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Apple taking on Venmo with peer-to-peer payments

The service will launch with Apple's next software update for the iPhone and iPad, called iOS 11. Peer-to-peer payments allow one user to pay another one through their smartphone. That, in turn, could boost usage of the Apple Pay service, which has been underwhelming in the almost three years since it launched, bank sources previously told Recode . Read More »

Everything You Need To Know About Apple's New Products

If the speculation pans out, the speaker would be Apple's first new product since its smartwatch in 2015. To some extent, Apple is playing catch-up with Google, which has already launched its Tango augmented reality platform - though Tango devices are still hard to come by. Read More »

Apple Unveils All-New App Store

It's called the HomePod and it does most of the same things as Alexa, but it features high end speakers and Apple claims stronger privacy protection. Sure, none of this will thrill hipsters, but if you use the iPad Pro to get work done, it's about to make you a lot more productive, and it gives the iPad Pro a much better argument for the "Pro" part of its name. Read More »

Apple unveils HomePod, its Siri smart speaker

Apple will compete with Google Home and Amazon Echo later this year with a new speaker called HomePod . CEO Tim Cook announced the device as the day's "one last thing". After more than two hours of chit chat about iOS 11 , the MacBook and iPad Pro at the Worldwide Developers Conference this morning, Apple finally announced something the general public might be very interested in. Read More »

Apple gears up for big announcements at WWDC

And two HomePods really filled the room with music. The HomePod was the final product announcement (the classic "one more thing") for this year's WWDC , and it stands as Apple's foray into the smart speaker market, which is now dominated by Amazon's Echo and Google's Google Home. Read More »

Apple Announce ARKit, An Augmented Reality App Platform

This money can be transferred to your personal bank account. Reports are claiming that the Apple iPad Pro 2 2017 model will be arrive without the headphone jack. And various changes are coming to Photos , mainly the ability to chose a still, frame-by-frame, from a live photo . Maps : Apple Maps have detailed floor plans for malls of a few selected cities in the U.S. Read More »

All the big keynote announcements as they happen

In recent years, MacOS , Apple's desktop software, has taken a back seat to iOS in terms of major new features. HomePod, available in white and space gray, will start shipping this December in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, then follow to other parts of the globe. Read More »

New speaker? Apple hopped on bandwagon before

Is there anything more exciting for Apple addicts than WWDC. Apple has revealed iOS 11, bringing in a suite of updated features and a smarter Siri . Apple iPhone 8 launch date expected to have slipped a few months ahead because of some issues remaining with fingerprint sensor and supply chain, so it's expected to take place at a separate event in September or October. Read More »

New Smart Speaker Expected as Apple Kicks Off Worldwide Developers Conference

Chief among these new skills are new translation capabilities, more natural-sounding vocal tones and proactive "Siri Intelligence" that'll aim to provide you with content relevant to your interests before you even think to ask for it. 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. Read More »

Siri speaker, iOS 11 likely to be unveiled

Like Amazon's Echo , you'll speak to Siri by saying, "Hey Siri". Chief executive Tim Cook, referencing the company's iTunes service and iPod, said: "Just like portable music, we would like to reinvent home music". Being able to listen to Apple Music is nice and all, as are the smart predictions the software can make, but it's all about being able to set that mood lighting while your jamming out. Read More »

Apple's making an Amazon Echo competitor called 'HomePod'

Siri will now be able to perform translations in various languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Apple Pay has been upgraded to support peer-to-peer (P2P) payments through a new iMessage app, with transactions authenticated using Touch ID. Read More »

Amazon Prime Video is finally coming to Apple TV

As the rumors foretold, it seems that Apple and Amazon have buried the hatchet. This means that Amazon Prime Video will be joining the now more than 50 channels that are included in the TV app, giving Prime customers access to their Prime Video content through Apple's TV box at long last. Read More »

Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years

Last year, Apple updated the device with a Siri-controlled remote. The headline of the night in terms of software was iOS 11: it features a more natural sounding Siri , along with an improved UI. Apple said that makes the Mac a great platform for development virtual-reality "experiences". Safari is adding autoplay blocking, so videos don't start playing without your approval. Read More »

Here's How Safari Will Keep Ads From Stalking You Around the Internet

What this means is that they will be working with Steam, Unity, and Unreal to bring VR engines to the Mac. macOS High Sierra has support for HEVC (H.265), the industry standard successor to H.264, which enables video streaming of 4K video with files that are up to 40% smaller than those encoded with H.264. Read More »

Foxconn says Apple, Amazon to join its bid for Toshiba chip business

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In a talk with Japan's Nikkei , Foxconn chairman Terry Gou confirmed prior reports that his company has bid for the Toshiba unit, and that Apple ( AAPL ) and Amazon .com ( AMZN ) are taking part. Toshiba is depending on the sale of the unit, the world's second-largest NAND chip maker, to cover billions of dollars in cost overruns at its now bankrupt USA nuclear unit Westinghouse. Read More »

Apple unveils iOS 11, featuring major iPad UI improvements

There are new improvements for iPads in iOS 11 too. This included a landscape with buildings, virtual people running around, and flying vehicles attacking the "town" - all rendered in AR, in real time. In the Photos app, Memories videos will now be viewable in portrait orientation, with the photos and videos dynamically formatted for proper presentation in each orientation. Read More »

Monument Valley 2 revealed at WWDC 2017

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The game's puzzles were influenced by M.C Escher , thus providing complexity and a sense of accomplishment after defeating a given level. As developer ustwo games says on its website, Monument Valley 2 is available exclusively on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch . Read More »

