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    Yesterday's Apple Watch launch offered plenty of reasons for smartwatch fans to take note, and among the wearable's many interesting features, we caught wind of the fact that it charges through wireless induction technology. Apple wasn't doing much to call attention to this fact, but the details were undeniable. Still, it didn't look much like any wireless system with which we were familiar, and instead of any kind of dock or charger pad, instead we saw a tiny inductive coil that snapped right on to the back of the Apple Watch with the help of some powerful magnets. So really, it may be ...

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    Today was the big day: Apple announced its smartwatch, unimaginatively named "Apple Watch"- not iWatch or  iTime, simply "Apple Watch". Perhaps that's the best summary of Apple Watch: unimaginative. While the rest of the world is losing its mind over Apple's new timepiece, let's take a minute, step back from the hype, and see how Apple's new competitor stacks up against the already saturated smartwatch playing field. Features & Functionality When it comes to features and functionality, there are a few differences between what Apple offers and what everyone else does. Apple's product ...

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    Today's Apple event showed the company coming around to certain technologies it had actively avoided in years past: maybe the most notable among those was the inclusion of NFC support in the two new iPhone models, as well as its Apple Watch wearable. Following the big announcements, we have some time to start looking more closely at all this new hardware, and as we do so we're picking up on some other pertinent details. Another tech Apple is finally giving some attention is wireless charging, and we see such support confirmed for the Apple Watch – though not in a way that many fans of ...

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    "One more thing..." Those words are music to an Apple fan's ears. In years past they've brought us some of our favorite Apple launches and today's no different, as the company introduces us to its brand new wearable, the Apple Watch; no "iWatch" here. The Apple Watch features a flexible Retina-quality sapphire display, sensing not just touch, but force as well. Navigation is also possible by means of the Digital Crown on the side, for convenient scrolling. Tapping in on the crown will bring up your list of apps to launch. Underneath, the Apple Watch features an array of LEDs and ...

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    Today's the day, everyone. After months of anticipation, speculation, and leaks, we have it just the way we like it – we have a general idea of what to expect from the Cupertino company, but the launch is still shrouded in mystery. The event today isn't just limited to members of the press, as there's a full Apple iPhone 6 event live stream and many other ways of learning about the announcements as they arrive. The best way to get your Apple fix today is through the company's own live stream, which should be going live at the link at the bottom of this post just a bit before the event ...

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    One of our favorite fitness platforms is Jawbone's, as the software is well-refined – even if you don't like the UP24, you may still like the companion software. That's why we're glad today to hear that a Jawbone Pebble app is in the works, as are companion apps for a plethora of other platforms. Let's talk about Pebble first, as that's the one we're hearing the best confirmation on. In a statement, the company had this to say: "we're incredibly excited that Jawbone is writing a Pebble app that lets our users enjoy great activity tracking and do more with their Pebbles." So this app is ...

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    Love it or hate it, tomorrow is probably one of the biggest days of the year for the smartphone market. Apple may not be the biggest smartphone seller in the world, but the world's most popular smartphone has belonged to Apple almost every year, since its inception in the summer of 2007. There are a ton of rumors of what to expect for Apple's September 9 event, so let's try to place all these rumors into perspective, as it seems that Apple is launching more than one product tomorrow. iPhone 6 Rumors claim that Apple is planning to change everything all over again when it comes to the ...

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    We are just one day away from Apple's event where we expect the company to launch the iPhone 6. If you've been following the rumors over the last couple of weeks, you'd think the iWatch wouldn't make the cut until a future event, and it turns out that that might be wrong. New leaks claim that the iWatch will be announced tomorrow as well, but it's not until today that we get to see what it looks like. For the last couple of months, all we've seen are concept designs of the iWatch. Today we get the first leaked photos of the device's schematics, and even an extra photo of what is reported ...

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    At this point, it's looking pretty likely that Apple will have iWatch news for us at its Tuesday event, regardless of whether or not the wearable is due for an immediate retail release (and things have been leaning towards “not”). Assuming that we do indeed get to this see new smartwatch, what software will be running on it? Not Apple code – that's obvious – but what of third-party support? After all, we critique these existing wearable platforms based on their app selections, so surely we'll be looking at Apple's in the same light, and so far there hasn't been a lot of talk about ...

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    When we're trying to predict what announcements are due from an upcoming mobile event, we often turn to the invites. Is there some subtle hint at what sort of products might be in store? Or maybe a less-than-subtle shove in the right direction? Sometimes it's not the invites themselves we need to pay attention to, but who's getting them. Consider the August HTC announcement that brought us the One M8 for Windows: while the invite itself didn't tell much, that fact that it was going out to a lot of sites with a primarily Windows Phone focus helped clue us in to HTC's plans. Now similar ...

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    When it comes to expectations for the maturing smartwatch market, the pressure on Apple could not be higher. We've seen a ton of progress over the last year in the development of models associated with Android devices, but despite the major gains, there's still this sense that big improvements are still needed before smartwatches really achieve mainstream appeal. Just as the release of the iPhone and iPad were market-changing launches, we've been wondering if Apple's iWatch might similarly represent a sea change for smartwatches, addressing hardware concerns and delivering a software ...

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    If you've kept track of all the recent changes that have emerged on five beta updates for iOS 8, it's clear that Apple needs a wearable in order for some of these services to work. That said, the amount of rumors regarding the iWatch is mixed as some say it'll be announced on September 9, and others claim we won't see it until 2015. Whatever the case may be, we've got new rumors on what to expect. Both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times have posted rumors on what to expect from the iWatch. To narrow these down on one post, the reports claim that there will be two iWatch models, ...

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    IFA 2014 may be a great place to go if you're into Android or Windows Phone, but iOS? The best we might hope for are some interesting third-party accessories, and even the launch of the coolest Bluetooth keyboard or wireless speaker won't be able to make us forget that we have a real Apple event just days away, where news of next-gen hardware is essentially guaranteed to arrive. Sure, there have been (and will continue to be) plenty of last-minute stabs at just what hardware will debut (and when), but the details of the event are a done deal: come September 9, we'll have some answers. ...

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    I’m as much a fan of the smartwatch as anyone. Anyone who has not actually used one that is. My abstinence from using a smartwatch stems not from my lack of desire, nor a lack of funds. My failure lays solely on my adopted device platform. A Windows Phone user owning a smartwatch is more of a pipe dream these days. But that is not why I’m here to talk about smartwatches. Just because I’m a Windows Phone fan doesn’t mean I can’t look objectively at the landscape and report things as I see them. The way I’m seeing things these days, I’m wondering how much of a craze this whole ...

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    If you have a hard look at all the changes that come with iOS 8, it's clear that Apple has to launch a wearable along with it. Some of the newest reports claim that Apple will announce the iWatch on September 9 along with the iPhone, but most of the other sources claim that we might not see a launch until December. Some of the latest rumors now claim that we won't see an iWatch until 2015, and today's source explains why. Digitimes is reporting that the reason why the iWatch might not see the light of day until 2015 is because the device has barely entered its "engineer verification test" ...

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