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Fossil Gen 5 update makes it the first Wear OS watch to make calls via an iPhone

With the help of the latest software update, you can handle calls on iPhones as well as Android phones.

Smart Watches: 5 Tech Things

Watches – they’ve been on our wrist, in our pocket, and on our walls – only to be put on chains and worn around our necks – for ages. Believe it or not, computer wearable watches have been around since the 70’s. From the Pulsar watch by the Hamilton Watch Company, to the Ruputer from […] The post Smart Watches: 5 Tech Things appeared first on Geekazine.com.

Save 15% right now on Apple AirPods - why wait for Black Friday?

Walmart and Amazon cut AirPods prices across US and UK in amazing deals - all weeks ahead of Black Friday.

Top Stories: Beats Solo Pro Headphones, Apple Leaks 16-Inch MacBook Pro, $399 'iPhone SE 2' and More

This week saw a new addition to Apple's Beats headphones lineup, while Apple appears to have leaked images of its upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro in the new macOS 10.15.1 betas. Other top stories this week included rumored $399 pricing for the so-called "iPhone SE 2" coming early next year, the release of iOS 13.1.3, and more, so read on for all of the details! Apple Introduces $300 Beats Solo Pro Headphones With Noise Cancellation, Unfold-to-Power, and More Apple this week unveiled new Beats Solo Pro headphon[..]

Quanta Reportedly Supplying Apple With 'Autonomous Driving Solutions'

While the status of Apple's electric vehicle plans are unclear at this point, hit-or-miss DigiTimes reports that Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer is currently supplying Apple with unspecified "autonomous driving solutions." Tesla Autopilot illustration An excerpt from the paywalled report, emphasis ours: With the test of its autonomous vehicle, Quanta is now able to prove its ability in designing an autonomous driving platform, which is expected to assist the company to obtain more partnerships, said [..]

How Pebble smartwatches are getting a second life

The crowdfunded Pebble smartwatch officially died last June, but a group of dedicated Pebble fans are giving Pebbles second lives, as detailed in this great article on iFixit that you should go read. The Pebble launched to a record-breaking Kickstarter in 2012 because it looked like it had the potential to be the first good smartwatch. Part of the appeal was that it seemed ahead of its time — it could do things like show you notifications and help you control your phone’s music, which would become table sta[..]

The Apple Watch 5 gets a price cut at Walmart ahead of Black Friday

The all-new Apple Watch 5 is on sale at Walmart with a rare price cut ahead of the Black Friday sale.

6 paid iPhone apps you can download for free on October 17th

Whether your iPhone is old or new, nothing spices it up quite like new apps. Want to try a bunch of premium iPhone and iPad apps for free? Well, you've come to the right place. We dug through hundreds of discounted apps on Tuesday to find the best of the bunch, and the result is the list of six iOS apps below. These sales could end at any moment though, so download them for free while you still can. This post covers paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their[..]

Telus Launches Peace of Mind Connect Plans for All Your Devices, Starting at $85/10GB

Telus has launched new Peace of Mind Connect plans, offering one plan for all your devices.

Endel's Apple Watch app generates soothing sounds on your wrist

If you primarily use your Apple Watch for all its health and wellness-related features, you'll want to check the new app from AI music startup Endel. Technically, Endel has been available as an Apple Watch app for a while now. Where this new version...

The Apple Watch Series 3 hits an all-time-low $189 - CNET

The best Apple Watch value of all time just got a little better.

An Apple Watch for your finger? New patent for smart ring says it's possible

Apple has been granted a patent to put a "wearable electronic ring computing device" on your finger.

Apple AirPods price cut by 15% ahead of Black Friday deals

Walmart and Amazon cut AirPods prices across US and UK in amazing deals - all weeks ahead of Black Friday.

Strava to End Bluetooth and ANT+ Device Pairing from Mobile Apps

Strava has announced Bluetooth and ANT+ pairing is coming to an end to the mobile app.

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 6.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.1 beta to developers, just under a week after seeding the third watchOS 6.1 beta and a month after releasing the watchOS 6 update with full App Store, new Apple Watch faces, and more. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the update, the Apple Watch needs to [..]

Quanta Reportedly Likely to Stop Assembling the Apple Watch in 2020 Due to Profit Concerns

Quanta Computer will likely stop taking assembly orders for the Apple Watch at some point in 2020 due to profit concerns, and may sell its manufacturing plant in Changshu, China dedicated to assembling the wearable device, according to industry sources cited by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. The full DigiTimes story is not yet available, but a paywalled preview reads as follows: Quanta may stop assembly for Apple Watch in 2020, say sources: Quanta Computer is likely to stop taking assembly orders for the [..]

iOS 13.1.3 Download Released, Along with iPadOS 13.1.3, macOS 10.15

Apple has released iOS 13.1.3 for iPhone and iPad.

