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Apple unveils HomePod speaker, iMac upgrades

Apple unveils HomePod speaker, iMac upgrades

Apple has announced HomePod , its new wireless speaker and home assistant product which aims to rival Google Home and Amazon's Echo device. Apple's entry into the market could change this. At the event in San Jose , Northern California, not far from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Cook said his company now has 16 million registered software developers worldwide for its consumer electronics and 3 million of them were added previous year.


HomePod First Look: Hey Siri, What Took You So Long?

HomePod First Look: Hey Siri, What Took You So Long?

Smart speakers are hot nowadays. It's part of Apple's effort to entice professionals with tablets that can handle many tasks previously reserved for laptops. It will cost $349 and will ship in the US, UK and Australia from December. The HomePod will be powerful on the inside, too, with a custom A8 chip, just like on an iPhone.



Apple has updated the MacBook Air, but you still shouldn't buy it

As noted by TechRadar , Apple's 2017 edition is an incremental upgrade compared to 2016's fundamental shift. The new announcements were made during Apple's important developer conference and as we said a MacBook Pro refresh was also included among other news.


Galaxy Note 8 fingerprint sensor placement still a problem for Samsung

Galaxy Note 8 fingerprint sensor placement still a problem for Samsung

Samsung is likely having a hard time finding an optimum place for the fingerprint sensor on its Samsung Galaxy Note 8, a new report has claimed . The device features same camera setup as the J7 (13MP rear and front) and also has a flash on the front. The Note 8 is expected to have an infinity screen that is 18.5 to 9 in terms of its width to length ratio and is now reported to be using the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system, rather than waiting for the new "O" OS to be launched .


Apple HomePod Siri Speaker Promises Amazing Sound Quality

Apple HomePod Siri Speaker Promises Amazing Sound Quality

With Apple pricing the HomePod for $349, it's a tough sell compared to the $179 Amazon Echo or the $129 Google Home. Pulling music from the Apple library, the speaker was presented as being able to recognize its placement and direct rich audio sound into the room.


Apple announces upgrades across all its Macs at WWDC 2017

Apple announces upgrades across all its Macs at WWDC 2017

Each of the new graphics chips has more memory bandwidth than the previous Radeon Pro 400 series of cards, which all were 80GB/S. "The entry-level 21.5" model features an Intel Iris Plus 640 GPU while the 4K model now supports discrete AMD Radeon Pro 550 graphics with up to 4Gb of VRAM.