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Friday April 24

12:00
Accessible Apple: Apple Watch Setup with VoiceOver,...

Introduction

Earlier, I detailed how to get an Apple Watch Try-on Appointment if you have an interest in looking at the device's accessibility features. In this installment, I will detail some tips and tricks to help VoiceOver users completing the pairing process used for linking an Apple Watch with an iPhone.

Background

I was originally going to write an end-to-end guide on pairing the Apple Watch with an iPhone. However, before I could, Twitter user Caitlin McMarrow pointed me to Apple's Apple Watch VoiceOver Setup guide. I will dedicate the remainder of this guide to address tips and tricks I found while pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone 6.

Pairing With VoiceOver

My notes below are written to...

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12:00
External Link: iFixit’s Apple Watch Teardown

A new Apple product hasn’t officially arrived until the boffins at iFixit tear it apart and document every component — which they now have. This may come as a surprise, but the Apple Watch isn’t super easy to repair. And the idea of upgradeable watches can be put to rest: you have to tear the entire watch apart to reach the S1 chip.

 

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11:30
Apple Watch 101: Unpacking, pairing, and poking


The Apple Watch Sport comes in a long rectangular case. From what we've seen, watches with loop bands are shipping in square boxes, and Apple Watch Editions come in fancy leather charging cases.

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Our Apple Watch arrived this morning.

However you feel about smart watches as a concept or the Apple Watch in particular, the fact of the matter is that this wearable already has momentum behind it by virtue of being a brand-new product from the world's biggest consumer electronics company. Developers...

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11:30
Video: Apple Watch unboxing and pairing process

In between doing the happy dance around my house this morning, I've been busy receiving, unboxing, and grabbing video of a 42mm Space Gray Apple Watch (Aluminum Sport Edition). The unboxing was performed live on Periscope and became part of the video below, which the pairing was performed afterward. 

Enjoy watching this short video, and please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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11:30
First look: The official AppleInsider app for Apple...

Early adopters of the Apple Watch can receive alerts fir breaking Apple news and browse the latest headlines thanks to the official AppleInsider app, which includes support for the new wrist-worn device.

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11:28
My first hour with Apple Watch: Unboxing, pairing,...

It arrived earlier than I expected, a narrow rectangular box with nothing particularly special or Apple-like about it. But that nondescript brown package belied the brilliant white box inside, which contained an equally bright 38mm Apple Watch Sport with silver aluminum face and blindingly white band.

I gingerly lifted the Watch out of the box, much like I’ve done with new iPhones, not wanting to scuff or smudge the device in any way. There’s really nothing like a gleaming new gadget that hasn’t been yet been marred by dirty hands. (Yeah, my Watch face is already covered in fingerprints.)

Apple is offering personal setup appointments online and in-store for people who want a little extra assistance, but setting up your own Apple Watch is even more simple than getting started with an iPhone.

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11:08
Ask iLounge: Why can’t I see the iPad-style...

Q: I just upgraded to a new iPhone 6 Plus as I liked the larger screen, and the ability to get sideways iPad-like views for things like Mail. However, these don’t seem to be working for me. Whenever I turn my iPhone sideways, I just get the normal landscape view, kind of like I had on my iPhone 5. Is there somewhere special I need to turn this on? I’ve pored over all of the settings and can’t seem to find it anywhere. I can’t…

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11:05
Dev Aims to Light the Way for Apple Watch Gaming


Coinciding with the official Apple Watch launch on Friday, a slew of apps and games are making their debuts. One of the early hopefuls is WayForward, which last week unveiled its Watch Quest, hoping to get a jump on the competition. Some developers have been awaiting the opening of the WatchKit APIs in full before they put the might of their software engineering ability into the Apple Watch. The WatchKit API limits developers to creating widget-like glances, Watch notifications, and side-loaded apps powered by the might of a paired iPhone.

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11:00
Apple World Today's Great Big Guide to Apple...

The Apple Watch is on its way to customers who, like me, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Apple’s next breakthrough device. The debut of the new hardware also brings with it a fresh round of innovation in the App Store as Apple opened up the Watch for developers to utilize in their apps.

In the months since the Watch's annoucnemnt, developers worldwide have been thinking creatively about the device and how it can be used to enhance the lives of millions of customers who will be wearing the device on their wrist. Here are some of the early Watch apps that are the culmination of this creative coding. Each app one listed below will be available for you to download and check out as soon as that Watch is up and running on your wrist.

Communication

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10:57
How to pair your new Apple Watch with your iPhone

Once you get your Apple Watch out of the box, the first thing you'll need to do is pair it with an iPhone to start using its features. AppleInsider offers a closer look at exactly how the pairing process works.

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10:56
Apple revamps Apple Watch Bands website to make...

Apple has updated the watch bands page on its website to provide an easier selection process for potential buyers. The page now lists each individual band under its own section with a brief description and price. Shoppers will then be able to select an appropriately-sized band for their watch.

Previously the site looked like any other collection on the store with a grid view that featured little more than a photo. The new design gives users a closer look at the clasp of the band without the watch hardware present.

The old bands page

For watch bands that are available in multiple colors, like the Sport, Leather Loop, and Modern Buckle, users can use a color selector below the image to change the design. In the old...

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10:11
Apple Watch launches quiet, most inventory spoken for

It’s Friday, April 24th, the long-awaited day of the Apple Watch launch/the Watchening.

And it’s pretty quiet out there.

Unlike many of Apple’s product launches, there isn’t much inventory of the device in the stores, the lion’s share of the inventory has been spoken for via massive pre-order sales numbers and the few stores that have units in stock are apparently experiencing long lines from customers eager to get their hands on the item.

