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DisplayMate: Less reflective Apple Watch Sport is easier to read in bright sunlight

DisplayMate's shootout found the Apple Watch's sapphire crystal reflects more ambient light than the Ion-X glass on the Apple Watch Sport, making the expensive watch's display appear washed out in comparison.

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Disney gets sick of selfie sticks, bans them from its parks

The ban takes effect at Disneyland and Disney World—and at Disney's Paris and Hong Kong locations—next week.


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AppleCare+ offers easier battery replacements for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and more

Apple device owners can get their iPhone, iPad or Watch replaced if it stays below 80 percent battery capacity.

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Apple Watch 2 may stand on its own with Wi-Fi chip and FaceTime camera

Waiting for the next-generation Apple Watch doesn't sound like a bad idea if these new features are any indication.

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Rough Apple Watch sales estimate: 2.79 million units

Apple's off to a much stronger start than its smartwatch rivals, at least according to a third-party estimate.

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Trick out your Apple Watch with these 20 third-party bands

Sick of the Sport and can't afford the Milanese Loop? Try a band not made by Apple.

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It's time: Apple Watch now available at the Apple Store

You can still reserve a Watch online, but you can make the actual purchase in person, shortening wait times.


Apple Watch Time Travel vs. Pebble Time: Just how big a rip-off is this?

WatchOS 2 borrows liberally from Pebble's chronological data stream, but with some big differences in execution.


Pebble Time pre-orders start June 22, exclusive to Best Buy

After a well-funded Kickstarter campaign, Pebble's real test begins as it takes its next smartwatch to retail.

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A good start, but developers want more access to the Apple Watch

Some hardware upgrades would also improve the wearable and, in turn, the apps that run on it, said developers

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FAQ: Everything you need to know about the Apple Watch

Got Apple Watch questions? Come on in.


Apple Watch apps will get much more useful with WatchOS 2

Developers will soon be able to free themselves from the iPhone and tap into the full array of Apple Watch sensors.


Jawbone returns to the Apple Store, while straying further from its own hardware

Huawei will be the first dedicated fitness tracker to support Jawbone's app and coaching features.

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Apple Watch to be available in stores in two weeks

Apple doesn't disclose which models the stores will stock


Don't blame Apple for Pebble Time's iOS app review holdup

Apple may not be entirely to blame for the delay, and Pebble gets some great publicity from it. The only losers are Pebble's most loyal backers.