Tag: Apple

New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess. Now he believes he has a remedy. It’s called Forward, a health-management service that charges a $149 per month – roughly $1,800 a year – to tend to all of its patients’ primary-care needs. And not just with attentive doctoring, either; Forward plans to deploy body scanners, sensors, giant touch-screen monitors, infrared devices and other high-tech gizmos that could make a doctor’s...

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Apple proved a phone can change the world in just 10 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple’s bag of technological tricks. "Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything," Jobs declared as he paced across a San Francisco stage. It obviously wasn’t an empty boast. We all know now that Jobs’ "magical product" has reshaped culture, shaken up industries, put computers in billions of pockets and made it possible to do just about anything with a few taps on a screen. Besides its...

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Apple Products Robbers Identified

Los Fresnos (KFXV) — Police have identified two people they say are responsible stealing more than 5,000 dollars worth of apple products. The couple are identified as Espiridion Yarrito and Sheila Fernandez. According to authorities they stole I-pads and I-phones taken from several Walmart’s in Cameron County on November 21st. They are also wanted for thefts in the neighboring cities of Brownsville and Port Isabel. If you have any information on where authorities can find them, call Los Fresnos Police Department at (956) 233-4473. The information could earn you a cash reward. Recommended: No...

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Couple Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Apple Products

Brownsville (KFXV) — A couple steals more than $6,000 dollars worth of Apple products and police are looking for them. They are considered suspects in theft cases where I-pads and I-phones were taken from several Walmart’s in Cameron County. If you have any information, call the Brownsville Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-TIPS(8477). the information could earn you a cash reward. Recommended: No...

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Apple partners with Deloitte in pitch to business

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is extending its push into selling business technology by forging a partnership with the Deloitte consulting firm to advise companies on using iPhones, iPads and Apple software in the workplace. While Apple primarily sells to the consumer market, it’s confronting a global slowdown in consumer demand for smartphones and tablets. That’s spurred the Cupertino, California, tech giant to announce business-focused partnerships with companies that sell technology to corporate customers. These include IBM, SAP and Cisco. Apple says it sold $25 billion worth of products and services to businesses in the 12 months through September...

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Pandora takes on Spotify, Apple with new streaming services

  NEW YORK (AP) — Pandora is getting ready to take on Spotify, Apple Music and others with a new, $10 monthly streaming music service, and a cheaper option as well. The Internet radio company is declining to say how much the lower-priced service will cost, but it says both options will launch before the end of the year. The new subscription service from Pandora will give users more control over which songs they want to hear. On Tuesday, the company announced new licensing deals with Sony Music, Universal Music Group and several independent record labels. It is still...

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Apple is betting big on a wireless world

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple wants to push consumers further into a wireless world. Its tactics: Eliminate the standard headphone jack in its newest iPhones and market new “AirPods” – tiny wireless earbuds that the company claims greatly improve on standard Bluetooth technology. But that strategy has some risks. AIRPOD ANGST Start with the AirPods themselves. These are a pair of earbuds, each with an inch or so of protruding plastic, and nothing else – no wires to hold them together, no dangling cords. If they live up to Apple’s claims, they’re a technological marvel, tiny and expensive. And,...

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Can Apple make listening easy without a headphone jack?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Apple shows off its latest iPhone on Wednesday, it will answer a question it hasn’t had to address in years: “What’s it putting in the box?” (Besides the iPhone itself, that is.) The iPhone has traditionally shipped with a pair of Apple’s iconic earbuds, made famous in early advertising for the iPod music player. But tech analysts and industry bloggers, citing leaks from Apple’s Asian suppliers, say it looks like the tech giant has decided to do away with the analog headphone jack in the next iPhone. That means the earbuds themselves are in...

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Apple ordered pay up to 13 Billion Euros in back taxes

BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant had paid next to no tax across the bloc’s 28 countries for over 11 years. The ruling is a dramatic escalation by the EU executive Commission in its battle to have multinationals pay their fair share in the region, where popular outrage over alleged corporate tax dodging is common after years of financial crisis and austerity budgets. The EU says that many multinationals – including Starbucks,...

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Wal-mart now lets you pay with your phone

ATLANTA (AP) — Wal-Mart will now let you pay with your phone at all 4,600 stores nationwide. With Walmart Pay, the cashier scans a QR code on the phone screen to complete the payment. It differs from Apple, Samsung and Android Pay, which that involves taping your phone next to a payment machine with a wireless technology called NFC. The effort is part of Wal-Mart’s overall strategy to making shopping easier and faster. By controlling its own payment app, Wal-Mart gets insights into consumer behavior, although it says it won’t use that data without a shopper’s permission. Wal-Mart says...

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