Every Apple Watch user needs this tip

My Apple Watch has become part of me. I wear it daily and use it regularly for tasks such as paying for public transport, monitoring messages from VIPs in Mail, making calls and keeping an eye on my (low) physical activity levels. The one thing I really dislike about Apple Watch?

Software updates

Software updates on Apple Watch take an age. I can’t believe how long they take. The way it currently works is that in order to install an update you must first download it to your iPhone and then update the watch.

That sounds reasonable, but it can take up to an hour to get the watch updated (older models take longer, newer ones don’t take quite as long). That’s an hour in which you can’t disconnect your watch from power and during the process you must also keep your iPhone nearby. What about when you need to

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Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch runs Tizen, lasts “several days” on one charge

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Alongside the release of the Galaxy Note9 smartphone, Samsung also debuted a new wearable: the Galaxy Watch. It’s the first Samsung wearable to deviate from the Gear family name, but it looks like a successor to the Gear S3. It’s also the first Galaxy-branded product to run anything other than a flavor of Android, as it runs on Samsung’s Tizen wearable operating system rather than Google’s Wear OS (formerly known as Android Wear). Tizen works on both Android and iOS, so users will not be limited by the operating system of their smartphone.

By nature of it being a Samsung wearable, the Galaxy Watch will challenge the Apple Watch in many ways. Two of the most important new features to consider are LTE access and battery life. The Galaxy Watch will have optional LTE, allowing users to receive calls, texts, and other alerts even when their

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Your Apple Watch will be your passport

Apple Watch is already your airline boarding pass, if used with an iPhone and the Wallet app. You can already use it to pay for items using Apple Pay. There are places in which the watch is already part of a highly secure door entry system.

Passports are ripe for disruption

As long ago as 2015, Apple’s iTunes/Apple Pay chief, Eddy Cue, said Apple’s ultimate ambition is for the iPhone to replace your passport.

As Apple combines everything inside your wallet inside of iPhones, there’s no reason not to expect it to make these items also available inside Apple Watch. This, after all, is what it has been doing so far.

In the UK there have already been discussions around turning iPhones into driving licenses. These discussions are taking place globally, so there seems little reason this can’t extend to an Apple Watch, given both carry biometrics to some

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Apple closes enrollment to Apple Heart Study

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Apple is no longer accepting new applicants to participate in the Apple Heart Study, a medical research program that aggregates heart rate data gathered from Apple Watch devices to determine whether the wearable can identify irregular heart rhythms.

Apple Closes Apple Watch Heart Rate Study to New Participants

Apple and Stanford University’s School of Medicine are no longer allowing new participants to join the joint heart rate study that they’re conducting using data gathered from the heart rate monitor of the Apple Watch, according to an updated notice on the Apple Heart Study website.

As of August 1, 2018, an enrollment termination date Apple and Stanford first announced when the study launched, enrollment is officially closed. While enrollment has ended, the study does not end until January 31, 2019, and Apple plans to continue collecting data from current participants until the completion of the study.

Note: Enrollment for this study is closed to new participants as of August 1, 2018. If you are currently enrolled, your participation will continue until the end of the study.

The Apple Heart Study is designed to use data from the Apple Watch to identify irregular heart rhythms to determine whether the wrist-worn

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68 things Apple just told us about its business

“We’re thrilled to see so many customers enjoying AirPods. It reminds me of the early days of iPod when I started noticing white earbuds everywhere I went,” said Cook.

Apple’s recently published Q318 results confirm the company’s biggest June quarter ever, with over $53 billion revenues. In conversation after the announcement, the company revealed a bunch of additional insights, summarized here:

On iPhones

  • Over 100 billion Siri requests so far this year
  • The iPhone user base grew “double digits”.
  • iPhone sales grew faster than the market in the U.S., greater China, Canada, Germany, Australia, Russia, Mexico, and the Middle East and Africa
  • iPhone revenue grew 20% year-over-year with iPhone ASP increasing to $724 from $606
  • Double-digit unit growth in several markets including the US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Hong Kong, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa.
  • Reduced iPhone channel inventory by 3.5 million units during the quarter.
  • Apple Park outside

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How to customize Control Center on Apple Watch

The Control Center on Apple Watch has always been a one-size-fits-all affair, but here is how to customize it so the items you use most often are easy to find, for watchOS 5 and later.

How to customize Control Center on Apple Watch

Step #1:

watchOS 5 lets you customize Control Center on Apple Watch. To do so you need to open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of your watch, and then scroll down the list using the Digital Crown.

Step #2:

At the bottom you will find an Edit button, which you should tap. (watchOS 5 lets you access Control Center while within any app).

Step #3:

This is where the fun begins. You will see the different Control Center icons begin to wriggle – it’s a little like apps on your iPhone’s Home screen when you are editing them. Tap and hold a Control Center

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Apple Watch shifts 3.5 million units in 2018, Canalys claims

Apple made a smart decision when it decided to make its smartwatch smartwith its own built-in LTE connection, and will likely get even smarter with 5G, making the latest Canalys estimate of 3.5 million Apple Watch salesthis year look so, so, so tiny in comparison to the peaks to come.

What time is love?

There’s a synchronicity in product development that you seldom see. You saw it when Apple introduced iMac, iPhone and iPod. You saw it around iTunes. These products saw the company deliver a significant response to a real tech need. iMac was built in internet. iPod was all your music with you. iPhone was both of those, plus a communications device.

Apple Watch is becoming the control interface for everything, your connected anything, and the best and most portable way to access key apps (Hello, Apple Pay) on the fly and on the

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Apple Shipped 3.5M Watches in Q2 2018, 30% More Than Last Year

During the second quarter of 2018, Apple shipped an estimated 3.5 million Apple Watches worldwide, according to new data shared today by analytics firm Canalys.

At 3.5 million units shipped, Apple sold 30 percent more watches than it did a year ago during the second quarter of 2017, with the difference being the availability of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE connection, a feature that likely spurred many customers to upgrade or purchase one of the watches for the first time.



Apple’s LTE Apple Watch was especially popular in Asia, accounting for 60 percent of the 250,000 units that were shipped to the region. The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE was the best-shipping smartwatch in Asia in Q2 2018, according to Canalys.

While Apple’s shipments were up, the company’s share of the smartwatch market dropped to 34 percent from 43 percent in the first quarter of

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Apple will be hurt by U.S. v. China trade war this fall

Trade Walls

Apple, Sonos and Fitbit will be hammered by U.S. tariffsagainst products made in China this fall, even though the U.S. lacks the capacity and skills to make those devices in its own country.

Failure and success

The truism is that failure hates success, and while I’m not going to point out who is in which role, the fate of Apple is traditionally intertwined with that of America. Apple has always been a patriotic company. Its products always ship in America first, and while it has become a global company the majority of its wealth – and its taxation – goes to America’s shores.

That’s clearly insufficient.

As a result of America’s trade war tariffs, certain products including Apple Watch (as well as Sonos speakers and Fitbits) are likely to see an up to 10 percent price hike starting this fall.