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Apple should allow us to try on the Apple Watch before pre-ordering

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there are a ton of Apple Watch combinations! Just look above to see how many different concoctions of Watch material, size, strap style, color there are on the hardware side — and these are just the ones Apple is showing on its site (there’s no word yet on whether you’ll be able to mix-and-match straps and Watches…

Pebble Time Steel lands on Kickstarter for $250

Following an extremely successful start to its Kickstarter campaign, at MWC Pebble today added a new member of the Pebble Time family to its lineup: Pebble Time Steel. The Pebble Time Steel is available as an additional tier of Pebble’s Time Kickstarter campaign. Priced at $250 for backers, with retail pricing said to be $299, it ships in July. The new…

Apple Watch: Unanswered questions

Apple is holding a media event on March 9th in San Fransisco. It’s widely expected that the company will use the event to reveal more about its upcoming Apple Watch line ahead of the devices shipping in April. It’s already clear that Apple Watch is going to spring the smartwatch industry forward but, despite its unveiling in September, we still have a…

New Steve Jobs biography announced with fantastic reviews

Many have written books that claim to describe Steve Jobs, who many wish to better understand. The most famous may be Walter Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs,” which has taken some serious heat from those who knew Jobs best (Jony Ive’s “regard couldn’t be any lower.”). Another critic of the book has been John Gruber of Daring Fireball, who announced a new flavor of…

Samsung Pay hopes to shortchange Apple Pay

Yesterday, Samsung took wraps off its next flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. As part of the unveiling, Samsung debuted its new mobile payment service, Samsung Pay. Interesting naming aside1, Samsung Pay uses technology acquired through the company’s purchase of LoopPay to allow for payments via NFC or Magnetic Secure Transmission…

What will we see at Apple’s March 9th event? [Poll]

A week from today, Apple is holding a media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Fransisco. At the event, selected members of the press will be treated to a keynote address from Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives in which the company will discuss all manner of news and updates. At the event, Apple Watch will no doubt take center…