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Screenshot in Android Wear

How to take a screenshot on your Android Wear device

Quick Android Wear screenshots are easy to do, all it takes is a few steps While not the biggest deal ever, taking a screenshot on your Android Wear device has been a hassle since launch. That is until now, with the latest Lollipop and Android Wear app updates enabling remote screenshot capture...
Android Wear hacking

Hacking Android Wear: What you can do — and if you should do it at all

If it exists, we can hack it — and that includes our Android Wear smartwatches Android on your wrist is still Android. That means it's still Linux, and people will want to do more than the simple user interface provides. We get it. We paid for these devices, and some of us want to do whatever we...
Block Android apps in Android Wear

How to block app notifications in Android Wear

It's easy to keep apps from sending notifications to your Android Wear smartwatch If there's one thing you'll quickly learn using an Android Wear smartwatch such as the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live or Moto 360 — any wearable device, really — it's which notifications are important, and which...
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How to change the strap on your Android Wear watch

A new strap changes both the look and feel of your new Android watch So you have Android strapped to your wrist with your new LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live. Pretty cool, isn't it? We know both devices are far from perfect, and Android Wear is still in its infancy, but chances are you'll be...
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Domino's Pizza Pebble

Order and track Domino's pizza deliveries on your Pebble and Android Wear

Domino's today announced the company is providing customers with yet more ways to place, track and receive their orders. Should you own a Pebble or Android Wear-powered smartwatch, you'll be able to use the provided Domino's app to not only place an order, but track it too. To be able to take...
Huawei Watch advertisement

Huawei posts ads for unannounced Android Wear watch at Barcelona Airport

'Timeless design' and 'smart within' frame Huawei's unannounced wearable for Mobile World Congress. As journalists and industry members alike start hitting Barcelona Airport for MWC 2015, they'll be greeted by a large number of ad placements from Huawei for a watch that, frankly, we weren't...
Moto 360

Moto Maker customization support is coming to the Moto 360 in March

People who purchase the Moto 360 in March will be able to customize their smartwatch in a variety of ways, thanks to a new version of Motorola's Moto Maker website. The first details of how much customization will be available for the Moto 360 comes from Wired: They state: You'll be able...
Moto 360 for Android Wear

Broadcom says its new hardware will boost the battery life of Android Wear watches

Future Android Wear devices could benefit from using a newly announced hardware platform from Broadcom. The company said today that its products, when used inside an Android Wear product, could help increase its battery life, among other features. Here's what Broadcom said about its new...
USA Today Android Wear

USA Today adds support for Android Wear

USA Today — the No. 3 newspaper in the U.S. — this week pushed an update to its Android application that adds support for Android Wear smartwatches. You'll be prompted to set up notifications for your smartwatch after updating, and you can choose when to get the twice-daily five-headline burst...
Motorola rolls out minor 5.0.2 update to Moto 360

Motorola rolls out minor 5.0.2 update to Moto 360

If you have a Moto 360 strapped to your wrist, you might want to check for an update. Motorola has started rolling out a minor update that brings the wearable up to version 5.0.2, and includes updated Google Play services and bug fixes. Here's the official changelog from Motorola: Updated...
Pebble 2.3 brings Android Wear notification support, pre-defined replies

Pebble 2.3 goes live with Android Wear notification and interaction support

Pebble users on Android are in for quite the treat today, as the Pebble app has been updated to version 2.3 with support for interacting with Android Wear notifications, setting defined replies, and the ability to reply from your Pebble through Android SMS apps. Here's the full breakdown of...
LG goes for the 'Urbane' look with latest G Watch iteration

LG goes for the 'Urbane' look with latest G Watch iteration

LG today has unveiled its latest Android Wear building on the original LG G Watch R and coming up with a more stylish and formal and all-metal "LG Watch Urbane" that's "designed for a sophisticated and cosmopolitan wearer." Available in gold or silver, it's still a standard 22mm model, so you...
Sony Smartwatch 3 stainless steel

Sony SmartWatch 3 with stainless steel strap launching worldwide this week

The folks at Sony are launching a version of their SmartWatch 3 with a strap worldwide this week. However, the company has yet to announce a price tag for the new variant of their Android Wear-based device. Sony did reveal that the SmartWatch 3 stainless steel edition will come with a voucher...
Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R

More than 720,000 Android Wear devices were shipped in 2014, led by the Moto 360

Android Wear seems to be off to something of a slow start, with 720,000 in shipped units last year. The numbers come from Canalys, who notes that Android Wear devices accounted for around 15% of the 4.6 million "smart wearable bands" shipped in 2014. It's little surprise to see the hotly-...

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