Apple Watch Best Buy

Best Buy joins the Apple Watch party, will begin selling the device next week

By on July 27, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Best Buy joins the Apple Watch party, will begin selling the device next week

Despite reports that Apple Watch sales have been lukewarm, Apple CEO Tim Cook emphatically dismissed such claims during the company’s earnings conference call last week. Not only have Apple Watch sales exceeded Apple’s internal projections, but early sales of the device have already surpassed early iPhone and iPod sales.

“And we were able to do that with having only 680 points of sale,” Cook further explained.

Well, Apple Watch availability is about to change in a major way.

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Google Glass Tony Fadell

iPod creator Tony Fadell thinks he can save Google Glass

By on July 25, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

iPod creator Tony Fadell thinks he can save Google Glass

Though Google Glass debuted with a tremendous amount of hype, the futuristic wearable quickly became the butt of a long-running joke about tech products that no one really wants or needs. Having used Google Glass myself a few times, I can personally attest that the device, while housing incredibly advanced technology, seemed fundamentally pointless.

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Chuck Taylor All Stars II Redesign

Converse messes with perfection, gives Chucks their first redesign in 98 years

By on July 23, 2015 at 4:59 PM.

Converse messes with perfection, gives Chucks their first redesign in 98 years

As a depressive Nirvana-loving teenager in the ’90s, Chucks were my shoes. What made them so awesome was that they were both fairly cheap and they never seemed to go out of fashion. When you picked up a pair of Chucks, you knew what you were getting because Converse never bothered to make any superficial design changes to them in a cheap effort to goose sales. Now, however, Converse has decided that Chucks need an update for the 21st century and has given them their first redesign in 98 years. More →

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Apple Watch Sales

Sorry, haters – Tim Cook confirms Apple Watch sales are much better than you think

By on July 22, 2015 at 8:25 AM.

Sorry, haters – Tim Cook confirms Apple Watch sales are much better than you think

Hopefully we can put the rampant speculation regarding the Apple Watch’s untimely demise to rest, at least for the time being. While Apple didn’t disclose specific sales figures during the company’s earnings report yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook did make a point of mentioning that Apple Watch sales thus far have “exceeded expectations.”

What’s more, Cook also added that demand for the Apple Watch still continues to outpace supply. But what should really nullify recent reports which claim that Apple Watch sales have ground to a fault is that sales of Apple’s new wearable are actually increasing, contrary to some recent third-party reports we’ve seen.

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Apple Watch Customer Satisfaction Ratings

Early adopters love the Apple Watch even more than the iPhone

By on July 20, 2015 at 4:05 PM.

Early adopters love the Apple Watch even more than the iPhone

The Apple Watch is apparently under performing many analysts’ expectations but people who have bought the device seem to love it. A survey conducted by Wristly and Ben Bajarin of Techpinions of 1,000 Apple Watch owners shows that 66% are very satisfied with the device while 31% are somewhat satisfied. In total, the Apple Watch has a customer satisfaction rating of 97%, which is higher than earlier customer satisfaction ratings for the first-generation iPhone and iPad. More →

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Why Apple Watch Is A Flop

The biggest indication that Apple Watch is a dud so far

By on July 20, 2015 at 8:15 AM.

The biggest indication that Apple Watch is a dud so far

The Apple Watch is easily the best-selling smartwatch ever… but that’s not saying a lot. The question that Apple and all smartwatch manufacturers have had to answer when trying to push their devices to people is, “Is this thing actually useful?” From the start, many observers have said that the Apple Watch would sink or swim based on the quality of third-party apps it had at its disposal and so far the device has fallen very short in this regard. More →

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Apple Watch Commercials

Apple reminds us what the Apple Watch is for with four new commercials

By on July 16, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Apple reminds us what the Apple Watch is for with four new commercials

After an initial advertising push a few months ago, we haven’t seen much in the way of Apple Watch ads from Apple in recent months. That all changed on Wednesday as Apple rolled out four brand new Apple Watch commercials.

In keeping with one of Apple’s tried and true marketing techniques, the commercials don’t center on what the Apple Watch is, but rather on ways in which the device can be used during the course of a normal day.

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Moov Now Release Date

The smartest smart band in the world just got even smarter – and it lasts 6 months on a charge

The smartest smart band in the world just got even smarter – and it lasts 6 months on a charge

By on July 16, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

I love my Jawbone UP3. Quality control issues continue to plague Jawbone, but the device and accompanying app are fantastic. I recently lost 50 pounds in just three months, and there is absolutely no question that UP bands and software were instrumental in my success.

As I continue to lose weight — now down about 75 lbs — and improve my health, Jawbone’s products still play an integral role for me. But there is one area where the UP falls short, and a former Apple engineer has stepped up to fill that huge gap. More →

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Review
Apple Watch Review

Apple Watch review

Apple Watch review

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

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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Apple Watch Sales

Why the Apple Watch is no flop, and why Apple isn’t even breaking a sweat over early sales

By on July 14, 2015 at 1:41 PM.

Why the Apple Watch is no flop, and why Apple isn’t even breaking a sweat over early sales

Earlier this week, the research firm Slice Intelligence disclosed that cumulative Apple Watch sales likely fall somewhere in the 3 million unit range. Moreover, Slice Intelligence just one week earlier revealed that Apple Watch sales have dropped by an astounding 90% since the device first went on sale back in April.

In turn, we’ve seen the usual carousel of critics come out and boldly declare that the Apple Watch is a flop. While such stories certainly make for intriguing headlines, there simply isn’t enough evidence to support such a theory this early on in the game.

Here’s the thing: even if we assume that Slice Intelligence’s methodology and sales figures are accurate, the idea that 3 million in Apple Watch sales in just 3 months time constitutes a flop is laughable.

Here’s why.

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