Apple Watch Apps in App Store

Here’s how to see all the new Apple Watch apps that are launching tomorrow

By on April 23, 2015 at 3:33 PM.

Here’s how to see all the new Apple Watch apps that are launching tomorrow

Anyone who’s getting their Apple Watch on Friday will surely be on the lookout for more apps for the device. There are plenty of ways to find updated iOS apps that include their respective Watch components, but the easiest one by far is going to the actual source of iOS apps: Apple’s official App Store.  More →

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Best Apple Watch Apps

Every single Apple Watch app in the App Store, all in one place

By on April 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM.

Every single Apple Watch app in the App Store, all in one place

Are you one of the select few people who are actually going to get your hands on a shiny new Apple Watch tomorrow? Once you’re done marveling at its splendor and, if the reviews are any indication, figuring out the device’s confusing interface, it’ll be time to start loading up on nifty third-party Watch apps.

Now for the good news: You don’t have to wait for your Apple Watch to arrive to check out third-party Watch apps. In fact, every single Apple Watch app in the App Store can be found in one place right from your computer, iPad or iPhone. More →

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Apple Watch - Where to Buy It in Paris Stores

I just flew 1,000 miles and I still can’t buy the Apple Watch tomorrow

I just flew 1,000 miles and I still can’t buy the Apple Watch tomorrow

By on April 23, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

What do you do when your country isn’t part of the initial Apple Watch launch wave? Naturally, you try to order one online from one of the first nine markets, hoping to somehow be able to have it delivered to a friend. Or at least, that’s what I tried, but sadly it didn’t work. So now what do you do when you’ve missed the chance to preorder the Apple Watch with a confirmed April 24th ship date? Naturally, you hope that you’ll be able to score one in stores on launch day rather than waiting for it to ship in May – no, make that June or later – and you book a flight to one of the countries Apple has lined up for this launch.

Well, that’s what I did. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

7 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on April 23, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

We always spend time digging through all of the paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free each day, in an effort to pick out the cream of the crop and share them with you. Yesterday’s list of iOS apps on sale was a great one, and several of those apps are still available as free downloads if you rush back to that post and snag them quickly. If you’ve missed the ones you wanted though, don’t worry — there are seven fresh new paid iOS apps on sale for free in today’s list. More →

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Jony Ive Apple

Jony Ive is the new Steve Jobs

Jony Ive is the new Steve Jobs

By on April 23, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Steve Jobs was well-known for instilling his own design tastes into Apple’s products. From the skeuomorphic aesthetic that used to define iOS to the company’s general aversion to superfluous buttons, Jobs was much more involved in product design than your average CEO. By all accounts, Jobs was Apple’s supreme taste maker.

Now, three years after Jobs’ passing, it’s apparent that Apple designer Jony Ive is Apple’s new tastemaker. While not an overtly controversial statement in itself, the point was driven home during an excellent Wired piece detailing the secretive development of the Apple Watch.

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Apple Watch Guides and How-to Videos

New official videos detail three of the most important Apple Watch features

By on April 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

New official videos detail three of the most important Apple Watch features

Apple isn’t finished posting how-to Apple Watch videos that highlight some of the most important features of the smartwatch. The device proposes some new gestures and user interface elements that won’t be familiar to iOS device users, so mastering them will take some time. However, these handy videos provide plenty of tips and tricks for getting accustomed to Apple’s smartwatch.

In the most recent videos Apple posted online, the company demos three of the most important features of the Apple Watch. More →

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Tim Cook Happy Dance

The most awkward thing you’ll see today: Apple CEO Tim Cook dancing to ‘Happy’

By on April 23, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

The most awkward thing you’ll see today: Apple CEO Tim Cook dancing to ‘Happy’

This is, quite literally, Tim Cook’s happy dance. Yesterday was Earth Day, and Apple celebrated by bringing Pharrell to Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters for a live performance. During the popular song Happy, several Apple executives hopped up on stage to join the performer’s background dancers. Among them were Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue and CEO Tim Cook, who definitely stole the show. More →

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Apple Watch April 24 Store Availability

Here’s where to line up for the Apple Watch on Friday to actually buy one

By on April 23, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Here’s where to line up for the Apple Watch on Friday to actually buy one

Apple has received plenty of criticism for the way it decided to handle the Apple Watch launch – opting for online orders only and announcing a “fake” April 24th retail store release date – but it turns out that eager Apple fans looking to line up in front of a store this Friday to buy the Apple Watch will be able to, after all. Before you get too excited about the prospect though, you should know that it’s not regular Apple stores that will stock Apple Watch units on April 24th. Instead, Apple is going to make the highly coveted device available from certain fashion retailers around the world. More →

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iPhone 7 4-Inch Display

Most accurate Apple analyst explains why there won’t be a new 4-inch iPhone this year

By on April 22, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Most accurate Apple analyst explains why there won’t be a new 4-inch iPhone this year

Despite rumors that Apple has plans to release a 4-inch iPhone 7 later this year, Ming-Chi Kuo, largely regarded as the most accurate Apple analyst on the planet, recently issued a research note explaining why such rumors may ultimately fall flat.

In a research note obtained by AppleInsider, Kuo relays that with the iPhone 5s currently poised to become Apple’s “free with subscription” model, the Cupertino-based company has opted not to engineer an entirely new 4-inch iPhone 7 or 7c model, as had previously been rumored.

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Apple Watch Release Date International Preorders

This is when the Apple Watch might be launching in other countries

By on April 22, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

This is when the Apple Watch might be launching in other countries

The Apple Watch is currently available for preorder in nine markets and it’ll remain a “preorder” device even after the official April 24th date arrives. Despite this, Apple reportedly plans to extend its launch to other markets on top of Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the U.K. and U.S. where the device is currently selling, Italian publication iSpazio has learned. More →

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Retina MacBook Setup: Stops Responding

Apple already has a fix for your ‘broken’ Retina MacBook

By on April 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Apple already has a fix for your ‘broken’ Retina MacBook

The Retina MacBook laptop is definitely a head-turner, sparking some controversy around some of Apple’s choices for its boldest notebook design yet. However, it appears that some of the 12-inch MacBook units already purchased have an unexpected Setup Assistant flaw that has nothing to do with regular Retina Macbook complaints. The error makes it look like the laptop lags all of a sudden and fails to respond.

It seems that this issue is serious enough that Apple has created a special help page on its support site to address it. More →

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Apple Maps Transit Directions

Will iOS 9 finally see Apple introduce the iOS Maps feature we’ve been waiting for?

By on April 22, 2015 at 4:56 PM.

Will iOS 9 finally see Apple introduce the iOS Maps feature we’ve been waiting for?

Though Apple Maps has improved considerably over the past few years, it’s rather surprising, if not downright disappointing, that Apple still hasn’t incorporated built-in transit directions into the app. The omission is even more glaring considering that Google Maps has had such a feature for years.

That said, a recently posted job listing on Apple’s website may hint at the fact that iOS 9 may finally be when Apple gets around to integrating oh so helpful bus and train directions into its homegrown maps app.

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