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Apple announced in September that its new Apple Watch Series 4 is capable of taking electrocardiogram readings as part of its health-monitoring features. That feature didn’t ship with the watch, but it’s now available to users in the US with the watchOS 5.1.2 update, along with irregular heart rhythm monitoring on all supported Apple Watch models.
Astro HQ’s Luna Display dongle for the Mac turns an iPad into a secondary monitor via Lightning or Wi-Fi. Others have pulled off such an iPad-as-Mac-screen maneuver using software, but Luna’s hardware approach taps into the Mac’s graphics acceleration to improve performance.
Google's Project Fi phone service has become Google Fi, with official support for using the iPhone you bring to the plan. But the iPhone experience isn't the same as for Android phones using regular Google Fi. So for now, Google Fi is worthwhile only in select circumstances.
Is your mouse making your wrist or forearm hurt? The $15 Anker Ergonomic Optical USB Wired Vertical Mouse may be able to ease your pain.
Apple has updated iOS, macOS, and tvOS with tweaks and bug fixes, and most importantly, you can once again switch between iPhone cameras with a single tap when making FaceTime calls.
Apple has opened a special online store that offers a 10% discount on all Apple products to current and veteran members of the US military, National Guard, and Reserve, plus their immediate family living in the same household.
The hosts of the Command Control Power podcast for Apple consultants have commissioned a theme song from songwriter extraordinaire Jonathan Mann—anyone who has ever answered tech support questions will particularly appreciate its sly humor.
In a shocking announcement, Amazon has announced that Apple Music will soon be available through its Alexa voice assistant on its Echo smart speakers.
Developer David Barnard is tired of scammy copycat App Store apps, and he’s divulging all of these developers’ tricks in an effort to call Apple’s attention to them.
Wondering about the best approach for making a book or calendar as a holiday present, now that Apple has gotten out of the business of print projects? Over at Six Colors, “Take Control of Photos” author Jason Snell compared Mimeo and Motif.
The SubEthaEdit text editor, whose real-time collaborative editing features were jaw-dropping when it first came out, is back with version 5, and is now free and open source.
Many public Wi-Fi hotspots require you to click a button on a “captive portal” page before you can get online, which is a problem if your device doesn’t have a Web browser. Here’s a workaround you can try with a device like an Apple TV or Nintendo Switch.
For those whose offices cannot accommodate a full-size standing desk, a converter placed atop an existing desk serves the same function. Ergotron’s newest converter, the WorkFit-TX, remedies the flaws in other such products. It isn’t cheap, though.
Email management is, for most of us, a constant battle to deal with an uncontrollable number of messages in a finite amount of time. Many email apps try to “help” with tricks to hide email messages until later, but these are counterproductive. “Take Control of Your Productivity” author Jeff Porten suggests better methods.