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Apple introduces new smart speaker - the HomePod

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With Amazon Echo and Google Home already on the market, HomePod is Apple's chance to carve out its slice of the home speaker pie. Apple has chose to go for the high end of the market, and is positioning HomePod more as a luxury speaker than a hands-free assistant . Read More »

Fresh iPhone 8 renders show off bezel-less screen, iOS 11 & more

Apple iOS 11 was showcased at company's annual developer conference WWDC in San Jose, where the Cupertino giant revealed some of the key features of the new mobile OS. It has been said that this arrangement has been made to allow AR features to work in iPhone 8. In a post on SlashLeaks , a site that has been a hub for the latest iPhone 8 rumours of late, a case render shows the iPhone 8 chassis looking very different to what current renders have predicted the 2017 flagship to look like. Read More »

Apple iOS 11: Volume display moved to the top right

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Well, with iOS 11, iPhone and iPad users can now enjoy the WiFi password sharing features first innovated by Microsoft. There are additional logos on the Control Panel of your Apple device, including newer features for an improved user experience. Read More »

What a hung Parliament means for Britain

By early afternoon results for all but one of the 650 seats had been declared, with the Conservatives on 318 - well short of the 326 they needed to have an overall majority - while the Labour was on 261. Owen Paterson, a senior Conservative lawmaker, said "let's see how it pans out", when asked about May's future . He made up ground in the course of the campaign, closing a big gap. Read More »

How Apple May Compete with Amazon's Echo, Google Home

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In the end, the key difference is the music angle Apple is playing. Apple's also expected to unveil a voice-activated, internet-connected speaker to rival Amazon's Echo and Google Home . Apple late arrival comes even as it pioneered the voice assistant industry by launching Siri in 2011 with the iPhone 4S. But some tech heads reviewing the product said Apple customers might be disappointed by its lack of revolutionary new features . Read More »

MacBook: Apple upgrades its thinnest, lightest laptop

Previously, the 5K 27-inch iMac sat on top of Apple's range and while the rest of the iMac line-up have received some upgrades , the iMac Pro is now the pinnacle. It's just as lightweight as the 9.7in model , though, with Apple boasts that it has sized down the bezels by 40 per to keep the new iPad just as compact and lightweight as before. Read More »

WWDC 2017: With iOS 11, AirPods are even more customizable

This means users now have the option to blast high-quality music files straight from their iPads and iPhones. There were two major reveals at the conference on the part of Apple: iOS 11 and the new iPad Pro . We already know that some of the new iOS 11 features will not come to all of these devices. There are additional logos on the Control Panel of your Apple device, including newer features for an improved user experience. Read More »

Apple new MacBook Pro, MacBook, iMac Price in India now out

Apple iOS 11 is arriving this autumn and will enhance the capabilities of Apple's mobile products, including these iPad Pros . Another reason behind the speedy performance of this iPad Pro will be iOS 11, which has got a number of significant improvements to utilize performance resources more efficiently. Read More »

Apple overhauls App Store

When Apple releases iOS 11 in the autumn, it's going to leave a handful of older iDevices behind. As far as size is concerned, the new tablet maintains roughly the same size as the previous model, with Apple shrinking the bezels surrounding the screen by 40%. Read More »

Eight iOS 11 features Apple kept secret

The ageing phones are being phased out of the iOS update cycle because they only work with older 32-bit apps, not 64-bit ones. The iPhone 5 and 5c have gotten support over the past 4-5 years and that's actually pretty impressive for a mobile device. Read More »

How to Fix Poor iOS 11 Beta Performance

After updating your iPhone or iPad to iOS 10 .3, opening certain apps and games may have presented you with a warning that they need to be updated to work with future versions of iOS . This means that whenever you switch between your iPad or iPhone, your Siri , iMessages and photos data will sync across all devices. Once the installation process is complete, you'll be prompted to restart your device and there you have it, iOS 11 beta. Read More »

Apple pushes Siri to the front at its annual developer conference

Apple is taking on Amazon's Echo and Google Home with a voice-activated $349 speaker called the HomePod . Apple loves to keep users in its walled garden and the unveiling of the Siri speaker could lead to a lack of support for the Echo and Google Home in an attempt to push Apple enthusiasts towards its own device. Read More »

