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Startups at CES showed how tech can help elderly people and their caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic shined a harsh spotlight on the challenges many elderly people face. Older adults are among the highest-risk groups for developing cases that need hospitalization and nursing homes were especially vulnerable to outbreaks. While dealing with COVID-19, the elderly have also faced many other problems, including the difficulty of accessing medical care for chronic conditions during lockdowns and isolation. Many of these issues won’t go away after the pandemic. According to the ...
Tags: Apple, Health, Startups, TC, Aging, Tech, Ces, United Nations, Virtual Reality, Seniors, AARP, FallCall Solutions, Folia Health, Embleema, CES 2021, Nobi

Tech and health companies including Microsoft and Salesforce team up on digital COVID-19 vaccination records

A new cross-industry initiative is seeking to establish a standard for digital vaccination records that can be used universally to identify COVID-19 vaccination status for individuals, in a way that can be both secure via encryption and traceable and verifiable for trustworthiness regarding their contents. The so-called ‘Vaccination Credential Initiative’ includes a range of big-name companies from both the healthcare and the tech industry, including Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce and Epic, as we...
Tags: Apple, Health, TC, Microsoft, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Smartphones, Encryption, Regulation, Epic, Healthcare, Vaccination, Salesforce, Standards, Oracle

Google’s Fitbit acquisition is official

Following regulatory scrutiny on both sides of the pond, Google this morning announced that it has completed its acquisition of wearables pioneer, Fitbit. Google’s use of the vast amount of user health data has long been the key sticking point of regulatory concern of the deal. After all, targeted advertising continues to be at the heart of much of what the tech giant does. As such, it’s unsurprising that both Google and Fitbit are looking to address concerns in their respective statements on th...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Startups, Hardware, Samsung, Eu, Commission, Htc, Apple Watch, Fitbit, James Park, Timex, Rick Osterloh, Fitbit Google, Google SVP of Devices

Companies rush to replace the gym at CES

The year of the first-ever all-virtual CES is, unsurprisingly, the year of the virtual gym. The past 12 months have seen most of our fitness routines completely transformed — speaking for myself, my Apple Watch step count shows two big empty spots where March and April are. Fitness startups have seen unexpected windfall in all of this. In June, Lululemon announced plans to acquire Mirror for $500 million, while competitors like Tonal saw a 7x increase in sales for the year. In December, Apple la...
Tags: Apple, Health, Apps, Samsung, Tech, Ces, Apple Watch, Crossfit, Lululemon, Peloton, Amanda Cerny, Johannes Bartl, Pelotons, CES 2021, Jillian Michaels Ultrahuman, Kara Saunders

Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune

As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways. Healthvana, a health tech startup that began with a specific focus on providing patient information digitally for individuals living with HIV, is helping Los Angeles County roll out mobile vaccination records for COVID-19 using Apple’s Wallet technology. A cursory appraisal of the implementation of this tech might lead one to...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Android, Startups, TC, Instagram, Virginia, Hiv, Los Angeles, Tech, Windows 95, Vaccination, Biotech, Biotechnology, Life Sciences

Biogen Launches Study to Find Out if Apple Watch and iPhone Can Detect Declining Cognitive Health

Biotechnology company Biogen today announced the launch of a new Apple Watch study in partnership with Apple that is aimed at investigating the role the iPhone and Apple Watch might play in monitoring cognitive performance and screening for decline in cognitive health. The multi-year study will launch later this year and will enroll both young and aging adults with a range of cognitive performance. The study's objectives are to find digital biomarkers for helping to monitor cognitive performa...
Tags: Apple, Health, Apple Watch, Biogen, Jeff Williams Apple, Apple Research

Parler squeezed as Trump seeks new online megaphone

By FRANK BAJAK and BARBARA ORTUTAY President Donald Trump has been kicked off of most mainstream social media platforms following his supporters’ siege on the U.S. Capitol. But it remains to be seen how fast or where — if anywhere — on the internet he will be able to reach his followers. The far right-friendly Parler had been the leading candidate, at least until Google and Apple removed it from their app stores and Amazon booted it off its web hosting service just after midnight Pacific time ea...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Media, Buzzfeed, Uncategorized, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Pacific, Trump

Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone

By FRANK BAJAK BOSTON (AP) — One Twitter wag joked about lights flickering on and off at the White House being Donald Trump signaling to his followers in Morse code after Twitter and Facebook squelched the president for inciting rebellion. Though deprived of his big online megaphones, Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach, led by the far right-friendly Parler — even if Google removed it from its app store Friday and Apple threatened the same. Trump may launch his own platform...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Washington, White House, China, Germany, Boston

