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by | June 10, 2017 | 03:51

HomePod marks Apple's attempt to put a stake in the smart-home assistant hardware market, an area now dominated by Amazon's growing array of Alexa-running devices, like its Echo speaker , and Google's Home gadget, which runs Google Assistant.

by | June 10, 2017 | 03:51

To put the scale of the challenge into perspective, Safari has a 15% market share of the desktop browser market, while Chrome's is close to 60% according to W3C data . It includes an array of six microphones ( Amazon Echo packs seven whereas Google Home includes just two), so users can interact with it from across the room, even while loud music is playing.

by | June 10, 2017 | 02:16

At its World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose Monday, Apple ( AAPL ) - known for arriving fashionably late - announced its presence with some authority by unveiling HomePod , which will be powered by its Siri voice assistant. "This is a smart move because Siri is not that bright and is easily outperformed by Google Assistant while being on a par with Amazon's Alexa".

by | June 10, 2017 | 02:52

Like the Amazon Echo and Google Home , the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes . A new Siri interface on the Apple Watch will also blend users' calendar information with other useful details, like airline tickets they may have booked, the company said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 02:24

Apple says it has designed HomePod speaker to work with Apple Music and the cylinder-shaped device can wirelessly access over 40 million songs from the music streaming service. Still, the Apple Watch hasn't been a smash hit, fueling worries that the company's ability to transfix customers had waned after the 2011 death of co-founder Steve Jobs.

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:29

Reports earlier this year claimed that Apple would break the current 16GB barrier for MacBook Pro memory , allowing the 32GB (or more ) that some RAM-craving professionals demand. Siri is getting smarter and it wants you to stay safe. There'll be options available with up to 18 cores and 22 teraflops of raw graphics power. You're still stuck with the same not-great 480p webcam, and there's just that single USB-C port for all your power and connectivity needs, which will be a ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:53

The Note 8 will not come equipped with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner says the recent rumor. In a report by Korean publication Naver , a Samsung official said that the Galaxy Note 8 will feature the same almost bezel-less Infinity Display of the Galaxy S8.

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:18

Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday unveiled the HomePod smart home speaker . Apple has confirmed it will release a smart speaker called HomePod , so you can chat to Siri all the time and not just on your phone.

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:30

While we don't know which Xeon chips the new iMac Pro will use, Intel's current lineup of Broadwell-based E5 Xeons should provide a reasonable comparison point. Most of the modifications Apple performs will be internal, and this seems plausible if you think about the external overhaul for MacBook Pros that happened in fall 2016.

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:11

In the chat, she called out the marketing efforts of tech companies, passionately arguing that women most definitely deserve a seat at the table. "Women are in charge of everything", she said. And in case you were wondering, Barack is doing "alright", according to Michelle. After an initial discussion, Jackson presented a series of photographs and asked Obama about the story behind the scenes, starting with an image of the 50th anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:34

Like Apple TV, the HomePod allows for remote access to any HomeKit compatible device through the Home app. Not shy of making bold claims, Apple claim HomePod is a "breakthrough wireless speaker for the home that delivers incredible audio quality".

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:27

The company is casting Siri as a music connoisseur that will learn and cater to the tastes of the HomePod's owners, as well as answer questions about the songs as they are played. The company had Industrial Light and Magic's John Knoll on stage for a live demo of a Vive virtual reality Star Wars game using a Mac . Apple also said it was making its virtual assistant Siri more aware of context, enabling it to recommend and remind users more accurately based on how they use their device.

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:16

The phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat painted with OPPO's own Color OS. For all those who do not actually have an idea bout the features related to the smartphones, may get exhilarated on hearing the devices being equipped with the dual camera setup.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:20

The 7-inch tubular speaker , which runs on an Apple A8 chip, works with an Apple Music subscription with the ability to play 40 million songs , and learns about the user's music preferences to help them discover new music. More importantly, why is Apple giving Amazon and Google such a long runway to improve their next line of products or push major updates? In this event, the company has officially announced a new smart speaker, Apple HomePod , at the end of the yesterday's ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:56

Comey also revealed that he'd orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president. However, Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law professor, said Comey's decision to leak the memo was "deeply troubling from a professional and ethical standpoint".

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:20

Manning also touched on her struggles dealing with her gender transition while in prison. "I had to be who I am", she said before explaining that the hormone treatment "keeps me from feeling like I'm in the wrong body..." "We're getting all this information, and it's just death, destruction and mayhem, "Manning recalled".

