“Apple appears to be working on blood glucose monitoring as a way to address Type 2 Diabetes,” Jean-Louis Gassée writes for Monday Note. “‘Glucose monitoring’ is a code word for fighting the growing scourge of Type 2 Diabetes. Unlike Type 1 Diabetes, which is unpreventable, the Type 2 variety is, to be polite, a ‘lifestyle’ disease, meaning we eat too much and don’t exercise enough. (As usual, the French are more brutal: for them, Type 2 is Diabète gras, Fat Diabetes). “A 2016 Harvard School of Public Health study places the global cost of Type 2 Diabetes at $825B per Click Here to Read more
In April of this year, Apple and NikeLab launched the limited edition Apple Watch NikeLab. Today, Apple and Nike take their partnership a stride further, with four new Nike Sport Bands for Apple Watch Nike+ in colorways inspired by the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” collection. The “Day to Night” collection celebrates runners whenever they choose to run – at twilight, sunset and everything in between. Each of the colors is inspired by a shade of the sky, from dawn to dusk, and allows runners to – for the first time – make a statement by matching their Apple Watch Nike+ Click Here to Read more
The Apple Watch’s built-in heart rate monitor is 97 percent accurate when detecting the most common form of an abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an algorithm to sort through the data, according to a new study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco and the team behind the Cardiogram app (via TechCrunch). There were 6,158 participants in the study, all of whom used the Cardiogram app on the Apple Watch to monitor their heart rate. Most were known to have normal EKG readings, but 200 suffer from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (an occasional irregular heartbeat). To read the rest Click Here to Read more
(ABC2NEWS.COM) “College student Casey Bennett, 22, describes his near death experience lightly, saying he’s just happy to be alive,” Cassie Carlisle reports for WMAR-TV. “‘Airbags smell like gunpowder when they go off. I thought the car was on fire because I saw smoke and just kinda smelled something burning and I was like, ‘Oh no! Now I have to plan how to get out of this before the car explodes,’ and then I kinda like looked around and was like, okay, it’s not on fire,’ Bennett said chuckling. ‘The next thought was, you’re upside down again.’ Bennett said during the roll, Click Here to Read more
Now you can pay for gas at most Exxon Stations using your Speed Pass on an Apple Watch. Just download the app from the iOS App Store. It will then install another app on the watch. The watch relies on the app on the iOS device (iPhone for example) for the actual payment transaction. The feature should be available now.
Today, Apple Watch turns two! “April 24, 2015: It’s time for the official release of the Apple Watch, the wearable device Tim Cook describes as the ‘next chapter in Apple history,’” Luke Dormehl writes for Cult of Mac. “Fans, having endured a seven-month wait since the device’s unveiling at a keynote the previous September, can finally strap an Apple Watch onto their wrists. Behind the scenes, however, this moment been a lot longer in the making.” “According to the generally accepted account of the sequence of events, the Apple Watch was not just the first new Apple product since the Click Here to Read more
As with any piece of computer software, keeping the Apple Watch updated with the latest security fixes and updates should be as important to you as changing your underwear. It ensures that you’re using the latest features of the watch. Updating the watch is a simple process: Make sure your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS. Plug in the iPhone to either a power outlet or your computer. Put the Apple Watch on the charger. On the phone, go into the Apple Watch app. Select GENERAL > SOFTWARE UPDATE. Start the update by tapping INSTALL. Some things to keep in mind: Click Here to Read more
“Last November, my Android phone died as I descended on a JetBlue flight into San Francisco,” Michael Krigsman reports for ZDNet. “As I left the airport, it was obvious that a failed phone meant no Uber ride to my hotel, no phone calls, and no way to coordinate schedules with interviewees. In other words, I was screwed.” “Although my dead phone was an Android, I figured that Apple would be my best route to get re-connected, so I bought an iPhone 7 Plus in San Francisco… I also decided to buy an Apple Watch Series 2,” Krigsman reports. “Fast forward Click Here to Read more
You probably already know how to set an alarm on your Apple Watch by using the digital crown. But did you know that you can set an alarm by using Siri? Here’s how: Activate Siri by pressing and holding the digital crown until Siri appears. Now say, “Siri, wake me up at 7:30am (or 19:00 if you have it in Military Time). Siri will then verify the alarm time. Say “YES” to set the time. The alarm time is set. To stop the alarm from sounding, either tap on the watch face or press the digital crown.
A friend of mine just got a new Apple Watch. While setting it up, she decided to try the Mickey and Minnie Mouse watch faces. When she did, we noticed that they wouldn’t speak the time. After looking online (thank GOD for Google.com) we found two possible answers to get them to speak the time: Repair the watch to the iPhone: You may have to un-pair, and then repair the watch to the iPhone. (Please refer to this support document for help). Make sure the iPhone is connected to WiFi. Go to the Watch App on the iPhone. Activate the Mickey (or Minnie) Click Here to Read more