Apple Watch Pros And Cons

The pros and cons of wearing an Apple Watch

By on September 18, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

The pros and cons of wearing an Apple Watch

Although smartwatches from major vendors are rapidly becoming the norm, it’s clear that wearable technology is still in its infancy — but the Apple Watch is expected to jumpstart the industry when it launches early next year. In fact, Samsung, LG and other competitors are banking on Apple’s success, as it could be the push their products need to attract widespread attention.

Analysts are expecting the market to explode in the coming months, but it’s worth pumping the brakes and examining the potential effects of these devices before they’re strapped on all of our wrists. More →

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Apple Watch AMOLED Display

Samsung reportedly missing out on huge 50 million Apple Watch display deal

By on September 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Samsung reportedly missing out on huge 50 million Apple Watch display deal

Apple may be preparing a massive Apple Watch launch for 2015, a new report from Digitimes indicates, citing unnamed sources at LG Display. Apparently, Apple will order as many as 5 million AMOLED displays each month for the Watch, with sources revealing that Apple wants to sell as many as 50 million units next year. Interestingly, the report goes on to say that Apple decided not to purchase any displays from Samsung, even though the Korean giant’s AMOLED technology for mobile devices has been praised in recent reviews.

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Apple Watch Vs. Samsung Gear

Apple exec mocks Samsung’s ‘four or five’ watches that ‘nobody is wearing’

By on September 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Apple exec mocks Samsung’s ‘four or five’ watches that ‘nobody is wearing’

Over the past year, Samsung has announced a mind-numbing six different smartwatches that run on four different platforms and none of them so far have come close to being hits. This fact isn’t lost on Jeff Williams, who serves as Apple’s senior vice president for operations and who was chosen to be the project lead for the Apple Watch. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Williams takes a dig at Samsung’s approach to flooding the market with gobs of different gadgets and hoping that one of them will manage to stick. More →

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Apple Watch Design Story

Jony Ive explains why designing the Apple Watch was insanely difficult

By on September 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Jony Ive explains why designing the Apple Watch was insanely difficult

Even though Apple was late to announce its first smartwatch compared to its rivals and its Apple Watch will hit stores only at some point next year, the company has been working on its wrist gadget for quite a long time, a new Bloomberg Businessweek profile on Apple reveals. More →

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Apple Watch Features

The smartest thing you’ll read about the Apple Watch and Apple’s future

By on September 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

The smartest thing you’ll read about the Apple Watch and Apple’s future

Following the unveiling of the Apple Watch earlier this month during Apple’s big iPhone 6 event, tech blogs and news sites were all over the place. Some called it a gorgeous device that would shape the future of smartwatches and wearables. Some called it a travesty that should not exist. Of course, Apple devices that break into new territories are always incredibly polarizing when they debut. We’ve seen it with the iPod and again with the iPad, and now we’re seeing it with the Apple Watch, despite the fact that we currently know precious little about it.

Do yourself a favor: Ignore the knee-jerk reactions and thoughtless punditry. If you want to read something about the new Apple Watch, there’s really only one article you should look at. More →

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Apple Watch Design: Battery Life

Ive’s design team might be to blame for the Apple Watch’s poor battery life

By on September 16, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Ive’s design team might be to blame for the Apple Watch’s poor battery life

One of the things Apple did not address on stage during its iPhone 6 event is battery life for the Apple Watch, although the company’s carefully drafted and thoroughly rehearsed keynote included many references that implied users will have to recharge the device daily, as was rumored in the days preceding the event. However, Apple later confirmed that battery life is one thing it still wants to improve, saying that daily Watch battery recharges are to be expected. A new look at how Apple may have designed its first wearable device from The New York Times suggests that Apple’s design team is to “blame” for poor battery life. More →

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Apple Watch vs Guess Smartwatch

This is the best response yet to the Apple Watch

By on September 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

This is the best response yet to the Apple Watch

While Apple’s Watch isn’t likely to destroy Swiss watchmakers just yet, it’s certainly clear that the new iPhone-connected wearable device has the attention of anyone planning to make a living at selling watches of any kind, regardless of whether they’re making smart gadgets or more traditional timepieces. One of these watchmakers is Guess Watches, which found a clever way to announce a new product of its own in the form of an open letter to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook about the Apple Watch. More →

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Apple Watch Privacy Concerns

Apple Watch raises privacy concerns before it even launches

By on September 15, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

Apple Watch raises privacy concerns before it even launches

We still have plenty of questions about Apple’s recently announced smartwatch, but following the leak of dozens of private celebrity photos from the iCloud, privacy is a primary concern. Connecticutt Attorney General George Jepsen has published a letter on the State of Connecticut’s government website in which he requests a meeting with representatives from Apple to discuss how information will be stored and protected on the Apple Watch. More →

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Apple Watch Vs. Swiss Watches

Swiss watch industry icon explains why he’s not scared of the Apple Watch one bit

By on September 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Swiss watch industry icon explains why he’s not scared of the Apple Watch one bit

We’ve heard lots of Ballmer-esque comments rolling in from Swiss watch executives in the last week since Apple finally took the wraps off its hugely anticipated Apple Watch. Forbes has now scored an interview with Jean-Claude Biver, an icon in the Swiss watch industry who has had a highly distinguished career while working at Omega, Blancpain, and Hublot, among other places. Biver provides an interesting perspective because, while he admits to being “disappointed” with the Apple Watch, he also says the device gives Apple a solid foundation for doing bigger and better things in the future. More →

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Moto 360 Battery Issues

This huge Android fan hates even the prettiest Android Wear watch

By on September 12, 2014 at 4:04 PM.

This huge Android fan hates even the prettiest Android Wear watch

You might like what the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch looks like in pictures and fantasize about fitting one on your wrist soon, but it looks like the device may have some serious issues, if longtime Android fan and Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii is to be believed. More →

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Apple Watch Health Features

Shocker: Reuters reports next-gen Apple Watch will be even better than first-gen model

By on September 12, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Shocker: Reuters reports next-gen Apple Watch will be even better than first-gen model

The first-gen Apple Watch is not even out yet, and a Reuters report says that future versions will pack even more advanced health-related features than the model shown on stage Tuesday during the company’s iPhone 6 announcement. More →

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BlackBerry BBM Smartwatch App

BlackBerry is ‘researching’ wearables but don’t expect a BerryWatch

By on September 11, 2014 at 6:20 PM.

BlackBerry is ‘researching’ wearables but don’t expect a BerryWatch

Is the world ready for a smartwatch with a full physical QWERTY keyboard? Probably not but that’s the first thing that popped into our heads when we read this report from Computerworld in which John Sims, president of BlackBerry enterprise solutions, says that the company is doing research into wearable computers. However, from the sound of his comments, it seems that BlackBerry is only looking for a way to bring BBM to wearable computers such as smartwatches and smart glasses. More →

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