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Things gets a native Apple Watch app with its own complications

To-do manager Things for iPhone has been updated, adding an Apple Watch app for watchOS 2. The new watch app is completely native, and adds its own …

5 secret remote tricks to supercharge your Apple TV

Your Apple TV remote is an amazing little device that lets you manage your big TV exerience. There are quite a few little settings you may have missed, though, when you started up your new Apple TV.<p>You can adjust and tweak your way through the Apple TV settings to make the most of your time with …

11 killer iPhone 6s tips everyone needs to know

Even though the iPhone 6s look identical to its predecessor, using the new smartphone is actually way different thanks to 3D Touch and the new Peek and Pop gestures that essentially provide wormholes to other apps. Getting up to speed with the new input method can take some time, so we’ve compiled …

10 essential apps for your new iPhone 6s

If you’ve braved a line (or just waited impatiently for your mail or a delivery from your local courier) and finally have your hands on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus of your very own, you may be wondering what do do with your new precious. Sure, you could call all your friends and tell them you’re …

Pro Tip: How to fine-tune 3D Touch sensitivity

You don’t have to press so hard on your expensive new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus to get the groundbreaking 3D Touch working easily.<p>We’ve all been looking forward to this killer UI upgrade, but some users say they’re worried about breaking their new iPhone screens because they’re pushing so hard to get …

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Pro Tip: iTunes is your best bet for iOS 9 backup and upgrade

When you back up your iPhone before upgrading to iOS 9, you have a couple of choices. You can use iCloud or iTunes.<p>For your best, most comprehensive backup, connect your iPhone (or iPad) to iTunes. Seriously, iTunes backs up almost everything — and it’s your best bet for downloading iOS 9 when the …

iOS 9 review: It’s all about speed

iOS 9 won’t shock you with a bunch of whiz-bang new features or a drastic new look, but in many ways, Apple’s latest mobile operating system is more important than its two immediate predecessors. While iOS 7 and iOS 8 laid a foundation that embraced the future of mobile design, iOS 9 is making all …

How to master iOS 9’s killer new features

We’re all going to be diving into the deep end with iOS 9. While many of the changes are subtle, there are a fair number of differences in both the visual style and the under-the-hood workings of Apple’s new mobile OS.<p>That means this a perfect time to take a deeper look at all the killer stuff you …

All the awesome features coming to your Apple Watch this fall

Apple Watch apps have been ridiculously slow ever since Jony Ive’s timepiece started slapping itself onto wrists in April, but that could change by this fall thanks to the introduction of watchOS 2.0.<p>The next generation of Apple Watch’s software and apps was unveiled today at WWDC in San Francisco …

How to take a screenshot on your Apple Watch

So, you’ve got your Apple Watch and you want to show off that cool new watch face customization, or the screen of one of the games you’re playing.<p>Sure, you could take a picture of your Apple Watch on your wrist with your iPhone, but that’s sorta silly. Plus your arm might be super-hairy and someone …

Why the Apple Watch is keeping me awake at night

No gadget ever caused me to lose as much sleep as the Apple Watch.<p>I wish I could forget about Apple’s shiny new smartwatch, but the damned thing has me under its spell. It’s the curse of Cupertino, and I’m just another hapless a victim.<p>The shocking thing is I don’t even own an Apple Watch yet, …

How would you change clock faces on Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch comes with several clock faces built in. There's Chronograph for the classic timepiece look; Color for minimal but bright analog …

How to set the clock ahead on Apple Watch

Launch the <b>Settings app</b> on your Apple Watch.<p>Tap on <b>Time</b>.<p>Tap where it says <b>+0 min</b>.<p>Use the <b>Digital Crown</b> to adjust how far ahead you want to set your Apple …

Add custom replies to Apple Watch, seem less robotic

Messaging is one of the best use cases for Apple Watch – you get a message, you dictate a reply, you get on with your day.<p>Apple has included several pre-written responses for you to use when you’re just too busy to dictate a response (or don’t want to talk into your watch). They’re pretty awful, …

Dismiss all your Apple Watch notifications at once

Notifications are the mainstay of Apple Watch (or any smartwatch, for that matter). Chances are you’ll get a ton of them, as most of the iPhone notifications will transfer over to your Apple Watch after you pair the two devices.<p>Typically, you swipe a notification left and then tap the X button when …

Never lose the remote again with DirecTV’s Apple Watch app

Losing the TV remote may soon become a thing of the past, now that it’s going to be permanently strapped to your wrist. DirecTV debuted its Apple Watch app this morning that gives customers the ability to control their DVRs from Apple Watch’s tiny display.<p>The DirecTV Apple Watch app is part of an …

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How Apple Watch could predict heart attacks in the future

The Apple Watch heart rate monitor is far better than everyone thought, and that could theoretically lead to big medical breakthroughs — like the ability to predict heart attacks before they happen.<p>Developer Brad Larson dug into raw Apple Watch HealthKit heart rate data after a run and compared it …

Make Apple Watch calendar work for your wrist

The default calendar view on Apple Watch is a list of the upcoming events for the current day. If you tap on the Today link in the upper left of the screen, you can see the whole month at a glance, which lets you tap on any day to see that day’s list of events.<p>But what if you want it to look less …

ICYMI: Essential Apple Watch tips

This week, we focus on four non-obvious yet essential tips and tricks for using that fancy new Apple Watch on your wrist. Rob plays a new Apple Watch game, calling Lifeline the best game he’s played on his wrist, while Leander takes a speedy trip around the block on Stromer’s amazing electric bike. …

How to listen to voicemails on Apple Watch

Launch the <b>Phone app</b> from the Home screen of your Apple Watch.<p>Tap on <b>Voicemail</b>.<p>Tap on the voicemail you'd like to listen to.<p>Tap the <b>Play button</b>.<p>The …

A day in the life with Apple Watch

We've put up a lot of information, how-tos, thoughts, and reviews about the Apple Watch these past few weeks, but we haven't really talked about what …

Five ways to master the Apple Watch's Stand Ring (and have fun doing it)

Worried about getting credit for your stand hours on Apple Watch? Here are five things you can do to ensure it!When I first started wearing my Apple …

How to Set Up Your Apple Watch the Right Way

When not getting approached by strangers, here's how to get the most out of your shiny new wearable<p>If you're among the lucky few who actually got an Apple Watch on launch day, you're probably still figuring out how to get your money's worth out of your shiny new wearable. I've been in the same …

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