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Apple Watch app roundup: Best Reference and Education apps

This post is part of our Apple Watch app roundup series. You can view the rest of our roundups here. We’ll be keeping these lists updated, so get in touch if you are a developer wishing to be featured on any of our lists, get in touch on Twitter. Apple Watch is almost upon us and we’re starting to see the App Store become flooded with app updates as more…

Apple Watch app roundup: Best Games

This post is part of our Apple Watch app roundup series. You can view the rest of our roundups here. We’ll be keeping these lists updated, so get in touch if you are a developer wishing to be featured on any of our lists, get in touch on Twitter. Apple Watch is almost upon us and we’re starting to see the App Store become flooded with app updates as more…

Developers: You can now distribute Watch apps via TestFlight

For months, developers have had access to WatchKit. This lets them create Apple Watch apps that work along side their current iOS applications. However, while the Apple Watch has been available for pre-order for two weeks, up until now, developers could not send beta copies of their apps for testing if they included a Watch app. Thanks to…

Apple Watch user guide is now online

With many Apple Watches being marked as “shipped” today, the user guide for Apple’s latest product is available online right on schedule for those receiving their watches tomorrow. Apple normally publishes their user guides as iBooks as well, but the Apple Watch User Guide hasn’t made its way there as of now. If you’re looking for instructions on how…

Hours time tracking app gets new Apple Watch extension, goes free

Hours, the excellent time tracking application from Tapity, was updated for Apple Watch a few days ago — and included in our best Business apps for Apple Watch roundup — and has today celebrated the impending launch of the Apple Watch with a new price tag: free. If you haven’t heard of Hours, the gist is simple — keep track of how you spend your…

Nokia targeting Apple, other tech firms in $3.2B HERE Maps sale

Apple is among a number of tech firms Nokia is targeting for the sale of its maps business, according to a report by Bloomberg. Nokia’s HERE Maps is losing money and the Finnish company hopes to offload the mapping unit and all related assets for around €3 billion (around $3.2 billion). In addition to Apple, Nokia is also said to be courting many…

First Apple Watch orders now showing as ‘Shipped’

Apple Watch orders are now shipping to customers. Those lucky few who got their pre-orders in early on Friday, 9th of April are receiving official notification from Apple that their Watches will soon be on their doorsteps. Customers in Australia, the UK, Germany, Canada, Japan and the US are all reporting on Twitter that their orders are showing a…

More Apple Watch Guided Tour videos go live

Almost three weeks after introducing the Guided Tours page for Apple Watch, Apple has published the last of its initial batch of walkthroughs. After the initial group of 4, videos were added for phone calls, Siri, Maps, and Music last Wednesday. As Apple rounds out the page, the possibly-final Guided Tour videos for Apple Pay, Activity, and Workout can…

Apple will allow you to exchange Apple Watch bands

According to MacRumors, Apple will offer Apple Watch buyers the ability to exchange watchbands, instead of exchanging the entire watch. In the event that the watchband is the incorrect size or an unwanted style, you’ll be able to exchange the band within the 14-day return window with no questions asked. In an internal training document, Apple notified…

Apple Watch customers may receive shipments earlier than given ship dates

There’s some good news for Apple Watch buyers who received an estimated shipping time of late May or June. Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski received word from a spokeswoman at Apple that some devices are being shipped ahead of schedule. We’re happy to be updating many customers today with the news that their Apple Watch will arrive sooner than expected. Our…