How #smartphones are transforming personal #healthcare – an annotated infographic

  More than 1.2 million people living in London are to be offered medical diagnosis using Babylon – an “artificial intelligence” (AI) app which gives patients access to a virtual health service in their pocket. Babylon’s AI doctor is just one of the powerful tools that have transformed smartphones into mobile medical clinics. In 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration approved 36 smartphone apps and devices. Now, smartphones are being used to perform ultrasound scans, measure heart rhythm, blood pressure and glucose levels, and execute an array of lab tests from liver and kidney function to identifying communicable diseases … Continue reading How #smartphones are transforming personal #healthcare – an annotated infographic

#Apple launch event, September 2015 – Hey Siri, are we getting close? – an annotated infographic

Ahead of yet another major Apple event, we pontificate on what shiny new delights the Cupertino computing conglomerate might bedazzle us with. Wednesday’s 09-09-15 launch event (taking date scheduling tips from that other Apple, mayhaps?) will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. As it happens, this is the same venue where the late Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple II computer waaaaay back in 1977. The circle remains unbroken. This time around, the company has a veritable “slew” of new products (what a terribly unattractive word “slew” is), making this week’s event possibly Apple’s biggest to … Continue reading #Apple launch event, September 2015 – Hey Siri, are we getting close? – an annotated infographic

#Apple #iPhone7 rumours, models, screen technology, new features – an annotated infographic

It’s the traditional annual event: no sooner has the dust settled on one new iPhone release, folk becoming accustomed to the look and feel of the latest shiny Cupertino telephonic device, their thoughts idly turning to perhaps acquiring one at next upgrade, than all rational thoughts are torpedoed by interwebs whispers about the next next shiny Cupertino telephonic device. It’s all about new screen technologies for the iPhone 7, according to the usual swirling rumour mills and tech gossip mongers. Apple has begun manufacturing its next generation iPhone, with Force Touch technology, first seen in the Apple Watch. Recent patent … Continue reading #Apple #iPhone7 rumours, models, screen technology, new features – an annotated infographic

#Apple profits go through the roof as the #iPhone6 takes off in China – an annotated infographic

Apple: officially not short of a few quid. The California-based, Chinese manufacturer-preferring computer giant reported first quarter profits of $18 billion – the biggest ever made by a public company. The profits were boosted by record sales of iPhones, with Apple shifting 74.5 million iPhones in the three months to December 27. It seems redundant to qualify this statement by adding that this was well ahead of most analysts’ expectations. Ironically, it’s the Chinese thinking global, buying local that has powered much of this growth, with sales up over 70 per cent in that territory. Apparently this iPhone boom equates … Continue reading #Apple profits go through the roof as the #iPhone6 takes off in China – an annotated infographic

#AppleWatch and #iPhone6 officially here… and there was much rejoicing – an annotated infographic

And lo, it came to pass: Apple finally announced some new gadgets and the interwebs went in to meltdown. As everyone in the world now knows – even people in medical comas and lost civilizations deep in the Belgian Congo, prob’ly – Apple has unveiled its newest iPhone, alongside a larger-screened version and the company’s first foray into the wearables market – the Apple Watch. The iPhone 6, the latest iteration of the company’s flagship smartphone, has already boosted screen size from the 4 inch iPhone 5S to 4.7 inches, but the new iPhone 6 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch … Continue reading #AppleWatch and #iPhone6 officially here… and there was much rejoicing – an annotated infographic

#Apple #iPhone6 is a new threat to Samsung’s sliding market share – an annotated infographic

It’s been a topsy-turvy week for Apple, first with the news that it was probably a vulnerability in its iCloud service that was exploited in order to winkle out amateur-ish, pseudo-saucy photos of foolish celebrity ladies; then the news that it probably wasn’t iCloud’s fault; to finally the announcement from its 2012 arch eco-nemesis Greenpeace that Apple is now looking pretty spiffy in the renewable energy department – much classier than Microsoft, Google and Amazon, for instance. Now with the iPhone 6 launch imminent, Apple is looking forward to giving its most-hated market rival Samsung a sound kicking in the … Continue reading #Apple #iPhone6 is a new threat to Samsung’s sliding market share – an annotated infographic

More #Apple #iPhone6 rumours – product images, new features, tech spec – an annotated infographic

Hey, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em in blogging about it: Apple’s iPhone 6, scheduled to revolutionise our lives and transform the very fabric of society (again) any day now. The 2014 incarnation of the iPhone is expected to include a larger, redesigned form factor with a choice of 4.7″ or 5.5″ diagonal screens. The 4.7″ model is thought to be launching first, with the 5.5″ model following later. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading More #Apple #iPhone6 rumours – product images, new features, tech spec – an annotated infographic