Spotify attemps to find you your next podcast

Spotify is taking its first step toward personalising podcast recommendations with the official launch of its Your Daily Podcast playlist, which will offer listeners an automated list of podcasts they may want to check out every day. The playlist has been in testing, and the company says it’s seen positive results, which pushed it to roll out the feature to all users in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Generally, this playlist represents what many have expected ever since Spotify got into podcasting: a better recommendation system.

Samsung updates smartwatch features

Samsung is updating the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active with a host of new features that were introduced with the Galaxy Watch Active 2. These include new functionality for Bixby Voice, more customisation options for its watch faces, new Samsung Health features, and a touch bezel interface for the Galaxy Watch Active. Samsung is also changing a number of UX elements on both Tizen-based smartwatches. Icons for in-use apps have been shifted, the current time is now visible while you’re using the stopwatch app or on a call, and the icons on the watch’s quick panel are now easier to customise. There are also new customisation options, including 24 new sub-dials and complications, for a total of 41.