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HomePod Review Roundup

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HomePod First Impressions Roundup (
In advance of HomePod pre-orders, which began earlier today, Apple invited a handful of writers to hear the HomePod in action. Apple's smart speaker was met with universal praise for its sound quality but also, some scepticism.
[exif id="35395"] I am sure the HomePod has good sound. But reviews like this one from Julian Chokkattu makes me want to throw up. Audio quality is beautifully warm, yet the bass is not overpowering, even though it was still quite rich. If you close your eyes, it’s easy to feel like you’re at a…

The Six Colors report card by Jason Snell

Apple in 2017: The Six Colors report card by Jason Snell (Six Colors)
Judging by my panel’s responses, 2017 was something of a bounce-back year for most of Apple’s core platforms. But there was still plenty of concern to go around, especially when it came to the quality of Apple’s software.
As he has in previous years, Jason Snell has asked some Apple watchers to provide feedback on the company’s performance for the past year. Hardware reliability, software quality and the company’s environmental and social initiatives scored worse than in previous years. “This is not an illusion,” wrote Dr. Drang. “Apple’s software quality is dropping, and…

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus presents “Cool Stuff & Working Smarter for Mac Users”

Attending Bob Dr. Mac LeVitus presents Cool Stuff & Working Smarter for Mac Users
Bob's presentation this year (via Skype) is Working Smarter for Mac Users, based on his new e-book of the same name. His goal with Working Smarter is simple: "To help Mac users do more work in less time without procrastinating so they have more time to do the things they love." In addition to tips for working smarter, Bob will also demonstrate a selection of software and hardware he uses, loves, and can recommend without hesitation.
Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus presents "Cool Stuff & Working Smarter for Mac Users"