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posted in January 2013
Hypochondriacs rejoice: California-based Scanadu has built a smartphone accessory and a smartphone/tablet app that can perform visual examinations and monitor vital signs and then displays them on a smartphone. It looks like a medical tricorder from Star Trek.
There weren't many smartphone announcements at CES 2013, but most of them were for Android phones and here they are, including one phablet. Pantech, Sony and Huawei all announced phones some exclusively for the Chinese market and Intel released a CPU and reference platform optimized for Android and also designed for low cost in emerging markets.
A popular app piracy tool has recently shut down, but two new options to bypass Apple DRM and install pirated iOS apps are available. Piracy of iPhone and iPad apps will still run wild unless app developers build in safety modules.
You would probably assume that volume purchasers get discounts from Apple, as they do from any other company. But how much? We have the numbers. And you don't have to be a real business to take advantage of the discounts just use the products for business.