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Apple adds a Mother's Day Challenge for HealthKit Activity, Apple Watch

05/12/2017, 05:05 am

In recognition of Mother's Day on May 14, Apple is creating a special "Mother's Day Challenge" to reward a walk, run or wheelchair workout "of a mile or more" with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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Sleep specialist Roy Raymann leaves Apple in tandem with Beddit takeover

05/11/2017, 05:05 pm

An important sleep research expert, Dr. Roy J.E.M. Raymann, appears to have quietly left Apple last month, just ahead of the company's Beddit acquisition.

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Study uses Apple Watch heart rate sensor to detect serious heart condition with 97% accuracy

05/11/2017, 02:05 pm

New research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with Apple Watch app Cardiogram, shows Apple Watch's heart rate sensor can aid in the detection of atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia that can lead to stroke.

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Combine watchOS 3.2 'Theater Mode,' 'Wake Screen on Crown Up' to discreetly check time on Apple Watch Series 2

05/09/2017, 09:05 am

The new addition of "Theater Mode" to watchOS can be combined with the Apple Watch Series 2 feature "Wake Screen on Crown Up" to check the time on your watch in an extremely discreet, unobtrusive low-light fashion. Here's how to combine the two features.

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How Apple subdivisions compare against Fortune 500 companies

05/04/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday revealed the company's wearables business -- AirPods, Apple Watch and Beats -- is now the size of a Fortune 500 company, while services revenue is on the verge of breaking into Fortune 100 territory. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the comparisons.

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Apple overtakes Fitbit to become world's largest wearables vendor, study says [u]

05/04/2017, 07:05 pm

Citing a boom in Apple Watch sales, market research firm Strategy Analytics in a report released Thursday said Apple overtook Fitbit to become the world's largest wearables vendor for the first quarter of 2017.

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Coach debuts new decorative leather spring Apple Watch bands starting at $125

05/04/2017, 04:05 pm

Luxury fashion maker Coach has issued new leather Apple Watch bands and colors, offering quirky styles and bright patterns for the spring season, ranging in price from $125 to $150.

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Apple Watch helped CEO Tim Cook lose 30 pounds

05/03/2017, 07:05 pm

During a Wednesday interview with Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the constant feedback and health monitoring functions provided by Apple Watch helped him lose 30 pounds.

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With AirPods, Beats & surging Apple Watch sales, Apple's wearables business the size of a Fortune 500 company

05/03/2017, 09:05 am

Apple Watch sales "nearly doubled year-over-year" in the March quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the company's quarterly results call, helping to push combined wearables revenues into Fortune 500 levels.

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Major apps pull support for Apple Watch

05/02/2017, 08:05 pm

After going largely unnoticed for weeks, AppleInsider discovered a few major companies like Google and eBay recently pulled their dedicated Apple Watch apps from the App Store. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the quiet removals and what it means for watchOS in this video.

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New Elevation Lab BatteryPro charging kit contains integrated Apple Watch charger

05/02/2017, 02:05 pm

Accessory manufacturer Elevation Lab has launched a battery pack with a built-in Apple Watch charging base, eliminating the need to buy Apple's charging cable for use with the device.

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Apple Watch support returning to Google Maps 'in the future,' Google says

05/01/2017, 11:05 pm

Google on Monday responded to revelations that the latest Google Maps update is stripped of all Apple Watch support, saying it expects to return compatibility with Apple's wearable at some point in the future.

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Major apps abandoning Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon & eBay [u]

05/01/2017, 02:05 pm

In recent months, major companies that offered dedicated Apple Watch apps have since abandoned the platform, quietly removing support for watchOS in updates submitted to the App Store.

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Leaked images show first glimpses at Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor & earbuds

05/01/2017, 11:05 am

New images are said to depict Fitbit's first full-scale smartwatch, as well as its first set of Bluetooth earbuds -- both apparently intended to compete with Apple.

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Apple extends Apple Watch warranty to cope with swollen batteries

04/28/2017, 08:04 pm

Apple on Friday alerted authorized repair facilities to an Apple Watch service coverage extension for first-generation devices suffering from battery swelling, a rare issue impacting a small segment of owners.

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How to tell if Apple Watch notifications are from a native app or an iPhone app

04/28/2017, 01:04 pm

Sometimes when you get a notification on your Apple Watch, you can tap on it for further options, or to open a corresponding app. Other times, that notification is from your iPhone, and there's not much you can do with it other than dismiss it. Here's how to quickly tell the difference.

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A very false narrative: Apple Watch and the future of wearables

04/28/2017, 11:04 am

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.

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Apple Watch NikeLab now available from Nike itself, but not at Apple Retail

04/27/2017, 03:04 pm

The latest minor variant of Apple's wearable, the limited edition Apple Watch NikeLab, is now available from the sportswear company itself plus the sole remaining Apple Watch dedicated shop in Japan.

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Samsung, LG concerned by Apple's plans to replace OLED with micro-LED in 2017 Apple Watch 3, later iPhones

04/25/2017, 04:04 pm

Later this year, Apple is expected to begin production of its advanced new power-efficient display technology known as micro-LED, which is expected to initially be used to replace OLED in Apple Watch Series 3. The shift is part of a series of moves that is concerning Samsung, LG and other South Korean suppliers.

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On its 2nd anniversary, Apple Watch settling into role as fitness & notification wearable with Siri, Apple Pay

04/24/2017, 02:04 pm

Originally pitched as a multitude of things, including an intimate communication tool and new frontier for mobile apps, the Apple Watch has been refined and simplified in the years since its debut, focusing on what Apple has determined to be the fledgling device's core strengths.

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