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This HomePod multi-room tip saves waiting for AirPlay 2

This HomePod multi-room tip saves waiting for AirPlay 2

Apple's HomePod sounds great today, and with its upcoming AirPlay 2 update it'll gain multi-room support too, but there's a workaround if you can't wait for the official upgrade. While the Siri-powered speaker is being viewed as a direct Sonos rival, being able to link multiple speakers together and play the same music simultaneously is still a big advantage in Sonos' corner.

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Apple has surprising company in 2018 smartphone growth

Apple has surprising company in 2018 smartphone growth

Samsung will keep its pole position in the global smartphone market in 2018, but faces a shrink in sales while Apple picks up pace, according to new phone stats. The South Korean company is expected to produce around 300 million handsets in 2018, a number that may sound huge but is actually down 5-percent compared to 2017. Meanwhile, there's an unexpected resurgence predicted for an old player in the industry.

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Telegram flaw targets crypto users with Russian miners

Telegram flaw targets crypto users with Russian miners

A new flaw in Telegram messaging - and quite possibly in other platforms as well - flips the text in a file share to mislead users. This flipped bit of text suggests that the user is being sent an image file, for example - but in reality, the file is anything but. In an example given this morning by the folks at Kaspersky Lab at Secure List, a user might send a PNG file, but when it's accessed, it becomes an executable javascript file - of the malicious sort.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 benchmarks look good but not good enough

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 benchmarks look good but not good enough

In just a few weeks, we’ll be getting a glimpse of the next generation of Android smartphones slated for this year. Arriving with them is Qualcomm’s next-generation mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. But before that chip goes out to market, Tom’s Guide was able to put this year’s top mobile processor through a few stress tests. And while the numbers do look impressive on their own and compared to last year’s flagships, the Snapdragon 845 might still have a tough time standing head to head with Apple’s A11 Bionic.

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OLED smart glasses display firm denies Apple invested

OLED smart glasses display firm denies Apple invested

Apple did not invest in an OLED specialist making microdisplays for wearables, the company has said, despite reports suggesting the Cupertino firm might be shoring up its smart glasses supply chain. Emagin makes OLED microdisplays with particularly high resolution and which, though little use to the naked eye, when combined with magnifying optics could be ideal for wearable displays.

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iOS 12 could bring universal iPhone apps with Mac support

iOS 12 could bring universal iPhone apps with Mac support

Apple's iOS 12 will focus on a few headline features, including apps that can run across both iPhones, iPads, and macOS desktop computers. The upcoming release is expected to be previewed at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, WWDC 2018, this summer, though not arrive on devices until the fall.

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Apple HomePod Review

Apple HomePod Review

Apple's HomePod may be late to the party, but the Siri-powered smart speaker isn't arriving quietly in any sense of the word. HomePod's biggest strength is that, in a segment where ease of use is yet to catch up with functionality, it makes navigating a great-sounding Apple Music experience by voice a joy. How it does that, though, feels like classic Apple at its most demanding.

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iOS 12 to keep iPhone promises, not bait Android

iOS 12 to keep iPhone promises, not bait Android

Apple is slowing the pace on iOS updates, with the Cupertino firm allegedly opting to get absolutely right a smaller number of changes in its flagship iPhone software. Traditionally, Apple has released major iOS updates on an annual cycle. The company usually previews its next big update at WWDC, its developer conference over the summer, giving coders and app-makers an opportunity to get to grips with what changes are in the pipeline.

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Apple HomePod teardown has good news and bad

Apple HomePod teardown has good news and bad

As with all high-profile device launches, it hasn't taken very long for the folks at iFixit to get their hands on the new Apple HomePod and promptly rip the sucker open. There are two goals in doing so, as the teardown gives us a look at the hardware that's inside and also shows us how easy it would be for the end user to repair the product on their own. Unfortunately, those of you who were hoping for a DIY-friendly repair job are about to be disappointed.

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Apple HomePod repairs are very expensive, thankfully cable replacements aren’t

Apple HomePod repairs are very expensive, thankfully cable replacements aren’t

Now that Apple's new HomePod smart speaker is finally available for purchase, details are coming out on the price of out-of-warranty repairs. If you haven't heard yet, they're very expensive: dropping or cosmetic damages not covered by the hardware warranty can cost $279. Fortunately, there's a separate, specific type of repair that can be done for much less.

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Emagin OLED microdisplay tech receives investment from Apple, LG, Valve [Update]

Emagin OLED microdisplay tech receives investment from Apple, LG, Valve [Update]

While not a household name in the OLED sector, the company Emagin seems to have gotten the attention of several tech giants with VR and AR plans in the works. Emagin produces OLED microdisplays that have been used in the military, medical, and industrial fields, but they've begun targeting their technology at the growing market for consumer headsets. According to new SEC documents, Emagin is now getting investments from the likes of Apple, LG, and Valve.

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Apple TV app adds News section to make finding live news easier

Apple TV app adds News section to make finding live news easier

Back in September, Apple promised that it would add a News section to its TV app. In the months since, we've seen the company introduce a Sports section, but now News is finally getting its turn. The TV app has been updated with this News section, and in it users on both iOS and tvOS can easily browse and launch live news streams from many different providers.

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