totally unsurprised as you are. Read More >>

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Apple’s HomePod Can Apparently Damage Your Furniture

While it produces fantastic audio, Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker has also annoyed early users with obtuse software limitations, a lack of real Bluetooth connectivity, and missing multi-room playback support that won’t come until later this year. And now there’s one more irritation to add to that list, as it seems the HomePod can damage your wood furniture. Read More >>

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HomePod Is the Ultimate Apple Product—in a Bad Way

Sometimes, years pass before Apple creates a completely new product like the HomePod. During that parade of iPhone redesigns and MacBook upgrades, it can be easy to forget that when Apple enters a new space, the company does it with swagger. The products are beautiful. They work well. But they are also usually exclusively designed to work with other Apple products and services. The £320 HomePod is all of these things, and it drives me crazy. Read More >>

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Repairing an Apple HomePod Will Cost Nearly £70 More Than Buying a Brand New Sonos ONE

Apple's HomePod smart speaker is now available, with a hefty price tag of £319. That's a lot of money to spend, but it's not a huge surprise given Apple's history of slapping a premium price onto damn near all of its products. While anyone paying that much for a speaker is bound to look after it, you might want to use a bit more care with your HomePod now that Apple has released pricing information for repairs. Read More >>

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Of Course HomePod Will Only Support Apple-Owned Audio Services

Apple's HomePod is a little late to the smart speaker party, particularly compared to Amazon and Google, but it sounds like that's the least of the devices issues. Not only is it rather expensive, Apple's come out and revealed that the speaker won't be supporting any third-party audio services. Read More >>

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Apple’s HomePod Will Finally Be Available in the UK on the 9th of February

When unexplained delays pushed Apple’s debut smart speaker back from a 2017 release, Apple said it needed “a little more time before it’s ready” and promised an “early 2018" release. Now it seems Apple is making good on its revised launch window, as the HomePod will officially go on sale on February 9th. Read More >>

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Don’t Buy Anyone an Echo

Three years ago, we said the Echo was “the most innovative device Amazon’s made in years.” That’s still true. But you shouldn’t buy one. You shouldn’t buy one for your family. You definitely should not buy one for your friends. In fact, ignore any praise we’ve ever heaped onto smart speakers and voice-controlled assistants. They’re bad! Read More >>

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Apple Delays HomePod Speaker Release to ‘Early 2018’

Originally slated for a December release, it seems we’re going to be waiting a little longer for Apple’s HomePod smart speaker now that its debut has been delayed until sometime in “early 2018.” Read More >>

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Looks Like Apple Leaked Details of the New iPhone in the HomePod Firmware

If you had any doubts about Apple releasing a bezel-free iPhone in September, you can probably throw those out the window. The company just pushed out a version of the HomePod firmware, and not only does the code tell us more about how Apple’s smart speaker will work, it also offers a few clues about the next iPhone. Read More >>

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Uh, Apple, Did You Think This Through?

The crowd cheered in California on Monday, when Apple announced HomePod, a new smart speaker armed with Siri, the company’s virtual assistant. Minutes later, an image of the product appeared on Apple’s website and, well, holy shit, it looks just like HAL 9000! Is Apple fucking with us? Read More >>

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The Coolest Stuff Apple Announced at WWDC 2017

Apple just kicked off its annual developer conference with a customary jumbo keynote, where it announced the next major updates for iOS and macOS. The company also launched a ton of new hardware, including upgraded MacBooks and a brand new smart speaker powered by Siri. Read More >>