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Apple Thinks Its Smart HomePod Will 'Reinvent' Home Audio

This is especially useful as Amazon ramps up its spending on video this year. HomePod will be priced at $349 in white and space gray starting in December initially in Australia , the United Kingdom and the US. 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. [Full Article...]

Samsung Unveils Ultra Wide 49-inch QLED Computer Monitor

Samsung Unveils Ultra Wide 49-inch QLED Computer Monitor Now, it looks like FreeSync 2 is officially ready for prime time as Samsung today has launched the world's first FreeSync 2 supported displays, including a massive 49-inch ultra-wide monitor. Samsung has refreshed it lineup of curved gaming monitors with some new features. Samsung also worked with developers including EA studio Dice and Ghost Games to enable HDR tech for titles like... [Full Article...]

Apple makes phone use safer while driving

Apple makes phone use safer while driving The airport feature will be available in select cities worldwide to begin. "These are by far the most powerful iPads we've ever created with our most advanced displays featuring ProMotion, the new A10X Fusion chip and the camera system of iPhone 7", said Apple product marketing vice president Greg Joswiak. [Full Article...]

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

Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker A survey released last month by research firm eMarketer found Echo speakers held 70.6 percent of the U.S. market, compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home and 5.6 percent for others including Lenovo, LG, Harmon Kardon and Mattel. Amazon and Google's smart speakers play a supporting role in the companies' larger business strategies. While the big appeal of both devices is the ability to use... [Full Article...]

Amazon-Apple TV deal shows tough road to cooperation for tech rivals

Amazon-Apple TV deal shows tough road to cooperation for tech rivals Both speakers can respond to voice requests for the news, weather and tasks such as turning on the lights. Apple executive Phil Schiller then took the stage to unveil the speaker, which stands 6.8 inches tall by 5.6 inches wide, weighing 5.5 pounds. [Full Article...]

Apple unveils 'the most powerful Mac we have ever made'

Apple unveils 'the most powerful Mac we have ever made' Contrary to previous practices, Apple announced new devices at WWDC this year. The low-power Y-series chips the MacBook uses see the biggest performance boost from the Kaby Lake upgrade, and Apple has also added the refined butterfly switch keyboard introduced in the MacBook Pros past year. [Full Article...]

IOS 11 Will Enable The iPhone Camera App To Read QR Codes

IOS 11 Will Enable The iPhone Camera App To Read QR Codes Many companies include the odd-looking scrambled squares on their product packaging, and when you scan one using your device , they perform some sort of action, such as bringing up a website or sharing contact information. That's not all for Maps , though. On iPhone, it works as before, in the sense that you swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access this interface. [Full Article...]

Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C

Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C Among the upgraded features for Siri will be new and more natural male and female voice options and the ability to translate English words and phrases into five languages: French, German, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish. With iOS 11, that part of iOS's settings menu is now known as "iPhone Storage" (presumably, it's called " iPad Storage" on Apple's line of tablets, though we haven't had a chanc... [Full Article...]

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

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Updates iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro Apple called it "the most powerful Mac" it's ever made, a dig at the now dated cylindrical Mac Pro. Apple also cut the price of the entry-level machine, the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar. Workstation-Class Performance in an iMac Design Featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is created to handle the most demanding pro workflows. [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 The tablets now feature what Apple calls the world's most advanced display with ProMotion technology and new A10X Fusion chip to immensely boost performance. If you are planning to upgrade your iMac or are new to Apple's ecosystem this new desktop won't disappoint. The firm also teased an upcoming upgrade to its iMac (above), which it is touting as the most powerful Mac "ever". [Full Article...]

IPhone to add new feature that will stop texting while driving

IPhone to add new feature that will stop texting while driving What's more? You can even customise it to add your favourite apps. Users use a lot of 32-bit apps on their iPhone and it's just a matter of time when their apps will just stop working as they jump on the newer firmware. This deep integration of the social networks into iOS will go away with the iOS 11 . Interestingly, both the apps remain active in the split view. You can search for a query and ... [Full Article...]

It's Not Just You: Google Home Users Report Widespread Problems

It's Not Just You: Google Home Users Report Widespread Problems Unfortunately, Google Assistant was responding with, "Hmm, something went wrong. Try again in a few seconds", or "There was a glitch, try again in a few seconds". Google Home users are now facing severe issues with their smart speaker. While Google did update its Home users on fixing the glitch, it did not specify why the issue was caused. [Full Article...]

Apple Takes On Amazon

Apple Takes On Amazon Google Home followed in October and Microsoft's assistant, Cortana, is also finding a home in home speakers. A smart speaker utilizing an underachieving voice assistant could dampen interest in the product. Although Siri would likely be a centerpiece of a smart speaker from Apple , Moorhead said the device's design, colors and acoustics will also likely be focal points because the compan... [Full Article...]

Soon you will be able to send money form Google Assistant

Soon you will be able to send money form Google Assistant Among all, the most interesting one is the integration of Google Assistant which allows smartphone users to send more in a much faster way. It has been announced by Google that this feature will be enabled to the users of its Assistant in the United States. [Full Article...]

These are the six big things Apple is announcing today

These are the six big things Apple is announcing today Monday, the company showed updates for its iPhone, Watch and Mac lines. After touting the work of Apple's developers, CEO Tim Cook announced that Amazon is coming to Apple TV with its Prime Video app. 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... [Full Article...]

Islamic State Says It Killed Two Chinese Teachers Kidnapped in Pakistan

Islamic State Says It Killed Two Chinese Teachers Kidnapped in Pakistan The two Chinese workers were abducted in Quetta, where the pair had been studying Urdu at a language centre, according to a Chinese envoy in the country. Chinese state-run newspaper the Global Times , published by the official People's Daily , said in an editorial on Friday that China would never bow in the face of terror, but also said Chinese people should also exercise greater caution oversea... [Full Article...]

Grand jury indicts woman in leaked secrets case

Grand jury indicts woman in leaked secrets case Victor was arrested Tuesday for giving classified documents on a Russian cyber attack to left-wing outlet the Intercept . Prosecutors announced Monday that they had charged victor with sharing top-secret material with a media outlet. [Full Article...]

GOP-run House poised to roll back post-2008 financial rules

To create a stable, resilient economy, Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs ( CHOICE) Act . You've got broad consensus that there are issues within Dodd-Frank that are simply not working and need to be addressed". When HuffPost asked House Republicans about the bill Wednesday and Thursday ... [Full Article...]

Palestinian lawmakers from Hamas say Abbas halted salaries

Qatar says the charges are baseless. Israel retaliated by launching a major operation in Gaza, which turned into an all-out war between Hamas and the Jewish state in the summer of 2014. In April, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who also heads up the PA, vowed to take "unprecedented measures" aimed at pressuring Hamas - which has governed Gaza since 2007 - to relinquish control over the coasta... [Full Article...]

Apple iMac Pro computer for professionals

Apple iMac Pro computer for professionals The MacBook comes with a 256GB SSD, while the MacBook Pro comes with half that. Lastly, Apple also announced a slight upgrade for the 13-inch MacBook Air , which now features a 1.8 GHz processor . When you're working with high-resolution media files, the memory that you have dedicated to graphics data, not to mention the amount of processor cores and threads you have for rendering, a... [Full Article...]


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