PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: How to Make Your Own Apple Watch

Apple Watch Sport

Sure, this column is supposed to be for do-it-yourself projects made for the iPad, but in light of this week’s big unveiling, we thought we’d stray just a bit and tell you about a DIY project that showed up on the Internet about 20 minutes after Apple showed off its newest mobile device.

British comedian Ricky Gervais posted his DIY Apple Watch project on Twitter and it is very simple. All you will need is an iPhone and a sturdy (but flexible) cord.

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iOS 8 Will Be Available for Download Sept. 17

iOS 8

At Apple’s big media event, the company launched two new sized iPhones and unveiled the long-awaited Apple Watch. The news of these devices overpowered everything else that was mentioned in the two-hour event. However, Apple also noted, although quickly, that iOS 8 is just around the corner. Users will be able to download the update starting on Sept. 17.

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Apple Unveils ‘Apple Watch’ in Three Categories and Two Sizes, Available Early 2015

 Apple Watch Sport

Well, it finally happened. The tech world has been buzzing about Apple’s wearable computer. It turns out that it is less of a health and fitness device and more of an iPhone companion. There are so many features with this new smart watch that Apple couldn’t even talk about everything. We’ve got a rundown of what we know so far.

Apple is calling the watch their most personal device yet. When it was finally unveiled. CEO Tim Cook beamed. He even brought back former CEO Steve Job’s “One more thing” catchphrase. During the liveblog, The Verge’s Nilay Patel said “This is the moment where Tim Cook completely took over Apple and stepped into his own legacy.”

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Apple Launches iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Two New Sizes, Available Sept. 19

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At today’s big event, the iPhone 6 and it’s larger brother, the iPhone 6 Plus, were revealed. Practically everything we read about the new smartphone has already been leaked, but here is a rundown of the official details of the two new products.

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Apple Gives U2’s Brand New Album Away to the World for Free


Just a short time ago, U2 performed on stage at Apple’s big event and played a song from their new album “Songs of Innocence.” Shortly after the performance ended, Apple CEO Tim Cook and U2 singer Bono announced that the entire album will be available for download today for free.

Starting today, and lasting until October 13, users will be able in 119 countries to every iTunes Store customer. It is available right now in the iTunes store. However, it is taking a while to show up for some users. You can access it in the U.S. here. All you have to do is click on the “Free” button to begin the download.

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‘Apple Pay’ Finally Solves Mobile Payments with iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Apple Pay

Apple announced Apple Pay this morning and it certainly seems that they have finally found the Holy Grail of mobile transactions. This new offering will be available as an update to iOS 8 next month and requires an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, and also works with the newly announced Apple Watch. If you are on the fence about upgrading to a new iPhone then this is just one of the major new features that should help push you over the edge.

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Protesters Make Waves Outside Apple’s Media Event


As media and fans line up outside the Flint Center in Cupertino, CA, a group of protesters are also lining up to tell the world that Apple, among other tech companies are not paying taxes or doing their part to ensure fair wages for workers in Silicon Valley.

Images posted by The Verge, who are on site at the event, show a group of people holding signs that read, “Apple dodges taxes, we pay the price.” Additionally, a graph on an eight-foot banner shows the average hourly income of landscape workers and security officers as compared to an estimate of how much money is made hourly by iPhone sales alone. The banner reads, “Uech’s Underclass: in the Shadow of the iPhone.”

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90% of Apple gadgets on iOS 7 Heading into iOS 8 Event

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The new iPhone is coming, along with iOS 8 and Yosemite. What is the likelihood that you’ll adopt any or all of these new offerings? According to data collected by Chitika, most of us will be using all three before the next big thing is released next year. The truth is that if you are reading this then you’ll likely be adopting at least 2 out of 3 by the end of the week.

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Apple Store Down Ahead of Todays New Product Launch

Apple Store Down

It seems like Apple has pulled the Apple Store site down earlier than normal for the media event today. We are past the point where it is obvious that there are going to be new products today, but the store coming down is certainly the final proof that things are coming.

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Rumor Rundown: What People Are Saying About Today’s Media Event

Sept. 9 Media Event

In just a few hours, Apple will hold a media event that may be the company’s largest product launch in history. Rumor has it that Apple will launch a new, larger iPhone, an iPad refresh, and unveil the much-anticipated iWatch. This morning, the tech world is a-buzz with all sorts of speculation on what we can expect. We’ve got a rundown of what is being talked about.

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