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Got a problem with your Apple Watch? Try these quick fixes

On the whole the Apple Watch rollout has been smooth, but some users are experiencing random issues. But don't panic. The good news is that there are quick fixes for the most common problems.

Samsung S6/S6 Edge memory bug

Owners of Samsung's new flagship smartphone are complaining of a RAM management bug which causes apps to be refreshed when multitasking, which in turn causes background apps to lose their content.

Use your smartphone to spot a serious heart condition that you (or your pet!) may have

For as little as $75 you can transform your iOS or Android device into a portable ECG machine that you can use at any time to check your heart rhythm and possibly detect a serious cardiac condition.

The most important Windows PC upgrade: Touch-enabling

If your system isn't touch-enabled in some way, you need to seriously consider adding some form of support. Here's how to do that without breaking the bank.

High-performance OWC storage devices for Macs

If you're a content creator or have important documents that you can't afford to lose, then you need quality storage devices that are designed for high performance and long life. And when it comes to storage for Macs, things don't get much better than OWC parts.

Apple Watch costs under $85 to make

That shiny new Apple Watch Sport may have set you back $350, but from a hardware and manufacturing standpoint it only cost Apple $83.70.

Turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

The modern smartphone is a wonder of modern technology, and in combination with the carrier network can allows you to make calls from the densest urban jungle to Mount Everest. But despite the amazing global coverage of the carrier networks, sometimes it just isn't enough.

Inside the Apple Watch

Got an Apple Watch winging its way to you? While you're waiting for it to be delivered, here's a look at what makes Apple's newest product tick.

Tips from the frontline: Switching operating systems is almost never the answer to problems

One of the worst pieces of advice given to people looking for help and advice with computer problems is that they should switch to a different operating system. Here's why, along with some tips for anyone who still wants to change operating systems.

The Apple Watch and BYOD: The only control will be your heartbeat

IT admins won't be able to prevent you from BYODing your Apple Watch - unless they want to take draconian measures - but will be able to use you heartbeat as a security feature.

AMD: Windows 10 to launch "at the end of July"

AMD has let slip that the Microsoft's new operating system will launch at the end of July.

Give your iPhone or iPad a storage boost

The iPhone and iPad are wildly popular devices, but if you're one of those people who likes to carry a lot of data with them, you've probably at one time or another hit a storage limit. Here's how you can add more storage to your iPhone or iPad quickly and easily - no jailbreaking or cracking your device open required.

High-performance, huge capacity storage devices

While the cloud has appeared just in time to offer free (or at least cheap) and easy access to gigabytes of storage space, some people like to keep their data close to hand. Here are some of the best storage devices money can buy that will help you keep your data safe.

Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown

Time to see what makes the new Samsung Galaxy S6 tick. Is this handset any easier to repair than the S6 Edge?

Asus TUF Sabertooth X99 offers all NVM Express storage options and USB 3.1

The high-end TUF Sabertooth X99 not only brings quality "server-grade reliability" components and high-end design, but also an M.2 Socket 3 port which supports mini-SAS HD SSDs, PCI Express, and M.2 PCI Express drives.

How to install multiple SIM cards into an iPhone 6

Want to install a couple of extra SIM cards in your iPhone 6? Here's how to do just that.

It's taken months, but iOS 8.3 finally addresses Wi-Fi problems

It's taken Apple eight iOS 8 releases and almost seven months of stonewalling users, but a fix for the Wi-Fi issues that have been plaguing users since iOS 8 landed has finally made it into iOS 8.3.

Why I'm not buying an Apple Watch... yet

With Apple now primed to start taking preorders for the Apple Watch, it's time for me to answer a question that I've been asked a bazillion times since the product was announced. "Are you (as in, me) getting an Apple Watch?" No, I'm not.

KitKat and Lollipop running almost half of all Android devices

Almost 50 percent of Android smartphones and tablets accessing the Google Play store are running Android version 4.4 or 5.0.

Cool Apple Watch accessories to help you customize it

If you want to make your Apple Watch stand out from the rest, you can either send crazy money on the Edition version, or customize it with accessories. Here are some that will help you do just that.

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