iWatch Roundup Updated

Apple iWatch rumors are starting to heat up, and we’ve updated our roundup to reflect the latest news. Apple’s iWatch may be available in multiple sizes up to 2.5 inches, with 10 different sensors to measure various health-related metrics, and wireless charging capabilities. Check out our full iWatch roundup for more information. Recent Mac and […]

iWatch Watch: Multiple Designs, 10 or More Fitness Sensors on Board

Apparently, the iPhone 6 rumor mill has run dry: No sooner does another report on Apple’s fabled iWatch surface Thursday night, than two others pop up offering even more details on how Cupertino might dominate the wrist. The Wall Street Journal today reported that not only is Apple planning a smartwatch, but the iPhone maker […]

Apple Releases iOS 8 SDK With Over 4,000 New APIs

Apple has released its iOS 8 SDK, the biggest developer release ever with more than 4,000 new APIs, giving developers the ability to create new apps like never before. “With more than 800 million iOS devices sold worldwide, the opportunity for developers is huge,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “This […]

Lab Tested: New 21-inch 1.4GHz Core i5 iMac benchmarks

This week, Apple made owning its all-in-one desktop iMac a little more affordable. With a price that’s $200 less than the previous low-end 21.5-inch iMac, the new $1099 21.5-inch iMac cuts costs, but at the expense of storage capacity and performance. Macworld Lab received and tested the new $1099 iMac, as well as a configure […]

iWatch Coming in Multiple Sizes With More Than 10 Sensors

Apple will launch multiple versions of its highly-rumored “iWatch” smartwatch in the Fall, according to a new report from the The Wall Street Journal. The device is said to come in multiple screen sizes and will utilize over 10 sensors to track health and fitness, with Apple aiming to go beyond the smartphone-related functionalities seen […]

Apple’s Activation Lock Brings Down iPhone Theft In Major Cities

 Apple’s introduction of iOS 7 Activation Lock has actually led to a decrease in iPhone-related theft in New York, London, and San Francisco, according to NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “The introduction of kill switches has clearly had an effect on the conduct of smartphone thieves,” said Schneiderman in an interview with the New York […]

Judge: $324M Settlement In Silicon Valley Tech Worker Case Not Enough

itwbennett writes: “A proposed $324.5 million settlement of claims that Silicon Valley companies (Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel) suppressed worker wages by agreeing not to hire each others’ employees may not be high enough, a judge signaled on Thursday. Judge Lucy Koh didn’t say whether she would approve the settlement, but she did say in […]

With Multiple iWatch Designs And A Host Of Sensors, Apple Could Win Over Smartwatch Skeptics

 Apple’s iWatch is almost certainly coming soon, according to a host of recent reports, and the latest from the Wall Street Journal is that it’ll be offered in a variety of designs and screen sizes, and be loaded with over ten sensors including those that track health and fitness. Apple plans to sell a lot […]

The 10 most likely sensors in a 10-sensor Apple smartwatch

Ten sensors sure sounds like a lot of hardware to stuff into a smartwatch. Yet this is just the baseline sensor count that’s purported for Apple’s yet-to-be-announced iWatch. The Wall Street Journal says Apple’s mythical smartwatch will actually have more than 10 sensors, leading me and other tech pundits to ask, How is Apple going to […]

WWDC News: Apple Announces OS 10.10 Yosemite

It seems funny to type that — 10.10 — but Apple’s newest OS incarnation is just that: the 11th version of the OS X operating system (pardon the redundancy). In his keynote, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, talked about the “future of OS X: “Yosemite.” My first thought: How can the […]

A 10-sensor iWatch says Apple’s smartwatch will be nothing like Android Wear

If Apple’s iWatch design brief includes 10 sensors, then the all-but-inevitable smartwatch won’t be a simple device. It will be aimed squarely at exercise enthusiasts, quantified-selfers, and anyone concerned about an expanding waist line. And the iWatch would also be nothing like Android Wear smartwatches from the likes of LG and Motorola—gadgets that will use […]