Watchscreen: Jan Dawson, tech analyst with JackDaw Research and TechPinions

Each week, I ask someone to share their watchscreen, examining how they’re using Apple Watch, what apps are useful, and tips or tricks they have. This week, I’ve asked Jan Dawson (Twitter, Blog, Company) to share his screen.

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Jan has been a technology analysts for thirteen years, having founded the Jackdaw technology research & consulting firm, writes actively for Techpinions, appears on the highly recommend Techpinions podcast, co-hosts the new and excellent Beyond Devices podcast, and writes frequently at his personal site, BeyondDevic.es. His thoughts are always insightful, full of perspective from years of following the technology industry yet matched with a perceptive understanding of the human side of technology. I’m excited to see his perspective on Apple Watch!

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App Recommendation: Overcast podcast player

OvercastEvery so often, I recommend an app that I think belongs on anyone’s iPhone or Apple Watch. Today I’m recommending Overcast, the hands-down best podcast player I’ve ever seen or used. For years, I had used Apple’s podcast player and was relatively happy with it. But as I listened to more podcasts and the syncing got increasingly worse, I looked for another player–and I am so glad I did because of how good it is. Continue reading

Watchscreen: Jay Torres, engineer & former Apple Retailer

Each week, I ask someone to share their watchscreen, examining how they’re using Apple Watch, what apps are useful, and tips or tricks they have. This week, I’ve asked Jay Torres (Twitter, Instagram) to share his screen.

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Jay is an engineer by profession, formerly worked at an Apple Retail store, blogs about a wide variety of things at humblenerd.com, and is a craft beer connoisseur.

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Watchscreen: Virginia Roberts, dating coach & AppCamp4Girls emcee

Each week, I ask someone to share their watchscreen, examining how they’re using Apple Watch, what apps are useful, and tips or tricks they’ve found. This week, I’ve asked Virginia Roberts (Twitter, Web) to share her screen.

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Virginia is an online dating coach with TheHeartographer.com, hosts Steady, a relationship-help podcast on the 5by5 network, and is a emcee for AppCamp4Girls. I’m super excited to hear her perspective on Apple Watch! So, Virginia, show us your watchscreen! Continue reading

App Recommendation: Due

Recommended App: Due

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Each week, I want to recommend an app that I think belongs on anyone’s iPhone or Apple Watch. Today I’m recommending Due, the best timer/reminder iPhone & Apple Watch app out there. If you have repeating reminders of activities, Due is a far superior experience to the standard Reminders app. Not only Due has a fantastic Watch app (whereas Apple doesn’t), but it has terrific and customizable snoozing settings.

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Watchscreen: Dean Sherwood, cinematographer and photographer

Each week, I ask someone to share their watchscreen, examining how they’re using Apple Watch, what apps are useful, and tips or tricks they have. This week, I’ve asked Dean Sherwood (Twitter, Instagram, Web) to share his screen.

Dean has worked in the music industry for 9 years as a photographer and cinematographer. He currently photographs and films the UK band The Vamps. So, Dean, show us your watchscreen! Continue reading

Watchscreen: Ariel Adams, worldwide watch expert at aBlogtoWatch

Each week, I ask someone to share their watchscreen, examining how they’re using Apple Watch, what apps are useful, and tips or tricks they have. This week, I’ve asked Ariel Adams (Twitter, Web) to share his screen. Adams-headAriel is a watch lover, widely considered an expert in the field, deeply involved in the watch industry, and the founder of the website aBlogtoWatch in 2007 (one of, if not the, most popular watch blogs in existence). He has written a series of insightful articles and reviews on Apple Watch, and so I’m really excited to share his watchscreen as he  brings to the discussion a depth of knowledge about traditional watches.

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