Apple, IBM expand their partnership via Core ML and Watson tech

Apple, IBM expand their partnership via Core ML and Watson tech

Apple and IBM are expanding their partnership to allow customers to roll out advanced in-app machine learning capabilities through Apple's Core ML and IBM's Watson technology. TechCrunch reports that the project expansion lets clients develop machine learning tools based on Watson technology, then deploy those assets in app form on Apple portable devices. 

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AWT News Update: June 15, 2017

AWT News Update: June 15, 2017

Already halfway through the month of June? Tell us it's not true! At least we have some good news to keep you from getting too depressed. 

  • Apple World Today has just posted a video "first look" at macOS High Sierra that all Mac owners should watch
  • Those new iPad Pros are not only fast, but they're actually faster in many ways than Apple's top-of-the-line MacBook Pro
  • IBM is setting up "Garages" where developers will create apps for the Apple-IBM MobileFirst initiative.
  • Alphabet's Nest may be looking at supporting Apple HomeKit after an announcement last week at WWDC that software authentication of accessories will now be accepted
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AWT News Update: October 20, 2016

AWT News Update: October 20, 2016

The AWT News Update is back to the short & sweet again today, with four stories that cover the world of Apple, and beyond:

  • AT&T is reportedly in talks to merge with Time Warner
  • Intel modems used in some versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are showing poor performance compared with modems built by Qualcomm
  • 2016 12-inch Retina MacBooks are having issues when connected to external HDMI monitors with an Apple adapter
  • IBM is saving anywhere from $273 to $543 per installed Mac over a four-year lifetime...and they have a ton of Macs
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IBM launches first MobileFirst education app for the iPad

IBM launches first MobileFirst education app for the iPad

IBM has announced the first IBM MobileFirst for iOS education app: IBM Watson Element for Educators, which enables a new level of engagement for teachers by providing a holistic view of each student at their fingertips, including data on interests, accomplishments, academic performance, attendance, behaviors and learning activities. 

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The Apple of your eye: IBM, Bausch + Lomb team up for cataract surgery iOS app

The Apple of your eye: IBM, Bausch + Lomb team up for cataract surgery iOS app

Cataracts affect a lot of people -- more than 22 million Americans now, and the number is expected to rise to 30 million by 2020. The condition causes cloudiness in the lens of an eye that can lead to blindness if untreated, and it affects almost 70 percent of people by age 75. Cataract surgery replaces the cloudy lens with a flexible artificial lens. Today IBM and Bausch + Lomb announced a plan to start pilot testing of an iOS cataract surgery app in late 2016.

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Watch the 2016 Masters Tournament on IBM's iOS app

Watch the 2016 Masters Tournament on IBM's iOS app

IBM and Apple have had a great working relationship for the past several years, one that is paying off for both companies in terms of powerful enterprise apps that work on Apple's iOS hardware and pull data from IBM "big iron". But the partnership has other benefits, too -- take, for example, the iOS app that IBM has created for the 2016 Masters Tournament.

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