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End-to-end encryption option added to CareKit, allows greater use by hospitals

Apple has partnered with a security company to add full end-to-end encryption to CareKit data, making it easier for hospitals to use the platform while remaining compliant with patient data regulations. CareKit allows patients to choose to share health data from an app on their iPhone with the physicians treating them. While CareKit data is already … [Read more...]

iFixit joins iPhone’s 10th anniversary celebrations with ten years of teardowns

With the 10th anniversary of the iPhone getting plenty of attention, iFixit has joined in by posting photos and repairability scores for every iPhone from the first generation (left) to iPhone 7 (right). While iFixit of courses focuses on the repairability of the different models (noting that the first ever iPhone was the worst, with a score of … [Read more...]

Garmin’s latest in-car satnav units use iPhone connectivity for live traffic, parking & tracking

Garmin has announced new versions of its Garmin Drive range of in-car satellite navigation devices, using Bluetooth connectivity to an iPhone or Android phone to provide additional functionality. Most are available in a choice of 5- and 6.95-inch models, somewhat confusingly indicated by 51 and 61 suffixes. The entry-level Garmin Drive 51/61 adds … [Read more...]

Apple Watch store-in-a-store in London’s Selfridges closes as Galeries Lafayette expected to follow suit

Upmarket London department store Selfridges has closed its Apple Watch store-within-a-store. The dedicated area was part of its Wonder Room, a room devoted to watches and jewellery and described by the store as ‘a unique destination that plays host to the world’s most desirable brands.’ more…Filed under: Apple … [Read more...]

Opinion: My end-of-year report card for Apple’s 2016 performance

Apple had rather a controversial year in terms of product launches. Its two new flagship products – the iPhone 7 and the new MacBook Pro – got most attention not for what they included, but rather what they left out. Most of the press coverage of the iPhone 7 focused on the company’s decision to omit the 3.5mm headphone socket. This was … [Read more...]

Engineer who wrote 6% of OS X kernel shares a few snippets about iPhone secrecy

Terry Lambert, a former senior software engineer who claims he wrote about 6% of the OS X kernel, has shared a few snippets about the secrecy surrounding the original iPhone project, codenamed Project Purple. Writing in a Quora post last month, Lambert says he was brought into the project to help debug the kernel. more…Filed under: Apple … [Read more...]

Make money from your awesome ‘Shot on iPhone 7’ photos with Adobe Stock Contributor [Video]

While companies like Apple shoot most of their own photography and/or create their own renders, most companies rely a great deal on so-called ‘stock photography’ – photos shot on spec by photographers in the hope of licensing them to companies later. Selling stock photography can be extremely hard work. You have to upload and keyword … [Read more...]

More evidence of all-glass iPhone next year as Foxconn develops glass casing

A pair of KGI reports in March and April suggested that Apple would be switching back from aluminum to glass iPhone casings in 2017, and this is now backed by a Nikkei story today. Foxconn Technology Group is developing a glass casing for smartphones as its key client Apple Inc. is said to be revamping the iPhone, people familiar with the … [Read more...]

Opinion: Two factors explain Tim Cook’s optimism versus Wall Street’s pessimism

Tim Cook’s interview on CNBC last night highlighted the huge gulf between his optimistic view of Apple’s future prospects, and the pessimistic one being expressed in both Wall Street commentary and the share price. The share price speaks for itself. As Business Insider notes, the stock has dropped 11% since Apple announced its … [Read more...]

Opinion: iTunes is now so clunky the only safe solution is to nuke it from orbit

I’ve complained before about the massive missed opportunity of Apple failing to properly integrate both owned and streamed music within iTunes. I got over that enough to use and enjoy Apple Music, and I’m confident I’ll be continuing my subscription once Apple starts charging my card, despite the raw deal we get on pricing in the … [Read more...]

Motorola announces iOS-compatible Bluetooth headphones: on-ear, and sports-oriented in-ear

As part of a launch event for its new Android smartphones, Motorola has announced two new Bluetooth headphones it’s hoping might also appeal to iPhone users. The $59.99 Moto pulse are stylish-looking on-ear headphones with beefy 40mm drivers, fold-flat ear cups for portability and a claimed 18-hour battery life. The $69.99 Moto surround … [Read more...]

Apple Music diary one week in: A massive missed opportunity, but I think I’m sold

I gave my first impressions of Apple Music on day two, and my main disappointment remains: despite putting both owned and streamed music into a single app, there is absolutely no real integration between the two. All the evidence suggests that Apple Music has no awareness of my owned music. I’ll get past that in a moment, but bear with me first for … [Read more...]

Apple announces that its first Apple Store in Queens, New York opens this Saturday

Apple has announced on its website that its first retail store in Queens will open on Saturday 11th July at 1oam. We exclusively revealed that the store was on the way back in February, with the first construction shots seen later the same month and signage appearing in May. The new store is located on the second floor of the Queens Center mall in … [Read more...]

Review: House of Marley Liberate XLBT environmentally-friendly over-ear Bluetooth headphones

Friends have often expressed surprise at the fact that I continue to use wired headphones. My beautifully-portable and much-loved Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones go with me almost everywhere, while my Master & Dynamic MH40s are my go-to headphones in the living room. Friends know my aversion to visible cables, and I’m usually an … [Read more...]

Adobe integrates stock image purchases into Creative Cloud as it updates its 15 CC apps

Alongside the updates to its mobile apps yesterday, Adobe has also updated its entire suite of Creative Cloud desktop apps and launched a new Adobe Stock images service integrated within those apps – something the company says “radically simplifies” the process of buying and using stock images. “Adobe Stock extends Creative Cloud’s … [Read more...]

Automatic upgrades $100 Bluetooth car dongle, launches ‘app store for cars’

Automatic, a Bluetooth dongle that plugs into your car’s on-board diagnostic port to stream data to your iPhone, has been updated to a new version capable of streaming to two apps at the same time. The company has also launched an ‘app store for cars’ in the form of a webpage with download links to 22 apps that are compatible with … [Read more...]

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