• Hands on with Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro
Hands on with Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro

The company is now integrating Apple Pay directly into iMessage , enabling users to send money direction with a conversation using Touch ID for security (yet another reason to disable iCloud synchronization). Apple also announced that watchOS 4 , the next version of its smartwatch platform, will be arriving in September. First talking about ...

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  • Apple to introduce new iPhone to block block text, calls while driving
Apple to introduce new iPhone to block block text, calls while driving

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple appears poised to unveil a voice-activated, internet-connected speaker that would create a new digital pipeline into people's homes . Apple's entry into the market could change that. The new iPad Pro from Apple is s good you may want to get rid of your Microsoft Surface Pro.

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  • WWDC'17: Apple still knows how to pull genuine surprises
WWDC'17: Apple still knows how to pull genuine surprises

Combined with the new Metal 2 graphics engine, macOS High Sierra will support virtual reality , a move that Apple says is part of its efforts to double down on the pro market. Described as "the heart and soul of Apple" by Tim Cook himself, of course macOS is getting a brand-new update at "the best and biggest WWDC ever".

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  • Apple iMac 2017 won't be unveiled at WWDC; Only new MacBooks expected
Apple iMac 2017 won't be unveiled at WWDC; Only new MacBooks expected

This is the company's latest iPad Pro, at a time when it also gave the larger iPad Pro a specs boost. The notebooks will also have up to 50 percent faster SSDs and the 15-inch MacBook Pro will feature faster standard graphics. It's still Apple's thinnest and lightest laptop, measuring 0.52 inches at its thickest point and tapering down to 0.14 ...

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  • Apple's iOS 11 to restrict logging into apps using social media platforms
Apple's iOS 11 to restrict logging into apps using social media platforms

The key announcement at the event was the coming of iOS 11 . And Apple will have a new "do not disturb" mode for driving. The Cupertino-based company gave a sneak preview of this breakthrough wireless speaker for the home that delivers incredible audio quality.

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

Apple said the iMac Pro is scheduled to begin shipping in December, with prices starting at US$4,999 ($6,675). The iPad Pro 10.5inch will be available in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold starting at $649 for the 64GB with Wi-Fi model and $779 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

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  • 'Windows 10 is only OS safe from WannaCry', says Microsoft
'Windows 10 is only OS safe from WannaCry', says Microsoft

Noting that precautions play a crucial part in defending against the WannaCry virus, Kaspersky suggests users install an official patch from Microsoft that closes the vulnerability used in the attack as well as upgrade the security software scanning critical areas at all time to detect potential infection as early as possible.

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  • Highlights from WWDC 2017
Highlights from WWDC 2017

It also upgraded the internal specs of both this new smaller iPad Pro and the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro . Analysts said Apple is playing to its strength in the music industry by focusing on sound quality and its catalog of songs available on HomePod .

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  • Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature To Prevent Driver Distraction
Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature To Prevent Driver Distraction

The updates tab in the bottom navigation bar will enable you to quickly jump into the installed app list and install the latest updates for your favorite apps, as well as games. Apple has made six big announcements at the event. Apple mentioned that its Apple Music has grown since launch now hitting 27 million paid subscribers.

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  • IPhone's 'Do Not Disturb' Feature Could Prevent Car Accidents
IPhone's 'Do Not Disturb' Feature Could Prevent Car Accidents

The price starts at $4,999. Apple Pay is now available in only 15 countries and the iPhone maker has been working aggressively to bring the service to more countries and global markets. Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying - and unsafe - urge to look at a text message while you're driving.

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  • New Smart Speaker Expected as Apple Kicks Off Worldwide Developers Conference
New Smart Speaker Expected as Apple Kicks Off Worldwide Developers Conference

You can also set up your device to send your favorite contacts an automatic reply to tell them you are driving and will get back to them when you arrive. 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.

