• Are Apple and Amazon Ready to Play Nice?
Are Apple and Amazon Ready to Play Nice?

According to him, Siri on the HomePod acts as a nice way to help users do exactly that. Apple say it will launch at a price of $349 (roughly £270) in the United States, with official pricing for Australia and the United Kingdom will be released later this year.

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  • Gene Munster Saw Something 'Revolutionary' In Apple's Event That Most Investors Missed
Gene Munster Saw Something 'Revolutionary' In Apple's Event That Most Investors Missed

When you follow a profile, you'll be able to listen to the playlists shared by them and also take a peek at their frequently played tracks. Conversations will now be more synchronised across your Apple devices, as messages will now be stored in iCloud .

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  • Apple Unveils New 13 Inch MacBook Pro At WWDC 2017
Apple Unveils New 13 Inch MacBook Pro At WWDC 2017

Whilst Apple has never disclosed all of their sales figures, the iPhone 5 did reportedly make the company a cool $90 million, so we can assume that the original model was pretty popular consumers - and that a lot of people will not be happy with this latest update .

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  • Will Apple's HomePod Be a Home Run?
Will Apple's HomePod Be a Home Run?

Still, the HomePod is a big step up from Apple's last speaker product (remember 2006's Apple Hi-Fi?). The HomePod is Apple's first new gadget in almost three years, following its announcement of the Apple Watch in September 2014. I do hope support for Spotify is added to the HomePod though, Apple Music is a decent enough service but t...

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  • Apple Announces The HomePod
Apple Announces The HomePod

The Apple HomePod will compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home , but the branding and customer loyalty that the consumer electronics giant has built up will undoubtedly count for a lot in this ongoing battle. Google is approaching perfection while Siri is still working out the basics. A8 Chip and Machine Learning Algorithms: It's Smart In...

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple HomePod Competes with Amazon Echo and Google Home
WWDC 2017: Apple HomePod Competes with Amazon Echo and Google Home

The speaker is controlled by Apple's A8 processor, which the company claims is "the biggest brain inside of a speaker". The company has finally unveiled its product for competing with Amazon Echo and Google Home . market, compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home and 5.6 percent for others including Lenovo, LG, Harmon Kardon and Mattel. ...

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  • Check out Apple's official video introduction of the HomePod
Check out Apple's official video introduction of the HomePod

While Apple was an early entry into voice assistants with the introduction of Siri in 2011, voice assistants from Amazon and Google have largely surpassed Apple with the launch Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers . "New indoor maps of areas like malls and airports indicated that Apple might be laying groundwork to display information ...

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple announces Siri-powered HomePod to take on Amazon's Echo
WWDC 2017: Apple announces Siri-powered HomePod to take on Amazon's Echo

This time around, it is not the pioneer in the home music market , but rather a latecomer that has no choice but to focus on music for a chance to succeed. So, Apple isn't really blazing a trail here - but that doesn't matter. Graphics cards are also getting a spec boost which means that they will now (finally) support VR.

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  • Apple to introduce iPhone app to prevent distracted driving
Apple to introduce iPhone app to prevent distracted driving

The company also revealed that SteamVR, the VR gaming platform, would soon support Mac format. Created to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, Apple claims that HomePod provides knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music.

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  • Apple's iMac Pro Is An Intel Xeon And AMD Vega Graphics Powerhouse
Apple's iMac Pro Is An Intel Xeon And AMD Vega Graphics Powerhouse

It features an Intel Kaby Lake processor, dubbed the Core i7, running at 3.5 gigahertz with turbo boost up to 4.0 GHz. Along with the new iMac internals, the new models will come with a pair of USB-C ports, as well as Apple's hybrid fusion hard drives, standard.

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  • IOS 11 removes support for 32-bit apps, renders legacy iDevices obsolete
IOS 11 removes support for 32-bit apps, renders legacy iDevices obsolete

Apple has also added support for person-to-person payment transfers using Apple Pay, redesigned the App Store and improved iOS' Control Center settings bar. The watch will use machine learning to adapt automatically to the customer's routines and apps that they use. By embedding Siri , users can make specific demands like sending a text ...

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  • Apple iOS 11 Is Incompatible With 32-Bit Apps
Apple iOS 11 Is Incompatible With 32-Bit Apps

The update will allow Siri to show up more search results for the queries raised. The new Fire TV app sounds similar to the shopping app Amazon rolled out for the Apple TV tvOS in December , although that app was only for Amazon Prime members, and it is not clear whether this one is limited to Prime members or not.

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  • A top Apple exec called out Google Chrome for misleading marketing
A top Apple exec called out Google Chrome for misleading marketing

On the top right, Apple has added filters to any screen within the Photos app so users can sort through their favourite images. Initially only available to developers, this could be the start of a VR revolution on Macs . Besides taking lesser space the streaming will be more smooth. Metal is now available external graphics . Apple anno...

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  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Updates iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Updates iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro

Apple Pay itself was a game-changer for Apple , and for the general public in markets like the USA where mobile payments hadn't yet proliferated. Whilst the devices will still work when iOS 11 comes out, they will not be able to run the latest apps and will not get security updates to make the phone hacker-proof.

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  • Apple is launching an iMac Pro and new iPad Pro models
Apple is launching an iMac Pro and new iPad Pro models

Apple has unveiled a software update that will prevent drivers receiving notifications when they are behind the wheel. Of course, none of this is going to happen overnight, but Apple has a ready iOS user base for nearly anything new it introduces, and this is yet another potential revenue stream that can help the company offset its heavy depen...

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  • Global Predictive Genetic Testing Market Research Report Forecast 2017
Global Predictive Genetic Testing Market Research Report Forecast 2017

Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Region, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of LNG Bunkering in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), like North America, China, Europe, Japan, India, Southeast Asia split by product type, with production, revenue, price, market share and gr...

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  • Apple to introduce 'Do Not Disturb while driving' for iOS 11
Apple to introduce 'Do Not Disturb while driving' for iOS 11

Now, as its showcasing interest in AR, Apple is working on AR features for the iPhone and a pair of AR glasses, Bloomberg News has reported . One of the drivers for all that new hardware is support for VR, or virtual reality. "It's a seminal event in the journey toward AR that Apple's come out and shipped something", said Matt Miesniek...

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  • Is Apple's HomePod the 'One More Thing' of WWDC 2017 You Wanted?
Is Apple's HomePod the 'One More Thing' of WWDC 2017 You Wanted?

Apple's WWDC 2017 showcased the new version of iOS 11 along with macOS High Sierra . If you're in it just to get iOS 11 , provide your Apple ID and some basic information about yourself, and pay the membership fee of $99 per year.

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  • IOS 11 vs iOS 10: What's New in iOS 11
IOS 11 vs iOS 10: What's New in iOS 11

Here's a rundown of some of the similar aspects to be found in iOS 11 and Android O. Apple CEO Tim Cook had frequently talked about VR and AR in the past, giving a thumbs-up to both without revealing if, when and how Apple would enter either market.

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  • Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C
Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C

Apple is much better than its rivals at providing support in the way of software and security updates for legacy devices. iPhones and iPads continue to receive updates for years before they're made obsolete. HomePod will take on Amazon Echo and Google Home, which have momentum in the arena of voice-controlled speakers capable of controlling smart ...

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