The crazy sale that slashed $100 off Sony true wireless earbuds is back

Two weeks ago, we told you about an insane deal that slashed the price of the $200 Sony WF1000XBM1 True Wireless Earbuds to just $99.99. Needless to say, it sold out in a matter of hours. Sony makes some of the best headphones on the planet, and that includes the company's Bluetooth buds, of course. Well, if you missed that killer deal we have some outstanding news for you: it's back! They're back in stock right now and back down to $99.99, but you'll definitely want to hurry up because we can pretty much g[..]

Huawei Watch GT 2 launches in the UAE

Watch GT 2 brings a number of improvements and will be landing in the UAE soon.

Apple Releases iOS 13.1.3 With Bug Fixes for Phone, Mail, Health, and More

Apple today released iOS 13.1.3 and iPadOS 13.1.3, minor updates to the iOS 13.1.2 software that was released two weeks ago. This is the fourth update to the iOS 13 operating system that came out in September. The iOS and iPadOS 13.1.3 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update. According to Apple's release notes for the software, the iOS 13.1.3 update introduces bug fixes and performance improvements. Ful[..]

Elago Launches AirPods Case Themed After Original Macintosh

After launching Macintosh-themed accessories for the Apple Watch and iPhone, Elago this week followed suit with the AW3 AirPods Case. Similar to the W3 Charging Stand for Apple Watch, the AW3 Case is themed after Apple's original Macintosh computer, complete with "hello" on the monitor. The AW3 Case is compatible with all models of the AirPods, has a small cutout to make the front LED visible on the second generation, and fully supports Qi wireless charging. It's made of an impact-resistant silicone that's [..]

Fortnite Chapter 2 updates leak just as the mysterious Black Hole disappears

Much to the dismay of hardcore Fortnite players who can’t have enough of their favorite game, the Battle Royale hit was taken offline without warning on Sunday, with a black hole blocking all access. It was all a brilliant marketing stunt, and that much should have been clear from the moment the game offline. But we got the first unofficial confirmations that Fortnite is about to receive a significant update much later. Leaks on Monday explained that Epic Games was in the process of releasing Chapter 2 of t[..]

This $23 ‘Airpower’ pad charges your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at once

Remember back in 2017 when Apple announced the AirPower wireless charging mat that could charge up to three devices at once? Yeah, well it never materialized so another company decided to use the name on a product that actually does exist. The Wordima Airpower 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad can recharge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at the same time, and it’s half off right now on Amazon. Best of all, the AirPods charger isn’t wireless so it’ll work with any AirPods case! Here’s more info from the[..]

Apple Pay Expands to Additional Banks in Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands

Apple Pay has expanded to more banks in Europe today, including ING in Germany, bunq in Austria, and ABN AMRO in the Netherlands. ING supporting Apple Pay in Germany is notable after a lengthy waiting period following the original announcement. Apple Pay made its debut in Germany in December, allowing iPhone and Apple Watch users in the country to take advantage of the contactless mobile payments service if their card issuer supports it. Meanwhile, the Federation of German Cooperative banks (BVR) are said t[..]

Freedom Mobile Launches Apple Business Chat: Support via the Messages App on iPhone

Freedom Mobile has debuted Apple Business Chat for Customer Support.

Apple Watch, Fitbit, Theragun: The best holiday gifts to get healthy and stay that way - CNET

These gifts are sure to please your fitness-minded friends and family.

One month with the Fitbit Versa 2: Comfortable, affordable, and motivating

I've now worn the Fitbit Versa 2 as my primary wearable for a month and it served as a solid motivational tool, but had limited use as a smartwatch. It's the best Fitbit available today, but that may not be enough with older Apple Watch models at the same price.

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a solid smartwatch for Android users

Samsung makes good, underrated smartwatches. It’s just been difficult to get much attention in a category so utterly dominated by a single player. Even still, the company has managed to hold onto the number two spot in global market share, according to recentish numbers. At 11.1 percent, it’s a little less than a third of […]

Top Stories: macOS Catalina Released, Apple Watch Sleep App, Apple Glasses in 2020?

After lots of attention on iOS and iPadOS 13, not to mention parallel updates for watchOS and tvOS, over the past few weeks, this week was the Mac's turn as we saw the public release of macOS Catalina. Ming-Chi Kuo also released details on his expectations for Apple product releases in the first half of next year, while Apple itself leaked references to a previously rumored but unreleased Sleep app for Apple Watch. Read on for more on this week's biggest stories! Apple Releases macOS Catalina: What to Check[..]

