Apple announces macOS High Sierra

Apple is also making it easier for people to make professional-grade edits on their photos within the official Photos app. Where Safari in Sierra tells you which tab is playing audio, in High Sierra , it will shut it down before it can start.

IOS 11 release: The 11 best features of Apple's new software

The speaker will respond to voice commands using Apple's voice assistant, Siri , and is closely integrated with Apple's Music services. Given that this is a developers conference, Apple also announced a feature specific for developers, saying that they'll soon be better able to integrate Siri with their apps, allowing the personal assistant to be used for task management and more.

Siri, speakers and software: Highlights from the Apple show

Much like the the film, the new Siri will share data between the other "Siris" in your life, so the assistant on the Mac will know the same things about you that the Siri on the iPhone does. There are dummy screenshots listed for both iPhone and iPad versions of the app, so it shouldn't be an iPad-only feature. It's worth noting that iPhone and iPad users need to be running at least iOS 7, and Mac users need to be running Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later.

Apple Announces Smart Speaker, Device Upgrades, and iOS 11

Amazon makes little or no profit selling the high-end $179 Echo, which mostly serves as a foothold in consumers' homes and a way to get them to sign up for Amazon Prime and buy more products. New iMacs are getting brighter displays and graphics capabilities. Maps also received a couple of updates, including indoor maps for places such as malls - an institution that is dying, but hey at least it's a start.

Program Encourages Kids to Read Each Day this Summer

Program Encourages Kids to Read Each Day this Summer

Summer meals are open to all children 18 and under regardless of their school choice and no enrollment paperwork, identification or income verification is required. If there aren't any meal sites nearby, you'll be sent info on how to access other sites. You can find the one closest to your community here, or by calling 1-866-3-hungry.

J.Crew gets new CEO; Mickey Drexler still chairman

J.Crew gets new CEO; Mickey Drexler still chairman

In another seismic shift for J. Crew earlier this year, the apparel chain announced that creative director Jenna Lyons would leave by the end of the year. "I am always in a state of impatience". "This is an exciting time for J.Crew as we continue to make significant changes to position our company for long-term success", Drexler said in a statement Monday .