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Apple Watch users show off their creativity with custom app layouts

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Did you know you can customize your Apple Watch app homescreen? Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple Watch is the most personal device you’ll ever use, and it’s not just because you wear it all day.

This is the most customizable Apple product we’ve ever seen. Everything from clock faces to the app homescreen can be tweaked to your personal tastes. Early Apple Watch owners have already come up with a myriad of different ways to change the app homescreen so that it’s just not a giant blob of randomness. Some are a bit crazy, while others are down right brilliant.

Check out out some of the best custom layouts below:

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A look at the best (and worst!) Apple Watch apps on our newest CultCast

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Apple Watch, inbound! And now that it is, we’ll take a look at some of the most useful Watch apps available, and just for fun, some of the stinkiest. Plus: the noteworthy differences between the Sport and steel editions; why those “scratch test” videos shouldn’t trouble you; and finally, you’ll never believe what our ol’ pal and ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall is up to now…

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A look at the best (and worst!) Apple Watch apps on our newest CultCast

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Apple: ‘We do not accept fart apps on the Apple Watch’

Apple doesn't want fart apps on the Apple Watch. Who knew? Photo: Fart Watch

Apple doesn’t want fart apps on the Apple Watch. Who knew? Photo: Fart Watch

Those of you who were hoping the Apple Watch would usher in a new era of flatulence apps, prepare to be disappointed: Apple has already rejected the first app that serves no purpose other than to allow people to make fart sounds from their wrist.

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7 killer apps the Apple Watch should have (but doesn’t)

More Apple Watch apps please. Photo: Apple

More Apple Watch apps please. Photo: Apple

The first wave of Apple Watch are finally here just  in time for Friday’s big release. The Apple Watch App Store went live yesterday with over 3,000 apps that are sure to delight users, as developers try to create the first must-have Apple Watch app.

We rounded up some of our the coolest apps that are ready for your wrist this morning, but we also couldn’t help but notice there were a lot of apps that would be awesome if they were available today.

Here are 7 killer apps Apple Watch should have, but doesn’t:

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Awesome iOS Easter egg discovered after two years, hiding in plain sight

Say Apple into Voice Memos and you get its logo. Photo: Mike Rundle

Say “Apple” into Voice Memos and you get its logo. Photo: Mike Rundle

Apple is known for placing its fair share of Easter eggs into iOS and OS X, but this is the coolest one we’ve seen in a while.

You know the new Voice Memos icon Apple introduced in iOS 7 Beta 2? It turns out the icon is designed after the waveform representation of someone saying “Apple.”

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Adobe puts design tools on your wrist with trio of Apple Watch apps

Get your Behance stats at a glance. Photo: Adobe

Get your Behance stats at a glance. Photo: Adobe

Adobe’s Behance, Adobe Color CC, and Creative Cloud apps have all been updated to include Apple Watch support in a move designed to both sell more iOS apps as well as inspire their current customers to get outside of the computer and create.

“That’s because designers get a lot of their best ideas,” writes Adobe’s David Macy, “not while sitting at our desks, but from interacting with and observing the world around us.”

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IFTTT’s excellent Do apps are coming to the Apple Watch

Photo: IFTTT

Photo: IFTTT

IFTTT’s already dead simple Do collection of apps is about to get even better: two of the apps have just been supercharged with Apple Watch support, allowing you to run an IFTTT recipe on your watch face with just a single tap.

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EU launches formal antitrust investigation into Android

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

After years of examining the Android operating system, the European Commission has launched a formal antitrust investigation into claims that Google unfairly forces competitors into bundling its own apps on their devices.

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1Password breaks free into the real world with the Apple Watch

Here's how 1Password will work on your Apple Watch. Photo: AgileBits

Here’s how 1Password will work on your Apple Watch. Photo: AgileBits

Today, 1Password developer AgileBits announced that their popular iOS password management app, 1Password, has been updated to the Apple Watch. But 1Password could even be cooler in the updates that follow.

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New audio app puts the wisdom of career experts in your pocket

Advice from some of the leading thought and business gurus are available with the Audvisor app. Photo: Audvisor

Advice from some of the leading thought and business gurus are available with the Audvisor app. Photo: Audvisor

There are self-help books and expensive seminars that can give powerful inspiration to raise your career profile, be a better leader or grow your business.

Then there’s the free app that could potentially be a game-changer in less than three minutes.

The ambitious can gain bits of advice from more than 100 corporate gurus, best-selling authors and motivational speakers with Audvisor, a library of curated expertise brought to IOS and Android users in short audio clips.

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