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  • Apple Watch's heart rate sensors alert man to undiagnosed atrial fibrillation

    deminsd said:
    You don't know your heart rate is racing at 161bpm until an Apple Watch alerts you?
    It is possible. I got a flu shot for the season. I don't get them every year but since college where they gave them in the library have had probably 10+ in all over the years without issue. I had a severe allergic reaction about 10-15 minutes later where I felt funny and maybe a bit faint --- looked at my Apple Watch and heart rate was 195 bpm. I was in disbelief and adjusted the watch (and manually checked my pulse too) - stayed in the 190-195 range for about 20 minutes until the tachycardia self-converted. Weird experience and I wouldn't have known my heart rate was that high otherwise. I didn't get an alert on my Apple Watch though. So yes you can get a racing heart rate and not really know what is going on.
  • Video: One week using Apple's iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus

    The iPhone X Plus is coming... late April or early May?

    Cpsro wrote: "Lastly, you can swipe app cards up, just like you do on other iPhones to kill apps, except it does nothing on the X.  That's maybe a sign that the current behavior is a bug that will soon kill apps like it should."

    It does if you wait for the minus sign to appear first. Once the minus sign(s) appear, you can quit an app by touching the minus sign OR swiping up on the app card.
  • How Apple Watch laid the foundation for iPhone X

    Well, in ten years of buying an iPhone each year, this is the first year my new iPhone (got the X) came without a charge. Press the sleep/wake and nothing...dead on arrival. Had me concerned. Plugged it in and showed no charge. Anyway, works fantastic now, just surprised it arrived with literally zero charge.
  • ECG feature in Apple Watch is already saving lives [u]

    bageljoey said:
    I have been happy with my Series 3 Apple Watch. I was planning on skipping 4 even though I like the better screen.
    ...but should I risk my life to save a few hundred dollars?
    The bigger, better screen alone is worth the upgrade. The ECG feature to me was a great idea so mostly upgraded for that. However, using the 4 for a couple months I must say the screen is so superior it is worth it just for that.
  • Watch-based Apple Heart Study is the largest arrhythmia study of all time

    Pretty cool that so many people participated in it. I am sure that Apple's reputation for strong privacy protections was a big factor in people's willingness to participate in this study. I participated in it too.
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  • How to get started with a new HomePod, and get more out of it

    Elcptn - If you use the same Apple ID on two iPhones I don't think it really matters as it really is using iCloud as long as your phone is on the same Wi-Fi I don't think you will have any issues when you give verbal commands. I bought one, really like it, then another in stereo pair and loved it so ended up buying 5 in all (they were on sale at B&H and Best Buy $100 off for new ones, great deal).
  • Apple to address Chinese iPhone ban with software update

    Meanwhile Samsung and just about all other smart phone makers (including in China) have completely replicated the iPhone and its patents with almost total impunity. Oh and don't forget the long ago Microsoft Windows thing too.
  • If you have an iPhone X, should you upgrade to the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max?

    Yep, I ordered an iPhone XS Max from my current iPhone X. The screen size is the main selling point for me!

    And just as Vadim mentioned in the video, I want to feel like I have something different so I am also going from the space gray color on the X to the silver color on the XS Max. :smiley: 
    Ditto - Going from Silver iPhone X 256GB to a Silver iPhone XS MAX 256GB. If not for the screen size difference (I want larger screen for sure) I might not have upgraded for the first time (I have done every year). I've done the color change before but Space Gray makes it easier to misplace my iPhone!

    I will say if Face ID is faster than that could make the X to XS worth it like how they massively increased the speed of Touch ID each year until it was so instantaneous that it was unlocked before getting it out of my pocket.

    Looking forward to the MAX screen size on Friday. Spigen delivery case on that day too.

    For sale -> perfect iPhone X (LOL).
  • Apple CDO Jony Ive discusses AirPods design as new model poised to ship

    macmarcus said:
    I think they said - hey we did a lot of research designing the newer version of the EarPods (vs the old round ones) - so let's just clip the wires as the shape etc is symbolic as well. OK, now let's figure out how to make that work.... Given the need for frequent recharging, the charging case was critical.
    No, I think they found the design still valid, and don’t do change for change’s sake. 

    Frequent recharging is relative. For ultra portables, 5 hours of music playback is good. When launched two years ago I’m not aware of wireless buds that did better. 
    Touchy touchy. Chill. I specifically wrote what you wrote in a different way. There is no "No". That they spent a lot of time and money on the EarPods shape and sound. That they are symbolic / iconic as well. So they kept that.

    I doubt anyone would disagree that the charging case was needed and a very very important part of the AirPod experience and adoption. Without the charging case, AirPods would not have been nearly as successful.