Apple Watch is splash and water resistant, not waterproof

Apple Watch water resistant

Apple has updated information on the Apple Watch. According to their website, the Apple Watch is "splash and water resistant but not waterproof. You can, for example, wear and use Apple Watch during exercise, in the rain and while washing your hands, but submerging Apple Watch is not recommended. " Apple Watch has a water-resistance rating of IPX7 under IEC standard 60529. According to that standard: "Withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes." Apple doesn't mention anything regarding showering. Based on this rating, it should in theory be ok. Tim Cook was quoted as saying he showers with is Apple Watch. I'd wait from clarification from Apple on this before testing. If you opt for a leather band, … [Read more...]

Apple Watch Pre-Orders Start April 10th, Available April 24th Starting at $349


The Apple Watch will be available for pre-order beginning on April 10th with prices starting at $349 for the Apple Watch Sport. Those who pre-order will receive their watch on April 24th, which is the release date. Apple Watch availability is limited to a select number of countries that include U.S. and Canada. Regardless of the model you select, there are two sizes of Apple Watch, a 38MM and 42MM. The larger version is an additional $50. The stainless steel Apple Watch prices start at $549/$599. These scale upward depending upon the band you select. The range starts at $549 and goes up to $1099. Also of note, is the Apple Watch Edition. Speculation was proven correct, with that 18-karat gold models starting at $10,000. These will be … [Read more...]

7 Big Questions Ahead Of Today’s Apple Watch Event


After months of waiting, the second unveiling of the Apple Watch will take place in a few hours. You'll be able to catch it live at at 1:00 EST (12:00 CST,10:00 PST). For a product that was introduced back in September, 2014, there remain a significant amount of questions. There will always be the contingent of Apple customers who sight unseen, have plans to purchase the Watch as soon as it becomes available. For many, pertinent questions remain and will likely impact their purchase decisions. Ahead of today's event, here are the 7 biggest questions surrounding the Apple Watch. Price By far, the biggest topic of discussion over the past few months has been price. For their part, Apple has said the Watch starts at $349. When … [Read more...]

How to set Siri relationships

Set Siri relationships

If you’re like me, at times you can experience a love/hate relationship with Siri. You press the home button and ask her to phone a friend or family member, only to have her completely misunderstand your request, mangling what you thought was the proper annunciation of the name. We’ve all been there and my Long Island accent certainly doesn’t help matters. Thankfully, there are ways to improve Siri with a few easy steps and improve her accuracy. Read on for how to set relationships with Siri using your contacts. This tutorial works for the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. … [Read more...]

How to track iPad, iPhone data usage and save money

Track data usage iPhone

Both the iPhone and the latest 4G LTE iPads offer a wide array of applications that allow you to do most anything when you are outside of the home. From streaming live television using Slingbox to more mainstream uses such as checking email, browsing the web or surfing YouTube. All of these and many more have a direct impact on your data usage. It’s important to track your iPhone data usage where possible. Not only to prevent unwanted overage charges, but also to possibly downgrade your plan and save money. … [Read more...]

Guide to understanding iPhone status icons

status icons

There are a number of status icons on the iPhone, each of which provide information. This short overview will provide you with a guide to the common icons and some which are not as familiar. This list has been updated to include the latest icons used in iOS 8. For those running older operating systems, we've kept an archive of some older status icons. The cell signal icon displays your current cellular signal and the strength of the signal. Starting with iOS 7, Apple replaced bars with circles. You want to see more solid circles on this display, which means better service for making and receiving calls. If you are outside of the range of your wireless carrier, the circles are replaced with “No Service”. When airplane mode is … [Read more...]

How to use Reading List in Safari

Reading List Safari

Using the iPhone or the iPad, we often find ourselves in a constant state of feeling connected, with the ability to pull up a webpage in a matter of seconds. Whether it’s by using a locally available WiFi network or your carrier, it’s easy to access information from the Internet with just a few taps. However, there are times when you might find yourself in an area with spotty wireless coverage, no access to WiFi, or you might simply be too busy to read an article you’ve found on the Internet. Learn how to use Reading List in Safari and you will never find yourself without great content on your iOS device. … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Fix an iPhone App That Won’t Stop Crashing

fix crashing apps

If you're careful to only purchase reputable apps on the App Store (always get recommendations or check reviews), you usually won't run into any major problems. But every so often, be it due to an iOS update, an app update or just pure bad luck, you'll find yourself stuck with an app that keeps crashing. If you're lucky, it only crashes once in a while. If you're unlucky, you might not be able to open it. When this happens, many iOS users will simply leave a bad review and then delete it, but that's such a waste of money. Before you go to that extreme, consider a few simple steps that might clear up the problem. … [Read more...]

The ultimate guide to using emoji on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Emoji guide iPhone

Emoji has become such a vital part of our communications. The ability to send small images that help convey our emotions is an extremely powerful feature. Since 2011, Apple's iOS devices have provided native support for emoji. It's a fantastic feature, but often left unused. If you're new to emoji or an old pro, we've got you covered with the latest in Master Class series. Using our table of contents, you'll have quick access to answers to your most pressing questions. It's time to get your thumbs up icon ready. Read on for the ultimate guide to emoji on iPhone, iPad and Mac! What is emoji Emoji etiquette How to enable emoji on iPhone, iPad How to use emoji Best Third Party Emoji Apps How to use emoji on your … [Read more...]

Here’s to the crazy ones, who would buy a $10k Apple Watch

Apple Watch

There's been plenty of speculation regarding the pricing of the Apple Watch, specifically "Edition". It's the premium model that's available in six different options. The watch case on Edition models are crafted from 18-karat gold. Its display is covering is polished sapphire and there are an assortment of accompanying bands. When you look at some of the most prestigious watch-makers, these sort of materials often command prices that range well above $10,000. People drop what I'd deem an excessive amount of money of brands like Tag Heuer, Breitling and Rolex each and every day. They don't blink when it comes to purchasing what is a luxury item. You can buy a $20 Timex that tells time and a $20k Tag Heuer will do very much the same. When it … [Read more...]