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Apple issues sixth watchOS 4.3 beta to developers for review

03/16/2018, 04:03 pm

Following Apple's iOS 11.3 beta release on Friday, the company issued a sixth version of watchOS 4.3 beta to developers for testing with minor improvements and bug fixes.


AppleInsider Podcast discusses Siri's rocky start, Google Assistant on iPad, and Fitibit for kids

03/16/2018, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor talks about Siri, the spat between people responsible for it, Google Assistant on the iPad, and the problems around a Fitbit for kids.


Latest Apple Pay promotion offers free song credits for TouchTunes

03/15/2018, 10:03 am

In an effort to increase Apple Pay use, Apple is offering a promotion that offers users three free song credits in the TouchTunes jukebox app, if they use the payment service.


App developer statistics show increased Apple Watch Series 3 adoption, decline in older models

03/14/2018, 07:03 pm

Apple's latest Apple Watch Series 3 device has seen healthy adoption rates since its release last year, while usage rates of older Series 1 and first-generation models are on the decline, according to statistics shared by Pedometer++ developer David Smith.


Apple issues watchOS 4.3 beta 5 to developers for testing

03/12/2018, 04:03 pm

Less than a week after seeding the fourth watchOS 4.3 beta to developers, Apple on Monday issued a fifth version of the upcoming operating system for evaluation ahead of public release.


Studies hint Apple Watch & AliveCor EKG tech useful in detecting potassium & atrial fibrillation

03/11/2018, 09:03 pm

A pair of studies shared by AliveCor -- which makes the KardiaBand EKG band for the Apple Watch -- suggest that the accessory may be effective at detecting at least two serious health conditions.


UnitedHealthcare adds Apple Watch Series 3 to insurance discount program

03/07/2018, 12:03 pm

U.S. health insurer UnitedHealthcare is adding the Apple Watch Series 3 to its Motion program, which lets people earn up to $1,000 per year off their insurance premiums -- assuming they meet daily fitness goals.


Apple rolls out fourth developer beta of watchOS 4.3

03/06/2018, 01:03 pm

A day after the macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 betas were updated, Apple has made available the fourth developer beta of watchOS 4.3


Latest Apple Watch challenge sets high bar for International Women's Day

03/06/2018, 10:03 am

Apple has introduced a new Activity Challenge for the Apple Watch, this time themed around International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8.


WiseWear Chapter 11 bankruptcy blamed on Apple's decision to deactivate Apple Watch diagnostic port

03/02/2018, 04:03 pm

WiseWear, a San Antonio wearable device startup, blames Apple for causing it to file for bankruptcy on Wednesday, claiming the decision to deactivate the Apple Watch diagnostic port caused patents it held to reduce in value, in turn causing it to fail to raise $2 million in funding.


Series 3 sales help crown Apple Watch king of 2017 wearables market

03/01/2018, 02:03 pm

Some 8 million Apple Watches may have been sold in the December quarter, allowing Apple to beat out the likes of Fitbit for wearables dominance not just then but during the whole of 2017, according to research published on Thursday.


Fitbit preparing second foray into smart watches with new model having more 'mass appeal'

02/28/2018, 09:02 am

Just a few months after the release of the Fitbit Ionic, the company is preparing another smart watch, to further compete with the Apple Watch.


Apple Watch a hit on the mountain: 25% of Slopes app skiers and riders start tracking via wrist

02/28/2018, 09:02 am

While third-party apps for Apple Watch remain something of a mixed bag, at least one developer has found a very popular use case for their watchOS app: Consumed by Code's skiing and snowboarding app Slopes sees one-quarter of its users start recording rides down the mountain via Apple Watch.


Apple Watch Series 3 with watchOS 4.2 now tracks skiing and snowboarding

02/28/2018, 08:02 am

Apple has added the ability for skiers and snowboarders to use the Apple Watch Series 3 to track activities through new updates to apps just updated in the App Store.


Apple looks to patent charging case for Apple Watch & electronically-enhanced bands

02/27/2018, 09:02 am

A newly-published Apple patent application hints at the possibility of a charging case for the Apple Watch that could also hold spare bands -- and even charge those bands, if they're enhanced with special features.


Third watchOS 4.3 developer beta available alongside iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 public test versions

02/21/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple has issued the third developer's beta test version of watchOS 4.3, and has released public beta test versions of iOS 11.3, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.


Leaked memo suggests Nokia's health business is unhealthy

02/20/2018, 03:02 pm

Less than two years after Nokia bought health and fitness gear maker Withings for $192 million, the major investment appears to be problematic for the Finnish company, as a new memo suggests its health business may not last much longer.


Apple issues iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates with fix for Indian character bug

02/19/2018, 04:02 pm

As promised, Apple on Monday released revisions to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS with a fix for a bug that crashes devices running earlier operating system iterations when an Indian language character is received by certain messaging apps.


iPhone and Apple Watch Emergency SOS feature save woman, child after collision

02/19/2018, 10:02 am

After a horrifying collision with a drunk driver at a stoplight, a woman saved her life by calling for help with her Apple Watch with its SOS feature.


New 'Close Your Rings' minisite encourages using Apple Watch Activity app

02/16/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has created a new website, "Close Your Rings," explaining how the Apple Watch's Activity app works and some of the ways people can reach its "Move," "Exercise," and "Stand" goals.