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Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant: Apple Struggling With Privacy Concenrs

The release of the final version is slated for autumn alongside the new iPhone 7S and iPhone 8 smartphones. But Siri's fundamental comprehension capabilities remain subpar . These devices are rather similar in execution, too. All of this is controlled by Apple's custom-made A8 chip. But it is doing so in typical Apple fashion, with attractive products that are woefully overpriced for most con... [Full Article...]

Apple's official video introduction of the HomePod

Apple's official video introduction of the HomePod The next version of iOS , which powers the iPhone and iPad, as well as desktop software macOS and the Apple Watch's watchOS were also updated at the firm's annual developer conference, WWDC . Shipments of intelligent home speakers surged almost 600% year-over-year to 4.2 million units in the fourth quarter, with Amazon taking about 88% share and Google 10%, according to consultant St... [Full Article...]

Apple Homepod: A "breakthrough" smart speaker coming in December for £350

For HomePod it's Siri , and for Amazon Echo it's Alexa. But instead of focusing on the AI voice assistant capabilities, Apple has chose to market the speaker as a music-first product. The speaker is powered by an A8 chip - the same chip found in the iPhone 6 - and lets the device learn its position in a room and optimise itself to deliver an immersive music listening experience, acco... [Full Article...]

Senate hearing on Russia investigation underway

Senate hearing on Russia investigation underway Two of the nation's top intelligence officials declined in a testy hearing Wednesday to discuss the specifics of private conversations with President Donald Trump , refusing to say whether they had been asked to push back against an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible coordination between Trump's campaign and the Russian government. [Full Article...]

People, groups with Qatar links labelled terrorists

USA investigators said intelligence indicates Russian hackers accessed Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake news report, with an apparent goal to cause rifts among the US and its allies , CNN reported . Qatar acknowledges its links to these groups, but denies that it supports terrorism . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks about Qatar at the State Department in Washington... [Full Article...]

WWDC 2017: Specifications of iMac (2017) and iMac Pro Introduced by Apple

Faster Kaby Lake processors (up to 4.2GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz) are now included and there's support for up to twice the memory of the previous generation. The iMacs will be based on macOS High Sierra that will arrive this fall. In comparison, MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID comes at a price of Rs 154,900 with an LED-backlit Retina display . [Full Article...]

Apple's New iMac Pro Is Coming in December

Apple's New iMac Pro Is Coming in December Lastly, the brand has also updated the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz processor . The Apple iMac Pro 2017 will be coming out this December and the price starts at 4.999 USA dollars. More details on the iMac Pro are available from the official product page , while a full list of the company's WWDC announcements can be found in the Apple newsroom . [Full Article...]

Apple Pay is changing the way we handle money with iOS 11

Apart from that, Apple is also improving the interface by adding a new app drawer to facilitate instant sharing. The first feature introduced by Apple was synchronised messages between iOS and macOS. So, in simple terms they are offering Do Not Disturb feature in a smartphone which cost more than Rs 50,000 and in Android ecosystem, we get the same feature in a device which cost a... [Full Article...]

10.5-Inch iPad Pro Details

10.5-Inch iPad Pro Details Here's what you need to know about the refreshed models, including all the new features, upgrades, and specs. The True Tone display is also a big improvement. Also, the Fusion Drive is coming to all 27-inch models, and the entire lineup will will get 7th Generation Intel Core "Kaby Lake" chips. Smart Keyboard: There's a new Smart Keyboard designed for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. [Full Article...]

Hands-on with iOS 11 features on the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Hands-on with iOS 11 features on the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro The iPad Pro models come equipped with the top-of-the-line A10x fusion chip, plus a six-core CPU (three high performance cores and three high efficiency cores) and a 12-core GPU. Apple's new iPad Pro models are available now for preorder, and will ship next week. They will be available for sale starting today and will begin shipping next week. [Full Article...]

Apple is adding 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature

Apple is adding 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature And Apple will also provide a "lane guidance" view when you take the wheel of a auto. In addition, Siri can help you translate English words into Chinese, Spanish, French, German, or Italian. It still lacks numerous features that drive podcast fans to the competition, though, including smart high-speed mode, and streaming playback. It announced the ARKit development suite features which can ... [Full Article...]

Apple's New HomePod Speaker to Compete with Amazon Echo

Apple's New HomePod Speaker to Compete with Amazon Echo Google Home followed in October and Microsoft's assistant, Cortana, is also finding a home in home speakers. HomePod is a pill shaped home speaker that is more than just a speaker, with an A8 chip and 7 beam-forming tweeters along with a thick 4inch woofer, which delivers a powerful yet clean bass without distortion. [Full Article...]

Apple makes Siri more powerful

Apple makes Siri more powerful The company said its App Store has so far paid out 70 billion USA dollars to developers , of which 30 percent was made a year ago. The "HomePod" speaker unveiled at Apple's annual developers conference is similar to rival devices that have been released during the past two years. [Full Article...]

Apple unveils new Siri abilities as keenly awaited developers' conference kicks off

Apple unveils new Siri abilities as keenly awaited developers' conference kicks off HomePod marks Apple's attempt to put a stake in the smart-home assistant hardware market, an area now dominated by Amazon's growing array of Alexa-running devices, like its Echo speaker, and Google's Home gadget, which runs Google Assistant. [Full Article...]

NASA To Announce Historic Trip To The Sun

He also theorized an explanation for why the "corona", or superheated solar atmosphere, is hotter than the surface of the sun itself, contradictory to physics laws. The Ulysses probe - a joint operation between NASA and the European Space Agency - was the last probe to orbit the sun. Nasa scientists have announced that their first mission to "touch the Sun" will be renamed the Parker Sola... [Full Article...]

There's no Office free ride on Apple's new 10.5-in. iPad Pro

There's no Office free ride on Apple's new 10.5-in. iPad Pro With the new cards design, the real estate in the App store seems to have reduced leaving just 1-2 apps to be seen by consumers in the first look, instead of 8-9 in the old design indicating that it will be more tougher to get featured but the impact of being featured will be magnified. [Full Article...]

Trump dismisses ex-FBI director Comey as a 'leaker'

Although he couldn't offer a clear answer, Harris showed that despite her relative lack of experience in the Senate , she isn't afraid to ask the tough questions. Trump continued to be coy about the possibility of there being recordings of his conversations with Comey, which he has suggested previously . "I didn't say that", Mr Trump told reporters when asked about Mr Comey's account relat... [Full Article...]

WWDC 2017: An enterprise perspective on Apple's iOS 11

WWDC 2017: An enterprise perspective on Apple's iOS 11 Until now, you had to download a standalone QR code scanning app from the App Store. What this means is that iOS 11 will store your messages in iCloud. Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11 works differently. I'd like it if you chose to follow me on Twitter so I can let you know when fresh items are published here first on Computerworld. [Full Article...]

Apple aims to `reinvent home music´ with HomePod smart speaker

Apple aims to `reinvent home music´ with HomePod smart speaker The company is also launching new models of both the iPad and the Mac computer. But Apple was careful to frame it as a product focused on music first - potentially differentiating it from the Echo and Home . Considering all three smart speakers have similar functionality, it will be interesting to see if Apple's inclusive ecosystem will influence successful sales of the Cupertino company'... [Full Article...]

NBA Finals Game 4: 25 best shots from our photographers

Green told Lowe that he's "99 percent sure" that the Warriors wouldn't have gotten Durant if they had won the championship last season. Draymond Green picked up a technical foul and was immediately admonished by screaming assistant Mike Brown . [Full Article...]


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