• Siri, speakers and software: Highlights from the Apple show
Siri, speakers and software: Highlights from the Apple show

The "HomePod" speaker unveiled at Apple's annual developers conference is similar to rival devices that have been released during the past two years. Unlike those other smart speakers, Apple is positioning the HomePod primarily as a way to listen to and discover new songs and artists. The natural comparison here is to "smart speakers" ...

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  • Apple HomePod brings Siri into the living room
Apple HomePod brings Siri into the living room

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference ( WWDC ) in San Jose , California, U.S. June 5, 2017. HomePod marks Apple's attempt to put a stake in the smart-home assistant hardware market, an area now dominated by Amazon's growing array of Alexa-running devices, like its Echo speaker , and Go...

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  • Apple introduces smart compact music speaker
Apple introduces smart compact music speaker

Augmented reality is coming to hundreds of millions of iOS devices with a new platform for developers to build apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-world scenes. Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the latest operating system for Mac computers. "HomePod" will be available starting in December, initially in Australia, Britain and th...

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  • Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room
Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room

Apple's announcement Monday had so much information that some compared it to a data dump. HomePod will be available starting in December, initially in Australia , the United Kingdom and the U.S. "I'm an Apple devotee, by which I mean I am too lazy, dumb and financially invested in Apple products to change". For comparison, a Sonos Play:...

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  • 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature coming to iPhone iOS 11
'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature coming to iPhone iOS 11

Up to now, the TV app has been exclusive to US users. The smallest major announcement was the launch of the Amazon Prime video app to AppleTV. Apple is expected to make a UI change in iOS 11 as well, and could introduce a "dark mode" to the OS.

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  • HomePod: Apple's first new product in years
HomePod: Apple's first new product in years

The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google, Amazon , Microsoft and Facebook. The " HomePod " speaker unveiled at Apple's annual developers conference is similar to rival devices that have been released during the past two years.

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  • Apple aims to 'reinvent home music' with HomePod smart speaker
Apple aims to 'reinvent home music' with HomePod smart speaker

The light at the top activates when Siri is requested. Bloomberg reported last week that the company had begun to manufacture the device. Apple will begin shipping the HomePod to the United States, Britain and Australia in December. New indoor maps of areas like malls and airports indicated that Apple might be laying groundwork to display i...

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  • New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

But past year, purchases of the company's iconic smartphone dropped for the first time, suggesting that the market for high-end smartphones is finally saturated. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has stressed the importance of Apple's services business, predicting it will double in size by 2021. It unveiled the Apple Watch in September 2014.

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  • Apple unveils smart home assistant HomePod
Apple unveils smart home assistant HomePod

Yet Apple wants to directly compete against the likes of Amazon's Echo and the Google Home , and has built its smart assistant Siri into the speaker. With Siri intelligence, the HomePod offers various features such as listening to news , unit conversions, setting reminders, send messages, control other smart devices, weather updates a...

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  • Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

Prior to officially pulling back the cover on its newest piece of hardware-the HomePod speaker-Apple had an image up on the big giant screen facing the audience at their Worldwide Developers Conference that had both a Sonos speaker and Amazon's Echo speaker positioned next to one another.

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  • Uber exec is out after violating rider's privacy
Uber exec is out after violating rider's privacy

The Uber executive at the center of the report , Eric Alexander , served as the company's president of business in Asia Pacific. On Tuesday, Uber announced the initial results of an investigation into charges of harassment and other complaints at the company.

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  • Apple reinvents home music with HomePod
Apple reinvents home music with HomePod

Early previews suggest that the quality of sound produced by the HomePod is superior to Google Home or Amazon's Echo , although they have yet to be compared in controlled conditions. Apple says the added cost is for the more premium speaker experience it offers over the Amazon Echo , which costs $179. Apple's Phil Schiller talk...

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  • IMac Pro Is Apple's New Super-Powered Workhorse
IMac Pro Is Apple's New Super-Powered Workhorse

Some of the variants not only received beefed up internals but even secured a price cut in an attempt to lure more users towards its integrated desktop computer devices. Thanks to this feature, it ensures up to 80 percent more cooling capacity than any other Mac before. Nothing to get too excited about, but Apple has been inconsistent with keeping ...

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  • Meet the new awesome Apple HomePod
Meet the new awesome Apple HomePod

For that price, consumers area likely to find HomePod just too confining. One of the most significant launches at this conference was the Apple HomePod . Their battery charge should last for 10 hours, and Apple has included a new technology it called ProMotion, which will deliver higher refresh rates for the display.

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  • Amazon Prime Video to come to Apple devices
Amazon Prime Video to come to Apple devices

Apple "can't afford to yield valuable real-estate in the heart of people's homes to Amazon , Google and others", said Geoff Blaber, research analyst at CCS Insight. Although Apple Watch has emerged as the leader in its technological niche, it hasn't become a smash hit like the iPhone or the iPad - at least until tablet sales started decli...

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  • Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges

Second, Limp argued people have varied tastes in speakers, so Amazon made it easy for customers to pair an Echo with your high-end home entertainment system. Here's how Apple's HomePod compares to Amazon Echo . Apple's HomePod won't be available until six months from now, and let's not even begin to speculate about what December avai...

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  • Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature
Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature

It looks like iOS 11 will be a great upgrade for iPhone and iPad users, but not everyone will be able to join the party. The documentation page for iOS 11 beta shows that the updated software adds support for Core NFC , which is described as "a new framework for reading Near Field Communications tags and data in NFC Data Exchange Format".

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  • Apple Releases Faster, Brighter iMac (mid-2017)
Apple Releases Faster, Brighter iMac (mid-2017)

It's a truly minor change, however, moving up from 1.6 GHz to 1.8 GHz, but it's still a fifth-generation Intel processor (Broadwell) and not the newer seventh generation ( Kaby Lake ). This monster of a machine will also come with the new AMD Radeon Vega graphics card with up to 16GB VRAM and over 400GB/s of memory bandwidth. The sleek all-in...

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  • IOS 11 Camera App Has Native Support For QR Codes
IOS 11 Camera App Has Native Support For QR Codes

In a somewhat un-Apple-like manner, you're not restricted to iCloud Drive either. Drivers can still use Apple Maps, the company's navigation app, though they will be unable to input destinations while driving, reported CNN . Apple , as well as several Android OEMs, have utilized the notification dot feature, but it has never before been a nati...

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  • South Africa bat against Pakistan in Champions Trophy
South Africa bat against Pakistan in Champions Trophy

David Miller scored an unbeaten 75 to pace the Proteas' innings, but his team-mates fell flat, with only Quinton de Kock (33 from 49 balls) bagging more than 30 runs. Hafeez and Babar Azam negotiated their way through 10 tough overs, going 20 balls without scoring at one stage, before unloading to get Pakistan back on track.

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