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Apple on Wednesday added four more videos to its Apple Watch Guided Tours webpage covering Phone Calls, Siri interaction, Maps navigation and Music playback. The latest releases follow three virtual tutorials discussing watch faces, messaging features and Digital Touch posted to Apple's webpage earlier this month. With its Guided Tours webpage, the company is offering early explainer guides while at the same time drumming up interest in Watch before preorders arrive on...
Apple has gifted Karl Lagerfeld with a specially-crafted Apple Watch featuring not just a yellow gold body but also a matching gold link bracelet, according to the fashion designer's personal assistant and bodyguard. A photo posted by Sebastien Jondeau (@bentoub) on Apr 15, 2015 at 9:55am PDT Sebastien Jondeau shared a photo of the gift in a Wednesday post on Instagram. The value of the device wasn't mentioned, but a yellow gold 42mm Watch costs $12,000 to $15,000,...
Apple could sell as many as 15 million Apple Watches this year, new survey data suggests, as some 6 percent of U.S. adults --?mostly men --?say they plan to purchase one of the new wrist-worn devices. Of those surveyed, interest was highest among adults in their 30s, according to Reuters. Some 13 percent of that group intends to buy a Watch, compared to 10 percent for consumers between 18 and 29 years of age. The latter cohort was more interested in the gadget...
Tumblr and Wikipedia released major updates to their iOS apps on Wednesday, revising their look as well as adding a number of features that expand their use and streamline navigation. Tumblr spruces up graphics, blog creation Visually the new version of Tumblr has "sticky" search bars and avatars, and a revised iPad interface, more in keeping with recent changes to iPhone design. The company is also promising "more pleasing" loading of GIFs. Featurewise, users can...
With Apple's next-generation Mac operating system expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June, AppleInsider looks at possible names the company might choose for its follow-up to the OS X versions dubbed Yosemite and Mavericks. What's in a name? In the case of Apple's OS X, for years it was represented by big cats, ranging from Leopard to Lion. But as Apple began to dig deep into the feline family tree with names like Snow Leopard...
Charitybuzz today announced that for the third year in a row, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is auctioning off some of his time in order to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, which backs human rights causes around the globe. As with past auctions, Cook is offering the winning bidder a lunch with him at Apple's Cupertino headquarters. Added this year however are two VIP passes for an upcoming Apple keynote -- typically, access to the...
Search giant Google has run once again into the welcoming embrace of European regulators, finding itself in the European Commission's crosshairs over allegations that it favors its own services unfairly with Android and web search products. The European Commission will investigate whether Google's policy of forcing smartphone and tablet manufacturers to agree to strict licensing terms in exchange for the ability to bundle Google services --?like Gmail or Google Now...
Microsoft on Wednesday released an updated version of the Office 2016 for Mac Preview, cleaning up bug and performance problems while adding new features, as the company also simultaneously launched two new Office 365 apps for the iPhone, Office Delve and Office 365 Video. Office 2016 for Mac Preview New to Outlook in the Preview is a "Propose New Time" option, which lets meeting guests suggest a new event time, and organizers view those proposals and update meetings...
Apple this year is offering 350 scholarships to WWDC 2015, a substantial increase over last year that will pull in students 13 and older, as well as members and alumni from a number of groups including women, blacks, and Latinos. The 350 scholarships issued this year, focused on promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning, is up from the 200 scholarships offered by Apple for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014, as noted by...
Georgian chess champion Gaioz Nigalidze has been accused of using Apple's iOS devices to gain a competitive advantage during tournaments, hiding an iPod touch --?which was used to analyze the game being played -- in the bathroom during at least one such event. Nigalidze's match sheet and the iPod touch found in the bathroom Nigalidze was expelled from the Dubai Open Chess Tournament after organizers discovered an iPod touch, wrapped in toilet paper, stored in a bathroom...
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