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  • Apple Watch Games Provide Gameplay Bursts With Incentive to Revisit Often

    28 April 2015, 12:19 pm by: Mitchel Broussard

    Although the main purpose of the Apple Watch is the wearable's at-a-glance look at bite-sized content on the wrist, many game developers showed up out of the launch gate with new game experiences for the device. Some games appear to still be stuck in the…
  • MCX Member Best Buy Begins Accepting Apple Pay in App, In-Store Support Coming

    27 April 2015, 5:35 pm by: Juli Clover

    On an Apple Pay update shared during today's second quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Best Buy will begin accepting Apple Pay in its iOS app today, with full Apple Pay support coming to Best Buy stores later in 2015.…
  • App Store Sees Record Performance in Q2 2015 With 29% Increase in Revenue Year Over Year

    27 April 2015, 5:21 pm by: Juli Clover

    During today's Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the App Store saw its best quarter ever, with 29 percent growth year over year. The entire services category, which includes the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store,…
  • Instagram for iOS Gains Three New Filters, Emoji Hashtags

    27 April 2015, 2:34 pm by: Juli Clover

    Instagram for iOS received a major update today, adding three new filters to the app: Lark, Reyes, and Juno. Lark brightens up images and adds purple tones, while Reyes adds a vintage-looking fade with yellow tones. Juno is the boldest of the three new…
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Enables Access to HealthKit for More Than 80,000 Patients

    27 April 2015, 12:20 pm by: Joe Rossignol

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the largest hospitals in Los Angeles, has updated its online medical records to enable access to HealthKit for more than 80,000 patients, reports Bloomberg. Cedars-Sinai joins The Mayo Clinic and Duke University Hospital as…
  • Christy Turlington Burns Breaks Personal Record at London Marathon

    27 April 2015, 11:12 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    Over the past few weeks since Apple's "Spring Forward" event, model and founder of non-profit organization Every Mother Counts Christy Turlington Burns has kept a blog on Apple's official website describing her use of the Apple Watch in helping her prepare for…
  • Yes, the Apple Watch Blends

    27 April 2015, 10:48 am by: Joe Rossignol

    Blendtec and Tom Dickson have returned with the latest edition of their "Will It Blend" experiment, this time putting the Apple Watch in a blender to see how well it survives. Spoiler alert: it doesn't. Just like with every iPhone put through the blender…
  • Apple Watch Faces Offer a Multitude of Options While Users Get Creative With Home Screens

    27 April 2015, 10:15 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    It's been a full weekend for the first batch of Apple Watch pre-order customers to experience Apple's wrist-worn device for themselves. While some issues like the impact of the Watch on an iPhone's battery life remain in contention, many early adopters agree…
  • How to Get Your Apple Watch Up and Running

    24 April 2015, 2:52 pm by: Lory Gil

    If you are one of the lucky few to receive your Apple Watch on launch day, you are probably excitedly going through the steps to setting up and customizing your device. With a completely new operating system to get used to, we’ve got a couple of tips for…
  • SquareTrade Announces 2-Year Apple Watch Protection Plans

    24 April 2015, 11:45 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    Alternative insurance protection plan service SquareTrade today confirmed support for both the Apple Watch Sport and mid-tier Apple Watch models. The plans sit near the cost of AppleCare+ for the Watch, but cover accidental damage done to the device, unlike…
  • Apple Watch Battery Designed to Last 1000 Complete Charge Cycles

    24 April 2015, 11:05 am by: Joe Rossignol

    Apple has outlined that the Apple Watch battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles, which gives the watch's battery a lifespan of about two-and-a-half to three years based on fully charging the wrist-worn…
  • Android Mascot Discovered Urinating on Apple Logo in Google Maps [Updated]

    24 April 2015, 8:12 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    Amid the fanfare of the Apple Watch launch, a few eagle eyed employees at Team Android today discovered an unusual easter egg within Google Maps. Visiting these specific coordinates on the outskirts of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Team Android found an image of the…
  • Apple Offers Virtual 'Personal Setup' to Soon-to-Be Apple Watch Owners

    24 April 2015, 4:52 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    As many users in the United States slept Thursday night, Apple began slowly emailing Apple Watch pre-order customers with a confirmed April 24 delivery date about a "Personal Setup" program designed around the Watch.…
  • Apple Watches Shipping to Customers Confirmed to Have Covered Diagnostic Port

    23 April 2015, 8:29 pm by: Juli Clover

    Early Apple Watch models were found to have a hidden diagnostic port used to allow Apple engineers to diagnose problems with the devices, but reports at the time were unsure if the feature would be included in models shipping out to consumers. Apple Watches…
  • Developers Who Won Apple Watch Purchase Lottery Receiving Emails With Order Instructions

    23 April 2015, 7:36 pm by: Juli Clover

    Earlier this week, Apple began sending out emails to iOS developers, offering them a chance to purchase a 42mm Apple Watch Sport with a Blue Sport Band guaranteed to ship by April 28, 2015. Apple had a limited number of devices to provide to developers, and…
  • TestFlight Updated to Support WatchKit Apps for Apple Watch

    23 April 2015, 1:50 pm by: Joe Rossignol

    Apple today updated TestFlight with support for WatchKit apps on Apple Watch and minor stability and performance improvements. Starting today, developers will no longer have to exclude their WatchKit extensions for Apple Watch when seeding a beta iOS app to…
  • Apple Rejects iOS App for Citing Pebble Support in App Store Description [Updated]

    23 April 2015, 11:13 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    Boating and navigation app SeaNav US [Direct Link] reported this morning that Apple is no longer welcoming the app on the App Store due to the mention of Pebble support, or "any other mobile platform", within the app's description.…
  • Apple Watch Weather Apps Provide At-a-Glance Forecasts Throughout the Day

    23 April 2015, 10:21 am by: Joe Rossignol

    One of the main conveniences of the Apple Watch is that it provides at-a-glance information without needing to take your iPhone out of your pocket, whether you are stuck in a meeting, walking down the sidewalk or watching Netflix on your couch. For a task as…
  • ElevationLab Debuts $30 Apple Watch 'NightStand'

    23 April 2015, 9:17 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    ElevationLab early this morning revealed a new product aimed at charging and securely fastening the Apple Watch, called the "NightStand." Aimed at securing the Watch with a strong base, NightStand isn't only one of the more reasonably priced Apple Watch stands…
  • 'Things' for Apple Watch Puts Task Accomplishment Tools on Your Wrist

    22 April 2015, 11:38 pm by: Juli Clover

    Cultured Code, the company behind popular task management app Things, already announced plans for an Apple Watch app, but as of today, the company is ready to share an in-depth look at how Things for Apple Watch will bring powerful task accomplishment…

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