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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 […]

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Go Update Your Apple Devices to Fix the Telugu ‘Text Bomb’ Bug Now

What started out as a seemingly simple bug turned into a real hassle when people figured out it was possible to crash iMessage, Twitter or even the Wi-Fi app on Apple products by inserting a single character from the Indian language of Telugu. And once an app had crashed, it would keep crashing forever until […]

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How to Deal With Apple’s New iPhone-Crashing iOS Bug

Apple’s in the news again today and (again) it’s not for a good reason. A newly-discovered bug that’s capable of crashing your iPhone or Mac computer is making the rounds, and it’s a pretty nasty one. Here’s what to do if your device gets targeted, and how to protect yourself.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Put a Coaster Under Your Apple HomePod to Protect Wooden Surfaces

If you just picked up Apple’s flashy new HomePod speaker you might be thinking of displaying it proudly on the nicest piece of furniture you have, but before you do there’s something you should know. The $350 gadget’s silicon base can damage wooden surfaces, leaving behind an ugly stain.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Tech Products People Regretted Switching to, According to Reddit 

When it comes to technology, jumping between different products and platforms is a fact of life for most people. Unless you’re a diehard Apple fan or you’re obsessed with Samsung, you’ve probably tested the waters with a competing device at least once before.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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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…Read more… Continue […]

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Someone Created a MagSafe Connector For the Rest of the Plugs In Your Home

As much as USB-C is a vast improvement over the USB connectors of yesteryear, we’re still bummed that it replaced the MagSafe connector on the recent generation of Apple’s MacBooks. We’re not getting any less clumsy, but these magnetic breakaway plug adapters look like they could ease the fear of tripping over our…Read more… Continue […]

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The First Thing You Should Do With Your HomePod Is Turn Off Personal Requests

Apple’s HomePod is finally launching on February 9, but the reviews are already pouring in. Overall, it sounds like Apple managed to make a great-sounding speaker while leaving out many of the features that might qualify it as smart. However, there is one “smart” feature the HomePod does offer that you’re probably…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Apple Music set to outpace Spotify as top music streaming platform in the U.S. by summer

Watching how the digital streaming platforms’ subscribers race has unfolded over the last half decade is a fascinating study in new digital capitalism. Music streaming platforms have to navigate perhaps the most heated online competition to win their consumers, catalyzing moves like partnering with artists for high-profile releases a la Drake‘s Views on Apple Music, or Kanye […]

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Super Bowl Tips and Tricks for Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Siri

The Super Bowl is almost here, and whether you care about the food, the commercials, or the actual game, there’s something to be excited about. But if none of that interests you, maybe you’ll get a kick out of talking football with your AI assistant of choice.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Rid of Those Annoying Mac Update Notifications

Software updates are usually a good thing. They can bring new features and important security updates to whatever device you’re using with little to no effort on your part. If you have a Mac computer, however, you’re probably sick and tired of seeing that same “Updates Available” notification pop-up on your computer…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Logic Pro X’s new update is an attempt to make production more fluid than ever before

Apple has announced the next update to its professional music production software, Logic Pro X.The 10.4 version includes a breakthrough new tempo detection technology called Smart Tempo which will attempt to give musicians more creative control than ever before. A revamped array of sound presets and loops have been added in the update. New effect […]

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