After months of speculation, rumor has it that Apple at WWDC today will introduce a new Siri-based smart speaker created to compete with Amazon's Echo and Google Home . With HomePod, only after "Hey Siri" is recognized locally on the device will any information be sent to Apple servers, encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier.
In case you need a refresher, Apple Pay is a service that until now, allowed folks using various devices affiliated with the iOS ecosystem to make payments with a wave of their smartphones. Apple announced on Monday that it is launching a money-transfer service that could challenge Venmo and other competitors, letting iPhone and iPad users send money digitally to each other via a text.
The speaker is similar to cheaper devices from Amazon and Google . Apple held the keynote for WWDC 2017 today, where alongside announcements for new iterations of iOS , macOS , watchOS , its entire lineup of iMacs and MacBooks , and a new iMac Pro , the company announced the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro .
The changes should appeal to video creators, Industrial Light & Magic's John Knoll told the San Jose gathering. New iMacs and MacBook laptops start shipping Monday. WWDC is traditionally the place where Apple shows off improvements to the software that powers its devices, rather than hardware revisions or brand new machines.
Apple also introduced the HomePod speaker to compete with Amazon's Alexa assistant and Echo devices , for users who prefer voice-operated systems for shopping, planning and other tasks. He stated that it is now priced at $349 and that their Siri digital assistant has been updated to allow it to understand more spoken requests and better interact with humans.
Lock Screen: Now merged with the notifications center into one screen. Speaking of games, you'll find them under their own tab complete with data on in-app purchases and other salient info. Camera: iOS users take 1 Trillion phones a year. For photos , Apple is turning to a "high efficiency" format to replace JPEGs. It will over improved image quality, improved low light performance, optical image stabilization, true tone flash and HDR; and there will be a Depth API for developers.
The result is a device that will feel more like a remote control. ■ As far as hardware is concerned, rumours are centered on the introduction of a new " Siri speaker " that would bring Apple's digital assistant on a level playing field with devices such as the Amazon Echo or Google Home .
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Whereas the Echo and Home are pitched as entry points for a whole ecosystem of artificially intelligent, voice-powered services and devices, the HomePod is being pitched as a high-quality music player that happens to be integrated with Apple's Siri voice assistant.
The iPhone giant unveiled a device called the HomePod , a next generation voice-controlled music speaker that will be its first major new product category since it unveiled the Apple Watch in 2014. Apple is also bringing the ability to send money to friends or other people through its payment service, Apple Pay. That leaves Apple . Although it was the first smartphone maker to come out with a digital assistant when Siri debuted in 2011, it hasn't had a stand-alone assistant.
There's a new feature called Do Not Disturb While Driving , which will black out your iPhone's screen while driving, so you won't see notifications. With iOS 11, Apple Maps will feature detailed maps of the inside of malls, airports and other large buildings. The lack of a breakthrough device has periodically raised concerns that Apple has become too dependent on the iPhone and supported the theory that the company lost its knack for innovation when its co-founder Steve Jobs died of ...
The new desktops now have higher memory capacity and stronger graphics performance. Apple is releasing a new iPad Pro with brighter retina displays . If they reply "urgent" to that message, that message will be marked as such and go through. Today It all starts with the Today tab, a daily destination all about games, apps and app culture.
Apple has also added translation to Siri , enabling travellers to translate from English to Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish and vice versa. Apple says that this makes backups faster (by cutting down on messages taking up on-device storage ) and makes for a more seamless messaging experience.
Amazon reportedly had a falling out with Apple over the cut it takes from in-app purchases, and as a retaliation chose to ban sales of the Apple TV on its website. Amazon had explained that move by saying it wanted to avoid confusing customers who would expect Prime Video to be on devices sold by Amazon. We can mark this as the end of a long grudge between Apple and Amazon, competing mega companies that once looked to corner the streaming media market.
By turning it up to 11, of course, starting with a redesigned app drawer. iMessage syncs conversations across devices better than ever in iOS 11 , and yes, Apple Pay supports peer-to-peer money transfers, just like Android Pay. But this app or feature is most probably a response to user demands for better control of the files on their iOS operated devices. Apple Watch will add coaching algorithms to tell users how much they need to walk to hit fitness goals at the end of the day.
Mail is getting some incremental updates in macOS High Sierra , including the integration of a Top Hits feature into the app's existing search bar. The speaker boasts the entire Apple Music library (for subscribers) on demand, and thanks to Siri , can make recommendations and answer music-related questions, in addition to handling standard tasks like setting reminders and sending messages via iMessage .
