Swiss watchmakers see huge decline post-Apple Watch

Swiss watchmakers see huge decline post-Apple Watch

Remember the bluster of Swiss watch manufacturers before the Apple Watch appeared on the scene? Many of them were sure that nothing could cause a decline in the sales of their mechanical watches. Well, the Swiss customs office released a statement today showing that exports of Swiss watches dropped 12 percent in October, the most dramatic decline in six years.

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Pad & Quill Classic Band for Apple Watch

Pad & Quill Classic Band for Apple Watch

Up to this point, the only band that I had on my 42mm Space Gray Apple Watch Sport Edition was the standard plain black sport band. Now, I have no complaints with the band -- it's comfortable, lightweight, and flexes with my arm -- but it's just plain boring. So it was with a great deal of excitement that I installed a new Pad & Quill Classic Band for Apple Watch (US$89.95) on my Watch. Read on for a full review.

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Apple Watch sales to expand to The Netherlands, Sweden, Thailand on July 17

Apple Watch sales to expand to The Netherlands, Sweden, Thailand on July 17

The Apple Watch will go on sale in The Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand on July 17, the company revealed on Friday. Updates on the countriesrespective retail sites marked the announcement, though pricing information was not available at the time of this writing. 

Tim Cook recently described Apple Watch sales as "healthy," while developers and consumers prepare for the release of watchOS 2 later this fall. 

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Todoist comes to Apple Watch

Todoist comes to Apple Watch

I appreciate the work that's been happening at Todoist. Early this year, the company began work on Todoist for the Apple Watch. Without a Watch in hand, however, the developers knew they knew proper testing was impossible. So they decided to wait.

Today, the patience and dedication has paid off. Todosit 10.1, with support for Apple Watch, is now available, bringing with it a slew of useful features that make the Watch more than a simple reference too.

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How to install Apple Watch software updates

How to install Apple Watch software updates

On Tuesday Apple released Watch OS 1.0.1, the first public update to the Watch's software. It's a relatively minor update, with some performance improvements and support for new display emoji under the hood. Installing the update is easy, and requires only a few steps. Here's how to install a software update on the Apple Watch.

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How to enable a passcode on the Apple Watch

How to enable a passcode on the Apple Watch

Similar to the iPhone and iPad, Apple provides a way to add a passcode to your Watch to secure it from prying eyes. Adding a passcode to your Watch is optional, unless you're enabling Apple Pay, which requires a passcode to protect your financial data in case of theft or loss. Read on to find out how to enable, disable or change the password on your Apple Watch. 

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Apple releases three new advertisements for the Apple Watch launch

Apple releases three new advertisements for the Apple Watch launch

Apple today released three new advertisements - Us, Up and Rise - to coincide with the Apple Watch launch. Rather than focus on the underlying technology that powers the Watch, each ad has a different theme that showcases how the Watch can be used in everyday life. You can watch the three advertisements in the videos below.

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Apple Watch passes water torture test with better than expected results

Apple Watch passes water torture test with better than expected results

The folks at FoneFox took their Apple Watch and subjected it to a variety of water torture tests to see how the Watch would fare. Apple says the Watch is water-resistant and only capable of withstanding water-based activities such as washing your hands, doing dishes and so on.  In their almost 4-minute video, the folks at FOneFox show that the Watch is much more capable than Apple claims. 

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Developer creates service to pair Watch owners with developers who need app testers

Developer creates service to pair Watch owners with developers who need app testers

The tight inventory of the Apple Watch had one unfortunate side effect — many Watch developers were unable to secure a unit for delivery on April 24th. Such is the case for Francis Dierick, whose Fysikal app has been ported to the Watch and released without being tested on the Apple Watch itself. This testing won’t happen anytime soon as Dierick lives in a country where the Watch is not yet available. 

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