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HomePod mini and HomePod Can’t Be Stereo Paired, But HomePod Home Theater Support Coming Soon for Apple TV 4K

Following the HomePod mini announcement at Tuesday’s Apple event, The Loop‘s Jim Dalrymple has answered a key question many people have been asking: Can you pair a ‌HomePod mini‌ with an original HomePod to make a stereo pair?

“The short answer is no,” explains Dalrymple. “You can’t make a stereo pair of a ‌HomePod‌ and a ‌HomePod mini‌. You can make a stereo pair of two HomePods or two ‌HomePod‌ minis, but you can’t mix and match the two products.”

That’s not to say the two devices can’t be used together at all, however. Dalrymple goes on to explain that if you have a ‌HomePod‌ and ‌HomePod mini‌ in the home, they can be used to play your music in different rooms. Apple’s new Intercom feature will also work on both devices.

Dalrymple says an update is on the way for the original ‌HomePod‌ that will add many features

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This nostalgic apple crumb cake is the ultimate no-fuss dessert to bake at home

If there’s one dessert that reminds Salon’s resident pastry chef Meghan McGarry of home, it’s crumb cake.

“Crumb cake has a certain nostalgia to it, because there was always a crumb cake in my house growing up,” McGarry, the owner of the beloved Buttercream Blondie brand, tells Salon. “Whenever a guest would stop by, we would cut off a slice of crumb cake to ensure a warm welcome.”

When McGarry developed her recipe for apple crumb cake, her goal was to recreate that same nostalgia factor. It’s the third recipe featured in her series of go-to seasonal bakes for Salon Food. It follows an apple loaf cake, which was a warm welcome to fall, and apple crisp bars, which magnified the star fruit of the season.

This week’s apple crumb cake is another cozy bake, and all of the falls spices you’ve become acquainted with are back again to work

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Apple Carnegie Library wins American Architecture Award in restoration and renovation category

Architecture studio Foster + Partners has received an American Architecture Award for its renovation and revitalization of the Carnegie Library of Washington D.C., which now hosts Apple Carnegie Library.

Opened in 1903, the building served as Washington D.C.’s first public library and its first desegregated public building. The building, initially designed by Ackerman & Ross, is well known for its Beaux-Arts style that draws heavily from French neoclassicism, gothic, and Renaissance elements.

The building had fallen into disuse between the turn of the twenty-first century and 2017 when Apple began renovating the library into the city’s second Apple Store location, Apple Carnegie Library.

The renovation was undertaken by Foster + Partners, a British international architecture design headquartered in London. The renovation took approximately two years, with the location reopening in May 2019.

The interior has been renovated using materials fitting the historical surroundings and inspired by the distinctive twentieth-century

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Apple iPhone iOS 14 home screen ideas: Use Widgetsmith to edit widgets

  • With iOS 14, you can finally customize your iPhone’s home screen with widgets.
  • Widgets are essentially larger app icons that display information and photos that update throughout the day.
  • Although Apple offers a selection of customization options, the app Widgetsmith lets you get even more creative by changing the color and font of your widgets. 
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Apple’s iOS 14 update brought a feature iPhone fans have long wanted — the ability to customize and personalize the home screen.

The new update, which launched on September 16, finally made it possible to add widgets to the main iPhone home screen, turning your iPhone’s default landing page into much more than just a hub for your apps.

Apple also gave widgets a fresh new look in iOS 14 with different size options and an improved design that shows more information at a glance.

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The content streaming wars come home: Who’ll win your living room – Google, Apple or Amazon?

This week, on the heels of Apple’s and Amazon’s product announcements, Google held its fall devices event, which introduced a handful of products that many people have highly anticipated for a long time.

What does it mean for consumers? My main takeaway from all of this, especially if you bring it into context with what Amazon and Apple have rolled out over the last month, is it’s evident that a content and services war is about to be waged. Consumers will have to make important decisions about what ecosystems they want to be part of and which services go along with those ecosystems. 

