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Friday April 24

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.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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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.

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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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07:20
Review: Magzter Gold, the iPad app that’s a (kind of...

I love Netflix. I haven’t even owned a TV for many years, relying on either a MacBook Pro – with or without Apple Thunderbolt Display – and iPad for the limited amount of TV and movie viewing I tend to do.

Magzter Gold essentially aims to be a Netflix for magazines, a single monthly subscription giving you all-you-can-eat access to digital magazines on your iPad. The reality is a little messier, and whether it makes sense for you will depend on how many magazines you read and which ones … 

Magzter Gold offers a choice of two deals: $4.99/month lets you read up to five magazines (which you can change each month if you like...

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In today’s iLounge Deal we’re offering The Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle for only $49 — that’s a savings of 96% off the normal price of $1,559. Providing seven courses covering vital business skills, this eLearning bundle covers everything you need to know from the basics to more advanced techniques across Microsoft’s suite of productivity apps. Three standard courses in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are joined…

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djay unveils an Apple Watch remote mixer, djay Pro...

In addition to making djay 2 for iPhone (reg. $2.99) and iPad (reg. $9.99free for one week, Algoriddim is ready to reveal djay for Apple Watch, which it dubs “the world’s first wearable DJ controller”, and two big announcements for djay Pro for Mac including a new partnership with Pioneer DJ and a brand new video mode for mixing.

The latest version of djay for iPhone released...

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07:00
DJ from your wrist with djay 2

djay 2 for iPhone ($2.99, App Store) is out today with a major update that includes Apple Watch support. For the first time you can cold rock a party from your wrist.

djay 2 was already my favorite iOS DJ app and I can’t wait for my Apple Watch to arrive so that I can play with its new watch features.

According to developer algoriddim, djay for Apple Watch allows you to browse your iTunes library, cue and mix your favorite songs, and...

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07:00
Hey DJ: Algoriddim's djay 2 update makes the...

Thanks to the Apple Watch and Algoriddim’s update to djay 2 for iPhone and iPad DJs will be able to escape from behind their music mixing gear and join the party. The djay 2 update includes support for Apple Watch, making it a control panel for the djay 2 app running on the connected iPhone.

With djay for Apple Watch, you can sync beats, crossfade, and activate automix mode. You can also access your iTunes music library and load songs, view song info, loop, and more.

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06:48
News: Apple Watch pre-orders arriving tomorrow,...

With the first pre-orders of the Apple Watch expected to arrive in customer hands tomorrow, Apple has posted more Guided Tours for the new device, covering topics such as Apple Pay, activity tracking, and workouts. Meanwhile, those customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch immediately after it became available in the early hours of April 10 have begun receiving shipping confirmation emails suggesting that their devices will arrive tomorrow. Despite…

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06:39
How tough are the Apple Watch finishes?

Greg Koenig, writing for iMore, digs into the durability of the various Apple Watch finishes. Fascinating read.

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06:30
Early 1976 Apple 1, built in Steve Jobs’ garage, up...

The whole auction page is a fascinating read. As of this writing, the current bid is $79,100. A bargain! Auction ends today.

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Hands on: Activity-tracking Swiss smartwatches with...

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Fullpower CEO riffs on Swiss smartwatch platform,...

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06:22
Apple Watch app tracker

Another Apple Watch app tracker. This one is from WatchAware and includes the current number of approved Apple Watch apps.

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06:10
The state of Twitter clients for Apple Watch

There are a boatload of Twitter clients for OS X. Apple Watch? So far, according to the linked article, there are three: The official Twitter client, Twitterrific 5, and Tweetings 2. But there’s more to that story.

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05:54
Apple starts shipping first wave of Apple Watches

Apple Watch is coming, and for many, it will arrive as soon as Friday. Lucky Apple Watch buyers who saw an April 24-May 8 estimated shipping date on their pre-orders earlier this month have received notice that April 24 is the big day.

If your Apple Watch is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, you should have received an email from Apple—and possibly an Apple Store notification—that the Watch is in transit.

Over here at Macworld, my own Watch is scheduled to arrive on Friday (dragging myself out of bed at 3 a.m. Eastern paid off!). We’re hearing anecdotally that the 38mm Watch Sports with white bands are more likely to arrive tomorrow, while readers who pre-ordered Sports with black bands report that their orders are still...

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05:17
iMore’s list of shipping Apple Watch apps

Allyson Kazmucha, writing for iMore, has put together a solid list of shipping Apple Watch apps.

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05:00
External Link: Error 53 Will Kill Your iPhone and No...

There's a mysterious issue affecting iPhones. The Daily Dot's Mike Wehner happened across it when he tried to update his iPhone 6 Plus to iOS 8.3. The phone wouldn't install the update, and connecting it to iTunes presented error 53 when trying to update the phone. After that, the phone entered a reboot loop, which rendered it unusable. Error 53 isn't mentioned in Apple's list of numerical error codes, and Genius Bar employees also seem unaware of it. So far, the only fix has been to replace the phone.

 

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04:56
First wave of Apple Watches set for delivery this...

This is getting exciting.

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04:51
The “No iOS Zone” iPhone crashing vulnerability

Security researchers at SkyCure stumbled onto an iOS vulnerability that, at its extreme, may cause all phones on an attacking network to go into an infinite restart mode.

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03:45
Apple Watch gaming: Devs talk early titles and the...

