Apple is also beefing up the Retina display with ProMotion technology , allowing it to push out refresh rates that go all the way up to 120 Hz. Software updates are being rolled out across all systems and are expected to land in the summer, with the new macOS High Sierra boasting virtual reality support and improved graphics, as well as improvements to Safari, Mail and split view capabilities.
This will be especially relevant considering the fact that last year's iOS 10 update included improvements to the Lock Screen and its stock apps. Drivers will also be able to activate an auto reply feature for contacts listed in Favourites to let them know they are driving and can not respond until they arrive at their destination.
Google Home is nipping at its heels. As a music-playing device, it will also be a challenger to Sonos , whose wifi-controlled speakers are used by many smartphone users for home entertainment. And while it didn't fare well against the Amazon Echo in our head-to-head battle, I like that Google Assistant is getting much smarter, and that you will soon be able to make hands-free calls.
But Apple is trying to change that by releasing new tools to help developers create augmented reality experiences on the iPhone and iPad, and virtual reality experiences on the Mac. Users' iMessages will now be stored in the cloud and users can manage these messages on any device linked to the relevant Apple account. Apple said it is also using "on-device learning" to enable Siri to take people's tastes into account.
One of the major (and also hotly anticipated) announcements was the unveiling of Siri-integrated HomePod . Anyways, this 7-inch tall "pod" has a mesh design and is nearly as tall as a Mac Pro. A Ton of Software Updates . To know more about the new App Store, visit Apple App Store . "Now you can mark up a PDF or screenshot faster and more easily".
This likely means that these Core i5 and i7 chips are actually Core i5-Y and i7-Y CPUs that launched with the Kaby Lake generation, meant to succeed the previous Intel Core m parts while maintaining much of the same power profile as before.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro also starts at #1,499. "We're also increasing CPU and SSD speed on MacBook, adding faster processors and making faster graphics standard on our 15-inch MacBook Pro and introducing a new $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro".
It also means that 32-bit apps won't work with iOS devices running iOS 11 , hence the importance of the beta period for developers. iPhones will be able to detect when you're driving and switch on Do Not Disturb mode to avoid distractions.
That means ensuring comfort and safety throughout all aspects of a ride in an autonomous vehicle-including booking the trip, enhancing the performance of the driving system, and improving how it communicates with the rider. "Current regulations in the testing zone don't allow for passengers to ride in autonomous vehicles and we will not launch without explicit regulatory approval", a spokesperson said.
On the top right, Apple has added filters to any screen within the Photos app so users can sort through their favourite images. The big idea is that a partnership with Apple would expand HTC's VR reach, having so far focused on personal computers such as ones powered by Microsoft's Windows 10.
Out of the box, Files provides the user with access to the local file system and Apple's iCloud storage. There was a lot of flash in the form of a fancy new (and functionally questionable) touch bar, but specs wise it was only a marginal improvement over the MacBook Pro that was last updated four years prior.
Apple's update to Metal, their programming interface for taking advantage of GPUs, will now support VR. "If you are paying the extra money because Apple is requiring you to do so to access your stuff, that is the Apple tax and it is the kind of thing that people don't like".
In what was a rather exciting talk, we also got a preview of the upcoming iPhone, iPad , iMac Pro and Apple Watch. Users can also now authenticate payments using Touch ID. The lock screen and notification center have been combined together. Both MacOS High Sierra and iOS 11 are expected to launch this autumn. The Cupertino company has added detailed mall and airport floor plans to the Maps app.
Your friends can open the albums and swipe through the single posts, too. The popular messaging platform has announced new features for iOS users around the world, including albums and filters . Even the WhatsApp camera gets these same features so that you can improve the photo using these filters within WhatsApp itself. WhatsApp quietly updated the iOS version of its messaging app.
As for passengers, they can turn off the feature simply by pressing an "I Am Not Driving" button on the phone. Apple is jumping into the smart home speaker market with it's " HomePod ". The application will fall shy of uncovering iOS' file system to the degree that the macOS file system is uncovered; nonetheless, an iOS file manager could be a sought after for a long time by many users, and any application that has this kind of functionality could be an appreciated advancement.
