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.

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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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iFixit’s teardown of the Apple Watch has revealed that the sophisticated heart-rate monitor used is actually capable of acting as a pulse oximeter, allowing it to calculate the oxygen content of your blood by measuring how much infrared light is absorbed. This data would be useful for health and fitness monitoring, but the functionality is not currently enabled in the watch.

Read more 9to5mac.com


So you’ve got your Apple Watch and have squeezed all the excitement you possibly can out of built-in apps such as Stopwatch, Remote and Stocks (i.e. precisely none at all with the last of those). Now what? To the App Store!

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It’s a hot day. You jump into a swimsuit, hop into the pool, and… suddenly remember that your Apple Watch is still on your wrist. Well, crap — $600 wrist computer ruined, right? Nope.

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If you’re looking for a smartwatch that will last generations, the Apple Watch won’t be the one for you, according to iFixit. iFixit, which regularly does teardowns of high-profile gadgets, found that the Apple Watch, which launches on Friday, won’t be upgradable, which means users who want to future-proof themselves and keep the same smartwatch will be out of luck.

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The Apple Watch went on display this morning at Colette, a high-end Paris boutique that consistently attracts swarms of the hipper-than-thou. The event marked the first time that the watch has been shown to the public since company CEO Tim Cook unveiled it at a media event in California earlier this month, though it remained a decidedly hands-off affair.

Read more www.theverge.com


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.

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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?

Read more venturebeat.com


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.

Read more www.cultofmac.com


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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