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Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 4 with ECG function in September, however, users can't use the functionality since the app wasn't enabled. And now, according to an internal Apple Store training document obtained by MacRumors, Apple will enable it in the next watchOS release, which is the watchOS 5.1.2 that we bet will be released within next week.



Because of the government regulations, the ECG app is currently only available to the users in the United States, since it got the FDA clearance, yet, we do expect Apple Watch Series 4 models sold worldwide include the electrical heart sensor will get the feature rather sooner than later. In the meantime, change your Region Settings to the US if you can't wait to give it a shot. Here is how it works:
An ECG measures electrical activity of the heart over a period of time, detecting tiny electrical changes on the skin created by the heart’s electrophysiologic pattern of depolarizing and repolarizing during each heartbeat. An ECG can help detect a variety of cardiac problems.
Once the app is activated, it will generating an ECG similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram after a user place a finger on the Digital Crown while wearing the watch for 30 seconds. Nevertheless, Apple reminds consumers that it's not intended to be a diagnostic device or to replace traditional methods of diagnosis, and should ask your doctor first then to monitor or track diseases.

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Apple has seeded the third beta of iOS 12.1 to developers, a week after it seeded beta 2, as it also pushed beta updates to tvOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.2. To install these updates, developers required to get a proper profile, from there to install it via Software Update in Settings.


iOS 12.1 introduces many Unicode 11 emojis including red hair, gray hair, curly hair, and no hair, as well as cold face, party face, pleading face, face with hearts, Nazar amulet, an infinity symbol, along with new animals such as kangaroo, peacock, parrot, lobster, and food items include mango, lettuce, cupcake, and mooncake.

iOS 12.1 also re-added Group Facetime since it removed the feature previously in iOS 12.0, the feature will allow to Facetime Video call up to 32 people at once. iOS 12.1 will also introduce support ECG app that specially made for Apple Watch Series 4 models, however, as of now, it appears like the EGG app has removed for certain reason.

For watchOS 5, you may have noticed that when Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 4 last week, there is a footnote in the bottom of a slide, which says watchOS 5.1 will include ECG/EKG app support. As always, tvOS beta update hardly introduce any new feature or tweaks whatsoever, made me wonder if developers actually testing the software.

Apple today released the iOS 11.4.1 software update, which is the fifteenth update for iOS 11 since its release in September last year. Today's iOS 11.4.1 may be the last release of iOS 11. To download iOS 11.4.1 on all eligible devices, go to the Settings app - General - Software Update.

This is a minor update that fixes various bugs that occurred to follow the release of iOS 11.4 as it did not include any new features. According to Apple's release note, it improves the reliability of syncing mail, contacts, and notes with Microsoft's Exchange accounts, and it introduced USB Restricted Mode to prevent hacking tools from unlocking iOS devices.


Apple today also released the watchOS 4.3.2 and tvOS 11.4.1 update. watchOS 4.3.1 can be updated via the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Whilst tvOS 11.4.1 can be updated through Apple TV's Settings app - Software Update. watchOS 4.3.2 mainly fixes bugs and improves performance, same goes for tvOS 11.4.1.

Apple delivered a big pile of software updates this morning, with the company later today finally came up with macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, which brought "AirPlay 2" feature to iTunes, likewise it improved the stability and security of the Mac. Apple recommends that all users install this update in the Update page of the App Store app.

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE model owners can now have more carriers to choose from for your cellular network coverage. Prior to that, customers in the U.S. were able to add plans offered by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Now, C Spire and US Cellular also start to offer it.

Both C Spire and US Cellular offer Apple Watch Series 3 customers a free three-month LTE network coverage. However, when the trials ended, C Spire will charge $10 per month for the plan, whereas US Cellular's plan will cost $4.99/month. So, apparently, the latter will charge less money.


Speaking into Apple Watch, Apple has released the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.3.2 update to developers. As always, developers are able to download and test the beta with dev beta profiles once you obtain from the Apple Developer Center, then going to Watch app and click on General-Software to complete the action.

