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our spam folder. A new Mac OS Much like its mobile OS, Apples new operating system update for laptops and desktops, Mac OS X 10.11, is expected to mainly focus on under-the-hood improvements. A new security system called Rootless (also expected in iOS) is expected to boost security by blocking user access to certain files. Macs may also get a new typeface based on the San Francisco font, which is already being used on the Apple Watch. A music subscription service Apple is finally throwing its hat in the music streaming ring, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company is expected to announce a new music subscription service that costs $10 per month for unlimited access to millions of songs. Unlike Spotify, Apple isnt expected to have a free, ad-supported tier of the service; however, the company may make select songs free for promotional purposes. In an unusual move, Apple is also planning to make the service available on Android devices, according to the Journal. A revamped iTunes Radio with celebrity DJs Apples first big push into music streaming was the Internet radio service iTunes Radio, which launched in 2013 but has failed to put a big dent in Pandoras market dominance. The company is planning to retool the service with a big focus on celebrity DJs. Apple recently hired BBC radio DJ Zane Lowe, reportedly to lead up the iTunes Radio revamp. And according to multiple sources, the company is trying to lure music stars like Drake and Pharrell to DJ as well, with contracts valued as high as $19 million. Spotlight Story Kobe Bryant Had a Singular Impact on His Game and the World Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday, along with his daughter Gianna One thing that wont likely be announced: Apples upcoming pay-TV service. According to Re/code, Apple has been forced to postpone plans to unveil its upcoming service that would deliver live TV via the Internet. The company is still stuck in nego
tiations with networks, and in particular is trying to wrangle the streaming rights for local broadcast stations across a variety of markets. Such a feature would help Apples service stand out from other cheap cable alternatives like Sling TV. 11 Amazing Features of the Apple Watch The Apple Watch is the company's' first entirely new product category since the original iPad. It's a h
uge gamble for Apple and a test of the still-nascent wearable market. Stephen Lam—Reuters/Corbis The Watch is the most customizable and varied product Apple has likely ever launched. It'll come in three editions made of different metals and be available with multiple snap-in wrist bands. Prices start at $349. Justin Sullivan—Getty Images The Watch has a touch interface that can sense the difference between a light touch and hard press. But it also has a "digital crown" that allows users to quickly scroll through lists without obscuring the screen. Justin Sullivan—Getty Images
The Watch must be paired with an iPhone for many of its functions. The device piggybacks on the phone's data and GPS connections to pipe in directions or incoming voice calls and text messages, for instance.
Stephen Lam—Reuters The Watch, like Apple's other iDevices, will have various independent apps. Examples include a Tesla app that shows the status of your electric car when it's charging and a Starwood app that lets the Watch act as your room key. Stephen Lam—Reuters
Apple's fitness app, one of the device's main selling points, tracks runs, walks and bike rides. Stephen Lam—Reuters The Watch also can track your heart rate (while resting, while active) throughout the day thanks to these light sensors on the back. Koichi Mitsui—AFLO/Corbis
It also has Apple Pay, the company's digital payments platform. Swipe the Watch in front of a compatible kiosk and it will make an automatic online payment. Justin Sullivan—Getty Images CEO Tim Cook has said the Watch will last about a day before it needs to be recharged. So far, battery life has been the biggest downside of most wearables. The Watch recharges through the magnetic system shown here. Justin Sullivan—Getty Images The Watch will come with many customizable bands that slip on and click in place at the top and bottom of the device's body. Justin Sullivan—Getty Images It also comes in two sizes, 38mm and 42mm, to fit on different size wrists. Monica Davey—EPA Higher-end models of the watch could cost several thousands of dollars. Stephen Lam—Reuters Apple is significantly expanding it's product reach. Justin Sullivan—Getty Ima
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