Apple to test API from CARIN that will integrate with its Health app

Apple to test API from CARIN that will integrate with its Health app

Apple will begin testing an application programming interface (API) from CARIN that will allow it to integrate patient health claim data into software like its Health app, according to an announcement at the 2019 Blue Button Developers Conference, which brings together developers “to learn and share insights on how we can leverage claims data to serve the Medicare population.”

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Sinji Health Bracelet Fitness Tracker: iOS-compatible activity and sleep tracker for just $22

Sinji Health Bracelet Fitness Tracker: iOS-compatible activity and sleep tracker for just $22

Not everyone needs the power of an Apple Watch, and today we’ve got a killer deal on the Sinji Fitness Tracker for just $22. This dust and waterproof device is a minimalist device that works with a companion iOS app to keep track of everything you’re doing, and even gives you access to notifications from your iPhone.

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Apple World Today News Update: January 16, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 16, 2018

A smaller sensor notch in 2019, poor working conditions in a supplier's factory (or not), and the folks from Cupertino are pretty darned helpful to law enforcement:

  • A rumor has it that 2019 iOS devices may use a much more compact sensor for Face ID
  • Apple's own investigation seems to contradict a Bloomberg/China Labor Watch report that found bad working conditions at an Apple supplier's factory
  • The head of the California Division of the FBI loves Apple, as the company provides training to FBI and local law enforcement officials
  • Apple's Health app is being used as evidence in a German murder trial (hint: your heart rate climbs when you're trying to dispose of a body)
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Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 available soon from Apple retail

Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 available soon from Apple retail

Everything is getting smarter, including your toothbrush. Colgate announced today the release of the new $99.95 Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1, which not only monitors brushing but is integrated with Apple ResearchKit so that the dental hygiene company can "anticipate the future of oral care."

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Back up today to prepare for iOS 10 tomorrow

Back up today to prepare for iOS 10 tomorrow

iOS 10 will be available to everyone tomorrow, September 13, 2016. If past history holds true, the new operating system will be released around 10 AM Pacific Time. In some ways, the release of iOS 10 is as exciting to me as the new iPhone announcements. My old device becomes “new” and does many different things that it couldn't just a few moments ago. As is always a good practice, today would be a great time to make sure your iPhone or iPad is backed up. Though unlikely, something could go amiss or you may simply decide that iOS 10 is not for you at this point and want to revert back to iOS 9.3.5 after the update.

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60-Second Video Tip: Exporting data from Apple's Health app

60-Second Video Tip: Exporting data from Apple's Health app

You have your Apple Watch, your Withings connected scale, your Qardio blood pressure cuff, and a number of other devices and apps to capture your health data. At some point, you may need to share years of information with a healthcare professional or trainer, and this video (yeah, it's slightly over 60 seconds long) will show you two ways of doing that:

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Uno Noteband wearable device works with Apple’s Health app

Uno Noteband wearable device works with Apple’s Health app

The new Uno Noteband syncs all messages, alerts and notifications across platforms onto one gadget for fast updates without having to access a smartphone — though it syncs with Apple’s Health app on your iPhone or iPad to monitor and track your sleep, activity and calories burned at a glance. The Health app provides a dashboard of your health and fitness data. 

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How to set up Medical ID on your iPhone

How to set up Medical ID on your iPhone

If you have a recent iPhone, it has a feature called Medical ID (built into the Health app) that you should implement. It allows you to enter info about yourself that can be useful during medical emergencies. This includes the name and phone number of a family member or friend that you want to be contacted in the event that you have a medical crisis. 

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What's coming in iOS 9.3: Night Shift, Secure Notes, Updated News and more

What's coming in iOS 9.3: Night Shift, Secure Notes, Updated News and more

As we reported earlier, Apple released a developer beta of iOS 9.3 today. It's expected that the company will release a public beta soon, and if the new features are any indication a lot of iPhone and iPad users may want to join in on the beta-testing fun. Apple has an iOS 9.3 preview page up now that shows a lot of the features that will be coming to the platform soon.

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QardioArm smart blood pressure monitor now available from the Apple Store

QardioArm smart blood pressure monitor now available from the Apple Store

Just a quick note that there's a new product available at the online Apple Store in the US and Canada... as well as about 30 other countries. No, it's not an ugly battery case for the iPhone 6s; instead, it's the nice-looking and well-designed QardioArm smart blood pressure monitor ($99.99).

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