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Hands on: WatchOS 3 is the OS Apple always intended

Apple’s watchOS 3 marks the company’s third attempt to provide a satisfying user experience -- and this time, it works.

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Early Apple Watch Series 2 reviews praise the GPS and brighter screen

The new Apple Watch models still require charging every night, but early reviewers found the screens much brighter, and performance snappier too.

Apple Watch 2 reviews roundup: Is it worth the money?

The Apple Watch 2 offers better CPU and GPU performance, GPS and a brighter screen. But is it worth buying?

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Your old Apple Watch will feel brand new with watchOS 3, out now

Faster apps, a new Dock, and a bigger focus on fitness will give your first-generation Apple Watch a new feel.

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Apple Watch keeps tickin' as long as fitness freaks take a lickin'

Apple has refocused its smartwatch on the fitness market, a move prompted by the recognition that the broader definition it has used was not making the grade.

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Macy's will start selling Apple products this holiday season

Macy's president announced this week that the iPhone and Apple Watch will be available at 180 retail locations.

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Apple Watch Series 2 offers glimpse of smartwatch future

The lessons Apple learns will be instructive for other smartwatch makers and will shape how all types of wearable gadgets evolve in the next 20 years.

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Apple Watch Series 2 FAQ: Everything you need to know about the second-gen Watch

The Apple Watch Series 2 comes out Sept. 16 complete with swim-proof capabilities, built-in GPS, and a special Nike edition.

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Security an afterthought in connected home, wearable devices

In a survey of publicly reported vulnerabilities for consumer connected-home and wearable technology products between November 2015 and July 2016, the nonprofit Online Trust Alliance found that all of potential problems could have...

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Behind the scenes of Apple's iPhone 7 event

CIO.com was at Apple's iPhone 7 unveiling this week and shot a series of photographs that provide an insider's view of the exclusive event.

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3 reasons why Apple Watch Series 2 is great for fitness fanatics

Apple's latest smartwatch, Watch Series 2, raises the bar for fitness tracking, and it includes support for swimming and guided hiking expeditions. The company also announced a new Nike version of the watch for runners.

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iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2, and Mario: everything from the Apple event

The iPhone 7 is saying bye to the headphone jack, you can now take your Apple Watch swimming, and the 16GB iPhone is dead.

Everything Apple announced during the iPhone 7 unveiling event

Yes, the iPhone 7 was Wednesday's event headliner, but Apple had plenty of other announcements and news to share.

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Apple takes iPhone to 7, Watch to 2, headphone jack to 0

Apple executives today rolled out the company's latest smartphones, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, as well as the company's next-generation smartwatch.

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Apple Watch Series 2 unveiled with swim-proof capabilities and built-in GPS

Apple's second-generation smartwatch debuts with water-resistant capabilities.

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Fossil's Q Marshal smartwatch

This big, chunky device is a second-generation smartwatch from Fossil.

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Fossil aims to make smartwatches fashionable

Fossil showed off its second generation smartwatch, the Q Marshal, at IFA in Berlin.

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Meet Withings Steel HR, the heart rate-monitoring activity tracker that looks like a classic watch

Under Nokia, Withings is making its lineup of activity trackers smarter and more sophisticated.

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