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TAG Heuer Partners with Google and Intel to Produce Apple Watch Rival





A well-known watchmaker from Switzerland called TAG Heuer has recently announced its partnership with Google and Intel aimed at creation of the new high-end and luxury smartwatch. This smartwatch will reportedly have Android Wear on board and will be released at the very end of 2015. As you might have guessed, this wearable device will become the main rival of the Apple Watch, which will be released this April.


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Friday, March 20th, 2015. 22:49

iOS 8 Adoption Rate Reaches 77% - Apple



According to the official data shared by Apple, iOS 8 adoption rate reached 77% on March 16th. The adoption rate has increased 2% over the last two weeks. One possible reason for such an increase is the release of iOS 8.2, which can boast of a number of important stability and performance improvements as well the support of the long-anticipated Apple Watch, which is expected to hit the store shelves in April.


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Thursday, March 19th, 2015. 15:15

Several New Rumors About Apple Watch Appear Online



Several new rumors, which deal with the Apple Watch, have recently appeared on the Internet. According to these rumors, the retail employees have nearly finished their trainings aimed at learning how to use and sell the wearable device.


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Thursday, March 19th, 2015. 15:12

Apple Watch Gets Final FCC Approval Ahead of Start of Sales



Looks like the guys from Cupertino have finally received all the required approvals from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. This means nothing prevents Apple from making its long-anticipated Apple Watch available for U.S. customers. In case you don’t know, the wearable device will hit the store shelves in the USA and a number of other countries as soon as on April 24th.


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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015. 18:13

Apple Pay Now Supports 30 New Financial Institutions



As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino launched their own mobile payments system last year. This system is called Apple Pay; it is based on the Near Field Communication technology and it uses the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to secure each payment. The only drawback is that the service is currently available only in the USA. According to the latest shared by people familiar with the matter, Apple has recently added the support of 30 new banks and credit institutions to its payments system. From now on, Apple Pay works with Charles Schwab Bank, RBC Bank and several other large financial organizations located in the USA.


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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015. 17:56

Apple Watch Edition: Apple's New Marketing Tool?



Last week, apart from the relatively cheap Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport, the guys from Cupertino have also announced something called Apple Watch Edition - a luxurious and incredibly expensive timepiece with several additional features for geeks. The prices for this version of the smartwatch start from about $10.000, so it is a bit strange Apple has released such a costly wearable device. Or not?


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Monday, March 16th, 2015. 11:49

Apple to Open Apple Watch Store in Japan Soon - Insiders



According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, Apple has recently begun the construction of a store designed to sell Apple Watches in Japan. The dedicated store will be situated at Department Store in Shinjuku, Tokyo. After looking at the image below, one may think its only a temporary location aimed at advertising the recently-released wearable device, but in fact it’s not. It is listed in the mall directory, moreover, there’s a new Apple Watch ad on the mall’s website. Everything looks serious.


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Monday, March 16th, 2015. 11:20

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.


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Sunday, March 15th, 2015. 15:57

Apple Begins Advertising Apple Watch in Apple Stores



As you know, Apple on Monday announced the long-awaited Apple Watch, the 12-inch Retina MacBook and the updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros are currently available for purchase, however, the smartwatch and the new ultra thin laptop will hit the store shelves only on April 24th. If you want to buy the new laptop or Apple’s first-ever wearable device a bit earlier, starting from April 10th you will get an opportunity to pre-order any device.


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Sunday, March 15th, 2015. 15:25

Apple Invented USC Type C Alone - John Gruber



Last Monday, at the “Spring Forward” media event the guys from Cupertino announced the Apple Watch and the 12-inch MacBook. What is interesting about the new laptop is that it can boast of a brand new multifunctional USB connector called USB C. According to what the analyst John Gruber revealed in his latest podcast, Apple may actually be the inventor of the new standard, which is USB Type C.


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Saturday, March 14th, 2015. 18:43

Here's How Apple Watch Companion App for iPhone Looks Like [Images]



As you probably know, Apple’s iOS 8.2 can boast of one special app. This is the Apple Watch companion, which can be used to fine tune the wearable device and control it from the iPhone. So far, we haven’t seen the design and features of this useful app, however, thanks to iOS developer Hamza Sood we can now take a look at how the smartwatch companion looks like after one connects the Apple Watch to it.

To be honest, the app looks quite similar to the Settings tab found in iOS. There are numerous sections responsible for app layout, notifications, sounds and many other things. You can take a look at the aforementioned app screenshots below.


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Saturday, March 14th, 2015. 18:13

Apple Releases Third iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers for Testing



The guys from Cupertino on Thursday seeded the third iOS 8.3 beta to developers for testing. The release came about two weeks after the release of the second iOS 8.3 beta, which could boast of new emoji picker, better CarPlay connectivity, the support of Google’s two step verification, new Siri languages and a number of other performance and stability improvements. New beta became available for Apple’s developers just several days after the public release of iOS 8.2, which could bo the official release of iOS 8.2 that featured the support of the Apple Watch.


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Friday, March 13th, 2015. 15:28

Apple Watch Features Replaceable Battery?



According to the latest report from TechCrunch, the battery of the Apple Watch will be replaceable, which means user will get an opportunity to change it after it loses its capacity. By the way, the battery has a lifecycle of about three years. And this is not a rumor; such technical spec has been officially confirmed by the guys from Cupertino. However, Apple failed to mention whether any other components, for example, RAM or CPU, will be replaceable and as a result - upgradable. We’ll find that out once the smartwatch hits the store shelves in April, I guess.


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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. 14:43

Next-Gen iPhones to Feature Force Touch and New Pink Color Option



Following the official announcement of the Apple Watch, 12-inch Retina MacBook, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro as well as the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models, several new rumors that deal with the next-generation iPhone appeared online. According to these rumors, the smartphone will be available in two sizes, just like the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The screen resolution will remain nearly the same. Apart from that, the smartphone may get the support of the  Force Touch technology and a new pink body, The Wall Street Journal reporters write.


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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. 14:38

Apple Watch to Boast of 2GB of Memory for Music and 75MB for Photos



According to what people familiar with the matter write, the recently-released Apple Watch can indeed boast of 8GB of internal storage. However, only 2GB will be available to store music and 75MB - to store photos on the wearable device. The multimedia content can be synced using the companion app for the iPhone. After user sends the songs and images he wants to his Apple Watch, he will get an opportunity to access them even when the connection with the smartphone is lost.


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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. 14:31