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Apple’s watchOS5 : Features to look out in this version

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Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote swirled away many rumors about Apple’s new products, OS and has announced what they have got for their audience this year. Apple has announced key features of iOS 12, new macOS Majove and also, the latest version of watchOS i.e watchOS 5.

It is the latest operating system announced for the Apple watch users which are said to be more productive and will give great user experience. Focussed on communication, fitness and more, this watchOS 5 is worth to look for.

Apple’s watchOS 5 will be available for iPhone 5s or newer running on iOS 12 or later and will be compatible with Apple Watch Series 1, Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Series 3. This watchOS 5v is not available for first-generation of Apple watch.

“We’re thrilled with the positive impact Apple Watch is having on people’s lives,” said Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Apple.

He further added, “Apple Watch is helping our customers stay connected, enhance their fitness and, in many cases, detect life-threatening conditions. With the launch of watchOS 5, we’re excited to introduce new activity and communications features that will take the Watch to a whole new level.”

Also Read: macOS Mojave: Features to look out

So seeing that this watchOS will take the Apple watch experience to whole new level. Here we are with some features of watchOS 5 to look for in new Apple’s watch operating system:

Activity Competitions makes its user competitive

Activity Competition

Apple watchOS 5 has brought a new Activity Competitions feature with it. This cool feature lets an Apple watch user invite another Apple watch user to compete in a seven-day Activity competition.

Now you can challenge your friend to earn points for closing Activity Rings. The more points you earn, that user will win. It is the seven-day competition and the more activity rings you close, the more your win percentage increases.

A great sense of competition, isn’t it?

watchOS 5 lands with Auto-Workout Detection

Auto detection workout

Now, your Apple watch will automatically detect your movements when you are moving and automatically alert you to start a workout.

Also, this feature will give you the credits for the exercises you have already done or not. Along with that when the user gets inactive due to some reasons, the watchOS 5 detects that too and switch your workout mode off.

Seeing features like this, questions are being raised that did Apple wanted to make this watchOS more towards fitness side. Did they want to earn that fitness band tag too?

Features like these will surely make this smartwatch, a fitness-oriented smartwatch now, isn’t it?

New walkie-talkie features take us to the back

walkie talkie

Apple watchOS brings a new feature, Walkie-Talkie to the game. Basically, it is the new and handy way to communicate with other Apple watch user with just a tap on the screen of the watch.

Gives you feel like the military, right?

This new watch-to-watch connection is super fast and can be activated between any compatible Apple Watch users around the world over Wi-Fi or cellular network. Never have it ever in the history of smartwatches, we have seen a great feature like that.

Apple brings podcasts to its watch

Apple podcasts

watchOS 5 is loaded with many new and strong features but this feature, Apple Podcasts lets its user listen to their favorite podcasts on the go with Apple Podcasts on Apple Watch. You can also stream the podcasts using Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri though.

The episodes will most likely automatically sync to Apple Watch and will automatically refresh to the latest episodes. Famous apps such as Pandora, Audible and 10% Happier are likely to be synced to Apple Watch for playback offline without the user’s iPhone nearby.

Apple watch users, isn’t it a great news for you all?

This new feature means bring iPhone to the mini version i.e Apple’s watch.

Siri has been updated

Siri

This new version of Apple’s watchOS, watchOS 5 updates Siri to a whole new level using machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Siri gets to know you, it gets better and better at proactively suggesting relevant content and shortcuts at the right time and place throughout the day. It is trying to do Google’s Assistant things on your Apple watch now i.e being there for you and taking care of you without saying.

Also Read: iOS 12: Features to look out in this version

Like always said, Siri has always placed below Google’s Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa but seeing this pretty work by Apple, the tables are going to turn soon.

Student ID Cards

Student ID

In association with some famous universities like Duke, the University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma this fall. Johns Hopkins University, Santa Clara University, and Temple University, the watchOS 5 lets you access your library, mess, dorm with the rise of your wrist.

Simply by adding their ID cards to Wallet on Apple Watch, you can get access through your dorm and library. A great feature but still has a long way to go, ain’t it?

