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India fireworks blaze kills 23 in Madhya Pradesh

Officials said rescuers have retrieved all the bodies from the debris of factory. Fire broke out inside the cracker factory in Balaghat's Kheri village on Wednesday afternoon. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the next kin of the deceased. The factory is located at a considerable distance from the human settlement else t... [Full Article...]

Senegal recalls Qatar ambassador, backs Saudi in Gulf row

Late Tuesday, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Qatar-based Al Jazeera television that his country was ready for global mediation, adding that the emir had postponed a national speech on the crisis to leave Kuwait more room to "proceed and communicate with the parties to the crisis and to try to contain the issue". [Full Article...]

Polls open in United Kingdom election after campaign marred by attacks

This is a key demographic in many marginal seats in the Midlands the Conservatives hope to win from Labour . The Labour leader finished his General Election tour of Britain with a raucous homecoming rally in front of hundreds at the Union Chapel in Islington, north London with a declaration his party was preparing for government. [Full Article...]

Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into living room

However, where the HomePod can really and needs to shine is the audio quality, CNET reports. A case of less is more? As for Google Home , the compact speaker benefits from an aggressive price point. We are guessing that Apple has tuned into the expertise it gained from its acquisition of Beats back in May 2014, which was meant to raise its competitive outlook in the music streaming busi... [Full Article...]

New Apple iOS 11 will end support for iPhone 5 and 5c

It will show a blank screen and not allow messages or calls to come through. But there are plenty of exciting tricks under the hood of iOS 11 , including a simpler way to join Wi-Fi networks. Apple has also updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro line with 7th generation Intel processors. These are the changes that are coming in iOS 11: all apps that use location data will be required to... [Full Article...]

Do not disturb mode for iPhones welcomed

Do not disturb mode for iPhones welcomed A NEW feature which allows drivers to stop being being distracted by their mobiles has been welcomed by motoring groups. According to Business Insider , the operating system will assume you are driving if your mobile device connects to the car's Bluetooth system. [Full Article...]

Next iOS update will not be available to iPhone 5 owners

When the iPhone is connected to a auto via cable or Bluetooth, or if the car's moving, the phone will withhold any notifications for texts and other updates. "It's all about keeping your eyes on the road", Federighi said . Users will be able to send phone-to-phone payments within iMessage and there is a safe driving mode too. [Full Article...]

Comey's opening statement released ahead of testimony

Comey's opening statement released ahead of testimony On Thursday, Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He said, "I wish him luck". Comey said the President also asked him to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn , and publicly declare that Trump was not under investigation. [Full Article...]

U.S. oil production could reach all time high during 2017

West Texas Intermediate light crude extended gains after the data and was 1.4%, or 68 cents, higher at $49 a barrel, as of 10:33 a.m. CT (15:33 GMT). The U.S. USA crude stocks fell sharply last week, driven by a surge in refining and exports to record highs, while gasoline inventories also dropped sharply ahead of the start of the summer driving season, the Energy Information Administration sai... [Full Article...]

Sony teases "big announcements" for Japanese games at E3 2017

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Apple built a machine just for replacing iPhone screens

Apple built a machine just for replacing iPhone screens Apple said legislative pressure was not a factor in its decision to share its technology. Apple told Reuters that the legislation - introduced in New York, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming - had nothing to do with the timing of its plan to give third party fix shops the ability to fix iPhone screens on their own. [Full Article...]

Hawaii becomes first state to enact law that aligns with Paris agreement

Hawaii becomes first state to enact law that aligns with Paris agreement NY and California are the only states in the country's top 10 list of carbon emitters to sign pledges. In the USA, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said: "One man can not destroy our progress". 'Together, we can directly contribute to the global agenda of achieving a more resilient and sustainable island Earth, ' he said. The movement, which is supported by states like New ... [Full Article...]

Siri speaker, iOS 11 likely to be unveiled

Siri speaker, iOS 11 likely to be unveiled New York- Speculation over what Apple will do to compete in the home hub market is spinning up ahead of Apple's annual developers conference this week, where many analysts expect the company to confirm the project. You'll be paying $349 for the new Apple speaker, but you won't be able to buy it right away. The company "can't afford to yield valuable real-estate in the heart of people's h... [Full Article...]

Apple Unveils Powerful New iMac Pro

Expect faster processing, particularly for video. Also, you can spec the 21.5” iMac with up to 32GB RAM, the bigger 27” model can go up to 64GB. Prices will start at $1,099 for the base 21.5-inch model, at $1,499 for the 4K 21.5-inch model, and $1,799 for the iMac Retina 5K 27-inch. [Full Article...]

Apple Watch Is Getting Improvements for News, Fitness, Music, and Siri

It is available in developer preview from today and will be coming to all users this autumn. It's powered by machine learning and, in essence, is just like the Google Now app on Android. The changes to the Music app are not only in design, but now it's built to connect directly to the Workout app. Starting from high-intensity interval training to cardio and conditioning, the WatchOS 4 can de... [Full Article...]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Updates iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro

While Apple introduced a thinner, lighter MacBook Pro previous year, people still want a new MacBook Air. Most improvements will be under the hood, including an all-new file system, VR features and support for the new HEVC video standard. Apple is calling the iMac Pro a workstation class computer and will be available with 8 core, 10 core, and 18 core Xeon CPUs, up to 128 GB RAM, AMD Radeon Ve... [Full Article...]

Apple unveils slick, high-end iMac Pro

The 15-inch model got a bit of a boost with a more powerful Radeon Pro 555 discrete graphics with 2 GB video memory according to Mac Rumors . Apple also said that its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models will come with faster processors and better performance. [Full Article...]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Assisting UK Government With Investigation Into Latest Attacks

In an interview with Bloomberg TV on Monday, Cook stated that they not only cooperate with law enforcement but have also worked with officials on some of the attacks. But the likes of Apple , Microsoft and Google have been reluctant to weaken their own policies around privacy and encryption. The company was also involved in a stand-off with the Federal Bureau of Investigation a year ago over... [Full Article...]

IOS 11 Makes It Easier To Share Your WiFi With Friends

We got a new Dock, which can be stuffed with far more apps than the old one, and that acts as an app switcher accessible from anywhere - not just a Home screen. Apple has also reduced the bezels around the display by 40% on this model, meaning it's only slightly taller and wider than the 9.7-inch version it replaces. [Full Article...]

Apple is turning iMessage into a customer support centre

According to senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, Apple Pay is the number one contactless payment service on mobile, and by the end of 2017, Apple Pay will be available at more than 50% of retailers in the U.S. [Full Article...]


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