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Saturday, April 25, 2015

TipsHow to change and customize your Apple Watch clock face

How to change and customize your Apple Watch clock face

Apple Watch comes with a number of watch face options — from digital themes to analog lookalikes and beyond — many of which can be further customized with sub-features called complications.

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FeatureFirst look: Third-party apps on Apple Watch

First look: Third-party apps on Apple Watch

Apple launched its first wearable with an App Store filled with more than 3,000 third-party titles, a figure expected to grow exponentially in the months ahead. AppleInsider offers a look at some of the first offerings.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Full video of Vogue interview with Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson posted to Web

Full video of Vogue interview with Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson posted to Web

British Vogue on Friday posted full video footage of a recent interview that had editor Suzy Menkes talking with Apple design gurus Jony Ive and Marc Newson about Apple Watch and its place in the luxury market.

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FeatureFirst look: Digital Crown on Apple Watch ushers in new era of UI control

First look: Digital Crown on Apple Watch ushers in new era of UI control

With Apple Watch, Apple was presented an opportunity to reimagine and improve upon the ways in which a user interacts with ultra-small format devices. It delivered in spades with Force Touch, haptic feedback, a custom UI and a keystone tactile technology called the Digital Crown.

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Apple details Watch battery life, upgrades band selection page in online store

Apple details Watch battery life, upgrades band selection page in online store

In tandem with Friday's launch of the Apple Watch, Apple updated its website with details on the battery life of the device, and simultaneously updated its online store to make shopping for Watch bands easier to navigate.

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Apple Watch chips laid bare in X-ray, microscope imagery

Apple Watch chips laid bare in X-ray, microscope imagery

Following Friday's Apple Watch teardown, the experts at Chipworks posted a close-up look at the parts that make it tick, including X-ray imagery of Apple's new S1 system-on-chip design.

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FeatureRoundup: The best and most interesting third-party apps for your new Apple Watch

Roundup: The best and most interesting third-party apps for your new Apple Watch

With newly-delivered Apple Watch units now on the wrists of the lucky, users will undoubtedly be looking to try out the best launch-day apps for their latest purchase. AppleInsider offers a roundup of some prominent and essential launch-day apps, divided by category.

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FeatureFirst look: The official AppleInsider app for Apple Watch

First look: The official AppleInsider app for Apple Watch

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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Deals: $144 off 12" MacBooks with AppleCare; 27" Dell Ultra HD 4K display for $499.99; 64GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE for $409; more...

Deals: $144 off 12

Exclusive: This week AI readers can: save $144 on 12" MacBook with AppleCare pre-orders, grab a 27" Dell Ultra HD 4K display for under $500, pick up a 64GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE for $409, secure a 13" MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage for $1,249 and get the lowest price anywhere on all current 2015 MacBook Pros with exclusive coupons.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

TipsHow to pair your new Apple Watch with your iPhone

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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First look: Unboxing the stainless steel Apple Watch with milanese loop (video)

First look: Unboxing the stainless steel Apple Watch with milanese loop (video)

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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Apple not guilty of patent infringement with Siri, Chinese court says

Apple not guilty of patent infringement with Siri, Chinese court says

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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Google Maps Easter egg shows Android mascot urinating on Apple logo [updated]

Google Maps Easter egg shows Android mascot urinating on Apple logo [updated]

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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Reviewers try to destroy Apple Watch in the shower and swimming pool, ultimately fail

Reviewers try to destroy Apple Watch in the shower and swimming pool, ultimately fail

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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FeatureAppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch shipments, 12" MacBook review, more

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch shipments, 12

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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Apple arranges online Personal Setup sessions to guide new Apple Watch owners

Apple arranges online Personal Setup sessions to guide new Apple Watch owners

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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Apple Watch release brings debut of all-new folding UK power adapter

Apple Watch release brings debut of all-new folding UK power adapter

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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Apple Watch found to be compliant with Qi wireless charging standard

Apple Watch found to be compliant with Qi wireless charging standard

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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Apple debuts three new ads showing Apple Watch use in everyday situations

Apple debuts three new ads showing Apple Watch use in everyday situations

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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ExclusiveApple Watch launch in Paris greeted with long line at Colette

Apple Watch launch in Paris greeted with long line at Colette

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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Shipping times for Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with discrete GPU slip to 2-3 weeks, point to refresh

Shipping times for Apple's 15

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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References to 'iTunes Subscription' pop up in iTunes, could point to rumored streaming service

References to 'iTunes Subscription' pop up in iTunes, could point to rumored streaming service

