Apple Watch Charging Tips And Tricks

How a secret Apple Watch feature can significantly improve the device’s charging speed

By on May 28, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

How a secret Apple Watch feature can significantly improve the device’s charging speed

Earlier this month we brought you word of a secret diagnostic port on the Apple Watch that’s intended for Apple’s own internal use. However, that hasn’t stopped accessories manufacturers from designing their own Apple Watch straps designed specifically to take advantage of this unlisted six-pin port. Via AppleInsider, the team at Reserve Strap have spent some time designing a watch strap that fits into the port and now they’ve posted a video showing how the port can be used to charge the Apple Watch slightly more quickly than through Apple’s own inductive charging method. More →

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Apple Watch Speeding Ticket $120

Man slapped with $120 ticket for using Apple Watch while driving

By on May 28, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Man slapped with $120 ticket for using Apple Watch while driving

As Google Glass has demonstrated, wearable computers give law enforcement officials all sorts of new justifications for handing out tickets to potentially distracted drivers. CTV News reports that Quebec resident Jeffrey Macesin has been slapped with a $120 fine after police noticed him using his Apple Watch while driving. Apparently, Macesin was using his Apple Watch to change the music he was playing in his car when police decided to pull him over. More →

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Apple Watch Native SDK WWDC 2015

Expect huge Apple Watch app improvements starting this fall

By on May 27, 2015 at 2:19 PM.

Expect huge Apple Watch app improvements starting this fall

One of the early criticisms of the Apple Watch has been the performance of third-party apps on the device. However, Apple operations chief Jeff Williams told Re/code on Wednesday revealed that we should start to see some significant improvements on this front later this year because Apple is planning to unveil an Apple Watch SDK at WWDC 2015 next month that will give developers native code to use for their apps and will also give them access to the device’s native sensors, such as the Digital Crown. The plan is to have the SDK come out of preview sometime in the fall, presumably alongside the final version of iOS 9. More →

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Huawei Watch Preorder Price Release Date

Our favorite Android smartwatch so far might be a lot cheaper than we thought

By on May 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Our favorite Android smartwatch so far might be a lot cheaper than we thought

Quietly unveiled at MWC in early March, the Huawei Watch might just be the best Android Wear watch made to date. We expected it to be rather pricey, but the gadget might actually be more affordable than we thought, especially when compared with Apple’s Watch price tiers. More →

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Apple Watch Sapphire Screen Cracked

I broke the sapphire screen on my Apple Watch

By on May 26, 2015 at 12:08 PM.

I broke the sapphire screen on my Apple Watch

“No,” I told my friend who joined me for a run the other day, “nothing will happen to it because it’s protected by sapphire glass.” But little did I know… the stainless steel Apple Watch (and gold model, for that matter) isn’t going to survive all accidental drops, and chances are one of them might be fatal.

But let me tell you the whole story of how the durable sapphire Apple Watch screen broke. More →

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Apple Watch 18K Gold-Plated

Video: You’ll be shocked at how good this DIY gold Apple Watch looks

By on May 25, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Video: You’ll be shocked at how good this DIY gold Apple Watch looks

The Apple Watch Edition is the most expensive product Apple has ever made, so most people won’t line up to buy a gold Watch anytime soon. But gold-plating a regular stainless steel Apple Watch model might be a solid alternative, and the following video will show you just how impressive these aftermarket options can be. More →

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Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Issues

First Apple Watch update may have seriously crippled one of its most important features

By on May 22, 2015 at 2:16 PM.

First Apple Watch update may have seriously crippled one of its most important features

The heart rate sensor on the back of the Apple Watch is very accurate, a recent report has shown, on par with some of the most accurate heart rate monitors that are currently available. Unfortunately, it looks like Apple may have inadvertently crippled the heart rate functionality with its most recent software update. More →

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Apple Watch Features

Apple fans on a forum wonder if Apple Watch will help them pick up girls

By on May 22, 2015 at 12:46 PM.

Apple fans on a forum wonder if Apple Watch will help them pick up girls

The Apple Watch really is an impressive device that hits so many notes earlier smartwatch offerings were unable to manage. The design is sleek, the build is solid and premium, the display is gorgeous, and the interface is smooth and beautiful. It’s certainly not perfect — in fact, some things about the Apple Watch are positively infuriating — but there’s no question that Apple has done an impressive job when it comes to bridging the gap between fashion and wearables.

One thing Apple likely hasn’t done, however, is create a device that will go a long way in helping single men attract members of the opposite sex. More →

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Apple Watch Battery Charging Strap

An awesome hidden Apple Watch feature appears to be confirmed

By on May 21, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

An awesome hidden Apple Watch feature appears to be confirmed

You might not be aware of it, but the Apple Watch has a secret diagnostic port that’s for Apple use only. If you can’t spot it, that’s because it’s carefully hidden in the bottom side of the watch where the band slides in. And while you don’t need it for anything right now, it turns out that this special port has one very useful feature, which appears to be confirmed by a new leaked photo. More →

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Apple Watch Sales Forecast KGI

Uh-oh: World’s most accurate Apple insider says Apple Watch sales are falling short

By on May 20, 2015 at 1:25 PM.

Uh-oh: World’s most accurate Apple insider says Apple Watch sales are falling short

The Apple Watch definitely sold well eight out of the gate but does it really have much of a shelf life once the initial hype dies down? A new research note flagged by 9to5Mac suggests that it may not. KGI Securities this week made a massive cut to its Apple Watch sales projections by between 20% to 30% in Q3 2015. What’s more, KGI says that it’s cut its estimate of total Apple Watch sales for the year from the consensus range of 20 million to 30 million units down to 15 million units. More →

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Apple Watch Orders

Tim Cook finally reveals when the Apple Watch will go on sale in Apple Stores

By on May 19, 2015 at 1:54 PM.

Tim Cook finally reveals when the Apple Watch will go on sale in Apple Stores

The Apple Watch rollout was unique, to say the least. In stark contrast to typical Apple product launches which often involve long lines of eager buyers, the Apple Watch launch was much more muted.

Individuals interested in purchasing an Apple Watch could only do so by placing an order online and having it delivered to their home or workplace. Buyers interested in casually walking in and out of an Apple retail store with an Apple Watch in hand were out of luck.

But that may be changing soon enough.

More →

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Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 Update Download

Apple Watch gets its first major software update – here’s how to install it

By on May 19, 2015 at 1:07 PM.

Apple Watch gets its first major software update – here’s how to install it

The Apple Watch received its first major software update on Tuesday and it’s promising a big number of improvements to Siri functionality, calorie counting capabilities for both indoor cycling and rowing workouts, pace tracking for outdoor runs and walks, and third-party app integration. This last fix is particularly important because poor third-party app performance has been one of the biggest early criticisms of the Apple Watch overall. More →

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