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HomePod, Apple's 1st major new product since Apple Watch, unveiled

HomePod, Apple's 1st major new product since Apple Watch, unveiled A person familiar with HomePod's development said it would have the same level of encryption as Siri and HomeKit . And you can soon find Siri inside a standalone speaker for the home. The top of the HomePod includes integrated touch controls and also shows the Siri waveform when voice-control is active. The speaker will sell for about $350 in December in the USA, U.K. [Full Article...]

Apple debuts 'HomePod' smart speaker

Apple debuts 'HomePod' smart speaker Interestingly, Apple also announced AirPlay 2 earlier today, which lets you pair multiple speakers and play music in multiple rooms. Apple unveiled its home speaker during WWDC 2017 on Monday. Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing, said on stage that the product has been in the works for "years". Turn on or off lights, set thermostats, check security systems, and so much ... [Full Article...]

Apple hopes HomePod speaker strikes a chord with music lovers

Apple hopes HomePod speaker strikes a chord with music lovers Apple also has introduced drag-and-drop functionality throughout the entire OS. Synced directly with Siri and Apple Music, the powerful speaker will play whatever it is told to play. As this chart from Statista shows, the HomePod's $349 price tag puts it well above other smart speakers, but also above similar "dumb" speakers from the likes of Sonos and Bose. [Full Article...]

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

Apple reveals 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' for iPhone and iOS11 But with all the hooplah around the new iMac Pro with its "kick ass" Space Gray finish, Kaby Lake updates for nearly every computer and the new HomePod it was easy to gloss over some new developer tools. Apple has supported 64-bit apps since the release of the iPhone 5S back in 2013 and has required developers to submit new applications with 64-bit support since February 2015 and app upd... [Full Article...]

Apple Introduces Echo Rival Home Pod And More At WWDC17

Apple Introduces Echo Rival Home Pod And More At WWDC17 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. The Home Pod will hit shelves in December, and is priced at $349, and apparently comes with companion speakers for creating surround-sound. Three years after Amazon launched the ... [Full Article...]

Porsche unveils its most powerful 911 Turbo yet

Porsche unveils its most powerful 911 Turbo yet Called the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive, this new model is the most powerful iteration of the 911 Turbo S ever produced. Exclusive Series cars will be finished by hand at Porsche's in-house personalisation department - the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur . [Full Article...]

Apple Homepod vs Amazon Echo vs Google Home

Apple Homepod vs Amazon Echo vs Google Home Schiller had much less to say about HomePod's broader Siri smarts, although the product page on Apple's website hints that it can perform numerous smart home tasks that an Amazon Echo or Google Home can do. "Amazon had figured out how to isolate voices from background noise and have a digital assistant respond to requests from a distance-abilities Siri hadn't yet mastered". [Full Article...]

Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey, discuss regional developments - Turkish foreign ministry

Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey, discuss regional developments - Turkish foreign ministry President Trump made statements on Twitter on Tuesday praising Saudi Arabia's decision to cut ties with Qatar, though the emirate hosts the United States' largest regional military base that plays an important role in the fight against the Islamic State. [Full Article...]

Apple HomePod Is A Smart Speaker With Siri And Apple Music Built

Apple HomePod Is A Smart Speaker With Siri And Apple Music Built Apple's senior vice-president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, demonstrated the company's AR capabilities by placing a virtual coffee cup, lamp and vase onto a real table. The HomePod will hit the market in December in the U.S., U.K., and Australia for $349. Apple seems to be aware that it is late to the smart speaker party, almost two years after Amazon debuted the Echo and seve... [Full Article...]

Apple TV enables Amazon Video app, stalemate thaws

Apple TV enables Amazon Video app, stalemate thaws As a regular music speaker though, it is pretty well equipped with an in-built subwoofer for deep, clean bass tones and an array of seven beam-forming tweeter speakers that aim to offer clarity for mid and high tones as well as directional audio . [Full Article...]

Apps Can No Longer Use Custom Review Prompts; Apple Mandates Standardized Method

Keep your responses targeted to the user's comments and do not include personal information, spam, or marketing in your response. Instead, there'll be two key restrictions that should reduce headaches for everyone: First, apps will be required to use a new Apple-made review prompt, which allows users to leave a rating without exiting an app. [Full Article...]

Apple Spotlights Siri in Swipe at Rival Amazon's Alexa

Apple Spotlights Siri in Swipe at Rival Amazon's Alexa Besides playing music, HomePod will help people to manage their lives and homes. The Apple HomePod is set to launch in the US, UK, and Australia this December for $349. We were able to extend our index finger and thumb and nearly span the entire speaker, which, according to the HomePod specs, is just under seven inches tall. [Full Article...]

Father in Illinois case appears in Vegas court

Father in Illinois case appears in Vegas court In Las Vegas Jason Quate was charged with one felony count of sex trafficking an adult, and one felony count of accepting earnings of a prostitute. New charges have been filed in IL in the case of a little girl's body found in a Centreville garage. [Full Article...]

IOS 11 Automatically Deletes Unused Apps

Big iPad improvements and ARKit have multiple implications, but I've looked at some of the many other iOS 11 enhancements enterprises may enjoy, rather than focus on those . Navigation has added speed limits and lane guidance for easier driving. When you've ready through the agreement, click Accept to move on. As of now, Apple only supports its own lossless format - ALAC - for anyone who ... [Full Article...]

Apple TV to Get Amazon Prime Video

Apple TV to Get Amazon Prime Video Apple also announced the brand new iMac Pro, a new ultra-high end version of the Mac which will offer more powerful processors and AMD's latest Vega graphics. HomePod will run on the Apple A8 silicon, with what Apple is calling "perhaps the biggest brain ever in a speaker". Apple has given Siri new male and female voices, described as more natural and expressive, and added abilitie... [Full Article...]

Expect iPhone 8 launch delays and an iPhone 7s made of glass

Expect iPhone 8 launch delays and an iPhone 7s made of glass The iPhone 7s models have reinforced glass chassis and aluminum metal frames, while the iPhone 8 has the same kind of glass sandwich design, although the metal isn't referenced. As for the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, the analyst predicts Apple will ship a total of 25-30 million units before the end of 2017. Recent leaks and ongoing rumors had all but confirmed that Apple's next iPhone model would arr... [Full Article...]

House, Senate investigators seek Comey memos, Trump tapes

President Donald Trump's counsel has just two weeks to hand over, if they exist at all, recorded " tapes " of conversations Trump had with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to the House panel probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

E3 2017 Trailer For Castlevania Spiritual Successor Bloodstained Revealed

E3 2017 Trailer For Castlevania Spiritual Successor Bloodstained Revealed As the trailer proceeds through a new church setting, it eventually brings players to another newly unveiled component, a boss fight with a blood-flinging enemy known as Bloodless. What you see here is part of the church stage, where you will be able to play the bell tower area of the map-it's a very nostalgic theme. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is set to release in the first quarter of 2... [Full Article...]

NSA chief says was never asked to act illegally

NSA chief says was never asked to act illegally Coats told associates in March that Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI chief James Comey to get the bureau to back off its investigation into Michael Flynn , who was sacked as national security adviser after hiding his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak from White House officials, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel XL 2 specs leak via GFXBench

Google Pixel XL 2 specs leak via GFXBench Long story short, this means Google and HTC are pursuing an all-screen design for the next Google Pixel family of devices, giving fans an opportunity to own a phone that offers the best of both worlds: Cutting-edge specs and pure Android software, along with the attractive all-screen design that's so trendy right now. [Full Article...]


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