How to Sign Up For The Apple Watch Heart Study

how to sign up for the apple watch health study

I signed up for the Apple Watch Heart Study today. The recent story of Apple Watch wearer Gaston D’Aquino’s made me curious about how the study works… Gaston D’Aquino is a 76 year old man who received a potentially life saving notification on his Apple Watch regarding a potential heart problem. D’Aquino has got about 30 years on me… But as a “middle aged” guy who wears an Apple Watch, I figured… Why the heck not sign up for this free study? Gaston D’Aquino didn’t think anything was wrong with him, either……

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Aspirational Apple

Surprise… The iPhone X is a hit. It’s the best selling smartphone on the market. The analysts calling for Apple’s demise, because of a >$1,000 smartphone, were wrong. Again. I don’t know why people think that a $1,000 iPhone is expensive, considering what it can do… You can run a business off of it, it’s probably more secure than an Android phone, it has cutting edge facial recognition, incredible camera, lightning fast, and more power than a MacBook (and the first space shuttle), is going to be a turnoff for…

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Expect a Multi-Year iPhone Supercycle

Expect a multi-year iPhone supercycle

It’s “beat up on Apple” season again…  And a popular refrain these days is complaining about the lack of a… iPhone supercycle. What is a “Super Cycle”? A “super cycle” or “supercycle” is a term for the massive rush by the over 1 billion worldwide iPhone owners to upgrade their iPhones to the latest model. The last time this happened was after the launch of the iPhone 6 in Q4 2014. As you can see from the chart below from Statista, every year Apple has a huge spike in sales in…

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Apple Lacks Innovation? Get Your Head Examined…

Apple lacks innovation? Get your head examined

Every (insert time period here) there seems to be another article written by some blogger or journalist somewhere insisting that Apple lacks innovation. Writers like to claim that Apple has “killed innovation” or ponder if Apple has lost its “innovation mojo“. For instance, here is a quote from a “mojo” article from 2017 (emphasis and bolding mine): Apple has entered one new product category under Cook. It released the Apple Watch. But it was late to the wearables game and Apple has yet to release figures on sales of the Watch.…

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Apple Watch is the New iPhone

Apple Watch is the New iPhone

As a distraction from all the bad political news, I look forward to reading news about Apple Watch because… The Apple Watch is Basically the New iPhone.  Before I bought an Apple Watch (Series 2) I didn’t expect it to be much more than a toy… But I have found it to actually add value in my day to day business. Apple Watch not only works well, it is actually useful… I like the design I like the notifications I like the health-related reminders I like having stocks, text messages…

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Will Facebook Premium Make FB Stock Soar?

During his congressional testimony, one thing that Mark Zuckerberg said really caught my ear. When asked by members of congress if Facebook would offer version with no ads, he said something to the extent of: A version of Facebook will always be free. A version. This got me thinking about 1) the fact that the Facebook has over 2,000,000,000 users and 2) that many users get their news there, and 3) that online trust is going to be a huge problem that will need solving. As NPR recently reported, once…

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Apple Should Create Its Own Password Manager App

I wish Apple would create it’s own password manager “App”, like 1Password, LastPass or Keeper. Apple currently has a built in password manager called “Keychain”… But Keychain only really works with Safari and iPhone Apps that can pull stored credit cards from Keychain. I use Google’s Chrome app for browsing, but Keychain doesn’t work on Chrome. I also use Gmail on my iPhone because Gmail is 5,000,000 times better than the native Apple “Mail” app… The Apple Mail app takes forever to load mail, whereas if you tap the Gmail…

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Facebook Needs More Data, Not Less, To Survive…

Facebook needs more data not less

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is heading to Capitol Hill today. As the founder and CEO seeks deliverance from his company’s sins, I believe he has a bigger opportunity in all of this. There is a silver lining for Facebook that is hidden in the Cambridge Analytics debacle… And an opportunity to help person to person trust survive, over the long term, on the Internet. But for trust to have any reasonable chance for survival, Facebook must do the exact opposite of what most media observers and politicians will demand…  To survive and…

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iCloud Storage Plans, Pricing & Family Sharing Options

iCloud Storage Plans

Are you looking for iCloud storage plans and pricing on the Apple.com homepage? Me too! Unfortunately, there’s no “services” link on Apple.com… Yet. So, here’s the current iCloud storage pricing in the United States in U.S. dollars: 5GB: Free!  50GB: $0.99 per month 200GB: $2.99 per month 2TB: $9.99 per month To upgrade your iCloud storage amount you can use your iOS device. Just do the following: Go to Settings on your iOS device Tap your name at the top of the “Settings” screen Tap iCloud Under “Storage”, tap “Manage…

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The Cheapest iPhone Yet

iPhone X

Apple will announce a series of upgraded iPhones today, as well as the iPhone X. Journalists are scrambling to write stories about how the new iPhone is so expensive… But the new iPhone X is actually dirt cheap. All smartphones are, not just the iPhone… And iPhone X may simply be the most expensive (inexpensive) within the iPhone lineup. How Much Does An iPhone Cost Per Touch or Use? From a use perspective, an iPhone is an absolute miracle of science…  How much time do I spend on my iPhone…

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