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Developers: We Warned Apple About iOS Maps Quality

Josh Lowensohn | CNET | October 9, 2012

To the casual observer it might appear that Apple was caught off guard by just how bad its in-house maps app was. But the company had plenty of warning. Read More »

Drone Enthusiasts Use Open Source Hardware To Drive Innovation

Aarti Shahani | NPR.org | July 8, 2013

One drone-maker in Silicon Valley has a vision: iPhones with wings populating the sky, collecting data about everything. And to get there, he's enlisting tens of thousands of his fellow drone enthusiasts. His civilian drone company is open source — a business model that's completely contrary to the military's model of proprietary secrets. Read More »

If Steve Jobs Had His Way, We Wouldn't Be Celebrating The Apple App Store's 5th Anniversary

Chris O'Brien | Los Angeles Times | July 10, 2013

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Apple App Store. And perhaps one of the most amazing things about this milestone is that it never would have happened if things had played out the way Steve Jobs wanted. Read More »

In Groundbreaking Move For Health Trackers, Apple Teams With Mayo Clinic

Zina Moukheiber | Forbes.com | June 2, 2014

In a move that propels mobile health apps and fitness trackers from a mostly amateurish realm into the formal health care setting, Apple AAPL  announced that it is working with Mayo Clinic to integrate medical information via its platform HealthKit, a part of its new operating system iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads. Apple will consolidate heart rate, blood pressure, weight, and other data from disparate apps and devices, including Nike....

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It's 2019. Smartphones are Out...On to the Next Big Thing...

It's amusing to watch old movies where plot points often involved someone's inability to talk to the person they needed, in the pre-mobile phone era. We take our smartphone's omnipresence and virtual omnipotence as a given in our daily lives and treat even its temporary loss as a major inconvenience. So why are people already wondering if the smartphone era is almost over? Speculation on this is not new (voice has been touted as the next big platform for years), but intensified after Apple announced reduced revenue expectations earlier this year -- the first time in 16 years. It specifically cited slower iPhone sales in China and, even more jarring, said it would no longer break out unit sales of iPhones...

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Microsoft Is Now Irrelevant To Computing, And They Want You To Know It

Charlie Demerjian | SemiAccurate | May 15, 2014

With two major cave-ins in the past few weeks, Microsoft is screaming at the top of its lungs about how irrelevant it is. If you didn’t understand the fall of Microsoft from powerful monopolist to computing afterthought, let SemiAccurate explain it to you...

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New Study: 'Cloud Of Things' Could Make Customer Service Better, Humanity Worse

Adrienne Lafrance | The Atlantic | May 14, 2014

Experts predict technology will improve daily transactions by 2025, but there are major caveats...

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Quest Opens Direct Access To Lab Results

David F Carr | Information Week | April 11, 2014

Quest Diagnostics capitalizes on regulatory change and gives patients access to their own lab results on the web and mobile devices, boosting its own EHR software in the process.

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Redefining Medicine With Apps And iPads

Katie Hafner | New York Times | October 8, 2012

The history of medicine is defined by advances born of bioscience. But never before has it been driven to this degree by digital technology... Read More »

Review: Innovations Abound Beyond iOS And Android

Anick Jesdanun | Top Tech News | February 28, 2014

Gartner says 94 percent of smartphones sales last year were either iPhones or Android devices; Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices made up another 5 percent combined. What about the remaining 1 percent? They are the wannabes such as Firefox, Sailfish and Ubuntu, and these alternative contenders boast some features you just may envy. Read More »

Smartphone, Finger Prick, 15 Minutes, Diagnosis—Done!

Press Release | Columbia University | February 4, 2015

A team of researchers, led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes. The device replicates, for the first time, all mechanical, optical, and electronic functions of a lab-based blood test. Specifically, it performs an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) without requiring any stored energy: all necessary power is drawn from the smartphone...

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Two Years In, What Has Apple ResearchKit Accomplished?

Kate Sheridan | STAT | May 26, 2017

In March 2015, Apple promised to change the way medical research could be done. It launched ResearchKit, which could turn millions of iPhones around the world into a “powerful tool for medical research,” the company said at the time. Since then, ResearchKit — software that gives would-be app developers a library of coding to create health apps on the iPhone and Apple Watch — has spawned a number of studies: One team has used it to create an app to track Parkinson’s symptoms; another is trying out a screening protocol for autism. A third helps people inventory the moles on their skin and evaluate how they have changed over time...

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Why We Shouldn’t Call Apple ResearchKit and CareKit ‘Platforms’

Ryan Rossier | HIT Consultant | October 17, 2016

It’s no secret that getting people to engage in their health is one of our generation’s biggest challenges. Digital health engagement, especially, is often discussed as “a huge opportunity,” but the reality is that while people are interested in their health, it’s still incredibly difficult to get them to use digital tools consistently. Enacting behavior change is still a mostly elusive process...

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With mHealth Platforms, the Smartphone is Just the Beginning

Eric Wicklund | mHealth Intelligence | June 6, 2016

Healthcare providers are investing a lot of time and money in enterprise-wide communications, and finding that the smartphone is a very versatile tool. Health systems are finding that an enterprise-wide smartphone platform is much more than just a cool way to give everyone a new phone...

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