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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 me...

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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 further. ...

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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 test...

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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 an...

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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 chang...

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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 do...

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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 late...

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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 fe...

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Thunderspace for iPhone offers great 3D audio

For some reason that I don't understand, the sounds of a thunderstorm can be quite relaxing. You've probably had the experience of lying in bed while rain pelts a window and thunder rolls on and on. I'm getting sleepy just thinking about it. Natural thunderstorms occur when they're going to occur. ...

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If you have food intolerance or allergies this is the app for you

Food Intolerances is a US$5.99 universal app designed to help those whose diet is restricted by a food allergy or intolerance. It is believed that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. Food intolerance doesn't involve the immune system, but is a strong adverse reaction to a particular fo...

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Myth killer: iPad magnet effect on defibrillators wasn't "discovered" by a 14-year-old

Those magnets in every iPad that allow the Smart Cover and Smart Case to attach securely have the ability to accidentally shut off implanted heart defibrillators if the iPad happens to be lying on the patient's chest. According to a Bloomberg news report yesterday, that discovery was made by Giann...

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