How to set up noise alerts on your Apple Watch


Noise alerts
Things might get loud.
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In watchOS 6, your Apple Watch can monitor the noise levels around you, and warn you when things get too loud. This is an essential tool to help people who work in noisy environments avoid hearing damage, but it’s also a handy safeguard against excessive noise for anyone.

Here’s how to set up Apple Watch noise alerts.

Cochlear implant Apple helped develop launches


Implant is a game-changer for those who need it.
Photo: Cochlear

An iPhone-compatible in-ear implant for people with hearing loss, which Tim Cook hailed as an “accessibility breakthrough,” has been released in Australia, and will launch elsewhere around the world in coming months.

The device is a collaboration between Apple and Cochlear, and is called the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor. It allows people who wear it to make phone calls, listen to podcasts, watch videos, or use their Apple device as a microphone, all using the implant.

Senator John McCain: Apple Is Cheating The U.S.A. In Taxes



Senator John McCain just laid out his case against Apple in Washington D.C. in a Senate hearing about Apple’s tax rates, and he’s out for blood.

According to McCain, although 95% of Apple’s research and development happens in the USA, they funnel most of their profits through overseas entities that are not tax residents in any country in the world.

Ireland is a big target for McCain here. Ireland has long had liberal tax policies in an attempt to attract foreign companies, but McCain says that Apple paid less than $10 million in taxes on $22 billion in earnings in Ireland, a tax rate of less than 1.20th of 1%.