Alan Jackson Thrills Electrified Nashville Predators Fans in Nashville

Five catfish, several towels, a stuffed penguin and a cowboy hat hit the ice Saturday night in the Predators' 5-1 win over Pittsburgh, which pulled Nashville within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series . Nick Bonino joined the Pittsburgh Penguins at their practice on Sunday, which is fairly ridiculous given that Bonino made his way into Bridgestone Arena for Game 3 yesterday on crutches and in a walking boot. Read More »

MacOS 10.13 High Sierra Focuses on Performance, Launches Fall 2017

Ad-blocking in general, on both the desktop and mobile web, has been growing rapidly over the past couple of years, according to industry surveys . The browser will also allow users to automatically block auto-play videos by detecting videos that shouldn't be playing when you open a webpage, in a bid to make users' online experience smoother and less annoying. Read More »

Apple Announces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' for iOS During WWDC 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook has just announced the iOS 11 at the WWDC 2017 . And using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in a vehicle so equipped can allow drivers to interact with their phones by way of voice commands. Apple appears to be taking Spotify's platform and social playbook and making these features accessible in the layman's streaming music app. It would be Apple's first new product since its smartwatch in 2015. Read More »

Apple transformed the WWDC keynote into a big hardware sales pitch

Apple has unveiled an "important step in safety" for cars, introducing a new "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature that should reduce distraction behind the wheel. Only the most recent messages will be kept on the device to save storage space. Siri will gain a number of improvements in iOS 11 as well, including new natural male and female voices built using deep learning . Read More »

Dairy Council of California and Partners Build Appetites for Free Summer Meals

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West Des Moines and Waukee are also offering free meals this summer. "Our summer food service program helps close the gap and ensure that these kids have access to nutritious meals throughout the month of June". They offer schools or organizations rebates for the meals they provide to the community. "Not because it's free, because somebody's serving them and making them feel that they're welcome". Read More »

Mickey Drexler is stepping down as J.Crew's CEO

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West Elm CEO Jim Brett will succeed Drexler at J.Crew, the company said Monday. The move comes as the future of J. Crew seems to be in flux, and just months after Jenna Lyons , the creative yin to Drexler's business minded yang, stepped down as the company's creative director and president . Read More »

What To Expect From WWDC 2017 Keynote

Or in other words, a more convenient way of doing the same things we have been able to thus far. Details on a new iOS have been scarce - the hardware suppliers seem to spring more leaks - but some reports indicate it will include an upgrade in its user-interface design. Read More »

Apple expected to unveil new Siri speaker at developer conference

Per various media sources, Apple might introduce Siri Smart speakers as well as the 10.5 inch iPad Pro . The macOS 10.13 will be available for use after the official announcement has been made. A strip on the arm controls volume and accepts calls, while Siri can be used to dial out. It's expected to focus sharply on high sound quality while costing more than both the Echo and Google Home , probably around $199 or so. Read More »

Apple is removing THIS hugely popular device from it's lineup, insiders claim

Apple replaced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch screen that sports a thinner bezel and so it's roughly the same size but offers 20% more usable screen space. And if it does, it's going to have a lot of work to do: the "pro" designation across Apple's lines usually refers to the fact that it can be used for business and is reliable. Read More »

Moto Z Play Now Updating to Android 7.1.1

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As you've unfortunately come to expect with these relatively smaller startups, updates tend to be lacking, but Nextbit having been purchased by Razer, are keeping up with the Pixels by releasing Android 7.1.1 to update it from the Android 7.0 that came to the device in March. Read More »

Amazon's digital assistant Alexa now has named reminders and timers

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You might be wondering why this is such a big deal, but productivity apps are some of the most popular on any app store. However, Amazon's Echo speakers remain our favourites right now. You can check your list of active timers from within the Alexa app, if you want an overview of everything at once. The update is available now in the USA and will come to other countries in the coming weeks. Read More »

Golden State Warriors: Three stars after Game 2 victory over Cavaliers

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Their leader and reigning NBA Coach of the Year assuming his usual courtside seat, Curry received a special request from Kerr: "to play with passion and play with joy", Curry shared. "We're still getting a little bit of Warriors money at 9", Stoneback said. "I was just kind of like a chicken with my head cut off, just running circles". Read More »

Apple and Amazon pause feud to play Prime Video on Apple TV

Prime Video's arrival on Apple TV signals the end of a years-long squabble between Apple and Amazon. The popular Amazon video service had been one of the biggest holdouts from the Apple TV ecosystem, with CEO Jeff Bezos saying at last year's Code Conference that the two sides had not agreed on "acceptable business terms". Read More »

PSVR Sales Top 1 Million Units Worldwide

Have any of you had the chance to try out a PSVR headset already? "It is way ahead of our expectations", said Ryan. "We got to a point around Christmas where you would be hard-pressed to find VR anywhere". Those are just the confirmed titles, and with a potential Bloodborne 2 and others on the way one cant help but wonder how amazing Sony's E3 conference will be. Read More »

Destiny 1 Won't Be Getting Anymore Updates

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Age of Triumph was touted as the last update to Destiny . For more game information Destiny 2 , you can visit the official website . "We've heard many of you asking if the current sandbox will get another design pass", said Bungie in its weekly update. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed as cover star of Federation Internationale de Football Association 18

EA Sports used its motion capture technology to record Ronaldo's skill with the ball, as well as his running style and other physical characteristics. In announcing a release date of Friday, September 29, EA are changing up their release schedule slightly this year. The latest edition of the series is bound to be as popular as ever, with EA confirming earlier this year that there will be a second edition of their story mode The Journey, along with a host of new features. Read More »

Apple's Macs are getting into virtual reality - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

The company is promising that Safari is the fastest browser on High Sierra, with improvements across the board. The browser also features autoplay blocking: It detects sites that shouldn't be playing video and pauses them. Apple showed new imaging and camera features and said that it will offer a new Depth API to developers to help them incorporate the technology into third-party apps. Read More »