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Best games (and apps) for your Apple Watch

Despite the inherent difficulties of making games for so compact and rigid a platform, gaming is slowly blossoming on the Apple Watch. And no wonder; with millions of them on the wrists of technophiles, the urge to get the most out of the wearable is attracting a lot of attention.<p>While you won't …

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The Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Easy vegetable side dish recipes so good, they might just steal your dinner show.<p><b>Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>20-Minute Mashed Potatoes. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Whole Roasted Carrots. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Coconut Creamed Spinach. Get the</b> …

The Indiana Jones Diet Will Save Your Life

When I used to work in corporate entertainment, I had the most spectacular boss. He was in his late 40s, and while he rarely worked out beyond an occasional swim (he was managing a frantic work life, kids - the whole deal), he always stayed trim and fit and had tons of energy. He was happy and …

How to Make Authentic Shakshuka at Home

<i>Photo by Ashley Manning</i><p>Everyone loves breakfast food disguised as lunch or dinner. But fried eggs can get old fast, despite racking up insane amounts of likes on Instagram. That's why there's shakshuka--a spicy, Middle Eastern take on "throw everything in your fridge into a pan and voila."<p>It's …

How To Make Your Own Almond Milk, Because It's Ridiculously Easy

Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.<p>The list of ingredients on a carton of almond milk is long. Too long. It includes things like locust bean gum, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum and sometimes even carrageenan. Though those are all commonly found in many foods you buy at the grocery store and <i>most</i> aren't …

Eat These Five Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened

You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do?<p>While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten …

How To Adjust Your Sleep Cycle After Travelling

<i>By Stephanie DeRosa</i><p>It's official: Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and with it the whirlwind summer days of traveling and blurry nights tinged with margarita memories. But even though you're curled up in bed at a responsible hour, your body refuses to co-operate. We've all been there: between …

10 Things the Digital Crown and Side Button Do on Apple Watch

Other than touch-based screen gestures like tapping and swiping, the Digital Crown and Side buttons are the Apple Watch's only control mechanisms. You can use the Digital Crown to scroll through lists and zoom into pictures and maps, plus it can be used to control slider bars like volume and font …

7 Quick Tips, Tricks, And Hacks For Making The Most Of The Apple Watch

There’s a bit of irony to modern gadget design: As things get more powerful in function, they seem to get more minimal in form. Nowhere is this trendline more evident than with the Apple Watch—a tiny square of a screen that relies largely on broad finger strokes to control a device that probably …

How to Add Reminders and View Your Daily Schedule on Apple Watch

Apple Watch is the perfect device for quickly glancing at the things you need to do today or to fill you in on your plans for the weekend. It is also a useful device for quickly setting up a reminder without needing to pull out an iPhone.<p>While much of the setup for Calendars is done on iPhone, you …

How to Use the Mail App on Apple Watch

Dealing with daily emails on Apple Watch is probably low on the list of things you want to do with the wrist-worn device, especially since you can't actually write or respond to emails in the Apple Watch Mail app. However, Mail can be a useful way to clean out your inbox without pulling out your …

How to manage emails with your Apple Watch

Open the <b>Mail app</b> from your home screen (or by pressing the Digital Crown to activate Siri and saying "Open Mail".)<p><b>Tap</b> on the email you want to triage.<p>…

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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 …

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On the Apple Watch and Morse code

Why tap at all?<p>In an age where most people communicate by whipping out a smartphone and sending a text message, it's hard to see the value in a …

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How to Answer and Make Phone Calls on Apple Watch

Did you ever think the day would come when we could call someone right from our wrists? It still seems like the stuff that science fiction is made of, but you can, in fact, make and receive phone calls on Apple Watch. On Apple Watch, calls are routed through the iPhone, but you can answer even with …

How to Use Siri on Apple Watch

Anyone with an iPhone 4S or newer knows how to use Siri. Even if you've never used the "Hey Siri" feature on iOS 8, you can probably figure it out fairly easily. However, on a completely different device, like Apple Watch, accessing Siri may need a little bit of extra training.<p>If you are having …

