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Election a disaster for PM May: Sturgeon
- June 09, 2017

I would also like to thank Police Scotland , the candidates and their agents and the media for working closely with us to conduct proceedings properly and efficiently. The SNP's loss has been Theresa May's gain, with the Tories scooping up surprise Scottish seats including that of Mike Weir, who was defeated in the Angus seat he has held since 2001, and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, who lost Ochil and South Perthshire. (more...)
IMac Pro: Apple's $4999 Mac for the pros
- June 09, 2017

One such announcement is the launch of new 13 inch MacBook Pro which has been listed for a price starting from $1,299 in the US. Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors debut in the iMacs, along with new 32 GB memory and 64 GB memory capacities for the 21.5-inch and 27-inch models, respectively. (more...)
Apple unveils voice-activated, connected home speaker Apple unveils voice-activated, connected home speaker
- June 09, 2017

Google's Home and Amazon's Echo Dot (and to a lesser extent, the full-sized Echo ) are small enough that they can be slipped into corners or placed unobtrusively on tables, counters, and nightstands. Safari, Apple's web browser, is getting new features aimed at online annoyances. This also means Apple TV connected speakers can be used as part of that system, with controls via Siri . (more...)
Pokemon Go Will Now Support Apple's Expanded Reality Tech Pokemon Go Will Now Support Apple's Expanded Reality Tech
- June 09, 2017

Apple is alos opening SiriKit (a tool that developers can use to make their own Apple-approved tweaks to Siri ) to more developers. Apple's speaker will be launching in the USA, U.K., and Australia in December, with additional markets to come next year. (more...)
Ex-FBI boss James Comey slams Trump, Hillary, Lynch, Times
- June 09, 2017

In his opening statement, Burr said he hoped the questions would stay "above politics and partisanship", and he then asked Comey pointed questions about the certainty of conclusions regarding Russia's interference in the election, as well as Trump's behavior and whether Flynn is in "legal jeopardy". (more...)
Apple Announces HomePod, its Answer to Alexa and Google Home Apple Announces HomePod, its Answer to Alexa and Google Home
- June 09, 2017

Apple Inc on Monday introduced the HomePod speaker to compete with Amazon .com Inc's Alexa assistant and Echo devices for users who prefer voice-operated systems for shopping, planning and other tasks. " HomePod is designed for voice control with an array of six microphones, so users can interact with it from across the room, even while loud music is playing", the company said in a statement. (more...)
'Top grossing' category noticeably absent from Apple's App Store redesign 'Top grossing' category noticeably absent from Apple's App Store redesign
- June 09, 2017

Screen recording is useful for everything from sneakily capturing your friends' Snapchats to uploading tutorials to YouTube, and while it hasn't been too hard to do on iOS in the past, with iOS 11 it's built right in-you no longer need a spare Mac with QuickTime. (more...)
WWDC 2017: Apple Debuts HomePod, Twitter Wonders What Inspired Its Design WWDC 2017: Apple Debuts HomePod, Twitter Wonders What Inspired Its Design
- June 09, 2017

Against other smart home assistants, the HomePod's targets are different from ostensible competitors like the Amazon Echo . Synced directly with Siri and Apple Music , the powerful speaker will play whatever it is told to play. Users will also be available to control smart home products such as connected lighting by speaking to Siri through the HomePod . Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said the next Mac operating system will be named " High ... (more...)
How Apple's HomePod smart speaker compares to Amazon Echo and Google Home
- June 09, 2017

So - a cynic might say Apple has just launched the world's most-hyped bluetooth speaker - not much imagination there. On top of that, the HomePod has six built-in microphones so that it can hear users' voice commands even when loud music is playing. (more...)
Apple's HomePod is expensive than Google and Amazon's smart speakers Apple's HomePod is expensive than Google and Amazon's smart speakers
- June 09, 2017

This week, United States tech giant Apple unveiled HomePod , the firm's first voice-activated standalone speaker running on Apple's artificial intelligence software Siri . For anyone looking to make their home a little smarter, that choice is a no-brainer. Apple HomePod will release in the month of December this year, and Apple might add some more features keeping the competition in mind. (more...)
IOS 11 Brings FLAC File Support to iPhones and iPads IOS 11 Brings FLAC File Support to iPhones and iPads
- June 09, 2017