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:51

The top-end 512GB variant will be priced at Rs.89,900, while the Wi-Fi + cellular variants carry a premium of Rs.11,000 compared to their WI-Fi only counterparts. On the home screen, you will still get to see the app's icon but in grey colour, meaning the app was offloaded. The camera quality is upgraded by the iOS 11 , and the High-Efficiency Image Coding and the High-Efficiency Video Coding allows users to capture quality video with a smaller file size.

by | June 09, 2017 | 23:05

Sri Lanka produced an excellent batting performance to chase down 322 for the loss of just three wickets , to defeat India at The Oval . Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored a rare duck and India also lost Yuvraj Singh at a crucial stage.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:49

After the result was declared, she tweeted: "Fantastic in Moray!" Ms Sturgeon continued: "I want to also make particular mention of Alex Salmond, my friend and mentor for nearly 30 years, and without a shadow of a doubt the giant of modern Scottish politics - someone who has devoted his life to serving this country".

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:17

The new iMac models from Apple will come with newer faster processors, support for Thunderbolt 3, faster storage options, discrete graphics, and brighter displays. This week's announcement was the fulfillment of that promise. You can't expect to work with 4K files on a screen that's far below that in pixel count to begin with, at least with much confidence.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:03

Compared to those systems, Apple won't have broad support for music services, at least not out of the gate. And Apple Watch is bringing Siri front and center. The HomePod will first be available in December to customers in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Australia . A survey released last month by research firm eMarketer found Echo speakers held 70.6 percent of the USA market, compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home .

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:17

In the memo, Comey said that Trump had asked him to shut down an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , raising questions about potential obstruction of justice by the president. Comey did not comment on how his leaking of the memo through his personal network helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For all of the things that came into clearer focus with Thursday's testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey , plenty of other questions remain.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:33

It will be shipping in December in the US, UK, and Australia, in white and Space Gray. Room-sensing tech will let HomePod learn where it's placed in a room so it can deliver the best sound; there are seven beam-forming tweeters and automatic detection and balance of two speakers .

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:19

Apple says the $349 HomePod will be rolled out from December, initially being sold in Australia, the United Kingdom and the US. Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of Global Marketing claims that Sonos are not smart for the current market and so are Amazon Echo' speakers.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:01

Apple says the new iMacs are ideal for content creation in virtual reality . The company essentially killed off its main attempt at touch innovation - the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar - when it failed to release a keyboard for the new iMac with a similar feature at WWDC .

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:36

The feature did make a cameo during the presentation with a slide labelled as "Redesigned Colour Invert" appearing. Apple junkies now have the option to activate the location tracking only while using the app. What do you think of losing support? Whereas Wi-Fi Sense automatically shares the Wi-Fi credentials with all your contacts, the Wi-Fi sharing feature in iOS 11 requires you to manually accept each iPhone and iPad that wants to connect to your network.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:01

With HomePod , not so much. One element he's curious to see how Apple handles is the very particular consumer preferences around speakers and sound quality. No one was expecting Apple to price its hardware aggressively. HomePod features a large, Apple-designed woofer for deep, clean bass, a custom array of seven beam-forming tweeters that provide pure high frequency acoustics with incredible directional control and powerful technologies built right in to preserve the richness and ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:22

The standard slim MacBook also sees a new processor, with a choice of up to the 1.3GHz Core i7, while the iMac jumps to a staggeringly fast variation with up to 4.2GHz processors and now supporting twice the memory of the previous iMac generation.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:20

HomePod will taking Amazon Echo and Google Home , which have been building momentum in the market for voice-controlled speakers capable of controlling smart appliances, fetching content from the internet and more . The two-hour keynote in San Jose was attended by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook along with Craig Federighi and Phil Schiller, members of the company's executive leadership team.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:32

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi , who was detained in M.P. while on his way to the State's Mandsaur district, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of waiving the loans of the rich, but not those of farmers facing agrarian distress.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:07

This deal may encourage more home equipment suppliers to seek compatibility with eachothers' products burmt don't bet on it. Apple made it clear during the unveiling of the HomePod that the new speaker is predominately focused on giving users a better music experience.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:11

That leaves HomePod in a weird place. And there was little talk of Siri , but rather a stronger focus on the HomePod's audio capabilities. Data for the Google Home is encrypted in transit and at rest, which means that it's protected as it heads to Google's servers and encoded again where it's stored.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:16

According to a source here, Modi enquired about Sharif's health after an open heart surgery in London in May a year ago. " Terrorism is a major threat to humanity", PM Modi said while addressing the annual SCO summit in Astana . India abstained from the summit to highlight its concerns over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which is part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and passes through Gilgit and Baltistan, a region India maintains is integral to the state of J&K.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:33

Apple invited Industrial Light & Magic's John Knoll on stage to show off a Star Wars VR experience running on an Mac - a first for an industry that has thus far nearly exclusively relied on PCs to create high-end VR games and experiences.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:39

This means users now have the option to blast high-quality music files straight from their iPads and iPhones. But Apple has added some new features to its new top-of-the-line slates, including the ability to drag and drop between apps, and split the screen so that multi-taskers can run more than one app at a time.