Friday, July 22, 2016

Jay Leno Stainless Steel Apple Watch on Milanese Loop Bracelet

...Apple Watch Coolness...

Jay Leno
Stainless Steel Apple Watch 
on Milanese Loop Bracelet

I have always loved watching Jay Leno's Garage, and I noticed in this episode Jay is wearing a stainless steel Apple Watch on a Milanese Loop Bracelet. It's kind of a supreme irony when you think about it, that in the video Jay is wearing an Apple Watch that was designed in the United States, while he is driving a car designed in the United States, both of which are and were technological marvels of their respective times.

Monday, June 20, 2016

How The Apple Watch Dock Works Under Watch OS3

How The Apple Watch Dock Works 
Watch OS3

9 to 5 Mac created this superb video that showcases exactly how the Dock works in Watch OS3, as well as showing how to add and remove apps.

9 to 5 Mac also created this video of Watch OS3, which give a superb overview of how it works. 9 to 5 Mac also wrote a superb hands-on article on iOS10 + watchOS3 Home App for HomeKit on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, which I also highly recommend reading.

I am extremely curious about the new HomeKit enabled app named Home, so I want to share this excellent video overview on how it works:

Friday, June 17, 2016

2016 Apple WWDC Keynote Including Watch OS 3

2016 Apple WWDC Keynote
Including Watch OS 3

Apple showcased the upcoming Watch OS 3 at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco today. Kevin Lynch from Apple gives the presentation on The Apple Watch Update in the WWDC video, which begins at 8 minutes and 30 seconds into the video. I highly recommend watching the entire Keynote, which is ver impressive...

My overall impression of the WWDC was amazing!!!! I am most impressed with the significant advancements with the HomeKit, including the Home App [1Hour 19 Minutes in to the video] for iOS and Watch OS. 

As many of you know, I stopped writing about the Apple Watch after it was launched. I did so because I purchased the stainless steel Apple watch, along with several straps, and ended up returning it because I thought it was so frustrating to use. I found the watch UI to be way to kludgy, and slow.  In particular, I found it very cumbersome and tedious to get to any information or apps. Also, the overall performance of the watch was way too sluggish. The Apple Watch felt like a Beta product that was not ready for prime time, and I didn't want to pay a lot of money to be a Beta Tester!!?!

Promising Future of Watch OS 3

Even thought I don't wear an Apple Watch today, I have been keeping abreast of the changes, and with the preview of Apple Watch OS 3 seems AMAZING!!!! So I am looking forward to checking it out.

In the meantime, several thoughts on the current state of the Apple Watch:

1. I am completely blown-away with the Apple Watch ability to instantly change straps and bracelets. This is my single most favorite feature, and something I look forward to exploring in the future in detail. In other words, it is amazing to me that by simply changing the strap/bracelet on the Apple Watch it can complete change looks.

2. My least favorite feature, which was not addressed in the WWDC Keynote is that Apple has not opened up the the actual timekeeping/ watch User Interface to developers. I think most of the existing Apple watch faces are lame, and I believe Apple should open up the UI so third-party developers can customize it, as well as offering much more flexibility to end users. 

3. I think some of the new feature of Watch OS 3 are stunningly brilliant. The ability to authenticate you Mac password with an Apple Watch is amazing. I am also impressed with the new feature that allows you to write gestures in response to text messages. As previously mentioned, I am super impressed with the advancements in the HomeKit platform, and how it can all be controlled with the Apple Watch!!!!

As I mentioned, I am really looking forward to Watch OS3, and I am curios to see the advancements in the second generation of Apple Watch Hardware. I assume Apple will keep the form-factor similar, and most importantly, I assume they will keep it backwards compatible with all their brilliant straps and bracelets.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bright Blue Leather Loop Strap

...Wrist Shot Of The Day...

Bright Blue Leather Loop Strap

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Consumer Reports Tests The Apple Watches

Consumer Reports Tests The Apple Watches

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Official Apple Watch Blueprints

Official Apple Watch Blueprints

Monday, May 4, 2015

How To Use Any Standard Strap With An Apple Watch

How To Use Any Standard Strap With An Apple Watch

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Official Apple Watch User Guide

Official Apple Watch User Guide

The Apple Watch will soon be arriving, and Apple already has more than 3000 Apps available.

Apple just put up their official users guide for the Apple Watch, which covers all the basic functions of the Apple Watch.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Beyonce Yellow Gold Custom Apple Watch

...Apple Watch Hotness...

Yellow Gold Custom Apple Watch

Apple is doing an amazing strategic marketing job with the rollout of the Apple watch by having it show up first on many famous celebrities wrists. In the photo below we see a custom yellow gold Apple Watch with a matching yellow gold bracelet on legendary beautiful recording artist, Beyonce.

I believe it is inevitable this all gold Apple Watch model will come to market in the future, probably at a price point around the cost of a yellow gold Rolex. 

In the photo below we also see Karl Lagerfeld's Apple Watch, which is also a custom yellow gold model like Beyonce.

Karl Lagerfeld is pictured below with Apple lead designer Jony Ive, with Anna Wintour between them at the launch of the Apple Watch in Paris, France.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bloomberg Business Spends A Week With The Apple Watch

Bloomberg Business
Spends A Week With The Apple Watch

Bloomberg's Josh Topolsky spend a week wearing the Apple watch and put together this investing video to showcase how many features work.