Apple Watch accounts for half of Q4s record smartwatch shipments

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $349 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. reading • Apple Watch accounts for half of Q4’s record smartwatch shipments See it See It • See It See All News • Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s the best smartwatch? Mentioned Above Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm silver aluminum case, white sport band) $399 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It Apple Watch Series 4 Review • Apple Watch Series 4 review: ECG, and a lot of refinements Fitbit Garmin Samsung Apple Mobile Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Preview • Apple Watch Series 4 review in progress (updated) Apple Walmart Share your voice $413 0 The Apple Watch was still smartwatch king in the fourth quarter of 2018, but it lost market share to Samsung and Fitbit. Sarah Tew/CNET Smartwatches were more popular than ever with shoppers at the end of last year, notching a record in global shipments, according to new research. Global smartwatch shipments hit a record 18 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018, a 56 percent increase year-over-year, researcher Strategy Analytics reported Wednesday. For the full year, global shipments reached 45 million units — also a record.”Smartwatch growth is soaring, as consumers seek to accessorize their smartphones and bring digital connectivity to their wrists,” Steven Waltzer, industry analyst at Strategy Analytics, said in a statement.Apple held on to the smartwatch crown, despite its market share slipping to 51 percent from the 67 percent in held a year ago, researcher Strategy Analytics reported Wednesday. Apple shipped 9.2 million smartwatches during the fourth quarter, an increase of 18 percent compared with the same quarter in 2017.Despite increased shipments, Apple lost ground to the competition, including Samsung, which leap-frogged FitBit and Garmin to regain the No. 2 spot. Samsung’s marketshare in the quarter was 13 percent, up from 5 percent a year ago, on 2.4 million units shipped.Close behind Samsung in third was Fitbit, which more than tripled its market share in the past year to grab 13 percent of the market. Garmin held on the the fourth spot, with a relatively unchanged market share of 6 percent. $349 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Tags Post a comment Apple Best Buy How To • How to use the Apple Watch ECG applast_img read more

Were not against any brand DU professor Faroque

first_imgDhaka University professor ABM Faroque addresses a discussion on his research on pasteurised milk at Sagar-Runi Auditorium of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity, Segunbagicha, Dhaka on Wednesday. Photo: Prothom AloDhaka University professor ABM Faroque, who along with his colleagues found traces of antibiotics and detergent in pasteurised milk available in kitchen markets, said he was not against any local brand.“We’re not against any brand or company. We want local dairy industry to flourish. We don’t want the country to turn into a market for foreign dairy products. It’s not possible to make us agents of foreign companies,” he said while addressing a discussion at Sagar-Runi Auditorium of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) in Dhaka.Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA), WBB Trust, Janaudyog, BCHRD, Subandhan, Doctors for Health and Environment, Poribesh Andolon Mancha, ASBD and Green Force organised the discussion on ABM Faroque’s research on pasteurised milk and its future development.Professor Faroque, who works at DU’s pharmaceutical technology department, is also a former director of Biomedical Research Centre. He found traces of antibiotics and detergents in 10 samples — seven pasteurised and three unpasteurised — of milk available in the market twice.He was harshly criticised by the administration and various other quarters after the results of his research was published in media. They also questioned the quality of his research.On 29 June, the Department of Pharmacy of Dhaka University distanced itself from the research.In a media statement, department’s chairman professor Sitesh Chandra Bachar said they will not take responsibility for the research findings.”The department was not involved with the report and research,” the statement read.Regarding this, professor Faroque said, “I’m not an important person. I haven’t asked you to take the responsibility. The university has nothing to do with taking the responsibility. What a shame! No one told you to take the responsibility. Suddenly you appeared and said, I can’t take the responsibility.”In a discussion at the Department of Livestock Services on 9 July, additional secretary Kazi Wasi Uddin harshly criticised the research conducted by professor ABM Faroque and his findings.“The researcher has told the newsmen about the results of his research before it is published in any peer reviewed journal. His research was faulty and sampling was not correct,” he said.Kazi Wasi Uddin also threatened to take legal actions against the scientist. “He has been served with a show-cause notice. Legal actions would be taken against him if he doesn’t answer to that by seven days.”ABM Faroque said, “We’ve to put a stop to this culture of blaming. Government officials are belligerent now instead of taking the side of the people. Why they would say what is supposed to be told by the companies?”“Only original researches are submitted to the peer reviewed journals. I conducted the research to find out whether water is mixed with milk. Traces of antibiotic are found in that research. It takes more than one or one and a half years to publish a research paper in peer reviewed journals. Had people forgiven me if I published the report after publishing it in the journal? No health related issues of any country have to come through peer reviewed journals,” he added.Professor Faroque thought antibiotic and other hormones could be mixed with the milk for faulty processing.He requested the companies to be more careful with the quality control at factories and packaging pasteurised milk.“Following the guidelines of WHO is enough,” he said.Doctors for Health and Environment president professor M Abu Sayeed said the research has to be done to find out from which level this hormone and antibiotic got mixed in the milk.He also wondered how a secretary can criticise a scientist and teacher. “We must take into consideration the source of this attitude.”POBA chairman Abu Naser Khan, who chaired the discussion, said, “We have been demonstrating for safe and poison-free food since 2005. But the recent incidents have made us worried.”last_img read more

Facebook Launches New Music Features Including Lip Sync Live

first_img Popular on Variety Months after Facebook struck licensing deals with prominent music companies, the social-media platform announced today the first results of those deals.First, the platform is beginning to roll out the a function whereby users can include music in their personal videos, which it is testing in serveral markets and “looks forward to making it available more broadly soon.”It is also launching a new feature called “Lip Sync Live,” which is testing now in several markets, and (obviously enough) allows users to lip sync songs live, accompanied by camera effects and backgrounds if so desired. According to the announcement, hundreds of songs are currently available including “Havana” by Camila Cabello, “Welcome to The Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses, “Happier” by Ed Sheeran and “God’s Plan” by Drake, which would be a good one to lip-sync while wearing a Kanye West mask. To try it out, users can choose the “Lip Sync Live” option when starting a Live video. After selecting a song from the song list, they can also add a description and customize your video with masks or a background.The announcement, made via a blog post from Tamara Hrivnak, Head of Music Business Development & Partnerships, and Fred Beteille, Head of Product, Music & Rights, concludes by saying, “In the coming months, we’ll start testing options for adding the music you love to Facebook Stories, and this is just the beginning. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with the music industry to create new ways for people to connect and express themselves through music across our family of apps.”center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more