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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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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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Consumer Reports’ dismissal of HomePod a familiar tale to Apple fans

Testing stalwart Consumer Reports declared this week that Apple’s HomePod falls behind Google’s Home Max —and even the Sonos One —in terms of audio quality. To anyone who knows the publication’s controversial history with Apple products, that conclusion is utterly unsurprising. In Monday’s screed, Consumer Reports, after three days of use and comparison, declared the […]

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See Apple’s HomePod take on the competition in our ultimate smart speaker sound comparison

  Video By AppleInsider Staff Monday, February 12, 2018, 02:27 pm PT (05:27 pm ET) AppleInsider puts HomePod’s sound quality to the test against four smart speaker competitors, Sonos’ One, Amazon’s second-gen Echo, Google Home and Google’s Home Max, in this comprehensive comparison. Find out which comes out on top. For more reviews, news, tips, […]