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How to set up HomePod

Apple's smart speaker makes it easy to get started.

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Apple HomePod review: Not yet ready to take the stage

Apple's smart speaker sounds great but feels unfinished.

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Apple adds live news listings to TV app on iOS and Apple TV

You'll need each channel's respective apps to watch.

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Ahead of the Oscars, Apple offers $19.99 movie bundles and discounts

This is a good opportunity to snag some top-notch movies for less.

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HomePod early reviews, Apple Watch apps, iOS 11.3 Battery Health, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 591

The first round of HomePod reviews are out. Developers are leaving the Apple Watch. The beta of iOS 11.3 with Battery Health settings will be released soon. We also feature your comments and questions.

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Accessorize your AirPods

Dress up your wireless earbuds with these sleeves, tips, skins, and straps.

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iOS 11.3 update, iOS 12 rumors, T co-processors in new Macs, HomePod, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 590

Details about iOS 12 have leaked, while Apple released the iOS 11.3 beta. Apple could release new Macs with its T co-processor later this year. We also feature your comments and questions.

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HomePod, iPhone rumors, iOS 11.3, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 589

Apple's HomePod goes on sale this Friday. Are you buying one? The latest iPhone rumors have created confusion about the future of the iPhone X. Apple provides a sneak peek into new features coming to iOS. We also feature your comments and questions.

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.5 with HomePod support, Siri News, and bug fixes

watchOS 4.2.2 and tvOS 11.2.5 have also been released, addressing minor bugs.

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Mophie Powerstation AC review: Plenty of fast-charging power, but needs more USB ports

Power up your USB devices and even many of your gadgets that need a wall plug.

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How to use AirPods with Apple TV

Apple's wireless headphones make it easy to enjoy a little private TV time.

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'Hey Siri, give me the news' leaves beta, works with NPR, Fox, CNN, and Washington Post

With the new feature, Siri plays catch-up to other assistants and prepares for the release of HomePod.

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Meltdown and Spectre, iPhone addiction, CES, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 588

How do the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities affect Apple users? Is iPhone addition a problem? And does the recent Consumer Electronics Show mean anything for Apple? We also feature your comments and questions.

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Toyota to finally offer CarPlay in some 2019 models

Support for Apple's car integration has been a long time coming.

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HomeKit FAQ: Everything you need to know about Apple's smart home ecosystem

HomeKit is Apple's way of bringing together your smart home products in a unified and secure fashion.