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Apple Watch fall detection helps 87-year-old woman after car accident

The Apple Watch Series 4’s fall detection feature has been credited with potentially helping save an 87-year-old woman’s life after a car accident. Maine octogenarian Dotty White was on her way back

Taylor Swift will headline special gig for … Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon is going all-out for Prime Day 2019. Not only will the event run for 48 hours, offering massive discounts on more than a million products, but it will also feature a music concert with some

You’ll have to wait longer for Sky: Children of the Light on iOS

Sky: Children of the Light, the much-anticipated game from the makers of Journey, has been delayed. You’ll have to wait another week for the title to hit the App Store — but you can preorder it right

Apple could lend a major assist to struggling display maker

Apple could give struggling supplier Japan Display a boost by investing $100 million in the company. This will offer a valuable lifeline as Japan Display goes through restructuring after a key

iPhone getting a built-in doggy detector and kitty catcher

Coming to iPhone and Mac is a tool that examines images looking for cats and dogs. But the goal isn’t an app that allows people to walk around with an iPhone identifying the species of random

Apple Watch and iPad with LTE head for Xfinity Mobile

In a better-late-than-never scenario, Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile wireless carrier will soon begin offering two recent iPad models along with last year’s Apple Watch. These are the first non-smartphones

Verizon’s new truly unlimited data plan sounds too good to be true

Verizon Wireless is finally offering a truly unlimited talk, text and data plan through the company’s Visible brand. It only costs $40 per month and is powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Visible

Polar Ignite hopes to compete with Apple Watch in health tracking

Polar calls its latest wearable a GPS fitness watch, but the Ignite goes deeper into health monitoring than that description suggests. Many of the features are related to sleep tracking, including

Check out these great hidden features in iOS 13’s Reminders app

The updated Reminders app is much better than you might think. Here are some great new -- and hidden -- features in iOS 13 Reminders. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Shopify now lets you chat with 800,000 merchants via iMessage

Shopify customers can reach out to business owners with the Messages app on their iPhone or Mac thanks to integration with Apple Business Chat. It’s even possible to make purchases via these text

Instagram plans to inject ads into your Explore feed

Get ready to see even more ads on Instagram. The social media platform has been milking every inch of screen space for ads over the last five years. Now the company says it plans to slowly roll out

Lovable platformer Human: Fall Flat crashes into the App Store

Human: Fall Flat, the wonderful puzzle platformer from 505 Games, has made the leap to the App Store. This unique title lets you play as a wobbly human who gets stuck inside surreal dreams and has to

Ableton puts a synth inside your browser

Finally, Ableton on the iPad! Almost. Learning Synths is an interactive synth that runs inside Safari. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple adds ARM’s lead CPU architect to chip team

One of the top CPU architects in the world has joined Apple’s chip team. Mike Filippo, who created some of ARM’s most impressive CPUs over the last few years, was hired last month by Apple, signifying

Apple pours billions more into controversial stock buybacks

Apple’s stock buybacks in Q1 totaled more than any other S&P 500 company by a wide margin. The iPhone maker poured $23.8 billion into purchasing its own shares, more than it has ever done before.

LGBTQ employees want Google kicked out of SF Pride parade

Some of Google’s LGBTQ+ employees have petitioned the San Francisco Pride board of directors to kick the search engine giant out of the SF Pride parade slated for this weekend. The Google employees

Samsung may already be working on a second Galaxy Fold

Samsung is yet to iron out the teething troubles it has suffered with the Galaxy Fold. But that hasn’t stopped the South Korean company from diving head first into developing a sequel. A new rumor

Your Apple Watch could soon remind you to eat healthier, relax more

Leading digital health company Livongo is working on developing new tools for Apple Watch and other wearables to help users live healthier lives. The company’s new tools will help provide users with

iPad magician breaks new ground with robot assistant

We’ve seen magician Simon Pierro do things with an iPad that would amaze the smartest of Apple’s engineers. Now he has a robot called Pepper in on the act. Like all magicians, Pierro will not explain

Save big on four awesome Mac apps [Deals]

We’ve always got great deals on gear, gadgets and apps. But sometimes they stack up, so we get to share them all at once. That’s what happened with these four Mac apps – Luminar 3, MacX DVD Ripper,