Watch Strap Co’s high-end leather, nylon Apple Watch bands hit the Cult of Mac Store


Watch Store Co Vengeance band for Apple Watch
Vengeance is one of many brilliant leather options.
Photo: Watch Store Co

Watch Strap Co’s impressive lineup of premium leather, nylon, and stainless steel bands for Apple Watch is now available from the Cult of Mac Store. We couldn’t be more delighted to have added them to our brilliant list of vendors, and we think you’ll love their bands just as much as we do. Be one of the first to bag one today.

Save a ton on iPad and Mac in B&H Photo’s huge Back to School sale


Back to School sale on iPad, Mac
Enjoy the discounts before they disappear.
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B&H Photo this week kicked off its Back to School sale on Apple products, offering customers big discounts on iPad, Mac, and more.

You can save up to $500 on last year’s 13-inch MacBook Pro, up to $300 on a 16-inch MacBook Pro, and up to $535 on a 2018 iPad Pro. There are also some sweet discounts on Apple Watch and AirPods.

New Apple Watch Activity Challenge celebrates China’s National Fitness Day


National Fitness Day China
Apple celebrates National Fitness Day for the third year in a row.
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Apple is celebrating China’s National Fitness Day for the third year in a row with a new Apple Watch Activity Challenge. The National Fitness Day challenge can be completed by recording a half hour or longer workout on August 8.

China designated August 8 as National Fitness day in 2009, marking the anniversary of the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.

watchOS 6.2.8 brings digital car keys to Apple Watch


watchOS 6.2.8 is out now!
Digital car key support in watchOS 6.2.8 has the potential to make Apple Watch much more useful.
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Starting Wednesday, an Apple Watch can be used to unlock a car, replacing the key, thanks to the release of watchOS 6.2.8. But it’s early days yet for this feature, as it doesn’t yet have wide support.

In addition, this software update enables people in a handful of additional countries to take advantage of the ECG in Apple’s wearable.

10 amazing Apple Watch accessories for under $30


Spend your holiday cash on sweet Apple Watch upgrades.
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Apple Watch is by far the most popular watch on the market today, but making yours look unlike anyone else’s is easier than you might think. With a brand-new band or case, you can make Apple Watch uniquely yours — and for a lot less than you might think.

Here are 10 awesome Apple Watch accessories that you can pick up for under $30 each today.

Wonderful wooden stands charge Apple Watch in style


Man, these stands look good.
Photo: Anden

If you’re kind of a big deal. If you own many leather-bound books and an apartment that smells of rich mahogany. Then, boy, do we have the perfect Apple Watch charging stand for you.

Made in London from sustainably sourced walnut, cherry, and maple wood, these Anden stands add a touch of sophistication to any living room or home office. Get yours now from the Cult of Mac Store.

Save 15% on these awesome Apple Watch, AirPods accessories


Elago stand for Apple Watch
Sale ends this Sunday!
Photo: Elago

Elago’s brilliant retro charging stands for Apple Watch, inspired by iconic devices like the original Macintosh and Game Boy, are now available at 15% off their usual price in our Fourth of July sale.

The same discount applies to AirPods cases and the rest of the Elago lineup, but the sale is only good this weekend. Treat yourself to something awesome today.