Nothing new discovered in the update, we expect it focuses on bug fixes, deliver speed improvements, and patch security issues. Since the watchOS 5 first beta already being tested, Apple will likely to put some weight on the next-generation of the platform for Apple Watches.

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Apple has just released second beta version of iOS 11.4.1. You can download it with a beta profile as always. We did not find any new feature and changes in the update. However, it’s not hard to imagine that it will definitely be going to fix some hidden bugs, deliver speed improvements, and patch security issues.

The company also seeded the second beta of macOS 10.13.6 and tvOS 11.4.1. Like iOS 11.4.1, we did not notice any new features and changes in the update, it's rather to be focused on bug fixes. Since the latest generation of its four platforms has been announced, Apple likely to focus on the four operating systems.


Apple this morning seeded an updated beta of an upcoming watchOS 5 update after users report the beta bricked devices. To obtain the beta, you'll need the developer profile. Once the profile is in position, you can download it by using the Watch app on the iPhone and then going to General - Software Update.

watchOS 5 introduced various new features, including Activity Competitions with your friends, walkie-talkie for easier communicating with each other, auto workout detection, new Podcasts app, Siri watch face for third-party apps, new workout type like hiking and yoga, WebKit support for seeing websites on your wrist, and more!

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Apple pushes iOS beta updates constantly, just when you were still celebrating and experiencing new features of iOS 11.4, Apple went live with a beta version of iOS 11.4.1. You can download it with a beta profile as always.

Enough is said, We did not find any new feature and changes in the update. However, it’s not hard to guess that it’ll definitely be going to fix some hidden bugs, bring speed improvements, and patch security issues.


Well, at least we now know that iOS 11.4 is not the last version of iOS 11. Although next week Apple will usher the new iOS 12. Indeed, the company also released watchOS 4.3.2 and tvOS 11.4.1. But wait...

The Funnier thing is that the beta version of macOS 10.13.6 came before the macOS 10.13.5, which is still in beta testing. So the question is whether you should upgrade to 11.13.5 or just jump to 11.13.6?

Apple has officially released watchOS 4.3.1. The new update can be downloaded through the Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Up. Here are the features discovered in the new update:

In watchOS 4.3.1, Apple introduced a new warning that specifically applies to older apps made for watchOS 1, suggesting these apps will not able to run in the future versions of watchOS. Coding references in the update also hinting that the wearables soon will support third-party watch faces

Guilherme Rambo has found a new string in the latest system firmware, indicating that an "inspired by the rainbow flag" new watch faces will become available on Monday, June 4 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The new watch face will animate with moving threads of color that shift whenever the display is tapped.

Thoughts?

One week after released the fourth beta for latest version of its four platforms, Apple has released the fifth beta of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, watchOS 4.3.1, and tvOS 11.4. Developers are able to download these betas in the Apple Developers Center and receive the profiles in order to update your devices.

iOS 11.4, the fourth major update in iOS 11, has included several features such as a new ClassKit framework for education, HomePod calendar support, (Product)RED wallpaper for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus users, and USB Restricted Mode for better security. Both the AirPlay 2 and Messages on iCloud are present in the beta after was being removed from iOS 11.


macOS 10.13.5, assuming the last update for Macs before WWDC, introduced the Message on iCloud support as it did on iOS 11.4. Asides from that, the update just brings speed improvements and security enhancements. If you found anything, comment down below.

watchOS 4.3.1 for Apple Watches includes a new warnings that specifically applies to older apps made for watchOS 1, suggesting these apps will not able to run in the future versions of watchOS. Coding references in the update also hinting that the wearables soon will support third-party watch faces. tvOS 11.4 gains AirPlay 2 capacities.

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Yep, Apple has released yet another beta for its four platforms, including iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, watchOS 4.3.1, and tvOS 11.4. Developers are able to download these betas in the Apple Developers Center and receive the profiles in order to update your devices.


For iOS 11.4, Apple has introduced features like a new ClassKit framework for education, HomePod calendar support, and (Product)RED wallpaper for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus users. Both the AirPlay 2 and Messages on iCloud are present in the iOS 11.4 beta after was being removed from iOS 11.

