Parents use Apple Watch to share newborn’s heartbeat with family

Parents use Apple Watch to share newborn’s heartbeat with family
Some might write off Apple Watch’s ability to share your heartbeat as gimmicky, but these new parents have found a truly heartwarming use for it— to share their newborn’s heartbeat with family that weren’t able to make the occasion in person. “Our first child was born and we used an Apple Watch Sport to send […]

Accessory makers plan to tap Apple Watch’s hidden port for battery straps, faster charging

Accessory makers plan to tap Apple Watch’s hidden port for battery straps, faster charging
One of the first companies to announce plans to make a battery strap for Apple Watch— allowing you to charge the device while on the go while continuing to wear it— has confirmed plans to tap into Apple Watch’s hidden port to charge the device and offer faster charging. Apple utilizes a magnetic, inductive charging solution […]

How to calibrate Apple Watch to improve accuracy of calorie, distance, & other fitness data

How to calibrate Apple Watch to improve accuracy of calorie, distance, & other fitness data
Apple takes user submitted data for age, height, gender and weight to help it calculate the different data points it provides for workouts and activities, but there is also a way to calibrate Apple Watch to improve the accuracy of the data. By initiating the calibration process, you can get more accurate readings for calorie, […]

Review: AAXA’s ST200 LED Pico Projector beams bright, color-accurate HD video from an Apple TV-sized box

Review: AAXA’s ST200 LED Pico Projector beams bright, color-accurate HD video from an Apple TV-sized box
Even though I’ve had a fair bit of experience with video projectors, I took Celluon’s PicoPro somewhat for granted when I reviewed it this January. I praised the pocket-sized projector, which squeezed a 720p laser video display and speaker into the footprint of an iPhone 6 Plus, but I didn’t triple-underscore how much easier it was to use than most of […]

Review: OWC’s Envoy Pro mini hides a MacBook-like SSD inside a USB 3.0 flash drive

Review: OWC’s Envoy Pro mini hides a MacBook-like SSD inside a USB 3.0 flash drive
Across the How-To guides I’ve written for adding solid state drives (SSDs) to iMacs, Mac Pros, Mac minis and MacBooks, there was one option I left out: thumb drives. While external SSDs such as Elgato’s Thunderbolt Drives and Samsung’s T1 can do two things — dramatically speed up Macs and add storage space — thumb […]

Apple Watch How-To: Unpair your Apple Watch and iPhone

Apple Watch How-To: Unpair your Apple Watch and iPhone
When the Apple Watch first launched, we showed you in detail how to pair and set-up the device with your iPhone. Now, we’re going to show you how to unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone. There are several reasons one might want to unpair the two devices… The process could be a troubleshooting step for […]

Tweetbot for iPhone update adds support for Twitter’s new ‘quote tweet’ feature

Tweetbot for iPhone update adds support for Twitter’s new ‘quote tweet’ feature
Tweetbot for iPhone was updated today with support for Twitter’s recently-introduced ‘quote tweet’ format. The update adds a new option called “standard quote” under the retweet style options. Selecting that setting will change the “quote tweet” button in the timeline so that instead of copying the body of the tweet into the compose screen, it inserts only […]

Apple Watch repair guides walk you through screen, battery, NFC antenna, & adhesive replacements

Apple Watch repair guides walk you through screen, battery, NFC antenna, & adhesive replacements
Following its usual teardown of the Apple Watch, iFixit today released its first repair guides for Apple’s new device covering screen, NFC antenna, and battery replacements, as well as the process of safely replacing adhesives during repair. When it comes to the NFC antenna, iFixit warns that it’s easy to damage the component when opening the […]

9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone 6 battery cases from $30, 11″ MacBook Air $750, 3-Pack Lightning cables $20, more

9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone 6 battery cases from $30, 11″ MacBook Air $750, 3-Pack Lightning cables $20, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last Call Updates: nexpaq’s iPhone 6 case enables killer features to be added and removed on-the-fly This Raspberry Pi 2 Model B kit is […]

‘Remote S’ app for Apple Watch takes control of Tesla Model S (Video)

‘Remote S’ app for Apple Watch takes control of Tesla Model S (Video)
A new video posted to YouTube today has demonstrated what is almost certainly the first Apple Watch app capable of remotely controlling most of the functions of Tesla’s Model S. In the video (which you can watch below), developer Allen Wong shows off a Glance that views an overview of the car’s status before launching […]

