Apple and Johnson & Johnson are teaming up to conduct a new health study to determine if the iPhone and Apple Watch can reduce the risk of stroke. The study is made possible through a new Heartline app for the iPhone that combines data from the Apple Watch ECG app.
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"Apple technology is making a meaningful impact on scientific research through the powerful capabilities of iPhone and Apple Watch, all with privacy at the center of the participant experience," said Myoung Cha, Apple's Head of Health Strategic Initiatives. "The Heartline Study will help further understanding of how our technology could both contribute to science and help improve health outcomes, including reducing the risk of stroke."Those interested in the study must be 65 or older, a U.S. resident for the duration of the study, have traditional Medicare, own an iPhone 6s or later (with iOS 12.2 or later), and agree to provide access to their Medicare claims data. Once randomized participants are selected, they will be divided into two groups: one will only use the iPhone app and the other will use the iPhone app in addition to obtaining an Apple Watch. The study will last three years.
Peanut butter powerhouse Jif and popular GIF service Giphy have teamed up to create a limited run of special 40-ounce jars of peanut butter with double-sided JIF/GIF labels to “settle the great debate over how to pronounce GIF.”
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We may be getting closer to seeing the first Chinese OLED iPhone displays. China’s biggest display maker, BOE, has been chasing Apple’s OLED business for some time but hasn’t yet met the Cupertino company’s quality standards.
However, the company now appears confident that it will do so …
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In an effort to persuade workers to return to its production plants, Foxconn is offering them bonuses, free shuttle-bus transportation, meals and accommodation …
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AAPL lost 4.75% of its value yesterday as fears grow that the coronavirus outbreak may be spreading to other countries too quickly to be contained. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the spread is now nearing the point at which it may be declared a pandemic.
The definition of a pandemic is a relatively loose one but is generally taken to mean a rapidly-spreading disease which affects a large number of people across international borders …
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Apple and TikTok each have declined a request to testify at a March congressional hearing that would have probed their relationships with China, a move that threatens to ratchet up tensions with federal lawmakers who see Beijing as a privacy and security threat.According to the Post, TikTok has said it plans to send a representative to engage with the subcommittee at a later date, but Apple has not commented on its absence.
Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.), one of TikTok's leading critics, had invited the two tech firms to appear at a March 4 session, his office confirmed Monday. Both previously had declined to testify at a hearing last year on the same issue.
Canada’s second Apple Store with the latest retail design is coming to Toronto. Apple Fairview, located in the CF Fairview Mall, reopens in a larger and redesigned space February 29 at 9:30 A.M. EST.
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With HomeKit Secure Video, the videos recorded by security cameras are analysed locally on users’ iPad, HomePod or Apple TV. The footage isencrypted end-to-end and securely stored in iCloud where no one can see them.Through the Apple Home app, Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera users will be able to access their timeline and past events for 10 days, and set recording and notifications preferences.
Thanks to the HomeKit Secure Video support, Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera users will be able to store their videos locally on the included microSD card free of charge and on their iCloud with select storage plans.
Users will benefit from 10-day automatic iCloud storage for their videos, and this will not affect their storage capacity. If they want to keep the videos, after these 10 days, they will be able to save them in their iCloud, which will count against their storage limit.
The Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera now officially supports HomeKit Secure Video as of today, as announced in a Netatmo blog post. The firmware update is being made ‘gradually available’ over the upcoming days.
This means that new and existing Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera owners can now take advantage of HomeKit Secure Video features, where detected motion events are recorded as clips to the user’s iCloud account to be able to be watched back later.
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Earlier today, Apple published a new white paper offering detailed information about the newest Mac Pro. Hidden in this document is the news that the Mac Pro wheels will, at some point, be available as a standalone purchase.
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Apple has again declined a request to testify at a congressional hearing scheduled for March, focused on the technology industry’s relationship with China. This is the second such hearing that Apple has declined to attend since November.
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As Apple itself implied was the case in an investor note last week, iPhone sales are taking a hit in China due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. In a new investor note today, UBS analysts estimate that iPhone sales fell 28% during January.
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Whether you’ve just gotten an Apple Watch or have had one for a while and just haven’t tracked your steps closely before, it’s quick and easy to do. Follow along for how to see steps on Apple Watch including distance, flights climbed, and daily, monthly, and yearly trends.
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Apple has made two incredibly thorough white papers available today covering the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. These “Technology Overview” documents highlight the inner workings of both of Apple’s newest pro-grade pieces of hardware.
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Netflix is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to see the most popular content on the service. TechCrunch explains that these top 10 lists will breakdown the most popular titles across all of Netflix, as well for just movies and shows.
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9to5Mac is launching a brand new podcast in March called Apple @ Work. On this podcast, we will look at how businesses and schools use Apple products and related technologies and services to get their work done.
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March 8 marks International Women’s Day 2020, and Apple is supporting the visibility and achievements of women with special Today at Apple sessions held in select Apple Stores throughout the world. From March 1–31, you can join inspiring female creators in the “She Creates” series to learn a new skill and gain a new perspective.
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