iOS

Stanford, Duke University Start Apple HealthKit Patient Trials

4:52 PM, Sep. 15th, 2014 · · iOS

Stanford University Hospital and Duke University are both ramping up for patient trials for Apple's HealthKit platform in iOS 8, and they're working with medical device makers to link health data into HealthKit so it can be transmitted to doctors. Stanford is testing HealthKit-based technology with pediatric patients who suffer from Type 1 diabetes, and Duke University is tracking weight and blood pressure for cancer and heart disease patients.

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Hospitals and major health clinics tend to move relatively slowly when adopting new technology to make sure it's safe and accurate, so don't expect to see HealthKit become an overnight success. That said, if Apple can keep the interest of medical centers associated with big names like Stanford and Duke, it could become the name in remote personal medical data collection.

How to Type an Apple Symbol in iOS

5:00 PM, Sep. 11th, 2014 · · iOS

Typing an Apple Symbol in iOS

Now that we have Apple Pay and the Apple Watch it looks like Apple may be moving away from their ’90s “i” branding to a more modern and corporate branded “Apple” naming scheme. On the Mac there is an easy keyboard shortcut to type that Apple symbol, but how can you do it on iOS? Adam Christianson has the answer.

Apple Releases iTunes 11.4 with iOS 8 Support

9:12 AM, Sep. 10th, 2014 · · iOS

Apple released iTunes 11.4 for the Mac and Windows on Tuesday with support for next week's release of iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update will let users sync movies, music, and other content with devices running iOS 8.

How To Prepare Devices For An iOS 8 Upgrade

6:58 PM, Sep. 8th, 2014 · · iOS

We know iOS 8 is coming, and we're pretty sure there's a new iPhone in the near future as well. Kelly explains how to technologically prepare devices for iOS 8 (emotionally preparing is a totally different process).

Apple: HealthKit Data Off Limits to Advertisers

7:39 PM, Aug. 28th, 2014 · · iOS

Apple's HealthKit will be off limits for advertisers, which means app developers planning on supporting the health and fitness logging platform won't be able to make money by selling information about how far we walk or how much we weigh to other companies. The rule should help keep personal information that should stay private out of the wrong hands, and could help boost trust in HealthKit once iOS 8 ships in the coming weeks.

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Locking down our health and fitness data so it can't be sold to advertisers is a great move on Apple's part. That'll go a long way towards helping iPhone owners feel like data that's very personal in nature won't be used to target them with inappropriate or embarrassing ads.

California Gov. Signs Smartphone Kill-Switch Requirement into Law

8:09 PM, Aug. 25th, 2014 · · iOS

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California governor Jerry Brown signed SB-962 into law on Monday. The law requires all smartphones made on or after July 1st, 2015, to come with a kill-switch that will make the device unusable in the event it is lost or stolen. Apple and Google had both already pledged to do so—and Apple has had kill switches in place for years—but the law makes it mandatory.