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  • The 11 best new features in iOS 11
The 11 best new features in iOS 11

One of the biggest problems with smart assistants right now is that you know you're talking to a smart assistant. Apple's new iMacs are getting brighter displays and graphics capabilities, which Apple says makes the Mac a great platform for developing virtual-reality experiences.

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  • Report suggests Russia hackers breached voting software firm
Report suggests Russia hackers breached voting software firm

The Intercept said the NSA document was dated May 5, and did not say how they acquired it. Separately on Monday, the Justice Department announced that it is charging a 25-year-old Georgia woman who works for an intelligence agency contractor with allegedly sending classified material to a news organization.

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  • Bethesda Game Studios Hiring For
Bethesda Game Studios Hiring For "Bleeding-Edge AAA Fremium Game"

According to a recent job listing published on the website of Zenimax Media, the Montreal Studio owned by the Bethesda Softworks would be working on a new project, a free-to-play game which is not yet announced, probably destined for the mobile platforms.

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  • IOS 11 is compatible with these iPhones, iPads, iPod
IOS 11 is compatible with these iPhones, iPads, iPod

HomePod costs $349 to start and will be available later this year. Amazon sells the main version of the Echo for $180; Google's Home speaker goes for $130. It offers higher refresh rates of up to 120Hz. Next up was Apple's new version of macOS called High Sierra, which was launched with new Safari browser.

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple launches iOS 11, updates to watchOS
WWDC 2017: Apple launches iOS 11, updates to watchOS

There will be a Shared "Up Next" playlist so that other contacts can see what tunes you have on your playlist before making recommendations to tweak that playlist accordingly. Not quite so forthcoming and have your mates chasing you to cough up? iMessage will recognise that in any text that comes in, and will place a link to Apple Pay in your t...

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  • Brighton siege: Police confirm incident was 'an act of terrorism'
Brighton siege: Police confirm incident was 'an act of terrorism'

Despite what police called a long record of criminality, Khayre was released from jail on parole last September after serving three years of a five-year sentence. planned or done in concert with others", Ashton said. Khayre served a significant amount of prison time and was on parole at the time of the attack, the commissioner said.

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple Announces iOS 11, HomePod and 10.5-inch iPad Pro
WWDC 2017: Apple Announces iOS 11, HomePod and 10.5-inch iPad Pro

The iPad Pro does continue to trounce the iPad in thickness, however - coming in at 0.24 inches thin to the iPad's 0.29 inches. Apple's entry into the market may finally commercialize AR into a consumer-friendly package, one that takes it from the side-lines and thrusts it into the limelight.

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  • Apple escalates its battle with Amazon and Google with the HomePod
Apple escalates its battle with Amazon and Google with the HomePod

The product was introduced on stage by Apple executive Phil Schiller, who said it works closely with the company's Music app and will ship in December in the US, UK and Australia. Apple estimated that it now had 27 million paying subscribers with Apple Music. WWDC is Apple's annual pitch to software engineers to continue building program...

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  • IMac Pro, the Most Powerful Mac Ever, Arrives This December
IMac Pro, the Most Powerful Mac Ever, Arrives This December

You can now get up to 32GB RAM on 21.5-inch models and 64GB on 27-inch models, though be prepared to pay through the nose for the experience. The traditional iMac and MacBook families also got a significant upgrade, and they both feature Radeon Pro cards.

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  • Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room
Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room

Both Amazon Echo and Google Home respond to voice commands to play songs, look up stuff online, check the weather, set a reminder or control Internet-connected home appliances. The browser's new "intelligent tracking prevention", meanwhile, will use machine learning to identify and block digital-ad trackers in order to keep advertisers from fol...

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  • Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

The Siri-enabled speaker links up with the Apple Home app, allowing users to control their connected smart home devices by voice, without touching their iPhone or iPad. Spending on smart home related hardware, services and installation fees will reach US$155 billion by 2022, up from nearly US$90 billion this year, with devices accounting for ab...

