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Five Ways to Protect Your New iPhone

iPhone Cases, Software Security, & Much More

Protection is more than physical. The software side is just as important as the hardware side -- perhaps even more, since most of the data is synced up with Apple ID accounts in the cloud. Just like how in the real world you’d want both locks on the door and an alarm system, protecting both the physical and digital aspects of your new iPhone are critical.

Let's take a closer look at how to protect your iPhone -- in all aspects.  

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Social

Meet Apple Clips, The iOS App That Will Take Over Social Media

For years, online content has been heading towards mainstream use of video for communication -- not just destination sites like YouTube or Vimeo, but active engagement of video for the little things we do everyday: saying hello, leaving a comment, or.... 

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Tech

Everything Apple Announced Today

Apple announced their new products for Spring 2017 today, after the Apple Store was unexpectedly taken down overnight. The company is notably quiet about their product announcements, and many began to speculate.... 

A close up of Monowear's Nylon Active Watch Band. A close up of Monowear's Nylon Active Watch Band.
How To

The Beginner’s Guide to the Apple Watch

Congratulations -- you've just got your first Apple Watch! While it's always exciting to get a new piece of tech out of the box, especially when it's a well-lauded wearable device, you may be wondering just what the Apple Watch is capable of besides simply looking nice (which it does).... 

A close up of Monowear's Nylon Active Watch Band. A close up of Monowear's Nylon Active Watch Band.
Tips

20 Absolutely Amazing Things Your Apple Watch Can Do

Introduced in 2015, the Apple Watch has led the charge in the realm of wearable devices. But even though you might know and love your Apple Watch, you may not be getting the very best out of it (cause it’s so darn good out of the box). Here are 20 of our favorite things.... 

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Rumors

What Do We Know About the Apple Watch Series 3?

Though it's still the first quarter of 2017, speculation has begun regarding Apple's major launches for the second half of the year. So while there haven't been any official statements regarding the next iteration of the Apple Watch -- which, if they're continuing their naming convention.... 

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Tips

Ways to Extend Your Apple Watch Battery Life

The battery life of smart devices has been a battle ever since they hit the market. Consider the difference between standard cell phones from a decade ago -- the old flip phone -- and modern smartphones. The connected devices take in data, communicate over 4G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.... 

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Tech

What is Apple Theater Mode?

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting in a dark movie theater and then somewhere, just out of the corner of your eye, a tiny bright light appears. It doesn’t even have to be someone actively texting or checking social media, a simple notification.... 

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Fitness

Using the Apple Watch for Corporate Wellness

For ages, wearable technology has been trying to get people healthier. Consider the earliest type of interactive watches from the 1980s, with basic stopwatch functionality built into an easy to wear device. In the ensuing decades, pedometers and heart rate sensors also added into the fold.... 

A red keyboard with only hearts as the key options. A red keyboard with only hearts as the key options.
Gifts

Best Valentine's Day Gifts from The Apple Store

The times sure have changed. Over the past fifteen or twenty years, technology has gone from the domain of geeks to something universal. It’s also shifted the way we view romantic gift giving. While the traditional gifts such as jewelry and flowers still are used.... 

Two Apple Watch screens showing the ability to share activities and send save responses. Two Apple Watch screens showing the ability to share activities and send save responses.
Social

Make Exercise Social with The Apple Watch

Both anecdotal and scientific research have shown that social connections have increased activity due to tracking, comparing, and competing. Perhaps in its simplest form, it just means peer pressure -- whether you’re sharing exercise.... 

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Fitness

How Accurate is the Apple Watch Fitness Tracker?

There are many ways to track your workouts and fitness levels these days. Numerous free apps work with both iOS and Android devices, and the workout wristband market is competitive with companies like FitBit putting out wearable tech that can monitor.... 

Apple Nike Wathes with alternating black and white bands. Apple Nike Wathes with alternating black and white bands.
Tech

The Nike+ Apple Watch: The Definitive Workout Experience

The Apple Watch is a pretty out-of-the-box experience thanks to a setup process fine-tuned by Apple’s developers. However, like any piece of modern technology, there are always little tricks and personal hacks that can make it an even better experience... 

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Tips

22 Apple Watch Tricks & Tips

The Apple Watch is a pretty out-of-the-box experience thanks to a setup process fine-tuned by Apple’s developers. However, like any piece of modern technology, there are always little tricks and personal hacks that can make it an even better experience... 

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Tech

Apple Watch Series 1 vs. Series 2

The holiday season is here, which means that many people will be looking at purchasing an Apple Watch -- either as a gift for their loved ones or as a gift for themselves. With the launch of this year’s model, Apple essentially introduced two options for consumers... 

Monowear's blue and red leather watch bands. Monowear's blue and red leather watch bands.
Feedback

How Many Apple Watch Bands Do You Own and Why?

One of the Apple Watch’s most popular features is the ability to swap out watch bands. When it comes to traditional watches, many watch bands are difficult to change out a small pin must be nudged out from either side in order to... 

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Style

Apple Watch Accessory Gift Guide

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about giving gifts to friends, family, and employees. For the tech-savvy group, chances are they’ve already ventured into wearable technology -- in particular, the Apple Watch... 

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Gifts

Top Ten Gadget Gifts for Apple Fans

Tis the season for gift giving, and many out there have Apple products on their wish list. For budgets of all types and Apple fans of varying devotion (chances are you know at least a few that exclusively use Apple products), there are a wide range of gifts to give. We've curated our Top 10 below... 

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Tech

What Apple Watch Should You Get?

With the holiday season coming soon, it’s time to start thinking about gifts -- gifts for your loved ones or just for yourself. Every store and online retailer around will soon be promoting all types of sales and discounts, particularly in the world of technology. That means that if... 

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Style

Holiday Cheer, The Apple Watch Way

The holiday season is almost upon us. What does that mean? For many of us, it involves travel, friends, family, good meals, and time away from the rat race. It also brings us to plenty of events. From corporate holiday parties to large family gatherings to out-of-town friends coming by to say hello... 

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Tech

Five Game-Changing Apple Watch Features

Some time has passed since the launch of the Apple Watch Series 2, and while most of the focus has been on the new hardware, there are still a lot of people out there that are using their original Apple Watch. Nearly all users, whether original or Series 2... 

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Tech

The Apple Watch Series 2: Our Review

The Apple Watch Series 2 has been on the market for a few months now. The launch is always an exciting time, when everyone’s just happy to get their shiny new toy as soon as it hits the market. But after a few months... 

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Sports

How Do You Show Your Team Pride?

Colors. When it comes to sports teams, colors can define a team -- and a fandom. It’s hard to argue with the success that has blessed the region, and at Monowear, we can speak from experience -- as a Bay Area-based company, we’ve seen it first-hand... 

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Tech

10 Best Apple Watch Productivity Apps

The Apple Watch offers much more than heart rate tracking and push notifications. Many apps for your iPhone offer connectivity with the Apple Watch, extending their functionality even further. The result?... 

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Health

How to Use Your Apple Watch for Better Health

When it was first announced, the Apple Watch puzzled many longtime Apple fans. Between their iPhones and iPads, what would a wearable technology provide them? The smartwatch industry was just at its infancy... 

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Shopping

Knock-Offs vs. Brands: Finding The Right Apple Watch Band

The Apple Watch is one of the most exciting innovations in smart technology across the last few years: finally, a smart display that is as easily accessible as a traditional watch -- and unlike a smartphone or tablet, it can be a fashionable accessory...