Siri Speaker, HomePod, Release Date: Apple Announces December Launch

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. It would work a lot like Amazon's Echo or Google Home . Alexa and Assistant are the digital voice assistants of Amazon and Google, respectively.

Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature for iOS 11

Consumers can use voice control to search for music and, saying, "Hey Siri , I like this song", the platform will learn preferences. Announcing the feature Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, said: "It's all about keeping your eyes on the road".

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) hands-on review

Apple has announced a new feature for iPhones to encourage safer driving by blocking notifications. The new iOS also features a new keyboard that gives access to punctuation features by flicking down on keys, allowing for faster typing.

Apple unveils brand new 10.5-inch iPad Pro with this killer feature

An Apple pencil is demonstrated in a showroom during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 5, 2017. Users can now create great long exposures without the need for a tripod. The idea is to increase to discovery around new apps. iMessage also features a redesigned app drawer at the bottom of the text box for easy access to apps and stickers.

Comey didn't want to be alone with President Trump

Comey didn't want to be alone with President Trump

An ad created by the pro-Trump Great America Alliance - a nonprofit "issues" group that isn't required to disclose its donors - casts Comey as a "showboat" who was "consumed with election meddling" instead of focusing on combating terrorism.

IPhone feature to block texts while driving

Analyst Geoff Blaber from CCS Insight said these updates could be vital to Apple and the HomePod's success. Apple is finally making it easier to type on the go. The unveiling of the new macOS High Sierra . HomePod carries a price tag of $349, heftier than Echo and Google Home, which are priced at $179 and $129 respectively.