Bose Debuts A New Portable Home Speaker System

Recently, there have been reports that Sonos could be working on a new portable speaker system that will allow users to play music through WiFi and Bluetooth. Those speakers have yet to make their debut, but it seems that Bose could have beaten them to the punch as the company has taken the wraps off their aptly named “Portable Home Speaker”.


Photos Of Upcoming Sonos Bluetooth Wireless Speakers Leaked

Last week, there were rumors that Sonos has a new set of speakers in the works that would focus on portability. It was also said that it would offer up both Bluetooth and wireless connectivity. Now thanks to the folks at WinFuture.de, they have managed to get their hands on photos of the upcoming speakers.


Apple Will Be Bringing The HomePod To Japan On August 23

Apple’s rollout of the HomePod has been a bit slow, where unlike its iPhones and iPads and Mac computers, the availability of the HomePod is still very much limited to a handful of countries. However, the company has been slowly expanding its availability and come 23rd of August, it seems that the HomePod will finally be making its way to Japan.


Spotify Testing A New Way To Handoff Music Amongst Devices

Thanks to streaming technology, we can keep watching our shows or listen to our music on multiple devices, instead of having to store them locally. However, sometimes switching between devices can be a tad inconvenient and inefficient, but that’s something that Spotify is looking to fix.


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Apple And Spotify Reportedly In Talks For Deeper Siri Integration

If there is a reason why digital assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant have a much bigger reach compared to Siri, it is because of companies like Amazon and Google who opened up their digital assistants to third-party developers pretty early on. Apple is slowly doing the same, and according to a report, Apple and Spotify are apparently in talks for deeper Siri integration.


New Sonos Bluetooth Speaker With AirPlay 2 Reportedly Arriving This Fall

If you’re a fan of Sonos’ streaming speakers, then you might be interested to learn that the company could actually have a set of new Bluetooth speakers in the works. This is according to multiple reports from Dave Zatz and The Verge who have heard from sources and also seen from FCC filings that a new Sonos speaker could be in development.


Samsung Quietly Walks-Back Its Ads Making Fun Of The iPhone’s Lack Of A Headphone Port

When Apple first announced plans to kill off the headphone jack, many made fun of them, although to be fair, Apple did give them a fair bit of ammunition by proclaiming that their decision was a brave one. One of the companies that mocked Apple relentlessly over the years was Samsung, who put out ad after ad mocking the iPhone’s lack of a headphone jack.


Rock Legends ‘Tool’ Will Finally Be Available On Streaming Platforms

While music streaming does appear to be the next big thing and logical step in distributing music to the masses, not everyone has been so eager to hop on board the streaming bandwagon. This is not surprising when you consider that royalty rates for streaming are pretty low, with some artists believing that they are not being compensated fairly.


Google And Huawei Were Working On A Smart Speaker Together

Google has a couple of smart speakers under its belt in the form of the Google Home series. However, it seems that Google had another smart speaker in the works that they were allegedly developing together with Huawei, but it seems that those plans have since been scrapped following Huawei being placed on the US Entity List.


Apple Music’s 3-Month Free Trial Could Be Reduced To Just 1 Month

One of the defining features of Apple Music is its free 3-month trial. This is longer than other streaming services that typically only offer 1 month. However, it seems that there could be a chance that Apple might be reducing its trial period from 3-months to just one month. This is according to Apple’s website in which the banner (see above) mentions a one month trial.


These Crazy Diamond-Encrusted AirPods Is Peak Opulence

One of the reasons why the AirPods is such a hot-selling item is because it seems to have found a nice balance between being affordable and also functional. While it’s not the cheapest, its features have made it worth their weight. However, it seems that Los Angeles designer Ian Delucca has a pair of AirPods that look out of this world.


Android Q Will Offer Up More Detailed Battery Information On Your Headphones

With more smartphone makers ditching the headphone jack, it means that more users are starting to transition to wireless headphones. While going wireless is no doubt welcome, the downside is that it requires a battery, which means that they need to be constantly charged and where users can run into situations where they’re out of juice.


YouTube Music Makes It Easier For Users To Switch Between Audio And Videos

One of the features of YouTube Music is that it allows users to not only watch music videos, but they will also be able to stream regular music as well. However, this is usually an either-or kind of situation, where you can either choose to watch a music video or stream its audio, but that will now change.


Spotify Launches A Special Hub For Disney Songs

Most of us grew up listening to songs from Disney’s various movies and cartoons. It’s hard not to, especially since Disney has played a huge part of our lives. If you’re someone who still loves all the Disney songs, you might be interested to learn that Spotify and Disney have teamed up to create a special hub in which you’ll be able to stream all manner of Disney songs.