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Apple just updated the iMac - here's what's new
- June 08, 2017

The 2015 model has held onto its place on the Apple online store as a more affordable alternative to more recent MacBook Pros , but you'll have to buy one of the company's latest notebooks if you want to stick with a 13-inch display. In addition, Apple revealed its new desktop computer called the iMac Pro , which is said to be the most powerful Mac it has ever built. The Radeon Pro 500 series makes use of the critically-acclaimed "Polaris" GPU architecture, delivering the flawless balance ... (more...)
Apple nixes Facebook and Twitter integration from iOS 11 Apple nixes Facebook and Twitter integration from iOS 11
- June 08, 2017

Apple is introducing a 10.5 inch iPad Pro in an attempt to revive interest it's once hot-selling line of tablets. Craig Federighi at the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). It unveiled the Apple Watch in September 2014. Throughout the presentation, he boasted about the new gadget's sensors, its connection to Apple Music , and the speaker's superior quality. (more...)
New MacBook and MacBook Pro get Kaby Lake refresh
- June 08, 2017

The 21.5-inch model delivers up to three times faster performance and the 27-inch model is up to 50% faster. The new displays have 500 nits - 43% brighter than the previous generation - and can display up to a billion colors. The 27-inch iMac gets a serious boost indeed, and can now be specced with up to 8GB of VRAM, providing 5.5 teraflops of processing power, ideal for VR content creation . (more...)
Apple Introduces New "Do Not Disturb while Driving" Feature for iPhone
- June 08, 2017

Munster was not as enthusiastic about the HomePod , which was developed to rival Amazon's Echo ( AAPL ) and Google's Home ( GOOGL ). According to Apple , the device emphasizes audio quality; the tiny speaker is packed seven tweeters and a woofer, as well as "spatial awareness" that detects its location in a room and adapts the output automatically. (more...)
Apple Revamps The iMac Pro As Its Most Powerful Workhorse Ever Apple Revamps The iMac Pro As Its Most Powerful Workhorse Ever
- June 08, 2017

The iPad pro also features a screen refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, which should make for faster scrolling and graphics display. On the notebook side of things, things are a little less exciting as the Cupertino giant has simply refreshed its line of notebook to the current generation of Intel's Kaby Lake processors, while the MacBook Air gets a modest speed bump. (more...)
Cocaine found inside putty toy in California vending machine Cocaine found inside putty toy in California vending machine
- June 08, 2017

The machine had small toys inside plastic bubbles. Officials said the number on the side of the machine was registered to "Snack Time Vending", urging the public to report toys distributed by the company. Detectives said they don't think that the restaurant of the vending company were involved in getting the toys in the restaurant, but they are investigating how they wound up in the machine. (more...)
Little Nightmares: Secrets of the Maw three-part expansion will debut in July Little Nightmares: Secrets of the Maw three-part expansion will debut in July
- June 08, 2017

According to Sony's PlayStation Store , Tarsier Studios' Little Nightmares will be getting an expansion pass foor $10. They were great, but my hype level is somewhat deflated; I hope there are new terrors to escape from rather than the same ones, especially since it was those fearful moments rather than the puzzles that made the game shine. (more...)
Can Apple's (AAPL) HomePod Outmuscle Amazon and Google?
- June 08, 2017

Apple is playing catch-up. HomePod will support HomeKit , Apple's smart home platform, but HomeKit has been pretty underwhelming, even three years after introducing the application programming interface (API). Original story: At long last, Amazon will release an official Prime Video app for the Apple TV-at least, if a new report from Recode is to be believed . (more...)
Apple Unveils New 13 Inch MacBook Pro At WWDC 2017
- June 08, 2017

The iMac Pro has some serious thermal cooling going on. The source said the new Pro model might even have a new in-house chip that would improve low-power performance when the device is sleeping. It will be available with up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation. The workstation will become available in December. (more...)
Apple Pay adds 28 new domestic banks to partnerships Apple Pay adds 28 new domestic banks to partnerships
- June 08, 2017

