Sensor From British Startup Could Turn Apple Watch into a Doctor

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Apple Watch ECG with iPhone

Wearables, including the Apple Watch, are clearly going to play a big part in Apple’s future. According to a Telegraph report picked up on by Cult of Mac, a sensor from a British firm could be key to taking its medical capabilities to the next level.

The British startup promises to “bring laboratory diagnostics to the wrist.” And Rockley is undoubtedly(sic) working with the iPhone-maker. The company is about to have its IPO, and documentation filed with the SEC mentions, “Apple Inc., Rockley’s largest customer.” But the two companies’ cooperation might not lead to significant change as quickly as some might hope. In March, CEO Andrew Rickman said in the SEC filing, “The commercial launch of Rockley’s consumer product offerings is expected to be in 2022.”

Create Apple Music Playlist Art With ‘Denim’ 2.0 Update

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Denim is an app that helps you create Apple Music playlist artwork, and its 2.0 update adds even more features. Trial room integrates with your Music Library and uses your playlists to automatically create previews of different artworks, all by just simply tapping. Watch as your playlist titles magically appear onto artworks, with no need to type or edit any more. Denim added some brand new artworks including some popular requests like Country, R&B, House, Running, and Study. And the app also refreshed some of your previous favorites. With a new Gallery tab, you can browse the curated collection of artworks and create covers by selecting an artwork, just like before. 

Create Apple Music Playlist Art With ‘Denim’ 2.0 Update

Oprah Reveals Prince Harry Mental Health Apple TV+ Series to Air in May

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Oprah Winfrey Announcing Her Involvement with Apple TV+

We may finally be getting close to seeing Prince Harry and Oprah’s long-awaited Apple TV+ series on mental health. The talk show queen revealed that it is coming this month during a recent TV appearance, reported The Independent. 

Winfrey confirmed the release during a recent appearance opposite psychiatrist Dr Bruce D Perry on The Drew Barrymore Show.  “I want to just say that Dr Perry and I have also, for the past two years, along with Prince Harry and Apple, we’ve been working on this mental health series that’s coming out in May on Apple,” she said. The announcement of the duo’s partnership was initially made in April 2019 via a post shared to the official Instagram account for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Apple Legal Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2021-05-03

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest Apple legal news, from the Spotify complaint in the EU to the latest from Epic Games.

Twitter Launches Audio Conversation Feature ‘Spaces’

· Andrew Orr · Link

Twitter versus clubhouse

Twitter is one of the companies trying to complete with audio app Clubhouse. On Monday Twitter officially released its feature called Spaces centered around audio conversations.

Today, we’re bringing the ability to host a Space to all accounts with 600 or more followers on Twitter. Based on what we’ve learned so far, these accounts are likely to have a good experience hosting live conversations because of their existing audience. Before bringing the ability to create a Space to everyone, we’re focused on learning more, making it easier to discover Spaces, and helping people enjoy them with a great audience.

Inside ‘The Mosquito Coast’ Episode Two

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

The first two episodes of drama The Mosquito Coast are available on Apple TV+. In the second ‘Inside the Episode’ video released, cast and crew explained episode two, ‘foxes and coyotes’.

Behind the Scenes of ‘The Mosquito Coast’ Episode One

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

In a video released over the weekend, the cast and crew of The Mosquito Coast explained how episode one of the show was created. Called ‘Light Out’ introduces viewers to the family at the heart of the story and “explodes” the tensions brought about the secrets they are hiding.

Scrivener 3 for Mac: $29.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Scrivener 3 for Mac

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We Still Don’t Know a Key Bit of Information About the Rumored Folding iPhone

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Foldable iPhone mockup

Rumors about a folding-iPhone circulated recently after analyst Ming Chi-Kuo suggested that a device a bit larger than the iPhone 12 Pro Max will go on sale in 2023. However, as 9to5 Mac noted, we still don’t know one crucial bit of information – how it will actually fold.

But there are two different ways of designing a folding iPhone that opens up to reveal an 8-inch display. First, there is a vertical fold, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. What you get there is a device slim enough to fit into a jacket pocket, which then opens up into a rather wide iPad mini-like display. The alternative is a horizontal fold, like the 2019 Motorola Razr. What that gives you is a super-pocketable device that opens up into an even larger Pro Max – creating more vertical space rather than more horizontal room.

There’s Lots For Apple Watchers to be Excited About

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Apple Watch Series 6 Sleep

Following Apple’s latest blockbuster quarter, there’s lots for fans of the company to be excited about according to Dan Moren. He explained what he’s looking forward to in his latest MacWorld column – wearables, to name but one.

There’s nothing that Apple watchers want to know more than what the next big product coming out of Cupertino might be. They scrutinize supply chains, try to draw information out of company contacts, and, of course, closely pore over every public statement by Apple. When it comes to Apple’s financial calls, one key phrase that often signals what areas Apple might be interested in is “very excited.” If you were listening during last week’s financial call, you would hear that exact phrase uttered by Apple CFO Luca Maestri in relation to precisely one product category: Wearables.

This Cooking App Gives You Recipes Based on Ingredients You Have

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Half Lemons is a new cooking app that suggests recipes for you based on what ingredients you already have in the pantry. The more ingredients you plug into the app, the more recipes you can make. It keeps track of them from one meal to the next. These are recipes you can actually make with the things you have on hand. No missing ingredients. No funky substitutions needed. And definitely no trips to the store. Want to use up the last chicken thighs? Or maybe your fresh cilantro is starting to look tired. No problem! Filter recipes using any ingredient in your kitchen. Recipes are sourced from favorites like: NYT Cooking, Half Baked Harvest, Epicurious, Smitten Kitchen, Skinny Taste, BBC food, Jamie Oliver and others.

This Cooking App Gives You Recipes Based on Ingredients You Have