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Apple Premieres First Original Series, 'Planet of the Apps'

Apple Premieres First Original Series, 'Planet of the Apps'

Apple said it has paid out more than US$70bil (RM299.68bil) to app developers since opening its App Store in 2008, and that the ecosystem is still growing. It was a bold move to kick off their Worldwide Developers Conference , but it underscored the importance of developers who dare to create, and the world their work affects.



IMac Pro: Apple's $4999 Mac for the pros

Apple has embedded 27-inch Retina 5K display with support for 1 billion colors in new iMac Pro . The iMac delivers powerful performance for 3D graphics, video editing and gaming, and with macOS High Sierra coming this fall, iMac becomes a great platform for virtual reality content creation.



IN contractor involved in Russian hacking scandal

A quote pulled from the report described how "Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate actors...executed cyber espionage operations against a named USA company in August 2016, evidently to obtain information on elections-related software and hardware solutions...." Miami-Dade's elections office said it did did not receive the second message that the NSA report said was aimed at elections officials.



Apple's HomePod speaker coming this year

It links to your Apple Music subscription to learn your likes and dislikes, and, apparently, will be able to respond to requests as vague as "play something new", and "play something mellow". We know it touch controls, but that's about it. However, if its audio capabilities are as good as Apple claims, it could be inviting for iPhone and iPad owners looking for a single do-everything speaker for their home or apartment.



Apple expected to unveil new Siri speaker at developer conference

In many ways, HomePod will be able to do the same things as an Amazon Echo or Google Home , including playing back podcasts, setting reminders, checking sports scores, translation and controlling internet-connected devices. Still, the Apple Watch hasn't been a smash hit, fueling worries that the company's ability to transfix customers had waned after the 2011 death of co-founder Steve Jobs .



11 changes coming to iPhone with Apple's iOS 11

Apple has fitted its range of MacBook Pro laptops with Intel's Sky Lake processors, which DigitalTrends says "will mean better performance, improved power efficiency and higher turbo boost clock speeds". Apple's camera improvements for iOS 11 focus on compression. Workout can now combine multiple workouts for those training for events like triathlons, so they get their overall calorie consumption and time measurements.