4 features the Apple Watch 2 doesn’t need

After the rumblings and grumblings that we’ll get our first look at the Apple Watch 2 in as soon as three months, the Internet is ablaze with all of the great features the update “should” have. But let’s not go overboard, here, because not all of these suggestions would make the new wearable better. We […]

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Why I’m cheating on my Apple Watch

After six months of trying to log my runs with my Apple Watch, I finally gave up and bought a dedicated GPS running watch. There’s a lot to like about Apple’s new wearable. The Activity app, for example, is brilliant at helping people lose weight. But the truth is, as a running watch, it sucks. […]

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What Apple News gets wrong that Twitter Moments gets so right

The way we consume news is changing at a rapid pace, and both Apple and Twitter are trying to cater to readers’ need for speed and convenience. iOS 9’s new Apple News app and the recently launched Twitter Moments both exist because millennials aren’t reading the newspaper every morning or watching news broadcasts in the […]

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As crucial deadline approaches, Apple finally explains how Apple Music works

With just days to go before free Apple Music trials start to expire, Cupertino is finally getting serious about explaining exactly how its streaming music service works. A new wave of “guided tour” videos demystifies Apple Music’s functionality and features — but will this marketing and educational push be too little, too late to stop […]

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Why Apple’s new 3D Touch is like McDonald’s secret menu

You know how McDonald’s (allegedly) has a secret menu? Plenty of people have heard about it, some use it frequently and bask in its glory, but most just stick to the regular menu. That seems an awful lot like how 3D Touch could pan out. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are the first […]

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Why Apple Pencil blows away Wacom Cintiq

This is a guest post by Linda Dong, a graphics expert and former designer at Apple. A lot of hesitation (or dismissal) of the new Apple Pencil seems to stem from people’s belief that the Wacom Cintiq, currently regarded as the pinnacle of professional drawing stylus/surface design, is superior in performance and design at a […]

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Mozilla missed a golden opportunity with Firefox for iOS

It’s been a long ride, but Mozilla confirmed that Firefox is in fact almost ready for its official launch on iPhone and iPad. The company announced a limited release of the browser in the New Zealand App Store. It’s appreciable that Firefox is finally hopping on board with iOS, but at this point it seems Mozilla is far too […]

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Why the iPad desperately needs a stylus

The case has clearly been made that a stylus should never be a device’s main method of input. Fingers prevail for everyday uses, especially revolving around content consumption. But isn’t it possible that in some cases an iPad stylus might enhance the experience? If you’ve been keeping up with Apple news over the years, you […]

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