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Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center updated its electronic health records system over the weekend to support data from Apple's HealthKit platform, the hospital's chief information officer has revealed. The move should affect over 80,000 patients, Darren Dworkin told Bloomberg. He acknowledged, however, that there are no definite plans for how HealthKit data will be used. "This is just another set of data that we're confident our physicians will take into account...
The last of America's four major credit card networks is set to join Apple Pay, as Discover announced Monday that it has struck a deal with Apple to allow its cardmembers access to the iOS-based mobile payments service. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express were Apple Pay launch partners. As part of the agreement, consumers that hold either Discover credit or debit cards will be able to add those cards to Apple Pay this fall. Discover was a notable Apple Pay holdout,...
In the aftermath of a series of earthquakes which have left more than 3,000 dead in Nepal, Apple has again begun soliciting donations for the American Red Cross through the iTunes Store. By visiting a special iTunes page, customers can automatically donate to the Red Cross in denominations of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200. Apple will pass 100 percent of the proceeds through, though they will not share contributors' personal information. According to the page,...
Apple may be intentionally slowing the release of updates to Tidal's iOS app in an attempt to weaken the music service ahead of an impending relaunch of Beats Music, a report said on Saturday. Sources in the music industry noted to the New York Post that while Tidal has fallen out of the top 700 iPhone apps in the App Store -- only weeks after its March 30 relaunch -- positioning is affected by downloads. Apple "deliberately took a long time to approve Tidal iOS app...
In writing our review for Apple's impressive new 12-inch MacBook, the reality of using the ultraportable notebook didn't fully set in until I realized I couldn't actually finish the publication of said review without turning to my MacBook Pro. The new 12-inch MacBook is an impressive product. It's a great product. But it's also, at the moment, an aspirational product. In AppleInsider's official review of the all-new MacBook published earlier this week, I noted that...
After a gangbusters fiscal quarter one, Apple could see moderate gains highlighted by strong performances from iPhone and Mac over the three-month period ending March, according to noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a note obtained by AppleInsider on Saturday, the analyst is projecting iPhone, iPad, Mac shipments to come in at 58.2 million, 10.1 million and 4.5 million, respectively for Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2015. Apple Watch is also off to a good start at...
Apple Watch comes with a number of watch face options -- from digital themes to analog lookalikes and beyond -- many of which can be further customized with sub-features called complications. In the video below, AppleInsider shows you how to select and customize Apple Watch faces, as well as create your own using Apple's built-in presets. The first step is to enter the clock app, which can be reached by pressing on the Digital Crown twice or tapping the app's icon on...
Apple Watch comes with a number of watch face options -- from digital themes to analog lookalikes and beyond -- many of which can be further customized with sub-features called complications. In the video below, AppleInsider shows you how to select and customize Apple Watch faces, as well as create your own using Apple's built-in presets. The first step is to enter the clock app, which can be reached by pressing on the Digital Crown twice or tapping the app's icon on...
Apple launched its first wearable with an App Store filled with more than 3,000 third-party titles, a figure expected to grow exponentially in the months ahead. AppleInsider offers a look at some of the first offerings. Apple's Watch launch is a far cry from that of its iPhone forefather, which hit store shelves without an app ecosystem or official support for third-party software. Drawing from years of internal and external iOS developer support, however, the Apple...
British Vogue on Friday posted full video footage of a recent interview that had editor Suzy Menkes talking with Apple design gurus Jony Ive and Marc Newson about Apple Watch and its place in the luxury market. Amidst softball questions regarding Apple's design philosophy, the answers to which have been repeated ad nauseum by Ive and other Apple executives, Menkes tossed in a probing inquiry about Apple's potential play at the luxury market. With the Apple Watch...
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