Apple Launches MacBook Pro Upgrades at WWDC 2017

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The iMac pro will ship with 8-core, 10-core and 18-core Xeon processor options. Now, the new series of iMacs is official, with improved displays , better CPUs and much better graphics performance. New versions of Apple software - including macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, iOS 11 and tvOS 11 - are sure-fire inclusions. It is also expected to get new chips and increased RAM . Read More »

More Arrested In London Bridge Attack

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All 12 people arrested on Sunday after the attack have now been released without charge while a 27-year-old man was held in Barking near London on Tuesday in connection with the investigation, police said . CCTV video has emerged of police firing at the London Bridge attackers. The BTP officer said he is "so proud" of his colleagues and those working in the emergency services that night who "did everything they could in the face of danger". Read More »

Apple clarifies how tips should work in iOS apps

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That could frustrate users if Apple doesn't inform them that upgrading from iOS 10 to iOS 11 could result in a reduction in overall device functionality. Users can choose to activate the feature by heading to Settings General iPhone Storage. Then, once the restore is complete, you can set up your device by restoring it from a backup, which you should have saved prior to downloading the beta iOS. Read More »

Apple reveals powerful new iPad Pro

Dubbed ProMotion this faster 2224×1668 display with a 264ppi has been created to look brighter as well with the goal of improving viewing and interacting with apps, games and high dynamic range (HDR) video content. Talking of the pricing, Apple said that such a device can cost more than $7000 (with a 5K display). The displays will be brighter than before (Apple claims about 43%), and reproduce more colours (as many as 1 billion, Apple suggests). Read More »

Tim Cook explains why Apple's HomePod is better than the Amazon Echo

The tech company introduced the new technology during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, in what was likely one of the the biggest reveals of the event. Back in 2006, Apple launched the iPod Hi-Fi, a speaker dock for charging an iPod and listening to music. The Echo favours a circular LED light ring around its top, which actually might be more effective than Apple's HomePod design. Read More »

Big Three came to play for Penguins in Game 5

Subban's face into the ice during the first period of Game 5, Crosby lost his cool again in the second period, even with his team leading 5-0, and threw a water bottle from the bench onto the ice. "It was just one of those games where they were going and we were trying to find it and didn't really get it going at any point", Rinne said. It is 2-0 Pittsburgh less than seven minutes into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against Nashville. Read More »

Apple Appocalypse: What If All Our Apps Suddenly Disappeared?

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Meanwhile, the 27-inch iMac gets upgraded to Radeon Pro 570/575/580 graphics, which are being touted as ideal for VR content creation. macOS Sierra is getting support for Valve VR and Unreal Engine's VR Editor. The iPad Pro also includes an A10X Fusion chip with a six-core GPU, among other upgrades. The same combination of 12- and 7-megapixel cameras will be carried over from previous iPad Pro models. Read More »

IOS 11 will stop apps from begging you for reviews

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It seems that time has come. In another option, you can disable app review prompts altogether. The language is pretty clear-cut, use the Apple API and stop using custom implementations. The updated terms for Apple's App Store now classifies in-app tips under the same category as in-app purchases, legalizing tips that users wish to send to app developers. Read More »

Can Apple's Siri Outsmart Amazon's Alexa?

So the question is whether you want one-speaker simplicity, or a more piecemeal, versatile setup. Amazon and Google assistants had an advantage over Siri because they had more data from their search engines they could use to train their virtual assistants and have less-restrictive privacy policies than Apple , the former employees said. Read More »

Hands-on with Apple's new HomePod smart speaker

Having said that, the new speaker comes with six microphones which will be the mode of interaction for users with the HomePod . So far, though, Apple has good reason to focus on sound: Siri isn't the most knowledgeable assistant , and HomeKit supports far fewer devices than its peers. Read More »

Apple's iOS 11 enables iPhone NFC tag reading

The first iPhone 5 went on sale almost five years ago and was the last Apple smartphone to be overseen by Steve Jobs. Thankfully, there's a way to do that, but you'll need a Mac or Windows computer running the latest iTunes version. Are these unannounced iOS 11 features things that you might use regularly? So beyond turning off your cell phone or leaving it at home, Apple has a new solution aimed at keeping drivers' eyes off the screen and on the road. Read More »