Check out these 5 games that are a lot like Minecraft for mobile

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So you’re in love with Minecraft, but you’re looking for something else to play as well? You’ve come to the right place then, because this list is all about games that are a bit like Minecraft. Some of them, more than others.

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Siri Not Working on HomePod? Try Out These Quick Fixes

Siri Not Working on HomePod

There have been quite a few occasions when Siri stops working on my iPhone and iPad, and I have to dig out several solutions to troubleshoot the problem. So, I expect the personal assistant to, at times, go out of the block on HomePod as well. And if that happens your smart speaker would be virtually dead! Luckily, there are some workable solutions to fix the Siri not working issue on HomePod.

Has the virtual assistant refused to get invoked on your speaker? Give a try to the following fixes to resolve the problem.

Siri Not Working on HomePod

Siri Not Responding on HomePod: Tips to Fix the Issue

Please note:

  • Siri doesn’t work as intelligently on HomePod as it does on iOS devices. So, don’t be surprised if it’s not able to answer some queries.
  • The personal assistant immediately gets into action when you say, “Hey Siri,.” But if it doesn’t get invoked when you say the phrase, ensure that nothing is obstructing the speaker.
  • While asking the question to the virtual assistant, try to be as precise as possible. We have rounded up over 100 Siri commands for HomePod. Give them a look to figure out the type of commands that work effectively on the speaker.
  • Be sure your iOS device is connected to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is enabled on your device.

Solution #1: Turn OFF/ON Wi-Fi

Try turning OFF/ON Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s a pretty simple trick and should help you fix the problem immediately. Settings → Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and turn it off. Now, restart your iOS device and turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Solution #2: Turn Off/ON Siri on HomePod

If the first trick didn’t solve the issue, disable Siri on your HomePod. Then, wait for some time and turn on the personal assistant again. To do so, head over to this post.

Solution #3: Reset HomePod to Factory Settings

No luck yet? Reset the HomePod and set it up again. Do note that it will wipe out all the existing data from the smart speaker and reset it to factory default.

Solution #4: Update HomePod

You should always keep your smart speaker up-to-date as it enables the device to run smoothly. Follow this quick guide to check if there is any software update waiting for the speaker and update it.

Wrapping up

Assuming you have successfully fixed the problem. Which one of these tricks worked for you?

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These wild inkjet-printed outfits make tie-dyes look tame

Epson held a fashion show in New York City this week to showcase its crazy fabric printing technology. With the help of 13 designers, and its special SureColor F-Series printers, the company put together a huge range of wild and lively outfits that could soon be available on a high street near you. If not, […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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These Sleep Innovations 12-inch memory foam mattresses are heavily discounted today only

A better night’s sleep.

Amazon has Sleep Innovations’ 12-inch memory foam mattresses on sale for as little as $ 259 each today. This is a one-day deal and drops them to some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen.

Each has 12 inches of memory foam with DuoComfort Design including a SureTemp memory foam top layer and Support-Plus foam bottom. You’ll be comfortable in any position that you sleep in, whether it be your back, side, or even stomach. These come with a quilted cover, but you can opt for a smooth cover for an additional fee.

The options available include:

These prices are only good for one day, so don’t miss out. Amazon also has 25% off this Sleep Innovations 4-inch mattress topper and a heavily discounted air mattress with DreamCoil support.

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These New ‘Witcheye’ Gifs are Getting Me Pretty Excited

Back at the beginning of December we posted about a very cool upcoming game called Witcheye from indie developer Peter Malamud Smith which was sort of a throwback NES-style platformer about a witch who could transform into a flying eyeball. You know, normal stuff. While Smith had previously released the clever puzzle/avoidance game Sattelina [$ 1.99] and its spinoff Satellina Zero [Free] on iOS, he was also part of the team that created the very well-received “lost” NES game The Great Gatsby back in 2011, which you can play in Flash in your browser. The Great Gatsby felt about as authentic of an NES game as you could get without having it actually be from the NES era, and that’s relevant to this discussion as Witcheye is going for that same authentic feel. We hadn’t really heard much about Witcheye since that original post, but responding to a progress update query Smith swooped into our upcoming forums like a flying eyeball and posted many new animated gifs of Witcheye in action. Enjoy!

That’s just a few examples of the latest look at Witcheye, and you can see many more as well as about a dozen of the original gifs from December if you drop on by the game’s forum thread. The game is looking so good I just want to post ALL THE GIFS all in a row right here and now, but I’d feel bad for crashing everyone’s browsers. Unfortunately Witcheye doesn’t have a firm release date beyond some point in 2018, but maybe if we all ask real nicely and post our enthusiasm for the game in the forum thread that will light a fire under our dear Peter Malamud Smith’s behind and get this thing finished up sooner rather than later.

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