ResearchKit did in 24 hours what would normally take 50 medical centers a year – Stanford University

Stanford University said that 11,000 iPhone owners signed up for a heart health study using Apple’s newly-announced ResearchKit in the first 24 hours–completely unprecedented numbers. “To get 10,000 people enrolled in a medical study normally, it would take a year and 50 medical centers around the country,” said Alan Yeung, medical director of Stanford Cardiovascular Health, speaking…

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Yesterday’s Apple data outage left some Apple Stores badly hit, credit card terminals offline

The Apple Store in Birmingham, England – one of the stores affected Yesterday’s large-scale data outage left a number of Apple Stores in Europe offline, reports Business Insider. For about two hours this morning, employees couldn’t check in to work, stores couldn’t make sales, and Genius Bar appointments couldn’t be kept. Employees couldn’t check email until 3…

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Belkin and Google debut USB-C cables, including low-priced Ethernet, DisplayPort, HDMI and micro-USB adapters

Coinciding with today’s announcement of the dual USB-C port-equipped Chromebook Pixel 2 laptop, Google and Belkin today announced separate collections of new USB-C cables and adapters. These new options go well beyond Apple’s upcoming USB-C accessory lineup for the 12″ MacBook, while also including some familiar options at lower-than-Apple prices. They’re amongst the first USB-C accessories to be…

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Pad & Quill introduces line of Apple Watch accessories, including travel kits and a charging stand

iOS accessory maker Pad & Quill has introduced its line of Apple Watch accessories. The lineup includes the Luxury Pocket Stand (69.99), which doubles as a watch stand and a charger, and the Roll Up Kit ($ 49.99). You can get both of the aforementioned items in the Luxury Travel Kit and the Luxury Travel Pouch (each $ 119.99). As…

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