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The Apple Watch Can Detect the Onset of COVID Early According to Study

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So why isn’t this being rolled out as a feature in iOS yet?

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As has been reported over the last year, there are multiple ongoing studies using wearables, including the Apple Watch, to track the health of participants and see if it’s possible to use such devices to detect COVID-19 before symptoms become noticeable. One of these studies is based at the Mount Sinai COVID Informatics Center, and it has now resulted in a paper published for peer review in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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Apple’s New Apple Watch Unlock Doesn’t Work With Apps Quite Yet

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Apple’s new beta feature to bypass Face ID using the Apple Watch when wearing a mask is very handy. I’ve already used it several times this morning and, while it’s a small thing, it definitely saves some time if you are constantly using your phone through the work day. However, I also ran into a small roadblock this morning. Apple Watch Unlock doesn’t work for everything that uses Face ID quite yet.

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Apple’s New Solution To Using Face ID With Masks Is Pretty Perfect

Apple Watch Series 6

And it also shows off the power of the Apple Watch

Many users of iPhones X through the most recent 12 have had to get used to Face ID being rendered virtually useless by the COVID-19 pandemic while out and about. Some other smartphone manufacturers have relaxed security and given users the ability to work around wearing a mask in public, but that’s just not Apple’s style.

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Apple Screwed Up My Apple Watch Order Over a Discontinued Watch Band

Apple Watch Series 6

If you get a text or an email from Apple saying that your Apple Watch Series 6 order cannot be processed and to call them, you had better pay close attention to what the person on the phone is saying.

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After a Year With a Stainless Steel Apple Watch, I’m Sold

Apple Watch Series 5

I’ve had every Apple Watch that’s been released except for the Series 2, and in each case, I’ve bought the aluminum model. They were less expensive, looked attractive enough and never broke down on me. However, I decided to change things up a bit last fall when the Series 5 was released. I went with the Stainless Steel model to see if the differences justified the extra cost. Continue reading

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It’s Time for a New Way to Write

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I’ve been busier over the last two years than I’ve ever been. That’s mostly due to a project I’ve been focused on that often takes me well beyond the normal 8 hour work day. Thankfully, it is nearing its end, but I’m still quite busy and often get home from work late. And once I get home, I usually eat dinner and write something for this site. It’s been a vicious cycle that hasn’t been kind to me physically. Add in a fair amount of time on the road and there’s been enough of a toll taken that it’s time for some real changes.

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The Apple Watch Could Have a Key Role in the Battle Against COVID-19

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I had my own little COVID-19 scare a couple of months ago. I got a stomach virus, but evidence had already emerged that some who get sick with the disease have gastrointestinal symptoms like what I was experiencing. I read up while I was laid up and discovered that a reliable leading indicator of COVID-19 symptoms is your resting heart rate. That just happens to be something that the Apple Watch already has covered.

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Five Years of the Apple Watch: All Hail the Undisputed King of Wearables

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I got my first Apple Watch on launch day in April of 2015 and there has only been one month since that I haven’t owned and worn one. That first one was a Sport model in silver with a blue Sport Band. I remember how excited I was on launch day to hold what felt like a piece of the future. I remember wearing out the battery trying out every app and feature that first week. However, like the new shine on many gadgets, that faded over time. In fact, my time and experience with the Series 0 was much the same as many others- mixed.

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9to5Mac is Winning the Apple Rumor Cycle By a Mile

9to5Mac has been a trusted source for Apple news for a long time. However, I didn’t really consider them to be quite on the level with Mark Gurman and Ming-Chi Kuo when it came to new device and iOS rumors. Gui Rambo has made quite an impact over the last couple of years revealing lots of information hidden inside of Apple’s various OS betas, but those details don’t start coming until after WWDC, when those of us with Apple Dev Accounts get our hands on the goodies.

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Apple is Working on New Features for their Wearable Devices

We already have reports that Apple is possible about to release a new set of noise cancelling over the ear headphones and is working on a “lite’ version of the AirPods Pro for release later in the year. However, that isn’t all Apple is working on to extend their extremely popular and fast-growing wearables lineup. They are also continuing to work on the Apple Watch and AirPods.

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Pandora Adds Independent Streaming to their Apple Watch App

A lot of Apple Watch fans wanted an always-on display and got their wish last year with the Series 5. Others want sleep tracking. Some want a slimmer design without losing any battery life. While I am good with all of the above, what I really want to see next is independence for the Apple Watch. In my opinion, de-coupling the Watch from the iPhone for setup and basic operation is the last major step in the platform’s evolution.

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