Google this morning posted a story on its Keyword Blog that highlights the ongoing growth of its AI helper, Google Assistant. According to the company, the Assistant now works with „every major device brand“ in the U.S., meaning that it can connect with more than 5,000 smart home devices, up from 1,500 in January.
This growth period saw media and entertainment queries increase by 400 percent, with Google users taking advantage of „OK Google“ commands on Android TV, smart TVs, and Chromecast. Another popular area for Google is security cameras like Nest’s products, including the Nest Hello doorbell. When someone rings the doorbell, Nest can [...]
Apple today announced that 70 colleges and universities across Europe have adopted its „Everyone Can Code“ initiative, which aims to help people learn to create mobile apps for the App Store.
Education institutions in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, and Portugal are now offering Apple’s App Development with Swift curriculum, which is a full-year coding course designed by Apple educators and engineers.
„Coding is an essential skill for today’s workforce, and through Everyone Can Code, we’re giving people around [...]
Apple rose to become the world’s fourth-largest PC maker in 2017, as Mac sales increased to nearly 20 million during the year, according to the latest estimates shared by research firms IDC and Gartner.
The roughly 19.6 million total is based on Apple’s reported Mac sales of 13.9 million units in the first three calendar quarters of the year, while IDC and Gartner estimate Apple sold another 5.4 million to 5.7 million Macs in the fourth quarter.
Apple officially reported sales of 18.5 million Macs in 2016, so the company is looking at year-over-year growth of around four to six percent based on the IDC and Gartner data. Apple sold over 20 million Macs [...]
Just over three weeks after the iPhone X launched, availability at Apple’s retail stores is steadily improving around the world.
Apple’s in-store availability tool reveals that the iPhone X is available for walk-in customers to purchase today in several major cities in the United States, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, although supplies vary by exact carrier, storage, and color.
Apple analyst Gene Munster, in a research note with Loup Ventures, said iPhone X availability jumped to 16 percent over the past seven days, compared to just two percent in the week prior. The data is based on daily monitoring of roughly 50 [...]