• Apple's Unveils New HomePod Voice-controlled Speaker, Competing With Amazon's Echo
Apple's Unveils New HomePod Voice-controlled Speaker, Competing With Amazon's Echo

Apple was also expected to unveil improvements to Siri, its digital voice assistant that competes with Amazon .com Inc's Alexa and the Google Assistant helper. Apple is officially jumping into the home speaker market. Amazon and Apple declined to comment on how their differences have affected customers.

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  • Apple Spreads Technology To 'Reinvent Home Music' With HomePod
Apple Spreads Technology To 'Reinvent Home Music' With HomePod

Amazon and Google assistants had an advantage over Siri because they had more data from their search engines they could use to train their virtual assistants and have less-restrictive privacy policies than Apple , the former employees said.

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  • We Want to 'Reinvent' Your Home Speakers, Apple CEO Tim Cook Says
We Want to 'Reinvent' Your Home Speakers, Apple CEO Tim Cook Says

It can also so this when you're away from the house by using the Home app on an iPhone or iPad. At just under 7 inches tall, HomePod can be placed nearly anywhere in the home and is available in white and space gray. The 7"-tall device is covered in a "3D mesh fabric" and uses an A8 processor to process and sense various sound-related ele...

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  • Does Apple HomePod sound like a victor? | Logged On
Does Apple HomePod sound like a victor? | Logged On

Some industry insiders, however, note that Apple will be under more pressure to improve the computing smarts of its Siri software in the face of offerings from rivals Google and Amazon . There are several significant differences between Amazon's device and Apple's newly-announced competitor, including price, shape, and more. Apple ...

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  • Apple reveals 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' for iPhone and iOS11
Apple reveals 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' for iPhone and iOS11

The first iPhone 5 went on sale almost five years ago and was the last Apple smartphone to be overseen by Steve Jobs. Here's the five key things you need to know . Earlier this week, a Reddit thread by sources within Foxconn leaked Apple's product lineup along with some interesting revelations. Well, we loaded up Cupertino's shiny new mobi...

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  • Apple launches iPad Pro with new 10.5 inch display
Apple launches iPad Pro with new 10.5 inch display

A dock is coming to iPad , making it look even more similar to a Mac. First of all the display is bigger, because Apple chose to minimize the size of the bezels by 40%. Of course the new models will have the newest iOS 11 , which has many new iPad-related features. The iPad Pro 2, as the rumors called it for months anticipating ...

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  • Apple's HomePod smart speaker is official with big focus on audio quality
Apple's HomePod smart speaker is official with big focus on audio quality

Referring to the speakers' mechanical details like its virtual surround sound, Phil Schiller, Apple's marketing chief , said, "You don't have to know what any of that is; just know that it sounds incredible". assistant efforts. Overall control of the HomePod can be maintained from the Home app, and Apple also revealed users will be able to p...

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  • Plot twist: the MacBook Air is still alive Featured
Plot twist: the MacBook Air is still alive Featured

There are no new ports or features, although pricing is changing a bit - the starting price for the 13-inch non-touch bar model is now $1,299. Although, there aren't any new flourishes here, the MacBook Pro is still arguably one of the best built laptops on the market.

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  • Apple just unveiled an iPad with a brand new screen size (AAPL)
Apple just unveiled an iPad with a brand new screen size (AAPL)

However, even though the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro is similar in size to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro it replaces, and is the same thickness, it's 10.6 mm taller and 4.6 mm wider, so most of today's cases for the previous iPad Pro won't fit. For some reason Apple chose to skip Intel's i7 processor that are now shipping with Dell all-in-ones and t...

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  • Hands-on with the new macOS on a Macbook Pro 13-inch model
Hands-on with the new macOS on a Macbook Pro 13-inch model

The base MacBook Pro 13-inch model has Intel Iris Plus 650 graphics , while the 15-inch model uses the more powerful AMD Radeon Pro 555 discrete graphics chip or a Radeon Pro 560 as an option. The official announcement of the Apple's new iPad Pro , with two variants on sizes, has been made today. Another good news for Apple fa...

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  • Apple's tvOS 11 reveal explains why it wasn't mentioned in WWDC keynote
Apple's tvOS 11 reveal explains why it wasn't mentioned in WWDC keynote

The feature will be part of Apple's iOS 11 , slated to come out in the fall, and will withhold any notifications while the phone is connected to a vehicle via Bluetooth or a cable. Siri is already getting smarter on iOS 11 with the new translation feature, a more natural sounding voice and suggesting information related to your usage.

