AppleCare for Apple Watch Edition to Cost $999, $59 for Sport

11:47 AM, Apr. 3rd, 2015 · · News

Apple hasn't officially announced AppleCare pricing for Apple Watch yet, but leaked documents say it'll set you back US$999 for an Apple Watch Edition. Pricing for the Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch will be a little easier to swallow at $59 and $79, respectively.

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Look, if you're already spending $17,000 on an Apple Watch, what's an extra $1,000 for AppleCare?

OmniFocus 2 for iPad goes Universal, Now Runs on iPhone

9:45 AM, Apr. 3rd, 2015 · · News

The Omni Group is taking its iPhone and iPad apps and smashing them together into universal apps that run on both devices. The the latest to reap the benefits of those efforts is OmniFocus 2.1 for the iPad, which now runs on the iPhone, too.

Apple Watch Conceived to Free Us from the Tyranny of our Phones

10:16 PM, Apr. 2nd, 2015 · · News

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The Apple Watch was originally conceived as a device that would free us from the tyranny of our smartphones—and that includes iPhones. According to an excellent in-depth look at Apple Vice President Kevin Lynch and the Apple Watch, Apple wanted to find a way for us to be connected in a less intrusive, more human way.

Goldgenie Wants to Smear Diamonds on Your Apple Watch

6:45 PM, Apr. 2nd, 2015 · · News

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Goldgenie announced plans for customized Apple Watches. "Spectrum" Apple Watches will be ordinary stainless steel Apple Watch or gold Apple Watch Edition, but they will have a layer of diamonds smeared on them for those who need a little extra something-something. The company will also layer a stainless steel Apple Watch 24k Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum.

Rumored Apple Streaming Music Service Spurs EU Anti-trust Investigation

11:31 AM, Apr. 2nd, 2015 · · News

Apple is falling under the critical eye of European Union regulators over concerns the company may have violated anti-trust laws with record label deals for its streaming music service. There isn't an official investigation underway, but music industry companies have been questioned about the deals they have with Apple.

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Apple hasn't even confirmed rumors about its new streaming music service, and complaints about deals are already cropping up. Assuming the those came from streaming music services that offer free ad-supported options, it looks like they're really worried about seeing their business model disrupted.

Analyst: Apple Watch Sales to Hit 1M on Launch Weekend

10:28 AM, Apr. 2nd, 2015 · · News

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster thinks Apple will sell 300,000 Apple Watches during the first 24 hours of pre-order availability, and a million units during the smartwatch's launch weekend. Apple's entry into the smartwatch market will start on April 10 with pre-orders, and take off on April 24 when its available in stores.

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Apple Watch may be a late comer to the smartwatch market, but it looks like it'll take over, just like the iPod and iPhone before it.

Leshi TV CEO to Apple: Sorry about the Hitler Thing

9:19 AM, Apr. 2nd, 2015 · · News

After publicly comparing Apple to Adolph Hitler, Leshi TV CEO Jia Yueting has decided an apology is in order. He now says he's sorry and called the decision to use Nazi comparisons a misstep.

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Good: Apologize for a horribly distasteful marketing campaign

Better: Don't compare your competitors to Hitler and the Nazi regime

FTC vs AT&T Over Unlimited Data: About to Enter a World of Pain

8:19 PM, Apr. 1st, 2015 · · News

Remember that time the FTC sued AT&T for not disclosing "Unlimited Data" meant "Unlimited Data Until You Use It Then Your Speed Gets Throttled"? AT&T said the FTC was over the line, while the FTC claimed this aggression would not stand. There's a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what have yous. And now the judge has weighed in on the case.