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Apple Watch Series 4: Walkie Talkie Feature Could Prove To Be Surprisingly Useful

The new feature for Apple's wearable device is getting pretty good reviews.<p>There is no doubt that Apple’s Watch OS had evolved significantly since …

Walkie-talkies

Screen Test: These Are The 5 Best Screen Protectors For Your Smartwatch

Your smartwatch is an investment, which is why it’s important that you protect it. Chances are you have a screen protector for your phone, so why not …

Smartwatches

Popular Apple Watch Twitter client Chirp adds direct message support, more

Last week, we told you about a new Twitter app for Apple Watch users called Chirp. Now, that app has seen its first major update, bringing a slew of improvements for its users as part of version 1.1.<p>Headlining the update is support for direct messages. Now, you can view and send messages directly …

Apple Watch

This Raspberry Pi hacker bundle helps you explore the Internet of Things

popsci shop<p>Go from zero to hero with four courses for $19.<p>So, you’ve bought yourself a Raspberry Pi. Now what? If you want to experiment but have no idea where to start, the Complete Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle is here to help. The bundle includes four courses covering all the basics and a lot more. …

Raspberry Pi

How To: Reset Your Apple Watch Back to Factory Settings for a Clean Slate

A clean slate may be just what your Apple Watch needs. Whether you want to start fresh, wipe all your personal data, fix buggy issues, let someone …

Smartwatches

Apple quietly discontinues Modern Buckle band, first of the original Apple Watch styles to disappear

Going seemingly under the radar, Apple has quietly killed off its the Modern Buckle Apple Watch band entirely. Looking at Apple’s Watch band page now, it is no longer selling the band at all.<p>Apple routinely updates its Apple Watch band lineup, usually for the new season, killing off old colors …

Smartwatches

How To: Lock Your Apple Watch with a Passcode to Increase Security & Keep Prying Eyes Out

While there isn't as much personal data residing on your Apple Watch as there is on your iPhone, it's still a good idea to set a passcode for it and …

Apple Watch

Smartwatch Face-Off: Fitbit Versa vs. Apple Watch

Fitbit’s new smartwatch clearly has the Apple Watch in its crosshairs. It looks very similar and offers many of the same features, but at a …

Smartwatches

Streaming Sensor Data (Raspberry Pi) to AWS IoT

In my opinion, the quickest way to monitor the ambience (e.g. weather station) is to deploy a sensor node and have the data streamed to a cloud …

Raspberry Pi

How To: Eject Water from Your Apple Watch's Speaker After Getting It Wet

Whether you like to go swimming or jump in a hot shower with your Apple Watch on, the chance is pretty high that you'll get water inside its speaker. …

Smartwatches

Toronto Man Files Lawsuit Against Apple Over Scratches on Apple Watch

A Toronto man isn’t happy with his Apple Watch Series 3 Edition and is now taking Apple Canada to court, over its marketing of the wearable’s finish …

Smartwatches

Watchpop’s nylon bands throw Apple Watch for a loop

If you’ve got a hankering for one of Apple’s Sport Loops for Apple Watch, we’ve got a fantastic alternative that costs 10 bucks less and features a new design element to Apple’s version.<p>Enter the Watchpop Loop for Apple Watch, German-company Bluestein’s stylish answer to those seeking the look and …

Smartwatches

Second Betas of watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 Now Available to Developers

- Jun 19, 2018<p>Apple released the second betas of watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 to developers. Both new betas come two weeks after the release of the initial …

Smart TV

Hands-on: Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch with watchOS 5 beta 2 [Video]

After appearing as a placeholder in the initial iOS 12 developer beta, Walkie-Talkie is now functional in iOS 12 beta 2. After testing it I was able to add new contacts, accept new contact requests, and both send and receive audio messages. Watch our hands-on walkthrough for a look at what to …

Walkie-talkies

Fire up Apple Watch and iPhone with this minimalist charging pad

For lovers of versatility, and Apple gear, I bring you a two-in-one charging solution for iPhone and Apple Watch. Who doesn’t enjoy a twofer?<p>The WiDuo by Wiplabs is a beautifully minimalist charging pad that provides up to 20 percent faster charging that many of its wireless competitors. And, it’s …

