watchOS 6 Keeps Your Workouts Summaries Saved And Can Be Viewed Any Time

Sometimes the arrival of new features isn’t the only reason to get excited about a new software update. Sometimes the improvement of existing ones is enough and that’s the situation with watchOS 6.

That’s because when the release lands on the Apple Watch later this year it will fix one of our biggest irritations. No longer will data about your workouts disappear forever once it is dismissed.

Currently anyone who completes a workout will see the information their watch collected. But once the tis dismissed it cannot be retrieved. However, with watchOS 6 installed, it’s been confirmed by 9to5Mac that you’ll be able to see all of that data again in the Activity app.

This will finally see the end of an irritation that should probably have never made it this far, but it did. We’re super pleased to see Apple Watch gain this with watchOS 6 and with many less costly and more basic wearables doing this better it’s good to see progress.

Apple is currently allowing developers to test watchOS 6 ahead of an official release to the public later this year, likely September. Apple is also making builds available to those who have been invited onto its AppleSeed Program, although no actual public beta is available. That’s unlikely to change, too.

Apple announced watchOS 6 during WWDC earlier this month alongside new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS. All updates will arrive around the same time and are currently in the midst of their own beta programs.

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How To Get Apple’s Education Discount On The New iPad 6 (Or Any Other Eligible Product)

Apple’s renewed focus on education following the recent iPad event saw the company highlight that it is making the new tablet available to schools at a special reduced price of just $299.

However, if you are eligible for Apple’s education pricing for one of a number of reasons, then you too can benefit from a discount, making the new tablet $309 rather than the standard $329 everyone else has to pay.

So, how do you qualify? Well, it’s actually fairly simple. If you are either currently enrolled in a college or have been accepted into one (or are the parent of someone who is) then you can get the discount. Faculty members and staff at all grade levels are also eligible for the discount, as are homeschool teachers.

Now, if you’re a student or a faculty member then you will have a college ID or associated email address that can be used to prove that you are who you say you are and, subsequently, eligible for the discount. If you’re a homeschool teacher, though, you don’t actually need to prove anything because it’s impossible for you to do so, at least in the United States, anyway.

Buying via the Apple Education Pricing store is an easy affair – simply pick your hardware from and checkout. It’s like buying from any other version of the Apple Store, so you’re likely already familiar with the process, except, well, it’s cheaper.

At this point, we want to implore people not to just do this because they can, and because Apple does not seem to police it. If you are not a homeschool teacher, then you should obviously pay the same as everyone else. If you are a homeschool teacher, though, or any of the other eligible groups of people, you can get a $309 iPad right now, or if you’d rather a “real” computer, how about a $849 MacBook Air instead?


CES 2018 Announcements: Intel CPUs With Radeon Graphics, DJI Osmo Mobile 2, Anker Roav Viva, LG ThinQ Fridge, More

That’s right, folks – in so many ways, it feels like CES 2017 was just yesterday but that’s not how years work.

With CES 2018 now in full swing, we are being treated to all manner of weird, wonderful, and downright bad examples of what happens when you give designers and engineers too much time to work on whatever they like.

We do love CES time here at RP! As always, there is simply too much to cover in detail and, to be absolutely honest with you, not all of it deserves the attention. However, we don’t like the idea of you missing out on some of the gems that are being announced this time around, so below is where you will find a collection of announcements – all in handy bite-sized chunks. Let’s get started, shall we?

Intel Chips With Radeon Graphics

It’s not been a good couple of weeks for chip makers Intel and AMD thanks to the whole chip vulnerability situation, but at CES, all eyes are on the first Core i5 and Core i7 chips to incorporate Radeon graphics. The pair announced their intention to work together to ship Intel CPUs with AMD graphics processing built right in back in November, and now, the first chips to come out of that unexpected alliance have been announced. This amounts to two Intel Core i5 and i7 chips powered by discrete AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPUs, both tailored for use in laptop computers where power consumption and heat creation are big deals.

DJI Osmo Mobile 2, Ronin-S


Famous for making drones and cameras, DJI has announced a couple of camera stabilizers, with the Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S being shown off. The former is designed for smartphones while the latter has DSLRs in mind, both reducing shaking and enabling users to film buttery smooth videos without the need for large rigs.

LG ThinQ Fridge

The idea of a fridge with a screen built-in is nothing new and they have been something of a staple of CES for a little while now. 2018 is no different, with LG announcing the ThinQ smart fridge with a transparent 29-inch touchscreen slapped on the front. That screen runs webOS, so there’s something for the geek in all of us to smile at right there. There’s support for Amazon’s Alexa, too, because everything has to support the lady in a tube these days. With all this magic, you can tag items with virtual stickers with food expiration dates attached, allowing for automatic reminders to be offered. Unfortunately, LG isn’t saying when it will be available, or how much it will cost.

New Ring Security Devices


Ring, the folks who brought us possibly the most exciting doorbell ever is back again, this time announcing a new line of home security kit. There’s the battery-powered Stick Up Cam that is a weatherproof camera designed to work in or outside, complete with two-way audio and a 1080p camera. There is also something called a Ring Beam that amounts to a smart light with a motion sensor built in, perfect for lighting a path at night. Oh, and there’s a professionally monitored home security system for those who want to keep their homes super-safe, but don’t mind the $199 price of the hardware and then the $10/month subscription fee.

Anker Roav Viva

We love Anker, we have said that plenty of times and now the accessory maker has announced a new plug-in device that will bring a plethora of Alexa capabilities to drivers. The $49.99 adapter connects to a car’s existing Bluetooth system and puts Alexa into a car while also giving users the ability to make and receive calls hands-free in a way they may not previously have been able to. It isn’t quite CarPlay or Android Auto, but the little adapter is potentially a great alternative for those who do not have cars compatible with such features.

New Tile Partnerships


Tile trackers are a great way to stop losing things like car keys and, well, kids, if needs be. The tiles are all well and good, but wouldn’t it be great to have the same functionality built directly into devices? That’s what a new series of partnerships promises, with companies like Bose announcing that their 2018 accessories will come with Tile built in. In the case of Bose, we can expect its SoundSport Wireless and QuietControl 30 headphones to ship this spring. Luggage firm Samsonite will also be working with San Jose International airport, among others, to allow Tile to prevent the loss of luggage during travel.