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Apple's making an Amazon Echo competitor called 'HomePod'

Speaking at the WWDC conference, Apple's marketing SVP Phil Schiller boldly said, "This is a chance to reinvent music ". In many ways, HomePod will be able to do the same things as an Amazon Echo or Google Home , including playing back podcasts, setting reminders, checking sports scores, translation and controlling internet-connected devices. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel XL2 appears in GFXBench with 18:9 aspect ratio display

Google Pixel XL2 appears in GFXBench with 18:9 aspect ratio display At least, that's what's going to happen if leaked specs appearing on the GFXBench database accurately reflect one of Google's upcoming phones. "The Pixel XL 2 will house a 5.6" display packing a 2560×1312 resolution and that interesting 18:9 aspect ration. [Full Article...]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Updates iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro

The iPad Pro has been made available in a third size as Apple attempts to strengthen its hold on the tablet market. When is it released and how can I order it? Pricing for the two entry-level Wi-Fi 12.9-inch iPad Pro models remains unchanged, and you will also be getting double the storage then it's predecessors. [Full Article...]

Apple announces all-new iMac, MacBook updates

Apple announces all-new iMac, MacBook updates WWDC 2017: Featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is created to handle demanding pro workflows. Fusion Drive is now standard on all 27-inch configurations and the top-end 21.5-inch iMac . (NASDAQ: AAPL ) announced that it also updated the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz processor . Of course, Apple's new "Magic" MacBook keyboards shouldn't co... [Full Article...]

Apple Releases Faster, Brighter iMac (mid-2017)

Apple Releases Faster, Brighter iMac (mid-2017) So it's pretty in line with Apple's stance on part swapping to have gone the more restrictive route with the iMac Pro . The new iPad Pro 10.5 occupies nearly the same footprint (and also weighs the same) as the last years iPad Pro 9.7, but aggressively cutbacks on bezels to accommodate a larger screen. [Full Article...]

Apple Unveils Its Most Powerful Mac Ever, the iMac Pro

The 27.5-inch Retina iMac starting price is unchanged at Rs. 1,48,900, while the two higher-end configurations are expensive by Rs. 1,000 each at Rs. The good news, then, is that the standard iMac has been given a welcome update . Its SSD is also 50 percent faster compared to its predecessor . [Full Article...]

New iPhone feature can block texts while driving

Apart from these software features, the renders also show the iPhone 8 from all angles. Chances are the upcoming iPhone 8 may be a whole different ball-game whenever it arrives later this year. It has been said that this arrangement has been made to allow AR features to work in iPhone 8. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac ), the iPhone 8 will come with a "revoluti... [Full Article...]

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

Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker HomePod is Apple's first major new hardware product since the Apple Watch's release in 2015, and it comes at an important time for the company. Apple "can't afford to yield valuable real estate in the heart of people's homes to Amazon , Google and others", said Geoff Blaber, research analyst at CCS Insight. [Full Article...]

Apple Announces New 'Homepod' Smart Speaker

Apple had plenty of other announcements. Apple was also expected to unveil improvements to Siri, its digital voice assistant that competes with Amazon .com Inc's Alexa AMZN .O and the Google Assistant helper. Google sells Home for $180, promoting the smart speakers with discounts. "I don't think it will be the next iPhone", Blau said of HomePod, "but, Apple could gain share and be a leader... [Full Article...]

Samsung launches a huge 49-inch ultra-wide gaming monitor

Samsung launches a huge 49-inch ultra-wide gaming monitor In addition, the 49-inch CHG90 model features a resolution of 3,840x1,080 and an ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio, while the CHG70 models feature a resolution of 2560x1440 and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Consequently, Samsung unveils the widest computer monitor. The 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time is matched by four-channel scanning which Samsung claims reduces motion-blur. [Full Article...]

Can't resist texting while driving? Apple wants to make you stop

Can't resist texting while driving? Apple wants to make you stop Apple revealed features that will be included in the upcoming iOS 11 update at WWDC this week. Below, we take a closer look at our favorite new features. Apple has no plans to make phones with lower price tag or increased storage but they are instead going to allow users to simplify the process of freeing up precious storage space. [Full Article...]

Here's our first look at Apple's new HomePod smart speaker

Here's our first look at Apple's new HomePod smart speaker Apple hopes its HomePod will rival the Amazon Echo , Google Home and the coming Essential Home . For now there doesn't appear to a toolkit that third-party programmers can use to create apps for the gadget or any way to distribute them to consumers, and Apple hasn't said anything on the subject (we've asked). [Full Article...]

Apple gears up for big announcements at WWDC

Apple gears up for big announcements at WWDC On the software front , RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani expects the iOS 11 - the next operating system for Apple's iPhones and iPads - to get an overhaul that will accommodate the anticipated removal of the home button from the 10th anniversary model of the iPhone due out later this year . [Full Article...]

Apple's HomePod Pumps Up the Volume

Apple's HomePod Pumps Up the Volume Siri will be voice activated to respond to requests for information and other help around the house. It's very much the Apple version of a smart home speaker that you imagined. Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, smart speakers, digital assistants, convolutional neural networks, machine learning and computer vision were all mentioned in some way, shape or form during the address. [Full Article...]

Apple to introduce feature to combat texting while driving

Apple to introduce feature to combat texting while driving Apple unveiled a new iPhone feature this week that aims to cut down on the number of distracted drivers . The biggest news has to be the launch of ARKit . Recent figures showed that more than 200 drivers a day were caught using their phones illegally in a major crackdown. The new iOS also features a new keyboard that gives access to punctuation features by flicking down on keys, allow... [Full Article...]

Apple Announces Vega-Equipped iMac Pro, Updates Existing Macs With Better Graphics

Apple Announces Vega-Equipped iMac Pro, Updates Existing Macs With Better Graphics Apple has announced that the new iMac will be available to order starting Monday via apple .com, and will be available to buy in Apple Stores starting on Wednesday. Dubbed the fastest Mac ever made, the new all-in-one desktop looks very cool, but what does this mean for the Mac Pro . While this was a largely expected move, what did take even the most dedicated of Apple fans by surpr... [Full Article...]

Apple unveils HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home

Apple unveils HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home That argument implies that the Echo's sound quality is rather poor, even if it's connected and smart. Schiller had much less to say about HomePod's broader Siri smarts, although the product page on Apple's website hints that it can perform numerous smart-home tasks that an Amazon Echo or Google Home can do. [Full Article...]

Apple adds simple Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11

Apple adds simple Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11 Another for the annals of "Android users won't get why it's taken this long", but iPhone owners may finally find out why there are small checkerboards stuck on adverts these days. We must point out that we can't seem to access local folders that we think we should have access to, such as the one with all our photos. The jury is still in session on how successful these new iPad Pro tablets will b... [Full Article...]

Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac: Powerful Performance for Breathtaking 5K Computing

Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac: Powerful Performance for Breathtaking 5K Computing Graphics are driven by the new AMD Radeon Vega GPU with up to 16 GB of on-package HBM2 memory and performance of up to 11 teraflops (single precision). "Today iMac gets a huge graphics performance increase, faster CPU performance, Thunderbolt 3 and a brighter Retina display with support for 1 billion colors". [Full Article...]

Google Home Outage: 100 Percent Failure Rate Reported

Google Home Outage: 100 Percent Failure Rate Reported So the Google Home outage could have been fixed simply by removing the plug from the socket, waiting for a minute and then plugging it back in. Google announced at the I/O 2017 in May that Google Home will be sold in other countries like Australia, France, Germany and Japan. [Full Article...]


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