Federighi absolutely slammed through the macOS updates today, but it feels to some extent like an update that is all about refinement rather than major new consumer-facing features. The browser will receive a new autoplay blocking feature, as well as intelligent tracking protection - this won't block ads, but it will prevent some trackers from working.
Microsoft also has announced its own speaker with Samsung's Harman business; it will use Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant. tvOS and watchOS are getting some updates too. Apple will also have new tools for organizing photos and creating sharable videos. In the Photos app, Memories videos will now be viewable in portrait orientation, with the photos and videos dynamically formatted for proper presentation in each orientation.
Apple launched a new "smart" home speaker, the first new device since the company launched its smartwatch in April 2015. This is Apple's long-awaited competitor to Amazon's popular Echo speark. The device contains six microphones to pick up voice commands. A survey released last month by research firm eMarketer found Echo speakers held 70.6 percent of the United States market, compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home and 5.6 percent for others including Lenovo, LG, Harmon Kardon and ...
Apple Inc ( AAPL .O) on Monday introduced the HomePod , a voice-controlled speaker that can make music suggestions and adjust home temperatures, taking aim at Amazon.com Inc's ( AMZN .O) Alexa feature and Echo devices. The pricing of Apple's device was shared at the conference in comparison to both smart home speakers as well as premium audio speakers. As predicted , Apple has just made its latest upgrades to the iPad Pro line official at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference.
At any rate, plan ahead - the new Mac Pro design isn't expected until 2018 or perhaps 2019, while the iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December of this year. In terms of visual performance, the entry-level 21.5-inch model will come with Intel Iris Plus 640 GPU, while the 21.5-inch 4K Retina display model will feature Radeon Pro 555 and 560 graphics cards with up to 4GB of VRAM.
Apart from Siri improvements, iOS 11 also brings a nifty feature called "Do Not Disturb While Driving". It gives developers the tools they need to develop apps with augmented reality features, and the price of entry for users is as simple as owning an iPhone or iPad.
Google followed with its Home speaker, featuring its plain-named Assistant, last year . As Schiller explains, " Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes ".
A developer preview of the update is now available while everyone will get the update later this year. The operating system adds a new Siri watch face, which dynamically adjusts its content according to your behaviour and schedule. And if you're the sort who can't start a run without some music, you can pick a playlist that automatically starts alongside your routine. Today, Apple also introduced new summer band colors, giving customers more options than ever to express their ...
Senate Republicans are weighing a two-step process to replace Obamacare that would postpone a repeal until 2020 , as they seek to draft a more modest version than a House plan that nonpartisan analysts said would undermine some insurance markets.
But Tim Cook & Co. revealed plenty about the software that will be at the new iPhone's core when it arrives, likely in the fall. The free software update for mobile devices, iOS 11, is expected in September when Apple typically releases new iPhones.
The iPad Pro has been made available in a third size as Apple attempts to strengthen its hold on the tablet market. While the exterior design of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro remains the same, the bezels on the new 10.5-inch model have been reduced by 40% to accommodate the larger screen while keeping the overall exterior as compact as possible.
In watchOS 4 , watch faces will have complications of their own, allowing them to change dynamically depending on the day or the time of day. In the demonstration shown by Apple this week, the Apple Watch attained information from gym equipment using NFC.
This makes no sense to team INQ , but Apple tells us it's added high-intensity interval training and that new workouts can be added during a current workout with a press of the new "plus" button. And if you're the sort who can't start a run without some music, you can pick a playlist that automatically starts alongside your routine. However, the coolest feature may be that with WatchOS 4 your watch will be able to sync directly to gym equipment like treadmills and ellipticals.
Take a closer look at the HomePod in our video. Apple also announced during their presentation that Apple Music now has 27 million subscribers, up from the 20 million figure that they reported in December, according to Billboard .
Apple will take on Amazon and Google with a £270 HomePod that puts its Siri smart assistant into a tabletop speaker . They may well do this, but they also want a large slice of the home digital assistant market, despite coming to the party late.
