• Apple MacBook launch: What time does livestream start, how to watch it online, and more

    Apple’s MacBook Pro event takes place tonight in Cupertino, California. Here’s how to watch it live.
    Apple MacBooks are getting an overhaul, and there’s a keynote taking place tonight. This time Apple’s event is taking place at the company’s campus in Cupertino, instead of San Francisco like it is with most big product announcements. Apple’s event takes place at 10.00 am PDT, which should be around 10.30 PM IST. We answer all the questions related to Apple’s event tonight.

    What time is the event, and where is it taking place?
    Apple event will take place in the company’s Cupertino Campus on October 27, which is today. The keynote will go live at 10.00 am PDT. The India time for the event is 10.30 pm tonight.
    Will there be a live-stream of the event? How do I watch it?
    As with all Apple keynotes, the company will have a live-stream of the ev…

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  • Apple Watch Nike+ to be available in India on October 28: Here are all the details

    Apple and Nike are touting the Apple Watch Nike+ as the ultimate device for people who run.
    Soon after making Apple Watch Series 2 available in India, the Cupertino giant has unveiled the release date of Nike+ variant as well. The Apple Watch Nike+ will be available on October 28, says the company’s India website. Apple Watch Nike+ will come in two different aluminium case sizes – 38 mm and 42 mm. While the 38mm watch is priced at Rs 32,900; the 32mm costs Rs 34,900. Both the cases cab be paired with four exclusive Nike Sport Band colour combinations including Black/Volt, Black/Cool Gray, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt. The Apple Watch Nike+ can be purchased from Nike.com, Nike retail stores and at Apple authorised sellers.
    Watch Apple Watch 2: Review, Price And Features

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  • Apple Watch OS 3: Three features that make it a worthy upgrade

    Apple Watch OS 3 became available for users along with iOS 10, though most of the focus ended up being on the mobile OS.
    Apple Watch OS 3 became available for users along with iOS 10, though most of the focus ended up being on the mobile OS. However, the Watch OS 3 too brings in a lot of improvements, many based on user feedback over the past year. Apple is clearly positioning its Watch in the luxury watch space and not as a fitness band. It will continue to be premium.
    Having used Watch OS 3 for well over a week, I look at three new features that you should be happy about:
    1. Easier, faster: One of the hassles of using the earlier Watch OS 2 was that you needed to tap a bit to get to the information you wanted. Now you have watchfaces that give you more information than before and they turn on as you look at the watch.
    For me my steps and calorie burn have be…

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  • Apple Watch Series 2 review roundup: Smartwatch, Fitness Tracker or just a minor upgrade?

    Apple Watch Series 2 requires an iPhone 5 device or later running iOS 10 (Image: Apple)
    Apple has finally updated its smartwatch offering simply called ‘Apple Watch’. The second generation smartwatch is called ‘Apple Watch Series 2’ and features a new GPU, which gives it twice the performance in comparison with the first Apple Watch. The watch is also the first to ship with Apple’s latest watchOS 3.
    Apple Watch Series 2 looks exactly like the first generation watch, but has some cool new features tucked inside. It has a thinner display which features 1000nits of brightness making for a better readability under direct sunlight. The addition of GPS in the watch, makes for a more capable running companion.
    Apple Watch Series 2, like the original Apple Watch, has a stronger focus on fitness tracking, and with its new waterproof desi…

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  • Motorola, Huawei and LG announce plans to not introduce any Android Wear watch this year

    Huawei and Motorola have not updated their Android Wear offering for more than a year now
    Smartwatches again spot to limelight when Samsung revealed its Gear S3 at IFA 2016 and Apple unveiled Watch Series 2 last week. Apple Watch, the most successful smartwatch runs company’s own watchOS while Samsung Gear S3 runs Tizen OS. Naturally, the common comeptitor for both the watches come from Android domain – but not this year.
    According to CNET, smartphone makers LG, Huawei and Motorola have decided not to release any Android-based smartwatch this year. While LG recently announced a version of Urbane with LTE, Huawei and Motorola have not updated their smartwatches for more than a year now. It is unclear whether Android smartwatches have hit a roadblock of any kind.
    At Google I/O 2016, the search giant announced Android Wear 2.0 wit…

