The Nothing-Is-Happening-On-Christmas Edition Sunday, December 25, 2016

Review: After Shaky Start, Apple's Wireless Bluetooth AirPods Work Great, by Edward C. Baig, USA Today

I was rather concerned when the sound coming through a set of AirPods kept stuttering and dropping out as I attempted to listen to music wirelessly on my iPhone 7 Plus. [...]

I informed Apple about my snags with the AirPods, and the company rushed out the replacement pair I’ve been using on vacation. I’m happy to say they've been working great.

10 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do, by Marc Saltzman, USA Today

You probably know Siri, your voice-activated personal assistant, can be used to set a time-based reminder, like saying “Siri, remind me to call my brother at 4 p.m.” But did you know you can set location-based reminders, too? You can say “Remind me to call mom when I get home,” and you won’t be notified until you step up to your door.

Apple Has Pulled All Of Nokia’s Withings Products From Its Online Store, by Ina Fried, Recode

Taking things a step further, Apple has pulled all Withings products from its stores. (Earlier this year, Nokia bought Withings, which makes Wi-Fi scales and other digital health and fitness gear.)

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