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Finishing Touches Being Put on First Wave of Apple Watch Apps


Finishing Touches Being Put on First Wave of Apple Watch Apps   Mobile Apps apps Apple Watch apple There’s something secretive happening at Apple? What else is new.

A small group of app developers is being carted in to Apple’s laboratories to work in complete secrecy on a number of unnamed apps that Apple presumably wants to have ready to drop when Apple Watch arrives on April 24th.

In typical Apple fashion, very little is known about what’s taking place inside of these developer tinkering sessions. Source, however, tell The Financial Times that Apple handpicked 20 developers to labor at its labs until their apps are perfect.

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FDA Plans to Take a Hands Off Approach to Apple Watch


FDA Plans to Take a Hands Off Approach to Apple Watch   wearables mobile FDA Apple Watch apple With Apple Watch set to launch on April 24th, questions have swirled around how the FDA might intervene to somehow regulate the first-ever wearable released by Apple.

But this week, the FDA is making their position on the matter very clear. They want very little, if anything, to do with putting up regulatory hurdles for Apple Watch.

“We are taking a very light touch, an almost hands-off approach,” Bakul Patel, the FDA’s associate director for digital health, is quoted by Bloomberg. “If you have technology that’s going to motivate a person to stay healthy, that’s not something we want to be engaged in.”

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Thousands Flock to Apple’s ResearchKit Right Out of the Gate


Thousands Flock to Apples ResearchKit Right Out of the Gate   ResearchKit research mobile health mHealth apple On Monday, Apple unveil ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research. Specifically, the platform will ostensibly help doctors and scientists “gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps.”

Well, if there were any doubts as to whether Apple’s newest initiative would be well-received, all such doubts can now be put to rest.

By mid week, thousands had already flocked to ResearchKit to sign up for medical studies.
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Apple Rolls Out ResearchKit at ‘Spring Forward’ Media Event


Apple Rolls Out ResearchKit at Spring Forward Media Event    Spring Forward ResearchKit mHealth apple It promises to be a game changer in the field of medical research. And the announcement caught may by surprise on Monday during Apple’s “Spring Forward” media event.

But Apple took the opportunity, with the world watching, to unveil ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research.

The initiative is designed to help doctors and scientists “gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps.”
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The Countdown to Apple Watch is on


The Countdown to Apple Watch is on   Apple Watch apple For weeks, we’ve heard rumbling that Apple would hold a late February media event to both roll out new products and give the world one final demo of Apple Watch before the eagerly anticipated wearable ships in April.

But it now seems all but certain that Apple won’t be holding any media events this month. So what’s behind the delay? Sources close to Apple cite a myriad of factors.

First, Apple’s purportedly enterprise-targeted iPad — the “iPad Pro” — might not yet be ready for prime time. The same may also be true of the next MacBook that’s been in the works for some time now.

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Apple Rushed to the Hospital


Apple Rushed to the Hospital   mHealth hospitals HealthKit apple Apple is being rushed to the hospital in 2015. And, if all goes as planned, the world’s leading mobile tech maker may soon be admitted to a hospital near you.

A new report from Reuters indicates that Apple’s HealthKit platform is now being actively tested in more than half of all leading U.S. hospitals.

“Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple’s HealthKit service – which acts as a repository for patient-generated health information like blood pressure, weight or heart rate – or are in talks to do so,” the report reads.

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The Countdown to Apple Watch Begins


The Countdown to Apple Watch Begins   wearables wearable tech Tim Cook Mobile Devices Apple Watch apple Approximately 90 days. That’s the estimated time-frame for launch of Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch called Apple Watch.

On Tuesday, after Apple reported a staggering $18.04 billion in profit last quarter — driven by sales of nearly 75 million iPhones — CEO Tim Cook spoke with reporters on the company’s earnings call and finally answered the tech world’s most persistent question: When will Apple Watch arrive?

We can now confirm that “early 2015″” means April 2015. In fewer than three months, Apple Watch will be inbound for your wrist (if you’re among those who actually want one).
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