• Apple HomePod wireless music speaker
Apple HomePod wireless music speaker

Apple launched a new "smart" home speaker , the first new device since the company launched its smartwatch in April 2015. We'll see if its Siri-powered smarts will measure up to its audio quality when the HomePod is released this fall. The Siri voice control element was pitched as an added bonus to make users' listening experience better - S...

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  • Developers Will Have Access To NFC On iPhone In iOS 11
Developers Will Have Access To NFC On iPhone In iOS 11

This will also help keep large message thread storage in check without the need to delete threads all the time. Apple creators know it's tough to ignore those notifications. "It's not worth changing someone else's life", said Chief Reginald Chappelle, California Highway Patrol. Those days will soon be over for many users thanks to a new s...

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple Debuts HomePod, Twitter Wonders What Inspired Its Design
WWDC 2017: Apple Debuts HomePod, Twitter Wonders What Inspired Its Design

He says Amazon video will soon be available on Apple TV. Siri , a digital assistant that has been on Apple's iPhone since 2011, will be voice activated to respond to requests for information and other help around the house. But the product seems directly inspired by existing smart speakers from Amazon and Google . HomePod , Apple Musi...

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  • Apple HomePod Joins Amazon Echo, Google Home In Smart Speaker Arms Race
Apple HomePod Joins Amazon Echo, Google Home In Smart Speaker Arms Race

Apple said it will be the "most powerful Mac " the company has ever made. The HomePod will hit the market in December in the U.S., U.K., and Australia for $349. HomePod is deemed a more expensive competitor of Echo , which was released two years ago. Developers will keep an eye out for hints about new capabilities in the next iPhone , su...

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  • Amazon Prime Video Is Coming To Apple TV After Years Of Delay
Amazon Prime Video Is Coming To Apple TV After Years Of Delay

Microsoft has also partnered with third-party companies like Harmon Kardon to bring home assistant speakers powered by its Cortana virtual assistant to market . It also enhanced its workout app to, for instance, support high intensity interval training. Apple said all communications are encrypted. It would seem some of us can anticipate our par...

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  • Apple follows Amazon and Google with smart speaker
Apple follows Amazon and Google with smart speaker

Apple's TV range is now in its fourth generation, with a fifth rumoured to be in development and speculated to be revealed later this year. Apple also updated its MacBook laptops with faster processors. Apple is expected to announce plans this week to make its Siri voice assistant work with a larger variety of apps, but initial changes were...

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  • Apple unveils $349 HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home
Apple unveils $349 HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home

Apple says it will unlock more HomePod Siri functionality eventually, making use of the six internal microphones. At $349 (£240.23), Homepod will be more expensive than Google Home and Amazon Echo, but cheaper than the Sonos Play 5.

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  • Pokemon Go Will Now Support Apple's Expanded Reality Tech
Pokemon Go Will Now Support Apple's Expanded Reality Tech

Having a productivity-oriented tablet is nothing new. They just want their current iPhone to work. The Apple Pay is accessible through the iMessages and it lets users pay other Apple Pay users. Key highlights included the all-new iMac Pro , iPad Pro, and MacBook devices. If you wanted to watch a movie, too, you could pop that out. It wil...

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  • Apple shows the iPad some love with iOS 11
Apple shows the iPad some love with iOS 11

Chief among these new skills are new translation capabilities, more natural-sounding vocal tones and proactive "Siri Intelligence" that'll aim to provide you with content relevant to your interests before you even think to ask for it. Apple's also expected to unveil a voice-activated, internet-connected speaker to rival Amazon's Echo and Goog...

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  • IOS 11 allows one device to easily share WiFi with others
IOS 11 allows one device to easily share WiFi with others

Rather than the "hovering" effect of Pikachu, the cup felt more like part of the scenery than an effect added in later. Apple junkies now have the option to activate the location tracking only while using the app. Other handy features include an automatic login to new devices simply by bringing it close to a Mac or other iOS 11 devices. ...

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  • Homepod is Apple's first
Homepod is Apple's first "breakthrough home speaker", coming December for $349

Apple's navigation app is also getting an upgrade and will now be able to display floorplan-level maps within malls and airports for detailed navigation assistance. HomePod will take on similar devices from Google and Amazon on multiple fronts. There were also a couple of updates to Apple's web browser, Safari, including a speed boost...

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  • Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C
Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C

The five-day conference to be attended by more than 5,000 developers - who each paid $1,599 after winning a lottery - is moving from San Francisco to San Jose, where it will be held for the first time since 2002. It will also have "virtual surround sound" technology. However, given the recent expansion into HomeKit and the success of competing ...

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  • IOS 11 vs iOS 10: What's New in iOS 11
IOS 11 vs iOS 10: What's New in iOS 11

Even though Apple has slowly and perhaps reluctantly increased the available storage tiers on the iPhone , running out of storage space remains a frustrating reality that many users still have to contend with. "We want to make powerful machine learning easy for you to incorporate in your apps", Federighi told the assembled crowd of app dev...

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  • Apple takes the iMac Pro with Xeons and Radeon Vega graphics
Apple takes the iMac Pro with Xeons and Radeon Vega graphics

The new iPad Pro is available to purchase now, in both 10.5- and 12.9-inch models, shipping from next week. Now it's updated every single laptop and desktop to Kaby Lake . MacBook Pro without Touch Bar? It also has a slew of other improvement Apple did not talk about but did put it up on the big screen during the keynote.

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  • Apple unveils VR features on Mac, new iPhone software
Apple unveils VR features on Mac, new iPhone software

But Apple is late to the game on VR. "There is no other trick up their sleeve around this". Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com was an early player in the domestic market for smart speakers with its LingLong DingDong, a device launched previous year by its joint venture with local speech-recognition software specialist iFlytek.

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  • Apple finally reveals its Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer
Apple finally reveals its Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer

And say what you will about the HomePod name itself, or whether or not a superior audio experience will even be able to lure buyers away from the more wallet-friendly Echo and Google Home , it's hard not to marvel at the engineering resources Apple poured into its forthcoming smart speaker .

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  • Apple WWDC 2017 Announcement Round-up: The HomePod, Augmented Reality and iOS 11
Apple WWDC 2017 Announcement Round-up: The HomePod, Augmented Reality and iOS 11

This means that, from this point, older Apple devices will not receive security or software updates. iOS 11 also improves the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro . In the event of an emergency, the mode can be tuned for what Apple referred to as "special contacts". On stage in San Jose, Tim Cook said that WWDC 2017 would be the biggest an...

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  • Apple makes Siri more powerful
Apple makes Siri more powerful

The new model starts at $649 and will start shipping next week. Augmented reality is the blending of the physical and virtual worlds. Apple also offered some hints about new capabilities in the next iPhone , including so-called augmented reality, in which digital information is overlaid on real-world images.

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  • Do not disturb mode for iPhones welcomed
Do not disturb mode for iPhones welcomed

The feature is called "Do Not Disturb While Driving", and it will be part of Apple's iOS 11, which is a new version of the operating software for Apple mobile devices . Your iPhone 5 is about to become obsolete. Since 2013, with the launch of the iPhone 5S and iPad Air, Apple has been making devices that use 64-bit processors, rather ...

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  • New iPhone feature can block texts while driving
New iPhone feature can block texts while driving

The Do Not Disturb while Driving , part of iOS version 11, is expected to drop this fall. It is also going to be particularly useful for the new Files app , which is also available on the iPhone . The new operating system will also focus around " augmented reality " for users "to build apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-w...

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