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by | June 07, 2017 | 08:59

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. The HomePod is set to ship later this year and begins at $349. Apple will roll out the free update sometime this fall. Apple sought to position the HomePod as an extension of its musical heritage, with the device's name a play on the original iPod music player.

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:57

The announcement was the most notable from the event, which packed in a lot of hardware and software updates. There's likely to be comparisons to the Amazon Echo and Google Home , but Homepod is different. However, Apple downplayed the similarities and stressed its device's superior sound quality, which it said would "reinvent home music". The company "can't afford to yield valuable real-estate in the heart of people's homes to Amazon , Google and others", said Geoff Blaber, research ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:21

But I did notice the HomePod was able fill a large room very well and sounded great no matter what angle I was listening from, which Apple says is possible because the HomePod is smart enough to intelligently tune itself and balance the audio to match any room or position you put it in.

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:21

I'm sure HomePod will be great, at least for listening to music. But it's also possible that the HomePod could expose Siri as less capable than Amazon's Alexa , Google's Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana, Blaber said. And Apple will have a new "do not disturb" mode for driving. That's because the profit-margin targets that have been sacrosanct increasingly look like handcuffs.

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:25

Cook did not announce a launch date on Monday. 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 07, 2017 | 08:04

One year, one month and one year after Lionhead closed its studios, we get to see the first trailer for Fable Fortune , the indie Collectible Card Game (CCG) made by Flaming Fowl Studios , a studio made from some Lionhead Studios veterans.

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:47

As a home assistant , HomePod is a great way to send messages, get updates on news , sports and weather, or control smart home devices by simply asking Siri to turn on the lights, close the shades or activate a scene. The younger siblings of the Apple hardware world, the Apple TV and Apple Watch are also due for some software updates. But Apple also used the event to tout a larger 10.5-inch iPad Pro, a cheaper MacBook Pro option and the first iMac Pro update in four years.

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:15

For many, this news will be disappointing, but it isn't without precedent. This contradicts the rumors that we've been hearing for weeks now that a mainline Pokemon game would be released for the Nintendo Switch sooner, rather than later.

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:42

ALSO READ: WWDC 2017: What the hell was Apple's weird "Apocalypse" introduction video? The Apple HomePod will cost $349 and will start shipping in December. And, there's the new and weird looking iOS Control Center. Under the More Controls section, find Screen Recording and tap on the little + sign next to it.

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:45

Tim Cook didn't give many details about what Michelle will talk about, but it will be about "empowering people from all walks of life to make the world a better place". She ended the talk by advising the audience to think about a "higher objective", stating that the country needs problem solvers "who believe in the values and the diversity, who believe in the value of immigrants, who believe that global warming is real".

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:30

Wasn't that what they promised all alone, especially with the iPad Pro? Messengers from the texting application will now also sync to iCloud as well as any Apple product, to which a user is signed in. There's also a 12.9in version that starts at $799. Both new iPads feature a A10X Fusion SoC which has three performance driven cores and three lower clocked and less powerful ones for stand-by and other less power consuming needs.

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:13

The Cupertino company described the 7in device, which comes in white and "space grey", as a "breakthrough home speaker" created to "rock the house". One interpretation is that Apple isn't going after competing voice assistants but the midrange, wireless multi-room speaker market; the domain of companies like Sonos, Bose, and Logitech.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:54

Apple's " True Tone " display will dynamically adjust the white balance4 of the display to match the light around the user for a more natural viewing experience. iOS 11 will run on the iPhone 5s and all follow-up smartphones , including the SE. An improved control center Improved Maps with indoor mapping of Malls and Airports.

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:13

The app is created to offer a "unified experience" for discovering and accessing TV shows and movies from multiple apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad - but launched a year ago with the notable absences of Netflix and Amazon . "OneDrive integration with the Files app will make it easier for you to access your content from any Apple device and will provide a better file management experience on iOS for your personal and work OneDrive and SharePoint sites".

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:46

Parents and guardians too are not left out of the program as Google has designed Be Internet Awesome in a way to have them contribute in making kids safety-conscious online. Thanks to this outside help, the company says its lesson plans, activities and worksheets meet the International Society for Technology in Education's Standards for Students .

