According to a report recently published by Apple Insider, it seems that a number of familiar apps have been removed from the Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon, eBay, and Target, just to name a few. Because Apple has not confirmed anything yet, nobody knows for sure yet just when these apps were removed.
Well known Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer has effectively confirmed that it will be officially announcing a new Connected smartwatch device this coming March 14th. The company has already released a teaser by way of Twitter promoting its upcoming latest wearable offering. Based on the teaser so far, there seems to be no major departure in terms of the design, although there is talk that this time around, the new smartwatch will come with tweaks to make it more appropriate to be worn on women’s wrists.
According to a new report recently published by IDC, it appears that the market for wearable devices worldwide is alive and kicking. The research firm stated that the volume of shipments of smartwatch devices and fitness trackers have reached 33.9 million units during the final quarter of last year, which is not only a new all time high but also signifies a growth of 16.9 percent year over year.
Samsung has just recently launched iOS mobile apps for its Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit2 smartwatches, effectively bringing iOS compatibility to its wearable devices. This means that owners of these gadgets can now pair their iPhone device (that is, if they have one) with any one of these Samsung smartwatches.
Samsung has just announced that its latest wearable device offering, the Gear S3, will be hitting store shelves everywhere this coming November 18th. Just to be clear, both the LTE connected and Bluetooth only versions will be launching on that date. For those who want to purchase the smartwatch in advance, they can start preordering on November 6th.
Owners of iPhone devices apparently would rather buy Apple’s wireless headphones than go purchase the company’s smartwatch offering, at least according to a recent survey. Indeed, in conducting a poll in the United States, the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research found that 12 percent of those surveyed have plans to get Apple’s wireless AirPods, which cost $159.
Samsung is sometimes credited for popularizing the use of phablets (smartphones with large display screens), and now the South Korean tech giant appears to be looking to make big smartwatches popular, too. Recently this week, the company formally introduced the Gear S3, its latest addition to its Gear S lineup of smartwatch devices.
Apple has made it official -- this year’s iPhone offering, the iPhone 7, will be formally unveiled this coming September 7th (as previously rumored). It will be happening at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium located in the city of San Francisco in California at exactly 10 AM Pacific Time. As always, Apple fans everywhere can expect Tim Cook, the current chief executive officer of the company, to personally announce the newest iPhone devices himself.
Makers of Android powered devices are often criticized for taking so long to update their products with the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system. The biggest phone maker of them all, Samsung, is no exception to this. But the South Korean mobile giant is working to change all that by announcing that its latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, will get Android 7.0 Nougat before the end of this year.
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