• Apple unveils new technology at WWDC in San Jose
Apple unveils new technology at WWDC in San Jose

In addition, iOS 11 will allow the new iPads to compete more effectively with Microsoft's Surface hybrid notebook-tablet models which are finding favor with business buyers. Siri can do those things, too, but Apple's pitch for Siri-powered HomePod is instead focused heavily on music - the company appears to bank on consumers paying for...

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  • Apple's iOS 11 to restrict logging into apps using social media platforms
Apple's iOS 11 to restrict logging into apps using social media platforms

Apple also unveiled a bunch of refinements in its other platforms - tvOS, watchOS and macOS - with watchOS 4 and updates to its Mac line of desktops and notebooks. There are new Macs and iPads for those looking for new hardware. Apple also showed off new features for its iOS mobile software and lots of other fun stuff.

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple introduces smart compact music speaker
WWDC 2017: Apple introduces smart compact music speaker

Cook also launched iOS 11 with over 10 new features. Some of the products will be available immediately, others will come later this year. One of the most important announcements is the iOS11 which brings new experiences and hundreds of features to iPhone and iPad this fall.

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  • Apple introduces power-packed iOS 11, wireless home speaker
Apple introduces power-packed iOS 11, wireless home speaker

Speaking at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) here late on Monday, CEO Tim Cook said this year "it is going to be the best and biggest WWDC ever". Apple said that watch wearers will be able to link their devices with the gym equipment through NFC. High Sierra is expected to be available in the upcoming months.

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  • 11 features that make iOS 11 Apple's biggest iOS update to date
11 features that make iOS 11 Apple's biggest iOS update to date

Apple's home hub is here. HomePod costs $349 to start and will be available later this year. At this point, it's not explicitly clear as to how developers and businesses will integrate with Business Chat, but Apple touts that everything takes place from directly within the Messages app on iOS .

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  • Apple iPad Pro 10.5 is available next week
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 is available next week

The creative lead also showed off a more complex augmented reality experience created by Peter Jackson's Wingnut AR studio, which utilizes Unity and SceneKit in conjunction with ARKit and is set to launch "later this year". Siri is also receiving more conversational voices, and will also be able to do real-time translation for people speaking...

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  • Apple Confirms $349 Device at WWDC 2017
Apple Confirms $349 Device at WWDC 2017

After touting the work of Apple's developers, Cook announced that Amazon is coming to Apple TV with its Prime Video app. Cook said Apple was pleased about the partnership, and mentioned some original Amazon content like Transparent . Featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is created to handle the most demand...

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  • Apple announces HomePod at WWDC17
Apple announces HomePod at WWDC17

Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference . Apple will let people play audio in multiple rooms while Google works on introducing that feature to all speakers that have Chromecast built in.

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  • IMac and MacBook get juiced, iMac Pro gets teased
IMac and MacBook get juiced, iMac Pro gets teased

The iMac 21.5-inch is pulling an Intel Iris Plus 640, pushing 80 percent better benches than the previous chip. Available at the end of the year, Apple is also including four Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 10GB ethernet connection on the back of the iMac Pro , allowing professionals to connect both external storage drives, as well as external grap...

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  • Apple announces smart speaker HomePod to rival Amazon Echo and Google Home
Apple announces smart speaker HomePod to rival Amazon Echo and Google Home

In an effort to retain more advanced users who might be thrown off by the operating system's Fischer Price appeal in comparison to Android, the company has finally included a native file manager. The new iPad Pro 10.5 was also introduced. The extra space allows for a full-size on-screen keyboard or a full-size Smart Keyboard, if you prefer somethin...

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  • Apple WWDC 2017: 5 Key Takeaways and What They Mean for Government
Apple WWDC 2017: 5 Key Takeaways and What They Mean for Government

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.

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  • IOS 11 will not support 32-bit apps
IOS 11 will not support 32-bit apps

Apple is introducing a 10.5-inch iPad Pro in an attempt to revive interest in its once hot-selling line of tablets. Apple kept news of a tenth anniversary iPhone under wraps on day one of its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif .

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  • Famed Florida highway shut by huge marina fire
Famed Florida highway shut by huge marina fire

Florida Keys firefighters were called to a boat fire, but when they arrived, they found that the flames had engulfed a house and about an acre-sized lot filled with wooden lobster traps. The fire was contained about 5:30 a.m., with a loss of about 10 percent of the lobster traps, Johnson said. "Road closed both directions as firefighters attempt ...

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  • Apple unveils HomePod, competition for Amazon Echo
Apple unveils HomePod, competition for Amazon Echo

Making the most of it will require a subscription to Apple's own music streaming service, which runs $10 to $15 per month and has attracted 27 million subscribers so far. So if you are wedded into the Apple ecosystem, then by all means buy it. Apple says its looking to "reinvent" the way we listen to music in the home.

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  • Apple Announces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' for iOS During WWDC 2017
Apple Announces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' for iOS During WWDC 2017

Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has stressed the importance of Apple's services business, predicting it will double in size by 2021. In addition, Cook said Apple , headquartered in Cupertino, Northern California, now has 16 million registered software developers worldwide for its consumer electronics, including smartphone known as iPhone , a...

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  • This Parent Loves Apple's New Do Not Disturb for Drivers
This Parent Loves Apple's New Do Not Disturb for Drivers

It costs $349, compared to $49 for the entry-level Echo. Apple today finally took the wraps off of its standalone speaker, which it hopes will "reinvent home music". The company are also talking up the new full-sized Smart Keyboard and reworked Apple Pencil as the ideal accessories for the iPad Pro , saying they bring "breakthrough levels of...

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  • Apple reveals powerful new iPad Pro
Apple reveals powerful new iPad Pro

The 10.5 inch iPad Pro includes a new A10X fusion chip and also supports USB 3.0 file transfer and fast charging. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro goes on sale today and ships next week; while iOS 11 ships to consumers in the fall. It also works more accurately with the Apple Pencil, offering an industry-leading 20 milliseconds. The Apple iPad Pro 10.5...

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  • Apple Unveils New IMac Pro
Apple Unveils New IMac Pro

John Ternus, VP of hardware engineering, said the new iMac displays will be 43 percent brighter than previous models at 500 nits and be capable of showing one billion colors. macOS Sierra is getting support for Valve VR and Unreal Engine's VR Editor. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac , Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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  • Apple Launches 'HomePod,' Its First New Product in (Almost) 3 Years
Apple Launches 'HomePod,' Its First New Product in (Almost) 3 Years

Tapping Apple's Siri digital assistant, such a speaker is expected to serve as a butler as well as an outlet for listening to music. A look at some new face options for Apple Watch. New features coming to iPhones and iPads, meanwhile, include marginal improvements such as syncing messages to Apple servers in the cloud, saving storage space on pho...

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple Officially Unveils iOS 11
WWDC 2017: Apple Officially Unveils iOS 11

Apple has redesigned the experience so that all developers can spotlight their apps with more engaging content, putting the most important information front and center for the customer making a download decision. You'll be able to ask Siri , "How do you say this in Chinese?" and it will speak it. Languages include Chinese, French, German, Itali...

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