by | June 06, 2017 | 09:48

Today following Apple's opening keynote presentation at WWDC 2017 we got some hands-on time with the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a demo of Apple's new ARKit platform running on iOS 11 . iOS 11 is bringing quite a few updates, including machine learning and translation capabilities for Siri, several updates to iMessage, improvements to the Camera and Photos apps and much more .

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:46

Apple TV users will also be able to tune in. Socially awkward tech nerds, rejoice! Yes, you can do the same thing with an Amazon Echo or a Google Home, but remember: this is an Apple gadget. iMessage: With iOS 11, there is a shortcut drawer for stickers and iMessage apps and one need not tap multiple times to send a sticker. Support for Apple Pencil has also been massively improved, with a souped-up version of the Notes app with support for inline drawing - one of the biggest ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:42

For the Cavaliers to have any chance of defending home court in Games 3 and 4, they need to slow the pace down against the Warriors . Lue might be wary of getting Golden State into the halfcourt, but he should be downright petrified about the Warriors in the open floor.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:42

These include the calling & messaging, ride sharing and hailing apps, fitness, photo searching, payments, and auto infotainment systems. Activity notifications in watchOS 4 will be more personalized. "Whenever these companies try to freeze each other out, the consumer always loses", said Paul Verna, an analyst at research firm eMarketer. "It's time for a more modern file system", said Federighi.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:39

Kevin Love scored 27 points for the Cavaliers while Kyrie Irving added 19 in a losing cause. Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson scored his first points of the series on a driving dunk midway through the first quarter. To avoid any contact, LeBron James had to move to his left while walking toward the visitors' locker room. And while it's true the Cavaliers overcame 3-1 past year, the deficit feels more like 30-1 now.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:28

It does not get a massive overhaul in terms of the visual appeal or the features, but there seem to be enough changes under the hood to make a difference. Another new feature is the ability to do deeper edits to photos, including the ability to trim Live photos and pull out still images from them. The new model will begin shipping on Monday.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:30

Christened the Apple HomePod , the squat but stylish device will take on not only early leaders Google and Amazon in the voice-controlled speaker market but Sonos for high-quality multi-room audio. But Apple occasionally also uses the event to introduce new devices and services and upgrades to existing products. The HomePod will first hit the US, Australian and United Kingdom markets in December and carries a US$349 price tag - although Australian pricing has yet to be revealed, we'd peg ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:18

Chief among these new skills are new translation capabilities, more natural-sounding vocal tones and proactive "Siri Intelligence" that'll aim to provide you with content relevant to your interests before you even think to ask for it. Apple also says the little speaker features spatially aware software and is running on the Apple A8 chip. Apple's Siri assistant will be integrated into the $349 speaker, and can make music recommendations that pair with the company's Apple Music service, ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:18

Soon you'll be able to pay your friend for that ski trip using Apple Pay. Federighi said on Monday that Apple Pay is the top contactless payment service on mobile devices nationwide, and by the end of year, Apple Pay will be available at 50% of retailers within the United States.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:12

Although the system can be easily switched off by a driver telling the iPhone they are a passenger, it shows Apple is now taking responsibility for its customers who choose to text while driving, which is a leading cause of accidents, injuries and fatalities on the road.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:09

Apple has finally updated its iMac lineup after a period of two years. The iMac Pro is probably the solution I have been looking for. The 21.5-inch model starts at $1,099, while the 4K version starts at $1,299. Having increased memory is great for running multiple applications at once and for increasing rendering speeds. There are a ton of connections on the iMac Pro which should keep most users happy.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:02

Google recently launched its own Echo imitation, the Google Home , powered by the still-nameless Google Assistant . The first people to get their hands on the new platform version are developers and the developer preview is available now.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:05

Meanwhile the 12-inch Macbook has faster hard drives and now supports up to 16GB of memory, while the 13-inch Pro has a new entry-level model that comes in at $1899. It features voice control, custom-designed speakers, and room-sensing technologies, and it can form a stereo pair with a second HomePod if you're rich.

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:54

He claimed this year's WWDC is the largest of the kind for the technology company. As for VR, Apple demonstrated how its new line-up of iMacs with all their computing power are ideal for developing content in the VR space with a Stars Wars demonstration that took place on Mustafar .

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:53

There's also a keyboard available, and with the new specs, it's reasonable to consider the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro as a solid desktop substitute, although it does cost $1,099. Tapping Apple's Siri digital assistant, such a speaker is expected to serve as a butler as well as an outlet for listening to music. These new capabilities, Federighi said, make iOS the largest AR platform in the world.

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:37

The Siri watchface uses machine learning to determine what information is most useful to you at a given point in time. The voice service will "on-device learning" that will learn the user's actions and offer more personal based suggestions, such that, based on the user's requests and actions, Siri will be able to offer through other apps, other relevant ideas.

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:20

For instance, tapping on the wireless options will show additional options including hotspot. This turns off screen and will not give you notifications. For a better idea of how augmented reality works, check out our video above. For photos , Apple is turning to a "high efficiency" format to replace JPEGs.