The Quest for Quality: Five of the Most Useful Apple Watch Apps

While Apple CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed that there are over 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch, several reviewers and early adopters have complained that many fail to provide useful functionality on the wrist. Despite strict approval guidelines, the App Store for Apple Watch is cluttered …

A day in the life with Apple Watch

We've put up a lot of information, how-tos, thoughts, and reviews about the Apple Watch these past few weeks, but we haven't really talked about what …

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The true magic of the Apple Watch is in what it can't do

Before I got the Watch, I thought this would be disappointing. But I've become grateful for the feature limitations, in a way. I still wish I could …

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Secret Apple Watch controls: How to use the Digital Crown and side button!

In some ways, the iPhone X takes after the Apple Watch's design: Both have no home button, both are all screen, and both have a surprising amount of …

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Mophie Debuts New 'Watch Dock' for Apple Watch

Ahead of the Apple Watch launch, several companies have debuted charging accessories, bands, cases, and more for the Apple Watch, and as of today, popular iOS accessory maker Mophie is also offering its own version of a Watch Dock for the Apple Watch.<p>The Watch Dock from Mophie is constructed from a …

Apple Watch Brings Your TV's Remote Control to Your Wrist

While the Apple Watch is marketed as "the most advanced timepiece ever created, a revolutionary new way to connect with others, and a comprehensive health and fitness companion," the wrist-worn device has a number of other use cases that should prove convenient for many day-to-day tasks. The apps …

Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X Glass Display Cover Subjected to Scratch Test in New Video

Earlier this month, a video surfaced showing the incredible scratch resistance of the sapphire crystal display cover used in the stainless steel and Edition Apple Watches, and now another video claims to show the scratch resistance of the Ion-X glass display cover used in the Apple Watch Sport.<p>The …

'Knock' Aims to Let You Unlock Your Mac With Your Apple Watch

<i>Knock</i>, the iOS app that lets you unlock your Mac with Bluetooth instead of a password, is today being updated with Apple Watch support, bringing the same unlocking capabilities to Apple's upcoming wrist worn device.<p><i>Knock</i> for iOS lets an iPhone pair to a Mac to bypass the need to enter a password, …

Apple Watch User Guide Now Available

Apple has published the official Apple Watch User Guide on its website, providing detailed information about the wrist-worn device broken down into categories such as Basics, Watch Faces, Notifications, Glances, Timekeeping, Messages, Digital Touch, Mail, Phone Calls, Calendars and Reminders, …

Apple Shares List of Must-Have Apps as Apple Watch App Store Goes Live Today

Ahead of the Apple Watch launch tomorrow, Apple has shared a selection of apps that it believes all new Apple Watch owners should download. Provided to <i>Buzzfeed</i>, the list covers a wide range of apps, from those that provide news coverage to those that help people share photos or travel around …

Teardown of 38mm Apple Watch Sport Reveals 205 mAh Battery, Taptic Engine

iFixit is currently in the process of tearing down a 38mm Apple Watch Sport after the device launched in Australia today. While it is still early in the teardown process, the team has found that disconnecting the display from the body can be a little difficult, similar to the troublesome Touch ID …

Apple Offers Virtual 'Personal Setup' to Soon-to-Be Apple Watch Owners

As many users in the United States slept Thursday night, Apple began slowly emailing Apple Watch pre-order customers with a confirmed April 24 delivery date about a "Personal Setup" program designed around the Watch.<p>Aimed to visually guide new users through the Apple Watch's setup process and …

Apple Watch and the costs of custom faces

Back in September of 2014, as John points out, Apple Watch included two additional faces — Timelapse and Photos. The former showed animated landmarks …

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How Apple Watch apps really work: What you need to know!

Apple Watch apps, and the Apple Watch App Store, aren't the same as iPhone or iPad, however, at least not yet. With the iPhone or iPad, there's an …

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