Wednesday, May 06, 2015
One of the first companies to announce plans to make a battery strap for Apple Watch— allowing you to charge the device while on the go while continuing to wear it— has confirmed plans to tap into Apple Watch’s hidden port to charge the device and offer faster charging.
Read more 9to5mac.com
The patent—which ensures the design for the Apple Watch cannot be copied by a competitor—was filed in August of last year, just weeks ahead of its unveiling
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Many inked techies felt deep despair last week after it was revealed that certain functions on the Apple Watch don’t work when fastened to a tattooed wrist. The company admitted that the device’s heart-rate monitoring system relies on sensors that can’t operate with the “ink, pattern, and saturation of some tattoos.”
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Sunday, May 03, 2015
HomeKit is Apple’s framework for home automation. HomeKit Accessory Protocol (HAP) is an Apple-defined protocol that must be supported by a HomeKit accessory. OberonHAP is Oberon microsystems‘ tiny and lightning-fast implementation of HAP for Cortex-M micro controllers.
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Ford was one of the first car manufacturers to announce its intentions to add support for Apple’s CarPlay to its in-dash systems. Questions concerning how Ford plans to integrate Apple’s solution, however, have remained since the initial announcement.
Read more 9to5mac.com
After more than two years’ worth of rumors, the Apple Watch is finally here. As the company’s most closely-watched launch in five years, can it follow the Sasquatch-sized footprints of the iPod, iPhone and iPad? Join Gizmag, as we review the Apple Watch.
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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Apple’s ambitions as a mobile health company took a giant leap forward over the weekend, as HealthKit was connected to more than 80,000 patient files at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. This means that Cedars-Sinai doctors now have the ability to take iOS Health data into account when making clinical and medical judgments — allowing physicians to easily access patients’ weight, blood pressure, steps taken, glucose levels, and oxygen saturation levels as gathered from their iOS devices.
Whether you’re heading to the gym and jumping on a stationary bike, enjoying a nice long walk outdoors, or going for a brisk run around town, your Apple Watch can track any session, complete with distance, time, heart rate details, and more. Once you’re done, Apple Watch will log all this data in the Activity and Health apps on your iPhone.
Read more www.imore.com
iOS users that have just purchased a new Apple Watch or are waiting for their order to be delivered, may be interested in a new wooden Apple Watch dock that can also charge your iPhone as well. Created by Jordan Van Flute based in the UK, the design offers a different approach to the ever-growing variety of different Apple Watch docks that are being created around the world.
Read more www.geeky-gadgets.com
The Apple Watch can’t figure out if the wearer has a pulse when worn on a tattooed wrist, Register reader Michael Lovell tells us. All is well on his un-inked left wrist, but when he switches to the right, “the wrist detection is playing up,” he said, as the watch “keeps asking for the passcode.”
Read more www.theregister.co.uk
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Best Buy customers can now tap into Apple Pay when making purchases via the mobile app. Available now in the Apple App Store, the free update is currently limited to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users.
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One of the coolest options that Android Wear and Pebble users have is the ability to use third-party watch faces. Surely not all of these are great, and some even affect your watch’s performance, but it’s better than having just a handful of built-in options.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The hardware contained within the Apple Watch makes it possible for it to know when you’ve raised your wrist and when you’ve lowered your wrist. This, in turn, allows the Apple Watch to intelligently wake and go to sleep depending on your wrist orientation.
Read more www.idownloadblog.com
Apple (AAPL) announced fiscal second quarter revenue and earnings Monday evening that beat analyst estimates and sent shares up more than 1.8 percent in after-hours trading. Sales of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, handily passed the $56 billion in revenues and $2.16 per share that Wall Street expected.
Read more www.cbsnews.com
Saturday afternoon, new Apple Watch owner Ken Lecomte posted a frightening photo to Google+: His device with shattered screen. The spider-spray pattern is eerily familiar—one seen so many times—like an iPhone clumsily dropped to floor or pavement. The fruit-logo company boasts about the gadget being a wrist computer, but should it be as easily breakable as the other that customers carry?
Read more betanews.com
Apple CEO Tim Cook said on today’s company earnings call that there are over 3,500 apps available at launch for the Apple Watch, which is better than the 1,000 total that were ready for iPad when that device launched in April of 2010, and 7 times the 500 apps available when the iPhone’s App Store first debuted in July 2008.
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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Early adopters of the Apple Watch, the newest gadget from Cupertino, are starting to receive their units through the post, meaning that we are finding out more and more about what could potentially be the future of how we use technology. Unfortunately, as the device is still very new, some apps are less than polished, as this CNET reviewer found out as he was filming an Apple Watch tutorial.
Read more www.neowin.net
Now that the stainless steel Apple Watch is becoming widely available, owners are beginning to post photos showing their shiny steel Watches have already developed scratches on the casing. Since Apple’s videos touted its steel as specially cold-forged to achieve superior hardness, people have been surprised to discover that the finish is easily scratched – many comparing it to the back of an iPod.
Read more 9to5mac.com
Saturday, April 25, 2015
For those of us who can’t afford a gold Apple Watch, there’s this. For those of us who can’t afford any kind of Apple Watch, well, you probably don’t need one anyway.
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The appointed time has finally arrived. Months after its unveiling, Apple’s Watch is finally finding its way onto the public’s wrists. Yet, as is often the case with product debuts from the company in Cupertino, demand outstrips supply (for now). Fear not, would-be Watch wearers, even if you haven’t gotten your hands on one—yet—Engadget can still give you that kid-on-Christmas-morning feeling with our unboxing video.
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