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by | June 06, 2017 | 13:08

Intelligent Tracking Prevention - Stops advertisers from tracking you. Photos - Like Google and Microsoft's Photos apps, Apple will now use Machine Learning with neural nets that have been trained on image recognition to automatically identify and tag your photos, so you don't have to.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:29

For example, Apple executive Craig Federighi said on stage that when you receive money from a friend it will go into an Apple Pay Cash card, of which I'd like to learn more . Whenever the phone is connected to a vehicle using either Bluetooth or a cable, or if the auto is moving, the phone will withhold any notifications for things like text messages or news updates.

by | June 06, 2017 | 12:41

Users will be able to easily multitask, drag and drop images between apps and put far more Mac-like features at users' fingertips. Multitasking on iOS 11 . Here at its WWDC Keynote, Apple has announced iPad updates and while both the 9.7 and the 12.9-inch models are right up there , the iPad Mini is sadly lacking, and the Mini 4 continues to remain the last device to come out from the series.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:36

The speaker is similar to cheaper devices from Amazon and Google . And fans were not disappointed; the late entry to the AI speaker race came at the very end of the keynote, and turned out to be running a race all of its own. Apple is pricing the HomePod at $349, and says it will launch in December in the US. Voice assistant: Siri will speak (a little) more naturally in female and male voices and use some sort of machine learning to suggest apps that you may want to use.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:47

Or if someone texts you about owing money, it will ask if you want to pay using Apple Pay. The browser's new "intelligent tracking prevention", meanwhile, will use machine learning to identify and block digital-ad trackers in order to keep advertisers from following and profiling users.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:23

Tapping Apple's Siri digital assistant, such a speaker is expected to serve as a butler as well as an outlet for listening to music. It will also be possible to exchange data between gym equipment and the watch. We're early in the beta process, though, and it remains to be seen whether Apple intends this feature to be available across iOS devices. Augmented reality combines digital images with real world photography, similar to Pokemon GO.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:34

Available in either White or Space Grey, the HomePod stands just under 7 inches tall, and is covered nearly head to toe in a "seamless 3D mesh fabric", just leaving space at the top for the Siri interface - a small screen that lights up with a Siri waveform when she's assisting you with something.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:18

Well smaller. It's tough getting all the parts in there even though Apple accomplished that feat up until the iPhone 7. Apple is also bringing the ability to pay someone back through its payment service, Apple Pay, much as PayPal and other services already do.

by | June 06, 2017 | 12:23

Apple says it's giving more emphasis to sound quality, not just smarts. The speaker features a seven-tweeter array, six-microphone array, high-excursion woofer, and Apple A8 chip for processing, all housed in a seamless mesh fabric. Apple was using the new 10.5-inch model to demo ARKit, the company's new Augmented Reality platform that will let app developers easily build AR features into their own apps with iOS 11 .

by | June 06, 2017 | 12:25

Apple is introducing an iPad Pro in a new size in an attempt to revive interest in its once hot-selling line of tablets. The thread started on Friday evening and continued to Saturday, with several employees apparently fielding hundreds of questions just days before Apple's annual WWDC conference for developers, which starts today in San Jose, California.

by | June 06, 2017 | 12:38

But thats coming later, lets start with the new iMacs and also cover the MacBook refresh. All of the devices will be shipping from today and in stores from June 7. These laptops weigh 2lbs and are 13.1mm thin. Apple's new iPad Pro features a 10.5-inch display, offering 20 percent more screen estate than the previous 9.7 inch iPad Pro.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:13

At WWDC 2017 in San Jose on Monday, Apple executives announced a number of updates to Siri with iOS11, perhaps the largest being its integration into a new smart speaker called HomePod . Apple's navigation app is also getting an upgrade and will now be able to display floorplan-level maps within malls and airports for detailed navigation assistance.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:52

At the event in San Jose, Northern California, not far from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Cook said his company now has 16 million registered software developers worldwide for its consumer electronics and 3 million of them were added previous year .

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:00

What do you think about Apple's rollout of products and updates for this year? Here's all you need to know. A special demo showed off the graphical and camera-based tracking capabilities of Apple's hardware featuring a complex, real-time rendered scene digitally placed on a tabletop using an iPad .

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:02

With iOS 11, there is now one more way to use the mobile wallet - to send "person to person" payments to any of your iMessage contacts. If a friend mentions needing an amount of money, the Messages app can suggest sending those funds via Apple Pay from within the chat.

by | June 06, 2017 | 12:05

Everyone's talking about virtual and augmented reality, and now, so is Apple . So should Amazon and Google be anxious by Apple's new gadget? These giants are battling over still-emerging fields that are expected to turn into technological gold mines, much the way personal computers and smartphones became moneymaking machines in previous decades.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:21

Siri , meanwhile, is getting a new voice. The product was introduced on stage by Apple executive Phil Schiller, who said it works closely with the company's Music app and will ship in December in the US, UK and Australia. It is equipped with Apple's A8 chip and features what Apple calls 'spatial awareness. And Apple's biggest consumer hits - such as the iPhone or the iPod - haven't historically been the first in their category.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:23

They're animated just like the current Mickey and Minnie faces. In the Activity app you'll now get daily words of inspiration and a boost at the end of the day to close your rings, as well as monthly challenges and full-screen goal effects.

