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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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Apple releases third watchOS 3.1.1 beta to developers with minor revisions

11/15/2016, 04:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the latest build of its upcoming watchOS 3.1.1 operating system to developers for testing, with the new seed containing minor improvements over the version issued last week.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.2, tvOS 10.1 & watchOS 3.1.1 to developers [u]

11/07/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple on Monday released a second developer beta of iOS 10.2, which once it's finished will add some minor features to the platform along with standard bugfixes. [Updated with debut of TV app]

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Apple issues first iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2, watchOS 3.1.1, tvOS 10.1 betas to developers

10/31/2016, 04:10 pm

Apple on Monday issued the first beta versions of iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2 Sierra, watchOS 3.1.1 and tvOS 10.1 to developers for testing, all of which include unspecified bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Apple releases final version of iOS 10.1 with Portrait mode for iPhone 7 Plus

10/24/2016, 01:10 pm

Following several betas, Apple on Monday released the final version of iOS 10.1, bringing a promised Portrait shooting mode to owners of the iPhone 7 Plus, and various fixes for all compatible iOS devices.

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Apple Watch still holds top smartwatch sales spot, even with short Series 2 availability

10/24/2016, 10:10 am

In a smartwatch market challenged by low demand and new product release timing, Apple continues to hold the top spot for quarterly sales in the segment, despite not shipping the Series 1 and 2 until the last two weeks of the reporting period.

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Apple issues third developer beta of watchOS 3.1 for Apple Watch

10/12/2016, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday provided registered developers with a third pre-release beta of watchOS 3.1 for Apple Watch, as testers say the forthcoming update seems to improve battery life.

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