Category Archives: iOS 8

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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Apple’s HealthKit Suffering from “Bugs”

It seems that Apple’s iPhone launches have consistently been plagued by issues — Anntennagate and Mapgate to name just a couple.  While at this point it shouldn’t, it surprises me that Apple’s issues always relate to the core functionality of the iPhone or Apple’s “next big thing” or app. You would think that after past issues arising that Apple would work extra hard to ensure that its new product is sure to work as advertised. Well, think again. Most recently, Apple’s new iOS 8 and HealthKit (released for download today) is fittingly suffering from bugs that are delaying the release of third-party apps. Continue reading Apple’s HealthKit Suffering from “Bugs”

Apple Updates Privacy Policy for Health and Fitness Apps

Apple Inc. has updated its privacy policy in advance of the impending release of Apple’s HealthKit SDK and Health app to prohibit the sale of your health and fitness data.

YouTube: Apple Keynote – HealthKit API and Health app

Health app will be iOS 8’s new hub for health and fitness data collected by third-party app developers and fitness-trackers and stored in a central and secure location on your iPhone or iPad. Health app will provide you with a single app to view and analyze all your health and fitness data stored on your iOS device. You decide what data is shared between each of your other health and fitness apps.  With the sharing of personal health and fitness data between apps it creates the potential for the data to be misused. As a result, Apple decided to update its privacy policy to avoid the potential misuse of data and related privacy issues.

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