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Apple Watch LTE tipped for this year [Update]

Apple Watch LTE tipped for this year [Update]

Apple may finally have cracked the Apple Watch LTE battery problem, with reports that a cellularly-connected version is launching later this year. Rumors of a version of the company's smartwatch which could independently connect to cellular networks without requiring a tethered iPhone have circulated since even before the first-generation Apple Watch was released in April 2015. However, fitting sufficient power into such a device has always been a limiting factor.

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Apple Earnings Q3: $APPL up as all product revenue grows

Apple Earnings Q3: $APPL up as all product revenue grows

Apple's latest earnings call says that Services Revenue is the big winner for the quarter - while the rest is up for the third quarter in a row. That includes quarterly revenue of $45.4 billion compared to this same quarter one year ago at a revenue of $42.4 billion. "With revenue up 7 percent year-over-year, we’re happy to report our third consecutive quarter of accelerating growth and an all-time quarterly record for Services revenue," said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Detached back cover on your Apple Watch 1? Get it fixed for free

Detached back cover on your Apple Watch 1? Get it fixed for free

If you own one of the first generations of Apple Watch and find your wearable’s back suddenly naked, fret not. Even though the smartwatch is more than 2 years old and Apple already has a 2nd gen line, you can still get it repaired free of charge. That’s because Apple has just extended the warranty of its very first wearable due to that exact same issue and the warranty period now covers three years from the date of purchase.

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Update your Apple Watch with Toy Story faces with latest watchOS beta

Update your Apple Watch with Toy Story faces with latest watchOS beta

If the current look of your Apple Watch's main screen is getting a little stale, and you're already tired of the existing Mickey and Minnie Mouse faces, you'll soon have the option adorning your smartwatch with Toy Story characters. As shown off at this year's WWDC keynote, watchOS 4 will expand on the Disney tie-ins by introducing animated character faces, with options including heroes Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

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WatchOS 4 detailed: Siri, new Watchfaces, NFC expands

WatchOS 4 detailed: Siri, new Watchfaces, NFC expands

This week Apple's Kevin Lynch stood on stage at WWDC 2017 and spoke about the next big update to the Apple Watch. This new update will bring Siri to the Apple Watch, at last. It'll be like having a digital assistant available all the time - from your wrist. This update also brings a stream of information from Siri - using machine learning to make the best guess at what you'll want next.

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Swiss watchmaker H. Moser creates $27k Apple Watch lookalike

Swiss watchmaker H. Moser creates $27k Apple Watch lookalike

If you happen to really like the look and design of the Apple Watch, but are also a tired-and-true fan of traditional mechanical watches, then here's a timepiece that's just for you. Swiss watchmaker H. Moser has announced a new watch that almost perfectly mimics the look of Apple's smartwatch, yet it's 100% mechanical, meaning there's no display, no touch input, and no health or fitness tracking — no 'smarts' of any kind.

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Nike+ Apple Watch bands match new Air VaporMax running shoes

Nike+ Apple Watch bands match new Air VaporMax running shoes

It wasn't that too long ago, just last month in fact, when Nike announced a fresh new Apple Watch from its NikeLab collection. Pushing its partnership with Apple, it is pushing out new bands for the Apple Watch Nike+ series. These bands, however, have a special trait, aside from their rugged good looks. They are designed to match the color and style of its new line of Air VaporMax running shoes which, in turn, are designed to match the colors of the sky from "Day to Night".

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Tim Cook himself is testing the new Apple Watch’s huge medical feature

Tim Cook himself is testing the new Apple Watch’s huge medical feature

Apple's next smartwatch is expected to test blood sugar levels, and the prototype has reportedly been strapped to none other than CEO Tim Cook. The next-generation Apple Watch will, if the rumors are to be believed, double-down on its health applications. Likely to be the flagship feature is something that, until now, has only really been offered by medically-licensed devices.

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Study: Apple Watch is 97% accurate in identifying abnormal heart beat

Study: Apple Watch is 97% accurate in identifying abnormal heart beat

The Apple Watch, when paired with artificial intelligence and the Cardiogram app, has a high 97-percent accuracy rate when detecting a particular type of abnormal heart rhythm called paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. This discovery was made by the University of California in San Francisco, which based its conclusion in part on data gathered from more than six-thousand volunteers.

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ExxonMobil’s SpeedPass+ brings mobile payments to Ford SYNC 3 and Apple Watch

ExxonMobil’s SpeedPass+ brings mobile payments to Ford SYNC 3 and Apple Watch

Back in January, ExxonMobil announced that its SpeedPass+ app would soon support mobile payments through Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system. It looks like that update is going live today, but it's bringing more than SYNC 3 functionality with it. ExxonMobil is also launching an Apple Watch version of SpeedPass+ today, meaning those of you with Apple's smartwatch will be able to take advantage of these new features as well.

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Apple is now a better wearable seller than Fitbit [Updated]

Apple is now a better wearable seller than Fitbit [Updated]

This just isn't Fitbit's year. It is believed to be in some financial crisis, or at least will soon be. The situation was dire enough for Fitbit to considering jumping on the smartwatch bandwagon, which is already rumored to be delayed. And to add insult to injury, Strategy Analytics released numbers showing that Fitbit is no longer the top dog when it comes to wearables. It isn't even second dog, with both Apple and Xiaomi overtaking it.

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Apple’s paper bag patent granted

Apple’s paper bag patent granted

Back in July of 2016, Apple filed a patent for a paper bag - here in May of 2017, Apple has been granted that patent. Invented by an impressive 22 people and filed for a term of 15 years, Apple now owns the ornamental design for the bag that Apple products come in when sold by Apple Stores. This is the sort of bag that customers feel guilty about throwing away, it's made so extremely well and designed so nicely.

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