Fred O'ConnorReporter, IDG News Service

Fred O'Connor writes about wearables, Apple, IT careers, health IT and general technology news for the IDG News Service.

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A good start, but developers want more access to the Apple Watch

Some hardware upgrades would also improve the wearable and, in turn, the apps that run on it, said developers

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Apple deploying camera-equipped cars to improve its maps service

After months of speculation, the company confirmed that cars will be taking photos in the US, Ireland and the UK

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Apple Watch to be available in stores in two weeks

Apple doesn't disclose which models the stores will stock

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Apple TV will serve as hub for remotely controlling HomeKit devices

Siri can be used to issue many commands, but unlocking doors isn't one of them

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Pebble Time smartwatch to start shipping May 27

Pebble has developed new iOS and Android apps that work exclusively with the Time models

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Apple restores iCloud after global disruption hinders services

Apple said the issue, the cause of which is still unknown, hit 40 percent of its users.

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Appeals court rules Samsung won't have to pay $930 million in Apple patent case

The federal court will have to recalculate the damages because Samsung didn't violate Apple's trade dress.

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Apple buys GPS startup Coherent to beef up mapping technology

Several Coherent employees have taken jobs working on Apple's map and location technologies.

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Broadcom hardware platform gains support for Apple's HomeKit

Broadcom is the latest company to announce a product that works with HomeKit

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As the Apple Watch goes, so does the smartwatch market

If the Apple wearable device fails, consumer sentiment towards all smartwatches could turn toxic

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Apple, IBM to bring iPads to 5 million Japanese seniors

Japan Post will handle managing the iPads and its employees will be trained on how to use the tablets

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Faulty taptic engines reportedly hinder Apple Watch production

Apple is depending on one supplier for all its taptic engines, according to the Wall Street Journal

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Glitch in iPad app causes travel headaches for American Airlines passengers

The software issue affected several dozen flights, said the carrier.

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Most Apple Watch buyers left with bare wrists on launch weekend

Apple has yet to set a delivery date for 647,000 watch orders, according to online shopping research firm Slice Intelligence

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SSL certificate flaw allows hackers to crash devices running iOS 8

When combined with another exploit, the No iOS Zone flaw can make iPhones, iPads, and iPods impossible to use.