• Apple MacBook Pro online orders highest ever, says Phil Schiller

    Apple MacBook’s online orders are highest ever for any Pro laptop, says Phil Schiller. (Source: AP)
    Apple’s MacBook Pro might have received its fair share of criticism for killing off ports, but according to Phil Schiller, the company’s Senior Vice-President of Marketing, online orders for the new notebooks are highest ever. According to Schiller’s comments, the 2016 MacBook Pro has more online orders than any other Pro laptop launched by Apple. Schiller made the comments in an exclusive interview to British newspaper The Independent.

    Schiller in his interview also addressed the criticism directed at the new MacBook Pros. One of the most common complaints is about Apple doing away with all the regular ports, and instead placing type-C USB ports, which means people will have to rely on a range of adapters even if they want to…

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  • Amazon Echo will now let users place new orders from website

    An array of 7 microphones allows Echo to hear your voice even when music is playing
    Amazon’s voice-enabled wireless speaker, Echo which is powered by its voice-assistant Alexa can now place new orders on the e-commerce site, say reports. Amazon has rolled out a new update for Echo, which adds this new features.
    Before this update, users could only re-order things already bought on Amazon via Echo. Given how important AI and personal assistants are becoming to the future of tech companies in Silicon Valley, it makes sense that Amazon’s Alexa will have the power to place orders on the portal.
    However for now, only those products eligible under Amazon Prime in the US can be bought via Alexa on Echo. Alexa will suggest options for users and tell the cost, and if a user approves one, the order will be placed on Amazon.
    Echo will start faci…

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