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Space Black Apple Watch (steel) in pictures

Space Black Apple Watch (steel) in pictures

The Space Black Apple Watch looks and feels like dragon scales, or the Batmobile, or something from Krypton. Technically Space Black is a diamond-like coating (DLC) on the stainless steel of the Apple Watch, but those are just words and they don't really do justice to how this model turned out....
How to set up and use Accessibility on Apple Watch

How to set up and use Accessibility on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch, like all of Apple's products, has accessibility built right in. Devices like the Apple Watch can be convenient, even empowering for many people. For those with accessibility needs, however, they can be life changing. They can let people go where they could never go before, speak...
Three of Apple and IBM's MobileFirst apps gain Apple Watch support

Three of Apple and IBM's MobileFirst apps gain Apple Watch support

Some of the enterprise apps created by Apple and IBM have been updated with Apple Watch support. Apple has added support for the Apple Watch to three of the apps that it has created for the enterprise with IBM. The apps are Hospital RN, Field Connect, and Incident Aware. Users of each of these...
How to troubleshoot and fix a malfunctioning Apple Watch

How to troubleshoot and fix a malfunctioning Apple Watch

Is your Apple Watch being fussy? Here are a few ways to make it behave. Whether it's an app on your Apple Watch or the Watch itself that's giving you some trouble, you don't have to panic: There are a few simple fixes you can employ to get your smartwatch back on the operational path in no time...
How to set up the accessibility shortcut on your Apple Watch

How to set up the accessibility shortcut on your Apple Watch

Need fast access to an accessibility feature on your Apple Watch? Set the shortcut! On the iPhone, you can set three quick clicks of the Home button as an accessibility shortcut. On the Apple Watch, you can do the same thing with three quick presses of the Digital Crown. It lets you quickly...
Apple Watch bands may arrive in Apple Stores this week

Apple Watch bands may arrive in Apple Stores this week

Apple will reportedly begin Apple Watch bands in stores later this week. Apple Watch owners may be able to get their hands on replacement bands at Apple Stores when they begin stocking limited quantities later this week, according to a new report. From 9to5Mac: According to the notice, this...
New program to use Apple Watch to track behavioral health of cancer patients

New program to use Apple Watch to track behavioral health of cancer patients

Doctors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center will soon begin a program that uses the Apple Watch as a support tool for breast cancer patients. The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in New Jersey will use the Apple Watch to track behavioral data in breast cancer patients using a specially-designed...
Apple Watch and accessibility: First impressions

Apple Watch and accessibility: First impressions

Thanks to my awesome girlfriend, I was fortunate to take delivery of an Apple Watch on April 24. Like others, I've spent the last few weeks trying to understand it and figure out how it fits into my life. So far, Apple Watch has left me very pleased overall. The fact that I'm so pleased with...
How the Apple Watch can help battle your iPhone addiction

How the Apple Watch can help battle your iPhone addiction

I ordered an Apple Watch to help me track health and fitness data. Almost a month into using it, however, I'm finding its best feature is that it keeps me off my iPhone and iPad. Smartphone usage has gotten completely out of hand, though I doubt that's breaking news to anyone. Whether you're...
Apple Watch bands and accessibility

Apple Watch bands and accessibility

With the Apple Watch, accessibility is built into more than just the software — it's in the bands as well. While it has a bevy of software-based accessibility features, the Apple Watch also offers significant hardware accessibility as well. Whether it was intentional or just the result of good,...
How to type Spock's Vulcan salute emoji with your Apple Watch

How to type Spock's Vulcan salute emoji with your Apple Watch

Once you've gotten the 'live long and prosper' emoji onto your iPhone, the next step is getting it onto your Apple Watch! The Apple Watch 1.0.1 update brings the Apple Watch into emoji parity with iOS 8.3 on the iPhone. That means it can display all the new diversity emoji sent from iOS devices...
Apple Watch update includes fixes for VoiceOver accessibility

Apple Watch update includes fixes for VoiceOver accessibility

The Watch OS 1.0.1 update also brings fixes to VoiceOver for Apple Watch VoiceOver is an Accessibility feature that "speaks" the Apple Watch interface out loud for blind and visually impaired customers. There were a few bugs in the launch version, however, that are now fixed in today's Watch OS...
Tim Cook reportedly says that Apple Watch is on track for June retail launch

Tim Cook reportedly says that Apple Watch is on track for June retail launch

Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly told employees that the Apple Watch should still be arriving in retail stores in June. Reiterating comments from Angela Ahrendts last month, Tim Cook reportedly told employees that the Apple Watch would be coming to Apple Stores in June, though he did not specify...
How to update the Watch OS software on your Apple Watch

How to update the Watch OS software on your Apple Watch

Watch OS updates are handled through the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Apple Watch software updates are similar to iPhone software updates. Because the Apple Watch is paired to the iPhone for internet access and easy device management, however, Watch OS updates aren't done directly on the...
First Watch OS update for Apple Watch now available!

First Watch OS update for Apple Watch now available!

Apple has just released the first Watch OS 1.0.1 software update for the Apple Watch. In addition to performance improvements and bug fixes, the Apple Watch software update includes support for the new diversity Emoji first seen in iOS 8.3 on the iPhone and iPad, improved performance for...
How to fix a stuck Apple Watch app install

How to fix a stuck app install on Apple Watch

Have apps on your Apple Watch that are stuck installing or updating? If so, you're not alone. Sometimes, no matter how much time you give an Apple Watch app to install or update, it still shows the loading icon. While Apple will most likely address this issue in a future update, we can walk you...
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...
Apple Watch won't connect to your iPhone? Here's the fix!

Apple Watch won't connect to your iPhone? Here's the fix!

If you've gotten stuck in "No iPhone connection" land, here are a few ways to fix it. The other day, while trying to disable Airplane mode on my Apple Watch, I accidentally tapped the button a few too many times. This overzealous tapping somehow disabled my Watch's iPhone connection — no matter...
How to re-order clock faces on your Apple Watch

How to re-order clock faces on your Apple Watch

If you use certain clock faces frequently, it can be convenient to have them arranged next to each other for easy switching. The Apple Watch currently doesn't provide a way to re-order clock faces, either on the Watch itself or via the Apple Watch for iPhone app. At least not directly. You can,...

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