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New Apple Watch Can Prevent Sunburn, Skin Cancer

The new Watch also has an electrical heart sensor with two new features -- low heart rate notifications and faster heart rate reading

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"New electrodes in Apple Watch Series 4 now enable customers to take an ECG directly from the wrist," Apple said in a statement on Thursday. Flickr

The new Apple Watch can help prevent sunburn, premature skin ageing and even skin cancer as the US Patent and Trademark Office have approved its patent on monitoring ultraviolet (UV) light exposure.

Apple’s patent describes a system where UV light sensors detect sunlight and tracks exposure over time.

“The system can then provide the user with alerts about their exposure, including guidance on preventative measures if the levels are excessive,” AppleInsider reported on Tuesday.

Once the UV detection feature comes to Apple Watch, it could warn users when they have been out in the sun and exposed to UV light for too long.

The data from the sensors is fed into an analyser that compiles the total exposure time and how much UV light the user have been exposed to and then alert the user.

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An Apple store in Woodbridge, Virginia. (VOA)

The new feature would add to various health benefits associated with Apple Watch Series 4.

Being utilised the world over for various health-related research — from decoding binge-eating disorder to connecting hip and knee patients to doctors — the new Apple Watch houses a feature called “Fall Detection” that will alert emergency contacts saved in your iPhone in case you meet with a hard fall.

The new Watch also has an electrical heart sensor with two new features — low heart rate notifications and faster heart rate reading.

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The moment you get furious — in office or at home — Watch Series 4 sends you an immediate notification about your heart rate going through the roof, requiring you to cool down.

The electrical heart sensor is also capable of taking an electrocardiogram (ECG) using the ECG app, which will be available in the US later in 2018, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it. (IANS)

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Apple Acquires Italian Start-up for $5 Million: Report

Apple has not officially announced the acquisition as yet

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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 acquired Italian Application Programming Interface (API) integration developer – Stamplay – for $5.678 million, the media reported.

Stamplay describes itself as a “low code work-flow automation platform, empowering organisations to streamline manual work by integrating data and business applications used every day”.

However, the reasons for the iPhone-maker purchasing the Rome-based start-up remains unclear, VentureBeat reported on Thursday.

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

“However, it’s noteworthy that this start-up has experience in the financial payments industry, a sector that Apple entered with Apple Pay, and is expected to expand upon with a self-branded credit card next week,” the report said.

In 2016, the start-up won Visa’s Everywhere Initiative API contest and was entrusted with an unspecified development project for the payments giant.

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As part of the deal, Apple has decided to permanently keep the Co-Founders of the company, Giuliano Iacobelli and Nicola Mattina.

Apple has not officially announced the acquisition as yet. (IANS)