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Here's why Apple's Siri may be lagging behind Amazon Alexa and Google

Of course, despite the fact that the previous five had already covered everything in the Apple spectrum, no one was expecting anything on the iPhone . It's possible that Apple knows it can't stay the pace with Alexa or Google Assistant just yet, though it seems to be trying based on its recent acquisitions .

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Can Apple's (AAPL) HomePod Outmuscle Amazon and Google?

HomePod will be available starting in December in the USA, United Kingdom and Australia for $349, almost twice the price of Amazon's original Echo smart speaker. 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. But for Apple TV users, and Google hopefuls, this respite in the Apple-Amazon feud is a promising step toward better integration of Amazon's video content with platforms run by its ...

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With Audio Focus, Apple Side-Steps Smart Speaker Competition

HomePod will take on lower priced Amazon Echo and Google Home , which have had momentum in the arena of voice-controlled speakers capable of controlling smart appliances, fetching content from the internet and more. A Dot with the speaker of your choice seems like the right path for consumers. It was not clear how Amazon and Apple came to terms on the video player.

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HomePod Is Apples Unimaginative Answer To Google Home And Amazon Echo

The speaker works, unsurprisingly, with Apple Music and has several speakers and a built in woofer. Here's everything you need to know. " Apple will carve out some sales in the smart speaker market with HomePod but will continue to stand far behind Amazon and Google by the end of 2017", Ronan de Renesse, of the analysis firm Ovum, said in an email.

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Apple Introduces The HomePod Speaker and Home Assistant

The HomePod speaker is the centre of attention at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. Feeling the pressure from Amazon Echo and Google Home , Apple will release its own smart speaker - but not until the end of the year. For the iPad , Apple will introduce a Pro model with a 10.5 inch screen at the same size and weight as the current one with a 9.7 inch screen. Apple is depending on spatial awareness to achieve its goal of reinventing home music, although it's pretty ...

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The iMac goes Pro

Things started off nicely enough. With AMD's next-generation compute cores and up to 16GB of HBM2 the iMac Pro with Vega GPU delivers up to 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR.

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There's now a great reason to use Apple's Safari web browser

Your best bet is to use a MacBook which runs Metal 2 on MacOS High Sierra . High Sierra hits this fall for free and with it, according to Apple , the iMac becomes a "great platform for virtual reality content creation". The next generation operating system also includes a feature referred to as Autoplay Blocking, which will automatically detect sites that are not expected to play video and block any such material automatically.

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SNP could lose half parliamentary seats

The Liberal Democrats took their tally of MPs in Scotland from one to four, with former United Kingdom government minister Jo Swinson one of the victors after winning back the East Dunbartonshire seat she had lost in 2015. "I am very positive about tonight". "Now, we have to wait and see how things shake out". The scale of SNP losses predicted by the exit poll suggested transformative progress by the Scottish Conservatives, who took only one seat in Scotland in 2015 but are projected ...

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Apple new MacBook Pro, MacBook, iMac Price in India now out

Since the tech giant already overhauled the MacBook Pros externally past year, most changes of the upcoming device are likely to be under the hood. The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes standard with more powerful discrete graphics with more video memory.

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Apple Wants to Curb Distracted Driving with New iPhone Setting

Apple Pay will now let you, er, pay pals... it's peer-to-peer meaning you can send money to friends easily, for example when splitting a restaurant bill - and you can even request cash from inside the Messages app. Though we are still discovering small and big features of iOS 11 , a tiny new update to the screen capture feature has caused a lot of worries among avid Snapchat users.

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Pokemon Go Will Now Support Apple's Expanded Reality Tech

Just like Android's notification panel, this new interface includes all the important controls in a single page. Browse to General, About, Applications and look for the "App Compatibility" section, where you should see any outdated apps. Siri will also suggest topics sometimes based on what you are doing to reading. Apple are also adding HEVC and HEIF compression to shrink images and video clips down.

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Apple unveils 'HomePod' connected speaker at WWDC

Cook also praised the Apple developer community which has 16 million registered developers and added three million previous year. Now as the device pipeline fills, the company is shining more of the spotlight on hardware to woo the developers needed to create accompanying apps.

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Apple Just Showed Off A Monstrous Pro iMac

In addition to the new iMac Pro , Apple is working on a completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro® architected for pro customers who need the highest-end, high-throughput system in a modular design, as well as a new high-end pro display.

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Apple's Siri aims to be in tune with your home arrangements

It is created to work with the Apple Music subscription service and can produce rich sound while tapping into the artificial intelligence power of Siri. As for voice recognition, all three speakers feature far-field technology, allowing users to conduct voice queries from across the room. Users will also be available to control smart home products such as connected lighting by speaking to Siri through the HomePod .

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New Apple iMac Range Launches At WWDC 2017

The Mac Pro line has always been neglected by Apple, despite calls from enthusiasts for a significant refresh. All of the devices will be shipping from today and in stores from June 7. The new Files app, also available for iPhone users, is a file management system that places all files on the iPad together in one place for easy organization.

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Apple's HomePod is expensive than Google and Amazon's smart speakers

That could be what drives demanding fans and consumers to choose Apple over rivals in the audio segment like Sonos. For now, it looks like Apple's HomePod does not offer any breakthroughs in comparison to other devices, and the company hasn't talked about support for other services besides Apple Music .

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AMD announces the new Radeon Pro 500 series

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 awesome 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR.

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Apple Unveils New 13 Inch MacBook Pro At WWDC 2017

The latest iMac Pro is scheduled to arrive in stores on December starting from US$4,999. The new device is said to be the key for Apple to rekindle its connection with professional users who are dismayed by the lack of updates to its Mac Pro since 2013.

