Fossil Gen 6, App Store turmoil & the rise of the phone scam | Fast Charge 81
Fossil unveils its next set of Apple Watch rivals in the Gen 6 series, while the App Store's walled garden slowly opens up and phone scams are on the rise
By Tech Advisor, Tech Advisor
After the Galaxy Watch 4 and Fitbit Charge 5, the next-gen wearable battle is heating up with the Fossil Gen 6 series – while regulators are chipping away at Apple’s walled garden.
new Fossil watches are the first powered by the Snapdragon Wear 4100+, promising big boosts in performance and charging speeds. They’re also already confirmed to get the
Wear OS 3 upgrade, but there may be a while to wait…
Meanwhile twin rulings from the Japan Fair Trade Commission and the South Korean parliament are slowly opening up Apple’s walled garden, with the company now required to allow apps like Netflix to link to their websites from within apps – and to accept third party payment providers in Korea.
Finally, phone scams are on the rise, and getting ever harder to spot. What’s prompted the shift, and what can you do to protect yourself? Our editor Jim Martin joins the show to offer a little expert advice.
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