Tag Archive: Apple


Wear OS badly needs to catch up with the Apple Watch’s health features

Wear OS tracks fitness nicely, but that doesn’t save lives.

Call smartwatches “dead” all you want (and I’ll grant that they’re not the most exciting topic these days), but I see them on more wrists than ever before — and the vast majority of them are Apple Watches. That’s not just because of how many people carry an iPhone, or some dumb generalization about Apple fans, it’s because the Apple Watch is genuinely useful in ways that  [Read More…]

The Apple Watch Series 4 is light-years ahead of anything running Wear OS

Despite a new processor and UI, Wear OS is still lagging behind.

If you’re a fan of Google’s wearable operating system, Wear OS, 2018’s been one of the better years the smartwatch platform has ever seen.

In late August, Google announced a completely revamped interface that puts a big emphasis on the brand-new Google Fit and makes the Google Assistant more powerful than ever. Just last week, Qualcomm unveiled its first new wearable processor in over two  [Read More…]

Apple said it makes the most personal mobile OS, which is just absurd

The operating system that won’t let you set Waze as your default map is trying to call itself the most personal operating system. Riiiiiiight…

The yearly Apple Event where we see the new iPhone X-mas announced and Jony Ive reinventing the polygon is here, and it kicked off with the most ridiculous claim we’re likely to see out of Cupertino to date: “iOS isn’t just the most advanced mobile operating system, it’s the most personal.”

Once you’re  [Read More…]

Get six months of Apple Music free with Verizon Unlimited

Verizon and Apple have signed an exclusive agreement giving Verizon Unlimited customers free access to Apple Music. Beginning on August 16th, Verizon Unlimited wireless customers will have the chance to sign up for six months of free Apple Music.

The offer is open to all new and current Verizon Unlimited wireless customers. Once you register after August 16th your six-month free trial for Apple Music will begin. With Apple Music you get access to a catalog of over 45 million songs ad-free.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Home is the company’s latest attempt to fight Apple

We have been seeing an influx of smart speakers more and more and now Samsung is getting in on the fun. During today’s Samsung Unpacked event, the Galaxy Home was officially unveiled.

At first glance, it looks rather awkward, and Marques Brownlee summed it up pretty well:

I appreciate you Samsung pic.twitter.com/H5s9lUNMbx

— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) August 9, 2018

But for real, let’s take a look at the new Galaxy Home. The speaker sports a round body  [Read More…]

New deals on Essential Phone, Honor View10, and Apple AirPods now available

The weekend is officially here and it’s brought some nice mobile deals with it.

First up, Essential is offering a bundle deal that includes an Essential Phone, an Essential 360 Camera, a protective carrying case for that camera, and a pair of Earphones|HD. The Essential 360 Camera attaches to the back of your Essential Phone and will let you easily capture 360-degree photos and videos. Meanwhile, Earphones|HD is a pair of USB-C earbuds that come with a 9.2mm high resolution  [Read More…]

Huawei overtakes Apple, now second largest phone manufacturer

Preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that smartphone vendors shipped a total of 342 million units in the second quarter of 2018. Compared to the 348.2 million shipped in the same quarter last year this is a 1.8% drop. Falling phone sales are not generally good news for handset makers but one has a reason to rejoice.

Huawei has moved up to the number two spot right behind Samsung and overtaking Apple in worldwide sales. News that  [Read More…]

TicWatch Pro vs. Apple Watch: Features or polish, because I can’t have both

There are a lot of things here Apple should pay attention to.

I’ve been an active Apple Watch user for 260 days. Not a lot compared to some of the other smartwatch folks around me, but enough for me to know a fair bit about the strengths and weaknesses of the platform through my daily use. I’m largely a fan of the way Apple does things on the Watch, but like most smartwatch owners I find myself  [Read More…]

Three ways Android Auto drives circles around Apple CarPlay

If you want to use your phone in the car, then Android is your best bet — and for many, it’s your only option.

Using your phone in the car is an often awkward and often downright dangerous task. No one in their right mind should be using their phone one-handed while they drive to text, call, or open up some music. With this in mind, both Google and Apple have standardized, easy-to-use car modes for their  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Apple TV 4K: The CordCutters.com comparison

Best of the best: Apple TV 4K goes up against NVIDIA Shield TV at CordCutters.com.

Wherein the two best streaming video boxes you can buy go head to head.

One of the biggest questions folks have before cutting the cord and moving to an all-streaming video solution is hardware. Not just about which box is the best to buy, but why you should buy one over the other. And if you ask us, we’ll  [Read More…]