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8 Apple Watch fixes I want in the next software update

The Apple Watch has correctly been lauded by critics as the best wearable on the market to date. That said, it's a first generation product — and it …

Apple Watch Owners Take to LEGO & 3D Printing for Homemade Stands

The accessory market for the Apple Watch exploded almost immediately after the wearable was announced back in March, with stands specifically becoming the popular announcement of well-known third-party accessory companies like Twelve South and Mophie. Although most of the stands won't break the …

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22 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Your Apple Watch Could Do

You probably haven’t had a ton of time with your Apple Watch, but even if you have, there are some features you might not know about yet.<p>1. Ask Siri to fetch pictures of anything you can think of.<p>Pull up Siri, and say “Show me pictures of puppies” or whatever else you’re looking for, and she’ll …

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How my girlfriend and I tried to fit the Apple Watch into our relationship

Have you seen the Apple Watch's "Us" ad? The one-minute spot presents several vignettes of humans interacting from afar by way of wrist, from sending tiny sketches to checking various chat notifications. It's a technically accurate, if wholly idyllic, take on the experience: <i>You, too, can show off</i> …

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On the Apple Watch Interaction Model and the Digital Crown

Steven Berlin Johnson finds the digital crown button convoluted:If you press this button, these are the potential events that will transpire on your …

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Space Black Apple Watch (steel) in pictures

The Space Black Apple Watch looks and feels like dragon scales, or the Batmobile, or something from Krypton.<p>Technically Space Black is a diamond-like …

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Photos Reveal Secrets Behind Apple Watch Retail Display Units

In its retail stores, Apple uses special Apple Watch display units to allow customers to test the Apple Watch ahead of making a purchase. The units, which have been available in stores since try-on appointments began on April 10, combine a functional Apple Watch (secured to prevent theft) with an …

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Apple Releases Apple Watch CAD Drawings

I think they could sell posters of these<p>For those of you looking to create watchbands or cases for the Apple Watch, they've released the CAD drawings …

12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Rumored to Feature NFC, Bluetooth Stylus, Force Touch and USB-C

The much-rumored 12.9-inch so-called "iPad Pro" will feature a built-in NFC chip, pressure-sensitive Bluetooth stylus, Force Touch and USB-C port, according to <i>AppleInsider</i>. The report, citing a source familiar with Apple's future product plans, also claims that the larger iPad will have a new …

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How to Use the Activity and Workout Apps on Apple Watch

One of the main features the Apple Watch has to offer is the ability to track your daily activities and workout routines. The Apple Watch has a comprehensive set of health and fitness tools to help you keep track of your movement, reach workout goals, and get more activity into your life. One of …

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Apple Watch's hidden port can reportedly be used for charging and accessories

Slide off the Apple Watch's bottom band, peek into the connection slot, and you'll notice something interesting. It's a hidden port that Apple doesn't acknowledge on its website or in any documentation for the smartwatch. That would suggest it's not something for consumers to mess around with and …

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The trouble with Apple Watch’s fitness tracker

Apple’s approach to fitness is all about cardio and burning calories.<p>That’s great if you’re into running or cycling. But for other kinds of exercise, like bodybuilding or yoga, it’s not relevant at all. And if you want to lose weight, cutting the calories you eat is usually more important than …

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What I think of the Apple Watch after using it for one week — and what people are getting wrong about it

I don't think I can stress this enough: It's a <i>watch.</i><p>I say this because people are lumping far too many expectations on to the Apple Watch, a product that’s barely a week old and something few people have had a chance to use.<p>I let my boss try it the other day, and he launched into a tirade before …

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What can your Apple Watch do without your iPhone?

Strapped to your wrist, the Apple Watch goes everywhere that you go. Between it and the iPhone, it’s almost possible to leave your wallet at home. …

Defective part slows Apple Watch rollout

The Apple Watch has been in short supply ever since its hype-filled launch, and a new report claims that it’s all the Taptic Engine’s fault.<p>Defects in the key Apple Watch component were found in the Apple’s supply chain, severely limiting early supplies of the wearable, according to a report from</i> …

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Users discover stainless steel Apple Watch scratches easily, the $5 fix is even easier

Now that the stainless steel Apple Watch is becoming widely available, owners are beginning to post photos showing their shiny steel Watches have already developed scratches on the casing. Since Apple’s videos touted its steel as specially cold-forged to achieve superior hardness, people have been …

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Angela Ahrendts Updates Retail Employees on Apple Watch and MacBook Launch Situation

Angela Ahrendts today sent out a video to Apple retail employees, once again reiterating Apple's Apple Watch policies and explaining why the company has decided not to accept walk-in orders.<p>In the video, shared by French site <i>Mac4Ever</i> [Google Translate], Ahrendts again told employees that the Apple …

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First Wave of Apple Watches Begin Shipping Ahead of Friday's Launch

Apple Watch pre-orders are being sent to centralized distribution points across the United States as couriers prepare the shipments to be delivered ahead of the wrist-worn device's launch on April 24, according to a source for <i>MacRumors</i> that has provided accurate information in the past.<p>Apple retail …

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Apple Watch to feature Tamil apps

How to make sure one of Apple Watch’s key health features works

In addition to providing notifications, the Apple Watch is also supposed to be a powerful fitness and health gadget designed to both motivate you and …

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Custom Watch Faces

A weekend Twitter thread regarding custom watch faces for Android Wear and the prospects of custom faces for Apple Watch led me to FaceRepo, a …

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Order status change indicates Apple Watches on the way

Apple Watches are a step closer to hitting our wrists.<p>Some who preordered watches earlier this month took to Twitter Monday to excitedly report that their order statuses changed from “Processing Items” to “Preparing for Shipment.”<p>Depending on how quickly you got online in the early hours of April …

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Beyonce shows off Apple Watch band you can’t have at Coachella

The latest celebrity to flaunt an Apple Watch is none other than Queen B herself. Today Beyonce posted photos of herself at Coachella wearing the 18-karat Apple Watch Edition and a custom band you can’t buy.<p>One of iTunes’ most beloved artists has a solid gold link bracelet for the Watch that Apple …

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New Apple Watch Sport band colors revealed in Italy

Brand new colors for the Apple Watch Sport band emerged during an event in Italy on Friday.<p>Posted to the Instagram account of Umberta Gnutti Beretta, the new Apple Watch Sport bands colors include red, yellow, light pink and one that appears to be either purple or dark blue.<p>Retired professional …

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Apple watch try-ons: Delight and accessibility

My son, conspiring with my daughter, pre-ordered an Apple Watch for me on my birthday the night Apple first made them available.<p>I went for the 42mm …

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Apple Stores to Offer 'Apple Watch Basics' Workshops Beginning April 24

Starting on April 24, it appears that Apple will be offering "Apple Watch Basics" workshops in some of its retail stores around the world, helping customers who begin receiving their watches on that day to learn how to use them.<p>The classes are listed as an available option on April 24 on individual …

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Apple Watch: 13 Things I Learned After 1 Hour

After spending an hour trying on the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport and playing with Apple Watch demo devices this morning allowed me to use the …

Jony Ive praises Airbnb as ‘soaringly ambitious’ startup

As part of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Jony Ive penned a short essay praising Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky for creating a “remarkable startup.”<p>“The service that Brian and his partners imagined is soaringly ambitious and utterly practical,” said Ive, who didn’t make Time’s list himself this …

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