Featured stories Smartphone innovation to ramp in 2019 thanks to foldable screens, in-screen fingerprint, 5G Microsoft open sources key Windows UX Frameworks, launches first Visual Studio 2019 preview Cyber security: Hackers step out of the shadows with bigger, bolder attacks Create your own free Adobe Creative Cloud with free and open source software In early 2018, I did some math and came to the conclusion that I was paying AT&T too much for monthly service on my Apple Watch Series 3. The peace of mind, at that time, just wasn’t worth the $13 or so I was paying each month, on top of my wireless plan. Also: I canceled my Apple Watch Series 3 data plan and here’s why I canceled my Apple Watch’s data plan and enjoyed the additional battery life that I gained from turning off the cellular functionality on the watch. The feedback I received from that article was mostly positive, with fellow users echoing the sentiment that paying $10 a month for the minor amount of data a smartwatch uses is too expensive. I kept the data plan disabled until the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced — when I once again ordered the cellular model. After it arrived, I reactivated my plan, and have paid for cellular connectivity on my watch. My original thinking was that I would test out the watch and watchOS 5 (which improved the Music experience and added the Podcast app), with the added benefit of a cellular connection, and then… [Read full story]
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