New Apple Watch is more than your average wearable

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The Apple Watch Series 4 has been granted FDA Clearance for ECG monitoring. Receiving clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), makes the new Apple Watch the first consumer device to receive this clearance from the federal agency to operate as an over-the-counter (OTC) ECG-monitoring device. The Apple Watch Series 4 is one of the only devices on the market to provide users EKG readings. Upon the unveiling of its new Apple Watch, at its September event, the tech giant confirmed that the approval its smartwatch received from…

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iOS 11.3 preview reveals new battery service alerts and animojis

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Apple has shared a little glimpse at what its next mobile operating system update will include. Apple recently released a bit of an iOS 11.3 preview to let iPhone and other device users know what they can expect from the next update. This preview showed that some of the biggest updates will involve animojis and enhanced power management. The operating system will also change the Health app as well as the ARKit augmented reality platform. The iOS 11.3 changes to ARKit 1.5 will include the platform’s ability to recognize objects…

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Apple lawsuit filed by customers with slowed iPhones

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Smartphone owners with models owner than the iPhone 8 are experiencing a deliberate slowdown. Many iPhone owners are not thrilled with their device maker and two separate versions of a class action Apple lawsuit have been filed. These legal actions were taken by a total of five iPhone owners who didn’t appreciate their slow smartphones. Apple had deliberately slowed the processors of devices with older batteries in order to preserve them. The Apple lawsuit isn’t over something that the iPhone maker denies doing. In fact, Apple openly admits to slowing…

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Is Apple mobile security still compromised by CIA as Wikileaks claims?

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The iPhone maker has responded to the released documents saying that the exploits are outdated. Wikilieaks released a slew of documents saying that Apple mobile security was being compromised by the CIA. It detailed the tremendous number of CIA software tools used for hacking into specific Macs and iPhones. Apple responded by issuing a statement saying that the Wikileaks data is outdated and have been dealt with long ago. The majority of the Apple mobile security breaches by the CIA, said Wikileaks, were possibly only when a device could be…

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Airline apps under development in United Airlines partnership with IBM and Apple

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The goal is to come up with a complete fresh generation of mobile applications for United employees. United Airlines is working with IBM and Apple to come up with a brand new generation of mobile airline apps to be used by its employees. The intention to create the mobile applications reflects a new strategy underway at United Airlines. United has already issued over 50,000 Apple iPhones and iPads to its gate attendants, flight attendants and other front-line workers. This new effort with IBM and Apple will help those employees to…

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Is Indian iPhone manufacturing coming soon?

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As President Trump tries to return manufacturing jobs to the United States, Apple may have other plans. Apple execs have been meeting with officials from the Indian government regarding iPhone manufacturing in the country. The company appears to be considering India as a new possible location for its smartphone manufacture. According to reports from CNNMoney, the devices could one day be made in Bangalore. Apple has released a statement stating that it was appreciative of the reception it received from the Indian government. Apple appreciated the “constructive and open dialogue…

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Augmented reality technology is at the heart of Apple’s future

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In a lengthy interview, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, revealed that AR will be a “core” tech for the company. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed augmented reality technology will become a “core” tech for the iPhone maker. He explained that the company was already “high on AR for the long run.” Cook also said “AR can be huge.” These statements have given a shot in the arm to rumors circulating that products using this tech are in development. The Washington Post recently received a lengthy interview from Cook. In it, he…

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Apple tablet commerce rises despite a drooping Q3 2016

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At the same time that the iPhone maker saw rapidly shrinking revenues, its iPad earnings have increased. The maker of the iPhone has now announced its third quarter earnings and it is the Apple tablet commerce that is turning heads. The last quarter brought in almost $8 billion in profits, which was far lower than previous quarters and years. Still, it pointed to greater growth in iPad sales, something that hadn’t been seen in quite some time. At the same time, Apple remains quite optimistic about the future of its…

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New trends to emerge in the growing mobile commerce space

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Several new trends could determine the future of the mobile payments world The mobile payments space is gaining momentum and evolving at a rapid pace. According to a report from eMarketer, the amount of money being spent by consumers in the mobile space will triple this year. As the mobile space continues to grow, new trends are likely to emerge throughout this sector. Some of these trends may provide businesses with new opportunities to engage consumers and find greater degrees of success in mobile ventures. Security technology will become more…

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Apple mobile ad outtakes with Cookie Monster bring big laughs

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Though the Sesame Street Muppet wasn’t exactly calm in the commercial, the bloopers were even more dramatic. Back in March, Apple released its mobile ad commercial for the iPhone 6 which starred the popular Cookie Monster from Sesame Street which went viral across several social media platforms. The tech giant has since released the outtakes for that commercial and they’ve been amusing and enchanting. Cookie Monster has a special way of tapping into the nostalgia of consumers and despite the impatience he showed during the initial mobile ad, the bloopers…

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Apple’s mobile payments service set to support the mobile web

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Apple Pay will be moving beyond app purchases later this year Apple Pay is beginning to move beyond the world of applications. For some time, Apple has been informing potential partners that its new mobile payments service will be expanding to websites later this year. The service is expected to evolve, harnessing the power of the mobile web, which consumers have become increasingly reliant on when shopping online with a smartphone or tablet. Moving to the mobile web may help Apple Pay find more success in a space where it…

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