Patent Hints At Possibility Of Future Apple Watch Being Able To Help In Treating Parkinson’s Disease
Apple continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible with smartwatches and introduces new features to improve health tracking and medical features. A new patent filed by the company mentions how a wearable device might help in treating Parkinson’s disease. It can be done by continuously tracking a user’s movements using new sensors.
Three developers have seemingly managed to reverse engineer Apple’s AirPlay 2 protocol paving the way for iPhones and iPads to stream music to almost any wireless speaker which is connected to a Raspberry Pi.
Qualcomm’s President Cristiano Amon says that the company is working with Apple to launch a 5G iPhone “as fast as we can.” The statement was made by the Qualcomm president at the ongoing Snapdragon Tech Summit where the company announced its new X55 5G modem and flagship chipset for 2020 Android smartphones, the Snapdragon 865.
Google keeps on adding new and useful features to its Photos App. Recently, the Photos app gained a new feature that allows users to manually tag a person. Now the company has announced a chat app that is baked into Google Photos. The chat feature is aimed at helping users exchange photos by chatting with other users.
BMW is perhaps one of the very few manufacturers that charged annual fees for Apple CarPlay subscription. The German auto manufacturer used to charge $300 one-time fee or $80 subscription every year. Apparently this has not gone well with the consumers and BMW has now backtracked and started offering free CarPlay in some cars.
Apple’s supplier, Murata is working on technology that will allow them to shrink an electronic component in size. Murata Manufacturing has developed a smaller version of an electronic component used in iPhones and this is likely to help Apple.
One of the qualms I personally had with Amazon Echo is that it always required a power source. Amazon has launched a new portable Echo smart speaker that comes with a built-in rechargeable battery. The portable Echo is rated to offer up to 10 hours of music playback and a standby time of up to 11 hours.
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Plex has launched its own movie and TV streaming service. And the best thing about the service is that it is free and available worldwide. Well, it shows you ads, but at least you get to watch movies and shows legally without having to pay anything.
With macOS Catalina, Apple has brought the Activation Lock feature from iPhones to Macs featuring a T2 chip. Activation Lock is primarily an anti-theft feature that requires one to sign in to the device with their Apple ID after formatting it. If not, the device will keep asking for your Apple ID and would be rendered unusable.