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Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the Apple Watch announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., Monday, June 5, 2017. Apple is making a competitor to Amazon's Echo speaker, and it features a familiar voice: Siri . With a new watch face, Apple Watch promises to learn about your routines to figure out what information to display on the watch face. Read More

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Apple unveils watchOS 4 with a ton of new features

Apple unveils watchOS 4 with a ton of new features

It will give proper information for the time of day - like Breathe reminders, weather and commute information for calendar events and instant app access. Activity tracking is one of the best things about the Apple Watch . Apple Watch Nike+ starts at $369 (US). Lastly, there's the ceramic Apple Watch Edition priced at $1,249 and the Nike+ Edition at $369. Read More

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Apple unveils new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and updated 12.9-inch model

Apple is introducing an iPad Pro in a new size in an attempt to revive interest in its once hot-selling line of tablets. For photos, Apple is turning to a "high efficiency" format to replace the widely used JPEG standard. The rear cameras are capable of 4K video recording, while the front-facing cameras will manage 1080p. The new iPad Pro also comes with a better camera - the same one found in the iPhone 7 - along with more storage, a better display and faster refreshing of moving ... Read More

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IOS 11 official with Siri translation and P2P payments support

IOS 11 official with Siri translation and P2P payments support

Apple is also revamping the control center on iOS - the panel that comes up to let you control volume, brightness, etc. - to make it even larger and space out some of the functions. You'll have to manually transfer it to your bank after receiving it. Everything you'll need is on one page, so you don't have to scroll. The company will be releasing "AR experiences" on iOS later this year. Read More

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Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving

Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving

The feature is part of the new iOS 11. Pre-release "beta" versions of the software are immediately available to the developer community. USA Today reported that Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced at the San Jose, California, conference that a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode will be available on iPhone and iPads this fall. Read More

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Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in game two

The Cavaliers produced a significantly improved performance on the first game of the series as LeBron James made a triple-double, the team forced 20 turnovers and 15 steals, and yet it still wasn't enough. If the first two games are any indication, plenty of people will watch to see if the Cavaliers can complete another comeback. Much more physical today than we were in Game 1 . Read More

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Apple gears up for big announcements at WWDC

Apple holds this summit to speak directly to people who make software for iPhones, iPads, and Macs, and to announce what new capabilities Apple has been building into its products. - Third-party apps will be able to support integration with Apple Music. Siri will be paying more attention to what you do on your iPhone . For photos, Apple is turning to a "high efficiency" format to replace JPEGs. Read More

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Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro may be the Goldilocks of tablets

Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro may be the Goldilocks of tablets

Apple today revealed a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro . The all-new iMac Pro sports a 27-inch retina 5K display and is powered by up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, according to Apple . The new machine will combine professional workstation-level performance with Apple's popular and convenient iMac design. "With major updates to iMac , and a refresh of our MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, the Mac is stronger than ever ", said John Ternus, Vice ... Read More

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Apple Launching Peer-to-Peer Payments

The Verge reported money will transfer to something called an " Apple Pay Cash Card" although it remains to be seen if that card will connect directly to the user's bank account or just his or her Apple Pay account . The new peer-to-peer aspect of Apple Pay might entice more people to use the service, which would help Apple compete more with PayPal's Venmo , a leader in peer-to-peer payments in the US. Read More

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

Apple has used its iOS 11 update to attempt to make driving with your iPhone safer. Pre-release "beta" versions of the software are immediately available to the developer community. and that message will go through", according to Federighi. Anyone that sends a text message to a phone using the function will be alerted via an automated reply which states "I'm driving with Do Not Disturb turned on". Read More

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New speaker? Apple hopped on bandwagon before

They can use the money instantly to send to someone, make purchases using Apple Pay in stores, apps and on the web, or transfer it from Apple Pay Cash to their bank account. One can trim the Live Photo video and choose any part of the video as the key photo. Changing basic things like trimming the length, automatically looping them, and selecting the keyframe. Read More

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Apple pushes Siri to the fore at annual developer conference

That means Apple is not only coming for the Venmos of the world, but maybe the banks themselves. As always, the event will begin with a keynote session that generally includes new software announcements. And it would mark an effort by Apple to catch up with Amazon and Google . Amazon sells the main version of the Echo for $180; Google's Home speaker goes for $130. Read More

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Here's everything Apple announced at WWDC 2017

Soon, third-party developers heeded the call, and rolled out apps for trimming and transforming Apple's Live Photos. Apple previewed the next version of watchOS 4, its operating system for the Apple Watch. And the 13-inch MacBook Pro is getting a lower entry-level price. The neglected MacBook Air is not dead, but it only got one brief mention. Apple's tweaks and additions to the iOS 11 operating system that will be running the phone give clues on how the device will turn out. Read More

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Apple Unveils an Amazon Echo Competitor

Where Apple hopes to stand out in its late entry to the smart speaker market, however, is by putting extra emphasis on the speaker part of the equation. And for voice control, it houses a six-mic array, so the device can hear and understand your commands even from across a room. HomePod doesn't have a display , but when you say "Hey Siri" to invoke Apple's assistant, the top of the device lights up. Read More

