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Topic: watchOS

What's new in Apple's latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta

04/16/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple's first and second watchOS 4.3.1 beta releases include only minor changes to the wearables platform, with the most substantial addition being a new pop-up message warning users that support for legacy apps will soon be killed off.

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Apple issues second developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1

04/16/2018, 01:04 pm

Two weeks after the first beta releases, Apple has released its second developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1.

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Apple considering third-party Apple Watch face support, watchOS beta code reveals

04/15/2018, 04:04 am

A line of code unearthed in Apple's latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta release suggests a future version of the operating system will allow third-party developers to deploy customizable watch faces, a feature for which many users have pined since Apple Watch debuted in 2015.

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Wish List: 14 new HomeKit features we want to see from Apple

04/13/2018, 11:04 am

Compared to where it was only a couple years ago, HomeKit has progressed immensely. The number of supported accessories is growing exponentially, third-party apps are increasingly powerful, and Apple continues to add additional features and functionality. Now that WWDC is approaching, we wanted to think about how HomeKit could most improve.

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Eight Siri features we want to see in iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 at WWDC 2018

04/11/2018, 09:04 am

Siri has grown leaps and bounds after being acquired by Apple and launching in beta on the iPhone 4S. Each iterative version of iOS has brought additional features and improvements to the platform, and with WWDC just around the corner, we've put together a wish list of features and improvements we'd love to see included in iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS 10.14.

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Latest watchOS beta warns users when opening watchOS 1 apps, says support will end soon

04/11/2018, 12:04 am

A message included in Apple's first watchOS 4.3.1 beta warns users that older apps will no longer be supported in "future versions" of the operating system, suggesting support for software built with the watchOS 1.0 SDK could be deprecated with watchOS 5.

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Instagram nixes native Apple Watch app, citing death of watchOS 1 SDK

04/02/2018, 03:04 pm

With its latest iOS update, Facebook's Instagram has also killed its native Apple Watch app, once used to showcase the first-generation Watch that launched in 2015.

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Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1

04/02/2018, 01:04 pm

Days after the public release of iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3, and watchOS 4.3, Apple has started testing for the next version of operating systems for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, providing developers enrolled into its beta program the first releases of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1.

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Video: What's new in watchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch, featuring portrait Nightstand mode, iPhone music controls and more

03/30/2018, 03:03 pm

The watchOS 4.3 update contains a few new features and tweaks aside from the multitude of bug fixes and performance improvements. Our hands-on video shows off what is new for Apple's wrist-worn device.

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watchOS 4.3 update for Apple Watch arrives with new portrait Nightstand mode, iPhone music browsing

03/29/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple on Thursday released watchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch, giving the wearable device new features like a portrait Nightstand mode and aesthetic user interface changes, along with the return of the previously-removed ability to browse an iPhone music catalog.

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How to customize or disable Emergency SOS on the Apple Watch

03/19/2018, 09:03 am

Emergency SOS can be a lifesaver, literally, but it can also be relatively easy to trigger on accident. We take a look at how to configure, and disable, the Apple Watch's emergency feature.

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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.

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Apple's 2018 WWDC scheduled for June 4 through June 8

03/13/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has announced that it will host its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California from June 4 through June 8 at the McEnery Convention Center.

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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.

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Apple issues fourth developer beta releases for iOS 11.3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, tvOS 11.3

03/05/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has made its fourth developer beta test versions of High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 available to download for testing nearly two weeks after the last release.

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Apple raises screenshot limit for App Store listings to 10 images

02/22/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has made it easier for developers to show off their app in App Store listings for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, by increasing the maximum number of screenshots that can be included in a product page to 10 images per device.

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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.

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Apple's watchOS 4.3 revives ability to browse an iPhone's music library from Apple Watch

01/25/2018, 07:01 pm

With Apple's watchOS 4.3 beta, released to developers earlier on Thursday, users can once again peruse their iPhone's music catalog from a connected Apple Watch, a feature curiously removed from watchOS last year.

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Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5, and High Sierra 10.13.3

01/03/2018, 01:01 pm

After a two-week holiday break with no releases, registered members of Apple's developer program can now access the third pre-release beta builds of all four of the company's major platforms.

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Some of the best apps for your new Apple Watch

12/26/2017, 11:12 am

If you were lucky enough to get -- or buy -- an Apple Watch for Christmas, you might be wondering where to start with third-party apps. These a few of the most recommended ones out there.

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