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January 2014

Apple Said To Be Focusing On Health With iOS 8 And iWatch, Following Exec … – TechCrunch

Apple’s plans for iOS 8 focus on redefining health tracking via mobile devices, according to a new report from 9to5Mac, which has a terrific track record when it comes to rumors it has sourced itself. The report details a new marquee application coming in iOS 8 called “Healthbook” that monitors all aspects of health, fitness and workout information, including vitals monitored via the new iWatch, which is said to pack a bevy of sensors and to be “well into development” according to 9to5Mac’s sources. The health monitoring app called “Healthbook” will come pre-installed on iOS 8, which, if true, would be a huge blow to third-party apps including those made by Fitbit, Nike, Runkeeper and Withings just to name a Read More

The Good, Bad And Ugly Implications Of Google’s Motorola Thrashing For Apple – Forbes

Many are crowing about how dumb Google’s acquisition of Motorola was. Articles like “Google Ends Its Motorola Misadventure” and “Google stops chasing hardware windmills and sells Motorola” capture the zeitgeist of that position. I think, however, as I wrote at HBR when it occurred, that Google’s acquisition of Motorola was a good bet. To use an analogy from poker, the pot odds were right. Good poker players consider more than just the odds of winning when deciding whether or not to play a hand. They weigh the odds of winning against the “pot odds,” which is the size of the pot compared with the cost of staying in the game. In other words, if you only have to pay $100 Read More

Apple TV/Airport Express combo? – CNET

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Investors and Customers Yearn for an Apple iThingamajig – New York Times (blog)

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New Smartphone and Software From Finland Aims at Android – New York Times

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My iPhone in Burma – New Yorker (blog)

Burma’s parliamentary elections, held in November, 2010, ushered in a new government the following January. Many considered the elections flawed, and Thein Sein, the new President, appointed several former and current military officers to the government. But Thein Sein’s administration has also opened up the country to the outside world, inviting tourists and investments in a variety of sectors, including telecom. Burma is still a country without much transparency, and information about the number of phones shipped there is limited. For the first half of last year, a total of a hundred and sixty thousand phones were shipped to Burma, says International Data Corporation, a research firm that recently started tracking the market. To put that in perspective, during the Read More

HP ZBook 17 – PC Pro

We’ve been waiting eagerly to get a closer look at HP’s ZBook range of mobile workstations, and the first has finally arrived in the PC Pro labs – the range-topping HP ZBook 17. The biggest model in the line-up, the ZBook 17 partners a 17.3in display with a burly, upgradeable chassis, a truckload of connectivity and a slew of high-end componentry. Design There’s no getting away from the fact that the ZBook 17 is an absolute giant. Measuring 416mm wide and 44mm thick, this mobile workstation weighs in at 3.8kg even without the mains charger. Factor in the 120W PSU and the whole package comes in at a back-breaking 4.5kg – it’s telling that one of the suggested accessories on Read More

The Facebook of Mormon – The Atlantic

AP The woman that he was trying to reach almost never picked up her phone, and she lived more than 50 miles away. Plus, he had to watch his gas mileage. So Brandon Gonzales, a then-20-year-old missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints, stationed in Slatington, Pa., looked her up on Facebook. The young Mormon found that she was almost always free to chat online in the mornings, and soon they were chatting every day. He would send her links to church videos and sermons that explained aspects of Mormon faith, family life, or church theology. This was 2010, and, as far as most Mormons knew, what he was doing was completely forbidden. Restrictions on technology have Read More

Feds investigating widespread hack into Yahoo email accounts – Chicago Tribune

Yahoo acknowledged late Thursday that its email service has been compromised by a “coordinated effort” to gain usernames and passwords to Yahoo Mail accounts. The company said on its official blog that it believed that the attackers were attempting to acc Tribune staff and wire reports 7:53 a.m. CST, January 31, 2014 Yahoo acknowledged late Thursday that its email service has been compromised by a “coordinated effort” to gain usernames and passwords to Yahoo Mail accounts. The company said on its official blog that it believed that the attackers were attempting to access the accounts using credentials that had been obtained from a breach of another company’s user database. It did not identify that Read More

Twitter Account Hacked By Holding PayPal, GoDaddy Ransom – International Business Times

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