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Essential Apps to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year when we make our resolutions for the upcoming year. Hit the ground running in 2016 with these apps.

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10 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s almost time to commit to our New Year’s health and fitness resolutions – eat healthy, workout more, quit smoking. Here are 10 great tips from Gaiam to help you keep yours:

10 Tips to Help Your New Year’s Resolution

Track Steps, Flights and Distance with Health App On Your iPhone

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have built-in low-power sensors that allow you to make use of some of Health app’s features without third-party sensors and apps.

Your new iPhone’s built-in sensors track steps, walking and running distance, and flights of steps and then share that data with Health app without draining your battery.

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App Review: Lark

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Lark

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Lark is a great free app that makes use of Health app using the HealthKit API. Lark uses the lower power sensors in the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus to track your activity, eating and sleep data without draining your battery. No extra sensors are required, but it does require you to have your iPhone on you every time you move to collect data. Something that I am not too good at.

You can authorize Lark to share its data with Health app. This will allow you to use Health app’s simple and informative graphs and charts to analyze the health and fitness data gathered by Lark.

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Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus TV Ad – Health

Apple’s new commercial focuses on the Health app using an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Simple Science Fitness

A great educational and helpful health and fitness resources to help you reach your own fitness and health goals.

http://simplesciencefitness.com/

Health App Works! Now What?

Apple cured the bugs plaguing its Health app and HealthKit and iOS apps are beginning to collaborate and share health and fitness data.

I had some time to mess around with the new Health app. It does a fantastic job collecting the health and fitness data from your iPhone’s health and fitness apps, and the simple charts on Health app’s dashboard are coming alive.

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Health app Compatible Updates Are Being Released

Updates to various health and fitness apps allowing them to collaborate with Health app and HealthKit are being approved by Apple and released for download in the App Store.

Pocket Yoga and Yummly‘s updates that will now work with Health app have been released!  I can’t wait to try out the new features in these two great apps and see what other apps are updated!

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Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 Update to Squash HealthKit Bugs

Apple released its update to iOS 8 this morning, which is supposed to resolve multiple bugs afflicting iOS 8 – including the bugs sickening HealthKit.

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Bendgate! Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus Bending in User Pockets.

Apple just can’t catch a break…. or can it. The Wall Street Journal and other news sources are reporting nine complaints relating to Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus bending in users pockets.

Apple’s most recent issue plaguing its new product launch has been dubbed #bendgate – and adds another issue to those already impacting the iPhone 6’s launch.

The number of iPhones that bent is infinitesimal (nine iPhones) compared with the number of iPhones in consumers pockets (millions of iPhones). I would not worry too much about becoming a victim of #bendgate. However, I would still be careful about sitting on your new iPhone 6 lest you become the latest victim.

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