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You Won't Lose Your Apple TV Remote With Elago's New AirTag Remote Case

Elago is known for its range of clever case designs for Apple's devices, and its newest case designed for the Apple TV Siri Remote adds the one feature that Apple left out - Find My functionality. With the ‌Apple TV‌ ‌Siri‌ Remote R5 Case, there's space to insert an AirTag at the back, which means that if you ever lose your remote, you can locate the AirTag that's inside with the ‌Find My‌ app. Priced at $15, the Elago Remote R5 Case is made from a thick layer of what the company calls premi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Siri, Apple TV, Elago, Airtags, Apple TV Siri Remote, Siri zwnj


AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Available on 2020 Toshiba and Insignia Fire TVs

Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features have been rolling out to a number of smart TVs, and as of today, the functionality is available on 2020 Toshiba and Insignia 4K UHD Smart Fire TVs. ‌AirPlay‌ 2 is designed to allow iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to stream content to an AirPlay-compatible device, and with built-in support in Toshiba and Insignia TVs, an Apple TV is not required to use ‌AirPlay‌ 2. ‌AirPlay‌ 2 also works across multiple devices for a whole home audio experience, and can be u...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Siri, Toshiba, Homekit, Insignia, Airplay 2, Siri zwnj, HomeKit Amazon Toshiba Insignia AirPlay


MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Pair of Dusk Electrochromic Smart Sunglasses From Ampere

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Ampere to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a pair of Dusk sunglasses. The Dusk sunglasses aren't your standard pair of sunglasses -- they have adjustable electrochromic lenses. You can use an accompanying app or a control on the sunglasses themselves to adjust the tint level, plus these are smart sunglasses with integrated speaker and microphone so you can also listen to music and take phone calls. Like many sunglasses that play music, t...
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iOS 15 Tidbits: Per-App Settings, Notification Summaries, New Calendar Widget, and More

We've highlighted several new features coming in iOS 15, like the return of the text cursor magnifier and the ability to rearrange Home Screen pages, but additional tidbits continue to surface that we think readers will find noteworthy. Per-App Accessibility Settings Last week, we highlighted a new Control Center option that lets you set the text size for individual apps. But per-app accessibility settings don't end there. Individual app customizations also include adjustments to bold ...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Monterey, Control Center, Siri zwnj, iOS 15, Improved Siri Suggestions Apple


Sonos Complains About Apple's Restrictions on Third-Party Siri Access in Antitrust Hearing

Sonos is today participating in an antitrust hearing on the smart home, where Sonos legal chief Eddie Lazarus had some commentary to share on the smart home market and the dominance of companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple. Headed up by Amy Klobuchar, the Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights is today hosting a hearing on "Protecting Competition and Innovation in Home Technologies." Most of Sonos' complaints relayed by Lazarus are focused on Amazon and Google, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Siri, Antitrust, Amy Klobuchar, Sonos, Wwdc, Lazarus, Google Apple, Google Amazon, Amazon Google, Because Amazon, Eddie Lazarus, Siri zwnj


Beats Studio Buds Debuting Today With Active Noise Cancellation, Stemless Design, and More for $150

We've seen a lot of teasers about the Beats Studio Buds over the past month since they first showed up in Apple's beta software updates, and today they're finally official. The Beats Studio Buds are available to order today in red, white, and black ahead of a June 24 ship date, and they're priced at $149.99. The Studio Buds are the first Beats-branded earbuds to truly compete with AirPods thanks to their wire-free design that fits comfortably in the ear without the over-ear hook seen on Power...
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iOS 15's Live Text Feature Lets You Digitize Written Notes, Call a Number on a Sign, Translate a Menu, and Much More

In iOS 15, Apple is introducing a new feature called Live Text that can recognize text when it appears in your camera's viewfinder or in a photo you've taken and let you perform several actions with it. For example, Live Text allows you to capture a phone number from a storefront with the option to place a call, or look up a location name in Maps to get directions. It also incorporates optical character recognition, so you can search for and locate the picture of a handwritten note in your p...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Siri zwnj, iOS 15, Live Text


iOS 15: Redesigned Apple TV Siri Remote in Control Center

Apple alongside the second-generation Apple TV 4K debuted a redesigned version of the Siri Remote, which is now available to customers with new ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ orders and as a $60 standalone replacement for the original ‌‌Siri‌‌ Remote. In lockstep with the hardware change, iOS 15 also includes a redesigned ‌Apple TV‌ ‌Siri‌ Remote interface in the Control Center. In iOS 14, the current Remote UI takes cues from the previous-generation ‌Siri‌ Remote, with Menu, ‌Siri‌, Play/Pause and Home button...
Tags: Apple, Apple TV, Siri zwnj, iOS 15


