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The autoplay blocker will likely prove popular with users who get annoyed by videos that instantly begin when a webpage loads. This stops those annoying adverts and promoted videos that play as soon as you arrive on a website, soemthing we all know and loathe.
  • Terrorist may have lured police to deadly shootout in Australian suburbs

    Terrorist may have lured police to deadly shootout in Australian suburbs

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    Australian police are treating as a "terrorist incident" a Melbourne siege in which a gunman was killed. A 2009 cable from U.S. intelligence services released by WikiLeaks stated that Australian Federal Police counter-terrorism coordinator Damien Appleby and Victoria Police detective inspector Andrew Gutske characterised Khayre "as a "weakling" who struggled with the harsh day to day life in Somalia ..." Police were called to the scene after emergency calls reported loud bangs or ...
  • Apple unveils HomePod speaker, taking on Amazon and Google

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    At its annual developer conference in San Jose , California on Monday, Apple unveiled "Home-Pod". Apple's HomePod is the rumored " Siri Speaker " that will take on Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Amazon Echo smart speaker. It normally looks like a very handsome speaker product, as it should. The device stands 7 inches tall and is lined with a mesh fabric similar to the base of the Google Home or exterior of an Amazon Tap.
  • IMac Pro Is Apple's New Super-Powered Workhorse

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    Availability on the new iMacs is immediate, at $1,099, $1,299 and $1,799 for the 21.5-inch model, 4K 21.5-inch, and 27-inch 5K base models, respectively. The iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December starting at $4,999 in the US. You'll have to wait until the end of the year for it but Apple has given us a sneak previous of the first iMac Pro which it calls "the most powerful Mac ever made".
  • Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving

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    He announced that Amazon's video app will come to Apple's TV streaming box later this year. Amazon's Kindle app for Apple's iPhone lets people read but not buy books, which must be purchased directly from Amazon's website . At least 46 states prohibit texting while driving - and 14 states ban the use of handheld devices - but public safety advocates have continued to look for more ways to decrease the practice.
  • 6 things you need to know about the Apple HomePod

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    At $349, it will be more expensive than Google Home ($109) and Amazon Echo ($179) but cheaper than the Sonos Play 5 ($499). We'll have to wait until December like everywhere else, but it's reassuring to know at least that we won't be left waiting without any release date whatsoever as we have with the Google Home and Amazon Alexa .
  • Apple kicks off WWDC with look at dystopian future

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    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ) that kicked off on Monday may be a software show, but the company unveiled some hardware surprises at the event. To that end Apple announced upgrades to almost every single product in its computer line up, and thoroughly fucked over every single person who bought a MacBook Pro back in November.
  • MacOS 10.13 Release Date, News And Rumors

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    Today Apple has reveal its latest OS, now called High Sierra and as part of the operating system is Metal 2 , the company's API for high performance graphics . High Sierra is set to receive several software packages that should help foster VR development on MacOS . The move is "not about blocking ads - the web behaves as it always did, but your privacy is protected", said Federighi.
  • Ustwo Games unveils indie puzzle game, Monument Valley 2

    Ustwo Games unveils indie puzzle game, Monument Valley 2

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    Monument Valley 2's visual style is in line with the first game's, as is its focus on puzzles, exploration, and ambience. "So what we found was, they brought a whole bunch of new ideas that we had never even thought of". We'll be sure to provide an update when we find out, but for now, if you have an iOS device, go get Monument Valley 2 . The original was a clever puzzle romp that vamped on non-Euclidean geometry, asking that you guide a character through architecturally minimalist levels ...
  • Apple taking on Venmo with peer-to-peer payments

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    The service is compatible with the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro and the Apple Watch. There's now no information on whether you can send or receive cash from groups of friends like you can in Facebook Messenger, nor is there any info on associated fees with sending money through Apple Pay.
  • Apple announces macOS High Sierra

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    On stage at today's Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ) keynote, Apple SVP Craig Federighi gave us a glimpse at the next version of macOS: High Sierra . A new video codec, H.265/HVEC is also included in macOS High Sierra , as Apple eyes 4K video content as the new default. In addition, the latest OS includes auto-play blocking and intelligent tracking prevention for enhanced security, using machine learning to keep your browser history safe - rather than as a way simply to block ...
  • Apple gears up for big announcements at WWDC

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    The next Mac version will be called High Sierra, suggesting that it's a refinement of the current version, Sierra. It has six microphones that are always listening for the trigger phrase "Hey, Siri ". There are new workout updates , like one that can tell when you're swimming and reach the end of the lane. It also previewed the iMac Pro , which boasts "workstation-class performance".