by | June 06, 2017 | 10:42

Siri is getting a new voice, and the Mac is getting a new name. Apple is bringing drag and drop to the iPad, so you can drag files and drop them into other apps. The features are part of the Mac software update this fall, to be called High Sierra . The new iPad Pro can show a full-screen keyboard. The standard iPad and iPad Mini 4 remain unchanged.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:44

Apple also announced a slew of updates to the Mac lineup, which has been overdue for an update. With the HomePod you can ask the Siri to send messages, control smart home devices, get updates on weather sports, etc. You'll still see them all. You'll be getting a bunch more information, though. Apple Pay Cash will however, be available in the USA only. Both models feature an improved processor and something Apple calls "ProMotion", which essentially means the screens are now capable of ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 10:51

With a streamlined API, precompiled shaders, and support for efficient multi-threading, Metal can take your game or app to the next level of performance and capability. To that end, Apple announced a commitment to VR, with senior vice president Craig Federighi confirming that "Valve is bringing SteamVR to Mac", Arstechnica reports .

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:54

There's also some next-gen Disney Watch faces to continue the legacy of Mickey and Minnie. Finally, users will be able to sync the fitness data the Apple Watch collects with compatible NFC-enabled gym gear by simply bringing the wearable next to it.

by | June 06, 2017 | 10:52

The upshot is that Apple's entrance into the AR industry will make iOS devices the largest AR platform in the world, according to Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi. ARKit leverages the iPhone's and iPad's camera, motion sensors, as well as their CPU and GPU. Apple claims the new format will have better compression, which means sharper images that take less storage space.

by | June 06, 2017 | 10:25

Toy Story-themed watch faces were also shown off to much unnecessary applause. Updates to the Activity app reflect that usage. The Activity app now gives more personalized notifications with new monthly challenges while the Workout app gets new UI, high intensity workout mode, and can also be integrated with your regular gym machine.

by | June 06, 2017 | 10:30

The new iMacs come with Intel Kaby Lake processors and also include memory boost. The $1,299 21.5-inch iMac also comes with Retina 4K display and discrete graphics. The display for the setup remains the same, the 5K Retina monitor, which is the highest in Apple's lineup and will now be output an enormous graphic performance - thanks to the new AMD Radeon Vega graphics GPU.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:54

While newer home Mac systems will come with the kind of horsepower needed to render HTC Vive-ready content at a comfortable 90 frames-per-second refresh (a number that ILM said they had reached with their demo), Federighi also announced a new GPU enclosure for less-powerful Mac systems.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:25

One of the most important features with Apple's iOS operating system is Siri, the company's voice-based virtual assistant which has always been due to get an overhaul. The Toy Story characters have playful new animations. The presumably proprietary integrated graphics processor comprises 12 "cores", and Apple says it can deliver up to 40% faster graphics performance than the old model.

by | June 06, 2017 | 10:20

Yet here we are. The HomePod , Apple says, is a wireless speaker that uses "spatial awareness" to adjust its output to the shape of its surroundings. Google released its Home product in May 2016, and Amazon has expanded its line of Alexa-enabled speakers, which now spans five different products including the Echo Dot, the portable Tap, the soon-to-be-released Echo Show and the Echo Look , which is only available by invitation for now.

by | June 06, 2017 | 10:16

With plenty of leaks leading up to the annual techfest, all that's to be done is share some official specs and pricing. After touting the work of Apple's developers, Cook announced that Amazon is coming to Apple TV with its Prime Video app.

by | June 06, 2017 | 10:27

Socially awkward tech nerds, rejoice! QR codes aren't almost as big in America as they are in other parts of the world, and so Apple has been able to skate by without natively supporting QR codes for a while now. Apple looks like they're striking the right balance for their Control Center feature with the new iOS 11. Camera will take advantage of new encoding technology to help make images and photos take up less space.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:53

And because Apple devices are aimed at a premium market, that dramatically limits the number of people who can potentially become Siri users. It's reportedly powered by an Apple A8 chip, which makes it better sounding than the Amazon Echo or the Google Home .

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:48

Activated by voice with Apple's natural language user interface Siri, it will have access to Apple Music, a music-streaming service. So, what should you expect from Apple's WWDC 2017 announcement? The speaker will sell for about $350 in December in the USA, United Kingdom and Australia.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:12

Before tipoff, Lue met Kerr as he walked out of the home team's tunnel, and was the first man on the court to welcome him back. Their leader and reigning NBA Coach of the Year assuming his usual courtside seat, Curry received a special request from Kerr: "to play with passion and play with joy", Curry shared.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:40

The new payment feature will work on the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6 or later, all iPad Pro models, the fifth generation iPad, the iPad Air 2, and the iPad mini 3 or later, according to Apple . To no one's surprise, iOS 11 was a key focus of the opening conference. Many had also expected Apple to announce something regarding its augmented reality (AR) efforts, and to that effect the company announced ARKit.

by | June 06, 2017 | 11:12

The Siri watchface uses machine learning to determine what information is most useful to you at a given point in time. The assistant will be able to learn more about each user through their devices, including more "intelligent" suggestions based on the way that you use your device, and your location.