Apple Announces Range of New Home Features for HomePod Mini, Apple TV, and Apple Watch

Apple today announced a range of new smart home features for HomePod mini, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, as well as third-party Siri integration on accessories for the first time. HomePod now supports commands for ‌Apple TV‌. SharePlay now works with ‌Apple TV‌, and tvOS now features a Shared With You row. There is a new For All of You row in the TV app to recommend shows and movies suitable for all users on the device. HomeKit accessory makers can now integrate ‌Siri‌ voice control for the fir...
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2021 Apple TV 4K vs. 2017 Apple TV 4K: Is It Worth Upgrading?

Apple in April unveiled a new version of the 4K Apple TV, but on the surface, it's hard to tell it apart from its predecessor because it looks the same as the 2017 model. There are, however, a few internal changes, but are those changes worth upgrading for? That's what we're aiming to find out in our ‌Apple TV‌ 4K hands-on video. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Compared to the original ‌Apple TV‌ 4K, there are no design changes to the second-generation ‌Apple TV‌ ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Apple TV, MacRumors YouTube, Siri zwnj


Apple TV 4K Very Easy to Repair but Siri Remote Battery Difficult to Replace, Teardown Shows

iFixit has released its teardown of the second-generation Apple TV 4K, revealing an easy to repair, modular design, alongside a laborious process to dismantle the redesigned Siri Remote. As with previous ‌Apple TV‌ models, the entire plastic shell of the device is transparent to IR light, allowing the ‌Siri‌ Remote to be used from any angle. The large fan inside the ‌Apple TV‌ is not connected with a cable to the logic board, using four metal contact pins instead, making disassembly even easie...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Apple TV, iFixit, Siri zwnj


How to Remotely Control Your iPhone Camera With or Without an Apple Watch

Remotely controlling the shutter on your iPhone's camera lets you include yourself in the photo while avoiding the limitations of a selfie. For example, it allows you to take a picture of a wider scene with you included in the frame, which is ideal for landscape shots or group photos. If your ‌iPhone‌ is on a tripod, taking the shot remotely also reduces the risk of camera shake. Here's how to do it. There are more ways than one to take a picture on your ‌iPhone‌ remotely. If you have an Appl...
Tags: Photography, Siri, Apple Watch, Voice Control, Hdr, Siri zwnj


Hands-On With the Redesigned Apple TV 4K Siri Remote

Apple alongside the second-generation Apple TV 4K debuted a redesigned version of the Siri Remote, which is now available to customers with new ‌Apple TV‌ orders and as a $60 standalone replacement for the original ‌Siri‌ Remote. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We picked up the updated ‌Siri‌ Remote to see if it's worth picking up if you have an original ‌Apple TV‌ 4K or HD and are tired of the first iteration of the remote, which has several shortcomings. Ap...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Apple TV, MacRumors YouTube, Siri Remote, Siri zwnj


Apple TV 4K: How to Scrub Through Video Properly Using the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

With the new Apple TV 4K now in customers' hands, some users are reporting issues when trying to control video with the redesigned Siri Remote. Specifically, some users are complaining that using the circular gesture on the new clickpad ring to fast-forward or rewind paused video isn't working as expected. Rather than scrubbing through video continually in the direction of the gesture, the video scrubs back and forth in opposite directions. From what we've been able to work out, the problem...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Apple TV, Netflix, Siri Remote, David Kurz, Siri zwnj


Apple TV: How to Scrub Through Video Properly Using the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

With the new Apple TV 4K now in customers' hands, some users are reporting issues when trying to control video with the redesigned Siri Remote. Specifically, some users are complaining that using the circular gesture on the new clickpad ring to fast-forward or rewind paused video isn't working as expected. Rather than scrubbing through video continually in the direction of the gesture, the video scrubs back and forth in opposite directions. From what we've been able to work out, the problem...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Disney, Apple TV, Netflix, Siri Remote, David Kurz, Siri zwnj


Apple TV: How to Scrub Through Video Using the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

