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HomePod: Images in iOS 11.2.5 suggest you will be able to mute Siri

MacWorld - 2 hours 50 min ago

Apple's HomePod (originally rumored to be called Siri Speaker) is a smart speaker with Wi-Fi capabilities intended to compete against Amazon Echo devices and Google Home—although it will be significantly more expensive. Revealed during Apple’s WWDC keynote, Apple’s senior VP of marketing Phil Schiller boasted about HomePod’s audio quality, its built-in room sensors, and the integration with Apple Music. 

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Get 29% Off This 6-Sheet Micro-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder

MacWorld - 2 hours 59 min ago

This powerful micro-cut shredder from AmazonBasics turns a letter-sized sheet into 2,235 pieces of confetti, up to 6 sheets at a time (5/32 by 15/32 inches; security level P-4). Inserted one at a time, it also destroys credit cards, rendering them completely unusable. It features a generous 4.1-gallon waste bin that is easy to manage. This micro-cut shredder averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 1,900 people (72% rate a full 5 stars: read reviews). Its typical list price of $50 has been reduced 29% to $36. See it on Amazon.

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Mophie Powerstation AC review: Plenty of fast-charging power, but needs more USB ports

MacWorld - 6 hours 37 min ago

It’s not a bad idea to keep a small battery pack in your backpack or purse at all times. You’d be surprised how often a little extra juice can save the day.

But what if you have bigger needs? Laptop-scale needs? What if that 12-hour international flight doesn’t have seat outlets? What if you’re doing a lot of work on your MacBook at an outdoor venue and you have no idea if you’ll have access to a outlet?

A large power pack with an AC plug, like Mophie’s new Powerstation AC, may be just what you need.

Classy design

The Powerstation AC has a welcoming design. It’s about the size of a small paperback book, but much heavier at about 1.66 pounds. The cloth exterior looks and feels good, and prevents visible scratches while making it easy to grip even with sweaty or dirty hands.

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Hive View review: Attractive design, average features

MacWorld - 7 hours 7 min ago
This security camera's singular "grab-and-go" design stands out, but its feature set is too basic for serious DIYers.

Maccast 2018.01.21

The MacCast - 10 hours 16 min ago

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 641. Mac 'DNS Hijacked' malware. Apple battles HBO for new Abrams series. Apple HomePod may be close to shipping. Apple pledges $350B to the US economy. Future iOS will have battery performance 'toggle'. iPhone X maybe out. Larger iPhone in? More 'good times' at Apple Stores. Sending in your iPhone for battery. Netflix in TV app 'Up Next'? Not upgrading older devices.

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