Apple Watch Jony Ive

Here’s what a professional watch designer has to say about the Apple Watch

By on December 16, 2014 at 11:22 AM.

Here’s what a professional watch designer has to say about the Apple Watch

Even though Jony Ive was the executive Apple chose to talk about the development of the Apple Watch and the three-year effort that went into the design of the company’s first smartwatch, at least one designer isn’t convinced that Apple’s design guru is the only man who should take credit for the creation of the wearable gadget. More →

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1995 Original Apple Watch

This utterly hideous 1995 Apple watch shows why the company desperately needed Steve Jobs

By on December 11, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

This utterly hideous 1995 Apple watch shows why the company desperately needed Steve Jobs

Apple’s first wearable computer is set to release next year but it’s actually not the company’s first foray into wrist watches. MacRumors points out that Apple would often create Apple-branded watches that it would give away as promotional items, including the truly hideous one pictured above that would have made Steve Jobs spontaneously combust if anyone had ever dared bring it to him as a potential product. More →

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Android Wear Watch Face API

This new feature is the coolest thing Google has done so far with Android Wear

By on December 10, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

This new feature is the coolest thing Google has done so far with Android Wear

Android Wear doesn’t exactly get the same kind of attention that its older brother Android does but Google isn’t nearly done yet adding exciting new features to its mobile computing platform. To this end, Google rolled out a new API for Android Wear on Wednesday that will let you customize your experience with the OS like never before. More →

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Moto 360 Hilarious TV Video Ads

Motorola keeps churning out funny Moto 360 video ads

By on December 10, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Motorola keeps churning out funny Moto 360 video ads

After releasing in the past few days no less than four short TV commercials for the Moto 360 smartwatch, Motorola is back with two more video ads for its wearable device, part of the A Watch for Our Times campaign. The new ads, titled Couple and Architect, follow the same script as the previous ones, putting a funny spin on “classy” commercials you expect to see on TV for watches. More →

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Moto 360 Hilarious TV Commercials

You absolutely must check out these hilarious new Moto 360 commercials

By on December 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

You absolutely must check out these hilarious new Moto 360 commercials

Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch is one of the most exciting Android Wear devices available in stores, and the company released four new short ads this week to further promote the Android Wear gadget. Instead of focusing only on the Moto 360’s design or actual features of the smartwatch, Motorola does a fine job mocking classy watch commercials in these short hilarious ads. More →

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Apple Watch Video

This is the closest you’ll get to using the Apple Watch this year

By on December 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

This is the closest you’ll get to using the Apple Watch this year

As much as big consumer electronics companies would like you to think smart watches are already the next big thing, consumers haven’t really shown much interest in the devices. Even Samsung and its massive multi-billion dollar marketing budget hasn’t been able to move the needle, selling just a few hundred thousand units here and there.

Just about every Apple analyst on the planet things that the upcoming Apple Watch will finally break the mold, and Apple will sell double-digit millions within the device’s first year of availability. Only time will tell if consumers will actually bite — remember, all these predictions are being made before we really know anything at all about how the Apple Watch will work.

While we wait for more official word from Apple, though, a new concept might give us our best idea yet of what it will be like to use the Apple Watch. More →

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Apple Watch Smartwatch Sales

Apple Watch expected to be a stellar success for Apple

By on December 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Apple Watch expected to be a stellar success for Apple

Various reports have suggested that Apple’s first smartwatch, expected to launch early next year, will be a very successful product for the company, with some analysts expecting the company to sell some 30 million Apple Watch units in the first year alone. MacRumors further points out that a survey conducted by UBS analysts reached almost the same conclusion, with the poll showing that some 10% of respondents are “very likely” to buy an Apple Watch next year. More →

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Apple Watch Sales 2015

New predictions suggest Apple Watch sales will be even crazier than most people think

By on November 20, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

New predictions suggest Apple Watch sales will be even crazier than most people think

Apple will launch the Apple Watch next year, and the company is expected to sell anywhere from 30 million to 40 million smartwatches in its first 12 months of availability, according to a report citing orders Apple may have placed with suppliers. But 30 million Apple Watches in a year might be a “conservative” number, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said in a recent note to investors. More →

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Apple Watch Control Gestures

Apple Watch might be harder to operate than any other Apple device

By on November 19, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Apple Watch might be harder to operate than any other Apple device

Apple on Tuesday released WatchKit for developers, which has revealed various details about the Apple Watch, including screen resolution and app functionality, but also details about how users will interact with the wearable device. As The Verge points out, the Apple Watch might be Apple’s most complex device yet when it comes to the number of ways users can interact with it. More →

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Apple Watch and iPhone Apps

Don’t buy an Apple Watch if you don’t already own an iPhone

By on November 19, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Don’t buy an Apple Watch if you don’t already own an iPhone

Apple is expected to launch the Apple Watch at some point in early 2015 — some reports point to a Valentine’s Day release date, while others say the wearable device will arrive later in spring — and the company might sell as many as 40 million units in the first year, according to a recent report from Asia. But those buyers looking forward to buy an Apple Watch should also be prepared to purchase an iPhone, or other supported iOS device, in case they don’t already own one, to fully take advantage of the smartwatch.

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Apple Watch Specs

Developer tools reveal screen resolutions for both upcoming Apple Watch models

By on November 18, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Developer tools reveal screen resolutions for both upcoming Apple Watch models

Apple on Tuesday released its first iOS 8.2 beta software to developers and at the same time, the company also gave developers the tools they’ll need to build apps for the upcoming Apple Watch. While Apple’s first device in the wearables category isn’t expected to launch for another few months, Apple wants to ensure that third-party developers have enough time to make great apps for the new Apple Watch that are ready in time for launch.

Of course, as people begin to dig through those developer tools, new details about the Apple Watch are coming to light. More →

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Why Google Glass Failed

A ‘card carrying nerd’ explains why Google Glass is too dorky even for him

By on November 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

A ‘card carrying nerd’ explains why Google Glass is too dorky even for him

To say that Google Glass has an image problem would be an understatement. Although Google will tell you that the device has an amazing future, many early adopters who shelled out $1,500 for the headset have grown very disillusioned with it and now don’t wear it anymore. In a long piece on Google Glass’s rise and fall, Reuters interviews one such person who explains why Glass’s awkward appearance has led him to stuff the device in his desk drawer. More →

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