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Wearable devices market experiences 26.1% year-on-year growth

Ever since wearable devices came to the forefront of the tech market, I have supported the notion that they would soon be a part of our everyday lives in one form or the other. Today, we are experiencing a virtual explosion of wearable gadgets, from the widely useful to the extremely niche. Basic and smart […]

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Apps to Watch: avoid losing your iPhone with Lookout

If you’re anything like me and constantly misplacing your iPhone, there is a great little Apple Watch app that might just save you a costly replacement of a new phone. A company called Lookout has recently launched an app that might be one of the most useful for anybody who owns an Apple Watch. Like all […]

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Apps to Watch: Lifeline and Alien Invasion on Apple Watch

There are now thousands of apps available for Apple Watch, but there are also a surprising number of games available for the wearable. Despite the obvious limitations of a tiny screen and the challenges associated with playing games on such a small device, there are a couple of games which really excel on the format and […]

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Apps to Watch: mSecure password manager

A common problem with today’s proliferation of logins, usernames and passwords on different devices and websites means that many people use smartphone password managers to keep a (hopefully) secure record of such information. Not only that, most password manager apps also allow you to enter other details such as passport numbers, driving licenses and so on. […]

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Apps to Watch: Just Press Record

One of the most useful apps mysteriously missing from Apple Watch is a built-in voice recorder app. There is an iOS version that comes with every iPhone, so quite why Apple didn’t include one on Apple Watch is anyone’s guess. In today’s Apps to Watch post, we’ll take a quick look at Just Press Record, a handy little app that fills the […]

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Apps to Watch – Trip Advisor and Watch Chess

As more and more apps appear for the Apple Watch, developers have created some amazing tools to get the most out of it. However there are some apps that might at first seem a little frivolous but that nevertheless are fairly interesting. As part of our Apps to Watch series, we’ll take a quick look at two apps in today’s […]

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Apps to Watch – Night Sky Pro

Now that Watch OS 2 has been out for a more than a month, there are dozens more (if not hundreds) new and updated Apple Watch apps that can now run natively on the device. The advantage is better performance, as well as giving developers access to some of the sensors on the watch itself such as the […]

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Apps to watch: Microsoft Outlook for Apple Watch

In our mini “apps to watch” series, we’ve covered a handful of useful or innovative apps for Apple’s diminutive wearable. With WatchOS 2 about to be released in just a couple of days, apps for the device are soon to become even more responsive. However, there are still some great apps available now that no self respecting […]

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An iPad Pro, new Apple TV, watch cases and iPhone 6s…worth the wait?

As you’re probably well aware by now, yesterday was Apple’s big event at which the company announced some fairly significant updates, at what proved yet again to be a highly-anticipated event at least in the tech press. While there were almost no surprises thanks to rumours and leaks over the last few months, there was enough to hold the interest for the […]

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Apps to Watch: Uber for smartwatches

Uber is probably the most well known of the various ride-sharing services around the world, with millions of users in dozens of countries. Despite the company’s ongoing problems with incumbent taxi firms in places like Paris and Connecticut — and various legal battles regarding whether drivers should be classed as employees or contractors — it’s obviously a very popular service […]

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First impressions of the Apple Watch

As some of our regular readers may know, I have been eagerly awaiting delivery of an Apple Watch since April 10th, and I have now finally got my hands on a space grey aluminium model (the larger, 42 mm variant) with a black sport band. I have had it for four days now, using it daily […]

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So, who got an Apple Watch this morning?

My social channels are filled with shots of shiny new Apple Watches on very proud wrists. Sadly, I had no signal for 30-40 minutes on the pre-order morning and missed Apple’s artificial deadline to get the device today. 😉 I have to say that the photos I am seeing are showing off the Watch in […]