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Apple is Talking to Big Newspapers About Joining its Subscription Service

Details of the upcoming service are unknown but reports suggest the iPhone maker intends to sell content to readers in low-cost bundles

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Try these fitness apps on Apple Watch Series 4 for marathon season. Flickr Commons

Putting weeks of rumours to rest that said Apple was planning to enter the magazine distribution business with its own curated subscription service, the company is now talking to some of the biggest newspapers in the US about adding their stories to Texture — the magazine app it acquired in March.

“Apple executives, led by content boss Eddy Cue, have reached out to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post about joining the app, according to people familiar with the conversations, which began this summer,” Recode reported on Friday.

This comes at a time when the Cupertino-headquartered firm is ramping up its interest in content sales and subscription.

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Details of the upcoming service are unknown but reports suggest the iPhone maker intends to sell content to readers in low-cost bundles. Pixabay

“It is putting at least $1 billion into a slate of TV shows it expects to start showing next year, and many people believe Apple would like to market a supersised subscription offering that bundles music, video and news together,” the report added.

Details of the upcoming service are unknown but reports suggest the iPhone maker intends to sell content to readers in low-cost bundles.

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Texture app, also described as a Netflix for magazines, currently lets users read as many stories as they want from dozens of magazines for a monthly subscription of $10. (IANS)

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Apple Launches Fitness Apps on Apple Watch Series 4 For Marathon Season

The marathon season begins with the "Mumbai Marathon" that is scheduled for January 20

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Aiming to serve fitness enthusiasts better as “Mumbai Marathon 2019” inches closer, Apple has recommended some advanced activity, communications and health-tracking apps in its “Watch Series 4” to train people keeping a record of their resting, workout, recovery, walking and breathing sessions.

Activity competitions would allow users to challenge other ‘Apple Watch’ wearers, track active calories burned and exercise minutes earned.

Apple has recommended several apps on iPhone and Watch Series 4 apps to monitor people’s indoor and outdoor activities, along with pace alerts and automatic workout detection features.

Some of the apps include — “Strava – Run, Ride, Swim” app, “Streaks Workout” app, “Seven – 7 Minute Workout” app and “8fit Workouts and Meal Planner” app — among the others.

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Try these fitness apps on Apple Watch Series 4 for marathon season. Flickr Commons

While the “Strava” app allows users to track and analyse key statistics like distance, pace, speed and elevation, the “Streaks Workout” app helps users customise their exercises.

“Seven – 7 Minute Workout” and “8fit Workouts and Meal Planner” apps provide workout and meal plans recommended by nutrition experts.

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Other apps like “WaterMinder”, “Asana Rebel”, “Runkeeper” and “Breathe” to maintain users’ water intake and track their yoga, running and breathing activities.

The marathon season begins with the “Mumbai Marathon” that is scheduled for January 20.  (IANS)