The update, which is set to launch in the fall, will include several major updates for iPhone and iPad users, including a " Do Not Disturb while Driving " feature. Some people might say that adding a "Do Not Disturb" feature for drivers makes America more of a so-called "nanny state", where people aren't held responsible for their own actions. (more...)
Activision Has Revealed Their E3 Lineup, Including A Activision Has Revealed Their E3 Lineup, Including A "Special Crash" Announcement
- June 09, 2017

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is available for preorder now, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a special Crash announcement during E3! To find out we have to wait for a couple of days. With Destiny 2 , attendees will be able to try out the campaign and multiplayer on PlayStation 4 Pro at the Activision Booth (South Hall #1001) and PlayStation Booth (West Hall #4322). (more...)
10.5 inch IPad Pro Gets Official, Replaces 9.7 Inch Model 10.5 inch IPad Pro Gets Official, Replaces 9.7 Inch Model
- June 09, 2017

While the MacBook Pro 2016 houses the sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, the MacBook 2017 now packs the Intel Kaby Lake processor. Compared to the outgoing Skylake architecture, Kaby Lake introduces a gently tweaked version of Intel's 14nm manufacturing process, provides small boosts to CPU clock speeds, and supports native acceleration for decoding and encoding some kinds of 4K video streams. (more...)
Publisher Accolade Returns With a New Bubsy Game Publisher Accolade Returns With a New Bubsy Game
- June 09, 2017

Bubsy: Well, I moved back to LA - but they had already rented out the apartment I had 20 years ago, those monsters. Inspired by Super Mario Bros. I have all the dialog, what's NOT to love! This likely includes his bad catchphrase "What could possibly go wrong?" Bubsy: Running, Jumping, Gliding...they're all metaphors for life. (more...)
Apple's new 'HomePod' speaker Apple's new 'HomePod' speaker
- June 09, 2017

The HomePod is the new digital speaker that will come loaded with Siri , similar to Amazon's Echo and Google Home which packs Alexa and Google Assistant respectively. Apple explains it as "Apple-Designed Home Music Speaker with Amazing Sound Quality and Intelligence". This speaker is smarter than any other smart speaker available in the market. (more...)
IPhones will block texting while driving with new feature IPhones will block texting while driving with new feature
- June 09, 2017

The feature will not work if the app is no longer available in the App Store, according to the Offload Unused Apps description. When you re-install app in iOS 11, you will get back all data and documents . Also, in the former case contacts can connect when in range, in the latter they first have to be nearby (close to you, in your home) to connect. "Users will be able to open a photo in your app without the need for you to prompt for access to their entire photos library". (more...)
This is how smart home devices like the Apple HomePod work
- June 09, 2017

Or they might focus primarily on music services, the way Apple TV apps skew strongly toward video. Once you have the Echo in your kitchen or living room, buying stuff on Amazon becomes so stupidly easy that even a kindergartner can do it. (more...)
IOS 11 waves goodbye to iPhone 5 and 5c IOS 11 waves goodbye to iPhone 5 and 5c
- June 09, 2017

The App Store editors will also be doing more feature content with a handful of regular series that will appear on the store, including: Meet the Developer, Behind the Scenes, Making a Difference, What's on My iPhone , Apps I love, and Love Letter. (more...)
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod but faces challenges
- June 09, 2017

No matter where I stood in the room, the music sounded great. The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google , Amazon , Microsoft and Facebook . But, these were inelegant solutions, especially when Apple users are accustomed to having their technology work together seamlessly. Will I be able to stream other music services other than Apple Music? Although most of these skills aren't useful, it's possible to order a pizza or flowers, get wine ... (more...)
HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon Echo
- June 09, 2017

The secret is officially out: Apple is taking on Amazon and Google with its own smart speaker, called the HomePod . HomePod also works like a smart home hub for all HomeKit-compatible devices. The Cupertino, California-based company said Siri, which also competes with Alphabet Inc's ( GOOGL.O ) Google Assistant, will now work across devices. (more...)

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