Specifically, Broadcom said the new deals were to supply "a range of specified high-performance wireless components and modules to Apple for use in its products." The previous agreement, reached in June 2019, pertained to the supply of specified radio-frequency (RF) components and modules. … [Read more...] about Broadcom signs two new multi-year deals to supply Apple components
The culprit is the Apple Watch's dependency on your smartphone. On its own, it can't do much: instead, it sends information back to your iPhone, which does most of the heavy lifting. That makes it great for requesting an Uber ride or sending a sticker in WeChat, but not so much for running the next Infinity Blade. "The actual device doesn't do much calculation at all," one developer told The Verge. WatchKit lets you build a simple interface and some limited interactions, but not much else — you can’t have fancy graphics or many complicated controls. … [Read more...] about Where are all the Apple Watch games?
Apple's ResearchKit apps aren't restricted to US users anymore. Starting today, people who live in Hong Kong and the UK will be able to access the MyHeart Counts app, which collects data on physical activity and cardiac risk factors for a heart disease study run by Stanford University. … [Read more...] about Apple’s ResearchKit expands internationally
Koh's tenure as mobile chiefKoh's time at the helm of Samsung's smartphone business has been marked by a variety of highs and lows. He oversaw 2016's launch -- and two subsequent recalls -- of the disastrous Note 7, which had battery issues and forced Samsung to kill off the flagship phone. But the following year's Galaxy S8, which featured a screen that stretched across the entire front of the device, helped Samsung regain customer trust and maintain its position as the world's biggest smartphone maker. … [Read more...] about Samsung mobile chief steps back from day-to-day operations
There’s no one “right” level of information, and different things motivate different people. Ultimately, say Raglin and Sachs, something like the ShapeScale would be best for those who already know a lot about fitness and can contextualize the numbers. “This data could be very meaningful, but you need someone who can say, ‘you’ve gained this much, this is good, it puts you at the top 5 percent or 10 percent and this is important for these reasons,’” says Raglin. “If you don’t have someone who can do that for you, or have that sort of knowledge, then it’s just sort of raw information that won’t be that helpful.” … [Read more...] about Will a 3D body scanner help you get fit?