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  • HomePod, the iPod for your home

    I have about 8 'wireless' speakers in my house. By far the best for connectivity and sound is my old Bose SoundDock (w/ iPod connector!) audio-out connected to an Airport Express. Not only is the sound the best out of any speaker I have, but it's connectivity has been flawless. I'm hoping AE's get an update to be AirPlay2 compatible. My most recent purchase is a Libretone Zipp Mini -- probably the best portable  speaker we have in regards to audio (will get an AirPlay2 firmware update too!). The two XtremeMac TangoAir's have decent sound but horrible connectivity (discontinued, but hell, closeout for $30/ea) -- I've resorted to only using Lightening to connect to them for the most part (great mid-day charge of iPhone too). Bluetooth is bluetooth. Have small Logitech UE mini boom, Jawbone Jambox all sufficient, but not the best sound -- they're too small to have great audio but the Jambox is still incredible for it's size notwithstanding.  The rest are smaller devices usually attached to AE's. I welcome the superior quality sound (supposedly) of the HomePod. Does the 'Siri' portion of it matter much? Not really, but will be nice to control some HomeKit product w/out busting out my phone. If the wireless connectivity is solid and the audio quality is amaze-balls (as the kids say)... I'll be a satisfied customer. Bose cost $369, Zipp Mini $200 -- so I'm thinking this may turn out to be a fairly reasonable price for a connected speaker.  
  • 3rd-gen Apple TV departs Apple retail, remains at big-box stores

    Will we be able to use our AirPods with the existing ATV?  Hmm... 
  • Hands on with all the changes in tvOS 13

    I'm curious, with multi-user support now, if a different user logs into the AppleTV, do they in turn have to login to all the apps?  Netflix, Hulu, CBS, etc... Would be nice to have the choice... Share sub w/ other users? or not...

    I know apple is most likely thinking family, but what about for example... roommates, college students, etc...? In that regard, what about secure logins? Touch/FaceID on iOS device to login securely... Again, would be nice to have the choice. Maybe even be able to set ratings for userIDs to keep people in check. I know I don't want MY grandparents watching Fox News...!  LOL 
  • Safari 10 brings fast, native App Extensions to the macOS browser, web content

    I hope it's not the case, but this sounds like a malware/virus avenue waiting to be exploited.