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Apple unveils HomePod speaker, taking on Amazon and Google

Apple unveils HomePod speaker, taking on Amazon and Google

Google's Home and Amazon's Echo Dot (and to a lesser extent, the full-sized Echo) are small enough that they can be slipped into corners or placed unobtrusively on tables, counters, and nightstands. Apple's AI assistant Siri was launched in 2011, and was not an instant hit - nor were original AI assistants on other platforms. For instance, if a contact sends you a request for money, Siri will immediately surface the new Apple Pay feature in your messages which allows you to make ... Read More

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Apple Takes On Amazon

Apple Takes On Amazon

During its WWDC presentation on Monday, June 5, Apple announced that Amazon's video app is finally heading to the Apple TV , confirming past rumors suggesting such. What may hobble Apple's HomePod won't be the noise it makes, but its less impressive listening skills. Still, the Apple Watch hasn't been a smash hit, fueling worries that the company's ability to transfix customers had waned after the 2011 death of co-founder Steve Jobs. Read More

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IMac Pro Is Apple's New Super-Powered Workhorse

IMac Pro Is Apple's New Super-Powered Workhorse

The MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop with a Touch Bar will start at $1,799, while the 15-inch version will start at $2,399. Baseline models will have an 8-core processor, but can be maxed out at 18-cores. The processing power is enough to help Apple power VR, too, which will be supported in macOS High Sierra , the latest macOS operating system. IOS 11 will bring with it a new "Files" app that puts all documents in one folder even if they're tended by apps like Dropbox. Read More

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Apple's New iMac Pro Is Coming in December

Apple's New iMac Pro Is Coming in December

The updated iMac features Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors as well as "the best Mac display ever", The Verge reported. Finally, we come to the top of the line iMac introduced today, the 27-inch model that comes with a Retina 5K display and your choice of a Radeon Pro 570, 575, or 580. Read More

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Updates iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Updates iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro

It also comes with a beautifully crisp 27-inch Retina 5K display, flawless working on advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering. This refresh will make the new iMac really compelling for developers, especially those that were waiting for more powerful machines. Yes, it's a powerful system - the baseline systems ship with a 27-inch 500-nit 5K display and eight-core Intel Xeon processors, and 18-core systems can be configured. Read More

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IOS 11 will make older iPhones, iPads, and apps obsolete

IOS 11 will make older iPhones, iPads, and apps obsolete

YouTuber EverythingApplePro has found a way to install iOS 11 on your compatible iPhone device without the use of a computer or signing up with Apple's beta program. Here's our hands on and walkthrough video of iOS 11 . Meanwhile, the App Store has been completely redesigned with Games, a new Today tab and Apps, PC Advisor reported. Read More

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Apple's HomePod Pumps Up the Volume

Apple's HomePod Pumps Up the Volume

HomePod is deemed a more expensive competitor of Echo, which was released two years ago. Apple's speaker will be launching in the USA, U.K., and Australia in December, with additional markets to come next year. In addition, Cook said Apple , headquartered in Cupertino, Northern California, now has 16 million registered software developers worldwide for its consumer electronics, including smartphone known as iPhone, and 3 million of them were added a year ago. Read More

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Apple Announces New 'Homepod' Smart Speaker

Siri will be voice activated to respond to requests for information and other help around the house. Pre-orders begin this week, and shipping starts next week. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations. Apple's new ProMotion technology is created to automatically adjusts the display to the movement of the content, employing refresh rates of up to 120 Hz. Read More

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Apple reinvents home music with HomePod

Apple reinvents home music with HomePod

Will you be interesting in buying the new HomePod for your home? For instance you can voice-activate it with a simple " Hey Siri " using six microphones laid to pick up sound in all directions. It's unclear if the HomePod will work with third-party services right away. That same user can't ask Siri to play music through Spotify, which competes with Apple Music . Read More

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Introducing Apple's Homepod - will you be purchasing?

Introducing Apple's Homepod - will you be purchasing?