Today’s best deals: $27 Roku Express HD, $6 Alexa smart plugs, rare Nintendo Switch deal, $4 Instant Pot cookbook, more

We've got a tremendous roundup of daily deals for you to end the week with, and you seriously won't believe how good they are. Highlights from Friday's batch include $200 Sony true wireless earbuds for just $69.99 if you hurry, Alexa and Google compatible Wi-Fi smart plugs for just over $6 a piece when you use the coupon code 7Y4P5J5C at checkout, the brand new Roku Express HD that was just released today for only $26.99, a renewed Ring Video Doorbell 2 bundled with a renewed Ring Chime for just $99 (this i[..]

Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised

Accessory maker Nomad already offers a couple of excellent wireless chargers that work great with Apple and other Qi-compatible devices, but they’re introducing a new one that could be their most versatile yet. Using technology provided by partner Aira called ‘FreePower,’ the new Nomad Base Station Pro will be able to charge up to three […]

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Base Station Hub Wireless iPhone Charger From Nomad

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Nomad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Base Station Hub for wirelessly charging the iPhone, AirPods, and other devices. The Base Station Hub, which is priced at $99.95, features three wireless charging coils inside, and it can be used to charge two iPhones at once or an iPhone and AirPods, or any other device that wirelessly charges. Along with the wireless charging coils, there's a USB-A port and a USB-C port with an 18W capacity, perfect for charg[..]

The Apple Watch Series 4 just keeps getting cheaper

Apple is no longer selling its Apple Watch Series 4, but you can snag one for a steep discount on Amazon. Last week, we saw the price drop on the base silver aluminum and white sport band versions of the 44mm models. Today, the watches are on sale fo...

Nomad's Upcoming 'Base Station Pro' is the Latest AirPower Alternative, Able to Charge 3 Devices in Any Position

Nomad today shared a behind-the-scenes video that focuses on its upcoming "Base Station Pro" wireless charging mat. Similar to Apple's canceled AirPower accessory, the Base Station Pro can charge up to three devices at once in any position. Nomad worked with Aira and its "FreePower" wireless charging technology to build the Base Station Pro, which features an 18 coil matrix and proprietary algorithms that locate your smartphone in any orientation. The mat supports the Qi standard, so it's compatible with Ap[..]

7 paid iPhone apps you can download for free on October 10th

We've got some terrific paid iPhone and iPad apps for you to check out on Thursday that are all on sale for free. We had to dig through hundreds of apps to find them, but these seven iOS apps represent the best premium apps of the day that are available as free downloads. The deals are all bound to be over soon though, so be sure to hurry up and grab these apps for free while you still can. This post covers paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their develope[..]

iOS 13.2 Lets Users Delete Siri History, Opt Out of Sharing Audio Recordings

Apple has added these options after being called out for its Siri evaluation process.

Apple Watch Series 5’s banner feature needs to be turned up to 11

Steven Aquino Contributor Share on Twitter Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor iPhone 11 Pro is the most accessible iPhone yet Apple puts accessibility features front and center Reviewing Apple Watch Series 5 is not hard. It is so largely similar to last year’s Series […]

Amazon Music arrives on Apple TV

Amazon Music is now available on the Apple TV, including both the Apple TV 4K and the Apple TV HD running tvOS 12.0 or later, Amazon announced this morning. The launch is yet another example of the eased tensions between the two rivals, who finally came to an agreement to support each other’s streaming media […]

The Apple Watch 3 is down to its lowest price ever ahead of Black Friday

The Apple Watch 3 is on sale at Walmart, where it's down to $189 ahead of Black Friday.

Today’s top deals: $27 Roku Express, $5 Alexa smart plugs, $25 off Nintendo Switch, $50 off Powerbeats Pro, more

We've got a fantastic roundup of daily deals for you to check out on Thursday, so let's get right to it. Highlights include the first ever discount on the brand new Roku Express that'll be released tomorrow (get it for just $26.99!), Amazon's best-selling Wi-Fi range extender for just $14.99 after you clip the on-site coupon, Alexa and Google enabled Wi-Fi smart plugs for only $5.10 a piece when you buy a 4-pack and use the coupon code 408JBLKV at checkout, the first ever discount on the new Nintendo Switch[..]

