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This Is Apple's Insanely Powerful New iMac Pro

Apple says the new iMacs are ideal for content creation in virtual reality. As had been previously rumored, last year's MacBook Pros are getting Intel's Kaby Lake processors, as is Apple's 12-inch MacBook, which is also getting faster SSDs.



Apple Turns Up Speakers, AR

While the company is finally going "VR-native" for desktop , Apple is also zeroing in on augmented reality for iOS 11 with the entrance of their newly revealed app developer kit " ARKit ". IOS 11 will also feature an update of Apple Music , which will include sharing options, so you can see what your friends are listening to. The mobile OS is available as a developer preview today, and will be rolling out as a free update to select iPhones, iPads, and iPods this fall.


Why Advanced Micro Devices Stock Is Slumping Today

Why Advanced Micro Devices Stock Is Slumping Today

Advanced Micro Devices also was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. As part of its improved gross margin outlook, Advanced Micro Devices believes that gross margin can exceed 36% in 2018. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. The company's stock consequently dropped by 12% as the Street remained cautious of any deal materializing.


MacOS High Sierra includes changes to Safari, Photos and the file system

MacOS High Sierra includes changes to Safari, Photos and the file system

This is the same file system Apple already uses for iOS and tvOS. There's now a persistent sidebar and a view that has all of your imports in chronological order. Metal 2 (no, not Heavy Metal) should greatly advance graphics (up to 100 times faster than Open GL), and yes, external GPUs are finally supported so you can take your Mac gaming to the next level.



Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker

Apple also used its annual developer meeting in San Jose, California - its largest ever with some 5,000 people attending - to offer hints about so-called augmented reality technology. It has "spatial awareness" to detect where it's located a room and adjust the sound accordingly. The result is the HomePod, a product that will let you play music, check the traffic, query the weather and even send text messages to friends.



Apple announces a new operating system for the Mac: High Sierra

One of the simple yet best features is autoplay blocking which, as the name suggests, prevents unscrupulous websites from playing video and audio enabled advertisements without user intervention. It's set to be built into apps like Final Cut, Motion, and Compressor, to help video editing pros get the best possible results. Graphics of the new High Sierra , uses new technology called Metal 2 , that's supposed to be very fast.