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Apple HomePod revealed as rival to Amazon Echo & Google Home

However, unlike Amazon Echo and Google Home , Apple is positioning HomePod more as an alternative to connected music-systems from Sonos and Bose. The website's description of the HomePod reads , "We completely reimagined how a speaker should make music in the home". It wouldn't be the first time that Apple hopped on the bandwagon of a technology product popularized by a competitor.

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Introducing Apple's New Smart Speaker

American Multinational Technology Company, Apple announces HomePod speakers to its competitors, mainly consist of the Amazon's Echo and Google's Home . And, with HomeKit integration similar to what's available on the iPhone, the user can ask Siri , via their HomePod to control connected devices in their home.

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Amazon Drops Unlimited Cloud Storage for Individuals

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) ends the unlimited Cloud Drive storage plan for a more competitive tiered pricing plan. Until yesterday, you could also pay for an unlimited storage plan, but that is no longer the case. Every additional terabyte of storage beyond that will cost an extra $59.99 up to a maximum of 30TB. After that, you'll automatically be billed for the 1 TB plan that costs $$59.99 per year if you have auto-renew turned on and less than 1TB of data stored in your account.

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Apple Hopes To Reinvent Home Audio With Its New Device

Rather than exclusively competing with products like the Amazon Echo and Google Home , Apple is positioning HomePod as a hybrid product that does more. SAN JOSE Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers - the latest test of the iPhone maker's ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals.

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Nadal through to French Open semis as Carreno Busta quits

Nadal will next face either second-seeded Novak Djokovic or sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem on Friday. A year ago, Djokovic became the first man in almost a half-century to claim a fourth consecutive major championship and completed a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros .

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Is your iPhone or iPad ready for AR?

A note of caution, though: since you'll have an early version of iOS 11, you'll face bugs that are more than the minor annoyances you're used to on stable versions of iOS. "App development is a cut-throat area of digital business, and one in which ease of use is a massive contributor to success". Federighi said this new feature will help make drivers more safe.

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Comey Testimony Released Ahead of Thursday's Senate Hearing

KSLA News 12 will stream Comey's testimony live here and on the KSLA News 12 mobile apps . Many feared Mr. Trump would name a political partisan who would blatantly do the bidding of the President. "He is a good guy", Mr Comey claims . "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty", Comey says the president told him during a one-on-one meeting in January.

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Sushma Swaraj is ready to help you even on Mars

She isn't one of those who would leave questions unanswered. One of the most adored and followed world leaders and the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj is known across the globe to help Indians who are in any sort trouble on foreign soil.

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Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey's statement

Comey's testimony comes as former FBI Director Robert Mueller, named special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after Comey's firing, ramps up an independent investigation that will take over the FBI's probe. "I'm not going to presume anybody is lying". "Don't get in the way of an investigation that could actually clear you", Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News .

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Russian hackers 'planted false story' behind Qatar crisis

In an abrupt and sweeping move, Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced on Monday they were cutting diplomatic relations and closing air, sea and land links with Qatar. Aside from providing a vital base for U.S. troops, Qatar has garnered significant regional influence, from becoming a major player in Libya to dramatically influencing the stance of the Syrian opposition.

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British Police Search Address In London Bridge Attack Probe

Police on Monday also named 30-year-old Rachid Redouane as one of Butt's accomplices but did not give any details about the third attacker. Saturday's attacks - which in addition to the seven dead left dozens in need of hospital treatment, including 18 in a critical condition - came less than a week before Britons vote in a national election.

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Karen Pence installs beehive at vice president's residence

Pence, a former Catholic who now identifies as evangelical, spoke fondly of his Catholic childhood to the annual gathering of diplomats, members of Congress, and Catholic priests and prelates. "The Bible says train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it", said Pence. "We will meet our obligations to our people to provide for the collective defense of all of our allies ...

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NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants

Navy Lieutenant Commander Matthew Dominick , a Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering graduate in electrical engineering (BS/BA), and Dr. Jonathan (Jonny) Kim , a 2012 United States dollars mathematics graduate and active duty reserve with the rank of lieutenant in the U.S.

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Does iMac Pro Mean the End for Mac Pro?

The refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro , meanwhile, packs Intel Kaby Lake processors up to Core i7 3.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz, and the 15-inch model packs up to Core i7 3.1 GHz with up to 4.1 GHz with Turbo Boost. The faster CPUs and graphics cards are coupled with 50 percent faster SSDs, reducing loading times and creating a more responsive overall experience.

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Look out Surface: Apple's iMac goes Pro in 2017

The refreshed MacBook and MacBook Pro models don't get any design changes. Now the company is trying to make up for their misstep with the MacPro desktop by introducing the iMac Pro. The 21.5-inch entry-level iMac will cost $1,099, 21.5-inch iMac with 4K display takes a drop in price to $1,299, and the 27-inch iMac with 4K display will start at $1,799.

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MP cracker factory fire: Death toll in Balaghat rises to 25

A total of 25 people, including 19 women and six men, have died in the tragedy, ' Balaghat police chief Amit Sanghi said on Thursday. Dozens of employees managed to escape unhurt but firefighters spent two hours bringing the major blaze under control in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh state.

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India must be ruthless in finishing games off-Kohli

Nearly every batsman fired in right earnest during Sunday's showdown against Pakistan. "There is a little bit of grass, but don't really know as of now, how the wicket will play". They have got the right team and have got some great balance with batting and bowling. "With first-choice captain Angelo Mathews injured, it was left to Tharanga to stand in for him, but now he has left a void".

