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Apple's Watch App Store launches with 3,000 apps ahead of first Watch deliveries

If you're getting an Apple Watch in the mail tomorrow, you'll have your pick of apps to use right away.

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Hands on: Phorm takes the awkwardness out of thumb-typing on an iPad mini

With every new iOS device, our poor thumbs have to relearn how to type quickly on the software keyboard. Phorm's tactile guides are there when you need them, and fade away like magic when you don't.

Phorm makes your iPad mini's keyboard a little more touchable

Flip a switch on this iPad mini case, and tiny bubbles will appear on the screen to help you type faster on the software keyboard. Flip it back, and the bubbles fade away.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Missing your keyboard? Want more power? How about a wallet?

This week’s roundup features an interesting alternative to your onscreen keyboard from Brando, extra battery power from Lenmar, and cool wallet solutions from T8 and Terrapin.

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Apple Watch is a day away, but the Apple Watch User Guide is now online

Now you have something to read while you wait for your Apple Watch to come to your doorstep.

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Casio's iPhone app searches for keywords in voice recordings

The app can pull out words from a speech or interview in a snap.

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Hey DJ: Algoriddim's djay 2 update makes the Apple Watch a music mixer

DJs no longer have to stand behind a laptop and their gear. The djay 2 Apple Watch app puts the control of your mix right on your wrist.

A big but: Trying to put words in Apple's mouth

Apple has not admitted to things!

Hands on: Activity-tracking Swiss smartwatches with real hands and dials

Loaded with the same step- and sleep-tracking algorithms as early Jawbone UP wristbands, these watches from Frederique Constant and Alpina ooze with luxury even the Apple Watch can't meet.

Fullpower CEO riffs on Swiss smartwatch platform, Apple Watch and disposable 'Kleenex' technology

A one-on-one interview with Philippe Khan, who argues his case for activity-tracking Swiss smartwatches, and comments on Fullpower's changing relationship with Jawbone.

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Apple starts shipping first wave of Apple Watches

Tell us if your Watch is scheduled to arrive on Friday.

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In praise of the Utilities folder's unsung heroes

From staples like Disk Utility and Activity Monitor to once-in-a-while lifesavers like Grab and Migration Assistant, OS X's Utilities folder is a goldmine.

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Private I: The collision of automatic Wi-Fi connections and a security flaw

Malicious parties could force iOS devices in public places to reboot continuously because of the intersection of two flaws, one longstanding.

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Apple Watch gaming: Devs talk early titles and the challenges of wearable fun

Which games will be available around the launch, and how were they designed? We chatted with several game makers to find out.

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Deep inside the smart Swiss watches that challenge Apple Watch with analog panache

Hands on with activity-tracking luxury watches from Frederique Constant and Alpina. They'll record step and sleep data, and last more than two years on a single built-in battery.

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Mobile ads now generate almost 75 percent of Facebook's revenue

Total sales for the first quarter grew by more than 40 percent