watchOS 3

Meet OverCl0ck, a developer-focused prototype jailbreak for watchOS 3

There’ve been countless jailbreak tools for iPhones and iPads over the years, but we’ve never really seen one for the Apple Watch since it first debuted in 2015. On the other hand, that could change very soon.

iOS developer PsychoTea published the first beta of an Apple Watch-oriented jailbreak tool to GitHub on Friday. Dubbed OverCl0ck, it’s an early prototype and could potentially change how users interact with Apple’s premier wearable device.

macOS Sierra 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3 & tvOS 10.2.2 released

In addition to releasing iOS 10.3.3, Apple today released a trio of software updates for its Mac computers, Apple Watch models, and the fourth-generation Apple TV: macOS Sierra 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3 and tvOS 10.2.2.

They're bug-fix updates focused on improving the performance and security of your devices so don't expect any significant feature changes or new user-facing features. Apple’s support document lists the security patches in macOS Sierra 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3 and tvOS 10.2.2.

How to segment your Apple Watch workout mid session

If you're fastidious about tracking your workouts, be it running, cycling or hitting the weights, you might have been irritated before by the apparent lack of options to divide your active session into multiple splits. Granted the swimming workout automatically breaks the distance down into laps and running stats are dealt with in a similar fashion, but what about the freedom of choosing those markers by yourself? Say you fancy a treadmill warm-up followed by some beefy strength training, ultimately to be capped off by a session on the yoga mat.

watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4 rolling out to developers

A fourth beta of watchOS 3.2.3 for Apple Watch is now rolling out to Apple's registered developers and members of the Apple Developer Program. Available as an over-the-air update via the Software Update mechanism in the companion Watch app on a paired iPhone, watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4 (build number 14V5751a) includes bug fixes and performance optimizations.

You Apple Watch must be in range of its paired iPhone, have 50 percent battery and be placed on its charger in order for the update to download and install. watchOS 4 betas are not available through the Apple Beta Software Program.

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The new watchOS 3.2.3 beta follows iOS 10.3.3 beta 4 and tvOS 10.2.2 beta 4 which got seeded to developers on June 22. The prior watchOS 3.2.2 bug-fix software update released for public consumption more than a month ago.

watchOS 3.2.3, iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2 could be the last point updates before iOS 11, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 arrive this fall. If you spot any noteworthy changes in watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4, leave a comment below and we'll update the article with new information.

Fourth betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1 now available

Apple on Monday issued fourth betas of what would become maintenance and bug-fix updates to its four major software platforms: iOS, macOS Sierra, watchOS and tvOS. Members of the Apple Developer Program can now deploy iOS 10.3.2 beta 4 (build 14F5086a), macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 4 (build 16F67a), watchOS 3.2.2 beta 4 (build 14V5485a) and tvOS 10.2.1 beta 4 (build 14W5583a) through the Software Update mechanism.

Apple posts third betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 and tvOS 10.2.1

Apple on Monday issued third betas of what would become maintenance and bug-fix updates to iOS, macOS Sierra, watchOS and tvOS. Members of the Apple Developer Program can now deploy iOS 10.3.2 beta 3 (build 14F5080a), macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 3 (build 16F60a), watchOS 3.2.2 beta 3 (build 14V5480a) and tvOS 10.2.1 beta 3 (build 14W5578b) through the Software Update mechanism.

How to call your destination when using the Maps app on Apple Watch

It’s the little shortcuts Apple Watch can provide in life that make wearing the device oh so rewarding at times. The most prominent ones have certainly saturated Apple’s marketing and most corners of the internet by now, still many smaller tricks are hardly covered simply because they can be so darn hard to find.

The following one certainly falls into that category, as I had never heard or read about it before, and I frankly came across it by pure chance. If you have to hit the roads regularly and rely on Apple Maps and your watch to get to your destination, it’s a deft shortcut that makes sure you can keep your eyes on the road at all times - even if you need to make a phone call to the place you are currently headed!

Hands on with what’s new in watchOS 3.2

Two days ago, Apple released watchOS 3.2 for all Apple Watch models with two newsworthy improvements: Siri in apps and a new Theater Mode toggle in Control Center. With watchOS 3.2, Apple's SiriKit framework that debuted alongside iOS 10 is now available to watchOS developers.

Hands-on with Theater Mode for Apple Watch in watchOS 3.2

Apple today released a developer-only beta of watchOS 3.2 and the biggest news aside from support for Siri in Apple Watch apps is Theater Mode that we thought would make its debut in iOS 10.3 (it didn't). Activated via a brand new toggle in Control Center, Theater Mode puts your wearable device into silent mode while keeping the screen dark until you tap it or press the Digital Crown or the Side button.

The best exercise apps for Apple Watch

One of the predominant selling points of Apple Watch has always been the notion of having a chummy, yet inspiring fitness pal on your wrist. Since its inception, Apple Watch’s App Store has therefore given rise to a plethora of apps, offering new ways to conduct and manage physical exercise, ranging from running to yoga companions and everything lying in between.

Focussing on one particular branch in the field of exercise - strength training from the comfort of your home or gym - we have put some time aside to cut through the clutter and size up todays’ most prominent apps in the segment. If you are currently on the lookout for a personal trainer on your wrist, here are the best exercise apps for Apple Watch you will want to consider.