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Apple says iOS Health Records has over 75 backers, uses open standards

8 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

Apple's initiative to enable iPhone users to securely access and carry their own medical records has continued to expand, as over 75 different health institutions are now supporting it - up from only 12 earlier this year. The company updated its list of medical partners ahead of a speech today by its Clinical and Health Informatics Lead...
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The iPhone doesn't spy on your conversations, Apple tells lawmakers

The iPhone doesn't spy on your conversations, Apple tells lawmakers

8 days ago   |   By BGR

Of all the companies you'd suspect might want to listen in on the things you say, or record parts of your conversations with their devices, it's Apple that told lawmakers that iPhones don't do it. Representatives Greg Walden, Marsha Blackburn, Gregg Harper, and Robert Latta cited reports that smartphones could “collect ‘non-triggered' audio data from users' conversations near a smartphone in order to hear a ‘trigger' phrase, such as ‘Okay Google' or ‘Hey Siri,'” asked both Apple and Google CEOs to comment on the matter.
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Privacy: Apple denies listening in on iPhone conversations and sharing recorded audio with third parties

Privacy: Apple denies listening in on iPhone conversations and sharing recorded audio with third parties

8 days ago   |   By Beta News

In response to questions from Congress, Apple has written a letter in which it denies recording iPhone users' phone calls. The letter stresses Apple's stance on privacy after the House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked both Tim Cook and Alphabet's Larry Page about their respective companies' attitude to the privacy of user data. Apple says very firmly that its business model "does not depend on collecting vast amounts of personally identifiable information to enrich targeted profiles marketed to advertisers". The letter also adds that Apple "doesn't provide third-party app developers...
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Report: Google to sign lease in Chicago for the first Google Store

Report: Google to sign lease in Chicago for the first Google Store

There are Apple Stores, Microsoft Stores and soon, perhaps, Google Stores. A report in the Chicago Tribune today, says that the company is about to sign a lease for 14,000... Read more ...

Sony Provides Vague Dates For Its Android Pie Rollout

Sony Provides Vague Dates For Its Android Pie Rollout

Sony has provided some dates for when users can expect to get Android Pie on their Xperia devices. As is always the case with smartphone updates, these are pretty vague, but... Read more ...

Google brings Confidential mode to Gmail for Android

Google brings Confidential mode to Gmail for Android

Gmail users on Android have just been given access to a brand new feature that will allow them to send messages and attachments in the most secure manner. Confidential mode has... Read more ...

117: Google retail store?, Android Messages 3.5, Essential Phone revisit |...

117: Google retail store?, Android Messages 3.5, Essential Phone revisit | 9to5Google Daily

Today we've got a report that Google's preparing to open a retail space in Chicago, Android Messages 3.5 rolls out, and we revisit the Essential Phone. 9to5Google Daily is... Read more ...

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

As part of Apple's “Back to the Mac” event in late 2010, Apple introduced OS X Lion which included lots of features and user interface decisions inspired by the iPhone and... Read more ...

Sony reveals when to expect Android 9 Pie update and what phones will get it

Sony reveals when to expect Android 9 Pie update and what phones will get it

Sony Mobile is the newest handset manufacturer to provide information about its Android 9 Pie update roadmap. Last week, information claiming to be official stated that the... Read more ...

Top 10 Android Apps - Back To School - August 2018

Top 10 Android Apps - Back To School - August 2018

It's that time of year again - back to school. It's a time for students and parents alike to get organized, get on the ball, and get into a learning mindset. It's also a time... Read more ...

Here's how Verizon's unlimited customers can get 6 free months of Apple...

Here's how Verizon's unlimited customers can get 6 free months of Apple Music starting today

If you're a subscriber to one of Verizon's unlimited plans, today is the day that you can activate your free 6-month subscription to Apple Music. After the 6-months end, you... Read more ...

Android Messages 3.5 rolling out w/ Material Theme and dark mode

Android Messages 3.5 rolling out w/ Material Theme and dark mode

In recent weeks, Google Contacts , Duo , and Phone have all been updated with the Google Material Theme. We've been tracking a similar redesign for Android Messages since June... Read more ...

Hear me now: the future of voice and how it's the new OS

Hear me now: the future of voice and how it's the new OS

It's jaw-dropping how quickly voice assistant technology has been adopted by both gadgets, and by gadget-lovers in the home. The technology is now seen as the natural way to... Read more ...