Let's face it - if you wear an Apple Watch it's probably because you love it. You put it on in the morning, wear it while you stretch, run and workout; wear it to work all day long; wear it after you get off work and go drinking and/or dancing with your friends; you wear your Apple Watch all day because you love it, and you are loathe to be without it.
This is great news for Apple. However, not such great news for people who prefer their electronics to not be dirty and smelling and possibly sticky.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to clean all the dirt and grime off your Apple Watch. In fact, Apple engineers designed it to be easy to clean.
As a wearable device, it's easy for dust, hand lotion, soap, and other common elements to come into contact with the Apple Watch. If it collects around the Digital Crown, its performance can be reduced.
But because the Apple Watch is waterproof for Series 2, and water resistant for Series 1 and the first-generation models, all of Apple's wrist-worn devices can be quickly cleaned in the sink.
Apple recommends powering off and holding the Digital Crown under lightly running, warm, fresh water from a faucet for just 10 to 15 seconds. Simply rotate and press the Digital Crown as the water runs to help push out any substances that have collected underneath.
You can read the entire article here, which details how to keep your Apple Watch clean and functioning.
Getting a new iPhone, especially if you've never had one before, is a simultaneously exciting and confusing moment in a persons life. On the one hand you have this incredibly powerful computing tool that looks great and almost sparkles in the right light. On the other hand, it has so many awesome features, and doesn't come with an instruction book, which means it can be more than a daunting.
Many new iPhone owners fumble around long enough to figure out the most basic features--how to make a call, send a text, maybe even manage to connect their social media profiles--but give up long before unlocking some its most incredible features.
Although iCloud drives much of the Apple experience, the iPhone can use other cloud providers and online services. It's a simple matter to add accounts provided by Microsoft, Google, Yahool, AOL or an Exchange server - the option is under 'Settings - Mail - Contacts, Calendars - Accounts'.
If you are already in these clouds (those coming from Android will have a Google account, and while Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone are still very small parts of the market, Windows 10 desktop users should have a Microsoft account to hand), then you should add them in and download the extra apps - Gmail, Google Calendar and the Google Docs apps; Outlook, Office 365, and OneNote for Microsoft.
So stop fumbling around, trying to figure out how to get the most from your new iPhone and read this article. It has quite a few of the most features you didn't even realize your iPhone had, spelled out in easy to understand terms.
See which apps drain the most battery.
Want to know why your iPhone battery is draining faster than usual? Head over to Settings > Battery. This will tell you which apps are occupying the most battery power.
View every photo someone has texted you, and vice versa.
There's an easy way to view every photo and video you've sent someone. Just open the messaging thread in the "Messages" app and press the "Details" button in the upper right corner.
This article contains another two dozen things you might not realize you can do with your iPhone. Have a look at the complete list here, and see what else your iPhone might be hiding from you.
Apple iPhone users complained (pretty much all of them) and Apple engineers listened. This week Apple rolled out a solution for all the iCloud Calendar SPAM Apple iPhone users have been getting. The new fix is fairly simple: A Report Junk button has been pushed out to iPhone users which allows them some degree of control before something is added to their calendar and to prevent it from happening again.
Some iPhone owners have also seen the spam appear in their iCloud Photo Sharing library as well. "Save 20% on UGGs," one example of the spam events claimed. Another added: "$19.99 Ray-ban&Oakley Sunglasses". Enraged Apple iPhone, iPad owners flooded the internet to complain about the frustrating online scam, which exploits a feature built into iOS. The problem occurs because iOS – the mobile operating system that powers iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – and macOS automatically scan your inbox for calendar invites and populate your calendar with anything it finds.
You can read more about the iCloud Calendar problem for iPhone users, and the potential fix, right here.
According to a letter Apple sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration they are indeed working on an 'Apple Car' - although they admitted little aside from the fact they have a vested interest in NHTSA proposed regulations for self-driving cars.
In the letter, Apple explains that it uses machine learning in a plethora of different scenarios, including with transportation technology.
"Apple uses machine learning to make its products and services smarter, more intuitive, and more personal," the company writes.
"The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.
You can read more about the letter and possible plans for an Apple Car (including pictures!) right here.
Apple die-hards bristle at the notion that anything could possibly be better than the product they have all but sworn allegiance to. And die-hard Google fans crow about how they have been waiting for someone to come along and point out the 'Emperor has no clothes' when it comes to Apple products.
For many of us, it's a big shrug. But for those with a vested interest, well, this is the biggest debate since Coke or Pepsi. If you don't believe us, check out this video-and let the debate continue.
Researchers from the University of Lincoln and Lancaster University set themselves the task of working this out, having decided that since 90 percent of the population uses one type of phone or the other and that this might help to pigeonhole people.
There is good news if you are a young lady and use an iPhone, because that is what you are supposed to be doing. Likewise if you are an old man and use Android, because again, that is what science has decided might be right.
Of course just because 'science' tell us this is how the gender bias breaks down, doesn't mean you can't be an old man with an iPhone or a young girl with Samsung Galaxy. Rules were made to be broken, and nobody likes to conform. So use the phone you like best and don't worry what people think!
You can read more about the above mentioned study right here.
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Fresh from their exploding gadget debacle, Samsung seems poised to finally deliver on at least some of these promises:
The report in The Investor based in South Korea comes after the iMiD 2016 Display Exhibition that took place in Seoul last week. According to the report, Park Won-sang, an engineer for Samsung's display manufacturing unit, said that the front of next year's phone will be over 90 percent screen. The average display area ratio (which is the percentage of the front of the phone taken up by the screen) of current smartphones is around 80 percent, according to The Investor. If this rumor is true, it would mean that the S8 could feature even more screen than earlier versions of the device. It is unknown how Samsung's famous curved displays would count for this percentage.
But Samsung isn't planning on stopping at 90 percent. According to the same engineer, Samsung could aim for a device that is up to 99 percent screen.
You can click here for more details about the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Specifically, we're referring to the 'Bacon' emoji, but bacon in any form is worth it's weight in gold. The 'Bacon' emoji is just one of 72 different emojis which are coming as part of the next update.
Apple has released a developer preview of iOS 10.2, the next update to its iPhone operating system, and it includes one highly anticipated feature.
The next version of iOS will add the 72 new emoji that were approved by the Unicode Consortium back in June 2016, as part of the Unicode 9.0 update .
These include some emoji that iPhone users have wanted for a long time, such as the shrug, the facepalm, the "feeling sick" face and the "fingers crossed" emoji.
You can read more about the new emojis (including pictures!) coming soon, right here.