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Microsoft has just released a bunch of productivity apps for wearable devices — nope, not for the Band, but for Android Wear smartwatches and the Apple Watch. First for the Apple Watch is Outlook, which allows you to read full emails and respond with either canned replies or your own through voice dictation. Cupertino’s wearable also gets to-do app Wunderlist and will soon be able to install private social network Yammer, which will be able to take advantage of iOS 8’s Handoff feature with an iPhone.

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shutterstock_190624379 From something as simple as a door sensor at a store to the new age of “smart” sensors in a rapidly emerging wearables market, the application of sensors has already permeated many parts of our everyday lives. But the future of dynamic sensor applications goes beyond just measuring your heart rate through the new Apple Watch. Read More

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Apple Pay Launches In The UK

Apple Pay’s UK launch was spoiled earlier this month by lacklustre support from some of the nation’s most popular banks. HSBC and First Direct were among the notable omissions, but today they’re stepping up and giving customers the option to link their debit and credit cards. That means you can start using your iPhone or Apple Watch for contactless payments in Starbucks, Nando’s and the London Underground, as well as inside apps like Domino’s and Just Eat. Lloyds, meanwhile, has promised to support Apple Pay this autumn, but we’re still waiting on dates from Barclays, Halifax, M&S, TSB and Bank of Scotland.

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ANZ Bank unveils goMoney Apple Watch app
ANZ Banking Group is the latest financial services firm to release an Apple Watch app. The goMoney app can be configured so that customers can view their account balances such as savings and credit card. Users can also view the last five transactions made on each account.
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Nearly three months after the launch of Apple's fashionably smart wrist wear, some analysts say the Apple Watch not a mainstream mega-hit

San Francisco (AFP) – Is Apple Watch a dud?

Nearly three months after the launch of Apple’s fashionably smart wrist wear, some analysts say it’s not a mainstream mega-hit. But others see promise in its popularity with Internet-savvy young people.

Media outlets last week jumped on a study by research firm Slice Intelligence suggesting that, based on a large sampling of email receipts in the United States, orders for Apple Watch have plunged 90 percent since the week that the wearable computing gadget made its debut.

The estimate did not factor in data about Apple Watch sales… Continue reading