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  • Apple Heart Study data reportedly used to win FDA approval for Apple Watch ECG

    genovelle said:
    D4RK31F said:
    Apple is not the first to get FDA approval...  I have been using Kardia band (alivecor) for almost half a year now.  What Apple is doing is making it seamlessly integrated into apple watch instead of an accessorized band.
    The article says it the first Apple device to get approval, so it is correct. 
    I’m finally buying my first Apple Watch and am excited but let’s not misinterprete things. 

    No, it’s a clearance. Big difference between clearance and approval. 

    What the Apple Watch is not

     • At this point in time, the Apple Watch ECG feature is not indicated for the detection of any heart conditions except Atrial Fibrillation.

     • It is also not indicated for people who already have a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, who should be seeing a physician regularly.

     • It is NOT capable of ruling in or out a heart attack. Even a full 12-lead ECG can miss certain heart attacks.

     • It is also NOT considered an FDA approved medical device as some people have claimed it to be. The FDA simply released clearance letters, also known as a 510k Pre Market notification clearance, that also explicitly state that it is not intended for people under the age of 22. It is considered as an over-the-counter (OTC) device and classified as Class II, which is the same class as things like condoms and home-pregnancy kits.

     • It is also not a continuous monitor of your heart's electrical activity. It is only capable of measuring an ECG while your other hand is on the crown.

     ◦ A single electrode ECG is also physically impossible. In order to measure electrical activity, there needs to be a complete circuit that passes through the heart. Not even a wireless device on the other hand can get around this as it wouldn't be part of the same electrical circuit.

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  • Apple lowers holiday quarter guidance on lower than expected iPhone sales

    What's that "splat" sound you hear?

    It's millions of haters/losers/idiots all over the world having a collective orgasm at hearing this news. Seems they can only be happy when there's bad news about Apple.
    This is Tim Cook saying we fucked up. Which happens from time to time. Even for Apple. Apple will be just fine for the long foreseeable future, but you can bet that there will be more bad news from Apple over the next few years. 

    Stop defending Apple no matter what. Call them out when they screw up and celebrate their victories when they have them. 
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  • Apple Card offers simplified and secure Goldman Sachs-backed credit card with daily reward...

    Soli said:
    1) It's about time someone stepped up to offer a financial incentive to using Apple Pay.

    2) That card looks great and I'm glad there is no signature on it. I never understood why that was ever a thing, like some minimum wage retail employee can gauge whether my sig was forged or wether I was just lazy in signing.
    You’re such an elitist. Some of the best and most intelligent people start out as a “minimum wage retail employee”. Stop acting like you’re better than everyone all the time. 
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  • Google turns Drive for iOS into Android migration tool

    Funny that Move can bring more items over to the iPhone (like SMS) than Google can bring back. Simply because Apple has stricter privacy permissions than Android. Meaning any migration tool will always work better going from Android to iOS than iOS to Android.

    SMS/iMessage is a HUGE one for me. I keep a lot of conversations around, sometimes even years after they're finished. Very useful if you want to go back and check a conversation you had with someone (for me a big one is tenants and discussions over any agreements we made). And this is one area Apple doesn't allow developers to access. There isn't even a Permissions setting to give you the option to allow access. Same for call logs.
    Funny that Samsung has had a app called smartswitch that could do all of that for well over a couple of years now. It can transfer over pretty much everything from iOS to a Samsung, including sms, pretty easily. 
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  • Failure of Pixel 2 exposed a larger problem: Google's ads don't work

    I personally love the new style I've seen as of late.  It's factual and aggressive, and relatively brief.  It's about time Google is called out on their shit.  
    Why? How are they threatening Apple in any way. If this phone is as bad as DED says why even waste any time on it?
    You seem to think that I write to bring balance to the Universe according to my whims. If I were so powerful, I'd be writing about different subjects. 

    I write to be correct.

    I know the industry, and I have a decade of work out there anyone can evaluate for accuracy. You've been trolling for a while now, making regular personal attacks at my expense. What have you ever said that's ever been even sort of accurate, if not just total hogwash-spin in the service of Google, making excuses for an incredibly inept, failure-upon-failure group that has plundered American businesses and wasted billions on frivolous horseshit? I have a pretty good memory for tech history, and I can't remember you ever saying anything that wasn't pure, desperate garbage. Why do you keep going? I'm paid here, you're not. I get to enjoy being right, you can't. What's your motivation? 
    Daniel, you put so much effort into disparaging other companies article after article. It’s tiresome sometimes.

