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by | June 08, 2017 | 16:08

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, meanwhile, remains at its original $2,399 (£2,349, AU$3,499) price. For those who have $4,999, the iMac Pro will be shipping in December. Ternus has attached that the SSD storage options are now up to 50% faster, and iMac gets with Thunderbolt 3. Featuring a new, next-generation compute core and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), iMac Pro with the Vega GPU delivers up to an wonderful 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:04

At its WWDC conference this year, Apple announced a slew of new and exciting products, along with updates to its popular iMac and MacBook lineup. The new MacBook delivers up to 20 per cent faster performance with new seventh-generation Intel processors , 1 and up to 50 per cent faster SSD storage .

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:23

During the launch of its HomePod during its WWDC conference, Apple spent the majority of its time demonstrating the new device's audio and speaker's music abilities, while Barley is mentioning that the device is another great way to experience Siri .

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:08

Compared to the audio quality of Apple's new HomePod , the Amazon Echo is a significant mismatch. That's fair, given that you can use Siri to control certain smart home gadgets, tell you random info, and control your music. 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.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:11

The new operating system iOS11, set to be rolled out later this year will effectively make the device obsolete in terms of Apple's ecosystem. "So we're pleased that at last millions of drivers that use an Apple iPhone are about to be able to put an end to intrusive notifications while they're behind the wheel".

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:47

Analysts are yet to be convinced that HomePod will rock the smart speaker market the way iPhones came to rule the smartphone world and iPods dominated MP3 players. It's part of Apple's effort to entice professionals with tablets that can handle many tasks previously reserved for laptops. "If you are paying the extra money because Apple is requiring you to do so to access your stuff, that is the Apple tax and it is the kind of thing that people don't like".

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:40

But Apple occasionally also uses the event to introduce new devices and services and upgrades to existing products. At $349, the HomePod will be significantly more expensive than both Amazon Echo and Google Home . Apple, by contrast, has been stubborn about letting outsiders tap the power of Siri , and the company has fallen behind as a result. The lack of a breakthrough device has periodically raised concerns that Apple has become too dependent on the iPhone .

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:53

While not exactly groundbreaking, iOS 11 does bring some useful features and improvements to the table like peer-to-peer Apple Pay and a redesigned Control Center. When activated, "do not disturb" detects when you're on the road and silences all notifications, even blocking you from accessing the homescreen and applications, USA Today reported .

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:22

Which brings us to the total cost: $257,500, which is $66,700 more expensive than a regular Turbo S. That's a lot of money for a small power upgrade and some unique styling bits. The new Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur department will take on the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini's Atelier and Ad Personam programs, as well as Q by Aston Martin, Bentley's Mulliner and Rolls-Royce Bespoke.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:45

Given Apple's credibility at offering quality products, be rest assured of the HomePod to be able to drown the senses of even the most ardent of music fans. Their battery charge should last for 10 hours, and Apple has included a new technology it called ProMotion, which will deliver higher refresh rates for the display.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:32

Echo and Google Home have both been opened up to outside developers and brands to build services that interact with people in their homes and infiltrate their daily habits. Siri is set to evolve from a robotic-sounding "assistant" to a truly human voice with extra powers and functions. These include the obvious things like HomeKit device control and general knowledge inquiries, as well as fresh Siri domains like News.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:38

Wingnut AR showed off a game (coming later this year) and Apple promised that Pokémon Go will eventually support ARKit. Apple offered some hints about new capabilities in the next iPhone , including about so-called augmented reality, in which digital information is overlaid on real-world images.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:50

Created to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to more than 40 million songs, HomePod provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes, and helps users discover new music. It will also be responsible for improving performance and security features. HomePod users may initially be constrained by Siri's lack of capabilities as compared to Alexa, which also boasts the ability to order millions of Amazon products as well as food from restaurants like ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:07

According to CNN , Apple announced at their 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference that the new iOS 11 will introduce "Do Not Disturb While Driving." iPhones connected to a auto via Bluetooth or cable will silence notifications from iMessage and certain news apps , for instance, during drives.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:19

A new smart speaker , updates to iOS , changes to the Apple Watch and much, much more were announced during the event. Those who have been using iOS devices would know that the dock appears only on home screen. iOS 11 will support indoor mall and airport maps around the world. You cannot only control your home audio system and speakers but also play music on all your speakers in sync with one another.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:49

Apple Music is going head to head with Amazon's Echo and Google's Home in the home speaker market with its new voice-controlled HomePod system. Apple also revealed new safety systems for using iPhones within cars, featuring an enhanced "do not disturb" function. To be "smart", the latest product in Apple's portfolio, known as HomePod , comes with an A8 microprocessor chip, the same power engine in the company's flagship iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet computer.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:02

At $349 it's priced substantially higher than the $175 Echo and $129 Google Home . " Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes", said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in a statement.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:17

