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by | June 08, 2017 | 06:49

Until now, Apple has closely guarded its Horizon Machine, only allowing them in its almost 500 retail stores and mail-in fix centers. The motivation for the distribution, Apple told BuzzFeed News, is twofold: meeting increasing demand for same-day repairs, especially in places without Apple stores , and relieving pressure on Apple stores, which are facing rising wait times as more people buy iPhones .

by | June 08, 2017 | 06:11

Amazon has heavily dominated the field with its home speaker called Echo, which uses the digital assistant Alexa . Apple has given Siri new male and female voices, described as more natural and expressive, and added abilities such as translating English phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

by | June 08, 2017 | 06:08

Gov. David Ige signed two laws that aim to reduce greenhouse emissions and mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, a process to store atmospheric carbon monoxide. Trump, who had taken the United States out of the Paris Climate agreement . US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has been criticized by major global powers from Europe to South America.

by | June 08, 2017 | 05:48

Fusion Drive is now standard on all 27-inch configurations and the top-end 21.5-inch iMac . The non-4K only gets Intel on-board graphics. Apple also said it will double the memory of the new model with the entry level version coming with 64GB storage.

by | June 08, 2017 | 05:48

Apple has announced it is is launching a smart home speaker and electronic assistant called HomePod , created to compete with Amazon's Echo and Google's Home devices. Apple CarPlay will still be available and the Apple Maps app will also still function, although drivers will be unable to input destinations while on the move.

by | June 08, 2017 | 04:54

The game will have several cool features including map making, party building and "FOE" hunting. There's been no word on a UK/European release just yet, but an American release window has been set for "early 2018". The game touts brand new illustrations by Masayuki Doi, updated visuals, UI tweaks, and more to make this journey back into the Schwarzwelt... even stranger.

by | June 08, 2017 | 04:11

The new version of macOS has a name and it's macOS High Sierra! The keyboard has also been updated, making for the most significant of the MacBook updates. And starting at $1,049 - they are the cheapest they have ever been. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

by | June 08, 2017 | 04:22

It also helps that Apple doesn't really need P2P Apple Pay to be a profit center, since it can derive strategic value by providing a service that is more secure and easier to use, albeit within the confines of its own walled garden. For instance, if you're a consultant who works with clients one-on-one or a baker who creates custom cakes for weddings or similar events, you could have people send money to you in your existing text conversation.

by | June 08, 2017 | 03:27

What this will mean for iPhone 5 users is that they'll be stuck on iOS 10 - and no longer receive software updates for new features or security fixes. Warning messages about older apps have become increasingly frequent since Apple launched iOS 10 in September 2016. 32-bit processing will also be phased out for Mac use, with Apple telling developers at WWDS that Mac OS High Sierra would be the last model to be able to use 32-bit processing "without compromises".

by | June 08, 2017 | 03:58

Mehmet Buyukeksi, chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), told Reuters that exporters stood ready to fill the gap after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia cut trade ties with Qatar. "Strict and firm action will be taken against anyone who shows sympathy or any form of bias towards Qatar, or against anyone who objects to the position of the United Arab Emirates, whether it be through the means of social media, or any type of written, visual or verbal form", UAE Attorney ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 02:32

Add Donald Trump to the list of people frustrated with the decisions Donald Trump has made as president . In a series of early-morning tweets , Trump urged the Justice Department to ask for an "expedited hearing" at the high court and seek a "much tougher version" of the order temporarily blocking travel to the US from a half-dozen majority Muslim countries.

by | June 08, 2017 | 04:01

But Comey wrote that Trump said, of Flynn, "He is a good guy". Mr Trump's administration has been dogged by claims that his campaign benefited from Russian attempts to meddle in November's election. The statement detailing Comey's one-on-one interactions with Trump was released Wednesday, one day before Comey will appear before the committee. Before that meeting, he spoke with the FBI's leadership team about whether he should tell Trump the agency was not investigating him.

by | June 08, 2017 | 02:46

Though the company was publicly remorseful at the time, saying in a statement that it would "work with the community, with government and the technology industry to find more ways to promote safety in transportation, particularly for women", Alexander was meanwhile reportedly on his way to India seeking out the medical records of the victim in an effort to come to his own conclusions.

by | June 08, 2017 | 02:42

James Comey is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, prompting many to wonder if Donald Trump would try to use executive privilege to prevent the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director from speaking.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:12

Victor remained locked up Tuesday on federal charges that she made copies of classified documents containing top-secret material and mailed them to an online news organization. "She is a good person". How did she become a suspect? A contractor assigned to a federal government facility in Georgia for work requiring Top Secret security clearance was charged Monday with improperly removing classified materials related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and then ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:33

The boy's mother called police who conducted testing that came back positive for cocaine. Police in California said a 25-cent toy vending machine at a California restaurant dispensed balls of putty filled with cocaine. The machines in question are not mine", she said, adding, "I'm getting targeted unfairly and we didn't do anything. "In no way are we affiliated with this company", spokesman Alfredo Sanchez said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:02

Gov. David Ige signed the senate bill on Tuesday, saying he was motivated by the evidence of climate change visible every day in Hawaii. "Tides are getting higher, biodiversity is shrinking, coral is bleaching, coastlines are eroding, weather is becoming more extreme".

