Wearables aren’t flying with the IT crowd


Time travel without a flux capacitor - right on your wrist.
But ... Apple Watch doesn't even connect to Wi-Fi.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

A new study suggests that the increased popularity of wearables like the Apple Watch and fitness trackers in the workplace is giving information technology professionals the willies.

IT tool and service provider Ipswitch polled 288 workers who feel like the burgeoning devices might present some problems, especially if they’re connected to company-owned Wi-Fi networks.

Wearable with flexible display set to blow your mind next year



A new wearable is set to make devices like the Apple Watch and the LG Urbane look like old-fashioned junk.

Wove might cause a twinge of nostalgia among children of the ’90s who grew up with slap bracelets on everyone’s wrists, but it’s way more impressive than those (which, let’s face it, most things are). It’s a wonder of technology that wraps a full-featured, customizable, multi-touch screen completely around your arm on a flexible display.

Android Authority got its first look at the upcoming gizmo, and you can see it in action in their video below.

Apple Watch mods free up your wrist for, you know, whatever


Apple Watch pocket pendant
Get ready to pay a little more to get a little less out of your Apple Watch.
Photo: Bucardo

We like the Apple Watch a lot. I use it every day, and when I’m not wearing it, sometimes I find myself checking my wrist out of habit. But one company thinks that your arm looks like it’s suffocating. Or that the Apple Watch can be molded into a variety of other fashion accessories. Or something else.

The point is this: For whatever reason, Bucardo is developing housings that turn your beloved Apple Watch into a dapper pocket number or a dazzling pendant, and it’s looking to you for funding.

Apple’s fitness guru on what makes the Watch revolutionary


Apple Watch is the perfect companion for spin class.
Apple Watch is the perfect companion for spin class.
Photo: Apple

Jay Blahnik has been one of Apple’s key hires in getting the Apple Watch and now in one of his first extensive interviews since joining the company, Apple’s fitness guru has revealed how his teams of experts tried to differentiate the Apple Watch in the hugely competitive new wearables market.

When it came down to making Apple Watch, it wasn’t just about making something that looks good that also tracks your steps and calories. Blahnik tells Outside that Apple’s goal was to silence the noise by ignoring the fitness trends and focusing in on the three things that mattered the most.

Here are seven key things we learned from the interview:

Kahney’s Korner: Why you should buy an Apple Watch

Should you buy an Apple Watch?
Leander Kahney answers the big question: Should you buy an Apple Watch?
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

For me, it’s the burning question of 2015: “Should I buy an Apple Watch?”

As editor and publisher of Cult of Mac, everybody’s always asking me if Apple’s smartwatch is a must-buy. The simple answer is there’s no simple answer, for reasons that might surprise you.