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Raise to Siri is now working with watchOS 5 beta

07/03/2018, 10:07 pm

One of the new watchOS 5 features demonstrated by Apple's Vice President of Technology Kevin Lynch at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June was "raise to Siri," a new Machine Learning shortcut that will invoke a Siri listening session without pushing a button or speaking the "Hey Siri" trigger phrase. It's now working in the latest beta versions, including beta 3 released today.

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4th of July savings: Where to get the best deals on Apple hardware and accessories this Independence Day

07/03/2018, 04:07 pm

Fourth of July discounts are in effect now, and we're rounding up the best deals on Apple devices, from hundreds off the latest MacBook Pros to iPads for $249. Grab the savings while supplies last.

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Apple issues third developer betas for iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 [u]

07/03/2018, 01:07 pm

Apple has released its third round of developer betas for its milestone operating systems, providing testers with new builds of iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

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AT&T more than doubles 'administration fee' on post-paid phones, tablets and smartwatches

06/27/2018, 11:06 pm

AT&T could add some $970 million to its annual revenue by increasing from 76 cents to nearly $2 an "administrative fee" that shows up as a line item buried deep in customers' monthly bills.

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Cheaper MacBook Air, Face ID iPads, new Apple Watch coming later in 2018, report claims

06/26/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back again with a new report, answering some investors' main questions about the 2018 Apple product lineup.

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Canadian sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches that he made [u]

06/22/2018, 08:06 am

A Canadian man has filed suit in small claims court, alleging the scratch on his Apple Watch proves that Apple's claim that the device is "brilliantly scratch-resistant" is false.

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Apple AirPower Qi charging mat headed for September landing

06/21/2018, 08:06 am

After six months of internal testing and refinement, Apple appears to be ready to launch the AirPower charging pad alongside the 2018 lineup of iPhones.

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Hands on: Apple's Walkie-Talkie app in watchOS 5 will let you talk to your friends in an instant

06/20/2018, 10:06 pm

Demonstrated for the first time at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference Apple's Walkie-Talkie feature is one of the biggest additions in the now-available watchOS 5 this year. AppleInsider goes hands on with the upcoming app.

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Apple Pay debuts in Norway for Santander and Nordea customers

06/20/2018, 02:06 am

A day after Apple Pay went live in Poland, Apple on Wednesday activated its mobile payments service in Norway with initial support from Santander Consumer Finance and Nordea.

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Everything new in watchOS 5 beta 2: Walkie Talkie feature now active

06/19/2018, 08:06 pm

The second watchOS 5 beta includes a few notable additions to the Apple Watch operating system, the most important being a functioning Walkie Talkie app.

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Apple rolls out second developer beta for watchOS 4.3.2

06/13/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple has made available the second beta of watchOS 4.3.2 to developers for testing, two days after the company released the second betas for iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and macOS 10.13.6.

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Owners of Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE now have more US carrier choices

06/13/2018, 10:06 am

People who own or plan to buy an LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 now have the option of two of the bigger regional U.S. carriers, and aren't just stuck with the so-called big four anymore.

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Apple's watchOS 5 beta returns following buggy initial release

06/11/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple has issued a revised beta of watchOS 5 to registered developers, addressing glitches that forced the company to pull the initial June 6 seed.

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Next-gen Apple Watch models to integrate solid-state buttons & EKG functions, report says

06/08/2018, 07:06 pm

According to a fresh rumor, Apple is planning to do away with movable switch controls on Apple Watch devices and will in a future release integrate solid-state buttons that rely on Taptic Engine technology to simulate clicks. The buttons also include capacitive elements for advanced health monitoring capabilities.

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65+ new features in watchOS 5 for Apple Watch

06/08/2018, 10:06 am

watchOS 5 is Apple's latest major release for Apple Watch, and it is releasing for everybody on Monday! In this update are a number of new features that aim to make the Apple Watch experience better, as well as making it more independent of the iPhone.

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Two students detail an "amazing" experience at Apple's WWDC18

06/07/2018, 07:06 pm

For most of Apple's installed base, WWDC is a dramatic keynote address detailing the future of Apple's platforms--sometimes involving hardware product launches. But for attendees, the week-long conference is an opportunity to gain deeper insight into how things work in a series of Sessions; direct access to Apple's engineers in a series of Labs and the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other developers working on similar problems at Get-Togethers and other events, including the Thursday Bash.

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Class action claims all Apple Watches are defective

06/07/2018, 09:06 am

The latest lawsuit over alleged defects in Apple products contends that the company owes $5 million in damages, because all Apple Watches are defective by design.

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At Apple's WWDC18, Beats and Nike Run Club shared the love of running

06/06/2018, 06:06 pm

At WWDC, Apple and Nike celebrated 12 years of collaboration since the original Nike+ iPod by hosting an early morning run Wednesday. For attendees who came to run, Apple gifted Beats powerbeats3 wireless earbuds and Nike brought in professional trainers to share their infectious love for running.

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Apple pulls first watchOS 5 beta seed amid reports of installation issues

06/06/2018, 02:06 am

Apple late Tuesday halted downloads of the first watchOS 5 beta seed, saying the software will be temporarily unavailable as it investigates an unspecified issue that may occur during the update process.

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Cellular Apple Watch Series 3 available in Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and UAE next week

06/06/2018, 01:06 am

Continuing a months-long Apple Watch Series 3 rollout that began last year, Apple this week announced plans to deliver cellular-capable versions of the device to four additional countries in mid-June.

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