    Why don’t you use some of the critical thinking skills to work and focus on what Apple doesn’t do so well and where Apple is failing or could do better? Apple is great and they obviously are doing well, but Apple isn’t perfect by any means and it’d be great to see you apply the same thought process towards Apple in which they are either behind or not doing well. 
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  • Apple gives retail employees T-shirt, keepsake credo for holidays

    Or how about, "Thank you for the TShirt and the Apple Credo". Also, "thank you for reminding me that I work for a wonderful company, with good ethics and that cares about all its employees. Thanks for all the other perks I get throughout the year. And, Apple I understand that you can't get extravagant with the gifts, considering you have tens of thousands of employees and a fiduciary responsibility to the investor/owners.
    And, especially, thanks for the job!".

    that would be my approach.
    This is the biggest crock of BS I've read in a long time. It's a freaking stupid T-shirt and a card. "Thanks for the job" There are tons of jobs out there that are just as good and pay just as well. It's a corporate retail job. Nothing that special. What other perks? Other jobs give great perks as well. I get free dinner 3 times a week. Big freak whoop. 
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  • Apple Card: no multi-user support, no penalty rates, foreign transactions, more

    insync88 said:
    I don’t know if it’s just me....But I’ve never been this excited for a credit card before 
    Why? It’s a middle of the road type of card. I can literally beat the rewards with every purchase I make with my other cards. It’s ok for a general card but not the best by any stretch. 
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  • Apple Card offers simplified and secure Goldman Sachs-backed credit card with daily reward...

    Soli said:
    Soli said:
    1) It's about time someone stepped up to offer a financial incentive to using Apple Pay.

    2) That card looks great and I'm glad there is no signature on it. I never understood why that was ever a thing, like some minimum wage retail employee can gauge whether my sig was forged or wether I was just lazy in signing.
    You’re such an elitist. Some of the best and most intelligent people start out as a “minimum wage retail employee”. Stop acting like you’re better than everyone all the time. 
    And these people are handwriting experts? 🤦‍♂️
    I’m not saying what you’re point is about the handwriting, I agree with that, it was the way you implied that low wage people are not worth anything. It’s the way you worded it I was getting at. 
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  • Apple Card offers simplified and secure Goldman Sachs-backed credit card with daily reward...

    6502 said:
    Why are we debating the efficacy and morality of credit cards?  Virtually everyone in America has a credit card, so what's wrong with Apple offering one with better terms and security than most?  If you don't use credit cards, don't sign up for an Apple Card.  If your existing card is better under all circumstances than the Apple Card, or you don't want yet another credit card, don't get one.  

    Now if Apple wants to get into the furniture rental scam, that's another story altogether...
    Mostly debating carrying a balance. And how humdrum the Apple Card is.
    Is there another card with no annual fee, no late fee, and 2% cash back (to say nothing of the security features)?  That would be a big deal if it were someone like Capital One announcing it.

    BTW, no one here is arguing the other side of your "you should pay off your credit card every month--or not even use a credit card--if you can" proposition.  Yes, paying interest when you don't have to is bad.
    But it’s just not all 2% cash back. It’s 1% as well for all the many places that don’t have tap to pay terminals. Like every restaurant I go to doesn’t have that. So now I’m back to 1% because I have to use a card. 
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  • Apple Card offers simplified and secure Goldman Sachs-backed credit card with daily reward...

    hmlongco said:
    Standard isn’t always best when many cards have better rewards than 2%. Also, my standard purchases are extremely low compared to other categories. There’s practically nowhere that I purchase things that I can’t get at least 3% back and up to 5% on most things. 

    Depends on how one defines "best", doesn't it? The Amazon Prime Store Card, for example, gives you 5% back... with a 28.24% annual APR.

    Apple committed to a low (albeit unspecified) APR, with no fees, no late charges, and no penalties. Not to mention the not-so-minor fact that you get your rewards back daily as Apple Cash. Not at the end of the month, not when you redeem them. Daily.

    Then there's the secure unique randomized card number per transaction. No number or signature to steal on the physical card. No tracking of purchases. No sales of transaction data.

    I don't know about you, but there's a ton of value in privacy and security.
    Fees and APRs don’t matter if you pay your balance in full. 
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