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Amazon's Prime Video app is coming to Apple TV

The logic of linking Apple TV, a device for watching television over the internet, with Amazon.com Inc's booming video-streaming service looks obvious. At the time of this writing, Apple TVs are still absent on Amazon - replaced with Amazon Fire TV when you perform a search - but that seems likely to change later this year. Read More

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Apple Announces ARKit, An Augmented Reality Platform For iOS

There's also a new long exposure effect. They can use the money instantly to send to someone, make purchases using Apple Pay in stores, apps and on the web, or transfer it from Apple Pay Cash to their bank account. In iOS 11 , Apple's forthcoming mobile operating system, the company is introducing peer-to-peer payments through iMessage. Apple says it's applying deep learning to make her sound more natural. Read More

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Apple to showcase new features for its gadgets

The company also explained that Siri will be getting on-device learning capabilities, enabling the personal assistant to be better able to predict the things you want based on how you use the app. The less broadcasted headline of the event is that Apple is increasingly thinking of Siri as more of a general AI that extends through iOS rather than simply a voice assistant. Read More

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Foxconn backed by Apple and Amazon in its bid for Toshiba Memory

Foxconn backed by Apple and Amazon in its bid for Toshiba Memory

It's unclear if the funds would be a direct investment or a financing of the deal. It said it would discuss details "at the appropriate time". Apple and Amazon declined to comment. Toshiba is depending on the sale of the unit, the world's second-largest NAND chip maker, to cover billions of dollars in cost overruns at its now bankrupt USA nuclear unit Westinghouse. Read More

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Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years

A look at some new face options for Apple Watch. Before, Apple Pay transactions could be done only with businesses and institutions. In iOS 11, iPhone owners will be getting a new Venmo-style option for sending money to friends via Apple Pay, a redesigned control center, a refreshed Apple Music app with more social features, a new Siri with a natural-sounding voice, and an improved Do Not Disturb feature created to prevent distracted driving, among other additions. Read More

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Monument Valley 2 has just been announced AND released on iOS

Monument Valley 2 has just been announced AND released on iOS

The original Monument Valley game got a lot of things right, with colorful graphics that were heavily influenced by M.C. Escher, simple controls, an immersive soundtrack and storyline that sucked you in. The sequel returns to the valley in the role of a mother searching for her child. Sequel to the Apple Game of the Year 2014, Monument Valley 2 presents a brand new adventure set in a attractive and impossible world. Read More

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Apple Photos takes on Google with new tricks

No price or release date was announced , though Apple said developers will be the first to get their hands on one. The new Safari will also block auto-playing video. And finally, Apple is bringing its high-performance, more reliable file system APFS to the Mac. macOS High Sierra will also support hardware acceleration for HEVC , and feature the next version of Apple's API to access graphics processors - Metal 2 . Read More

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Dovizioso overcomes food poisoning to win Italy MotoGP

Dovizioso overcomes food poisoning to win Italy MotoGP

His front row in qualifying Saturday, which he was later denied for having gone outside the track limits, did not make the Italian rider happy, but he skilfully went above and beyond, proving to be a lion in the race and finishing ahead of Valentino Rossi: "I can not believe what happened - the rider from Terni said - Initially I waited and then I went on the attack". Read More

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New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

Apple may also use the venue to officially announce that an Amazon Prime streaming app for Apple TV will be arriving. WWDC is not a hardware event, but this is a special year and there could be a device or two. Apple will probably also have more to say about its AI efforts, one of the more important technology arms races in the industry today. At the very least, Mac lovers should see a new MacBook. Read More

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Apple may bring this important tool for iOS users. Find out which

The Activity app has also been spotted in the App Store , so iOS 11 could allow users to remove it, a thing that's not possible right now and which is rather annoying for those not using an Apple Watch. The Siri speaker will allegedly differentiate itself from competitors by offering virtual surround sound technology and deep integration with the Apple ecosystem. Read More

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Official file management app for iOS spotted on the App Store

There is some evidence to back this claim. However, rumors and speculations around WWDC 2017 indicate that Apple may unveil upgraded models of its MacBook Pro computers. Something here seems possible - even if just some Apple-designed camera filters. Apple could also introduce its refreshed iPad lineup. Some rumours suggest that with TVOS 11, Apple might open up their ecosystem to allow competitors like Amazon Prime Video. Read More

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Revamped MacBook, new iPad models to take centre stage at WWDC 2017

Revamped MacBook, new iPad models to take centre stage at WWDC 2017

However, there is not much information available about the upcoming iPad Pro , but one can expect stereo speakers, similar to what we have seen in earlier iPad Pro models, coupled with a virtual Home Button. And, speaking about the smart speaker, it is being said that it would be powered by company's assistant Siri making it a tough competitor to Amazon Echo and Google Home. Read More

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Alexa can now set reminders for you

It comes in handy when you're in the kitchen cooking or baking. To find out how a timer's doing, just say: " Alexa , how much time is left on my [ name ] timer?" Both new features are pretty straightforward in what they offer. The most commonly used feature of smart speakers is asking "general questions", proving that getting answers to life's daily queries and curiosities from a cloud-based computer voice is becoming an increasingly standard practice in today's society. Read More

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