Apple has announced that its ResearchKit framework, designed to gather and analyse medical data under a common umbrella, is to be made available to researchers from today after 60,000 iPhone users signed up to join in the first few weeks.
Participants in the programme have data from their IoT wearable devices anonymised and then fed into the system which can then use the resulting big data to analyse and look for patterns, links, causes and cures.
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is the hottest ticket in town when June rolls around. Before a lottery system was introduced for distributing passes last year, the week-long event sold out in a little over a minute.
For those who aren’t lucky enough to get into Apple’s main event, there is AltConf. Created by developers for developers, the indie conference will run alongside WWDC again this year — and it’s expected to be bigger than ever.
Following formal complaints by Ericsson, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday showed intent to launch an investigation into Apple's potentially illegal use of patented LTE technology.
The ITC investigation will take a closer look at Apple's use of granted Ericsson wireless network patents, specifically those applying to LTE technology, as well as other IP deemed "critical" to certain Apple products.
So Apple is going to start selling their long-anticipated Apple Watches at the end of April and with prices starting at $349 and climbing from there, the fact that it requires the user to carry an iPhone, numerous questions about battery life and a host of other issues, Apple still expects to sell zillions of these wearables.
In an op-ed published late Sunday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook expounded upon his earlier remarks on Twitter Friday, saying he was “deeply disappointed” in the recently-passed law in Indiana that shields business owners from turning away customers that might disagree with their religious beliefs.