How to use Type to Siri on your Mac

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Siri -- not just good to talk to.
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Type to Siri isn’t just for iOS 11. You can also turn on this super-useful feature on your Mac if it’s running macOS High Sierra. Type to Siri lets you do everything you can with normal Siri — call people, send iMessages, look stuff up on the web, do math, set reminders, and so on — only you type the command into a box instead of saying it. Type to Siri is classified as an accessibility feature, but it’s useful for anyone who works in a busy office, or just feels like a dork when they talk to their Mac.

Apple seeds third betas of iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4

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iOS 11.3 adds Messages on iCloud, new animojis and more.
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Apple developers received a fresh batch of new beta builds this morning, including the third beta of iOS 11.3, which is set to bring a host of new features and emoji to the public later this year.

Other new beta builds seeded today includes macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta 3 and tvOS 11.3 beta 3, both contain a number of bug fixes, under-the-hood improvements and other changes for the Mac and Apple TV.

These wild inkjet-printed outfits make tie-dyes look tame

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This dress was created with an Epson printer.
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Epson held a fashion show in New York City this week to showcase its crazy fabric printing technology.

With the help of 13 designers, and its special SureColor F-Series printers, the company put together a huge range of wild and lively outfits that could soon be available on a high street near you.

If not, you could print them yourself.

HP is now selling Apple devices

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The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro puts monstrous power at your fingertips.
HP offers iPhone, iPad, and Mac under its DaaS program.
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HP is now selling Apple devices through its Device as a Service (DaaS) program.

iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices join the existing catalog of Android and Windows options available to enterprise customers.

Peek inside the lab that perfected HomePod audio

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It took Apple six years to create the HomePod.
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Apple’s quest to build the perfect sounding speaker could also give a huge boost to audio quality on future iPhones, iPads and Macs.

To promote the launch of its new HomePod speaker, Apple gave journalists a behind-the-scenes look inside the custom audio lab it built to fine-tune every aspect of HomePod’s sound. Not only did Apple one of the best audio teams in the world, but it also gave them tools no company in the world can match.

Apple earnings live blog: iPhone X sales revealed at last

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Apple's Q1 earnings are going to be huge!
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The first Apple earnings report of 2018 is already here. Based on analysts’ expectations, it will probably be Apple’s biggest earnings ever.

Thanks to the high price of the iPhone X and the holiday shopping season, Apple is set to rake in record-setting profits this quarter. Wall Street is eager to know what Apple plans to do with all its cash, especially now that it is bringing more than $200 billion back home from overseas.

Tim Cook and Apple CFO Luca Maestri are set to get on the phone with investors at 2 p.m. Pacific to talk about all the numbers. Per usual, we’ll be right here live-blogging all the action with up-to-the-minute analysis on all of the juicy new nuggets.

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Apple works to bring iPad apps to Mac in 2018

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Your iPad apps could also run on macOS this year.
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Apple’s primary focus for its software updates this year is on improving performance and stability. But there’s a big new feature that the company is still working to bring to macOS, according to a new report. That’s the ability to run iPad apps.