Over at the 4th Street Apple Store in Berkeley, California, it was business as usual. Pulling in at 8:45 AM, I noticed no line whatsoever and employees arriving, knocking on the door and being let in to prepare for their...

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10:00
Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to...

At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple's App Store contain a critical vulnerability that may completely cripple HTTPS protections designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks that steal or modify sensitive data, security researchers warned.

As was the case with a separate HTTPS vulnerability reported earlier this week that affected 1,500 iOS apps, the bug resides in AFNetworking, an open-source code library that allows developers to drop networking capabilities into their iOS and OS X apps. Any app that uses a version of AFNetworking prior to the just-released 2.5.3 may expose data that's trivial for hackers to monitor or modify, even when it's protected by the secure sockets layer (...

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10:00
Accessible Apple: Apple Watch Try-Ons, The Complete...

Introduction

This is the first in a mini-series of posts on the Apple Watch's accessibility features. In this installment, I will look at Apple's newly implemented solution for offering accessible Apple Watch Try-ons.

Background

As I hinted in my article detailing the inaccessibility of the Apple Store's demo watches and in a later piece where I looked at the workaround discovered to enable some accessibility features on the demo units, Apple has been hard at work developing an experience plan for users interested in the Apple Watch's accessibility features. I am pleased to report that this plan goes into effect today, April 24...

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09:59
First look: Unboxing the stainless steel Apple Watch...

Apple's mid-range stainless steel Apple Watch not only has a more premium enclosure than the aluminum Sport version, but it also comes in different packaging, and features a steel magnetic charger rather than plastic.

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09:30
Apple offers online personal Watch setup

Apple has been sending emails to customers scheduled to receive their Apple Watch today, urging them to schedule an online Watch setup with an employee. Apple describes the service thusly:

"It’s a video session where we show you how to set up Apple Watch with your iPhone, walk you through some key features, and answer your questions. We’ll also point out some great apps, and help you personalize your device."

To partipate, you must have an Apple Watch, an iPhone 5 or later and a computer or iPad to view the video. Apple's email includes instructions for booking a session. 

Apple has done One-on-One sessions for customers at Apple Stores, but this is the first I've seem offer such...

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09:16
Apple not guilty of patent infringement with Siri,...

Apple has won a decisive victory in a long-running intellectual property fight over Siri in China, as the Beijing Higher People's Court has decided that the company's personal digital assistant does not infringe on patents held by Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology.

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09:07
Apple Watch teardown findings: 205 mAh battery,...

The Apple Watch is surprisingly easy to repair in some ways, but don’t expect to upgrade the internals over time.

That’s the conclusion from iFixit’s Apple Watch teardown. While dismantling Apple’s first smartwatch didn’t turn up any major surprises, it did clarify a few details that Apple isn’t so eager to discuss on its own.

For instance, the 38mm Apple Watch has a 205 mAh battery, which is much smaller than the 300 mAh batteries inside Motorola’s Moto 360 and Samsung’s Gear S smartwatches. Still, Apple is managing to squeeze 18 hours of typical runtime from the Watch, partly because the AMOLED display remains off when it’s not in use, and only lights up individual pixels as needed. (Apple says the 42 mm Watch should last a bit longer, but the exact battery size is still a mystery.)

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09:06
9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes gift cards 20% off,...

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09:00
Three great apps for tracking a package

It's Apple Watch day! Many people will receive their shiny new Apple Watches today while many more will play the waiting game. Apple hit the April 24 delivery target for quite a few customers, while others still have weeks of waiting ahead of them. This post is for the latter group.

There are many apps available for tracking a package, and these are our favorites by far.

Deliveries ($4.99, universal) has been my favorite for years. It offers support for more than 25 delivery services, including UPS, FedEx, USPS, Amazon and more. Pending deliveries are color-coded to match each services's branding, so it's easy to see what's coming from UPS (brown), FedEx (purple) and so on at a glance. Deliveries also supports the Today widget in iOS 8's notification center. It's a great little app.

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09:00
Sky Guide for Apple Watch brings space to your wrist

Every 90 minutes and some change, the International Space Station (ISS) completes a circuit of the Earth. Two Seattle developers want you to remember the wonder of humanity’s continuous presence in space for nearly 15 years, and raise your wrist and wave digitally.

Chris Laurel and Nick Risinger of Fifth Star Labs are among the early adopters of WatchKit, and support all the possible interactions in their first Watch-ready release. Sky Guide was one of the first apps Apple advertised as supporting Apple Watch, and the two started work on special features the day WatchKit was released.

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08:54
iMac Graphics Update 1.0

Fixes a bug related to opening very large JPEG image files on specific iMac models released since late 2013. (Free, 772 KB)

 

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08:35
Billings Pro on Apple Watch

There are a ton of apps coming out for Apple Watch, but if you’re a business user, you might want to take a look at Billings Pro.

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08:07
Google Maps Easter egg shows Android mascot...

An unknown person has inserted an Easter egg image into Google Maps, depicting the mascot for the Android operating system urinating on an Apple logo, and is now gaining attention across the Internet.

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08:00
Apple releases three new advertisements for the...

Apple today released three new advertisements - Us, Up and Rise - to coincide with the Apple Watch launch. Rather than focus on the underlying technology that powers the Watch, each ad has a different theme that showcases how the Watch can be used in everyday life. You can watch the three advertisements in the videos below.

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07:51
iFixit: Replacing the Apple Watch’s battery is easy...