New Apple Services Could Include 'Podcasts+,' 'Stocks+,' and 'Mail+,' Analysts Predict

A range of new Apple services could include "Podcasts+," "Stocks+," and "Mail+," according to a new report by Loup Ventures analysts. Apple's subscription service products are increasingly important to its business model and is now almost the size of a Fortune 50 company by revenue, growing by 16 percent in 2020 to $53.7 billion. Loup Ventures highlights that Spotify accumulated 144 million paid subscribers over a period of 14 years, while Apple Music accumulated 85 million paid subscribers i...
Tags: Apple, Health, Amazon, Spotify, Maps, Podcasts, Mail, Apple Maps, Fortune, Robinhood, Apple Music, Loup Ventures, Apple Card, Apple Fitness, Podcasts Stocks and Mail, Apple Car Health

You Know the Pandemic's Getting Worse if Apple's Closing Its Stores En Masse Again

Besides the official reports from states, the federal government, and entities like Johns Hopkins, there’s always been another, unorthodox way to gauge the severity of the pandemic: Apple Store closures. The company was one of the first major retailers to close its stores during the pandemic and has been opening and…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Science, Apple Store, Johns Hopkins, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Congressional deal on Fed removes obstacle to agreement on COVID relief

By ANDREW TAYLOR and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON — Top congressional lawmakers struck a late-night agreement on the last major obstacle to a COVID-19 economic relief package costing nearly $1 trillion, clearing the way for votes as early as Sunday. A Democratic aide said in an email that an agreement had been reached late Saturday and that compromise language was being finalized to seal a deal to be unveiled on Sunday. The breakthrough involved a fight over Federal Reserve emergency powers th...
Tags: Apple, Health, Business, Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Government, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop

iOS 14.3 Features: New Apple TV+ Tab, AirPods Max Support, ProRAW for iPhone 12 and More

Apple today released iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 to the public, introducing some notable new features. We've highlighted the biggest changes so you can get a quick overview of what to expect after installing it. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple Fitness+ Priced at $9.99 per month and included in the highest-tier Apple One bundle, Apple Fitness+ is Apple's latest service that's designed to work with the Apple Watch. It offers guided workouts provided by App...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Featured, Mexico, China, Apple Watch, Bing, MacRumors YouTube, Vo2 Max, Ecosia, Ios 14, Cardio Fitness, UK Germany India, Breezometer Air, Ecosia Search Engine Ecosia

iOS 14.3 Features: Everything New in iOS 14.3

Apple today released iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 to the public, introducing some notable new features. We've highlighted the biggest changes so you can get a quick overview of what to expect after installing it. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple Fitness+ Priced at $9.99 per month and included in the highest-tier Apple One bundle, Apple Fitness+ is Apple's latest service that's designed to work with the Apple Watch. It offers guided workouts provided by App...
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Daily Crunch: Apple launches Fitness+

We review Apple Fitness+, Gmail goes down and Pornhub cracks down on unverified content. This is your Daily Crunch for December 14, 2020. The big story: Apple launches Fitness+ Brian Heater tried out Apple’s new $10-per-month subscription service for guided workouts, prompting some broader reflections on exercise during this terrible year — and on how Fitness+ might fit in. The service requires an Apple Watch to sign up, which is a hurdle if (like me) you don’t already own the device, but B...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Hardware, Fitness, Samsung, Tech, Reddit, Fda, Brian, Apple Watch, Pfizer, Pornhub, Gary Oldman, David Fincher, Cray

It won’t replace the gym, but Fitness+ will help you break a sweat

I’m glistening. My heart rate is finally slowing a bit as I type this. The slightest hints of my asthma are subsiding. I’m not going to tell you I feel “good,” as relative as that term might be in a year when everything has gone to hell somehow both gradually and all at once over the course of 12 awful months. But I certainly don’t feel “bad,” either. There is, of course, a kind of serendipity in today’s launch of Fitness+. While Apple gets points for general prescience, one assumes the compa...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Health, Apps, Hardware, Fitness, New York City, Tech, Bank Of America, Fox, Queens, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Apple Watch, Fitness Trackers, States

