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Apple will use another novel pairing method for HomePod


Phil Schiller gives the world a sneak peek at the HomePod during WWDC 2017.
This is how you'll pair HomePod with your iPhone.
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Apple’s HomePod smart speaker will pair with other devices by generating a special tone that can be detected by your iPhone or iPad.

The tidbit was discovered by developer Guilherme Rambo over the weekend, hidden in Apple’s latest iOS 11 beta release.

iPhone 7 won’t play nicely with Android Wear watches


Android Wear fans should avoid iPhone 7 for now.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

If you decided to pick up an Android Wear device instead of Apple Watch, you may have trouble using it with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Those who have upgraded to one of Apple’s latest smartphones have found they just don’t play nicely with Google’s wearable platform, despite the fact that their predecessors have no trouble connecting after being upgraded to the same iOS 10 software.

How to use your Apple Watch to control your Apple TV


Control your Apple TV from your Apple Watch.
Control your Apple TV from your Apple Watch.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

What a magical world we live in. We can lift our Apple Watch up to listen to music, talk to our friends, and (yes) even tell the time.

If you’re an Apple TV user, you can send your Apple Watch tunes to the big screen, and you can even control your Apple TV right from your wrist.

Simply magical. Here’s how to control your Apple TV with your Apple Watch.

Forget A Bluetooth Device On Your iPhone or iPad, Then Find It Again [iOS Tips]



If you have a lot of Bluetooth devices in your life, it’s probable that you’ve had it connect to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when you didn’t want it to. If you get sick of scrolling through a long list of other people’s computers in your office, for example, you can just set up your iOS device to forget the ones you don’t want to deal with. In addition, if you’ve “forgotten” a device to get it out of your list, then suddenly need to re-find it again, we can help you with that, too.