With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.
[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]
I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.
[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]
If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.
Lots of people are having trouble locating the Call of Duty WW2 Private Beta in the Xbox One Store. If you pre-ordered at a store then you have a key to download the beta but digital pre-orders don’t have a key. This seems due to the fact that Microsoft hasn’t updated the store to feature nor show the beta in the search results. Thankfully, the is a very simple way to download it!
Go to the community tab
Click on “Trending on Xbox”
Find someone who played the Call of Duty WW2 Private Beta
Click “Go to Call of Duty WW2 Private Beta game hub”
I recently updated to the official build of OS X Sierra and for a couple of weeks I had been getting annoying notification updates regarding new developer Sierra updates. I only update to developer builds to test new version of OS X but when the a stable build is out, I stay on it. There are quite a few drawbacks to staying on the developer updates so here is how to remove those updates from the App Store:
iOS 10 will be launching in the fall for consumers, but developers can use iOS 10 starting today with the first beta. If you are not a developer there is still a way to get it on your device but keep in mind that beta software is buggy and could cause issues with apps and battery life. If you want your device to remain fully functional I would suggest staying away from the first couple of beta releases. You can sign up and wait to get into the public beta like Apple did last year. The good thing about the public beta is that Apple doesn’t release a version until it’s more stable to avoid any major problems. The public beta program also doesn’t require you to register your UDID or do anything manually as it gets pushed directly to your device; you can sign up for the public beta here once iOS 10 is announced on the 13th of this month.
Backup Your Device
Before doing all of this make sure to completely back up your device just to be safe. I’ve never had any issues when updating to a beta but it’s best to take as many precautions beforehand to avoid any problems if something goes wrong. You also want to make sure your device’s UDID is registered in Apple Servers as a developer device. There are many places that can register your UDID, we do it for $4. Do not install the beta before registering your device somewhere as it could cause your device to brick and Apple will not help you as that is not covered with warranty.
Finding Your UDID
You Can Find Your UDID by:
-Launching iTunes and connecting your iPhone.
-In the top pane, click on the little icon of your device. Locate where it shows name, phone number, & serial number.
-Reveal the UDID by clicking on the Serial Number. You should now see a long string of characters.
Apple’s new Apple TV is now available for purchase, the device sports a slew of new features which set it apart from the rest but one in particular is a set of sweet Screen Savers. Apple filmed some aerial shots of London, Hawaii, China, NYC, and San Francisco that play on the Apple TV whenver it goes idle.
Auto Load Latest Aerials: Aerials are loaded directly from Apple, so you’re never out of date.
Play Different Aerial On Each Display: If you’ve got multiple monitors, this setting loads a different aerial for each of your displays.
Favorites: You can choose to only have certain aerials play.
Preview: Clicking on an aerial in the screen saver options previews that aerial for you.
You can now get these screen savers on your mac thanks to John Coates on GitHub. Depending on the version you download the Screen Saver you download it might stream the videos directly from Apple’s servers and consume data when on. If you download version 1.2 beta 4 and up then the Screen Savers will cache offline, here is what to do:
If zipped then double click to extract it (It should be a file with blue swirl square)
Open Aerial.saver and confirm installation
Now open System Preferences -> Desktop & Screen Saver -> Screen Saver
5. Select ‘Aerial’ as your Screen Saver and click on “Screen Saver Options” and choose the settings you want then click done!
You should now have the Screen Saver working without any issues. I highly recommend setting up a Hot Corner to activate the Screen Saver that way you can manually turn it on from time to time. If you are thinking of getting an Apple TV then check out our review here (YouTube).
Today Apple announced that iOS 9 will be coming in the fall for consumers, but developers can use iOS 9 starting today with the first beta. If you are not a developer there is still a way to get it but keep in mind that beta software always has bugs and issues. Before doing all of this make sure to completely back up your device just to be safe!
To get iOS 9 onto your iDevice you’ll need to:
Download the latest version of iTunes
Register Your UDID (We can register it for you for $4, contact us)
Open iTunes and connect your iDevice via USB cable
Select your device from the left navigation pane on iTunes
Hold down the Shift (Windows) or Alt/Option (Mac) key and hit the update or restore (depending on what you prefer) button on iTunes
Browse and select the downloaded iOS 9 IPSW file.
The iOS 9 beta installation will begin. Don’t disconnect your device or close iTunes until iOS 9 has been installed on the device!
After completing all the steps your device should be up and running. Here is a video just in case you prefer that format:
We can register your UDID for $4 through PayPal. Contact us here and we will get that set up in no time so you can get iOS 9. You can also get your UDID registered at countless other websites and from independent developers. If you have any questions you can ask us in the comments below or contact us here.
Apple Pay is now fully operational after the iOS 8.1 update that was pushed to users earlier today. One problem some users are experiencing is that the add a “Credit and Debit Cards” option is not appearing in Passbook. If this is happening to you, the solution is very easy…
Go to “Settings”
Now tap on “General”
Scroll down to “Language & Region”
Make sure the region is set to “United States”
That’s it, you can now setup Apple Pay in Passbook!
Apple’s release of OS X Yosemite means that they have changed quite a few things and for some it’ll be some time before they get used to the new look and feel. One of the settings they moved was being able to change the account name (the name that appears when you login and on the top right hand corner of the screen), they didn’t move it too much but it’s kind of hidden. Here is how to change your profile name in OS X Yosemite:
1. Launch “System Preferences” and click on “Users & Groups”.
2. Make sure the lock has been unlocked so you can make changes.
3. Control Click on the profile name that you want to change and click on “Advanced Options”.
4. That’s it! You can now change the Account name and Full name. After you change the name, click ok and make sure to click the lock so no one changes anything!
Posted below is a video on how to replace the bands/straps on the Samsung’s Gear Live and LG’s G Watch. They can both use any 22mm watch strap but in the video I switch out the LG G Watch strap with the Samsung Gear Live strap.