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Siri: What Apple needs to do to improve its voice-activated digital assistant

The introduction of Siri kicked off the modern era of voice assistants, but these are still the early days.

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First Look: Unboxing the Apple HomePod

We have Apple’s new smart speaker. Watch the video to see us unbox it and set it up. Plus, we answer questions from the viewing audience.

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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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iOS 11.3 Battery Health FAQ: What it does and how to use it on your iPhone

The iOS 11.3 Public Beta has introduced the new Battery Health tab in Settings to provide better control over battery-related performance throttling. Here's everything you need to know about it.

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You can get a 3-port car charger for $7.40 today

Aukey's three-port car charger with one USB-C port is 63% off right now.

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Apple Watch's heart rate sensor can detect diabetes, Cardiogram study finds

Cardiogram has announced the findings of a new study that tracked 14,000 people wearing Apple Watches to detect whether they had diabetes.

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What’s SATA ’bout? The problem with older laptops and hard drive upgrades

Before you upgrade the hard drive in an older MacBook, check to see what version of Serial ATA you can use.

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5 ways Apple can stop developers from abandoning Apple Watch

Over the past few months, high-profile apps such as eBay, Twitter, and Slack have bailed on Apple Watch, as developers shift their efforts away from watchOS. Here's how Apple can reverse that trend.

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16 rugged cases to protect your iPhone X

Keep your iPhone X safe from drops, scratches, dirt, and weather with one of these shock-absorbing, rugged cases.

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HomePod early reviews, Apple Watch apps and developers, iOS 11.3 Battery Health: Macworld Podcast ep. 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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Best Buy is selling an 8TB external hard drive for $160 again

Best Buy is selling WD's 8TB easystore drive for $20 less than Amazon right now.

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Best VPN services of 2018: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

on pcworld.com

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HomePod review roundup: 'Room filling,' 'best-in-class' sound, but Siri is 'embarrassingly inadequate'

The first HomePod reviews are in, and while it excels as a speaker, its smarts leave much to be desired.

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Why an update badge won't go away on an iOS app

An App Store error says the app is incompatible.

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Trouble ahead: Even the small products can ruin Apple

The HomePod spells big trouble for Apple.

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Polk Audio Signa S1 soundbar review: This budget speaker is a big improvement over the built-in audio in most TVs

Polk’s Signa S1 soundbar and wireless subwoofer offer a super-slim package at a budget price for those wanting to hear what they've been missing from their TV’s built-in audio.

on techhive.com

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Accessorize your AirPods

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