Dr. Mac found HomePod mini’s Intercom feature both fascinating and frustrating; learn more in Episode #419 of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves.
Bryan Chaffin and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus have both spent time with the HomePod mini, and they offer their thoughts on what it sounds like, where it’s useful, and who should consider it. They also talk about the value of Apple’s Arcade, especially now that it’s part of Apple One. They also talk about the power of Apple’s new M1 Macs, and discuss if people should buy Intel Macs at all any more.
Dr. Mac takes a pair of HomePod minis for a test-drive and doesn’t know many (possibly any) speakers this size that sound this good.
Apple released version 14.3 of its HomePod software on Tuesday, MacRumors reported. It followed a spate of releases on Monday, which included the latest version of iOS with Fitness+.
The HomePod 14.3 is available for the HomePod and the HomePod mini, and according to Apple’s release notes, the update includes general performance and stability improvements. HomePod software is installed automatically on the HomePod unless the feature is disabled.
Apple has released a 14.2.1 update for the HomePod and HomePod mini, bringing general bug fixes and improvements ahead of iOS 14.3.
Apple is offering gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of various products from Black Friday until Cyber Monday.
Those in Europe wanting a new HomePod mini this Christmas may well be disappointed, with delivery times slipping into January.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss how the HomePod mini compares to other speakers and voice assistants.
Jeff Gamet is back with Bryan Chaffin to talk about his hands-on experience with Apple’s new HomePod mini. How it sounds, how it compares with HomePod, and how it compares with Amazon’s Alexa Echo and Echo Dot. They also run over their hands-on time with macOS Big Sur.
Eve Systems announced on Wednesday that it will be added Thread support to its line of HomeKit-enabled products.
Pandora now supports the HomePod mini ahead of its launch on November 6. Juli Clover tells us the details.
According to Pandora, HomePod integration requires the latest version of the Pandora app. Once it’s installed, open the Pandora app on an iPhone or an iPad, and then select ProfileSettingsConnect With HomePodUse in Home to get it working. Music can be requested from Pandora by adding “on Pandora” to any Siri request for a song.
Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss what is (and isn’t ) on preorder from Apple, and the new TV app channel.
It’s been somewhat lost in all the iPhone 12 excitement, but Apple did announce another new product at its event on Tuesday. For $99, the HomePod mini can be used to play audio, control connected smart home devices, and has Siri built-in. A new video gives a quick overview.
Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to pore over Apple’s new HomePod mini, the iPhone 12 product line, and the importance of 5G.
There’s a lot of options for using a HomePod and HomePod Mini together. You can have music throughout the house, use Intercom, and more.