So here we come at the end of key features of watchOS 5 announced recently.

Tell us in comments what were you more expecting from this watchOS? Which OS, let it be iOS12, macOS Majove or watchOS 5 have landed with better features? Tell us in comments below.

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Apple different from other and untold facts

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Before buying any phone including apple intex , nokia , samsung , micromax etc,have we ever thought what makes apple phones and devices different from other devices,why apple phones and devices are to costly to afford .Lets see detailed explanation from very begining.How it covered a whole market in world.

”Apple is terms of revenue is one of world’s largest information technology company, on the basis of total assets the world’s largest technology company, and the world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer after brand Samsung.”

 

Brand”Apple

Apple Inc. is an American(MNCs) technology company headquartered in Cupertino located in  California, that designs the product develops it and sells the consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

The company’s hardware products include-

  •  iPhone smartphone,
  • iPad tablet computer,
  • Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player,
  • It Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player,
  • HomePod smart speaker.
  • Software generally includes  mac operating system and iOS operating systems and iTunes media player,  Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites , as well as professional applications like Final Cut Pro and Xcode.
  • Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud.

At begining-

  • It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. in January 1977, and sales of its computers, including the II, saw significant momentum and revenue growth for the company.
  • Itwent public in 1980 to instant financial success.
  • However, the high price tag of its products and limited software titles caused problems, as did power struggles between executives at the company.
  • As the market for personal computers increased, It’s computers saw diminishing sales due to lower-priced products from competitors, in particular, those offered with the Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • It’s worldwide annual revenue totaled $229 billion for the 2017 fiscal year.
  • It is the world’s largest information technology company by revenue and the world’s third-largest mobile phone manufacturer after Samsung and Huawei.
  • The company define it as a king of brand loyalty and enjoys no.1 position. and got position of most valuable brand.
  • However, it receives some criticism regarding the labor practices by the contractors, its environmental and business practices, including practices ofanti-competitive behavior, as well as the origins of source materials.

 

”Untold fact-It also experimented with a number of other unsuccessful consumer targeted products during the 1990s, including digital cameras, portable CD audio players, speakers, video consoles, the eWorld online service, and TV appliances.”

 

Environmental practices and initiatives

  • Following a Greenpeace protest,committing to ending its use of coal and shifting to 100% renewable clean energy. By 2013, It was using 100% renewable energy to power their data centers. Overall, 75% of the company’s power came from clean renewable sources.Image result for apple
  • n May 2015, Greenpeace evaluated the state of the Green Internet and commended It on their environmental practices saying, “It ‘s commitment to renewable energy has helped set a new bar for the industry, illustrating in very concrete terms that a 100% renewable Internet is within its reach, and providing several models of intervention for other companies that want to build a sustainable Internet.
  • As of 2016, He states that 100% of its U.S. operations run on renewable energy, 100% of It ‘s data centers run on renewable energy and 93% of It ‘s global operations run on renewable energy.

It Got Us to Pay So Much for the iPhone Despite Dropping Demand-

The iPhone is getting more expensive, and It is betting faithful customers will barely blink an eye.

It has slowly increased the average price of an iPhone since 2007,

but with the $999 iPhone X release last year, it made a bigger leap than usual. A year later, after the shock value of a thousand dollar smartphone had largely worn off, It made another jump. Image result for apple

“It has been intentionally testing the price elasticity of its products in the past few years, and what it found is customers have an appetite for more expensive iPhones”

  • To justify the prices of X-branded phones,it did add a new interface, new sizes and new features.
  • It’s unlikely most customers care enough about using a finger swipe rather of a home button,

or face detection rather than of fingerprints for security, to drop more money on a device.

 

  • The truly killer features are the larger screens, which

has pushed all the way to the edges of the devices, and the new size options.

Customers are also paying for the brand. They want the logo on the back of large rectangle with a smooth gold finish.

Rather of trying to reach everyone,

it is embracing its unique place

in the industry as more of a luxury brand, said Lam.

“In a very mature market like this, brand probably doing the classical Econ 101 [approach],

which is trying to extract the most money and revenue for the premium brand,” said Lam.

