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Adam Engst 35 comments

Second-Generation HomePod Supports Spatial Audio, Temperature/Humidity Monitoring, and Sound Recognition

Apple has unexpectedly revived the full-size HomePod, releasing a second-generation model that supports spatial audio, includes a temperature/humidity sensor for home automations, and promises a Sound Recognition feature to detect alarms.

Adam Engst No comments

Eddy Cue Looks Back on Apple’s 2022 Year in Services

Have you ever wondered just how expansive Apple's Services division has become? Apple SVP of Services Eddy Cue highlights the accomplishments of the company's various services in 2022.

Adam Engst 20 comments

LittleBITS: Apple Pay Date Quirk, Apple Music Sing

We have two quick things to share that don’t warrant an article: an explanation of why Apple Pay-using TidBITS members may see incorrect credit card expiration dates and the news of Apple Music Sing, which fills Adam Engst with dread.

Josh Centers 42 comments

Apple Releases macOS 13 Ventura, iPadOS 16.1, iOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, and More

Today is the big day: Apple has released macOS 13 Ventura and iPadOS 16.1 alongside iOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, tvOS 16.1, and HomePod Software 16.1.

Josh Centers 33 comments

Apple Raises the Price of Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple One

Apple has raised the prices of Apple Music, Apple TV+, and the Apple One service bundle by $1–$3 per month.

Josh Centers No comments

Watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” for Free on Apple TV+ This Week

You’ll be able to stream “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” for free on Apple TV+ from 28 October through 31 October 2022.

Adam Engst 9 comments

Second-Generation AirPods Pro Add H2 Chip, Touch Control, Enhanced Case

Apple has announced the second-generation AirPods Pro, beefing up the audio performance, noise cancellation, and transparency mode with a new H2 chip, offering volume adjustments via Touch control, and improving the wireless charging case.

Josh Centers 5 comments

Plex User Passwords Compromised in Data Breach

Streaming service Plex is warning users to change their passwords after user data was compromised. Here’s how to do so.

Josh Centers 8 comments

How to AirPlay to Your Mac

macOS 12 Monterey added the option to use your Mac as an AirPlay receiver for audio, video, and other content. Here’s how to take advantage of it.

Josh Centers 9 comments

How to Turn Off YouTube’s New Picture-in-Picture Feature

YouTube has finally added support for Apple’s Picture-in-Picture feature on the iPhone and iPad. Some may like it, but if it annoys you, here’s how to turn it off.

Josh Centers 10 comments

Apple Pushing Promotional Content into Apple Music Radio Stations and Playlists

Jason Snell calls out Apple for inserting promotional content into Apple-created radio stations and playlists on Apple Music.

Josh Centers 7 comments

Apple Updates tvOS and HomePod Software to 15.5.1 to Address Music Bug

Apple has issued a small update for Apple TVs and HomePods to fix a bug that could make music stop playing.

Josh Centers 2 comments

Apple Music Now Available on Roku

Apple Music is now available as a channel on Roku, but it doesn’t support the Apple Music Voice Plan.

Josh Centers 12 comments

Original HomePods Appreciating in Value

Despite being considered by some to be an overpriced flop, the original HomePod is now selling for more than its original retail price on eBay. Could that indicate that Apple priced it too low?

Jeff Carlson 36 comments

Use the Web to Cook Your Books

Are your shelves groaning with cookbooks that you pull down only for a recipe or two? All sorts of culinary riches are tucked between beautifully printed pages in Jeff Carlson’s kitchen, but when he was looking for a recipe, he used to revert to a random Google search. No more, thanks to the Eat Your Books website that helps you find recipes in your cookbook collection.