This is What Facebook’s Upcoming Smart Watch Looks Like
The smart watch has a design that’s not too far off from the Apple Watch, but it is wider and rounder with more curved edges. There is a camera at the bottom of the display, along with a control button on the right side.
According to Bloomberg, the watch features a detachable wrist strap and a button at the top of the case. Prior rumors have suggested the watch will have a detachable display with two built-in cameras for taking pictures and videos to share to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
A camera on the front of the display will be used for video calls, while a secondary camera on the back can be used for capturing photos when the body is detached from the stainless steel watch frame.
The device will offer a cellular connection that does not require a smartphone, and wearers will be able to send messages with services like Messenger and WhatsApp. It is also expected to have built-in health tracking features like a heart rate monitor.
Meta, which operates social networking site Facebook, already sells Oculus virtual reality headsets and the Facebook Portal video calling devices, but the smart watch will be its first wearable. Meta is planning to launch the watch as early as 2022, but there is no solidified timeline for release as of yet and plans could still change. If the device does debut in 2022, it will compete with the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8.
Brazilian Electronics Company Revives Long-Running iPhone Trademark Dispute
Apple has been involved in a long-running iPhone trademark dispute in Brazil, which was revived today by IGB Electronica, a Brazilian consumer electronics company that originally registered the “iPhone” name in 2000.
IGB Electronica fought a multi-year battle with Apple in an attempt to get exclusive rights to the “iPhone” trademark, but ultimately lost, and now the case has been brought to…
Here’s How Apple’s New iPhone to iPhone Data Migration Feature Works in iOS 12.4
Apple this week released iOS 12.4, the newest version of iOS 12 available for iPhones and iPads. One of the new features in iOS 12.4 is an updated data migration option that uses device to device transfers rather than relying on iCloud.
Apple didn’t provide much information on the new data migration feature, so we thought we’d check it out in our latest YouTube video.
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Apple Enhancing AirTags Anti-Stalking Measures With Android App and Shorter Sound Intervals
Apple is enhancing AirTags security to prevent stalking using the Bluetooth devices, Apple told CNET today. Apple is already sending out over-the-air updates to AirTags that will shorten the amount of time before an unknown AirTag alerts you if it is in your possession.
At the current time, AirTags play a sound after three days of being away from their owner. After the update, AirTags will…
iPhone 13 and Redesigned MacBook Pro Chip Production Hit With Gas Contamination
The most important TSMC factory that manufactures Apple’s chips destined for next-generation iPhone and Mac models has been hit by a gas contamination, according to Nikkei Asia. The factory, known as “Fab 18,” is TSMC’s most advanced chipmaking facility. TSMC is Apple’s sole chip supplier, making all of the processors used in every Apple device with a custom silicon chip.
AirTag Includes U1 Chip for ‘Precision Finding’ Feature
Apple’s long-awaited AirTag was finally unveiled today, and as expected, the small circle-shaped accessories can be attached to items like wallets, keys, and more to allow them to be tracked in the Find My app.
As was rumored ahead of release, each AirTag is equipped with a U1 chip, and on devices that also have U1 chips, there’s a Precision Finding feature.
U1 Ultra Wideband chips are…
Apple Makes OS X Lion and Mountain Lion Free to Download
Apple recently dropped the $19.99 fee for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion, making the older Mac updates free to download, reports Macworld.
Apple has kept OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion available for customers who have machines limited to the older software, but until recently, Apple was charging $19.99 to get download codes for the updates.
As of last week, these updates no…
T-Mobile Data Breach Included Personal Information of Almost 50 Million Customers
T-Mobile has issued a statement with further details about a cyberattack that the company confirmed earlier this week, confirming that the data breach included the personal information of almost 50 million current, former, and prospective customers.
Late last week, T-Mobile confirmed that a forum post that purported to offer data from more than 100 million people was the result of a company…
Apple Developing In-House Modem That Will Eventually Replace Qualcomm Chips
Apple is now developing its own cellular modem that will be used in future devices and that will eventually replace modem components sourced from Qualcomm, reports Bloomberg.
The information was shared by Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies Johny Srouji at a town hall meeting with Apple employees.”This year, we kicked off the development of our first internal cellular…