Posts about Watch

At the start of the year I predicted some key technology trends for 2015, one of which was wearables, although I was unconvinced by the, then new, Apple Watch and where it was headed. You see, for me, my smartphone is my first port of call for obtaining the time and date and I have numerous tones set for my reminders, so I immediately know whether I have a new text message or email. When it comes to a first-hand (excuse the pun) review however, my wife (Sarah) couldn’t disagree with me more, describing her Apple Watch as her personal wrist assistant and praising its virtues on an almost daily basis. And I have to admit to being impressed by several of its functions; in particular, the navigation option which tells the wearer when to turn left, right or continue straight ahead through a series of corresponding ‘taps’. When searching for a particular venue recently with my wife she was able to lead me confidently there without the slightest glimpse at her iPhone ...

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I assume the dust has now settled since Apple’s new iPhone and Watch launch a couple of weeks ago. I have to confess, I’m not an Apple lemming, so I didn’t spend hours or, for some, even days queuing at its London store. Having said that, my ears pricked up at the news that Apple are having some software issues at the moment with their iOS 8.0.1 update. Oh yes, those big ‘A’ share prices dropped quicker than our Wi-Fi and fingerprint access, causing new adopters of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to get rather ‘bent out of shape’ if you’ll excuse the pun, and leaving Apple hoping that their newly released 8.0.2 update will quickly make things right. But hang on, it’s not all doom and gloom - there have been a lot of ‘rights’ too, a fact that brings me neatly on to NFC ...
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