Alleged iPad Pro schematics leak as cases compared to iPad Air 2 (video)

Alleged iPad Pro schematics leak as cases compared to iPad Air 2 (video)
A new video has been published that compares the rumored iPad Pro shape/size to the current generation iPad. It’s obviously much larger than the iPad Air 2. This rumored tablet is said to feature a 12.3 to 12.9 inch display and crafted from the same 7000 series aluminum used on Apple Watch Sport. Check out the […]

Apple Watch support doc suggests tap water rinse to fix Digital Crown

Apple Watch support doc suggests tap water rinse to fix Digital Crown
Despite its splash and water resistance rating, meaning Apple doesn’t recommend going for a swim with Apple Watch, it does recommend running water over it to clean certain components. One problem it’s anticipating is the Watch’s Digital Crown getting stuck or not running smoothly due to trapped debris, like dust or lotions, between the crown […]

Opinion: Here’s why Apple won’t offer internal upgrades for the Apple Watch

Opinion: Here’s why Apple won’t offer internal upgrades for the Apple Watch
At the height of my Apple fandom, I purchased one of the company’s most iconic and quixotic designs: a used Power Mac G4 Cube, the beautiful floating computer Apple initially described as “revolutionary” before putting it on ice — Apple’s words — less than a year later. Like many other people, I had fallen in love with the […]

Apple confirms tattoo issue with Apple Watch in updated support document

Apple confirms tattoo issue with Apple Watch in updated support document
Apple has confirmed reports of problems using the Apple Watch on tattooed wrists. The company has quietly updated a support page on the heart-rate functionality. Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance. The ink, pattern, and saturation of some tattoos can block light from the sensor, […]

Steve Jobs business cards up for school auction, one each for NeXT, pre-1985 Apple & Pixar

Steve Jobs business cards up for school auction, one each for NeXT, pre-1985 Apple & Pixar
If you like a little Steve Jobs memorabilia and want to contribute to a good cause, the Marin School has three Steve Jobs business cards up for auction, spanning 1984 to 1990, providing one each for NeXT, Apple and Pixar. Bidding started at $600, and was up to $2,405 at the time of writing. The […]

Steve Jobs business cards up for school auction, one each for NeXT, pre-1985 Apple & Pixar

Steve Jobs business cards up for school auction, one each for NeXT, pre-1985 Apple & Pixar
If you like a little Steve Jobs memorabilia and want to contribute to a good cause, the Marin School has three Steve Jobs business cards up for auction, spanning 1984 to 1990, providing one each for NeXT, Apple and Pixar. Bidding started at $600, and was up to $2,405 at the time of writing. The […]

Component & manufacturing cost of 38mm Apple Watch Sport is less than $84 – IHS teardown analysis

Component & manufacturing cost of 38mm Apple Watch Sport is less than $84 – IHS teardown analysis
The Apple Watch wasn’t long out before iFixit did its usual teardown. Research firm IHS always takes longer, as it seeks to identify the components and find out what they cost. The result, it says, is that the component cost of the 38mm Apple Watch Sport – the cheapest model – totals $81.20, with manufacturing […]

Ekko Player for iPhone will read the latest news headlines & stories to you

Ekko Player for iPhone will read the latest news headlines & stories to you
Ekko Player for iOS is a neat app that will read news headlines and stories to you. In addition to reading the headlines and articles to you, the app also allows you to use you voice to navigate between stories, making it an excellent way to digest news while on-the-go. Ekko aggregates news from a variety of sources, including CNN, […]

Apple Store app on iOS updated with support for Apple Watch

Apple Store app on iOS updated with support for Apple Watch
As we reported would happen earlier this week, Apple this evening has updated its Apple Store app with support for Watch. From the app, users can get real-time order status updates, initiate the process of picking up an order, make and search for Genius Bar appointments, and discover events and workshops taking place in nearby Apple […]

Ford shares more details on CarPlay support, will offer close integration with SYNC

Ford shares more details on CarPlay support, will offer close integration with SYNC
Ford was one of the first car manufacturers to announce its intentions to add support for Apple’s CarPlay to its in-dash systems. Questions concerning how Ford plans to integrate Apple’s solution, however, have remained since the initial announcement. In an interview with Re/code today, Ford CEO Mark Fields clarified some of the details regarding the […]