Yet Amazon's Prime has made strong inroads with upper-middle class families, as one analyst has estimated at least 7 out of 10 households with more than $112,000 in annual incomes have the service. Amazon plans to expand the opportunity to participants receiving non-EBT government assistance in the future. You can not use the EBT card to pay for your membership.
Now, Spike have adapted his work into a ten-part The Mist TV series that looks to be every bit as terrifying as both its novella and cinematic counterparts. The Mist premieres on June 22 . As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other.
Pokken Tournament DX was announced for the Switch during yesterday's Nintendo Direct , and the company quickly followed up with that announcement with a new console trailer. Ironically, the best-received announcement during Tuesday's livestream was for another re-release: Pokemon Gold and Silver . For those unfamiliar with Pokken Tournament DX , it's basically the deluxe version of an arena fighting game that involves Pokémon .
Instead of seeing Siri as the HomePod's main goal, look at it like the cherry on top of a delicious, Wi-Fi connected cake: It can clearly integrate with dozens of smart home appliances right out of the gate and answer any questions you might have, but those aren't the sorts of things that the HomePod will excel at.
Apple raised the curtain on HomePod , its upcoming smart speaker , during Monday's keynote presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Using the wake command "Hey Siri", the much-rumoured device can play music as well as answer queries and control other smart home appliances.
You can check out our comparison check here . "Just know that it sounds incredible". The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. There are a bunch of other tweaks coming to iOS 11 that you can read all about in the Apple Newsroom. New iMacs and MacBook laptops start shipping Monday.
You can now take screenshots of what's on your Apple device by holding down the home and power button at the same time but this would allow you to actually record video. The Slim Combo's full-size keyboard features well-spaced, backlit keys and a dedicated row of iOS shortcut keys for comfortable, efficient typing. More storage and cellular connectivity quickly escalate the price.
The long anticipated Apple rival to the Amazon Echo and Google Home , dubbed Home Pod , has arrived. But with a Siri-controlled Apple device that also can send text, provide traffic and weather info, control home lighting, and play Apple Music, Sonos better watch out, not to mention Amazon, among whose Echo owners are likely a lot of iPhone owners and Apple fans.
During WWDC event on Monday, Apple unveiled a new set of tools called ARKit that will allow developers to build applications that use augmented reality . There is a new technology called High Efficiency Image File Format that reduces the file size of photos, but this is for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus only.
That was less than a week after Coats' confirmation, and two days after then-FBI director James Comey confirmed to Congress that the bureau was investigating whether Trump's team had met with Russian Federation. Since then, Trump and Comey allies have traded competing narratives about their interactions. The investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is entering a high-stakes phase for the White House as lawmakers prepare to publicly question former FBI Director ...
Several said the issue appeared related to their uses of apps, such as Foursquare or Swarm, although uninstalling those apps didn't always resolve the problem. As usual, security updates will be rolled out to the Pixel devices and supported Nexus devices in the coming weeks via an OTA update . You can read everything fixed in this months' security patches in the Android Security Bulletin .
Where Siri fails - and where Apple has an opportunity to course-correct at Monday's keynote to kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC ) - is on the hardware side. HomePod will taking Amazon Echo and Google Home, which have been building momentum in the market for voice-controlled speakers capable of controlling smart appliances, fetching content from the internet and more.
But Apple occasionally also uses the event to introduce new devices and services and upgrades to existing products. " 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", said the company in a press release .
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of vehicle accidents, with a significant number of incidents or fatalities attributed to smartphone use behind the wheel. The lawsuit was initiated by a victim whose auto was rear-ended by another vehicle whose driver was using his iPhone to text while driving. There are several standout additions, including a new Driving Mode that mutes all notifications to keep you concentrated on the road.
The programme was developed in collaboration with online safety experts like the Family Online Safety Institute , the Internet Keep Safe Coalition and ConnectSafely . Kind Kingdom educates children on trolling and being nice on the internet, while Mindful Mountain highlights how important it is to share information only with people you trust.