Thursday, April 16, 2015

Apple is keeping quiet about official sales figures for the Apple Watch, but this isn’t stopping independent researchers from offering their own estimates. The most recent figures come from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with as a strong a track record as you’re likely to see in the Apple guessing game. Apple is keeping quiet about official sales figures for the Apple Watch, but this isn’t stopping independent researchers from offering their own estimates. The most recent figures come from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with as a strong a track record as you’re likely to see in the Apple guessing game.

Read more www.theverge.com


Update: Apple just uploaded the four new guided tours to its YouTube channel, as well. They are embedded below. Apple has now updated its Apple Watch Guided Tour page with four more videos, featuring Phone Calls, Siri interactions, Maps navigation and the Music app. Apple began this series earlier in the month.

Read more 9to5mac.com


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

With the Apple Watch now available for pre-order, thousands of customers are eagerly awaiting April 24 to finally get their hands on Apple’s much-hyped wearable - but a number of developers have warned to not expect too much from the early apps. According to several app developers that were interviewed for a feature for Fast Company, there are a number of restrictions imposed by Apple on the WatchKit software development kit – which is used by developers to create apps for the Apple Watch.

Read more www.techradar.com


One of the nice things about the Apple Watch is that we can finally appreciate the design of the thing, unadorned by the ugly cases that have tarnished the iPhone landscape. Or so we thought. While the Apple Watch isn’t launching until later this month, a bulky battery case called Wipowerband is already promising to turn Jony Ive’s design masterstroke into an eyesore.

Read more www.macworld.com


As Apple continues to approve more Apple Watch apps following the device going up for pre-order late last week, a long list of healthcare companies are showing off apps for the Apple Watch at the HIMSS 2015 conference this week in Chicago.

Read more 9to5mac.com


Monday, April 13, 2015

If you ordered an Apple Watch this weekend — or if you’ve already been wearing an Android Wear or Pebble watch — congratulations! You’re in the small subset of the population that not only has a smartphone to look down at all day long, but also a smartwatch that will distract you just as much.

Read more recode.net


The Apple Watch looks to be an impressive piece of gear—it’s sleek and attractive, and offers plenty of interesting and useful features. But if you’re looking for something a little more old-school, might we suggest the Apple II Watch?

Read more www.macworld.com


After years over writing about the once-rumored “iWatch,” I was finally able to strap an Apple Watch to my wrist over the weekend in a one-on-one fitting. An Apple Genius walked me through the different bands, colors and sizes in an appointment at the Apple Store in Los Angeles.

Read more www.techradar.com


Is your home smart? During these two years, there is a great deal of smart hardware in the burst of smart wearable devices, many of which are smart home hardware. The most common one is smart router, along with smart light bulb, smart peep-hole/magnetic switch, camera, and etc. Most of these remotely control the home devices through apps in smartphone via Wi-Fi. The smart home kit which we are going to introduce is of the same principle.

Read more www.kicksmarters.com


At the end of 2014, security experts at Kaspersky Lab discovered a serious vulnerability in the Darwin kernel. The name “Darvin kernel” is unknown to the majority of the user, but represents an important component for their machines considering that it is an open source component of Apple OS X and iOS. Every Apple users with OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 is exposed at risk.

Read more securityaffairs.co


At the end of 2014, security experts at Kaspersky Lab discovered a serious vulnerability in the Darwin kernel. The name “Darvin kernel” is unknown to the majority of the user, but represents an important component for their machines considering that it is an open source component of Apple OS X and iOS. Every Apple users with OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 is exposed at risk.

Read more securityaffairs.co


This isn’t an Apple Watch review — I don’t even have a Watch, yet. I’ve been told that my 42mm alumin-ium Sport model will arrive in “4 to 6 weeks”, mid to late May.

Read more www.mondaynote.com


The Apple Watch is already out of stock for people buying it the normal way —but there are plenty for sale on eBay. As of mid-morning Friday there were already hundreds of listings for “Apple Watch” on the auction site, with some selling briskly.

Read more www.cnbc.com


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Apple Watch is finally available to preorder, but if you missed the mark at 12:01 a.m. you might be waiting quite a while to get your hands on one. Luckily, Apple is providing try-on appointments that will allow you to get a taste of the experience and feel one out for yourself.

Read more 9to5mac.com


Friday, April 10, 2015

Shipping dates on the Apple Watch may have already slipped back as far as August in some cases, but there’s one surefire way to get your hands on Apple’s hotly-anticipated wearable: be a big name celebrity.

Read more www.cultofmac.com


I have just been to try on the $17,000 (£13,500 in the UK) top-of-the-range gold Apple Watch, and I have come away sorely disappointed. If you’ve got the cash, the device is fantastic — but the staff members were totally unprepared.

Read more uk.businessinsider.com


Apple has officially sold out of Apple Watch stock to be delivered within the April 24 launch day timeframe, as shipping times for all models have slipped to 4-6 weeks or later less than 6 hours after pre-orders started at 12:01 AM Pacific today. Apple Watch Sport models were the first to sell out, with delivery estimates shifting to 4-6 weeks, and then June, on the Apple Online Store in the United States.

Read more www.macrumors.com


Thursday, April 09, 2015

Following reports that Apple Watch Edition stock will be limited to select Apple Stores in the United States and other launch countries, MacRumors has discovered that Apple’s Find Locations tool enables prospective buyers to search their local area to check for Apple Watch Edition availability. Below, we have identified some of the major cities and metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan that will carry the Edition.

Read more www.macrumors.com


The Apple Watch goes on pre-sale on Friday, starting at $349, and initial reviews are mixed. This is clearly an early-stage product, and even the early reviewers seem a little ambivalent about whether or not anyone other than the most devoted Apple fans should buy one. You can certainly look at our hands on with the Apple Watch to help you decide, but here are five reasons you definitely will want the watch.

Read more www.pcmag.com


In a late April Fool’s stunt, Netflix has posted a dead-on parody of the Apple Watch — with a fake announcement of a wrist-bound video device that would let subs stream videos anytime, anyplace. “It’s the vast world of Netflix, right on your wrist!” exclaims the narrator of a video uploaded Wednesday. “Because life is too short to waste precious time not watching Netflix.”

Read more variety.com