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  • This Is the HomePod, Apple's New Home Speaker and Amazon Echo Competitor
This Is the HomePod, Apple's New Home Speaker and Amazon Echo Competitor

The HomePod speaker has six built-in microphones compared to 1 on Siri , so response rate should be much better. HomePod can be paired up with your iPhone 5s or later running the new iOS 11 and the connectivity works just like the AirPods, all you have to do is bring your iPhone in the range and your iPhone will be connected with you...

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  • IOS 11 might bring the drag and drop feature to iPhones too
IOS 11 might bring the drag and drop feature to iPhones too

The Apple HomePod has seven tweeter speakers and one woofer placed inside a rather round and squarish casing. However, in Siri's current state, it just can't hold a candle to its competitors. This will be a welcome function for iPhone Plus owners - a one-handed QuickType keyboard. So is the HomePod a glorified smart speaker? Plus, as a single...

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  • Some really bad news for iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad 4 users
Some really bad news for iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad 4 users

The renders have been leaked by iDropNews and the fresh images also show some of the features of iOS 11 like Control Center , Notifications style, Lock Screen, redesigned Apple Music , and more. Which devices will be able to get iOS 11? The voice-based digital assistant now gets a translation feature for different languages including Ch...

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers set NBA Finals record in 1st quarter of Game 4
Cleveland Cavaliers set NBA Finals record in 1st quarter of Game 4

We were in attack mode". On Wednesday in Cleveland , the Cavs were at their very best. LeBron was incredible once again. "All I was looking at was the bottom of the net and I made sure my feet were behind the 3-point line". With two of the best shooters in the National Basketball Association in Durant and Curry, Golden State won a respectabl...

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  • Scottish independence: Lib Dems call for SNP to rule out second referendum
Scottish independence: Lib Dems call for SNP to rule out second referendum

In the first result declared, it took a district near Glasgow from the SNP and then took another six. The nationalist had held the seat since 2001 and was defending a majority of 9,065. Scottish voters had "hammered the final nail into the independence coffin", he said. But. this is our second best ever result, and we've won the election in S...

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  • 5 iOS 11 Features That Will Make Your Life Much Easier
5 iOS 11 Features That Will Make Your Life Much Easier

If an alarm is going off in your head, and you're thinking, "That sounds an very bad lot like the stuff I do on a computer ", you're dead on. The option may be useful to business users by saving the time it would take to manually go through and delete apps to increase storage, which can be a pain, especially if you need to download something f...

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  • May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco
May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

One can speculate about the reasons for this, but the simple truth is that Britain is a divided country: many are exhausted of austerity, many remain frustrated or angry about Brexit , and many younger people feel they lack the opportunities enjoyed by their parents' generation.

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  • Apple announces 10.5-inch iPad, may be the Goldilocks of tablets
Apple announces 10.5-inch iPad, may be the Goldilocks of tablets

Apple also announced a few new accessories to the iPad Pro line, including a USB-C to Lightning cable, an SD card reader, and a USB camera adapter. The prices mentioned are just for the Wi-Fi only versions of the tablets . The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is available in silver, space grey and gold starting at RRP NZ$1299 inc.

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  • IOS 11 Update Will Bring Camera Improvements To iPhone
IOS 11 Update Will Bring Camera Improvements To iPhone

Apple's A7, which debuted in the iPhone 5S in 2013, was the first Apple mobile device to utilize a 64-bit processor (such has been the case for all subsequent launches as well ). And when you begin a workout in the Fitness app on Apple Watch , you can set a playlist to automatically start up - no need to fiddle through the app.

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  • WWDC 2017: It's Time to Say Hello to Apple's New HomePod
WWDC 2017: It's Time to Say Hello to Apple's New HomePod

The device was previewed on stage Monday at WWDC , Apple's annual developer conference in San Jose. The HomePod speaker will sell for $349, twice as much as the Amazon Echo , and will start shipping in December. The speaker system works in sync with Apple Music service and is thus capable of playing user-preferred music. Apple mig...

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  • Apple introduces 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years
Apple introduces 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years

With Apple TV in need of a decent streaming service and Amazon Prime on the hunt for a host for its popular service, the deal makes ideal sense for all involved. At the WWDC today, Cook said Apple was pleased with its current partnership with Amazon and mentioned some of the e-commerce giant's original content like Transparent .