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:50

The latest rumour is that Apple will add user profiles to tvOS because this truly is a shared device, and this has led to more speculation that it might also (finally) bring them to iOS as well. So if your favourite app stops working when iOS 11 is released, you should probably blame the person who built it, rather than Apple . And a recent study from CSG International found that USA millennials are very interested in using artificial intelligence on their phones to help them ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:51

Apple WWDC is an event where the company introduces next major iOS and Mac OSX software updates, and just like every time, the company's senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced the most anticipated iOS 11 and the next Mac OS; the High Sierra and Watch OS 4.

by | June 07, 2017 | 05:26

While the device will have numerous typical digital assistant features, Apple is playing up the fact that it "rocks the house" as a music speaker, and Schiller spent much more time crowing about the device's technical specs than how it might improve the lives of non-audiophiles.

by | June 07, 2017 | 02:01

Trump tweeted Monday morning that Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his " no reason to be alarmed " statement". "MSM [mainstream media] working hard to sell it!" "Trump earlier Monday attacked Khan's response to a terror attack in London on Saturday that killed at least seven people and wounded almost 50".

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:22

He announced that Amazon's video app will come to Apple's TV streaming box later this year. Additional functions include: the ability to pay friends using Apple Pay; Do Not Disturb while driving to help users stay more focused on the road; even more intelligence and a new voice for Siri; as well as new professional capabilities to Photos and Camera .

by | June 07, 2017 | 02:09

As a music-playing device, it will also be a challenger to Sonos , whose wifi-controlled speakers are used by many smartphone users for home entertainment. iPhones will only keep the most recent messages on the device to save storage. 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.

by | June 07, 2017 | 01:33

A new full-sized Smart Keyboard, which is custom designed for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro , as well as Apple Pencil can be bought separately. A 64GB version of the iPad Pro will cost $650; it is available to order now and will begin to be shipped next week.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:25

Just as with Google Home , Apple's equivalent won't be always-listening either, lending an ear only when you bark the "Hey Siri " command. Then came Google Home based on Google Assistant, two years later and now Apple HomePod based on Siri is here to power your home.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:53

If the feature is enabled, your notifications will be disabled and the phone will stay dark, the report said. Even in situations where Bluetooth isn't active the phone will monitor its surroundings and if it detects it might be in a vehicle will wait until the end of the drive to suggest enabling the Do Not Disturb While Driving function.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:10

Created to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, "HomePod" provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music. Major version releases like iOS 11 and watchOS 4 featured, as well as lots of updates about the latest version of macOS. Dubbed High Sierra, Apple's senior vice president of software, Craig Federighi, joked that when he raised the point that the name "might be miscontrued" the team assured ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:55

FOR APPLE fans, today was like Christmas and Easter rolled into one. Called " HomePod ", the wireless speaker delivers unbelievable audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:22

Apple's favourite newspaper, The New York Times , which long ago shredded any attempt at journalist integrity by hawking Apple gear and acting as its defacto press office, has dared to suggest that the outfit has been over egging the pudding on its more recent offerings.

by | June 06, 2017 | 23:58

Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying - and risky - urge to look at a text message while you're driving. While one is on developers, the people behind all those addictive apps that we take for granted on our smartphones, Apple announced something it has done for the first time in the nine-year history of the App store.

by | June 06, 2017 | 23:53

At Apple's annual developer conference in San Jose, Phil Schiller, one of its marketing executives, said: "I..." " HomePod packs powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library into a handsome speaker that is less than seven inches tall, can rock most any room with distortion-free music and be a helpful assistant around your home", Shiller said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:04

One of the advantages of Microsoft Windows is its generally excellent approach to backwards compatibility. It also means iPhones and iPads that don't have a 64-bit capable processor can't make the move to iOS 11. In the long run, Apple may even remove the ability to run 32-bit software from its processors, freeing up the silicon otherwise devoted to this capability for handling other tasks.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:20

Also, the lock screen and notification center will become a single entity in iOS 11. Files and Dock for iPad: Yes, iOS 11 will bring a file manager to the iPad, but not the iPhone. Apple Pencil also receives some upgrades as it will now support inline drawing. Step one, pick up your Apple Pencil. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new App Store is the addition of several new tabs.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:26

When users send or receive a collection of four or more photos or videos now, the content will automatically be grouped together as an album which will create a tile display within messages. In another feature that is sure to find a lot of users WhatsApp has added a reply shortcut by swiping right on any message to start typing a response.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:24

Although Siri would likely be a centerpiece of a smart speaker from Apple , Moorhead said the device's design, colors and acoustics will also likely be focal points because the company has a long history of making elegantly designed products.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:27

Google Home followed in October and Microsoft's assistant, Cortana, is also finding a home in home speakers. And as The Verge mentions , the Home Pod also has a "Musicologist" feature that "works with Apple Music to stream the music you ask the speaker's built-in Siri to play".

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:11

The keynote to flag off WWDC 2017 confirmed that iOS 11 is headed our way in fall, which is also the time the new iPhone is expected to be launched. A set of iOS 11 features including enabling smartphone cameras to read QR codes are aimed at the China market, where Apple would like to bolster iPhone sales.