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Apple Watch reviewed, Apple wants free Spotify dead, Meerkat


Susie Ochs' photo of her Apple Watch
Susie Ochs’ photo of her Apple Watch

Apple Watch review: Beautiful form, frustrating function — The Apple Watch excels as a remote control and activity tracker, but it’s slow and requires a Bluetooth connection to your iPhone, among other quirks. Still, it’s hard not to admire a smartwatch this

Apple reportedly wants free Spotify dead to pave way for Beats relaunch — As Apple works toward a relaunch of its Beats Music streaming service, it’s reportedly pushing labels to kill off the free version of Spotify.

Meerkat integrates address books, befriends Facebook after Twitter snub — Meerkat is reducing its dependency on Twitter by integrating address books and letting users post live video streams to Facebook.
Installing the updated app now brings up an option to enter your phone number and give Meerkat access to your address book, so it can find other people who are using the live streaming service. The option to post videos on Facebook appears in Meerkat’s settings menu.

Apple Watch reviewed, iOS 8 81%, Fashion revenge, Microsoft adds Objective-C


B"eautiful, but rough around the edges"
B”eautiful, but rough around the edges” says Apple Insider.

Review says Apple Watch is beautiful, but rough around the edges — After months of anticipation, the Apple Watch is here. But as pre-release hype wanes and units trickle out to early adopters, it’s now a question of whether the Apple Watch delivers on its promise of being the company’s “most personal device ever.” In other Watch news, Mac Observer has four tips for prolonging battery life and those with tatted wrists report sensor problems.

iOS 8 adoption cracks 80% mark in latest App Store data — Adoption of iOS 8 among iPhone, iPad, and iPod owners is up to 81% of active devices, Apple said on Wednesday in the latest update of its App Store distribution data, measuring traffic from April 27.

Fashion industry gets its revenge as Donna Karan hires away Apple creative director — After years of poaching top fashion industry executives, Apple has found itself on the losing end as Donna Karan has reportedly hired Hector Muelas, who served as creative director of worldwide marketing communications at Apple, to fill a similar role at the fashion conglomerate.

Microsoft hopes to court iOS apps to Windows 10 with Objective-C support — Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to add Objective-C support to its forthcoming Windows 10 platform, a move that will make it easier than ever for iOS developers to port their applications over to the Windows platform.