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Topic: watchOS 3

Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets new apps for Reminders, Home, Find My Friends & heart rate

06/24/2016, 03:06 pm

The number of default Apple Watch apps will grow with the upcoming release of watchOS 3, gaining Reminders, Home, Find My Friends, as well as a separate heart rate app, and also adding watch face complications for each.

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Apple's HomeKit smarthome platform picks up new device types & controls

06/22/2016, 12:06 pm

Even though it was first announced in 2014, Apple's HomeKit is only now starting to establish a solid foothold in the home automation market. The platform should make some real strides towards the end of 2016, not the least because of new kinds of supported accessories and control options.

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Inside watchOS 3: Customize your Apple Watch display on a workout-by-workout basis

06/21/2016, 09:06 am

With the upcoming watchOS 3 update, tracked workouts with Apple Watch will not only display more information in the midst of an exercise, but the type of information shown can be completely customized by the user.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch adds new iOS-style swipe-up Control Center

06/20/2016, 12:06 pm

With watchOS 3, Glances are no more. Swiping up from watch faces now brings up a Control Center with quick access to commonly used settings, borrowing a design convention from Apple's iOS.

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Inside watchOS 3: New 'Breathe' app for Apple Watch reminds you to relax, focus

06/18/2016, 01:06 pm

In addition to reminding you to stand and walk throughout the day, watchOS 3 will also prompt Apple Watch users to take a minute to relax, focus and meditate with a new app dubbed "Breathe."

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Apple updates TestFlight with support for new iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS betas

06/16/2016, 10:06 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its TestFlight app testing platform to support software running in the latest beta environments, and rolled out new App Store optimization and analytics tools for developers accessible through iTunes Connect.

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Inside watchOS 3: Send text messages from Apple Watch by drawing one letter at a time

06/16/2016, 03:06 pm

In addition to voice dictation, users can compose text messages via the Apple Watch with their own handwriting, thanks to the newly released watchOS 3.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets improved glance-ability with new complications, watch faces

06/15/2016, 01:06 pm

In refining the Apple Watch experience with watchOS 3, Apple is focused on making information and functionality as quickly accessible as possible. It accomplishes that in a number of key ways, including a variety of new watch faces and complications.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets more familiar with dedicated dock button

06/14/2016, 02:06 pm

This week's launch of watchOS 3 brought about fundamental changes to the way the Apple Watch hardware and software interact with each other, including a rare admission by Apple that a number of key concepts introduced with its wearable device missed the mark.

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Apple's watchOS 3 for Apple Watch focuses on speed, instant information

06/13/2016, 01:06 pm

User complaints about slowness on Apple Watch have not gone unheard, as Apple is planning major improvements to speed and responsiveness with watchOS 3, including background loading of data, a quick-access Control Center, and dynamic new uses for the side button.

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