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  • MacBooks and iMacs Refreshed, macOS High Sierra Introduced
MacBooks and iMacs Refreshed, macOS High Sierra Introduced

While the list of apps supporting the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar has been growing at a decent clip, and Apple's own entry-level music learning and production software just got an update as well. Apple claims that its new thermal design and all flash architecture help the AiO PC deliver up to 80% more cooling capacity in the same thin and seamles...

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  • SNP hold North Ayrshire as election ends in hung parliament
SNP hold North Ayrshire as election ends in hung parliament

ALEX SALMOND suffered his first electoral defeat after a successful 30-year career at Westminster and Holyrood . Both Labour and the Conservatives have made a significant dent in Nicola Sturgeon's presence in the Commons , reducing her previous haul of 56 seats.

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  • Apple Touts New Macs, Amazon Prime Video On Apple TV
Apple Touts New Macs, Amazon Prime Video On Apple TV

Apple's also expected to unveil a voice-activated, internet-connected speaker to rival Amazon's Echo and Google Home . Developers will keep an eye out for hints about new capabilities in the next iPhone, such as so-called augmented reality, in which digital information is overlaid on real-world images.

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  • IOS 11 Automatically Deletes Unused Apps
IOS 11 Automatically Deletes Unused Apps

A note of caution, though: since you'll have an early version of iOS 11 , you'll face bugs that are more than the minor annoyances you're used to on stable versions of iOS. When an app developer releases a new update in the App Store, all their lovely reviews disappear in the ether. Geskin also posted schematic images that purport to show ...

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  • Sharing Wi-Fi password just got easier with iOS 11
Sharing Wi-Fi password just got easier with iOS 11

On the WWDC stage , Apple unveiled the most awaited iOS 11 with a focus to turn iPad into desktop computers. The iOS 11 mobile operating system now paves way to unbelievable possibilities for augmented reality in games as well as apps.

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  • Apple Unveils 'HomePod,' Its New Siri-Powered Home Speaker
Apple Unveils 'HomePod,' Its New Siri-Powered Home Speaker

Expect the HomePod to ship this December , presumably just in time for last-minute Christmas buying. 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 a...

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  • Apple's Siri Speaker Reportedly Enters Production Phase
Apple's Siri Speaker Reportedly Enters Production Phase

The speaker will also reportedly be built by the same Taiwanese manufacturers that built Apple's popular AirPods . The lack of a touchscreen is somewhat surprising, given the latest Amazon Alexa-powered smart speaker has one, but it still is a credible information.

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  • Apple iPhone Gets 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature To Avoid Distractions
Apple iPhone Gets 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature To Avoid Distractions

Siri has been tweaked too, with a new, more natural sounding voice and the ability to translate into French, German, Spanish and Chinese. We deep dive into our first impressions of iOS 11 on iPads which bring multitasking and a file explorer to the mix.

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  • Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Holding Maintained by Capital World Investors
Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Holding Maintained by Capital World Investors

About 20.07 million shares traded. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) has declined 23.19% since June 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 4.19% the S&P500. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh And Williams has 1.21% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ). Shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) opened at 72.52 on Friday.

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  • WWDC: Apple's iOS 11 Features Revised Apple Pay, Photos, and More
WWDC: Apple's iOS 11 Features Revised Apple Pay, Photos, and More

Perhaps the biggest one will be coming to your iPhone and iPad with iOS 11. Do you like to use Apple CarPlay? if so, you will still be able to use it if your vehicle is equipped with it. Apple chief operations officer said: Apple watch is the ultimate device for a healthy life and is now more intelligent than ever. Furthermore, the f...

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  • Apple sneaks 'dark mode' into iOS 11 to help save your eyes
Apple sneaks 'dark mode' into iOS 11 to help save your eyes

Though the devil will ultimately be in the details, the Dock looks like a victor and a feature that should only get better with time. One was a new US$349 smart " HomePod " home speaker to 'reinvent ' home audio, which will be available in the United Kingdom and in the U.S.

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  • Chhota Shakeel's shooter sent to three-day police custody
Chhota Shakeel's shooter sent to three-day police custody

Uttar Pradesh ATS Senior Superintendent of Police Umesh Kumar Srivastava had been quoted by PTI as saying back then that Fatah was targeted because "he is seen as opposing the Shariat law and advocates liberal and progressive form of Islam".

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  • Apple's HomePod Siri speaker takes on Google, Sonos
Apple's HomePod Siri speaker takes on Google, Sonos

Apple is acknowledging there's life beyond the iPhone. The less generous view is that while Siri was one of the first voice assistants introduced back in 2011, it has since been surpassed by Alexa and especially Google's Assistant, both of which are able to understand natural language better than Siri on average.

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