Of course, Apple's voice assistant will give you the ability to control the listening experience through the speaker , responding to commands like "Raise the volume", or "Skip to the next track", or "Play Backstreet Boys". The arrival of the HomePod also brings a second fixed smart home hub device into the lineup. Again, the difference, though, is Apple's focus on making the most high-end speaker they can that still has smarts.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:12

With Amazon's Echo and Google's GoogleHome dominating the smart home market, and companies like Sonos and Bose integrating smart technology into their own systems, tech junkies have long wondered when Apple would join in on the craze.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:06

Apple Inc entered the growing field of voice-controlled speakers for the home on Monday, taking on early leaders Amazon .com Inc and Google . Apple's Phil Schiller said the device combines a great compact speaker with a smart speaker.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:23

Since the launch of the Echo and Google Home , it has been suggested Apple's own assistant has fallen behind its rivals in the virtual assistant space. Currently, the device costs $349 for pre-order. Schiller talked up the HomePod's " musicologist " features , which can answer requests like 'Play something new, ' 'What was the top song in 1983?' and 'Who's the drummer in this?'.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:46

His comments came in the wake of the HomePod announcement - Apple's Echo competitor - during Apple's developer conference on Monday. Microsoft is also teaming up with firms such as Harmon Kardon on speakers that run its Cortana assistant .

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:08

Amazon sells the main version of the Echo for $180; Google's Home speaker goes for $130. Like devices by Amazon and Google, Apple's HomePod speaker can respond to questions and control smart home gadgets such as lights. The company rolled out new tools for developers to create augmented reality applications for iPhones and iPads. " Apple's base should like it, because they are committed to the ecosystem", Enderle said of HomePod .

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:11

HomePod like all the other Apple devices send information to Apple's server in encrypted form and with your unique Siri identifier that makes your personal information secure . Consumer spending on smart home related products and services will reach almost $90 billion this year and reach $155 billion by 2022, according to consultant Strategy Analytics.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:37

The speaker works, unsurprisingly, with Apple Music and has several speakers and a built in woofer. Acoustic modelling optimises the sound depending on where the speaker is placed. The HomePod now only supports Apple Music . But smart speakers of the modern days have dumped that priority and instead have been toiling to improve its AI prowess.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:44

Apple shares closed down 1 percent at $153.93, not far below the all-time high set last month. Or make that new voices, with a male version of Siri is getting a refresh, too. Users also have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in Favorites to let them know they are driving and can not respond until they arrive at their destination.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:32

Go to your local polling station. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D'Orsi acknowledged that today's General Election was taking place during "unprecedented times". Security around polling stations has been constantly being reviewed and updated in the wake of the terrorist attacks that have hit Britain, a senior police officer has said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:35

Opinions are, as you might expect, quite varied. Although it seems like a nice starting price for a new product line, we must understand that it requires an Apple Music subscription costing at least $120 per year. The Echo , released in 2015, and Google Home , released previous year, were the first entrants in a promising market . Apple also unveiled new Macs, addressing complaints that Apple has let its Mac lineup languish in favor of its better-selling products, namely the iPhone .

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:21

However, instead of focusing on their assistant ( Siri ) they've opted to focus on literally every other part of the HomePod . Information that is transmitted to Apple's servers will be encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:45

Apple has been rumoured to be introducing a smart, standalone Siri speaker, similar in functionality to products such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home . Apple says that "only after "Hey Siri " is recognized locally on the device will any information be sent to Apple servers, encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier".

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:36

Apple's new HomePod speaker may be music to the ears of its loyal fans, but how much it can crank up volume in the smart speaker market remains to be heard . With HomePod, only after "Hey Siri " is recognised locally on the device will any information be sent to Apple servers, encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:21

And with Apple's HomeKit, Apple's proprietary wireless protocol for controlling third-party smart home gadgets in iOS , HomePod serves as a hub that can control connected lights and thermostats. Only the most recent messages will be kept on the device to save storage space. For photos, Apple is turning to a " high efficiency" format to replace the widely used JPEG standard.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:34

The other downside is that some apps will stop working as they will need to be optimised for iOS 11. Which means, iPhone users have been blocked from saving anything else than photos and videos on their devices, through some apps created a sandbox where additional files like documents could also be stored, but only available through respective app.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:10

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. Another watch face will feature Woody, Jessie and Buzz from "Toy Story", joining Mickey and Minnie Mouse. It is coming out this fall and will be a free update.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:05

At WWDC 2017 tonight, Apple is widely believed to unveil its Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor - the Siri speaker. Clearly, artificial intelligence has a way to go yet. Apple "can't afford to yield valuable real-estate in the heart of people's homes to Amazon, Google and others", said Geoff Blaber, research analyst at CCS Insight.