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Apple Teases Behemoth iMac Pro, New MacBooks

The new processors aren't the only change Apple has planned for its notebooks. Apple's all-in-one desktops got most of the love during the Worldwide Developer Conference today (June 5). High Sierra "comes with updates to Safari that help block site trackers and autoplaying videos" and "new photo-editing tools like curves", reports The Verge . Read More

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A Sneak Peek Into Apple's Home Music Speaker; The HomePod

The number of smart home devices you can control with HomeKit is far fewer than that you can control with Amazon's Echo - but if you want a smart home that works with Siri , HomePod and HomeKit are your only options. At $349, it will be more expensive than Google Home ($109) and Amazon Echo ($179) but cheaper than the Sonos Play 5 ($499). As for the Echo , it comes in variations ranging from the budget-level Echo Dot to the upcoming higher-end Echo Show , which will ... Read More

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Apple unveils VR features on Mac, new iPhone software

The research firm eMarketer says than 35 million people in the US are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year , more than double its estimate from last year . Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said the next Mac operating system will be named "High Sierra" in tribute to the California mountain range. Read More

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Is Buying Lithia Motors Inc (LAD) Here a Winning Strategy?

Is Buying Lithia Motors Inc (LAD) Here a Winning Strategy?

About 106 shares traded. Barclays PLC upgraded Ford Motor Company from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and upped their price objective for the company from $13.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Friday, February 3rd. General Motors Company had its "market perform" rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. If the ratio is greater than 1, then that means there has been an increase in price over the month. Read More

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Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges

With HomePod , not so much. 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. For those concerned about security, Apple says all communications with the HomePod will be encrypted. Apple's strategy to downplay AI could very well do the task for them. Read More

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Sony Reveals Gold PS4 Slim, Days of Play Event

Sony Reveals Gold PS4 Slim, Days of Play Event

We'll keep an eye on Sony's social accounts and hope for a silver PS4 announcement soon. Rumors indicate the PlayStation 5 will be the most powerful video gaming console in the world. If a recent estimate by EA is any indication, lifetime Xbox One sales were at 26 million at the end of 2016, while lifetime PS4 sales were at 53 million. Read More

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Apple Releases Faster, Brighter iMac (mid-2017)

New iMac Pro for professionalsFeaturing next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is created to handle the most demanding pro workflows. The 15-inch MacBook Pro starts from $2,399 and is equipped with a 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory, 256GB SSD storage, Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB memory, 4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports and Touch Bar and Touch ID. Read More

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Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac: Powerful Performance for Breathtaking 5K Computing

Both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will start shipping today. Apple also said it will double the memory of the new model with the entry level version coming with 64GB storage. "We're thrilled to give developers and customers a sneak peek at iMac Pro ". Hence, what Apple is dubbing as " the most powerful Mac ever " is going to now provide consumers with workstation-like functionality in this upgraded all-in-one system. Read More

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IOS 11: Eleven New Features For iPhone & iPad

IOS 11: Eleven New Features For iPhone & iPad

Siri will now be able to translate your voice and speak out the response, which seems very cool. It also responds to the iconic "Hey Siri " activation command phrase. It's a nice reassurance, but does that mean the HomePod might struggle to adapt over time to you? Apple's new voice-controlled home speaker, called the HomePod, is its challenge to Amazon Echo and Google Home in the smart home assistant space. Read More

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Apple introduces smart compact music speaker

With updates such as a reworked Safari that comes with features like autoplay video blocking and "intelligent tracking prevention" to cut back ad trackers, along with other updates such as rolling out of the Apple file system and inclusion of a new graphics engine in the form of Mantle 2, the OS sure looks to be a victor. Read More

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This Is Apple's Insanely Powerful New iMac Pro

This Is Apple's Insanely Powerful New iMac Pro

The iMac Pro features 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced that it also updated the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz processor. You can further up the power (and price) with 16GB of memory, or pair an even more expensive Core i7 processor with up to 64GB of memory, but the standard new 4K iMac loadout stands on its own. Read More

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Cocaine found in restaurant toy vending machine

Cocaine found in restaurant toy vending machine

Police urged businesses who use the company to fill their vending machines to remove them from public access and contact police. When the boy was playing with the toy, it ruptured and a white powder came out, police said. The incident sparked interest among the restaurant's customers. The woman called police, who recovered the powder and said it tested positive for cocaine. Read More

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Little Nightmares expansion revealed

Little Nightmares expansion revealed

Like Six, Runaway Kid is looking to escape from the dastardly place. Little Nightmares itself was met with fairly strong critical acclaim and if you haven't played it yourself, then now is as good a time as ever. The Hideaway, "a machine-themed section where the Nomes reside", releases in November 2017, while the third and final chapter will determine The Runaway Kid's fate in January, 2018. Read More

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Can Apple's HomePod Compete With Amazon's Alexa?

At its World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose Monday, Apple ( AAPL ) - known for arriving fashionably late - announced its presence with some authority by unveiling HomePod , which will be powered by its Siri voice assistant. But while Apple's device can claim, in this test at least, to sound the best - that may not be enough to make the product a success. While it's now positioned specifically for music (like a Sonos), you can still ask Siri questions about the news, weather, or ... Read More

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IMac Pro, the Most Powerful Mac Ever, Arrives This December

They all come exclusively with USB Type-C ports, hence, be prepared for a heavy investment on dongles. However, buyers get double the internal storage in the base model, which jumps from 32GB to 64GB. The iMac Pro's black mouse. The 21.5-inch model is said to be three times faster, while the 27-inch model is reportedly 50 per cent faster. The new MacBooks are available online in the Apple Store now. Read More

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

IOS 11 is now in the developer beta mode, and won't be available to all users until the fall, so the feature could be adjusted before it becomes publicly available. This means that, from this point, older Apple devices will not receive security or software updates. If you go to iPhone Storage from the General menu in Settings, you can tap on an app then use a new feature called Offload App-this seems to delete everything but some key settings. Read More

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Companies That Could Lose to Apple in P2P Payments

Companies That Could Lose to Apple in P2P Payments

Apple could be following in the footsteps of Facebook , bringing business conversations to its popular mobile messaging app, iMessage. Its primary role will be to enable its users to send money directly to their contacts with one tap.Of course, sending money via iMessage isn't new - companies like Square and Venmo already have iMessage apps that let you send payments via their platform. Read More

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Apple CEO: We Helped The U.K. Investigate Terrorist Attacks

At $349, the HomePod is more expensive than the most-expensive Amazon Echo - the $230 Echo Show - and the Google Home , priced at $129. There's a lot riding on those claims about sound quality and Siri's improvements. Apple opted for an A8 chip to give the speaker its smarts, the same processor that powered the iPhone 6. As market analyst Paul Verna, from eMarketer, said: "Whenever these companies try to freeze each other out, everybody suffers". Read More

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Apple's HomePod Siri speaker takes on Google, Sonos

Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends , unveiling a new "smart" home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning. The protection is similar to what Google Home and Amazon's Echo speakers already offer. HomePod is also integrated with Apple Music , the company's streaming subscription service with around 40 million songs . Read More

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