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Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Technology
Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work.It said the HomePod would be ready to go on shop shelves in the US, UK and Australia "early in 2018". The news is a blow to its plans to take on rivals Amazon and Google in the growing market for home devices that use AI to help consumers.'Not surprising'In a statement sent to news organisations, Apple said the wireless speaker needed "a little more time before it's ready for our customers".The delay will mean Apple misses the lucrative holiday season during which many consumers buy gadgets as gifts. The gadget was first unveiled in June this year when Apple said it would go on sale in the US for $ 34...
These Are the Real Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

These Are the Real Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Health
Is apple cider vinegar actually a nutritional superstar? An RD shares everything you need to know. Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as long as you use it correctly.One promising benefit: It seems to help regulate blood sugar. A study published in Diabetes Care looked at men and women with type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that when the participants downed two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed with a snack (one ounce of cheese), they had lower blood suga
Does Apple Cider Vinegar Deserve the Hype?

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Deserve the Hype?

Health
You’ve heard food bloggers and wellness gurus talk about how good it is for you, so what health benefits does ACV really have? Apple cider vinegar is having a bit of a moment right now. It’s popping up in health food recipes everywhere online, and wellness gurus are sharing their love for the liquid all over social media. Fans claim it can help with a number of ailments, including upset stomachs, colds, and dandruff. Some even go as far as to say it can ward off cancer and heart disease.While we know that what we eat and drink does play a big role in our health, is apple cider vinegar really all it’s cracked up to be? Do the health claims about it actually hold water?It can help regulate blood sugarIn people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, drinking an ounce
Paradise Papers: Lewis Hamilton and Apple named

Paradise Papers: Lewis Hamilton and Apple named

Business
Tech company Apple and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton are alleged to have avoided tax, the so-called Paradise Papers suggest.The documents appear to show that Hamilton avoided tax on a private jet worth £16.5m, which he imported into the Isle of Man.Hamilton's advisers set up a leasing deal which entitled the 32-year-old Mercedes driver to receive a £3.3m VAT refund on the red Bombardier Challenger 605, on the basis that the jet was for business use.:: Why your money is probably invested in tax havens tooHowever, there are allegations it was used by Hamilton for personal use.Hamilton's lawyers have said the tax structure was reviewed by a barrister and was found to be lawful.They deny he has done anything illegal and have said it is not correct to say no VAT has been paid on any of th
Apple shares peak as iPhone X goes on sale in UK

Apple shares peak as iPhone X goes on sale in UK

Business
Apple has shrugged off concerns about production delays on the new iPhone X by reporting a 19% rise in profit to $ 10.7bn (£8.2bn).Revenues were also up by 12% to $ 52.6bn (£40.2bn) in the fourth quarter ending 30 September - an increase of 12% during the same period last year.Analysts on average were expecting total revenue of $ 50.7bn (£38.8bn).Image:Staff high-five customers as the phone goes on sale in Tokyo, JapanThe company's shares rose 4% in after-hours trading on Thursday to hit an all-time high - as its 10th anniversary iPhone X went on sale in the UK on Friday and in many Asian markets, with Apple chief executive Tim Cook reporting "very strong" orders.At a cost of £999, it is Apple's most expensive handset with features including an edge-to-edge screen and a face ID unlocking s