For as much as we've heard about the Apple Watch in the last month, we've heard almost nothing about the stuff that makes it (figuratively) tick. Apple mentioned the S1 "System in Package" back in September when it unveiled the watch, but the company has said almost nothing about it since, and we didn't know anything about battery capacity or the other components. Today, the teardown mages at iFixit have answered at least a few questions in their teardown of a 38 mm Apple Watch Sport, though concrete information about the S1's inner workings continues to elude us.

Some components were actually fairly easy to remove and replace. Though it's difficult to disconnect the display cable, the watch...

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07:47
Your Apple Watch can now open your hotel room door...

Starwood Hotels has allowed guests to use their iPhone as their room key since last November, and today announced that guests can now use the group’s Apple Watch app to unlock room doors at more than 100 properties. You can also use the app to get directions to the hotel and to check-in.

“We’re committed to mobile and digital innovation and are excited to be the first hotel company to let guests check in and open their hotel room door with their Apple Watch,” said Mark Vondrasek, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Loyalty and Partnership Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “Apple Watch allows us to engage with our...

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07:35
∞ Deconstructing an Apple Watch emoticon

Taking apart one of the Apple Watch animated emoticons, all from my Mac with no special tools.

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07:27
Australian users test Apple Watch, find unit is more...

The Apple Watch is apparently a bit more waterproof than had been imagined.

After snagging their Apple Watch units, a few Aussie Apple Watch buyers over at FoneFox put the wearable through a variety of waterproof tests to see how much moisture the unit could take before failure.

The first test is a basic splash test followed by a five minute simulated shower complete with shampoo and soap, at the end of which the Apple Watch comes out noticeably unscathed and completely responsive to inputs on both its touch interface and digital crown. It should be pointed out that all of the tests were completed with a 38mm Apple Watch Sport.

Upon...

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07:20
Apple Watch straps: expect discoloration,...

If you notice discoloration or deformation of your Sport or Leather Apple Watch band over time, you may not be happy, but it is normal, according to sources briefed on internal Apple support docs.

While scratches and dents might be a given for Apple’s metal bands, you can also expect some discoloration for Apple’s fluoroelastomer Sport and selection of leather bands over time with normal wear and tear. Apple notes that discoloration of leather bands is “due to sweat or lotions” and an “expected behavior”. Apple’s documentation offers an example of the discoloration using an image of its blue...

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07:15
Apple Watch passes water torture test with better...

The folks at FoneFox took their Apple Watch and subjected it to a variety of water torture tests to see how the Watch would fare. Apple says the Watch is water-resistant and only capable of withstanding water-based activities such as washing your hands, doing dishes and so on. In their almost 4-minute video, the folks at FoneFox show that the Watch is much more capable than Apple claims.

Surprisingly, the water-resistant Watch is capable of withstanding a two-minute shower, submersion in a bucket for five minutes and even a swim in a pool. You can check out how the Watch passed with flying colors in the video below.

Please note that while FoneFox's results are impressive, we do not recommend doing any of these things at home. Our official recommendation is to follow Apple's guidance in regards to the Apple Watch and water.

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07:14
Reviewers try to destroy Apple Watch in the shower...

As the first wave of Apple Watch deliveries hits doorsteps around the world, some consumers have begun to put Apple's durability claims to the test --?including the Watch's IPX7 water resistance rating -- and found the devices more resilient than previously believed.

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07:10
External Link: Comcast Gives Up on Time Warner Cable

Comcast Corporation has officially given up on its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. The Federal Communications Commission was reportedly concerned about the ramifications of the top two cable companies merging, which would have given Comcast control of up to 50 percent of American broadband access.

 

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07:09
iFixit begins teardown, analysis of Apple Watch

It’s the teardown you’ve been waiting for.

The coolest of felines over at iFixit finally got their mitts on an Apple Watch and a full teardown reveals that the much-vaunted heart rate monitor is actually capable of acting as a pulse oximeter, allowing it to calculate the oxygen content of your blood by measuring how much infrared light is absorbed. This feature could become useful in future generations, but is not yet utilized in the first generation of the Apple Watch.

The teardown revealed that even the antenna connecting the Digital Crown to the rest of the watch is apparently made of gold, even on the low end models of the device.

iFixit’s efforts demonstrate the...

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07:00
News: FoneFox posts Apple Watch waterproof testing...

Australian site FoneFox has posted a YouTube video demonstrating the water resistance capabilities of the Apple Watch Sport. The video begins by showing general splash tests — which the Apple Watch unsurprisingly survives — and then moves on to taking the Apple Watch through a two-minute shower, dunking it in a bucket of water, and then swimming with it in a pool for 15 minutes. While the Apple Watch was not usable while underwater due to the…

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06:58
∞ An Android fan’s take on Google vs Apple

Take a look at what is buried on Google Maps in the north-east corner of Pakistan.

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06:56
AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch shipments...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Apple Watch shipment notifications, our review of the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, new iPod touch rumors, leaked video of Angela Ahrendts explaining the Watch retail strategy, and more.

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06:45
News: iFixit posts Apple Watch teardown

iFixit has already begun its expected teardown of Apple Watch, this time posting the results in real-time as the site proceeds through each step. While the teardown is still ongoing, iFixit has already made some interesting observations by examining the innards of Apple’s new wearable device, including the nature of the device’s construction, how tightly integrated and packed in the circuitry is, and the likely proprietary nature of the…

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06:44
News: Daily Deal: Hand Pen Stylus for 40% off

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the Hand Stylus for 40% off – only $14.95. Masterfully designed to provide maximum precision, Hand Stylus features a slim 4mm retractable rubber tip that’s perfect for taking notes, drawing, typing, playing games, and more. Auto-rotating functionality helps ensure the tip wears down evenly, and the small size lets you easily select items even on smaller screens. The tip can also be easily replaced…

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06:39
Apple arranges online Personal Setup sessions to...

