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by | June 07, 2017 | 18:24

Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller announces HomePod as he speaks during the opening keynote address the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California.

by | June 07, 2017 | 18:31

Apple is partnering with prepaid payment card company Green Dot on the virtual Apple Pay Cash card, viewed by some as a stepping stone to the creation of a full bank-like payment service. "Intelligence" feature will let Siri make suggestions on what you might find interesting. Using Business Chat , your customers can get answers to questions, resolve issues and complete transactions on their iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:37

The Siri watchface uses machine learning to determine what information is most useful to you at a given point in time. Airplay 2 lets you pick which speakers music plays on in your home from within Apple Music and you also get full control on what's playing via Siri.

by | June 07, 2017 | 18:10

The next iPhone - the special edition iPhone 8 - is expected to be based on a similar concept. Apple yesterday announced its new version of iOS 11 along with new updates for MacOS, Watch OS. The update will introduce a bevy of features like Files and Dock. One of the highlights of the show this year was the upcoming iOS 11 for the iPhone and iPad, which Apple says is the largest iOS update it has released to date.

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:58

The step-up 21.5-inch model, meanwhile, will feature Radeon Pro 555 or 560 graphics and standard fusion drives. One such announcement is the launch of new 13 inch MacBook Pro which has been listed for a price starting from $1,299 in the US.

by | June 07, 2017 | 18:08

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will start at $649 in the US and be available in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold colors. While the new OS doesn't bring any major UI upgrade, which is slightly bit disappointing, it is indeed loaded with features especially geared towards improving productivity on the iPad .

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:55

That means a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit, a 1.25-litre petrol and 1.4-litre petrols and diesels could be among the Stonic's engine choices. With a sharply raked roofline and a unique roof rack, the Stonic is created to be sporty and practical, too.

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:50

At the ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose , California, renowned tech giant Apple revealed a range of products and features for its devices. Siri will be enabled with translation and personal DJ features. AirPlay has been upgraded to AirPlay 2, with new mult-room controls available. Apple has overhauled its Control Centre on iPhone, making it look more simplistic and compact, fitting it onto a single page.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:22

Apple announced a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro as rumored at WWDC 2017 . In the wake of Britain's third major attack in three months, Prime Minister Theresa May called on internet companies to do more to block extremist groups who use the web to recruit members and send coded messages.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:49

The Honor 6X will now be available at a more attractive price for all Amazon India customers from 6th June onwards, making the Honor 6X an even more attractive proposition. This phone offers connectivity options of 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS.This phone supports 14 local languages and also comes with the SOS button which will send an SMS to preset numbers in the event of an emergency.

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:26

Those concerned about missing out on urgent or emergency messages can make sure family members and loved ones are added to their favorite contacts list. The suggested retail price for the Slim Combo for 10.5-inch iPad Pro is £109 and for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is £119. The new tablets will deliver all-day battery life, according to the company.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:57

The iMac Pro will also allow for up to 128GB ECC memory, along with up to 4TB using SSDs. Apple's biggest push with the iMac Pro , though, came by detailing what it can do. The iMac Pro will be carrying a Vega graphics chip, with 16GB of HBM2 memory on board. Updates to the 12-inch MacBook and flagship 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros also included Intel's Kaby Lake processors to make the laptops more efficient, and could result in improved battery life.

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:23

Apple Music now has expanded social features, Apple Maps includes indoor maps for major airports and shopping centers, and Apple News will keep you updated with personalized Siri-powered top story suggestions. You will be able to integrate third-party cloud storage systems-Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive-with Files so you can access your files no matter where they are stored.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:16

Every Apple OS platform is receiving a number of different updates with iOS and macOS taking center stage. But with the release of iOS 11 , Apple is taking a massive turn for the better. When Apple announced that it would finally provide iPad users with access to the file system via a new Files app, I had one immediate question: Would Microsoft make OneDrive available via this new interface? It was previously claimed that 200,000 apps will also be made redundant in the switchover ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:01

Apple said that makes the Mac a great platform for developing virtual-reality "experiences", although the company didn't announce any consumer VR products. But of course, it has Apple branding, so that's an early sign of its success. In a keynote demo, Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, placed a digital cup, vase and lamp on a table and showed how the objects' shadows were able to interact with each other.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:43

Apple is to challenge Venmo and bank-backed network Zelle by introducing peer-to-peer payments as part of a forthcoming update to its mobile operating system. Available on the iPhone, Apple Watch, and MacBook, owners can use Apple Pay to either shop online or pay at point-of-sale registers equipped with NFC technology.

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:16

Here's are five major features that the iOS 11 will bring with it. Users will also be able to receive payment alerts directly within the Messenger app. Apple Maps will get lane guidance for highways and floor plans for indoor malls and airports. Just fire up the Camera app, point it towards the code and you'll receive a push notification suggesting the appropriate action.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:04

It was only a matter of time before the biggest voice in artificial intelligence joined the fight for smart speaker supremacy. Richard Windsor from Edison Investment Research said: " Apple has positioned this as something that the user buys for a high-quality audio experience with Siri coming as an added bonus".

