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Apple may soon have Siri transcribe voicemail messages

Apple may soon have Siri transcribe voicemail messages

According to a new report, Apple is said to be working on integrating voicemail into iCloud, bringing about some of the biggest advancements since visual voicemail on the first iPhone. This information comes from Business Insider, which says the primary feature will be Siri's ability to transcribe voicemails into text, letting users read their messages instead of listen to the audio. Even more interesting, this iCloud Voicemail will deliver custom messages to select callers, and even let them know the user's location.

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New iMac tipped for Q3 with improved display, new processors

New iMac tipped for Q3 with improved display, new processors

Apple is gearing up to released a refreshed iMac lineup before the end of this quarter, according to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo, the industry analyst with easily the best track record when it comes to predicting Apple's plans. Among the improvements of the new iMacs are said to be more powerful processors, along with better display technology, although it's not clear if that includes a new Retina display option for the smaller size 21.5-inch iMac.

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iPhone 6s CAD renders reveal thicker anti-bendgate frames

iPhone 6s CAD renders reveal thicker anti-bendgate frames

It seems that Apple really took the recent bendgate scandal that rocked its iPhone 6 to heart. A new batch of images, actually more CAD design renders than marketing material, detail both the overall design and dimensions of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus due next month. Though not exactly new information, it confirms something we've expected and might have even dreaded. The smartphones will indeed come in slightly thicker shells. But worry not. It's all for the sake of withstanding the mass of your posterior.

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Apple and BMW said wary but willing on car collaboration

Apple and BMW said wary but willing on car collaboration

Negotiations between Apple and BMW are tipped to reignite, after the German automaker reportedly wowed Tim Cook and other execs with its production talents. The Apple CEO and his colleagues paid an unpublicized visit to BMW last year, reports earlier this week suggested, with Cook attending a meeting at the car company's HQ, while other execs toured the Leipzig plant. Believed to be on the table, despite denials by BMW, are possible plans to collaborate on a car.

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August Smart Lock update adds Apple Watch support

August Smart Lock update adds Apple Watch support

The August Smart Lock (check out our review) allows users to unlock their door using their smartphone, ditching the key and making the entire process a whole lot easier — especially when you’re trying to get in at night. Today the company announced an update for its iOS app that, it says, adds Apple Watch support into the mix. The Apple Watch functionality extends beyond just locking and unlocking the August Smart Lock, however, including things like notifications about the lock status and option to view its activity log.

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New Apple TV release tipped for iPhone 6s event

New Apple TV release tipped for iPhone 6s event

The next Apple TV device has been tipped for reveal this September 2015, set to be revealed alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The single event - normally reserved for iPhone devices only - will also demonstrate how the Apple TV will interact with the iPhone collection, bringing the whole Apple Smart Home into focus with an Apple TV-centered HomeKit collection of devices. The reveal of this new Apple TV was contentiously planned - read: rumored - to take place at this year's WWDC 2015, Apple's developer conference, but was then said to be pushed back by the same sources that spoke rumors in the first place.

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iPhone 6s part leaks reveal camera rings, flex cables, home button

iPhone 6s part leaks reveal camera rings, flex cables, home button

As Apple is expected to announce its next iPhone in September, as it does every year, production of the device has surely begun by now. With that comes the occasional leak of things like small internal parts, such as what was revealed on Thursday. French site Nowhereelse was first to show images of components that are said to be from the iPhone "6s" and "6s Plus," including the device's flex cable, exterior camera ring, and a part from the home button.

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Apple TV tipped for September, but without TV service

Apple TV tipped for September, but without TV service

This year's WWDC has come and gone and still no sign of the expected, or hoped, refresh of the Apple TV. Well, there's still September and this time it's sure to be announced. Or at least that's what sources familiar with the matter are now saying. But while Apple TV might indeed be the hero of Apple's Fall event, with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus only taking second stage, it may not arrive the way most are expect. That is, it may not arrive with Apple TV, The Service.

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Blind Camera Test: Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 vs LG G4 in low light

Blind Camera Test: Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 vs LG G4 in low light

Today we're conducting a test which will decide the finest of three of the best-rated smartphone cameras on the market today. We're testing the Apple iPhone 6, the Samsung Galaxy S6, and the LG G4. Today's test will be a blind test, with each photo cropped to the same pre portions as the others in each individual test. Each camera has been set to Auto mode and HDR has been turned off. While the angles at which these photos have been taken are not exact, they're very, very close.

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Apple shares Beats 1 Radio studio tour on Snapchat

Apple shares Beats 1 Radio studio tour on Snapchat

In unique choice of platform, Apple has used messaging/social media app Snapchat to share several videos offering a behind-the-scenes look at the studios of its Beats 1 radio service, a primary feature of Apple Music. Posted from the Snapchat account name "applemusic," the videos mark a new form of promotion from Apple, letting users see the Beats 1 studios in Los Angeles, New York, and London, and introducing DJs Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga, and Ebro Darden.

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IDC paints a dreary quarter for tablets

IDC paints a dreary quarter for tablets

With all the focus on high-end smartphones for the past few months, some might have forgotten that larger screens still do exist. If market analyst IDC's figures are correct, then there is a basis for that. Global shipments of tablets have sunk at a new low, as much as 7 percent compared to the same second quarter last 2014. Even compared to the first quarter of this year, there was a 3.9 percent decline in numbers, revealing a worrying trend for tablet makers, especially for Apple and Samsung.

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These VW Android Auto and CarPlay cars are in showrooms now

These VW Android Auto and CarPlay cars are in showrooms now

Volkswagen has launched its new Modular Infotainment Platform, MIB-II, with the first cars with the new touchscreen head-units arriving in dealerships complete with Android Auto and CarPlay. The new technology, announced at CES 2015, switches to a more modular approach, as well as baking in more apps and wearables. It's an ambitious roll-out, too, with VW planning to put MIB-II into all but a handful of its 2016 models.

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