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macOS 10.15 will let Apple Watch do more than just unlock Macs

macOS 10.15 will let Apple Watch do more than just unlock Macs

Biometrics-based security systems, be it fingerprints or faces, is the trend in computing these days but not all devices are equipped with such sensors. That's especially true for desktop and even for the majority of laptops in the market. Apple has equipped some of its MacBooks with Touch IDs but that still leaves out most of the computers that it offers. Come macOS 10.15, however, that might not be an urgent need, that is if you have an Apple Watch on your wrist.

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Apple Watch 4 ECG is already saving lives in Europe

Apple Watch 4 ECG is already saving lives in Europe

The Apple Watch series 4 launched with the world's first ECG monitor in a smartwatch. However, it wasn't widely available outside the US since Apple still had to acquire permissions from various countries. Last week, it finally rolled it out to parts of Europe and Hong Kong and, in just the span of a few days, it has already turned a doubter into a believer after saving his life.

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Apple Watch battery swelling has finally lead to a lawsuit

Apple Watch battery swelling has finally lead to a lawsuit

It seems that Apple continues to have battery headaches but this time it isn't about iPhones. You'd think that considering their size, Apple Watch batteries would have very little problems other than having to be recharged every day. It turns out, however, that some have experienced potential safety hazards due to swollen Apple Watch batteries and they are now taking Apple to court for allegedly knowing about the problem and still pushing through with sales of the wearable device.

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Apple Watch 4 ECG app now available in Europe and Hong Kong

Apple Watch 4 ECG app now available in Europe and Hong Kong

The Apple Watch saves lives, as numerous anecdotes have repeatedly proven. And that was back when the smartwatch just had the basic set of sensors like a heart rate monitor. The Apple Watch 4 significantly stepped up Apple's efforts to corner a niche market but its limited availability meant it couldn't really do much for users outside the US. Now that the Apple Watch 4 has been certified, it's now possible to make use of its ECG sensor in 19 countries across Europe as well as in Hong Kong.

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These are Apple’s Spring 2019 iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands

These are Apple’s Spring 2019 iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands

Apple doesn't just have new AirPods to go with your iPhone and Apple Watch today: there's also a range of new cases, straps, and bands for Spring 2019. The new line-up of accessories includes most of the different styles of Apple Watch band we've seen before, including Hermès and Nike versions, while there are some fairly striking colors for your iPhone, too.

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Apple Watch Stanford study show how it can save lives

Apple Watch Stanford study show how it can save lives

While some consumers would complain about its outdated style, the Apple Watch may be winning hearts in the medical field, figuratively and literally. While its rivals may boast of fancy styles, the Apple Watch has repeatedly been cited in stories of how the smartwatch may have saved a life. Those, however, have mostly been anecdotal but now a more scientific study from Stanford has the numbers to back those up.

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Sleep tracking could be the next big Apple Watch feature

Sleep tracking could be the next big Apple Watch feature

Ever since the Apple Watch launched, Apple has been slowly outfitting it with more and more health features. The next health feature Apple looks to add could indeed be a big one, as a new report says that sleep tracking is on deck. Such a move wouldn't be very surprising, given Apple's competition in the wearables space and its recent acquisitions.

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Apple Watch with flexible display strap teased in MicroLED patent

Apple Watch with flexible display strap teased in MicroLED patent

A future Apple Watch could have a display that stretches around the band, with a freshly-published Apple patent suggesting the Cupertino firm has been working on flexible screens and more. Filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in September last year, the patent describes a new display module design that could liberate the Apple Watch touchscreen from the body of the wearable, and allow it to extend into the strap.

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Old Apple Watch repairs qualify for Apple Watch 2 replacement

Old Apple Watch repairs qualify for Apple Watch 2 replacement

Apple is quite good at supporting its products, both hardware and software, for quite a long time but there are just some things it can’t delay for long. One of those is the availability of components and replacement parts for years-old devices. Such is the ugly truth that owners of the first gen Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Series 1 might now be facing as reports indicate that repair parts are “temporarily constrained”. On the upside, such owners are now qualified to get a slightly newer Apple Watch Series 2 as a replacement instead.

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Johnson & Johnson will study Apple Watch stroke prevention potential

Johnson & Johnson will study Apple Watch stroke prevention potential

Johnson and Johnson is partnering with Apple to investigate the impact its Apple Watch may have on detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib), as well as the outcomes its may have for these patients, including its potential for helping prevent strokes. The new research study will involve Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which is a J&J Family of Companies member, as well as US-based adults who are at least 65-years-old.

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This $350,000 handless watch is a sly nod at Apple Watch excess

This $350,000 handless watch is a sly nod at Apple Watch excess

It may look like an Apple Watch, but H. Moser & Cie.'s Swiss Alp Watch Concept Black is something far more unusual - and far more expensive than even Apple's Edition-version of the smartwatch. Handiwork of the legendary Swiss horologist, the minimalistic timepiece not only does away physical hands like the Apple Watch, but it also does away with a screen altogether.

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Apple hunts Medicare funds for Apple Watch on seniors’ wrists

Apple hunts Medicare funds for Apple Watch on seniors’ wrists

Apple is shopping the Apple Watch around private Medicare plan providers, in the hope of getting the health-tracking smartwatch onto the wrists of seniors. Now in its fourth generation, the latest Apple Watch features the ability to perform basic electrocardiogram tests to ascertain heart health, as well as a fall detection system that can spot if the wearer has collapsed and summon help.

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