SwitchEasy case keeps your beloved Apple Watch looking brand-new

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SwitchEasy case for Apple Watch
No more scratches, scuffs, or shattered screens.
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Keep your beloved Apple Watch looking brand-new with the new SwitchEasy protective case from just $14.99.

Made from a flexible but sturdy TPU, the case covers the back and sides of your device to keep them from dents, dirt, scratches, and shattered screens. It also comes in four color options.

Cool, colorful Tire Tread bands are a great match for Apple Watch 6

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Carterjett Tire Tread adapters don’t have screws, which means you’ll never have to worry about them loosening or popping out.
Bag yours in one of seven awesome color options.
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Made from strong and sturdy silicone, Carterjett’s terrific Tire Tread band for Apple Watch is ideal for even the toughest workouts. It’s easy to clean and doesn’t mind getting wet, and it’s a steal at just $24.99.

It also comes in a bunch of great color options — including a red and a blue that are a great match for Apple Watch Series 6.

Want a new iPad Air? Turn you old iPad into fast upgrade cash today

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Get the money you deserve for your old iPad.
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Apple’s new iPad Air is right around the corner, and it’s a massive improvement over its predecessor. Want one of your own? Sell your old iPad to Cult of Mac today for some quick upgrade cash.

We typically pay more than other trade-in services and we won’t leave you waiting forever for your money. We also pay real cash that you can spend anywhere you like, and our quotes are good for 14 days.

Find out how much your old iPad is really worth today.

Fix battery drain, missing GPS data after updating to iOS 14, watchOS 7

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Fix GPS data loss iOS 14
It's not easy, but it's essential.
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Apple has acknowledged problems with iOS 14 and watchOS 7 that can cause some users to lose GPS data and experience excessive battery drain on Apple Watch and iPhone — among other things.

There is a way to fix these issues and prevent future data loss, and it means resetting your devices. We’ll walk you through it.

Top picks from the Cult of Mac Store

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Don't miss out on these awesome new accessories.
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Looking for some great accessories for your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac? The Cult of Mac Store is full of them, and we’re adding new ones all the time that you won’t want to miss.

This week’s top picks include a terrific wireless charging stand from Zens, must-have MacBook protection from Elago, an ultra-cool protective sleeve for your Apple TV remote, and more!

Apple Watch false positives could risk overburdening hospitals

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Study raises some important questions. But more work is needed.
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Researchers from the Mayo Clinic are worried that false positives from the Apple Watch’s pulse-reading sensor could overburden medical services.

This is the pulse rate sensor available with all models of Apple Watch. It is not to be confused with the newer ECG heart rate feature on newer devices.

Save almost $100 on Apple Watch 5 as Woot clears out new stock

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Get Apple Watch 5 at its lowest price yet
Bag yours before they're all gone!
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Woot is offering some of the biggest discounts we’ve seen so far on Apple Watch Series 5 for a limited time only. You can pick up new, open-box models with GPS for as little as $329.99.

Both 40mm and 44mm options are available in silver, gold and space gray. Stock is limited, so bag yours before they’re all gone!

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10 awesome accessories for your new Apple Watch

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Treat your new Apple Watch to some of the best accessories!
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Now that you’ve got your shiny new Apple Watch, you’ll want some great accessories to go with it. A sturdy charging stand, essential protection, and a selection of great bands are all must-haves.

We’ve rounded up 10 awesome accessories for any new Apple Watch owner to help get your collection started. They’re some of our favorite items available right now, and they’re all nicely priced.