How Apple Watch saved one man’s life — and how it’s empowering him after his heart attack

Apple and Stanford are currently conducting a heart study with Apple Watch Scott Killian never imagined his Apple Watch might save his life, but that’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago when he had a heart attack in the middle of the night. Killian recently shared his personal experience with 9to5Mac, and the details of his story are absolutely amazing. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Happy Hour Podcast 151 | Jony Ive’s design return, TV app deep dive, Apple buys Shazam

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss running a half marathon with Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods, Apple’s first Folio Case for iPhone X, Jony Ive returning to lead day-to-day design, a quick TV app review, Apple buying Shazam, HomeKit’s vulnerability and iOS 11.2.1, and the iMac Pro’s debut. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… SOURCE: [Read Entire Story]

Running my first half marathon — with Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods

On Sunday I ran my very first half marathon race equipped with just my Apple Watch and AirPods. Apple Watch Series 3 includes a built-in GPS and optional cellular so you can map your run and wirelessly stream music without strapping an iPhone to your arm. And AirPods, which can play music from the watch, are totally wireless so there’s no cable to manage during the race. Here’s how my experience went: more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

GymKit launch continues with Virgin Active gym in London now supporting Apple Watch syncing

Last month we saw the first fitness club to deploy Apple’s GymKit technology pop up around the globe in Australia, and this week the Apple Watch workout syncing feature has gone live in the UK. Metro reports that the Mansion House Virgin Active gym in London now offers exercise machines that work with Apple’s GymKit feature which lets you sync workout data between the machine and Apple Watch. In the piece, Apple’s fitness chief Jay Blahnik suggests we may see even more [Read Entire Story]

Happy Hour Podcast 150 | DateGate, new App Store Search Ads and Amazon Prime Video hits Apple TV

This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the unfortunate date bug that affected iPhones over the weekend and resulted in the early delivery of iOS 11.2, the official launch of Apple Pay Cash in the U.S., updates to our Mac setups and a new app that makes AirPlaying to Sonos easier, a potential half marathon challenge that may or may not happen, the latest on Apple’s Heart Study with Apple Watch, a tease of an upcoming Apple Watch story, Amazon Prime Video finally coming to Apple TV, changes in tvOS [Read Entire Story]

watchOS 4.2 for Apple Watch now available with Apple Pay Cash support

Apple has released watchOS 4.2 for Apple Watch. The latest software update is available for all Apple Watch models and includes support for Apple Pay Cash. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Happy Hour Podcast 149 | Moving with HomeKit, Apple Heart Study, and getting to the root of Mac bugs

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss moving houses with HomeKit accessories, restarting a fitness routine with Apple Watch, Apple and Stanford’s new Apple Heart Study, the brand new Pixelmator Pro Mac app, macOS High Sierra’s terrible root vulnerability and quick fix, and the history of software bugs in recent and not-so-recent years. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for [Read Entire Story]

Apple and Stanford begin Heart Study to detect irregular heart rhythms using Watch

Apple and Stanford are launching a joint study to research irregular heart rhythms using the Apple Watch. The study was first announced back in September and kicks off today. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Feature Request: Restore iPhone music control from Apple Watch with Remote

watchOS 4.1 brought iCloud Music Library and Apple Music streaming to Apple Watch, but the redesigned Music app on watchOS 4 killed a feature that it offered since launch. watchOS removed the ability to remotely control music playing on your iPhone from your Apple Watch in favor of focusing solely on music playable from the watch. While this change makes the Music app much easier to use and understand for most users, removing a useful function from the Apple Watch isn’t progress for [Read Entire Story]

Kitesurfer uses Apple Watch Series 3 to call Coast Guard after wiping out in shark territory

Apple Watch Series 3 lets you make calls even when your iPhone isn’t nearby, and the new cellular feature is already coming to the rescue out in the wild. A recent Daily Mail report tells the story of kitesurfer John Zilles who crashed into water a mile offshore where sharks have been known to swim. Equipped with just Apple Watch Series 3, Zilles phoned home to let his family know he’d be in late then guided the Coast Guard to his location. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire [Read Entire Story]

Quick Review: OPSO Apple Watch Magnetic Charger (+ promo code)

