Apple Watch

Apple announces iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 and more

iPhone X

Apple held its first major event at the Steve Jobs theater at the new Cupertino campus on Tuesday, September 12th. After a brief tribute to Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook and team introduced several new products including the redesigned iPhone X. Here's a brief look at all the hardware unveiled at the event.

You can now pay for gas with your Apple Watch at Exxon Mobil stations

Exxon Mobil Speedpass+

The latest version of watchOS allows Apple Watch users to pay for things within apps using Apple Pay. For example, you can now reload a gift card, or order meals through your favorite delivery service directly on your Apple Watch through supported apps. Exxon Mobil Speedpass+ is one of the first apps to take advantage of the new watchOS 3 in-app capabilities.

DigiTimes: Apple Watch 2 estimated to be unveiled in September or October

Apple Slump

"Upstream component makers have seen weaker-than-expected orders for tablet and wearable products" even though the second-generation Apple Watch is expected to be unveiled in September or October, according to DigiTimes. Component suppliers are struggling to gain sufficient profits from the smartwatch market, even with the Apple Watch, which dominates the wearables market by nearly 50 percent.

"A lack of applications and short battery life have prevented smartwatches from becoming a mainstream product. The smartwatch market, expected to stay small, is unlikely to become a growth driver for component makers as originally expected."

CES 2016: Actionproof Apple Watch Dock

Bozon Apple Watch Charging Dock

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show has officially kicked off with the unveiling of Fitbit's new fitness watch the Blaze. While many new, exciting and even weird tech products are expected to make their debut at the convention all week long, it doesn't look like there will be many third-party Apple products showcased at the event. Yesterday we quickly looked at two new keyboard cases for the iPad Pro and iPad mini 4, and today Actionproof has announced its Apple Watch dock.

How do I check the model number of my Apple Watch?

Most basic information about your Apple Watch can be found in the About section in the Settings. You can locate this section by opening the Settings on your Apple Watch and tapping General. From here you will be able to see your model number, serial number, capacity / available storage space and more general information about your Watch.

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How do I restore my Apple Watch to its factory settings?

Restoring your Apple Watch to its factory settings is easy. On your Apple Watch navigate to Settings General > Reset, then tap Erase All Content and Settings.

You can also set your Apple watch to erase all content when someone incorrectly enters the passcode 10 times. To enable this feature, open the Apple Watch app on you iPhone and navigate to My Watch > Passcode and tap Erase Data.

To restore your Apple Watch from its last backup just pair it with your iPhone.

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How do I switch wrists / change the orientation of my Apple Watch?

During the initial setup of your Apple Watch you must choose your language, watch orientation, and passcode, but you're not stuck with these settings. To switch wrists or adjust your orientation, open the Settings app and navigate to General > Orientation. From here you can select your left or right wrist, adjust the Digital Crown position and enable the lift to wake feature.

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How do I adjust the brightness on my Apple Watch?

You can adjust the brightness of your Apple Watch by opening the Settings on your Watch and scrolling down until you see the Brightness & Text Size option. Tap Brightness & Text Size then tap the Brightness symbol, then turn the Digital Crown do adjust the brightness of your screen. You can also keep tapping the Brightness symbol to turn it up or down.

To adjust the brightness of your Apple Watch display from your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and navigate to My Watch > Brightness & Text Size.

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