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Apple's Slim New iPad Pro Teases Mac-Rivaling Features

Both models come with a redesigned Retina display Apple is called Pro Motion. Sure, we've seen some features and design elements from iOS make its way over to its desktop sibling, but there's still no support for things like touchscreen displays and styluses on Macs. Read More »

Apple pushes Siri to the fore at annual developer conference

As for HomePod , Apple says that while the speaker's always listening, nothing will be sent to Apple's servers until you say, "Hey, Siri". Apple's annual conference for app developers begins Monday in San Jose, California. App Store customers have now downloaded more than 180 billion apps and Apple has paid out over US$70 billion to developers since the store launched in 2008. Read More »

Apple iOS 11 Is Incompatible With 32-Bit Apps

Meanwhile, Siri has a new voice, a new visual interface, the ability to perform task management, and a new translation feature that is still in beta. In the video below we get to see some of the new features in iOS 11, the video features the iOS 11 beta 1, so there will be some changes before the final release of the software. Read More »

Apple reinvents home audio with the HomePod

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We could make the obvious comparison: price. Like both the Amazon Echo and Google Home , it uses voice commands to control music. The only thing it doesn't outpace is a Sonos Play:5 ($499). But HomePod boasts superior sound quality for music playback. However, Siri has done well in some studies , and so have Amazon's Alexa and Cortana . Read More »

New speaker? Apple hopped on bandwagon before

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And considering the fact that it is hitting the market around Christmas-time, the HomePod is aiming to replace the Echo and Home as the highest-selling speaker around the globe. Amazon's popular voice-controlled speaker, the Echo, can be told to play songs from an Amazon music account or even Spotify, but not from Apple Music. Read More »

Apple Showcases New iMac Pro Workstation at WWDC

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A 10 GB Ethernet connection, meanwhile, will help speed up file sharing between the network and other desktops. Graphics on iMac are much more powerful across the line with the new Radeon Pro 500-series graphics with up to 8GB of vRAM. The MacBook Air just won't die . That's why customers still love the MacBook Air. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) said that its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup will get faster Kaby Lake processors. Read More »

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

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The big iPad Pro can be ordered now and will begin shipping next week. Look for some iPad Pro specific updates, like expanded Apple stylus powers that would allow doodling and annotating in more apps. New MacBook Pros start at $1,299; the iMac Pro starts at $4,999; Apple says they both will ship in December. A preview of new iOS features could also give us a hint of what to expect with this fall's iPhone announcement. Read More »

Apple unveils an Amazon Echo competitor

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Both speakers can respond to voice requests for the news, weather and tasks such as turning on the lights. But the company is also touting its intelligence (the HomePod is powered by an Apple A8 chip), as helping to boost audio performance compared to Sonos . Read More »

Apple's HomePod Pumps Up the Volume

The Cupertino, California-based company said Siri , which also competes with Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant, will now work across devices. Apple seems to be aware that it is late to the smart speaker party, almost two years after Amazon debuted the Echo and several months after the release of the Google Home . Read More »

Apple HomePod Smart Speaker Goes Official At WWDC 2017

Before getting to that, though, it's worth highlighting Cook's remarks on the HomePod , an entirely new product category for Apple . Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Echo smart home speaker device now dominates the global intelligent home speaker market. Read More »

Apple unveils "breakthrough home speaker" to rival Amazon and Google

It feels even odder to write this: highly profitable Apple should try to become a little more like profit-challenged Amazon in the financial strategy behind its hardware business. What about Amazon's Echo then? Internally, the Apple HomePod boasts of a seven-speaker array of tweeters located to the bottom of its cylindrical enclosure. Read More »

Apple to showcase new features for its gadgets

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Apple's announcement of AirPlay 2.0 was something it breezed through during Monday's WWDC keynote. Following in Google's footsteps, Siri will also be able to translate and speak phrases from six languages, with more coming later, Apple said. Read More »

Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges

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Echo Show will also make video calls, because Amazon can afford to stiff telcos after its smartphone flop. On a practical note, all of them work nearly the same way. Tim Cook said Amazon Prime TV for Apple TV will land later on this year, though he didn't say why there was such a delay. Amazon and Alphabet don't have a problem selling near or in some cases below cost. Read More »

Apple to take on Amazon and Google with its new HomePod

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The speaker has the "power to rock the house", according to Schiller, and the aim is to make HomePod a potent assistant for news, messages, weather, traffic, home controls and more. "Third, it needs to be really fun to use and have a built-in musicologist". Per consulting firm Strategy Analytics, smart speakers sales were up by almost 600 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, with 4.2 million smart speakers sold in the fourth quarter (about 88 percent of those were Amazon products, and 10 ... Read More »

Apple's HomePod is expensive than Google and Amazon's smart speakers

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For time being, Amazon is dominating this new category. Apple is leaning into artificial intelligence (AI) with improved machine learning and on-device learning aimed at making Siri more predictive and proactive. All we know right now is that it'll be available sometime in December 2017. Apple explained the HomePod with a combination of beamforming , advanced algorithms , virtual transparency , room sensing , and musicologist . Read More »

HTC Vive and Apple team up to bring VR to MacOS

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What is MacOS High Sierra? Last, Mail is more efficient, with your mail library size set to shrink about 35 percent. "With this, Apple brings support for HTC Vive and SteamVR to the 100 million active Mac users". In terms of graphics , macOS High Sierra gets Metal 2 , which is optimized for external graphics and offers up to 10 times better performance for draw calls. Read More »

What Will the New iOS 11 Bring?

