Planning on a vacation sometime this summer? Chances are good that you'll be taking your Apple gear with you, and if that gear includes an Apple Watch, then you need to get the Moshi Travel Stand (US$34.95, affiliate link). Keeping your Apple Watch charger "puck" and cable under control, the Moshi Travel Stand looks great in the process.Read More
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.Read More
Developer David Smith was reviewing the Watch App Review guidelines when he came across section 10.7, which reads:
"Watch Apps whose primary function is telling time will be rejected"
It makes sense as Apple is probably concerned with user confusion, since "time" app would likely include a watch face. Still, I feel for developers who had been working on, say, a world clock app.
Apple has been sending emails to customers scheduled to receive their Apple Watch today, urging them to schedule an online Watch setup with an employee. Apple has done One to One sessions for customers at Apple Stores, but this is the first I've seem offer such a service via live online video. It's pretty cool and I imagine a nice way to familiarize people with an altogether new product.Read More
The app simplifies the act of starting and stopping timers as needed. Instead of pulling your iPhone out of your pocket, you simply tap the timer you want to make active. Pretty darn simple. Changes sync instantly to the iPhone app.
It looks great and we'll have a look at it as soon as we can.Read More
Apple is officially launching the Apple Watch on April 24th with pre-ordering available now online. Customers who sucessfully pre-ordered are waiting for their Watch and thinking about what accessories they will need to complement the device. One major area of concern is whether they will need something to protect the device from scratches and broken screens. In this post, we will examine how fragile the Apple Watch may be and offer ways that you can protect your investment. Will scratching be a problem?Read More
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Apple has been given hands-on Watch time to select app developers, at the rate of about 20 per day. The Financial Times reports that the developers work under surveillance and are required to cover their phone cameras while in the facility.Read More
On March 9, Tim Cook announced that the Apple Watch will be available for pre-order on April 10, 2015. What's more, interested customers can visit an Apple Store to see the device in person, and even try one on. For many, getting hands-on time with the device will be as easy as strolling into the store on the 10th, as long as you don't mind waiting a bit (and you're in a country where the Watch is set to debut).
We've complied the following information on how you can see an Apple Watch in person on April 10th. Ready your wrist! Here we go.Read More
Apple has released iOS 8.2 with support for the Apple Watch, plus additional improvements. As of this writing, it's available over the air and should be accessible via iTunes later today. The update is compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s, as well as iPad.
Apple's "Spring Forward" Watch event will begin in just a few hours, and an "Apple Events" channel on Apple TV will let you stream it live.
The new channel, which Apple busts out to live stream select media events, will appear automatically on your Apple TV. If you aren't seeing, go to the device's settings screen and restart it.Read More
As the Apple Watch's release date looms, developers are discussing their plans for the device. Wearable.com asked several developers about their plans, and came away with some interesting glimpses of what's to come. There are 21 third-party Watch apps referenced in Wearable's article, including many screenshots.Read More
The folks behind Todoist are bringing their app to the small screen, and that's a big task. I sat down with Todoist iOS developer Enric Enrich to talk about his work on Todoist for Apple Watch, the challenges he faced and what we can expect.Read More