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Apple Unveils HomePod to take on Amazon's Echo

The seven-inch tall device works with Apple Music and has seven small "tweeter" speakers arranged in a ring around the bottom of the unit and a large 4-inch woofer in the middle. "Only time will tell if the new Siri can compete with Google's knowledge graph or Amazon's natural voice processing but the installed base of iOS and Apple's scope for integration is a considerable advantage". Read More »

Apple unveils HomePod, a smart speaker with Siri inside

Apple's Siri assistant will be integrated into the $349 speaker, and can make music recommendations that pair with the company's Apple Music service, send text messages , check news and sports scores and control compatible home gadgets like lightbulbs and thermostats. Read More »

Uber fires top executive for sharing medical records, investigating rape victim

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On Tuesday, news broke that Uber had fired more than 20 employees as part of its internal investigation into sexual harassment and other bad behavior at the company. Uber is now in the midst of a crisis over workplace culture after numerous reports revealed general toxicity and HR misconduct. "Boz has a long track record of successfully creating emotional connections between people and the products they love, " Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said in a statement. Read More »

Apple HomePod revealed as rival to Amazon Echo & Google Home

While Apple was an early entry into voice assistants with the introduction of Siri in 2011, voice assistants from Amazon and Google have largely surpassed Apple with the launch of Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers. According to Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, the HomePod will "reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes". Read More »

Apple announces workstation-class iMac Pro

Apple has also updated the App store with a new feature called "App of the Day" that helps users discover new software on a daily basis. Finally, Apple also updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro line with 7th generation Intel processors, and gave the MacBook Air a specification bump in response to its sustained popularity. Read More »

Updates to Apple's smart assistant Siri 'could be vital to HomePod's success'

Known as the " HomePod " and priced at $349, the product is a roughly 7-inch cylinder speaker with essentially the same operating system as an iPhone . Apple Is Finally Bringing An Upgraded Siri Home: One of the messages from Apple this week is Siri has finally grown up. Apple said that makes the Mac a great platform for developing virtual-reality "experiences", although the company didn't announce any consumer VR products. Read More »

Apple launches 'Do Not Disturb While Driving'

The new iOS will now guarantee iMessages app to remain perfectly synced across all of other devices . The Cupertino-based company not only refreshed its line of MacBook Pro laptops and iMac desktop computers but also announced the annual upgrade to its three operating systems- iOS, watchOS and MacOS, unveiling iOS 11 , watchOS 4 and High Sierra. Read More »

Apple wants Siri to read your mind and take over your home

The pricing of Apple's device was shared at the conference in comparison to both smart home speakers as well as premium audio speakers. Apple is officially jumping into the home speaker market. The chip does all the audio engineering - real-time acoustic modelling, audio beam forming and echo cancellation. The HomePod can also be networked, so that multiple speakers can be installed in the same room, to produce more immersive sound. Read More »

WWDC unveils Apple's newest gadget, the HomePod

Apple marketing boss Phil Schiller said Apple wanted to combine good speakers with smart speakers you can talk to, referencing Sonos and Amazon Alexa. Analyst Geoff Blaber from CCS Insight said these updates could be vital to Apple and the HomePod's success. The smart features and Siri integration nearly felt like an afterthought, but they're definitely worth mentioning. Read More »

IOS 11 Can Automatically Delete Unused Apps To Save Space

And, what do you know, Apple went ahead and did just that, alongside other relevant announcements concerning upgrades for macOS, watchOS and tvOS. 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 »

Ten things that Apple announced at WWDC 2017

The App Store editors will also be doing more feature content with a handful of regular series that will appear on the store, including: Meet the Developer, Behind the Scenes, Making a Difference, What's on My iPhone, Apps I love, and Love Letter . Read More »

SCO summit: PM Narendra Modi to leave for Kazakhstan's Astana today

The SCO is a Russian- and Chinese-led organisation comprised of six (soon to be eight) members and focusses on political, economic and military cooperation. SCO will help us underscore our interest in regional peace, stability and development and our support for regional cooperation against terrorism and extremism. Read More »

Apple Introduces New iMac Pro; Finally Upgrades iPad Pro Line

There's also up to 50 percent faster SSD, and support for up to twice the memory. Meanwhile, the 13-inch MacBook Air will get a "megahertz" boost. AMD has announced a new family of workstation-targeted graphics processors, the Polaris-based Radeon Pro 500 series, even as its customer Apple promises to begin shipping machines with next-generation Vega replacements by December. Read More »

Apple unveils the iMac Pro

The faster CPUs and graphics cards are coupled with 50 percent faster SSDs, reducing loading times and creating a more responsive overall experience. You can expect that price to increase as you outfit the computer with more powerful processors. Apple has declared that the new iMac will available to start to buy on Monday through apple.com, and it will be available in Apple Stores starting on Wednesday. Read More »

Apple's HomePod Cranks Up the Price

The natural comparison here is to " smart speakers " like the Amazon Echo and Google Home . Connecting to the internet over Wi-Fi, the speaker logs into the same Apple Music account as used on the customer's iPhone , meaning their favourite albums, artists and playlists are ready to be requested by Siri and listened to. Read More »

Apple launches ARkit development platform at WWDC 2017

Also, it has also introduced a new music-based smart speaker called HomePod built to deliver topnotch audio experience. Apple says this is ideal for the Apple Pencil because it's more responsive and drops the latency rate to 20 milliseconds. Read More »