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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…Read more… Continue […]

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Smart Speakers Are a Great Tool for the Visually Impaired 

Touchscreens have become the primary way many of us interact with the digital world, but they aren’t great options for the visually impaired. Smartphones have small displays and require precise controls, and their screens shut off after a few moments of inactivity, which makes them difficult to use if your vision…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Protect Your Privacy on Your Smart Home Devices

Smart speakers are cool, convenient and fun to use, but when it comes to privacy, they leave a lot to be desired. If you own an Amazon Echo, a Google Home, or a HomePod, there are a bunch of settings and features to tweak if you’re worried about protecting your personal data.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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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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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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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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Should You Buy a New Google Home Speaker?

Google announced a pair of new smart home speakers on Wednesday in an effort to compete with devices from Amazon and Apple. The search giant now offers a pint-sized Google Home Mini for $49 and a powerful Google Home Max for $399, along with its original $129 Google Home.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here’s Where (and How) to Watch Apple’s Live iPhone Event

It’s iPhone Day, so get your wallets ready! Apple’s set to announce a trio of new iPhones, one of which, the high-end iPhone X, is rumored to cost a cool thousand dollars. There are also well-substantiated rumors of a new LTE-equipped Apple Watch. Of course, if you’re not at the event being held in the […]

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The Coolest Stuff Apple Announced Today 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… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Coolest Stuff Apple Announced Today 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… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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