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You can play the original Prince of Persia on your… Apple Watch?!

Prince of Persia is a classic game that was first released in 1989. The game remains loved by many original and new fans, despite it being old. What we didn't see coming, though, is support for this game on watchOS -- without even needing to install any additional apps. Apple Watch users can indeed play...

You can no longer book an Uber ride from your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a great device that the company keeps on improving with every new release. What once used to be a very limited wrist accessory is slowly becoming more capable and independent. The cellular models of this wearable make it even more powerful. They allow you to call, text, stream online music, and...

XDA Basics: How to take a screenshot on your Apple Watch

Taking a screenshot can be needed for lots of different reasons -- technical support, saving conversations, etc. On iPhone, you can even take a screenshot with a double back-tap. What many people don't know, though, is that you can take a screenshot on your Apple Watch. Whether you plan to buy one or already have...

First 10 things to do with a new Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is one of the company's greatest products and a device that dominates the wearables domain. Whether you're looking for a fitness companion or more than just that, there's an Apple Watch for you. This smartwatch is packed with features and sensors, and plenty of people aren't sure where to start or how to...

XDA Basics: How to mute voice feedback during Apple Watch workouts

The Apple Watch is a great device for plenty of reasons, including fitness. However, a recent watchOS software update added a feature that has been annoying some users. During a workout, Siri would interrupt the music or podcast you're listening to and announce your latest milestones. For example, if you're walking or running, it will...

Apple has released iOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3, here’s what’s new

Apple has released iOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3 to the public. The company had been testing them since late October, but the stable releases are finally available to everyone. iOS 15.2 comes packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. These features include some that Apple had teased during WWDC21, such as...

XDA Basics: How to unlock your Face ID iPhone with Apple Watch when masked

The Apple Watch is a great fitness tracker that comes loaded with features, both useful and gimmicky ones. A favorite feature of mine is unlocking my Mac with my Apple Watch. A similar feature Apple has brought to iOS is unlocking your Face ID iPhone with the Apple Watch when masked. This is particularly useful...

The Apple Watch is praised for fitness, but it can do a lot more than that

When someone says Apple Watch, the first thing that comes to the minds of a lot of people is fitness. And this makes total sense, considering Apple mostly markets the health features of the watch. However, there's a lot more to this smartwatch than just tracking your activity, workouts, and the data revolving around them....

XDA Basics: How to set a silent but vibrating alarm on your Apple Watch

Most people I know struggle with waking up early in the morning. Our loud alarms can make the process even harder and more unpleasant. I'm aware there are soft alarms out there that aren't as bad. However, some of us find them startling as well. There are also people who live with others who don't...

A complete guide to Apple Subscription Services: Pricing, Availability, and more

Apple has a long history when it comes to online services -- both free and paid ones. Over time, some were discontinued, while others have evolved into upgraded versions that better serve the modern world and suit users' needs. One of the most known services today is iCloud. It allows users to store up to...

The Apple Watch SE gets a $60 discount, the biggest this year

The Apple Watch SE (GPS, 40mm) is one of the few fitness trackers out there that are both feature-rich and affordable. This watch is just over one year old and runs the latest watchOS 8. When it comes to its hardware, this compact tracker includes most of the features Apple Watches are known for. You're...

Apple has released watchOS 8.1.1 with bug fixes for the Series 7

Last month, Apple released watchOS 8.1 to the public, which brought Fitness+ SharePlay support. The company has been beta testing watchOS 8.3 with developers and public testers. However, the update seemingly doesn't add any new major features. Meanwhile, the Cupertino giant has released watchOS 8.1.1 to Apple Watch Series 7 models exclusively. This update fixes...