With the new Apple TV 4K now in customers' hands, some users are reporting issues when trying to control video with the redesigned Siri Remote. Specifically, some users are complaining that using the circular gesture on the new clickpad ring to fast-forward or rewind paused video isn't working as expected. Rather than scrubbing through video continually in the direction of the gesture, the video scrubs back and forth in opposite directions. From what we've been able to work out, the problem...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Disney, Apple TV, Netflix, Siri Remote, David Kurz, Siri zwnj


Apple Exec: New Apple TV Remote Doesn't Need Find My Because It's Thicker and Harder to Lose

Apple has been promoting the new M1 iMac, ‌M1‌ iPad Pro, and second-generation Apple TV 4K following their announcements, and Apple's vice president of product marketing for home and audio Tim Twerdahl today did an interview with MobileSyrup to discuss the revamped ‌Apple TV‌ 4K and the updated Siri Remote. Prior to the release of the new ‌Apple TV‌ 4K, there were rumors that the updated remote would include Find My functionality, which didn't happen. Twerdahl said that it was not a priority ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Apple TV, Siri Remote, Tim Twerdahl, Twerdahl, Find My, HomePods, Siri zwnj, Apple Twerdahl


UK Retailer Argos Selling New Apple TV 4K a Day Early [Update: Not Any More]

Apple's updated Apple TV 4K isn't officially supposed to launch until Friday, May 21, but it appears that UK retailer Argos has jumped the gun by offering customers in-store pickup today. Twitter user @ApplWatcher was first to note that Argos has been allowing pre-orders to go out a day early, with many store locations offering collection "right away" or after 4:00 p.m. UK local time. At least one customer wasted no time in taking up the offer, and provided iMore with pictures as evidence o...
Tags: Apple, UK, Australia, Apple TV, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Finland, Argos, Siri zwnj, Retailer Argos Selling New Apple, UK Retailer Argos Selling New Apple


Apple TV 4K and Siri Remote Arrive Early for Lucky Customer

One lucky Reddit user received his second-generation Apple TV 4K and Siri Remote earlier than expected in Finland, and he shared some initial thoughts and opinions on the new set-top box. The new trackpad on the ‌Siri‌ remote "feels good" and though the buttons are clicky, they're "still solid."I'm almost always navigating with the trackpad. I just set the tracking speed to slow and it's feels good to me. Rotate to seek doesn't work, at least right out of the box... Does it need to be enable...
Tags: Apple, Australia, Siri, Apple TV, Canada, New Zealand, Reddit, Finland, Sony Android TV, Siri zwnj, Siri Remote Arrive Early for Lucky Customer


Apple TV 4K (1st Gen) vs. Apple TV 4K (2nd Gen) Buyer's Guide

In April 2021, Apple revealed the second-generation Apple TV 4K (2021), bringing high framerate HDR to the Apple TV for the first time and the A12 chip for improved performance, alongside a redesigned Siri Remote. This model replaced the first-generation ‌Apple TV‌ 4K released in 2017. Although the first-generation ‌Apple TV‌ 4K has now been discontinued by Apple, it is common to find it available at discounted prices with third-party retailers. Some other users who already have the first-gen...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Apple TV, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Dolby Atmos, Buyer's Guide, Siri zwnj, fps Dolby Vision, FOX Sports NBCUniversal Paramount Red Bull TV, First and Second Generation Apple


Testing Out a 3D-Printed AirTag-Compatible Apple TV Remote Case

Earlier this week, we shared a 3D-printed Apple TV Remote case that's designed to house an AirTag, adding much-needed Find My functionality to the Siri Remote. We thought we'd check out one of the remote cases in person, and have had one printed up. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Etsy seller who designed the case sells it for $12.99, but if you have your own 3D printer you can buy the STL file for $1.99 and whip up your own. We bought the STL file, which...
Tags: Apple, Etsy, Apple TV, MacRumors YouTube, STL, Airtags, Siri zwnj, AirTag Compatible Apple


Apple TV HD vs. Apple TV 4K Buyer's Guide

In April 2021, Apple revealed the second-generation Apple TV 4K, bringing high framerate HDR with Dolby Vision to the Apple TV for the first time and the A12 chip for improved performance, alongside a redesigned Siri Remote. The ‌Apple TV‌ HD was first released in 2015 and has remained in Apple's lineup since then as an entry-level option, and now it comes with the upgraded ‌Siri‌ Remote. Should you consider purchasing the ‌Apple TV‌ HD to save money, or do you need the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K? Our gu...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Apple TV, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Buyer's Guide, Siri zwnj, Dolby Vision High, fps Dolby Vision, FOX Sports NBCUniversal Paramount Red Bull TV