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  • Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple AirPods: First Impressions, India price and More

    Apple Watch Series 2 is here with GPS, and will be swim-proof. (Source: Nandagopal Rajan)
    While Apple announced two new version of the iPhone 7, there were a couple of other important announcements at the keynote on September 7. The Apple Watch Series 2 was announced with a better, faster, processor and swim-proofing. The AirPod meanwhile became Apple’s first wireless device, ushering in a new era. Here is what we thought of the two new devices.
    Apple Watch Series 2
    The Apple Watch Series 2 is swim-proof and can resist water till depths of up to 50 metres. But how do you achieve something like this in a smartwatch with a bunch of entry points for the water to get it? Well, you cap most of the entry points and for the rest use the speaker to expel the water. Simple when you look at it, as speakers use air to create sound and the same air can be use…

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  • Apple Watch Nike+ revealed: Is this the new FuelBand?

    Apple and Nike have announced the launch of the Apple Watch Nike+ at Apple’s September 7 event for people who love to run
    Apple and Nike have announced the launch of the Apple Watch Nike+ at Apple’s September 7 event. The companies are hailing the Apple Watch Nike+ as the ultimate tool for people who runs. This watch will be paired with exclusive Nike Sport Bands. Apple Watch Series 2 features GPS, a two-times-brighter display, and water resistance 50 metres. The watch is powered by a dual-core processor and watchOS 3.
    Apple Watch Nike+ will also get exclusive Siri commands and an iconic Nike watch face. It will also get a deep integration with the Nike+ Run Club app. This app will help you make coaching plans that will adapt to your personal schedule and progress, with the guidance from coaches and athletes.
    “Apple Watch is the ultima…

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  • Apple Watch ‘Series’ 2 announced, will be waterproof upto 50 m

    Apple Watch Series 2 features a dual core processor and a new GPU that gives twice the performance from the previous generation
    Apple has announced its Apple Watch Series 2 at the live event today. Tim Cook took to stage to announce the introduction of a new generation in Apple’s smartwatch.
    ” Apple Watch is the best way to get notifications. It allows you to quickly and conveniently pay for things. Apple Watch is number two after Rolex in watch brands in the world. It is also the number one selling smartwatch as well,” said Time Cook
    The new watch features a dual core processor and a new GPU that gives twice the performance from the previous generation. The display on the Series 2 Apple Watch is 1000 nits, which Apple claims will make for better readability in the sun.
    Apple Watch Series 2 is waterproof up to 50m, making it good for sw…

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  • Fitbit leads wearables, Apple Watch sales slip: survey

    Fitbit, which recently introduced its Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness bands, captured 25.4 per cent of the market with sales growth of nearly 29 per cent.
    Fitbit extended its lead in the market for connected wearables in the second quarter amid a sharp drop in Apple Watch sales, a survey showed. The survey by research firm IDC said the global wearables market grew 26.1 per cent from a year ago to 22.5 million units.
    Fitbit, which recently introduced its Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness bands, captured 25.4 per cent of the market with sales growth of nearly 29 per cent, IDC said. Chinese electronics group Xiaomi was second with a market share of 14 per cent, with modest sales growth of 2.5 per cent, according to the survey.
    Apple, which introduced its smartwatch a year ago, saw a 56.7 per cent year-over-year drop in sales of the device, IDC said. App…

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  • Apple Watch with cellular connectivity won’t come this year: Report

    Apple Watch will cellular connectivity will be delayed till 2017, says a new report.
    Apple Watch with cellular connectivity is likely to be delayed till the next generation, although new versions of the Watch will come with GPS-tracking, says a report on Bloomberg.
    The Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman says Apple has been in talks with major cellular networks in US and Europe, but there are concerns chips with LTE will consume too much battery. The report adds this will reduce “the product’s effectiveness,” and thus affect user appeal, and there’s a good chance this particular feature will be pushed back to the next generation.
    However, Apple will introduce GPS-tracking in the new watch, says the report quoting people who are familiar with the plan. The reason Apple is looking at cellular connectivity is to free the Watch from it…

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