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Apple's annual development event, the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicks off in a week. While we didn't score a media invitation to this event, we're keeping tabs on what's coming and that means a few rumours are starting swirl. So, what can we expect?

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As I was driving around this past weekend, I asked Siri for the directions back to my house - a frequent conversation we have. Only, this time, Siri played ignorant: "I don't know your home address. In fact, I don't know anything about you."

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iOS: One of the first things you'll want to do with any new iPhone is train Siri to recognise your voice - it's also never a bad idea to retrain Apple's AI assistant if she's giving you trouble. Your first instinct is probably to hold your iPhone in your hand (or even up to your mouth) while you go through the training process, but you're actually better off putting the device down and taking a few steps back first.

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While Apple's WWDC conference is supposed to be all about software and developers, the company decided to use the event to unleash a swag of new hardware. Highlights include the iMac getting a massive power boost with a new iMac Pro, another iPad Pro and the new HomePod which is Siri's answer to Google Home and Amazon Echo.

Laptop users get lots of love too, with processor and SSD performance boosts for the entire Macbook range. And, as expected, new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS were also announced with the line between the Mac and iPad becoming even more blurry. Here are the chief announcements.

Shared from Gizmodo

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Apple just kicked off its annual developer conference with a customary jumbo keynote, where it announced the next major updates for iOS and macOS. The company also launched a ton of new hardware, including upgraded MacBooks and a brand new smart speaker powered by Siri.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai believes that we are moving to an “AI-first” world. In this world, we will be interacting with personal digital assistants on a range of platforms, including through Google’s new intelligent speaker 'Google Home' and other Google-powered devices.

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Siri and Google Assistant basically do the same thing: they're mobile "digital assistants" that can be used to effortlessly set reminders, access apps, get directions and answer random questions via voice command. This infographic from product reviews site Zlated compares both products in a series of pitched tests, ranging from memory to affability.

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iOS: iOS 10 finally gives some third-party apps access to Siri. While this doesn't include mapping or music apps, which would have probably been the most useful, it does include a bunch of other apps types, including messaging apps. Here's what's working so far.