Google is trying to ensure that all of their apps look cohesive and work in a same manner. It is the reason Google is bringing Gmail app’s old customizable swipe actions to latest Messages beta. With Gmail you have got loads of options and you can swipe to snooze emails, mark them read r unread, delete them or archive them. At the moment the stable build of Messages only archives a message whether you swipe left or right on it. But it is changing now for the beta users and the new Messages build starts to give the users the options to configure different behavior for swipes. Both left and right swipes are customizable and you can pick from two actions deleting thread or archiving it and just doing nothing at all.
Earlier this year, Google previewed new layout for Gmail with deeper Chat, Spaces and Meet integration. Initially, the big G made redesign available on an opt-in basis i.e. you need to switch to integrated view manually. After this in late June a new Gmail look with Material You coating was released. The new layout has got a sidebar located on the left side that allows you to jump between your inbox, Chat, Meet, Spaces and conversation bubbles for ongoing chats.
If you don’t need other services you can head over to Quick Settings menu to toggle the apps displayed on sidebar. You can only use Gmail and disable other services in which you are not interested in. Apart from visual refresh, Google is making Gmail search more powerful. With search chips, you can narrow search results which will help you instantly find mail that you are looking for. Google has announced that Gmail’s search is improved with ‘contextual contact suggestions with intent matching for names as well as email addresses.
Over the past few years, smartwatches have come of their own, shedding their awesome pedometer with apps image and evolving into health trackers. Each and every one need to deliver actionable health data whether that means monitoring the blood oxygen content or detecting atrial fibrillation. Samsung has packed loads of sensors into its Galaxy Watch4 and has recently published results of study by demonstrating smartwatch’s efficacy at detecting symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.
In a study that was conducted by Samsung Medical Center, the Galaxy Watch4 was used to monitor blood oxygen levels of 97 adults with sleep disturbances. Each SpO2 level of the subject was measured with Galaxy Watch and conventional medical equipment by the researchers at the same time. They compared the former’s oxygendesaturation index measurement to the latter’s apnea-hypopnea index. The experiment of Samsung pitted the Galaxy Watch4’s reflectance pulse oximeter’s accuracy against medical-grade transmittance pulse oximeter. The former’s sensor comprises of eight photodiodes sensitive to the changes reflected light.