How to troubleshoot Hey Siri triggering HomePod instead of Apple Watch

Report details Siri's struggles, including integration with HomePod

Former Apple employees have come forward to reflect on Siri’s development, sharing what they believe has made the virtual assistant the “major problem” that it is today — especially in relation to HomePod. Today, technology publication The Information published a highly detailed report on the development of Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri.[…]

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Watch: Cheaper HomePod rumored to debut this year

Watch: Cheaper HomePod rumored to debut this year

The HomePod is Apple’s first step into a world of smart speakers that can do everything from stream music to control all of your smart home devices. The main downside is that it’s priced at a hefty $349, more than many people are willing to pay for a smart speaker.[…]

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Rumor: Apple working on cheaper HomePod for launch this year

Rumor: Apple working on cheaper HomePod for launch this year

A somewhat questionable report out of Taiwan on Wednesday says Apple is working on more affordable editions of stalwart product lines including iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as a lower priced HomePod. Citing industry sources, the Economic Daily News (via Mac Otakara) reports a cheaper version of HomePod is[…]

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New Apple YouTube video sells HomePod using Spike Jonze & FKA twigs

New Apple YouTube video sells HomePod using Spike Jonze & FKA twigs

Taking advantage of its corporate coffers, Apple’s latest attempt at selling the HomePod — its first smartspeaker — is a four-minute musical short directed by Spike Jonze and starring avant-garde R&B artist FKA twigs. In the video, “Welcome Home,” FKA twigs arrives at her apartment exhausted, presumably from work or[…]

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Video: Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo 2nd generation

Video: Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo 2nd generation

Apple’s HomePod is more than twice as expensive as Amazon’s second-generation Echo, incorporates a less capable virtual assistant in Siri and is limited to Apple’s ecosystem of service. So why would anyone choose it? It’s all about sound quality. Underscoring HomePod’s reliance on Apple products, users need an iOS device[…]

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