Author: 0 With Audio Focus, Apple Side-Steps Smart Speaker Competition

With the Alexa App, Amazon's Echo speakers allow you to communicate, google search, play music, etc. with the speaker robot. Apple has announced a new feature for iPhones to encourage safer driving by blocking notifications. The more powerful iMac is meant to address concerns of creative professionals who had been limited to much less powerful iMacs or the much-loved Mac Pro, which hasn't been updated since 2013.

Author: 0 Apple HomePod Smart Speaker Arrives in December

A survey released last month by research firm eMarketer found Echo speakers held 70.6 percent of the U.S. market, compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home and 5.6 percent for others including Lenovo, LG, Harmon Kardon and Mattel. Apple's also expected to unveil a voice-activated, internet-connected speaker to rival Amazon's Echo and Google Home. Apple Inc . entered the growing field of voice-controlled speakers for the home on Monday, taking on early leaders Amazon.com Inc.

Electronics WhatsApp on iOS adds albums, filters and reply shortcut features
Author: 0 WhatsApp on iOS adds albums, filters and reply shortcut features

No date has been set for when Filters , Albums , or Reply Shortcusts will be made available to Android users, a WhatsApp spokesperson told VentureBeat. The update also makes it easier for WhatsApp users to reply to messages with the " Reply Shortcut " functionality included in its newest update. If you would like to check out the WhatsApp iOS update, you can go to Apple's App Store and download the update manually right now.

Author: 0 Apple announce iOS 11, new macOS and the HomePod at WWDC keynote

Philip Schiller, Apple's senior VP of Worldwide Marketing, led the section about the HomePod and described it as packing 'powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library'. "Without a file manager, you really couldn't use it as a professional tool", he told TechNewsWorld. But the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Google have been reluctant to weaken their own policies around privacy and encryption.

Author: 0 Apple Launches iOS 11 And New iPads At WWDC 2017

For the first time, Apple is debuting its own augmented reality ecosystem, giving iPhone and iPad developers access to computer vision technologies. The new iOS iteration also promises a variety of new features for existing iPhone models. It will block videos that start playing automatically, for instance, and can also prevent ads from following and profiling users.

Author: 0 IMac Pro first look: the most powerful Mac computer ever made

The iMac Retina 4K 21.5- inch will now be available with AMD Radeon discrete graphics , with your choice of Radeon Pro 555 and 560 graphics cards and up to 4GB of dedicated VRAM. The new iMac displays feature 500 nits, are 43 percent brighter, and include 10-bit dithering and support for one billion colors. Virtually every component has been upgraded, led by the move to 7th generation Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) "Kaby Lake" processors.

Electronics Warriors cruise to Game 2 win
Author: 0 Warriors cruise to Game 2 win

It was one of the most complete Finals games he's ever played, and that catalog is reasonably extensive by now. This wouldn't be the first time either player recorded a song, with James releasing a freestyle in 2014 and Durant releasing a freestyle in 2011 and song in 2012.

Author: 0 Apple WWDC showcases HomePod smart speaker and new operating system

Apple also announced Apple Pay will now also work within iMessage , with users being able to send payment requests to contacts and transfers with Touch ID from within the application. It's a feature that can be enabled from Settings and added to the new Control Center . The new operating system will also focus around " augmented reality " for users "to build apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-world scenes".

Author: 0 Apple unveils VR features on Mac, new iPhone software

Since the conference is focused on developers - the people who make your favorite apps - Apple also showed what software updates it has in store for later this year. What else? That one was also priced at $349. This includes sharing through multiple services including Apple Pay . The device would be running on a latest iOS 11 .

Author: 0 Apple Unveils 'HomePod,' Its New Siri-Powered Home Speaker

That's not to say Apple's new speaker will definitely be a hit, just to say that first impressions are often hilariously wrong. The new Apple HomePod is a lot like its competitors: Amazon Echo and Google Home . most likely sell their home speakers and other hardware at a loss or perhaps a small profit. The research firm eMarketer says than 35 million people in the US are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year , more than doubling from last year.

Author: 0 Apple reveals voice-activated smart speaker, HomePod

Introduced at Apple's WWDC 2017 conference, the 178mm tall speaker is created to work with an Apple Music subscription, and will go head to head with Amazon's Alexa ecosystem and Google Home this December. Among the new features of iOS 11 is the ability to make person-to-person payments through Apple's messaging app , thanks to new integration with the Apple Pay system.

