DEAL: Fill your Android Wear needs and get the Huawei Watch 2 for just $239

You may not have realized this, but there have not been too many wallet-friendly Android Wear smartwatches released in the past year or so. One such option that bucks that trend was the Huawei Watch 2 which was released at MWC 2017, and has been available ever since. The problem for some was the fact that the standard Watch 2 was priced at $299, while the Watch Classic was priced at $369. Luckily, Amazon is offering some substantial discounts on both of these models for a limited time. Starting [Read Entire Story]

Idiots are tweeting the Telugu character to crash iPhone Twitter apps

It was last week discovered that receiving a single Telugu (Indian language) character would cause iPhone, Mac and Apple Watch apps to crash – and it of course wasn’t long before idiots started doing it deliberately … more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, tvOS 11.2.6, and macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update including Telugu character fix 

Apple has released new software updates to address the Telugu character bug that affected devices running the latest public version of Apple’s software. Updates available today include iOS 11.2.6 for iPhone and iPad, tvOS 11.2.6 for Apple TV, watchOS 4.2.3 for Apple Watch, and macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update for Mac. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch SOS feature rushed an ambulance to crash victim

So, if you have an Apple Watch and aren't using it to exercise on a regular basis, consider this your clarion call to keep it around. The post Apple Watch SOS feature rushed an ambulance to crash victim appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky has joined Y Combinator as a partner

You likely know the story of smartwatch maker Pebble, forced to sell its software and IP to Fitbit. What you probably don’t know is that behind the scenes, Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky was frequently seeking advice from Y Combinator. Now, Migicovsky will be sharing lessons learned with future YC startups, having quietly joined YC last month as one of its partners. Read More SOURCE: TechCrunch - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

iOS 11.2.6 Released With Fix For iPhone Crashing Character Bug

Recently it was discovered that a single character from the Telugu language when sent in iOS can cause the iPhone to crash. Now some had assumed that the fix for this problem would arrive in iOS 11.3, but Apple reassured users that it would arrive much sooner, and sure enough it has.Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 which will fix the iPhone crashing character bug. This is applicable across all devices running on iOS 11, and also applies to the Apple TV, Apple Watch, and also Mac computers, all of [Read Entire Story]

Apple Releases Minor watchOS 4.2.3 Update With Bug Fixes

Apple today released a minor software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 4.2.2 to watchOS 4.2.3. The watchOS 4.2.3 update comes one month after the release of watchOS 4.2.2, a minor update focusing on bug fixes. watchOS 4.2.3 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the [Read Entire Story]

Nike+ Run Club iOS App Updated With New Weekly Challenges Feature

Nike today updated its Nike+ Run Club iOS app with a new Challenges feature that aims to help users stay motivated throughout the week by letting them see how their mileage stacks up against other users in the global Nike running community. The new challenges appear in the Club section of the app. As of writing there are three challenges to join, including 15K February Weekly Challenge, a 50K March Weekly Challenge, and a 100K March Weekly Challenge. Tapping on one sends you to a summary [Read Entire Story]

Deal: Save $60 on the Huawei Watch 2 and $100 on the Huawei Watch 2 Classic

Amazon took $60 off the Huawei Watch 2 and $102 off the Huawei Watch 2 Classic. This could be a limited-time sale. The Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic will receive the Android Oreo for Android Wear update. If you are on the hunt for an Android Wear smartwatch, the Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic are on sale for what might be a limited time. Over on Amazon, the Watch 2 is down to $239, a savings of $60. Meanwhile, the classier Watch 2 Classic is listed at $267, a savings of $102. We are [Read Entire Story]

Google AI can scan your eyes to predict heart disease

Alphabet's health science company Verily has announced a wide range of projects, from developing smartwatches made for medical studies to mass-producing infected mosquitoes to curb their population. Scientists from the division now have a new endeavo... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 to fix iPhone crash bug

Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 today, which includes a bug fix for the Indian language (Telugu) character that crashes an iPhone and makes apps like Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp inaccessible. The bug was discovered last week, allowing anyone to send a simple character to an iPhone to crash the device and lock out access to certain messaging apps. The bug also affects Safari and the built-in Messages app on macOS and the Apple Watch. Apple released updates for watchOS, tvOS, and [Read Entire Story]

