• Hands-on with Apple's new HomePod smart speaker
Hands-on with Apple's new HomePod smart speaker

Google already tries to be proactive with its Assistant on Android phones and Google Home speaker. The HomePod is Apple's first new gadget in almost three years, following its announcement of the Apple Watch in September 2014. Apple's Siri agent on the iPhone is available in 21 languages, although the HomePod will initially ship only for En...

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  • Stanley Cup Final: Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins Game 5 preview, updates
Stanley Cup Final: Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins Game 5 preview, updates

The last Game Five loser to win the series was Boston over Vancouver in 2011. The big boys came through like they haven't in the previous four Cup games, and now the Pens are a win away from a back-to-back championship celebration. "If you've got a team that has momentum and a team that's got desperation, for me anyway, the scarier team is the on...

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  • Apple reveals powerful new iPad Pro
Apple reveals powerful new iPad Pro

Otherwise the slate has dimensions nearly identical to its predecessor , thanks to its bezel-less design. Its weight has also remained exactly same - one pound. But that's not the only thing which will make it faster. It will take a slew of new features to iMessage in iCloud person-to-person payments with Apple Pay, Siri enhancements and more.

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  • Apple clarifies how tips should work in iOS apps
Apple clarifies how tips should work in iOS apps

Developers can get feedback from users without having to display multiple pop-ups. The changes were first spotted by 9to5Mac . While, Apple does provide an RSS feed for this feature, it will be interesting to see if they continue offering this feed after the iOS 11 launch.

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  • Can't resist texting while driving? Apple wants to make you stop
Can't resist texting while driving? Apple wants to make you stop

We all know texting while driving is risky. So beyond turning off your cellphone or leaving it at home, Apple has a new solution aimed at keeping drivers' eyes off the screen and on the road. A 2015 study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that eight people are killed each day in crashes involving distracted driving...

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  • Apple's HomePod
Apple's HomePod "reinventing" listening to music at home

There are also seven "beam-forming tweeters" - read as speakers - each with their own amplifier, running around the entire circumference of the HomePod . It will have Siri-integration to enable it to be controlled by voice. "You should be able to tell " Alexa , ask Siri X, ' " David Limp, Amazon's senior vice president of devices, told a...

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  • Apple unveils Home Pod, its Amazon Echo competitor
Apple unveils Home Pod, its Amazon Echo competitor

Apple is taking on Amazon's Echo and Google Home with a voice-activated $349 speaker called the HomePod . So which one belongs in your home? Users can also use HomePod as an at-home assistant , with Siri providing updates on a number of topics, from news to sports to podcasts.

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  • Apple battle rivals with new 'HomePod' to reinvent home audio
Apple battle rivals with new 'HomePod' to reinvent home audio

Customers are also reportedly able to receive answers to more complex questions, like "who is a particular musician in a band?" The HomePod with Siri can do most or all of the things that Google Home and Amazon Echo do, although there was no discussion of a developer ecosystem (that's coming, undoubtedly).

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  • Apple Announces New iMac Pro, Arrives This December
Apple Announces New iMac Pro, Arrives This December

Pricing starts at US$1,299 for the new models. It also is available in a lovely new space gray color. The iMac Pro will be available in December. Fusion Drives are now standard on all 27-inch configurations and the top-end 21.5-inch iMac.

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple Brings Siri-Powered Smart Speaker HomePod
WWDC 2017: Apple Brings Siri-Powered Smart Speaker HomePod

Apple entered the growing field of voice-controlled speakers for the home on Monday (June 5), taking on early leaders Amazon .com and Google . "Spatial awareness" sensors allow the HomePod to estimate how best to modify audio levels to maximise effect in any given room.

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  • Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, iOS 11
Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, iOS 11

By nature, tech companies tend to be possessive about their features: Amazon wants to keep its Alexa virtual assistant on its devices, Apple devices will feature Siri exclusively and so on. A HomePod is spatially aware, meaning it can analyze the acoustics of a room and adjust sound based on its location in that room. Bloomberg reporte...

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  • Apple's iOS 11 Won't Support These iPhones
Apple's iOS 11 Won't Support These iPhones

The savings are immensely impressive and the handsets always look as good as new, so no one will even know you bought reconditioned! Moreover, Split View is now only available on iPads, so we will have to wait to see whether the feature makes it to the smaller screens.

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  • Apple shows off new iPads in promo video
Apple shows off new iPads in promo video

The 10.5-inch "Retina" display offers a resolution of 2,224 x 1,668 (264 PPI) with 20 percent more real estate than the 9.7-inch variant. One major drawback: The MacBook only has one port , a new type of port called Thunderbolt that's used for charging the computer and plugging in accessories.

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  • Apple Showcases New iMac Pro Workstation at WWDC
Apple Showcases New iMac Pro Workstation at WWDC

Additionally, the 15-inch Pro now has standard discrete graphics and the company announced that it is now selling a non-Touch Bar 13-inch Pro for $1,299 Dollars (about $1,750 CAD). This is likely going to be the most expensive computer you've ever purchased if you bite. It's no surprise that the 2017 models will outperform the 2015 models.

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  • Apple is launching an iMac Pro and new iPad Pro models
Apple is launching an iMac Pro and new iPad Pro models

You won't get new system updates for iOS 10, either, although Apple will continue to release security updates for now. Apple says it will use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Doppler effect to detect when a user is moving in a vehicle. Federighi said this new feature will help make drivers more safe. Apps like Uber and Waze have been criticized ...

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  • Apple's HomePod Puts Siri in a Speaker
Apple's HomePod Puts Siri in a Speaker

The seven-inch speaker will cost $349, but won't be available until December. Both speakers can respond to voice requests for the news, weather and tasks such as turning on the lights. Apple also introduced a new version of its business-oriented iPad Pro at an intermediate size with more storage, a better display and an improved camera.

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  • Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo: The similarities and differences, explained
Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo: The similarities and differences, explained

In-fact, according to the company, users can even ask Siri who is the drummer of a particular song, and it would be able to pull up answers for you. It's a software developer kit that allows developers to create augmented reality apps. United Kingdom and Australian prices are yet to be confirmed.

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  • IOS 11 means you never have to remember app passwords again
IOS 11 means you never have to remember app passwords again

Apple previewed new features for Mac laptops and desktops, including a new photo managing and editing app, and a new file system that should speed up the devices and improve privacy. Among the upgraded features for Siri will be new and more natural male and female voice options and the ability to translate English words and phrases into five lan...

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  • Apple Announces HomePod, its Answer to Alexa and Google Home
Apple Announces HomePod, its Answer to Alexa and Google Home

It offers Amazon Music and Spotify, but neither of those can boast the "custom" music service that is Apple Music's unique selling point. Apple unveiled its long-awaited HomePod at its annual developers conference taking place this week in the heart of Silicon Valley, enticing lovers of its products with a high-end offering in a marke...

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  • Apple Introduces New
Apple Introduces New "Do Not Disturb while Driving" Feature for iPhone

When activated, "do not disturb" detects when you're on the road and silences all notifications, even blocking you from accessing the homescreen and applications, USA Today reported . But for many people, the desire to see why their phone is buzzing sometimes overrides their better judgment. The upcoming iOS 11 software update from Apple inc...

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