Apple Watch Users Can Now Enrol in Stanford Irregular Heart Rate Study

Apple Watch Users Can Now Enrol in Stanford Irregular Heart Rate Study

Apple’s trying out something entirely new starting Thursday: a medical study. Apple Watch users are now able to enroll in a new study Apple is conducting with Stanford University School of Medicine, which uses the device’s heart-rate monitor to check for an irregular heart rate. While others have used Apple’s software and devices in medical studies, this is the first time that it’s actually sponsored one itself. The move underscores Apple’s focus on using its products for health care. “Working alongside the medical community, not only can we inform people of certain health…

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Paytm Now Has 122 Million Active Users, Claims Investor

Paytm Now Has 122 Million Active Users, Claims Investor

Paytm, one of India’s largest electronic payment platforms, has seen over five-fold rise in active users in one year, a senior company official said on Thursday. Ant Financial Services Group, an Alibaba Group affiliate, took 25 percent stake in One97, owner ofPaytm, as part of a strategic agreement in 2015. Peng Yijie, director of international business at Ant Financial, the financial arm of Internet commerce giant Alibaba, said that Paytm reached 122 million active users by the end of March. “About 5.6 times the figure in the beginning of 2015,”…

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Apple Shuts Down iTunes Allowance, Directs Users to Family Sharing

Apple Shuts Down iTunes Allowance, Directs Users to Family Sharing

Apple no longer allows users to to set up iTunes Allowances for their kids as it plans to completely shut down the programme on May 25 this year. The feature allowed parents to set up a monthly credit line for kids to spend on App Store and iTunes. The announcement came via a support note on the Cupertino-based tech firm’s website. “After April 13, 2016, you will no longer be able to create a new iTunes Allowance. All existing allowances will cancel May 25, 2016,” the note said. The firm…

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Google Drive Now Lets Users Select Which Folders to Sync

Google Drive Now Lets Users Select Which Folders to Sync

Google has rolled out a new feature for its Drive desktop app for Windows and OS X that will now allow users to select which folders or sub-folders they want to sync and deselect the ones they don’t. Announcing the new feature, Aakash Sahney, Google Drive Product Manager, confirmed that the new features will roll out to users over the next few weeks. In order to access the new folder sync option, users will need to tap Menu > Preference > Sync Options > Sync only these folders. Google explains…

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Apple Could Soon Finally Allow iPhone, iPad Users to Hide Stock Apps

Apple Could Soon Finally Allow iPhone, iPad Users to Hide Stock Apps

Most iPhone and iPad users, if not all, have a folder on their home screen that reads something like this: “Apple apps,” “junk,” or “useless.” This folder usually contains Apple-made stock apps such as Compass, Calculator, Stocks, Find my iPhone, Voice Memos, Apple Watch, and Weather. For years,Apple has been criticised for not giving users the ability to remove or hide these stock apps, and it appears, the company plans to give its customers some flexibility with the next version of iOS. Folks at AppAdvice looked into the metadata of…

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Apple Has ‘Obligation’ to Protect Users: Cook

Apple Has ‘Obligation’ to Protect Users: Cook

Apple has “an obligation” to protect user data and privacy, chief executive Tim Cook said Monday, reaffirming his stand in a high-profile court showdown with the US government on encryption. Cook was speaking at an Apple product unveiling at the company’s headquarters, one day before a court hearing on a hotly contested FBI effort to force the company to help break into the iPhone of a shooter involved in a deadly December attack. “We need to decide as a nation how much power the government should have over our data…

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OnePlus Users Get Unlimited Hungama Movie Streaming, Music Downloads

OnePlus Users Get Unlimited Hungama Movie Streaming, Music Downloads

OnePlus in partnership with Hungama has announced free unlimited movie streaming and music downloads for OnePlus users in India. Under the new offer, the OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, and OnePlus X users in the country can subscribe to get unlimited movie streaming and music downloads from Hungama worth Rs. 3,599 free for a period of 90 days from the “day [the] user subscribes to the offer.” For activating the deal, users will have to fill up a form. After filing the form, users will receive a promo code from the…

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BlackBerry Says Seeking Alternatives for WhatsApp Users; Suggests BBM

BlackBerry Says Seeking Alternatives for WhatsApp Users; Suggests BBM

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, recently announced it would be ending support for several older mobile OS versions, including BlackBerry 10 OS. However, BlackBerry has now given its official word on the move. The Canadian smartphone maker in a emailed statement says it is “seeking alternatives for BlackBerry users once support of WhatsApp Messenger for BBOS and BlackBerry 10 ends in late 2016.” In addition, the company said this would not affect Android-based BlackBerry Priv users even after this year. The company also suggested users should…

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