Why Samsung’s design sucks, in a single image

The difference between Apple and Samsung, in a single image. Photo: iMore

The difference between Apple and Samsung, in a single image. Photo: iMore

Want to sum up the difference between Apple and Samsung in a single image?

Don’t look at the logos. Don’t look at the operating systems. Don’t even look at what their respective gadgets look like.

Look at the lines. Look at the symmetry. Because Samsung can’t even get these basic things right.

Once you start looking closely, even Samsung’s best phones look like they were designed by a kindergartner.

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Charge your new Apple Watch in style with the Griffin WatchStand

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Charge your Apple Watch in style with this sleek charging dock and stand, now available on Cult of Mac Deals for only $27.

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Tattoos might make Apple Watch malfunction

Using an Apple Watch with a tattoo gives some users a (s)inking feeling. Photo:

Using an Apple Watch with a tattoo gives some users a (s)inking feeling. Photo: Guinne55fan

With a variety of bands, and price tags ranging all the way from $349 – $17,000, there’s an Apple Watch for everyone. Except, possibly, the heavily tattooed.

That’s according to a new thread on Reddit which claims that several tattoo-sporting Apple Watch customers are having trouble using the device, because the wearable’s wrist-detection feature gets confused by the way in which tattoos reflect the green and infrared light emitted by the Watch.

The result? People with tattoos don’t get notifications, unless they move the Watch to an un-tattooed area, or turn off wrist detection. Not exactly ideal for those with full sleeves!

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You can now use your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac

Just Knock on your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac. Photo: Knock

Just Knock on your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac. Photo: Knock

Remember Knock? Released last year, it was an iPhone app that allowed you to unlock your Mac without entering a password, just by tapping on your smartphone’s screen. Now you don’t even need your iPhone handy to use Knock: It’s the latest app to get the inevitable Apple Watch support.

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Sick of Apple Watch unboxing videos? This one’s different. Trust us.

The magic of stop-motion animation allows an Apple Watch to unbox itself. Photo: Burger Fiction

The magic of stop-motion animation allows an Apple Watch to unbox itself. Photo: Burger Fiction

This is the best Apple Watch unboxing video ever. Watch an Apple Watch unbox itself!

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Apple Watch’s interchangeable band mechanism is now patented

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You can change your Apple Watch band quickly and easily. Photo: Apple

One of the neat features of the Apple Watch is the ability to quickly and drastically change its appearance by sliding different straps on and off the body of the device.

Achieved by way of a cunning three-contact mechanism, it’s undoubtedly a cool solution and — to paraphrase Steve Jobs — boy, has Apple patented it!

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Apple Watch review: Futuristic, fun and fan-flipping-tastic

Apple Watch is a great early adopter device. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple Watch is a great early adopter device. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple Watch is the most confounding device to come out of Cupertino since Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone. Is is it a watch? Is it a tiny computer on your wrist? It’s both — and it’s so much more.

After four days playing with the Apple Watch, we’ve found it to be far more futuristic — and far more fun — than we could have imagined. (It’s even more impressive if you’ve tried any of the other smartwatches on the market.)

Apple Watch isn’t without its disappointments, though. If you’re still unsure whether to shackle yourself to Jony Ive’s fabulous timepiece, here’s our take on what works — and what doesn’t.

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Siri doesn’t like it when you confuse her with Google Now

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Just don’t make the mistake of calling Siri by the wrong name! Photo: Apple

Siri’s the O.G. (Original Gangsta) personal assistant, and she doesn’t like it when you confuse her with upstart rivals from Google or Microsoft.

The revelation was discovered by Twitter user and tech writer Danny Sullivan, who found that spurring his Apple Watch into action by saying “OK, Google” garnered the sarcastic response, “Very funny. I mean, not funny ‘ha-ha,’ but funny.”

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78% of 1.7 million Apple Watch orders still haven’t shipped

78% of all Apple Watch orders still haven't shipped. Photo: Slice Intelligence

78% of all Apple Watch orders still haven’t shipped. Photo: Slice Intelligence

Last week, researchers at Slice Intelligence claimed that Apple had taken orders for as many as 957,000 Apple Watches in the first 24 hours that it was available on Apple.com. And that was in the U.S. alone.

Now Slice is back, with new numbers suggesting that demand for the Apple Watch is far, far exceeding supply. According to Slice, in fact, Apple may have sold as many as 1.7 million Apple Watches since pre-orders began.

And if your Apple Watch still hasn’t shipped, you’re not alone: 78% of all Apple Watch buyers are in the same boat.

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Apple’s e-book antitrust monitor is charging for reading the paper

We wonder if blog posts cost money to read, too. Photo: GalleryHip

We wonder if blog posts cost money to read, too. Photo: GalleryHip

Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed antitrust monitor who infamously handed Apple an “unprecedented” legal bill of $138,432 for his first two weeks’ work, is back — and his latest eyebrow-raising offence is charging Apple to “review relevant media articles.”

What does that mean, you might ask? In layman’s terms it refers to the fact that he’s billing Apple for reading the newspaper.

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