Tag: apple watch

New Apple Hardware, and iOS 12 Features to Try First

In my latest Seattle Times “Practical Mac” column, I quickly run down the announcements from last week’s Apple event (iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, plus Apple Watch Series 4). Then, with the iOS 12 release due on Monday, September 17, recommend a handful of features to try first. Read it here: A quick gawk ...

Dramatic Discount on My Apple Watch Book

My Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course book is now just $5!

Seattle Times: Small Details on iPhone 8, Apple Watch, iOS 11

In my latest Seattle Times Practical Mac column, I cover some of the smaller details to emerge, such as the Apple Watch's role as the new iPod, setting up a new iPhone, and... the Files app. Really.

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Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course v1.3

The Apple Watch is now a year and a half old, and on its second hardware revision. (Technically, it’s on the third revision, since you can buy a Series 1 model that is identical to the original but with a better processor.) And watchOS 3 brings several enhancements and refinements to Apple’s wearable that show ...

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Why Your Next iPhone Won’t Be Ceramic

This topic came up with a friend over the weekend: Now that Apple is making a ceramic Apple Watch, how long before we see a ceramic iPhone? The always-excellent Greg Koenig of Luma Labs explains not only why we likely won’t see one for a while, but also gets across the sheer scale of manufacturing ...

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Comparing Apple Watch Sales to iPad, not iPhone

The Wall Street Journal estimates 12 million watches were sold in its first year, compared to 6 million iPhone sales in its first year. That sounds pretty successful, but what does it mean for the next couple of years? (For the record, I think 12 million is a pretty good indicator that the watch isn’t ...

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Talking about Apple Watch Book Update at MacVoices

The ever-gracious Chuck Joiner and I sat down to talk about Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course v1.2 recently, covering topics such as the strengths and weaknesses of the Apple Watch almost a year in, which important changes are in watchOS 2, and why I updated the book. Watch or listen to it here: ...

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Apple Watch Crash Course 1.2 Update Now Available!

I’m excited to announce that Take Control Books has just published my update to Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course. Version 1.2 is now fully updated to cover watchOS 2 and the various improvements rolled into the watch’s operating system (see below). Although the book required a fairly substantial refresh, we’re offering it as ...

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Start 2016 with Apple Tips

If history is a guide, Apple won’t start announcing new products for a couple of months, so in the meantime, I’ve offered a host of tips for Mac, iPhone/iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch in my latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times: Start the year with these Apple polishing tips.

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Apple Watch Dissatisfaction, Cyber Monday, and Other Distractions

I’m easily distracted, so one of the things I try to do is reduce distractions or at least be distracted by things that are worth my time. A lot of things I run across during the day are saved to Instapaper for reading or viewing later, but some items are relevant to something I’m working ...