• Apple launches new iPad Pros with HDR screens
Apple launches new iPad Pros with HDR screens

In the privacy arena, Apple executives touted the fact that until the user says "Hey Siri" the speaker does not send any information to Apple . The HomePod is plugged into the Apple Music service, to pull up one's existing music catalog, he said.

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  • Apple bringing VR, external graphics and game engines to Mac
Apple bringing VR, external graphics and game engines to Mac

With a streamlined API, precompiled shaders, and support for efficient multi-threading, Metal can take your game or app to the next level of performance and capability. No price or release date was announced, though Apple said developers will be the first to get their hands on one. With the Metal 2 , such hacks will no longer be a requirement.

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  • Apple announces iOS 11 with updates Control Center, App Store, and more
Apple announces iOS 11 with updates Control Center, App Store, and more

Here's all the hardware Apple announced at WWDC 2017 . Apple also unveiled the long-rumored 10.5in iPad Pro. Apple isn't just going after Amazon. Safari, Apple's web browser, seeks to make users' online experience smoother and less annoying. And if you're editing video outside or in other challenging light conditions, you'll appreciate that ...

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  • WWDC: Apple Unveils WatchOS4, Features Siri Integration and New UI
WWDC: Apple Unveils WatchOS4, Features Siri Integration and New UI

Apple also brought on Lauren Goode to speak well of the WatchOS 4 update with the Workout app. On the backend, Watch OS 4 gets more support for apps in the background, better responsiveness and core Bluetooth . Will Apple watchOS 4 tempt you into an Apple Watch purchase this year? While none appeared revolutionary, the changes shoul...

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  • Apple unveils iOS 11 with Metal 2, updated Siri, and more
Apple unveils iOS 11 with Metal 2, updated Siri, and more

The virtual assistant's voice will now sound more natural. Apple devices will support multi-room audio, so you can rock out to music on speakers spread out around your house. Plus, Apple is doubling the iPad Pro base model storage to 64GB. There are also improvements to Siri's voice and visual interface, while it was also announced that t...

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  • Apple watchOS 4 to emphasize workouts, Siri and Apple Music
Apple watchOS 4 to emphasize workouts, Siri and Apple Music

Updates to the Activity app reflect that usage. One of the new features will be a Siri-powered watch face with "proactive" information that changes using Siri's intelligence. The Workout app has been redesigned as well with easier navigation and a minimalistic landing page. However, the coolest feature may be that with WatchOS 4 your watch will b...

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  • Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac: Powerful Performance for Breathtaking 5K Computing
Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac: Powerful Performance for Breathtaking 5K Computing

The iMac Pro has been designed keeping in mind the necessities of professionals who need to work with extensive amounts of data sets and use cases, which require enormous processing power and memory capabilities. iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports can connect to up to two RAI...

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  • HTC Vive is coming to Mac
HTC Vive is coming to Mac

Onlookers caught a glimpse of the Star Wars universe in VR with Tie Fighters zipping around along with an appearance by Darth Vader. During the Mac-focused segment of its developer conference, Apple made a series of announcements that brought smiles to the faces of VR fans.

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  • Siri Speaker, HomePod, Release Date: Apple Announces December Launch
Siri Speaker, HomePod, Release Date: Apple Announces December Launch

There is also a new Apple Pay Cash account, which is where users will receive money from other users. Or if someone texts you about owing money, it will ask if you want to pay using Apple Pay. "When you are driving, you don't need to be responding to these kind of messages". iOS 11 beta is early software and early software can be extremely un...

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  • Apple kicks off event with virtual reality, browser privacy
Apple kicks off event with virtual reality, browser privacy

Customers can also use the HomePod with Apple's HomeKit system, meaning they can control smart lightbulbs, door locks and thermostats with voice commands - just as they can with the Amazon Echo and Google Home . and Google parent company Alphabet Inc . most likely sell their home speakers and other hardware at a loss or perhaps a small prof...

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  • Apple confirms release of HomePod - the 'smartest speaker on offer'
Apple confirms release of HomePod - the 'smartest speaker on offer'

Apple says its history of "reinventing portable music" through iTunes and the iPod means it is in a strong position to challenge its rivals. But there's no word on whether the speaker will be compatible with streaming services like Spotify ( Apple's website only mentions Apple Music ) or encourage third-party experimentation like Amazon's ...

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  • Hands-on with the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and iOS 11's ARKit
Hands-on with the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and iOS 11's ARKit

Giving the new iMacPro another chance won't come cheap, though: These super-powered new models go for $5,000 a pop and will be available in December. There were so many new announcements though CEO Tim Cook tried to sum them up into six broad categories.

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  • Apple Revamps iPhone Software, Adds Augmented Reality Features
Apple Revamps iPhone Software, Adds Augmented Reality Features

However, she also looks a little different: Apple has given its voice assistant a new visual interface that surfaces multiple results for your requests, as well as followup questions. When you're using Maps for driving navigation, you will now see the speed limit as well as lane guidance so you don't have to switch lanes last minute or risk mis...

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  • Apple HomePod sets sights on Amazon Alexa, Google Home
Apple HomePod sets sights on Amazon Alexa, Google Home

Apple said the HomePod will also be compatible with the company's HomeKit system for controlling smart home devices , like lighting, heating, air conditioning and home security systems. It is created to work with the Apple Music subscription service and can produce rich sound while tapping into the artificial intelligence power of Siri.

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  • Apple announces Apple Pay for person-to-person exchanges
Apple announces Apple Pay for person-to-person exchanges

With the iPhone being the world's most popular camera , it's no surprise that photography was front and centre of the keynote. Siri has been given a new personality, with a refined voice which comes in two genders. - Apple's new HomePod intelligent speaker is focused on sound quality but it will also answer Siri-type things, like remin...

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  • Apple's iPad Pro Line Is Updated With New Screen Size
Apple's iPad Pro Line Is Updated With New Screen Size

A new Siri interface on the Apple Watch will also blend users' calendar information with other useful details, like airline tickets they may have booked, the company said. Virtual reality has been described as the next big thing for decades. For Apple , having one would further broaden the role that its software, services and gadgets play in peo...

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  • IOS 11 beta 1 is now available to download
IOS 11 beta 1 is now available to download

Siri will now be able to perform translations in various languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish. This feature is now in beta, and Apple will be adding more languages eventually. A new Long Exposure mode has also been introduced. Memory under Photos will be optimized to play in both portrait and landscape mode...

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple announces a slew of new products, options
WWDC 2017: Apple announces a slew of new products, options

The company's new MacBook Pro models pack tons of power, and the new iPad Pro features a bold new design. The new peer-to-peer aspect of Apple Pay might entice more people to use the service, which would help Apple compete more with PayPal's Venmo , a leader in peer-to-peer payments in the US.

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  • Apple's new iOS update aims to make driving with your iPhone safer
Apple's new iOS update aims to make driving with your iPhone safer

Siri extends beyond voice, using on-device learning to deliver more personal experiences and offers suggestions based on personal usage of Safari, News, Mail, Messages and more. The National Safety Council estimated that more than one in four motor vehicle crashes in 2014 involved a cell phone , and the year before, there were a roughly 341,000 au...

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  • Watch the Apple WWDC keynote live
Watch the Apple WWDC keynote live

Apple's WWDC 2017 conference "will inspire developers from all walks of life to turn their passions into the next great innovations and apps that customers use every day across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac", the company announced in a press statement.

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