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Apple Marks February as “Heart Month”

Apple to celebrate February as 'Heart Month'

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A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

Apple marks February as “Heart Month” during which the company will educate people about their heart health and bring an “Activity Challenge” for Apple Watch users.

“Apple will host ‘Heart Health with Apple’ sessions in Apple Stores in New York, Chicago and San Francisco with celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkin where the attendees will hear a discussion about heart health,” the company’s blog-post said on Friday.

The participants would also be part of a new ‘Health and Fitness Walk’ and take brisk walks with Apple Watch around their community.

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

The iPhone-maker claims to continue to receive letters from users who vouch Apple Watch has helped them identify heart conditions, seek medical treatment, lose weight and get active.

“We hope this Activity Challenge and these conversations about heart health will motivate more customers to make regular physical activity a part of their lives,” said Jay Balhnik, Senior Director, Apple.

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Apple Watch users who close their “Exercise Ring” seven days in a row from February 8 to 14 would also earn a special badge and stickers for Messages on Valentine’s Day, the post added. (IANS)

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Apple Adds PiP Mode on Apple TV’s Operating System tvOS 13

However, there is a possibility that the PiP mode might not make it into the final tvOS update very soon, given that it was not announced at Apple’s recently-held WWDC 2019

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

Apple has added the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode on the developer beta of Apple TV’s operating system tvOS 13.

The feature would allow users to watch shows on the Apple TV app while navigating and multi-tasking around the device and its operating sytstem, 9TO5Mac reported on Monday.

The PiP mode was first introduced by Apple for iOS 9 as a multi-tasking feature for iPad.

The feature lets users start a video in full-screen, then switch apps and continue watching the playing video in a thumbnail.

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A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

Apart from the PiP mode, tvOS 13 includes several new changes to the Apple TV like a redesigned Home screen with new Top Shelf experience.

The updated tvOS also comes with added multi-user support to let families have separate Watch Next queues to avoid interference with each other’s recommendations.

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However, there is a possibility that the PiP mode might not make it into the final tvOS update very soon, given that it was not announced at Apple’s recently-held WWDC 2019. (IANS)