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Apple Fall Event: 4 iPhones, 2 Apple Watches and new iPad Air among expected hardware
For Apple opportunity is knocking.
Yes, Apple should buy Sonos
Analyst Andrew Left of Citron Research says an Apple acquisition of speaker maker Sonos is likely. Citron Research on Sonos: "Like Peloton and Tesla, Sonos products are widely considered best in class with a brand that is worthy of much higher valuation multiples." That bit of news, as reported by Business Insider,...
In Review: Amazon Echo Studio smart speaker rocks (plus comparison to Sonos One)
As a long time Sonos enthusiast it pains me to say I've slowly migrated to an Amazon Echo multi-room setup. I definitely miss the Sonos app, which I believe is still best-in-class. It's easy to find various stations across Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and the like, and it's especially well...
In Tech: Sonos speakers can now stream Spotify Free
Spotify is one of the world's most popular -- if not the most popular -- streaming music services. No question. People love it. Now there's a way to get it without having to pay $10 per month. And juice up your whole home audio experience with of the latest hits. “Spotify...
Sonos One 2nd gen gets updated internals — app still better than Amazon Echo
The superb Sonos App for music control keeps its speakers like the Sonos One a step ahead.
Replacing Sonos with Amazon Echo & Alexa – is it a good idea?
As a long-time fan of Sonos products such as the Sonos One and Play:5 speakers I've been watching Amazon Echo products with interest. I wonder, could they replace a Sonos setup for whole home audio? The advantage of going with Echo, of course, is that you get all the additional...
Trendspotting: Amazon sold “tens of millions” of Echo devices, told 100 million jokes in 2018
Amazon is re-inventing the smart home, and making a fortune in the process. Can Google, Apple, Samsung and others catch up?
Trendspotting: Echo Dot smart speaker leads way for Amazon on Cyber Monday
We love the Echo Dot. In fact we really, really love the tiny smart speaker. If there was any doubt about our obsession with all things Alexa, that was cast aside in a major way yesterday. Amazon says this year's Cyber Monday was the company's biggest shopping day ever. Ever....
New Sonos Amp delivers more power, supports AirPlay 2 and TV connectivity
Sonos Amp is an updated Connect:Amp with more power and connections, plus a new and modern minimalist look for $599.
Apple iPhone Battery Tip: Disable Lock Screen Controls on Sonos app to save battery life
Notice your iPhone battery suddenly draining faster than usual? If you have the Sonos audio app installed, here's a quick tip that could save you some juice -- at least it did for me on an -- older, but still well performing -- iPhone 7 Plus. By default the Sonos app...