Apple is donating a thousand Apple Watches to a binge eating study. The University of North Carolina’s medical school will start this study.
Steve Troughton-Smith does more than post Apple product leaks. He’s also a professional coder, and his latest pet project shows why it would be cool to get third-party faces for Apple Watch. He’s come up with some pretty interesting watch faces, plus he posted the example code on Github so you can experiment with your own—assuming you’re a developer. I get Apple not wanting horribly garish watch faces, but maybe they could partner with some developers or make a watch face screening process. I know I’m ready for some options outside of Apple’s limited pool.
CVS finally caved and is now accepting Apply Pay at its retail stores.
Can your Apple Watch or other fitness tracker get a heart rate reading off a roll of toilet paper or a banana? Yes, it can. Here’s why.
Apple Watch Series 4 packs in a bigger display and new heart rate sensors, but is that enough to justify upgrading, or jumping in for the first time? Read on to see what TMO’s Jeff Gamet thinks of Apple’s latest smart watch.
So you’re looking at Apple Watch pricing and thinking to yourself, wow, those are pricey! Here’s a watch that might give you a new perspective on what expensive really is. BusinessInsider has a video look at the Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital, available in Red Gold ($450,000) or Platinum ($500,000). It’s the complications, not the materials, that make it expensive, as this watch has 700 working parts, some of the rarest complications, and takes forever to make. I love mechanical timepieces, and while this one is extreme just to be extreme, it’s beautiful and amazing. It’s also limited to 60 pieces, so get your order in when you can. [Via Digg]
Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 is available for order now, and limited quantities are in some Apple retail store locations.
Flexibits has a new update out for Fantastical 2 on the iPhone that adds Apple Watch Series 4 Inforgraph complications. If you upgraded your Apple Watch to watchOS 5 Fantastical now supports the Siri watch face, and it works with Siri Shortcuts, too. Fantastical is an alternative to the Calendar app that uses Apple’s events database. It’s priced at US$2.99 for the iPhone, and the update is free for current customers.
Apple’s Student ID feature in iOS 12’s Wallet went live on Tuesday with three universities.
Here’s how to set watchOS 5 high and low heart rate alerts for your Apple Watch.
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet can’t get enough of Apple Watch Series 4, even though Jeff is wrong about the Infograph Watch Face. They also find it interesting that a designer got recognized by the world of science, and they weigh whether or not Apple’s plan to avoid sex, violence, and politics with its original TV shows will hurt its streaming service.
This is a minor maintenance release that addresses three issues affecting some users.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about how well the original iPhone’s design is holding up, plus they share their first impressions after a weekend with Apple Watch Series 4.
Check out Apple’s new spot called Better You for Apple Watch Series 4. It’s a fun spot pushing the idea that we can always improve ourselves, and that Apple Watch Series 4 will help you do that. Couch potato? Get up. Hanging around? Get out and go for a walk. Listen to music while you’re out, too. Take a phone call. In fact, make that walk a jog. No, wait. If you’re going to jog, step it up and make it a run. Or hey, better yet, sprint and then finish that sprint off with a swim in the ocean. I love this spot. It’s compelling, and it tells an easy-to-understand story. The product shots of Apple Watch Series 4 are good, too.
Apple Watch Series 4 is available now with bigger displays and new ECG heart monitoring sensors. The Mac Observer’s Jeff Gamet checks out the new smartwatch in this unboxing video.
Amazon’s Audible added support for Apple Watch to its iOS app. With version 3.0 of the Audible app for iOS, users will be able to sync their audio books to their Apple Watch, and play them back over Bluetooth without having their iPhone handy. You’ll be able to rewind, pause, and set a sleep timer from your Apple Watch, too. The company also announced that monthly subscribers get two Audible Originals and one audiobook per month included with their subscription. Version 3.0 of the Audible app is on the App Store now. It’s a free download.
Just how big will you new Apple Watch Series 4 be compared to the Apple Watch you already have? Allison Sheridan from the NosillaCast podcast did the math because she’s really frakking smart. Turns out the new 40mm model’s display area, which replaces the 38mm model, is 35% bigger and actually 2% bigger than the old 42mm’s display. The 44mm display is 32% bigger than the screen on the 42mm model it replaces. She also did the math for pixel density, case dimensions, and more. Check out her comparisons so you’re ready when your new Apple Watch shows up on Friday.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about whether or not Apple Watch will ever get Android phone support or become a stand alone device. They also have some tips for managing Notification in iOS 12 and watchOS 5.
Raise to Speak in watchOS 5 lets you talk to Siri on your Apple Watch without having to say “Hey Siri.” Here’s how to turn it on.
Within watchOS 5, there’s a handy way you can control notifications by app—and have those changes reflected on your iPhone, too. Today’s Quick Tip is all about just how you’ll use this brand-new feature!