Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explore the ECG feature in Apple Watch Series 4, plus they explain dual SIM and eSIM in iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
Apple released watchOS 5 for Apple Watch on Monday with new workout types, Walkie Talkie voice chat, and more.
Apple released tvOS 12 for the fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K with Dolby Atmos support, new screen savers, and more.
Apple rolled out HomePod OS 12 on Monday for the HomePod smart speaker with iPhone speaker phone support, Siri Shortcuts support, and more.
Apple officially moved iOS 12 out of beta on Monday with the first public release of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system on Monday.
Twitter user Emma found that by muting specific text strings she could fix Twitter and block suggested features that make Twitter annoying.
A new report says AirPower wireless charging pad is plagued with so many problems that Apple may scrap the product.
One guy losing streaming movies from his iTunes purchases doesn’t mean Apple is taking away everyone’s movies.
With its upgrades and expansion to the iPhone X product line Wednesday, Apple has again led the public – and the press – on a confusing path when deciding how to represent these new iPhone models in plain text.
The social network Path is shutting down on October 18th because apparently no one uses it any more.
Bryan Chaffin explains how Bitcoin faucets work and which faucets you can trust to pay. [Update: Removed dead faucets and checked all faucets. – Bryan]
Security Week/AP writes: “New privacy features in Apple’s Safari browser seek to make it tougher for companies such as Facebook to track you.” This is a short, very readable summary of how Apple’s Safari is evolving to better protect your privacy. “The changes come Tuesday as part of the iOS 12 update for iPhones and iPads and a week later in the Mojave update for Mac computers.”
These days, it’s all about discovering the key features of Apple’s newest iPhones — and Apple Watches. And then decide. John looks some of the best and worst reporting out there.
An emergency physician took to Reddit to explain the Apple Watch ECG and what the FDA approval actually means.
In summary, the new Apple Watch looks like a great tool, but it is not meant to be a medical grade device and not a substitute for medical and professional evaluation in the case of symptoms. Even if your Apple Watch ECG appears totally normal that does not necessarily mean you do not have atrial fibrillation or other cardiac abnormalities.
Basically, I was totally wrong when I wrote about the ECG function. Also, FDA-approved doesn’t mean the Apple Watch is a medical device. It’s in the Class II category which puts it on the same level as condoms and home pregnancy kits. The Verge has details as well.
An eSIM makes it easier to switch between carriers. But right now only ten countries in the world support it.
An app called Barbie Dreamhouse adventures, named after a Netflix show of the same name, was updated to coincide with season 2 of the show that came out yesterday. Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures lets players create their very own Barbie Dreamhouse experience. Hang out with Barbie Roberts as she shares her tech-savvy home and real-time family life with viewers around the world. Rummage through her closet alongside her friends and help her get camera ready for her next vlog, and many more fun activities. You can help her design every room with wallpapers and decorations. Activities include dancing, music, pool parties, selfies, fashion parties, and a lot more. The popular iOS version, which debuted on the App Store last month, has already hit the #1 spot for Top iPad Kids App in 100+ countries. App Store: Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures – Free
We have a deal on Vobot for folks in the Alexa ecosystem. It’s a smart clock with Alexa built into it. You can control it by voice, get information by voice, and snooze by turning it over. It’s $44.99 through our deal.
Those in the computer security industry aren’t impressed though.
Aaptiv is an audio fitness app that gives you access to over 2,500 trainer-created workouts. Each workout is driven by music, and categories include running, elliptical, race training, rowing, strength training, stretching, yoga and more. On October 27, Aaptiv is partnering with Charity Miles for a virtual 5K race. Pick a training program in the app to get started. You can train by yourself or grab friends and family to form a team. You can log your training miles with the Charity Miles app to benefit a cause you want to support. Share your progress along the way with #Aaptiv5KYourWay. Complete the virtual race for a chance to win a home gym or one of ten runner-up prize bags. You can find the official rules here [PDF], and register solo or as a team here. App Store: Aaptiv – Free
Not just for the iPhone Xs though; some will work with other models as well. However, only iPhone 8 and above have wireless charging.