Americans receiving their Apple Watch on Friday are being emailed an invitation to schedule an online Personal Setup session, guiding them through setting up and using the device without having to visit an Apple Store.

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06:18
∞ Three new Apple Watch ads

Three new Apple Watch ads, full of detail.

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06:00
The promise—and massive challenge—of making games...

When the iPhone was first announced in 2007, Apple didn't sell the pocket computer as a gaming device. Many observers were skeptical the smartphone would ever become an important part of the game industry, scoffing at its lack of physical buttons and limited hardware power compared to handhelds like Sony's PlayStation Portable. The App Store that would make games widely available on the device wasn't even available until the follow-up iPhone 3G, released one year later.

Of course, the iPhone (and its smartphone ilk) is one of the most important platforms in the gaming business today, with hundreds of thousands of titles ranging from casual megahits to hardcore console ports to indie darlings to forgettable shovelware and everything in between. The phone's role in the market has become so important that...

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05:54
Shawn

Helping a friend in need.

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05:47
Apple Watch release brings debut of all-new folding...

Apple has turned its penchant for slimness to the famously brick-like U.K. power plug, replacing its old fixed-pins model with an all-new version featuring folding pins and a more rounded design.

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05:46
A skeptic’s Apple Watch diary: Day 1, first...

I’m a self-confessed smartwatch skeptic. The first one I ever tried, the original Pebble, struck me as an extremely ugly solution in search of a problem. The Apple Watch, when it was finally announced, looked like a rather attractive (if too thick) solution in search of a problem.

Which raises the question: why was I up at the crack of 8 am (time zones can be useful things on occasion …) to order one? Three reasons … 

First, although I can’t see an actual problem I need the watch to solve, that’s not the same as considering it a useless device. I can see potential applications for it, I’m just not sure they amount to a sufficient reason to own...

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05:35
Apple Watch found to be compliant with Qi wireless...

The inductive charging capabilities of the Apple Watch are based on the established Qi open standard, as shown by the fact that the Apple Watch charger works with the competing Moto 360 smartwatch.

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05:30
Developer creates service to pair Watch owners with...

The tight inventory of the Apple Watch had one unfortunate side effect — many Watch developers were unable to secure a unit for delivery on April 24th. Such is the case for Francis Dierick, whose Fysikal app has been ported to the Watch and released without being tested on the Apple Watch itself. This testing won’t happen anytime soon as Dierick lives in a country where the Watch is not yet available.

Instead of complaining to Apple or ranting on Twitter about this situation, Dierick decided to do something about it and created Watch Testers, a service that’ll pair Watch developers with Watch testers. Developers who need their app tested and Watch owners who are willing to do some testing can sign up at watchtesters.com. For testers, all it...

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05:24
Apple Watch waterproofness tested, unaffected by 15...

Over in Australia, the team at FoneFox have already been putting the Apple Watch through its paces underwater. Apple claims an IPX7 water-resistance rating for its device, which means it can withstand 1 meter of submersion for 30 minutes. However, companies often conservatively state the limits of waterproofness for legal reasons.

The team at FoneFox found this very much to be the case here. The Apple Watch Sport was first subjected to a light shower and then a full shower (including soap) to simulate normal use in a shower. After the Watch was wiped down, the screen was fully responsive and everything was working fine. Tim Cook has previously said he showers with his Watch.

In fact, the Apple Watch survived...

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05:06
See the clever Apple Watch collapsible plug in...

Jony Ive has often said that great design solutions are always obvious in retrospect, and I think the UK plug for the Apple Watch is a great example of this. As soon as you see how it works, you wonder why all travel plugs aren’t made like this.

Filed under: Apple Watch Tagged: Accessories, Apple watch, Apple Watch accessories, Apple Watch plug, design, Jony Ive, plug, travel plug,...

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05:00
IFixit tears down the Watch to find a small battery...

An Apple launch isn’t complete without iFixit traveling to Australia and tearing down one of the fist publicly available devices. This time, the team took apart a Watch Sport model and discovered a few surprises under the hood.

First is the relatively small battery that Apple claims will deliver 18 hours of battery life. Unlike the Moto 360 and Samsung Galaxy Gear Live, the Watch has a smallish 205mAh battery as compared to the 300Ah in its competitors. The other major components inside the Watch are the S1 processor, which can’t be removed without destroying the device, and the sizeable Taptic Engine that provides the gentle tap you feel when you receive a notification.

One other nicety found inside the Watch is a new solar cell ambient light sensor that can be placed behind a display instead of surface mounted like it is in most smartphones and tablets. The company also uses a plethysmograph...

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04:41
Apple debuts three new ads showing Apple Watch use...

Commemorating the launch of the Apple Watch on Friday, Apple launched three new ads showcasing how the device can be useful in normal daily life situations.

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04:31
Apple Watch teardown reveals pulse oximeter,...

iFixit’s teardown of the Apple Watch has revealed that the sophisticated heart-rate monitor used is actually capable of acting as a pulse oximeter, allowing it to calculate the oxygen content of your blood by measuring how much infrared light is absorbed. This data would be useful for health and fitness monitoring, but the functionality is not currently enabled in the watch.

As iFixit notes, there are a couple of possible reasons Apple is not currently allowing to watch to display this data … 

First, it may simply be that the company hasn’t yet achieved the necessary accuracy and reliability from the sensor. If this is...

