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How does Apple's HomePod speaker sound?

Hey Siri, how do we make you better - and fast? But it's a lot cheaper than the iPhone, which starts at $649 and is now the main way people access Siri. Unlike its competitors, HomePod's singular goal is to deliver a really good music listening experience. Even then, Apple says it won't know who you are - it'll just get an anonymous ID to help process a response. Read More »

Scottish referendum in doubt after steep losses for SNP in UK vote

Nevertheless, current Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon asserted that her party had won the election, citing what she termed a disastrous result for Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives. "We had a very clear message in this campaign and there wouldn't have been so many SNP losses tonight if Nicola Sturgeon hadn't tried to force through an unwanted second independence referendum in March", she said. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Calls on Qatar to Stop Supporting Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood

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Adel al-Jubeir also addressed claims Qatar had drafted in the FBI to investigate how its state-run news agency was "hacked" in an incident that first rocked diplomatic relations. But even before this week's unprecedented dispute with its neighbours, which has closed Qatar's only land border with Saudi Arabia and severely limited its flight options, a fall in energy prices was starting to stem the nation's spending. Read More »

Amazon Prime Video Is Headed To The Apple TV

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Amazon has heavily dominated the field with its home speaker called Echo , which uses the digital assistant Alexa. " Apple's the last of the big 5 (Apple, Amazon , Microsoft , Google, Facebook ) to reveal something about AI, but only by less than a year", Blau said. Read More »

WWDC 2017: Specifications of iMac (2017) and iMac Pro Introduced by Apple

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The most notable feature of the new iMac Pro is an 8-core Xeon processor which will be available in the $US5000 ($6720) base version of the workstation, but that can be updated to a 10-, or 18-core Xeon processor, providing up to 22 teraflops of power, which will be important now that Apple is making a stronger push into virtual reality and other graphics-heavy applications. Read More »

Hands On with the iOS 11 Beta

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Many current iPhone and iPad owners will not be able to use the next version of Apple's mobile operating system. Messages will now be stored primarily on Apple's servers, meaning that when you swap between the iPad, iPhone and Mac your messages will follow you without needing any complicated syncing. Read More »

IOS 11 allows one device to easily share WiFi with others

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Why does the size matter? Maybe it really is about the masochist gamers who want to game on a platform rarely supported by video game developers. Play with apps, of course. Compared to Microsoft HoloLens, the promise of similar mixed reality consumer electronics based on Microsoft's Mixed Reality OS from Acer, ASUS, Dell and HP is helping lower the Dollars $3,000 price tag for a HoloLens-like device, and Google Tango has to be ported on to every different type of hardware maker's designs and ... Read More »

Apple squelches commitment critics with new iMacs

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Apple also released a new 13-inch MacBook Pro , alongside MacBooks and MacBook Air . The MacBook Pro which Apple released late a year ago with the Touch Bar now comes with 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors along with support for more memory. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year

The Warriors , already on the longest playoff win streak in National Basketball Association history, set the North American sports playoff win streak mark with their 15th consecutive triumph, moving past the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins' 14-game run from the 1992 and 1993 Stanley Cup playoffs. Read More »

Introducing Apple's New Smart Speaker

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At almost double the price of both the Amazon Echo ($180) and Google Home ($149), the HomePod isn't positioning itself to compete with those devices. Another key aspect is Apple's Siri software, able to give you intelligence on track titles and other information you'd like to find out. Only the most recent messages will be kept on the device to save storage space. Read More »

IMac Pro still doesn't give the one thing pros want

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Apple's iMac line has received a power boost thanks to the addition of Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake processors , coupled with the ability to support up to 32GB of RAM on the top-of-the-line 21.5-inch iMac and 64GB of RAM on the 27-inch 5K iMac - the model I spent time with. Read More »

Apple finally made it easy to share WiFi passwords

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Apple revealed iOS 11 at its Worldwide Developers Conference this week, and with it, a welcome array of fixes to annoying iPhone problems. Elsewhere, iOS 11 now boasts a number of upgrades to Siri - including translations, better photography features, a tweaked camera app, and even the ability to send cash to your friends via Apple Pay. Read More »

Campaigners welcome new 'do not disturb' iPhone feature

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The overall look is how much it makes an iPad look like a laptop computer - which should tie in nicely with the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro . The developers at Apple did think about this practical issue and confirmed that even though the application will be removed from the phone, the local data and the documents associated with the app will be saved in the device. Read More »

Grab a Free Copy of Payday 2 on Steam While Supplies Last

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The game is offered completely for free and permanently linked to the claimant's Steam account. This offer will expire once 5m people have claimed it or 21st June - whichever comes first. Those who already own the base will have the option to upgrade at price points determined by the DLC they already own. And if you're wondering why you should get the game now instead of just waiting for the final release, Overkill has plans for that, too. Read More »

Apple Enters The Smart Speaker Arena With The HomePod

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Apple will later this year release a " HomePod " music-centric smart home speaker, challenging a market now dominated by Amazon and Google in its latest move to weave deeper into people's lives. As were the rumors suggesting, Apple was going to launch a Wi-Fi speaker and the company did that at the WWDC 2017 keynote. Imagine pairing a well-done augmented reality app with a voice assistant capability in the home, and you might have something pretty cool. Read More »

IOS 11 will let you record your iPhone or iPad's screen

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On its side, Apple has planned for this and most existing kit should work fine with iOS 11 , though the iPhone 5 and 5c and older and iPad 4 and older will not be supported. Tap into that and search for Control Center . On iPad, you sometimes have to swipe up at least twice, however. The company began this effort past year by adding a new option to iOS 10 that grants apps access to your location only while they're actively being used. Read More »

