• Apple battle rivals with new 'HomePod' to reinvent home audio
Apple battle rivals with new 'HomePod' to reinvent home audio

The speaker will sell for about $350 in December in the US, United Kingdom and Australia. " Amazon is coming to the TV app and all Apple TVs later this year with Amazon Prime Video", Apple CEO Tim Cook told the crowd before highlighting just how massive Amazon's video library is.

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  • Apple Announces HomePod, a Smart Home Audio Speaker
Apple Announces HomePod, a Smart Home Audio Speaker

When is the HomePod release date? As the name suggests, like Alexa powers the Echo speakers, and Google Assistant powers Google's Home speakers, Siri would assist these speakers. Zemel, who told Bloomberg two years ago that Apple was "off the scale" in terms of secrecy, and that such secrecy was keeping them out of loop on major devel...

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  • How Apple may kill the smartphone in 10 years: Gene Munster
How Apple may kill the smartphone in 10 years: Gene Munster

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 of Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers . It features built-in Siri for voice assistance functions and Apple Music integration for access to more than ...

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  • Apple unveils Siri-controlled speaker at annual conference
Apple unveils Siri-controlled speaker at annual conference

The speaker , which will cost US$349 and be available in December, is the third new product category Apple has entered since Chief Executive Tim Cook assumed leadership of thefirm in 2011, the Journal noted. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California , U.S. June ...

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  • WWDC 2017 - What's new? from @LittleMsMobile
WWDC 2017 - What's new? from @LittleMsMobile

Some industry insiders, however, note Apple will be under more pressure to improve the computing smarts of its Siri software in the face of offerings from rivals Google and Amazon . HomePod will be available for $349 (US) in white and space gray starting in December initially in Australia , the United Kingdom and the US.1 HomePod is...

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  • 'Uber fires executive who obtained Indian rape victim's medical records'
'Uber fires executive who obtained Indian rape victim's medical records'

But it's awful enough for people not to believe a rape survivor - and this happens many, many times - but it's another thing entirely for men in positions of power to go out of their way to try and contradict them for their own interests.

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  • How Does The Price Of Apple's New HomePod Compare To Its Peers?
How Does The Price Of Apple's New HomePod Compare To Its Peers?

Apple was nearly sheepish in mentioning that, yes, Siri on the HomePod can do most of the usual Siri things like make appointments, find sports scores, and send messages. 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.

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  • New Apple iMac Range Launches At WWDC 2017
New Apple iMac Range Launches At WWDC 2017

However, the limelight of the lineup was stolen by the debut (or a sneak peek) at the upcoming souped version of the device called iMac Pro. The 5K Retina 27-inch iMac starts at $1,799. Apple's biggest push with the iMac Pro , though, came by detailing what it can do. The iMac Pro , which will be available in a sleek and sexy space grey color...

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  • 32-Bit App-Pocalypse Begins at Apple App Store
32-Bit App-Pocalypse Begins at Apple App Store

While the Google Home and Amazon Echo focus on being smart assistants, Apple has put the emphasis on the quality of sound. Apple's app store editors will be a lot more active in bringing us videos, reviews and stories about a given featured app and the developers behind the app.

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  • Twitter's Apple HomePod verdict: 'It looks like a roll of toilet paper'
Twitter's Apple HomePod verdict: 'It looks like a roll of toilet paper'

There is a bunch to break down here, including the HomePod compares to Amazon's Echo , but let's first look at what exactly Apple introduced. Apple said it is also using "on-device learning" to enable Siri to take people's tastes into account.

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  • Apple NFC support for iOS may be coming
Apple NFC support for iOS may be coming

The company announced its latest iOS 11 operating system in its World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose, which will only operate on 64-bit devices , making the iPhone 5 and 5C, some apps and games may stop working. Don't assume that's going to be the iPhone 8, as all signs point to that being delayed until 2018. While Apple is clea...

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  • Apple's HomePod puts Siri in living rooms
Apple's HomePod puts Siri in living rooms

Apple's speaker, called HomePod , emphasizes the enjoyment of music and looks like a wide can with curved edges. Analysts said Apple is playing to its strength in the music industry by focusing on sound quality and its catalog of songs available on HomePod .

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  • A Sneak Peek Into Apple's Home Music Speaker; The HomePod
A Sneak Peek Into Apple's Home Music Speaker; The HomePod

Apple "can't afford to yield valuable real-estate in the heart of people's homes to Amazon , Google and others", said Geoff Blaber, research analyst at CCS Insight. This is very similar to Sonos' Trueplay feature , which similarly tunes its speakers to any room. The other smart speakers support their own company's music streaming services, a...

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  • Check out the first new iPad Pro promo video
Check out the first new iPad Pro promo video

There are plenty of used iPhone 6 devices and above that are available at decent prices and will support iOS 11 and the move to 64-bit apps. Slated for a fall release, Apple iOS 11 is set to include a new " Do Not Disturb While Driving " feature that will limit drivers' access to their phones.

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  • The iPad is about to become a multitasking powerhouse
The iPad is about to become a multitasking powerhouse

The biggest change visible is the new dock for iPads sourced directly from Apple's very own Mac. It's the age of multi-tasking and Apple wants you to ace at everything you do. More details in this article . This means that, from this point, older Apple devices will not receive security or software updates. The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro start...

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  • Apple shows off new iPads in promo video
Apple shows off new iPads in promo video

Even in Apple's statement , it was emphasized that the upcoming iOS 11 contributes to making iPads more powerful, and the Files app was named as one of the factors that make it so. Or will you buy a used iPhone 6 or above? But while you obviously still can't pair an iPhone with a Smart Keyboard or Pencil, the Files app and (partial) ...

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  • Old Apps at Risk with Apple iOS 11 Update
Old Apps at Risk with Apple iOS 11 Update

As such it hardly makes any sense for reviews and ratings to disappear and the app to start from a clean slate every time its updated. The dock is completely customizable and it can be pulled from the bottom of iPad's display by swiping upwards.

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  • New Assassin's Creed Origins Leak Confirms Egyptian Setting
New Assassin's Creed Origins Leak Confirms Egyptian Setting

The card is for a " Gold Edition " of Assassin's Creed Origins , which apparently includes the base game, deluxe pack, season pass, and steelbook for the game. It looked like he was carrying a shield, a bow, and he had a hawk of some sort on his shoulder. It also is devoid of any indications of who has marketing rights so we'll just have to wait u...

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  • PM leaves for Kazakhstan to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit
PM leaves for Kazakhstan to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit

Observers say joining the SCO will facilitate access to Central Asia for India and Pakistan. World leaders from 29 countries had participated in that forum. India's relations with Pakistan have been tense ever since both countries gained independence in 1947, mainly because of the issue of Kashmir, a region that the two countries claim in its entir...

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  • IPad Pro 2: When Will It See the Light of Day?
IPad Pro 2: When Will It See the Light of Day?

No mention was made of the Mac mini or Mac Pro, though Apple has already said that the Mac Pro is in the middle of a major redesign that won't be done until 2018 at the earliest (see " Maca Culpa: Apple Admits Mac Pro Missteps and Promises More Transparency ", 4 April 2017).

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