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There’s No “i” in Watch: A Brief History in Naming the Apple Watch

Posted on April 14, 2015 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

By now you have heard about the release of Apple’s latest creation the Apple Watch. Unlike other products from the tech giant, the smart watch doesn’t follow the name trend that the iPad, iPhone and iPod do.

The reason behind the missing character is simply a trademark one. When New York based company, M.Z. Berger & Co. filed to trademark the iWatch name in June 2007 they were put to a stop by Swiss watch maker Swatch. They had argued that the iWatch name would confuse the Swatch consumer base. In 2008, the firm Probendi gained the rights to the iWatch name within the European Union and have since released a legal statement on their website.

Back in September of 2012, OMG Electronics had applied for the iWatch trademark in an attempt to create a smartwatch. The company then set out to raise capital for the device through crowdfunding on the popular website Indiegogo. Unfortunately they had fallen short and only raised $1434 of the $100,000 that they were originally seeking.

On a global scale the release of the Apple Watch could be delayed in Switzerland due to the name being protected by a trademark owned by Leonard Timepieces. While Apple has run into these issues in the past, we bet that it won’t stop the mass market from mistaking this device as the iWatch during it’s anticipated release.

 

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How Are People Breaking Their iPhones? (infographic)

Posted on February 17, 2015 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

Dealing with a damaged iPhone? Then you are just one of the many individuals who have this all too common problem. While a damaged screen is the most common Smartphone problem, iPhone owners have found plenty of ways to cause damage and failures to their phones. Most accidents occur while the owner is walking, exercising, multitasking or sleeping with an iPhone.

Take a look at the information below to learn more about how and where owners are breaking their iPhones. Luckily if you belong to one of these statistics there are repair solutions available that can save you from the cost and hassle associated with replacing your phone.

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Did You Know That Your iPhone 6 Could Do This?

Posted on January 29, 2015 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

Don't Miss Out on These New Features!

If you were one of the many individuals who received an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s for the holidays you might still be exploring the many features of the device. Aside from the larger screen and thinner design, the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 have plenty of cool features to enhance multiple areas of your life.

If you Have Small Children

For those with young children you can turn on the "Accessibility Feature" which will protect invaluable data or contact information from being deleted. Simply access your setting > Click on the "General" tab > Select "Accessibility" and enable "Guided Access"

Charge your phone quicker with an iPad charger!

A standard iPad adaptor can be used to deliver a more efficient charge in situations when you need to charge your phone fast.

Access Your Battery Usage

For many Smartphone users the battery life is a major selling point. The iPhone 6’s Battery Usage Tool will provide you with a breakdown on which apps are consuming the majority of your power. This can ultimately assist you in optimizing your battery life and saving energy on your phone. Setting > General > Usage > Battery Usage

Want to take a series of images simultaneously?

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s both feature a powerful camera which has been equipped with some new and exciting features. One of these features being that when taking a photo you can hold down the "capture" icon and take multiple photographs simultaneously to capture that perfect shot!

Recover a Deleted Photo

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you accidently delete a photo you can simply restore it by utilizing your "recently deleted album" which stores photos for 30 days.

Want to hide a photo?

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s both allow you to select photos from your album and place them into a "hidden folder". Simply long-press on the photo and the option to hide it will be prompted.

This Photo will Self-Destruct in 3...2...1...

When utilizing the iOS 8's messages application you have the option to send self-destructing photos. All you have to do it hold down the camera icon and any pictures or videos sent from here will self-destruct in two minutes.

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