Candy-colored Apple Watch band is ready to conquer Instagram [Review]

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For each sale of the Rainbow Ligero Apple Watch Band, $20 of revenue will be donated to Amnesty International Hong Kong to support their efforts to combat discrimination.
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We’ve reviewed luxury timepiece-maker Juuk before and are excited to announce two new additions to its Ligero Apple Watch collection — the long-awaited Rainbow and Rose Gold bands.

These beautiful bands join a collection of 10 different finishes. Even better, Juuk is donating $20 of proceeds for each Rainbow Ligero purchased to Amnesty International Hong Kong to support their efforts to combat discrimination.

Check out the entire Ligero collection in our Watch Store, and read further to learn more.

Apple Watch Series 3 will bring big boost for one supplier

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Quanta Computer will see its revenues rise in late 2017,
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One Apple supplier is expected to enjoy a significant boost from Apple Watch Series 3.

Quanta Computer is likely to see strong revenues during the second half of 2017 ahead of an Apple Watch refresh this fall — despite the addition of Compal Electronics, another manufacturer, being added to the supply chain.

iOS 11 beta 4 brings new app icons

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iOS 11 is a huge update for iPhone and iPad.
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Developers received an all-new beta build of iOS 11 today, just two weeks after Apple seeded the previous one.

iOS 11 beta 4 brings a host of bug fixes and performance improvements, plus a few key changes that make Apple’s mobile operating system even better. New beta builds are also available for macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.

A faulty first-gen Apple Watch could get you a free upgrade

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Your new Apple Watch Series 1 could be free.
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If you have a first-generation Apple Watch that’s faulty, you could bag a free upgrade when you take it to the Apple store.

Employees and Authorized Service Providers in some countries have been given authorization to replace original models with Apple Watch Series 1 units, but only certain variants are eligible.

Colorful, artisan-made bands from Dubai offer taste of the exotic [Review]

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Ullu offers a line of luxury Apple Watch bands in premium leathers that include stringray and ostrich.
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Ullu offers a taste of the accessibly exotic with its line of handcrafted leather bands for Apple Watch. The Apple-centric accessories brand offers luxurious bands in ostrich and stingray, as well as its signature Italian leather bands.

For the month of July, Ullu is hosting a summer sale — save up to 20 percent on select straps for Apple Watch. Peruse the collection of colorful, artisan-made bands in our Watch Store, and step up your summer style.

Apple’s Workout app is perfect, except for one thing [Runner’s Week: Day 6]

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Apple's Workout app is the best watch app for runners by far. But...
Apple's Workout app is the best watch app for runners by far. But...
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Runner's Week It’s Runner’s Week at Cult of Mac. All this week, I’ve been reviewing the best Apple Watch running apps. So far we’ve looked at Nike+ Run Club, Runkeeper, Strava, Runtastic and MapMyRun.

Today, it’s time to put Apple’s built-in Workout app through its paces. Let’s see how it measures up against the competition.

MapMyRun has some catching up to do [Runner’s Week: Day 5]

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MapMyRun still lacks support for Series 2 built-in GPS
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Runner's Week It’s Runner’s Week at Cult of Mac. Every day this week, I’m reviewing a different running app for Apple Watch in an effort to help you decide which one you want to accompany you on your sweaty asphalt-pounding sessions.

Yesterday I reviewed Runtastic. Today, it’s MapMyRun’s turn.