The original Apple Watch wasn’t amazing, but it did what it set out to do. You could answer phone calls on your watch, see notifications from your phone, and even track your heart rate. And with the most recent software upgrade, the watch has speed and interface improvements that refine it further. You can now text…
The Apple Watch is much maligned. Compared to competitors it’s ugly as sin. Worse, it’s slow and clunky to use. I bought one back in April when the price dropped to $299 and immediately named it My Great Regret. Now I am half-tempted to wave it in the faces of AndroidWear co-workers and shout My Great Triumph, because…
Apple just released a new Apple Watch with GPS and better water resistance, and took the rare step of adding a faster processor to the original model as well. If you don’t think you need the extra speed though, Best Buy’s liquidating the original models for $189 (38mm) and $219 (42mm) today.
Well, well, well. Apple, Inc., a cash-hoarding operation that occasionally does online strip shows, announced a new line of consumer electronics today. There are places to revel in the minutia of every last tech spec, but I promise that you are not interested in processors and megapixels nearly as much as the tech…
I have heard that there is a lot of hype around the seventh-ish version of Apple’s telephone. I’m sorry to be so frank, but I don’t understand why every technology website (including Gizmodo) is covering it. Actually, telephones have existed for hundreds of years.
The Apple Watch was destined to be a disappointment when it launched in 2015. Many prophesied that it’d usher in a golden age of wearables, much like the iPhone did for smartphones. But that didn’t really happen. Maybe the Apple Watch Series 2 can change the narrative.
Like a horological version of a mullet, watchmaker Sinn has created something it calls the Dual Strap System allowing someone to wear both a traditional watch, and the Apple Watch, at the same time. It’s business up front with the analog timepiece, and a party in the back with all of the added smartwatch functionality.
The thumbwheel was the signature feature of BlackBerry’s original handsets, and while touchscreens have made them mostly obsolete, the Apple Watch proves there’s still a place for physical dials. But is Apple finally planning to introduce that rotating crown to the iPhone or iPad? A recently published patent suggests…
Last year’s Stagefright vulnerability, which could let someone control your Android phone with just a text, was a terrifying security hole that affected 95 percent of all Android devices. It seems Apple caught a similar bug.
Square Enix has a curious relationship with mobile gaming. It’s got games on both Android and iOS. They’re very good games. Some are even updates of some of the best games ever made. But they are ridiculously expensive games. Chrono Trigger, which is one of the most engaging RPGs ever pixellated, goes for $9.99. Final…
In anticipation of the Apple Watch 2's launch later this year, Apple announced WatchOS 3 today at WWDC 2016.
Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, is nearly upon us. The event runs from June 13-17 and traditionally serves as the launching point for major updates to iOS, OS X, and the company’s other platforms. In the last few years, the updates to Apple’s two major OSes has been relatively small and boring for anyone…
John Sculley, the guy who famously fired Steve Jobs and subsequently tried to sell the Newton PDA to people, thinks the Apple Watch is lame. Remember, this is maybe the worst thing Apple ever made.
I bought the Apple Watch a year ago. I stopped wearing it two months ago, and I’m not sure if I’ll ever wear it again. That’s because it doesn’t really do anything that anyone needs, and even when it does, it doesn’t always work like it’s supposed to.
Siri just announced (I can’t believe I just wrote those three words) that Apple’s WWDC conference, a week-long look into the software Apple’s building for 2016 and beyond, will begin on June 13.
The lifecycle of a new gadget is relatively predictable: When it’s brand new, only early adopters are interested. Once the technology matures, everybody buys one. But smartwatches still haven’t caught on with most people—and that’s because no one has made a smartwatch that’s worth its cost.
Apple had big plans for its Apple Watch before it launched last year but had to scrap many of its more forward-thinking features, including an electrocardiogram sensor or EKG. But one company, AliveCor, wants to add the feature retroactively with its own strap.
Apple is almost ready to talk about its first product event of the year. Two independent reports claim that the company will have a special media event on March 15. A budget iPhone, an iPad Air 3, and a Watch update will likely be the stars of the show.