• IOS 11, Android O to Feature Limit on 'Always-On' Location Tracking
IOS 11, Android O to Feature Limit on 'Always-On' Location Tracking

As teams start to kick off this process, note that this new capability requires an array of environmental considerations, from device location, locale and language, to incoming notifications while using this feature and more. Siri also will work as your translator. You have the option to enable recording from the microphone though. "01", for examp...

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  • Smarter Siri and More Updates Arriving with iOS 11
Smarter Siri and More Updates Arriving with iOS 11

The auto playing videos will be muted by default and users on a version earlier than iOS 11 and the old App Store design will only see one of the three videos. To be clear, Files is not made for accessing the entire iOS file system. You might miss the squeak of a finger across a guitar string or the lower registers of a bass drum.

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  • Apple Debuts HomePod with Siri
Apple Debuts HomePod with Siri

On the Amazon Echo , conversations with Alexa are also encrypted in transit and at rest from your device to Amazon's cloud servers and "securely stored", a spokeswoman said in an email . 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 hear...

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  • Hands on with Apple's first Developer Beta of iOS 11
Hands on with Apple's first Developer Beta of iOS 11

Meanwhile, the iOS 11 update will improve digital assistant Siri's voice and language capabilities with the help of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The feature is a welcome addition to iOS as it opens the door for so much more on the device. With the new feature, iPhone can detect when users might be driving and automatically sile...

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  • India's Infosys denies promoters selling stake in company
India's Infosys denies promoters selling stake in company

According to The Times of India report , co-founders of Infosys are exploring a sale of their entire 12.75% stake in the company worth about Rs 28,000 crore, people familiar with the development said. He believed the board led by R Seshasayee had failed in its duty to guide the management in the right direction. "It is not true at all", he said. ...

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  • New Apple Operating System Will Include 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature
New Apple Operating System Will Include 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature

The new iOS 11 update adds in support for Augmented Reality that developers can simply tap into. Apple's AirDrop feature can be super useful if you want to share a ton of photos with nearby, iPhone-wielding friends. Developers can submit info to the team on Apple's dev site here . You have ten fingers on two hands: why not use them? Apple ...

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  • Apple iMac Pro computer for professionals
Apple iMac Pro computer for professionals

Apple showed off the line: 21.5-inch iMacs start at $1,099 (roughly converting to £850 and AU$1,470). The refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro, meanwhile, packs Intel Kaby Lake processors up to Core i7 3.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz, and the 15-inch model packs up to Core i7 3.1 GHz with up to 4.1 GHz with Turbo Boost.

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  • Here's why Apple's Siri may be lagging behind Amazon Alexa and Google
Here's why Apple's Siri may be lagging behind Amazon Alexa and Google

The speakers are powered by smart assistants like Siri and Alexa that talk back. "We have such great portable music, but what about our home?" "It will reinvent home audio", boasted Apple CEO Tim Cook . Apple wants to "rock the house" for you. To listen to music from a library or any other services, you'll need to stream them via Airpla...

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  • HomePod, Echo, Google Home: How secure are your speakers?
HomePod, Echo, Google Home: How secure are your speakers?

But, while the HomePod may be able to do both of those things, Apple's speaker is shaping up to be a jack-of-all-trades compromise that ultimately is a master of none. And even putting intelligence aside, Siri is still at a disadvantage when it comes to the basic task of voice recognition, another key part of the equation that Apple largely i...

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  • Apple Unveils Its Most Powerful Mac Ever - The All-New iMac Pro
Apple Unveils Its Most Powerful Mac Ever - The All-New iMac Pro

MacBook prices start at £1,250 while the non-Touch Bar version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro will also start at £1,250. It has a slower processor than the Mac Pro, and it has one USB-C port. Apple won't be selling the accessories separately and instead will limit their availability to the iMac Pro . "It's the most powerful Mac we've ever made".

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  • WWDC unveils Apple's newest gadget, the HomePod
WWDC unveils Apple's newest gadget, the HomePod

Facebook and Google accounted for a joint 77% of gross digital ad spend in 2016, with Facebook responsible for 77% of the digital ad industry's overall growth, Pivotal Research Senior Analyst Brian Wieser said in a note to clients. It has a six-microphone array with advanced echo cancellation, which Apple says will enable "Siri to understand pe...

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  • Developers Will Have Access To NFC On iPhone In iOS 11
Developers Will Have Access To NFC On iPhone In iOS 11

It will be available for users to download and install later this year in fall. Once the feature is turned on, your iPhone can tell when you may be driving and automatically mute your notifications so your screen remains dark. Then, when that happens, iOS 11 will display a "Share Your Wi-Fi" menu on your device, asking you if you want to shar...

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  • Apple and Texas Want to Make You a Safer Driver
Apple and Texas Want to Make You a Safer Driver

However, it's also possible to manually offload app data on a case by case basis. Apple has introduced the new interface for the control center . On iPhones 7 and up - no word as to why the 6 and 6S aren't supported - developers will now be able to read data from the NFC chip, and use it "to give users more information about their physical env...

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  • Google Home will be available in Canada at the end of June
Google Home will be available in Canada at the end of June

According to the complaints reported , the Home speaker will only respond "There was a glitch". Google is encouraging users to use the "Submit Feedback Report" in the companion Google Home app after they receive one of the omnipresent error messages.

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  • 10 iOS 11 Features That Will Blow Your Mind
10 iOS 11 Features That Will Blow Your Mind

For us as petrolheads first and technology freaks a long way second, the most exciting aspect of the new iOS 11 operating system for iPhones, is a feature called Do Not Disturb While Driving , which does exactly that. Sync across all device for iMessage, Siri and Photos: Your iMessages, Siri intelligence data and scanned metadata from your ...

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  • Another Bubsy Game Is On The Way After 20 Years
Another Bubsy Game Is On The Way After 20 Years

Also here's a description that we haven't bothered to read. I was happily making my movies when a hungry director slipped a copy of the script for Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back under my door. Bubsy The Woolies Strike Back is set to release sometime this September on PS4 and PC. I was pretty down on my luck and considered auditioning as Crash ...

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  • Siri Far Behind Alexa and Google Assistant, Says Ex-Apple Employee
Siri Far Behind Alexa and Google Assistant, Says Ex-Apple Employee

Apple has struggled to make Siri as smart as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa because of disagreements among its staff and its decisions to limit how long it stores user data, former Apple employees told The Wall Street Journal .

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  • Tech Bytes: Apple Developer Conference Highlights
Tech Bytes: Apple Developer Conference Highlights

HomePod is definitely bigger than Google Home or Amazon Echo . So, why choose to undersell its capacity to outdo other voice-activated speakers as a voice-assistant? It is the first new device Apple has announced in nearly three years.

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  • Google Assistant To Get Mobile Payment Support
Google Assistant To Get Mobile Payment Support

The eighth iteration of Google's mobile OS, Android O is set to be the most technically capable version yet, packed to the gunnels with new features created to squeeze the maximum performance out of your device. As of now, it is unclear whether Google plans to release one running Android Go. They're also interested in how to make the conver...

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  • Apple Announces the Most Powerful Mac Workstation Ever (Plus MacBook Updates)
Apple Announces the Most Powerful Mac Workstation Ever (Plus MacBook Updates)

Things will be different for the MacBook 2017. Kaby Lake is Intel's 7 generation processor which replaced the Skylake processors that were in the previous MacBook Pro . The improvements reflect Apple's intentions for the iPad Pro to be interpreted as a true productivity-focused device. Let's address the elephant in the room first: almost every...

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