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Apple unveils watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with new fitness features

Apple has launched the fourth major version of its watchOS platform for the Apple Watch. It features more of an emphasis on fitness capabilities than previous iterations, including the option of smart activity coaching. There's also a new Siri watch face.

Apple purchase hints at sleep tracking mode for next Apple Watch

Apple has purchased Beddit, a Finnish manufacturer of connected sleep-tracking devices designed to work with iOS products. The acquisition strongly hints that the next Apple Watch will include a built-in sleep monitoring mode, a top user request.

New Apple Watch tipped to arrive this year as interest falls

Apple will unveil its third generation Apple Watch later this year, according to a report this week. The company will launch the Apple Watch Series 3 with new hardware for better performance. However, there are questions over whether it will appeal.

Pharmaceutical company partners with Apple to tackle depression

Pharmaceutical company Takeda and digital health tool developer Cognition Kit are to work together to see if mobile apps and wearables can help fight depression. This will include working with Apple and its smartwatch.

Apple bricks Watch devices with software update

Apple has withdrawn an Apple Watch software update after receiving widespread reports of some devices being bricked by the new firmware. Apple Watch Series 2 models are being left unusable after the update is installed. Not every device is affected.

Theresa May bans the Apple Watch from U.K. Cabinet meetings

Members of the UK's parliament have been banned from wearing Apple Watch smartwatches during Cabinet meetings over concerns they could be hacked by Russian spies. The ruling has come from Prime Minister Theresa May and concerns all wearables.

What the Internet is saying about the new iPhone and Apple Watch

Apple unveiled its new software and hardware products at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday. The highlights were definitely the new iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2. The Internet was abuzz with reactions to the new products.

Op-Ed: Five years in, Tim Cook has proven he's the man to be Apple's CEO

Five years ago today, Tim Cook became the permanent CEO of Apple as co-founder Steve Jobs stood down due to ill health. The news prompted concerns that Apple would never be the same. While the company has changed, it's still the same at heart though.

Apple's latest purchase hints at a health-focused Apple Watch 2

Apple is expected to launch an upgraded version of its Apple Watch wearable later in the year. Today it revealed it has acquired Gliimpse, a personal health data startup that hints at Apple's plans for the new device, suggesting it will focus on health.

Faster Apple Watch 2 is coming later this year with new features

Apple is planning to launch a heavily-upgraded Apple Watch 2 later this year, according to a credible new report. The wearable will sport a faster processor, built-in GPS and improved waterproofing, addressing key weaknesses of the current model.

Hackers can access your iPhone by sending an image in a text

Apple customers are being urged to update their devices after the discovery of a major vulnerability. Attackers could access an iPhone or Mac by sending a specially crafted text message. The method is similar to last year's 'Stagefright' Android bug.

Apple quietly admits it expects iPhones to last only three years

Apple recently published a webpage about its commitment to the environment. The page has attracted criticism for revealing the company expects iPhones to last just three years, not a long shelf life for a product costing hundreds of dollars.

Apple Watch 2 to get improved internals but no major redesign

The Apple Watch has been out for almost a year and will soon be ready for replacement. According to new rumours, the Apple Watch 2 will bring only minor cosmetic changes, instead featuring upgraded components for improved performance.

Apple details updates coming to iOS, Apple TV and Apple Watch

The new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro were the headline announcements at today's Apple event but the company also unveiled a few other changes to its devices line-up. Apple TV and Apple Watch both received updates and an iOS refresh was detailed.

Apple wants to 'loop you in' on the new 4-inch iPhone on March 21

Apple has seemingly confirmed the longstanding rumours of a new iPhone and iPad coming this month. The company will be hosting a press event on March 21 where it is expected to unveil new hardware and software updates as it refreshes its products.

Apple Watch 2 now coming in fall, revised original in March

The next Apple Watch might not be coming in March after all. Instead, a completely redesigned version of the smartwatch is reportedly planned for the fall and a refreshed Apple Watch 1 line-up will arrive in spring.

Sales of iPhones will 'tumble' in 2016

Sales of Apple's wildly popular iPhone will "tumble" next year, according to predictions in a new report by Morgan Stanley.

Wearables market growth climbs 200% in a year, led by Fitbit

The market for wearable devices has grown by almost 200 percent in the past year, helped by the launch of new smartwatches from companies including Apple and Xiaomi. They continue to lose out to established favourite Fitbit though.

Zing: The perfect gift this Christmas Special

'Zing' is a brand new device developed by a team of hardworking entrepreneurs in Cambridge. Digital Journal spoke to one of them, Ludo Chapman, a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin.

Apple Watch 'enormously successful' according to designer

A key designer of the Apple Watch has said the device has been a success and will become a 'game-changer' over time. He admitted the smartwatch hasn't gained the immediate recognition some thought it would though.

Apple rolls out WatchOS 2 after fixing critical delaying bug

A few days behind schedule, Apple has launched the second-generation version of its Apple Watch software. WatchOS 2 is available to download now and includes several new features designed to expand the functionality of the Apple Watch.

Apple's WatchOS 2 coming September 16 with new Watch band designs

Apple opened its San Francisco event today with an update on Apple Watch. It claimed the device has 97 percent customer satisfaction before launching an updated WatchOS which gives app developers more control and access to a broader array of sensors.

Apple Watch is the second biggest wearable after just four months

The Apple Watch has become the second biggest wearable device in the market just four months after its highly-anticipated launch. The largest vendor remains Fitbit but its devices are more health trackers than smartwatches.

Rumour: Apple Watch 'smart bands' to launch next year

The discovery of a hidden diagnostic port on the Apple Watch at launch prompted rumours suggesting that Apple may one day launch smart watch bands that use the connection for data. A new report says they will appear next year although not everyone agrees.

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an 'interesting toy', not innovation

The CEO of renowned Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch has slammed the new generation of smartwatches, most notably led by the Apple Watch. Calling the wearable an "interesting toy", the watchmaker insisted that mechanical devices are still better overall.

Big Pharma company steps into wearable devices market

Drugs giant Novartis has stepped into the wearables technology market with an app called ViaOpta, designed for the visually impaired. Established as a prototype, the company this week unveiled modifications.

Apple claims that Watch's erratic heart rate monitor is a feature

Since Apple updated the Apple Watch's software to 1.0.1, users have complained of erratic heart rate monitoring with infrequent measurements. Now, Apple has acknowledged the complaints - and responded by saying that this "feature" is normal behaviour.

Tim Cook: The Apple Watch will finally be in stores 'by June'

After a botched rollout due to supply chain issues, the Apple Watch will finally be available to buy in stores "by June," 9to5Mac reports.

Apple Watch release met with excitement and challenges

The Apple Watch has now been on the market for a few weeks and those lucky enough to get their hands on the first batch are taking one for the team, so to speak.

Samsung letting Apple Watch hype end before launching its own

Samsung has reportedly postponed the launch of its anticipated next-generation smartwatch until much later this year as it faces strong opposition from the popular Apple Watch. Samsung's new offer is expected to have a round display for the first time.
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