Pick up a Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Gear S3 Classic for $185 (Orig. $350)

Best Buy offers the Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Gear S3 Classic smartwatch for $184.99 shipped. Originally $350, these watches still go for right around there even at Amazon, and this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked on Samsung’s high-end smartwatch offering. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 2,000 on Amazon. Best Buy provides customers with a 90-day warranty. more… . SOURCE: 9to5Toys - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Guidemaster: Smartwatches worthy of replacing your favorite timepiece

Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 2. (credit: Valentina Palladino) If you hate looking at your smartphone all day, you should consider getting a smartwatch. While it may seem counter-intuitive to get a new gadget to lessen your dependency on another, it's more effective than you think. Smartwatches take the most crucial parts of a smartphone—call and text alerts, app notifications, and quick controls—and put them on your wrist. That means no more fumbling with your smartphone during a meeting to [Read Entire Story]

HomePod Diary: For me, it’s the Apple Watch all over again – but should you buy one?

Well, almost. With the Apple Watch, I was pretty sure it was a pointless device, and was wrong. With HomePod, I did think it was going to find a role as a HomeKit hub and a device to allow my partner to control lighting when her phone was in another room. But I wasn’t expecting much from it as a speaker. And yet it’s the speaker which is winning me over. As I’ve said before, the sound quality isn’t up there with B&O or Naim – but is at least as good as a Sonos Play 5. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Helps Save Woman & Her Baby After Car Accident

We’re not sure if it was by design, by the Apple Watch has saved many a life ever since it was released, with its heart-rate monitoring features alerting wearers to potential heart problems. It also comes with SOS features, which has helped to save the life of a woman and her baby following a car accident involving a drunk driver.In a report from Shape, Kacie Anderson, the woman in question was in her car at a red light with her 9-month old baby when a drunk driver ran into them. She tried to [Read Entire Story]

Elon Musk gets permission to do a little digging for his Hyperloop

It's been far easier for Elon Musk to send a rocket to the Mars than move a pebble in Washington, D.C. That could be changing, according to The Washington Post. The SpaceX entrepreneur's tunnel digging company, The Boring Company, recently received vague permission to do some exploratory digging at 53 New York Avenue NE. SEE ALSO: Watch: Even Elon Musk was starstruck during the Falcon Heavy launch Musk is hoping to build a high speed hyperloop between New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and D.C. [Read Entire Story]

Apple launches rich ‘Close Your Rings’ webpage to promote healthy living with Apple Watch

Just in time for some weekend motivation, Apple has added a new page to their website promoting Apple Watch’s activity tracking features. The page, titled “Close Your Rings,” details realistic and effective ways that Watch wearers can live a healthier and more active lifestyle by completing one simple goal each day. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

This week’s top stories: HomePod’s ‘ring’ problem, Apple Watch helps save a life, Facebook’s spyware on iOS, more

In this week’s top stories: Another pesky text bug on iOS and macOS, more thoughts on the HomePod, Apple Watch helps save yet another life, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories.. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch SOS saved a mom and her baby after a drunk driver hit their car

Apple Watch continues to save lives by placing life-changing technology in ordinary places. Kacie Anderson, who shared her story with Shape.com, is the latest example of someone with an incredible experience with Apple Watch. Anderson says her watch helped save her and her nine-month-old son’s life when they were hit by a drunk driver. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

030: Apple Park pains, Subaru’s CarPlay, and Apple Watch impact | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got a fun story out of Apple Park, the latest new CarPlay option, HP pushing Apple products, and a stunning story about Apple Watch. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/9to5mac-daily-02-16-2018.mp3 more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Best Twitter Apps to Replace the Default Twitter App

Best Twitter Apps to Replace the Default Twitter App is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile. Stop using the default Twitter app or the Twitter website where you need to deal with the frustrating layout and out of order Tweets. You don’t need to be a Twitter power user to get benefits from these default Twitter app alternatives. Instead of listing a ton of great Twitter apps that you then have to narrow your way down through, we’ve already done that to find the best Twitter app [Read Entire Story]