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Stanford program offers 1,000 Apple Watches, funding for healthcare research proposals

01/18/2017, 09:01 am

Stanford University is offering to hand out up to 1,000 Apple Watches and up to $10,000 in funding to instructors and members of the faculty, as part of a new program to find innovative ways to use the Apple Watch in healthcare.

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Apple debuts first AirPods TV commercials, Apple Watch ad focusing on activity

01/14/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple on Saturday shared its first AirPods TV commercials, a series of four spots lumped into the company's "practically magic" iPhone campaign, as well as an Apple Watch Series 2 ad focusing on keeping active.

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Fitbit attempted to acquire rival Jawbone last month to fight Apple Watch, report claims

01/12/2017, 01:01 pm

Jawbone could have become the latest acquisition of main rival Fitbit, with a report alleging the two fitness wearable competitors discussed a possible sale of assets at the end of last year, talks that ultimately broke down over a low-ball offer.

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Apple revenues from iOS ecosystem should exceed $1 trillion this year, analyst says

01/12/2017, 03:01 am

According to independent analyst Horace Dediu, Apple's iOS hardware ecosystem and related services is on schedule to generate a cumulative $1 trillion sometime in 2017, a milestone for a consumer product.

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Fitbit looks to challenge Apple Watch with new acquisitions

01/11/2017, 05:01 pm

Fitbit recently made two big acquisitions that place the fitness wearable manufacturer in a good position to field true smartwatch products that challenge the Apple Watch.

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Elago W3 Stand stand makes a charging Apple Watch look like a miniature Macintosh 128K

01/05/2017, 04:01 pm

Accessory producer Elago's W3 Stand for the Apple Watch turns heads with a nostalgic look, allowing Apple's wearable to look like an original iconic Macintosh while charging.

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USA Technologies adding Apple Pay to more than 300,000 self-service machines across US

01/05/2017, 01:01 pm

Cashless and mobile transaction company USA Technologies has announced it plans to integrate its MORE loyalty and payroll deduction payment platform with Apple Pay, allowing users of the service to ultimately pay at more than 300,000 self-service machines and other venues across the U.S.

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BACtrack unveils Apple Watch band with built-in blood alcohol monitor

01/05/2017, 11:01 am

The newly announced wearable BACtrack Skyn comes with Apple Watch strap options, allowing a user to easily check their blood alcohol content from their wrist on the go.

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Garmin refreshes Fenix smartwatch line, adds live iPhone traffic data to Drive systems

01/04/2017, 01:01 pm

Fitness tracker Garmin has announced three more Apple Watch competitors in its Fenix smartwatch range, led by the Fenix 5 series, which giving users more size options to choose from.

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Twelve South shows ActionSleeve Armband for alternative Apple Watch wear location

01/04/2017, 12:01 pm

Accessory maker Twelve South has introduced a new mount for the Apple Watch, allowing users to strap the device to a user's upper arm, while still allowing the heart rate sensor to work.

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Kevin Hart brings the funny to Apple Watch Nike+ ad series

01/03/2017, 08:01 pm

Nike on Tuesday debuted a TV commercial series featuring comedian Kevin Hart as pitchman for the company's latest collaboration with Apple: the Apple Watch Nike+ smartwatch.

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Apple shutters Apple Watch gallery in London's Selfridges department store

01/03/2017, 06:01 pm

Following news that Apple will in January shut down an Apple Watch pop-up shop in Paris, an identical store-within-a-store concept located in London's Selfridges department store has closed its doors.

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Quanta rumored to build 3rd-gen Apple Watch, with extended battery and better speed

01/03/2017, 07:01 am

The next version of the Apple Watch due at the end of 2017 will bring little new to the table other than extended battery life and faster performance, if early supply chain reports out of China are to be believed.

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Editorial: Apple survived 2016's onslaught of fake news and failed competitors

12/31/2016, 04:12 pm

Across 2016, ostensibly legitimate journalists and research firms gravely warned that Apple was in trouble on every front--from low cost wearables to Microsoft's 2-in-1 notebooks, to Google's new Pixel Phone and a resurgent Samsung--as well as falling behind everyone else in the emerging, very promising field of Virtual Reality. They were all so incredibly wrong we can now have a good end-of-year laugh at their expense.

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Kanex to debut portable Apple Watch charger that fits on keychain, standalone charging stand

12/29/2016, 05:12 pm

Third-party vendor Kanex plans to expand its GoPower Apple Watch accessory lineup at CES next year with a new ultra-portable charger small enough to be carried comfortably on a keyring and a self-contained charging stand.

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How to fix a sticky Digital Crown on your Apple Watch

12/29/2016, 01:12 pm

Through regular daily use, the rotating Digital Crown on the Apple Watch can collect dirt, debris and general gunk underneath, making it feel sticky to turn or press. Thankfully, Apple recommends a simple and quick fix that should return it to normal.

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Apple debuts new Apple Watch mini-ad focusing on waterproof chassis

12/22/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple on Thursday shared a new short commercial highlighting the new Apple Watch Series 2, this time throwing a spotlight on the wearable's waterproof design.

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'Pokemon Go' arrives on Apple Watch, after week of bogus reports

12/22/2016, 02:12 pm

After erroneous reports over the weekend said that the Apple Watch implementation of "Pokémon Go" was cancelled, developer Niantic has started the roll-out process via an updated iOS app.

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Next-gen Apple Watch might thin down by moving haptic motor to wristband

12/22/2016, 04:12 am

Apple is investigating the possibility of transferring Apple Watch's haptic feedback mechanism from the device chassis to its wrist strap, a design that would allow for a much thinner product, according to a patent application discovered Thursday.

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Pokemon Go code reveals alleged hooks for soon-to-launch Apple Watch app

12/20/2016, 10:12 am

The Android version of Pokémon Go's code has been disassembled, with the common aspects of the app reportedly having some Apple Watch hooks already in place for future implementation into watchOS for the popular augmented reality game.

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