Apple Watch Apps Features and Tests

The secret ordeals Apple puts developers through so they can make amazing Watch apps

By on April 24, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

The secret ordeals Apple puts developers through so they can make amazing Watch apps

App developers are Apple’s secret MVPs. Without applications, the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch would be immensely boring devices. Apple knows this, and that’s why it always tries to outshine the competition when it comes to app availability for its products, including the newly launched Apple Watch. More →

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Apple Watch Online Setup Appointments

Apple Watch tip: Here’s what to do if you have problems setting up your watch

By on April 24, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Apple Watch tip: Here’s what to do if you have problems setting up your watch

So your Apple Watch just arrived in the mail. Now what? The first thing you’ll need to do with the device is to run through its initial setup with help of a compatible iPhone (at least iPhone 5 or later).

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How Durable Is The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is much more durable than you think

By on April 24, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

The Apple Watch is much more durable than you think

Writing for iMore, Greg Koenig provides a fascinating and thorough look into the build quality of the recently released Apple Watch. As anyone who has ever seen an Apple product unveiling can attest, Apple takes a tremendous amount of pride in the materials it uses and the processes it employs to create its products. Indeed, some of Apple’s innovations extend beyond consumer electronics to include advanced manufacturing techniques as well.

All that said, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the build quality and durability on the Apple Watch is quite high. Regarding the Apple Watch Sport collection, presumably poised to be the most popular, Koenig writes that Apple opted to go with a 7000 series aluminum alloy, resulting in an extremely hard casing that should make it extremely difficult for users to scratch, dent, or even scuff up even with heavy use.

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Apple Watch Accidental Damage and Warranty

Here are the horrifying damages your Apple Watch warranty will cover

By on April 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Here are the horrifying damages your Apple Watch warranty will cover

Sure, the Apple Watch has amazing build quality, and any version seems to be sturdy enough to withstand plenty of accidents including drops, scratches and dunks in water to name just a few. But the device is not indestructible, and some people have already started putting it through various torture tests to gauge its resistance. In other words, any Apple Watch model is susceptible to accidental damage, and Apple already knows what it will and won’t cover under the standard and extended warranty programs. More →

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Apple Watch Preview and First Impressions

Apple Watch preview: The tiny gadget that may free me from my iPhone

By on April 24, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

Apple Watch preview: The tiny gadget that may free me from my iPhone

After spending a good amount of time with my new Apple Watch, I have not been able to find the one defining feature that would make it a must-have device for everyone. In fact, I couldn’t even explain to some of my friends why it made sense for me to buy the device. All that said, I am starting to see what this tiny device could bring me: More free time.

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iPhone 6 Wallpapers

This beautiful free iPhone wallpaper collection is actually made from satellite imagery

By on April 24, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

This beautiful free iPhone wallpaper collection is actually made from satellite imagery

Every single time a post runs on BGR that includes the image above, I get at least a dozen emails from people asking if I would mind sending them the wallpaper pictured on the iPhone’s screen. I’m always happy to oblige — here you go, enjoy — but it goes to show you how many people are constantly on the lookout for nice wallpapers.

We’ve shared a few different wallpaper collections in the past, and they look terrific on iPhones or any other smartphone. Now, it’s time to offer up some new options that will ensure your smartphone looks as slick as possible. More →

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Tidal Music Streaming

The same strategy that helped make Jay-Z’s Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant

The same strategy that helped make Jay-Z’s Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant

By on April 24, 2015 at 10:40 AM.

Look at Beyonce. Just look at her. All beautiful and bright and laid back and… rich. Sitting on her private jet, casually glancing out the window with peacock feathers hanging from her bandana and hair brooch that is just too fashionable to bear. But… wait… what’s that on her wrist? Is that… an Apple Watch?

You know it is. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on April 24, 2015 at 10:15 AM.

Welcome to our last list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free this week. We’ve done our best to go out with a big, and we’ve trimmed the 150 or so paid iOS apps that have gone on sale for free today to just eight apps that will hopefully appeal to a wide range of iPhone and iPad users.

Of course, there are also still a free paid apps on sale in yesterday’s post, so be sure to head back and check them out. More →

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Apple Watch Stainless Steel Sales

I waited in line all night to buy the Apple Watch I didn’t want from a French clothing store

I waited in line all night to buy the Apple Watch I didn’t want from a French clothing store

By on April 24, 2015 at 9:50 AM.

Paris is a gorgeous city by day or by night, though you’re not likely to focus on its genuine beauty if you’re rushing down a familiar street for reasons that have nothing to do with sightseeing. But that’s what I did last night. Ignoring the dimly lit Opera building and the avoiding the massive Louvre, I headed straight for the iconic French fashion boutique you may have heard of recently in reports covering the Apple Watch release.

Colette is the only place in Paris where you can find the device on Friday. And I did not just fly 1,000 miles to Paris to return home empty-handed. More →

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Google Maps Android vs. Apple Easter Egg

Google Maps trolls Apple in the most unbelievably inappropriate way

By on April 24, 2015 at 9:25 AM.

Google Maps trolls Apple in the most unbelievably inappropriate way

It should be Apple’s day today, considering the company has just launched the Apple Watch – well, sort of “launched” – but we’ll divert our attention for a second towards a terribly inappropriate Google Maps Easter Egg. More →

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Apple Watch Unboxing

You can’t buy an Apple Watch today, so enjoy this unboxing

By on April 24, 2015 at 8:35 AM.

You can’t buy an Apple Watch today, so enjoy this unboxing

Apple launch days are like no other company’s releases, and that holds especially true for the Apple Watch. Why? Because when most products are released, consumers can, you know, buy them. That simply isn’t the case with the Apple Watch, which will only be obtained on Friday by a fraction of people who preordered them, and an even smaller number of people willing to wait in line outside a handful of fashion retailers.

The odds are pretty good that despite how much you want an Apple Watch today, you won’t get one. You can, however, enjoy this unboxing while you wait for your own watch to arrive. More →

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Apple Watch Video

Video: Three new Apple Watch ads debut for launch day

By on April 24, 2015 at 7:15 AM.

Video: Three new Apple Watch ads debut for launch day

Happy Apple Watch launch day, Apple fans! As we discussed in the most recent episode of our podcast, the Apple Watch release is unique in a number of ways. Beyond the fact that most people who want a Watch aren’t going to get one today, it’s interesting that hardcore Apple fans are perhaps more excited about today’s launch than even a new iPhone, while typical consumers don’t really seem to care all that much. That should change over time, of course, as Watches begin to proliferate and as Apple kicks its massive marketing and advertising push into high gear.

To start things off, Apple has released three new Apple Watch ads to give the public a taste of what everyone can expect. More →

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