MacRumors reports that Google Maps has just been updated with three new quick-access tabs that have already been available on Android for more than a year, namely Explore, Driving, and Transit tabs.

Situated at the bottom of the screen, the new tabs will provide more details when you swipe up on them.

Swiping up on the Explore tab reveals details about the surrounding area, places to eat and drink, and the location of nearby gas stations,...

AppleInsider reports that according to research from TechInsights, Apple’s HomePod costs around $216 to build. With HomePod costing $349, this translates to margins of around 38%, which is lower than Apple’s margins for iPhone and iPad, and also lower than HomePod’s rivals such as Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home, with margins of 56% and 66% respectively.

TechInsights’ HomePod component breakdown shows that the microphones, tweeters, woofer and...

MacRumors reports that many users have been posting pictures of white ring markings that have been left by their HomePods on wood surfaces. Following many complaints on social media and in various reviews, Apple has now been prompted to issue a statement on the matter.

The problem first came to the attention of the wider media after it was mentioned in HomePod reviews from Wirecutter and Pocket-lint.

AppleInsider reports today that according to a new chart published by Statista, Apple sold more watches in Q4 2017 than the entire Swiss watch industry.

Statista used Apple Watch shipment estimates recently published by research firm Canalys as the basis for its chart, whereby it compared them with official shipment figures from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, which encapsulates all watch exports produced in Switzerland, not just...

Last week it was reported that Apple was to delay some of its planned new iOS features in favour of working on ironing out some of the technical issues and bugs with iOS, an approach that was dubbed the “Snow Leopard” method after Apple did exactly the same thing with Mac OSX several years ago.

A new article from Bloomberg today examines Apple’s plans for iOS in depth, with Mark Gurman writing that although iOS 12 will include many new...

It seems like Apple’s determination to focus primarily on HomePod’s sound over anything else has really paid off, as according to AppleInsider, one particular audio expert is hailing the newly released speaker as acoustical “witchcraft” and “100 percent an Audiophile-grade Speaker.”

In one specific post on Reddit, redditor WinterCharm put HomePod through a very thorough acoustic test, comparing Apple’s speaker with the KEF X300A, using AirPlay...

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