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Apple Finally Tips Its Hat To OpenStreetMap, Admits To Using Their Mapping Data

John Brownlee | Cult of Mac | May 4, 2012

When you checked in iPhoto where a photo had been taken, you were seeing maps built upon the foundation of OSM. The only problem? Apple wasn’t bothering to credit them. Now with the latest update to iPhoto, Cupertino’s decided to do the right thing. OpenStreetMap is credited in the app’s acknowledgement section. Read More »

Apple Fingerprint Tech Raises 'Privacy Questions'

Staff Writer | BBC | September 20, 2013

A senior US senator believes the fingerprint recognition technology featured in Apple's new iPhone 5S raises "substantial privacy questions".

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Apple Hasn’t Solved The Smart Watch Dilemma

Felix Salmon | LinkedIn | September 9, 2014

...The best-case scenario for the Apple Watch is that the product we saw announced today will eventually iterate into something really great. Because anybody who’s ever worn a watch will tell you: this thing has serious problems...

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Apple HealthKit Has Good Prognosis

Eugene Borukhovich | EE Times | October 9, 2014

Apple's HealthKit, Health app and now the Apple Watch positions the company with a revolutionary platform, allowing health and fitness apps to work together. Apple is seriously preparing to take a slice of the mobile health market, opening a door for partners to provide value-added services...

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Apple HealthKit Recovers Its Health With iOS 8.0.2 Release

Christian de Looper | Tech Times | September 29, 2014

After a series of problems with the software, Apple has finally released HealthKit in the new iOS update, iOS 8.0.2.  HealthKit was supposed to be released in iOS 8, however for unspecified reasons the release was delayed at the last minute...

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Apple Introduces ResearchKit, Giving Medical Researchers the Tools to Revolutionize Medical Studies

Press Release | Apple | March 9, 2015

Apple® today announced ResearchKit™, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research, helping doctors and scientists gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone® apps. World-class research institutions have already developed apps with ResearchKit for studies on asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.* Users decide if they want to participate in a study and how their data is shared. Read More »

Apple iOS 7: Android Copycat?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | June 12, 2013

Actually, Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 isn't so much an Android clone as it is a mashup of everyone else's mobile operating systems. Read More »

Apple Is Fighting A Secret War To Keep You From Repairing Your Phone

Damon Beres and Andy Campbell | Huffington Post | June 9, 2016

Your shiny new iPad Pro is on the fritz. The touchscreen is cracked and isn’t working properly. You could take it to an affordable local repair shop, but mom and pop may not know how to heat up the glass ​just enough to separate the LCD from the rest of the device — it’s a complicated process that involves an acute understanding of the tablet’s insides. Once they’ve cracked open the iPad, they may not even know what to do to replace each component...

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Apple Is Quietly Working on Turning Your iPhone into the One-Stop Shop for All Your Medical Info

Christina Farr | CNBC | June 14, 2017

Imagine turning to your iPhone for all your health and medical information — every doctor's visit, lab test result, prescription and other health information, all available in a snapshot on your phone and shared with your doctor on command. No more logging into hospital websites or having to call your previous doctor to get them to forward all that information to your new one. Apple is working on making that scenario a reality...

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Apple Isn’t the Only One to Blame for Smartphone Labor Abuses

Marcus Wohlsen | WIRED | December 19, 2014

Apple is an easy target and, in a way, the most deserving. As the most valuable company in the world, it deserves exceptional scrutiny...

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Apple Just Hired a Guy Who Could Completely Re-Invent the Company

Kif Leswing | Business Insider | June 23, 2016

Apple is quietly building one of the strongest teams in digital health, and on Thursday, it just added perhaps its most high-profile hire yet. Stephen Friend, co-founder and President of Sage Bionetworks, is joining Apple's healthcare team, Sage Bionetworks announced on Thursday. Apple said it had “nothing more to share about his role or title." Before Sage, Friend was an executive at Merck and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School...

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Apple Opens Health Records API to Developers

Press Release | Apple | June 4, 2018

Today Apple delivered a Health Records API for developers and researchers to create an ecosystem of apps that use health record data to better manage medications, nutrition plans, diagnosed diseases and more. The Health Records feature allows patients of more than 500 hospitals and clinics to access medical information from various institutions organized into one view on their iPhone. For the first time, consumers will be able to share medical records from multiple hospitals with their favorite trusted apps, helping them improve their overall health.

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Apple Strongly Denies Stuffing iPhones And iPads With NSA Backdoors

Paul Cooper | ITProPortal.com | July 24, 2014

Apple has vociferously denied writing surveillance backdoors into iOS, the operating system used on the iPhone and iPad range of devices. The Cupertino CA-based company released a strongly-worded statement denying any collusion with the spying programmes of intelligence agencies like the NSA and GCHQ...

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Apple Tightens Acceptance Of Drug Guides For App Store

Greg Slabodkin | FierceMobileHealthcare | June 10, 2013

As part of stricter enforcement of developer policies for its App Store, Apple has been rejecting medical and health apps that provide information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, according to a recent article in CiteWorld. Read More »

Apple Tries To Redefine mHealth And The Watch

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | September 9, 2014

Apple is out with its latest, much-anticipated products, and taking a step into healthcare with a new iPhone-enabled watch. Will this be a big step forward for digital health, or just a grab of the high-end quantified-self market?...

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