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With AirPower dead, what does the future hold for Apple's wireless charging tech?

04/17/2019, 07:04 am

AirPower is dead. While that particular accessory will never see the light of day, there are technologies that were going to be shown off in the AirPower that can still be scavenged from the corpse -- and some limitations that Apple is now unshackled from, now that the AirPower is gone.

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Sizzling deals: $199 Apple Watch Series 3, $200 off 2018 MacBook Airs, $400 off 15" MacBook Pros

04/12/2019, 10:04 am

After initially selling out, Walmart has the 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 back in stock for $199. That's an $80 discount on the GPS model, and the lowest price we've seen to date. High-end Apple Watch styles are also up to $450 off, while 2018 MacBook Airs just received a $200 price drop (and 15-inch MacBook Pros are $400 off) at Amazon.

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Fear and nagging: How the Apple Watch annoys you into getting active and losing weight

04/12/2019, 10:04 am

The Apple Watch is well known for its ability to keep track of a person's activity throughout the day, but its greatest weapons in getting users to move around more are not the monitoring, nor its rings, but the constant nagging and it fostering a compulsion to work out.

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New lawsuit alleges patent infringement by all Wi-Fi-enabled Apple products

04/11/2019, 06:04 pm

A company called Red Rock Analytics in a new lawsuit charges that Apple is infringing a patent covering transceiver technology in Wi-Fi chips.

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New Apple vids show how to enable heart alerts & fall detection for Apple Watch Series 4

04/11/2019, 03:04 pm

Apple on Thursday uploaded a pair of YouTube videos explaining two of the health features of the Apple Watch Series 4, irregular heart rhythm notifications and fall detection.

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Latest Apple Watch Series 4 ad highlights colorful lineup of bands

04/09/2019, 08:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday published a new Apple Watch Series 4 ad to its YouTube channel, highlighting the wide variety of watch bands, straps and other accessories available for the wearable.

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Apple again celebrates Earth Day with Apple Watch Activity Challenge

04/09/2019, 07:04 pm

Apple has yet another challenge for Apple Watch owners to complete this Earth Day, motivating users to get up and be active.

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Apple Watch's heart rate monitoring credited with saving another life

04/08/2019, 08:04 am

The Apple Watch has saved another life, according to a post made to Reddit, where the Apple wearable is credited with alerting its owner to heart issues and prompting a call for assistance, shortly before a medical emergency took place.

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Apple Pay comes to Singapore transit, New York City piloting in spring

04/04/2019, 10:04 am

Apple Pay is now available to public transit riders in Singapore, and will begin a pilot program with New York City's MTA later this spring.

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Future iPhone, Apple Watch sensors could detect low blood sugar based on body odor alone

04/04/2019, 08:04 am

The iPhone or Apple Watch could warn users of dangerous gases in the air or warn diabetics of high or low levels of blood sugar in the future, with Apple considering ways to add the ability for its mobile devices to "smell" the local environment, as well as to detect extremely fine dust particles or pollution.

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Deals: $300 to $480 off 12.9" iPad Pros, Apple Watches from $269, loaded MacBook Air $1,099

04/03/2019, 10:04 am

B&H Photo has slashed prices on 12.9-inch iPad Pros by $300 to $480, bringing the top-of-the-line cellular model down to $799. Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4 devices are also discounted heavily with cash savings of up to $450 off, beating Black Friday markdowns in many instances. Meanwhile, Apple's top-of-the-line 2017 MacBook Air is $450 off as well.

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Japan Display to supply OLED screens for next Apple Watch, report says

04/03/2019, 06:04 am

Japan Display was a successful manufacturer of LCD screens, but the industry's move to OLED has seen it fall behind. This Apple Watch contract marks the company's first substantial OLED order.

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Apple Watch credited with saving life days after ECG feature launched in Europe

04/02/2019, 08:04 pm

Less than a week after Apple expanded availability of the Apple Watch Series 4 ECG feature to Hong Kong and parts of Europe, the wearable has been credited with detecting signs of atrial fibrillation in a European man, potentially saving his life.

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Lawsuit charges Apple with ignoring swelling Apple Watch batteries

04/02/2019, 04:04 pm

A lawsuit launched this week accuses the company of knowingly ignoring a problem with Apple Watch batteries causing them to swell and break the screen.

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Apple's 'Think Different' court clash ends in Swatch's favor

04/02/2019, 07:04 am

Apple has been handed a defeat in Switzerland's court system, and Swatch will not be penalized for similarities between a "Tick different" smartwatch ad, and Apple's classic "Think Different" slogan.

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Johns Hopkins University students can now use iPhone or Apple Watch as ID

03/28/2019, 05:03 pm

Students at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University can now use an iPhone or Apple Watch in place of a physical ID card for getting around campus, as well as paying for university services.

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Apple Watch wrist sensors could increase security by scanning veins in the wearer's wrist

03/28/2019, 08:03 am

Future versions of the Apple Watch could authenticate the wearer's identity by scanning elements under the skin of a user's wrist, a biometric security feature that could eliminate the need for owners to enter a security code each time they put on the wearable device.

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Apple issues watchOS 5.2, ECG app arrives in Hong Kong and Europe

03/27/2019, 06:03 pm

On the heels of Tuesday's release of iOS 12.2, Apple on Wednesday issued the accompanying watchOS 5.2 update for Apple Watch with ECG app support for Hong Kong and select European regions.

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Behind-the-scenes feature shows how Apple Watch has veered away from high fashion

03/27/2019, 09:03 am

The high fashion theme of Apple Watch marketing has all but disappeared, in stark contrast with some of the publicity stunts it arranged for the first-generation launch in 2014 and 2015, a report noted on Wednesday.

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Wednesday steals: $199 Apple Watch Series 3, $400 to $700 off high-end 15" MacBook Pros; $149 AirPods

03/26/2019, 06:03 am

Fresh Apple deals have just arrived, with triple digit discounts on current MacBook Pros and clearance savings on Apple Watches, iMacs and last-gen AirPods. In total, shoppers can save up to $700 instantly by snapping up the month-end markdowns.

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