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Apple Watch Review

I really wanted to hate the Apple Watch

I really wanted to hate the Apple Watch

By about 42 mins ago.

Anyone who listens to our podcast knows how unbelievably excited BGR founder Jonathan Geller has been leading up to the Apple Watch’s debut. You’ll also recall that I, on the other hand, really haven’t been excited at all on a personal level. Professionally, I’m beyond excited to see the biggest tech company on the planet branch out into an entirely new category that merges wearables with fashion. This could indeed become a massive piece of Apple’s business in the future, as practically everything in our lives becomes connected.

But personally, the Apple Watch initially didn’t pique my interest very much at all. Do I really want a device that’s going to completely replace the watch collection I love so much? Do I really want to add yet another digital device to my life? Worse yet, do I really want a device that can’t even replace any other digital device I own?

Yeah, I guess I do. More →

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Why Buy The Apple Watch

Apple fanboy explains why he’ll buy ‘ANYTHING’ Apple makes even if he doesn’t understand its purpose

By about 1 hour ago.

Apple fanboy explains why he’ll buy ‘ANYTHING’ Apple makes even if he doesn’t understand its purpose

Is shutting off your critical thinking skills and simply buying something because it has an Apple logo on it a good idea? It’s very likely not, but that didn’t stop TheNextWeb cofounder Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten from confessing that he’ll buy “ANYTHING” Apple sells him even if he doesn’t understand exactly why he’s buying it. More →

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Best iPhone Widgets

Launch apps, send messages and more from your lock screen with this cool iPhone app

By about 2 hours ago.

Launch apps, send messages and more from your lock screen with this cool iPhone app

App developers have found plenty of ways to get creative with the widget support that Apple added to iOS recently. No, it’s not the same as having full-fledged home screen widgets like Android does, but iOS Notification Center widgets can still be quite useful. For example, a nifty new widget app called Uplify lets you launch apps, post to social networks or even send pre-configured messages through your favorite messaging app, all initiated right on your lock screen or from any other screen. More →

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Apple iOS 8.4 Beta 2

Apple just released the second beta for iOS 8.4

By about 2 hours ago.

Apple just released the second beta for iOS 8.4

Apple on Monday released its second beta for iOS 8.4, which will be the last major release for iOS 8 until Apple unveils iOS 9 at WWDC this year. As we’ve seen before, the highlight of iOS 8.4 will be the launch of a completely new music application that will eventually serve as the basis for the music streaming service Apple is expected to unveil at WWDC. Interestingly, 9to5Mac notes that Apple has also released its first public beta for iOS 8.4 as well. More →

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Apple Watch Banned Apps: Fart

Your Apple Watch can do a million things, but it absolutely cannot fart

By about 3 hours ago.

Your Apple Watch can do a million things, but it absolutely cannot fart

Apple has started banning Apple Watch apps already, which isn’t an entirely new concept for a company known for keeping the App Store on a tight leash. The reason, however, is pretty silly: Your Apple Watch isn’t allowed to fart using a proper app, no matter how much fun a fart app might be for you and your friends. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By about 4 hours ago.

The weekend has come and gone far too quickly, as it always does. If there’s one thing that will soften the blow of finding yourself stuck at work or in school once again today, however, it’s a solid list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free. This week we’re starting things off with eight nifty paid iOS apps on sale, and as always, you should hurry because any or all of these great sales could be over at any minute. More →

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Apple Watch iPhone Battery Life

Apple Watch makes the worst thing about the iPhone 6 even worse

By about 5 hours ago.

Apple Watch makes the worst thing about the iPhone 6 even worse

Apple’s latest iPhones are, without question, the company’s most impressive iPhones to date. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus both feature sleek designs, stunning screens and shockingly strong performance that manages to crush most rival smartphones despite Apple’s decision to stick with a dual-core chipset and 1GB of RAM.

But there is one area where the smaller iPhone model in particular definitely lags behind much of the competition, and it looks like the problem is being exacerbated by the brand new Apple Watch. More →

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Tidal Launch Apple

Did Apple try to sabotage the Tidal launch?

By about 5 hours ago.

Did Apple try to sabotage the Tidal launch?

There’s a strange war brewing between Apple and Tidal, the Jay-Z run music streaming site which, as we covered in great detail before, was quickly ushered out of the U.S. iPhone top 20 download chart before plummeting out of the top 700. Put simply, the Tidal launch was nothing short of a spectacular failure.

Now comes a report via the NY Post alleging that Apple may have taken deliberate steps to cripple the Tidal launch in order to weaken the competitive landscape ahead of Apple’s soon-to-be-unveiled Beats Music service. The allegation, naturally, stems from an anonymous source from within the music industry.

According to the source, Apple purposefully took a longer time than usual to approve updates to Tidal’s iOS app. So while Tidal’s Android app was updated on April 15, the company’s revamped iOS app “still hasn’t received approval for Apple’s iOS app store.”

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Apple Watch Torture

Video: Apple Watch undergoes extreme torture testing

By about 5 hours ago.

Video: Apple Watch undergoes extreme torture testing

The wait is finally over. The Apple Watch is out and in stores and, not surprisingly, has already been subjected to some extreme torture testing. While we’ve already highlighted how the Apple Watch is much more water-resistant than anyone expected, it turns out Apple’s new wearable can withstand almost any type of torture test people can come with, including being submerged in boiling water.

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Apple Watch Bands Damage and Replacements

Apple Watch bands can be easily damaged like any other watch bands, but don’t freak out about it

By on April 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Apple Watch bands can be easily damaged like any other watch bands, but don’t freak out about it

Apple’s Watch is, at the end of the day, a product that will suffer damages including standard wear and tear. So don’t expect it to be any differently than regular watches from that point of view — and that goes double for the watch’s bands, including the Sport fluoroelastomer and Leather bands, according to pictures posted by 9to5Mac. More →

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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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