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Apple Watch launch

Smartwatches haven't taken off with consumers yet. Will the Apple Watch be a game changer?

  • HBO Now stand-alone service shakes up TV industry

    HBO Now stand-alone service shakes up TV industry

    The Apple Watch stole the spotlight at the tech company's media extravaganza Monday. But it was an announcement at the same event, made by HBO, that marks a true turning point. HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler introduced HBO Now, a $14.99-a-month service set to launch next month on Apple devices,...

  • Hands on with Apple's new MacBook

    Hands on with Apple's new MacBook

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple's surprise unveiling of a new notebook category, the MacBook, was the show-stealer of its special event Monday. I got some hands-on time with the MacBook in the Apple demo area after the event and was impressed by the thinness and lightness of the device. To recap, the MacBook...

  • Apple Watch could become latest must-have fashion accessory

    Apple Watch could become latest must-have fashion accessory

    There was no killer app announced at the Apple Watch event Monday. No groundbreaking features. No major new development for the Watch at all. And yet, the Watch might wind up being the breakthrough fashion-tech accessory that the nascent wearables industry has been waiting for. A coveted brand...

  • Apple Watch's six unmatched features

    Apple Watch's six unmatched features

    The early reviews of the Apple Watch are pointing in one direction: It should save users a minute here and there, but the fact that many functions require an iPhone to be nearby cuts down on its usefulness. The consensus may change as reviewers and consumers get to spend more time with the smartwatch,...

  • Apple Watch: Here's the scoop

    Apple Watch: Here's the scoop

    Apple had few surprises to deliver about its newest product, saying Monday that the Apple Watch goes on sale April 24 with a claimed 18-hour battery and base prices for its three models coming in at $349, $549 and $10,000. The details came at a media event in San Francisco, where Apple also unveiled...

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