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Bose has released an update for its QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones that adds Alexa support as a voice assistant feature.
Previously, the „Action“ button on the popular noise-canceling cans was exclusively for invoking Google Assistant (Siri is accessed by holding down the multifunction play/pause button for two seconds).
However, after updating the software through the Bose Connect app, QC35 II owners can now opt to use Amazon’s ubiquitous virtual assistant instead via the app’s Options menu.
For those wondering, voice assistant support is the main difference between the Bose QC 35 Series II headphones and the original [...]
Apple has been allowing developers and members of the public to test beta versions of new iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS releases for quite some time now, and during today’s earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook provided insight into just how many people try out new software ahead when it’s officially released.
At the current time, Apple has „over 4 million users“ participating in its OS beta programs, according to Cook.
Public beta testers have access to iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and tvOS 12, three operating system updates that will be rolling out this fall after an extended beta testing period, while developers have access to iOS 12, macOS Mojave, [...]
A new HomePod firmware update due to be released in the fall could include some significant new features for Apple’s smart speaker.
French tech blog iGeneration reports that a beta version of the software currently in internal testing enables HomePod users to make calls and answer them, ask Siri to Find My iPhone, and set multiple timers on the device.
Currently, HomePod owners who want to use the built-in speakerphone feature must make or receive a call on their iPhone and then switch the audio output to the HomePod when the call connects. With the beta software, however, the HomePod appears to have access to the user’s contacts, allowing them to [...]