Author: 0 Apple's iPad Pro family just got a middle brother

Here we take a look at the iOS 11 features for iPhone and iPad. Since then, the product range has got a bit more complicated: you can buy portable touchscreen devices in 4, 4.7, 5.5, 7.9, 9.7 and 12.9in variants. In Photos, Memory movies are now optimized to play in both portrait and landscape orientation, and more memories, such as photos of pets or birthdays, are automatically created.

Author: 0 Hands-on with Apple's new HomePod smart speaker

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. Apple also offered some hints about new capabilities in the next iPhone, including so-called augmented reality, in which digital information is overlaid on real-world images.

Author: 0 Apple Announces 10.5 Inch iPad Pro With Thin Borders At WWDC 2017

The app will let users stream all the Amazon original hits. You can ask questions like, "Hey Siri, who's the drummer in this?" or even create a shared Up Next playlist with everyone in the room. At the event, Apple also confirmed that the new OS would support for Augmented Reality and they have also introduced a new platform for developers to work on same touted as ARkit.

Electronics MacBook Pro 2017 release date, news and features
Author: 0 MacBook Pro 2017 release date, news and features

Unfortunately for anybody actually wanting to get their hands on the new all-in-one - and its matching Space Gray peripherals - we were being kept well clear of the brand new iMac . The company is also adding a cheaper $1,300 MacBook Pro option. The 27-inch iMac also has a new screen. The research note sent by the analysts to MacRumors also said Apple will continue to produce and sell the iPad mini 4, which was released more than a year ago.

Author: 0 Apple wants Siri to read your mind and take over your home

HomePod capped a keynote presentation at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference that included updates to its iPad and Mac laptop lines, and upgraded operating software enabling augmented reality for iPhones and iPads. Chief executive Tim Cook, referencing the company's iTunes service and iPod, said: "Just like portable music, we would like to reinvent home music".

Author: 0 IOS 11 Has System-Level Screen Recording

Like the Amazon Echo and Google Home , the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes. During the first half the keynote, Apple hinted about the next versions of its operating systems for the Mac and Apple Watch - both of which will be available for download in the fall, alongside new iMacs, MacBooks and a new high-end product called the iMac Pro .

Author: 0 The iOS App Store is being overhauled

Although Siri would likely be a centrepiece of a smart speaker from Apple , Moorhead said the device's design, colours and acoustics will also likely be focal points, because the company has a long history of making elegantly designed products.

Author: 0 Apple Unveils HomePod Wireless Speaker With Siri

Apple's Siri assistant will be integrated into the $349 speaker, and can make music recommendations that pair with the company's Apple Music service, send text messages, check news and sports scores and control compatible home gadgets like lightbulbs and thermostats.

Author: 0 IOS 11 won't support iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and fourth-gen iPad

Apple also made improvements to Siri including making the assistant's voice sound more natural when responding to users. A traveler would be able, for instance, to ask for the most popular dishes at a restaurant and have Siri automatically translate from Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish into English.

Author: 0 WWDC 2017: Here are the top features of iOS 11

Apple is partnering with prepaid payment card company Green Dot on the virtual Apple Pay Cash card, viewed by some as a stepping stone to the creation of a full bank-like payment service. It most likely is now generating a bit lower gross margins on iPhones as smartphone component prices and competition heat up, but it has made up the difference from higher margin software products such as commissions from apps and subscriptions to Apple Music.

Author: 0 Apple unveils HomePod speaker, taking on Amazon and Google

HomePod requires an iPhone 5S or later and iOS 11 . " HomePod packs powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library into a handsome speaker that is less than 17 centimetres tall, can rock most any room with distortion-free music and be a helpful assistant around your home ." said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Author: 0 Microsoft adding OneDrive support to Apple's iOS 11 Files app

The OS, which will power devices like the iPhone , iPad and the iPod for now, is in the Developer Beta Preview stage and will be available later this year as a free software update for iPhone 5s and later, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 2 and later and the iPod touch 6th generation.

Author: 0 Apple announces 'HomePod' Smart Speaker

As a music-playing device, it will also be a challenger to Sonos, whose wifi-controlled speakers are used by many smartphone users for home entertainment. First, there's the name, HomePod , which hearkens back to Apple's iPod-a device that has always been focused nearly exclusively on tunes. Apple says it's giving more emphasis to sound quality, not just smarts .

