Retro tech is making a huge comeback and one developer has decided to tap into the nostalgia by running a Game Boy emulator to the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch has hundreds of different features to stop consumers from getting bored, but Toronto-based software developer Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan (Twitter / @_gabrieloc) has now added a Game Boy emulator to the device to keep him entertained. If you like emulators, I open sourced a Game Boy emulator for the Apple Watch, and wrote about it here! https://t.co/cozkMzI8Bq #pokemon pic.twitter.com/pKwLLEmfnJ— GABRIELOFLAHERTYCHAN (@_gabrieloc) March 17, 2017 He can now play Pokémon Yellow, his favourite game on the retro handheld gaming device, on his Apple wrist device. “Since getting an Apple Watch last fall, I’ve been disappointed by the lack of content. To help address this, I made my own game a few months ago, but obviously it still didn’t address the bigger issue,” he … [Read more...] about Genius hack turns your Apple Watch into a retro Game Boy
Sales of the Apple Watch have fallen by 71pc, with the company claiming a shrinking share of the market for wearable technology. Apple sold 1.1m of the devices in the third quarter of the year, down from 3.9m a year ago, according to research company IDC. Tim Cook, the company’s chief executive, countered that the Apple Watch is set for its highest-ever sales in the current quarter, following the release of a new model in September. He said that sales to consumers had been at record levels in the first week of October, and that growth was “off the charts”. The Apple Watch, the company’s first new product launched under Mr Cook’s leadership, has had muted sales since it was first released last year. IDC said the decline in sales was down to “an aging lineup and an unintuitive user interface”, as well as the wait for a new model holding back consumers. In September, Mr Cook unveiled the “Series 2” version of the device, which is … [Read more...] about Tim Cook claims record demand for Apple Watch after research shows 71pc decline
An Apple Watch notification helped save a man’s life after it alerted him to needing immediate medical attention for a blood clot in his lungs. James Green, a podcast producer and reporter, from Brooklyn, New York, tweeted: “Never thought a stupid lil wrist computer I bought two years ago would save my life. “Saw my heart rate go up, ended up being a pulmonary embolism.” The 28-year-old says he owes his life to the HeartWatch app, which monitors a person’s heart rate constantly throughout the day and notifies them when it goes above or below a certain threshold. He told The Telegraph his doctor was glad he called, telling him that if he had waited any longer “it would have been fatal”. Never thought a stupid lil wrist computer I bought 2 years ago would save my life. Saw my ❤️ rate go up, ended up being a pulmonary embolism pic.twitter.com/r97uRcX0En— renata’s eyepatch (@_jamestgreen) October 13, 2017 … [Read more...] about Apple Watch notification helps save man’s life: ‘It would have been fatal’
provided by Published 3:00 pm, Monday, March 5, 2018 Apple's smartwatch is the gadget of choice in the global market for wearable devices. The Apple Watch, first released in 2015, appears to be catching on with consumers and now dominates the nascent wearables market. Although Apple does not disclose sales figures of its Apple Watch, this chart by Statista, based on data from industry research firm IDC, shows that Apple took the top spot in 2017. The addition of cellular connectivity to the new model of the Apple Watch, along with the struggles at Fitbit, the previous market leader, contributed to Apple's big year. If Apple can continue to grow its wearables business at the same rate in 2018, its lead is likely to get larger. Business Insider/Jenny Cheng Join the conversation about this story » Recommended Video: Now Playing: Angelo Zino, Senior Equity Analyst at CFRA, and Serenity Caldwell, Managing Editor of iMore, join "The Long and The Short" to … [Read more...] about Apple has stolen the wearables crown from Fitbit thanks to the Apple Watch (AAPL, FIT)
The Apple Watch is joining an already crowded market, with many smartwatch makers currently on their second or third edition. Some of these devices excel in battery life, others in usability; some work independently from smartphones while others need to be contantly connected; some are beautiful items intended as objects of desire, while others focus on functionality and affordability. If you're trying to work out which smartwatch to buy, you first need to work out what you want from it. Here The Telegraph rates the current batch of devices, based on a range of different criteria: Best for battery Pebble Time Steel Compatible with: iPhone and Android Price: $250 (£163) on Kickstarter or $299 (£195) thereafter The Pebble Time Steel is the first 'premium' device from smartwatch maker Pebble Technology. Announced at Mobile World Congress, the device is made from stainless steel with a colour e-paper display and a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass lens. It … [Read more...] about Apple Watch face off: which smartwatch should you buy?