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Apple Watch’s Nylon bands and price kick: first impressions aim to spark new interest

Apple Watch’s Nylon bands and price kick: first impressions aim to spark new interest

Today we got up close and personal with Apple's newest bands for the Apple Watch. These are the Woven Nylon bands in a variety of colors - they'll have Gold/Red, Gold/Royal Blue, Royal Blue, Pink, Pearl, Scuba Blue, and Black available at Apple Stores soon. They've reduced the base price of the Apple Watch this week as well. What we're asking our readers here is - do these bits and pieces make you interested in having an Apple Watch again? Maybe even interested for the first time?

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iOS 9.3 release notes: update now for “Night Shift”

iOS 9.3 release notes: update now for “Night Shift”

This afternoon Apple released iOS 9.3. Assuming you're all about hitting the download button as soon as possible, now's the time. Today we'll be going over the features you should expect in a very brief sort of manner. These bits and pieces will come to your device dependent on the newness of your device, considering especially the power of the processor inside said device. What you'll want to see first is Night Shift.

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iPad Pro 9.7 first impressions and hands-on

iPad Pro 9.7 first impressions and hands-on

It was only a matter of time before the 12-inch iPad Pro spawned a smaller sibling, and the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is that tablet. Revealed this morning at Apple's Cupertino HQ, the new iPad Pro takes the boosted performance of the larger model but distills it into what the company says is still the most popular screen size.

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iPhone SE first impressions and hands-on – quite familiar

iPhone SE first impressions and hands-on – quite familiar

This afternoon we're getting our hands on the iPhone SE, a device that looks like the iPhone 5s but acts like a newer device. This is the first time Apple has effectively skipped a generation with smartphone design, keeping the innards of a device that's more than two years old, packing in hardware that's brand new. As such, we're expecting this iPhone SE to run a lot quicker than its predecessor, the iPhone 5s, but to feel just as classic. Surprise! It does both of these things.

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iPad Pro 9.7-inch revealed with new display tech

iPad Pro 9.7-inch revealed with new display tech

If you were a big fan of the iPad Pro, but for some reason wanted all of those features packed into a much smaller screen, then you'll be delighted to hear that Apple has been listening. Today at their Town Hall meeting they announced a new 9.7" version of their Pro iPad. That's just over 2 inches smaller than the original.

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You can have the new iOS 9.3 features today

You can have the new iOS 9.3 features today

Says Apple, 80-percent of active iOS devices are running iOS 9, and starting today those devices can be updated to iOS 9.3, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. As expected, the latest version of iOS brings a bunch of new features, not the least of which is Night Shift, a feature akin to the sleep-friendly feature Amazon recently added to its Fire OS. Depending on the time of day, your iOS device’s display will strip away blue to ensure you can fall asleep easily.

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CareKit could differentiate the Apple Watch in a big way

CareKit could differentiate the Apple Watch in a big way

Apple's mobile devices can be used for a vast number of purposes. Today, the company announced that they are going to be putting a special focus on consumer health. This comes in the form of CareKit, an SDK that they say will make it easier to track various health-related stats.

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Apple makes encryption stand: “we will not shrink” insists Cook

Apple makes encryption stand: “we will not shrink” insists Cook

Today at the Apple Town Hall meeting, CEO Tim Cook took the stage after showing off a brief history of the company. They showed 40 years of the company in 40 seconds, which was little more than a quick flash of words such as "Lisa" "1984" "iMac" and more. After letting us know that Apple's 40th birthday was coming up on April 1st, he took a moment to talk about something far more important.

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Google Maps stickers released for Android, Timeline updated

Google Maps stickers released for Android, Timeline updated

Stickers for your home and stickers for your work are now available for Google Maps for Android devices. This means that, whenever you're viewing a map on your phone, you'll see that both your home and your work are marked by the digital sticker you've placed there. Your home can be a tee-pee, a farm house, an igloo, a shoe, or a pirate ship. You could also place a lighthouse or a couch or a dragon. All of these are reasonable.

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iOS bug allows hackers access to iMessage photos and videos

iOS bug allows hackers access to iMessage photos and videos

One reason that people like using iMessage is because of the sense of security that it gives. After all, just look at how difficult it's been for the FBI to access the messages from the San Bernardino shooter's phone. But it looks like your iMessages might not be as secure as you think, and Apple is ready to fix the problem later today.

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Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

The hit mobile game Crossy Road may not have answered why the chicken wanted to cross the road, but at least now we can ponder why Mickey Mouse wants to do the same. Revealed at GDC 2016 earlier this week, Disney Crossy Road will see the world's most famous mouse, along with over 100 other Pixar and Disney characters, running into traffic on iOS and Android in the near future.

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Facebook Messenger has a secret basketball game

Facebook Messenger has a secret basketball game

It's March Madness time, and as such Facebook has added a 'hidden' basketball game to Messenger. The game came with the app's latest update, and simply involves sending someone a basketball emoji, after which point you'll be tasked with flicking digital basketballs into a digital hoop, aiming to beat your own best score. Get the details on how to play after the jump!

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