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3 Reasons Why Pharma mHealth Apps Have Failed

Jasmine Pennic | HIT Consultant | October 31, 2014

Pharma mHealth companies are struggling to have an impact on the mHealth app market generating only limited downloads and usage, despite releasing more than 100 pharma mHealth apps for iOS and Android...

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AMA CEO Calls Digital Products Modern-Day ‘Snake Oil’

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | June 13, 2016

When it comes to electronic health record technology, the American Medical Association has been an outspoken critic about what it perceives as the shortcomings of EHRs, voicing the widespread dissatisfaction of the doctors who use the systems. However, the nation’s largest physician group is now taking aim at new and emerging health IT technologies—such as mobile healthcare apps—that it believes are leading to practice disruption...

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América Móvil Carries Mozilla's Firefox OS To Mexico

Stephen Shankland | CNET | May 14, 2014

The company's Telcel subsidiary will sell Alcatel One Touch phones with Mozilla's browser-based operating system.  Mozilla has a new partner, América Móvil, a carrier that will spread its Firefox OS mobile operating system to Mexico...

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App Aims to Conduct the World’s Largest Mental Health Study, Reduce Suicides

Ben Lovejoy | 9To5 Mac | October 3, 2016

A project called How is the world feeling? is aiming to use an iOS and Android app to conduct the world’s largest study of mental health over a one-week period starting on October 10. The aim is to gather data from ordinary people to identify patterns in emotions, then to open-source anonymized data to mental health professionals in a bid to devise approaches to reducing suicide rates...

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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 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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At Microsoft’s Build Conference, Some See New Openness To Open Source And Cross Platform

Janet I. Tu | The Seattle Times | April 4, 2014

An atmosphere of openness and cooperation seemed to run through presentations at the annual Microsoft developers conference, something observers attributed to the company’s new CEO.

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Can Firefox OS Challenge iOS, Android?

Mark Walsh | MediaPost News | July 8, 2013

With Mozilla last week launching the first Firefox-powered smartphones, a new report looks at how the new Firefox OS will fare in a market dominated by iOS and Android. How can it hope to compete with the two operating systems running on 70% of the world’s smartphones at the end of last year? Read More »

Confessions of a Cross-Platform Developer

Andreia Gaita is giving a talk at this year's OSCON, titled Confessions of a cross-platform developer. She's a long-time open source and Mono contributor, and develops primarily in C#/C++. Andreia works at GitHub, where she's focused on building the GitHub Extension manager for Visual Studio. I caught up with Andreia ahead of her talk to ask about cross-platform development and what she's learned in her 16 years as a cross-platform developer...

Critical Bluetooth Flaws Put Over 5 Billion Devices At Risk Of Hacking

Lucian Constantin | Forbes | September 12, 2017

Bluetooth is one of the most popular short-range wireless communications technologies in use today and is built into many types of devices, from phones, smartwatches and TVs to medical equipment and car infotainment systems. Many of those devices are now at risk of being hacked due to critical flaws found in the Bluetooth implementations of the operating systems they use. Over the past several months, a team of researchers from IoT security firm Armis have been working with Google, Microsoft, Apple and Linux developers, to silently coordinate the release of patches for eight serious vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to completely take over Bluetooth-enabled devices or to hijack their Internet traffic.

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Declining iOS And OS X Quality Imperil Apple's Future Growth And Retention

Anthony Wing Kosner | Forbes.com | December 22, 2014

...A growing chorus of developers and Apple-watchers is raising the alarm that the buggy releases of iOS 8 and Yosemite are part of a systemic decline in the quality of Apple’s software...

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Democratizing Deep Learning With An iPhone App And Open Source SDK

Derrick Harris | GIGAOM | April 24, 2014

Most people will never have the computer science knowledge to become deep-learning researchers, but now they can test out the results of that work with a simple computer vision iPhone app called Deep Belief. iOS developers can take Deep Belief a step further by downloading an open source software development kit and working its object-recognition capabilities into their own apps.

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Firefox OS To Fuel Panasonic TVs, Chromecast-Like Devices

Eric Brown | LinuxGizmos.com | January 7, 2015

Panasonic will embed Firefox OS in its 2015 smart TVs, and Matchstick announced a Chromecast-like Firefox OS platform, to be used by Philips/AOC and TCL...

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First Firefox Smartphone Launches In Spain

Staff Writer | Phys.org | July 3, 2013

The world's first consumer sales of a smartphone powered by the Firefox operating system have launched in Spain. Read More »

Google Maps’ Open-Source Rival Gets Huge Boost As Telenav Buys OpenStreetMap Leader Skobbler

David Meyer | GigaOM | January 31, 2014

The Berlin startup scene also has another big exit to be proud of, with the deal carrying a value of just under $24 million. Read More »