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Apple Watch Review

Apple Watch review

By on July 15, 2015 at 11:38 AM.

Apple Watch review

Oh, quite a journey we have had so far in just a few short months. Even though the Apple Watch was released on April 24th, the device was first announced practically a year earlier, and rumors had been swirling forever that Apple was entering the wearable market.

I feel like this watch had the potential to be the absolute perfect product for me. Mechanical watches have been an obsession for me as long as I can remember, and I had dreamed about owning a skeletonized Royal Oak since I was probably 14. I’ve collected many watches, from novelty to high-end Swiss ones, and the thought of having a modern-day watch that worked seamlessly with my iPhone had me ready to completely just go bonkers.

After spending almost three months with two versions of the Apple Watch and practically every band the company offers, and with rumors of terrible sales swirling, has Apple actually released a dud? You, my friends, need to meet me after the break to find out. More →

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I switched back to the iPhone 6 Plus and I might be getting carpal tunnel

By on July 9, 2015 at 9:34 AM.

I switched back to the iPhone 6 Plus and I might be getting carpal tunnel

My hands, fingers, and wrists hurt. Is this bad? I normally use the Plus without a case since the phone is already reasonably big, but lately I have an Apple leather case on it. It’s blue. Should I just switch back to the iPhone 6 or ride this out?

Picture taken with iPhone 6.

Jonathan S. Geller can be reached via email at jonathan@bgr.com

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The BGR Show: Episode 16 – Apple Music Is Our Generation’s Moon Landing

By on July 2, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

The BGR Show: Episode 16 – Apple Music Is Our Generation’s Moon Landing

In this week’s episode of The BGR Show podcast, I’m joined by Zachary Epstein the Third. Apple Music is finally here — and we’re loving it.

Quick note: I thoroughly apologize for my microphone audio. When we were recording, it used my iMac microphone and not my Neumann, and I am embarrassed. This isn’t an accurate representation of the podcast experience for The BGR Show, and I hope you can one day forgive me for this egregious error. More →

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Apple Music First Look: Spotify, Who?

By on June 30, 2015 at 8:28 AM.

Apple Music First Look: Spotify, Who?

The music industry is in ruins. As we’ve gravitated over the last 10 years to purchasing, and now streaming, single songs as opposed to albums, record labels have taken a huge hit in revenue. But I actually still buy music. And I buy it on iTunes. I just like having something locally stored on my computers and devices so it’s always there. If you don’t have cell or Wi-Fi service, you still have your full music collection at your fingertips.

But over the past couple of years, my usage of streaming services has grown. First Pandora, then Spotify. I didn’t mess around with any of the junky ones with whatever horrible names you can think of. I did, however, sign up for a Beats Music subscription and I fell in love with two things about it: curated playlists from different brands and artists, and playlists for different activities. It made for an incredible listening, discovery and rediscovery experience.

That’s why I’m so excited about Apple Music, which will be launching soon after this article is published. More →

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Giveaway: Win an Unreleased Axon Smartphone With Specs You Won’t Believe

By on June 29, 2015 at 12:39 PM.

Giveaway: Win an Unreleased Axon Smartphone With Specs You Won’t Believe

We’re giving away a brand new AXON smartphone, and you’re going to want to check this out! 4K video, Hi-Fi audio, 4GB of RAM, a dual-lens camera, twin microphones, a gorgeous display, crazy battery life, and a sleek and sexy design make this an Android-lover’s dream phone.

Here are some of my favorite features of the device: More →

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The BGR Show: Episode 15 – A High-Stakes Bet That’s Terrifyingly Nasty

By on June 25, 2015 at 3:48 PM.

The BGR Show: Episode 15 – A High-Stakes Bet That’s Terrifyingly Nasty

In this week’s episode of The BGR Show podcast, I finally talk about my favorite pair of headphones after trying 10 of them. We also cover a whole new round of iPhone rumors, and how the Apple Watch could be changing the fitness game. Finally, Zach and I make a high-stakes bet that neither one of us can stomach… More →

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The BGR Show: Episode 14 – iPhone 6s breaks cover, E3 2015 and OMG GoT

By on June 18, 2015 at 3:12 PM.

The BGR Show: Episode 14 – iPhone 6s breaks cover, E3 2015 and OMG GoT

In this week’s episode of The BGR Show podcast, we cover the huge iPhone 6s leak, E3 2015 and the fact that Nintendo is so terrible. We also talk about how Wayne Brady almost choked Jacob while playing Halo 5, some exclusive Game of Thrones spoilers, and what hopefully is going to be a great movie in Spectre.

This episode is brought to you by Casper. Casper makes an insanely amazing mattress for an incredible price, starting at just $500. I have been sleeping on one for the past week, and I’m so happy to have ditched my previous foam mattress. You have to try it. And you can; with a 100-day in home trial, there’s absolutely no reason not to. Plus, Casper is offering $50 off the purchase of a mattress if you visit casper.com/bgr and use the discount code BGR.

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Apple Stores finally begin selling Apple Watch starting today

By on June 16, 2015 at 9:03 AM.

Apple Stores finally begin selling Apple Watch starting today

The Apple Watch is finally here. We have been told by trusted sources that Apple Stores around the country have begun to receive shipments of the Apple Watch for sale through in-store reservations for personal pickup when purchased online. We’re not sure if this means you can buy the watch today or if the stock will be used for overnight purchases and available for pick up tomorrow. There’s no word on the product mix at this point, but we’re still investigating. More →

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The BGR Show: Episode 13 – WWDC’s iOS 9, OS X 10.11, watchOS 2

By on June 12, 2015 at 10:59 AM.

The BGR Show: Episode 13 – WWDC’s iOS 9, OS X 10.11, watchOS 2

In this week’s episode of The BGR Show podcast, WWDC is on our mind with the huge announcements of iOS 9, OS X 10.11, watchOS 2, and Apple Music. Also Zach finally admits that Jonathan is right about everything. It’s glorious.  More →

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