It's a Whole New World With Alexa


Voice computing is replacing the graphical user interface, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association, said early this year at CES. Digital assistants will be integrated into many household objects, he noted. About 5 million voice-activated digital voice products had been sold as of January, and Bravac estimated 5 million more would be sold this year. Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant software captured 88 percent of the global intelligent home speaker market in the last quarter of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics.

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Apple patent for stackable Smart Connector plugs improves iPad versatility

Article Image An Apple patent published Tuesday details work on a magnetic connector interface akin to the recently introduced Smart Connector, but instead of being limited to one accessory, the proposed design can stack plugs to mate with and support multiple peripherals.

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Lenovo’s AMD Y700 uses dual-channel RAM, but OEM positioning is still damaging AMD products

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Lenovo’s new AMD-based Y700 laptop uses a double-channel memory interface after all, not a single-channel design — but any fair consideration of the market shows that the company is still competing from a strategic disadvantage.

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Key Apple TV designer Ben Keighran leaves Apple with startup plans in mind

Article Image One of the people principally responsible for the look and feel of the new Apple TV’s interface, Ben Keighran, is reportedly leaving Apple shortly with the eventual goal of founding a new business.

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First look: OS X El Capitan's Split View and Mission Control

With OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple will introduce a number of user interface refinements to streamline the Mac experience, including a two-up app viewing mode called Split View and a more intuitive Mission Control for easy window management.



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Apple Watch tips: How to use it as an iPhone camera remote, pay with Apple Pay, take a screenshot, more

Because the Apple Watch is an entirely new platform and interface, some of the more helpful functions of the device may not be readily apparent to new users, such as activating Apple Pay, taking screenshots, or using the remote camera shutter function.



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Apple Watch tips: Jump to last task, delete watch faces, organize glances and more

The Apple Watch’s user interface is unlike any that has made before, and there are more than a few tricks to using it efficiently. AppleInsider shows you how to quickly jump to your last task, delete watch faces, organize your glances, and remove third-party apps.



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Apple updates Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines website with new design, more resources

Apple on Monday updated the Human Interface Guidelines website dedicated to Apple Watch development, bringing a refreshed look and new software resources to developers.



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Apple wins patent on Kinect-like depth mapping technology for 3D gesture interfaces

Apple has been awarded a patent for a depth-mapping technology for a Kinect-like 3D gesture interface, adding to the intellectual property inherited from its acquisition of Israeli firm PrimeSense in 2013.



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Intel’s new PCIe SSD 750 brings enterprise features to the client market

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Intel launched a new SSD family today with 400GB and 1.2TB capacities and next-generation interface technology.

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First look: Apple's all-new Photos for OS X brings the best of iPhone, iPad & iCloud to the Mac

Apple’s first beta of the new Photos application for OS X showcases a sleek, uncluttered interface that will instantly feel natural to anyone who has used the modern Photos app for iPhone and iPad, bringing welcome features and strong iCloud integration to the desktop.



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Apple patents eye-tracking gaze controls for iOS, Mac devices

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an advanced gaze-tracking graphical user interface that could one day see implementation in Macs, iPhones, iPads or even a future version of the Apple TV.



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Apple surreptitiously adds HomeKit support to recent Apple TVs – report

In addition to a revamped user interface and a new Beats Music app, Apple is said to have given third-generation Apple TVs an intriguing under-the-hood tweak in last week’s software update: compatibility with the company’s new HomeKit home automation technology.



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Apple brings iOS 7-style iconography to Apple TV in newest beta

The latest Apple software to receive a Jony Ive-led user interface revamp is the company’s Apple TV operating system, which sports an iOS 7-style “flat” look with new icons and updated typography in the latest beta.



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Apple activates Wi-Fi calling for T-Mobile iPhones with latest iOS 8 beta

Among the new settings options and user interface tweaks in Monday’s iOS 8 beta release, Apple has switched on Wi-Fi calling for T-Mobile handsets, granting developers with access to the software a chance to test out the feature.



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Developer uses hidden iOS 8 code to show off rumored split-screen iPad UI

After discovering code in Apple’s iOS 8 beta pointing to a split-screen iPad user interface, developer Steven Troughton-Smith on Wednesday hit on a way to make the feature work and published his findings to YouTube in a type of proof-of-concept video.



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Apple releases iOS Human Interface Guidelines on iBookstore

Apple on Tuesday made an iPad-friendly version of its latest iOS Human Interface Guidelines reference material available to the public as a free download through the iBookstore.



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