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Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple’s iOS 8 Health app can track dozens of health stats through other apps and devices, providing a full picture of your well-being. Now, it can track two more things and one of them can be measured by the iPhone itself. AppleInsider installed the latest beta version of iOS 8, which was made available on Monday, and ...

Siri Will Soon Be Able to Understand You Much Better

Siri Will Soon Be Able to Understand You Much Better

It all started at a small academic get-together in Whistler, British Columbia. The topic was speech recognition, and whether a new and unproven approach to machine intelligence—something called deep learning—could help computers more effectively identify the spoken word. Microsoft funded the mini-conference, held just ...

Nudge (Android, iOS) Gathers Your Health and Fitness Data

Nudge (Android, iOS) Gathers Your Health and Fitness Data

With the quantified self movement in full swing, you can now track and monitor every movement, learn when you’re drinking too much coffee, discover how well you sleep, and even lose weight. But with so many different apps and gadgets for different facets of our lives, it can be difficult to keep on top of everything. This ...

Amazon Instant Video (iOS) Now Offers ‘First Episode Free,’ HBO Content

Amazon Instant Video (iOS) Now Offers ‘First Episode Free,’ HBO Content

Even though Amazon is investing heavily in its Fire platform including new Fire TV and Fire Phone, it still is showing some chops for iOS. Monday's free update brings the latest features of Amazon’s Video service to its iOS apps. Amazon upgraded the iPad and iPhone apps today with all new video playback controls, ...

iOS 8 Will End the Weather Partnership Between Apple and Yahoo

iOS 8 Will End the Weather Partnership Between Apple and Yahoo

Of the many announcements made at Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers Conference, one that did not garner as much attention concerned the pre-installed weather app on the iPhone. The look, feel and data has been provided to Apple by Yahoo for many years, part of a deal that sends a lot of traffic back to the Internet ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 19, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 19, 2014

If you have an iPhone, you probably know a lot of what Siri can do. But there are still a couple tricks Siri has up its sleeve that most iOS users may not know about. If you’ve got World Cup fever, Siri may be your best friend over the next few weeks. Siri is able to tap into all sorts of information about the World Cup. ...

Report: Apple TV is Likely to Get iOS 8′s ‘Continuity’, Too

Report: Apple TV is Likely to Get iOS 8′s ‘Continuity’, Too

Alongside the introduction of the current Apple TV design in fall 2010, Apple launched AirPlay. In short, AirPlay allows a user to watch a movie, listen to a song, or view a photo on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (or Mac in some cases) and stream that content to the Apple TV. AirPlay typically works well and we have even ...

Apple TV (2nd Gen.) is Not Supported by iOS 8

Apple TV (2nd Gen.) is Not Supported by iOS 8

According to 9to5Mac (and every other Apple rumor site on the planet), Apple issued the second beta builds of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite to developers on Tuesday. These are still early builds not really suitable for public consumption, but one thing they're good for is showing us which hardware Apple will and won't support ...

Parallels Now Lets You Control Your PC from from iPhone and Android

Parallels Now Lets You Control Your PC from from iPhone and Android

Add another remote desktop mobile app to the list: Parallels Access is now available for iPhone and Android. The software, used to connect and use a computer remotely, was previously available for the big screen on Apple’s iPad. With the new release, you can get a similar experience on a smaller screen. Parallels says the ...

Report: OS X Yosemite’s “Continuity” Feature Won’t Work on All Devices

Report: OS X Yosemite’s “Continuity” Feature Won’t Work on All Devices

One of the coolest software features Apple unveiled on stage during WWDC 2014 may not be available to all iOS and Mac users, German publication Apfeleimer speculates. “Continuity” / “Handoff” or the ability of iOS 8 and Yosemite users to pick up actions started on one platform and continue them on the other – ...