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Use Mark as Missing on Lost Apple Watch to Enable Activation Lock

Sep 5, 2016 - 7 Comments
Apple Watch Mark As Missing with Activation Lock

Apple Watch includes a feature called Mark As Missing, which is similar to iCloud Lock for iPhones, and intended to be enabled if an Apple Watch is missing or misplaced. Once activated, an Apple Watch goes into an Activation Lock mode, which requires the associated Apple ID and password to be entered before the Watch … Read More

Dismiss Incoming Phone Call to Apple Watch with a Quick Palm Trick

Aug 11, 2016 - 5 Comments
Hand over the Apple Watch face will dismiss an inbound phone call

Can’t answer a phone call and want to dismiss it quickly from the Apple Watch? Rather than ignoring the call but letting it continue to ring and jingle your wrist, you can use this neat palm trick to instantly silence and dismiss the inbound call, and you don’t even need to turn to the iPhone.

Ping a Misplaced iPhone with Apple Watch to Help Locate It

Jul 27, 2016 - 6 Comments
Ping iPhone with Apple Watch to find a misplaced iPhone

Misplacing an iPhone is a fairly regular occurrence for many of us, maybe it slipped between the cushions on a couch, maybe you left it in another room, maybe it fell somewhere under the seats in the car, maybe it’s in the backyard, anything is possible. Fortunately for Apple Watch owners, they can use the … Read More

iOS 10 Beta 2, macOS Sierra Beta 2, & 2nd Beta of tvOS 10 & WatchOS 3 Available Now

Jul 5, 2016 - 10 Comments
iOS 10 beta 2

Apple has released the second beta version of iOS 10, the new build arrives as 14A5297c and is available for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch hardware. Likewise, Mac users will find macOS Sierra beta 2 available as an update if they are running the current developer release, and finally, tvOS 10 beta 2 and … Read More

How to Remove a Device from an iCloud Account via iOS

Jun 22, 2016 - 7 Comments
Remove device from Apple ID and iCloud list

You can remove a device from the devices list on an iCloud account by using the Settings app in iOS. This can be helpful if you have gifted or sold an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch, already removed iCloud from that device, and now you no longer want to have that device … Read More

WatchOS 2.2.1, tvOS 9.2.1, & iTunes 12.4 Updates Available

May 16, 2016 - 5 Comments
iTunes, Apple Watch, Apple TV

Apple has released tvOS 9.2.1 for the Apple TV 4th generation, and WatchOS 2.2.1 for Apple Watch. Both releases include bug fixes and minor feature enhancements and are recommended for the respective devices. Additionally, Apple has released iTunes 12.4, which includes minor interface changes including a sidebar, and some other bug fixes to the media … Read More

How to Hide Glances on Apple Watch

Apr 28, 2016 - 1 Comment

Apple Watch includes a variety of default glances, including a battery monitor, heart rate monitor, a calendar, a media playback adjuster, stocks, maps, a world map, amongst others. Additionally, many of the apps installed onto Apple Watch include a Glance feature with them, which allows users to quickly see a glimpse of what that app … Read More

8 New Apple Watch Commercials and 2 Apple TV Ads Now Airing

Apr 13, 2016 - 4 Comments
Apple Watch Rain ad

Apple has released a hoard of new Apple Watch commercials, with eight different ads running to demonstrate various features of the device. Additionally, Apple has released a couple of new Apple TV ads as well.

How to Use “Hey Siri” on Apple Watch

Apr 12, 2016 - Leave a Comment

The Apple Watch has the same “Hey Siri” voice based activation feature available to it that iOS does, but it works a bit different and doesn’t activate exactly the same. In fact, there are two ways to activate Hey Siri on the Apple Watch, neither of which is quite like the iPhone based summoning method.

First Betas of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5, WatchOS 2.2.1, tvOS 9.2.1 Available for Testing

Apr 6, 2016 - 9 Comments
OS X 10.11.5 and iOS 9.3

Apple has released a series of beta builds for system software, including iOS 9.3.2 beta 1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, OS X 10.11.5 beta 1 for Mac, WatchOS 2.2.1 beta 1 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 9.2.1 beta 1 for Apple TV. The point release beta updates are primarily focused on bug fixes … Read More

WatchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 Updates Available to Download

Mar 21, 2016 - 2 Comments
Apple Watch and Apple TV

Apple has released watchOS 2.2 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 9.2 for Apple TV. The new software updates include a variety of feature improvements and bug fixes and are recommended to users of Apple Watch and Apple TV to install on their respective hardware.

Apple Releases 4″ iPhone SE and 9.7″ iPad Pro

Mar 21, 2016 - 12 Comments
iPhone SE colors

As expected, Apple has released a new 4″ iPhone SE and 9.7″ iPad Pro today at their March 21 event. The devices offer hardware improvements compared to prior models available at the same screen size, and should be compelling offerings to individuals seeking a 4″ iPhone or 9.7″ iPad. Additionally, Apple has unveiled a few … Read More

Change Apple Watch Wrist & Button Orientation from Left to Right

Feb 27, 2016 - 8 Comments
Change Apple Watch wrist orientation in device settings

If you want to change the wrist in which you wear Apple Watch, you can do so without having a cumbersome button experience by choosing to switch the devices orientation. This also insures the devices screen will show properly, otherwise if you simply move the Watch from one wrist to the other, the display would … Read More

Beta 4 of OS X 10.11.4 iOS 9.3, WatchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2 Available

Feb 22, 2016 - 13 Comments
iOS 9.3 beta 4

Apple has released new beta builds for each of their operating systems, including iOS 9.3 beta 4, OS X 10.11.4 beta 4, tvOS 9.2 beta 4, and watchOS 2.2 beta 4.

How to Reduce Transparency on Apple Watch

Feb 7, 2016 - 3 Comments
Transparency off on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch user interface uses transparency in the Glances screens and elsewhere to add a subtle layering effect to the appearance of things on display. This is mostly an eye-candy effect, and while it’s quite subtle some users may wish to turn transparency effects off in WatchOS. By disabling transparency on Apple Watch, it … Read More

Enable Do Not Disturb on Apple Watch Quickly

Jan 31, 2016 - 4 Comments
Do Not Disturb on Apple Watch

A large part of the utility with Apple Watch is receiving notifications and alerts which can be quickly sorted through, addressed, or dismissed right on your wrist. While you can quickly clear out the notifications, sometimes you just want peace and quiet instead, and the best way to stop the Apple Watch from tapping your … Read More

How to Share Activity Progress with Apple Watch & iPhone

Jan 21, 2016 - 4 Comments

The Activity app on iPhone gathers much of the physical activity, pedometer, and health and fitness data from Apple Watch and presents it in an easy to read format. But the info found in Activity app is not limited to just the iPhone and Apple Watch, because you can share Activity progress easily with others … Read More

First Betas of OS X 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2, WatchOS 2.2 Released for Testing

Jan 11, 2016 - 1 Comment

Apple has released the first beta builds of OS X 10.11.4 (and yes, OS X 10.11.3 is still at beta 2), tvOS 9.2, WatchOS 2.2, and iOS 9.3 for users enrolled in the developer beta programs.

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