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Apple's first TV series shows what it takes to build an app

Quite often the release of Apple's iOS betas can be just as revealing as the keynote's convened to announce the new software. Powered by Siri and Apple's A8 chip, the HomePod features spatial awareness (it can adjust audio based on where it's placed), advanced AI-centric home assistant capabilities and advanced privacy settings.


Pro-Trump group attacks Comey ahead of his testimony

Pro-Trump group attacks Comey ahead of his testimony

Comey is slated to testify Thursday in an open hearing on Capitol Hill, the first time since he was suddenly fired by U.S. President Donald Trump in early May. He called Comey a "showboat" and a "grandstander". Trump's White House and its allies are crafting a strategy aimed at undermining Comey's credibility.


Trump pitched solar-powered border wall 'so it pays for itself'

Trump pitched solar-powered border wall 'so it pays for itself'

Progress on the proposed wall, a cornerstone of Trump's presidential campaign, has stalled as congressional leaders in both parties raise concerns about how to pay for it. According to the report, Trump called such a wall, which is meant to prevent people from entering the U.S. illegally, a "beautiful structure". It was unclear why Trump brought up the topic, but he presented the panels as a way to fund the wall, which is expected to cost billions of dollars, according to three people ...



Hey Venmo, Apple is coming for the person-to-person payments market

Aside from being able to send and receive money on the chat app, you will also be able to spend the balance via a virtual Apple Pay card, TechCrunch reports. In the past, Apple Pay has been something to use at stores both online and in-person. While Pay Cash has been long anticipated, its success will depend on how many users switch from other services like PayPal's Venmo , Square Cash, and many major banks, not to mention Facebook .


Cassidy: Health care plan doesn't fulfill Trump's promises

Cassidy: Health care plan doesn't fulfill Trump's promises

John Cornyn (R-TX), as top Republicans tried to project a feeling that the GOP is making some headway in making changes to a bill approved in the House earlier this month. This is just one of the effects that would lead, overall, to 51 million non-elderly Americans lacking health-care coverage in 2026, rather than the 28 million who would go without under current law.



Source says Comey told boss about Trump worries

Though he has scheduled a midday public appearance, Trump may live-tweet his reactions if he feels prompted to respond to Comey's testimony, according to two White House officials who were not authorized to speak publicly. The tweet drew calls from lawmakers to release any tapes that may contain conversations that took place prior to the firing. White House officials had been discussing the possibility of hiring former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to spearhead an internal "war ...