HBO Now standalone streaming service coming to Apple TV and iOS apps in early April for $14.99 a month.
not really an innovation but, okay. There was nothing stopping this from happening before, why did it need an event?
Because prying HBO loose from the cable companies is actually quite a trick. It's only recently that this has been at all conceivable.
ResearchKit Announced: Is open source and allows medical researchers to create apps, and use the iPhone as a diagnostic tool.
Cool, but the apps store is still a draconian gulag. expect a dearth of crisis pregnancy apps to get written and a bunch of Abortion assistance apps to get flagged and removed as part of our nations proud tradition of culture warfare. And how do we handle HIPAA here?
HIPPA? I think it's got bigger problems than HIPPA. A device that does diagnosis is a regulated thing. There are some interesting inconsistencies around treatment of devices that just show you data from other devices, but if they really plan to make real diagnosis using an iPhone, the FDA is gonna have something to say about that.