The dust is starting to settle and we've been able to spend some serious time putting Apple Watch through its paces following its release, so we're ready to let you know what we think of Apple's entrance into the smartwatch world. Is it worth the cost, and will you really get any benefits out of slapping one on your wrist? Read on to find out.
The Apple Watch can display seven different status icons at the top of the display, including the mysterious "red dot." Not all of them are easy to interpret, so here's an annotated list.
Apple has a very generous return and repair policy on its devices. It turns out it's so generous it doesn't take a genius to figure out how to exploit it to make some illicit profit. Take the story of one Edward Hornsey, an enterprising young man of 24 years. He figured out how to make more than US$42,000, but he didn't figure out how to do it without getting caught.
Apple Watch is only a few weeks old, but it has already entered the world of presidential politics in the U.S. It's yet another sign of just how important Apple is becoming...to everyone.
With each evolution of Apple, it seems a new section gets bolted on to iTunes, making it even more complex and complicated. This seems out of character for a company that built a reputation on clean straightforward design. Kelly proposes shelving the current version of iTunes, the Weasley's House of Apple software.
The Internet lit up on Thursday with reports of the horrible security bug in Apple Watch that makes it an easy target for criminals. The real problem isn't that Apple Watch has a big security bug—it doesn't—it's that an intended feature of the watch is being presented as if it's a bug. The reality is that Apple Watch isn't more prone to theft than any other quality watch, although Apple could take steps to make it less desirable to steal.
Apple Watch should be easier to get now that Quanta, the company building Apple's smartwatch, has ramped up production. Company vice chairman CC Leung said there weren't enough workers available during the Lunar New Year holidays, but that's no longer an issue.
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Assuming Quanta really has been able to ramp up production to the levels Apple needs, Apple Watch deliveries should start coming in larger numbers. We may finally get to see in-store sales soon, too.
Today's Quick Tip is about watch faces. How do you add new ones? How do you delete existing ones? Can you have multiple versions of the same face, maybe to use at different times of day? Come on in to get the answers to these questions, plus maybe a little bit of Melissa Holt ranting about not liking the Mickey Mouse face. You don't wanna miss that!
There has been much discussion about why the iPad sales are not so stellar compared to the iPhone. It seems we want a new iPhone every year because the technology changes so fast. John Martellaro ponders why that isn't happening with the iPad.
Kelly discovered -- the hard way -- you can be sign in to iTunes but not have authorized the machine. Apple's help pages were not helpful so she shares her tips for how to sort this out.
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