With High Sierra , APFS be the default on macOS. With High Sierra and a string of new high-end Macs, consumer VR will finally be a reality for Apple diehards. Also, it will be a lot faster. If your device can run macOS Sierra , the good news is that it will be able to run macOS High Sierra as well. Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi took the stage during Apple's WWDC 2017 in San Jose on Monday where he unveiled macOS High Sierra .
As Nikkei Asian Review reports , Foxconn chairman Terry Gou said on Monday, June 5, that Apple and Amazon will also "chip in funds" to back up its bid. nuclear unit Westinghouse. This most recent interview with Japanese press has confirmed , for the first time, that Apple , Amazon and Hon Hai are working together to secure the bid.
Currently, the only way for Amazon users to access Prime Video on the Apple TV is through an AirPlay connection to a separate iOS device with the app, like an iPhone or iPad. It's powered by Apple Music, Apple's subscription music service, and connects directly. You'll also be able to scrub through a Live Photo to select a single frame than be used as a "key photo".
In a platform that regularly gets bogged down by free-to-play and in-game advertisement bias, it's easy to forget that not every game that releases features those things. You can purchase Monument Valley 2 , here, for $6.99 CAD on iOS. The iconic iOS puzzle game Monument Valley is finally getting the sequel fans have been asking for for years.
The Penguins had a chance in Game Five a year ago but the Sharks pulled out a 3-1 win to force Pittsburgh's Cup clincher back to San Jose three nights later. We'll see what happens tomorrow. Power-play opportunities-Pittsburgh 0 of 3; Nashville 2 of 3. The great battle of this series: The Nashville defence vs the Pittsburgh centres went to the Preds in Game 3, the way it had in Game 1 in Nashville's unlikely defeat.
For photos , Apple is turning to a "high efficiency" format to replace the widely used JPEG standard. The new Safari will also block auto-playing video. Apple has also introduced Metal 2 , the second iteration of its proprietary Metal 3D API. Basic improvements include crash protection and instant file and directory cloning, support for snapshots of the file system, and native full disk encryption (rather than logical volume encryption with FileVault 2).
Apple also touted the fact that by the end of this year, 50% of retailers will be compatible with Apple Pay. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations. "Storage has been doubled in the 10.5" and 12.9" models, both coming with 64 GB by default. The workout app is also getting an update, with features that allow users to automatically measure more about their workouts, and track multiple workouts in a single session.
While it sounds exciting, you will not know that you can tune in and watch Apple's WWDC 2017 announcement live - here's where we show you how. Today is expected to be a very busy one at WWDC , however, as some attendees at the conference were told to expect the keynote to last at least two hours.
It also enhanced its workout app to, for instance, support high intensity interval training. A kaleidoscope face shows trippy animations, and new Toy Story character watch faces let Woody tell you the time. Among them is a 10-year-old who had invented five apps and showed them to Apple's CEO. Hipsters panic trying to read paper maps, cars pile up in the roads.
SFSP is a federally funded, state-administered program. "I would urge parents to take advantage of these free meals for their children this summer", Bostelman said. The program involves more than 250 school and community sponsors in Indiana. The roving truck allows kids who can't make it to stationary sites, like libraries and community centers , to have access to the free meals.
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With the next version of the iOS system for mobile devices, messages will sync in the cloud. So if the iPhone packs in some of those more advanced features - like proper ways of dealing with files , and dragging and dropping between apps - then we might also expect a bigger, better iPhone to go alongside them.
We're likely to see more of it over time. The next iOS may also have new features designed for artificial intelligence, the application of computers that learn and understand things like humans. Amazon's ( AMZN - Free Report ) Echo and Alphabet's ( GOOGL - Free Report ) Google Home are little speaker-like home automation devices that can do everything from streaming music to dimming lights or adjusting the heat on the compatible thermostat.
And with Apple pushing the iPad Pro as a productivity tablet, most people would agree it is a feature that can not come fast enough. Apple fans might expect a similar move this year. For developers of both business and consumer apps on Apple's platforms, the prospective new software guises should provide more features and functionality foe them to tap into when making their software.
It got the Android 7.0 Nougat OS on time, and it the Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS for Nextbit Robin too, is now rolling out. So, the users who want to install the update on their phone can directly install the update using this image. A lot of the budget-friendly Android smartphones do not get the Android updates, or if they do they only get a few and then it stops. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat software update for the Nextbit Robin comes in at 560MB.
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Echo customers could set multiple timers running simultaneously, but these could not be named to help customers differentiate between them. It's created to respond in a natural, conversational manner to voice queries, and is also powered by cloud-based AI technology.
As the rumors foretold, it seems that Apple and Amazon have buried the hatchet. We can mark this as the end of a long grudge between Apple and Amazon, competing mega companies that once looked to corner the streaming media market. That's also when Apple plans to release more details about what's next for tvOS; the Amazon announcement was the platform's only mention on stage today.