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Apple HomePod

Additional HomePod Availability

Apple has announced that the HomePod will go on sale in Greater China, including Hong Kong, this Friday, January 18th, 2019.

The HomePod supports AirPlay 2, which allows applications to send music to the HomePod. There are many apps available that can send their audio to the HomePod. Specifically in Greater China there are some apps available including:

  • QQ Music
  • DeDao
  • iHuman Story
  • Dragonfly FM and Penguin FM in mainland China
  • Spotify
  • KKBOX
  • JOOX
  • Podcasts (in Hong Kong)

These are just some of the apps available for use with the HomePod. Besides these audio apps, there are also China specific programs available. One is called the “New Artist of the Week”

The New Artist of the Week”. This program provides new talent with a prominent platform across greater China for their work to be discovered. Since launching in 2015, Apple Music has featured the debut releases of popular new artists coming from all over Asia, with music spanning a wide variety of genres and languages. New artists from mainland China include Corsak, Chace, Lucie Cheung, Gong, Dean Ting and Lu Xianghui. Popular playlists include The A-List International Pop, Today’s Hits, Best of the Week, The A-List Mandopop and Mandopop Replay, containing recent Mandopop hits from the past five years.

The HomePod will be available for HK$2799 or RMB 2799 and is available in both white and space gray. AppleCare+ is available for the HomePod for HK$349 or RMB 329.

HomePod is currently available in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and Spain. HomePod is compatible with iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, or iPod touch (6th generation).

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Daily Run Down

Daily Run Down 06/30/2013: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1422, The Battle of Arbedo begins.
  • In 1470, Charles VIII of France is born.
  • In 1559, King Henry II of France is mortally wounded in a jousting battle.
  • In 1685, English writer John Gay is born.
  • In 1794, Native Americans, under Blue Jacket, attack Fort Recovery.
  • In 1805, The United States Congress organizes the Michigan Territory.
  • In 1860, An evolutionary debate occurs at Oxford.
  • In 1882, Charles J. Guiteau is hanged.
  • In 1905, Albert Einstein publishes a paper introducing Special Relativity.
  • In 1906, The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act.
  • In 1934, The Night of the Long Knives event occurs.
  • In 1934, German Nazi Officer Karl Ernst dies.
  • In 1947, American businessman Barry Bremen is born.
  • In 1953, The first Chevy Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
  • In 1960, Congro gains independence from Belgium.
  • In 1971, Soviet Astronaut Vladislav Volkov dies.
  • In 1972, The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.
  • In 1987, The Royal Canadian Mint issues the $1 coin, known as a Loonie.
  • In 1997, The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the China.
  • In 2011, American businessman Barry Bremen dies.
 

Look for more current news later today and another Historical Daily Run Down next week.

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Daily Run Down 06/27/2013: Morning Edition

Here is this morning’s Daily Run Down.

Social Issues/Human Interest

General News

International

Politics

Obits

Olympics

Science/Space

Historical

Gaming

Gadgets

Law

Technology

Internet

Rumors

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Security

London/Britain/UK

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Funny

Chicagoland

Total Number of stories: 62

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Daily Run Down 06/26/2013: Evening Edition

Here is this evening’s Daily Run Down.

Big News

General News

International

Politics

Olympics

Science/Space

Financial

Historical

Gaming

Gadgets

Law

Technology

Internet

Rumors

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Chicagoland

Total Number of stories: 56

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Daily Run Down 06/24/2013: Morning Edition

Here is this morning’s Daily Run Down.

Big News

Social Issues/Human Interest

General News

International

Politics

Obits

Health

Science/Space

Financial

Historical

Gaming

Reviews

Law

Technology

London/Britain/UK

Funny

Chicagoland

Total Number of stories: 43

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