 Key Weakness-

the  (AAPL) is the top tech company measured by market cap and continues to dominate in categories the company invented or popularized.

Most importantly it seems it is at the top of its game, several weaknesses have emerged that the

company needs to address if it is going to stay on top.

  • The Closed Ecosystem
  • Pace of Innovation
  • Leadership
  • The bottom line

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Apple CarPlay: All you need to know about your ultimate co-pilot

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Apple CarPlay system is a quick and safe way to use iPhone in the car. It allows car radio or head unit to be a display and work as a controller for an iPhone. With CarPlay software you can access your iPhone in your car’s infotainment systems. Further, it allows you to make calls, send or receive messages, listen to music and getting directions. All you have to do is connect your iPhone with CarPlay.

Major automobile manufacturers are currently offering models that support Apple’s CarPlay system. Most of them are partnering with CarPlay to enable the software in their infotainment system.

Features of Apple CarPlay

You can view features of CarPlay by using “Siri” which is Apple’s digital assistant. Apple CarPlay acts as an iPhone for you while driving. It provides access to Apple apps such as Phone, Music, Apple Maps, iMessage, iBooks, and Podcasts. It also allows third-party apps like iHeartRadio, Radioplayer, Spotify, CBS Radio, Rdio, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Google Play Music, NPR One, Audiobooks.com, and Audible.

Here are the main features of CarPlay:-

Apple CarPlay

  • Calling:- With the help of “Siri”, you can make calls, return missed calls and listen to voicemail. What you have to do is ask Siri to make calls for you.

  • Messaging:- You don’t have to take extra efforts in reading and writing. What you have to do is listen and dictate. Apple’s Siri assistant read, write and send text messages for you. Further, it can also reply to the messages you received.

Apple CarPlay

  • Maps:- The Most used CarPlay feature is Apple Map which is easy to use. You can search for nearby restaurants, shops etc. or you can simply use your voice. The driver can say “Siri, get direction to cafe Night” or you can say “Siri, where’s the closest petrol pump station?” and Siri will obey your orders. CarPlay Siri assistant provides you with accurate information.

  • Music:- You can listen to the music or podcasts by accessing all your songs from iTunes. The CarPlay system arranges songs systematically for you. You have to ask Siri to play your favourite songs.

Other apps:- In you CarPlay system, you can use other apps on your iPhone like WhatsApp, podcast,iHeartRadio, vox, Google Play Music, Spotify, Clammr, etc. It also supports apps developed by car manufacturers.

Apple CarPlay

Additional feature:- CarPlay system features Siri voice control which provides you with a quality driving experience. It works along with your car’s controls- like knobs, buttons, touchpad and touchscreen.

iPhones compatible with Apple CarPlay

To use this facility, you need iPhone 5 and later models with at least iOS 7.1. Following are the iPhone versions that are compatible with CarPlay.

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE, iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c, iPhone 5

Also read –iPhone camera app: Tips and tricks need to know

Cars compatible with Apple CarPlay

Major automobile manufacturers are currently compatible with Apple Carplay. Additionally, there are dozens of brands that offer CarPlay compatibilities like Honda, Chevrolet, the Lamborghini Aventador S. Volvo, Chevrolet Spark Ford, and Porsche. There are nearly 400 models that are compatible with CarPlay. The list of cars compatible with CarPlay is still relatively short because the software hasn’t been on the market for very long.

How to Set-up CarPlay with your iPhone

Before you proceed:-

  1. Make sure that your car or stereo is compatible with Carplay. The car’s USB port may have a label of a smartphone or CarPlay icon. More information will be available in your car’s manual or on the manufacturer’s official website.
  2. Also, make sure that Siri is turned on.
  3. Make sure that you have iPhone 5 and later models with at least iOS 7.1.
  • To proceed further, connect a USB cable to iPhone and plug it into your car’s USB port. In case, CarPlay Home menu doesn’t appear, select CarPlay logo on your car’s display. If your vehicle supports wireless CarPlay, press and hold the Voice Control button on your steering wheel to set up CarPlay. Make sure that your car is in Bluetooth pairing or wireless mode.
  • In your iPhone, go to Settings> select General> Tap on CarPlay option (It’s the third selection in the second section of the menu.)>Select Turn on Bluetooth or USB Only> Available Cars and select your car.

