Aaron Doty

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Apple employees can’t stop walking into the beautiful glass doors at new Apple Park campus

It turns out that when a company loves glass buildings and also creates devices for hours of addictive personal use, sometimes it ends up with injured employees who are too distracted by the products to notice walls. A report from <i>MarketWatch</i> today details how the company has had to call emergency …

iPhone X: The five worst features in Apple's best phone

For well over two months, my days have ended and begun with the iPhone X. Compared to older iPhones, the X feels impressively fast, slim and, with 5.8 inches of screen space, satisfyingly spacious. But as I've grown to appreciate some of its finer points, I've also discovered the traits that make …

I've been using my iPhone X for nearly a month, and I've decided I hate it

I still remember the excitement I felt peeling back the protective plastic from my shiny new iPhone X. What a gorgeous piece of technology.<p>That feeling didn't last.<p>I'm now nearly a month into using the iPhone X, and I've slowly realized I unreservedly dislike the device. In fact, I hate using it.<p>I …

This Is How You Can Get a 'Home' Button on Apple's iPhone X

Much has been made of the fact that Apple’s iPhone X does not come with a physical “home” button, as the new smartphone relies instead on facial …

12 neat hidden features in the iPhone X

With the iPhone X, Apple has had to rethink many of the iOS core gestures. The new device features a brand new design with a taller display, Face ID and no home button.<p>If you plan on buying a new iPhone X, it’s going to take a while to get used to these new metaphors. So here’s a list of some …

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This wallpaper app makes your iPhone X's notch disappear

Tired of that odd notch on your new iPhone X already? Apple couldn’t seem to find a way around it, as it had to fit multiple hardware components to enable its Face ID security system.<p>Thankfully, there’s a fix – for the home and lock screens, at least. A free iOS app called Notcho comes with a bunch …

Samsung Galaxy: Growing Up

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iPhone X could be Apple’s most fragile handset ever

The iPhone X certainly looks stunning. But according to early stress tests, Apple sacrificed the phone’s durability in favor of that attention-grabbing design.<p>The result? iPhone X is Apple’s most breakable iPhone ever.<p>Stress tests by SquareTrade Labs used a range of robots to drop, bend, tumble and …

Mobile Technology

NHS offers smartphone GP appointments

<b>A 24-hour service has been launched for NHS patients, offering GP consultations via videolink on smartphones.</b><p>The pilot scheme will initially cover 3.5 million patients in greater London.<p>Patients will be able to check their symptoms through the mobile app and then have video consultations within two …

If you own an iPhone X, you absolutely need to know this gesture trick

If you just bought an iPhone X, you've probably noticed you need to rewire your brain to navigate the phone. Instead of using the trusty old Home …

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New video shows Face ID fail to properly distinguish between siblings

<b>Update</b>: The brothers have uploaded a new video further explaining the Face ID issue. Watch it below.<p>Apple touts that Face ID is even more secure than Touch ID was, with there being a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of a different person being able to unlock someone else’s iPhone X with Face ID. A new video …

iPhone X — A Guided Tour — Apple

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How to see the battery percentage on iPhone X

Thanks to the notch eating up a big chunk out of the top of the iPhone X screen, there’s not as much space up there for useful menubar widgets. The clock now sits alone at the top left, displaced by the notch. The cellular, Wi-Fi, and battery icons sit squashed together on the right side. But what …

Mobile Technology

Why so many of Apple’s design ‘innovations’ make its products worse

Apple (AAPL) has lost that magic touch.<p>For years, the Cupertino, California-based tech company prided itself on making devices of such unparalleled …

6 Gestures You'll Need To Learn For The iPhone X

Image: Apple<p>The iPhone X's lack of a physical home button is the most significant update to Apple's world-changing smartphone since the original …

Opinion: iPhone X? Nah. Here’s why I’m recommending the iPhone 6S

iPhone X? Pshaw. You don’t need it. Heck, <i>most</i> people don’t need it. In fact, when a friend asked me recently what he should buy, I pointed him toward …

Google is tryharding at phones right now, and I love it

At my high school, it wasn't "cool" to make an effort during PE. I distinctly remember being told this during a basketball game where I out-hustled a kid six inches taller than me for a rebound. I paused for a moment, and then went back to hustling. "Nah," I thought to myself. "I'd rather win." …

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Here's How to Charge Your iPhone and Listen to Music at the Same Time

Problem solved, kinda.<p>After Apple released the iPhone sans headphone jack, many fans of the tech brand were not very happy. The problem being in order to use headphones, an adaptor needs to be plugged into the Lightning charging port, but if you’re charging your phone you can’t use the adaptor. To …

Why you'll be forced to buy a case for your iPhone X

Today is iPhone launch day. No, not for the highly-anticipated iPhone X (that's not coming until Nov. 3), but for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.<p>Some people …

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

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Apple is really bad at design

Let me just rip this band-aid off...<p>The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd — it is bad. It is bad design, and …

If you’re not a white male, artificial intelligence’s use in healthcare could be dangerous

Healthcare inequalities are systemic and closely intertwined with social inequalities. In the US, black men and women can be expected to live a decade less than their white counterparts, and are also much more likely to die from heart disease, various types of cancer, and stroke. Rates of diabetes …

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The Horror Novel You'll Never Have to Live: Surviving Without Health Insurance

In 2005, I was a robust 25-year-old living in Chicago and working as a project assistant for an architectural and engineering firm. In the fall of …

Man Wakes From Coma With Ability To Understand Health Insurance Policy

PARKER, CO—In what doctors are calling a true medical miracle, local construction worker Kal Mathyssen awoke from a week-long coma early Wednesday …

Why you shouldn't get excited about 4K and HDR gaming, at least not yet

One of the biggest letdowns of the "original" PS4 and Xbox One was the lack of 4K resolution. The new PS4 Pro and Xbox One S consoles fix that issue, offering the potential to game in 4K as well as high dynamic range, aka HDR. The combination promises better graphics, contrast and color than ever, …

Even with good healthcare, social factors affect death risk

Even in Sweden, a country with universal healthcare, disadvantaged people with diabetes are still more likely to die compared to diabetics with social and economic advantages, a new study finds.<p>The risk of death was affected by marital status, education, immigration history and wealth, even though …

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Three Things To Know About Future Healthcare Spending

For my entire life, a half century and counting, healthcare spending in the U.S. has almost always risen faster than inflation. Sometimes it’s relatively slow, sometimes it’s relatively fast, but no matter the time, healthcare spending is climbing. Getting healthcare spending under control is …

Xbox One S is the right console for 2016’s messy 4K-television market

Sony and Microsoft are both trying to push console gaming into 4K, and the latest revision of the Xbox is doing that the right way for the current television market.<p>Earlier this week, Microsoft released the Xbox One S. This is a slimmer Xbox One that can upscale game content to 4K and can play 4K …

From Volume To Value: Achieving Bold Change In Our Healthcare Payment Systems

One question I hear repeatedly as I travel the country discussing healthcare is whether the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care can really be done in a way that lowers cost and improves patient care. The answer is: it can.<p>While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, successful …