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Mobile productivity: Apps David Gewirtz can't work without

[Editor’s note: We asked our writers and editors to name the iOS or Android productivity tools they can’t live without.] Pocket: I make sure to read a lot of ZDNet’s articles first each day. For me, mobile productivity isn’t just about the tools I use when away from home, it’s ...

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Diagnose car problems with your smartphone or tablet

Got a ‘Check Engine’ light on your dash, staring at you? Wonder what it means? Wonder how much it will cost you to fix? Wondering if you can fix it yourself, if only you knew what it meant? Enter BlueDriver, a professional quality vehicle scan tool that’s simple to use. ...

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WatchOS 3 beta helps responders in 911 situations

Apple’s concern with emergencies isn’t restricted to patents and the iPhone, as we recently reported. Two features for the Apple Watch are already in place for the watchOS 3 beta. The two new features, Medical ID and Emergency SOS, are activated by holding the side button down for a few ...

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Apple CareKit: Building the future of healthcare, one iOS app at a time

Apple announced CareKit at an event in March. Image: CNET/CBS Interactive First, there was HealthKit, Apple’s platform for tracking health and fitness data through your iPhone or Watch. Then came ResearchKit, the Apple framework for gathering health data from iOS devices for use in medical research. Now, CareKit, announced in ...

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Apple iOS 10, macOS: We'll ask you before we harvest your data for AI

Apple has explained how it will use ‘differential privacy’ to improve emojis in iOS 10. Image: Apple Apple has shed some light on how it will begin mass data collection from its users without compromising their privacy. The company announced at its developer conference that it will begin implementing ‘differential ...

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