• How to Save Storage Space on iOS 11
How to Save Storage Space on iOS 11

Apple showed off a number of interesting features added to its upcoming mobile operating system, iOS 11, earlier this week at WWDC 2017 . The feature, which disables incoming notifications when it detects that you're in a moving vehicle, embraces these (admittedly vague) guidelines more than any other major tech company so far.

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  • Apple Developer Conference Highlights — Tech Bytes
Apple Developer Conference Highlights — Tech Bytes

The rest of the room was set up to show off the new software capabilities of the new Macs and iPads , WWDC being a conference for developers after all. It starts shipping in the US, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Yes, you read that right. On the macOS side, the upcoming version of the desktop OS will be called High Sierra .

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  • Apple's Two Futures: VR is for Desktop, AR Is for Mobile
Apple's Two Futures: VR is for Desktop, AR Is for Mobile

It has a redesigned Podcasts app, redesigned app drawer in iMessage, more customisation in Control Center, enhanced Apple Music and Apple News and improved password management. Users can do this much earlier before the app decides to remove unused ones. You can now take screenshots of what's on your Apple device by holding down the home...

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  • Apple HomePod Is A Smart Speaker With Siri And Apple Music Built
Apple HomePod Is A Smart Speaker With Siri And Apple Music Built

Bloomberg reported last week that the company had begun to manufacture the device. The new Apple HomePod appears to be the technology company's own version of Amazon Echo and Google Home , with similar voice assistant features to Amazon's Alexa .

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  • Apple shows off HomePod Siri speaker
Apple shows off HomePod Siri speaker

Of course, Apple's voice assistant will give you the ability to control the listening experience through the speaker , responding to commands like "Raise the volume", or "Skip to the next track", or "Play Backstreet Boys". It also has custom array of seven beam-forming tweeters, each with its own amplifier, for balanced timbre as well as preci...

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple's new HomePod speaker takes on Amazon and Google
WWDC 2017: Apple's new HomePod speaker takes on Amazon and Google

This speaker can do what you would expect a smart speaker to do, play music, set reminders, and activate Siri. If Apple unveils a rival to internet-connected speakers from Amazon and Google , it wouldn't be the first time that Apple hops on the bandwagon of a technology product popularized by a competitor.

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  • Apple just unveiled a new version of Siri - here's what's new
Apple just unveiled a new version of Siri - here's what's new

It's no surprise, but there's integration with the Apple Music online subscription. The event started with Apple CEO welcoming the audience, praising the Apple developer community which already has 16 million registered developers and added three million previous year.

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  • Apple HomePod - Reinventing home music
Apple HomePod - Reinventing home music

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. Apple's HomeKit is a bit behind other smart home platforms, but there is a small but growing list of compatible devices that work wit...

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  • Amazon App Coming to Apple TV
Amazon App Coming to Apple TV

Last May, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was asked at Recode's Code Conference why they don't sell on Apple and he said that the two sides couldn't find "acceptable business terms". It will block videos that start playing automatically, for instance, and can also prevent ads from following and profiling users. The new iPad Pro has a larger screen th...

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  • Apple Reveals Homepod Device
Apple Reveals Homepod Device

Apple seems to be aware that it is late to the smart speaker party, almost two years after Amazon debuted the Echo and several months after the release of the Google Home . However, the Cupertino, California-based company has yet to spring into the home speaker market - that is, until now. Apple is facing some serious competition from the...

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  • Get Two Sonos Speakers for Price of Single Apple HomePod
Get Two Sonos Speakers for Price of Single Apple HomePod

A prototype Apple HomePod is seen during the annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California , U.S. June 5, 2017 . There will now also be multiple suggestions to your queries, to better suit the kind of personality sketch Siri draws up about you over time.

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  • Apple's HomePod Pumps Up Volume On Tech Rivals
Apple's HomePod Pumps Up Volume On Tech Rivals

For photos, Apple is turning to a "high efficiency" format to replace the widely used JPEG standard. HomePod owners will only be able to stream music from Apple Music , and will not be able to use a third party service such as Spotify as an alternative.

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  • WWDC 2017: HomePod speakers, new iMacs and more unveiled
WWDC 2017: HomePod speakers, new iMacs and more unveiled

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. However, he believes that Apple will need to do some "meaningful improvement" to Siri in order to "avoid user frustration", although he added that the company i...

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  • Amazon devices chief: HomePod and Echo ain't the same thing
Amazon devices chief: HomePod and Echo ain't the same thing

Apple on Monday unveiled its " HomePod " speaker as it moved to challenge Amazon Alexa and Google Home as a smart home and music hub. Apple is introducing a 10.5-inch iPad Pro in an attempt to revive interest in its once hot-selling line of tablets.

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  • General election 2017: Voters to go to the polls
General election 2017: Voters to go to the polls

STILL ON THE CARDS Have you lost your polling card? Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP has ruled out working with Conservatives completely - even though the SNP-Con seat numbers are predicted to make them the most obvious coalition duo - while Tim Farron of the Lib Dems has said the Labour and Conservative pledges to take the United Kingdom out ...

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  • Amazon Prime Video Is Coming to Apple TV
Amazon Prime Video Is Coming to Apple TV

On average, Apple shares have fallen 3.5% during WWDC week. Streets were closed off in the Silicon Valley city and queues started forming hours before the presentation. The speaker filters out any other commands other than "Hey Siri " pre-fixed ones making the results more accurate. That size offers room for a full-size keyboard, something t...

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  • Apple unveils home music speaker featuring Siri support
Apple unveils home music speaker featuring Siri support

Microsoft also has announced its own speaker with Samsung's Harman business; it will use Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant. Siri can be activated using the command " Hey, Siri ". Six microphones are built-in to pickup your voice from across the room, even while loud music is playing. This partially begins to put the now-aging Apple TV m...

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  • Apple pushes Siri to the front at its annual developer conference
Apple pushes Siri to the front at its annual developer conference

Apple is expected to unveil an artificially intelligent smart speaker to rival the Amazon Echo and Google Home later today. " HomePod packs powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library into a handsome speaker that is less than 7 inches tall, can rock most any room with distortion fre...

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  • HomePod First Look: Hey Siri, What Took You So Long?
HomePod First Look: Hey Siri, What Took You So Long?

Analysts and investors were watching Apple's annual developers conference for signs of what the company's next blockbuster product might be a decade after the introduction of its iPhone . The Apple Watch, which launched in 2015, and AirPods, the wireless headphones introduced last September, were the other two product segments. Apple vic...

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  • Four New iPad Tablets to be Launched at the WWDC 2017
Four New iPad Tablets to be Launched at the WWDC 2017

And speaking of driving, Apple is also adding a "do not disturb" feature for when you're in your vehicle, keeping you focused on the road. It's hard not to see all of this as a very important step towards merging iOS 11 and Mac OS into one do-it-all operating system for all Apple devices.

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