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4 new things we learned about Windows 10 from Microsoft Build 2015

Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's corporate VP of the operating systems group, took to the Build 2015 stage to go over new Windows 10 features.<p>As expected, Windows 10 got some face time at Microsoft's Build 2015 event in San Francisco, and Joe Belfiore took the stage to go over several of its newest …

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Taptic Component Bottleneck Blamed In Part For Apple Watch Supply Shortage

The Apple Watch is rolling out to customers, but it’s taking longer to get into user hands than some might like. A new report out today by The Wall Street Journal puts the blame for the slow rollout primarily on a shortage of Apple Watch Taptic Engine components, caused by issues found in the parts …

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Exclusive: News app Circa is seeking a buyer

Mobile news app Circa is seeking a buyer after failing to secure a new round of venture capital funding, <i>Fortune</i> has learned.<p>The San Francisco-based …

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Apple Is Offering Classes to Learn How the Apple Watch Works

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Too Embarrassed to Ask: Early Apple Watch Questions

Re/code answers your first crop of questions about Apple Watch.<p><i>Too Embarrassed to Ask is a Re/code feature in which our reviewers answer any and all of your burning tech questions — including the ones you might be too embarrassed to ask your tech-savvy friends. Today, managing editor Lauren Goode</i> …

Smartwatches

Before Apple Watch: the timely history of the smartwatch

History of the smartwatch: past times<p>Smartwatches have been the next big thing since 1982. But now the Apple Watch is in the world, it's going to …

Smartwatches

Here's what you can do on the Apple Watch without your iPhone

Apple Watch all alone: what can it do? Not a lot -- it's mainly an iPhone accessory -- but there are some key things that it can handle on its own.<p>The Apple Watch is, first and foremost, an iPhone accessory. It might be even more than that eventually, a truly independent gadget, but a vast majority …

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First Apple Watch health IT apps bring important messages to the wrist

Many of the first Apple Watch health IT apps will give doctors faster access to critical information and ease communication between health care …

New Apple Watch Sport band colors revealed in Italy

Brand new colors for the Apple Watch Sport band emerged during an event in Italy on Friday.<p>Posted to the Instagram account of Umberta Gnutti Beretta, …

What the first apps are telling us about Apple Watch

Last week, developers started updating their iPhone apps to provide support for Apple Watch. This first batch, though small, gives us an early sense …

5 Lessons On Apple Watch Design From Evernote

How do you design a good app for wearing on your wrist? Keep it simple, stupid.<p>Although the Apple Watch isn’t out until April 24, popular note locker service Evernote has already released an app for it. Unsurprisingly called Evernote for Apple Watch, it allows users to dictate a note, search their …

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19 health and fitness Apple Watch apps that appear ready at launch

Apple's newest offering, the Apple Watch, is set to <b>launch April 24th</b>. When the watch launches in a few weeks, Apple will launch a new section in its …

The complete guide to pre-ordering the Apple Watch

Want to be one of the first wearing the Apple Watch? Here's what you need to know.<p>With the launch of Apple Watch in full swing, you probably noticed that this Apple product launch is very different from that of the iPhone or iPad. For starters, the only way to order a Watch is through the online …

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Apple is officially ready to accept your Watch app

Apple today announced that all members of its Developer Program can now officially submit Watch apps to the App Store; potentially triggering a gold rush similar to that seen when devs were first able to create iPhone apps early on its lifecycle.<p>Developers are encouraged to submit their WatchKit …

Apple Watch won't boost Apple Pay payments by much

The Apple Watch supports Apple Pay, but it's unlikely that the smartwatch, coming April 24, will significantly boost the number of mobile payments …

Apple invented a new type of touchscreen for the Apple Watch — here's one thing you'll be able to do with it

Apple's website explains how the Force Touch feature works, but now we have a better idea of what you'll actually be able to do with it.<p>Christy Turlington Burns, the model and athlete that's been promoting the Apple Watch, wrote about how she used the Force Touch feature on the watch in a new blog …

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Apple Watch can harness Force Touch to change the color of animated emoji

In her latest blog post on Apple’s website, supermodel and Apple Watch spokeswoman Christy Turlington reveals a few more interesting tidbits about the Apple wearable — such as the fact that you can use the device’s Force Touch tech to change the color of animated emoji.<p>“While we were apart, my …

Best iWatch apps: 10 Apple Watch apps we're immediately downloading - Tech Advisor

Apple Care for the $10,000 Apple Watch may be insanely expensive

Apple could charge up to $999 for the Apple Watch Edition's Apple Care+ Protection Plan, reports Gurman, which would include an extra year of 24/7 support and coverage for two incidents of accidental damage.<p>Out of the box, the Apple Watch Edition already includes two years of 24/7 support and a …

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Learn how to use Apple Watch before you buy

Apple Watch preorders don’t go on sale until April 10th at 12:01 AM, but you can get a virtual walkthrough of how to use one right now.<p>Apple has posted new guided tours online detailing specific features of the Watch in detail.<p>The first video is simply called “Welcome to Apple Watch” and goes over …

The best Apple Watch apps for cheating at math and science

Cheaters in school these days have it too easy. In my day, we had to program cheat sheets of formulas into our giant graphing calculators. Now that the Apple Watch is coming out, the cat and mouse game between students and teachers is about to change.<p>Mobixee’s educational suite of Apple Watch apps …

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Can Apple Watch really help you get fit?

With Apple Watch about to become a reality, recent reports have questioned the benefits of fitness trackers, highlighting their inaccuracy and even claiming they make you fat.<p>So can wearables like Apple Watch really help you get fit? From my experience, what’s in your heart is more important than …

New Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps appear in leaked build

While Microsoft’s Windows 10 preview program is starting to supply updates on a regular basis, the leakers are always one step ahead. A new Windows 10 build (10051) has surfaced on the internet today that includes some welcome changes. The most obvious additions are new Mail and Calendar apps that …

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New Apple Store front display for Apple Watch, new gold model details revealed

Apple will begin dressing up the front of its stores with a new Apple Watch-themed promotion on April 10th to coincide with the beginning of in-store Apple Watch try-on appointments. The new, unique display will be shown at all Apple Stores with glass front windows and it is themed akin to the …

Jamstik+ is a backpack-friendly 'smart guitar'

The first time I encountered Jamstik, a guitar controller for Mac and iOS, was at CES 2013. Zivix -- the team behind the product -- came to our trailer and gave us a demo. That was a prototype, which eventually got crowdfunded and did pretty well as history tells it. Now there's Jamstik+ with a few …