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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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Apple Watch ECG app could arrive in Europe with watchOS 5.2

03/25/2019, 09:03 pm

Documentation in Apple's latest iOS 12.2 release hints at potential European availability of the ECG app for Apple Watch Series 4 users, enabling a major hardware feature that for many has been sitting latent for six months.

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Apple publishes five new Apple Watch videos about using Siri, band changes, and more

03/25/2019, 07:03 am

Apple posted a collection of five new tip videos to its YouTube channel, teaching owners of the Apple Watch Series 4 how to perform some basic functions on the wearable device, including a few covering the wrist-worn hardware's fitness functionality.

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Apple's AirPower charging mat launching 'in late March,' possibly in large quantities

03/22/2019, 08:03 am

Apple's long-delayed AirPower wireless charger is just around the corner, launching "in late March," a rumor claimed on Friday.

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Editorial: Another F for Alphabet: Google's Android Wear OS still 'half baked' after five years of trying

03/22/2019, 07:03 am

A decade ago, Google's Android platform targeted the stars: first swaggering into Apple's iPhone market, then aggressively following iPad into tablets, and more recently jumping into wearables well before Apple Watch was even announced. What has stopped Android from succeeding anywhere apart from replacing Symbian, Windows Mobile, or Java on lower-end phones?

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AirPower production approved earlier in 2019, rumor says, pointing to imminent release

03/20/2019, 12:03 pm

Production of Apple's long-delayed AirPower charging mat was approved earlier in 2019, a report claimed on Wednesday, adding to rumors it could ship soon -- possibly even this week.

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Apple sets March 27 deadline for developers to support iPhone XS Max, 2018 iPad Pro

03/20/2019, 11:03 am

Starting March 27, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch developers will be required to use the latest iOS and watchOS SDKs, as well as support Apple's biggest mobile displays in all new apps and updates submitted to the App Store.

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Apple refreshes Apple Watch band & iPhone case offerings with new colors for Spring

03/20/2019, 09:03 am

With Spring on the horizon, Apple has released a refreshed line of cases and bands with several new color options.

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Updated AirPods specs signal major iOS, macOS & watchOS updates next week

03/20/2019, 09:03 am

Hidden in the specifications for Apple's new AirPods is the fact they require macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, or watchOS 5.2 -- updates that are still in beta, therefore signaling their imminent public launch.

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