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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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Apple Watch gets teardown treatment, unannounced data port remains in production units

Apple Watch gets teardown treatment, unannounced data port remains in production units

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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Customers line up at boutique fashion retailers, Japanese electronics stores for Apple Watch debut

Customers line up at boutique fashion retailers, Japanese electronics stores for Apple Watch debut

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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First Apple Watch deliveries received in Australia, developers selected for expedited shipping program

First Apple Watch deliveries received in Australia, developers selected for expedited shipping program

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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Apple updates iMovie for Mac with enhanced YouTube sharing, fix for random crashes

Apple updates iMovie for Mac with enhanced YouTube sharing, fix for random crashes

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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Apple issues fix for iMac JPEG crashes, updates TestFlight with WatchKit support

Apple issues fix for iMac JPEG crashes, updates TestFlight with WatchKit support

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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Ahead of Apple Watch, Microsoft beefs up its Band with new cycling trackers, blood oxygen calculator

Ahead of Apple Watch, Microsoft beefs up its Band with new cycling trackers, blood oxygen calculator

With the Apple Watch set to launch in a matter of hours, Microsoft this week announced new capabilities for its own wearable device, including support for new cycling apps, as well as the ability to measure cardiovascular fitness through blood oxygen levels.

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Breaking
Comcast will end efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable - report

Comcast will end efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable - report

Facing scrutiny from the U.S. government, Comcast will apparently drop its plans to acquire competing cable operator Time Warner Cable, it was revealed on Thursday.

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Apple launches Watch App Store and online User Guide

Apple launches Watch App Store and online User Guide

In preparation for the launch of the Apple Watch on Friday, Apple on Thursday launched the Watch App Store, as well as an online User Guide for people learning to navigate the device.

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Apple under fire once again for inconsistent App Store rule enforcement

Apple under fire once again for inconsistent App Store rule enforcement

Apple's App Store review policies have found yet another unwanted spotlight after the company allegedly rejected an iOS app update because its developer mentioned Pebble's competing smartwatch in the app's metadata.

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Apple Watch runs 'most' of iOS 8.2, may use A5-equivalent processor

Apple Watch runs 'most' of iOS 8.2, may use A5-equivalent processor

The Apple Watch is using "most" of iOS 8.2, with a new subsystem called "Carousel" in place of the Springboard homescreen found on iPhones and iPads, developer Steve Troughton-Smith said on Thursday, also suggesting that the Watch's S1 processor appears to be equivalent to the Apple A5.

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Misfit debuts Apple Watch coaching app, djay 2 gets Watch mixing controls

Misfit debuts Apple Watch coaching app, djay 2 gets Watch mixing controls

Activity tracker maker Misfit on Thursday announced a new workout app for the Apple Watch, Misfit Minute, while Algoriddim revealed a Watch app of its own — enabling basic mixing functions for djay 2 — and updated djay Pro for the Mac with live video support.

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Final Cut creator Randy Ubillos leaves Apple after 20 years

Final Cut creator Randy Ubillos leaves Apple after 20 years

Randy Ubillos, the creator of both Apple's Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier, announced on Thursday that he is leaving Apple after more than two decades with the Mac maker.

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Apple beefing up Siri, speech and language teams with wave of new openings

Apple beefing up Siri, speech and language teams with wave of new openings

Apple on Wednesday and Thursday opened up several job listings related to speech technology, Siri, and language recognition, suggesting intensified work on natural input for future products, AppleInsider has discovered.

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ExclusiveApple's dwindling iPod lineup to see long-awaited refresh this year

Apple's dwindling iPod lineup to see long-awaited refresh this year

Though the iPod lineup has not seen any significant changes since late 2012, Apple will revisit its media players this year with an anticipated update to at least one model, a source has told AppleInsider.

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US tech companies not disproportionately targeted for regulation, EU says

US tech companies not disproportionately targeted for regulation, EU says

Despite a recent proliferation of high-profile antitrust allegations brought against American technology companies by the European Commission, the Old Continent's top legislative body has sought to reassure U.S. firms that they are not being singled out.

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Apple invention uses vibrations and temperature to simulate different materials on touchscreens, trackpads

Apple invention uses vibrations and temperature to simulate different materials on touchscreens, trackpads

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details an advanced haptic feedback system that simulates the feeling of different textures on a device display, such as wood and metal, using localized vibrations and temperature changes.

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Apple says working on Apple Watch preorders in email to early-bird customers

Apple says working on Apple Watch preorders in email to early-bird customers

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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