Em Lazer-Walker digs into the AirPods Pro spatial audio feature announced at WWDC 2020. What does it mean for AR?
As Apple improves their indoor location technology, [spatial audio] could also easily become a big part of making indoor wayfinding viable before they ship AR glasses, since the ARKit model of “hold your phone out in front of you while you walk through a space” is both socially and physically awkward.
I can’t wait for spatial audio to arrive. I use an app I’ve mentioned before that uses 3D audio, and I wonder if Naturespace will make use of this technology.
Charlotte Henry and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss updates to Logic Pro X and what those improvements mean to musicians.
Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to walk through how to listen to your audiobooks on a Mac, both from Audible and from Apple Books.
Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Neil Young’s comments, and Charlotte’s latest trip to the Apple Store.
Dr. Mac explains why he loves his new AirPods Pro for their passive and active noise cancellation, excellent sound quality, and comfortable silicone ear tips, all in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #361.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Bryan’s new AirPods Pro, and some features of true wireless earbuds.
Nahimic, long-time makers of enhanced audio for video games, on Sunday launched Nahimic for Mac. Built to enhance music and movies, Nahimic brings real-time processing of your Mac’s audio from any app. They demoed it with movies and music and the results were impressive. Their 3D Sound truly made a noticeable difference out of MacBook Pro speakers at CES Unveiled, a very noisy environment. Tests on our own back at the hotel confirmed what we heard earlier: this sounds fantastic, there’s no noticeable latency, and the app performs well. A free trial is available and one-year subscription will set you back just US$35.
Belkin has a new Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack cable that lets you connect your iPhone to a sound system, car stereo, or other speakers without needing an adapter. The 3.5 mm Audio Cable With Lightning Connector is MFi certified and is available at Belkin’s website now and other stores soon. The cable costs US$29.99 for the 4-foot version, and $34.99 for the 6-foot version.
Not to be left out of the mem fun, the New York Times made a tool that lets you hear Yanny or Laurel. Just slide to the right to hear “Yanny,” and to the left for “Laurel.” It’s interesting to hear how the sound changes as you cut out the higher or lower frequencies. The “Yanny” in the NYT tool sounds more like “Hugh-We” to me. Regardless, it sounds less and less like “Laurel” as you slide farther to the right.
Are you hearing Yanny or Laurel in the recording that’s zipping around the internet? The short answer is “Yes.” The longer answer involves a little audio knowledge.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what a personal robot from Apple could be, plus they explain what’s going on with the “Yanny or Laurel” meme.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on a study showing how long Apple devices stay in use, plus they explain how to get better audio from Bluetooth connections.
Let’s say you moved some stuff around on the shelf where your HomePod sits and now it doesn’t sound quite right. Give your HomePod a gentle shake to recalibrate.
Want to get the best possible audio from your HomePod? Check out these guidelines for where to place it in your room
John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple’s product matrix strategy, plus they remember EFF co-founder and Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow after his passing.
Apple’s HomePod smart speaker will be in stores this Friday, but its FullRoom multi-speaker feature is still a few weeks off. Read on to learn what FullRoom is—and isn’t.
Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at the early HomePod reviews ahead of this Friday’s release, plus they talk about audio quality and Siri’s limitations.
The early HomePod reviews are in, and the consensus is it sounds great, but Siri is lagging behind Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Amazon Echo and Google Home have squeaky sounding speakers, so that’s why you should buy a HomePod, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.