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
  • Accessibility try-ons are now a full-fledged Apple Watch experience thanks to our very own Alex Jurgensen
  • iMac Graphics Update 1.0 arrives for some 2013/2014 iMacs

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It’s Apple Watch Day! This is Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for April 24, 2015. Our sponsor this week is It’s About Time Products, developers of Disk App and two new calculator apps for Apple Watch. Check out the Apple World Today website at AppleWorld.Today for more information.

The Apple Watch has been arriving in the hands of many US pre-order customers today. We have a lot of special content available for you today and through the weekend, so keep your browser pointed to Apple World Today to see what’s new. Today we have published our Great Big Guide to Apple Watch Apps, an unboxing and pairing video, two articles on accessibility features of Apple Watch, and even a guide to how to track your UPS Watch shipment.

Wondering how we’ll be taking screenshots of the Apple Watch for reviews and posts? It’s actually quite simple. With the Watch displaying the screen you wish to capture, grip it firmly, then click the Digital Crown and Side Button at the same time. The screenshot will appear in iPhone Photos app and sent to your other devices or shared with friends.

Web designer Greg Pabst of Florida, and one of his developer friends, have developed an Apple Watch app they hope will bring a sense of comfort and independence to people coping with Epilepsy. The app, called SeizAlarm, helps users alert emergency contacts of seizure episodes. Alerts can be sent out automatically or after a short delay after being triggered. Additionally, the app has features to track episodes for medical personnel.

Users who were unable to see the accessibility features of the Apple Watch during their Try-on appointments can now view the technology at their local Apple Stores. Starting today, Apple has rolled out demo units to its stores that have the accessibility features enabled. To find out how to book an Apple Watch Try-on appointment with the new accessibility demo unit, head over to Apple World Today and read our Try-on guide, published in the Accessible Apple column.

In some non-Watch-related news, ff you have a late 2013 iMac in either the 21.5 inch or 27 inch model, or a 27-inch Retina 5K display iMac from late 2014, be sure to load the new iMac Graphics Update 1.0, available via Software Update. The update fixes an issue that could cause the system to stop responding, display a black screen, or even restart when opening very large JPEG images.

We’ll be back on Monday with another AWT News Update. Have a great weekend!