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The next Apple Watch could help you check your blood sugar and alcohol levels

Rumors suggest that Apple is planning on launching a ruggedized Apple Watch this year. The upcoming smartwatch will likely have a more durable construction than its regular counterparts, making it a perfect choice for those who like adventure sports or work in extreme environments. While Apple hasn't revealed any details about the rugged Apple Watch...

Apple releases new updates for Apple Watch and Apple TV

In addition to the release of iOS 14.5, Apple on Monday also introduced new updates for watchOS and tvOS. The update to watchOS is critical if you want to unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch. The update to tvOS, meanwhile, introduces a new color balance feature and expanded controller support. Apple Watch watchOS 7.4 The update...

Apple releases iOS 14.5 with App Tracking Transparency and more

After several week of testing, Apple on Monday finally released iOS 14.5. The new software arrives in time for the launch of Apple’s new AirTags, but the release is much bigger than that. In fact, it’s one of the company’s most important mid-cycle updates ever. One of the most important changes in iOS 14.5 is the...

Apple Watch with more rugged design rumored for launch in 2021

An Apple Watch with a more rugged design could reportedly launch as soon as this year. The wearable will reportedly be designed to withstand “more extreme environments” and appeal to athletes, hikers, and people who spend a lot of time outdoors. If launched, it would offer the same functionality as a standard Apple's current wearables. Bloomberg...

Apple is offering free repairs for Apple Watch owners stuck in Power Reserve Mode

Apple has announced that a small number of Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE users have been affected by an issue that prevents their watch from charging once it enters the Power Reserve mode. The company recently rolled out watchOS 7.3.1 as a fix for the issue. However, users who are unable to...

Facebook is reportedly making a smartwatch with cellular connectivity

Facebook is reportedly making a smartwatch that will focus on features like messaging and fitness. The wearable is said to support cellular connectivity and could go on sale sometime next year. According to The Information, Facebook is targeting the smartwatch market because the social network sees wearables as one of the biggest markets after smartphones. Facebook...

The Apple iPad Air and Apple Watch SE are already on a discount

Apple tends to be stingy regarding sales on its products, especially when they are just released. This year seems to be just a bit different, though, as we're already seeing discounts on some of Apple's latest tech. At Amazon, you can grab the Apple iPad Air for $40 off, and the Apple Watch SE for...

Huami Amazfit GTS Review: Surprisingly different from the Apple Watch

Huami is one of the largest wearable device companies in the world, claiming a global market share of over 17% through its Amazfit brand. The wearable space in markets like India has really grown in the past few years, riding on the back of cheap yet reliable smart fitness trackers like Xiaomi's Mi Band lineup....

Top 5 Global Wearable Market for Q3 2017 Includes Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi

Canalys, a firm best known for its in-depth smartphones sales analyses, published a report on Tuesday that takes a long, hard look at the wearables market. Specifically, it highlights the top five smartwatch and fitness brands of 2017's third fiscal quarter, including Xiaomi, Samsung and Huawei. Apple sold the most smartwatches of any company in the second half of...

Report: No future for Android Wear in Samsung’s Watches

UPDATE: When Engadget asked Samsung to comment on the issue, the company denied that they were abandoning Android Wear. ' "We disagree with Fast Company's interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms." ' A new report is coming from Fast Company stating that "no...

Apple Appeal Episode II: The Store Under Sauron’s Watch

In our last editorial adventure we took a look at my first incursion into an American Apple Store, and how the experience differed from typical technology retailers. We explored the tactics that Apple uses to convince its customers that they are buying into something grand, and how manipulative some of their psychological exploits were. Moreover,...

Design Contrast: Is The Apple Watch Better Than Wear?

Over the past couple of days, a lot of Apple Watch information hit the internet. Colorful reviews, videos, comments and a lot of discussion ensued, and now we have a better look at Apple’s wearable competitor. The Apple Watch has been expected for a few years now, and analysts predicted that it would be the...