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  • Happy birthday to Siri, the first and most frustrating voice assistant

    I am pleased other folks have problems with Siri. I find I say ‘Hey, Siri’ and end up
    with all my five devices answering, unless I put all but one well away. My HomePod via Siri often can’t find music in my library, even though it is either bought from iTunes or streamed from Apple Music. I also get Siri talking to me when I haven’t called him up. Basically, Siri is a complete waste of time, it’s quicker not to bother.
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  • Apple TV+ drama 'The Mosquito Coast' renewed for second season

    I’m with AI on this. We’ll watch to the end of Series 1, but no more. It’s like a lot of US series (I’m in the UK) which are clearly very well made but have no or very little story line.  They just trundle on, not making much progress.  This is, of course, only my opinion. Generally, ATV output has been very good indeed, with unusual story lines and other different types of approach. It is also much easier for the other streamers as they have back-catalogue and I imagine the cost of buying in programmes is increasing along with the number of streamers bidding. 
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  • Smart speaker market growing steadily but dominated by sub-$50 models

    HomePod is a very sophisticated device, playing music with a very high tonal quality.  I tend to listen to music as a pastime, rather than having a jangly noise in the background.  Consequently, I pay more for sound reproduction equipment.  To that end, HomePod is not expensive when taking into account its quality in every respect.  Ultimately, you get what you pay for.  I suspect most people buy the cheap devices for what it provides, other than music, so the requirement is different. 
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