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Apple reinvents home audio with the HomePod

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CNET reports the HomePod will respond to the term "Hey Siri " and follow voice commands to play music, order a pizza, dim the lights or even tell a joke. Other features include a room-sensing technology that will automatically adapt the sound to the size of its location. As expected, Apple also unveiled new operating systems for its iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV products. Read More »

Why The Apple Inc. (AAPL) HomePod Won't Hurt Amazon's Alexa

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The seven inch speaker will cost $349, but won't be available until December. While the Amazon Echo has done an good job integrating with hundreds of various smart home devices through its skill platform, it's limited in its ability to execute on things such as scenes. Read More »

Sen. Angus King's Heated Exchange With Intelligence Officials

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) pointed out as well that the two men both testified they were not "pressured" by the White House , and tried to pin them down on whether they were " asked " for the reported favor. "I may or may not have had with the president of the United States ". Top US intelligence officials were grilled by lawmakers on Wednesday about Russia's election interference and possible coordination with Donald Trump's campaign, ahead of a highly-anticipated appearance by ... Read More »

Apple 10.5 Inch iPad Pro Finally Here, What's New

This directly means that these devices will be stuck on iOS 10, the current version of the operating system and will stop receiving important security and performance updates from Apple , leaving them potentially vulnerable to bugs and glitches. Read More »

Microsoft to shut down its Docs.com file-sharing site December 15

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That site has an audience of 70 million users and appears to be a much large platform than Docs.com which means it one service has to go and Docs.com is the loser in this situation. Original links to Docs.com items you shared with others will stop working on 15 May 2018. As of 19 June 2017, Office 365 Admins can enable the automatic backup of their users content from Docs.com to the users OneDrive for Business account or the user themselves can initiate the backup as noted above. Read More »

With iOS 11, the iPad finally grows up

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From its inception, Apple had sought to differentiate the iPad by optimizing its own apps for the larger display as well as encouraging third-party developers to to the same. You will find that the functionality of the Mac version is also more appealing and has been given some new upgrades. What this means is that iOS 11 will store your messages in iCloud. Read More »

Apple iMac Pro computer for professionals

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They use Intels new Kaby Lake processors (which offer higher frequencies and HEVC decoding). The upgrades to better processors happened as expected , affecting the 12-, 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro 2017 variants. The pro area is very important to us. This week's announcement was the fulfillment of that promise. From a memory perspective, options are now doubled. Read More »

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has lost his seat to the Tories

So far the party has lost more than a dozen seats, with more losses projected, something that only two years ago have been unthinkable. The scale of SNP losses predicted by the exit poll suggested transformative progress by the Scottish Conservatives , who took only one seat in Scotland in 2015 but are projected to win 15 seats in this year's election , according to the exit poll. Read More »

The iMac gets a long-awaited update

With the Space Gray MacBook Pros in mind, it's somewhat odd that Apple isn't offering its Space Gray accessories separately. The updated iMac features Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors as well as "the best Mac display ever", The Verge reported. Read More »

WWDC 2017: HomePod speakers, new iMacs and more unveiled

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Per consulting firm Strategy Analytics, smart speakers sales were up by almost 600 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, with 4.2 million smart speakers sold in the fourth quarter (about 88 percent of those were Amazon products, and 10 percent were Google ). Read More »

The new Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac

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The iMac Pro is a treat for professionals who were disappointed with the 2016 MacBook Pro , as the latest model of the supposed laptop for professionals dropped different kinds of legacy ports that are still being used by millions in the industry. Read More »

5 iOS 11 Features That Will Make Your Life Much Easier

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In this roundup, iDownload Blog discussed some new features in iOS 11 that have previously existed in Cydia as jailbreak tweaks before the new firmware. Among the upgraded features for Siri will be new and more natural male and female voice options and the ability to translate English words and phrases into five languages: French, German, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish. Read More »

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs Pro 9.7

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Those days will soon be over for many users thanks to a new setting in iOS 11 that introduces the "While Using The App" location setting for all apps, as a number of eagle-eyed developers - including Joe Duvall and Twitter users @tfoil2 and @chengyinliu - spotted. Read More »

Apple's answer to the Amazon Echo has a critical flaw

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But it's also possible that the HomePod could expose Siri as less capable than Amazon's Alexa , Google's Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana, Blaber said. The Echo Dot also attaches to existing speaker systems over Bluetooth or with an audio cable. Amazon and Google's existing speakers have also proved popular with consumers since the Echo launched in the United Kingdom in 2016 and Home earlier this year. Read More »

Apple's unveils new iPhone features, products at annual showcase

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Apple has announced a brand new smart speaker with a sharp focus on audio quality, the HomePod , as part of a raft of new product and software reveals at its annual developers conference WWDC . But they can also be perceived as creepy monitoring devices that listen in on the home, and sometimes turn on without anyone even prompting them. Read More »

You Can Now Preorder the New Microsoft Surface Pen for $99.99

However, only Platinum version is available for pre-order right now . The new pen speeds are times two of the speed of the previous version. Back to the USA, we should mention the old Surface Pen is still around, priced at $59.99 in silver, black, dark blue and gold. Read More »

Apple iPhone 'Do Not Disturb' update aims to curb distracted driving

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He was surprised how quickly Apple built these developer tools and he's going to use them to add new functions to his app for identifying objects in an image and creating more customized GIFs. Both models feature the world's most advanced display with ProMotion technology, that delivers refresh rates up to 120Hz, and incredible performance with the new A10X Fusion chip. Read More »

HTC U11 6GB RAM variant will be available only in these countries

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The website does not disclose the pricing details and availability of the upcoming HTC premium smartphone. The HTC U11, HTC's flagship phone for 2017, will be available in 6GB RAM and 128GB memory option, in addition to the base 4GB RAM and 64GB memory option, when it arrives here in the days to come. Read More »

Trump Claims 'Total And Complete Vindication' After Comey Testimony

The younger Trump had tweeted more than 80 times by 6:30 p.m. Thursday, defending his father and blasting Comey , the man his father fired last month. Former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of firing him to try to undermine the bureau's investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign team and Russian Federation. Read More »

Check out Apple's official video introduction of the HomePod

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Samsung and Google already have VR systems centered on their smartphones. Called ARKit, the company believes this will let developers "tap into the latest computer vision technologies to build detailed and compelling virtual content on top of real-world scenes for interactive gaming, immersive shopping experiences, industrial design and more."On iPhones, iOS 11 will also bring friend payment functionality through Apple Pay". Read More »

Apple launches new faster iMacs, updates MacBook Pro

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It is loaded with various intense features in all aspects, such as workstation, graphics, processors , memory storage and I/O. The base $4,999 iMac Pro comes with an eight-core Intel Xeon processor , 32GB of ECC RAM, 8GB AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics (also VR-ready), and a 1TB SSD. Read More »