Looks Like The Next Apple Watch Could Have Solid-State Buttons

It seems the next Apple Watch could ditch physical buttons in favour of solid-state ones. Read More >>

The Original Apple Watch Won’t be Getting WatchOS 5

The original Apple Watch launched about three years ago, followed by the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 a year later, and Series 3 in 2017. The WWDC keynote speech just rounded off, and in it Apple unveiled a bunch of new features coming to the Apple Watch with WatchOS 5. Only you won't be getting any of them if you're still rocking the original Apple Watch. Read More >>

All the New Things Coming to Apple Watch in WatchOS 5

Despite being one of the first truly successful smartwatches, support for the Apple Watch, at least from third-party developers, has been dwindling. But with watchOS 5.0, previewed today at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, the company is hoping to breathe new life into the platform, while shifting the focus of its feature set back to its core functionality. Read More >>

The Apple Watch’s ‘Walkie Talkie’ Feature Was Originally Announced Back in 2014

There was one key thought running through my head as Apple announced all the new features coming to the Apple Watch with WatchOS 5. "Wait, that wasn't already available?" For the most part it was because I've been rocking a Fitbit Blaze for the past couple of years, which already has a lot of the enhanced fitness features coming to Apple Watch. But then Apple brought out Walkie Talkie, and I was hit with a serious case of déjà vu. Read More >>

Canadian Judge Finds Woman Guilty of Distracted Driving For Looking at Her Apple Watch

Make sure you keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road in Canada. According to the National Post, a Canadian woman was found guilty of distracted driving for looking at her Apple Watch, even though she claimed she was just checking the time. Read More >>

Why the Round Apple Watch Dream Won’t Die

Yesterday, Apple was awarded a patent for an “electronic device having display with curved edges” that brings the dream of a round Apple Watch a little closer to the realm of possibility. Noticed by 9to5Mac, the patent mostly discusses the technical challenges when it comes to creating curved and circular displays, but the fact that it exists at all adds fuel to the fire inside me, the fire that demands a circular Apple Watch so I can stop looking like a total dork with a bit of disposable income. Read More >>

Report: Apple Once Again Extends Apple Watch Warranties, This Time for Battery Issues

Apple will repair Apple Watch Series 2 devices that suffer from defects including swollen batteries or an inability to activate, per an updated version of its service policy obtained by MacRumors. Read More >>

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Apple Watch Health Data Is Being Used as Evidence in an Australian Murder Trial

The Apple Watch has been a niche product from the beginning, but its health and fitness tracking features have started to catch on with the public. One overlooked feature, however, is that it can be useful for police trying to track down a victim’s murderer. Read More >>

Apple Exploring Making its Own Displays for Watches and iPhones: Report

One of the major keys to Apple’s success over the years has been the tight control it exerts over the components in its devices. Many things such as the iPhone’s A-series processors and metal and glass chassis are designed in house, in order to meet the company’s demanding specifications, before being sent to big manufactures like Foxconn or TSMC. However, when it comes to displays, Apple has relied on what are essentially off-the-shelf components from third-parties like LG (which makes the screen currently used in the Apple Watch) and Samsung (who makes the screen used in the iPhone X). Based on a report from Bloomberg, that could change. Read More >>

Google’s Smartwatch Programme Is a Mess, and a Name Change Won’t Fix That

Recently, Google announced it would rename its four-year-old smartwatch operating system from Android Wear to Wear OS. Ostensibly, the purpose of this rebranding is to prevent scaring off iPhone owners from purchasing smartwatches running Android Wear, which for a long time has supported pairing with both Android and iOS devices. As Google puts it, Wear OS is “a wearables operating system for everyone.” Read More >>

California Emergency Responders Are Not Happy Apple Facility Accidentally Called Them Hundreds of Times

Last autumn’s updates for Apple Watches and iPhones were supposed to make requesting emergency assistance easier and faster, but in one US county, Apple could be interfering with the response process by bombarding local emergency systems with false alarms. Read More >>

Go Update Your Apple Devices to Fix the Telugu ‘Text Bomb’ Bug Now

What started out as a seemingly simple bug turned into a real hassle when people figured out it was possible to crash iMessage, Twitter or even the Wi-Fi app on Apple products by inserting a single character from the Indian language of Telugu. And once an app had crashed, it would keep crashing forever until you took somewhat extreme measures like deleting and reinstalling the app, erasing entire conversation threads, or upgrading to a beta version of your device’s OS. Read More >>

New Technology We’re Actually Excited About for 2018

Yes, 2017's biggest tech story was probably about the ways in which social media forced us to rehash old culture wars and question who was guiding our political discourse. Rather than seeing technology facilitate greater communication, economic opportunity, and leisure, it seemed that it was exacerbating our differences, concentrating wealth, and threatening all livelihoods. But there was some good stuff too! Read More >>

The Apple Watch’s Best New Feature Was Mysteriously Blocked in China

Apple may be riding the highest stock prices of its lifetime, but China continues to be a vexing problem for the hardware giant. With a high-profile legal dispute with Qualcomm threatening a ban on the iPhone in China and its market share in the country falling, more bad news arrived late last month when the Apple Watch’s cellular service was reportedly shut off by Chinese authorities. Read More >>

A Lot of UK Apple Watch Owners are Struggling to Activate LTE Connectivity

LTE on watches is nothing new, but now Apple's done with the Apple Watch Series 3 so a large number of people have suddenly decided it's worth having. The problem is that a large number of them can't actually activate the LTE connectivity on their expensive wrist computers. Read More >>