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Wallpaper Weekends: The NASA Collection for iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple</i> …

How to Share Your iPhone Photos With Your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch display, while small, is a beautiful OLED display capable of displaying photos for sharing with others, or even using them as a watch …

How to Copy Photos to Apple Watch

You can copy photos to an Apple Watch to enjoy them on the devices beautiful OLED display. While the screen size is on the small side, that doesn’t …

Apple Watch

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Apple TV is a radical rethinking of your relationship with the hardware and games you own | Polygon

"App size will be, and no pun intended, a huge issue for some developers."<p>"The iOS market is a pretty scary place to make a buck, and I don't really see this changing if the same practices are carried over to the Apple TV."<p>"Any additional market that can relieve some of the pressure of the pretty …

How to Use Time Travel on Apple Watch in watchOS 2

With the recent update to watchOS 2, Apple added a new feature called Time Travel, which lets you turn back (or forward) time to display certain information from a different date and time.<p>It works with complications on the watch face, like weather, calendar events, sunrise and sunset, stocks, and …

Review: iTranslate 9.0 is the closest thing yet to the killer Apple Watch app

Now that the watchOS 2 software update has released to the general public, a healthy debate is developing amongst my techie friends about the …

Language

Time to wear your watch to bed; Sleep++ offers native sleep tracking for the Apple Watch

You may want to start charging your Apple Watch during the day. Sleep++, a new native app for Apple Watch, wants to track your sleeping habits throughout the night.<p>The app was written by David Smith, who is also behind the wildly popular Pedometer++.<p>When you tell the app you’re going to bed, …

How to monitor batteries of connected devices

iOS 10 promises to extend your iPhone’s battery life even further with features like Low Power Mode, which reduces or disables non-essential features …

Apple Watch

10 more hidden features in iOS 9

Apple’s new iOS 9 software is definitely making waves already. The latest version of the company’s popular mobile platform was just released to the …

Apps

How to Update Apple Watch's watchOS Software

watchOS is the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch, powering its fitness tracking capabilities, apps, communication features, time-keeping abilities, and more. Apple plans to push regular updates to fix watchOS bugs, refine performance, and introduce new features, and the release of …

Review: this is my 'Next Keyboard' for iPhone

In my December 2014 preview of Next Keyboard I wrote the app had the potential to become “the first iOS keyboard done right”.<p>What started out as the …

How to purge your obsolete Apple Watch alarms

We love how easy it is to set up an alarm from the Apple Watch. All you have to do is say, “Hey Siri, wake me up at 7 a.m.,” and the digital assistant will put that order in for you.<p>But this comes a slight inconvenience: What happens to alarms after you’re done using them? Well, if you’re like me, …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch How-To: Use Maps for navigation and directions

Apple Watch comes with Apple Maps, which allows you to find your current location, pan and zoom around on the area, search the map, get information about a location, call a location, get directions, and more. One of the benefits of having Maps on the watch is that it allows you to get directions …

Power for Apple Watch lets you check your iPhone battery remotely

iOS 9 adds a handy widget to the iPhone that lets you check your Apple Watch, Beats headphones, or other Bluetooth accessory battery levels from Notification Center, but there hasn’t been a way to check the <i>phone’s</i> battery level from the watch.<p>And because the Apple Watch can catch notifications from …

Currencies for iPhone and Apple Watch

Currencies is an intelligent currency converter app for iPhone and Apple Watch by Edovia, the company known for the brilliant and powerful app …

Apple Watch

Apple is making the Watch better by making it even more realtime

Feature<p>Apple is set to introduce two new features in the second generation of watchOS— internet connectivity independent of the iPhone and …

Apple Watch

How to Use Apple Watch to Get Directions

Apple Watch includes a miniature version of Apple Maps, which offers many of the same features as the full iOS version if you know how to access them. Some of what Maps can do is fairly obvious, but there are a few features that require a bit more know-how.<p>If you are interested in learning the ins …

Take control of your Apple Watch notifications

If you’ve got a brand new Apple Watch, you probably want to use it to let you know when things happen. Phone calls, emails, text messages, and app …

Fantastical calendar app lands on the Apple Watch with full Reminders support

When Apple Watch and Watch OS 1.0 shipped in April, the definite omission of an Apple Reminders app on the platform was particularly surprising to me. The Apple Watch User Guide even highlights the app’s absence:<p>There’s no Reminders app on Apple Watch, but Apple Watch notifies you of reminders you …

How to communicate with your Apple Watch: The ultimate guide

Need to quickly let someone know you're running late for a meeting, or place a quick call? The Apple Watch lets you stay in touch with those most …

How to send a message with Siri on Apple Watch

In addition to being a handy, wearable personal assistant, Siri on your Apple Watch can be a great communication tool, particularly when it comes to …

How to send audio notes with Apple Watch

Open the <b>Messages app</b> on your Apple Watch by tapping the icon or saying "Open Messages" via Siri. From here, you have one of two ways to start …

How to check stocks on your Apple Watch

Generally, the folks who want to know about stocks want to know about them easily and often. That's where the Apple Watch can help. With …

MacTrast Deals: Apple Watch Course – Go from Newbie to Pro Building 14 Apps

Disappointed in the apps that are available for the Apple Watch? Then why not make your own? Today’s MacTrast Deal shows you how to build 14 apps for …

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How to Find Your Lost iPhone Using Apple Watch

We’ve all misplaced our iPhones at one point or another. If you lose your iPhone somewhere in your house, you can easily locate it using the pinging service included on Apple Watch. Finding your iPhone using Apple Watch takes seconds; it’s way better than rummaging around in the couch cushions. …

Apple Watch

How to view your calendar and contacts on your Apple Watch

If keeping up to date is important to you, the Apple Watch will do more than just tell you the day and time, it'll make all your meetings, …

How to Set Up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Apple restricted Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus due to the need for an NFC chip that's not included in older phones, which means Apple Pay has been limited to those with newer iPhones since it debuted in October of 2014.<p>One of the major perks of the Apple Watch is that it enables Apple Pay …

How to use the Apple Watch as a remote shutter release with third-party apps

With your Apple Watch, you can trick your iPhone into thinking you have pressed the volume button to take a photo with Camera+, Flickr, Snapchat and other third-party apps.<p>With the default Camera app, it's easy to use the Apple Watch as a remote shutter release. When you launch the Camera app on …

Apps

How to use your Apple Watch with multiple iPhones

Apple designed your Apple Watch to be used with one iPhone at a time, but that doesn't mean you can't cheat the system!If you wan't to use your Apple …