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Apple Watch heart rate monitor saves Florida teen's life

05/01/2018, 08:05 am

The heart rate monitor on the device helped save the life of an 18-year-old suffering from undiagnosed kidney disease.

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Going all-in on USB-C with Apple's ecosystem? That's impossible -- for now

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

I'm finally ready to fully embrace the smaller, reversible, more powerful USB-C port featured on Apple's recent MacBooks. But in preparing for a full switch to the versatile port, I have hit a number of roadblocks. No matter how badly I want to completely ditch USB-A, it turns out I just can't.

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Apple Watch Series 3 likely buoyed Verizon subscriber numbers in Q1

04/24/2018, 04:04 pm

Verizon on Tuesday revealed that it added 260,000 net subscribers in the March quarter, mostly thanks to smartwatches and other wearables -- hinting that the Apple Watch Series 3 was an important contributor.

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Apple to close last dedicated Apple Watch pop-up store on May 13

04/21/2018, 10:04 pm

Apple's pop-up Watch store located in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo will be closing on May 13th, according to recently-posted signage at the location.

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Apple investigating replaceable Apple Watch battery packs

04/17/2018, 08:04 am

Apple is still considering ways to make the Apple Watch more useful, with one idea consisting of adding extra sensors, batteries, and other components to the wearable device, using exchangeable backplates that clip to the back using the same slots at the top and bottom used to connect the Watch Band.

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What's new in Apple's latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta

04/16/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple's first and second watchOS 4.3.1 beta releases include only minor changes to the wearables platform, with the most substantial addition being a new pop-up message warning users that support for legacy apps will soon be killed off.

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Wish List: 7 new features we'd like to see in a new 'Apple Watch Series 4'

04/16/2018, 07:04 am

For a lot of people, Apple may have checked off a major wish list item with the addition of LTE on Apple Watch Series 3. There are still plenty of things we'd like to see in the inevitable Apple Watch Series 4, though.

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The day Apple Watch solved a murder: An Apple crime roundup

04/15/2018, 01:04 pm

An Australian murder was solved using Apple Watch data, a scuffle broke out in an Apple Store over headphones, and an unfounded accusation of iPhone theft made against an Apple Store employee during a flight feature in this roundup of Apple-related crime reports.

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Apple considering third-party Apple Watch face support, watchOS beta code reveals

04/15/2018, 04:04 am

A line of code unearthed in Apple's latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta release suggests a future version of the operating system will allow third-party developers to deploy customizable watch faces, a feature for which many users have pined since Apple Watch debuted in 2015.

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Apple offers free repairs for Apple Watch Series 2 devices with swollen batteries, power issues

04/14/2018, 10:04 pm

Apple this week initiated a new service program that grants free, out of warranty repairs to Apple Watch Series 2 owners whose device suffers from a swollen battery or refuses to turn on.

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Wish List: 14 new HomeKit features we want to see from Apple

04/13/2018, 11:04 am

Compared to where it was only a couple years ago, HomeKit has progressed immensely. The number of supported accessories is growing exponentially, third-party apps are increasingly powerful, and Apple continues to add additional features and functionality. Now that WWDC is approaching, we wanted to think about how HomeKit could most improve.

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Channel checks, sales data on HomePod likely as wrong as it was about Apple Watch in 2015

04/12/2018, 06:04 am

Without actually presenting any hard data on sales, a new report has claimed Apple's HomePod sales are "weak," based on supply channel checks and data from Slice Intelligence--the same two sources that were used to suggest Apple Watch sales were "collapsing" three years ago.

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T-Mobile integrates new Apple Business Chat support

04/11/2018, 10:04 pm

T-Mobile on Wednesday announced support for Apple's new Business Chat feature, allowing customers and non-customers alike to message customer service representatives directly from the Messages app on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.

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Apple needs to stop pre-announcing products like the Mac Pro and AirPower that won't be available for months or years

04/11/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple released a new iPhone 8 color on Monday, and the refrain was less about the device itself, hijacked on social media into being more about Apple not having shipped the AirPower wireless charging pad -- and all this can be avoided.

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Eight Siri features we want to see in iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 at WWDC 2018

04/11/2018, 09:04 am

Siri has grown by leaps and bounds after being acquired by Apple and launching in beta on the iPhone 4S. With WWDC in a week, let's talk about what we'd love to see included in iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS 10.14.

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Latest watchOS beta warns users when opening watchOS 1 apps, says support will end soon

04/11/2018, 12:04 am

A message included in Apple's first watchOS 4.3.1 beta warns users that older apps will no longer be supported in "future versions" of the operating system, suggesting support for software built with the watchOS 1.0 SDK could be deprecated with watchOS 5.

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Lawsuit claims Apple cribbed Apple Watch heart rate sensor tech, hints at work on glucose monitoring

04/06/2018, 07:04 pm

Health technology startup Omni MedSci, in a patent lawsuit filed on Friday, alleges Apple incorporated infringing technology in its Apple Watch heart rate sensor after reviewing patent-pending specifications with Omni's founder and CTO Dr. Mohammed N. Islam.

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Apple in talks with PlayNitride to secure MicroLED supply for Apple Watch

04/05/2018, 10:04 am

Apple may be preparing to add Taiwanese firm PlayNitride to its partners on what appears to be a growing MicroLED initiative for future devices, according to a recent report.

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Apple and TSMC starting Apple Watch MicroLED display mass production later this year

04/03/2018, 07:04 am

Apple's work on developing MicroLED panels is slowly nearing mass production, according to the report, by partnering with TSMC to manufacture small panels for use in the Apple Watch and the rumored AR wearable device, potentially starting later this year.

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Instagram nixes native Apple Watch app, citing death of watchOS 1 SDK

04/02/2018, 03:04 pm

With its latest iOS update, Facebook's Instagram has also killed its native Apple Watch app, once used to showcase the first-generation Watch that launched in 2015.

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