Exposure Notifications: end of year update

For the last eight months we’ve been working with Apple on the Exposure Notifications System (ENS) to help public health authorities in their efforts to contain COVID-19. We wanted to provide an update on this work. Saving lives at all levels of adoption Since May, when this technology became available, public health authorities have launched Exposure Notifications in more than 50 countries, states and regions—an average of two apps each week. This week, California became the latest U.S. sta...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, UK, Colorado, California, Washington, Virginia, Spain, United States, Ireland, Finland, Uruguay, Ralph Northam, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Task Force for Global Health

The Geek in Review Ep. 97 – Tracy LaLonde and The Joychiever Journey

Professionals in the legal market are known for focusing on high achievement levels within their careers, and not so much on how much joy they derive from working in the profession. Tracy LaLonde, author of The Joychiever Journey: Evade Burnout, Surpass Your Goals and Out-Happy Everyone, says that achievement and joy are not mutually exclusive and that we can live lives that allow us to achieve our goals and experience joy at the same time. LaLonde discusses how increasing the enjoyment of our c...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Podcast, Law, Congress, Senate, Uncategorized, US, Book Review, Mental Health, House, Tracy, Pharrell, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Lawyers

Apple Fitness+ launches on December 14

Apple is launching its subscription fitness service, which is built mainly to complement Apple Watch, on December 14. Apple Fitness+ was first announced at Apple’s iPhone event in September, and will offer guided workouts on iPhone iPad and Apple TV, with live personal metrics delivered by the Apple Watch’s health metrics monitoring. The fitness offering will cover 10 workout types at launch, including Hight Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), strength, yoga, dance, core, cycling, indoor walk...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Health, Ipad, TC, Tech, Apple TV, Software, Smartwatches, Itunes, Computing, Apple Watch, Premier, Wearable Devices, Subscription Services

Fitness startup Aarmy reinvents itself for a remote fitness world

Like a lot of startups, Aarmy faced some big challenges when the pandemic forced widespread shutdowns in March. Up until then, Aarmy was offering in-person fitness classes from its locations in New York and Los Angeles. Trey Laird, who founded the startup with trainers Akin Akman (chief fitness officer) and Angela Manuel-Davis (chief motivation officer), told me that within 48 hours, the strategy shifted online, starting with fitness classes via Instagram Live — something it continues to offer, ...
Tags: Apple, Health, Startups, New York, Los Angeles, Tech, Davis, Karlie Kloss, Laird, Akin Akman, Akman, Aarmy, Trey Laird, Angela Manuel Davis, Jay Z Chris Paul, Mousse Partners Valia Ventures Pendulum

Gov. Newsom Announces New Smartphone App To Help Californians Trace COVID-19 Cases

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – A new smartphone tool is being rolled out in California that will help alert people if they spent time near someone who tests positive for coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday. The tool doesn’t track people’s identities or locations but uses Bluetooth wireless signals to detect when two phones are within 6 feet (1.8 meters) of each other for at least 15 minutes, officials said. Newsom said it will be ready for use on Thursday. “The process is private, anonym...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, News, California, Washington, California News, Sacramento, Smartphones, Cbs, Associated Press, Biden, University Of California, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Southern California

California’s CA Notify app to offer statewide exposure notification using Apple and Google’s framework

The state of California has now expanded access of its CA Notify app to all in the state, after originally deploying the app in a pilot program at UC Berkeley in November, which later expanded to other UC campuses. The statewide launch of the app, announced by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday, means that the tool based on Apple and Google’s exposure notification API will be available for download and opt-in use to anyone with a compatible iPhone or Android device as of this Thursday...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Health, Google, Android, TC, Apps, Bluetooth, California, Tech, Software, Messages, Api, Biotech, Uc-berkeley, Operating Systems

This $8 clay mask is one of the most popular beauty products across the internet, and it's the only thing that has helped clear up my skin

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Aztec Secret I've tried a lot of face masks in my life — from dirt-cheap impulse purchases to $80 award-winning at-home facials  — and nothing has improved the clarity of my skin like this giant $8 tub of the Aztec Secret Clay Mask.After seeing it all over the internet and having a colleague call it her "most recommended product," I gave it a shot.It basically acts like a vacuum for your pores in t...
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As the pandemic shatters Americans' mental health, the FDA, psychiatrists, and developers are betting on smartphone apps to treat them directly

A woman seen walking past a charity's shopfront in Stoke-on-Trent, England, on October 28, 2020. Nathan Stirk/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the US mental-health crisis, with apps like Calm and Headspace booming as people try to cope. Now, a new cohort of apps are working to directly treat mental illness, rather than just help people get by. Three such companies told Business Insider their programs can drive similar results as medication, and said they believe in-pe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Washington Post, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Healthcare, News UK, Cambridge, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Haim, Apple Store, Digital Health

