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.

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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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Apple Watch Vs Mechanical Watches

Confessions of a watch collector who fell in love with the Apple Watch

By on May 18, 2015 at 4:12 PM.

Confessions of a watch collector who fell in love with the Apple Watch

By now you’ve read and listened to plenty of commentary covering the Apple Watch from watch lovers young and old. There’s no question that Apple’s first wearable device is making waves in Switzerland, where longtime leaders are now struggling to figure out exactly how to respond to Apple’s new gadget. Sadly, most of the responses we’ve seen so far are just awful.

There is no question that Swiss watchmakers need to respond to the Apple Watch. As younger generations get older and connected devices proliferate, Switzerland’s customer base will continue to shrink unless it can begin to not just compete, but also innovate.

But it’s not just younger generations Swiss watchmakers need to worry about — even lifelong mechanical watch collectors are abandoning the devices they love in favor of the Apple Watch. More →

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Apple Watch Software Hardware Updates

Major Apple Watch updates reportedly coming soon – here are a few new features we can expect

By on May 18, 2015 at 1:47 PM.

Major Apple Watch updates reportedly coming soon – here are a few new features we can expect

After years of anticipation, Apple released the Apple Watch in April, but now that it’s out, we’re already anxious to hear what’s next. On Monday, 9to5Mac shared information it received from an unnamed source which indicates that the first major software and hardware updates are currently in the works. More →

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Apple Watch Retail Store Availability

Finally: It looks like Apple has fixed its Apple Watch supply problems

By on May 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Finally: It looks like Apple has fixed its Apple Watch supply problems

Apple’s newest product still isn’t available in Apple retail stores even though the smartwatch officially launched almost a month ago, but it can be ordered from Apple’s online site in various markets. A variety of factors may have prevented Apple from making enough Apple Watch units for a proper launch, including yield issues with a critical Watch component, increased demand, and a suspected conservative launch approach. However, one major Apple supplier recently hinted that Apple Watch production issues may have been fixed, suggesting stock will improve in the near future. More →

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Apple Watch iPhone: Use Without

The best hidden Apple Watch trick and why you need to know about it

By on May 15, 2015 at 3:10 PM.

The best hidden Apple Watch trick and why you need to know about it

The Apple Watch is an amazing wearable device, even though it has certain flaws such as battery life and third-party app performance. The device also has a variety of hidden tricks and features that become apparent the more you use the device. But there’s also one hidden feature of the Watch that Apple hasn’t really talked about, and it’s one that could come in handy in many situations. More →

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Apple Watch Review

The most infuriating thing about the Apple Watch

The most infuriating thing about the Apple Watch

By on May 15, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

The Apple Watch won’t be the best-selling device in Apple’s lineup anytime soon, but it’s certainly one of the most important. It’s the first new product Apple has launched since the original iPad back in 2010, and it’s also the company’s first foray into an exciting new market. Two exciting new markets, actually, since the Apple Watch is really the only device to marry wearables and luxury goods.

I have spoken a great deal about the Watch on our podcast and I’ve started writing about it as well, but I’m not running a full review until I’ve spent more time with it. In the meantime, there are certain parts of the Watch experience that I’m highlighting in individual posts.

Last time, I discussed a great aspect of the device that had a huge positive impact on my life. Now, it’s time to discuss the absolute worst thing about the Watch. More →

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Motorola Moto 360 Sale

Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch on sale for $130

By on May 14, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch on sale for $130

Despite all of our snark and cynicism, the Apple Watch has garnered a fairly positive reaction from critics and consumers since its launch last month. It might have you reconsidering whether or not you need a smartwatch of your own, but if you do decide to take the plunge, you might want to save some cash in the process, which brings us to today’s Woot deal. More →

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Apple Watch Killer App

Does the Apple Watch really need a killer app to succeed?

By on May 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Does the Apple Watch really need a killer app to succeed?

A common refrain about the Apple Watch is that it won’t ever be a game-changing and popular product until developers come out with a killer app for the device.

For whatever reason, the importance of having a killer app is blindly accepted as fact by many. But if we take a step back, is a killer app really a necessity these days? In other words, does the Apple Watch really need a killer app in order to succeed?

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