Nearly five months after the HomePod launched in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, Apple today expanded availability of the Siri-enabled speaker to customers in Canada, France, and Germany.
HomePod is available in white and space gray for $449 in Canada and €349 in Germany and France via Apple’s online store and the Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad. It’s also available at Apple’s retail stores in each country, and at select authorized resellers, including Best Buy in Canada.
Apple recently pushed a software update to the HomePod that enables Siri to speak in French, German, and Canadian English. Apple’s website notes [...]
Apple has placed a straight-to-series order for a drama series about Hilde Lysiak, a child journalist who publishes a newspaper called the Orange Street News in her hometown of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
According to Variety, the series will follow a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father is from, where she unearths a cold case that everyone in town had attempted to bury.
Image of Hilde Lysiak via NY Daily News The story is based on Lysiak’s own efforts to report on a murder in Selinsgrove, where she was the first person to expose it. Lysiak’s Orange Street News has earned her national and international media attention. [...]
Apple is adding a small but significant Apple Pay feature that will be of interest to concert attendees: the ability to pre-purchase drinks.
According to TechCrunch, Apple tested an „order ahead with Apple Pay“ feature at a recent BottleRock music festival near San Francisco.
Using the festival app, attendees were able to select a nearby concession stand, choose drinks, initiate a purchase through Apple Pay within the app, and then pick up the drinks at a dedicated beverage window.
Order ahead with Apple Pay allowed concert attendees to make purchases without having to stand in a long line or fumble with cash or other payment options at the [...]
First Alert has announced that its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide detector is now available to order.
Introduced at CES 2018, the Onelink Safe & Sound distinguishes itself from a traditional smoke detector with a built-in speaker and noice-canceling microphones, and support for Amazon Alexa, making it a ceiling-mounted assistant.
Homeowners can ask Alexa to stream music from Amazon Music, Pandora, and soon Spotify, read the news, check the weather, control other smart home devices, and more. Audio playback is also supported via Bluetooth.
Onelink Safe & Sound also supports HomeKit, enabling iPhone and iPad users to control [...]