2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum

Linksys VELOP Whole Home Mesh Network

Fitbit Alta HR

2016 Range Rover

2016 Ford Flex Limited

Timex IQ+ Move fitness tracking watch

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature

2016 Mazda MX-5

Sennheiser PXC-550 Bluetooth headphones

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4MATIC Sedan

Sudio Regent Bluetooth headphones

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

VisionTek SoundTube PRO Bluetooth speaker

Fitbit Charge 2

2017 GMC Acadia Denali

Apple AirPods

Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2016)


Game of Thrones Season Six Blu-Ray

Michelin Premier all-season tires

Tom Tom Spark 3 Cardio +

Google Daydream View VR headset

ASUS ZenBook 3

Jaybird X3

JBL SoundBoost Speaker Moto Mod

Moto Insta-Share Projector for Moto Z

Google Pixel XL

Apalon's My Alarm Clock app

Lenovo Moto Z

Apple Watch Series 2 and watchOS 3

iOS 10

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless vacuum

Tablo by Nuvyyo

Samsung Gear Fit 2 fitness wearable

Ulysses for macOS and iOS

Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format inkjet printer

HBO's Vinyl Season 1

Apple MacBook (2016)

Papago! GoSafe 268 mirror mounted dash-cam

Piper all-in-one security

JayBird Freedom headphones

SF MoMA app

Fitbit Blaze fitness tracker

UA HealthBox

Dyson Pure Cool Link

Lola by Blue

HTC 10

Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Dell XPS 12 with 4K Ultra HD display

RHA S500i Noise Isolation headphones for iOS

Samsung Galaxy S7

2015 Mazda CX-9

Moto 360 (2015)

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear headphones for Android

ASAP Dash Rapid Charger

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The Apple Beat: Why an iWatch would make sense

the Apple iWatch Concept by the italian designer Antonio de Rosa - Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Rumours swirling in the Applesphere point to a surprising new product from Cupertino that will reside on your wrist and integrate alerts and some functionality from your iPhone and iPad and synch with iCloud. Could Apple be seriously considering the wearable technology segment and what does it have to bring to the table?

Reports have it that Apple is working on a smart watch with a curved glass display (allegedly Corning's bendable Willow Glass). The rumours, coming no less from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal say that such a product has been in development since 2011.

"Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass, according to people familiar with the company’s explorations, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because they are not allowed to publicly discuss unreleased products. Such a watch would operate Apple’s iOS platform, two people said, and stand apart from competitors based on the company’s understanding of how such glass can curve around the human body," says Nick Bilton of the New York Times.

The Wall Street Journal's report says just as much:

Apple is experimenting with designs for a watch-like device that would perform some functions of a smartphone, according to people briefed on the effort.

The company has discussed such a device with its major manufacturing partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., one of these people said, as part of explorations of potentially large product categories beyond the smartphone and tablet.

A number of Apple watchers, including myself, were surprised when Apple replaced the design of the iPod Nano from the wearable square touchscreen (which spawned an industry of third party straps to make the music player look like a watch) to a more rectangular shape. Some figured Apple made this move to focus on a real smart watch. Not just a limited Bluetooth remote control, but with deep App integration and superior specs to what the current line of smartwatches are offering. Here's what I think.

The iPod is a fading product line and Apple needs another exciting product category. Say what you want about the iPod, it is still one of the most innovative products out there and at the rate that Apple has been shrinking their devices, a watch with the storage capacity and functionality of an iPod would be easy for Apple to make.

But, Apple being Apple, wouldn't just create a wrist-worn iPod watch. It is likely going to be a product that has its own ecosystem of apps, developer API's and unique features to extend the functionality that's likely missing from the iPhone (like NFC or the ability to beam documents and files back and forth). 

At the very least an iWatch that serves as an extension of Siri (using the iPhone or iPad as the main computer) would be interesting.

There's also a huge potential for wearable computers for monitoring health and fitness. The apps are already there for the iPhone and iPod Touch and can certainly be tweaked for a smaller screen, specially one that is flexible. If Apple just finds the right ingredients of features, pricing and ease of use that made the iPod so ubiquitous.  Just like how the iPad redefined MP3 players and how the iPhone reinvented the smartphone, an iWatch could seriously spark a lot of interest. Various kickstarter projects have at least proven that the world is ready for such a product.

Source: The Cult of Mac

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