Three days with the Apple Watch: What we think of the newest Apple device

Three days with the Apple Watch: What we think of the newest Apple device

Today the editors of Apple World Today -- or should we call it Apple Watch Today? -- are sharing their thoughts after three days of living with Apple's most personal device ever. If you also have a Watch and wish to share your thoughts or have any questions about the experience of using one, please let us know in the comments.

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Today in the App Store -- Wants and Needs, Calcy Calc and Sortly

Today in the App Store -- Wants and Needs, Calcy Calc and Sortly

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Wants and Needs, the new Calcy Calc for the Apple Watch  and a major update to Sortly. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

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AWT News Update: April 24, 2015

AWT News Update: April 24, 2015

It's Apple Watch Day! Here are some of the stories we're covering on the podcast today.

  • Apple Watch is arriving for many pre-order customers, check out the site for a lot of Watch-specific content
  • Screenshots are quite easy to take on the Apple Watch, and we'll tell you how
  • New Watch app is designed to assist those coping with epilepsy  ... and more!
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Accessible Apple: Apple Watch Setup with VoiceOver, The Missing Guide

Accessible Apple: Apple Watch Setup with VoiceOver, The Missing Guide

Earlier, I detailed how to get an Apple Watch Try-on Appointment if you have an interest in looking at the device's accessibility features. In this installment, I will detail some tips and tricks to help VoiceOver users completing the pairing process used for linking an Apple Watch with an iPhone.

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Apple offers online personal Watch setup

Apple offers online personal Watch setup

Apple has been sending emails to customers scheduled to receive their Apple Watch today, urging them to schedule an online Watch setup with an employee. Apple has done One to One sessions for customers at Apple Stores, but this is the first I've seem offer such a service via live online video. It's pretty cool and I imagine a nice way to familiarize people with an altogether new product. 

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Apple releases three new advertisements for the Apple Watch launch

Apple releases three new advertisements for the Apple Watch launch

Apple today released three new advertisements - Us, Up and Rise - to coincide with the Apple Watch launch. Rather than focus on the underlying technology that powers the Watch, each ad has a different theme that showcases how the Watch can be used in everyday life. You can watch the three advertisements in the videos below.

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Apple Watch passes water torture test with better than expected results

Apple Watch passes water torture test with better than expected results

The folks at FoneFox took their Apple Watch and subjected it to a variety of water torture tests to see how the Watch would fare. Apple says the Watch is water-resistant and only capable of withstanding water-based activities such as washing your hands, doing dishes and so on.  In their almost 4-minute video, the folks at FOneFox show that the Watch is much more capable than Apple claims. 

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Developer creates service to pair Watch owners with developers who need app testers

Developer creates service to pair Watch owners with developers who need app testers

The tight inventory of the Apple Watch had one unfortunate side effect — many Watch developers were unable to secure a unit for delivery on April 24th. Such is the case for Francis Dierick, whose Fysikal app has been ported to the Watch and released without being tested on the Apple Watch itself. This testing won’t happen anytime soon as Dierick lives in a country where the Watch is not yet available. 

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