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Review and Report: Apple Watch Hermès and Apple Watch Series 2

As someone who stayed up until 3 a.m. the first day the original Apple Watch went on sale and who has faithfully worn it to the neglect of some very fine watches since April 2015, I have always been curious about the Apple Watch Hermès.
While the watch itself is the same, the Apple Watch Hermès comes with exquisite handmade leather bands and a special Hermès watch face that isn’t available on …

Apple CarPlay to Get Lane Guidance, Speed Limit Info, Alternative Routes in iOS 11 But Here’s What Else We Want

It fell to me, the sole Android user on staff, to put together a dispassionate wish list for new features in CarPlay when Apple launches its iOS 11 operating system come fall. Some of the more rabid CarPlay fans here at Frequent Business Traveler, including FBT Editorial Director Jonathan Spira and News Editor Paul Riegler among them, didn’t shy away from telling me what they thought.
If you’re not familiar with …

Apple Pay to Become Available in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and UAE Later This Year

Apple Pay to Become Available in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and UAE Later This Year

Apple announced Tuesday that it will make its Apple Pay mobile payment and digital wallet service available in four additional countries before the end of 2017.
The four countries will be Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates. The service first became available in 2015 in the United States and it is also available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, …

Happy Birthday! After 1 Billion Sold, The iPhone Turns 10

Ten years ago today, on June 29, 2007, the first iPhone went on sale. The move followed the January 2007 introduction at Macworld where the late Steve Jobs told the world he was introducing three products.
“An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator. Are you getting it? These are not three separate devices,” Jobs said at the time. “This is one device.”
Despite the iPhone’s early limitations, the first-generation virtual …

Apple Maps ‘Transit’ Feature Adds Support for Paris Métro

Apple Maps ‘Transit’ Feature Adds Support for Paris Métro

In a major addition to its Apple Maps app, the Cupertino-based tech company added Transit support for Paris.
The move will provide iPhone users with detailed directions to destinations via public transportation in the city and the surrounding Île-de-France region. This includes the Métro, commuter trains, and buses.
Apple introduced public transportation into its Maps app with iOS 6, which was released in September 2012. At launch, in addition to 300 cities …

Bose Headphones May Spy on Users According to Lawsuit

Bose Headphones May Spy on Users According to Lawsuit

Bose’s high-tech wireless noise-cancelling headphones spy on their users via an app that tracks the music and content they listen to. Bose sells the information, thereby violating the users’ privacy rights according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Chicago in federal court .
The Massachusetts-based company designed its app “to continuously record the contents of the electronic communications that users send to their Bose Wireless Products from their smartphones, including the names …

Apple CarPlay Gains New Functionality and an Improved Interface with iOS 10.3

The recently released version of iOS, 10.3, included a few updates and tweaks to Apple CarPlay as well. The new features, while minor, greatly improve CarPlay’s usability and functionality and we used a 2017 Ford Superduty F250 Platinum pick-up truck as a test bed.
As regular readers know, we are unabashed fans of CarPlay because of its intelligent design and that it somewhat cuts back on smartphone distractions while driving. One …