• Pokemon Go Will Now Support Apple's Expanded Reality Tech
Pokemon Go Will Now Support Apple's Expanded Reality Tech

But perhaps the biggest announcement was of the HomePod - Apple's maiden foray into the smart speaker arena with an offering that's powered by Siri . The "Do Not Disturb While Driving" setting will automatically silence incoming texts and notifications while an iPhone is connected to a vehicle via Bluetooth or cable, the tech giant announced...

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  • Device Opens Its Doors to Amazon Prime Video
Device Opens Its Doors to Amazon Prime Video

Siri has been given a do-over with new voices and better contextual understanding, Apple Pay has been updated to support peer-to-peer payments via iMessage, and Control Center has been given a makeover that now sees it packing all of its features into a single pane.

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  • AMD unveils Radeon Pro 500 Series graphics cards
AMD unveils Radeon Pro 500 Series graphics cards

John Ternus, Apple's Vice President of Hardware Engineering, announced the latest generation of iMac models with prices starting at $1,099 for the 21.5-inch iMac , 21.5-inch iMac Retina 4K at $1,099, while iMac Retina 5K 27-inch starts at $1,799.

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  • 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' coming to iPhones
'Do Not Disturb While Driving' coming to iPhones

Techly saw the " Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature released live, as part of a broader iOS 11 overhaul. Apps using Apple's AR and AI tools "will expand iPhone user spend, improve customer stickiness and drive the 19 percent year-over-year services growth required to hit the company's target", Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty wrote in...

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  • Kia's New Nissan Juke Rival Will Be Called Stonic
Kia's New Nissan Juke Rival Will Be Called Stonic

The name, says Kia , is derived from "speedy" (hence the "S") and "tonic" - the first and last notes of a musical scale. Thus, Kia waffles, it suggests that the new model is agile and offers something new and fresh in the compact SUV segment.

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  • Apple Takes a Stance on Texting and Driving with iOS 11
Apple Takes a Stance on Texting and Driving with iOS 11

Apple's move follows a lawsuit filed by a family in December 2016, after their 5-year-old daughter was killed by a distracted driver allegedly using the FaceTime video chat feature. Apple's annual developers conference is the company's chance to preview upcoming features for iPhones, iPads, watches and Mac computers . Apple's new iMacs ar...

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  • IPhone 8 details revealed: Apple reveals secrets of it's new cult phone
IPhone 8 details revealed: Apple reveals secrets of it's new cult phone

Google is spearheading an educational campaign to teach pre-teen children how to protect themselves from scams, predators and other trouble. But what might end of having the biggest financial impact for Apple are the large multitasking enhancements to the iPad, and new payment features.

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  • Huawei Honor 9 official poster confirms June 12 launch
Huawei Honor 9 official poster confirms June 12 launch

This phone has 5.5-inch full HD display (1080 x 1920 pixels) with 2.5D curved glass on top. The Huawei Honor 9 is scheduled to go official on June 12 at an event in China. The device will be powered by a 64-bit HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor. To start with, the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant will be priced at Yuan 2499; the 6GB ...

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  • How To Get iOS 11 On Your iPhone RIGHT NOW
How To Get iOS 11 On Your iPhone RIGHT NOW

The use of such a technology would be instrumental in saving lives lost due to distracted driving. Available as part of iOS 11 starting this fall, ARKit is an augmented reality platform for iPhone and iPad . If the iPhone is connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth, the system will be able to pick up whether the user is driving or not. Appl...

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  • MacBook Pro 2017 Leaks About Its Enhanced Specs and Price
MacBook Pro 2017 Leaks About Its Enhanced Specs and Price

Encased in a space gray housing, the iMac Pro retains the same form factor as its recent iMac predecessors while offering massive improvements to the spec sheet. And while some are still musing on upgrading their devices, there are already talks of an iPad Pro 2 being available in the market soon. Sure, none of this will thrill hipsters, but if y...

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  • Apple Unveils HomePod to take on Amazon's Echo
Apple Unveils HomePod to take on Amazon's Echo

For me, the event was a satisfying affirmation that Apple has not fallen behind its many competitors, and is working on products and platforms that take advantage of the most interesting and potentially exciting new technologies across hardware, software and services that we've seen for some time.

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  • Apple Music enters home speaker market with HomePod
Apple Music enters home speaker market with HomePod

Apple marketing boss Phil Schiller said Apple wanted to combine good speakers with smart speakers you can talk to, referencing Sonos and Amazon Alexa . Cook used the Apple keynote to show off new iPad and Mac computer models, as well as provide glimpses at coming versions of the software powering the technology titan's devices.

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  • What WWDC announcements will have the biggest financial impact for Apple?
What WWDC announcements will have the biggest financial impact for Apple?

Apple skipped its usual March announcement event, so WWDC provided an opportunity to do some catching up. Jason Wakeford, spokesman for Brake, the road safety charity, said: "This new feature is to be welcomed and will help drivers stay focused on the road and not their phones".

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  • Next iPhone update to block distractions while driving
Next iPhone update to block distractions while driving

Those concerned about missing out on urgent or emergency messages can make sure family members and loved ones are added to their favorite contacts list. There will also be new tools for organising photos and creating sharable videos. For instance, you can easily adjust the brightness and pause the music on the same page.

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  • Updates to Apple's smart assistant Siri 'could be vital to HomePod's success'
Updates to Apple's smart assistant Siri 'could be vital to HomePod's success'

Apple's new HomePod speaker may be music to the ears of its loyal fans, but how much it can crank up volume in the smart speaker market remains to be heard. Echo has become a surprise hit since Amazon released it almost three years ago. In addition, Apple unveiled a new lineup of MacBook Pros and iMacs, which have more processing and gra...

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple Debuts HomePod, Twitter Wonders What Inspired Its Design
WWDC 2017: Apple Debuts HomePod, Twitter Wonders What Inspired Its Design

So - a cynic might say Apple has just launched the world's most-hyped bluetooth speaker - not much imagination there. The two-hour keynote in San Jose was attended by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook along with Craig Federighi and Phil Schiller, members of the company's executive leadership team.

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  • Should PayPal Be Worried About Apple's Peer-to-Peer Payment Service?
Should PayPal Be Worried About Apple's Peer-to-Peer Payment Service?

Soon, you may no longer require Messenger or Twitter to get in touch with your favorite brands and service providers. iMessage is going to become you integrated playground that'll provide you access to customer support, app integrations, and other interesting features to keep conversations lively.

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  • Apple Launching Peer-to-Peer Payments
Apple Launching Peer-to-Peer Payments

More languages are expected to be added at a later time . Discovery has always been tough on Apple's own podcast listening app, so this is the company's chance to get it right. The newly updated MacBook laptops are now available. Market analysts were largely impressed by the breadth of updates. Blau was also impressed by Apple's "pretty s...

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  • Apple unveils HomePod, a smart speaker with Siri inside
Apple unveils HomePod, a smart speaker with Siri inside

Apple introduced the Siri-powered device Monday at the Worldwide Developers Conference , making it clear from the get-go that voice commands will be anonymized and encrypted. Inventec Corp., the Taipei manufacturer that already makes the AirPod wireless headphones, will add the speaker to its Apple repertoire, the people said.

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  • All the big announcements from Apple's WWDC 17
All the big announcements from Apple's WWDC 17

It will be available to the public later this month as a beta version, with the final update set for release in fall. In an onstage demonstration of ARKit's spatial recognition capabilities, Apple showed an iPhone being used to cast a cup of coffee onto the surface of a real-world table with realistic perspective.

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