Apple's new iPhones 'Do Not Disturb' drivers with notifications

Marlene Weaver
June 7, 2017

When Apple's next operating system, iOS 11, premieres this fall, it will come loaded with new Siri features that could be helpful for travelers going overseas. Besides playing music, Apple's Siri digital assistant will also respond to requests for information and other help around the house.

Joel Feldman also lost his daughter to a distracted driver in 2009 and founded the advocacy group End Distracted Driving. The features are part of the Mac software update this fall, to be called High Sierra. Augmented reality is the blending of the physical and virtual worlds.

"HomePod packs powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library into a lovely speaker that is less than 7 inches tall, can rock most any room with distortion free music and be a helpful assistant around your home". Given that Siri is neither as connected as Alexa nor as intelligent as Google Assistant, that seems like a wise move, one that lets Apple play to its strengths in product engineering.

However, Adam Scott from comparison service PriceSpy said Apple's "late" arrival to the smart speaker market could prove an advantage.

That's the same for the iPad 4 or earlier Apple tablets too. That size offers room for a full-size keyboard, something the 9.7-inch model couldn't. New iMacs and MacBook laptops start shipping Monday.

The Apple Pencil, for example, is also betting big on iOS 11, an updated version of the mobile OS available on iPhones and iPads and which comes with several improvements for pen input. They will be powered by Intel Xeon processors with up to 18 cores, run the very advanced Radeon Pro Vega graphics, up to 128GB of RAM and as much as 4TB of storage.

For photos, Apple is replacing JPEGs with a new format meant to reduce file sizes. It's also the place where you can customize your favorite apps and see those apps you've used the most - including those on iPhone and Mac when applicable. An improved control center Improved Maps with indoor mapping of Malls and Airports. To further enhance user experience of iOS 11, Digiarty Software, a dedicated multimedia software developer, immediately performs test and updates its flagship iOS iPhone iPad transfer software WinX MediaTrans to support new iOS 11.

Almost half (46%) of survey respondents want augmented reality (AR) capabilities featured in Apple's next smartphone.

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