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:37

Unlike those other smart speakers, Apple is positioning the HomePod primarily as a way to listen to and discover new songs and artists. Apple's speaker will be launching in the U.S., U.K., and Australia in December, with additional markets to come next year.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:33

Tuesday's incident took place when shots were fired during a farmers' agitation that turned violent. The farmers have been dumping milk and vegetables in protest and on Monday pelted stones damaging several two-wheelers in the process. Farmers stopped a truck and dumped bananas it was carrying on road at Barkheda Panth. After sending six battalions, the government has made a decision to deploy five more battalions in Mandsaur , where five people were killed in firing to curb violence.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:56

She described the recent attacks as "unprecedented in my working life" and added: "We in this country have faced a terrorist threat throughout my life - it changed and morphed and we will change and adapt to what appears to be a new reality for us".

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:46

Apple will reveal more details concerning this feature on June 9 at WWDC. iOS 11 will be available as a free update to certain iPhones and iPads this fall. Several apps, including controversially Uber, earlier provided two options only "Never" and "Always". On cellular data connectivity, the Mail app won't always show "Fetch" notifications.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:00

From landing at Saudi Arabian airports, the general authority of civil aviation issued a decree prohibiting all Qatari Airlines and Qatar Airways . The US-allied Arab countries, Egypt, Saudi, and the UAE designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a "terrorist organisation". "These developments, coming at a time when we need solidarity and cooperation more than ever, are no good for any country in the region".

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:43

What's more, the fact that this series of Einstein rings is elliptical rather than a ideal circle actually allows scientists to calculate the mass of Stein 2051 B - a measurement that has dogged the astronomical community for years. Once they discovered that Stein 2051 B - 18 light-years from Earth - was a ideal candidate, they were able to use the Hubble Space Telescope to observe the event.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:14

The U.S. -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes Arab and Kurdish militias, on Tuesday declared the start of its offensive to seize the northern Syrian city from Islamic State, which overran it in 2014 . "The coalition issued several warnings via the de-confliction line prior to destroying two artillery pieces, an anti-aircraft weapon , and damaging a tank", the US-led coalition said in a statement .

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:20

The Camera app has been enhanced, with a simple long exposure setting added, and videos and photos will be stored in new formats (HVEC and HEIF) which will save on space, but ( Apple say) still be compatible for sharing with other devices.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:48

According to one thread, Apple is adding support for FLAC lossless audio in iOS 11, and the user was able to play FLAC files directly via the Files app on their iPhone 6s Plus. The official tagline for iOS 11 reads: "A giant step for iPhone ". If there is an arrow, tap it. Then there was the reference to the updated Apple App Store which now sports a refreshed design.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:41

Researchers say the dates of the fossils from the excavation site in Morocco "were a big wow". Previous finds were in south or east Africa. The fossils were found in deposits containing animal bones showing evidence of having been hunted, with the most frequent species being gazelle.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:23

The iMac Pro is one of the biggest announcements made so far, and it is now the most powerful iMac ever according to the specs alone. This Smart News Release features multimedia. It's a truly minor change, however, moving up from 1.6 GHz to 1.8 GHz, but it's still a fifth-generation Intel processor (Broadwell) and not the newer seventh generation (Kaby Lake).

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:34

That could frustrate users if Apple doesn't inform them that upgrading from iOS 10 to iOS 11 could result in a reduction in overall device functionality. There's a lot more , of course, in iOS 11 than what's even on this slide. Being able to touch the back of the iPhone to accessories and establish a Bluetooth connection, for example, is one benefit of NFC capabilities Android users have long had access to.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:30

Apple SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, announced the features of Apple's latest iOS 11 at the WWDC 2017 event. You could imagine Apple releasing a general-purpose app, or build new features into the existing Wallet app, that let you manage NFC data exchanges as if they were just like airline boarding passes, movie tickets, or coupons.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:38

Apple has long made it clear that support for 32-bit apps will be phased out eventually. The QR codes will be placed on packaging for accessories, allowing users to scan them within the Home app, while products with an integrated NFC chip will enable users to pair by placing their iPhone near the NFC icon on the device.

by | June 07, 2017 | 22:56

It also needs to be fun to use, Apple said. The move had been the focus of rumous in the run-up to the Apple event on Monday. " HomePod packs powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library into a lovely speaker that is less than 7 inches tall, can rock most any room with distortion free music and be a helpful assistant around your home".

by | June 07, 2017 | 21:53

Therefore 0 are positive. Sandisk Corporation had 44 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $28.75. Gold Fields Limited has 0 buy ratings, 1 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -38.33% from its high of $6.6 to a $3.3 billion market value through last close.

by | June 07, 2017 | 22:50

Minecraft is all about building, so it should come as no surprise that Telltale plans to build on the success of its own Minecraft : Story Mode with a new five-part season beginning next month. Season two will reportedly take into effect the decisions from the previous season for those who've played it, but Mojang promises that new players shouldn't have a problem jumping in as well.

by | June 07, 2017 | 21:44

As seen below in Grand Theft Auto Online 's Gunrunning trailer, players will be given the chance to become virtual kingpins of a weapons smuggling empire that ships and distributes arms out of Southern San Andreas. "Weaponized Vehicles can also be employed as company assets instrumental in delivering cargo to any drop-off". As you can imagine, none of these new upgraded vehicles and weapons will be cheap, so expect to hear more about prices from dataminers in the days to comes.