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New Safety Features Announced for Apple Watch
The Apple Watch could save your life in an emergency thanks to a new functionality that has just been unveiled. Thanks to the upgrade, if your Apple Watch Series 4 identifies a heavy impact when worn, it will ask you if you want to contact emergency services. If you don’t respond, it will check whether you’re moving and vibrate to alert you. If you still don’t respond, the emergency services will be called automatically, using your Medical ID stored on the watch.
For this feature to operate, you should have Wrist Detection activated. If you’re conscious but still need an ambulance, simply drag the Emergency SOS slider, and the watch will call an ambulance automatically. You do, of course, have the option to tell the watch you’re okay and, thereby, prevent any calls. Fall detection can be turned on or off by selecting My Watch> Emergency SOS> Fall Detection on your iPhone. Fall Detection will be turned on automatically if you’ve entered your age as 65 or older. You can set up emergency contacts and other health information by entering your details on the Health app> Medical ID on your iPhone. You may wish to consider using the Show When Locked feature, which will allow people to see your health information when you need help, even if you’re not conscious and your phone is locked.

Windows 10 Breaks Through the 700 Million Mark
Microsoft executives speaking at the Ignite conference have revealed that Windows 10 is now running on 700 million devices. Windows 10 has spread quicker than any previous version of the operating system, hitting the 700 million device mark around three years from release, though Microsoft was hoping for one billion users by this stage. However, when Windows 10 was released, it was designed for smartphones as well as desktops, Xbox et cetera; now that Microsoft pulled out of the smartphone sector, it was never going to reach that target.
The numbers are important as Microsoft want as many developers as possible to create applications that work with their OS. Microsoft’s failure to hit the one billion target may reduce the incentives for developers to create such applications; however, it is estimated the Windows 10 is now employed by around 45% of Windows users, and the numbers will inevitably keep rising as users convert in the face of the fact that Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 come 2020.

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