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Stanford study finds Apple Watch top-notch heart rate monitor, mediocre calorie counter

26 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : Apple Insider

A new medical study from Stanford University focusing on consumer fitness tracker reliability found Apple Watch to be the most accurate heart rate monitor out of seven popular devices, though all products tested failed in terms of calorie counting.

New study finds Apple Watch to be most accurate at measuring heart rate, calorie tracking subpar

56 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

A new study out of Stanford University today dives deep into the accuracy of modern fitness trackers, including the Apple Watch. The study, which consisted go 60 participants, takes a look at how accurate fitness trackers are at measuring heart and calories burned… more…

Twitter brings support for live, 360 degree video to its Apple TV app

2 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Last fall, Twitter debuted a new app for the Apple TV to allow users to take advantage of its growing video content, and today the company is updating that app with a pair of new features. Headlining the update is support for live, 360 degree video… more…

Study finds Apple Watch is most accurate wearable at measuring heart rate

When it comes to measuring heart rate and calories burned, not all fitness trackers are created equal, based on the findings of a scientific study that pitted the top wearables on the market against each other. The in-depth study conducted...Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fire lawsuits spreading to Galaxy Note 5, S6, S7 models

Hot on the heels of the devastating recall that stopped sales of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now facing additional lawsuits that allege the company was aware of battery overheating and fire hazards for years--including its Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Active, S7, S7 Edge, S7 Active and Note 5--but failed to address the issue or warn customers. Show More Summary

Giveaway: We're giving away another pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader, enter today for a chance to win

Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, we're gearing up for another AirPods giveaway. That's right, we're giving away a free pair to one lucky reader. Enter now through May 31 for your chance to win.

Watch: See DJI's Jedi-like palm-based gesture controls in action with the new Spark drone

While DJI's new Spark drone relies heavily on an iPhone for editing and sharing video, its default mode of control when powered on is via palm-based gestures. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they work, including footage of controlling two Spark units at once.

How to use Instagram’s new Hashtag and Location stories

Instagram's Location and Hashtag Stories bring new ways to browse. Here's how to use them, and also how to stop your own stories from being used. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Twitter updates its emoji set with full Emoji 5.0 support

4 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Twitter designer Bryan Haggerty has shared today that the social media platform has updated its emoji to include all of the new images available with the Emoji 5.0 release. more…

The best MIDI keyboards for Mac and Logic Pro

4 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Now that we are well in to 2017, we thought it was a good time to re-assess the MIDI keyboard situation for Mac users. We have some new contenders on the block that have pushed some old favorites to the side, while AKAI, Native Instruments and more  continue to bring some of the best and most affordable controllers to market. Show More Summary

Twitter updates Apple TV app with live 360-degree video & Periscope Global Map

Twitter on Wednesday updated its Apple TV app with support for a few new features, including live 360 video support and the Periscope Global Map. On iOS, at least some users should now able to link their account to an Apple TV.

Apple drops first trailer for upcoming Bad Boy documentary

The first trailer for Apple’s new documentary Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story has finally landed, giving a glimpse into the film that chronicles the rise of Sean “Diddy” Combs and his record label, Bad Boy Entertainment. Can’t...Show More Summary

Podcast 560: By the non-pricking of my thumbs

5 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

Could a non-invasive wearable blood-glucose monitor that links to an Apple Watch help change people’s lives and lead to better avoidance of diabetes onset? Roman and Glenn discuss this, along with the potential of new laptops at WWDC, Today at Apple, and the odd introduction of an Android switcher campaign when new phones are just a few months away. Show More Summary

macOS 10.13 Wish List: What we want from Apple’s big update

There are less than two weeks until Apple introduces the next version of macOS at the WWDC. While the rumor mill has been busting out tons of hardware leaks, details have been scant on the software side of things. Apple is expected to reveal some amazing features for the Mac with the new software update. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple issues new 3.7.2 firmware update for AirPods owners

Apple on Wednesday released a small firmware update for its fully wireless AirPods, version 3.7.2, though what the patch does exactly remains unknown.

DJI goes tiny with new easy-to-fly Spark drone

The drone geniuses at DJI are making it easier than ever to get into aerial photography with the unveiling of the company’s smallest drone ever called Spark. DJI unveiled the new Spark drone at an event in NYC this morning where theShow More Summary

Dash returns to App Store seven months after review system manipulation accusations

Dash, an API documentation browser, has reappeared in the iOS App Store seven months after it was removed over alleged review manipulation, with developer Bogdan Popescu claiming the app was resubmitted to stop others from uploading their own copy-cat apps using the open-sourced code.

Underwater drones, intelligent camera assistants and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

Wouldn’t it be great if you could capture stunning videos of sea life up to 196 feet deep without even getting your feet wet? You can with BIKI, the world’s first underwater drone for deep sea video recording. It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have ultra-strong Kevlar […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

For creative pros, the right screen makes all the difference

This post is brought to you by LG Electronics, maker of UltraWide monitors. Today’s visual content gets consumed on screens of all sizes, from smartphones to building-size projections and everything in between. That gives everybody’s eyeballs plenty of great stuff to look at no matter where we look. Show More Summary

Meridian Audio Explorer2 USB DAC review: An inexpensive path to high-resolution audio

6 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

Meridian’s Explorer2 portable digital-to-audio converter can play virtually any type of high-resolution audio file, but its most compelling feature is its ability to decode MQA files. For me, MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) was the best thing to come out of CES 2015. Show More Summary

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