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  • Apple unveils ways to squash distracted driving in iOS 11; new Maps
Apple unveils ways to squash distracted driving in iOS 11; new Maps

Apple says Amazon will be making an app for its video service for the Apple TV device this year, filling one of the major gaps on Apple's streaming TV device. 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...

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  • Apple announces upgrades across all its Macs at WWDC 2017
Apple announces upgrades across all its Macs at WWDC 2017

A prototype Apple iMac Pro is seen during the annual Worldwide Developer Conference ( WWDC ) in San Jose, California. The display resolutions on the all-in-ones are staying the same, but the underlying technology is getting a boost to provide 500 nits of brightness, which should lead to a 43 percent increase in brightness over the older model...

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  • Amazon-Apple TV deal shows tough road to cooperation for tech rivals
Amazon-Apple TV deal shows tough road to cooperation for tech rivals

It gives developers the tools they need to develop apps with augmented reality features, and the price of entry for users is as simple as owning an iPhone or iPad. Apple says its Safari browser on the Mac will try to guard your privacy by identifying and blocking data files that track you as you move from website to website.

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  • Apple is giving the iPhone a 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature
Apple is giving the iPhone a 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature

Amazon introduced the Echo speaker, featuring its Alexa assistant, in 2015. 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.

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  • MacOS High Sierra announced
MacOS High Sierra announced

For the most part, all of these software updates are tied to Apple's new version of Mac OS, " High Sierra ". In addition to being more efficient (10x in some cases), it also now supports VR content . The next generation operating system also includes a feature referred to as Autoplay Blocking, which will automatically detect sites that are not...

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  • Apple unveils new technology at WWDC in San Jose
Apple unveils new technology at WWDC in San Jose

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. The Cupertino-based company gave a sneak preview of this breakthrough wireless speaker for the home that delivers unbelievable audio quality. T...

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  • The Apple HomePod Will Hit Australia First
The Apple HomePod Will Hit Australia First

Apple says its looking to "reinvent" the way we listen to music in the home. Integrated Siri capabilities allow the speaker to act as a "musicologist" with Apple Music, which can be streamed directly to the HomePod without requiring an intermediate iOS device.

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  • Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'
Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'

The HomePod will go on sale later this year and costs $349. The "HomePod" speaker unveiled Monday is similar to devices from rivals, some of which have been on the market for years. By comparison, the Google Home comes in at £129 and Amazon's prime Alexa-powered device, Echo, is £150, with the Echo Dot available for just £50.

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  • Apple unveils
Apple unveils "breakthrough home speaker" to rival Amazon and Google

Inside the mesh-wrapped 18cm cylinder is Apple's A8 processor - the same silicon powerplant as the iPhone 6 series - atop an array of speakers and microphones. Along with upgraded versions of iPad and Mac laptops, Apple unveiled an iMac Pro work station that had the computing built in behind the screen and was touted as the most powerful comp...

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  • Apple's Venmo competitor is built into iMessage
Apple's Venmo competitor is built into iMessage

The feature will be built into iMessage as an app, and essentially lets you send and request money with your contacts in one tap. Through Apple Pay, a user can pull out any of the cards they preloaded onto their phone, allowing transactions to be easier than having to carry all of your credit cards around.

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  • Apple's Macs are getting into virtual reality
Apple's Macs are getting into virtual reality

During his presentation, the executive revealed a raft of new features included in the software. Some new and notable user-facing features include HEVC video support, enhanced privacy controls for Safari , faster web rendering, better text-to-speech, and more sophisticated editing tools included in the Photos app.

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  • Apple unveils $349 HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home
Apple unveils $349 HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home

After touting the work of Apple's developers, Cook announced that Amazon is coming to Apple TV with its Prime Video app. Cook said Apple was pleased about the partnership, and mentioned some original Amazon content like Transparent.

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  • Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving
Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving

Siri will be voice activated to respond to requests for information and other help around the house. 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.

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