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.Read More
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
IBM has announced an expansion of its mobile portfolio for enterprises as it continues to create analytics-driven and cognitive enabled enterprise iOS apps that enable organizations to accelerate digital reinvention and transform how businesses engage across industries.Read More
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
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and IBM have introduced the SleepHealth app designed for iPhone and Apple Watch and the patient-driven SleepHealth Mobile Study to help identify connections between sleep habits and health outcomes.Read More
IBM has announced the next phase of its roadmap to bring Swift to the Cloud with a preview of a Swift runtime and a Swift Package Catalog to help enable developers to create apps for the enterprise.Read More
Just a couple of stories for you today:
- Mark Zuckerberg throws his support behind Apple in a speech about encryption at Mobile World Congress today
- Show your support for Apple by signing this petition at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/apple-privacy-petition
- IBM announces some new Swift tools
IBM says it’s delivered more than 100 IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps, as part of its partnership with Apple, to transform work across 14 industries and 65 individual professions, from wealth advisors to flight attendants, first responders, nurses and retail buyers.Read More
What's at the top of the Apple News today?
- Yahoo releases a new Yahoo Mail client for iOS
- Facebook's iOS app is eating power when it's not supposed to be
- Samsung isn't copying Apple's popular rose gold finish on its premium Galaxy line... really...
- IBM finds that Macs are saving the company money