Apple VP of Health says FDA was ‘very critical’ in Apple Watch clearance, relationship with agency is ‘good’

In an interview published Friday, Apple VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai discussed the company’s newfound interest in health and medicine, suggesting products like Apple Watch Series 4 and the Health app are stepping stones to more advanced devices and services. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple Music hits 30M paid subscribers, but the service isn’t good enough, says Jimmy Iovine

Apple Music continues to grow, Billboard reporting that it has now hit 30M paid subscribers – up from 27M in June. But Jimmy Iovine, who heads up the service, thinks what Apple is offering to subscribers isn’t yet good enough. I don’t believe that what exists right now is enough […] Just because we’re adding millions of […]

Review: Amazon Echo Show is ‘good enough’

Arguably the best home assistant gets even better with the launch of Amazon’s latest Alexa-powered accessory, dubbed the Echo Show, arriving months before Apple’s competing HomePod arrives in December. It’s also Amazon’s most expensive model at $ 229.99, compared to $ 179.99 for the original Echo and $ 49.99 for the Echo Dot. AppleInsider – […]

Hands-on: Glyph’s Atom SSD is a good choice for MacBook and MacBook Pro-owning creatives [Video]

As a full time Final Cut Pro X user, I’m always on the lookout for things that can make my editing workflow easier. One such product that fits that description is the Atom SSD from Glyph. The USB-C-enabled 1TB Atom SSD lends ample storage space to the MacBook Pro in a small, portable form factor. More […]

Apple Music is ‘Distractingly Good’ for Taylor Swift in New Ad

Apple today debuted a new ad for its music streaming service Apple Music, this time centering around a workout session by artist Taylor Swift. The singer posted the 1-minute video on Twitter earlier this morning, captioning it as “based on true events.” In the commercial, she begins preparing for a treadmill workout by browsing Apple […]

Ex-CIA director: Apple ‘generally in the right’ on encryption, FBI not ‘very good telephone designers’

Speaking with CNBC’s Squawk Box, former CIA director James Woolsey gave his personal thoughts on the FBI’s request to have Apple unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers. Telling CNBC that the last time he looked into the situation with care, the former CIA head said he felt as though the FBI was attempting […]