Apple Might Lock Reckless Drivers out of Cars

Tech giant Apple is responsible for the Car Keys feature, which uses NFC to turn a user’s devices like an iPhone or an Apple Watch into a digital car key. Now, according to a new patent first uncovered by Patently Apple, the Cupertino company may be planning on enhancing its Car Keys feature with the introduction of a breathalyzer feature built into iPhones. This feature is designed to deter drinking and driving among users. It can lock a user out of their vehicle if the device, such as their phones, smartwatches, or other connected accessories, detects high levels of blood alcohol.

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iPhone 14 by Apple to Support Satellite Network Connections

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As per sources, tech giant Apple is planning on launching the upcoming iPhone 14 series in September. Now, according to a new report, the upcoming iPhone series will possess the feature of satellite communication connectivity. This will enable users to make phone calls and send messages in places that lack cellular coverage.

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watchOS 9 with Redesigned Watch Face to Launch in 2022

Apple Watch. watchOS 9 due for launch this year.

Apple Watch users have not had a lot of interesting updates to check out over the last few years. With the tech giant paying a considerable amount of attention to updating the OS of other devices, watchOS updates have been relatively uninteresting. However, this might change with the release of this year’s watchOS updatewatchOS update, this might change. According to reports, the Cupertino company has been working on several new features with the watchOS 9. Some of these include refreshing its watch faces and introducing an improved Power Reserve mode. As of now, users are still unable to create their own watch faces.

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US Judge Asks Apple to Face Claims of Barring Outside Heart Rate Apps from Apple Watch

Apple Watch in gold.

On Monday, a federal judge said that Cupertino-based Apple Inc. has to face a Silicon Valley company’s claims. The company has made claims that when it comes to heart rate monitoring apps for the Apple Watch, Apple has an illegal monopoly on the US market. Jeffrey White, US District Judge, has said that AliveCor Inc. could try to prove its claims. AliveCor Inc. makes the SmartRhythm app which alerts its users to irregular heartbeats. According to AliveCor Inc., thanks to Apple’s alleged “complete control” over the market for apps in the category of SmartRhythm, the tech giant has violated federal antitrust law.

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Apple Watch Frustration Solved by iOS 15.4 Update

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Tech giant Apple has finally made it easier for users to restore their Apple Watch. Users can now do this without needing to take it to an Apple Store for a Genius appointment. Apple has done this with the release of iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5. Since Apple first released it in 2015, whenever users had issues with their Apple Watch, if a factory reset did not solve the issue, there was no direct port where users could plug in a lightning cable to restore from iTunes. This would be similar to what users would do with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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Apple Will Be Launching its ‘Widest Array’ of New Apple Products in Fall

iPad and iPhone, Apple Products.

According to reports, Apple has been preparing to release a range of new products this fall. This includes several new devices like the iPhone 14 series, and the new iPad Pro models. According to the latest ‘Power On’ newsletter by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, Apple will be launching several new devices soon. The newsletter mentions that the Cupertino based tech company has been planning to unveil the “widest array” of new products in the history of the company.

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Apple Watch 8 May Lack Body Temperature Sensor: Report

Apple Watch 8. Orange watch on wrist.

According to reports, Apple may opt to not equip the upcoming Apple Watch 8 series with body temperature sensors. This will exclude the device from having a much anticipated and useful health functionality that users had been looking forward to being able to use. Several older reports had indicated that the Apple Watch 8 series by the tech giant will, in fact, be equipped with this feature.

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Optical Sensors to Replace Digital Crown of Apple Watch

The Digital Crown of Apple Watch is one of its most distinctive features, as it allows users to navigate the watchOS interface without needing to touch the screen. However, Apple appears to be working to replace it. As seen on new patent filed by the Cupertino tech giant, work appears to be underway for an Apple Watch with optical sensors in place of the Digital Crown.

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Govt. Advises Apple Users to Update their Devices Immediately

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, or CERT-In, which is a subsidiary of the IT ministry, has issued an advisory for iPhone, Apple Watch, MacBook, and Apple TV users. The “high severity” warning advises users of the aforementioned Apple products to update their devices to the latest version of the software. This is because multiple security risks have been detected in Apple devices as of late. Failing to update to the most recent version of the software may result in one’s Apple device getting tracked or infected with malware remotely.

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Apple Set to Launch Rugged Version of Series 8 Smart Watch in 2022

According to a report, American tech-giant Apple is expected to launch the Apple Watch Series 8 in the third quarter of 2022. Apple’s new SE Smartwatch for iPhone is also expected to be unveiled in 2022, as per the report. Apple will also release a new, rugged version of the Apple Watch in 2022, targeted towards fitness fanatics and athletes.

The Apple Watch SE was launched by Apple in 2020. It was a budget model of Apple’s Apple Watch Series 6, which was launched in India for $396.24. Most of the Apple Watch’s core features were included in the smartwatch as well, which was released with an S5-chip. Although the Series 6 was upgraded with Apple’s new Series 7 of the Apple Watch, the Watch SE got no such upgrade.

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