Apple Car is almost ready for public road tests

Apple is reported to have met with officials at California’s Department of Motor Vehicles to discuss plans to test its self-driving Apple Car on public roads. What does this mean? Quite possibly that we’re set to get a glimpse of the Apple Car a lot sooner than most people figured. According to the Guardian, the fact […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Kahney’s Korner: Treat yourself to an iPhone-free vacation

My family and I just got back from a too-short vacation in Italy, and we learned something important while we were there: Real vacations don’t have e-mail. See, my wife was worried about us racking up unspeakably high bills while we were abroad, so we ended up almost completely disabling our iPhones for the entire […]

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Kahney’s Korner: Presenting the Cult of Mac magazine app

I am super psyched to introduce you to a new app on iOS – the Cult of Mac Magazine app. The magazine is published every Saturday and it is a really great way to read all the stuff we publish here during the week. It is a library of all the previous issues plus the […]

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Apple will patch serious security flaws in OS X ‘as soon as possible’

Apple plans to issue an update fixing two severe OS X Yosemite security flaws “as soon as possible,” according to a new report. One bug is the recently-discovered Thunderstrike 2, which allows attackers overwrite a computer’s firmware in a way that is impossible to reverse unless users have the wherewithal open up their Mac and manually reflash the […]

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Apple Watch News Apps Bring At-a-Glance Headlines to Your Wrist

Apple Watch will bring the world’s latest breaking news and headlines to your wrist from a wide variety of publications and sources in the United States and abroad, including the Associated Press, ABC News, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, CBC News, Circa News, Fresco News, De Telegraaf, South China Morning Post, The Economist, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA TODAY and Yahoo News Digest.

Many of the Apple Watch news apps will provide breaking news notifications and bite-sized headlines through Glances, while some provide additional functionality such as expanded views and personal feeds of news stories, reviews, opinions and more. As the Apple Watch becomes more widely adopted, and launches in additional countries, more apps from well-known news publications should begin to surface on the App Store.

Associated Press for Apple Watch allows you to stay up-to-date with breaking news notifications on your wrist from the world’s oldest and largest news-gathering organization, cited by thousands of newspapers and publications around the world. AP Mobile is free on the App Store.

ABC News for Apple Watch keeps you updated with at-a-glance information about breaking U.S. and world news and the latest updates on entertainment, politics, health, technology, science and business on your wrist. ABC News is the host of Good Morning America, Nightline, This Week and 20/20. ABC News is free on the App Store.

Bloomberg Business for Apple Watch keeps you updated with breaking news notifications and headlines about the latest global business and finance news. Bloomberg Business is one of the largest providers of financial information in the United States. Bloomberg Business is free on the App Store.

CNN for Apple Watch brings one of the largest American news providers to your wrist, with up-to-the-minute breaking news across 12 personalized categories. You can tap on a story from your Apple Watch and choose to save it or continue reading on your iPhone. CNN App is free on the App Store.

CNBC Business News and Finance has been updated for Apple Watch, allowing you to check Watchlists, Markets and Top News headlines on your wrist. The app delivers breaking news notifications and lets you tap on a Top News headline to bookmark it and read later on iPhone. You can also use Force Touch on Watchlists or Markets to change between price and price changes. CNBC is free on the App Store.

CBC News for Apple Watch brings Canada’s largest news broadcaster to your wrist, with multiple features such as push notifications for breaking news, the latest headlines in Glances and Handoff for stories to read later on iPhone. CBC also provides international news coverage in addition to local and national Canadian news. CBC News is free on the App Store.

Circa News was recently updated with support for the Apple Watch, allowing you to see featured stories at a glance, stay caught up with your Daily Brief & Updates, and more on your wrist. Circa News breaks articles down into bite-sized facts, meaning the Apple Watch and this app are naturally meant for each other. Circa News is free on the App Store.

De Telegraaf is a Dutch newspaper that has added Apple Watch support to its app, providing readers with similar functionality as many other news apps in this list: receive alerts, read headlines, open items on your iPhone or save them to read later. De Telegraaf is free on the App Store.

Fresco News has been updated with full support for Apple Watch, summarizing the day’s news in seconds with brief headlines and photos accompanied by captions that provide in-depth details. The app also features Handoff functionality for reading articles later on an iPhone. Fresco News is free on the App Store.

South China Morning Post mobile edition can now be accessed through Apple Watch, allowing you to view the Top Stories as well as the top Hong Kong, Business, China and Sports news direct from your wrist. Receive breaking news alerts on Apple Watch, access Top Stories through Glances, or save articles to read later on iPhone. SCMP is free on the App Store.

The Economist is now readied with an Apple Watch player, bringing world current affairs, business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts coverage to your wrist. The Economist is free on the App Store.

The Guardian has updated their app to provide a personal feed of stories, features, reviews, and live news and sport specially created for Apple Watch. You can read bite-sized stories through Glances and receive notifications when breaking news occurs. The Guardian is free on the App Store.

The New York Times for Apple Watch will be available when the wrist-worn device launches on April 24, allowing you to catch up on the latest news quickly with one-sentence stories crafted specially for the small screen. Like other news apps, you can also receive breaking news notifications and use Handoff to continue reading on your iPhone or iPad. NYTimes is free on the App Store.

The Washington Post for Apple Watch features news custom-made for your wrist. „Big Story, Small Screen“ is a daily feature that tells a major story with high-powered visuals, accompanied by „Top Headlines“ that provides an easy-to-browse list of what’s happening. Tap on any headline to see more, receive breaking news notifications and use Handoff to read later on iPhone. Wash Post is free on the App Store.

USA TODAY for Apple Watch give readers quick access to the day’s most important stories and breaking news items on their wrists. The watch app displays the top 5 trending stories in real time, plus a breaking news story when applicable. It allows you to quickly skim the most important stories whenever you have a free moment. Handoff for reading stories on iPhone later supported. USA TODAY is free on the App Store.

Yahoo News Digest delivers comprehensive news coverage on your Apple Watch, with a unique experience designed exclusively for the wrist-worn device. Yahoo built upon the minimalist and modernist design of its iPhone app with top-of-the-hour bulletins on Apple Watch that are algorithmically and editorially determined to be of importance and salience to that hour. Yahoo News Digest is free on the App Store.




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