Fred O'ConnorReporter, IDG News Service

Fred O'Connor writes about wearables, Apple, IT careers, health IT and general technology news for the IDG News Service.

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First Apple Watch health IT apps bring important messages to the wrist

The apps will handle tasks suited for a small screen, like reviewing text messages.

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LA school district seeks millions from Apple over iPad software woes

This is the latest chapter in the dramatic and complex project of supplying all Los Angeles public school students with an iPad.

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Apple Watch won't be available in-store at least until June

People who hoped to leave an Apple store with a watch next Friday are out of luck, said retail head Angela Ahrendts

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Yahoo reportedly close to purchasing Foursquare

The buy could be part of Marissa Mayer's effort to focus on mobile users​.

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Apple buys Israeli camera technology company

LinX's smaller cameras could help Apple slim down its hardware

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Apple takes a slow, steady route with smartwatch sales

Apple is more interested in nailing a sales strategy for the Apple Watch than flooding the market with devices

PCWorld News

IBM's Watson Health division will incorporate patient data from Apple

Health care data stored on Watson Health Cloud will be de-identified, said IBM

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Health IT vendors slammed for hampering the exchange of patient data

The problem could worsen as technology use in health care grows

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Convenience, apps draw people to check out the Apple Watch launch

Crowds swarmed online to order Apple's first smartwatch, creating an order backlog that stretches to June for some models.

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LinkedIn buys training site Lynda.com, enters professional development market

The deal may give job seekers instant access to courses that teach the skills a position requires

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Cloud computing brings changes for IT security workers

Cloud computing may help a company's bottom line, but it jeopardizes security, researcher Bruce Schneier says

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Oyster breaks out of its subscription shell, targets Amazon with e-book store

The five biggest publishers in the U.S. back Oyster's new venture.

Apple, as Watch rollout looms, emphasizes online ordering

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Apple store employees will tell customers interested in the Apple Watch to purchase the device online

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Samsung rebuts tester's claim that Galaxy Edge S6 bends easily

The phone maker thinks a stress test applied too much pressure.

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Health care industry receives first mobile apps from Apple, IBM

The travel and insurance industries receive additional apps, bringing the total offered to 22