• Apple launched the Siri Speaker today…but they named it something odd
Apple launched the Siri Speaker today…but they named it something odd

And as The Verge mentions , the Home Pod also has a "Musicologist" feature that "works with Apple Music to stream the music you ask the speaker's built-in Siri to play". The features of Apple's HomePod are exciting, due to their potential. "To the contrary, we believe the fidelity-focused HomePod highlighted Apple's lack of key proprie...

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  • IPhone 7s, 7s Plus May Have iPhone 8-like Glass Back
IPhone 7s, 7s Plus May Have iPhone 8-like Glass Back

With reports and rumors regarding issues in production surfacing more frequently, the iPhone 8 seems highly likely to miss the traditional launch. The iPhone 8 is still expected to be announced alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus in September.

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  • Why The Apple Inc. (AAPL) HomePod Won't Hurt Amazon's Alexa
Why The Apple Inc. (AAPL) HomePod Won't Hurt Amazon's Alexa

And the result is quite evident; a comparison of the audio qualities of HomePod and Amazon Echo will definitely bring out some clear differences, with the former topping the chart in most of the charts. Apple has announced the HomePod , a breakthrough wireless speaker for the home that delivers awesome audio quality and uses spatial awareness...

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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT
Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT

Apple's high privacy standards and tough encryption have been criticized by law enforcement officials and the company clashed a year ago in court with the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the issue. Cook for instance, expressed his outrage earlier, when the U.S. announced that it was exiting the Paris accord. Trump decided last week to pull th...

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  • Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier arrive at Verizon
Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier arrive at Verizon

The smartwatches were already available on a variety of different carriers since long. Better late than never, Gear S3 series finally arrives at Verizon . Inside that case is a 1GHz dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of built-in storage, and a battery that is measured in at 380mAh. The LTE version of Samsung Gear S3 fully supports Verizon's...

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  • Apple's HomePod Is a Pricey Amazon Echo Competitor
Apple's HomePod Is a Pricey Amazon Echo Competitor

Its entry into digital-music sales with iTunes, and into the smartphone market with the iPhone , upended those industries and gave them mass appeal. Apple appears poised to unveil a voice-activated, internet-connected speaker that would create a new digital pipeline into people's homes.

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  • Apple updates its iMac lineup at WWDC
Apple updates its iMac lineup at WWDC

The company now allows users to replace the RAM on its 27-inch 5K iMac model, but not on the 21.5-inch one. The final thing worth noting is that macOS is also getting an update this year known as "High Sierra", which will make various improvements to Safari and overall OS performance.

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  • The battle of the home speaker AI assistant is coming to Canada
The battle of the home speaker AI assistant is coming to Canada

But Apple is also said to have limited ambitions for the project. But I'm going to focus on just one here: what you can do with it. Cue nevertheless continues to feel optimistic about the future of Siri and her implications, saying that "It's a challenging problem and there's a lot of work to be done in that area".

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  • Here's What an Amazon Exec Says About Apple's HomePod
Here's What an Amazon Exec Says About Apple's HomePod

These voice assistants for the home all generally work the same: They're only listening after you activate with a wake word, and then the audio is recorded, sent to the company's servers and given a response. Amazon has been building up a library of thousands of skills for a few years now, and Alexa gets better and more useful every single day. ...

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  • AMD launches Polaris-powered Radeon Pro 500 series
AMD launches Polaris-powered Radeon Pro 500 series

To give its Mac OS powered desktop a premium appeal, Apple has slightly tinkered with the characteristic design of the iMac range. It teased the iMac Pro, a 27-inch all-in-one desktop PC with a workstation-class 8- to 18-core Intel Xeon processor and AMD Radeon Pro Vega discrete graphics, all built into a familiar-looking space gray chassis.

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  • Apple's HomePod is a cautious approach to the connected home
Apple's HomePod is a cautious approach to the connected home

I had the opportunity to audition HomePod alongside the same two devices Apple contrasted the Siri speaker with on-stage during the keynote. Many noted that Apple is trailing Amazon's ( amzn ) Echo and Google's ( googl ) Google Home speakers in the new market for voice-controlled digital devices.

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  • Stop Comparing Apple's HomePod to Alexa and Google Home Right Now
Stop Comparing Apple's HomePod to Alexa and Google Home Right Now

Apple's smart speaker is similar to Amazon Alexa and Echo that have been key players in the market for quite some time. 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.

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  • Apple confirms its rumored
Apple confirms its rumored "Siri speaker", officially named HomePod

But instead of focusing on the AI voice assistant capabilities, Apple has chose to market the speaker as a music-first product. Apple's voice-controlled Siri assistant will be integrated into the US$349 speaker, and will make music recommendations that pair with the company's Apple Music service, send text messages, check news and sports scores...

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  • Apple unveils iMac Pro
Apple unveils iMac Pro

All new MacBook refreshes will feature Intel's Kaby Lake processors with support for up to twice the memory. The disappointing revelation about the new MacBook Pro models is that they still come capped at 16GB RAM, which Phil Schiller explained previous year that this limit was observed in order to conserve battery life.

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  • Amazon, Apple TV deal shows tough road to co-operation for tech rivals
Amazon, Apple TV deal shows tough road to co-operation for tech rivals

To activate the speaker , users can say "Hey Siri " and then ask to play songs from Apple Music . " HomePod packs powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library into a lovely speaker that is less than seven inches tall, can rock most any room with distortion-free music and be a helpful...

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  • 5 iOS 11 Features That Will Make Your Life Much Easier
5 iOS 11 Features That Will Make Your Life Much Easier

Affected apps will be listed under Settings General About Applications App Compatibility. To the right, you see what was the Control Centre , now incorporated into this view (and more on that later). The changes demoed on stage made it clear Apple is working hard at changing user behavior - and perhaps more importantly, perception - of the iPad ...

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  • There's no Office free ride on Apple's new 10.5-in. iPad Pro
There's no Office free ride on Apple's new 10.5-in. iPad Pro

The company now wants developers to use AR Kit and develop cool games and apps for iOS devices. Meanwhile, the iOS 11 update will improve digital assistant Siri's voice and language capabilities with the help of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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  • Apple's tvOS 11 reveal explains why it wasn't mentioned in WWDC keynote
Apple's tvOS 11 reveal explains why it wasn't mentioned in WWDC keynote

This can be an unsettling concept for people anxious about privacy, but companies say they're not recording when not in use. But since then, ongoing development at the company has been comparatively moribund in contrast to the lightning-fast technology evolution from competitors like Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft's Cortana.

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  • Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House
Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House

Why are you not answering the questions? "Is there or not?" "I don't care how you felt". "Then why are you not answering our questions?" "There was no assertion of executive privilege , and thus I don't understand why these individuals did not answer all of our questions today", Collins said.

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  • Apple Inc. (AAPL) Machine Learning And AR Integration Key To OS Updates
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Machine Learning And AR Integration Key To OS Updates

Apple has also worked to make iOS a more productive platform. The new firmware will not be compatible with 32-bit devices, meaning people with a iPhone 5 or 5C or earlier phones and people with fourth generation iPads or later will no longer be able to update their devices.

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