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Apple releases statement on iOS 8 HealthKit issues

Apple has released a statement regarding today's issues with their new HealthKit framework, which was released today alongside iOS 8. The company began pulling apps today from the App Store that sync with the HealthKit framework, leading users to wonder what exactly is going on. Now we have an...

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Rare Candy makes habit and skills tracking fun

A Rare Candy can be used to level up a Pokémon by one level (in the many forms of the Nintendo DS Pokémon series). The Rare Candy App, US$1.99 (free trial version available) and designed for iPhone 5 and up and iOS 7 and up, can be used to level up your own skills by many levels....

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Apple tells developers not to sell consumer health data

Apple's HealthKit API has the ability to hold extremely important personal health data like heart rate, exercise habits, and blood pressure, but the company is now clarifying its guidelines on what third party developers are allowed to do with that data, Guardian reports. With added language to...

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Kids Making Healthy Choices: An app with lifelong positive consequences

Kids Making Healthy Choices is a US$2.99 app based on an award-winning set of children books designed to promote healthy eating, teach tolerance of overweight friends (so bullying can be avoided), and instill a respect for health and well-being through fun and educational games and activities. The...

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As Apple enters the health tracking game, medical apps are causing doctors unwanted stress

Doctors spend years learning about various ailments, equipment, and medications before ever being allowed near a patient, so it's no surprise that the glut of health tracking apps available today is giving them fits. As Wired reports, the complete lack of oversight and unverified claims of many...

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FDA details 2013 meeting with Apple

Several Apple watchers are suggesting that the company's next product will be a wearable. When it was revealed a few months ago that a group of senior Apple executives -- including Bud Tribble and Jeff Williams -- had met with FDA officials in December 2013, their beliefs were reinforced...

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Daily App: Fjuul is a unique activity tracker for your iPhone

Fjuul is a US$2.99 (briefly on sale for $0.99) health-related app that tracks your full body activity. The app runs in the background, and uses the iPhone sensors and your location to get a handle on what you are doing and how much exercise you are getting. Once you enter your body characteristics...

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Introducing the world's fattest iPhone case, designed to make you thin

In a time where gadgets brag about how thin and light they are, you wouldn't think the title of "World's heaviest iPhone case" would be something to brag about, but you'd be wrong. The ToneFone -- a weighty combination of solid steel and rubber -- wants to take over the fitness world by making it...

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Hands-on with Kinsa, the smart thermometer of the future

I first wrote about the Kinsa Smart Thermometer back in November, and I finally got a chance to go hands-on (or is that mouth-on?) with it. The device is still in beta, and as of right now it's only available to those who supported its development through an Indiegogo campaign and a few other...

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Sickweather app will either help you avoid a cold or make you feel ill

You know that feeling you get when you're in line at the grocery store and the person in front of you coughs and doesn't cover their mouth? You immediately feel slightly ill and begin subconsciously searching for symptoms that might not even be there. The new Sickweather app is kind of like that,...

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Review: Magellan Echo Smart Running Watch

There is a lot of activity in Smart Watches these days. There's the Pebble, another from Martian, the Galaxy Gear and a host of others. There is also a great deal of buzz around lifestyle or fitness watches, like the Fitbit, and the Garmin Forerunner. Magellan, maker of GPS navigation software...

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Are you sick? Get ready for your iPhone to take your temperature and diagnose your illness

My iPhone can tell me where I am in the world, remind me when I need to take my vitamins and bring me face-to-face with relatives all over in an instant, but it can't tell me why I have this nagging cough -- at least not yet. As Fast Company reports, a new iPhone app/accessory combo hopes to...

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Naturespace, a "sonic landscape" app, has a special Halloween surprise

Naturespace is simply one of my favorite apps, and that includes every piece of software I've used since 1978. If you've ever had problems with ringing in the ears or going to sleep, Naturespace could also be one of the greatest things ever. In short, it is a sonic landscape app, with access to...

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Hands-on with the Fitbit Force activity tracker

When it comes to the "connected self" activity tracker market, Fitbit has been around for what seems to be an eternity -- two years. In 2011, the company unveiled its first tracker, the Fitbit Ultra, and they've been innovating with new and more sophisticated activity trackers ever since. The...

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Daily iPhone App: ControlMyWeight keeps you honest

CalorieKing is one of the oldest nutritional tools available online and the service bills itself as "America's trusted food database." If you're looking for the caloric content of a meal -- be it homemade or from a fast-food joint -- you'll likely find the answer on CalorieKing, and the website...

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