Apple partners with IBM Watson Health Cloud to bring secure cloud, data analytics to HealthKit and ResearchKit

IBM on Monday announced a new cognitive computing platform called Watson Health Cloud that will, in cooperation with partners Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, offer custom tailored data analytics services to healthcare professionals.



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Artist sues Apple over alleged copycat work in 'Start Something New' marketing

Artist Romero Britto earlier this month filed a lawsuit against Apple and an artistic duo, Craig & Karl, claiming they violated trade dress through artwork featured in Apple’s “Start Something New” marketing campaign.



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Garmin takes another swipe at GoPro with revamped, iOS-connected Virb action cameras

Electronics maker Garmin, best known for its handheld GPS units, continued to expand its product line this week with the launch of the Virb X and Virb XE, miniature action cameras designed to challenge market leader GoPro.



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The NSA wants ‘front door’ access to your encrypted data

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The NSA has proposed a new security arrangement that would split a cryptographic key between multiple services. This front-door approach is meant to avoid the security perils of a back door — but it creates plenty of problems of its own.

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Google at work on major battery improvements with help from former Apple expert

A small Google team is at work on developing batteries to overcome some of the obstacles of modern devices, under the leadership of a former Apple expert, according to a recent report.



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Apple halves revenue share to 15% for Apple TV apps – report

In what could be a bid to entice content owners, Apple has reportedly agreed to take just 15 percent of revenues earned through subscriptions on the Apple TV, rather than the 30 percent cut it takes from its other digital storefronts.



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Investors Squirm as Zynga Founder Takes Back Reins


News last week that Zynga founder Mark Pincus had replaced Don Mattrick as CEO, less than two years after vacating the position, sent the company’s shares tumbling. The sharp reaction was a clear indicator of investors’ concern over the management change. Pincus’ return to the helm sparked concern from investors worried about the company’s lackluster earnings. He was known for having a fixation on browser gaming — at least, in the past, when FarmVille and related Ville games were all the rage on Facebook.

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WebMD, CareEvolution, other firms announce healthcare apps for Apple Watch

WebMD, CareEvolution, and a variety of other healthcare companies today announced new apps for the Apple Watch, capable of handling tasks like medication reminders and sharing electronic records.



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Apple's Swift takes crown of most-loved language among developers

Less than a year after its unveiling, Apple’s Swift programming language has not only received widespread acceptance but has also become one of software developers’ favorite tools, data from a recent survey shows.



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Apple targets video pros with major updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion & Compressor

Apple on Monday issued a series of significant updates for its trio of apps geared toward video professionals, adding features like new 3D titles, support for more camera formats, and more to Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, and Motion.



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Study: China cybercensors attack outside its borders with 'Great Cannon'

China’s cybercensors have long used a “Great Firewall” to block its citizens from reading critical articles from Western news websites or consuming other content it disapproves of.

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Foxconn angers Brazilian officials with slow manufacturing ramp-up

Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn, one of Apple’s closest partners, is under fire in Brazil as officials in the South American nation are displeased with the company’s slow rate of progress on what was initially sold as a major investment to modernize the Brazilian manufacturing industry.



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Samsung smartens up its phones

Samsung’s latest Galaxy S6 (starting at $200) and Galaxy S6 Edge (starting $300), available today, represent the state of the art and unquestionably offer several improvements over previous Samsung models. They also offer a collection of features that technically surpass models such as Apple’s iPhone 6. But do you really need more in a smartphone and is it enough to make anyone switch?

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Nearly all Apple Watch retail try-ons are resulting in preorders, Cowen says

Customers who schedule an appointment to try on the Apple Watch are extremely likely to walk away with a preorder for the device, according to a new informal poll of retail employees conducted by an analyst.



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Apple Watch pre-orders reach almost 1m in US on first day, data firm says

With the first Apple Watch weekend now done and dusted, you can be sure company executives will be poring over the pre-order sales figures on Monday, searching for clues as to how its first ever wearable might fare in the long term.

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US government blocks Intel, Chinese collaboration over nuclear fears, national security

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The US government has effectively killed a planned upgrade to the most powerful supercomputer in the world over claims that it’s being used for banned research. The Chinese-built Tianhe-2 was set to be updated with new Xeon Phi hardware, but that’s not going to happen for the foreseeable future.

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Launch day Apple Watch orders estimated at 1M in US, skews toward Sport model

Initial Apple Watch numbers are trickling in and among the first to report was research firm Slice Intelligence, which estimates nearly one million customers in the U.S. preordered the device on Friday.



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Apple enables NVM Express protocol for faster SSD performance with OS X 10.10.3

Looking to take full advantage of PCI Express solid state drives found in the latest Mac models, including the new 12-inch MacBook, Apple built support for the NVM Express SSD Interface into its most recent OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite update.



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