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Apple Watch Series 7 revealed with larger screen, price set

Apple Watch Series 7 revealed with larger screen, price set

The new Apple Watch was revealed today with an updated industrial design. This new Apple Watch Series 7 is significantly larger than its predecessor, with 40% thinner borders than its predecessor and a "refined" casing. The new Apple Watch Series 7 is "up to 70% brighter" than its predecessor, too.

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Apple warns iPhone users should update to new iOS 14.8 ASAP

Apple warns iPhone users should update to new iOS 14.8 ASAP

Apple has released iOS 14.8, along with iPadOS 14.8, watchOS 7.6.2, and macOS Big Sur 11.6, patching some security issues that the Cupertino firm says it believes have been actively exploited. The new software - released for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac today - is recommended for all users, Apple says.

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Galaxy Watch 4 Walkie Talkie app catches up with the Apple Watch

Galaxy Watch 4 Walkie Talkie app catches up with the Apple Watch

Smartwatches have been around for years now, and Apple has managed to keep its spot at the top despite the number of Android Wear, now Wear OS, devices in the market. In terms of platform features, the Apple Watch is arguably ahead of the race, but Wear OS isn't that far behind. Samsung's new Galaxy Watch 4 series seems to push Google's wearable platform to new heights, and it is getting a long-delayed feature that, somewhat ironically, still leaves Wear OS one step behind.

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Apple urges WatchOS update after “actively exploited” flaw

Apple urges WatchOS update after “actively exploited” flaw

Apple has released watchOS version 7.6.1, an update the company says is important as it addresses a potential security problem. The update is available for the Apple Watch 3 and later models, with the patch arriving only days after the big 7.6 update was released to the public. Users should update their watches as soon as possible.

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iOS 15 public beta released today: How to get it, and why you shouldn’t

iOS 15 public beta released today: How to get it, and why you shouldn’t

Apple released iOS 15 Public Beta and iPadOS 15 Public Beta today for public perusal. If you're looking to take advantage of the Public Beta program, you should be aware of the risks in addition to the benefits - don't get so excited that you load this operating system to your main driver! Let's take a peek at what's inside this system, available now for your iPad and iPhone.

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watchOS 8 adds multiple timer support but Apple Watch still needs iPhone for offline Siri

watchOS 8 adds multiple timer support but Apple Watch still needs iPhone for offline Siri

Apple's offline Siri support won't be offered as a standalone ability on the Apple Watch, it appears, though watchOS 8 is shaping up to include much-requested features like multiple timers. Siri's ability to work even when you don't have a network connection was one of the highlights of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, the new software coming to iPhone and iPad, at WWDC 2021 today.

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iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS, watchOS 8 Dev Beta release date today

iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS, watchOS 8 Dev Beta release date today

Each of the major operating system updates revealed today at WWDC 2021 were announced with Developer Beta release dates right out the gate. Each of them, including iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and an update for tvOS, will all be released today for developers in a Developer Beta. You will need to be a developer signed up with Apple as a developer to attain and run this software safely.

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Apple’s watchOS 8 packs meditation, tai chi, portraits, and GIF support

Apple’s watchOS 8 packs meditation, tai chi, portraits, and GIF support

During its WWDC 2021 keynote today, Apple has introduced the changes coming to its Apple Watch wearable with watchOS 8. The next version of the wearable software will bring a number of refinements and new features, including more robust messaging capabilities, the option to set dynamic portraits as a watch face, new fitness options like tai chi and mindfulness-based activities, and more.

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Apple WWDC 2021: How to watch today and what to expect

Apple WWDC 2021: How to watch today and what to expect

It's the biggest week of the year for Apple developers, and though the WWDC 2021 keynote kicking off today may not be happening as an in-person event, that doesn't mean the excitement levels are any less. An opportunity for Apple to cast its spotlight on the next versions of iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and more, this year's WWDC could also be a surprise when it comes to hardware like the MacBook Pro.

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Apple Watch 7 leaks begin with a bang

Apple Watch 7 leaks begin with a bang

A leak today revealed the look of the next Apple Watch, otherwise known as Apple Watch 7. This newest watch series has a design that represents the most significant industrial design change since the beginning of the product. The new Apple Watch looks to have a display that creeps right up to the edges of its hardware, complete with rounded corners and a dial.

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Apple releases iOS 14.4.2 and watchOS 7.3.3 – You should install them ASAP

Apple releases iOS 14.4.2 and watchOS 7.3.3 – You should install them ASAP

Apple has released new versions of iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS, and if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch the official advice is that you should update them sooner rather than later. iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.42, and watchOS 7.3.3 all fix an active vulnerability, Apple says, which it believes has already been exploited.

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Apple Watch prototype with working pre-watchOS 1.0 surfaces

Apple Watch prototype with working pre-watchOS 1.0 surfaces

It's not really a secret that products undergo multiple iterations, some of which hardly look like the finished version that eventually goes on sale. Prototypes are often closely guarded secrets and most get discarded and destroyed, never to be seen by the public's eyes. Once in a while, some do miraculously make it out. As if that alone weren't exceptional enough, the fact that this Apple Watch prototype still has working software makes this sighting even rarer.

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