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iOS 8.2 released for iPhone and iPad

iOS 8.2 released for iPhone and iPad

This afternoon Apple released iOS 8.2 for iPhone and iPad, readying the masses for the Apple Watch. While the Apple Watch itself won't be out until the 10th of April, this software is prepared for your smartphone or tablet right this minute. The first thing - and perhaps most important thing beyond Apple Watch for this update is that Health App has been improved in several ways - adding the ability to select the unit of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance, and blood glucose, for one thing - improving stability when dealing with large amounts of data for another.

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This is the new Apple MacBook: Hands-on

This is the new Apple MacBook: Hands-on

With a newly thinned-out body, trackpad, keyboard, and parred-down collection of ports, the New MacBook is truly simplified. This device is not a MacBook Air - and it's certainly not a MacBook Pro. This device sits beside the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in a lineup that'll go through 2015 and beyond. Will the MacBook replace the MacBook Air eventually? Maybe. For now, it looks like this notebook is going to stand on its own as a rather unique piece of work - a new generation of MacBook hardware, to be sure.

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Apple Watch pricing and availability revealed

Apple Watch pricing and availability revealed

The Apple Watch — now that you know a bit more about it, the hard-hitting questions remain. How much is it, and when will you be able to get it? We’re here in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center, where Apple has just announced their pricing schemes. The Apple Watch Sport will cost $350, but we knew that one. Apple Watch will start at $549, which may be above or below your expectations. The Apple Watch Edition? That’s a tricky one to nail down.

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Apple Watch could be your Smart Home helper

Apple Watch could be your Smart Home helper

Could home automation integration be the most useful feature of the Apple Watch? Showing off the new smartwatch during Apple's keynote in San Francisco today, the Cupertino firm put on a demo of how third-party apps - in this case from home security firm Alarm.com - could integrate with the wearable, and give easier access to things like lighting, doors, and garages. For instance, a live view from a security camera watching the garage could stream directly to your wrist.

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Apple Watch will have ‘all-day’ battery life

Apple Watch will have ‘all-day’ battery life

The Apple Watch is a bit more fleshed out today, but one large thing remained to be answered. How long is this thing going to last?! While that’s always going to depend on your usage, CEO Tim Cook says it will have “all-day battery life”, and a “typical day” will get your 18 hours battery life. While that’s not exactly smartphone-level performance, the Apple Watch isn’t sporting a smartphone-level battery. With 18-hour battery life, it will likely appeal to more of us.

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Instagram revealed with first Apple Watch apps set

Instagram revealed with first Apple Watch apps set

Of all the apps you could have wanted for your Apple Watch, Instagram... may have been one of them. This morning Apple revealed the Apple Watch's first set of apps, one of them being Instagram. This app allows you to scroll with the crown - up and down, then tap to see more information about a pic, then tap again to heart it. Of all the apps you could have used to tap into Instagram with, this will certainly be the smallest.

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MacBook Pro gets Force Touch trackpad, MacBook Air updated

MacBook Pro gets Force Touch trackpad, MacBook Air updated

There's a brand new "MacBook" in town - not a MacBook Air, not a MacBook Pro, but just a "MacBook." With the release of this next device in line comes a new set of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro devices. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be getting a faster processor, faster flash memory, and an updated 10-hour battery. Both the new updated Air and Pro models will be shipping today, while the MacBook will be shipping April 10th - and the whole family will continue to ship through the foreseeable future.

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MacBook Retina pricing, availability are now official

MacBook Retina pricing, availability are now official

The new MacBook is sexy as can be, but how much are you going to shell out for it? It’s not going to come cheap, unfortunately. It is, however, a totally new addition to the MacBook lineup, so you have increased options. If you really want to grab one, they’ll be shipping April 10. The pricing starts at $1,299, and gets all the way up to $1,599. That’s not cheap, but it is supplemental to the rest of the lineup, so you don’t have to make any tough choices.

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Apple announces new, thin, Retina MacBook

Apple announces new, thin, Retina MacBook

After breaking new ground with ResearchKit, Apple has reinvented their existing MacBook platform. “The definition of portability has changed in the last several years, led by iPhone and iPad” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “We challenged ourselves to reinvent the notebook”. They did, too. A gorgeous new MacBook Air landed today, and it’s — it’s stunning. More or less, it lines up with rumors we’d heard about previously, but in being official, we now have reason to get excited. For the fashionable, it now comes in different colors, too -- silver, space grey, and gold!

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