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By scottkleinberg | The biggest. The best. The ultimate Apple Watch Flipboard magazine. Tips, tricks, apps, reviews, troubleshooting and more.

Which wrist should you wear your watch on?

Most people wear their watches on the left wrist, but is wearing yours on the right wrong?<p>According to Stephen Charles from Parkers Jewellers, …

Watches

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

Your Apple Watch App Probably Sucks

Thought it was worth elaborating slightly on my tweets about Apple Watch app development — which itself was riffing off of Marco Arment’s post on the …

Apps

Apple-backed digital car key standard will let you use your iPhone to unlock your car

A new digital key standard will allow you to use a smartphone (and possibly Apple Watch) to unlock your car.<p>The standard is backed by Apple, Samsung, LG and Qualcomm, as well as a number of car manufacturers …<p>The group behind it is known as the Car Connectivity Consortium.<p>The Car Connectivity …

General Motors

Bloomberg: Apple aims to launch AirPower mat by September, runs a ‘stripped down’ version of iOS

Apple’s AirPower charging mat was first announced in September alongside the announcement of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, with an opaque ‘2018’ release timeframe. More than half way through, the product is yet to hit shelves. Bloomberg says that Apple had aimed to launch the accessory in June, but …

IPhone 8

Why Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charger Is Taking So Long to Make

When Apple Inc. introduced AirPods earbuds in 2016, chief designer Jony Ive hailed the beginning of a new "wireless future." The company’s devices …

Tech Trends

9 rumors about Apple Watch 4 you need to know

Will the fourth time around be the biggest change yet for Apple's smartwatch?

Apple Watch

watchOS 5: How to manage Walkie-Talkie contacts

Walkie-Talkie has been long time in the making, first announced for the original Apple Watch with the initial watchOS 1.0 software, and then scrapped before launch. Now, it’s nice seeing it make a comeback 5 major software releases later.<p>One of the more compelling features with Walkie-Talkie is the …

iOS

Take a hands-on look at the Walkie-Talkie app with watchOS 5 beta 2

One of the big features of Apple’s watchOS 5 is the Apple Watch’s Talkie-Talkie app feature, which makes it easier to communicate with your friends from the comfort of your wrist.<p>While the feature won’t officially launched until later this year, it is fully operational in Apple’s newly launched …

Smartwatches

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

watchOS 5 Beta 2 Includes Functional Walkie-Talkie App

In the first watchOS 5 beta, the Walkie-Talkie app, which is one of the key new features in the update, was unavailable and said only "Coming Soon," but in the second watchOS 5 beta, the Walkie-Talkie feature is available.<p>When you launch the Walkie-Talkie app after installing the second beta …

Walkie-talkies

watchOS 5: How to set Siri voice volume

watchOS 5 beta 2 released this morning, and with it comes some new additions. While we still don’t have Raise to Speak for Siri yet, we do have a smaller new feature that lets you change how loud the Siri voice volume is on Apple Watch.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to change the Siri …

iOS

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

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

watchOS 5 developer beta 2 for Apple Watch now available

watchOS 5 developer beta 2 for Apple Watch is now available for testing. As always, we’ll dig through the latest beta version and highlight all the changes between the first beta and the latest beta below.<p>New in watchOS 5<p>watchOS 5 for Apple Watch includes Competitions for Activity Sharing; yoga and …

Smartwatches

The doctor on your wrist: How smartwatches are saving lives

<i>By Caitlin McGarry</i><p>James T. Green thought he was having a panic attack.<p>He took a break from work to walk around the block during a stressful day, and noticed he felt out of breath strolling up a slight incline. This isn't normal, Green thought. He had become an avid cycler in recent months and …

Medical Technology

Chirp is a new app that aims to bring full Twitter support to Apple Watch

Last year, Twitter made the controversial decision to kill its Apple Watch, leaving users in the dark for a way to browse the social network from their wrist. Now, developer Will Bishop has launched a new app called Chirp that aims to bring the Twitter experience back to Apple Watch…<p>Chirp for …

Apple Watch

Why I am willing to give Apple my health data

Reading Time: 4 minutesOne of the challenges of life, regardless of who you are, is the quest to remain healthy. I admit that in my youth, this was …

Tim Cook

Sinjimoru Clingy 2 Apple Watch Mount

Keep your Apple Watch in your eye line with the Sinjimoru Clingy 2 Apple Watch Mount. Designed exclusively to mount your Apple Watch and charger, …

Apple Watch

Behind the Screens: Zac’s HomeKit-equipped mini office gym

<i>Behind the Screens is a weekly 9to5Toys series that takes you through our writers’ setups, be it mobile, desktop, gaming or home theater. Next up is Zac Hall, Lead Editor at 9to5Mac, and his HomeKit-equipped mini office gym.</i><p>I went behind the scenes of my home office at the start of the year — dual …

Home Automation

watchOS 5: How to access the Internet from your wrist

Arguably one of the biggest improvements, and albeit fairly limited, in watchOS 5 is the ability to access the Internet on Apple Watch. While there isn’t an official Safari app or web browser on the Watch, it’s still possible to access it with the new WebKit API coming in watchOS 5.<p>Note that …

iOS

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

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

watchOS 5: How to clear Website Data

One smaller change Apple is making in watchOS 5 is adding a variation of WebKit in the operating system. For now, it’s limited to Messages and Mail. This allows you to lightly access the internet from Apple Watch, however Apple will aggressively try to use reader mode whenever possible, among other …

iOS

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

Apple Watch Series 4 Rumors Include No Buttons and Improved GPS

The rumor mill is buzzing about the next version of the Apple Watch. These Apple Watch Series 4 rumors discuss improved GPS and more.

Apple rolls out second developer beta for watchOS 4.3.2

Apple has made available the second beta of watchOS 4.3.2 to developers for testing, two days after the company released the second betas for iOS …

WatchOS

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE now supports more U.S. carriers

New carriers are now available to Apple Watch Series 3 owners with LTE connectivity. Both C-Spire and U.S. Cellular are offering Apple’s latest smartwatch — and one has a stellar deal that will save you big bucks.<p>The big four carriers in the U.S. — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon — have been an …

Smartwatches