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Sure, Apple has just given Siri new powers and a brand new HomePod , but it'll be a while until it beats Amazon . That leaves HomePod in a weird place. Why can't software developers do the same? Here's where the three major smart speakers stand on protecting a person's privacy, both from the government and from hackers.

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Its entry into digital-music sales with iTunes, and into the smartphone market with the iPhone, upended those industries and gave them mass appeal.The company rolled out new tools for developers to create augmented reality applications for iPhones and iPads.

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Johnson's arrival gives UNC, last season's NCAA champions, a solid perimeter scorer for this season. Johnson's father told the Associated Press on Thursday that his son had been released without restrictions by his former school, Pittsburgh, Shortly thereafter, Pittsburgh issued a statement granting the 6-foot-8 forward his full release while wishing him "the very best as he pursues his graduate degree".

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On top of all that they can be easily shared and are compatible with other devices, says Apple . But the effort is still worth the trouble, I think. Asked about the issue on Tuesday, Amazon declined to comment, and Apple referred us back to Cook's keynote. Ten months later, it debuted the iPod. Given the publishing and design markets are still Apple heartlands the introduction of products that would slot into a corporate environment should be welcomed by the channel according to ...

Apple unveils HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home

Apple's biggest announcement was the HomePod , a speaker with a built-in virtual assistant (Siri) that will sell for $US349 from December. Amazon Echo and Google Assistant also are cheaper. Apple is leaning into artificial intelligence (AI) with improved machine learning and on-device learning aimed at making Siri more predictive and proactive.

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The new policy will come into effect from September, and will accompany iOS 11's roll out. You can also get to the option by going to Settings, and tapping on iTunes & App Stores . Furthermore, Apple is giving those obsolete app's developers plenty of time to update. Google +? If you use social media and happen to be a Google + user, why not join AppleHolic's Kool Aid Corner community and join the conversation as we pursue the spirit of the New Model Apple? The iOS 10.3, which ...

Apple introduces new iMac Pro and updates iMac and MacBook Pro line

The MacBook Pro 2017 line is now armed with Kaby Lake processors, Intel's seventh-generation processor. Radeon Pro 500 series graphics harness up to 5.5 TFLOPS of performance, unleashing the creativity of artists, designers, photographers, filmmakers, visualizers and engineers, and aspiring creative types across high-resolution canvases in the most popular creative applications, powering through the most demanding games, and bringing fantastic worlds to life in VR.

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The new 15-inch models will have faster GPUs. There's also a 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K Retina display starting at $1,299 (roughly £1,005, AU$1,735). Apple says these new upgrades will further benefit the development of VR which is natively supported in macOS High Sierra thanks to Metal 2.

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Apple's navigation app is also getting an upgrade and will now be able to display floorplan-level maps within malls and airports for detailed navigation assistance.The photos app in iOS 11 can produce collages of pictures. Users can also enable an auto-text response that they are driving or choose specific contacts who can break through the feature in the case of an important message .

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Trump's attorney also said that Comey's testimony "makes clear that the president never sought to impede the investigation into attempted Russian interference in the 2016 election". "As you know, we're under siege", the president said. They will "not divert us from this righteous cause , to try and stop all of you", Mr Trump told a Faith and Freedom Coalition event in the United States capital Washington DC.

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In 2016, Consumer internet video traffic was 535 Petabytes per month (134 million DVDs per month/183,261 DVDs per hour). Why stringent networks standards are important for India: Intelligent networks are required because a majority of the country in not connected to the Internet and with every new user addition, congestion increases.

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The map will be fully unveiled during EA's EA Play livestream event this Saturday . In a recent blog post, EA announced that it will showcase 8 games at EA Play. With Need for Speed Payback , it's about building the ideal ride, getting behind the wheel and playing out an action driving fantasy. Need For Speed Payback most recently saw a debut ahead of the show, while Battlefield 1 will likely focus on future DLC.

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Apple has introduced innovative technologies at its WWDC event this week. The 2017 MacBook has the dimensions as its predecessor - it weighs around 920 grams and measures 0.52 inches in thickness. The new MacBook Pro is a great machine for many users, but for others, it is tough to use as their main laptop. Verizon offers the 10.5-inch iPad Pro from Dollars 32.49 a month for 24 months; 0 percent April, on Verizon device payment (USD 779.99 retail) and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts from USD ...

Apple Unveils HomePod to take on Amazon's Echo

You need to connect the speakers to the internet, and they will send your queries to Google, Amazon or Apple servers respectively, and they will send an appropriate response back to the speaker. But I'm not counting it out: If anyone can make this work, Apple can. HomePod is the first hardware product for the company since the Apple watch.

Smarter Siri, More Updates Arriving with iOS 11

This was announced during the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. In this post , we'll run down five of the most sought-after iPhone features that Apple still hasn't addressed in iOS 11. The colour conventions also remain the same, allowing you to choose from silver, space grey (pictured), gold and rose gold - though the larger 12.9-inch model does not come in rose gold, in case you were wondering.

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The SNP also lost Mike Weir, who had been the MP for Angus since 2001, and culture spokesman John Nicolson in East Dunbartonshire. The Scottish Conservative result matched the highest expectations of some of their most optimistic members during the campaign, but the scale of the vote swing towards them throughout Scotland was remarkable.

