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New Pandora Apple Watch app released with iPhone-free experience

New Pandora Apple Watch app released with iPhone-free experience

A new version of the Pandora app for Apple Watch was launched that requires no assistance from an iPhone or iPad or smartphone of any sort. This app is what's called a "standalone" app for Apple Watch, meaning Pandora's claim for "on the go" functionality is about as true as it's ever going to get. This app allows music and podcasts to be played on Apple Watch devices right out the gate.

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Strava finally syncs with the Apple Health on the Apple Watch

Strava finally syncs with the Apple Health on the Apple Watch

One of the benefits of having a smartwatch these days is being able to track your activities, sometimes even without a paired smartphones in your pocket. Part of that is made possible because of how fitness-related apps sync between phone and wearable or even with the phone's default health app. Fitness app Strava, however, was an outlier in that regard until today. Now it finally allows users to get data from the Apple Health app on the Apple Watch or even send its own data to Apple's Health center.

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Apple Watch outsold all Swiss watch brands combined last year

Apple Watch outsold all Swiss watch brands combined last year

There are many who doubt the sticking power of smartwatches or who knock the practicality of a timepiece that needs to be recharged sometimes every night. But if shipments are the only metric, then smartwatches may have already won. Based on 2019 numbers, the Apple Watch alone already surpassed the entire Swiss watch industry's sales, not counting smartwatches made by other companies, including some of those Swiss brands. That said, the competition isn't as straightforward as the report seems to suggest.

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Soon, iPhone and Apple Watch will work like keys for cars

Soon, iPhone and Apple Watch will work like keys for cars

The latest beta version of iOS 13.4 was released this week with reference to code for a system called CarKey. Apple Watch and iPhone users that are capable of working with this software will be able to use NFC to unlock certain cars - just so long as they're authorized. This system also suggests that users will eventually be able to use Apple Watch and/or iPhone devices to start cars without need for a separate key.

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OPPO smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch in more than just looks

OPPO smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch in more than just looks

It may have been criticized for its antiquated design but, as always, Apple is having the last laugh. The Apple Watch has turned out to be the smartwatch to beat, not because of its looks but because of its once unique features. Now other wearable device makers are jumping on the same train and it seems like OPPO is taking more than just one page from the Apple Watch playbook, mimicking not just its key feature but also its controversial looks.

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Crunch Fitness just made Apple Watch the key to cheaper gym membership

Crunch Fitness just made Apple Watch the key to cheaper gym membership

Apple's smartwatch may not be the only fitness tracker out there, but it's shaping up to be the one more people will choose to wear to get the most out of their gym memberships - and even make them cheaper. Crunch Fitness has announced a new Apple Watch app which - if you're working out at a Crunch Signature location - will offer special features both before and during a session.

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Your Apple trade-in just got less valuable: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Watch

Your Apple trade-in just got less valuable: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Watch

If you were looking to trade in your current device to Apple and put that money toward a new device, the amount you'll get in trade has suddenly dropped. Apple is now offering less trade-in money for a variety of devices spanning iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. There are few devices that are retaining the trade-in amounts that they used to have, but for the most part, prices are going down.

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Apple sued again over Apple Watch for trade secrets theft

Apple sued again over Apple Watch for trade secrets theft

Given how the Apple Watch has been making headlines for saving lives, it's no surprise that it is, pardon the pun, apple picking for those who want to capitalize on its fame or, in this case, have gotten hurt by it. Just before the year ended, Apple was hit by a lawsuit over its unlicensed use of a patent for its atrial fibrillation detection. Now it is getting slapped by an even bigger complaint for stealing trade secrets related to health monitoring on its Apple Watch.

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Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad is made for your iPhone and its friends

Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad is made for your iPhone and its friends

Remember the AirPower, one of Apple's embarrassments that will be forgotten in a few years? The failure of a first-party wireless charging mat opened the doors for accessory makers to try and fill in the gaping hole left by the canceled product. And to no one's surprise, such "alternatives" follow the same formula but just give it a different spin. Like Satechi's new Trio Wireless Charging Pad that will let you wirelessly charge one iPhone, one AirPods, and one Apple Watch and nothing more.

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Apple Watch atrial fibrillation feature at the heart of a patent lawsuit

Apple Watch atrial fibrillation feature at the heart of a patent lawsuit

It may look dated and seem a bit overpriced but few smartwatches can make the same life-saving claims that the Apple Watch has. Apple has turned its wearable into more than just a smartphone extension and has outfitted it with features that put the wearer's health at the center. Now one of those features is at the center of litigation claiming that Apple willfully ignored that someone else already patented the much-advertised irregular heartbeat detection it added in recent Apple Watches.

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Satechi Apple Watch charging dock can top off from a MacBook or iPad Pro

Satechi Apple Watch charging dock can top off from a MacBook or iPad Pro

Apple has yet to solve the Apple Watch's battery life problem but, in the meantime, accessory makers are seeing an opportunity to capitalize on the need to charge the wearable on the go. Apple's own charging accessories for the Apple Watch can be big or long, depending on which one you go for. Satechi, however, is offering an almost ingenious solution that simply sticks the magnetic charging dock to the side of a MacBook or iPad Pro.

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Can you trust Amazon? Take knockoff Apple Watches for example

Can you trust Amazon? Take knockoff Apple Watches for example

A collection of cheap imitations of the original Apple Watch are currently posing on Amazon as a perfect alternative to the far more expensive alternative. Brands like YAMAY, Willful, Letsfit, SKYGRAND, and ANBES make little effort to hide the fact that they're not only using lookalike UI - in some cases, they're literally selling the same devices under different brand names. Scratch that - in quite a few cases... in a CONCERNING number of cases, companies appear to be selling the same product with different brand names for different prices.

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