Cardiogram app for iOS

Apple Watch is 97% accurate in measuring heart rate

Heart Rhythm measuring by Apple Watch could be helpful to detect health problems. The wearable health and fitness market keeps gaining traction, as gadgets like the Apple Watch are becoming more and more popular among the users. Some of them even come with built-in heart rate sensors, so they could be used to detect early health problems. A new research, conducted by the Cardiogram app for iOS, finds that Apple Watch is pretty accurate in detecting abnormal hearth rhythm. Millions of heart rate measurements have been collected and analyzed for the purposes of the research, directly coming from the Cardiogram[…]

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iPhone X Plus – specs, price, features

Everything we know about the iPhone X Plus. Apple is working on a trio of smartphones for late 2018, but the most interesting one is definitely the iPhone X Plus. The larger X model should debut with the hardware refresh of the original iPhone X, and a model with LCD display and a more affordable price. Let’s round up everything we know about the iPhone X Plus: Design iPhone X Plus will look like a larger version of the current X model. It will have the same design with the display cutout at the top. The sensor notch will remain[…]

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iPhone SE 2 to be announced on March 27?

Apple has scheduled a media event in Chicago next week. Customers waiting for a compact-sized iPhone may have a luck this Spring, according to sources familiar with Apple’s plans. The company is apparently planning a media event this month in Chicago, where the iPhone SE 2 may be officially unveiled. It’s widely believed that iPhone SE 2 (it may also be called iPhone X SE) will debut exactly two years after the original model announced in March 2016. By presenting the SE model in 2016, Apple partially recovered from lower than expected sales of the iPhone 6 line. Now, in[…]

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Apple Face ID is two years ahead of the competition

iPhone X’s facial recognition may not be matched until next year. Apple’s first phone without Touch ID, the iPhone X, uses special 3D sensors occupying the display cutout at the top to recognize its owner and unlock itself. And while some Android manufacturers have quickly introduced their own solutions, we may need to wait at least until late 2019 in order for this systems to reach the popularity and the accuracy of iPhone X. According to a report from Reuters, Apple has a strategic advantage in the 3D sensing tech over the competition. Apple’s suppliers of 3D sensors won’t be[…]

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Breakability tests show how durable are the iPhone X and Galaxy S9.

Which is more durable – iPhone X or Galaxy S9?

Breakability tests show how durable are the iPhone X and Galaxy S9. Years ago, the popular smartphones were far less complicated in terms of design and features than the devices we currently have. They had policarbonate or aluminum backs, displays with big bezels protecting the screen better, and removable back covers, making them relatively not easy to break. Today, the flagship devices have complex designs with curved displays, glass backs and relatively thin and light bodies. That’s why it’s very important to know how breakable the device is. Fortunately, some YouTube channels have specialized in performing such tests. In the[…]

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SwiftKey predictive keyboard gets new features in latest update

Microsoft rolls out an update to its SwiftKey keyboard for iOS and Android. SwiftKey version 7.0 is now available for iOS and Android devices in their respective Stores, offering new enhancements like a Toolbar. The update for SwiftKey introduces an expandable menu at the top of the keyboard for a quick access to the most important features. The Toolbar can now be expanded by tapping on the + icon at the left side, allowing you to copy texts into the clipboard, or access emoji characters. If you tap on the Emoji icon, you will see sample emoji based on the[…]

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Meltdown and Spectre

Intel’s new processors will include built-in protection against Meltdown and Spectre

8th generation Intel Core won’t have the security holes. While software patches already protected computer configurations with Intel Core chips against Meltdown variant 1, upcoming generations of processors will include higher protection built-in. They will be protected not only against Meltdown v1, but also against v2 & v.3. Intel’s CEO has commented: We have redesigned parts of the processor to introduce new levels of protection through partitioning that will protect against both Variants 2 and 3. Think of this partitioning as additional “protective walls” between applications and user privilege levels to create an obstacle for bad actors. Intel is preparing[…]

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Samsung to copy Apple’s Face ID in the Galaxy S10

Samsung’s own Face ID may debut in 2019 with the Galaxy S10. 3D camera modules for the upcoming Samsung flagship in 2019 are reportedly under active development, according to information posted at The Bell in Korea. It appears that Samsung is partnering with an Israeli startup to create something similar to Face ID in the iPhone X for authentication. 3D facial scanning in the Galaxy S10 would significantly improve the security of the upcoming Samsung models, as the current flagship device still relies on the imperfect iris-based 2D scanning. Face ID in the iPhone X, on the other hand, generates[…]

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Apple Pay expanding soon to Belgium and the Netherlands

Contactless payments may be coming to new countries in Europe. Apple is gradually expanding its own mobile-based payments, Apple Pay, to more countries. According to Apple’s support webpage, customers in Belgium and the Netherlands will soon be able to pay wirelessly using their iPhone or iPad. The website now lists a bank in the Netherlands – Bunq, which is a sign that the service is launching soon in the country. Apple Pay already has around 130 million customers around the globe, which are 16 percent of the iPhone users, according to Loup Ventures. The Apple Pay service in the Netherlands[…]

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iOS 12 and the new macOS to be unveiled on June 4

Apple’s developer conference will happen between 4th and 8th of June Apple has announced today the date when the annual conference for developers WWDC will start in San Jose. WWDC18 will be between 4 and 8th of June, which means we are less than three months away from the next versions of iOS and macOS. As usual in the past years, the access to WWDC will be highly limited while the interest is huge. That’s why random developers will have the opportunity to buy a ticket for $1599. The most interesting date for the average user should be 4th of[…]

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