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Macworld Podcast Ep. 601
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Apple’s premium news service, eGPUs, HomePod and watchOS rumors: Macworld Podcast episode 601

Apple could start its own subscription news service. What’s it like to use an external graphics card with a Mac? Could a cheaper HomePod be coming soon? What’s the deal with watchOS faces? We also feature your comments and questions

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Apple Watch Series 4 and watchOS 5 rumors: Are third-party watch faces on the way?

The new Apple Watch is also said to have improved health tracking capabilities.

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Third-party faces might be more of a curse than a blessing for Apple Watch

Speculation is mounting that Apple will open up watchOS to third-party watch faces. That might not be a good thing.

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Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch Series 1: Which budget smartwatch is right for you?

Fitbit's new Versa smartwatch is on sale today for $200. How does it stack up against the $249 Apple Watch Series 1?

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How to buy a refurbished MacBook, Mac, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead. Our FAQ and refurb deal guide can help you choose.

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WatchOS 4.3.1 beta warns that watchOS 1 apps won't work on future versions

If you have an app made for watchOS 1, you better hope it gets updated.

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Get a foldable Apple Watch charging stand for $28 on Amazon

Dodocool's charging stand comes with magnets and an adjustable incline for easy viewing in Nightstand mode.

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Twelve South HiRise Duet and Belkin Valet Charge Dock review: Which iPhone and Apple Watch charging dock is better?

Each weighty stand can charge both devices with ease, but one of them adds extra perks.

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Fitbit Versa review: The first non-Apple smartwatch that’s worth your time

Fitbit’s new Versa smartwatch is the first smartwatch that might make people thing twice about buying an Apple Watch.

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Get an Apple Watch Series 1 for as low as $179 at Best Buy

Best Buy is selling the Apple Watch Series 1 for $70 off the retail price.

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Apple’s annual spring Apple Watch band refresh brings stripes, accents, and loops

Apple has announced a series of new Apple Watch band colors ready for spring and will sell the Nike Sport Loop as an accessory for the first time.

Macworld Podcast 597
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Apple’s education event, MicroLEDs, Other News: Macworld Podcast episode 597

What can we expect at Apple’s event on Tuesday, March 27? What does Apple’s MicroLED technology mean for the Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad? We also feature your comments and questions.

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Android Wear becomes Wear OS by Google—let's hope bigger changes follow

Google has announced that it's changing the name of Android Wear to Wear OS, but it needs more than new branding to fix what ails it.

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How the new Versa and Ace will help Fitbit fight Apple Watch and ‘win the family’

Versa and Ace, the two newest members of Fitbit’s family of fitness trackers, represent a new focus on women and children with smaller, smarter devices.

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7 easy tweaks to breathe new life into your Apple Watch

Stopped wearing your snazzy smartwatch? Here's how you can make it meaningful again.

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5 ways Apple can stop developers from abandoning Apple Watch

Over the past few months, high-profile apps such as eBay, Twitter, and Slack have bailed on Apple Watch, as developers shift their efforts away from watchOS. Here's how Apple can reverse that trend.

Macworld Podcast 591
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HomePod early reviews, Apple Watch apps and developers, iOS 11.3 Battery Health: Macworld Podcast ep. 591

The first round of HomePod reviews are out. Developers are leaving the Apple Watch. The beta of iOS 11.3 with Battery Health settings will be released soon. We also feature your comments and questions.

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Sorry, Apple Watch Series 3 LTE users: If you want to stop and start service it'll cost you

As the three-month promotion for Apple Watch Series 3 comes to an end, many users are going to want to suspend their cellular service. Here’s why it might end up costing more in the long run.

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