HealthKit

iWatch detailed as Health-friendly wearable

iWatch detailed as Health-friendly wearable

On the heels of the Health app and ecosystem announced by Apple this month at WWDC 2014 comes word that the company’s first wearable device will work with iOS 8. The iWatch, as it’s still code-named today, is said to be coming with a curved OLED display which is also touch friendly, enabling Apple’s mobile operating system to work intuitively. This mobile device’s functions will likely be picked up on early by developers seeking the deepest details in the code for iOS 8 Beta, also released this month.

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Apple Strength ad focuses on fitness future

Apple Strength ad focuses on fitness future

Apple has aired a new health and fitness-centric television advertisement called "Strength". In the ad, we get a look at the iPhone used in conjunction with a variety of wearable devices during exercise, sports, and general health monitoring, hinting at the company's health ambitions.

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Blurred Lines: Melding Mac and iOS into one Apple life

Blurred Lines: Melding Mac and iOS into one Apple life

There’s more to breaking down the barriers between desktop and mobile than making the UIs on an iPhone and a MacBook look alike, and Apple used its WWDC 2014 opening keynote to hint at how. Continuity came up several times during the presentation, on both the OS X and the iOS sides, explaining how later this year our Macs and iPhones will work together to transfer tasks as you move between them. Yet the potential for Continuity goes far further than just giving you a bigger keyboard to finish your email on.

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Apple HealthKit targeted by same-name startup

Apple HealthKit targeted by same-name startup

Apple has been called out for the name of its newly unveiled HealthKit by an Australian startup with the same name. The company called HealthKit took to its Twitter account recently to say that it was "feeling annoyed" over the same-name issue, asking "@tim_cook r u aware of this?"

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iOS 8 Health: Apple’s play to own fitness

iOS 8 Health: Apple’s play to own fitness

As plays for the wearable and fitness space go, iOS 8 HealthKit is ambitiously broad. Apple will initially support logging of over sixty different types of data, from the basics like weight and gender, through step-counts and blood-glucose levels. By leaving the collection to accessory manufacturers - at least initially, anyway - Apple can safely be comprehensive without having to fill each of those gaps itself with dedicated hardware, throwing itself into the center of the argument over privacy versus aggregation.

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iOS 8 round-up: Apple paves the way for hardware

iOS 8 round-up: Apple paves the way for hardware

Apple’s newest version of their mobile operating system, iOS 8, builds on the look and feel of iOS 7. Inside you’ll find a number of feature updates on the surface, but - especially important since it was introduced at a developer conference - you’ll find more underneath the surface than meets the eye. Apple suggests that iOS 8 is "Huge for developers. Massive for everyone else."

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Apple announces Healthkit and Health app at WWDC 2014

Apple announces Healthkit and Health app at WWDC 2014

At WWDC 2014, Apple announced their health ambitions. With Healthkit, we get a go-to source for living healthy, while their Health app will be a standalone app aimed at monitoring your health. It’s a two-pronged attack, meant to keep you healthy and fit no matter how you want to interact.

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