So far, Siri has revealed she will be getting a new voice, and she hinted at what may be a new HomePod. Perhaps most importantly, on one test, she told me she was getting smarter. [Updated with additional info.]
We’re still in the early stages of voice assistant technology so we can’t declare a winner yet, regardless of which you prefer. Based on what we’re seeing, however, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are putting Apple’s Siri in a serious catch up position.
Although iOS 11.4 betas are out, beta software for HomePod isn’t available yet, but it should be coming in the next few weeks.
The notes included in the article, however, list only current features with no other mention of an actual update, and a check in the Home app shows no update available, either.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to discuss Amazon Alexa’s apparent lead in the voice control platform game and how Apple’s Siri on HomePod fits in.
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet discuss the myth of the failing iPhone X, where that myth comes from, how it’s sustained, and how Apple’s own data says otherwise. They also talk about how Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri tried to dispel those reports during Apple’s quarterly conference call with analysts. They also look at the indicators that HomePod, on the other hand, isn’t doing well, and Tim Cook’s continued insistence on focusing on sound quality when we really want a capable home assistant. They cap the show with some perspective on just how much money Apple is paying out to shareholders.
For two decades, Apple has been there for its customers who want a great, easy-to-understand, easy-to-set-up, Wi-Fi system. Why give that up?
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of HomePod sales, plus they share their thoughts on third-party Apple Watch faces.
Apple, as it always does, created a unique vision for the HomePod. The device is cool, but the product concept may have been off the mark. Now, Apple will adjust.
HomeKit has some great features, but some of its problems are big enough to push me back to Amazon’s Alexa for my smart home control.
Apple released iOS 11.4 developer beta for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Monday. This is the first developer beta for iOS 11.4 and includes AirPlay 2, along with hints that HomePod stereo support is finally coming.
HomePod is pretty much a hands-off device for maintenance, but what if you want to start a software update right now? Here’s how to update your HomePod software when you want.
Along with iOS 11.3, Apple released the first HomePod software update on Thursday. The update, HomePod 11.3, includes what Apple calls “general improvements for stability and quality.”
Adweek has a great behind-the-scenes video that shows—among other things—that all that stretchy-house stuff from Apple’s new HomePod ad was done with practical effects, rather than CGI.
When we use Face ID on our iPhones to identify ourselves, it’s pretty darn cool. But our perspective shifts when the technology is used in other ways. Should it?
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to to debate the value in Apple’s latest HomePod commercial directed my Spike Jonze along with whether or not HomePod should be opened up to other platforms. They also have a cathartic Daylight Saving Time rant.
Apple is making a mistake by not making HomePod cross platform—if it did, the HomePod could become Apple’s next iPod.
Apple’s HomePod video ad focuses on the old, tried and true. Takes few risks and is predictable. What happened?
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on Amazon Alexa’s creepy laughing bug, plus they weigh in on Jeff’s idea that it’s time to drop “Hey” from “Hey Siri.”
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet geek out on paper airplanes, or more properly, powered paper airplanes! They also talk about MoviePass location tracking and the voice assistant wars (spoiler, not all home voice assistants are equal).