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Smarter Siri, More Updates Arriving with iOS 11

Hence, the iPhone 5S and newer devices will receive the upgrade. IF YOU'RE STILL ROCKING an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C, it might be time to throw it in the bin. While it is a feature most users will need only a few times, it is still very handy given that one will not need to check the router for the password each time they need to connect a new device.

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IPhones will block texting while driving with new feature

Indoor guidance will gradually be rolled out to Apple Maps , so you'll spend less time scratching your head in the middle of the shopping center wondering where the Apple Store is. You can drag and drop text, photos , and files from one app to another. Another potential annoyance in screen recording will be push notifications.

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Apple's WWDC 2017: iOS11, macOS High Sierra, Siri, ARKit, HomePod

The new Apple HomePod appears to be the technology company's own version of Amazon Echo and Google Home, with similar voice assistant features to Amazon's Alexa. But the company relented, and Apple's larger phones have become hot commodities as more people have embraced having a bigger display to look at pictures and watch video on the devices.

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The top 10 players with the most consecutive NBA Finals appearances

According to the secondary ticket sale and research site TicketIQ , the average "get-in" price-meaning the least expensive seat in the house-is for Golden State's home games is $423. And there are the seemingly comfortable and at-peace Cavaliers: forward Kevin Love, guard Kyrie Irving and coach Tyronn Lue. "But at the end of the day winning a championship is winning a championship".

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The Best iOS 11 Features You Probably Haven't Heard of Yet

And, what do you know, Apple went ahead and did just that, alongside other relevant announcements concerning upgrades for macOS, watchOS and tvOS. Will you be upgrading to the latest iPhone 8? On the iPad side, iOS 11 will work on the iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, 12.9-inch iPad Pro , iPad mini 4, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 5th-generation iPad, 2nd-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

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Intel Xeon Chip + AMD Radeon Vega gpu = The Best iMac ever!

As part of that session, a new Mac Pro was promised for 2018, along with an all-new model called the iMac Pro for late 2017. In addition to the new iMac Pro, Apple is working on a completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro architected for pro customers who need the highest-end, high-throughput system in a modular design , as well as a new high-end pro display .

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Apple upgrades thin and light MacBook

The new processors are from Intel's Kaby Lake family, and some of them have been available for the better part of a year. Apple also cut the price of the entry-level machine, the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar. "We reengineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love - iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there's never been anything like it".

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

There have been both official and unofficial ways of doing so for quite some time. But the effort is still worth the trouble, I think. Apple's iOS 11 mobile operating system will not be available for the iPhone 5 and 5C or the iPad 4 when it is released in the autumn.

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Google Home will be available in Canada at the end of June

At I/O 2017 , Google announced that the company's voice-activated assistant would be coming to the Canadian market this summer . Google Home has already landed in the United Kingdom as of April, but among the fortunate places to expand Google Home's reach is its northern brother, Canada.

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What Will the New iOS 11 Bring?

The AI assistant will also be able to do stuff for you proactively like suggesting you add a calendar event after you buy a Davido ticket on Safari. Fuelled by cash subsidies from China's top two valued internet companies - Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group Holding, which owns the South China Morning Post - using smartphones to scan quick QR codes for payment at offline stores, restaurants, supermarkets and a host of other outlets has become commonplace in China.

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Apple Thinks Its Smart HomePod Will 'Reinvent' Home Audio

That issue has delayed efforts to boost Siri because Apple "relinquished control of data before it could be used to gauge the impact of software tweaks", employees told the Journal . "The key about things like Siri is to make it not feel like something you have to think about", he said . The Google Home (left) and the Amazon Echo are required to be tied to your account.

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Android O beta update released by Google

The new API will reportedly make payments easier, and faster than ever before for users. For instance, you can ask the digital assistant within Home to turn on the dishwasher or set the temperature on the oven. Project Treble will cut out some of the steps involved in the release process of Android patches, which have to be created by Google, modified by manufacturing partners and then further customised by actual device-makers before ending up on users' phones.

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IS kills two Chinese teachers kidnapped in Pakistan, claims Amaq news agency

This is published unedited from the IANS feed . They were killed in this week's operation in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, where the military said it foiled an attempt to set up an organized IS militant base. Islamic State , which controls some territory in neighbouring Afghanistan, has struggled to establish a presence in Pakistan. The IS claim came hours after Pakistan's military released the pictures of what it said were 12 slain members of the militant group.

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The iMac Pro is the gorgeous Darth Vader of Apple products

The company's Mac revenue fell previous year, and while well received by many consumers, recent MacBook Pros have been criticised by some longtime Mac loyalists and creative professionals for not meeting some of their needs. The 27in machine has the 5K display from the existing 5K iMac , but has four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and is capable of pushing up to 44m pixels across three screens.

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Sri Lanka stun India to blow Group B wide open

Sri Lanka defied the odds to win with eight balls to spare and they can qualify for the semi-finals if they beat Pakistan in their final group match in Cardiff on June 12. Kohli gave credit to the Sri Lankan batsmen for keeping their composure in tough chase. "There's always hindsight. I thought we bowled decently".

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AI to the rescue? Microsoft assimilates the security company Hexadite

Microsoft ( MSFT ) has agreed to acquire Hexadite , a company that provides automatic incident investigation and remediation solutions. 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.

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Localized features in next iOS system

For the first time, Apple also said it will support virtual reality and argument reality platforms for developers on its Mac computers in the next generation operating system. On its website, Apple has updated which iPhones and iPads will support the new operating system. That should help Apple reposition the iPad as a work device capable of carrying out all the usual functionality users want from their laptops.


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