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Another test finds HomePod frequency response flat, but results potentially meaningless

  By Mikey Campbell Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 07:31 pm PT (10:31 pm ET) An acoustical analysis of Apple’s HomePod published Wednesday found the speaker boasts a relatively flat frequency response, characteristics often associated with accurate sound reproduction, but those results might be misleading. HomePod frequency response. Source: NTi via Fast Company In the third […]

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple stake by 23.3 percent, now its largest holding

  By Mikey Campbell Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 03:15 pm PT (06:15 pm ET) Legendary investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway continued to bet big on Apple over the fourth quarter 2017, raising its stake in the tech giant by 23.3 percent to hit 165.3 million shares, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Alongside […]

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The best Siri commands for HomePod

  Video By AppleInsider Staff Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 01:42 pm PT (04:42 pm ET) Apple’s HomePod is out and users are impressed by the smart speaker’s premium sound quality, but some have yet to take full advantage of its voice control functionality. To help users get started, AppleInsider collected a few useful phrases and […]

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How to limit HomePod access so family and friends can’t send texts, create reminders, or hijack your music

There are two different ways to lock your HomePod from outside access —restricting access to AirPlay only, disabling messages, reminders and notes. AppleInsider shows you how to access and control both of these. For the most security, you’ll want to disable what Apple calls “Personal Requests” on HomePod. Personal Requests include the ability to send […]

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New Apple webpage touts apps & technology for augmented reality on iOS

  By Roger Fingas Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:40 am PT (02:40 pm ET) Apple has created a new mini-site promoting ARKit, the company’s augmented reality platform for iPhones and iPads, as well as recent hardware advances made to enhance the technology. The site includes “Productivity,” “Play,” and “Learning” sections, each featuring sample apps and […]

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HomePod’s silicone bottom is causing rings on some finished wood surfaces

  By Mike Wuerthele Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:16 am PT (01:16 pm ET) Apple’s HomePod appears to be leaving white circles on some finished wood surfaces, but what specifically is causing it and any commonalities between the incidents both aren’t clear yet. The phenomenon was first spotted by electronics evaluation site Wirecutter on Wednesday, […]

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Bill Gates cautions Apple and other tech companies about arrogance inviting government interference

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned Apple and other tech companies that they need to exercise care when dealing with governments over important issues, such as the San Bernardino fight between Apple and the FBI over a locked iPhone, suggesting the firms may be inviting government intervention for overtly arrogant actions. In an interview with […]