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Apple aims to 'reinvent home music' with HomePod smart speaker

It'll also have Siri embedded, meaning anything you can ask Siri on your phone you can ask a HomePod, as well as use it to control smart home devices using Apple's Home Kit. Another new iOS feature for driving will be the integration of Do Not Disturb mode. Pay Cash is linked with Apple Pay , a payment service that lets users shop and pay bills using the iPhone, Apple Watch-compat... [Full Article...]

New Smart Speaker Expected as Apple Kicks Off Worldwide Developers Conference

The iMac Pro has been designed keeping in mind the necessities of professionals who need to work with extensive amounts of data sets and use cases, which require vast processing power and memory capabilities. Apple's app store is getting a makeover. "Now, we are taking everything we've learned from the App Store over the past nine years and putting it into a stunning new design". [Full Article...]

Apple's new iMac computers get a big horsepower boost

The 5K 27-incher moves to the Radeon Pro 570, 575 and 580 with up to 8GB of dedicated memory. Pre-orders begin today, and shipping starts next week. If you can afford it, you can also upgrade the boost the MacBook's performance by doubling the amount of memory to 16 GB - previously, you were maxed out at 8 GB. [Full Article...]

MacOS High Sierra announced

This all seems to work only in the beta version of macOS High Sierra , which is now available. Apple have just announced the name for the next version of macOS. It will recognise faces more effectively and group photos together based on who is in them. The new app will make it easier to search through your photos thanks to a new chronological view of imports, a permanent sidebar, and bett... [Full Article...]

Apple launches iPad Pro with new 10.5 inch display

The HomePod , long overdue considering Amazon Echo and Google Home already saturate the market, will release in December. Tapping Apple's Siri digital assistant, such a speaker is expected to serve as a butler as well as an outlet for listening to music. [Full Article...]

Apple's New HomePod Looks Fine as Hell

The new Apple HomePod is a lot like its competitors: Amazon Echo and Google Home . But Apple ( AAPL , Tech30 ) was careful to frame it as a product focused on music first - potentially differentiating it from the Echo and Home. On paper, Apple's choice to present the HomePod a Sonos-esque high-end audio speaker that's powered by Siri compared to a Siri-powered home assistant is delib... [Full Article...]

Apple unveils HomePod speaker, first new product in years, adds VR elements

Apple unveils HomePod speaker, first new product in years, adds VR elements When you pay someone, it'll be stored on an Apple Pay Cash account, and that money can be used for Apple Pay payments or transferred to a bank account. It will also suggest new topics you may be interested in, based on what youre reading. The company is also launching new models of both the iPad and the Mac computer. [Full Article...]

Apple Touts Speed, Privacy Upgrades in macOS High Sierra

The newest Macs will also enjoy hardware acceleration via Metal 2 , an upgrade to the Apple's API for high-performance graphics . For the first time, macOS High Sierra also adds support for VR content creating. Dubbed macOS High Sierra , Apple's updated desktop OS will use a new file system called the Apple File System (APFS ). You will also be able to edit photos using a simple in... [Full Article...]

You can now send your friends money inside iMessage

After the announcement, it seems that the Internet has a mostly positive outlook about this new payment program. If you get money from someone, it gets stored on an Apple Pay Cash Card until you withdraw it or transfer it to someone else. [Full Article...]

MacOS High Sierra includes changes to Safari, Photos and the file system

MacOS High Sierra includes changes to Safari, Photos and the file system There are a couple of notable new features in macOS High Sierra , namely the introduction of Apple File System , VR support, a better browsing experience in Safari , faster graphics , and improved video support. Meanwhile, Apple has also updated the Mail function in High Sierra, delivering a split view feature that will make the software more flexible. Oculus has been vocal in the past a... [Full Article...]

How lucrative Apple's App Store has been for developers over the years

How lucrative Apple's App Store has been for developers over the years The service was rumored to be in the works earlier this year and represents Apple's latest attempt to bolster its Apple Pay service. All the money received will get paid to a user's Apple Pay Cash account. "It's all about keeping your eyes on the road", Federighi said. This includes interactions with the Apple Pencil, which Apple says will feel more "fluid" than ever, as well as redu... [Full Article...]

Apple's Siri speaker is called HomePod and will cost $349

The new range of iPad Pros benefit from the iOS 11 updates. He was let down, however, by a lack of new features for voice assistant Siri, as well as by Apple not opening Siri up to developers, as was expected. Apple is adding what is says are detailed floor plan maps at a variety of shopping malls and major airports. Users can play music through speakers throughout their home and contro... [Full Article...]

Apple's iPad Pro Line Is Updated With New Screen Size

The Echo, released in 2015, and Google Home , released past year, were the first entrants in a promising market. Apple has used deep learning techniques to understand intonations and context with different words, making it sound more like a human being. [Full Article...]

Apple's new iOS update aims to make driving with your iPhone safer

There are several improvements to the Workout app, including integration with gym equipment and new functionality to let you do different workouts back to back. In addition, the company announced virtual reality support for the Mac via Valve's Steam VR, and said Unity and Unreal will also bring their engines for VR to Mac. [Full Article...]

Apple unveils an Amazon Echo competitor

The company "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. Augmented reality is the blending of the physical and virtual worlds. So far, interest in VR has been strongest among gamers, developers and hardware makers rather than everyday users. [Full Article...]

Apple adds new MacBooks, iMacs and the 'all-powerful' iMac Pro

Fusion Drive is now standard on all 27-inch configurations and the top-end 21.5-inch iMac . Valve and Apple made some long awaited news today ; the latter's new iMac Pro will support VR. The iMac Pro is designed and architected especially for high-end professional creatives. It offers 11 TFLOPS in single precision and 22 TFLOPS in half precision - a boon for machine learning. [Full Article...]

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

Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple Inc., introduced a redesigned App Store, which gives more in-depth information on each app. Besides that, augmented reality (AR) is coming to hundreds of millions of iOS devices this fall. Cook also announced the most powerful Mac to date, the iMac Pro. [Full Article...]

Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room

They said it would be Apple's answer to the Amazon Echo or the Google Home , and those who were close to it said those were the products Apple engineers looked to emulate. HomePod is created to work with the Apple Music subscription service and can produce rich sound while tapping into the artificial intelligence power of Siri. [Full Article...]

Apple taking on Venmo with peer-to-peer payments

Today at WWDC 2017 , Apple announced a new iOS 11 feature that will help relieve this problem by enabling iOS users to send money with Apple Pay in Messages. And with last year's Mac OS Sierra, Apple Pay became available on Apple computers. The feature will use Touch ID to make sure the transfers are secure. [Full Article...]

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

If you're wondering what Apple is doing with a mesh marshmallow, you're actually looking at the HomePod , the Siri-powered speaker to face against Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers around the world. But the company relented, and Apple's larger phones have become hot commodities as more people have embraced having a bigger display to look at pictures and watch video on the devices. [Full Article...]


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