Apple also used its annual developer meeting in San Jose, California - its largest ever with some 5,000 people attending - to offer hints about so-called augmented reality technology. Now, Apple has unveiled its answe to the Echo: the Homepod. Notes is also getting a built-in scanner, meaning users will now be able to scan printed documents, import them into Notes, and then add their signatures or other handwritten content. Read More

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Apple's iOS 11 Hopes To Reinvent the iPad

Apple's iOS 11 Hopes To Reinvent the iPad

However, according to Mac Rumors , some developers who have had an opportunity to try out the iOS 11 beta have posted details about the QR code scanning feature on Twitter. The mobile operating system will also get a new file management system that is much more closely aligned with the traditional file systems found on desktop and laptop computers. Read More

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South Korea: North Korea fires several short-range missiles

South Korea: North Korea fires several short-range missiles

Speaking on the recent development, South Korea's military stated that North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship missiles, from the vicinity of Wonsan , Gangwon province. The Philippine government has noted with alarm the increasing frequency of ballistic missile launches by North Korea which were all carried out in defiance of repeated warnings by the worldwide community. Read More

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OnePlus 5 Will Sport 8GB of RAM, Amazon India Source Code Reveals

OnePlus 5 Will Sport 8GB of RAM, Amazon India Source Code Reveals

OnePlus 5 is sure to make invoke curiosity among smartphone buyers because OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that it will be the 'thinnest flagship smartphone . The release of the OnePlus 5 will come after last year's OnePlus 3T - the company skipping the "4" suffix because, of course, the number 4 is considered bad luck in OnePlus's native China, which is also its largest market. Read More

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Microsoft Agrees to Buy US-Israeli Cyber-Security Firm Hexadite

Microsoft Agrees to Buy US-Israeli Cyber-Security Firm Hexadite

Hailing from Israel, Hexadite specializes in automated incident response , addressing the often lengthy gap between detection and remediation when security mishaps occur. Microsoft has done a lot in the past to bring forward their own Windows Defender; from updates and bulk-ups to anti-trust signatures from third party antivirus softwares, Microsoft has tried to do them all. Read More

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The new hardcore platformer from Super Meat Boy creators

The new hardcore platformer from Super Meat Boy creators

There are also tons of collectibles to be found and secret endings to discover, so this will hopefully entertain for hours, especially as McMillen and Glaiel boast that the game will be very hard and stressful. "I'm extremely proud of what we've accomplished with this game, it embodies aspects of basically every game I've ever created and I'm super excited to see what you guys think". Read More

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New iPhone feature will block texts while driving

New iPhone feature will block texts while driving

These newer 64-bit iDevices running iOS 11 will also lose their ability to run older 32-bit software , something Apple has been warning developers about for almost a year. Apple is also hoping to keep up with Facebook and other messaging platforms by adding peer-to-peer payments to iMessage for iOS . It's a change that's been highly requested by users for some time, and it follows in the steps of some third-party apps, such as YouTube and Snapchat, which already removed the clunky ... Read More

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Honda Aims To Introduce Autonomous Cars By 2025

Honda Aims To Introduce Autonomous Cars By 2025

Honda is aiming to introduce highly automated freeway driving by 2020, a feature that some automakers, like Tesla, are already offering on their vehicles. It can even detect bicyclists and pedestrians at night, predict their movements from past experience and take appropriate action, Honda said. Honda announced on June 8 that it will aim to develop fully self-driving cars by around 2025. Read More

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Nordstrom family explores taking retailer private

Nordstrom family explores taking retailer private

The Quest Investment Management Inc holds 6,282 shares with $647,000 value, down from 84,940 last quarter. With the stock up 11.5 percent in late morning trading, that had erased about three-quarters of the estimated $186 million gain on paper in 2017 for Nordstrom short sellers, according to financial analytics firm S3 Partners. Read More

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Subaru Announces Performance-Focused Limited Edition WRX STI, BRZ Models

