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Apple Unveils HomePod to take on Amazon's Echo

Apple Unveils HomePod to take on Amazon's Echo

Note also that even Siri's function on HomePod is widely focused on music-related tasks, such as remembering what songs the user prefers by saying, " Hey Siri , I like this song". For Amazon , Apple's release of the HomePod could avert or delay the $10.0 billion in new revenue RBC Capital Markets analysts predicted it could tap from Alexa-related sales by 2020. Read More

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WWDC 2017: Apple introduces HomePod, an Amazon Echo rival

WWDC 2017: Apple introduces HomePod, an Amazon Echo rival

On a practical note, all of them work nearly the same way. If you go down the memory lane, back in 2006, Steve Jobs also launched a speaker for iPod calling it iPod HiFi . That is $120 more than the brand new Amazon Echo Show with monitor, and $170 more than the regular Amazon Echo . More importantly, why is Apple giving Amazon and Google such a long runway to improve their next line of products or push major updates? Or you can ask it for the news, weather, traffic, sports ... Read More

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Amazon Has a Few Things to Say About Apple's HomePod

Amazon Has a Few Things to Say About Apple's HomePod

To activate the speaker, users can say "Hey Siri " and then ask to play songs from Apple Music. The HomePod speaker pricing starts at around $349. Apple is facing some serious competition from the likes of tech rivals Amazon and Google in the race for voice-powered computing. While Apple recently introduced the HomePod and iOS 11 , former employees who worked on Siri told the Wall Street Journal the virtual assistant is lagging behind its competitors because of company ... Read More

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Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas

Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas

The upshot here is that Trump's May 12 tweet suggesting he might have secretly recorded Comey is finally coming back around to bite him ― assuming, of course, that such tapes exist or have ever existed. But they, too, have been issuing formal and increasingly insistent requests for the recordings. The House Intel Committee also joined three others committees in requesting copies of Comey's memos and notes, which the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director says he wrote after every ... Read More

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IPhone 7 and 7 Plus will support NFC tags with iOS 11

A new, larger interface that will occupy more of the display, but it also comes along with every function on one page. iOS device users will no longer need to swipe back and forth between panels to access all of their device's settings. For the first time, Apple is debuting its own augmented reality ecosystem, giving iPhone and iPad developers access to computer vision technologies. Read More

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Over 200000 at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, region's biggest

Over 200000 at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, region's biggest

Intermittent road closures are expected throughout the area, including along Allenby, Arlosoroff and King George. Officers will also be permitted to search revelers for weapons even without probable cause. Past themes included last year's "Women for a Change" and "Transgender Visibility" the year before. It was the city's 19th pride parade and according to Tel Aviv's municipality, the largest in the Middle East and Asia, with a high number of global revelers arriving over the course of the ... Read More

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Apple HomePod's Strengths Over Amazon Echo Show

At its annual developer conference in San Jose, California on Monday, Apple unveiled "Home-Pod". Like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes. That leaves Apple . Although it was the first smartphone maker to come out with a digital assistant when Siri debuted in 2011, it hasn't had a stand-alone assistant. Read More

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Apple unveils its most powerful iMac

Apple unveils its most powerful iMac

The all-new iMac Pro, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display , up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, is the most powerful Mac ever made. The iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory , and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time. Read More

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Apple Confirms $349 Device at WWDC 2017

Apple Confirms $349 Device at WWDC 2017

The speaker, while expected by some industry watchers, marked Apple's first new product announcement since the Apple Watch in September 2014. Apple also unveiled a key content deal when Chief Executive Tim Cook said that content from Amazon Prime Video, long absent from the Apple TV product, would come to Apple devices such as the TV, iPhones and iPad later this year . Read More

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Apple iOS 11 Is Incompatible With 32-Bit Apps

Apple iOS 11 Is Incompatible With 32-Bit Apps

Drag an app from the Dock to the side of the display and that triggers Slide Over, which can quickly be converted into the two-up Split View. The new firmware will not be compatible with 32-bit devices, meaning people with a iPhone 5 or 5C or earlier phones and people with fourth generation iPads or later will no longer be able to update their devices. Read More

