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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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Apple Watch forecast to hit 27.5 percent of all smartwatches by 2023

03/18/2019, 03:03 pm

The Apple Watch has become so popular as a wearable that it could account for 27.5 percent of all smartwatches of any kind in 2023, research firm IDC argued on Monday.

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Apple Watch takes countermeasures to prevent false Afib notifications

03/18/2019, 10:03 am

It takes five incidents of detected atrial fibrillation -- Afib for short -- before an Apple Watch will actually alert its owner to the condition, Apple's VP of Health said on this weekend's publication of the Apple Heart Study, run in conjunction with Stanford Medicine.

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Apple's 419,093 participants in its cardiac health study with Stanford had over 2000 seeking medical help

03/16/2019, 10:03 am

The data gleaned from Apple's cardiac health study in conjunction with Stanford has been disclosed, with doctors in attendance positive not just about the study as a whole, but also about the Apple Watch as an additional source of information to diagnose a problem.

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Maxell sues Apple over navigation, camera & data tech patents

03/15/2019, 04:03 pm

Long-time magnetic storage and electronics maker Maxell on Friday launched a lawsuit against Apple, accusing it of violating 10 U.S. patents, some of them inherited from Hitachi.

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Apple Watch growth, physician access to data likely to become major Apple healthcare revenue sources

03/12/2019, 11:03 am

The growth of the wearable devices market could lead Apple to earn more than simply Apple Watch sales, suggests Loup Ventures, with the opportunity for data collected by it and potential future AirPod models to be offered to members of the healthcare industry for a monthly fee.

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Tips: How to make your own Apple Watch bands for more options & to save money

03/12/2019, 11:03 am

Apple Watch bands can be expensive. Here's how to make your own to not just save some money, but have more style choices as well.

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