Tag Archives: HomePod

SmartTechCheck Podcast: Apple’s phantom event, Microsoft Exchange hacks, Zoom tips

My March 23, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discussed Apple’s phantom event, Apple HomePod’s temperature sensor, Microsoft Exchange hacks, Zoom tips, Apple’s app … Continue reading

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7 ways Qualcomm’s new chip set will change your smart devices for the better

Read the rest of this report at Gearbrain.com here. Smart speakers can be frustrating. They’ll wake up from hearing their name uttered in casual conversation or even if it’s said on the TV. Worse, they sometimes don’t wake up at … Continue reading

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Thinking of Buying an Apple HomePod? Don’t.

Consider buying an Apple HomePod more of an investment bet than a practical purchase because, right now, it’s a pretty useless device. Like most gaudy objects, HomePod’s aural and aesthetic beauty blinds you of its practical near-worthlessness in comparison to … Continue reading

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Review of the Apple HomePod

Is it the best-sounding and most beautiful smart speaker extant with a lot of potential or an overpriced smart speaker with limited functionality? The ‘net has been bubbling over with one or the other of these wildly divergent assessments of … Continue reading

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Looking to Buy a New Amazon Echo? Wait.

A Huffington Post preview of the coming avalanche of smart voice-assistant speakers on the horizon, which you can read here.

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