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iPhone: Why I'm not buying an S this time round

Posted on by Mike Evans

I sat on the sidelines when the original iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs in June 2007. At that time I had been a Mac user for just two years and, already, I was thoroughly fed up with the flaky synchronisation between Palm or Windows mobiles and the Mac. But the original iPhone wasn't ready for prime time.

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Apple Pay? No we don't, but yes you do

Posted on by Mike Evans

After a month or so of using Apple Pay with my Apple Watch I am astounded by the general ignorance of retailers. I would say that in probably 80 percent of cases when I ask if they accept Apple Pay the answer is a firm no. But experience tells me that any swipe terminal  can also accommodate the Apple Watch (and, I have no doubt, the iPhone). So far I have never been disappointed when presenting the Watch to the card reader. Retailers are usually amazed and want to know how it works. Every time I tell them that the next customer who asks about Apple Pay should be answered with a firm yes.

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iPhone, Apple Watch Battery Life: A mixed bag of experiences

Posted on by Mike Evans

Last week I was writing about batteries in connection with our long-term review car, the Nissan Leaf. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the 85-mile range of that car could be stretched to even 200 miles? Overnight the Leaf and its electric companions would become viable for most people. Rechargeable batteries, though, are an integral part of our daily existence.

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Tools & Toys: Apple Watch is a unique device, unobtrusive, always there

Posted on by Mike Evans

Bradley Chamers, writing in Tools & Toys

Apple Watch is a unique device. It’s form over function in a lot of ways. It’s a beautiful watch that can do a lot of things on top of telling time. It’s a great fitness tracker, a great way to control your iPhone music, see your calendar appointments quickly, and scan your messages. It’s the best device in certain situations, but the worst in others. On May 3rd and 4th, Apple Watch was a central device in my computing life. On May 5th, I was back in the office in front of my Mac and external monitor. While traveling, Apple Watch was a window into my life. When I was back in the office next day, Apple Watch was my watch again. John Siracusa once said time equals money, but money doesn’t equal time. If Apple Watch can help us better manage our time with technology, then it’s money well spent.

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