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May 20, 2017
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Beddit 3 may offer a sneak peek at sleep tracking on the Apple Watch ‘Series 3’

Beddit’s HealthKit-ready sleep-tracking technology — recently acquired by Apple — works well enough and may be useful for problem sleepers, but is probably a luxury for most people, and more a harbinger of what we can expect with the third-generation … Continue reading

May 20, 2017
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With the possibility of Apple Watch ‘smart straps,’ which interests you most? [Poll]

The idea of a ‘smart straps’ platform for Apple Watch has been floating around for a while now. It’s something that other smartwatch makers have done and Apple itself has explored in patents. And this month there have been a … Continue reading

May 17, 2017
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Here’s what watchOS 4 could learn from the original Apple Watch OS

Apple will likely unveil watchOS 4 at WWDC next month which should bring new features and improvements to the Apple Watch. I recently got my hands on an Apple Watch with the original Watch OS software which includes a few … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
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Deals: $25 off 2017 iPad; high-end 15″ MacBook Pro for $2,799 ($100 off); $250 off 12″ MacBook; $20-$100 off Apple Watch 2

Heading into the weekend, shoppers can pick up the new 128GB 9.7" iPad (Wi-Fi + LTE) for $ 534 ($ 25 off) with no tax in 48 states. Apple’s Radeon 460 15" MacBook Pro is also $ 100 off, while … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
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Apple overtakes Fitbit to become world’s top wearables vendor thanks to Apple Watch growth

While Apple itself doesn’t break out Apple Watch sales numbers due to competitive reasons, we can usually get a good idea of performance from analytic companies. Now, Strategy Analytics is out with its latest numbers, reporting that Apple sold 3.5 … Continue reading

May 2, 2017
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Apple Watch support returning to Google Maps ‘in the future,’ Google says

Google on Monday responded to revelations that the latest Google Maps update is stripped of all Apple Watch support, saying it expects to return compatibility with Apple’s wearable at some point in the future. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 29, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple extends repair coverage to 3 years for Apple Watch (1st gen) w/ expanded/swollen batteries

Apple extends repair coverage to 3 years for Apple Watch (1st gen) w/ expanded/swollen batteries

Apple has extended its service coverage for Apple Watch (1st gen) models experiencing expanded/swollen battery problems to three years, covering customers for service for an additional two years beyond the complimentary 1-year Limited Warranty that it provides with the device. … Continue reading

April 24, 2017
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Comments Off on On its 2nd anniversary, Apple Watch settling into role as fitness & notification wearable with Siri, Apple Pay

On its 2nd anniversary, Apple Watch settling into role as fitness & notification wearable with Siri, Apple Pay

Originally pitched as a multitude of things, including an intimate communication tool and new frontier for mobile apps, the Apple Watch has been refined and simplified in the years since its debut, focusing on what Apple has determined to be … Continue reading

April 22, 2017
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Comments Off on This week on AI: Apple goes 100 percent recycled, Apple Watch NikeLab, ‘iPhone 8’ rumors & more

This week on AI: Apple goes 100 percent recycled, Apple Watch NikeLab, ‘iPhone 8’ rumors & more

Ahead of Earth Day, Apple went on an environmental publicity blitz, most notably promising to eventually make products entirely out of recycled materials. Rumors about specific projects like the "iPhone 8" continued, meanwhile, and a new version of the Apple … Continue reading

April 21, 2017
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Overcast podcast app updated with Apple Watch playback

Popular third-party podcast app Overcast this evening has been updated with Apple Watch support. The update bumps the app to version 3.1 and comes as improved Apple Watch support has been one of the most oft-requested features for the app… more… … Continue reading

April 13, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple working on breakthrough glucose sensors for Apple Watch, report says

Apple working on breakthrough glucose sensors for Apple Watch, report says

Apple has reportedly hired a team of biomedical engineers to develop noninvasive glucose sensors for integration in Apple Watch, a solution that could lead to continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels for users with diabetes. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 9, 2017
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Apple patent application hints at waterproof AirPods case capable of charging iPhone, Apple Watch

A patent application from Apple details the possibility of a future AirPods case design doubling as a wireless charging dock for the iPhone and Apple Watch. The patent was part of a dump of 250 Apple patent applications from the US … Continue reading

April 9, 2017
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Comments Off on This week’s top stories: Apple’s modular Mac Pro, display & iMac spoilers, Clips app, iPhone 8 & Apple Watch Series 3, & more

This week’s top stories: Apple’s modular Mac Pro, display & iMac spoilers, Clips app, iPhone 8 & Apple Watch Series 3, & more

In this week’s top stories: Apple’s Mac Pro, display & iMac pre-announcements, Clips, iPhone 8 & Apple Watch Series 3 reports, and much more. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

March 21, 2017
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Comments Off on In-box band options for new Apple Watch buyers cut down to Sport, Milanese Loop

In-box band options for new Apple Watch buyers cut down to Sport, Milanese Loop

Apple has cut back on bands you can get with a new Apple Watch, with new users only able to get a Series 2 watch bundled with either the Milanese Loop or Sport Band. AppleInsider – Frontpage News