Author: 0 Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker

The HomePod is planned to launch in December for Dollars 349 in the US, UK and Australia. The better comparison, and the one we all should've made from the beginning, is to a Sonos Play:3 speaker . Inside, it has seven tweeters, each with its own individual driver, along with a four-inch, upward-facing woofer. In fact, it's powered by an A8 chip, the same as what's inside your iPhone .

Author: 0 Apple announces two new iPad Pros

More importantly, the new iPad Pros introduced by Apple this year sport a almost all-screen and a almost no-bezel design, hinting at things to come in the days to come. Users can also easily switch between apps, or simply drag an application out in split-screen. "Now you can mark up a PDF or screenshot faster and more easily".

Electronics Battleborn Multiplayer Goes Free to Play, Early Buyers Getting Huge Bonus
Author: 0 Battleborn Multiplayer Goes Free to Play, Early Buyers Getting Huge Bonus

So if you're one of the Gearbox faithful who invested in Battleborn as soon as it launched, what do you get out of all of this? It's like it's gone half free-to-play. The choice is yours. If you like a hero enough, you can buy them with slowly accrued in-game currency, or just out-right buy them with Platinum premium currency.

Author: 0 Apple unveils iOS 11, Siri speaker and new iPad Pro at WWDC

Home-Pod is a seven-inch tall speaker for playing music, checking the news, controlling other connected devices in the house and more. The research firm eMarketer says than 35 million people in the USA are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than double its estimate from last year.

Author: 0 Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C

Apple also introduced new summer band colors, giving customers more options than ever to express their personal style. It could be one reason Apple is playing up the musical aspect of the Homepod more than its smart home features. The company is also letting third party developers to integrated their apps into the Files App to allow easy access to their content. For instance, if a contact sends you a request for money, Siri will immediately surface the new Apple Pay feature in ...

Electronics Snap buys location-based analytics startup Placed
Author: 0 Snap buys location-based analytics startup Placed

Other competitors like Facebook and Twitter are also trying to do something similar with their digital advertising platforms. "Over the past 12 months, Placed has measured more than $500 million (roughly Rs. Placed will help improve Snapchat offerings like Snap to Store , an initiative began earlier this year to measure foot traffic and Snapchat chatter during in-store ad campaigns.

Electronics Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice releases on August 8th
Author: 0 Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice releases on August 8th

By pre-ordering Hellblade on PS4, you'll receive a Dynamic Theme that features the burning tree scene from the game. Yesterday, Ninja Theory teased that an announcement would be made today that was related to their newest title " Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice ".

Author: 0 IOS 11: Eleven New Features For iPhone & iPad

The change will arrive alongside iOS 11 , and will bring the game store more in line with the likes of iTunes and Apple News. The Smart Keyboard is available in charcoal gray for $159 (US) for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and $169 (US) for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

Author: 0 Apple TV update adds the one feature you've been waiting years for

The app will let users stream all the Amazon original hits. Apple also announced that watchOS 4, the next version of its smartwatch platform, will arrive in September. Apple's WWDC 2017 has come and gone and in its wake we are left with some cool new products and software. New for iPadThe iOS does not anymore like an inflated version on the iPad anymore.

Author: 0 Apple Takes On Sonos, Google & Amazon With New Voice Activated Speaker

The speaker has the "power to rock the house", according to Schiller, and the aim is to make HomePod a potent assistant for news, messages, weather, traffic, home controls and more. Siri can be activated using the command "Hey, Siri". Although Apple has had Siri on its iPhones for years , for it to appear in smart home speakers stands as the company's first move of developing a new technology to meet customer demand.

Electronics Nubia Launches Z17 Mini For Rs.19999 In India
Author: 0 Nubia Launches Z17 Mini For Rs.19999 In India

The Z17 Mini features an excellent dual camera at the back, which is pretty attractive for this price range, even though you get one mediocre type with Honor 6X, and a really good one with Honor 8. Speaking of the front camera , the Nubia Z17 Mini flaunts a f/2 16MP camera with 80-degree wide angle lens. Nubia Z17 Mini supports 2.4G/5G dual-band WiFi, with upload speeds reaching 430Mbps, providing high-speed internet experience.