How to choose a diet and weight loss app that's right for you, according to a nutritionist

Using a weight loss app helps you keep track of your food habits and promotes healthy and sustainable changes to your lifestyle.The best apps don't just let you track daily food intake but provide insightful feedback from nutritionists and wellness experts that help you develop and maintain healthier diets. Whether you're looking to cook more at-home meals, add a fitness routine to your diet, or are just on a budget, we've rounded up the best diet and weight loss apps currently available.For add...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Health, Google Play Store, Diet, Fitness, New York City, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Fitbit, Weight Watchers, Myfitnesspal, Health App, Kraig Becker, Noom

7 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help You and Your Body

Apple Cider Vinegar is something my entire family has been using for years now. I’ll be honest; it’s not the best tasting stuff you’ll drink. This is something I’ve become accustomed to drinking every morning. Whenever you drink it, you can actually feel it going down to your stomach. For all the headaches in drinking it, Apple Cider Vinegar is really good for you. Below are 7 ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help You and Your Body. Weight Loss Some of us can stay to lose a pound or 30 and also ...
Tags: Apple, Health, Men's Health, Jazz, American Dental Association, Apple Cider Vinegar, Ways Apple, Control Your Insulin Apple Cider Vinegar

Mirror founder Brynn Putnam on life with Lululemon — and whether or not she sold too soon

Brynn Putnam has a lot to feel great about. A Harvard grad and former professional ballet dancer who opened the first of what have become three high-intensity fitness studios in New York, she then launched a second business in 2016 when — while pregnant with her son — she was exercising at home and couldn’t find a natural way watch a class on her laptop or phone. Her big idea: to install a mirrored screen in users’ homes that’s roughly eight square feet and through which they could exercise alon...
Tags: Apple, Health, Social, TC, Gadgets, New York, Mexico, China, Tech, Harvard, Atlantic, SaaS, Venture Capital, M&a, States, Mirror

The Linux Foundation wants to help combat COVID-19 with free, open source apps to tell people when they've been exposed to the virus

People wearing protective face masks use a smartphone on a street in Kiev Reuters Linux Foundation launched a public health unit in July to use open source software to combat the coronavirus pandemic and future epidemics. The foundation now has two apps: COVID Green, which is built by NearForm developers in Ireland, and COVID Shield, which is built by Shopify developers in Canada. Currently, contact tracing apps are not widely used, but the general manager of the initiative is optimistic t...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Open Source, Mobile, Science, Enterprise, Washington, US, Trends, Canada, Ireland, Oxford, Oxford University, Shopify, Linux Foundation

Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for $345 million, after acquiring it in 2015 for $475 million

Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million, five and a half years after acquiring it for $475 million. The company also announced that it will be winding down the Endomondo platform which it also acquired at the same time for $85 million. In a press release announcing the news, Under Armour said the reason for this decision was to simplify and focus its brand, keeping it aimed at its “...
Tags: Apple, Health, TC, Apps, Tech, Software, M&a, Activity Trackers, Gamification, Apple Inc, Mobile Software, Apple News, Under Armour, Myfitnesspal, Armour, Francisco Partners

25 fitness gifts that'll make them look forward to breaking a sweat

  Janji If they're looking to jumpstart a new fitness routine or want to upgrade what they're already using, there's plenty of useful workout gear that'll help them get closer to their goals. Whether they're into running and need a new pair of sneakers or they want to get their steps in while working from home with a Cubii under-desk elliptical, they'll love these 25 thoughtful fitness gifts.Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here.Sign up for Insider ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Health, Amazon, Gift Guide, Fitness, Trends, Features, Gifts, Headphones, Athleta, Eva, Garmin, Dick, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Brooks Ghost

MindLabs raises £1.4 million for its new platform, a “Peloton for mental health”

Ideally, mental wellness should be considered part of a healthy daily routine, like exercise. But even exercise is difficult to turn into a regular habit. Peloton addressed physical fitness by combining smart stationary bikes with live classes and community features to create an engaging experience. Now a new startup, MindLabs, is taking a similar approach to mental wellness. Based in London, MindLabs announced today it has raised £1.4 million (about USD $1.82 million) in pre-seed investment led...
Tags: Apple, Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Europe, England, London, Halo, Tech, ISO, Meditation, Mental Health, Muse, Zoopla

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