Google’s Apple Watch rivals to land in early 2017


Photo of two alleged Google Nexus smartwatches
They'll bring the Google Assistant to your wrist.
Photo: Android Police

Google stepped up its fight against the iPhone when it launched its new Pixel smartphones earlier this month, and now it’s preparing to take on Apple Watch, too.

According to the latest whispers, the company will launch its first Android Wear watches — complete with Google Assistant — in early 2017.

iPhone 7 won’t play nicely with Android Wear watches


Android Wear fans should avoid iPhone 7 for now.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

If you decided to pick up an Android Wear device instead of Apple Watch, you may have trouble using it with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Those who have upgraded to one of Apple’s latest smartphones have found they just don’t play nicely with Google’s wearable platform, despite the fact that their predecessors have no trouble connecting after being upgraded to the same iOS 10 software.

Apple Watch Series 2 is faster, brighter, ‘swim-proof’ — and ceramic


Apple Watch Series 2 Swimproof
Apple Watch Series 2 is built for swimming.
Photo: Apple

Apple Watch Series 2 has finally landed, and while it may look almost identical to its predecessor, it comes with some significant improvements that make it worth the upgrade.

Fans can look forward to a faster processor, Apple’s brightest display yet, greater water-resistance, and a built-in GPS. There’s also a stunning new ceramic model.

iOS 10 finally lets you delete Apple apps you don’t want


There's a lot to love in iOS 10.
Free at last!
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

The days of having a junk folder full of Apple-made apps you don’t want is finally coming to an end.

It appears that Apple made its first steps toward allowing iPhone and iPad users to delete stock apps today by making them available to download via the App Store.

The company didn’t announce the changes during its WWDC keynote, but after installing the first beta build of iOS 10, developers have discovered that apps like Maps, Contacts, Stocks, and others can now be deleted.