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What Will Happen If The Feds Get Warrantless Access To Phone Location Data

Christopher Mims | The Atlantic | September 6, 2012

On Tuesday prosecutors for the Obama administration argued that records of location data gathered by cell-phone companies should be available to law enforcement even when no search warrant has previously been issued by a judge. Read More »

What's At Stake For Google & Android In Rockstar's Patent Lawsuit

Dan Rowinski | ReadWrite | November 4, 2013

Google’s Android operating system may be the rock star of mobile world, but it has another group of rock stars that are trying to knock it from its perch. Read More »

When iOS 7 Attacks: Help For iPhone 4 And 4S Owners

Adriana Lee | Say Media Inc. | October 15, 2013

Older iPhones that update to Apple's latest mobile software can get laggy. Here's how to minimize those problems.

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Where Have All the MacBooks Gone at Linux Conferences?

Bryan Lunduke | Network World | May 2, 2016

Back in 2007, I went to O’Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON). That particular year Canonical had a mini-summit, which happened in the two days before OSCON, called Ubuntu Live. I honestly don't remember much about any of the sessions I attended all those years ago. But one memory stands out like a spotlight pointed straight at my face: almost every single laptop I saw in use at Ubuntu Live was a MacBook. Nearly every single one. Row after row of little glowing Apple logos filling every conference room...

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Where HIMSS Can Take Health 2.0

Andy Oram | EMR and HIPAA | March 16, 2017

I was quite privileged to talk to the leaders of Health 2.0, Dr. Indu Subaiya and Matthew Holt, in the busy days after their announced merger with HIMSS. I was revving to talk to them because the Health 2.0 events I have attended have always been stimulating and challenging. I wanted to make sure that after their incorporation into the HIMSS empire they would continue to push clinicians as well as technologists to re-evaluate their workflows, goals, and philosophies...

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White House Intervention Could Spark Patent Upheaval

Zack Whittaker | ZDNet | August 5, 2013

Now that the Obama administration has intervened in a patent infringement ruling between Apple and Samsung, uncertainty lingers over how effective the courts have been over such disputes. Is the patience of politicians beginning to wear thin? Read More »

Why Apple And Google Can't Sync Right—And Don't Care If You Suffer

Matt Asay | Say Media Inc. | August 30, 2013

There's a mobile ecosystem battle raging, with Apple and Google racing to build end-to-end mobile monopolies. According to VisionMobile, "The triumph of iOS and Android is a testament to the superiority of ecosystems economics over legacy business models." Sadly, this triumph has a casualty, and that casualty is you.

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Why Apple and Other Tech Companies Are Fighting to Keep Devices Hard to Repair

Nick Statt | The Verge | August 3, 2017

Apple is the largest company on Earth by market cap, and its success is derived from selling brand-new high-end smartphones consistently month after month. At the peak of its iPhone business, back in 2015, Apple sold a staggering 231.5 million smartphones. Though sales have begun to slow, that one device alone still accounts for more than 50 percent of Apple’s entire business. The company’s second quarter earnings results for 2017, reported on Tuesday, showed a quarterly profit of $8.7 billion, a majority of which came from the sale of 41 million iPhones...

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Why Apple HealthKit in iOS 10 Makes View/Download/Transmit Real

Meaningful Use Stage 2 has a requirement that I’ve always considered to be the “cart before the horse” - patients must be able to View/Download/Transmit their data. Viewing is great - we’ve done that at BIDMC since 1999 for all patients and all data.    Download makes little sense since at the moment there is nothing a patient can do with a download. Of the 2 million patients at BIDMC, not one has ever requested a download. Transmit makes even less sense since there is no place to transmit the data to...

Why Apple Is A Dead Company Walking

Dave Logan | CBS News | July 23, 2013

There is no greater fan of Apple (AAPL) than I. [...] And yet, sadly, I have to report that a new form of analysis reveals that the best brand in the world is lost, cannibalizing its luster without anyone apparently creating more of the Apple magic. Read More »

Why Apple Removing The Audio Jack From The iPhone Would Be A Very, Very, Very, Bad Move

Mike Masnick | TechDirt | August 15, 2016

It's been rumored for months now that the next iPhone will be removing the standard analog headphone jack -- the same jack that's existed on portable audio devices for ages. It would immediately make a whole bunch of headphone and microphone products obsolete overnight for those who use iPhones. And while some have compared it to when Apple surprised everyone nearly two decades ago in removing the floppy drive from the iMac, this is quite different...

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Why Doesn’t Apple Enable Sustainable Businesses On The App Store?

Ben Thompson | stratechery | July 1, 2013

Unfortunately, productivity apps are a terrible match for [Apple] app store economics. The app store favors... Read More »

Why Google Is Suddenly Obsessed with Your Photos

Victor Luckerson | The Ringer | May 25, 2017

Google tends to throw lots of ideas at the wall, and then harvest the data from what sticks. Right now the company is feasting on photos and videos being uploaded through its surprisingly popular app Google Photos. The cloud-storage service, salvaged from the husk of the struggling social network Google+ in 2015, now has 500 million monthly active users adding 1.2 billion photos per day. It’s on a growth trajectory to ascend to the vaunted billion-user club with essential products such as YouTube, Gmail, and Chrome. No one is quite sure what Google plans to do with all of these pictures in the long run, and it’s possible the company hasn’t even figured that out...

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Why I've All But Given Up On Windows

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | ZDNet | November 12, 2013

After more than two decades of being a dedicated Windows power user, and having invested tens of thousands of hours into mastering the platform, and run versions spanning from 3.0 to 8.1, I've now all but given up on Windows. Read More »

Why iOS vs. Android No Longer Matters

Luke Westaway | CNET | May 7, 2014

It's supposed to be the greatest rivalry in modern technology, but when I switched from Apple to Android, I noticed a distinct lack of drama.

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