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Fantastical 2.8.3 adds more Apple Watch options, retains ease-of-use

03/05/2017, 02:03 pm

Small improvements to the latest version of the long-running Fantastical aim to keep the app best in class -- AppleInsider checks to see if the modifications add up to anything.

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Apple Watch saw 'best quarter ever' with 4.6M units during holidays, estimate claims

03/02/2017, 12:03 pm

Thanks to the Series 1 and Series 2, the Apple Watch saw its best-ever performance in the December quarter, according to research estimates shared on Thursday -- even if Apple was eclipsed in the wearables market by the likes of Xiaomi.

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Fitbit's $23M Pebble purchase lower than expected, under financial pressure from Apple Watch success

02/23/2017, 10:02 am

Fitbit has confirmed it paid $23 million for smartwatch maker Pebble, far below the expected value of the deal when it was announced in early December, amidst both companies' struggles against the Apple Watch.

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How to make your Apple Watch battery last longer

02/22/2017, 03:02 pm

For some heavy Apple Watch users constantly checking their wrists, Apple's wearable device may not quite provide the 18-hour battery life the company advertises. For Apple Watch addicts, AppleInsider offers a handful of simple things you can do to squeeze some extra time out of your battery.

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Strava adds support for iPhone-free running & biking with GPS on Apple Watch Series 2

02/22/2017, 01:02 pm

Via an update, Strava's signature fitness app now makes use of the GPS on the Apple Watch Series 2 -- allowing activity tracking without carrying an iPhone along, the developer has announced.

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Apple Watch & ResearchKit epilepsy study concludes, gleans insight on seizure triggers

02/22/2017, 11:02 am

A research study on epilepsy with the Apple Watch and ResearchKit at the core of the work has concluded, and is shedding light on seizure triggers, hopefully paving the way for better identification of precursors of the disruptive and dangerous event.

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Apple seen switching to glass-film touch tech this year for Apple Watch Series 3

02/21/2017, 09:02 am

For the next Apple Watch, Apple is likely to switch from touch-on-lens technology to a glass-film option, in the process changing up suppliers for its touch technology, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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Apple unlikely to develop an Echo-like standalone Siri speaker - report

02/20/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple doesn't appear interested in developing a standalone Amazon Echo-like speaker utilizing Siri, as the company's vision is instead linked to devices like the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods.

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Apple releases third beta of iOS 10.3 with 'Find my AirPods,' tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 for developers

02/20/2017, 01:02 pm

Nearly two weeks since the last release, Apple has made available the third betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 available to developers.

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Use Workflow 1.7 for iPhone to quickly save notes and images

02/19/2017, 07:02 pm

The latest update to automation app Workflow 1.7 latest update makes it simpler to get started and better to streamline multi-app user processes. AppleInsider walks you through setting up your first workflow, and tailoring it specifically to what you need.

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Patent used by Sportbrain in Apple Watch infringement suit under review by US Patent Office

02/16/2017, 11:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review the validity of a patent owned by Sportbrain Holdings relating to how wearable devices operate, shortly after the company sued Apple by alleging the Apple Watch infringes the patent.

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CFO Luca Maestri discusses Apple R&D, potential of 'Spaceship' HQ as tourism draw

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

In an interview this week, Apple's Chief Financial Luca Maestri addressed questions regarding Apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new Apple Headquarters as tourist attraction.

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Target denies reports of imminent Apple Pay addition to retail stores

02/13/2017, 10:02 am

After a social media post by Target started reports circulating that Apple Pay would be accepted in-store, the company has denied that any effort is in place.

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Australian banks eliminate fee demands, focus legal assault on opening up Apple Pay NFC tech

02/12/2017, 09:02 pm

The four Australian banks at the core of the ongoing debate about opening up Apple Pay in the country have narrowed down their demands after being snubbed by the country's competition regulator, and are now solely focusing on opening access to iPhone and Apple Watch NFC technology.

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Apple shares new Apple Watch Series 2 ad featuring Activity rings

02/11/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple on Saturday posted a short commercial spot highlighting the health tracking functions of Apple Watch Series 2, urging users to keep fit by closing their Activity app rings.

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Review: Kanex's GoPower Watch portable battery for Apple Watch is good, but would be great with a Lightning port

02/11/2017, 02:02 pm

There's a lot to like about the Kanex GoPower Watch charger and battery for Apple Watch, especially the inclusion of an embedded magnetic watch charger and a passthrough USB port for charging your iPhone as well. But with a $100 price tag, we feel it should accept power through Lightning instead of micro USB.

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Future Apple Watch owners might exchange data with a handshake or fist bump

02/09/2017, 05:02 am

An Apple patent application uncovered on Thursday details a method of triggering the automatic exchange of information between two wearables with a simple greeting gesture, like a wave or fist-bump.

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Google's Android Wear 2.0 plays catch-up with Apple's watchOS 3, offers some unique touches

02/08/2017, 05:02 pm

In time for two new LG smartwatches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style, Google on Wedndesday launched Android Wear 2.0, an updated OS meant to put Android watches on par -- or at least closer to par -- with the Apple Watch. Here's how the new software compares with Apple's watchOS 3.

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Apple Pay continues to grow, 27 more US banks added to mobile payment service

02/08/2017, 01:02 pm

As part of its regular expansion, Apple has added 27 more banks and credit unions to its list of institutions that support Apple Pay.

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Latest estimates place holiday Apple Watch sales at 6M with $2.6B in revenue

02/07/2017, 03:02 pm

Apple may have sold as many as 6 million Apple Watches during the December quarter, generating as much as $2.6 billion in revenue -- and giving the company of almost 80 percent of smartwatch revenues during the period, new research suggests.

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