One fine day I was pondering over the ponds (thank Kenny Sebastian for this gem!) wondering whether to future proof myself and go with a GPS+cellular Apple Watch or be a basic bitch and get the GPS model to save those extra bucks and buy a house! If you like me are unable to decide between the two Apple Watch versions, here’s a showdown that might help you choose. Read on!Read more
Apple had unveiled some other amazing devices and upgrades along with the much talked about iPhone X on the 12th of September at the Steve Jobs Theatre. The highly anticipated Apple Watch Series 3 was among them and according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, it is the most advanced smartwatch in the world currently. Read more
We know that Game of Thrones is not very easy on the heart. With deaths and plot twists just a blink of an eye away, the show is not for the weak hearted. A new Apple Watch app now has measurable proof of just how taxing the show is on the heart!
The app — called Cardiogram — was used to measure the heart-rate of fans as they watched the show. And according to the findings, a large fraction of people experienced higher pulse rate, not during VFX filled action sequences, instead, during more dialogue heavy scenes. AppleInsider reports —
Fans of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones are more excited by dialogue than by action scenes, according to a study by heart monitoring app Cardiogram of Apple Watch users.
Of course, the action sequences had their fair share of heart-attack inducing moments. Most potent of them was when Jaime lost all sense of rationality and thought while charging full speed at Dany that he could end the war with a single swing of his sword — or, with a single poke of his spear, as the case maybe!
The event with the highest average pulse rate so far was Jamie Lannister’s charge against Daenerys Targaryen and Drogon, an action scene that focused on conflict between two main characters, preceded by another scene concerning Tyrion Lannister’s internal conflict.
As mentioned earlier, it was interesting to note that dialogues-based scenes were more powerful than those with action. I think that is a proof that people are actually invested in the characters, and that they feel for these characters. So unlike most action movies/tv-shows, GoT doesn’t shock for the sake of shocking. This is also in tune with what GRR Martin has always emphasised. He has quoted William Faulkner many-a-times in the interviews, and said: “The only thing worth writing about is the human heart in conflict with itself.”
“The findings, where dramatic dialogue-driven scenes dominate compared to high budget and violent action scenes, seems to correlate with “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George RR Martin’s own beliefs in the matter. “
Even scenes that had almost no dialogue. For example, the Night King staring into Jon’s eyes, raising the dead, ranked pretty high up. As was this season’s Arya-Nymeria reunion (of sorts).
With Season 7 drawing to a close and a lot of storylines finally meeting (Jon-Danny, Stark reunion, etc), we are sure to have some more of these heart-spikes! All I can say is I am happy I am not using this app, because come finale, I am sure my heart is going to explode.
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Every iPhone comes pre-loaded with a “Find my iPhone” feature. That involves using a browser to log-in to iCloud. However, this neat little feature will help you find your iPhone using your Apple Watch. Read more
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Flipkart has announced a three-day sale on Apple products from 24th to 26th April. Named ‘ Flipkart Apple Days’, the sale offers substantial discounts on almost all models of iPhone, along with offers of other Apple products like Apple Watch, iPads and even iPods. Read more
Scanning through Apple news all day is a perk of my job. Most of the articles I read talk about rumoured Apple products or some happening at the company. But at times, something comes up that makes me rethink my understanding of Apple. I came across one such post on the blog called Above Avalon.