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.

PCWorld News

Dell's chief doc sees little value in patients' wearable data without context, analysis

Knowing how many steps you took today doesn't help him much

PCWorld News

US govt guide aims to bolster security of mobile devices used in health care

The guide looked at what security risks pose the greatest danger to keeping patient data private

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HP study finds smartwatches could do more to keep user data safe

More transparency is needed around how data collected by smartwatch apps is used, said HP.

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Pebble Time firmware update gives you more control over the watch's look and feel

Pebble is still working on getting its latest OS to run on older watches like the original Pebble

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Air Canada, National Grid sign up to use Apple, IBM apps

More than 500 companies are running IBM apps on Apple mobile devices, Apple CFO Luca Maestri said on an earnings call.

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Apple and IBM release 10 new apps, incorporating analytics and iBeacons

The apps use technology like predictive analytics and are for business travelers and mortgage officers, among other professionals.

PCWorld News

Apple hires Chrysler executive, furthering speculation of its automotive ambitions

Apple isn't saying if Doug Betts will work on existing products or the electric car Apple is supposedly building

PCWorld News

Google removes medical marijuana app from Play store

Loud Cannabis may have been booted from Play, but other pot delivery apps can still be downloaded

PCWorld News

UCLA Health cyberattack involved sensitive data on 4.5 million people

UCLA Health claims there's no evidence yet that hackers accessed names, birth dates and medical ID numbers

PCWorld News

Apple retail employee lawsuit over bag searches receives class-action status

The lawsuit calls for Apple to pay employees for the time they spent waiting for managers to check their bags

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Oculus buys Pebbles Interfaces to put a more personal touch on VR experiences

With Pebbles' technology, the Rift will be able to show an image of person's hands in virtual reality environments.

PCWorld News

Google, ISPS offering free broadband to low-income families

The U.S. government's ConnectHome program will target families with children and get 275,000 households online

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Oculus founder responds to flak over 'exclusive' games

Palmer Luckey insists the Rift will be an open platform.

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Pebble Time Steel to start shipping at the end of July

Deliveries will start in late July, which is slightly later than what Pebble originally proposed, the company said Monday.

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Microsoft pitches HoloLens to businesses creating 3D models

Demonstrations at the Worldwide Partners Conference also showed what voice commands HoloLens can understand.