Sony’s SmartBand Talk is what you’d get if you crossed the company’s original SmartBand (released earlier this year) with the excellent Pebble smartwatch. More of a fitness and lifelogging accessory than a full-blown smartwatch, it does however share an E-Ink display in common with the Pebble timepiece.
Long rumored and eagerly awaited, the Apple Watch is now a reality. It’s certainly not the first smartwatch on the block, but could it be the best? The features look impressive, but we’ll still need to get one on our wrist and write a full review. In the meantime, there’s always the specs to look at. How does the Apple Watch fare against some of the other wearables on the market? Just take a look below to see where it stands against notable smartwatches like the Pebble Steel, Moto 360 and the Samsung Gear Live.
On September 9, Apple announced new iPhones, an Apple Watch, a new payment system, and the mandatory acceptance of a mediocre new U2 album for anyone with an iTunes account.
If you’re looking at your iPhone or iPad Music app, carefully weighing up whether to avoid scrolling down past T in the Artists tab, or just putting your device out of its misery by smashing it with a hammer, WAIT!
It’s possible, by jumping through some stupid hoops, to remove Songs Of Innocence entirely!
You can’t put a price on childhood memories, which explains why most of your favorite toys and gadgets from childhood aren’t worth squat.
Now, you can still make a nice profit off unopened, exceedingly well-maintained or rare items from your younger days, but the majority of your prized possessions are too new to be artifacts and too old to be useful.
The Sony Xperia Z3 owners should exercise caution when shooting 4K videos to minimise the risk of overheating, a mover and shaker at the phone-maker has advised.
Although it garnered a slew of rave reviews, the Z2 was hamstrung by reports that it was prone to overheating and shutting down when recording lush 4K video due to the resource-heavy nature of the feature.
Now that Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus is ready to play in the Galaxy Note 4’s size territory, Samsung is taking the competition on with a few new ads. It’s revived the “It Doesn’t Take A Genius” tagline, and first up is a segment making fun of Apple’s glitchy live video stream during yesterday’s presentation.
The rumors, flying for many moons now, have turned out to be true. Meet Apple’s first wearable, the aptly, if uncreatively, named Watch. While the name’s a bit mundane, Apple’s making a big effort to make the thing as customizable as it can, with two sizes, three materials and a slew of different watchbands. We didn’t get to put our fingers on every permutation of the Watch, but we did get to try on a couple of them. Join me after the break, won’t you, and find out what they’re like.
OPINION Andy Vandervell considers the latest Apple launch and implications it has for Apple and its rivals, starting with how Apple has finally embraced the ‘phablet’.
Apple finally admits Samsung was right about big phones
I remember my reaction to the original Samsung Galaxy Note. “That’s stupid, how can you use it with one hand?” Apple thought the same, but people voted with their wallets and Apple has belatedly responded. Tim Cook didn’t utter the words ‘Samsung was right’ but everyone else was thinking it.
To underline what a huge about turn this is, consider that the iPhone 6 Plus has a larger screen (5.5-inches vs 5.3-inches) than the original Galaxy Note and it’s over a centimetre taller. It’s a smidgen narrower, which is important, but it’s a huge departure from the Apple norm.
Somewhere in South Korea is a product manager or two suffering mixed feelings. Pride at proving Apple wrong, but fear that the iPhone 6 Plus will eat into Samsung’s sales. Expect one of its increasingly acid-tongued attacks ads to appear close to launch.