How to force quit apps on watchOS 3


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Force quitting apps is different in watchOS 3.
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Apple Watch apps are faster than ever thanks to watchOS 3, but if you ever run into the rotating dial of death, sometimes quickly force quitting the app can help.

With watchOS 3, Apple has made the force quitting process a bit different. Wearers used to be able to double click the side button to force quit an app. Now the process also involves the Digital Crown.

How to add, delete and rearrange apps in the new Apple Watch dock


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The new Dock is one of watchOS 3's best features.
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Apple Watch is getting a UI makeover with watchOS 3 which completely changes how you interact with apps, making them faster and easier to access thanks to the all new Dock feature.

Now when wearers press the side button on Apple Watch, instead of bringing up your favorite contacts, the watch brings up the dock providing a quick view of your favorite apps that are now updated immediately, so you spend less time staring at the spinning wheel.

Here’s how to make the most of the new Apple Watch dock:

Treat your Apple Watch to the cutest charging dock we’ve ever seen


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It looks a bit like a Pixar character, no?
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Cult of Mac CES 2016 full coverageWe’re bound to see some innovative new Apple Watch charging docks at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, and kicking things off is accessory maker Actionproof’s cute “Bozon” Apple Watch charging dock.

Am I the only one who thinks this looks like a little Pixar cartoon alien?

Double the apps in your iOS dock with Doubler


Want double the dock icons? Install Docker.
Want double the dock icons? Install Docker.
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Let’s face it: the dock gets crowded. Even on the iPad, the short row of icons Apple gives us at the bottom of our iOS homepage is always too little.

You can fill your dock with folders if you want to cram more apps there… or you can download this neat little jailbreak tweak, which doubles the amount of icons you can put in your dock.

Oops! Apple Store gaffe may have spilled the iPhone 6c early

The iPhone 5c might be broken wide open. And what's next?
The iPhone 5c might be broken wide open. And what's next?
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Is Apple preparing to deliver a refreshed iPhone 5c? A product image on its own online store shows what could be a new iPhone 6c sitting atop the new Lightning iPhone dock. The device carries the same plastic back we’re already familiar with, as well as a Touch ID sensor.