• Apple enters the speaker market
Apple enters the speaker market

Amazon's Echo commands 70.6 percent of the US market and Google Home has 23.8 percent, according to a recent eMarketer report . With Apple Music integration, the smart speaker has 40 million songs on tap. Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing, said on stage that the product has been in the works for " years ". The lack of ...

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  • Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals
Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals

It will block videos that start playing automatically, for instance, and can also prevent ads from following and profiling users. Drivers will still be able to use Apple CarPlay, of course, in cars that are equipped with it. Apple also unveiled new Macs, addressing complaints that Apple has let its Mac lineup languish in favor of its better-...

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  • These Are the Biggest New Features Coming to the iPhone
These Are the Biggest New Features Coming to the iPhone

ARKit has the potential to offer some pretty awesome games in the future and signals Apple's interest in the augmented reality field in the general. The new Echo Show goes on sale on June 28 for $230. Apple is introducing a number of effects into the Live Photos feature. It also comes with a feature called ProMotion, which doubles the refresh...

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  • Apple Touts New Macs, Amazon Prime Video On Apple TV
Apple Touts New Macs, Amazon Prime Video On Apple TV

In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a person stands. Apple announced its latest smartphone operating system, iOS 11; new smartwatch operating system, watchOS 4; and new Mac computer operating system, macOS High Sierra . The $349 speaker is created to work with an Apple Music subscription and has Siri built in, allowing the user...

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  • IOS 11 announced - All the details
IOS 11 announced - All the details

The new size means the iPad Pro keyboard is now "full size", which means typing isn't so squished, while the introduction of a new smart case gives you a slot to store the Apple Pencil so you don't lose it in the void of your bag. Claimed by Apple as the most "advanced iPad display yet", it is certainly bright, crisp, and clear. Rather th...

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  • Apple unveils A10X Fusion processor-graphics combo chip for iPad Pro
Apple unveils A10X Fusion processor-graphics combo chip for iPad Pro

More than 35 million people in the USA are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than doubling from last year, according the research firm eMarketer. Cook also praised the Apple developer community which has 16 million registered developers and added three million previous year. Apple said that watch wear...

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  • Apple Announces New Siri-Based Speaker System HomePod
Apple Announces New Siri-Based Speaker System HomePod

It'll learn your habits based on what articles you might be reading, for instance. That money immediately can be used in retail stores that take Apple Pay or can be moved to a bank account. "When away from home, HomePod is the ideal home hub, providing remote access and home automations through the Home app on iPhone or iPad ", says Apple...

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  • 6 things you need to know about the Apple HomePod
6 things you need to know about the Apple HomePod

Like the Amazon Echo and Google Home , the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes. "It's so cool, we really believe it is going to take your home music experience to the next level", Apple chief executive Tim Cook said of the new device.

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  • Apple's iMac goes Pro in 2017 — Look out Surface
Apple's iMac goes Pro in 2017 — Look out Surface

Updates to the 12-inch MacBook and flagship 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros also included Intel's Kaby Lake processors to make the laptops more efficient, and could result in improved battery life. As far as the 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup is concerned, it will max out with a much faster Intel i7 chip clocked at 3.5 Ghz. These Macs are up o...

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  • Apple Homepod: A
Apple Homepod: A "breakthrough" smart speaker coming in December for £350

Apple Inc kicked off its annual developer conference on Monday by unveiling a "Siri face" for the Apple Watch that will enable the voice-activated assistant to provide users with information like commute times for upcoming appointments. Despite the larger screen, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro didn't get any heavier than its predecessor-it still weighs ...

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  • Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room
Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room

While it's significantly more expensive than Google Home ($130) or Amazon Echo ($180), the HomePod compares favorably to competing speakers like the Sonos 5 ($500) and perhaps to the Cortana-infused Harman Kardon speaker, which has yet to disclose a price.

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  • Apple's Metal to Support VR in High Sierra
Apple's Metal to Support VR in High Sierra

Everything from TIE fighters to a lightsaber-wielding Darth Vader were all rendered in stunning 3D, which the Vive headset wearer was able to walk around and interact with. Leading VR companies are joining Apple to drive VR innovation on the Mac with features coming later this year - Valve is optimizing their SteamVR platform for macOS and enabli...

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  • Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'
Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'

Apple's entry into the market could change this. The company is casting Siri as a music connoisseur that will learn and cater to the tastes of the HomePod's owners, as well as answer questions about the songs as they are played. Siri will also get a translation feature for different languages like Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. ...

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  • Apple Pay takes on Venmo with personal money transfers
Apple Pay takes on Venmo with personal money transfers

Apple's new payment system isn't exactly a surprise. If you receive money, it'll go on something called an Apple Pay cash card. And Square , the payments startup of Jack Dorsey, has Square Cash in the US. Once received, the amount will sit in Apple Pay Cash until you withdraw it to your bank, use it on the new App Store, send money to som...

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  • Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

The browser's new "intelligent tracking prevention", meanwhile, will use machine learning to identify and block digital-ad trackers in order to keep advertisers from following and profiling users. Trusted Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, has given a "more than fifty percent chance" of Apple unveiling a Siri speaker - and he was right! And while...

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  • Apple's watchOS improvements focus on fitness and Siri
Apple's watchOS improvements focus on fitness and Siri

This face, powered by Siri Intelligence, will update contemporaneously with new information depending on the user's needs and habits. Siri is being positioned as a more proactive helper on the Apple Watch . Apple Watch is available in two different case sizes, 38mm and 42mm. Apple Watch Series 1 with a Sport Band is available at a starting pr...

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  • Apple unveils $349 HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home
Apple unveils $349 HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home

Created to work with an Apple Music® subscription for access to over 40 million songs, HomePod provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music. With Siri and a clear hole in its ecosystem, Apple is banking that its second try at a speaker product will do better. Only the most recent messages will ...

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  • Apple Uses iOS 11 to Make iPad more Mac-like
Apple Uses iOS 11 to Make iPad more Mac-like

Apple says its looking to "reinvent" the way we listen to music in the home. It comes in white or black and will cost $349USD when it ships in December. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro will automatically adjust the refresh rate depending on what you're viewing to maximize both performance and battery life. The updated portable comes with a six-core A10X SOC...

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  • Apple's top new iOS 11 features
Apple's top new iOS 11 features

Apple is adding what is says are detailed floor plan maps at a variety of shopping malls and major airports. Beyond the iPhone, Apple says iOS 11 is the biggest software release ever for the iPad. A new MusicKit API is also coming to allow third-party apps to integrate into the Music app more tightly. Apple says the feature will be able to de...

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  • Apple unveils the HomePod speaker,to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home
Apple unveils the HomePod speaker,to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home

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. A survey released last month by research firm eMarketer found Echo speakers held 70.6 percent of the United States market, compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home.

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