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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, November 14, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple launches three innovative studies today in the new Research app: The Apple Heart and Movement, Women's Health and Hearing Studies Now Open for Enrollment"  Apple 8:01 AM
  • "Apple launches app to let users enroll in health studies" Reuters 8:42 AM
  • "Through Apple Heart Study, Stanford Medicine Researchers Show Wearable Technology Can Help Detect Atrial Fibrillation: Study shows that Apple Watch app can identify heart rhythm irregularities, which can help catch atrial fibrillation."  Business Wire 7:16 AM
  • "Large-Scale Assessment of a Smartwatch to Identify Atrial Fibrillation" ["Participants without atrial fibrillation (as reported by the participants themselves) used a smartphone (Apple iPhone) app to consent to monitoring. If a smartwatch-based irregular pulse notification algorithm identified possible atrial fibrillation, a telemedicine visit was initiated and an electrocardiography (ECG) patch was mailed to the participant, to be worn for up to 7 days."] New England Journal of Medicine 8:03 AM
  • "Got an iPhone, Apple Watch? Your movements and heart rate could help medical breakthroughs" ZDNet 11:06 AM
  • "iPhone scam cost Apple more than $6 million" CNET 9:36 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple to Capture Top Spot in 5G Smartphones in 2020"  Strategy Analytics 4:00 PM
  • "Apple Expected to Lead 5G Smartphone Shipments in 2020" MacRumors 3:59 PM
  • "Apple fired a store helper accused of sending himself a woman's intimate photo while fixing her phone" Business Insider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Store Employee Sent Customer's 'Intimate' Photo to Himself" The Mac Observer 11:01 AM
  • "Woman in China goes blind in one eye after smartphone overuse" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Servant — 'Making Jericho' | Apple TV+" YouTube 7:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC sued by dozens of cities after voting to kill local fees and rules: Cities challenge FCC vote to preempt local fees and broadband regulations." Ars Technica 3:29 PM
  • "Google Fi selling SIM cards in airport vending machines" 9to5Google 9:05 PM
  • "Google's Curie undersea cable now connects the US and Chile: It will begin transmitting 72 Tbps of bandwidth in 2020." Engadget 11:51 AM
  • "Google activates RCS messaging in the US, gives metaphorical finger to carriers" Android Authority 11:51 AM
  • "Google brings RCS support in its Android Messages app to the US" TechCrunch 11:19 AM
  • "How SMS Works—and Why You Shouldn't Use It Anymore: It's time to start practicing safe texting." Popular Mechanics 11:18 AM
  • "Pope tells tech companies they are responsible for child safety" Reuters 8:27 AM
  • "'Doom' Co-Creator Leaves Facebook to Develop Human-Like AI at Home: John Carmack has stepped down as CTO of Oculus to pursue the problem of artificial intelligence while working from home." Vice 9:54 AM
  • "John Carmack Steps Back From Oculus Role To Work On Artificial Intelligence" Forbes 8:26 AM
  • "Hello, Moto. The foldable Razr's secret keyboard is a blast from the past: Motorola's new Razr phone winks at the past with an Easter egg dialer reminiscent of the original Razr phone." CNET 8:27 AM
  • "Motorola throws back to the future with a foldable Razr reboot" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Apple's Research App, Health Studies – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-14" The Mac Observer 3:23 PM
  • "MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #1" MacVoices 11:00 AM