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03:54
Apple offers online personal setup appointments as...

Customers receiving their Apple Watches today are being offered online personal setup appointments in emails being sent out by Apple. We first reported last month that these at-home personal setup experiences would be offered.

Apple was not initially expected to offer personal setup for the Sport model, but now appears to be offering the experience for all models …

My email arrived in the early hours. Appointments were available beginning this morning, with further slots available up to May 7th.

In the UK, most appointments in the first four days had been snapped-up by mid-morning.

Apple’s email says that personal setup is...

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03:50
Apple Watch launch in Paris greeted with long line...

Apple is introducing its new Watch across a limited number countries today, but only a few stores will have the device available for sale. Among that short list is Colette, a fashion boutique just a few blocks from Apple's own retail store at Carrousel, beneath the Louvre.

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03:48
The Apple Watch is out and more goodies are coming...

The Apple Watch is out and more goodies are coming our way…

Whether or not you will be wearing a brand new Apple Watch today, you can feast your eyes with this incredible variety of accessories, stands, band adapters, cases, screen protectors, and other creative solutions for your wrist.

Adappt

Developed by four Italian students, the Adappt ($9 to $3,450) is a sturdy, fashionable adapter that lets you use wristbands other than the Apple’s original models.

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03:48
Apple Watch Sport includes a plastic magnetic...


As users unbox their new Apple Watch units today, customers who bought the Sport version are receiving a bit of a surprise. The inductive charging cable bundled with Apple Watch Sport is actually made of plastic rather than the nice metal finishes of the more expensive stainless steel and gold watches.

The material is very similar to other Apple accessories which have white gloss exteriors. It’s unclear why the Sport does not get the fancier cable: it may be simply for cost-saving purposes to maximize Apple’s bottom line or it may be a design choice to better match the materials of the Watch itself.

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03:45
Staff Picks: 8 Apple Watch apps we can't wait...

The Apple Watch’s killer app is, well, its apps—nearly 3,000 available on launch day. While we don’t want to clutter our watch home screens with apps we’ll never use, the Macworld staff did find some gems waiting to work with the go-to apps we’re already using on our phones every single day. These are the apps we can’t wait to use on our wrists.

One note about screenshots: Apple Watch apps typically have dark backgrounds that blend seamlessly into the black bezel around the Apple Watch’s screen. That means developers can place text and graphics right up to the edge of the screen, instead of leaving padding (since the bezel acts as the padding). If a screenshot looks oddly designed seen on its own here, chances are it’ll look just fine in context on the watch itself.

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03:04
Shop different: What's a new product launch...

There was a time when Apple launches didn’t light up headlines around the web. When the original iPod was released back in November of 2001, for example, the only people lining up were at Apple Stores in Littleton, Colorado, and Newport Beach, California—and most of them weren’t looking to fork over $399 for an mp3 player. They just wanted one of the free grand-opening T-shirts.

But ever since the iPhone, Apple launches have become major events, prompting long, snaking lines, week-long camp-outs, and blocked-out vacation days for Apple Store employees. Lines and crowds have become so commonplace that Apple routinely sets up rope stanchions and orders cases of water to keep things orderly.

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01:58
Apple airs three new Apple Watch ads: ‘Rise’, ‘Up’...

In coordination with the Watch’s worldwide release, Apple has ramped its marketing campaign further with three new ads that are airing starting today. The ads titled ‘Rise’, ‘Up’ and ‘Us’ focus on everyday activities being enhanced by the Watch. Unlike some of Apple’s product-focused marketing, this is more in the style of iPad commercials.

The ‘Rise’ ad focuses on morning activities, such as using the Watch to wake you up or answer text messages in the breakfast queue. ‘Up’ is focused on the Workout and Activity apps, highlighting the ‘Stand’ notifications and related fitness features. ‘Us’ focuses on communication highlighting Digital Touch sketch, tap and heartbeat sharing features as well as the controversial animated emoji.

All three videos are embedded after the break …

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01:40
What Apple Watch damage is covered by warranty? Here...

Apple will be doing a visual mechanical inspection of the Apple Watch, like with the rest of its products, when customers bring in a damaged device for repair. But what will be covered under your warranty exactly? And what issues will Apple be looking for to determine what is eligible for repair under or out of warranty? Head below for all the details…

With its standard warranty, Apple includes “one year of hardware repair coverage” and 90 days of support over the phone or online complimentary out of the box (or two years for the Apple Watch Edition), but it also offers extended...

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00:39
Shipping times for Apple's 15" MacBook Pro...

Days after apparent supply constraints slowed ship times for certain Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro models to 1-2 weeks, the Online Apple Store on Friday extended those estimates to 2-3 weeks.

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Thursday April 23

23:42
References to 'iTunes Subscription' pop up...

References to a heretofore unknown "iTunes Subscription" service showed up in the iTunes desktop client on Friday, potentially revealing a few details of a rumored Apple-branded streaming music solution said to launch sometime this year.

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20:59
Apple Watch gets teardown treatment, unannounced...

Just hours after Apple Watch first reached early-bird buyers in Australia, a device teardown hit the Web revealing a litany of miniature parts and an unannounced data port thought to be used for diagnostics work.

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20:55
iFixit tears down the Apple Watch Sport revealing...

As the Apple Watch slowly starts arriving to customers, the folks at iFixit have gotten their hands on the device and have started the teardown process. As usual, the site has shared detailed images of the teardown process and anecdotes along the way.

The images give us the first look inside Apple Watch Sport, including a look at the Taptic Engine and Digital Crown. iFixit also notes that the antenna features Apple’s classic gold treatment as also seen on the...

