Friday, April 24, 2015

If you regret the band you chose for your Apple Watch when you ordered it online, don’t sweat it: Apple will allow you to return it within 14 days for another band. But there’s a few caveats.

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The Apple Watch will have no shortage of apps available out of the gate, but the most popular model is also the most susceptible to damage, according to tests. The Apple Watch officially and finally arrives on Friday, at least for some people.

Read more www.informationweek.com


The first time you strap on an Apple Watch, it’s hard to tell what it can do. When do you use the touchscreen, and when the digital crown wheel? When, exactly, does Force Touch actually do something? The answers are here: Apple just published a full, searchable User Guide.

Apple Watch Animated Gif Manual

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Porsche has just been added to the official Apple CarPlay supporters page, reports AppleInsider. The list of manufacturers who have committed to the Apple CarPlay interface now includes all of the major VW Group brands, as well as Ford, BMW, Citroen and Ferrari.

Porsche adds carplay to new models

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Early adopters around the world are all wound up for the April 24 release of the Apple Watch and airlines are among the travel-related companies scrambling to make sure their apps are watch-compatible. American, Delta, JetBlue and United are among the U.S. airlines that have (or will have, momentarily) updated their apps for compatibility with the Apple Watch.

Read more www.usatoday.com


ABC News gives you the world on your wrist. From real-time news updates with personalized notifications to live video and audio, the app keeps wearers in the know without disrupting the moments that matter.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Infographic created by Ultera Digital illustrates key facts about Apple ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research that helps doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using mobile devices.

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Performing large-scale medical studies has never been easy. Getting people to provide informed consent, respond to surveys, or (even worse) show up for testing has often led to high rates of attrition, unreliable information, or both. So it was intriguing to hear that Apple had decided to try to help out in this area.

researchkit

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Microsoft today updated its PowerPoint for iOS app with a rather bizarre update: remote Apple Watch support. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. We say this addition is “bizarre” because, well, why would anyone want to control PowerPoint on their iPhone from their Apple Watch?

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If you’re an iOS developer itching to get your hands on an Apple Watch, it might be your lucky day. Apple is giving registered developers a chance to get an Apple Watch delivered by next week, which is much better than the June shipping estimate for everyone else.

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Beyoncé recently wore a gold link Apple Watch at Coachella— but it’s not one of the Apple Watch bracelets available to buy, at least not yet. Elderly Draco Malfoy impersonator Karl Lagerfeld also had his wrist photographed clad in this mysterious gold link Apple Watch.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

If you’re curious how the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor works, the company is now happy to explain. A new support document on Apple’s website describes exactly how the watch measures your pulse, how often the readings happen, and what factors might affect the readings for better or worse.

Read more www.macworld.com


Monday, April 20, 2015

Apple opened pre-sales for the Apple Watch last week which created some exciting buzz around the Bay and especially around the office. As a result, I put my SKPokemon project temporarily on the disabled list.

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The Internet of Things promises to be a job bonanza for developers, and coders can expect plenty of work at very good pay, according to Michael Rasalan, a director at California-based developer research company Evans Data Corp. But there’s a catch: To get the best jobs, you’ll need the right skills and plenty of experience.

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WWDC, or the Worldwide Developers’ Conference, is one of the highlights of Apple’s yearly calendar. It’s a big annual get-together for the company’s software partners (not to mention representatives of the world’s media), and always sees Apple unveil a range of new products, traditionally a new version of iOS and OS X in addition to new hardware including new Macs and maybe also new iPads.

Read more www.macworld.co.uk


The latest game-changing tech toy from the wizards at Apple Inc. has finally arrived, and with it are several travel-friendly Apple Watch apps promising to do everything from unlock a hotel room to open a garage door remotely from the other side of the world. Apple is scheduled to begin shipping watches on April 24 to the estimated 2.3 million early adopters who pre-ordered units (though actual delivery of the device may take four to six weeks).

Read more www.cnn.com


Apple took pre-orders for 38 different models, but it only had to pre-manufacture two: 38 mm and 42 mm. The mismatch between supply and demand for the Apple Watch — one that has already pushed delivery dates all the way to June — has many Apple watchers scratching their heads.

Read more fortune.com


Enis Younsi has sent in this video of a demo Apple Watch in the Apple Store. It shows the watch going from fully off to booted to the clock face, which takes just over a minute. Although it’s not really fair to make such comparisons, due to the differences in the software, modern iPhones take about 30 seconds to launch to the lock screen.

Read more 9to5mac.com


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Check out these beautiful 3D exploded renders of the Apple Watch created by Martin Hajek. The well known designer created the model of the Apple Watch based on the manufacturing videos posted by Apple. Presenting a detailed 3D model of the inner components of the Apple Watch.

Read more www.iclarified.com


Apple Inc. is planning to launch its mobile payments service in Canada this fall, marking the start of its international expansion of Apple Pay, according to people familiar with the matter. The company is in negotiations with Canada’s six biggest banks about a potential November launch of the service which would enable mobile payments for both credit and debit cards using iPhones and the forthcoming Apple Watch, those people said.

Read more www.wsj.com


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