Deezer Announces Siri Voice Control Support for HomePod

Music streaming service Deezer has announced that voice control support for Apple HomePod and HomePod mini speakers is now available for Premium, HiHi, Family, and Student subscribers. The update means all paying subscribers with iOS 14.3 and later and the latest software on ‌HomePod‌ can ask Siri to play any song from Deezer's global catalogue of 73 million tracks. Voice control also allows you to play specific tracks, artists, albums, favorites or playlists. According to Deezer, to start u...
Tags: Siri, United Kingdom, Voice, Deezer, Hifi, HomePod, Apple HomePod, HomePod HomePod, Siri zwnj, Deezer Music, HomePod Mini, HomePod Don, People Tap Default Service, Nicolas Pinoteau, HiFi Deezer, Australia Canada France Germany Japan Mexico Spain


iOS 14.5: How to Change Siri's Voice

In iOS 14.5, Apple introduced two new Siri voices that are available in English, and also added a setup selection option that lets new users choose their preferred ‌‌Siri‌‌ voice rather than defaulting to a female voice in the United States. The new voices, which Apple says add more diversity in speech sound and pattern, run voice recordings through Apple's Neural Engine to make them flow more organically through phrases generated on the fly, so you should find that they sound more natural. ...
Tags: Apple, Siri, United States, Voice, Variety, Ios 14, Siri zwnj


Siri Response Suggests Find My Support Might Come to New Siri Remote

Apple has made no mention of Find My integration for the Siri Remote designed for the second-generation Apple TV 4K, but ‌Siri‌ responses to certain requests about the remote suggest that Apple could perhaps have such a feature in the works, or at the least, might have considered adding it. If you ask ‌Siri‌ to "Find my ‌Siri‌ remote," "Find my ‌Apple TV‌ remote," or even just "Find my remote," ‌Siri‌ will provide the following response: "You don't have any ‌Siri‌ Remotes linked to your iClou...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Bloomberg, Apple TV, Siri Remote, Find My, Siri zwnj, Siri Response


AirTag vs. Tile Buyer's Guide

AirTag is Apple's newest product line, a small round disc used to track items using the Find My app. Yet Apple is not the first to offer item trackers of this kind. Tile has been making Bluetooth item trackers for almost a decade and is now AirTag's main competitor. As the two leading item trackers share a number of key features, it may not be immediately obvious which is better for your personal use case. Our guide answers the question of how to decide whether AirTag or Tile is best for you. ...
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iOS 14.5: How to Set a Preferred Music Streaming Service With Siri

With the release of iOS 14.5, Apple introduced a feature that lets users select a specific music service to use with Siri, with the options including third-party services like Spotify in addition to Apple Music. When this feature first came to light in beta versions of iOS 14.5, many early reports interpreted it as Apple allowing users to select a default streaming service, similar to the way it allows email apps other than Apple's native Mail client to be selected as the system default. Ho...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Siri, Siri zwnj, iOS 14.5 Features


iOS 14.5: How to Report Speed Checks, Traffic Accidents, and Other Hazards in Apple Maps

In iOS 14.5 and later, Apple has added a Waze-like feature to its native Maps app that lets you report accidents, hazards, and speed checks along your route when getting directions. Keep reading to learn how it works. Driving on public roads can throw up all sorts of hazards, but if you're given prior warning then you can be better prepared to deal with them. Apple recognizes this, which is why it allows you to report incidents in Maps for the benefit of other users. If you see something dang...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Apple Maps, Ios 14, Siri zwnj, iOS 14.5 Features


iOS 14.5 Features: Everything New in iOS 14.5

Apple today released iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to the public, introducing a slew of new features and changes. These updates are the biggest updates that we've had since iOS and iPadOS 14 were released, and we've highlighted everything that's new below. Unlock Your iPhone With Apple Watch When Wearing a Mask With iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4, also available now for the Apple Watch, Apple is making it easier to unlock your iPhone when you're wearing a mask. There's an "Unlock with Apple Watch"...
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Apple Releases iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 With Apple Watch iPhone Unlocking, Dual-SIM 5G Support, Apple Maps Accident Crowdsourcing and Tons More

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.5, marking the fifth major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating systems that were initially launched in September. iOS 14.5 comes three months after the release of iOS 14.4, and a month after the release of iOS 14.4.2, an update that introduced security fixes. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The iOS and iPadOS 14.5 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air ...
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