How to find your moment of zen with Apple’s Breathe app

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The new Breathe app in watchOS 3 turns Apple Watch into a meditation machine.
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Apple Watch wearers will soon find it easier to reach relaxation, thanks to the new Breathe app included in watchOS 3.

Every week, the Breathe app provides Apple Watch wearers with a summary of how well they performed the most essential human task for staying alive. If you suck at breathing, don’t worry. Breathe will turn you into a zen master in no time.

To start a breathing exercise follow these steps.

Liveblog: Apple unveils iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2

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The iPhone 7 is nearly here.
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Welcome to iPhone Day 2016.

Months of rumors and leaked parts finally culminate today at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, where Apple CEO Tim Cook and his merry gang of techno wizards are expected to unveil some new iPhones and Apple Watch.

Cult of Mac is set to liveblog the festivities today. We’ll be mixing real-time details and analysis with all the dull wit and pithy snark we can muster for what is expected to be one of the “most boring iPhone updates” ever. The event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific, but we’ll be getting started well before that.

For a quick recap of what to expect from today’s keynote, check out our roundup of all the announcements Apple will make, including the possibility of some new AirPods.

Today’s event promises to be Apple’s biggest event of the year, so turn on the stream on your Apple TV and join us in the iPhone 7 event liveblog below.

Apple Watch Series 2 is faster, brighter, ‘swim-proof’ — and ceramic

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Apple Watch Series 2 is built for swimming.
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Apple Watch Series 2 has finally landed, and while it may look almost identical to its predecessor, it comes with some significant improvements that make it worth the upgrade.

Fans can look forward to a faster processor, Apple’s brightest display yet, greater water-resistance, and a built-in GPS. There’s also a stunning new ceramic model.

What to expect from Apple’s September 7th event

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The new iPhone is nearly here.
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Apple is set to take the stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in less than a day, but some of the biggest surprises of the iPhone 7 keynote have already been revealed.

While Apple usually comes out with a generational leap for the iPhone every two years, this year’s update is expected to have some of the most boring and controversial changes ever made. Get ready to get your dongle on, because the iPhone 7 is ready to rock.

Here’s what Apple will reveal:

How to customize and swap Apple Watch faces

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Switching to a new watch face is almost too easy.
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Apple is making it a lot easier and faster to switch up the look of your Apple Watch thanks to some new features in watchOS 3.

Starting this fall, Apple is adding a bunch of new faces that can be customized like never before. All the faces can be added via the Watch app for iPhone, and there’s so many great options you’ll be swapping all the time.

Here’s how to do it:

How to add, delete and rearrange apps in the new Apple Watch dock

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The new Dock is one of watchOS 3's best features.
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Apple Watch is getting a UI makeover with watchOS 3 which completely changes how you interact with apps, making them faster and easier to access thanks to the all new Dock feature.

Now when wearers press the side button on Apple Watch, instead of bringing up your favorite contacts, the watch brings up the dock providing a quick view of your favorite apps that are now updated immediately, so you spend less time staring at the spinning wheel.

Here’s how to make the most of the new Apple Watch dock:

Apple seeds fifth betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10

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iOS 10 beta 5 has arrived.
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Developers received a brand-new batch of betas from Apple this morning after the company released the fifth builds of iOS 10, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10, which bring a number of changes and performance improvements to Apple’s platforms.

The updates come just over a week after Apple dropped the fourth beta of iOS 10, which included more than 100 new emoji, new sounds for keyboard clicks, quicker animations and tons of other improvements. We can’t wait to see what improvements Apple has made this go-round.

macOS Sierra beta 4 is now available to developers

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macOS Sierra is here!
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Along with dropping three new beta builds for iOS 10, tvOS and watchOS this morning, Apple has seeded a fourth beta of macOS Sierra for developers to test.

The new beta is available for download directly from the Mac App Store if you have the previous build installed and comes just two weeks after Apple dropped macOS Sierra beta 3. The upcoming update for Macs brings a ton of new features, including Siri for Mac, auto-unlock with Apple Watch, Apple Pay, better iCloud integration and more.