Siri has got a massive update and it is smarter and more intuitive now. This might be the thing that actually starts making me use the notification controls on iOS more. Do Not Disturb While Driving is a fantastic idea, which will understand if you're connected to a auto, and automatically activate it while driving. Read More »

Apple's iOS 11 Hopes To Reinvent the iPad

Thanks to iOS 11 , this will be a thing of the past. The new operating system comes with a slew of features such as a file management system, a redesigned app switcher and a quick type keyboard, but one feature of the operating system that wasn't announced at the event was that it will automatically disable location tracking for apps such as Uber and Waze if they haven't been used for some time. Read More »

Hopes for Killer Galaxy Note 8 Feature Just Dashed

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Samsung will bring in another Note smartphone rising from the shadows of the Note 7 fiasco, but it may be launching the phone ahead of Apple's announcement of the iPhone 8 , a new report from Korean media suggests. Both Apple and Samsung are said to fit their upcoming flagships with optical fingerprint sensors underneath the display . However, Samsung ran out of time to solve the technology and chose to place the fingerprint scanner at the back. Read More »

New Apple iOS 11 will end support for iPhone 5 and 5c

The iOS 11 mobile operating system now paves way to unbelievable possibilities for augmented reality in games as well as apps. Moreover, the previously downloaded 32-bit apps can not be installed through the Purchased tab as well. Since June 2015, any newly created apps have been required to support 64-bit processing, so any that have been updated during this period should not be affected by the changes. Read More »

Sirius XM buys stake in music streaming site Pandora

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Thanks to a late entrance, few people have signed up for on-demand, premium subscriptions. The company has processed more than $8 billion in gross ticket sales since inception and powers almost three million events each year. SiriusXM came to the aid of Pandora with an investment of nearly half a billion dollars, though it's not buying the streamer outright. The stock of Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) earned "Buy" rating by Rosenblatt on Friday, October 23. Read More »

Butler's Chris Holtmann targeted for Ohio State job

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Holtmann replaces Thad Matta , who was sacked Monday after 13 seasons with the Buckeyes . Matta and his staff struggled so mightily this past recruiting season that it was supposedly the lack of incoming talent, not his health issues, that inspired Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith to axe the long-time head coach . Read More »

Will India get the 6GB variant of HTC U11?

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While HTC hasn't specified a time-frame, the HTC U11, should land in India hopefully by the end of this month. Unlike other touch-based smartphones, HTC Edge Sense technology works well when the phone is wet and if the user if wearing gloves and also supports voice dictation for messages. Read More »

Apple to launch powerful iMac Pro in December

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Apple announced a bevy of new products, software, and hardware refreshes at WWDC 2017; CEO Tim Cook wasn't kidding when he called it the largest WWDC the company has ever produced. Even the ruddy MacBook Air is getting an upgrade, with Apple announcing that it's getting a "bump in megahertz". Apple are launching their new iMac Pro in December and prices will start at $4,999, we wonder how much the top model will cost, you can findout more details about the device at the link below. Read More »

Polanski victim arrives at Los Angeles court

In recent years, Geimer has repeatedly said that she has forgiven Polanski, but today's court appearance would represent the first time that she has let this be known to the court officially, and indeed the first time she has appeared publicly at a court hearing in this case. Read More »

Apple CEO to MIT grads: Tech without values is worthless

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Although Cook said that no details about the cooperation could be revealed , he did say that the government of the USA is being facilitated, through a "lawful process", with the data stored on the company's servers that could help track down the suspects of terror attacks , which have been plaguing the country for quite some time now. Read More »

Apple Unveils HomePod to take on Amazon's Echo

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Cortana, Microsoft's assistant is also making its way to home speakers . This always happens during a product announcement, and Apple's pricing is always a hot topic during these events. The newest iOS will now provide something much closer to true multitasking capabilities, offering the ability to drag-and-drop assets, such as images and text, from one app to another. Read More »

Michelle Obama to Silicon Valley: 'Are you ready to have women a

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Cook tweeted this photo with the former first lady, thanking her for sharing her views on diversity, innovation, and encouraging developers to make the world a better place. Obama closed the talk by taking a not-so-subtle jab at President Trump. "I want to reassure you that today's developments will have no impact on Apple's efforts to protect the environment". Read More »