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Apple iPhone event announced for Wednesday, September 9

And maybe new iPads and even an Apple TV?<p>Apple has just announced its traditional fall iPhone launch, sending out invitations to the press for an event on September 9th at 10AM PST, as expected. Less expected? The venue, San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. That's a new one for Apple — and …

Why The Apple Watch Could Succeed (Even If It Fails)

Wearable tech is not about which watch wins the battle for users’ wrists. It’s about who has the best platform.<p>Two important, distinct watches bookended my youth. In one corner: the Texas Instruments LED watch, the first digital watch of its kind. In the other: Swatch, the Swiss watch brand that …

6 lesser-known Apple Watch apps you’ll want to check out on day one

Sure, many new Apple Watch owners will hurry to download apps from Facebook, Twitter (the 140-character paradigm might lend itself nicely), Google Maps, Pinterest, etc. But hundreds of smaller, lesser-known app developers around the world have been working furiously over the past months to give the …

6 things to expect from Apple’s Watch event today

Monday's event may be the biggest that Apple holds this year. Not only is Apple expected to unveil final information on the Apple Watch and detail a release plan for it, it may also discuss a new MacBook, an update to iOS, and a whole lot more. Below is everything you can expect to see on Monday — …

Smartwatches

Apple's smartwatch can be a games platform – and here's why

Games are a remarkably agile medium – they can squeeze in anywhere. Whenever a new digital platform emerges, whether its a tablet, augmented reality headset or smart home security system, games are never far behind. Humans, like most animals, are natural players.<p>With the gradual, lumbering rise of …

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Apple to Take Reservations for Trying On Apple Watch, Considered Platinum Model

Apple is shifting its retail strategy for the Apple Watch to deliver a more personalized shopping experience, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The report claims that Apple Stores will accept in-store reservations for customers to try on the Apple Watch and corroborates that Apple is training …

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iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch support coming today

Apple is releasing iOS 8.2 with support for the Apple Watch today. The update is a minor one, but it's something that anyone planning on buying an Apple Watch will want to download soon: the watch requires connection with an iPhone, and the iPhone must be running iOS 8.2 for it to work.<p>Other than …

Here's What We Know About How Users Will Interact With The Apple Watch

"The most advanced timepiece ever created."<p>The Apple Watch, which the company debuted today at its keynote event in San Francisco, is going to be a notification machine.<p>The watch will be accurate to within 50 milliseconds and come with a fully customizable watch face. A new feature called Glances …

Smartwatches

MLB.com's 'At Bat' For Apple Watch Shown At San Francisco Event

All eyes in the tech sector have been zeroed in on the Apple event in San Francisco where expected high-point would be details around the release of Apple Watch, the company’s first new product offering since the iPad in 2010.<p>But along with the announcement of the new wearable device, questions …

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Use This Ingenious Trick to Choose the Right Apple Watch Size

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What’s inside Apple’s version of gold

At today’s event, Apple CEO Tim Cook gushed about the Apple Watch Edition’s “jaw-dropping, beautiful 18-karat gold.” He didn’t say much more, but the company’s website and patents offer additional detail about the metal in these high-end watches, which will sell for between $10,000 and $17,000.<p>By …

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Here are all the bands you can mix and match with the Apple Watch

With the release of the Apple Watch this April, consumers will have the chance to purchase one of 36 new Apple Watch models. Between the Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition collections, Apple is offering a variety of choices for watch size, material, and style that, it hopes, will speak to the …

Harkin: I shouldn't have said it

Sen. Tom Harkin said Monday that he shouldn’t have compared Joni Ernst to singer Taylor Swift and added that “in no way did I intend to offend” the Republican Senate hopeful.<p>“I shouldn’t have said those things, I know that. I regret anytime someone feels offended by what I have said,” the retiring …

Here Are the 7 Most Memorable Political Ads of 2014

More than 900,000 campaign ads aired on TV this election cycle just in races for the U.S. Senate alone. Given the sheer volume, then, it’s amazing …

102-Year-Old Votes in U.S. for the First Time

Midterm elections are known for low turnout and widespread voter apathy, but for centenarian Guadalupe Portillo, “inaction is not an option.” The …

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Ousted Target CEO: $15.9 million severance

Target cut about $8 million from former CEO Gregg Steinhafel's 2013 pay package after ousting him from the job. But he is still making $13 million for his work last year and walking away with a severance package totaling $15.9 million.<p>Steinhafel was the discount retailer's CEO since 2008. His …