Widget Weather Gets Apple Watch Support

Widget Weather has been updated with Apple Watch support. The third-party weather service, which allows users to check forecasts from the Today panel of their iPhone, now features normal and Glance view options for Apple's wearable device. Apple Watch users with the widget installed on their iPhone can get 3-hour weather updates from the normal view, or see the current weather and 6-day forecast by glancing at their wrist.

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The Widget Weather iPhone app only provides settings for the actual widget. From the app users can choose different fonts, weather icons and languages, and customize their weather forecast using simple on/off switches. The widget uses GPS and data from openweathermap.org and met.no to deliver accurate weather information based on your location.

Eyes Wide Games Announces One-Touch Baseball Title for Apple Watch

Eyes Wide Games today revealed that its new title, Watch This Homerun, will join Robot 5 Studios' Football Twos, as one of the first two sports games released for the Apple Watch. The goal of the game is to hit as many home runs as possible in a short amount of time.

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In the game, players will be able to blast fastballs, curveballs and changeups out of the park by using simple one-touch controls. Players will also be able to complete full games in 10-15 seconds, and keep track of their achievements and personal stats via the official iPhone companion app. Watch This Homerun will be available later this month when the Apple Watch is officially released.

Hearthstone Now Available on iPhone and iPod touch

As promised, Blizzard Entertainment has updated Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft with an "all-new intuitive interface" for the iPhone and iPod touch. The game has also received a few minor bug fixes and an indicator to alert you if you're losing your connection.

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Hearthstone is a collectible card game like Magic the Gathering. The game is free to play and promises to be easy for beginners to learn. Players can build their own collection of cards by participating in 1-on-1 battles and single player adventures. The game also features a pay-to-play Arena mode and the option to buy additional cards as in-app purchases, but spending real money is not necessary.

WWDC 2015 Announced for June 8-12

Apple has scheduled its annual Worldwide Developers Conference for June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. The 26th annual event will feature more than 100 technical sessions so developers can "learn about the future of iOS and OS X," according to the press release. This year will also include the most live streamed events in the history of the conference.

WWDC 2015

“The App Store ignited an app ecosystem that is simply amazing, forever changing the lives of customers and creating millions of jobs worldwide,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We’ve got incredible new technologies for iOS and OS X to share with developers at WWDC and around the world, and can’t wait to see the next generation of apps they create.”

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Apple Reveals Out-of-Warranty Repair Fees for Watch

Now that AppleCare+ pricing on Apple Watch has been released, many buyers will purchase coverage. Besides extending the default warranty, the service provides for two incidents of accidental damage repair for a fee. But what happens when the Apple Watch falls outside the warranty period, or if the device is not covered by an AppleCare+ plan?

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The simple answer is that customers will have to pay out of pocket for repairs. Damage not covered under warranty or any necessary repairs after the warranty (or AppleCare+) expires incurs a fee. Apple Authorized Service Providers will charge for service based upon the following schedule:

Apple Watch Pre-Orders Exceed One Million Units

Apple Watch pre-orders impressed analysts if early reports are to be believed. Slice Intelligence released sales projection data estimating that over 950,000 people in the US pre-ordered an Apple Watch on Friday. If this number holds, then pre-orders for the entire weekend across eight initial release countries will easily exceed one million.

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Analyst Amit Daryanani of RBC projected sales of up to five million Apple Watches this quarter. Demand is outstripping supply, with ship dates on many models delayed until summer. The official release date is April 24.

Television Show Tracking App 'TeeVee' Free for a Limited Time

Having an app to keep track of your favorite television shows may sound silly, but there are currently so many good shows on the air and so many ways to watch them, things can get a bit overwhelming. For example, you can now watch Game of Thrones via your cable box, On Demand, through HBO Go and through HBO NOW. Then there is all the original Netflix programs like Daredevil, services like CW Seed and all those mid-season breaks to make matters even more confusing. TeeVee 3 is an app that allows pop culture junkies to keep on top of their favorite television shows, when it works, more on that later.

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The app allows users to create a list of shows so they can receive push notifications anytime a new episode is ready to air in their time zone. The app also acts as a countdown clock to the next episode, allows users to keep track of unwatched episodes and offers detailed information and trailers for every show on a user's list.

How to Type the Vulcan Salute Emoji in iOS 8.3

Star Trek fans now have another reason to upgrade their iOS devices to 8.3. Apple supports the Vulcan salute emoji, which means the popular symbol can be typed and viewed in iOS apps and on OS X computers. A large collection of new emoji was released with iOS 8.3, however the Vulcan salute remains an Easter egg.

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The Vulcan salute was developed by Leonard Nimoy during his portrayal of Spock on the original Star Trek series. As any Trekkie knows, the gesture is often accompanied by the words "Live long and prosper". The trick to enabling the Vulcan salute requires following the steps below:

AAPL Financial News Weekly Roundup: Apple Watch Pre-Orders Exceed Supply, Mac Gains PC Market Share and More

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock made its biggest gains last week on Monday, opening at $124.47 and closing at $127.35. Share prices then dropped a bit during the middle of the week before receiving a slight bump on Friday, closing at $127.10. Friday also saw the heaviest trading, perhaps due to the apparent high demand for the Apple Watch.

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Apple began taking pre-orders for the Apple Watch at 12:01 AM Pacific time on Friday. The highly anticipated wearable promptly ran out of supply and estimated shipping times were pushed back for all models. All of the Sport and Edition models are now estimated to ship in June, while about half of the

AppleCare+ for Watch and iPhone Offers Combo Deal

Apple has announced a special deal along with standard AppleCare+ pricing on Apple Watch. iPhone owners without AppleCare+ will have the option to purchase an AppleCare+ combo plan with their watch, covering both devices for two years. While the plans cost the same as purchasing both plans separately, there is an advantage to the combo deal.

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iPhones up to six months old can be covered at the time of Apple Watch purchase for two years. This is in contrast to standard policies, which require that AppleCare+ be purchased within 60 days. Covering both devices will run $149 with an Apple Watch Sport, $169 for Apple Watch, and $1600 for Apple Watch Edition. Apple Watch Edition owners get three years of coverage with AppleCare+.

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