Newt Gingrich Apple Watch Review

Newt Gingrich’s Apple Watch Review is Smart and Insightful – Here’s Why That Shouldn’t Surprise You

By on June 19, 2015 at 12:23 PM.

Newt Gingrich’s Apple Watch Review is Smart and Insightful – Here’s Why That Shouldn’t Surprise You

In case you haven’t seen it, Mashable has published a review of the Apple Watch written by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Many people who thought that this would just be a cheap clickbait gimmick have come away surprised at how smart and insightful Gingrich’s review is about the device. But as a political junkie who has been following Newt’s career ever since he first rose to power when I was a teenager, I’m not surprised by this at all. In fact, gadget reviews are right in his wheelhouse. More →

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Apple Watch Torture Test

Watch a Crazy Person Destroy a $10,000 Gold Apple Watch for No Good Reason

By on June 16, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

Watch a Crazy Person Destroy a $10,000 Gold Apple Watch for No Good Reason

Popular users can make plenty of money from the ads that run alongside their videos on YouTube, but we’re not sure “TechRax” is going to recoup the $10,000 he spent on a gold Apple Watch Edition just to smash it between two neodymium magnets.

What is the purpose of this test? Why did he smash a gold Apple Watch and not a cheap aluminum one? Why is he smashing Apple Watches in the first place? What is a neodymium magnet?

We’re not entirely sure that the answers to any of those questions really matter — the video is embedded below. More →

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Apple Watch Vs. iPod Google Trends

Ouch: People are Still More Interested in the iPod Than the Apple Watch

By on June 16, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Ouch: People are Still More Interested in the iPod Than the Apple Watch

Is the Apple Watch really Apple’s Next Big Thing, or is it destined to wind up as millions of Apple fans’ favorite desk drawer gadget? Business Insider points us to a chart created by Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves that shows Google search volume for the Apple Watch right now is actually lagging behind not only the iPhone and iPad, but the iPod as well. More →

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Apple Stores finally begin selling Apple Watch starting today

By on June 16, 2015 at 9:03 AM.

Apple Stores finally begin selling Apple Watch starting today

The Apple Watch is finally here. We have been told by trusted sources that Apple Stores around the country have begun to receive shipments of the Apple Watch for sale through in-store reservations for personal pickup when purchased online. We’re not sure if this means you can buy the watch today or if the stock will be used for overnight purchases and available for pick up tomorrow. There’s no word on the product mix at this point, but we’re still investigating. More →

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Apple Watch Features

It’s Apple’s fault nobody seems to know about my favorite Apple Watch trick

By on June 15, 2015 at 12:36 PM.

It’s Apple’s fault nobody seems to know about my favorite Apple Watch trick

There are so many ways that the Apple Watch is a very different product compared to anything else the company has released before. It’s Apple’s first wearable device, its first luxury product, and the Watch is really the first device to bridge those two categories. Those are all good things, but there’s a flipside to this coin.

Apple’s Watch launch has been a complete mess, and there are other problems we’ve spoken about at length. Let’s focus on one in particular: the device itself is far more complex and, in some ways, far less intuitive than other mobile devices from Apple.

Case in point: No one I have come across with an Apple Watch seems to know about one of its most important little tricks. More →

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Nokia had developed a gorgeous Apple Watch rival… but Microsoft still killed it

By on June 12, 2015 at 4:35 PM.

Nokia had developed a gorgeous Apple Watch rival… but Microsoft still killed it

The Apple Watch has its flaws, but it’s definitely one of the best smartwatches out there. There aren’t many worthy rivals for it just yet, and a new discovery reveals that Microsoft may have killed an amazing smartwatch project after having inherited it from Nokia. More →

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Is The Apple Watch Worth Buying

The New York Times’ fashion writer explains why she’s already dumping the Apple Watch

By on June 10, 2015 at 11:27 AM.

The New York Times’ fashion writer explains why she’s already dumping the Apple Watch

One big question that we’ve asked about both the Apple Watch and smartwatches as a whole is, “What good are these things actually for?” The New York Times’ fashion writer Vanessa Friedman has been wearing an Apple Watch for weeks and has decided that Apple’s first wearable computer just isn’t worth her time for a fairly sensible reason: She thinks wearing a computer on her wrist makes her look too geeky. More →

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