Sterling Zumbrunn

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Introducing August Home for Apple Watch - August

Controlling your August Smart Lock is now more convenient than ever. We’re excited to release a new version of the August iOS app that makes it …

Is the Apple Watch Really Worth Your Time? The Ultimate Review.

It takes a network to weigh in definitively on a game-changing product like Apple’s timepiece. Fortunately, Medium has that network.<p>E<b>ven before the</b></i> …

Why There Aren't More Apple Watch Apps, According to Apple Watch Developers

TL;DR: it's a pain.<p><i>Sign up for Motherboard's newsletter, Motherboard Premium, and get more stories like this daily.</i><p>It's now been three months since the Apple Watch was released, and even though we don't know how many units were sold, there are lots of apps for it. Target. American Airlines. …

Smartwatches

Developers Have Mixed Opinions on the Future of Apple Watch 3rd Party Apps

Many people say the Apple Watch is still looking for its “killer app:” that one use case where the device’s utility becomes completely obvious to …

Redesigning the Apple Watch UI

After wearing my Apple watch daily for the past two+ months, I've found myself wishing for a simpler interaction model for moving between content and …

Smartwatches

A startup founder confronts Reid Hoffman on LinkedIn's confusing design. Here’s his response

As the co-founder of LinkedIn, a successful venture investor, and an author, Reid Hoffman commands a lot of respect in Silicon Valley. Young startup …

A Look at Third-Party Bands for Apple Watch

With two sizes, three models and dozens of bands to choose from, the Apple Watch is easily the most personable -- and fashionable -- product that Apple has ever released. But if the Classic Buckle, Milanese Loop or Stainless Steel Link Bracelet are too costly or don't match with your fashion style, …

Smartwatches

Apple has patented a design for a tiny camera that could fit inside an Apple Watch

Apple filed a patent last September for the design of a 2mm-long camera that would be able to capture sharp, high-resolution images. This, the patent said, "would make the camera suitable for use in small devices," but didn't specify which of Apple's devices this might be.<p>We've already heard from …

Apple Watch

Apple Watch is crushing the competition on mind share

When it comes to smartwatch mind share, Apple Watch is killing the competition.<p>That’s just one of several key takeaways from an interesting new study that digs into the public’s perception of smartwatches in general and Apple’s wearable in particular.<p>For the report, SurveyMonkey asked 417 people …

Smartwatches

Tim Cook verbatim: In defense of the Apple Watch

Sales of the Apple Watch may have exceeded Apple’s expectations, but they fell short of Wall Street’s. The issue came up in Tuesday’s conference call …

Mechanical watchmaker on the Apple Watch: 'I wouldn't say I consider it a threat'

Apple completely changed the mobile industry with the iPhone and essentially invented the tablet market with the iPad. Now it’s trying to have the same kind of impact with the Apple Watch, a feat that may be a bit more challenging. The traditional watch industry isn’t in trouble, or in need of …

Just In Time

We are happy to announce the Trello app for Apple Watch. Learn more about how we developed it without access to a watch itself, just in the nick of …

How the Apple Watch Cured My iPhone Addiction

When I first saw the Watch announcement during last year’s Apple keynote, I nearly teared up. <i>Another device that would litter my mind with</i> …

On the Apple Watch and Morse code

We communicated across wires in dits and dahs, once. Why can't we use it to communicate across Apple Watches?<p>Why tap at all?<p>In an age where most …

On the Apple Watch Interaction Model and the Digital Crown

Steven Berlin Johnson finds the digital crown button convoluted:If you press this button, these are the potential events that will transpire on your …

Smartwatches

How to clear — and clear all — notifications on your Apple Watch

Having a notification center on your wrist is fantastic, but so is the ability to dismiss individual and all alerts!<p>The Apple Watch can use touch, …

How My Apple Watch Brought Me a Serenity I Haven’t Had In Years

Shortly after I put on my Apple Watch for the first time, I lay down on my bed to read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s excellent <i>No Ordinary Time</i>. As always, I …

10 Lessons We Learned Designing Todoist for Apple Watch

When Apple released its Apple Watch, we knew that it was going to be an entirely new and exciting platform to adapt our app to. As a device that is …

A Watch, Water and Workouts

The most common question I get about my Apple Watch is this: “Is it waterproof?”Everyone from followers on Twitter to Laguna Beach lifeguards have …

Smartwatches

Android Lollipop Market Share Jumps By 80 Percent

The latest figures from Google show the adoption of Android Lollipop is rapidly increasing. From a 5.4 percent share of the active Android handset space at the start of April, version five of the mobile operating system is now on 9.7 percent of Android handsets communicating with the Google Play …

Mobile

Facebook shutting down FriendFeed, citing declining usage

Facebook is shutting down FriendFeed, the small, News Feed-like social network it purchased in 2009.<p>In a blog post today, FriendFeed noted, “We’ve been maintaining the service since we joined Facebook five years ago, but the number of people using FriendFeed has been steadily declining.”<p>A Facebook …

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Nextdoor, the social network for neighbors, is becoming a home for racial profiling