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20:55
iFixit tears down the Apple Watch Sport revealing...

As the Apple Watch slowly starts arriving to customers, the folks at iFixit have gotten their hands on the device and have started the teardown process. As usual, the site has shared detailed images of the teardown process and anecdotes along the way.

The images give us the first look inside Apple Watch Sport, including a look at the Taptic Engine and Digital Crown. iFixit also notes that the antenna features Apple’s classic gold treatment as also seen on the...

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19:46
Cablevision offers 'Cord Cutter' packages...

It looks like Cablevision is covering all of its bases. Today the company announced "Cord Cutter" packages that include a free digital antenna and access to its Optimum WiFi network. Additionally, Cablevision is offering the option of adding HBO Now ...

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18:23
Amazon will let you make a purchase with a tap on...




As the first Apple Watch units begin to arrive on the doorsteps of customers, Amazon this evening has updated its iPhone app with support for Apple’s latest device. The Apple Watch Amazon app is full of features, including the ability to complete purchases from your wrist and add items to your Wish List. There’s also support for Apple’s Handoff feature.

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18:19
Customers line up at boutique fashion retailers,...

Prospective Apple Watch buyers are queuing up outside high-end fashion outlets scheduled carry the device on launch day, an odd scene for those accustomed to seeing those same lines at Apple's own stores for a big product debut.

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18:03
Los Angeles boutique and Japanese camera stores get...

Customers wait in line outside Maxfield in Los Angeles (via CNET)

Despite the fact that Apple’s own retail stores won’t be carrying the Apple Watch on launch day, a handful of boutiques across the world will get a few models to sell starting tomorrow. Customers have already started lining up outside these locations in the hopes of getting their hands on one of the few launch-day watches available to the public.

The image above comes from outside Maxfield in Los Angeles, where it will still be several hours before doors open...

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16:36
First Apple Watch deliveries received in Australia,...

It's just after 9 a.m. in Australia and that means the first wave of Apple Watch orders are reaching customers' hands, marking an official rollout of the first product developed entirely under Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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16:00
AWT News Update: April 23, 2015

On today's podcast:

  • Apple Watch shipping notices were sent out to a good number of early pre-order customers today
  • Apple's Watch App Store has launched with over 3,000 apps already available
  • It appears that the planned Comcast / Time Warner merger may be dropped
  • Apple confirmed that monaural (mono) audio is coming to the Apple Watch, a boon for people deaf or hard of hearing in one ear
  • The new One Drop app seeks to improve life for those with diabetes
  • Recent Apple World Today interviewee Laura Legendary has posted the first part of her series on the Watch's fashion appeal from an accessibility perspective
  • Microsoft has added Apple Watch support to PowerPoint for iOS

See the full script of today's show (with links) below.

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15:46
∞ App Store for Apple Watch is live

You can now see what apps are available for the Apple Watch, even if you don’t have one of the devices. Just open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, which comes with the latest iOS update, and you can browse the available apps. Currently there are over 3,000 apps for Apple Watch. I expect that to increase very quickly.

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15:39
Fantastical 2.0.3

Reduces CPU usage when syncing large calendars, and provides fixes for snoozing. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.2 MB)

 

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15:32
Apple updates iMovie for Mac with enhanced YouTube...

Apple on Thursday rolled out an update for its iMovie video editing app for OS X, fixing an issue that could cause the program to crash and baking in enhanced YouTube sharing compatibility.

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15:30
Researcher Discloses Methods For Bypassing All OS X...

Trailrunner7 writes: For years, Apple has enjoyed a pretty good reputation among users for the security of its products. That halo has been enhanced by the addition of new security features such as Gatekeeper and XProtect to OS X recently, but one researcher said that all of those protections are simple to bypass and gaining persistence on a Mac as an attacker isn't much of a challenge at all. Gatekeeper is one of the key technologies that Apple uses to prevent malware from running on OS X machines. It gives users the ability to restrict which applications can run on their machines by choosing to only allow apps from the Mac App Store. With that setting in play, only signed, legitimate apps should be able to run on the machine. But Patrick Wardle, director of research at Synack, said that getting around that restriction is trivial. "Gatekeeper doesn't verify an extra content in the apps. So if I can find an Apple-approved app and get it to load external content, when the user runs...

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15:26
KeyCue 7.5

Adds the capability to omit keyboard shortcuts for both specific applications and system-wide shortcuts. (€19.99 new, free update, 3.4 MB)

 

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15:04
Take Your Apple Watch Face and Love It!


Apple is known for fantastic product design, but it's not known for customization. The first iPhone hit the world nearly eight years ago, and yet our "customizable" home screen options are limited to the organization of app icons and some wallpaper choices that can produce color tints through translucent layers. So all of us future Apple Watch owners likely will have to settle for a handful of Apple-developed watch faces. I've been hoping for months that Apple would let third-party designers rethink how to show time through watch faces.

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13:54
YouTube Marks 10 Years of Nondisruptive Revolution


YouTube on Thursday celebrated its first full decade. It was 10 years ago to the day that cofounder Jawed Karim uploaded the site's first video. It was a humble beginning: a 19-second clip of elephants, with Karim declaring that the pachyderms have "really, really long trunks." In fairness, it may have been in keeping with other notable firsts. In speaking for the first time on a telephone, Alexander Graham Bell said, "Mr. Watson -- come here -- I want to see you." Thomas Edison's first phonographic recording was "Mary had a little lamb."

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13:46
Apple issues fix for iMac JPEG crashes, updates...

