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Face it: You can't beat Apple. So, you might as well join them

Two decades ago, Japanese electronics giant Sony was ascendant. Not only were its products everywhere—televisions, video game consoles, cameras, headphones, watches—but owning a Sony device was a status symbol. In 2015, however, the company is a shell of its former self. Though it still had revenue …

Apple Faces Provides New Wallpapers For Your Apple Watch

Folks that own an iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad can freely find wallpapers anywhere. Looking over to the Apple Watch, the wallpaper market should take …

Apple Watch

How to Change Your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is the key to using your iCloud account and making purchases in the App and iTunes Stores. If you want to change your Apple ID, perhaps because it is an email address for an account you no longer use, you'll need to sign out of everywhere you use your Apple ID on all your iDevices. …

Opinion: Why content-blocking on iOS means advertisers, ad networks, publishers & readers all need to up their games

Ads are things we all love to hate. While some can be amusing, and others can be useful, drawing our attention to products or services we weren’t aware of, mostly we view them as things to tolerate at best – and to be profoundly irritated by at worst.<p>Some think they have a simple solution to this: …

Add a useful scroll gesture to the OS X Dock to view open windows

If you often get lost among the many open windows on your Mac, you can use Mission Control and App Expose to find your way. Swiping up with three or four fingers (depending how you have it set up in System Preferences) brings up Mission Control, which shows you all of your open windows. Swiping …

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16 small changes in iOS 9 that combine to make a big difference

Apple’s iOS 9 is meant to give users a better iPhone and iPad experience while introducing a bunch of new features. At first sight, iOS 9 is …

Think the Apple Watch is unintuitive? Check out this iPhone introduction

My Apple Watch arrived three weeks ago and I still struggle with it sometimes. I’ll try to access the ‘glances’ from within an app (not possible), try a Force Touch ‘deep press’ only to be met with a Watch shake (the equivalent of an alert sound on the Mac), or try the Digital Crown on interfaces …

Apple Watch

Here's everything Siri can do on your Apple Watch

<b>Updated March 2017:</b> Added information for Siri in watchOS 3.2.<p>Typing on an iPhone is fine — typing on an Apple Watch, less so. Wrist-sized screens …

How NOT to behave in 15 countries around the world

After this year's horrible winter, the spring travel bug should be biting with a vengeance. But as you plan your getaways, try not to become the stereotypical "Ugly American."<p>We did our own research and took a look at a Quora thread that addresses the issue of travel etiquette. In the thread, …

Stereotypes

Opinion: One month later, fixing 15 early Apple Watch problems seems straightforward

The Apple Watch had a rough launch: atypically critical reviews, extended shipping delays, and public skepticism surpassing the launches of the iPhone and iPad. But as I write these words, Apple is just beginning next-day shipments of the first Modern Buckle, Leather Loop, and Space Black Stainless …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch Teardown

So ends the wait. The Apple Watch has arrived, and our first course of action is to unbox it.<p>While we'd hoped to find a golden ticket inside, we'll …

12 biggest surprises after a week with Apple Watch

Far from being a superfluous device strictly for hard-core Apple fans, the Apple Watch is a surprisingly delightful and useful device.<p>Now that we’ve spent enough time with the latest gadget from the mothership, we’re noticing quite a few sweet little positives (and a couple negatives) about Apple …

Smartwatches

Before and after: Polishing the Apple Watch

Just two weeks into wearing the Apple Watch, and my timepiece was smothered with micro-scratches.<p>Like any piece of stainless steel jewelry, scratches are completely normal. But also like any piece of stainless steel jewelry, if you're not happy with scratches, there's a way to remove them.<p>Polishing …

How to restore an erased Apple Watch from backup

If you forget your passcode on Apple Watch, or you’ve entered an incorrect one too many times, you can use the Apple Watch app on the iPhone to enter the passcode one more time. If you still can’t quite remember it, though, you’ll need to erase and restore the erased Apple Watch. This sets it back …

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iOS 8.4 beta 3 brings more tweaks to Apple’s Music app

Apple continues to improve its redesigned Music app, as evidenced by today’s release of iOS 8.4 beta 3.<p>The new beta is available now in the iOS Dev Center and includes plenty of bug fixes for the Music app, which was updated with new features like a new MiniPlayer, global search, Up Next, …

Set up your Apple Watch

Restart your Apple Watch

Roundup of Apple Watch Issues and Solutions

It’s been almost two weeks of Apple Watch ownership for many of us, which means that while we’re still in the honeymoon phase, the Watch “married” …

Cleaning and wearing Apple Watch

Skip the McBurger and other simple ways to boost your mood

Everybody wants to be happier, right? The problem is — as anyone who’s ever dated that sulky loner knows, or told themselves that buying those expensive shoes <i>will</i> make you feel better — that we don’t always have the sense of what will or won’t bring us joy. Which is why you might want to turn to …

Apple Watch vs. Moto 360: Quick look

Before we jump in, keep in mind that the phone you own might make your decision for you. The Apple Watch requires an iPhone (5 or newer) and the Moto …

Yeah, the Apple Watch Scratches—All Stainless Steel Watches Do

Apple Watch shipments may have been delayed until July, but those who have received their shiny, stainless steel versions have already taken to …

3 editing secrets for writing your best cover letter yet

You know that it's beneficial to have a second set of eyes review your application materials. Someone who can tell you that your resume looks good — …

How to get yourself bumped to first class

Calling all economy flyers: do you know what happens in front of the cloth that separates business class from you and your ergonomically challenged, …

How to Plan an Insanely Cheap Trip That Feels Expensive

<i>(Photo: PeopleImages.com/Getty Images)</i><p>You don't have to spend a lot of money to feel like a jetsetting boss while traveling. The trick is a combination of knowing how to get expensive amenities for cheap, while also adopting the mindset that indulgences do not always have to be expensive. Here are …

Personal Finance