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What's new about iOS 11

iOS 11 Preview

Apple previewed iOS 11 at WWDC 2017 this week. The new OS includes a variety of functionality changes that should make iPhone and iPad owners happy. The App Store has been redesigned with new Today and Games tabs featuring suggested apps that you may like, and Siri will feature a new “more human” voice. iOS 11 also shows the iPad some love with new features such as a customizable Dock, a Folders system and better multitasking.

Here are some more major changes coming to your iOS device this fall.

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A look at Apple’s 2017 iPad lineup

2017 iPad Lineup

Unlike the iPhone which is primarily released in the fall, Apple’s launch schedule for the iPad has been all over the map the last couple of years. Instead of releasing a new iPad once a year like in the past, Apple has staggered its launch schedule due to slumping sales. In 2017 the company released a new entry-level 9.7-inch model in March, and on Monday it launched its newest iPad Pro models. Here is what the current iPad lineup looks like for 2017.

Apple announces HomePod, new iMac Pro and 10.5-inch iPad Pro at WWDC 2017

HomePod

On Monday, over 5,000 developers attended Apple's 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference at the San Jose Convention Center in California. As expected, Tim Cook and team announced several new products, and previewed Apple's upcoming software, including iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. Over the course of the keynote Apple unveiled a powerful all-new iMac Pro, a smart speaker called the "HomePod" and a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

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How to link an iCloud Calendar to Amazon Alexa

Amazon Dot Alexa

Recently Apple fans found out how to get Amazon Alexa on iPhone. Now Amazon has added more convenience for iCloud Calendar users who happen to have an Alexa device including the Echo Dot, Amazon Echo or Echo Show. Thanks to the latest update, Alexa is capable of interacting with a linked iCloud Calendar account.

Developers made over $70 billion from the App Store

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The App Store continues to dominate, with total earnings paid to developers surpassing the $70 billion mark. Apple described the numbers as "simply mind-blowing" in a statement by senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. It also means that Apple has netted roughly $30 billon from its share of App Store revenues since the store launched in 2008.

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