Apple on Thursday released a pair of small but important software updates, one dealing with iMac kernel panics triggered when previewing JPEG files and another adding WatchKit compatibility to TestFlight's iOS beta-testing platform.

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13:00
Throwback Thursday: Apple QuickTake 100

APPLE QUICKTAKE 100 DIGITAL CAMERA. PHOTO ©2015, STEVEN SANDE

We decided to pass on the Wearables Wednesday column yesterday since you’re all probably getting your fill of a certain wearable, but there’s definitely time for a Throwback Thursday.

Today, rather than showing you some of those old Mac magazine ads and articles, I’m showing you one of the favorite toys in my “Museum of Antique Technology” — the Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera.

This camera was first introduced to the public in 1994, and I recall being thrilled by it when Apple took photos of WWDC attendees and printed out MacWorld Magazine covers with our pictures on them. Between the slowness of transferring the images to the Mac and the dreadful crawl of the color printer they were using, it took well over an hour to pick up my photo…

The QuickTake 100 is widely believed to be the first successful consumer digital camera,...

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12:49
Review: Zagg Pocket Keyboard

Zagg's Pocket Keyboard ($70) is a foldable Bluetooth keyboard designed for use with smartphones and small tablets, such as iPhones and iPad minis. A small ledge flips out to hold the device during use; though as a Bluetooth keyboard it could conceivably be used with a larger iPad, the keyboard ledge won't accommodate an iOS device that large. According to Zagg, Pocket Keyboard takes up more than 85 percent of a desktop keyboard's typing space. The tri-fold keyboard charges using an included micro-USB cable — Zagg makes no claims regarding expected battery life.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:41
How to get your Apple Watch tracking number from UPS...

I got my tracking number! But not from Apple, like Caitlin did this morning. If you are eagerly mashing refresh on your email account and your “my orders” page at the Apple Online Store, I sympathize—I probably refreshed both about a squillion times today. Caitlin Jealousy was at an all-time high.

This tweet from Adam Christianson gave me hope, however.

Just checked UPS and looks like my Apple Watch will be here Friday! W00t! No word from Apple yet. pic.twitter.com/Im8XRQrcN0

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12:22
Tip of the Day: Quickly toggling the Predictive Text...

The new Predictive Text feature in iOS 8 can be useful for helping you quickly peck out sentences when working with one finger, however, sometimes the extra space above the keyboard just gets in the way. The good news is that in those situations it can easily be hidden or turned off entirely without having to resort to a trip all the way into your keyboard settings. If you place your finger on the Predictive Text bar above the keyboard, and swipe…

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12:17
Apple's Watch App Store launches with 3,000...

The first Apple Watches arrive on doorsteps this Friday, and after people pair their new devices to their iPhones, they’re gonna go right for the apps. Apple just launched the brand new Apple Watch App Store, accessible through the Apple Watch app included in iOS 8.2.

The iPhone's App Store will now tell you when an app has a Watch version.

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12:00
Hands on: Phorm takes the awkwardness out of thumb-...

The Phorm case, from Tactus, adds a tactile layer to the software keyboard when you’re holding your iPad mini in portrait mode and engage the switch on the back—supposedly being able to “feel” the keys will make it easier to type.

Yeah, right, I thought.

I admit it, I was skeptical. I pictured bulging bubbles right on top of each letter, having to mash those bubbles with my thumbs, and seeing my iPad mini’s battery life suffer, because of course a case with an on/off switch requires power, right?

Wrong. I was wrong about all of it.

First of all, Phorm uses no power. The switch on the back is purely mechanical. The case, which completely encloses your iPad mini without adding too much bulk or weight, has a thin, double-layered membrane over the screen, and a tiny reservoir built in to the side of the case that holds a small amount of liquid. The switch on the back is...

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11:32
Phorm makes your iPad mini's keyboard a little...

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11:24
iOS WiFi Bug Allows Remote Reboot of All Devices In...

New submitter BronsCon writes: A recently disclosed flaw in iOS 8 dubbed "No iOS Zone" allows an attacker to create a WiFi hot spot that will cause iOS devices to become unstable, crash, and reboot, even when in offline mode. Adi Sharabani and Yair Amit of Skycure are working with Apple for a fix; but, for now, the only workaround is to simply not be in range of such a malicious network.


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11:05
The Week in iPhone Cases: Missing your keyboard?...

Missing your keyboard? Want more power? How about a wallet?

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features an interesting alternative to your onscreen keyboard from Brando, extra battery power from Lenmar, and cool wallet solutions from T8 and Terrapin. While you are at it, don’t forget to check out Miniot’s gorgeous natural wood accessory!

Brando

If you miss the feel of a real keyboard, the Eponymous Keyboard (iPhone 6 Plus; $48) combines a built-in ultrathin Bluetooh keyboard and a transparent back case in one package.

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10:57
Apple opens up the Apple Watch App Store with “more...


The App Store tab in the Apple Watch app originally offered a list of prominent apps but no other sorting or search options.

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Update: A few hours after going live, the simple "App Store" tab shown in the screenshots above was silently updated with featured categories and a search function like the ones in the regular App Store. We've added another shot showing what the store currently looks like.

Original story: Look at the release notes for some recent iOS app updates, and you'll see that developers have quietly been adding Apple Watch support for a couple of weeks now. Today, Apple is officially taking...

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10:45
Apple Watch is a day away, but the Apple Watch User...

If you’re lucky, your new Apple Watch is coming to your doorstep tomorrow. So what are you going to do while you wait for the delivery? You can read the Apple Watch User Guide, which Apple has posted on its website.

The guide covers everything you need to know about your new Apple Watch, from how to set it up to how to properly dispose and recycle it (not that you’d want to do that, at least not until a new version is released).

