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How to Use the Activity and Workout Apps on Apple Watch

Saturday May 2, 2015 9:06 am PDT by
One of the main features the Apple Watch has to offer is the ability to track your daily activities and workout routines. The Apple Watch has a comprehensive set of health and fitness tools to help you keep track of your movement, reach workout goals, and get more activity into your life. One of Apple's main goals with the Apple Watch was to provide users with tools to keep them healthy, and the...

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Apple Watch Podcasts App Found to Falsely Inflate Listener Numbers

Monday August 31, 2020 7:29 am PDT by
The Apple Watch will no longer be counted in podcast listener numbers for Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab partners because it has been found to falsely inflate listener numbers. Currently, when a podcast is automatically downloaded by an Apple Watch user, it is counted as two listeners; one from the Apple Watch, and one from its paired iPhone. Since the Apple Watch and ‌iPhon...
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Apple Watch 'Lookout' App Helps Users Find a Misplaced iPhone

Thursday March 10, 2016 2:33 am PST by
Mobile security company Lookout released an app yesterday that alerts Apple Watch users if they are about to leave their iPhone behind. The iOS and Apple Watch app uses the Bluetooth connection of an Apple Watch to keep tabs on a user's iPhone location, so that if the wearer steps out of range of their phone, the app automatically buzzes their watch. Lookout can also make an iPhone in...
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eBay for Apple Watch Launches Today on App Store

Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:34 am PDT by
eBay today released its long-anticipated Apple Watch app for the online marketplace, just over one month after Apple quietly removed the app from its list of featured Apple Watch apps after failing to launch in April. TechCrunch reports that the eBay for Apple Watch app enables buyers and sellers to receive updates and alerts for items they are tracking on the eBay storefront. eBay for Apple ...
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Todoist for Apple Watch Released With Glance View, Task Notifications and More

Thursday May 28, 2015 6:00 am PDT by
Todoist today announced the imminent release of Todoist for Apple Watch, which should be going live shortly pending App Store approval, after nearly four months of extensive testing and development. The new app brings several task management features of Todoist for iPhone, iPad and Mac to the wrist, with a Glance view for quickly viewing tasks and a Main view that provides access to your Inbox,...
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'Pennies' for Apple Watch Makes Budgeting Your Money Simple

Thursday May 14, 2015 11:28 am PDT by
While I have tried a variety of personal finance management and budgeting tools on iPhone, iPad and the web in the past, most have been too complicated to become part of my daily routine. Pennies for Apple Watch takes a different approach, however, offering a clean and simple solution for managing your finances on your wrist. After downloading Pennies from the App Store, open the iPhone app...
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The Quest for Quality: Five of the Most Useful Apple Watch Apps

Friday May 8, 2015 1:05 pm PDT by
While Apple CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed that there are over 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch, several reviewers and early adopters have complained that many fail to provide useful functionality on the wrist. Despite strict approval guidelines, the App Store for Apple Watch is cluttered with basic or poorly designed apps for the wrist-worn device, likely due in significant part to the...
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Apple Removes eBay From Featured Apple Watch Apps Website [Updated]

Friday May 8, 2015 10:02 am PDT by
Apple has quietly removed the eBay app from the list of featured Apple Watch apps on its website in the United States, exactly two weeks after the launch of the Apple Watch. While eBay was the only app listed on Apple's page that has yet to be updated with Apple Watch support, it's unclear whether the removal is simply to avoid confusion by limiting mentions to apps that are available or if...

Apple Watch Games Provide Gameplay Bursts With Incentive to Revisit Often

Tuesday April 28, 2015 9:19 am PDT by
Although the main purpose of the Apple Watch is the wearable's at-a-glance look at bite-sized content on the wrist, many game developers showed up out of the launch gate with new game experiences for the device. Some games appear to still be stuck in the mind-set of play sessions that are slightly too lengthy for a wrist-worn gadget, but a few clever dev teams have built fun, short-burst apps...

TestFlight Updated to Support WatchKit Apps for Apple Watch

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:50 am PDT by
Apple today updated TestFlight with support for WatchKit apps on Apple Watch and minor stability and performance improvements. Starting today, developers will no longer have to exclude their WatchKit extensions for Apple Watch when seeding a beta iOS app to testers through TestFlight. TestFlight is a beta testing service that enables developers to seed pre-release versions of their apps to...

