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Apple announces iOS 11 with Better UI, Smarter Siri Apple announces iOS 11 with Better UI, Smarter Siri
- June 10, 2017

If there is a WiFi network in a given area and one iOS 11 device is already connected to it, this connected device can share the WiFi password with the new device easily. The Cupertino-based company not only refreshed its line of MacBook Pro laptops and iMac desktop computers but also announced the annual upgrade to its three operating systems- iOS, watchOS and MacOS, unveiling iOS 11 , watchOS 4 and High Sierra. (more...)
Apple is finally fixing the iPhone's annoying volume box
- June 10, 2017

This means users now have the option to blast high-quality music files straight from their iPads and iPhones. The company on Monday previewed the new OS at WWDC in San Jose , California alongside macOS High Sierra and other products. (more...)
Apple Announces The HomePod Apple Announces The HomePod
- June 10, 2017

Amazon and Google assistants had an advantage over Siri because they had more data from their search engines they could use to train their virtual assistants and have less-restrictive privacy policies than Apple , the former employees said. (more...)
Apple HomePod Joins Amazon Echo, Google Home In Smart Speaker Arms Race Apple HomePod Joins Amazon Echo, Google Home In Smart Speaker Arms Race
- June 10, 2017

Apple has made a series of augmented reality acquisitions over the past three years, and the first major fruits of those deals were presented on Monday. Apple said that Siri is now used at least monthly on 375 million devices, in 36 countries and in 21 languages. Amazon just unveiled a version of Echo with a camera, touch-screen display and video-calling capabilities. (more...)
HomePod brings Apple's Siri into the living room HomePod brings Apple's Siri into the living room
- June 10, 2017

Google Home and several versions of Amazon's Echo , which utilizes the intelligent personal assistant technology called Alexa, are both substantially cheaper than the HomePod . Similar to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, on HomePod , Siri can provide news, unit conversions, messaging, reminders, podcasts, alarms and timers, translations, stocks, general knowledge, weather, traffic, and sports information. (more...)
Irish Sinn Fein Leader Rules Out Taking Seats in Parliament
- June 10, 2017

The writing was on the wall for the SDLP around two hours after counting began at the Foyle Arena and Sinn Fein was in jubilant form, joined by Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill. "I don't know how Theresa May can survive this, that's a matter for her party, of course", he said. "And I think the challenge is to work for the restoration of the political institutions". (more...)
IOS 11 will finally bring native GIF support to your iPhone
- June 10, 2017

Apple's speaker will be launching in the U.S., U.K., and Australia in December, with additional markets to come next year. Apple previewed iOS 11, an update to their mobile operating system, bringing new experiences and hundreds of features to iPhone and iPad this fall. (more...)
Apple Debuts HomePod with Siri Apple Debuts HomePod with Siri
- June 10, 2017

One can ask HomePod any question and have Siri respond. While Apple ( aapl ) didn't mention any competitors by name during the event, the company's HomePod has features that are strikingly similar to Amazon's Echo , another smart home hub that has built-in speakers, is powered by a virtual assistant named Alexa, and can help users power the smart home. (more...)
Honda Accord Kills the V6, Adds Type R Engine Honda Accord Kills the V6, Adds Type R Engine
- June 10, 2017

Honda has released the first details about the 2018 Accord . Chief engineer Junji Yamano confirmed that it uses the same block as the 2.0-liter in the Civic Type R . That was in sport mode. Considering the sedan's size, we're betting on similar numbers to the SUV, meaning 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. In its final form, the Accord's V-6 engine was equipped not only with the i-VTEC variable camshaft profile system, but with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) which deactivates three ... (more...)
Apple just made all your iPhone apps way less annoying Apple just made all your iPhone apps way less annoying
- June 10, 2017

But, it can be extremely annoying for users. As noticed by 9to5Mac, a change to the App Store Review Guidelines this week will change the way that review prompts appears within apps. This will only allow apps to show review pop-ups three times a year , and will block apps from presenting the pop-up if you have already rated them. (more...)
Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into living room Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into living room
- June 10, 2017

If a song is playing, a user can ask HomePod "who's the drummer in this?" and instantly get an answer. HomePod is created to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs; it provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music. (more...)
Some Republican lawmakers urge Trump not to reverse Cuba opening Some Republican lawmakers urge Trump not to reverse Cuba opening
- June 10, 2017

In the letter, seven of Trump's fellow Republicans expressed "deep concern" that he is considering rescinding Obama's policies and said that such a move would "incentivize Cuba to once again become dependent on countries like Russian Federation and China". (more...)
Get Two Sonos Speakers for Price of Single Apple HomePod Get Two Sonos Speakers for Price of Single Apple HomePod
- June 10, 2017

This new breed of speaker presents a tantalizing future powered by voice, where computing is not tied to a screen. Like the Echo and Home , the Homepod has a voice-command system. According to Apple it has been designed keeping in mind the music playback and it directs the sound intelligently by taking into account its placement in a room. (more...)
Apple takes on distracted driving with 'do not disturb while driving' feature
- June 10, 2017

A key focus of the WWDC 2017 presentation was the upcoming iOS 11 , which will see Apple making significant improvements to its mobile operating system, along with broadening its ecosystem. Apple's statements on how it plans to open this up are a little vague: "Your app can read tags to give users more information about their physical environment and the real-world objects in it". (more...)
Apple introduces HomePod speaker Apple introduces HomePod speaker
- June 10, 2017

A HomePod is small-just seven inches high-and includes "spatial awareness that allows HomePod to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio to deliver a great music experience, a large, Apple-designed woofer and a custom array of seven beam-forming tweeters". (more...)
Top intelligence officials say little about Trump conversations on Russia Top intelligence officials say little about Trump conversations on Russia
- June 10, 2017

When the panel pressed Rogers to answer whether the reports were true, he responded, "I'm not going to discuss the specifics of conversations with the president of the United States". "There was no assertion of executive privilege , and thus I don't understand why these individuals did not answer all of our questions today", Collins said. (more...)
Sonic Mania reveals Chemical Plant Zone Sonic Mania reveals Chemical Plant Zone
- June 10, 2017

Another familiar location will be reappearing in Sonic Mania . Sega has released a gameplay trailer for Sonic Mania that shows off the brand new Chemical Plant Zone. It's definitely a blast from the past - and this is just the second part of the stage, as you'll be able to play in another area before you get to this one. (more...)
Apple unveils home music speaker featuring Siri support Apple unveils home music speaker featuring Siri support
- June 10, 2017

Given that Apple Music is already well-known the company says that it will also be seeking to enhance the meager sound quality offered by its rivals. With Amazon's Echo , you have your choice of thousands of them. One element he's curious to see how Apple handles is the very particular consumer preferences around speakers and sound quality. (more...)
US President Donald Trump denies collusion or obstruction after James Comey testimony
- June 10, 2017

A source close to Trump's outside legal team said the president's personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, will file a complaint regarding Comey's leaked memo with the Department of Justice's Inspector General and the Senate Judiciary Committee. (more...)
Apple's HomePod pumps up the volume on its tech rivals Apple's HomePod pumps up the volume on its tech rivals
- June 10, 2017

The HomePod lets use your voice to play music and control HomeKit devices like smart light bulbs or thermostats, as well as letting you chat with Siri . Amazon , for example, sold more than 11 million Echo devices from mid-2015 to December 1, 2016, according to estimates from Morgan Stanley analysts, who calculated statistics from before the latest holiday season. (more...)

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