Apple Watch

By 2022, today's smartwatches will seem 'quaint,' predicts IDC

Are you all about gadgets? Are you into wearables? Then the next few years might be very exciting for you.<p>Health and fitness are at the heart of smartwatches nowadays. But with rapid developments in cellular connectivity, especially 5G, and integration with more internet-of-things devices, IDC …

Wearable Tech

Apple Watch Series 4 models found in iOS 12 beta

It shouldn’t shock anyone to hear that new Apple Watch models are coming soon. But a bit of confirmation is nice. That confirmation is buried in iOS 12 beta 2, released today.<p>There are four additional Watches in the offing. Their internal identifiers seem to indicate that Apple isn’t shaking up its …

Apple Watch

iOS 12 Beta 2 Confirms Apple Watch Series 4 Is Coming

Apple on Tuesday unleashed the second beta build of iOS 12 (beta 2), in addition to new beta releases for watchOS 5, tvOS 12 and macOS Mojave 10.14, …

iOS

Everything new in watchOS 5 beta 2: Walkie Talkie feature now active

The second watchOS 5 beta includes a few notable additions to the Apple Watch operating system, the most important being a functioning Walkie Talkie …

Walkie-talkies

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Samsung Gear S3: Yes, Everything Beyond The Rectangular/Circular Debate, etc.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Now when we know the outcome of the Apple Watch Series 2 vs Samsung Gear S3 battle, it’s better you don’t expect a discussion about …

Smartwatches

iOS 12 beta 2 includes references to new Apple Watch models

Apple has just released the second developer betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, macOS Mojave and watchOS 5. Looking into what’s new on iOS 12 beta 2, we’ve discovered new Apple Watch identifiers referenced in the system.<p>It’s not uncommon to find new Apple Watch models on iOS since the devices are still …

iOS

Chirp brings Twitter back to Apple Watch

Unlike Twitter’s February 2018 decision to discontinue its official macOS app, which had excellent third-party alternatives, the service’s September 2017 cancellation of its Apple Watch app left users with few options. Now developer Will Bishop is bringing Twitter back to the Watch with the release …

Apple Watch

This $37 accessory is the best thing that ever happened to my Apple Watch

Charging my Apple Watch on a nightly basis has become second nature for the most part, but there are still times when I forget. Since the Apple Watch …

Tech Trends

Apple Watch replaces student ID cards for Alabama students

The University of Alabama has embraced the Apple Watch in a big way: students who own one can use it to replace their student ID card, at least in …

Apple Watch

How to view web content on your Apple Watch

watchOS 5 brings limited support for viewing web content on your wrist, including a website link attached to a message, optimized for the smaller …

Smartwatches

Apple files patent application for a wristband that can monitor blood pressure

American tech giant Apple has filed a patent application for a wristband that can monitor blood pressure, according to documents made public last …

Apple Watch

Five of my favorite watchOS 5 features [Video]

In a previous post we touched on 50 of the new changes and features found in watchOS 5. Many of the changes were subtle updates and enhancements, but a few of them stood out above all the rest. Watch this hands-on video as I talk about five of my favorite watchOS 5 features.<p>Manually connecting to …

Smartwatches

The Next Apple Watch Innovations, Revealed

The <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) Watch has been a hugely successful product category for Apple. According to market researcher Canalys, the company shipped 18 …

Smartwatches

How a Minor Change to the Apple Watch’s Buttons Could Vastly Improve User Experience

Hardware buttons are slowly disappearing from Apple’s devices—and for good reason.<p>The Apple Watch’s hardware hasn’t changed much since its debut in …

Smartwatches

Hands-On With All the New Features in watchOS 5

watchOS 5, the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch, was introduced last week alongside iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. The update doesn't include design changes or new watch faces, but it does introduce some fun new features that make the Apple Watch more useful than ever, like Walkie-Talkie.<p>We …

Smartwatches