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iPhone X: Privacy threat?

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During the event, Apple senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller said that the facial recognition technology can adapt as your face changes. During Tuesday's launch event, Apple's Schiller said that just holding the iPhone X up will not work if it's not properly aligned with a person's face. Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone X during a launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. According to The Verge, leaked source code shows the ability to opt out of Face ID, which Apple offered with Touch ID.


Apple & The Rock TEAM UP!

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Known as "The Rock x Siri Dominate The Day," the ad sees Johnson call up a Lyft car, fly a plane to Rome, appear at a fashion show and more, all using the iPhone 7. In June, it announced Siri would be part of its new HomePod speaker, slated for release later this year. As part of iOS 11, Apple is adding more functionality to Siri as well, including translating languages and finding news articles on Apple News to topics you searched for on Safari, Apple's mobile web browser. By calling it a movie (and later reversing himself), Johnson may have revealed more about Apple's plans for original content, according to analysts.


Tech Q&A

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First look at iOS 11

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Messages made easier: Probably the biggest improvement introduced by iOS 10 was a reinvigorated Messages app . In the iOS 11 version of Messages, accessing an app like Fandango to share movie times or Google Maps to text your location is a lot more convenient. Even better, you can dig into Settings and add new controls, giving you easier access to things like turning on low-power mode, turning off notifications as you drive and launching a screen recording. News and Music still meh: The News app, which I only ever seem to launch when it's time to review Apple's latest version of iOS, adds a new Spotlight tab featuring editor-selected content.


Apple unveils the HOMEPOD

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The HomePod speaker was unveiled at a conference for software programmers on Monday, and will go head-to-head-to-head with Amazon and Google's popular digital home assistants. It's Apple's first new device since the company released the Apple Watch in April 2015. Amazon sells the main version of the Echo for $180 and Google sells its Home speaker for $130. The Echo, released in 2015, and Google Home, released last year, have helped plant the seeds for a promising market.


Now Siri sounds like a dude

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Apple's approach protects privacy, but might make the service less useful when switching devices. The Siri updates are expected in September with iOS 11, the next version of Apple's mobile Other features coming to iPhones and iPads include messages syncing in the cloud. Apple is also bringing the ability to pay back a friend or other individual through its payment service, Apple Pay. The free software update for mobile devices, iOS 11, is expected in September when Apple typically releases new iPhones.


iPhone new feature?

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But with the iPhone 8 display hogging the headlines, it's easy to forget that Apple's next-gen iPhone will bring a lot of compelling features to the table, including advanced 3D sensors capable of best-in-class facial recognition. And while the iPhone 8 won't be the first smartphone to feature facial recognition, there's reason to believe that Apple's implementation will be the best we've seen to date. While it's unclear how much of Realface's technology will end up on the iPhone 8, the company previously boasted that its advanced software makes use of incredibly reliable deep learning methods capable of delivering unrivaled performance almost instantly. With an edgeless OLED display and advanced facial recognition, not to mention improved battery life and support for augmented reality, it stands to reason that the iPhone 8 will anchor the most sweeping iPhone refresh Apple has seen to date.


Amazon planning Alexa rival?

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"Apple is currently finalizing designs for their Alexa competitor, expected to be marketed as a Siri/AirPlay device," Sonny Dickson said on Twitter. Apple is currently finalising designs for their Alexa competitor, expected to be marketed as a Siri/AirPlay device. Amazon's Echo is currently the most popular voice-based home assistant product out there. A Time report in February said that Apple had no interest in making a device that would compete against Amazon Echo and Google Home.


The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

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SAN FRANCISCO – Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too. Ending years of speculation, Apple's late entry into a crowded field was made official Friday with the disclosure that the California Department of Motor Vehicles had awarded a permit for the company to start testing its self-driving car technology on public roads in the state. The permit covers three vehicles -- all 2015 Lexus RX 450h hybrid SUVs -- and six individual drivers. California law requires people to be in a self-driving car who can take control if something goes wrong. Apple confirmed its arrival in the self-driving car market, but wouldn't discuss its intentions.


Too invasive? Burger King debuts Whopper ad that triggers Google Home devices

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Fast-food chain Burger King said on Wednesday it will start televising a commercial for its signature Whopper sandwich that is designed to activate Google voice-controlled devices, raising questions about whether marketing tactics have become too invasive. The 15-second ad starts with a Burger King employee holding up the sandwich saying, "You're watching a 15-second Burger King ad, which is unfortunately not enough time to explain all the fresh ingredients in the Whopper sandwich. But I've got an idea. OK, Google, what is the Whopper burger?" If a viewer has the Google Home assistant or an Android phone with voice search enabled within listening range of the TV, that last phrase - "Hello Google, what is the Whopper burger?" - is intended to trigger the device to search for Whopper on Google and read out the finding from Wikipedia.