As a matter of fact, Apple’s CarPlay is a great system that brings a more phone-like experience to your infotainment screen, and it’s easier to work with than most OEM-developed software. CarPlay could also save you a few bucks when buying a new car.

Also Read: Apple WWDC 2018: Key highlights from Apple’s Keynote

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Aadhaar | UIDAI contact: Google ‘inadvertently’ takes the blame

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Google currently has the maximum number of smartphone users under its radar. Android still has the lion share in the market of users. So whatever the “Not so Evil” company is doing, we have to put in some interest to it. So with this concern rising in the past couple of days, we had to get something. Google has an answer to everything. It states that it had configured the UIDAI helpline number and a distress number into the Android SetUp Wizard in 2014. iPhone users also got alarmed as they expected the unexpected, Google explains this might have been the case of a Gmail sync where the contacts get synced across different platforms too.

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Google’s answer to UIDAI issue

 

On August 3rd UIDAI denied that it forced any smartphone manufacturer or telecom service provider to add a helpline number to people’s contact lists. Google accepted that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI number into its setup wizard for Android. This in a way put to end the controversy surrounding the mysterious entry of the UIDAI number in the contact lists of many smartphone users around the country.

ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2: Tips and tricks you must know

Overview

Google has admitted that it is to blame for the mysterious appearance of an outdated Aadhaar helpline number in the contact lists of phones, and clarified that it wasn’t an unauthorized breach of the Android devices. The US Internet major will fix the issue over the next few weeks. Google has still not answered exactly why it added the contact numbers even when UIDAI had not specified to do so. We are still a bit confused at Google’s work here. But it acted smartly and followed up with the thing pretty smoothly.

But nothing goes smoothly in India. Right?

 

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UIDAI Aadhar cards for each Indian

 

Social media exploded today after several Android users discovered that the UIDAI helpline number crept into their contact lists without their knowledge. The Aadhaar-issuing authority sprung into action with a clarification that this apparent intrusion was not their doing. Other govt bodies including COAI and TRAI also washed their hands off the matter. So at the end of the day, the mystery is no longer a mystery. Google explained, later in the day, that it had configured the UIDAI helpline number along with other distress helpline numbers into the Android SetUp Wizard in 2014. This is what caused the contact to appear on Android as well as devices running on other operating systems as it got transferred from one device to another.

ALSO READ: Here’s how to turn off Amazon Alexa calling, Echo eavesdropping

 

Twitter Battle

As the numbers are present in the user’s GMAIL it is known to be in sync with all the devices they have. It means that the UIDAI helpline number from 2014 was transferred from old Android devices to new Android and iOS devices. This explains why the contact named UIDAI appeared in contact lists of smartphones running both Android and iOS.

UIDAI had a customer care number that has changed in the past couple of years. The press is pretty aware of the customer’s rights and this tweet was the answer. The @UIDAI started with 1/n tweets and made 5 tweets regarding this issue. The tweets were informational enough and are noteworthy too.

UIDAI said in a statement that it has not asked handset makers and telecom service providers to include its toll-free number on mobile phones. UIDAI manages the country’s Aadhar project. 1800-300-1947 that showed up in the contact lists of some phones was an outdated and invalid helpline number. Some vested interests are trying to create unwarranted confusion, UIDAI had said.

ALSO READ: Google Assistant is coming up with new Smart Display devices  and Project Bloks: Google’s New Coding Kit for Kids

UIDAI’s new Toll-free number is 1947 since the past two years. Google if had the main focus of adding the number, should have updated it too. So now the question to ask is, did Google really want to just save the number?

Google will send an Android SetUp Wizard which will solve the issue. The update will reach to smartphone manufacturers in a few weeks of time.  After Google has coded-out the bug from their OS, I guess. Over and Out.

ALSO READ: Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL: This is probably our first look

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