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With a little training, the AirPods can be used continually all day unless stereo mode is always required. I've suggested to friends once they hear the first whirble (while on phone) to place one of the pods in the case and within a few minutes it will fully charge, then use then use the charged AirPod and then place the other in the case for a full charge. The reaction is always a surprised look and then they say "I hadn't thought of that, great idea".
Apple might consider more infomercials on how to get the most out of their products.
This is a good and cheap study for Apple, they don't have the risks and I believe they went in knowing that they would lose a billion and weren't too worried. Rideshare is a unique business and new to the world. Uber hasn't made money at all - they are paying their bills of course, but they aren't profitable. One of the big issues is that they expect their drivers to act like employees', but then kick them off if they are selective of the rides they choose to accept. Another big problem is dealing with every local law and ordinance in the world along with commercial insurance. There isn't enough money for the driver or uber because there is no uniformity.
So, if driverless cars are used, I can say (as a former Uber X driver) that there will still be no money to be made. The cars will always need to be cleaned after every ride and the cars will be expected to drive long distances for a pickup for a passenger only driving 2 miles. Think of it, uber expects their drivers to accept a ride 10-15 miles away and not be paid for the 30 minute or longer drive time and to pick up the passenger to go to the local store only 2-3 miles away - the driver receives a whopping $3.50 and then the driver needs to drive back close to home - The driver makes less than 3.00 per hour and loses .57 cents a mile.
Point is, there is too much wear and tear on the vehicle and tons of maintenance required and especially after someone throws up, eats in the car, smokes, spills a drink, pees, and so much more - even folks who walk on mud get into your car. It's a losing business model and only the software engineers make the best money.
I'd like to share a tip to my older friends. i'm 55 and wear my watch throughout the night and charge in the afternoon. Before the alarms, I was able to notice irregular heart rates (via health app) while sleeping and I tracked this info over a period of two months before going to the doctor's. The doc ran tests and X-rays to learn that I had a hiatal hernia which was sending acid reflux back and swelled my thyroid which impacted my heart rate. With a change to my diet (how much I eat at one time) and an acid pill once a week, my heart rate is back to normal.
Use at night for a better view of your resting heart rate.
It’s helped many. There was a period of time over a year ago when I noticed an irregular sleeping heart rate which ranged from 50ish to 170, my normal sleeping HR was 58 - 72 all night. My first thought was a malfunction to my watch, but after a month or so and repeated watch restarts with no change, I decided it was time to see my quack. Several test later it was discovered that I had a hiatal hernia which caused a reflux and over time if affected my thyroid. Thanks to Apple Watch, I noticed a problem and now everything is under control. Hope they do more.