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March 9, 2015, 7:35 PM

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Apple:
Apple Watch launches in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US April 24, pre-orders begin April 10  —  Apple Watch Available in Nine Countries on April 24  —  Apple® today announced that Apple Watch™, its most personal device yet …
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Apple Watch prices for 38mm and 42mm sizes: Sport starts at $349 and $399, stainless steel Watch at $549 and $599, and Edition at $10,000  —  Apple Watch available on April 24 starting at $349 with 18 hour battery life  —  After introducing the Apple Watch at the iPhone event in September …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch support coming today  —  Apple is releasing iOS 8.2 with support for the Apple Watch today.  The update is a minor one, but it's something that anyone planning on buying an Apple Watch will want to download soon: the watch requires connection with an iPhone …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Jeremy Horwitz / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces all new ultra-thin 12" MacBook with Retina display, single USB-C port, and Force Touch trackpad; ships on April 10 starting at $1299  —  Apple debuts all-new 12″ MacBook with ultra-thin chassis, new Retina screen, Force Touch  —  During its Spring Forward event …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Hands On With The All-New Ultra Thin MacBook With Retina Display  —  Apple's newest MacBook is clearly designed to set the stage for all Apple notebooks to come - it has a dramatically thin body, which measures only 13.1 mm deep at its thickest point, and a 12-inch display with a very small surrounding bezel.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
HBO's $14.99 streaming service HBO Now will launch before April 12, exclusively on Apple devices for three months  —  HBO on the Web Is Coming in April, Exclusively From Apple  —  Here's a surprise: HBO's streaming service will only be available via Apple when it launches next month.
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:
Apple TV price drops from $99 to $69  —  Apple TV gets a new price: $69  —  It's been a long three years since Apple refreshed its streaming box, the Apple TV.  And it looks like we're going to keep waiting.  But, that's not to say the company has forgotten about the platform; in fact …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Apple announces ResearchKit to help medical researchers collect data  —  At Apple's March event today, the company announced ResearchKit, a software framework that allows medical researchers to get data directly from iPhone users.  —  The company said that users can sign up to participate …
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Google Officially Announces Android 5.1, Rollout Starts Today - Dual SIM Support, HD Voice, And Device Protection  —  Android 5.1 is finally here, at least according to Google (they'd know, right?).  The company just posted on the official Android blog that the 5.1 Lollipop update begins rolling out today …

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