Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.


Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.

The Mark of the HomePod: The Internet's funniest jabs at Apple's furniture-staining smart speaker

The Mark of the HomePod: The Internet's funniest jabs at Apple's furniture-staining speaker
In case you've missed it, numerous HomePod users report that their wooden furniture has been stained by the oils of the sound-dampening silicon base of the smart speaker. Yes, no kidding here, here's an excerpt lifted straight from Apple's support page.

Now, while affected users have all the rights to be quite annoyed and express their disdain at Apple for staining their furniture, this whole issue feels a bit blown out of proportion. Given that the fix is as simple as wiping of your affected wooden drawer with an oil-based furniture polish (which you should regularly do either way), some folks are simply keeping their eyes peeled for something minor to rustle their jimmies and immediately take it to Twitter with the hopes of kick-starting a company-toppling hashtag ending in -gate.

Funnily enough, while the white ring might not stain Apple's image in the long run, the numerous funny tweets and jokes that the Internet's collective hive mind came up with will live on. Take a gander at the absolute best ones so far:

Our favorite not Jony Ive was among the first to come front with a couple of excellent jabs, as usual:

Vinyl skin maker dbrand also weighed in:

The 2018 winter Olympics in PyeongChang were also involved in the debacle:

Said one Twitter user:

And, of course, the meme wouldn't write itself if an Eastern-European crochet table runner isn't involved. Slav grandmas will be proud:

Many, probably:

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless