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I recently bought an Apple Watch and returned it unopened. I’m assuming a lot of folks are like me – holding out for the second generation Apple Watch. I still believe that Apple Watch 1 is a great product, however, I was slightly disappointed that many of the rumored biometric sensors that could record hydration, blood pressure, glucose and sleep pattern data did not feature in version 1.0. Writing for Mac360, Wil Gomez made some salient points about some folk’s expectation of the Apple Watch and what it really is: ToRead More
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Apple invents new Biometric ID system for the Apple Watch, which involves the use of a light emitter and a light sensor to determine characteristic(s) of a user’s vasculature. According to a new patent filing, Apple has invented a new Biometric ID system for the Apple Watch. The invention involves the use of a light emitter and a light sensor to determine one or more characteristics of a user’s vasculature (arrangement of blood vessels in the body or in an organ or a body part). For example, a pulse oximeter employs aRead More
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According to the latest report from 9to5mac, Apple is expected to launch their mobile payment service – Apple Pay, in the UK on July 14th based on leaked documents from multiple retailers. Apple has informed selected UK retailers that Apple Pay support will go live on Tuesday, while training of UK staff on supporting Apple Pay will go ahead on July 12th. “Apple has begun enabling its mobile point of sale systems in England-based stores to take NFC payments and has been preparing materials to promote the Apple Pay launchRead More
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The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have entered production based on news from supply chain in Taiwan. Late last month, Bloomberg reported that Apple next-generation iPhones have entered production. Today, Digitimes – a Taiwan based news outlet – is reporting that their sources have suggested the same. According to the report, Suppliers have started delivering parts to OEMs Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron for the production of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. The new iPhones are expected to start shipping in the fourth quart of 2015 and are expected toRead More
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iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music support is now available for download on the Mac App Store for OS X Yosemite users. Apple has released iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music on the Mac App Store for OS X Yosemite users. According to Apple, “Apple Music includes a revolutionary music service, the all-new Beats 1 live radio station, and an exciting new way for fans to connect with their favourite artists.” Key features of Apple Music include: New. Discover the best music, handpicked by our music editors. Explore mixes created just for activities likeRead More
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Human curated playlist and Beats 1 are star features of Apple Music, which sets it apart from the likes of Spotify and Google Music. Apple Music is finally available to everyone running the latest iOS 8.4 update. According to Eddy Cue, Apple Music should also be available to developers running iOS 9 Beta following an update. However, this is not available as yet. Interestingly, Eddy Cue to not say if the new seed of iOS 9 with Apple Music will be available on the 30th June or will come inRead More
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New purported images of the iPhone 6s have been leaked. iPhone 6s has the same design language as the iPhone 6, however, lots of internal changes are expected. 9to5 Mac has posted images of the next-generation iPhone 6s today. According to the images, the iPhone 6s will feature the same outer body shell of the current iPhone. However, Apple is expected to make major changes  to the internals of the device. “A proven source familiar with Apple’s supply chain has provided us with the most extensive look yet at Apple’sRead More
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Apple’s values are now aligned with those of Tim Cook. Taylor Swift’s letter and Apple Music fiasco illustrate that he needs to be more assertive. While the world applauded Taylor Swift for taking on Apple and winning, I’m more concern about why it even came to this. I believe Apple is the best pro-consumer company in the world, creating products with care and quality that delights most of us. It’s clear Apple had two choices – cut a deal with the music industry that makes business sense for the company spreadRead More
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Cult of Mac has published an excellent piece profiling Ming Chi Kuo, who is widely recognized as the best Apple analyst in relation to predicting future products and services. Kuo currently works as an analyst for KGI Securities, the second-largest securities firm in Taiwan. Ming-Chi Kuo has been with KGI since January 2012, according to the report. Previously, he worked as an analyst for Concord Securities –  another Taiwanese financial firm and DigiTimes – a daily IT newspaper which is also based in Taiwan in 2010. Here’s a list of Kuo’sRead More
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The usually bullish Apple analyst, Ben Thompson, believes that Apple recent WWDC Keynote was a tale of two halves. The first segment was very good, the presenters were able to deliver a coherent and purposeful message while the last part of the keynote left a lot to be desired. Ben Thompson: WWDC went in the other direction. The first 90 minutes were excellent: very tight, with excellent clarity and momentum, well-rehearsed speakers delivering mostly iterative announcements with the occasional surprise. The final 60, on the other hand — the “oneRead More