Apple Shares List of Must-Have Apps as Apple Watch App Store Goes Live Today

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:19 am PDT by
Ahead of the Apple Watch launch tomorrow, Apple has shared a selection of apps that it believes all new Apple Watch owners should download. Provided to Buzzfeed, the list covers a wide range of apps, from those that provide news coverage to those that help people share photos or travel around town. Today marks the debut of the Apple Watch App Store, which should go live in just a few hours,...
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Apple Watch Weather Apps Provide At-a-Glance Forecasts Throughout the Day

Thursday April 23, 2015 7:21 am PDT by
One of the main conveniences of the Apple Watch is that it provides at-a-glance information without needing to take your iPhone out of your pocket, whether you are stuck in a meeting, walking down the sidewalk or watching Netflix on your couch. For a task as simple as checking the weather, the ability to simply look at your wrist will make Apple Watch weather apps very appealing for a lot of...

Djay for Apple Watch Lets You Mix Tracks on Your Wrist, Djay Pro for Mac Gains Video Mixing

Thursday April 23, 2015 7:00 am PDT by
Algoriddim's been in the business of turning iPads, iPhones, and Macs info full-fledged DJ systems for both pros and home mixers for years now, and as of today, the company's also ready to bring DJing to the wrist with the new djay app for the Apple Watch. Built into the latest djay 2 iPhone update, djay for Apple Watch is an app that came to fruition after months of testing and experimenting...
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Popular Apple Watch App Screenshots Revealed Ahead of Friday's Launch

Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:17 am PDT by
A new tool created by developer Steven Troughton-Smith that allows you to search for Apple Watch app screenshots based on iTunes links has provided an early glimpse at several popular apps for the wrist-worn device. Some developers have already shared screenshots, and other websites have shared additional ones, but this tool provides the closest look yet at third-party apps for Apple Watch ahead...
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Apple Watch News Apps Bring At-a-Glance Headlines to Your Wrist

Tuesday April 21, 2015 8:31 am PDT by
Apple Watch will bring the world's latest breaking news and headlines to your wrist from a wide variety of publications and sources in the United States and abroad, including the Associated Press, ABC News, Bloomberg, Breaking News, CNN, CNBC, CBC News, Circa News, Fresco News, De Telegraaf, South China Morning Post, The Economist, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA TODAY...
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Apple Watch Brings Flight and Airline Apps to Your Wrist

Monday April 20, 2015 1:25 pm PDT by
Apple Watch will make the flying experience more convenient for both casual and frequent flyers, with a number of airlines updating their apps for the Apple Watch in recent weeks, or announcing support coming soon, including American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, JetBlue, British Airways, EasyJet, Ryanair, Qantas Airways, Air Canada, WestJet, Emirates and Japan Airlines. Notable airlines ...
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Shazam, OneDrive, Porsche, FIFA 15, ESPN, JetBlue and More Apps Updated for Apple Watch

Monday April 20, 2015 11:39 am PDT by
A number of notable apps have been updated with Apple Watch support to start off the week, including Shazam, Microsoft OneDrive, Porsche Car Connect, FIFA 15 Ultimate Team by EA SPORTS, Epicurious, Nick Jr, ESPN, Avea, JetBlue and Letterpad. The updates should be rolling out on the App Store today prior to the Apple Watch launch on April 24. Shazam for Apple Watch will enable you to discover...

Yelp Releases Apple Watch App With Nearby Location Listings, Reviews

Thursday April 16, 2015 5:30 pm PDT by
Apple Maps partner Yelp has today announced an update to its iOS app that will bring the service to Apple Watch. The announcement comes in the midst of more and more companies announcing their Apple Watch apps as the April 24 launch races forward. The Yelp app for Apple Watch serves up nearby restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and new businesses along with their star rating, review count, business ...
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IFTTT's 'Do Button' and 'Do Note' Coming to Apple Watch

Thursday April 16, 2015 5:54 am PDT by
After a bit of re-branding and the launch of a trio of new apps in Do Button, Do Note, and Do Camera, IFTTT today confirmed that two of those experiences - Do Button and Do Note - will be coming to the Apple Watch when the device arrives to customers beginning next week. Coming as a client update that will bring Apple Watch support, like many other apps before it, the two task-management apps...
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'Glide' Update Brings Video And Text Messaging Service to Apple Watch

Wednesday April 15, 2015 6:46 am PDT by
Every day more and more companies announce Apple Watch versions of popular iOS apps. The trend continues today, with video and photo messaging app Glide confirming a companion app on Apple's new wearable will be available to its users when the Watch launches on April 24. The Glide iPhone app allows users to send and receive live video messages from friends - up to five minutes long - even...

'Workflow' for Apple Watch Brings Automated Tasks to Your Wrist

Tuesday April 14, 2015 11:00 am PDT by
Popular iOS app Workflow was today updated with support for the upcoming Apple Watch, bringing its highly useful task automation capabilities to the wrist-worn device. For those of you unfamiliar with Workflow, it's a powerful automation app that was first launched on iOS last December. Workflow lets users create actions and connect apps to automatically perform a huge range of tasks on the...