You can learn how to perform Digital Touch, customize your watch face, set up Apple Pay, configure the activity tracker, and a lot more. There’s also information on how to properly clean the bands. If you bought an...

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10:36
News: Apple posts Apple Watch User Guide

Apple has posted the Apple Watch User Guide online in an advance of tomorrow’s public release of the new device. Designed as an interactive web guide, the site provides instructions on how to use the features and built-in apps on the Apple Watch, ranging from the basics of getting started and telling the time to using the wearable device as a remote control for an Apple TV or iPhone camera. The guide provides some insight into the details of…

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09:40
Four things we'll hear about the Apple Watch...

Now that the shipment notices have made it out to the pre-order crowd and we're all anxiously following the progress of our Apple Watches from Harrisburg, PA (or wherever...) it's time to set some expectations. Based on past rollouts of new, groundbreaking Apple products, this is what we'll probably hear a lot of this weekend on websites and social networks:

1) "The battery life on the Apple Watch is awful!"

Of course it is, when you're trying to load every known Apple Watch app in existence and have been fiddling with the Force Touch screen and Digital Crown ever since you took it out of the box. Trust me; when I got my first Newton MessagePad back in 1993, I obsessed over trying to get it to understand my handwriting. I went through AAA batteries like they were peanut M&Ms. Later, when I began using the device like it was designed to be used -- like a note-taking tool, calendar, and address book -- my battery life seemed more reasonable. 

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09:30
World Happiness Report ranks Canada 5th

CBC News:

Canadians are a relatively happy bunch — the fifth happiest in the world, according to new data from the 2015 World Happiness Report released Thursday.

The report issues a score on a scale of zero to 10 based on Gallup World Poll data collected from people in more than 150 countries between 2012 and 2014.

Researchers then analyze the “life evaluation” data to rank countries, ostensibly providing a comparative overview of people’s “subjective well-being” in each.

For all of our myriad problems and issues, Canada is still a great country. Read the story for the list of the top five and where the US placed in the report – both very interesting.

∞ Read this on The Loop...

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09:15
Google's Low-Fee Fi: Ho-Hum


Google on Wednesday announced Fi, a program that combines the wireless networks of carrier partners Sprint and T-Mobile with more than 1 million free, open WiFi hotspots Google has verified as fast and reliable. Users' devices will move automatically to the fastest connection -- 4G LTE being the standard in the United States, accessing 3G or 2G if only those speeds are available. The program will work in more than 120 countries. The $20-a-month Fi Basics plan gives users unlimited domestic talk and text in the U.S. Data is another $10 per GB.

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09:08
iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

An anonymous reader writes: iTunes users who still run Windows XP started to experience connectivity issues this week. As documented in an Apple Support Communities thread, they can't log into the iTunes store, meaning functions like buying content, watching already purchased movies and TV shows, playing DRM-protected content, backing up, updating, and syncing all do not work.


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08:53
News: Apple planning to release new iPod touch later...

Apple may be gearing up to release a new iPod touch model this year, according to a new report from Apple Insider. Citing “a source familiar with Apple’s future product plans” the report indicates that a new iPod touch would likely be a fall release, and may retain the same four-inch screen size as the current model, although that part of the information was less definitive. Based on the previous iPod touch release, it seems likely…

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08:29
Some boutique, department stores to have Apple Watch...

If you’re looking to actually walk into a store, put your mitts on an Apple Watch tomorrow, pay money for it and walk away with said Apple Watch, your choices are limited. The wearable WILL be available, but only in very limited inventories at select retail locations.

Apple has apparently partnered with a few department stores and boutiques. Among these are The Corner in Berlin, Maxfield in Los Angeles, and Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London. It’s also been reported that Maxfield will be opening two hours early on the 24th to accommodate Apple Watch customers.

As has been reported here, the first wave of Apple Watch pre-orders...

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08:19
Hours for iOS goes free, Hours for Apple Watch teased

I wrote about Hours for iPhone a few months ago and found it to be a useful, legible and easy-to-use time tracker. Now the folks at Tapity have teased Hours for the Apple Watch, and the've made the iPhone version temporarily free. Yep, the $6.99 time-tracking app is currently gratis.

Tappity founder Jeremy Olson explained his company's decision in a recent blog post. In short, he was inspired by the bottom-up approach that has worked so well for Slack

"Start by making the best solution for individuals, who in turn advocate adoption for their team, who in turn evangelize to other teams…and up the chain it goes...Eventually, we will not make most of our revenue from individuals tracking their time, but from...

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07:58
Fluctuations in shipping times point to possible...

It’s when the available inventory fluctuates that something new could be around the corner.

Over the past month, the Online Apple Store has seen 15-inch MacBook Pro inventory slowly drop from “in stock” to a current shipping estimate of one to two weeks, suggesting that a refresh is in the offing.

As of Wednesday, Apple’s online storefront shows the largest MacBook Pro model with integrated Intel graphics as shipping in one business day, while availability of the step-up model with discrete Nvidia GPU is currently at one to two weeks.

The 15-inch notebook has remained relatively unchanged despite modest changes to nearly...

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07:37
News: Nokia shopping around its Maps division,...

As Nokia is looking to sell off its struggling maps business, Bloomberg reports that the company has been approaching Apple and several other big name technology firms on the matter. In addition to Apple, Nokia is said to have been in contact with Amazon, Alibaba, Facebook, Sirius, Chinese search engine Baidu, a group of German carmakers, and some private-equity firms. Nokia is seeking more than 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion) from a sale of the division,…

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