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Apple Fitness+ kicks off 2022 with two new major features

Apple Fitness+ kicks off 2022 with two new major features

Apple today announced that two new features are coming to Apple Fitness+. These new features, called "Collections" and "Time to Run," will be debuting in the app next week, and we're guessing that current Apple Fitness+ subscribers have already figured out what each of them do. In addition to these new features, Apple also announced that it will soon be launching a third season of Time to Walk, giving users several weeks of new episodes to look forward to.

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How to Take Screenshots On Apple Watch (And How to Turn Them Off Completely)

How to Take Screenshots On Apple Watch (And How to Turn Them Off Completely)

Your Apple Watch can be a very useful piece of hardware. Not only is the watch good for taking calls or responding to messages quickly, but its also possible to listen to music using standalone apps. You can even complete standard tasks like using a calculator and can talk to other Apple Watch users using the walkie-talkie function. One thing you might not know, though, is that the Apple Watch takes screenshots -- you just have to enable it to do so, first.

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Schlage Encode Plus smart lock eliminates the need for passcodes

Schlage Encode Plus smart lock eliminates the need for passcodes

Often, when new technology is released, you don't realize what a change the tech can make in your life until you try it. For many people who have adopted modern deadbolts and doorknobs that operate using passcodes instead of keys, locks of the type certainly fall into that category. Many manufacturers offer keypad deadbolts and doorknobs, allowing you to type in a custom code to lock and unlock the door.

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Tech from 2021 that changed our lives forever

Tech from 2021 that changed our lives forever

All things considered, 2021 was a pretty miserable year in general. The COVID-19 pandemic carried on throughout the year, making things like smartphones, GPUs, and game consoles difficult to find, thanks to global shortages. Beyond that, the fact that the pandemic persists is undoubtedly wearing on many emotionally and mentally, making for a crummy year overall. Despite that, 2021 managed to deliver some great tech, from smartphones to tablets and even earbuds. Here's the technology that made 2021 a year to remember against all odds.

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Apple Watch AssistiveTouch enables control with one-hand gestures

Apple Watch AssistiveTouch enables control with one-hand gestures

Like most consumer electronics, smartwatches have been made and designed for the majority of people. Although worn only on one wrist, the smartwatch often requires a hand from the opposite arm to navigate the user interface. Voice control can only go so far, and smartwatches, just like their smartphone cousins, are primarily touch-centric devices. Fortunately, the Apple Watch has accessibility features that makes it possible to use the smartwatch with just one hand, giving wearers almost magical abilities to control the device.

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Apple Watch Series 7 Review

Apple Watch Series 7 Review

Nobody can deny that the Apple Watch won the smartwatch wars, and the latest Apple Watch Series 7 only extends that lead. A collection of endearing enhancements rather than the all-out reinvention that some expected, 2021's version blends a bigger display with the improvements of watchOS 8, for a result that, though predictable, is no less impressive for it.

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The Apple Black Friday 2021 deals are here, but are they worth it?

The Apple Black Friday 2021 deals are here, but are they worth it?

As with Amazon, Walmart, and other major tech companies, Apple has a bunch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for shoppers this Thanksgiving holiday. Unlike most other companies, however, Apple isn't slashing the prices on its products -- rather, buyers will receive an Apple Gift card as part of the purchase, which can be used to buy something else later on. Is the gift card deal ultimately worth it?

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Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals small but important changes

Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals small but important changes

The iFixit team has published their completed teardown of the Apple Watch Series 7, revealing both large and small changes with the help of three former Apple engineers. The team teases that the Apple Watch Series 7 sports "secrets that only a trained eye can spot," including many subtle tweaks that the teardown team says are "significant" to the overall hardware upgrade.

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Apple Watch Series 7 fast charge requirements now official

Apple Watch Series 7 fast charge requirements now official

When smartwatches first came out years ago, they were ridiculed for having to be recharged at least every night. While some battery lives have improved since then, they're still dismal when you consider regular timepieces don't need charging at all. Of course, there is no getting around the need to plug in the smart wearables from time to time, so manufacturers are trying to reduce the time needed for that instead. That's what the Apple Watch 7 is bringing to the table, and Apple is finally revealing what's needed to take advantage of its new fast charge feature.

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Apple Watch Series 7 photo shows Apple Watch 6 comparison

Apple Watch Series 7 photo shows Apple Watch 6 comparison

Apple's products always sell well, regardless of the initial sentiment when they are first announced. The company's September event disappointed some who had hoped to see bigger upgrades on the iPhone 13. The biggest disappointment, however, may have come from expectations over the Apple Watch Series 7 based on leaks and rumors. The official version of the smartwatch may not have exactly been spectacularly different, but this latest real-world photo of the Apple Watch Series 7 reaffirms the upgrade that fans wanted in the first place.

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Apple Watch Series 7 preorders open: Tough choices and long waits

Apple Watch Series 7 preorders open: Tough choices and long waits

The Apple Watch Series 7 is up for preorder, and you'd be forgiven for being a little confused - and more than a little impatient - if you're trying to get your order in today. With two sizes, four collections, three case materials, and ten different finishes, it's arguably the toughest decision to make out of everything in Apple's line-up, and that's before you get to bands and straps.

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Apple Watch Series 7 pre-order and launch dates finally revealed

Apple Watch Series 7 pre-order and launch dates finally revealed

Following months of rumors, Apple revealed Apple Watch Series 7 during its iPhone reveal event in September. Unlike many of the other devices announced during that event, Apple didn't give us pre-order and release date info for Apple Watch Series 7 when it was revealed. After making us wait for a couple of weeks, Apple has now announced those details, and they seem to match up with earlier rumors we heard about potential shipping windows.

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