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This new breed of smart speaker is an important market for Apple and other tech giants, including Microsoft ( MSFT ), which last month announced the Invoke, a smart speaker powered by its Cortana. It won't be a huge gap to close, however. The HomePod will work with HomeKit as well, which is Apple's smart home platform. " Apple is mostly playing catch-up", Richard Windsor, an analyst at Edison Investment Research, said in a report.

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Control Center is even more customizable and there's a Do Not Disturb feature which kicks in automatically when you're driving. If you've disabled auto-downloading of apps in Settings iTunes & App Store on any of your devices, you'll need to follow this tutorial on each device to be certain you aren't overlooking an app that's on your iPhone 7 , say, but not your iPad Pro .

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At this week's WWDC, Apple's developer event that is typically used to showcase its new software, it confirmed a range of new and improved features in the latest version of its mobile operating system - iOS 11. This dock suggests apps like ones you opened recently and the last one you were using on your iPhone or Mac. Do Not Disturb While Driving: This extremely helpful safety feature uses Bluetooth, location and Wi-Fi data to determine whether you are driving or not and subsequently ...

Apple Unveils Powerful New iMac Pro

The iMac also comes with Thunderbolt 3 port. Each of the new graphics chips has more memory bandwidth than the previous Radeon Pro 400 series of cards, which all were 80GB/S. Thanks to an all-new thermal design, as well as an all-flash architecture, the iMac Pro can deliver up to 80% more cooling capacity in the familiar iMac form factor.

New MacBook Pro 2017 Range Gets Official

Apple has finally, after years of pressure from professionals, answered the call to update their top-of-the-line Mac. The good news, then, is that the standard iMac has been given a welcome update. Numbers like 8-, 10-, or 18-core Xeon processors or 11 teraflops of single precision and 22 teraflops of half precision jump out immediately, and RAM up to 128GB and SSDs up to 4TB are sure to draw pro users' attention to the iMac Pro .

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While Chrome has become the go to browser for many Mac users over the years, the macOS High Sierra version of Safari will also keep you from being tracked by advertisers. What Does All This Mean? The website's description of the HomePod reads, "We completely reimagined how a speaker should make music in the home".

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Apple also entered the market for speakers-you-can-talk-to with the HomePod , which is exactly what it sounds like: Siri in a can with a bunch of speakers. A lot of cool new features and products to look forward to for Apple users. Photos are also where you can see the difference in the graphics horsepower.

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These three gadgets are the last iDevices to use 32-bit processors (the Apple A6 in the iPhones, the A6X in the iPad); beginning with the iPhone 5S and the iPad Air in 2013, all of Apple's iPhones, iPads, and iPods since have included 64-bit chips.

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Apple could tweak any of the teased features of the software, so if you're counting on drag and drop making an appearance on iPhones in the future, all you can do for now is play these videos and hope. Not so any more. Apple's annual spring developers conference WWDC 2017 has just concluded at San Jose, CA, where a host of new major updates were announced by key Apple executives Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller, and big chief Tim Cook.

Apple HomePod revealed as rival to Amazon Echo & Google Home

A developer conference in the heart of Silicon Valley isn't an obvious locale for influencing the way people shop, but the updates rolling out of Apple's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) in San Jose stand to change the way we search, view and pay for products online, and developers are downright giddy.

Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs 118-113 in Game 3

The Warriors are closing in on an unprecedented 16-0 playoff record, but they have cause to be wary after the Cavs became the first side to come from 3-1 down to steal last year's title from their grasp. "People can talk about it in historical context, but you just get it done, win the series and let everybody else talk". LeBron was +7 for the game, but the Warriors outscored the Cavaliers by 12 in the 2:23 he rested.

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With iOS 11 , it's worth noting that Apple will give privacy-minded users even more of a reason to breathe easy. Here's what to expect from Apple's iOS 11. "So we're pleased that at last millions of drivers that use an Apple iPhone are about to be able to put an end to intrusive notifications while they're behind the wheel".

New Apple Operating System Will Include 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature

However, it is worth mentioning that there are tonnes of features tested in beta that don't always make it to the stable version. The new "do not disturb while driving" function, one that users will need to choose to activate, will be a part of Apple's software update set for release this fall.

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It does not get a massive overhaul in terms of the visual appeal or the features, but there seem to be enough changes under the hood to make a difference. They also have new I/O ports, specifically up to 2 USB-C ports that support Thunderbolt 3. Created to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, " HomePod " provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music.

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Through adding on and refining macOS Sierra , Apple followed their own example set during the days of OS X Snow Leopard; if macOS High Sierra provides the same level of stability and improvement as Snow Leopard did to Leopard, Mac users will be thrilled come this fall.

Nougat usage almost in double digits in latest Android platform distribution report

And as you might suspect, the percentage of Android phones using the latest Android 7 .0-7.1.1 builds (Nougat) has increased. After Nougat, Marshmallow is evidently the second-largest version running across Android devices. Lollipop 5.0 and 5.1, both combined, grab 30.8 percent distribution share this month . Last month, Android Lollipop had a total share of 32 percent.

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The move is the first into a completely new area by Apple for more than two years as the world's most valuable technology company looks to make up for a dip in iPhone sales and new ways to get customers to use more of its money-making apps and services.

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It does not get a massive overhaul in terms of the visual appeal or the features, but there seem to be enough changes under the hood to make a difference. Cook also launched iOS 11 with over 10 new features. The new model will begin shipping on Monday. The latest update adds the ability to know what your friends are listening to.