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Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problem but More Research Needed

WASHINGTON — A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps. More than 419,000 Apple Wa...
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Apple to Fix FaceTime Bug That Allows Eavesdropping

Apple has disabled a group-chat function in FaceTime after users said a software bug could let callers activate another person's microphone remotely. With the bug, a FaceTime user calling another iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer could hear audio — even if the ...
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Apple Watch Inches Toward Becoming a Medical Device

CUPERTINO — Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly evolving it into a medical device. Apple shipped another 7.3 million Apple Watches during the first half of this year, compared with more than ...