Let’s run down what the fronts of this upcoming war are going to look like — and it’s all going to be played out in your living room.

Google TV: Battle for your eyeballs against Apple, Roku, and Amazon

The first thing Google announced is an updated

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Apple Watch Series 6 review: minute improvements

Weirdly, the fact that the Apple Watch Series 6 is the very best smartwatch by a huge margin feels anticlimactic. That’s probably because the same was true of the Series 5, the Series 4, and even the Series 3. At this point, the company would have to massively screw something up with the Apple Watch for it to be knocked out of the lead spot.

Apple didn’t screw anything up. But that’s not the same thing as significantly moving forward, either. The Series 6’s updates comprise a bunch of very minor updates that will be unnecessary to the vast majority of people who will buy it. The headline feature, blood oxygen monitoring, also fits in that category.

Starting at $399, it’s not the best deal you can find for your wrist, but it justifies its cost by offering a ton of value — just not enough value compared to previous

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Wild Thistle Kitchen: Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow cooker apple butter. Photo by Anita Parris Soule. Courtesy Wild Thistle Kitchen.

This slow cooker apple butter could not be easier. I got the inspiration and the itch to make some apple butter from seeing so many of my foodie friends making it once fall arrived. So I started scouring the internet and Pinterest for apple butter ideas and quickly decided to take matters into my own hands.

My biggest problem with most apple butter recipes is that they are LOADED with sugar. If you use the right kind of apple, you really don’t need any sugar at all. I went with some local Empire apples that have just the right balance of sweet and tart. I used maple syrup to add just a bit of sweetness — still a fraction of the amounts most recipes call for. That and a few cinnamon sticks and you are on your

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Apple Updates iWork Apps With Scribble Support, Other Improvements

Apple has updated its iWork apps with various improvements including Scribble support on iPadOS, YouTube and Vimeo support in Keynote, and more.

Check out the changes below!

Apple Updates iWork Apps With Scribble Support, Other Improvements

What’s New in Pages 10.2 for iOS/iPadOS
• Use Scribble to write by hand with Apple Pencil and your words will automatically convert to text. Requires iPadOS 14.
• Select from new report templates to help you get started.
• Enhance your documents with a variety of new, editable shapes.
• Easily find pictures and videos using new zoom and search capabilities in the redesigned image picker. Requires iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.

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What’s New in Numbers 10.2 for iOS/iPadOS
• Use Scribble to write by hand with Apple Pencil, and your words will automatically convert to text. Requires iPadOS 14.
• Forms are now easier to create and customize. Add a form to any table or use the new Basic Form

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Dow Jones Sinks as Analyst Warns on Apple and Microsoft Valuations; Home Depot Stock Slumps on Slowdown Fears

The stock market was broadly lower on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) down 0.13% at 12:05 p.m. EDT. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite was the worst performer among the major indexes, hurt by an analyst warning about tech stock valuations.

That warning pertained to Dow components Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), which are trading at historically high valuations after months-long rallies. Both stocks slumped on Friday, as did shares of Home Depot (NYSE:HD) following a separate analyst warning.

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Barclays warns about big tech valuations

Mega-technology stocks like Apple and Microsoft have led the way since the market bottomed out earlier this year in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shares of Apple are up around 46% year to date, while shares of Microsoft have gained roughly 26% in the same timeframe.

This rally in tech stocks has pushed valuations to historically high levels.

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Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home

By Stephen Nellis

(Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on services that are the backbone of Apple’s growth strategy and that cater to customers working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apple also introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen and will cost $399 and a more basic Apple Watch SE for $279.

But the bevy of incremental updates to existing hardware and subscription price tinkering disappointed investors, with Apple shares closing up 0.2%.

The Apple One bundle will cost $15 per month for an individual plan or $20 per month for a family plan and include television, music and games. Apple is also offering a bundle for $30 per month that adds news, the fitness service and more storage.

“It’s a lot more aggressive pricing

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