Apple Pay now spans physical point-of-sale, apps, browsers, and P2P channels. But since Apple is such a popular mobile operating system, and this feature will automatically come with Apple devices, it could make it easier for businesses that do business on a one-to-one level. (more...)
Here Are The Specs Powering The First VR-Ready iMac Pro
- June 08, 2017

As someone who has a thing for workstations - whether from Apple, Dell, HP - I can say I am thoroughly impressed with the iMac Pro . Unfortunately for anybody actually wanting to get their hands on the new all-in-one - and its matching Space Gray peripherals - we were being kept well clear of the brand new iMac . (more...)
Arianna Huffington says Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has started meditating Arianna Huffington says Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has started meditating
- June 08, 2017

The information comes from Recode , according to which, after the incident occurred, president of business in Asia Pacific, Eric Alexander made his way to India and obtained the medical reports . Following the unfortunate and deplorable incident, Uber was banned for a few months in Delhi. As we learned yesterday, 100 of the cases concluded with no action by the company, and 57 remain under investigation. (more...)
Apple's Tim Cook says firm has been helping with UK terror investigations
- June 08, 2017

Tim Cook has spoken out after the London Bridge terror attacks , saying Apple has provided authorities with information, but warned that the debate about encryption is not about privacy versus security. Naturally, it's created to work seamlessly with Apple Music , but we'll have to wait and see whether it's quite as smart when playing with the likes of Spotify. (more...)
Overwatch announces new Xbox One custom controllers celebrating the game's anniversary Overwatch announces new Xbox One custom controllers celebrating the game's anniversary
- June 08, 2017

Every Overwatch event before the Anniversary Event has had a dedicated game-mode. The XP bonus stacks with group and IGR bonuses, and applies to nearly all sources of Overwatch XP, including time spent in a match, completing a match, completing consecutive matches, winning a match, backfilling a match in progress and earning medals. (more...)
WWDC 2017: 5 major announcements from Apple's Keynote address
- June 07, 2017

Amazon is coming to Apple TV. It features spatial awareness which enables it to sense its surroundings and adjust the audio automatically. The HomePod is integrated with Apple Music which makes it possible to listen to wide array of 40 million songs from its library. (more...)
Amazon Prime Video Is Headed To The Apple TV
- June 07, 2017

Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing, said on stage that the product has been in the works for "years". Apple is taking on Venmo and Square Cash with peer-to-peer payments. The speaker will use an array of 6 microphones for voice control via Siri , and 7 tweeters for audio playback. These platforms offer access to Amazon Prime Music, Google Play, Apple Music and Spotify on their platforms, whereas Apple instead remains defiant that users only use their products. (more...)
Apple's HomePod Is a Pricey Amazon Echo Competitor
- June 07, 2017

Apple took time during its developer conference keynote to offer us a sneak peek at its upcoming smart, spatially aware HomePod speaker. As part of the announcement at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple touted upgrades for the Siri personal assistant in the fall update to the IOS mobile operating system. (more...)
Apple's iOS 11 Storage Tools: New Ways to Help You Save Space
- June 07, 2017

As per a statement by Apple, watchOS 4 will be available this fall ( September) as a free update to Apple Watch paired with iPhone 5s and later on iOS 11 . Apple says the plan is to make customer use apps in innovative ways. The Siri watchface uses machine learning to determine what information is most useful to you at a given point in time. (more...)
Apple iOS 11 Announced With Enhancements of Siri, UI, Music
- June 07, 2017

Will the iOS 11 beat it? That's certainly proven to be the case with iOS 11 , with eagle-eyed developers spotting full playback support for FLAC lossless audio files . Control Center: Control Center gets an overhaul with iOS 11 . A new Lock Screen delivers a more convenient way to see Notifications all in one place. (more...)
AMD launches Radeon Pro 500 graphics cards for iMac
- June 07, 2017

If that's not enough for you, Apple cut the price on the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar. 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. (more...)

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