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Apple adds a Mother's Day Challenge for HealthKit Activity, Apple Watch

05/12/2017, 05:05 am

In recognition of Mother's Day on May 14, Apple is creating a special "Mother's Day Challenge" to reward a walk, run or wheelchair workout "of a mile or more" with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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Major apps abandoning Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon & eBay [u]

05/01/2017, 02:05 pm

In recent months, major companies that offered dedicated Apple Watch apps have since abandoned the platform, quietly removing support for watchOS in updates submitted to the App Store.

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How to tell if Apple Watch notifications are from a native app or an iPhone app

04/28/2017, 01:04 pm

Sometimes when you get a notification on your Apple Watch, you can tap on it for further options, or to open a corresponding app. Other times, that notification is from your iPhone, and there's not much you can do with it other than dismiss it. Here's how to quickly tell the difference.

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Apple seeds fourth developer betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1

04/24/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday seeded fourth betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to developers, paving the way for Apple's next round of maintenance updates.

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Apple's 2017 Earth Day Challenge for Apple Watch awards iMessage Stickers

04/22/2017, 07:04 pm

In recognition of today's Earth Day, Apple created an "Earth Day Challenge" to reward reaching 30 minutes of exercise on the day with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1

04/10/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday issued second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 to developers, paving the way for what are likely to be minor bugfixes and security improvements for Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Simultaneously, the company released second betas of watchOS 3.2.2 and tvOS 10.2.1.

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Video recap: Apple releases iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4 and watchOS 3.2

03/27/2017, 08:03 pm

Apple this week issued firmware updates for its major platforms, introducing all new features like Find My AirPods for iOS and Theater Mode for Apple Watch, as well as bringing Night Shift to Mac.

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macOS Sierra 10.12.4 eighth beta, watchOS 3.2 beta 7 available for developer testing

03/20/2017, 01:03 pm

With speculation about an imminent release of new hardware growing, Apple has issued its third macOS Sierra 10.2 beta release in a week, and another version of the watchOS 3.2 beta for developers.

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Apple updates German and Italian Apple Pay support pages ahead of rumored launch

02/20/2017, 06:02 pm

Apple recently added complete translations and custom explainer graphics to Apple Pay support documents on its regional websites in German and Italy, suggesting the payments service might soon launch in those countries.

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How to force close Apple Watch apps in watchOS 3

02/07/2017, 02:02 pm

Just like with any other platform, sometimes Apple Watch apps will freeze or have bugs. Thankfully, watchOS 3 includes a quick way to force-quit an app from your wrist, allowing it to start fresh.

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First look: Theater Mode in Apple's watchOS 3.2 beta

02/01/2017, 05:02 pm

Rumored to make its way onto Apple's portables for some time, Theater Mode debuted with the latest watchOS 3.2 beta as a one-tap control for silencing Apple Watch alerts and disabling the device's raise to wake feature. Perfect for dark, quiet venues like a movie theater.

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Square promises $350 in waived fees to boost Apple Pay adoption

01/30/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple and Square on Monday announced a partnership which will let U.S. businesses process over $12,000 in Apple Pay transactions for free, saving up to $350 in Square costs so long as merchants set up a marketing kit designed to promote Apple's platform.

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Apple issues watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.1.1 maintenance updates

01/23/2017, 01:01 pm

Adding to the bevy of updates, Apple on Monday released watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.1.1, the former being Apple's first Watch update since the botched 3.1.1 code from December.

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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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Apple asks permission in Health app to anonymously collect workout data for improvements

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

As part of an initiative to improve the data collection process, and gauge future needs, Apple is asking users to opt into anonymous data collection about workouts and activity information.

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Nike+ Run Club app update delivers enhanced Apple Watch autonomy, better GPS mapping, more

12/15/2016, 10:12 pm

Nike on Thursday released an update to its Nike+ Run Club club app -- the heart and soul of Apple Watch Nike+ -- that brings a number of software enhancements save battery life and increase autonomy.

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Apple yanks watchOS 3.1.1 update following user complaints

12/13/2016, 07:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday pulled the latest Apple Watch operating system update, watchOS 3.1.1, from circulation after a launch earlier this week that rendered an unknown number of consumer units unusable.

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watchOS 3.1.1 update bricking some Apple Watches, users say

12/13/2016, 11:12 am

Monday's watchOS 3.1.1 update has rendered some Apple Watches useless, forcing their owners to turn to Apple for a replacement, according to a series of user complaints.

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Apple releases watchOS 3.1.1 with fixes for notifications, Activity rings, more

12/12/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple's wearable mobile operating system received a minor maintenance update on Monday, with watchOS 3.1.1 bringing a range of bug fixes for the Apple Watch.

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Apple selects 'Best of 2016' apps, movies, iBooks and more

12/07/2016, 12:12 am

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its "Best of" selections for 2016, highlighting the year's most popular apps, TV shows, movies, e-books and other content sold across the company's various digital storefronts.

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