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Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large U.S. study

“(Reuters) – The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc Researchers hope the technology can assist in early detection of atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heart beat” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. A third of those whose watches detected an irregular pulse were confirmed to have atrial fibrillation using the ECG technology, researchers said.Some 84 percent of the…

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Apple’s ambitious vision for the future of TV is finally about to take shape. Here’s why it matters more than ever.

“Business interests aside, Apple’s long-anticipated presence in the video streaming market will be key for the company to maintain its reputation as an innovator” writes Lisa Eadicicco for businessinsider.com. “And our vision for TV is simple, and perhaps a little provocative,” CEO Tim Cook said during the company’s September keynote that year. Source: businessinsider.com

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Time Flies: The 6 Best Portable Apple Watch Chargers for Power on the Go

“If you find your Apple Watch has kicked the bucket unexpectedly, ask for one of these portable power accessories this upcoming holiday season” writes Peter Ha for spy.com. * Get more out of your Apple Watch with portable power * Pick from keychain accessories to portable power banks * Our picks work with Watch Series 1, 2 and 3 Battery life on the last couple iterations of the Apple Watch have been better than advertised, but an unforeseen drawback to this surprise might cause some to forget that their watch…

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Apple fires back at Spotify and disputes claim that it’s stifling innovation

“In fact, the Spotify Watch app is currently the No. 1 app in the Watch Music category” writes Maren Estrada for bgr.com. When Spotify submitted their Apple Watch app in September 2018, we reviewed and approved it with the same process and speed with which we would any other app.We’ve approved and distributed nearly 200 app updates on Spotify’s behalf, resulting in over 300 million downloaded copies of the Spotify app. Source: bgr.com

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Facebook adds dedicated gaming tab to its mobile app

“Facebook is updating its mobile app with a dedicated gaming hub where users can explore game content on Facebook” writes Mar Edt for theverge.com. Additionally, the company is also starting to beta-test a standalone Facebook Gaming app for Android that Facebook says would offer even more features than the current tab, indicating that its gaming push is just getting started.But it seems unlikely that an app hub on its own will be enough to tilt the scales in its favor.Facebook is rolling out the new tab slowly, so it may…

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‘Let’s clear this one up right away’: Apple throws jabs at Spotify’s complaint in Europe

“Regarding Apple’s 30 percent tax on paid apps, which is at the center of Spotify’s complaint since Apple Music is not subject to it, Apple says Spotify’s sentiments are misleading” writes unknown author for usatoday.com. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek argued that App Store policies give Apple Music an “unfair advantage at every turn.” On Thursday, Apple fired back against the streaming service by saying that Spotify wants “all the benefits of a free app without being free.”.  Source: usatoday.com

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Apple has a very blunt response to Spotify’s complaint

“As far as Apple Watch goes, Apple claims it reviewed and approved Spotify’s Apple Watch app, which was submitted in Sept. 2018, “with the same process and speed with which we would any other app.”” writes Stan Schroeder for mashable.com. The company also points out that Spotify’s Watch app is currently the number one app in the Watch Music category.Regarding Apple’s 30% tax that it levies on paid apps, which is the crux of Spotify’s complaint as Apple Music is not subject to it, Apple says Spotify left out a…

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UK Daily Deals: £15 off The Division 2, Sony PlayStation Classic for £39

“Check out the best Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus deals in the UK available today” writes Dominyka Bucelyte for ign.com. You can also use PureVPN to watch American Amazon Prime Video content, but you must have an Amazon Prime membership.If you want to find out more about this game, watch the first impressions of Tom Clancy’s Division 2 on IGN First or IGN Review (in progress).Check out the best deals for Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus contracts below or see our full buying guide here. Source: ign.com

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