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Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in July 2014
10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
As government and industry groups debate the best way to oversee healthcare apps, some questionable software hits the market.
Self-Driving Cars: 10 More Realistic Names
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
Rise Of The Robots: Up From The Factory Floor
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
Insecure Communications Costly For Hospitals
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Even one insecure text message can be expensive, as one North Carolina facility discovered. It's time for healthcare organizations to implement efficient, secure communication systems.
Wearable Tech: 5 Healthcare Wins
Slideshows  |  7/28/2014  | 
While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.
Fit Fido: 10 Apps To Keep Pets Healthy
Slideshows  |  7/25/2014  | 
Pet owners can now choose from an array of apps and gadgets including doggy Fitbits, meal-tracking and training apps, and scheduling tools to care for critters.
Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Electronic medical record vendors need to take a clue from video game design. It's time to deliver intuitive, simple to learn, and easy to use EHR technology.
Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Johns Hopkins patient privacy violation didn't involve Google Glass or wearables but indicates why the healthcare industry must head off trouble with wearables in clinical settings.
FDA Mobile Apps Loophole Hazardous For Healthcare
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
The FDA's reluctance to overregulate medical apps opens a pitfall for healthcare organizations that innovate too far ahead of the curve.
Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
10 More Robots That Could Change Healthcare
Slideshows  |  7/22/2014  | 
These medical robots bring fresh ideas to healthcare. Ready to see one at your local hospital?
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
Fitness Trackers & FSAs: A Winning Game Plan
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
Including fitness devices in flexible savings account plans could encourage consumers to adopt a more active lifestyle and improve their overall health.
EU Tells Apple, Google: Limit In-App Purchasing
News  |  7/19/2014  | 
"Children must be better protected when playing online," EU Commissioner declares in-app goods crackdown.
Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
Slideshows  |  7/18/2014  | 
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
Apple-IBM Deal: Trouble For Google, Microsoft
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
Apple's alliance with IBM will make it harder for Android and Windows Phone to carve a niche in the workplace.
Healthcare IT Cloud Safety: 5 Basics
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Healthcare is warming up to cloud services, and that means extra vigilance. Here's what you should be doing at a minimum to keep data safe.
Apple, IBM Will Woo Enterprises: Mobile Bombshell
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
The two former rivals join forces to sell enterprises on iOS hardware and business apps backed by IBM services. Can the duo dominate the enterprise mobile market?
Net Neutrality: Comment Period Closing
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
As the comment period for the FCC's proposed broadband rules closes Tuesday, Web giants weigh in on traffic prioritization.
GIS Technology Helps Eradicate Polio
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
World Health Organization uses geographic information systems to find and reach the few remaining locations where polio lurks.
EMRs Shape Up Physical Therapy
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Physical therapists find that electronic medical records help improve patient care and save money.
FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Amazon's own employees acknowledge the ease with which children could make purchases.
10 Technologies Changing Diabetes Care
Slideshows  |  7/11/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations turn to technology to reduce the far-reaching, costly impact of diabetes.
Apple Invites FTC To Probe Google
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
Facing regulatory scrutiny over in-app purchasing, Apple appears eager to make room for Google under the Federal Trade Commission's microscope.
3 BYOD Risk Prevention Strategies
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
An effective BYOD plan must balance control with convenience. Here's what to keep in mind.
Hurricane Arthur Vs. Data Visualization: Supplies Riddle
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Humanitarian organization Direct Relief uses mapping to visualize needs and plot the logistics of distribution before disaster strikes.
Android Wear Gives Google Edge In Smartwatch Race
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Google stands to gain a firm(er) foothold in the wearables market ahead of Apple's iWatch.
First Robotic Exoskeletons For Paraplegia Win FDA Approval
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
People with spinal cord injuries have a new mobility option.


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