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Apple's 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

Not a lot of people, right? Buried at the bottom of the HomePod's spec sheet is the Trojan Horse into your living room: Siri integration, which can do everything from set timers to help run your smart home gear. Meanwhile the Google Home is £129 here in the UK. Following in Google's footsteps, Siri will also be able to translate and speak phrases from six languages, with more coming late... [Full Article...]

Apple is planning micro-LED displays for wearable devices

Apple is planning micro-LED displays for wearable devices The Cupertino-based tech giant is working "very hard" to boost micro-LED technology and could "push its use as early as next year". Apple has been developing micro-LED technology since it picked up LuxVue Technology in 2014. The devices with microLED would be more thinner, lighter with even more rich colors and other features comparing to the current versions of the displays. [Full Article...]

Amazon devices chief: HomePod and Echo ain't the same thing

Amazon devices chief: HomePod and Echo ain't the same thing Apple is expected to announce iOS 11. Created to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, HomePod provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music. (Many reviewers have suggested that the current incarnation of Apple's assistant already trails competitors in key respects.) "This is the start of the AI wars"... [Full Article...]

Apple's HomePod Strategy: Music Today, Much More Tomorrow

If Apple or Google want to come call, my phone number is out there. A speaker might help customers stay loyal to other services such as Apple Music , Apple Watch, Apple TV and AirPods. Such doubts Apple doubly so to Apple , which is known for keeping its software and hardware ecosystems closed. In many ways, the fact that HomePod has these limitations is right in line with what you... [Full Article...]

Apple's HomePod Pumps Up Volume On Tech Rivals

And say what you will about the HomePod name itself, or whether or not a superior audio experience will even be able to lure buyers away from the more wallet-friendly Echo and Google Home , it's hard not to marvel at the engineering resources Apple poured into its forthcoming smart speaker . [Full Article...]

HomePod: New Intelligent Home Speakers From Apple

I believe the "reinventing home music" comment is actually closer to what AirPods have done for wireless headsets. Compared to the Google Assistant that powers the Google Home and the Alexa, which is inside Amazon's speaker , Siri is pathetic, especially in India where it can't even properly recognise what a person is saying because of the accent. [Full Article...]

A first look at the redesigned App Store in iOS 11 [Gallery]

A first look at the redesigned App Store in iOS 11 [Gallery] Additional context is given regarding each app, making it easier to find what you're looking for, according to Apple. Apple's new "Today View" of the App Store is created to be dynamic and ever-changing, highlighting specific apps and games on a series of of large "cards" that are set to be updated daily. [Full Article...]

Apple's new software is a game changer for augmented reality, experts say

Apple's new software is a game changer for augmented reality, experts say During the third day of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference , the company shared the latest updates coming to its HomeKit home automation platform. You can even use the multi-touch display to move things around. You'll just have to double-push the home button and swipe through. Sad! You can search for a query and Siri would translate and reply in another language. [Full Article...]


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