Apple's HomePod ($359.00 at Walmart) is a device built to stay within the company's walled garden. The device works flawlessly with Apple Music, and while it may appear that it doesn't work with any other service outside of Apple's, that's not quite the case. Now Playing: Watch this: Make an infinite loop with HomePod, Echo and Google Home 3:18 In fact, with a little know-how you can stream music from just about any source to the HomePod. But first, let's take a look at what the speaker supports. Supported servicesAs with most Apple products, the HomePod lacks built-in support for outside music services. So you can't trigger services like Spotify, Google Play Music or Pandora by just talking to Siri. Instead, you are limited to the following according to the HomePod's technical specifications:AirPlay is your (only) friendHarsh, I know. But with the lack of Bluetooth support or an audio-in option on the HomePod, AirPlay is the only means you have to stream music … [Read more...] about Apple HomePod: What to do if you don’t use Apple Music
Apple's HomePod ($349.00 at Apple) puts out amazing sound, though it locks you into Apple's so-called walled garden. If you're OK with that, odds are you already have a HomePod sitting on a shelf in your home right now. Now Playing: Watch this: Set up an Apple HomePod with ease 2:27 Despite a dedicated app on your iOS device, or an interface on the HomePod itself, there's quite a bit you can do with Apple's smart speaker. Below are some tips and tricks we've figured out thus far. Initial setup is a breeze. Plug it in, wait a few seconds, unlock your iOS device and wait for an alert. It's incredibly cool and incredibly easy.Change these settings. We walk you through finding the HomePod's settings, and which settings have an impact on the overall experience.From controls to blocking explicit music, we offer several tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the HomePod.Spotify users, you're in luck… kind of. The HomePod may not work directly with Spotify or … [Read more...] about Apple HomePod: Every tip and trick you need to know
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.It was the ad that took mockery to an exalted level.Released last November to coincide with the launch of the iPhoneX, here was Samsung wantin everyone to believe that it was the inventive brand, while Apple was the label of sad sheep and retrograde lovers. Samsung was, in its own eyes, first with just about every single development in phone design since, well, smartphones were invented. Apple merely copied. And late, too.With the Galaxy S9 being launched this week, will Samsung still be able to claim this?If you look at the teaser ads for the S9 that the Korean company released last week, they featured the camera, the camera and the camera. Oh, and an emoji variant. Which some Apple faithful might think of as copying Animoji with a little twist.Oddly, this apparent emphasis on the camera and Animojis coincides precisely with what a T-Mobile salesman told me were the biggest selling point of … [Read more...] about Can Samsung still claim to be ahead of Apple?
Apple lanzó actualizaciones de seguridad para sus sistemas operativos el lunes para solucionar un error que causaba que las aplicaciones fallaran cuando se enviaba cierto caracter indio. El error, descubierto la semana pasada, permitía a un carácter en idioma telugu (un idioma de la India) cerrar las aplicaciones de iOS e impedir que se abrieran nuevamente. El error afectaba a cualquier aplicación que pudiera mostrar caracteres, incluidos Twitter, Facebook, Instagram y Mensajes.Las actualizaciones publicadas el lunes son iOS 11.2.6 para iPhone y iPad, TVOS 11.2.6 para Apple TV, WatchOS 4.2.3 para todos los modelos de Apple Watch y MacOS 10.13.3 para Mac.La nota de lanzamiento de iOS 11.2.6 dice que la actualización "soluciona un problema donde el uso de ciertas secuencias de caracteres podría hacer que las aplicaciones se bloqueen" y "soluciona un problema donde algunas aplicaciones de terceros podrían no conectarse con accesorios externos". El … [Read more...] about Apple actualiza iPhones, Macs para evitar que sufras este fatal error
Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2017, representing 19.5 percent of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner, Inc. Samsung and Apple together consumed $81.8 billion of semiconductors in 2017, an increase of more than $20 billion from 2016.“Samsung Electronics and Apple not only retained their respective No. 1 and No. 2 positions, they also radically increased their share of semiconductor spending through 2017,” said Masatsune Yamaji, principal research analyst at Gartner “These two companies have held on to the top positions since 2011 and they continue to exert significant influence on technology and price trends for the whole semiconductor industry.”Eight of the top 10 companies in 2016 remained in the top 10 in 2017, with the top five chip buyers remaining in the same positions (see Table 1). LG Electronics returned to the top 10 and was joined by newcomer Western Digital, which grew its semiconductor … [Read more...] about Gartner says Samsung and Apple extended their lead as top global semiconductor customers in 2017