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Apple HomePod revealed as rival to Amazon Echo & Google Home

Apple has also priced the HomePod much higher than rival devices, though the Cupertino company looks to be targeting music streaming speakers as well as Google and Amazon's smart speakers, so the higher price has some justification. For instance, Amazon Echo has struck partnership with a host of third-party apps such as Domino's Pizza, Uber and so on. Macquarie thinks as long as the audio quality holds up, consumers will snap up the new speaker.



5 prop bets to watch during Game 3 of the NBA Finals

Smith sit on the bench during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warri. LeBron James had 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Cavaliers , and Kyrie Irving added 38 points. Right now, the Cavaliers are seeking answers after dropping two games decisively at Oracle Arena. Taking out various fees, including the ones the Warriors have to pay their vendors, it's a safe assumption that the team will net half its gross total.


New Apple iOS 11 will end support for iPhone 5 and 5c

New Apple iOS 11 will end support for iPhone 5 and 5c

It is interesting that Apple has opted to include such a feature after the backlash Microsoft had to deal with for having the Wi-Fi Sense feature in Windows Phone and Windows. The hardware in the new iPad Pros will help too. As I noted in my Apple iPad Pro (2017) Preview , that device will only get truly interesting once iOS 11 is available.


Apple is making the iPad into a lackluster MacBook

Apple is making the iPad into a lackluster MacBook

Apple did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. Unveiled Monday at WWDC, iOS 11 will be the "biggest software release ever" for iPad users, Apple said. The company has been warning of this plan since 2016, and it hits with iOS 11, when 32-bit apps will no longer launch. Called "Wi-Fi password sharing", the feature lets you share Wi-Fi passwords with friends.


Apple updates MacBooks with processor and SSD improvements

Apple updates MacBooks with processor and SSD improvements

There was a colossal amount of new things announced at the WWDC 2017 . With thin and light designs, powerful performance, unbelievable displays and all-day battery life, Mac notebooks deliver the world's best portable computing experience.* MacBook now features faster Kaby Lake processors up to 1.3 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz and up to 50 percent faster SSD, and supports up to twice the memory.


Teardown reveals Apple's new 21.5-inch iMac is surprisingly upgradable

Teardown reveals Apple's new 21.5-inch iMac is surprisingly upgradable

While the upgrade was anticipated and confirmed by Apple earlier in the year, in the words of iFixit , "Hell hath - indeed - frozen over" with the inclusion of components which are possible to upgrade by do-it-yourselfers. The CPU is equally solder-free, iFixit found, although it is tightly glued to its heatsink. Of course, Apple offers limited driver support, so you cant just grab any 1151-compatible CPU (though we imaging any Kaby Lake should work fine).