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Big Data Is Changing the Way We Get Well

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You might call it a revolution, or maybe a remaking, but either way big data is changing the scale and scope of how doctors care for patients and how caregivers and insurance companies address community-wide health issues

Consider the statistics already in play. A recent McKinsey & Company report traced the expansion of computer-based information systems, and the electronic medical records they create, in both the physician’s office and the hospital

  • More than 50% of doctor’s offices now…

Everything You Need to Know About Touch ID

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In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS engineer Chris Gibbs discusses how to use Touch ID for authentication. With the big news of Apple Pay, Touch ID will be a big safety feature worth incorporating.

Using Touch ID is easy for developers, as iOS handles presenting the user with a prompt to authenticate with it. The only part of this prompt that you can customize is the reason string

It’s possible for authentication to fail if the user taps…

What Are the Best Life Hacks to Tackle Procrastination?

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This question originally appeared on Quora.

What are the best life hacks to tackle procrastination?

Answer by Brandon Lee, entrepreneur and investor.

1. Use Parkinson’s Law to your advantage. Parkinson’s Law states: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

There’s a reason why you wait until the last five hours before you write that paper or begin researching for that project: It’s because you’re given that much timeIt’s amazing how productive we get when we face an…

Revenge of the Phablet: What iPhone 6 Plus Mania Says About Smartphones

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Pre-orders for Apple‘s new iPhones are off and running, and there’s already a clear winner: the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is sold out, well ahead of the “standard” model, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6

The big screen is officially the big hit.

It’s certainly possible Apple made more iPhone 6′s than it did 6 Pluses, but early buzz shows interest in the Plus model is on par with its little brother. A poll on Polar shows excitement for the two phones is about even, and when Today’s iPhone asked readers

The Clock Is Ticking: What Developers Have Planned for Apple Watch

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When the Apple Watch launches early next year, it will boast applications that let you pay for products, check the weather, find your car (if that car is a BMW) and unlock your hotel door (if that hotel is Starwood). It will have apps from Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest that you let you do some — but not all — of what you already do on your iPhone or iPad

What appears to be missing from the Apple Watch right now, as one analyst put it after Apple’s big event on Tuesday, is a “killer…

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Hands-On: How Much iPhone is Too Much?

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You know that visceral feeling you get when you look at a giant Samsung phablet like the Galaxy Note? That maybe it works for a purse or man bag, but your pockets can’t handle quite this much phone?

That’s the feeling I got handling the iPhone 6 Plus for the first time at Apple’s iPhone launch event in Cupertino, California, Tuesday. Apple wouldn’t let us actually put the devices in our pockets — I can’t imagine why — but I did get the distinct feeling that the iPhone 6 Plus would burst the…

iPhone 6 Specs Allegedly Leak Hours Ahead of Launch

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China Mobile, the largest mobile carrier in the world, has allegedly leaked specs related to the next-generation iPhone 6 ahead of Apple‘s launch event on Tuesday.

In the hours leading up to the big event, the carrier posted the specs for the smaller of the two versions expected to launch on its website, according to a TechRadar report. Apple is rumored to reveal the iPhone 6 in two sizes: a 4.7-inch model and a 5.6-inch model (possibly called the iPhone 6L) at the Flint Center near its…

Hands-on With Samsung’s Gear S Smartwatch: Still Too Big, But Smartest Yet

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BERLIN — After Samsung announced its Gear S smartwatch late last month, members of the press finally got their hands on the company’s third-generation smartwatch this week at its Unpacked 2 event in New York, Beijing and Berlin.

The Gear S, which runs on Samsung’s Tizen operating system, is as smart as smartwatches come these days: It has built-in 3G (or 2G) connectivity, so you don’t need to wirelessly tether to a nearby smartphone to get emails, calendar alerts or other notifications sent…

New ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ Trailer: Yup, the Bosses Are Still Horrible

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The bro trio is back — with its horrible bosses

Sean Anders, the director who first brought you the raunchy tale of three guys at wit’s end with their bosses in 2011, is ready for round two. Yes, even Jennifer Aniston as the blackmailing, sex-crazed dentist has returned to keep the plot filled with plenty of roadblocks

A new trailer for the film features DJ Snake & Lil John’s “Turn Down For What” while Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis get into all sorts of typical, boyish…

Matthew McConaughey Riffs on ‘True Detective,’ Waxes Poetic in Bizarre Ads

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Fresh off his best actor Academy Award win, Matthew McConaughey is doing a victory lap of sorts in a bizarre ad campaign for Lincoln’s MKC.

In the campaign, McConaughey appears to be channeling his True Detective character, Det. Rustin Cohle. Three of the spots have been released so far with two more to come. In the spot above, he riffs in something like free association as a bull crosses his path

“That’s a big bull … I think…