When it comes to macOS 10.13.5, Apple has added Message on iCloud support as it did on iOS 11.4, asides from that, the update only brings speed improvements and security enhancements. If you found anything in this update, please info us.

watchOS 4.3.1, the latest software update designed for Apple Watches includes a new warnings that specifically applies to older apps made for watchOS 1, suggesting these apps will not able to run in the future versions of watchOS. Coding references in the update also hinting that Apple Watches soon will support third-party watch faces.

And finally, tvOS 11.4 will bring AirPlay 2 capacities, as Apple TV icon returns in Home app with room assignment. We can expect that these software updates could arrive before the WWDC, when Apple reveals next-generation of the four platforms.

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Apple has released third beta of iOS 11.4 to the developers for beta testing, couple weeks after seeding the first beta. Beta testers needed to sign up from Apple Developer Center to download the beta profile. In order to update your device to iOS 11.4, you need go to Settings - Software Update.

Apple introduces a new ClassKit framework for iOS 11.4 at its Educational event at March 27th. Both AirPlay 2 and Messages on iCloud are present in the iOS 11.4 beta after was being removed from iOS 11. For the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models, there is a new (PRODUCT)RED wallpaper available, but doesn't seems to be available on iPhone X users.


Apple has also rolled out third beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 that can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed. Besides to bring Messages on iCloud support, there is no major features discovered in the update, it may just some small tweaks.
Like always, third beta of watchOS 4.3.1 and tvOS 11 is also available for download. To download the new watchOS beta, go to the General - Software update. The new update includes a warning that specifically applies to older apps made for watchOS 1, suggesting these apps will not able to run in the future versions of watchOS.

As for tvOS 11.4, it can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that is installed using Xcode. Similar to iOS 11.4, the forthcoming tvOS update will support AirPlay 2, as Apple TV icon returns in Home app with room assignment.

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Apple has released second beta of iOS 11.4 to the developers for beta testing, two weeks after seeding the first beta. Beta testers needs to sign up from Apple Developer Center to download the beta profile. In order to update your device to iOS 11.3, you need go to Settings - Software Update.

Apple has introduced a new ClassKit framework for iOS 11.4 at its March event. Both AirPlay 2 and Messages on iCloud are present in the iOS 11.4 beta after was being removed from iOS 11. On the HomePod, the stereo support returns in beta, but it requires HomePod's 11.4 software to work.


Aside from releasing iOS 11.3, Apple today also seeded second beta of watchOS 4.3.1. To download the new watchOS beta, go to the General - Software update. The new update includes a warning that specifically applies to older apps made for watchOS 1, suggesting these apps will not able to run in the future versions of watchOS.

In addition, the company also seeds tvOS 11 beta 2, which can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that's installed using Xcode. All developer beta requires proper configuration profile. Like iOS 11.4, the upcoming tvOS update will support AirPlay 2, as Apple TV icon returns in Home app with room assignment.

As first reported by 9to5Mac, Apple will begin to phase out outdated watchOS apps. Specifically, in the latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta, a new message will be notifying users when they opened watchOS 1 watchkit apps.

The warnings reads that "The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility," suggesting that Apple will be dropping support for those apps in watchOS 5. However, when you tap OK on the beta, it still allows the app to open and run normally, which means watchOS 4.3.1 is fully compatible with older apps.


Back In November, Apple has informed developers that it will stop accepting watchOS 1 app submissions in 2018. And starting on April 1, app maker are required to use the watchOS 2 software development kit or later to build updates to existing apps, in the meantime, new apps must be coded with watchOS 4 SDK or later.

The benefit to dropping support for watchOS 1 apps should prevent from outdated apps fail to launch entirely when you go out without an iPhone, in which it tells users that they need to connect to their devices to continue because prior to series 3, all Watch models requires connecting with an iPhone.

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Apple today released official version of watchOS 4.3 update to developers, with several new features and bug fixes. To download the watchOS beta, you'll need go to dedicated Watch app on the iPhone and then General --> Software update.

