Cook on Watch, iOS 8.2 and 8.3, watch-watching, Vogue, Swiss response, iPhone survival, smart bulbs


Traditional Swiss watch makers are planning a hybrid response to Apple Watch.
Traditional Swiss watch makers are planning a hybrid response to Apple Watch.

Tim Cook reveals Apple Watch may replace key fobs, offer exercise rewards — Ahead of the expected Apple Watch announcement next month, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked to the Telegraph’s Allister Heath about the Watch and how it will change people’s lives once it is launched.
“This will be just like the iPhone: people wanted it and bought for a particular reason, perhaps for browsing, but then found out that they loved it for all sorts of other reasons.”

iOS 8.2 and 8.3 — iOS 8.2 could be released to the public as soon as next week, while the release of iOS 8.3 may not be far behind, setting the stage for the launch of the Apple Watch in April, according to a new report.

Vogue Paris profiles the Apple Watch, calling it a “small revolution” — Apple is beginning to court the fashion world with a two-page spread in the French edition of Vogue magazine, Vogue Paris. Spotted by French site Mac4Ever and PomPomComedy (Via AppleInsider), the article profiles the Watch, calling it “a small revolution.” [All this fashion crap is actually putting me off it.]

Swiss luxury watchmakers reveal the ‘horological smartwatch’, a direct response to gadgets — The Apple Watch may emerge in a cloud of narcotic pixie dust on March 9, but the Swiss watch industry has some fancy new tricks of its own. At a launch event, a trio of unbearably urbane manufacturers revealed MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies), a platform to power what the Swiss call “horological smartwatches”—beautiful, analogue-display timepieces loaded with the same activity-tracking features offered by the Jawbone UP.

iPhone survives five days in the ice and snow — Imagine that your lost iPhone spent five days in the ice and snow, only to be returned by a total stranger in working condition. It happened in Brooklyn.

Smart lighting, and why you should maybe bother — Kelly Guimont explains.