• Apple taking on Venmo with peer-to-peer payments
Apple taking on Venmo with peer-to-peer payments

But Venmo may have a large, fruit-shaped target on its back because Apple just declared war. Apple formally announced the debut of its rumored Venmo-like P-to-P service , and as with anything Apple-related, it's deeply embedded into the overall Apple ecosystem.

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  • WWDC 2017: What to expect from Apple's keynote
WWDC 2017: What to expect from Apple's keynote

That, in turn, could boost usage of the Apple Pay service, which has been underwhelming in the almost three years since it launched, bank sources previously told Recode . Amazon makes little or no profit selling the high-end $179 Echo, which mostly serves as a foothold in consumers' homes and a way to get them to sign up for Amazon Prime and buy...

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  • Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving
Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving

In case you missed it, the slide in question can be viewed below. iOS 11 will be available as a free update in the autumn. We'll have to spend more time with it to see if it really makes anything quicker, and we're not sure yet whether or not you'll be able to customise the options.

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  • IOS 11: Apple's Familiar Yet Wildly Futuristic OS
IOS 11: Apple's Familiar Yet Wildly Futuristic OS

The 21.5-inch 4K model is also getting discrete AMD graphics instead of integrated Intel graphics. Auto long exposure option added. Camera: Updated video and image compression, improved Portrait Mode with support for low light, plus a new Depth API for developers.

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  • Apple WWDC 2017: What to Expect From the Keynote Event
Apple WWDC 2017: What to Expect From the Keynote Event

Siri is also getting a pretty big update in iOS 11 and it starts with a new voice (male and female) that sounds much more natural and less robotic. In a tweet , Troughton-Smith said the app's details state it will only run on iOS 11 . Every day, Apple will showcase a game or app that its staff recommends in an article that resembles a trad...

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  • What to expect from Apple WWDC 2017
What to expect from Apple WWDC 2017

At WWDC 2017 , Apple showed off a newly redesigned App Store . CEO Tim Cook said Apple was pleased about the partnership, and mentioned some original Amazon content like Transparent. The MacBook Air is getting a faster chip. The iPhone will better accommodate AI technology prepared ahead of time on massive data centers before being brough...

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  • IOS 11 Files App Spotted Hours Before WWDC 2017
IOS 11 Files App Spotted Hours Before WWDC 2017

Although it was the first smartphone maker to come out with a digital assistant when Siri debuted in 2011, it hasn't had a stand-alone assistant. The technology has been rolled out for iOS , but is yet to be ported to Apple's desktops and laptop computers.

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  • WWDC 2017: Here's Everything Apple Announced
WWDC 2017: Here's Everything Apple Announced

I'll provide more depth later this week. It'll suggest an Facebook if you always wake up and check Facebook . If that doesn't work, other tweaks such as improved facial recognition and photo tagging will make it easier for people to quickly search through their photos rather than having to scroll through dozens at a time.

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  • Apple's HomePod smart speaker is official with big focus on audio quality
Apple's HomePod smart speaker is official with big focus on audio quality

The next Mac version will be called High Sierra, suggesting that it's a refinement of the current version, Sierra. The next big version of the iPhone operating system will have a feature that has always been called for by active-travel advocates: a confirm-to-turn-off nag that blanks the screen and turns off alerts when the phone detects so...

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  • Best New iOS 11 Features
Best New iOS 11 Features

New iMacs for software programmers are getting better displays and graphics capabilities. Apple isn't just going after Amazon . "They're there to spoil the developer community", said Shannon Cross, an analyst at Cross Research.

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple launches iOS 11, updates to watchOS
WWDC 2017: Apple launches iOS 11, updates to watchOS

At WWDC 2017 , senior vice president for software engineering Craig Federighi revealed that iOS 11 would include several new features for Messages , Apple Pay , Siri , and the Camera , as well as a redesign of Control Centre .

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  • New Smart Speaker Expected At Apple Conference
New Smart Speaker Expected At Apple Conference

This means that users will be able to control speakers and manage multi-room audio directly from the Home app on their iOS device. Off all the probable features that it would bring to the table, the most exciting bit would be Files .

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  • WWDC 2017: Major announcements from Apple's big developer conference
WWDC 2017: Major announcements from Apple's big developer conference

Apple is arguably behind Google , Amazon and Microsoft when it comes to a virtual assistant, but with iOS 11 , Siri might just be catching up at a rapid pace. "Whenever these companies try to freeze each other out, the consumer always loses", said Paul Verna, an analyst at research firm eMarketer. The iMac Pro blends the super-thin desig...

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  • What to expect at Apple's 2017 developers conference?
What to expect at Apple's 2017 developers conference?

Well, it should be quite obvious by now that the company is indeed planning on bringing an expanded filesystem to the new iOS 11 which the company is expected to unveil later today. If you care about gender equality in tech, we'll also be tracking how much speaking time women get at the traditionally male-dominated event .

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  • New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off forum
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off forum

If the speculation pans out, the speaker would be Apple's first new product since its smartwatch in 2015. This shows its pre-installation plus free trial strategy is helping Apple Music catch up to Spotify with its free ad-supported tier.

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  • Apple To Debut Peer-To-Peer Payment System This Fall
Apple To Debut Peer-To-Peer Payment System This Fall

That is all set to change though, as Apple has announced that people will now be able to use the Apple Pay service to make payments to your friends from within the messages app. Apple says the feature is entirely private and only stays on a user's device. It was as if suddenly Apple realized that the best way to sell hardware - espec...

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  • Criticised over London mayor tweets, Trump steps up attack
Criticised over London mayor tweets, Trump steps up attack

They have raided two more properties Monday, both in East London , and 11 people are now in custody. United States pop star Ariana Grande made an emotional but triumphant return to the stage for a charity show on Sunday after 22 people were killed in a terror attack at her Manchester Arena concert on May 22.

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  • The 12 coolest things we learnt from WWDC 2017
The 12 coolest things we learnt from WWDC 2017

Other iOS possibilities could include an Apple Pay-powered peer-to-peer Venmo competitor , which Recode previously reported was being discussed; some iPad-specific features to make the tablets more capable for would-be " pro " users; group FaceTime, à la the popular House Party app; and some Apple Music updates, perhaps around its video effo...

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  • Apple Announces 10.5-Inch iPad Pro
Apple Announces 10.5-Inch iPad Pro

The 12-core GPU will also provide a 40 per cent bump in performance, according to Apple. Innovative thermal architecture gives iMac Pro 80 percent more cooling capacity, allowing for extreme performance in the same thin and seamless iMac design.

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  • Apple pushes Siri to the fore at annual developer conference
Apple pushes Siri to the fore at annual developer conference

Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 11, highlights Siri's machine-learning capabilities to synchronize across devices. A new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature will discourage users from checking messages and notifications while behind the wheel.

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