• Apple unveils its first new product in years with its 'HomePod' speaker
Apple unveils its first new product in years with its 'HomePod' speaker

Apple is late on VR. With the Apple Music integration, and the ability of users to move over their music library to the HomePod, it is no surprise that the introduction video is all about music. But while Amazon and Google have stressed the daily practicalities of the artificial intelligence assistants that run Echo and Home, Apple framed Home...

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  • How Apple has made creative pros happy again
How Apple has made creative pros happy again

During the keynote on Monday, Apple seemingly addressed concerns that its cylindrical Mac Pro desktop workstation , introduced in 2013, is rapidly becoming obsolete. The new entry-level Retina iMac comes with 1TB of 5400rpm hard disk, but by spending an extra Rs. 17,000 i.e. Rs. 1,24,900 you can get a 1TB Fusion Drive - Apple's flash storag...

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

The company says the smart speaker (in white and space grey colours), priced at $349 (€310/Rs.22,259), will hit stores only around Christmas and that too in three markets - Australia , US and UK. The Amazon Echo , with its signature Alexa assistant, is still the undisputed market leader in terms of compatibility with smart home brands. That's e...

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  • HomePod Reinvents Music In The Home
HomePod Reinvents Music In The Home

White and Space Grey and will cost you $349, which is fair in my opinion, keeping the Apple's product prices in mind. IN January 2007, just before Apple Inc unveiled the iPhone , Steve Jobs walked on stage at the Macworld San Francisco trade show and promised not one but three revolutionary products: a touchscreen music player that would r...

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  • Apple Announces the HomePod Wireless Speaker with Voice Control
Apple Announces the HomePod Wireless Speaker with Voice Control

There's going to be plenty of buzz for Apple's shiny new plaything, but let's not assume that it's going to be the class act of Cupertino's next needle-moving innovation. The HomePod features a large, Apple-designed woofer for deep, clean bass, a custom array of seven beam-forming tweeters that provide pure high frequency acoustics with incre...

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  • IMac Pro and new iMac first look: Apple's VR-ready machines
IMac Pro and new iMac first look: Apple's VR-ready machines

Meet the iMac Pro . You can read Apple's full press releases on the iMac and MacBook Pro lineups at the links below. The base model of the iMac will have the Intel Iris Plus Graphics that is claimed to be 80% faster than the previous generation GPU.

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  • Destiny 2, Call of Duty
Destiny 2, Call of Duty

Sane Trilogy . In addition to the traditional multiplayer, the game will see the introduction of a new game mode called War Mode, which was developed alongside Raven Software. Unlike anything experienced in Call of Duty to date, Headquarters transforms the Multiplayer experience by redefining how players engage with the game and with each other...

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple HomePod, Siri-powered smart speaker, promises fantastic sound quality
WWDC 2017: Apple HomePod, Siri-powered smart speaker, promises fantastic sound quality

A wireless speaker that streams music from your Apple Music service, HomePod also listens for commands and extends functionality for native apps like Music, Messages, Weather and more. Apple had plenty of other announcements . Apple has announced the much-awaited new iMac Pro . The two-hour keynote in San Jose was attended by Apple ...

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  • Apple HomePod to Compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home
Apple HomePod to Compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home

Furthermore, users will be able to use HomePod in the same way they use Siri with their smartphones, whilst also emulating functions seen in Amazon and Google's rival products, such as controlling other smart home-based products like smart light bulbs.

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  • Next-Gen Apple Watch with Micro-LED Display to Launch By 2018
Next-Gen Apple Watch with Micro-LED Display to Launch By 2018

This has led to speculation as to whether or not Apple could be cutting ties with Samsung for OLED display production for the Apple Watch, although MacRumors does point to a rumor that Samsung is looking into micro-LED production with a possible acquisition of a micro-LED manufacturer.

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

Apple unveiled its long-awaited HomePod at its annual developers conference taking place this week in the heart of Silicon Valley, enticing lovers of its products with a high-end offering in a market dominated by lower-priced devices from Amazon and Google.

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  • Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant: Apple Struggling With Privacy Concerns
Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant: Apple Struggling With Privacy Concerns

But while we're waiting, Apple's still tweaking the product and getting it ready to launch. But it's also possible that the HomePod could expose Siri as less capable than Amazon's Alexa , Google's Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana, Blaber said.

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  • Apple wants to control your music, and home
Apple wants to control your music, and home

On both the Home and Alexa, music sounds bad. Whether this can turn into reality is something that we'll just have to wait out and see. Dieter Bohn at The Verge says Homepod is " the smartest speaker yet ". I wouldn't exactly say that right now Apple has the advantage with the HomePod . Apple will begin shipping the HomePod to the United...

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  • Why Apple's HomePod is a sly step towards world domination
Why Apple's HomePod is a sly step towards world domination

But, has Apple stayed on the sidelines too long - and introduced a project too split in its focus - to actually break into this market with any real success? For any speaker (home or otherwise), sound is of prime importance and the HomePod scores an A+ from most reviewers who tested out the device.

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  • Apple Announces HomePod, Further Establishes Dominance Over Your Music Choices
Apple Announces HomePod, Further Establishes Dominance Over Your Music Choices

Following in the Apple "pod" and "pad" naming tradition, HomePod uses Siri's machine intelligence for awareness in order to judge the size of the room and decide on music volumes all by itself. Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of Apple hardware, software and services. Homepod will launch in the US, UK and Australia in Decemb...

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  • Umm ... not much new actually
Umm ... not much new actually

Likewise, Apple has updated its MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops with Kaby Lake processors for faster processing and extended battery life . Apple is calling it the most power Mac ever. However, with the 13-inch MacBook Pro now priced at just $1,299, loyal MacBook Air supporters might very well skip this slightly upgraded version,...

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  • How Apple's HomePod smart speaker compares to Amazon Echo and Google Home
How Apple's HomePod smart speaker compares to Amazon Echo and Google Home

With seven beam-forming tweeters - that's one more sound driver than the Sonos Play 5 - it's built to sound great. The device can sense its position in a room and optimize audio playback for any location. The smart features and Siri integration nearly felt like an afterthought, but they're definitely worth mentioning. The research firm eMar...

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  • Apple showcases macOS High Sierra
Apple showcases macOS High Sierra

Included is an updated version of Safari that includes a number of useful new features. Safari , already a blazing fast web navigator, is now billed as the "world's fastest desktop browser", with the native ability to block Autoplay video (sorry, Facebook ), and a fancy technology dubbed Intelligent Tracking Prevention to, well, preve...

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  • Apple updates MacBook Pros with 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors
Apple updates MacBook Pros with 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors

Those pining for a highly competent workhorse can finally put down their pitchforks and eye off the latest iMac Pro. "We reengineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love.

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  • One Secret Feature Of iOS 11 You Never Know Yet
One Secret Feature Of iOS 11 You Never Know Yet

From June 2018, all new apps submitted to the Mac app store will need to support 64-bit, and from June 2018 updates to existing apps must also be 64-bit compatible. As MacRumors points out, this could also help iOS 11 users preserve battery life by lessening the amount of time location services are active. In any case, this will particularly ...

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