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Apple ResearchKit: open source medical data, apps out today

Apple ResearchKit: open source medical data, apps out today

At the Apple Watch event this week, the company revealed information on their next big medical and health pus: ResearchKit. After talking up HBO NOW on Apple TV and a bit about CarPlay, Apple's event turned toward Medical Research. Apple's Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams stepped onstage to introduce ResearchKit. This system, said Williams, "turns iPhone and HealthKit into powerful tools for medical research." This system would have "hundreds of millions of iPhone owners out there" contributing health data - since they'd "gladly contribute," so says Williams.

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VSCO Cam update brings batch editing to iOS, Android

VSCO Cam update brings batch editing to iOS, Android

VSCO Cam is a widely used photo editing tool for mobile devices, and might just offer up the best suite of tools available. Those who take and edit a lot of photos rely on it heavily, and it’s those VSCO seems to have in mind with their latest update. Now, with VSCO Cam 4.1 for iOS and 3.2 for Android, users gain the ability to batch edit. Once you apply a set of edits to one photo, a quick selection of others populates your edits to them as well.

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Pre-event buzz: Apple Watch will change how Apple Stores do business

Pre-event buzz: Apple Watch will change how Apple Stores do business

Don't live near an Apple Store? You might be out of luck if you expect to buy an Apple Watch with a try-on experience any time soon. This week it's become apparent that the unique nature of the Apple Watch and its future might have to change the way its sold - change the way Apple presents itself in-stores, that is. Just like the Apple Store experience changed over the past several years to an iPhone-centric checkout, so too will the Apple Store need a new place to try on watches.

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Imgur renews mobile focus with new iOS app

Imgur renews mobile focus with new iOS app

Imgur, a long-running staple of the Reddit community, has decided to begin dabbling in mobile apps again, resuming its app-based efforts following a failed attempt in the past. Earlier this week, the company released an app for iOS users on the App Store, and with it mobile users can more easily browse content on the website alongside an attractive design and the tools you'd expect. Android users will still be stuck with third-party options for now, but an official option will be surfacing soon.

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Apple Watch Edition contains new “Apple gold”

Apple Watch Edition contains new “Apple gold”

Apple is the sort of company to be so obsessive about the devices they create that they'd make their own type of metal to perfect them. That's what they do. They've already done it. Apple uses cold-forged steel in one iteration of their new Apple Watch. According to Jony Ive, they're also bringing their own specially-prepared gold to the smartwatch as well. Not that this new gold is anything you'd need a new magical alchemy to concoct - this is just a matter of preparation and process.

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Amazon Game Studios bringing four titles to iOS

Amazon Game Studios bringing four titles to iOS

The Fire Phone was a flop. Part of the potential allure of the Fire Phone was its four-camera array, which was meant to give a depth to gaming without the need for clumsy headsets. Still, the Fire Phone was an overall terrible device, and consumers saw right through it. Amazon Game Studios, who designed games exclusively for Fire devices, will be bringing some of their games to iOS. No release date has been announced yet, and we should expect them to cost north of $5 each.

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Gmail for iOS makes life easier with quick actions, sharing

Gmail for iOS makes life easier with quick actions, sharing

iOS 8 has introduced a lot of new features that add convenience and speed to the platform, but not all apps have immediately taken advantage of those. Some are just starting to catch up to go with the times. Google has just pushed out a few updates to its apps on iOS, but most notable perhaps is Gmail. In the latest 4.0 version of the app, Google has added three new features that let you handle your email or create one right then and there, without batting an eyelash.

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New iOS app Spotless keeps your Instagram comments spam-free

New iOS app Spotless keeps your Instagram comments spam-free

Love Instagram but hate all the insta-spam? If you're looking to clean up the comments section of your Instagram feed, you can keep it free of trolls, promoters, cyber-bullies, and bots using Spotless. Spotless is the new app for Instagram that allows you to automatically delete spam comments. It can even tell the difference between a friend or foe and safeguard comments that you might actually care about while nipping annoying bots in the bud. Using Spotless just might help your Instagram get a little more insta-zen.

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The Apple Watch event site has us intrigued (pics & video)

The Apple Watch event site has us intrigued (pics & video)

Apple’s latest event is just days away. At this soiree, we’re expecting the Apple Watch to be the star of the show, which was heavily hinted at with Apple’ invitation to the event, which made a tongue-in-cheek reference to setting the time correctly. Not content to simply house the event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Apple is also building an outside area right next to the events hall. We’re in San Francisco for GDC, so we took a peek at what Apple has going on.

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RadPad lets you pay, split rent using Apple Pay

RadPad lets you pay, split rent using Apple Pay

Paying for rent is never fun, and in 2015, shouldn’t be so dated. Writing checks seems so wrong with all the digital payment processors flying around. RadPad is a unique app in that it lets you find an apartment for rent and pay your rent, all without ever opening your checkbook. In an update, RadPad is about to get — well, radder. Though you could already pay your rent using Apple Pay (which is awesome), RadPad will now let you split your rent with roommates, and everyone can pay with Apple Pay!

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