HomePod Mini Review

By Andrew Myrick 0 comments Last updated January 6, 2021 While Apple has been in the smart speaker game for a few years now, the company is still behind the curve. Apple fans and Siri faithful have been wishing for a smaller and less-expensive version of the HomePod to be introduced. Related Reading Apple granted […]

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Apple Setup Issues: Apple Watch Verification Failed, HomePod Stuck on Configuring

Five Reasons Why You Might Want to Consider AirPods Max Since the launch of the AirPods Max last week, we’ve done a couple of videos sharing a brief hands-on with Apple’s new over-ear headphones and a comparison of them to other popular noise-cancelling headphones from Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel […]

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How to Assign Primary Users to Individual HomePods in the Same Household

Apple Highlights Popular Apps Optimized for M1 Macs Apple recently shared a list of popular apps optimized for Macs with the M1 chip that are available in the Mac App Store, such as Pixelmator Pro, Adobe Lightroom, Affinity Designer, Darkroom, Fantastical, BBEdit, Instapaper, and Twitter. “Macs with the new Apple M1 chip offer unprecedented performance, […]

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Apple Releases 14.2.1 Software for HomePod and HomePod Mini

Apple Researching a Matte Black Finish for MacBooks Apple has filed a patent application for an intense light-absorbant matte black finish for a range of products, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and MacBook (via Patently Apple). Image via ColorWare The patent application, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is titled “Anodized Part […]

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First HomePod Jailbreak Stokes Speculation About Smart Speaker’s Hacking Potential

The team behind the “Checkra1n” jailbreaking tool for iOS claims to have used it to successfully jailbreak Apple’s HomePod, although it’s unclear what that could mean for the smart speaker in terms of hacking potential. The news was announced by Twitter user L1ngL1ng, who shared a screenshot of a macOS Terminal window that appears to […]

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PSA: You Can’t Output Mac System Audio to Stereo-Paired HomePod Minis, But There Is a Workaround

If you were thinking of buying two HomePod mini speakers to use as a stereo pair with your Mac, you might want to think again. As some users undoubtedly found with the original HomePod, it’s not possible to AirPlay to multiple speakers from the menu bar on a Mac. The inability to select stereo-paired ‌HomePod‌ […]

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Hands-On With Apple’s Intercom Feature for HomePod and HomePod Mini

With the iOS 14.2 update and the HomePod 14.2 software, Apple enabled full functionality for Intercom, a new feature that was introduced alongside the HomePod mini. Intercom is now fully functional and works across all of your devices, and we thought we’d test it out so MacRumors readers can see just how it works. Subscribe […]

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Pandora Update Adds HomePod Support

Prior to the launch of the HomePod mini, Pandora today updated its app designed for iOS devices to add in HomePod integration. ‌HomePod‌ support for Pandora was a feature that Apple promised would come in software updates this fall, right alongside iOS 14. With the Pandora ‌HomePod‌ integration, ‌HomePod‌ owners (and future ‌HomePod mini‌ owners) […]

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How to Use Apple’s New Intercom Feature

Alongside the HomePod mini, Apple introduced a new Intercom feature that’s designed to let Apple device owners communicate with one another throughout the home, sending messages to specific rooms, areas, or people. Intercom works with the HomePod, ‌HomePod mini‌, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and even CarPlay, so you can dictate a voice message on […]

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HomePod mini and HomePod Can’t Be Stereo Paired, But HomePod Home Theater Support Coming Soon for Apple TV 4K

Following the HomePod mini announcement at Tuesday’s Apple event, The Loop‘s Jim Dalrymple has answered a key question many people have been asking: Can you pair a ‌HomePod mini‌ with an original HomePod to make a stereo pair? “The short answer is no,” explains Dalrymple. “You can’t make a stereo pair of a ‌HomePod‌ and […]

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