Why Apple needed the FDA to sign off on its EKG but not its blood oxygen monitor

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During the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 6, the company heralded the newest element — a blood oxygen monitor — as an addition to its existing slate of health features.

“Apple Watch is already a powerful health tool with apps that measure heart rate and heart rhythm,” said Sumbul Ahmad Desai, Apple’s VP of health. “And now adding blood oxygen brings in another valuable health measurement to users.”

The features on the Apple Watch that track heart rate and heart rhythm, though, have a key difference from the blood oxygen monitor: the heart-tracking features are cleared by the Food

AT&T offloading DirecTV could be a “fire sale” as company weighs low bids

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Enlarge / AT&T’s logo and share price displayed on a monitor at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.

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AT&T is reportedly moving ahead with its plan to sell DirecTV despite receiving bids that value the satellite division at less than one-third of the price AT&T paid for it.

AT&T bought DirecTV for $49 billion in 2015 and has lost seven million TV subscribers in the last two years. In late August, news broke that AT&T is trying to sell DirecTV to private-equity investors and that a deal could come in at less

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review: A fine phone for frugal fans

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is here! This “lite” edition of the Samsung Galaxy S20 targets those who know the value of a dollar. With a solid spec sheet and an appealing price point, is the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE the right phone for you?

Find out in the Android Authority Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review.

About this Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review: We spent five days evaluating the S20 FE. The device shipped with Android 10 and Samsung’s One UI 2.5. It did not receive any updates while we used it. Samsung supplied the Galaxy S20 FE review unit

Samsung’s Android 11-powered One UI 3.0 update enters public beta in the US

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Samsung’s One UI 3.0 update, which incorporates Android 11’s new features alongside some Samsung-specific improvements, has started rolling out in public beta in the US, SamMobile reports. The software is reportedly available for the T-Mobile variants of Samsung’s Galaxy S20 lineup, including the standard S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra, though the rollout should expand in the hours and days ahead. If you’ve got a supported device, you can enroll in the beta via the Samsung Members app.

Thanks to the earlier developer beta release, we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect from One UI

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