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Apple Watch and the costs of custom faces

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The case for custom Apple Watch faces

Apple Watch and the costs of custom faces

Unlike products from other vendors, Apple Watch won't allow for custom watch faces, at least not at launch.

This has led to the typical angst seen before any major Apple product launch, where the culture of the company and the limits of resources clash with the expectations and imaginations of customers everywhere. Whereby everywhere, I mean the internet.

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52 min ago

How to control what data you see in Health for iPhone

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How to control what data you see in Health for iPhone

The Health app for iPhone lets you customize what kind of stats and data you want to see at a quick glance.

You can collect all kinds of data inside the Health app but if some of it is more important to you than the rest, you'll want to make sure that's what you see on your Dashboard, which functions as the main view in Health. You can also remove stats that you don't care about from the Dashboard altogether. Here's how!

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1 hour ago

How to get gigabytes back from Steam

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How to get gigabytes back from Steam

How to get gigabytes back from Steam

Have you used Valve's popular Steam service to install and play games on your Mac?

If so, you may be wasting a lot of hard drive space. Steam makes it easy to download and play great Mac games. Steam hides your downloaded games, though, which makes it easy to waste dozens or hundreds of GB of hard drive space. Here's how to reclaim it.

J.R. writes:

I just ran DaisyDisk on my Mac and discovered that I have more than 100 GB of files dedicated to Steam. I don't play most of those games. Can I just delete them?

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2 hours ago

Apple Watch accessories we're most looking forward to!

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Apple Watch accessories we're most looking forward to!

Apple Watch accessories we're most looking forward to!

The Apple Watch is going to bring with it lots of new and interesting accessories to choose from.

From stands to third party bands, tons of companies are pulling out all the creative stops for the Apple Watch. Whether you want to design your own custom bands or you need accessories that are more geared towards health and fitness, the Apple Watch isn't even out yet and all of the above is already in the works. Here are just some of the accessories us here at iMore are most looking forward to in the coming weeks and months!

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3 hours ago

Comic: Two Apple Watch hearts beat as one

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i want an apple watch, but it sounds like its only good if the person you love also has one : unamused roll eyes emoji

Comic: Two Apple Watch hearts beat as one

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Two Hearts Beat as One

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4 hours ago

Why I'm going with the 42mm Apple Watch

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Why I'm going with the 42mm Apple Watch

The Apple Watch comes in two sizes: 38 and 42mm. I'm going big. Here's why.

If you haven't seen an Apple Watch in person, you're missing out. Aluminum Sport, stainless steel Watch, or gold or rose gold Edition, they're all built spectacularly well — this isn't your other vendor's smartwatch. They're also, regardless of whether you go 38mm or 42mm, quite moderately sized. The small isn't too small and the big isn't too big. That means most people will have a choice as to which size they want to get. I found myself in just that position and, ultimately, here's why I decided to go big.

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6 hours ago

Microsoft's latest update for PowerPoint turns your Apple Watch into a remote

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Microsoft's latest update for PowerPoint turns your Apple Watch into a remote

Microsoft has released an update for the company's PowerPoint app for iPhone and iPad. Today's release includes the PowerPoint Remote for Apple Watch.

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14 hours ago

How to assign Force Click on OS X

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How to assign Force Click on OS X

For now there's only one way to assign Force Click actions on your Mac, and only one kind of action to assign.

Sure, that makes un-assigning Force Click the same as disabling it, but Force Touch and Force Click are brand new and Apple has only just begun experimenting with them. No doubt other functionality, and third party app implementations, will follow.

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14 hours ago

How to adjust Force Click firmness on OS X

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How to adjust Force Click firmness on OS X

Force Click, as the name implies, requires you to put a little "force" behind your click.

By default, Force Click requires a "medium" level of intensity to activate. Apple gives you the option, however, of switching to "light", which makes it easier to engage, or "firm", which requires you to put even more muscle behind it. Whether you're having a hard time triggering Force Click, or you're triggering by mistake, there's likely a setting that's perfect for you.

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14 hours ago

How to enable or disable Force Click on OS X

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How to enable or disable Force Click on OS X

Force Click lets you perform a "deeper"-feeling secondary trackpad click to initiate additional actions.

With a Force Click, you can do everything from bringing up Quick Look to Look Up, preview maps and websites, and more. If you like the way it works and feels, it's on by default and you can leave it that way. If you'd rather turn it off, however, and use your Force Touch trackpad more like a traditional trackpad, you can easily do that too. And if you later change your mind, you can turn it right back on.

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15 hours ago

Apple Watch Edition with gold link band makes a second appearance courtesy of Beyoncé

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Apple Watch Edition with gold link band makes a second appearance courtesy of Beyoncé

Today we got another peek at a custom gold link strap for the Apple Watch, this time on the wrist of Beyoncé.

Though the gold link strap isn't available to consumers, we got our first look at the custom band last week on the wrist of designer Karl Lagerfeld. In photos uploaded to her website today, however, Beyoncé looks to be sporting the same custom Apple Watch strap.

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16 hours ago

iMore show 453: Georgia vs. MacBook

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iMore show 453: Georgia vs. MacBook

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Peter and Georgia had Apple Watch try-ons, Ally had a redo, shipment anxiety, Rene holds a new MacBook intervention, and Serenity is on her way to Yosemite!

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16 hours ago

Apple Watch orders move to 'preparing for shipment' as customer cards start being charged

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Apple Watch orders move to 'preparing for shipment' as customer cards start being charged

Apple has started charging customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch and order statuses have begun changing from "processing" to "preparing for shipment."

A number of Twitter users reported that their credit cards had started being charged for their Apple Watch pre-orders earlier today, and the charges were quickly followed up with order statuses changing to "preparing for shipment."

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18 hours ago

Instapaper for iPhone and iPad will let you listen to articles with your Apple Watch

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Instapaper for iPhone and iPad will let you listen to articles with your Apple Watch

Instapaper for iPhone and iPad has updated to version 6.3 with support for the Apple Watch.

On the Apple Watch, you'll be able to manage your Instapaper articles, organizing, deleting and more.

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19 hours ago

Clear todo manager updated with support for Apple Watch, Handoff, and more

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Clear todo manager updated with support for Apple Watch, Handoff, and more

Todo manager Clear for iPhone and iPad has been updated to version 1.7, bringing support for the Apple Watch, along with features like Handoff support and interactive notifications.

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