The watchOS 4.3 update brings support for Nightstand mode when in portrait orientation, it includes a new charging animation when placing the Apple Watch on the charger that's clearly for AirPower, and it adds Activity information to the Siri watch face.

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Another welcome feature is the return of a highly-anticipated function that allow music playing on the iPhone to be controlled using the Music app on the Apple Watch. In prior versions of watchOS, the Music app could only be used for control music playing from the watch itself.

Other new feature including the battery complication "no longer reports remaining battery percentage in increments of 5", meaning it will be more accurately reports battery life. It also introduces a new animation when launching apps that need to load.

The company also released tvOS 11.3 official update, bring big features like Match Content support, automatic frame rate for fourth-generation Apple TV, as well as the performance improvements and bug fixes.

Apple has released the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.3 update to developers, just two days after releasing watchOS 4.2.2, which is a mirror updates for bug fixes. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed, the new beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on your iPhone by going to General - Software update.

The watchOS 4.3 update brings support for Nightstand mode when in portrait orientation, it includes a new charging animation when placing the Apple Watch on the charger that's clearly for AirPower, and it adds Activity information to the Siri watch face.


Other changes also include return of a much-desired feature that allows music playing on the iPhone to be controlled using the Music app on the Apple Watch. As in prior versions of watchOS, the Music app could only be used for control music playing from the watch itself. The wearable device can now also connected to the speaker through AirPlay.

watchOS 4.3 features build version 15T5165e. The update comes in at 341MB. Aside from releasing watchOS 4.3 beta 1, Apple has also seeded iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 public beta 1. All these updates will be released to the public in the Spring.

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Alongside iOS 11.2.5, Apple today also released macOS 10.13.3 for all users now. You can download the macOS High Sierra of 10.13.2 directly through the Mac App Store's Software Update function. Release notes for the new software update specifically call out a fix for Messages.


The company has also rolled out watchOS 4.2.2 for Apple Watch users. The watchOS 4.2.2 is downloadable through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General - Software Update.

And of course, tvOS 11.2.5 also available for all users with an Apple TV 4 and later models, tvOS 11.2.5 can be downloaded through the Settings app on the Apple TV by go to System - Software Update.

All updates listed above are focus on performance improvements and bug fixes to address issues that were discovered previously versions. Aside from releasing all of these software updates, Apple has also patched Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan with new Security Update

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Apple today releases the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers, one week after seeding the third beta. Developers who registered from Developer Center can download the iOS 11.2.5 beta over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed on your devices.

The iOS 11.2.5 update introduces a new feature that allows Siri to instantly stream a news podcast when asked about the news related questions. This new feature defaults to a daily news recap podcast by The Washington Post, users can also be switch to Fox News, NPR, or CNN shows upon request.


However, this new feature can only be invoked when you using Hey Siri or asking Siri about the news when using CarPlay or with headphones connected. And if you activate Siri using the side button or Home button of a device, standard Apple news headlines are provided instead of the audio-based news highlights.

The fourth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 update was also released to the developers, one week after seeding the second beta. Members of Developer Center able to download the beta by using Software Update mechanism in Mac App Store with the proper profile installed.


As usual, if an beta update shows on iPhone and Mac devices, it will also appears on Apple Watch and Apple TV devices, So now watchOS 4.2.2 beta 4 available for Apple Watch owners, tvOS 11.2.5 beta 4 is also seeded to Apple TV users as well. To install the update for Apple Watch, go to Watch app on your iPhone, and then click General - Software update. TvOS 11.2.5 can be obtained onto the Apple TV via a profile that's installed using Xcode.

Based on version numbers, we expected no outward-facing changes rather than bug fixes and security improvements for beta 3 of macOS 10.13.3, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5. If you found anything new, please comment down below.

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Apple today releases the third beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta. Developers who registered from Developer Center can download the iOS 11.2.5 beta over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed on your devices.

