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Apple Health and HealthKit

Apple Health and HealthKit

When Apple unveiled iOS 8 at WWDC on June 2, it officially marked Apple’s entry into the mobile health and Quantified Self arena. While iOS 8 doesn’t revolve around health as early reports suggested, it was one of the most exciting new aspects of the mobile OS. "Health" (the name of the app) and "HealthKit" (Apple's ...

iOS 8 Can Scan Credit Cards to Save You Time During Checkout

iOS 8 Can Scan Credit Cards to Save You Time During Checkout

In iOS 8, Apple has a new feature in Safari that allows users to scan a credit card with the device’s camera rather than manually entering the number when making a purchase online. When entering a credit card number into a form online to, for example, make a purchase, Safari already allowed users to quickly select credit ...

Philips Shows Off an iOS 8 Widget to Control ‘Hue’ Bulbs

Philips Shows Off an iOS 8 Widget to Control ‘Hue’ Bulbs

By announcing support for widgets in the iOS 8 Notification Center this week, Apple opened the doors to a world of possibilities that Android users have long enjoyed. To help show off how widgets will make iOS 8 more useful, Philips is already showing off a concept prototype of a widget that can easily control its ...

iOS 8 Will Add a Location-Aware Lock Screen Button

iOS 8 Will Add a Location-Aware Lock Screen Button

Apple has added a new button to the iPhone lock screen in iOS 8. Tucked into the bottom lefthand corner of the screen — across from the camera button — the new icon provides quick access to various apps based on location. So far, beta users have reported seeing the button pop up when they are in an Apple Store or ...

Is Apple’s Software Hurting its Hardware?

Is Apple’s Software Hurting its Hardware?

Count me among the many excited by Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday. A bunch of the new iOS features seemed great, I love getting free OS X updates for my MacBook and the developers’ reactions to the dev stuff Apple showed off left me looking forward to apps that’ll launch in the near future. Even though Apple ...

How to Get iOS 8 on Your iDevice Right Now

How to Get iOS 8 on Your iDevice Right Now

You could (and probably should) wait for the wide release this fall before downloading iOS 8. But if you absolutely can't wait, here's how to get Apple's brand new iOS 8 beta on your phone right now. Before you do anything, backup your device. It's a good idea anyway before updating, and considering how temperamental betas ...

The Best New iOS 8 Features That Apple Didn’t Mention at WWDC

The Best New iOS 8 Features That Apple Didn’t Mention at WWDC

Apple’s Monday keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference was jam-packed with information about the company’s new operating systems and development tools. As such, it’s no surprise that a slide entitled “iOS 8 features we didn’t have time to talk about” made only a lightning-brief appearance. But we picked ...

Apple’s ‘Home’ Lets Your iPhone or iPad Control Your Smart Home

Apple’s ‘Home’ Lets Your iPhone or iPad Control Your Smart Home

Apple announced a new "Home" app and service that allows an iPhone or iPad to control smart appliances, lights and locks around the home. The Home app will securely connect to third-party products such as the Philips Hue lightbulbs, Honeywell's thermostats and Withing's smart alarm clocks. "We’ve come up with HomeKit to ...

Apple’s Keynote at WWDC 2014: Everything You Need to Know

Apple’s Keynote at WWDC 2014: Everything You Need to Know

It’s a wrap! Here’s a handy recap of all the announcements Apple made at its Worldwide Developers Conference this year. Apple announced its latest version OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) which features the flat design first unveiled with iOS 7 last fall. Also new: a Dark Mode that changes the menu bar to a translucent black ...

Apple Announces iOS 8 With Health, Overhauled Messages and More

Apple Announces iOS 8 With Health, Overhauled Messages and More

Last year, Apple revealed the biggest change to-date of iOS, the mobile operating system that many of us have been using for years. Now, the true evolution begins. Jony Ive and the iOS team have had plenty of time to listen to feedback and dig deeper into features introduced before Ive ever took control of software. And ...