Tangled Apple EarPods, but make it fashion

Though it seems like most people have fully embraced AirPods, let us not forget our roots, and the fact that all of us were once victims to the wired, messy cable life. These tangled Apple EarPod earrings by artists Aleia Murawski and Samuel Copeland serve as a humbling reminder of from where we came. The statement piece, first put on our radar by XOXO Festival co-founder Andy Baio, sells for $40 on the duo’s merch shop, Beef’s World. The story behind the earrings tells the sweet moment when the artists were inspired…

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Google doesn’t want to let Apple run away with the health-tracking market, but it may be too late

Hardware is increasingly becoming a commodity, where devices with nearly identical features end up competing mainly on price. But for big consumer technology companies like Apple and Google, it’s still important to have a foothold in the wearable devices market because it’s the key way to get information about users on the go, as well as to gather potentially lucrative biometric data about the human body. Apple, with its health-tracking smartwatch, is dominating the market, especially in North America. That has rivals scrambling to catch up. Google parent company Alphabet, which has historically struggled…

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Huawei arrest just made companies like Apple less valuable, Jim Cramer says

Huawei arrest made companies, including Apple, less valuable: Cramer   10 Hours Ago | 01:13 U.S.-based technology companies with business in China automatically lost value on news of the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who has reportedly been accused of violating U.S. sanctions, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday. The arrest, which occurred in Canada on Saturday and was announced Wednesday, “means any tech company that does a huge amount of business in China, including Apple or Micron or Intel or Skyworks or Qualcomm or Broadcom, is worth a little less…

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Apple Says US Tariffs on China Would Hit ‘Wide Range’ of Products

A “wide range” of Apple products including the Apple Watch would be affected by proposed US tariffs on Chinese goods, the company told US trade officials, but gave no sign of an impact on its iPhone cash cow. Apple did not disclose specific revenues for most of the affected products, but of those the Apple Watch may be the biggest seller. It brought in about $6.1 billion (roughly Rs. 44,000 crores) in revenue last year, according to an estimate from analyst firm Bernstein. That represents a small portion of Apple’s $229 billion (roughly Rs.…

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Apple Watch Series 3, Which Makes Calls, Turns Comic Book Fantasy Into Reality

HIGHLIGHTS The new Apple Watch Series 3 comes with cellular connectivity option It now features over 40 million songs via Apple Music Apple Watch has another non-cellular Series 3 variant More than two years after releasing the Apple Watch, Apple Inc has finally been able to replicate 1940s comic strip technology, an advance that analysts say will spur sales. The Series 3 of the Apple Watch, released on Tuesdayalong with the much-anticipated iPhone X, features wireless LTE connectivity. That means customers will be able to make phone calls or send text messages from the watch…

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Apple to Invest $390 Million in Texas-Based Chipmaker Finisar

Apple said on Wednesday it would invest $390 million (roughly Rs. 2,513 crores) in Finisar that it will use to build out a plant in Sherman, Texas to make chips that power popular iPhone features such as Face ID, Animojis, and Portrait-mode selfies. The award will be part of Apple’s $1 billion “Advanced Manufacturing Fund” to foster innovation and create jobs, Apple said in a statement. Finisar will use the funds to transform a shuttered, 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Texas to a facility developing vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) chips. “VCSELs power some of…

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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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Apple Watch Gets First EKG Reader in AliveCor KardiaBand

HIGHLIGHTS AliveCor KardiaBand approved by FDA It detects irregular heartbeat, cause of stroke KardiaBand costs $199 AliveCor’s KardiaBand has become the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch, after being approved by the US’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The KardiaBand is an electrocardiogram (EKG) reader, which means it can check heart rhythm and irregular heartbeat. The latter is medically known as atrial fibrillation, and can increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. To use it, Apple Watch owners must replace their existing wrist band with the KardiaBand, and…

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Apple Planning 2 iPhone X Models With OLED Displays in 2018: KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo

iPhone X HIGHLIGHTS New iPhone models with OLED panels rumoured Apple said to launch two iPhones with OLED panels The company may launch iPhone X ‘Plus’ in 2018 Apple is reportedly planning to launch two iPhone models with OLED panels which could be seen as successors to the iPhone X. KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the Cupertino-based giant is working on two iPhones with upgraded stainless steel frames as well as OLED screens. Kuo predicts (via 9to5mac) that Apple may use more parts of stainless steel around the…

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Apple iCloud Halves Price of 2TB Storage Tier, Family Sharing Arriving in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

At its WWDC developer conference on Monday, Apple took the stage to announce a major overhaul to its various operating systems. It announced a new and improved iOS 11, in addition to macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and a better tvOS with Amazon Prime Video support. While these updates are major, the Cupertino giant also brought some minor changes to its iCloud storage plans. Apple iCloud has removed the 1TB storage tier, replacing it with the 2TB tier. Formerly priced at $19.99, it is now available for the $9.99 per…

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