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LTE Apple Watches may be able to make emergency calls without linked iPhone plan

11/17/2017, 12:11 pm

Although cellular versions of the Apple Watch Series 3 nominally need to be linked to an iPhone number to make calls, they may be able to dial emergency services even if their phone/data service isn't activated.

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Apple announces that it won't accept app updates built with watchOS 1.0 SDK after April 1, 2018

11/16/2017, 06:11 pm

Apple has issued guidance to developers, suggesting that it will discontinue support for watchOS 1, with updates for apps limited to that version no longer accepted after April 1, 2018.

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GymKit for Apple Watch makes global debut in Australia

11/16/2017, 10:11 am

Apple's director of Fitness and Health technologies, Jay Blahnik, was on hand in Sydney this week to showcase the first gym equipped for GymKit, a technology introduced alongside watchOS 4.1.

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How to share Apple Watch Activity progress with friends & family

11/15/2017, 03:11 pm

Some people need a little encouragement -- or friendly rivalry -- to get in shape. Here's how to share Activity stats from your Apple Watch with others.

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Coach ships four new Apple Watch bands for men & women

11/14/2017, 03:11 pm

Luxury brand Coach has released several new Apple Watch bands for the fall season, looking to draw in fans of Apple's wrist-worn computer as a fashion item.

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Apple Watch shipments in Q3 estimated at 3.9M units, including 800,000 Series 3 with LTE

11/14/2017, 10:11 am

Apple has regained its position as the biggest producer of wearable devices in the world, analytics firm Canalys claims, with the release of the Apple Watch Series 3 and the cellular model said to help overtake Xiaomi in the third quarter, despite a small contraction in the marketplace.

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Study finds Apple Watch able to be used as diagnostic tool for sleep apnea, hypertension

11/13/2017, 08:11 pm

Researchers from the University of California San Fransisco in conjunction with the developers of the Cardiogram app have proven that using existing sensors, the Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension with a high degree of accuracy, potentially opening up the ability for the device to be used as a long-term research tool for the conditions.

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Call with Apple Watch Series 3 saves kitesurfer from shark-infested waters

11/13/2017, 06:11 pm

After a nasty crash with a landing in a great white shark nursery area, a kite surfer used his Series 3 Apple Watch with LTE to summon rescuers, and direct them to his location.

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'Midnight Fog' edition of Apple Watch Nike+ to ship on Nov. 14

11/13/2017, 12:11 pm

A new color combination for the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3, "Midnight Fog," is coming to Nike's online and retail stores on Tuesday.

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Apple Watch gets special Veterans Day activity challenge

11/10/2017, 11:11 am

Apple on Friday announced a new activity challenge for Apple Watch owners, meant to commemorate Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

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Studded 'Medor' Hermes bands coming to Apple Watch on Nov. 14

11/09/2017, 06:11 pm

Apple and luxury brand Hermes are preparing to ship two new Apple Watch bands, both under the "Medor" name.

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How Apple Watch laid the foundation for iPhone X

11/04/2017, 06:11 pm

With a vibrant, full-faced OLED screen sporting handsomely-rounded corners edged in polished stainless steel, passive biometrics that "just work" to authenticate you without conscious effort, buttery smooth swipe navigation for multitasking and a simple side control to invoke Siri and Apple Pay, iPhone X is nothing like other phones. But it's exactly like Apple Watch, which began paving the way for a generational iPhone leap back in 2014 at its introduction next to the more basic styling of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Apple says wearables up 75 percent year-over-year in Q4, Watch up 50 percent vs. Q3

11/02/2017, 06:11 pm

Apple's wearables business -- including Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats products -- was up 75 percent year-over-year during the September quarter, helping to make it the size of a Fortune 400 company, CEO Tim Cook said during Thursday's results call.

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Apple Watch Series 3 LTE use not ideal for marathon runners, offers 3 hours of streaming music & GPS

11/01/2017, 10:11 am

If you want to stream music while tracking an extended outdoor workout, you'll probably want to bring your iPhone in tow with your new Apple Watch Series 3, as the latest watchOS 4.1 update offers just three hours of uptime while streaming music and using GPS.

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Some GPS-only Apple Watch Series 3 units showing unusual display stripes

10/31/2017, 04:10 pm

Some owners of the GPS-only version of the Apple Watch Series 3 are discovering unexpected stripes along the edge of the display, visible when it's shut off, reports said on Tuesday.

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Apple releases watchOS 4.1 with support for LTE music streaming on Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular

10/31/2017, 01:10 pm

Delivering a feature that has been showcased in advertisements for the Apple Watch Series 3 since it launched in September, Apple on Tuesday released watchOS 4.1, giving users the ability to stream Apple Music and an iCloud Music Library without a phone near by.

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Supposed watchOS 4.1 GM release notes tip music streaming, GymKit integration

10/25/2017, 05:10 pm

Apple's watchOS 4.1 golden master release notes supposedly leaked out on Wednesday, with the update list confirming Apple Music and iCloud Music Library streaming will soon arrive on Apple Watch Series 3.

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Apple's rapid enterprise growth in Mac, iOS & Apple TV targeted by new Jamf Pro 10 release

10/24/2017, 06:10 pm

Addressing 1,500 attendees at its Jamf Nation User Conference, Jamf CEO Dean Hager announced an October 31 general availability of Jamf Pro 10, the latest version of the company's enterprise device management suite for Macs, iOS devices and Apple TV.

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Insurer John Hancock offers Apple Watch Series 3 for $25 - with regular exercise

10/23/2017, 11:10 am

Life insurance firm John Hancock will soon offer everyone in its Vitality program an Apple Watch Series 3 for $25 plus tax, with the caveat that they must engage in regular exercise over the next two years.

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How to sync and load music onto Apple Watch with watchOS 4

10/19/2017, 08:10 pm

Apple introduced a few music management changes to Apple Watch with the release of watchOS 4, which now allows users to load multiple playlists, albums and individual songs onto the wearable device. Check out how to sync and load tunes from iPhone to your Apple Watch in this video.

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