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Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course by Jeff Carlson

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Understand the Apple Watch

It would be easy to assume that the Apple Watch is like an iPhone for your wrist, but that’s not really the case. The watch expressly emphasizes short, focused interaction with your information. For example, on the watch you can receive text messages and can send quick replies, but lengthy correspondence is best shifted to the iPhone.

It’s important to understand this approach. We’re so accustomed to devices that demand our focus that it’s slightly jarring at first when the Apple Watch shuns attention. Don’t be surprised if it takes a few days to adopt this mindset after you start using the watch, even knowing about it ahead of time.

The iPhone Connection

Although the device does feature a touchscreen, wireless communication, ...

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