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Apple has finally made its claim on the Bluetooth speaker market: the company introduced the " HomePod " this week to compete with Amazon's Echo and Google's Home . And that last bit, in particular, is a big part of the challenge, added other former employees, who believe that Cupertino's strong stance on protecting customer privacy ultimately comes at the expense of a fully-fledged Siri experience.
  • HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon Echo

    HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon Echo

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    Google Home and Amazon Echo have certainly jumped out to a headstart in this category, but that just means Apple has had a chance to sit back and watch the reaction in order to release its own version with hopefully less issues and an emphasis in key areas.
  • Apple announces iOS 11 with Better UI, Smarter Siri

    Apple announces iOS 11 with Better UI, Smarter Siri

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    Moreover, it also gives users a simple view of files on their device and also those stored with cloud services including iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, and more. Transferring money was never easy but thanks to Apple Pay , you can send money from the Messages apps. The drag and drop functionality is particularly going to be useful in the Files app as file management requires you to transfer items from one location to the other.
  • Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo: The similarities and differences, explained

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    Or if you want to experience augmented reality, you'll check out Microsoft's HoloLens, or one of Google's latest Android phones. Now, Echo and Home have another sibling to compete with: Apple's HomePod . Consumer spending on smart home related products and services will reach almost $90 billion this year and reach $155 billion by 2022, according to consultant Strategy Analytics.
  • Google Home Smart Speaker Users Reporting Outages

    Google Home Smart Speaker Users Reporting Outages

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    Enjoy your music: Whether you're in the mood to listen to a podcast or dance around the living room, Google Home helps you enjoy your favourite tunes. We tested our in-office Home unit to see if it was affected, but had no problems queuing up Assistant to answer every question we had. But for all its advertised features, Google Home has so far been confined to the United States and the UK, forced to speak and understand only English.
  • Apple's tvOS 11 Coming To Public Beta Program

    Apple's tvOS 11 Coming To Public Beta Program

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    Since 2013, with the launch of the iPhone 5S and iPad Air, Apple has been making devices that use 64-bit processors, rather than the older 32-bit processors. Siri will also come with a translation support (in beta) for five languages. Which features would you have liked to see? Given the publishing and design markets are still Apple heartlands the introduction of products that would slot into a corporate environment should be welcomed by the channel according to analysts.
  • IPhone 7 and 7 Plus will support NFC tags with iOS 11

    IPhone 7 and 7 Plus will support NFC tags with iOS 11

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    Meanwhile, on the front you'll find a 7MP FaceTime HD camera. Apple has finally hit the connected speaker market with the 7-inch HomePod powered by the A8 processor and Siri. The iPad-centric features were long overdue and this iOS update will make use of all the hardware improvements that Apple brought to the iPad Pro range at the WWDC .
  • Amazon exec: Alexa should be able to talk to Siri

    Amazon exec: Alexa should be able to talk to Siri

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    The new HomePod works smoothly with your Apple Music subscriptions and it gives you an instant access to over 40 million individual songs. That issue has delayed efforts to boost Siri because Apple "relinquished control of data before it could be used to gauge the impact of software tweaks", employees told the Journal .
  • Google Play Protect is the new public-facing security package for Android

    Google Play Protect is the new public-facing security package for Android

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    The eighth iteration of Google's mobile OS, Android O is set to be the most technically capable version yet, packed to the gunnels with new features created to squeeze the maximum performance out of your device. Everyone's favorite voice-powered assistant is already the most capable one out there, but Google's enhanced AI and advancements in machine learning are now taking Google Assistant to the next level.
  • Apple reveals new HomePod, iPad Pro and upgraded operating systems

    Apple reveals new HomePod, iPad Pro and upgraded operating systems

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    If the speculation pans out, the speaker would be Apple's first new product since its smartwatch in 2015. Although Apple Watch has emerged as the leader in its technological niche, it hasn't become a smash hit like the iPhone or the iPad - at least until tablet sales started declining.
  • Apple HomePod - Reinventing home music

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    Interest in VR, so far, has been strongest among gamers, developers and hardware makers rather than everyday users. Apple is also bringing the ability to pay back a friend or other individual through its payment service, Apple Pay. The Snapchat-ification of iOS could continue, with more sharing features. The research firm IDC says Apple and Xiaomi each has a worldwide market share of almost 15 percent in the first quarter.