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Apple's HealthKit goes live for 80,000 patients at Cedars-Sinai

HealthKit aims to bring patients and medical professionals together with great technology and careful consideration for privacy.

That's the challenge faced by Apple, hospitals, and customers alike, who want to take advantage of everything connected devices make possible, but in a way that's responsible, practical, and secure. HealthKit, which syncs data between the Health app on the iPhone, the Apple Watch, over 900 apps, and a broad range of medical and fitness peripherals, with doctors and researchers, aims to accomplish all of that and more. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, one of the leading healthcare facilities in the U.S., has just begun the largest HealthKit integration yet.

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Help aid Nepal with American Red Cross donations via iTunes

Apple has set up a donation page to help facilitate donations to the American Red Cross, flagged to help the victims of the recent Nepal earthquake.

The nation of Nepal has suffered a devastating earthquake that has killed thousands. Apple has set up a donation page on iTunes to help raise money for American Red Cross relief efforts in the region.

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Jony Ive and Marc Newson open Condé Nast luxury conference [Updated with video]

Apple's Jony Ive and Marc Newson sat down at the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference to talk about luxury and craftsmanship in the 21st century.

Ive, Apple's SVP of Design, and Newson opened the conference, an event that was first announced last month. They talked about bringing craftsmanship to something that would be mass produced, like the Apple Watch.

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Grab the CarPlay-friendly Pioneer AVIC 8100NEX for $859 from Amazon

Amazon is currently offering the CarPlay-friendly AVIC 8100NEX head unit for $859.99, almost 50 percent off its listed price.

The Pioneer AVIC 8100NEX has a MSRP of $1,400, though Amazon lists it for $1,699.99. While still expensive, if you were looking to get your hands on one of Pioneer's more advanced CarPlay units, the sale at $859.99 makes it a little easier.

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Comcast drops $45 billion merger deal with Time Warner Cable

Following yesterday's report, Comcast has pulled out of talks to merge with rival Time Warner Cable, announcing today the company has terminated all agreements. The deal is off.

Comcast originally announced the deal to merge with TWC back in 2014, which was valued at $45.2 billion in stock. The merge was met with criticism from not only the general public but government officials (namely the FCC) too. Today, the merge finally caved in, with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts confirming in a statement that the deal is off and the company is moving on.

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Comcast reportedly dropping plans to merge with Time Warner Cable

Comcast is reportedly dropping its bid to merge with rival Time Warner Cable.

Comcast is said to be preparing to abandon its planned merger with rival Time Warner Cable. The deal was originally announced in early 2014, and valued at $45.2 billion in stock.

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Final Cut chief Randy Ubillos announces retirement from Apple

Apple's Randy Ubillos, who created and led the development of Final Cut Pro, has announced that he is retiring from the company.

A 20-year Apple veteran, Ubillos led development of Final Cut Pro, as well as versions of iMovie and iPhoto. Ubillos announced on Twitter that today would be his last at the company, saying that he was looking forward to retirement.

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MacBook Air, MacBook Pro users: Does your screen have "stains?"

Some owners of Mac laptops have noticed a "stain" problem on their displays. Are you having this problem?

Reader Bhaskar Bhat recently alerted me to a web site that describes a problem I've had with my early 2013 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. I thought I'd pass it along in case you've had the same issue.

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Carphone Warehouse unveils its new 4G mobile network called iD

Carphone Warehouse today unveiled the UK retailer's new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) called iD. The new network aims to offer the best value 4G available on the UK market.

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Things for Apple Watch will help you remain on top of your daily tasks

Things for Apple Watch is now available for the Apple Watch and will help make tasks easier than ever to manage by enabling you to get things done.

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