Electronics Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Shares Continue to Be Strong Pick for the Year
Author: 0 Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Shares Continue to Be Strong Pick for the Year

The stock rose 0.31% or $0.22 reaching $72.5. About 4.75 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) has risen 34.52% since June 6, 2016 and is uptrending. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, June 1 by Canaccord Genuity. Most recently on 1/27/17 the stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) upgraded by Citigroup from Sell to Neutral.

Electronics Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 Launching September 2017
Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 Launching September 2017

Given the small amount of Nintendo Switch sales (in comparison to PC and consoles), it doesn't make sense to release a game that only those who have purchased a memory card can play. It won't likely include The Journey , and it doesn't sound like it'll work well with Frostbite technology either. With FIFA 17 doubling down on cheesy voice acting and dialogue, we won't be surprised to see EA to show off more of the same.

Electronics Android Nougat Now On 9.5 Percent Of Devices
Author: 0 Android Nougat Now On 9.5 Percent Of Devices

However, it is still lagging way behind iOS 10 . According to the latest data from the Android Developers Dashboard, the latest iteration of Google's mobile OS now accounts for nearly 10% of total Android devices. Meanwhile, the Moto Z2 Play and Essential Phone should launch with it in the coming months. This time as well. However, the almost two-year-old operating system is now the most used version of Android.

Author: 0 WWDC 2017: Apple unveils iOS 11, updates to watchOS

The App Store was first launched in 2008, and now has over 16 million registered developers on the platform. He announced that Amazon's video app will come to Apple's TV streaming box later this year. The company also launched a new configuration of the 13-inch MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar that starts at a cheaper $1,299. Perhaps, the biggest change with iOS 11 is that it will get a bunch of completely exclusive features for the iPad Pro range of tablets, to take advantage of ...

Author: 0 Apple unveils macOS High Sierra at WWDC 2017

High Sierra is available right now to developers willing to try the beta. "With partners like Apple , Google , Intel and dozens more, we will continue to make Vive the best VR platform for consumers, developers and enterprises alike".

Author: 0 Here Are Some Of The New Features In iOS 11

Apple has completely revamped Control Center in iOS 11 . Unfortunately, that didn't happen; however, prediction of a Siri smart speaker were nearly correct. Do you know, the iOS 11 is capable of sending and receiving money as easy as sending selfie? The iMac Pro is created to be Apple's flagship desktop machine.

Author: 0 IPhone feature to block texts while driving

The update, for now, is available as a developer preview, and will be offered for iPhone 5s and beyond, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation, and iPad Mini 2 later this year. All of those things can be done on a simple tablet like an iPad, and importantly, can be done more intuitively and easily there than on a traditional computer.

Author: 0 IOS 11: All the top features Apple presented at WWDC 2017

As expected, the long-rumoured 10.5in iPad Pro made its debut at WWDC on Monday, and Apple claims that thanks to its slimmed down bezels, it's the same size as the 9.7in model. Siri will use machine learning and AI to develop the male and female voices, making them more natural sounding through the use of pitch, tempo, emphasis and intonation.

Author: 0 WWDC 2017: Apple's new HomePod speaker takes on Amazon and Google

The iPad Pro now supports an even deeper integration with the Apple Pencil with support for inline drawing to write along text in Notes and Mail, Instant Markup to easily sign documents, add notes to PDFs or draw on screenshots, and a new Instant Notes feature, which opens Notes from the Lock Screen by simply tapping Apple Pencil on the display.

Author: 0 Apple To Launch New iPad Pro In India In July 2017

The iPad Pro now supports an even deeper integration with the Apple Pencil with support for inline drawing to write along text in Notes and Mail, Instant Markup to easily sign documents, add notes to PDFs or draw on screenshots, and a new Instant Notes feature, which opens Notes from the Lock Screen by simply tapping Apple Pencil on the display.

Author: 0 Apple iOS 11 unveiled

The personal assistant will now be able to give you translations if you ask it something in a foreign language. Now it will have more natural male and female voices and translate speech, starting out with English, French, German, Chinese, Spanish and Italian as per the statement issued by the company.

Electronics Apple takes on Amazon with voice-activated speaker
Author: 0 Apple takes on Amazon with voice-activated speaker

Apple has revealed its Siri-powered HomePod smart-speaker. Moreover, it's the first hardware product from Apple, since the Apple Watch. Apple appears poised to unveil a voice-activated, internet-connected speaker that would create a new digital pipeline into people's homes.