A new iOS 11.2.5 feature found by 9to5Mac shows that Siri in the update brings the ability to instantly stream a news podcast when asked about the news. The feature defaults to a daily news recap podcast by The Washington Post, you can also switch to Fox News, NPR, or CNN shows upon request.

In addition, Apple is supposed to be releasing an iCloud Messages feature that was pulled from the iOS 11 release, but there hasn't any sign for when we can expect iCloud Messages to be reintroduced. As for AirPlay 2, some says the sign for this has returned.


Aside from that, the company also released the third beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta. Members of Developer Center able to download the beta with Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed.

New betas also showed up for Apple Watch and Apple TV devices, where watchOS 4.2.2 beta 3 now available for Apple Watch owners, tvOS 11.2.5 is also seeded to Apple TV users as well. To install the update for Apple Watch, go to Watch app on your iPhone, and then click General - Software update. TvOS 11.2.5 can be obtained onto the Apple TV via a profile that's installed using Xcode.

Based on version numbers, we expected no outward-facing changes rather than bug fixes and security improvements for beta 3 of macOS 10.13.3, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5. If you found anything new, please comment down below.

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Apple today released the first beta of iOS 11.2.5 update to its developer community, one week after seeding the first beta. If you registered from Apple's Developer Center, you will be able to download the iOS 11.2.5 beta over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

We are not not clear what new features will be included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta, but based on the version numbers, we expect these to focus on bug fix and security improvements rather than any major outward facing changes. It's not clear why Apple has skipped several numbers to release an 11.2.5 beta. We are seeing early signs of AirPlay 2 return.


In addition to release iOS 11.2.1, the company also seeded second beta of watchOS 4.2.2 and tvOS 11.2.5 to developers. The watchOS update can be installed on any iWatch model by tapping My Watch - General - Software Update in Watch app on your paired iPhone. As for tvOS 11.2.5, go to Settings - System - Software Update.

Both of these updates didn't bring any new features, it mostly focuses mainly on bug fixes, and if that's the case, we won't know the extent of the changes until it sees a public release complete with release notes. We’re also seeing the second HomePod 11.2.5 beta on the server as well although the smart speaker won’t be released until early next year.

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Shortly after iOS 11.2.1 was released, Apple today released the first beta of iOS 11.2.5 update to its developer community. If you registered from Apple's Developer Center, you will be able to download the iOS 11.2.5 beta over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

We are not not clear what new features will be included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta, but based on the version numbers, we expect these to focus on bug fix and security improvements rather than any major outward facing changes. It's not clear why Apple has skipped several numbers to release an 11.2.5 beta.


In addition to release iOS 11.2.1, the company also seeded first beta of watchOS 4.2.2 and tvOS 11.2.5 to developers. The watchOS update can be installed on any iWatch model by tapping My Watch - General - Software Update in Watch app on your paired iPhone. As for tvOS 11.2.5, go to Settings - System - Software Update.

While these betas are available for developer testing, we’re also seeing the first HomePod 11.2.5 beta on the server as well although the smart speaker won’t be released until early next year We will update this post when new features were found.

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Apple today released watchOS 4.2, the latest software update to Apple Watch, it includes support for Apple Pay Cash. You can download the update through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General - Software Update.

After setting up Apple Pay Cash on iPhone with iOS 11.2, Apple Pay Cash then will become an option in watchOS 4.2 in the Messages app and Wallet app on Apple Watch. Apple Pay Cash also works with Siri. The feature allows you transfer money to one another, payments are sent using a linked credit or debit card.


In addition to introducing Apple Pay Cash, watchOS 4.2 also adds support for HomeKit sprinklers and faucets, plus it introduces a new workout type that allowing third-party apps to track distance, average speed, number of runs, and elevation descended for downhill snow sports with Apple Watch Series 3.

Lastly, the update fixes a bug that could cause the Apple Watch to sometimes restart when asking Siri about the weather, it also addresses an issue that could cause scrolling to be disabled in Heart Rate for some users, and it resolves an issues that could prevented simultaneous timers or alarms from being dismissed independently.

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