If you’re shopping for an extra Apple Watch charger and want to save a few dollars compared to Apple’s version, OPSO Apple Watch Magnetic Charger is one option you’re likely to come across. OPSO sells the 1 meter version of its Apple Watch charging cable for $26.99 on Amazon with Prime shipping (and we have a promo code to save $2 at checkout below), but how does it compare to Apple’s version? more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Pay Cash now available in beta on iOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2 [Video]

Apple Pay Cash is now available in beta for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. The new feature lets you send and receive payments using Apple Pay over iMessage as well as pay in stores with a new Apple Pay Cash virtual debit card. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple announces Q4 2017 revenue of $52.6b: 46.7m iPhones, 10.3m iPads, 5.4m Macs, next quarter guidance $84b-$87b

We’re just hours away from the launch of the iPhone X (ahhh!), but first Apple has to report how its last quarter went which includes initial iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales. iPhone X only became available for pre-order last Friday and won’t appear in today’s results. In addition to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple’s fiscal year 2017 fourth quarter results also include Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K. So how did Apple perform last quarter with the iPhone X [Read Entire Story]

watchOS 4.1 with Apple Music and Radio streaming for Apple Watch is now available

The watchOS 4.1 software update for Apple Watch is now available for all customers after a short beta period for developers. This update brings full iCloud Music Library access to the Music app with support for streaming both Apple Music and Radio. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple releases first watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2 betas for Apple Watch and Apple TV

In addition to iOS 11.2 beta 1, Apple has released the first watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2 betas for Apple Watch and Apple TV. We’ll update to the latest software versions to check out what’s new. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple explains how ‘Hey Siri’ works using a Deep Neural Network and machine learning

Apple has published a fascinating new entry in its Machine Learning Journal this month that explains how the voice-activated ‘Hey Siri’ detector works in detail. While many of these entries tend to be too in depth for the average reader (i.e. me), October’s entry from the Siri team includes several interesting (and understandable!) tidbits about what happens behind-the-scenes when you use ‘Hey Siri’ on your iPhone and Apple Watch. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - [Read Entire Story]

Spark email client gains scheduling and reminders as Bear notes app hits Apple Watch

Readdle has updated its email app Spark with new productivity features on both iOS and macOS. Spark now includes Send Later and Follow-up Reminders to make managing a busy inbox easier. Apple Watch is also getting a productivity boost thanks to Bear bringing its popular note-taking app to watchOS. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Second watchOS 4.1, macOS 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1 betas now available

watchOS 4.1 beta 2 for all Apple Watch models is now available for developers to test. The upcoming watchOS update brings Apple Music streaming over Wi-Fi and LTE plus a new Radio app to Apple Watch. macOS 10.13.1 beta 2 and tvOS 11.1 beta 2 are also now available for testing. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Happy Hour Podcast 141 | HomeKit and AirPlay 2, Sonos One event, and HomePod competition

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones, iOS 11.0.2 for iPhone 8 and watchOS 4.0.1 for Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Pay Cash testing, Nike+ Run Club’s watchOS app update, running with streaming music on watchOS 4.1, HomeKit updates including Philips Hue and Chamberlain products, the Sonos One event and AirPlay 2 support, HomePod’s latest competition, and more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts [Read Entire Story]

Happy Hour Podcast 140 | Apple TV 4K hands on, High Sierra debut, and what’s new in watchOS 4.1

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new Apple TV 4K, macOS High Sierra launching, Apple Watch Series 3 and LTE apps, watchOS 4.1 beta and streaming music, and more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Starbucks now lets you reload store cards with Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Starbucks just made its Apple Watch app a whole lot more useful. Starting today you can reload your Starbucks Card using Apple Pay right on the Apple Watch. Paying with your Starbucks Card was previously supported but was possible with the built-in Wallet app; reloading required using the iPhone app. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit’s $300 ‘Ionic’ Apple Watch competitor launching October 1, SDK preview out tomorrow

Last month Fitbit unveiled its $300 Ionic smart watch based on its acquisition of Pebble, and today the company has announced the ship date for its Apple Watch competitor. Fitbit Ionic will hit stores on October 1 in plenty of time for the holidays (and just a few days before Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3). Fitbit has already been taking pre-orders for its new smart watch on its website and promises orders will ship within one week. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]