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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Most Apple Watch buyers left with bare wrists on launch weekend

Apple has yet to set a delivery date for 647,000 watch orders, according to online shopping research firm Slice Intelligence

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SSL certificate flaw allows hackers to crash devices running iOS 8

When combined with another exploit, the No iOS Zone flaw can make iPhones, iPads, and iPods impossible to use.

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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 buys Israeli camera technology company

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

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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.

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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

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Survey: A majority of Apple Pay users encounter problems

Issues include terminals that are out of order and transactions that take too long to complete.

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Apple Watch mini-stores to open in London, Paris, Tokyo luxury retail shops

Each store opens on April 10, the same day the Apple Watch smartwatch becomes available for try-ons and preorders.

Jury clears Apple of infringing patents formerly held by Nokia

The patents, which were sold to a holding firm, covered wireless communication from mobile devices.

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Apple updates developer guidelines for medical research apps

The move comes after the company unveiled a developer framework to create apps for medical research

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First medical apps built with Apple's ResearchKit won't share data for commercial gain

That's the assurance from the companies involved with the mobile framework's first five apps

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Apple asks for dismissal of lawsuit from battery maker A123

Apple argues that it doesn't compete with A123 because their batteries end up in different products.

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Apple's ResearchKit helps iPhone users participate in medical research

Apple will not see any of the health data collected by apps developed with ResearchKit

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Apple tops Samsung in quarterly smartphone sales for the first time since 2011

Samsung faces competition at both the premium and low-end, and that cost the Korean giant.