Today’s best deals: Anker accessory blowout, $15 Wi-Fi extender, $99 Ring Video Doorbell 2, $5 Alexa smart plugs, more

We've got an incredible roundup of daily deals for you to check out on Wednesday, and the action starts with a one-day blowout sale on Anker charging accessories. Other top daily deals on Wednesday include a renewed Ring Video Doorbell 2 with a Ring Chime for only $99, Amazon's best-selling Wi-Fi range extender for just $14.99, top-rated Alexa and Google enabled smart plugs for just $5.10 a piece when you use the coupon code 408JBLKV at checkout, the awesome wireless camera that lets your smartphone see any[..]

With Catalina, the Mac leans on Apple’s other devices

Ever since the introduction of the iPod in 2001, Apple has had to navigate the intricacies of a multi-device ecosystem. In the earliest of days, that meant dealing with the iPod as an ancillary media device, reliant upon a Mac (or later a PC) for everything from activation to syncing media. Over the last twelve years, the Apple ecosystem has gotten only more complex, with the addition of iPhones and iPads, the Apple TV, the Apple Watch, AirPods, the HomePod, and more. And while the Mac may be the elder stat[..]

With Catalina, the Mac leans on Apple’s other devices

Ever since the introduction of the iPod in 2001, Apple has had to navigate the intricacies of a multi-device ecosystem. In the earliest of days, that meant dealing with the iPod as an ancillary media device, reliant upon a Mac (or later a PC) for everything from activation to syncing media. Over the last twelve years, the Apple ecosystem has gotten only more complex, with the addition of iPhones and iPads, the Apple TV, the Apple Watch, AirPods, the HomePod, and more. And while the Mac may be the elder stat[..]

Apple Adds Option to Delete Siri History and Opt Out of Sharing Audio Recordings in iOS 13.2

Today's iOS 13.2 beta introduces a new option that allows iPhone and iPad users to delete their Siri and Dictation history and opt out of sharing audio recordings, features that Apple promised after being called out for its  Siri  quality evaluation processes. Earlier this year, it was discovered that Apple hired contractors to listen to a small percentage of anonymized  Siri  recordings to evaluate  Siri 's responses with the purpose of improving the assistant's accuracy and reliability. A report from one [..]

Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 6.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.1 beta to developers, a week after seeding the second watchOS 6.1 beta and three weeks after releasing the watchOS 6 update with full App Store, new Apple Watch faces, and more. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated  Apple Watch  app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the update, the  Apple Watch  needs to hav[..]

The inventor of Android wants to sell you an incredibly ugly, useless phone that nobody in their right mind should buy

After his rather unceremonious departure from Google, Andy Rubin founded Essential, a hardware company supposed to manufacture high-end smartphones and other hardware. Thus came the Essential Phone, a device that proved to be not that essential to anyone. So few units were sold that nobody would blame you if you forgot this thing actually existed. The Essential and its notch design was launched in 2017 before the iPhone X, and it’s often a phone that hardcore Android fans like to believe inspired all Androi[..]

Want to live longer? Get a dog

If prolonging your time on Earth is a big priority for you, adopting a four-legged friend could help in a big way. A new study that takes into account many decades of research on overall health and pet ownership reveals that people who own dogs enjoy a 24% reduction in overall mortality. The study is a meta-analysis of research reaching as far back as the 1950s. Ten individual studies were included in this new round of research, with data from nearly four million participants. By lumping all of the data int[..]

‘Money Heist’ season 4 might hit Netflix much sooner than we expected

Money Heist, or La Casa de Papel, in its native Spanish, is one of Netflix’s most popular TV series, with the third season having premiered just a few months ago. If you’re all caught up with this highly complex TV series version of Spike Lee’s Inside Man film, then you’re probably anxiously for season 4 to drop. The good news is that it will happen a lot sooner than we expected, according to a star of the show. Rodrigo de la Serna, the Argentinian actor who plays Palermo in season 3, a key addition to the [..]

Samsung warns of 56% profit slide, but two of its biggest rivals will help it recover

Samsung on Tuesday released its earnings guidance for the third quarter, ahead of unveiling its actual results for the quarter later this month, and quickly made headlines for saying the company is expecting to reveal a 56% slide in its profit. The decline, according to the company, is attributable to falling demand for Samsung's memory chips -- one of the electronics giant's myriad product lines in addition to big-ticket items like TVs and its smartphone brands. Per the company's announcement, Samsung is e[..]

This $150 device supposedly calms you down by reading your mind

There are so many different methods people use to try to relax or meditate, and some of them definitely work better than others. The MUSE Brain Sensing Headband is one that seems so outlandish that you might just skip right past it, but it actually works surprisingly well for a lot of people. The band uses proven technology to measure brain waves and it guides you through meditation using real-time analysis of those brain waves. It’s pretty terrific, so you might want to check it out if you’re looking for s[..]