How to use Podcasts stations to play episode playlists like ‘daily news shows’ on HomePod

HomePod is a great sounding speaker, but lacks the smarts of a typical smart speaker. However, on the iPhone, Siri can do so much more and we’ve got a workaround for HomePod to allow custom podcasts commands for Siri.

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to get HomePod to play a specific set of podcasts when you say “Hey Siri, play morning news podcast playlist” or something similar. While it’s not ideal, it’ll work for the time being.

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034: AirPower rumor, global Apple Pay Cash, 9to5Toys deals | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got a new rumor on just when Apple’s new AirPower charging mat may launch, signs that Apple Pay Cash could be expanding outside of the US, and the best Apple deals to check out this weekend.

9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.


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Ghostbusters looking to take on Pokémon GO w/ new AR title for iOS/Android

From 9to5Toys:

Suit up and get the proton packs out, the Ghostbusters franchise is looking to tap into the mobile augmented reality success of Pokémon GO. As part of Google’s ARCore announcement alongside the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps have now announced a new AR Ghostbusters title in development for iOS and Android devices. We have some early details on the game along with the first teaser trailer and some visuals of the new title down below ahead of its release sometime this year. more…