Subaru Announces Performance-Focused Limited Edition WRX STI, BRZ Models

Over the last couple weeks, Subaru sent out some teasers for two new performance models. Aside from the carbon fiber roof and rear wing, there are a number of visual upgrades that set the vehicle apart. The 2018 BRZ tS plays up some of the already well-known features of the standard BRZ, such as the precision handling and ultra-low center of gravity, by adding STI-tuned front and rear SACHS® dampers and coil springs, along with flexible V-braces around the engine. Read More

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Shenmue 3 has been delayed to the second half of 2018

Shenmue 3 has been delayed to the second half of 2018

Originally scheduled for a December 2017 release, the delay hasn't come as too much of a surprise - it was discovered last month that Shenmue 3 wouldn't be appearing at E3. "I think we expected this". The reasoning cited by the director is that new technology has opened up more possibilities and in order to take advantage of those, the delay was necessary. Read More

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Apple Showcases New iMac Pro Workstation at WWDC

Apple Showcases New iMac Pro Workstation at WWDC

The new all-in-one computers are coming with two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. The new Apple iMac Pro starts with an 8-core Intel Xeon processor. The new Apple iMac Pro will start at a price of $4,999 in the U.S. Starting with the refreshed lineup, the MacBook now comes loaded with Kaby Lake processors up to 1.3 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz and up to 50 percent faster SSD and supports up to twice the memory. Read More

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How Verizon hopes to grab digital ad dollars with Yahoo

How Verizon hopes to grab digital ad dollars with Yahoo

In April, Verizon said AOL and Yahoo would be combined in a new unit called Oath . AOL layoffs are reportedly on the way after the company merges with Yahoo! Plans to combine both companies have been in the works for a while, as the pair attempt to make a cohesive unit out of two entities that have multiple assets and also multiple problems. Read More

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Apple announces smart speaker HomePod to rival Amazon Echo and Google Home

The HomePod speaker stands just under seven inches (18 cm) tall and is covered in fabric mesh that will come in white or gray. And it would mark an effort by Apple to catch up with Amazon ( AMZN ) and Google (GOOG). Those who think the speaker will succeed despite its high price tag claim that it will be adopted for the same reason Amazon's Echo family now has control over 70% of the market: how easy it is to set up and use. Read More

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Apple Just Revealed A Brand New Device For Your Apartment

We do a comparison of features to find out! Some industry insiders, however, note Apple will be under more pressure to improve the computing smarts of its Siri software in the face of offerings from rivals Google and Amazon . The HomePod will work with HomeKit as well, which is Apple's smart home platform. ( GOOGL ) (GOOGL), with its Google Home product, and Amazon Inc .'s ( AMZN ) Amazon Echo . Read More

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IPhone feature to block texts while driving

Finally, Apple spent considerable time unveiling several more new watch faces with elaborate designs , including some featuring characters from Disney's Toy Story franchise. The new iMac looks pretty good, too, and you can buy it today. The "favourites" would get a message saying, the users are driving and would not be able to respond to until they reach their destination. Read More

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Apple's new HomePod to compete with Amazon, Google

But Mr O'Donnell also expressed skepticism on Apple's ability to dominate this new segment. "We listened. Amazon Prime Video is coming to the TV App and all Apple TVs this year", the company said on Twitter , confirming that Amazon Prime Video will also integrate with Apple's TV app on the streaming device. Read More

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Apple unveils HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home

Speaking at Apple's WWDC conference on Tuesday, former First Lady Michelle Obama had one key suggestion for Silicon Valley: Make more room for women in tech. On the graphics side, there's support for virtual reality, an updated version of Metal and a Metal 2 developer kit. "It's the biggest brain inside a speaker", Apple marketing head Phil Schiller proclaimed. Read More

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Apple just unveiled HomePod, a $349 competitor to Amazon's Echo

Apple just unveiled HomePod, a $349 competitor to Amazon's Echo

As we prepare for Apple's week-long Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and the big news that the tech giant is expected to reveal, there is plenty of news both surrounding this year's event and potential future ones. "Hey Siri", brings the speaker to life and then you can ask it to play music. Apple Watch has emerged as the market leader for smartwatches - but it has competition after including basic fitness trackers in the count. Read More

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