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Apple To Release First Home Speaker

Apple To Release First Home Speaker

Then, during the week, paying attendees can go to workshops and other classes with Apple employees who walk will them through the new features discussed in the keynote. Finally, it's possible the MacBook Air will get an update as well - it would be its first in two years. In one demo, Apple executive Craig Federighi pointed a camera at a table on stage and added a virtual coffee cup and a lamp on the real table. Read More

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Scottish referendum in doubt after steep losses for SNP in United Kingdom vote

Reuters reports, "An updated BBC forecast predicted May's Conservatives would win 318 of the 650 seats, eight short of a majority, while Corbyn's left-wing Labour would take 267 - producing a "hung parliament" and potential deadlock". The SNP also lost out in East Renfrewshire, this time to the Tories. I've always said the SNP would want to be part of a progressive alternative to a Tory government. Read More

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Campaigners welcome new 'do not disturb' iPhone feature

Campaigners welcome new 'do not disturb' iPhone feature

Redditors who have already installed the developer beta are reporting that Apple has purportedly included full playback support for FLAC audio files in iOS 11 . Additionally, the AI assistant is now capable of translating your voice inputs and repeat the same in Chinese, French, German, Italian, and English, with more languages slated to be added in the future. Read More

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Apple's iMac Pro Is An Intel Xeon And AMD Vega Graphics Powerhouse

Apple's iMac Pro Is An Intel Xeon And AMD Vega Graphics Powerhouse

The new iMac models from Apple will come with newer faster processors, support for Thunderbolt 3, faster storage options, discrete graphics, and brighter displays. In terms of visual performance, the entry-level 21.5-inch model will come with Intel Iris Plus 640 GPU, while the 21.5-inch 4K Retina display model will feature Radeon Pro 555 and 560 graphics cards with up to 4GB of VRAM. Read More

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Apple Unveils Powerful New iMac Pro

Apple Unveils Powerful New iMac Pro

It's worth noting that the iMac physically looks the same as its predecessor; according to Apple , beyond the addition of rear vents the design of the all-in-one is the same. Likewise, Apple has updated its MacBook , MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops with Kaby Lake processors for faster processing and extended battery life . Read More

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Your old iPhone is about to be obsolete. Thanks Apple

Your old iPhone is about to be obsolete. Thanks Apple

Apple Pay now supports iMessage. It has less to do with the new 10.5 inch iPad Pro model and more to do with the way iOS 11 will let you use an iPad . iOS 11 is expected to release for iPhones and iPads sometime this fall. Or, if you're feeling flush: the iPhone 8 is just around the corner, so you could just wait for that and snag yourself one of the best handsets ever created? So your app doesn't have to be ideal from the very beginning, you can still release a v2 and clean ... Read More

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Project Cars 2 release date announced

Project Cars 2 release date announced

We can't wait to get our hands on it. That includes a release date. The trailer also revealed the came is slated for a September 22 release . Bandai Namco has also unveiled the game's E3 2017 trailer. Career mode gives the player the ability to choose how they begin their career (with a kart, for example, or any of the 9 types of motorsports available), and achieve greatness in whatever method the player likes. Read More

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Cavaliers, Warriors clear leaders on NBA Conference odds boards

Cavaliers, Warriors clear leaders on NBA Conference odds boards

As for me, my original thought was Warriors in five, but then I remembered LeBron James took the Cavs to a game six by himself two years ago, which if nothing else, is certainly worth an extra game in the series. The Warriors are the first team to win their first 12 games of the postseason, sweeping all three rounds so far. "You've just got to try and make it tough on them", Durant said. Read More

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Apple Updates iOS With 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Mode

Apple Updates iOS With 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Mode

The portrait mode now works in low light and supports True Tone flash and OIS. The new 120Hz refresh rate is a further bonus, making for silky-smooth apps and videos. A file manager is another feature that feels well overdue. The Pro seems to be designed specifically with virtual reality (VR) and heavy graphics rendering workloads in mind, much of which will be powered by the new Radeon Pro Vega GPU. Read More

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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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