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Developers Race to Update mHealth Apps to iOS 9


Developers Race to Update mHealth Apps to iOS 9mHealth app developers and software makers are scrambling to keep up with the runaway adoption speed of iOS 9.

According to Kevin Cosenza of MAW, despite having only been released late last week, iOS 9 is already on track to shatter the previous adoption speed records of older iOS upgrades.

“Customer response to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been incredibly positive, we can’t wait to get our most advanced iPhones ever into customers’ hands starting this Friday,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in Apple’s announcement Monday. “iOS 9 is also off to an amazing start, on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in Apple’s history.”
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iPad Pro May Become a Hospital Staple


iPad Pro May Become a Hospital StapleOn Wednesday, Apple unveiled the biggest thing in the history of its tablet line — and we mean that literally.

And the all-new iPad Pro, which features an impressive 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels, the most ever in an iOS device, could become the hottest tablet among healthcare professionals.

With healthcare organizations and medical practices large and small looking for more screen real estate and flexibility with their mobile devices, this may be just what the doctor ordered.

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watchOS 2 Expected Next Week, Says Apple


watchOS 2 Expected Next Week, Says AppleDuring the company’s media event on Wednesday, Apple introduced more than just beautiful new Apple Watch cases and bands, the company also showed off what’s next for the Apple Watch’s operating platform.

“Since its release,” the smartwatch makers says, “Apple Watch has helped users receive and respond to notifications, interact by simply speaking to Siri, conveniently use Apple Pay and track their health and fitness activity. watchOS 2 arrives as a free update on September 16 and further enhances this groundbreaking experience with new features and native third-party apps.”

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New Apple Watch Software Excites Healthcare-Focused App Developers


New Apple Watch Software Excites Healthcare-Focused App DevelopersThis week at WWDC 2015, Apple used its annual developer conference to preview watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch.

The update, Apple says, gives developers the tools to build faster and more powerful apps running natively on Apple Watch.

For example, developers can now take advantage of key hardware features of Apple Watch including the Digital Crown, Taptic Engine and heart rate sensor, along with software APIs to build new app experiences.
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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 AppsThere’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 WatchWith 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 Apple's ResearchKit Right Out of the GateOn 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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