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What would you change about the Home screen?

The app launcher as home screen dates all the way back to the Newton, but where could Apple take it next?

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The Apple Watch: So far so good, but the sky's the limit

The Apple Watch has already had a net positive effect on my behavior and my well-being. And that's with the device still being fairly limited because of its nascent operating system. WatchOS 2.0 is coming, and I can't wait to see the effect it will have.

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Remember: "Find My iPhone" doesn't turn you into a superhero

A cautionary tale out of Canada this week reminds us that while Find My iPhone and Find My Mac can help you locate a misplaced Apple device, you should never, ever put yourself in danger to recover your gear. It's just not worth it.

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My favorite Apple Watch accessibility features

There are Accessibility features aplenty in Watch OS, but four in particular have become my favorites.

As part of my ongoing efforts to better use and understand Apple Watch, I've recently taken to looking at a few of Watch OS's Accessibility features in more detail. While my vision is good enough that I don't have to use every option, there are a handful that I often like to use because they're well done and are handy.

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Recap: What we learned from WWDC 2015

Sayonara, WWDC.

Last week was a fun one for iMore in San Francisco: Between keynotes, sessions, other conferences, and meetups, we got to see a lot of fantastic upcoming features and chat with a lot of great people. Now that our week has drawn to a close, here are our highlights, thoughts, and lingering reminders.

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Gruber and Schiller: Our full transcript of The Talk Show at WWDC

Daring Fireball founder John Gruber sat down with Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller at WWDC for a live version of Gruber's podcast The Talk Show. Here, to the best of our ability, is a full transcript of their remarks, interspersed with occasional audience response.

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Thirty-one years later, the Mac is still a vital part of Apple's soul

Should Apple kill off the Mac and just focus on iOS instead? Hell no. The Mac is integral to Apple's DNA, and exemplary of its product philosophy.

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Switch to iPhone for years of free software updates

Last week Apple didn't just announce iOS 9, they announced that it would be coming day-and-date to every iPhone the company has shipped in the last four years.

That's worth repeating. iOS 9, the latest, greatest version of Apple's mobile operating system, is scheduled to ship this fall not just on whatever new iPhone 6s Apple announces at the same time, not just on the current iPhone 6 line, and not just on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and original iPhone 5, but also on the iPhone 4s that first launched in the fall of 2011. And it's all going to happen on the same day, on every carrier, for every customer, around the world.

That's an enormous amount of added value enjoyed by iPhone owners and not only is it unmatched by Android or any other platform, it's unmatchable. It's also one of the very best reasons to switch to iPhone

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This year, file your beta bugs early

When it comes to reporting bugs on Apple's betas, get them in before it's too late.

Filing radars—the popular term for submitting problems to Apple's bug reporting system—is a lot of work. What's more, it almost never results in any official recognition or appreciation, and sometimes it feels like an exercise in frustration and futility. Yet filing radars remains invaluable to the engineers inside Apple, and the sooner you file, the better it is for everyone, especially your shared customers.

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WWDC 2015: From platform polish to culture clash

WWDC 2015 wasn't about radical redesign or functional revolution, it was about solidifying the new foundations and moving everyone forward.

It's taken me a while to write this. We shared our initial reactions to WWDC 2015 right after Monday's keynote on iMore Live from AltConf (video should be available soon). We shared some more midweek during the Debug Roundtable. But the ramifications of what gets announced and how, and the effects it will have on us for the next year, takes me some time to come to grips with.

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