We’ve been bombarded by the images and ideas of the Apple Watch transforming the way we communicate and use apps in our daily lives, whether it’s receiving notifications on our wrists, paying for coffee, or interacting with loved ones. So much emphasis has been put on the Apple Watch as an essential part of our everyday routine, yet for many of us, there’s something we do all the time on our phones that has barely been shown in marketing materials: Play games.

Yes, games: Of course there will be games for the Apple Watch, and from our conversations with creators, developers are excited about the opportunity to develop for a wearable device. “Entertainment apps are important in addition to utilitarian ones, reminding users that the device is fun as well as functional,” says Mathieu Nouzareth, co-founder and CEO of FreshPlanet, which is bringing iOS puzzler BoxPop to Apple Watch.

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02:54
Apple touchscreen invention uses vibrations,...

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details an advanced haptic feedback system that uses vibration and temperature control to simulate the feeling of wood, metal and other surfaces on a device display.

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Wednesday April 22

23:21
Apple says working on Apple Watch preorders in email...

Apple on Thursday sent out a mass email notifying Apple Watch preorder customers slated to get the first batch of launch units that their orders are being processed.

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21:33
Website, Google Doc crowd-sourcing Apple Watch orders

If you’re breathlessly refreshing Apple’s order status page in an attempt to figure out if your Apple Watch will arrive on Friday, take a breather.

Tracking one’s Apple Watch order has turned into a national pastime here in the U.S. as eager pre-orderers try to figure out if they’re in the first first batch of Apple watches set to arrive in two short days. Apple’s “We’re working on your order” email, sent earlier this evening to some customers, has brought things to a fevered pitch.

An aside: It’s curious that Apple doesn’t use Touch ID to authenticate users of its Apple Store app attempting...

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21:07
Apple being wooed by Nokia for $3.2B HERE mapping...

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is among a number of high-profile tech companies being courted by Nokia in the Finnish firm's attempt to sell off its HERE mapping service and related assets.

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21:00
Unpacking Apple’s ‘We’re working on your order’ email

We’re not sure what they mean yet, but Apple just sent out an email that says “We’re working on your order” to many people that pre-ordered an Apple Watch.

The email’s subject line begins with “Your Apple Watch Order” followed by your order number and looks like this:

I received the email above at 8:02 p.m. PT this evening, but there’s no rhyme or reason to it, unless it means bad news.

I ordered three Apple watches on April 10 and haven’t received an email for the earliest two orders:

  • 42mm Sport (Space Gray) – ordered at 12:11 am – status: “Processing Items”
  • 38mm Sport (White) – ordered at 12:12 a.m. – status: “Preparing for...
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20:51
Android Wear’s Low-Power Ambient Mode

Josh Lowensohn, writing for The Verge on Google’s latest update to Android Wear:

Two other changes Google’s made in the update impact what you see
on screen, and how you interact with it. One is a new low-power
mode for the screen when you’re not actively looking at it. It
allows apps to ambiently display just a minimal amount of data,
usually in black and white, without a gesture to turn the screen
on. Google already does this for your watch face, but is opening
up the feature for apps too. This is especially useful for things
like shopping lists, fitness apps, and music controls, Chang says.
Developers will now be able to tweak how often the information you
see gets updated in the low-power mode, but it could ultimately
mean less fiddling.

This is a significant difference between Android Wear and Apple...

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20:29
Apple notifying early Apple Watch pre-order...

In an email blast sent out this evening, Apple has began notifying early Apple Watch pre-order customers of their order progress with a vague message that reads “we’re working on your order.” The email appears to only be sent to pre-order customers with first wave April 24th to May 8th delivery dates that have not yet been charged and have orders still processing, suggesting recipients should not expect launch day deliveries.

Earlier this week Apple began charging some pre-order customers as orders updated from processing to preparing for shipment. While it’s unclear until Friday, it seems to email blast is targeted toward customers that have launch day delivery ranges that haven’t seen order updates and likely won’t see Friday deliveries.

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19:19
Apple to reportedly offer Apple Watch band exchanges...

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple will allow Apple Watch buyers to swap out the bundled strap for another if the accessory is not to their liking, a strategy that saves both time for the consumer and precious device supply for Apple.

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19:12
Apple Offers Expedited Apple Watch Order Lottery To...

An anonymous reader writes: Apple is sending out invites to random registered developers, giving them the chance to buy an Apple Watch with guaranteed delivery by the end of the month. "Special Opportunity for an Expedited Apple Watch Order," the invite email states. "We want to help give Apple developers the opportunity to test their WatchKit apps on Apple Watch as soon as it is available. You have the chance to purchase one (1) Apple Watch Sport with 42mm Silver Aluminum Case and Blue Sport Band that's guaranteed to ship by April 28, 2015."


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19:00
The last crop of Apple Watch Guided Tours is ready...

The last of Apple's Watch Guided Tours are now available for your viewing pleasure. The trio of tours cover the standard Apple Pay, Activity, and Workout apps. 

For those of us who use Apple Pay on a regular basis with our iPhones, the process appears to be a bit different. The Watch is brought up to the pay station, the user presses the button on the side of the Watch to display the Apple Pay app, then brings the face of the Watch down to the contactless reader until a beep is heard confirming the transaction. It looks way too easy, and not having to dig a phone out of one's pocket or purse will be a nice touch.

The Activity app is going to be a handy tool for those who don't have a current activity tracker like a Fitbit. The app can be set up to remind you to stand up every so often, and goals can be set based on a calorie goal you wish to reach. All along the way, a circular "meter" showing your...

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