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The HomePod has been on the shelves for three days and the reviews and consumer tests are flooding in. So far it seems to be a hit on the audio quality with a shakedown from a reddit user that puts the sound quality from the Apple HomePod above that of a more expensive KEF speaker. However, on the flip side the HomePod is being marked down for its actual smartness as the features it has for SIRI are somewhat limited at the moment. This lack of functionality with Siri is...

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Setting up this iPhone feature is a snap, but could save your life or a loved one. Your iPhone has so many features today that you may never use or access. There’s one how-ever that could literally save your life - it is Medical ID. With Medical ID, you can save im-portant medical information on your iPhone that can be shared with a hospital or EMT to give you emergency treatment in case you would need it. Open the Health app. Tap the Medical ID tab on the bottom right....

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Apple continues to update iOS regularly now beyond just major annual events with new features available on iOS 11.3, including power management for older iPhone models whose batteries are older. With iOS 11.3, Apple brings desired battery and performance settings so that iPhone users who have older batteries can make informed decisions about any CPU throttling. This update comes in response to outrage by some customers who were offended by the company’s process of throttling CPU performance on older devices as batteries deteriorate. The throttling process was put in effect...

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Apple’s wireless headphones make it easy to enjoy a little private TV time. Apple’s wireless headphones, AirPods, makes watching television privately, more enjoyable. AirPods are terrific for iPhones, iPads, and Macs, but often people are unaware that you can also use them with your Apple TV (4th generation or 4K). In fact, you can enjoy TV late at night or early in the morning with audio beaming wirelessly over the living room without causing any disturbances or waking anyone else up! Here’s how you do it. Pair AirPods with Apple...

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Apple News: Apple’s Response to the New US Tax Act is to Invest $350 Billion Back in the U.S. with 20,000 New Jobs Just as Congress was finalizing the last details of the new US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced by President Trump, Apple promises large investment back into the economy. Tax reform was long overdue in the United States. Many companies including Apple have held overseas cash to avoid paying the exorbitant business tax rate, at 35%, which was one of the highest in the world. The new...

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Apple has recently released fixes for older Macs running macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan that also face critical vulnerabilities through the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws. Both Spectre and Meltdown allow attackers to gain unauthorized access to data on computers that have microprocessors running speculative execution. Modern micropro-cessors all use speculative execution to predict next steps and have faster processing speeds. This is common in chips made by Intel and AMD as well as Apple’s A series SoCs. If the predicted path is not required, the instruction set...

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