Apple Confirms $349 Device at WWDC 2017

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Apple also noted that multiple speakers can be paired meaning it's expecting some people to buy more than one to use as a multi-speaker setup or around the house. 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". Read More »

New MacBook and MacBook Pro get Kaby Lake refresh

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Apple showed off how powerful the new iMac hardware is via a fancy VR demonstration - showcasing the "native VR support" in High Sierra - that was pretty impressive, though it's obviously hard to get a feel for how it would perform in person without going hands-on. Read More »

IMac and MacBook get juiced, iMac Pro gets teased

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Apple's 27-inch iMac with the 5K display is starting a price of Rs 148,900 in India and this one comes with the quad-core Intel Core i5 processor , which is clocked at 3.4GHz, 3.5GHz or 3.8GHz. The graphics are also said to be up to three times faster, with AMD Radeon 500 series chips in all of the 4K and 5K models. The biggest complaint I heard over and over again about the 12-inch MacBook was that its super-flat keyboard just never felt entirely right. Read More »

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

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And now that idea is more powerful than ever. "Today iMac gets a huge graphics performance increase, faster CPU performance, Thunderbolt 3 and a brighter Retina display with support for 1 billion colours". Featuring a new, next-generation compute core and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), iMac Pro with the Vega GPU delivers up to an incredible 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR. Read More »

'Top grossing' category noticeably absent from Apple's App Store redesign

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The OS update also gives users the option to manually decide which apps to offload. There's an all-new Control Center , which on the iPad , comes with a new multitasking screen. This is some serious stuff for developers. (Uber was criticised previous year for removing the "only when using" option.) Apps will be able to access single photos from a user's library, rather than their entire photo history, and will be given write-only privileges so that users can save images from an app ... Read More »

Google Home now available for pre-order in Canada

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However, what happens to those smart homes if the Assistant develops a snag? "Try again in a few seconds", or "There was a glitch, try again in a few seconds". The Google Home speaker is powered by Google's Assistant platform, which is also available on Android and iOS phones, as well as Android Wear smart watches, although this problem appears to be confined to the Home speakers. Read More »

Here is the list of Apple devices that will get iOS 11

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There is a new iMessage App Drawer so that it is easier to find the apps you want while you are in an iMessage conversation. 64-bit processors are capable of handling massively higher amounts of data at once, around four billion times higher than 32-bit processors, which make them much faster to use. Read More »

Google brings Assistant to iPhone in challenge to Apple's Siri

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For instance, you can ask the digital assistant within Home to turn on the dishwasher or set the temperature on the oven. It is also yet another in a list of growing features that the Google Assistant enjoys as Google's battle against Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri in the war for the virtual digital assistant space . Read More »

China, Pakistan investigate IS claim 2 Chinese were killed

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The two teachers at a private language school were kidnapped May 24 by gunmen dressed as police who stopped their auto in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan. "They also need to raise their ability to protect themselves, and as much as possible put distance between themselves and real danger", it said. In November a year ago, two Chinese engineers were killed by unidentified assailants in Pasni district of Balochistan. Read More »

Apple unveils its most powerful iMac

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The big news is a new model for Apple: the $5,000 iMac Pro , "a monster when it comes to graphics", according to Apple. It's obvious by this point that few people have opted for the expensive, severely outdated Mac Pro when they could get a fully equipped, quad-core 27-inch iMac with a built-in 5K display for the same price. Read More »

Microsoft agrees to acquire Hexadite to beef up Windows 10 security automation

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They are now planning to expand promote Windows Defender over third party security programs; Redmond outfit has already acquired Hexadite , a software security firm with researchers in Israel and headquarters in Boston. "With Hexadite , WDATP will include endpoint security automated remediation, while continuing the incredible growth in activations of WDATP, which now protects nearly 2 million devices". Read More »

Your iPhone Could Stop You From Texting And Driving Soon

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On the software front, Apple announced the details of two operating system updates - iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra , as well as changes to the Apple Watch with watchOS 4. One of the drivers for all that new hardware is support for VR, or virtual reality. Another functionality added to the iMessage app is the addition of Apple Pay as an app to iMessage. Read More »

How to Download and Install the New iOS 11 (Beta)

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First you need to visit beta. apple .com on your phone or tablet and either sign up, or log into your existing account. This change will make it so that all apps in iOS 11 will have a "While Using the App" option for location tracking. In line with saving space in your devices, iOS 11 has a new addition called " Offload Unused Apps ". Such a move has previously been hinted at by Apple, with users opening 32-bit software in iOS 10.3 being met with a message saying the app will not work ... Read More »

Apple TV enables Amazon Video app, stalemate thaws

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The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google , Amazon , Microsoft and Facebook . Like those other products it is created to be a digital home assistant , capable of answering questions about maths as well as music-related enquiries - but it comes with some Apple quirks. Read More »

Honda plans mostly self-driving car, follows Waymo, others

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Level 5 is defined as complete automation in any condition. Honda will also introduce a plug-in hybrid and fully electric version to its Clarity line in the USA this year. It's unclear just what vehicles will end up electrified, but it hopes to have electrified models (including hybrids, battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars) comprise two-thirds of its lineup by 2030. Read More »

Apple Assists UK Authorities in Investigation of Recent Terror Attacks

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Cook's comments came in the wake of the third extremist attack in the United Kingdom this year. "Metadata, if you're putting together a profile, is very important", the CEO said. While discussing user security and privacy in the face of these grave instances, such as the Manchester or London bombings, Cook goes on to mention that Apple isn't just sitting back and watching the show. Read More »