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Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

"It's so cool, we really believe it is going to take your home music experience to the next level", Apple chief executive Tim Cook said of the new device. "If your app has a login screen, I have information for you".

The news is the result of Apple's decision to end support for devices and apps using 32-bit processors.

iOS 11 unlocks the full potential of iPad. At the moment, the iPhone's NFC chip is useless for anything other than Apple's in-house payment system, but the new framework appears to let the chip in the latest iPhones read any tags - not just Apple Pay tags - and take action on them based on the phone's location.

A prototype of Apple's new HomePod is displayed during the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California.

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The crash happened during the fourth race when Team Land Rover of England was competing against Team Fly Emirates of New Zealand. Thursday's first race begins at 5:08am. "We feel like we'll be able to fix it and get back into action".

At this point, you'll be given the option to restore or update; choose update.

USA Today reports that when the feature is turned on, your iPhone can detect when you are driving and will automatically mute all notifications; so amid a flurry of texts, posts or tweets, your screen remains dark. That could frustrate users if Apple doesn't inform them that upgrading from iOS 10 to iOS 11 could result in a reduction in overall device functionality.

Apple iPhone is known as most popular smartphone on the market, so this decision will affect millions of both existing and potential users.

Each of the new features Federighi introduced, coming later this year in iOS 11, is common in the world of laptops and desktops, but not quite as good. That's an important component for situations where, say, you're taking some form of public transportation, or are simply a passenger in someone else's vehicle.Siri can now translate languages on the fly. Siri also learns from your previous choices to give you personalised suggestions.

Bounty hunters didn't tell Greenville PD about their plans
The bounty hunters shot back in an exchange of gunfire that lasted about six seconds and 20 shots, according to the Morning News . In a statement, Bradley Smith, the president of TALI said they were saddened to hear of the loss of a 20+ year investigator.

Apple will later this year release a "HomePod" music-centric smart home speaker, challenging a market now dominated by Amazon and Google in its latest move to weave deeper into people's lives.

Siri is getting smarter and it wants you to stay safe.

For those who are not willing to risk their daily drivers in installing a buggy beta version of iOS 11, you might just need to wait for maybe a few more months.

The feature, called "Do Not Disturb While Driving", will be part of Apple's iOS 11, a new version of the operating software for Apple mobile devices.

Lewis Hamilton feels Ferrari wanted Sebastian Vettel to win Monaco Grand Prix
I was devastated yesterday but to come away with some points is better than nothing. "I like to think those points will be valuable at the end of the season".



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