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Apple Watch software update brings more music features

Apple has pushed out its latest software update for its Watch smartwatch, and watchOS 4.1 has some notable features for music fans. Apple Music subscribers will now be able to browse and stream the entire catalogue from...
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Fitbit Ionic smartwatch taps Pandora for its streaming music

Fitness-wearables firm Fitbit is launching a brand new smartwatch called the Fitbit Ionic – and it comes with music. The new device will include an app created by Pandora to sync people’s favourite stations for offline...
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Will.I.Am’s new smartwatch will come with music

It’s fair to say that critical reactions to Will.I.Am’s first smartwatch Puls weren’t hugely positive. The musician hasn’t been put off developing another though: his new model is called “The Dial”, and will...
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Eventbrite launches ticketing apps for smartwatches

Ticketing firm Eventbrite is making its play for the wrist, releasing apps for the Apple Watch, Android Wear and Pebble Time smartwatches. The main use for the apps will be for displaying QR codes from digital tickets to...
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Pebble boss claims smartwatches are like smartphones in 2007

What is a smartwatch for, really? It’s nice to have something on your wrist that tells the time, but many of the much-hyped ‘smart’ features aren’t proving that appealing beyond the earliest adopters. Eric Migicovsky,...
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Android in 2015: 1bn users and 50bn annual app downloads

Google is holding its annual I/O developer conference this week, a fortnight ahead of Apple’s similar event. While there were no direct music announcements during Google’s keynote last night, there was plenty for our...
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Apple Watch: Pacemaker, Shazam and Pandora talk smartwatch music apps

The Apple Watch went on sale on Friday, albeit mainly to people who got in early with their pre-orders for Apple's first smartwatch. Among the music apps available at launch are DJ app Pacemaker, music identification app...
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What’s next for Android Wear smartwatches?

As Apple prepares to start selling its Apple Watch later this week, Google has announced some new features for its Android Wear software, which is used by a variety of smartwatch makers. The most notable is support for built-in...
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New estimates suggest 2.3m Apple Watch pre-orders

Apple isn’t talking about how many of its Apple Watch smartwatches have been pre-ordered ahead of the device’s release next week. Naturally, every analyst, their aunt, their dog and random passers by are filling that...
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Apple Watch ‘Spring Forward’ – liveblog

Yep, we're liveblogging Apple's 'Spring Forward' press event tonight. Partly because there's been a smattering of speculation that the company may announce its plans to revamp iTunes tonight – we still suspect not – but...
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Shazam identifies smartwatches as its next opportunity

Shazam is working on a smartwatch app, the company has told AdWeek, and it looks set to follow its smartphone strategy in supporting multiple device manufacturers. “We are talking with a few,” says CMO Patricia Parra....
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More than 720k Android Wear smartwatches shipped in 2014

Apple’s first smartwatch is on the way in April, but several of its rivals released devices last year, running Google’s Android Wear software. So how did they sell? Not a clue. But Canalys has some estimates for how many...