With plenty of leaks leading up to the annual techfest, all that's to be done is share some official specs and pricing. The newest member of the iPad Pro family might finally be the right size people are looking for. The precision with which the 3D virtual objects were placed on a real table was staggering, there was hell breaking loose on what can only be assumed was a quiet refuge for survivors.
Rather than hide P-to-P in the Wallet app or any other part of Apple Pay , the company built its P-to-P offering around its Messages app. It can play music from Apple Music, tell you the news, do unit conversions, send messages, schedule reminders, set timers, translate, check stocks, answer trivia questions, and tell you what the traffic is like.
Although the NBA Finals has not been very competitive so far, TV networks are still interested in the league's two most high-profile teams - now playing in the big event for a record three years in a row. "I had two charges, that's aggression".Kerr has been sidelined by persistent back pain since April.James' averages: 27.0 points (50.0 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from deep), 11.7 rebounds , 7.0 assists and 1.0 block.
Apple is yet to reveal the exact release date of iOS 11, but it should appear alongside the new iPhones later this "Fall". Passengers who are just riding, and not driving, will have the ability to disable the feature. If you hit workout goals, you'll now get fancier animations to give you a greater sense of satisfaction. The newly updated MacBook laptops are now available.
Durant scored from every corner of the court. "You never know who will come up and show up for us". "We know this is far from over". While the Warriors are looking strong they will no doubt be keen to keep their foot on the gas. Love gave the Cavs a needed second offensive threat with 27 points but against a team filled with a pair of former MVPs in Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant , two other 2017 All-Stars in Draymond Green and Klay Thompson and several role players who ...
The iMac Pro features 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation. The freshly updated iMac's equipped with Kaby Lake processors will be available immediately, meanwhile, the iMac Pro will be available in December 2017.
Apple has used its iOS 11 update to attempt to make driving with your iPhone safer. The Verge reported that iMessage, the native text message app on iPhones, will send an automatic message to any texts that come in to say that the user is driving.
And fans were not disappointed; the late entry to the AI speaker race came at the very end of the keynote, and turned out to be running a race all of its own. ARKit is able to render alternate reality in real-time. Siri is getting a new voice, and the Mac is getting a new name. Only the most recent messages will be kept on the device to save storage space.
Running Siri, Apple's virtual assistant, the device is clearly meant to go head to head with the current leading smart speaker, Amazon's Echo. With HomePod, only after "Hey Siri" is recognized locally on the device will any information be sent to Apple servers, encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier.
Apple's new payment system isn't exactly a surprise. The Verge reported money will transfer to something called an " Apple Pay Cash Card" although it remains to be seen if that card will connect directly to the user's bank account or just his or her Apple Pay account .
Pay Cash is linked with Apple Pay , a payment service that lets users shop and pay bills using the iPhone , Apple Watch-compatible devices , iPad, and Mac . It can detect when you're in you're driving in your vehicle (via Bluetooth, or via "WiFi doppler effect") and will hide your incoming alerts, and auto-respond.
The speaker will respond to voice commands using Apple's voice assistant, Siri , and is closely integrated with Apple's Music services. Ahead, see some photos of the new features. Apple's entry into the market could change this. To be sure, those are all excellent improvements, but we're obsessed with two features in particular: The new file system and VR support.
Apple has revealed a new voice-activated smart speaker called HomePod . 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.
Apple Music is also going to be more closely integrated with the watch, with automatic syncing for playlists. Apple has opened APIs for machine learning for developers. Siri also supports translations now. Those not driving can exit from this mode. If someone does text you while you're driving, the phone can respond with an automatic message telling them you're driving and can't respond just now.
Siri will be voice activated to respond to requests for information and other help around the house. Apple is building a number of iPad-only features into iOS 11 that will enhance the new tablets' capabilities. This will place Apple and it's large developer community more squarely in the augmented reality game. Look for more augmented reality in the next version of IOS.