Jason CrossStaff Writer, Macworld

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I have written professionally about technology for my entire adult professional life - about 20 years. I aim to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

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WWDC 2018 will be held from June 4-8 in San Jose

Apple's big yearly developer conference is coming, right when you most expect it!

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Apple to acquire digital magazine subscription service Texture

This ‘Netflix for magazines’ service could certainly help bolster Apple’s News app, but the company’s plans are unclear.

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iOS 12 wishlist, MacBook Air rumors, Apple headphones rumors, the end of iTunes LP: Macworld Podcast episode 595

iOS 12 wishlist, MacBook Air rumors, Apple headphones rumors, the end of iTunes LP, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 595.

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iOS 11: How to hide sensitive info in notification previews

With iOS 11, you can hide the content of notifications without turning them off entirely.

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Report: Apple is killing off the iTunes LP format

The company will stop taking new LP submissions after March, and phase out sales of them throughout 2018.

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Report: Apple is developing high-end noise-cancelling headphones

These over-the-ear cans would compete with Bose and Apple's own Beats brand.

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iOS 12 wishlist: What we want from Apple's next major OS update

iOS 12 is probably not going to deliver a big overhaul, but there's still plenty of room for impactful improvements.

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How to update your HomePod

The HomePod should keep itself up to date, but you can force a software update if you want to.

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Apple Music wish list: 17 ways to improve the app and service

If Apple Music wants to be number one, it can start by improving its iOS app.

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How to reset your HomePod

If you want to go through setup again or use a different Apple ID, you'll have to reset your HomePod.

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How to change Siri's voice on HomePod

Want to give Siri an Australian accent or swap its gender? It's easy!

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How to change Siri's voice

Siri can be a "he" or a "she" and even speak with a different accent.

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HomePod, iOS 12, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 592

We've had the HomePod for a few days. What do we think? There's more news about iOS 12. We also feature your comments and questions.

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6 improvements HomePod needs to compete

HomePod sounds great, but otherwise doesn't stack up well against other smart speakers. Here's how Apple can fix that.

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15 awesome tips and tricks to master Apple's HomePod

Your HomePod can do more than kick out the jams. More than you may realize.