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:05

With iOS 11, the $99 accessory can perform all kinds of new tasks, including taking notes, instant markup, scan and sign, and much more . All new apps and updates to existing apps have had to support 64-bit since June 2015, so any that have been updated in the past two years should be unaffected.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:59

Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote event delivered much of what was expected of it on Monday, with the new iOS 11 and a competitor to Alexa the main talking points taken out of San Jose. In addition, Siri can help you translate English words into Chinese, Spanish, French, German, or Italian. It asked developer to make all submitted apps on the App Store to be 64-bit compatible by June 2015.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:52

Apple's home hub is here. Apple's 'HomePod' is powered by its virtual assistant Siri and comes with the A8 microprocessor, the chip that backs the company's flagship devices- iPhone and iPad. Apple has established the "tick tock" release schedule of the iPhone, and High Sierra is further evidence that this mentality is fully established in macOS' release schedule as well.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:57

At Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference , Apple launches HomePod- a smart home speaker. The company hopes that the development of the AR market will help combat shrinking iPhone sales, as the company reported declining sales of the world's most popular smartphone for the second straight quarter.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:38

WWDC 2017 *expansion* saw Apple follow the growing trend of making Augmented/ Virtual Reality (AR/VR) technology-related announcements. The new male and female Siri voices sound more natural. For photos, Apple is replacing JPEGs with a new format meant to reduce file sizes. The App Store was first launched in 2008, and now has over 16 million registered developers on the platform.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:37

This is always a chaotic period for shoppers, and many are likely to feel the added pressure of trying to buy HomePods as gifts in time to plant under the Christmas tree come December 25. The HomePod is Apple's first new gadget in almost three years, following its announcement of the Apple Watch in September 2014. That said, overkill might be just the thing required for this segment.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:18

A survey released last month by research firm eMarketer found Echo speakers held 70.6 percent of the U.S. market, compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home and 5.6 percent for others including Lenovo, LG, Harmon Kardon and Mattel. The "HomePod" speaker unveiled Monday is similar to devices from rivals, some of which have been on the market for years. On the other hand, Amazon Echo is the tallest and Google Home the shortest among the three.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:21

But with numerous top WWDC surprises already leaked, the news deluge had little impact on Apple's stock price , which has risen less than 1% since the keynote. From the control center, users will be able to swipe up to access notifications. The tech giant revealed it will be launching a person to person payment app with iOS 11 - another feature that was previously rumored.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:09

With this new suite, Apple came up with an updated version of Pokemon Go, that was streamed live at the conference. Apple first began stoking the app bonfire in February 2015, when it told developers that all new apps had to be written in 64 bit code.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:01

Not one to regularly break from tradition, the latest iOS version was unveiled as if by clockwork. HomePod , a music-focused smart speaker for United States dollars 349 is again slated for a December release - Apple's attempt to take on both the Amazon Echo and Sonos.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:30

That said, according to TechCrunch , it was first reported last month that the two companies were in talks to finally bring the streaming service to the Apple TV. " Apple has been clever in holding out on its own launch", he said. Speakers can detect when the HomePod placed against the wall and they adjust their sound output according to it so that the sound is spread equally into the wide area of the room, instead of just muffled against the wall.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:53

HomePod will take on lower priced Amazon Echo and Google Home, which have had momentum in the arena of voice-controlled speakers capable of controlling smart appliances, fetching content from the internet and more . The new camera app will use the new HEVC format compression for captured videos and pictures to offer the same image quality at nearly half the size on the user's device.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:36

Earlier, a brilliant batting display helped India post a challenging 319/3. For that would be a dogged, patient knock in the third innings to keep Pakistan in with a shout at a daunting overseas venue. Virat Kohli (81*) and Hardik Pandya (20*) all tore apart the Pakistani bowling attack and didn't give them any chance to bounce back into the game.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:54

The new HomePod is an impressive piece of hardware. On the new speaker , the A8 chip allows for superior bass management via real-time software modeling. Amazon solved this problem with a clean circle light around the top of the echo, while Google angled the top of Google Home. That's fair, given that you can use Siri to control certain smart home gadgets, tell you random info, and control your music.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:13

When Google , Facebook and Microsoft all are investing in AR, how could Apple stay behind? Apple Inc ( AAPL.O ) on Monday introduced the HomePod , a voice-controlled speaker that can make music suggestions and adjust home temperatures, taking aim at Amazon.com Inc's ( AMZN.O ) Alexa feature and Echo devices.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:00

It was one of the first times that Apple had spoken at length about how the company was using machine learning in its products - and for good reason. The HomePod is Apple's first new gadget in almost three years, following its announcement of the Apple Watch in September 2014. Same seems to be happening with smart speaker market as well.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:04

For that reason, Apple made the point that the price of both of these items would normally be more expensive than the HomePod price. It feels even odder to write this: highly profitable Apple should try to become a little more like profit-challenged Amazon in the financial strategy behind its hardware business.