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by | June 07, 2017 | 14:34

Uber announced Tuesday that Bozoma Saint John has joined the company as its new Chief Brand Officer . Bozoma Saint John will leave her role as the head of global consumer marketing at Apple Music and join the ride-hailing company as chief brand officer .

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:08

Well, when we had the first look at it, it seemed not on par with the Amazon's Echo Show which comes with the built-in display , however, it is also important to note that the main strength of HomePod is the audio quality. It starts shipping later this year in the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. The company also rolled out tools for developers to create augmented reality applications for iPhones and iPads.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:30

Apple says that the aim of the redesign is to make it easier to find apps, and the new UI is certainly clearer and less cluttered than its predecessor. But it wasn't until I got to try out the new multi-tasking features built into iOS 11 that I truly understood why the screen needed to be wider. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:15

Apple's WWDC 2017 showcased the new version of iOS 11 along with macOS High Sierra . I'm eager to see the many ways developers might do just that, in gaming, commerce and more. The proof will be in the pudding. In addition to adding numerous new tools to iOS (including person-to-person payments in iMessage ), Apple also announced a much awaited feature: a one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:34

Of course, faster GPU performance was a theme throughout the event, with Apple really pushing the iMac's new graphical capabilities, the entry level iMac's will feature Intel's Iris plus graphics while the 21.5 inch models will get AMD's Radeon Pro 555 and 560 GPU's with support for up to 4GB of VRAM.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:21

But if you have an older iPhone with apps you still use regularly that aren't updated often, you may want to check that situation carefully before upgrading to iOS 11. Next up was Apple's new version of macOS called High Sierra, which was launched with new Safari browser. The 13-inch MacBook Air has also been updated with a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:39

The company also announced that the main iMac lineup has been updated with new-and-improved graphics cards-or, in some cases, dedicated graphics, period. It will have the same design as the current 27-inch model but with a new space grey finish. "The Slim Combo unleashes the power of iPad Pro to bring you the future of personal computing; a future that's easier, faster and more fun".

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:48

As the lengthy post over at the Steam Community states, "As of now, we are no longer accepting new game or software submissions via Steam Greenlight and voting has been disabled". To that end, the Direct publishing model is meant to flow like this: "A new developer will simply need to fill out some digital paperwork, including entering bank and tax information and going through a quick identity verification process".

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:14

The feature will be integrated directly into iMessage, so users can send money directly within a conversation with a friend. Apple , which is slowly realizing that nobody is ever going to use Apple Pay (or any other mobile service) to replace their wallet , has shifted direction slightly.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:10

Apple was also expected to unveil improvements to Siri , its digital voice assistant that competes with Amazon .com Inc's Alexa AMZN.O and the Google Assistant helper. Analysts said the smart home speaker market is ripe for Apple . Apple , unlike Amazon and Google, understands that selling glorified intelligence-in-a-box as a method of human computer interaction lacks foresight - people want a product, not a technology.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:09

The company claims this update to be "a giant step for iPhone and a monumental leap for iPad". Even though Apple has slowly and perhaps reluctantly increased the available storage tiers on the iPhone, running out of storage space remains a frustrating reality that many users still have to contend with.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:32

Looking at GPU options, there are more powerful options throughout the range with new AMD Radeon 500 series GPUs with up to 8GB of GDDR5. With thin and light designs, powerful performance, unbelievable displays and all-day battery life, Mac notebooks is said to deliver the world's best portable computing experience.1 MacBook now features faster Kaby Lake processors up to 1.3 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz and up to 50% faster SSD, and supports up to twice the memory.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:30

May faced a barrage of questions Monday on deep cuts made to police numbers in the United Kingdom while she was Home Secretary. President Donald Trump has also been briefed. Additionally, there are around 20,000 individuals who are former subjects of interest, whose risk remains subject to review by MI5 and its partners. But May defended her government's stance on the issue, saying that her Conservative government had protected police budgets.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:07

It will help those who find typing on a large screen hard as they would be able to adjust the size of the keyboard layout according to the preferred size or side. Miesnieks. John Ternus, Apple's vice president of Hardware Engineering: "We're thrilled to give developers and customers a sneak peek at iMac Pro ".

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:48

Not only did Apple explicitly release a software toolkit to help its developers add AI features like image recognition to apps, but Apple itself added even more AI-like features to its own apps. Networking has also been sped up with 10Gb Ethernet which can increase networking speeds by tenfold. The screen itself is also pretty impressive, spanning 27 inches and 14.7 million pixels, with support for more than a billion colors.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:37

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 past year.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:45

Zari, a Muslim-American, is described as a computer nerd with a wry, combative attitude. So far as Legends of Tomorrow goes, Tomaz's character is from the year 2030, where that poorly thought out ISIS joke that ran through your head earlier in this paragraph is no longer an issue.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:01

Step up to the 4K 21.5-inch and you can get either a Radeon Pro 555 or 560 card, and if you upgrade further to the 27-inch iMacs, they come with either a Radeon Pro 570, 575, or 580 GPU. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro rocks a native resolution of 2224x1668 (264 PPI) with 20% more screen real estate over the 9.7-inch model, and 40% smaller bezels.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:13

NASA has renamed the mission " Solar Probe Plus " spacecraft as " Parker Solar Probe ". The probe, created to survive at extreme temperatures and radiation levels, is named after living astrophysicist Eugene Parker , whose work contributed significantly to our knowledge of the sun , developing the theory of solar wind .

