Tech 2.0 for Monday, June 3, 2013

Contributor: Matt Davenport
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Updated: 6/03/2013 12:01 pm


Don't worry, there are no needles or spoonfuls of medicine involved, at least not yet. But the Smithsonian Magazine reports health care apps are already available. According to the magazine, research shows people with chronic medical conditions, from diabetes to mental illness tend to withdraw as their health worsens. An app called Ginger.io tracks phone use -- and can send an alert if the user has a dramatic change in patterns. The alert can go to a doctor or family member. Another app called Asthmapolis, tracks asthma attacks. It uses a sensor attached to an inhaler and may help doctors figure out what triggers the attack. A number of U.S. hospitals are reportedly testing these apps to determine how effective they are -- in tracking and helping to treat serious health problems.

Apple is reportedly getting closer to launching iRadio. The tech giant has signed a deal with Warner Music, according to several media sources. Warner is the third major label to sign a deal with Apple. Apple's entry into the world of streaming music will put pressure on Pandora, Spotify and Google. Apple is expected to announce the new service at its Worldwide Developer Conference on June 10.

Parents can manage their children's lunch money on the go, with a new app called My Lunch Money. The mobile app, from a division of Heartland Payment Systems, is available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. It allows people to use smartphones or other mobile devices to prepay for meals, add money to accounts, and view recent activities. The app is free.


RT @zpower: snake oil? how might the FDA get involved with medical apps on smartphones? @carlfranzen investigates. http://t.co/AKTGKB3KlF

Side effects may vary: the growing problem of unregulated medical apps http://t.co/v4JjhUKtjr

Apple iRadio Platform Picks Up Warner Music Group Deal http://t.co/4Hs26JpiHj

Warner Music Group becomes first major to sign publishing recorded-music licensing deals with Apple for #iRadio http://t.co/Hs4rWc8dhO

Report: Apple Close to Launching iRadio Streaming Service http://t.co/8lhdPdmmxS

My mother is getting this app for my lunch at Westside, so she can limit the amount of money i spend at lunch!
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