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In shadow of terror, British election tighter than expected

A very personalized, nearly presidential style of campaigning has contributed to the Conservative party's apparent loss of support, said Mark Goodwin, lecturer at the department of political science and global studies at the University of Birmingham in England.

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Apple's iOS 11 Hopes To Reinvent the iPad

The company showed off a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro alongside a refreshed 12.9-inch model at the WWDC event , and both are set to get iOS 11 when it launches in autumn this year. Other updates specifically for iPad include drag-and-drop support and an updated Notes app that makes handwritten notes searchable. A one-handed keyboard, improved Apple Maps and customisable Control Centre are also included in this huge update.

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Oil prices under pressure from rising OPEC supplies

Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports U.S. petroleum stockpiles Thursday morning, one day later than usual due to the Memorial Day holiday this week. Some are also warning that other countries may follow suit. Crude oil prices were flat to slightly lower in early Thursday trading as consumer demand issues balance against a large draw in oil inventories.

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Apple is making it quicker and easier to fix your iPhone

Apple has closely held its grip on fixing iPhones for its customers, which isn't a surprise since fixing broken screens is a multibillion-dollar global business. We can all agree that the most common sort of damage that happens to your iPhone is a cracked screen. On the flip side, right to repair would create a chaotic device repair market that could lead to scam repair services, shoddy fix jobs, and devices that (in the case of farming equipment , for example) become risky to use.

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North Korea accuses Trump of being 'selfish'

Since Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the worldwide accord on June 01, over 200 mayors have adopted the Paris Agreement goals for their cities , 13 governors have formed the bipartisan U.S. Rep. Chris Lee says the state already has lost a significant amount of coastline and seen an increase in hurricanes. After the talks, Brown asserted that his state would work with China to address climate change.

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Apple Teases iMac Pro with Intel Xeon Processors, Crazy Specs

Let us know what you think about the Apple iMac Pro 2017. "First, a new iPad Pro with thinner bezels housing a 10.5" display, 120Hz refresh rate, better pen tracking, and, of course, eventually it'll get iOS 11 with a lot of iPad-specific improvements.

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Apple Revamps iPhone Software, Adds Augmented Reality Features

At the ongoing WWDC17 in San Jose, Apple unveiled ARKit, a developer kit for creating immersive augmented reality apps for iPhone and iPad . It will ship later this year . Through Apple Pay, a user can pull out any of the cards they preloaded onto their phone, allowing transactions to be easier than having to carry all of your credit cards around.

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Apple unveils slick, high-end iMac Pro

According to Apple, an equivalent PC would cost over $7K, while the iMac Pro starts at $4999. Fusion Drive is now standard on all 27-inch models as well as the 21.5-inch iMac. That's the same price the new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be starting at, too. Apple also today updated MacBook and MacBook Pro with faster processors, added faster SSDs to MacBook and introduced a new $1,299 (US) 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Integrates New Feature Into Apple Pay

Business Chat will be fully integrated with Apple Pay, Calendar and iMessage . They can use the digital cash instantly to send to someone, make purchases using Apple Pay in stores, apps and on the web, or transfer it from Apple Pay Cash to their bank account.

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Do not disturb while driving feature for iPhone welcomed by Brake

That should help Apple reposition the iPad as a work device capable of carrying out all the usual functionality users want from their laptops. Apple's speaker will be launching in the U.S., U.K., and Australia in December, with additional markets to come next year.

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Apple 'has been co-operating' with United Kingdom government to investigate terror attacks

The issue is once again in the spotlight due to a third terror attack in the United Kingdom in less than three months. "In cases where we have information and they've gone through the lawful process we don't just pass it over, but we do it very, very promptly", he said.

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Senegal recalls Qatar ambassador, backs Saudi in Gulf row

In the 6.00 a.m. call, he denied Qatar's emir made comments reported by the state-run news agency criticising hostility to Iran, sympathising with three Islamist groups, accusing Saudi Arabia of adopting an extremist ideology that fosters terrorism and suggesting Donald Trump may not last long as USA president.

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Apple's iMac Pro Is An Intel Xeon And AMD Vega Graphics Powerhouse

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 top-end, high-throughput system in a modular design, as well as a new high-end pro display. It will have the same design as the current 27-inch model but with a new space grey finish. USA chipmaker AMD on Tuesday unveiled a high performance, power-efficient "Radeon Pro 500" series graphics for Apple iMac .

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Comey says Trump told him: 'I need loyalty'

Network television stations will live broadcast the hearing. It's a sign of just how important tomorrow's appearance by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee that the event is set to be aired live by major broadcast channels that would normally be running fluffy morning news programs, game shows and soap operas.

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Former FBI chief due to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey, who was leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's United States presidential election, was sacked by Trump last month, four years into his 10-year term. File picture shows FBI Director James Comey testifying before the House Intelligence Committee hearing into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S.

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Items taken from Augusta cyber contractor Reality Winner's home detailed

The Intercept has provided a similar account. We are only aware of a handful of our customers who actually received the fraudulent email and of those, we have no indication that any of them clicked on the attachment or were compromised as a result.

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Apple's big 5 announcements at WWDC

The new design can be seen in the pictures above and below and Apple have said that this will be released with iOS 11. Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying - and unsafe - urge to look at a text message while you're driving.

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Cocaine Found Inside Child's Vending Machine Toy at Restaurant

Police tested the white powder and discovered it was cocaine. Photos of putty toy balls and a vending machine where cocaine was apparently found are shown in pictures provided by the Bell Gardens Police Department on June 7, 2017. Alfredo Sanchez, a spokesman for Taqueria Los Altos, said the restaurant is not affiliated with the vending machine company. "If any local businesses are using this company's toy/candy vending machines, please contact us immediately and remove them from public ...


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