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Animation in Design Systems

Sarah Drasner drops down on the sofa, turns on the TV and puts on some Christmas classics. Yes, it’s time to talk animation, and not just any …

The next Apple Watch could have a circular display

The Apple Watch design may come full circle. Apple patents published Thursday indicate that the California tech company may give the Apple Watch a circular display.<p>Both the original Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Series 2 feature a similar rectangular display as the watch face, almost as if you …

8 Awesome Apple Watch Series 2 Accessories

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>Add some more style to your new Watch<p>Accessories<p>With the …

Smartwatches

Glide CMRA Camera Band For Apple Watch: Release Date, Price, Features

If you love the idea of the Apple Watch, but can’t understand why Apple decided to not include a camera on the hardware, then you may want to take …

How Apple’s New MacBook Pros Compare To Microsoft’s New Surface Studio

One company released an ambitious new product for a specific market while the other added a new feature to an existing mass-market product.<p>Like an old rivalry brought back to life, the two competitors faced off in the ring this week. Microsoft held a press event on Wednesday in New York City to …

MacBook Pro

Apple Watch Series 2 post-review tidbits: watchOS 3.1 battery life, GPS navigation, water resistance & more

Shortly after the Apple Watch Series 2 release last month, I gave the second-generation version model a fairly detailed review that I was pleased with noting the benefits of GPS and waterproofing like unlocking new workouts and other capabilities. Testing included open water swims, outdoor cycling …

Taking The Pattern Library To The Next Level

No thorough conversation about the front end today can end without mention of <b>pattern libraries</b>. Sometimes a pattern library appears in the form of a …

Web Design

Can Apple Watch get you in shape? Here’s what the science says.

If you’ve considering buying a shiny new Apple Watch Series 2, you might be wondering if it can really help you to get in shape. Especially if you’ve seen the recent headlines claiming that fitness trackers don’t work.<p>So what does science really have to say about wearables? I decided to investigate …

21 Apple Watch Tips and Tricks

Android Wear app v2.0 beta for developer preview 3 adds a Google account manager and removed some outdated settings [APK Download]

Article Contents<p>After an extensive delay, Google finally dropped the third developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 yesterday. While the hot topic was a …

Apple Watch Series 2 Review [Video]

Here's our video review of the 2016 Apple Watch Series 2 Stainless Steel Space Black with Milanese Loop band model.<br>[ Continue reading this over at …

Best Apple Watch apps list: The 26 best free and paid-for Apple Watch apps so far

Got an Apple Watch? Get these 26 apps and games first<p>The Apple Watch is finally here, and it easily ranks as one of the best wearables we’ve tried. …

Apps

Getting Music Onto Apple Watch

Joanna Stern (“Apple Watch Series 2 Review: Still Not a ‘Need,’ Finally a ‘Want’”):<p>Toggling through songs on my watch was far easier than getting …

Best Apple Watch Series 2 Screen Protectors [Fits Apple Watch Series 3 Too]

Apple Watch Series 2 is now available for users. The smartwatch is a nice piece of communication crafted from aluminium and decorated with beautiful …

Smartwatches

Review: Apple Watch Series 2 is a great improvement, but watchOS 3 steals the show

Review<p>Equipped with a noticeably faster dual-core S2 processor, its own standalone GPS radio, and now with a waterproof design, the Apple Watch …

Turning on Power Reserve mode on your Apple Watch

Power Reserve mode is a feature of watchOS that let’s you conserve what’s left of your battery when you get low on juice by limiting your Apple …

Apple Watch Diary: Transforming the user-interface in watchOS 3 was Apple’s real act of courage

Apple used the word ‘courage’ recently to describe its decision to remove the headphone socket from the iPhone 7, and much fun was poked at the company by those who missed the reference. But what I personally found far more courageous was Apple effectively admitting that it got the original Apple …

A high-tech watch strap can turn your fingers into a phone

A startup spun out of Samsung has created a watch strap that purportedly makes it possible for people to answer phone calls using their fingertips.<p>Since launching on Kickstarter this month, Sgnl has captivated tech blogs by proposing a completely new way to communicate. The technology recalls spy …

Science Fiction

Watch the Apple Watch Series 2 eject water from the speaker in slo-mo [Video]

One of the challenges Apple faced with making the Apple Watch Series 2 ‘swimproof‘ was that it has two large-ish holes in the casing in the form of the speaker grilles. The company said during the keynote that it actually used sound waves to eject water from the speaker enclosure, and we can now …

Future Apple Watches Could Boast ‘Active Fluid’ Bands and Displays

Apple has a well-documented penchant for patenting some pretty far-out technology. However, in a patent granted to the Silicon Valley tech-giant just …

Mossberg: Apple's new watchOS 3 shows the virtue of starting over

There’s new hardware, but the software may be the bigger leap<p>The tech industry loves to extol its ability to recover from failure. It regularly brags that, in contrast to older, more staid sectors of the economy, tech sees failure as a learning experience and bounces back with something different …

Opinion: Apple Watch Series 2 may right enough wrongs to keep it on my wrist

<i>Read Zac’s full Apple Watch Series 2 review</i><p>I’ve never been entirely sold on Apple Watch. From the get go, I didn’t necessarily see a clear purpose for the device. Nevertheless, I purchased the first-gen model on launch day, being the Apple fanboy that I am. Over the course of my first year and a …

Apple Watch Review 🍎

An Apple Watch review has, surprisingly, been my top requested post for the past two weeks. (Side note: I love when you send me blog post requests… …

Your wearable device won’t do the thing you desperately want it to do

Wearable devices are all the rage. When you have one, like an Apple Watch or a Fitbit, it tells the world that you care about your fitness. But if weight loss is your goal, a new study shows that you may be better without one.<p>Although previous studies have shown that activity trackers may help you …

Fitness

View (and download) all of Apple’s iPhone 7/Plus sample photos & videos here

If you’re still waiting for your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus to arrive and want to get a sense of what the camera can do – or you have yours already and are looking for some inspiration – a Redditor has collated all of Apple’s sample photos and videos. You can view them on Imgur, or download them from …

Apple Watch 2 Review: Smarter, Faster, and Vastly Better Where It Matters Most

<b>The good</b>: Better battery life, location-tracking when iPhone isn’t nearby, water resistant <b><br>The bad</b>: An iPhone still necessary for most tasks, lacks …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch Series 2 review

I finally have a reason to stop cheating on my Apple Watch.<p>For the past 16 months, Apple’s wearable and I have had an on-again, off-again relationship. The Apple Watch looks great. It helps me stay fit. It tells the time really well. But it hasn’t been the complete wrist solution I need.<p>With the …

Review: Apple Watch Series 2 improves speed and unlocks new workouts, GPS performance mixed

Apple Watch Series 2 hit stores on Friday and I’ve spent the weekend testing its new features. From outdoor cycling and swimming in the ocean to comparing it to the first-generation Apple Watch, I had my own list of questions I wanted answered and I’m mostly happy with my experience.<p>I used the …