Apple’s new trio of Apple Watch ads are all about the apps

According to Strategy Analytics, the Apple Watch owned 75.5% of the global smartwatch market in the second quarter. While the 4 million units that shipped might have disappointed some Wall Streeters who thought another iPhone had been launched, it is way too early to call the timepiece a failure. Apple CEO Tim Cook said that for its first quarter after launch, the Apple Watch outperformed both the iPhone and iPad at the cash register during each of their first quarter of sales. On Monday, Apple released a trio of new…

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Forget the Apple Watch—here’s the Apple II Watch

The Apple Watch looks to be an impressive piece of gear—it’s sleek and attractive, and offers plenty of interesting and useful features. But if you’re looking for something a little more old-school, might we suggest the Apple II Watch? The DIY Apple II Watch comes from the mind of Instructables user Aleator777, and it takes design cues from the classic Apple II computer. A bulky, beige, 3D-printed plastic shell replaces the modern metal-and-glass enclosure of Apple’s real-life offering, and a Teensy 3.1 microcontroller acts as the Apple II Watch’s brains. Aleator777…

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