Newsletter: Apple Watch 4: Release Date & Features & Microsoft Testing Skype’s New Feature To Secure Chat

Newsletter: Apple Watch 4: Release Date & Features & Microsoft Testing Skype’s New Feature To Secure Chat

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There is a huge need and a huge opportunity to get everyone in the world connected, to give everyone a voice and to help transform society for the future. The scale of the technology and infrastructure that must be built is unprecedented, and we believe this is the most important problem we can focus on. ” ~  Mark Zuckerberg

APPLE WATCH 4: RELEASE DATE & FEATURES

THE STORY

Apple Watch 4 is coming soon to the market with new features.

WHEN IS APPLE WATCH COMING OUT?

Apple Watch Series 3 came out in Sept 2017 with cellular connectivity and other changes. Now, people are already looking forward and waiting for Apple Watch 4 to come.

Next Apple Watch, is likely to come during the company’s autumn event. Till then there gonna be a lot of speculations related to the design, features, and specifications of the next Apple Watch.

Apple has stuck to the square faced shape of the device for the last three watches but now all the money in the market is on now Apple is going to do something different. Apple Watch 4 can have circular watch face. Well, there is no smoke without fire. Apple has filed for a patent which shows a strap with an in-built battery, attached to a circular smartwatch. However, Apple is known for using generic images for the patents, so nothing is confirmed yet.

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Apple has filed a patent, which displays a smartwatch with an integrated, flexible display strap. With advanced technology and features added to Android smartwatches and popular round watch face, Apple might get a little experimental.

WHAT WOULD BE THE SPECS AND FEATURES?

Given the features added to Apple Watch Series 2 and 3, Apple will certainly go for big, may be an inbuilt selfie camera. Current Apple Watches can activate your iPhone’s camera remotely, however, can’t take pictures. Being able to take selfies, FaceTime and more from your wrist sounds exciting.

The Series 3 consists health-related sensors and rumor has it, Apple is going to raise the bar by adding heart-rate monitoring and it is currently working on developing EKG heart monitor. As per various sources, a prototype includes wearers squashing the device between two fingers,  undetectable current will pass across the wearer’s chest and will track electrical signals in the heart.

Well, it is not sure whether the technology will be ready, by the time Apple Watch 4 comes out. However, these might not be the only changes or additions to the new watch series. There may be better battery life, increased strength of cellular connectivity.

According to various reports, it is said that Apple Watch 4 will be using the same circuit board tech used in the iPhone X and iPhone 8,   the liquid crystal polymer (LCP) circuit board tech. This indicates better and stable signal transmissions.

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Well, these are the expectations and speculations related to the new Apple Watch series. Let’s wait and watch what come to reality!


MICROSOFT TESTING SKYPE’S NEW FEATURE TO SECURE CHAT

THE STORY

Microsoft is testing a feature “Private Conversations” for Skype which will give end-to-end encrypted chat conversations.

WHAT are PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS?

Private Conversations is the new feature of Skype which is currently being tested. This feature will provide end-to-end encrypted chat conversations, and is secured with industry standard Signal Protocol by Open Whisper Systems.

The feature will be available for everyone who has the beta Skype Insider build version 8.13.76.8 on Windows, Android, iOS, Mac or Linux. The condition of using the feature, both of the people starting a private chat should be using same Insider build. All the things such as Chat, files, Audio messages but audio or video calls will be encrypted.

WHY IS MICROSOFT LAUNCHING THE FEATURE?

Skype already provides some level of encryption which secures the communication channel. However, the end to end encryption is a more secure option. End to End Encryption means only the sender and recipient can read contents of messages, they don’t stay on Microsoft’s servers and the data can’t be impeded in any other ways.

If Windows launches the feature to main Skype build, it will come into the category of other messaging apps like  WhatsApp,  Apple’s iMessage, Facebook Messenger in providing end-to-end encryption. Let’s see What is in company’s mind!

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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