Last Apple Watch pop-up store shuts next month

If you’re a Apple historian, a fan of the brand (yeah, okay, a fanboy) or a person who just has to know everything about everything, you might want to circle May 13th on your calendar. That is the date when the very last Apple Watch pop-up store closes for good. Even though the Apple Watch has become the number one selling timepiece on the planet, apparently it isn’t a good business to run a store that sells only Apple’s smartwatch.

The store that is shutting is located inside Tokyo’s tony Isetan department store, and was one of three such pop-up locations launched in the immediate …


Summer movie preview: What to watch if you wanna feel all warm and fuzzy inside

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Welcome back to our 2018 summer movie preview, where we tell you what’s coming and what you need to see. Yesterday was all about the action; today’s all about the feels. 

There’s no time like summer for a movie that’s all good vibes. You head into the theater, watch a good movie that warms your heart, and then walk back out to glorious sunshine. 

But first, you’ve gotta figure out what movie’s gonna give you that happy, bouncy feeling. 

That’s what we’ve got for you today. From uplifting documentaries to witty romances, this summer has all sorts of movies guaranteed to bring good cheer. Here’s what to watch if you wanna feel all fuzzy on the inside… Read more…

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Fitbit Versa is a cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch, up for purchase at Amazon for $200

Fitbit introduced its newest smartwatch, the Versa one month ago, but if you didn’t pre-order it yet, you can now purchase one from Amazon for just $199.95. It’s the same price announced by Fitbit back in March, and one that’s vastly inferior to other Apple and Samsung smartwatches.

The Versa strongly resemblance the Apple Watch design-wise, but it promises no less than 4 days of battery life (varies with use and other factors) and it’s got a much lower price. If you’ve decided to go for Fitbit’s new smartwatch, then you should know that the Versa comes in five color versions: Black, Gray/Silver, …

Casio WSD-F20A is a new Wear OS watch that's (somewhat) affordable

Casio today announced a brand new smartwatch that’s a bit more affordable than the company’s recent offerings in this class. Called WSD-F20A, the new watch is part of Casio’s Pro Trek series, thus being made for outdoor enthusiasts. 
Running Google’s Wear OS, the Casio WSD-F20A features built-in GPS and full color maps that can be used offline. The watch sports a 1.32-inch display with 320 x 300 pixels, and comes with various features that help in outdoor and water activities – including digital compass, barometer, altimeter, and activity tracker. 
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WatchOS could soon support third party watch faces

The latest beta version of watchOS 4 suggests support for third-party developers could be coming in certain aspects. Ever since the Silicon Valley-based company launched watchOS back in 2015, Apple has limited third-party customizations almost entirely. However, when it comes to their NanoTimeKit, this could be about to change.

The NanoTimeKit is responsible for various features, among which is the watch face configurations of the wearable in question. Until now, owners of Apple Watch devices have been able to choose only from a select range of watch faces created by Apple or those introduced …

Apple will repair Series 2 watch batteries for free

Apple has released a new service policy regarding the Apple watch Series 2. The company will now repair swollen batteries for free. The free repair only applies to Series 2 watches in the 42mm variant and that includes all models of this watch. The new policy was discovered in an internal memo disseminated to employees and stores. The repairs will be free of charge for Series 2 watches that will not power on due to the battery swelling. Apple will also repair watches when the display pops out of place due to the same issue. It is also important to note that the length of time for the service …

Not going to Coachella? You can still watch Beyoncé perform

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Not one of the lucky few fleeing to the deserts of Indio, California in April? You’re not alone — there are plenty of people around the globe that won’t get to bear witness to Beyoncé’s long-awaited Coachella performance. 

Thankfully, Coachella has just announced their streaming program — and Queen Bey’s set is among the performances that will be broadcast on YouTube. So now you can enjoy her comeback from the comfort of your own home. 

Image: youtube/coachella; beyoncé emphasis by mashable

Artists like Daniel Ceaser, The Weeknd, Tyler the Creator, and more (75 artists are confirmed now, more to be announced later) will also have their performances streamed throughout the duration of festival, which takes up two weekends, April 13-15 and April 20-22.  Read more…

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Apple Watch Series 4 rumor review: price, release date, design, and new features


The Apple Watch Series 3 is one of the best smart watches out on the market right now, but this year Apple is expected to reveal a successor with beefed up specs, more features, and a bigger screen. Last year’s model was announced on September 12, so we’re likely a few months away from the reveal of the Apple Watch Series 4, but there’s already information and evidence, pointing to certain features that are likely to make their way into Apple’s upcoming smart watch.

As usual, we’ve compiled all the information and rumors currently available about the Apple Watch Series 4 in one …

Trade in your older Apple Watch to Apple and receive up to $175 in credit

So you’ve been thinking about trading in your older Apple Watch model for a Series 3 version of the timepiece. Yeah, the Series 3 GPS + Cellular model has caught your eye because this way you don’t have to pair the watch to your iPhone. And now, Apple has a trade-up offer that can give you as much as $175 in credit which you can use toward the purchase of the latest Apple Watch models.

If you trade in your older Apple Watch for a newer model at the Apple Store, you will receive instant credit. Or, you can do it online and receive an Apple gift card. The first-gen and Series 1 Apple Watches …

Samsung Gear S4 vs Apple Watch 4th gen: Preliminary design, features, and pricing comparison

The wearable market is about to get a tad heated this year as two of the major players on the scene – Apple and Samsung – are slated to release their fresh new top-shelf wearables. Of course, you know we are talking about the anticipated Samsung Gear S4 and the Apple Watch Series 4. 

Without a doubt, these two will be the hard-hitters on the smartwatch scene which is already mostly dominated by those two’s previous product offerings – the various Apple Watch and Samsung Gear watches out there are usually our go-to recommendations for potential buyers.
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