Google Maps Kills Off Calorie Counter Feature After Backlash

Gadgets like fitness trackers and smartwatches can help track our biometrics like the amount of calories burnt during the day or during a workout. So the question is, wouldn’t it be much more convenient if calorie tracking were built into an app instead of a gadget? That way anyone who owns the app would be able to know without the need for a separate device.Perhaps that’s what Google was thinking when they baked in a calorie counter into Google Maps. It was a feature that was part of an update [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 3 Expected To Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Apple

When the Apple Watch was first launched, safe to say that it was not what many had expected, although we guess the rumors and the hype surrounding the device was to blame for creating some unrealistic expectations. However over the years, Apple has made changes and improvements to the hardware and software, with the Series 3 being the latest.In fact it seems that Apple might have done a great job with the Apple Watch Series 3 because according to GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives, his latest [Read Entire Story]

Fossil Q Neely, Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatches cater to small wrists

Not everyone needs a smartwatch. Especially when said smartwatches seemed designed for a specific demographic only. Some users not only have simpler digital lifestyles but also need less conspicuous and classier accessories. For this group, Fossil is announcing the Q Neely and Q Jacquelline, billed as their smallest hybrid smartwatches to date. These fusion of fashion and smartphone accessories combine … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Best Buy 3-Day Sale Launches With Early Access Discounts on Latest MacBook Air and 4K TV Sets

Best Buy today launched an early access sale for members of the My Best Buy program, marking the first day of a new 3-Day sale that's gearing up this week. Only one Apple product has an early access discount -- the mid-2017 refresh of the MacBook Air -- but there are a few other deals on 4K television sets and Bluetooth headphones. As the week progresses and Best Buy opens up the sale to more users and adds new products, we'll be sure to share any notable discounts. For now, take a look at a [Read Entire Story]

Two new Fossil Q smartwatches added to the lineup

The Fossil Group is busy these days releasing new smartwatches left and right and now there are two new models being added to the Fossil brand’s lineup. There are the Q Neely and Q Jacqueline smartwatches that are targeted for the ladies. These wearables boast a stylish design coupled with Android Wear platform that makes […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Garmin Speak with Alexa is like an Echo Dot for your car

Garmin may be more known for its GPS trackers and fitness smartwatches but the brand also comes up with other devices like the VIRB 360 action cam and the Quatix 5 smartphone. Now it wants to enter the smart speaker arena which isn’t saturated yet. This one will come with Alexa so it’s actually just like […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch app HeartRate logged abnormal rates, may have saved a life

28-year-old James Green is living well with his Apple Watch and an app that was able to detect an abnormal resting heart rate. The post Apple Watch app HeartRate logged abnormal rates, may have saved a life appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fossil Launches Its Smallest Hybrid Smartwatches Yet

Fossil today announced the launch of the Q Neely and Q Jacqueline, the company says that these are the smallest hybrid smartwatches that it has ever released. Geared towards female customers, the latest additions to Fossil’s Q lineup fuse new functionality with a classically design watch profile of Fossil’s best-selling styles. Featuring an understated design, the new smartwatches have a 36mm case which is the most popular size for women’s watches. There will be countless [Read Entire Story]

ANZ Eftpos Access Cards Now Support Apple Pay in Australia

Eftpos, a debit payments network in Australia, today announced that ANZ eftpos Access cards now feature support for Apple Pay. ANZ is the first bank in Australia to make in-store eftpos mobile payments available to 1.6 million ANZ eftpos Access cardholders through Apple Pay. Visa, American Express, and MasterCard credit and debit cards issued in Australia by participating banks already supported Apple Pay, but the addition of eftpos is notable as it's widely used in the country."Today [Read Entire Story]

Wi-Fi WPA2 security cracked: Android & Linux most vulnerable, but iOS and macOS too [U]

Update: Apple says the security vulnerability has been fixed in the beta versions of the next software updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. These releases are expected this month (based on Apple Watch scheduled to gain Apple Music streaming in watchOS 4.1 in October.) WPA2 – the encryption standard that secures all modern wifi networks – has been cracked. An attacker could now read all information passing over any wifi network secured by WPA2, which is most routers, both public and [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch credited with helping detect lung blood clot that otherwise ‘would have been fatal’

Apple has long marketed the Apple Watch as a health device and today we’re seeing yet another instance of the device being put to good use. 28-year-old Apple Watch user James Green tweeted over the weekend that the “stupid lil wrist computer” saved his life. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Target & Toms Launched A New Collection For Apple Products