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:23

United Kingdom stocks declined for a second straight day on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious ahead of the United Kingdom general election on Thursday, as polls point to an increasingly tight race. The move was condemned by the opposition parties, with Lib Dem leader Tim Farron accusing her of "simply posturing", having been prepared to offer up the police for "cut after cut" when she was home secretary.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:39

Apple are using the Radeon Pro Vega inside of the new iMac Pro , with 11 TFLOPS of single precision compute performance, and up to 22 TFLOPs of half precision performance. The 4K iMacs get up to a 3x boost thanks to discrete Radeon Pro 555 and 560 GPUs with up to 4GB VRAM. But there's also been rumours of a MacBook Pro refresh.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:49

As an added bonus, iOS 11 testers say Apple is finally letting users play GIF animations natively in the Photos app . Once Android O releases in the late summer, it may take several months for it to match Nougat's usage figures, while iOS 11 will likely have adoption figures very close to iOS 10 when it releases in the fall.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:08

That's the bulk of the major announcements in iOS 11. For starters, Business Chat will be deeply integrated into the iOS operating system and within Apple's own native apps. It's a result of Apple's departure from devices and apps with 32-bit processors. Conversations will now be more synchronised across your Apple devices, as messages will now be stored in iCloud .

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:06

Now, at WWDC, Apple has made the " Siri Speaker" official. Apple took the covers off a home speaker called HomePod with Siri as a voice-activated butler. Research firm eMarketer says than 35 million people in the USA are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than double its estimate from last year.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:04

Augmented reality is the blending of the physical and virtual worlds. Only the most recent messages will be kept on the device to save storage space. It also added new edit features like seamless loop, bounce, Long exposure which can be applied on the Live photos. 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 07, 2017 | 11:56

There's also a new Document Scanner in Notes that lets you scan a document, and then sign it with the Apple Pencil. The launching date of the new update is yet to be announced and it will be somewhere around this coming fall. The feature, called "Do Not Disturb While Driving", will be part of Apple's iOS 11, a new version of the operating software for Apple mobile devices .

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:45

Apple is now supporting Microsoft's Edge browser on Windows 10 as well. 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 | 10:49

The agreement aims to create a California-China Clean Technology Partnership, which would communicate about research, innovation, and commercialization, the governor's office said. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman on Friday joined the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda's effort to "adopt, honor and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement ".

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:25

Apple hosted its WWDC keynote Monday, detailing highlight features on iOS 11 , just weeks after Google hosted the keynote for its I/O conference , where it detailed highlight features for Android O. It comes nearly exactly a year after iOS 10 was debuted , a release that featured a new streamlined interface and a more intelligent Siri . Apple just announced their first challenger to compete against Amazon Echo and Google Home voice-command driven smart wireless speakers, ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:46

From there, Cook headed to his front row seat and Jackson and Obama talked topics such as life after exiting the White House, empowerment, and more . She added that the U.S. is "not out of the clear", as it and other developed nations continue to grapple with issues such as wage inequality and birth control.

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:11

Some are suggesting that the iPhone 8 may only launch in early 2018 due to some manufacturing delays and challenges as a result of the embedded Touch ID sensor (or fingerprint scanner) and main button directly onto the display, a rumour that has also been tagged with Samsung as to why they opted for the off-centre fingerprint reader on the rear.

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:38

Likewise, Apple has updated its MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops with Kaby Lake processors for faster processing and extended battery life. Apple is said to be stepping up with an upgraded MacBook Pro to knock out Microsoft's latest Surface Laptop. The new graphics cards are based on AMD's Polaris architecture and feature up to 5.5 TFLOPS of peak compute performance.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:53

Apple will release new episodes on a weekly basis, hitting Apple Music every Tuesday. Apple's future programming plans include an adaptation of comedian James Corden's " Carpool Karaoke " segment from his CBS show that will begin airing in August, as well as a documentary about Sean Combs in June and another about Clive Davis in a few months, Cue said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:12

Spotlight is being integrated into Mail and will take up 35% less space as a result, and the Apple File System is the new default in High Sierra. The last upgrade to the rig came in 2015 , when it added Intel's Skylake processor, faster AMD graphics, and better RAM to the previous year's 5K screen.

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:29

DiRT 4 puts you at the wheel of the most powerful machines ever made as you face the toughest roads on the planet in rally , rallycross & landrush . With over 50 cars in five different locations across the game , DiRT 4 still has a lot more to add. The Windows Central review will be along in the coming days, but if you can't wait that long hit the link below and save yourself nearly $20! Codemasters & Koch Media today released the launch trailer for DiRT 4 which releases on June ...