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Apple Watch a hit on the mountain: 25% of Slopes app skiers and riders start tracking via wrist

02/28/2018, 09:02 am

While third-party apps for Apple Watch remain something of a mixed bag, at least one developer has found a very popular use case for their watchOS app: Consumed by Code's skiing and snowboarding app Slopes sees one-quarter of its users start recording rides down the mountain via Apple Watch.

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Apple Watch Series 3 with watchOS 4.2 now tracks skiing and snowboarding

02/28/2018, 08:02 am

Apple has added the ability for skiers and snowboarders to use the Apple Watch Series 3 to track activities through new updates to apps just updated in the App Store.

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Apple looks to patent charging case for Apple Watch & electronically-enhanced bands

02/27/2018, 09:02 am

A newly-published Apple patent application hints at the possibility of a charging case for the Apple Watch that could also hold spare bands -- and even charge those bands, if they're enhanced with special features.

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Third watchOS 4.3 developer beta available alongside iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 public test versions

02/21/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple has issued the third developer's beta test version of watchOS 4.3, and has released public beta test versions of iOS 11.3, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.

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Leaked memo suggests Nokia's health business is unhealthy

02/20/2018, 03:02 pm

Less than two years after Nokia bought health and fitness gear maker Withings for $192 million, the major investment appears to be problematic for the Finnish company, as a new memo suggests its health business may not last much longer.

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Apple issues iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates with fix for Indian character bug

02/19/2018, 04:02 pm

As promised, Apple on Monday released revisions to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS with a fix for a bug that crashes devices running earlier operating system iterations when an Indian language character is received by certain messaging apps.

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iPhone and Apple Watch Emergency SOS feature save woman, child after collision

02/19/2018, 10:02 am

After a horrifying collision with a drunk driver at a stoplight, a woman saved her life by calling for help with her Apple Watch with its SOS feature.

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New 'Close Your Rings' minisite encourages using Apple Watch Activity app

02/16/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has created a new website, "Close Your Rings," explaining how the Apple Watch's Activity app works and some of the ways people can reach its "Move," "Exercise," and "Stand" goals.

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Apple's wearables business nearly size of Fortune 300 company, CEO Tim Cook says

02/13/2018, 10:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook provided a bit of color on the company's wearables business during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, saying combined Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones revenue is nearing that of a Fortune 300 company.

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Apple Watch holiday sales volume beat entire Swiss watch industry for first time

02/13/2018, 11:02 am

More Apple Watches shipped in the fourth quarter of 2017 than the entire Swiss watch industry, a report claims, showing the Apple-produced wearable device is still growing in popularity, though analysis also indicates the Apple Watch still has some way to go before it can outpace Swiss watches on an annual basis.

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AppleInsider podcast interviews Michal Jurewicz of Mytek, talks about HomePod and a 6.1 inch iPhone

02/09/2018, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about HomePod, rumored iPhones and Bryan Fuller's inability to stay on a show. In addition, Michal Jurewicz joins to talk about audio digital signal processing.

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Apple Watch can detect early signs of diabetes with 85% accuracy, study finds

02/07/2018, 10:02 am

Amid rumors that Apple is working on a non-invasive glucose monitoring system for Apple Watch, researchers are using cutting edge software science to prove the heart rate sensors in current-generation wearables can successfully detect early signs of diabetes.

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Apple begins wide collection of Apple Watch data for Heart Study

02/03/2018, 06:02 pm

Apple this week began collecting heart rate data from a wide number of Apple Watch owners who signed up to participate in a heart study being conducted in cooperation with Stanford Health.

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Apple offers special badge, iMessage stickers for Apple Watch owners during Heart Month

02/02/2018, 09:02 am

To mark American Heart Month, which promotes cardiovascular health, Apple is launching a special Activity Challenge for the Apple Watch, which comes with a badge and three animated iMessage stickers for whoever completes it.

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Apple Watch, AirPods drive Wearables rev 70%, outpacing size, growth of Amazon ads, Google Cloud, Alphabet Other Bets

02/02/2018, 08:02 am

Apple is criticized for making much of its revenues from one hit product: iPhone. However, its newest foray into Wearables has not only become its fastest-growing revenue source behind iPhone, but is also larger and growing more rapidly than other top tech firms' hyped future growth segments, such as Amazon's ads business, Google's Cloud and Alphabet's Other Bets.

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Slack is latest major service to drop standalone Apple Watch app

01/31/2018, 09:01 pm

Enterprise messaging platform Slack updated its iOS app on Wednesday and in doing so announced the deprecation of its standalone Apple Watch app, marking the latest major service to dump Apple's wrist-bound wearable.

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Apple to start sales of cellular Apple Watch Series 3 models in Hong Kong, Singapore next month

01/25/2018, 10:01 pm

Apple is moving forward with its global Apple Watch rollout and will in February launch cellular versions of the latest Apple Watch Series 3 in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Apple's watchOS 4.3 revives ability to browse an iPhone's music library from Apple Watch

01/25/2018, 07:01 pm

With Apple's watchOS 4.3 beta, released to developers earlier on Thursday, users can once again peruse their iPhone's music catalog from a connected Apple Watch, a feature curiously removed from watchOS last year.

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First watchOS 4.3 beta made available for developer testing

01/25/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a developer's beta for watchOS 4.3, adding to the slew of Wednesday's test releases, though what exactly is in the update remains a mystery.

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Apple employees can earn special Apple Watch band in 2018 'Close the Rings' challenge

01/22/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple in February will hold its annual fitness challenge for employees, and participants who complete the event with "gold" metrics will net themselves a specially designed Apple Watch band featuring an Activity Rings motif.

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