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An Apple Watch Alert 'Saved' His Life

Apple Watch app tipped off James Green to a potentially fatal blood clot in his lungs

(Newser) - In what may be the best unpaid ad Apple could hope for, a Brooklyn man says the company’s smartwatch saved his life. James Green, 28, was wearing an Apple Watch last week when he noticed his heart rate spiking, the Telegraph reports. The warning came courtesy of the HeartWatch... More »

Apple's New Watch Goes on Sale With a Glitch

Its touted new feature, cellular connectivity, doesn't work very well

(Newser) - Talk about a PR mess: Apple's new smartwatch goes on sale Friday in stores as the company scrambles to fix a glitch with its biggest new feature, reports the Wall Street Journal . The $399 Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE is supposed to allow users to connect to cellular... More »

Red Sox Caught Cheating With Apple Watch: Report

Team was reportedly using it to steal signals from Yankees

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox have reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball that they improperly used electronic devices to steal signs from their longtime rival, the New York Yankees, the AP reports. According to the New York Times , the Red Sox used an Apple Watch to relay signs by the Yankees... More »

New iPhones Expected to Be Unveiled on Sept. 12

'Wall Street Journal' sets a date for next Apple showcase

(Newser) - Those waiting to upgrade their iPhones can expect to see the new options on Sept. 12. The Wall Street Journal reports that as the date for the next Apple product unveiling. Assuming that's the case—last-minute production glitches could throw off the schedule—customers should be able to order... More »

Apple Racing to Develop Blood-Sugar Monitor: Sources

It would be a breakthrough for people with diabetes

(Newser) - Here's another thing you may soon be able to do on your Apple Watch: Check your blood sugar. Sources tell CNBC that Apple has a secret team working to develop sensors that could continuously track blood sugar levels. If successful, it would be a breakthrough for people with diabetes,... More »

Smartwatches Could Sound Death Knell for Rolex

They're the biggest threat to traditional Swiss brands, report says

(Newser) - Could the end be near for luxury watch brands like Rolex? Probably not anytime soon, but the explosion of smartwatches represents the biggest threat to Swiss watchmakers since Seiko introduced its landmark Quartz watch in 1969, Business Insider reports. Classic analog watches can't match the technology of wrist computers... More »

Layoffs Could Mean Smartwatches Are Running Out of Time

Pebble is letting 25% of its workforce go

(Newser) - Is the smartwatch's time already over? Tech Insider reports Pebble—one of the first companies to release a smartwatch—is laying off 40 employees, about 25% of its total staff. Pebble raised $26 million this year, in addition to the $30 million it has raised on Kickstarter since its... More »

What's Coming at Monday's Apple Event

Smaller iPhone, new Apple Watch designs are rumored

(Newser) - Analysts say Apple will unveil a smaller, more affordable iPhone, probably dubbed the iPhone SE, with similar features to the iPhone 6 at its Silicon Valley headquarters on Monday. Rumors are also swirling about a smaller iPad Pro, an updated iPad Air 3, and new designs for the Apple Watch,... More »

Teen Says Apple Watch Saved His Life

Gadget alerted him to simultaneous heart, liver, and kidney failure

(Newser) - For many people, the Apple Watch has been a punchline since it was unveiled last year. But earlier this month, the wearable computer saved the life of a Massachusetts teen, ABC News reports. "If it wasn't for the Apple Watch to alert him to the fact that there... More »

Only 3% of Apple Watch Owners Aren't Impressed

66% are absolutely 'delighted': survey

(Newser) - On the eve of tomorrow's earnings call , Apple has reason to celebrate the latest news about its Apple Watch: A new survey indicates that 97% of Apple Watch owners are satisfied with their purchase, Mashable reports. The survey by independent research company Wristly polled more than 800 owners and... More »

Sorry, Apple Watch, I'm Ditching You

Writer explains why she's 'breaking up' with the gadget

(Newser) - The reviews for the new Apple Watch have been mostly glowing , but Vanessa Friedman offers a counterpoint today in the New York Times . After about six weeks with the device, she's reached a decision: "I am breaking up with my Apple Watch." Friedman ticks off a number... More »

Tattoos Confuse Apple Watch

Those with ink on their wrists report problems with sensors

(Newser) - A weird glitch has emerged with the Apple Watch—it doesn't work so great if you happen to have a tattoo on your wrist. After complaints surfaced on Reddit and other sites, the iMore blog investigated and confirmed: "After some brief tests, we're inclined to agree with... More »

Fart Apps Banned From Apple Watch

Looks like company's aiming for 'elegant' image

(Newser) - Fart jokes are available on 3,000-year-old Sumerian stone tablets but apparently not on Apple's latest piece of 21st-century technology. The developer of Fart Watch , a whoopee cushion-inspired app that boasts it can "turn your Apple Watch and iPhone into a remote-controlled fart machine," tells Cult of... More »

Apple Watches Sell Out in 6 Hours

Pre-orders run into high demand, low supply, or both

(Newser) - Apple seems to have a popular gizmo on its hands with the Apple Watch. Though it doesn't officially go on sale until April 24, customers could order the watch online in advance starting this morning. After just six hours, delivery dates had been pushed back to June for all... More »

Apple Watch Is Easily Best Smartwatch on Market

But reviewers don't think smartwatches are essential, yet

(Newser) - The reviews for the Apple Watch are in, and it's clear this is no flop. Reviewers generally agree that Apple has made the best smartwatch in existence, but they also think it will take a while before smartwatches in general become necessary gadgets. Still, it seems the Apple Watch... More »

Why You Shouldn't Buy a Smartwatch—Yet

They're about to get way better: Christopher Mims

(Newser) - We all know the frustration of spending heavily on a gadget only to see it become obsolete within what seems like minutes. And you might want to keep that in mind with the arrival of the Apple Watch this month, writes Christopher Mims in the Wall Street Journal . "Anyone... More »

Shame on You, Apple

Robinson Meyer writes the Apple Watch is a status symbol for an 'aloof elite'

(Newser) - Yesterday's Apple event included big revelations about the Apple Watch , not the least of which is that the most expensive model will start at $10,000. And that's a shame, writes Robinson Meyer at the Atlantic . Considering that Apple has catered to "misfits and rebels" for much... More »

Here's the Scoop on Apple Watch

Watches start shipping April 24

(Newser) - Today's highly anticipated Apple event started with news of a partnership with HBO and updates on the iPhone and Mac computers ("Can you even see it? I can't even feel it!" Tim Cook exclaimed while holding Apple's latest Macbook laptop, which weighs just two pounds).... More »

Your Apple Watch Questions Will Be Answered Today

Set your watch for 1pm ET

(Newser) - The past week's Apple Watch buzz fell largely into the "it'll flop" and "we're disinterested" categories. Apple will do its best to reverse the sentiment with a 1pm ET press event today, which you can live-stream here (note: Safari 5.1.10 is apparently required).... More »

Apple Watch Is Doomed to Fail

It's a Newton, not an iPod, Mark Wilson says

(Newser) - With Apple set to announce new details on the Apple Watch , including a release date, Mark Wilson at Fast Company says he has the courage to say what a lot of people are thinking: The watch is going to be a big flop. The device has more in common with... More »

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