If you’re constantly using your Apple Watch and iPhone but always thought they could use a bit more style, then you’re in luck, because Target and Toms have just partnered together to make an exclusive collection for the Apple Watch and the iPhone 7-8, that include nine different colors and patterns for you to pick from. Target and Toms made two collections, one is called the “Utility” and is said to have a classic look designed for travel and adventure, made with durable [Read Entire Story]

Video: Apple’s $5 Billion Apple Park Is Nearly Finished

Apple is almost complete with its second headquarters in Cupertino, California, and a new video released by videography Matthew Roberts shows the progress Apple has made since the last video update. The video shows Apple putting the finishing touches on the main office building, which has been nicknamed the “spaceship” due to its spacecraft design. It also shows workers focusing on the landscaping inside the center of the spaceship and around the campus. While Apple has kept many [Read Entire Story]

Alphabet’s X delivery drones drop burritos in Australia

What is it with delivery drones and burritos? The Burrito Bomber was one of the very early drone delivery concepts to emerge back in 2012, then last year Alphabet began bringing Chipotle burritos to students of Virginia Tech. Now the tech giant will start using experimental aircraft to drop off tightly wrapped tubes of rice 'n' beans to folk in rural Australia as it looks to step up its drone delivery game... Continue Reading Alphabet's X delivery drones drop burritos in Australia Category: [Read Entire Story]

Craft Beer Is Trying to Raise $213 Billion to Buy Anheuser-Busch

Remember Pebble, the smartwatch that raised around $20,000,000 on Kickstarter? Yeah, that’s chump change in comparison to what some breweries are looking for. The Brewers Association wants to raise the $213,000,000,000 needed to buy Anheuser-Busch… ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe Best Whiskey in the World, According to Jim MurrayThe 8 Most Buzzed-About Breweries at This Year’s Great American Beer FestivalCups Coffee Fills Pods With Fresh Coffee for Your Keurig ; SOURCE: Cool [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Reportedly Helped Detect Lung Blood Clot

Our smartwatches and fitness bands have been designed to keep track of certain biometrics, like calories burned, distance walked, and even our heart rate. However sometimes it seems that our wearables can detect more than we give it credit for, like in the past where the Apple Watch has managed to help detect an impending heart attack.Now according to a report from The Telegraph (via 9to5Mac), it seems that the Apple Watch has managed to save yet another life by detecting a lung blood clot that [Read Entire Story]

Eddy Cue Says He ‘Disagrees Vehemently’ With Those Who Believe Apple’s Pace of Innovation Has Slowed

Just over a decade after the iPhone launched, and six years after Steve Jobs passed, some critics believe that Apple's pace of innovation has slowed. Unsurprisingly, Apple's services chief Eddy Cue doesn't share that opinion. "I disagree vehemently with that and I think we've been incredibly innovative," said Cue, in a recent interview with Indian publication Livemint. Cue pointed out that both the iPad and Apple Watch launched after the iPhone, while noting that revolutionary products [Read Entire Story]

Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 4.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 4 update to developers for testing purposes, a week after releasing the second watchOS 4.1 beta and a month after releasing the new watchOS 4 operating system to the public. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS 4 beta 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 [Read Entire Story]

Grab a look-alike Nike Silicone Apple Watch Band from Amazon at under $5

Tirnga (98% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon is offering a Apple Watch 42mm Silicone Sport Bands in black/volt, gray or anthracite/black for $4.89 Prime shipped when promo code XXI59NPY is applied during checkout. That’s good for $3 off the regular price and the lowest that we’ve tracked. Rated 4.9/5 stars. more… . SOURCE: 9to5Toys - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Best smartwatches (October 2017)

Smartwatches are still a very new thing to a lot of people, and for good reason. You don’t absolutely need one to get through the day, and some of the best smartwatches are much too expensive for many folks out there. With that said, they are good for a lot of things. They can provide you with an easy way to get information, allow you to dismiss or reply to new messages without having to pull out your phone, and much more. You might like: Best Android phones Now, we’ve already [Read Entire Story]

Samsung’s cellular smart tag lasts for a week on one charge

Smart products have given us the tools we need to track personal items, and even loved ones. Want to know where your kids are? Buy them a custom smartwatch. Worried about losing your suitcase? Grab some connected luggage. Looking to keep a watchful e... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]