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:19

Apple Pay's peer-to-peer function will arrive with the fall iOS 11 update, and will be compatible with iPhone , iPad and the Apple Watch when it arrives. It would be Apple's first new product since its smartwatch in 2015. Here are answers to most of the internet's biggest questions about the livestream , including how to watch it, how long it'll last, what's new in iOS 11 and what's going on with the MacBook Air.

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:01

Apple was expected to announce a smart speaker, a market that Amazon - with its sleeper hit, the Echo - and the later Google Home , powered by Assistant - now dominate, given them an integral place in users' lives. The top includes colorful lights, in the vein of Siri on the iPhone, and Apple's intelligent voice assistant will respond your commands. However, the market for such devices is nascent and expected to grow by 129 percent this year to 35.6 million users.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:42

We'll update this post as more news comes out. As expected, Apple is introducing a smart speaker to compete with Google's Home and Amazon's Echo. Apple is now adding USB-C ports that support Thunderbolt 3 to the 27-inch iMac. You'll notice the difference in things like inflection and the way that the assistant pronounces long sentences.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:39

That competitive angst was clear in the fall of 2015, when Amazon stopped selling the Apple TV and Google Chromecast adapter to instead focus on platforms that "interact well" with Amazon's own streaming service. The MacBook Air was updated with a new 1.8 GHz processor, too, but I believe it's still a previous-generation chip. With the next version of the iOS system for mobile devices, messages will sync in the cloud.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:36

The next big version of the iPhone operating system will have a feature that has always been called for by active-travel advocates: a confirm-to-turn-off nag that blanks the screen and turns off alerts when the phone detects someone is driving.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:22

And if your vehicle is mercifully infotainment-free, your phone will use Wi-Fi to triangulate your speed and position to determine when you're in motion. These three gadgets are the last iDevices to use 32-bit processors (the Apple A6 in the iPhones, the A6X in the iPad); beginning with the iPhone 5S and the iPad Air in 2013, all of Apple's iPhones, iPads, and iPods since have included 64-bit chips.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:14

The tech giant's software upgrade was highly anticipated - it falls around the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone release (June 29, 2007); iOS 11 will be the software running on the commemorative iPhone releasing later this year: the iPhone 8.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:13

And it would mark an effort by Apple to catch up with Amazon and Google . The new feature is called Friends Are Listening To, which, as the name suggests, allows you to discover what music your friends on Apple Music are listening to.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:13

Google may not have found the success it dreamt of with Google Glass, but Apple is optimistic. So while it's unclear how much access to the iOS file system such an app will offer, there is some small amount of precedent. While the announcements at the developer conference are typically around software , this time Apple is expected to announce some hardware as well.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:08

This year's conference is more widely anticipated than that of any previous year because Apple is expected to announce a number of new things at the conference. We've had Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo steal the show at CES and then Google's comeback with Google Home and Assistant at MWC , but now Apple is joining the voice assistant wars.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:07

That's a new focus for Apple as it competes with Google and Amazon. The company is reportedly working on a Siri-powered smart speaker. With iOS 11, deep learning takes place on the iOS device, allowing for Siri to perform translations in various languages, such as English German, Spanish and Chinese, as well as predicting what a user might do, write or search next.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:07

The event was so packed that there wasn't the usual ten minutes spent on Apple congratulating itself for opening new stores and making billions of dollars. As you can guess, the Cupertino-based giant is gearing up to give the first look of iOS 11. The listing appears to be a stub used to re-enable preinstlaled first-party applications that you choose to delete, something Apple added support for previous year, when it let you delete most of the default apps in iOS 10 .

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:05

Detectives are still working to identify the third attacker. "This vigil shows the people that did this that they can not divide us", he said. Redouane was not known to the authorities, according to the police. Dozens were injured, 21 of them critically, in the June 3 rampage at a popular nightlife hub around London Bridge by three men wearing fake suicide vests.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:02

The iMac is getting an upgrade. The new 15-inch models will have faster GPUs. The cooling system in the back is created to handle the high-end systems inside the same 27 inch iMac body. 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.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:46

Besides playing music, Apple's Siri digital assistant will also respond to requests for information and other help around the house. To that end, Apple is splitting out the games and apps categories, and providing in-house features on the essential downloads for your iPhone or iPad.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:40

Siri will also learn more about you based on your use of Safari, News, Mail, Messages and more to become more helpful in her suggestions for you. The new iPad Pro Retina display now supports a 120Hz refresh rate. Apple has also decided that it's time to revamp the App Store for the first time in iOS history. Ok. This is the biggie for existing iPhone and iPad users.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:44

John Knoll, chief creative officer of Industrial Light and Magic, demos incredible new VR capabilities coming to Mac. With a new watch face, Apple Watch promises to learn about your routines to figure out what information to display on the watch face.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:41

TOKYO, June 6 Shares in Toshiba Corp rose as much as 4 percent in early Tuesday trading after Asahi newspaper reported it is considering giving US chipmaker Broadcom Ltd the exclusive rights to negotiate to buy its prized chip unit. Toshiba was forced to put its asset on the block after cost overruns at its now-bankrupt US nuclear unit left it scrambling for cash. Its memory chip business is the only one that's still profitable, and Toshiba reportedly seeks to sell it by the end of this ...