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On the Apple Watch and Morse code

On the Apple Watch and Morse code

We communicated across wires in dits and dahs, once. Why can't we use it to communicate across Apple Watches? When I first learned you could transmit taps on the Apple Watch, I immediately started to wonder about its potential as a device for sending Morse code. My grandfather was (and my dad...
Watch OS update, Apple TV SDK reportedly coming soon

Watch OS update, Apple TV SDK reportedly coming soon

Apple may be close to releasing the first update to Watch OS, along with an SDK for the Apple TV. Watch OS, the operating system for the Apple Watch launched back in April as version 1.0. It was roughly analogous to iOS 8.2 on the iPhone. iOS 8.3 has since shipped for the iPhone, iOS 8.4 is in...
How to keep time with your Apple Watch

How to keep time with your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is first and foremost a highly accurate time piece That's how Apple introduced the Apple Watch, but the company also stressed that it had to be more — that it had to be personal. To provide for both, Apple created a set of apps, including Clock, Alarm, Stopwatch, Timer, and World...
How to use your Apple Watch — and third-party apps — on an airplane

How to use your Apple Watch — and third-party apps — on an airplane

When you turn your iPhone into Airplane mode, it disconnects from your Watch. Here's how to fix it. When I was flying last week, I discovered that when I put my iPhone into Airplane mode, it would — obviously — disconnect from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals, which meant also disabling its...
How to set the clock ahead on Apple Watch

How to set the clock ahead on Apple Watch

Always running late? Setting your Apple Watch's clock ahead may help! Like any other watch, the Apple Watch has an option to set the clock ahead. Maybe you need some extra help getting to things on time, or perhaps your work clock is several minutes faster than real time. Whatever the reason,...
Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and wrist detection: What you need to know

Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and wrist detection: What you need to know

Once you've unlocked your Apple Watch, wrist detection can keep it unlocked for as long as the screen is on or it maintains skin contact. As security systems go, wrist detection is clever: It lets you have the convenience of accessing your Apple Watch without having to continually re-enter your...
How to set a timer on Apple Watch

How to set a timer on Apple Watch

Setting a timer with Apple Watch is quick, simple, and convenient. Ever set a timer in the kitchen or on your iPhone and then walked away? Yeah, us too. Setting a timer doesn't always mean we hear it go off. The Apple Watch is a great alternative to timers. Since the Apple Watch stays on your...
How to access and add world clocks on Apple Watch

How to access and add world clocks on Apple Watch

You can easily view the same world clocks on your iPhone right on your Apple Watch. Have colleagues, friends or family in different time zones? The World Clock app on the Apple Watch lets you keep track of what time it is in different areas throughout the world. You can add certain time zones to...
Regarding Apple Watch and Activation Lock

Regarding Apple Watch and Activation Lock

Unlike the iPhone, the Apple Watch doesn't yet feature Activation Lock. A theft deterrent system that requires your iCloud password to be disabled, Apple added Activation Lock to iOS in 2013 The Apple Watch, which runs a variant of iOS called Watch OS, doesn't yet secure the device beyond the...
How to use your Apple Watch as a stopwatch

How to use your Apple Watch as a stopwatch

The Apple Watch has a great stopwatch feature built right in. No longer do you have to pull out your iPhone, launch the Clock app, and select the stopwatch tab. Instead, just look down at your wrist, select the Stopwatch app on your Apple Watch and you're ready to go! You can even customize the...
What you need to know about backing up your Apple Watch

What you need to know about backing up your Apple Watch

Here's what data your iPhone can back up from your Apple Watch — and what it can't. There's been some confusion around what, exactly, your iPhone is saving from your Apple Watch — and how often it does so. Thankfully, Apple put out a helpful support document on Tuesday outlining this information...
Apple Watch and digital unleashed

Apple Watch and digital unleashed

Update: I've been using the Apple Watch for almost three weeks now and while I knew the killer feature was always going to be convenience, that it would let me quickly handle those brief yet frequent and important interactions without having to go back to my iPhone, but it's turned out to be even...
Apple Watch vs Android Wear: Why most smartwatches still suck for women

Apple Watch vs Android Wear: Why most smartwatches still suck for women

Hey, smartwatch manufacturers: Ladies want to wear these things, too. I like my 38mm Apple Watch a lot. It fits well into my day-to-day activities, it helps keep me fit, and, oh hey — it fits my wrist. When I first heard about Android Wear last year, I thought the folks behind the OS were doing...
Here's what two-tone Apple Watch Sport Bands look like

Here's what two-tone Apple Watch Sport Bands look like

Yes, I made an R2D2-colored band for my Apple Watch Sport. Find a friend with a different-colored Sport, and you can too. You know what they say about the best-laid plans. I expected to be on vacation in southern California visiting my parents over the last week of April, but Apple had other...
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA APPLE WATCH LAUNCH : DAY 5,257

Comic: Apple Watch Launch — Day 5,257

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: Apple Watch Launch : Day 5,257 Read more comics from the Pixel Project on iMore.com.
Apple Watch fares well in torrent of waterproofing tests

Apple Watch fares well in torrent of waterproofing tests

Over the weekend, the Apple Watch was subjected to some waterproofing tests by blogger Ray Maker, and it came out surprisingly well. Over on his DC Rainmaker blog, Ray Maker documents his process of subjecting the Apple Watch to a number of tests designed to guage the wearable's water...
How to unpair and reset Apple Watch to factory settings

How to un-pair and reset your Apple Watch

If you get a new Apple Watch or iPhone, you'll need to un-pair your old one. Apple has set it up so that only one Apple Watch can be paired with only one iPhone, and vice versa, at any one time. So, any time you need to pair a different Apple Watch or a different iPhone, you need to un-pair the...
How the Apple Watch is changing my health for the better

How the Apple Watch is changing my health for the better

The Watch has done for me what no other health gadget has: tracked my full-contact sport and kept me accountable. One of the chief reasons I've been so excited for the Apple Watch these past few months is the possibility of using it to properly track my movement and exercise day-to-day. Four...
Apple Watch: The definitive review

Apple Watch: The definitive review

Apple's attempt to bring the watch into the computer age — and computing into the age of wearables. We've seen it countless times: A starship reaches orbit, then launches a smaller ship. Enterprise. Executor. Galactica. They're meant for the bigger jobs, the longer jobs, the harder jobs. But the...
How to restore your Apple Watch from a backup

How to restore your Apple Watch from a backup

If you get a new Apple Watch, or had to reset yours to resolve an issue, restoring from a backup is simple! The Apple Watch backs up on its own accord with no effort or steps involved on your part. That means if you ever get a new Apple Watch, or had to unpair and restore yours due to a software...

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