Amazon's Prime Video app is coming to Apple TV

Amazon's Prime Video app is coming to Apple TV

While the WWDC is more about software development that power up Apple devices, the Cupertino-headquartered company is rumoured to be set to unveil new hardware, such as the much talked about Siri Speaker, a new iPad Pro and a fresh line of MacBooks. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations. Amazon, for example, had stopped selling Apple TV devices as well as Google's Chromecast a couple of years ago, and it even extended that ban to third-party electronics dealers. It is coming out this fall and will be a free update.

"Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes", said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. It can also tackle advanced searches within the music library by responding to queries like "Hey Siri, who's the drummer in this?"

It starts shipping later this year in the USA, United Kingdom and Australia.

The new features earning the most applause from the audience, however were the ability to block videos from automatically playing in Safari and intelligent tracking prevention, essentially stopping those pesky targeted ads from following you around the internet.

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In a nod to Amazon streaming fans, Apple is also bringing Amazon Prime to its Apple TV app.

About 5,300 developers from 75 countries were expected to attend this year's conference, which returned to San Jose for the first time in 15 years (it had been in San Francisco's Moscone Center).

"We believe both the importance of smartphone brand and consumers' perception of value in incremental smartphone innovation have declined in recent years", said Pacific Crest analysts in a note to investors. For instance, Apple initially resisted enlarging the size of iPhone's screen despite strong sales for larger-display phones made by Samsung and other rivals.

Finally, Apple is preparing to launch a file management app for iOS 11.0 or later.

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There was no "ding", the sound of a bell signifying a misspelling and the end to his second consecutive trip to the national Bee. Many also speak or study 38 different languages, including Bengali, Filipino, Mandarin, Korean, Urdu and American Sign Language.

Apple is expected to unveil new features for its Apple Watch as its Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday.

But while Amazon and Google have stressed the daily practicalities of the artificial intelligence assistants that run Echo and Home, Apple framed HomePod more as a music-listening platform, with practicalities like reminders and calendar nearly an after thought.

The speaker is part of Apple's smart home drive, which began with Apple HomeKit. It would mark an effort by Apple to catch up with Amazon and Google.

The speaker, while expected by some industry watchers, marked Apple's first new product announcement since the Apple Watch in September 2014.

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At the start of the year, National Basketball Association 2K17's simulation had the Cavs beating the Warriors in seven games. Ahead of this year's series, Curry says he has some swelling in his right elbow and will probably wear a shooting sleeve.

But it's also possible that the HomePod could expose Siri as less capable than Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana, Blaber said. But on a screenless speaker like HomePod, if Siri sucks, the whole gadget does too.

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