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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.

Apple Posts "Guided Tour" Videos of New Apple Watch


Apple has begun posting Guided Tour videos of the forthcoming Apple Watch, with four videos currently available and at least seven more coming soon. A five-minute introductory video again refers to the Apple Watch as being intimate and personal and talks about the technologies it uses and the sorts of interactions it offers.

More Rumors that Next iPhone Will Include Force Touch


One of the special features of the forthcoming Apple Watch is Force Touch: the device senses the level of pressure of your touch. It can distinguish between a light tap and a firmer press, with the latter triggering a contextual menu. This feature has also now been included in two of Apple's new laptops. And rumors are flying that it will also be in the forthcoming iPhones. 

Tip of the Day: How to Add Favorites to Apple Maps


If you use Apple Maps to get around and you have identified specific locations you want to travel to, you can save those locations as Favorites in Maps. Then when you need to travel to that location, you can simply tap on the name in Favorites and then tap Directions. It can be a real convenience, especially if you're planning a route with multiple stops.

Apple Invites All Developers to Now Submit Apple Watch Apps


Until Tuesday Apple had only allowed a select group of apps with Apple Watch compatibility to be available in the App Store. But the floodgates have been opened, and Apple has invited all 1.2 million iOS third-party developers to go ahead and submit for review their updates that include Apple Watch functionality. This is where it really gets interesting. The success of the Apple Watch will depend in large part on the response of developers — and how cool their apps are. All indications so far are that we'll be seeing a ton of great apps, including some real game changers. Keep in mind that for now, Apple Watch apps are simply extensions of the same app on one's iPhone. The app resides on the iPhone and pushes functionality to the Apple Watch.

Repeated Rumors of 4-Inch iPhone 6c Now Include Leaked Rear Casing


The next generation of iPhones is likely less than six months away, and it's high time we start getting some serious rumors. One that keeps popping up is that Apple is going to come out with a new four-inch iPhone, the iPhone 6c.

Details of Apple Watch Try-On Leaked; Purchases by Reservation Only


A lot of detail is emerging about what you can expect in the coming weeks if you're interested in trying on or purchasing an Apple Watch. 9To5Mac has posted extensive detail about the Apple Watch displays and the process. 

Apps with Apple Watch Compatibility Begin Appearing in App Store


The arrival of the Apple Watch is getting closer, with in-store demos beginning April 10 and the device going on sale April 24. On Thursday, Apple began releasing third-party apps that will work with the Apple Watch, including a number of popular apps such as Evernote, NYTimes, and Twitter. MacRumors has posted a comprehensive list of 32 apps along with a short description on what notifications and functionality each app will push to the Apple Watch. This helps you to get a clear picture of what the Apple Watch will be able to do. It's exciting to see these apps appear, and many are speculating that Apple Stores will be loading them onto the demo watches.

Details Emerge on Apple's Forthcoming Subscription Streaming Music Service


Last year Apple purchased Beats, which makes popular headphones and offers a subscription streaming music service. And now details of plans for Apple's new music subscription service based on Beats are emerging. 

New Light Bulb from Sengled Doubles as WiFi Repeater


If you've had the experience of getting a weak Wi-Fi signal in particular areas in your home because of the distance from the router or due to obstructions, a Wi-Fi repeater is the answer. And now you can buy an LED light bulb that doubles as a Wi-Fi repeater.

Apple Praises More Positive New Jobs Biography; Free Excerpt in iBooks Store


A new biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs will go on sale Tuesday, March 24, and those who were closest to him are saying it's a much more accurate and nuanced picture of the man than the official biography by Walter Isaacson. 

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