macOS 10.13 High Sierra Focuses on Performance, Launches Fall 2017

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HEVC video support, enhanced privacy controls, faster web rendering, and better text-to-speech are excellent improvements, but we’re obsessed with two features in particular: The new file system and VR support.

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Pioneer Ultra HD Blu-ray burners pack 4K playback, but good luck meeting the PC requirements

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A new pair of Blu-ray drives from Panasonic promise enhanced audio playback and full support for UHD Blu-ray discs — but full compatibility is much more involved this time around, and you’ll need an entire hardware stack capable of playing back 4K content.

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New Features Boost Sharing via Facebook Live


Facebook on Wednesday announced enhanced Facebook Live video capabilities with additional features to allow members to share live video with friends and family by broadcasting events or sharing video in groups. Users can go live in Facebook groups so that a group of users or friends or family members can be sent specific video feeds. The feature has an interactive quality, with the ability to post live reactions from viewers, where emojis express instant feedback to a live event and then disappear.

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What's next for Apple in 2016: a focus on HomeKit, Apple Pay & Maps ecosystems

Article Image In 2015, Apple dramatically enhanced its ability to make money, and at the same time incrementally dismantled the profit engines of its competitors, leaving them even weaker for their next match in 2016. But Apple has several weaknesses related to the core strength of its existing ecosystems that it needs to address over the coming year if it wants to retain and enhance its brand of excellence that drives sales of its premium, profitable hardware.

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Apple enhances classical music browsing in Apple Music with iTunes update

Article Image Apple on Friday released a minor update for the OS X version of iTunes, adding enhanced classical music listening options for the company’s streaming Apple Music service that bring it in line with Music on iOS.

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Apple lands exclusive digital access to enhanced Harry Potter series on iBooks

Article Image Enhanced editions of all seven books in the blockbuster “Harry Potter” series, featuring the original text with interactive animations and elaborate artwork, are now available exclusively on the iBooks Store, Apple announced on Thursday.

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Google preps for hurricane season, offers enhanced storm tracking to users

With hurricane season starting, tech giant Google has enhanced its weather forecasts and Public Alerts in Google Search, enabling users to better track storms.

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Autopilot technology might have saved Germanwings Flight 9525

There are new calls from aviation experts to develop and deploy enhanced crash avoidance software that could take control of an aircraft away from a pilot, if needed, and steer the plane to a safe altitude.

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iOS users can now install apps directly from Pinterest with new 'app pins'

Apple and social network Pinterest on Thursday rolled out “app pins,” a new type of enhanced pin that lets users of Pinterest’s iOS app install pinned apps on their device without switching to the App Store.



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Sniper’s backpack, battle uniforms, and mine detectors: Tactical stars of SHOT Show

The Sniper’s Backpack, Enhanced Battle Uniforms and MineSharks were three of the standouts in SHOT Show’s fastest growing law enforcement section.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/29/snipers-backpack-battle-uniforms-and-mine-detectors-tactical-stars-shot-show/

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IBM touts Watson supercomputer to speed up scientific breakthroughs

IBM has enhanced its Watson supercomputer, famous for its appearance on the quiz show “Jeopardy,” in an attempt to speed up the pace of scientific breakthroughs.

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New Treehouse Tools Gauge Marketing Campaign Success


TreeHouse Interactive has rolled out an enhanced version of its Marketing View application, infusing it with advanced reporting and analytics features and a spruced-upped user interface. The point of the upgrades, said Erich Flynn, CEO of TreeHouse Interactive, was to provide and display all the necessary campaign-related statistics a marketer would need to judge the performance of a campaign. The company also focused on the usability of the application — especially the user interface.

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iOS 8 Messages upgrades: View attachments, share location, Do Not Disturb, exit group chat, more

Group messaging and content sharing in the iOS 8 Messages application are greatly enhanced, giving users the ability to silence alerts from specific conversations, quickly view attachments from a thread, and even actively share their location with friends for a set period of time.



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Google Search iOS app update takes on Apple's Siri with smarter conversations

Google’s official Search application for iPhone and iPad was updated on Tuesday with enhanced functionality, allowing users to have “smarter conversations” with the software in a manner not unlike Apple’s own Siri personal assistant.



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