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App Review: 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.

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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Create Your iOS 8 Medical ID Now – It Could Save Your Life

One of the most boring new “features” in iOS 8 could end up being its most important one for your someday. It could save your life.

The only thing that works in the Health app right now is your Medical ID, which consists of fields for you to input your vital medical information for first responders (medical conditions, allergies, emergency contacts, blood type and more).

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to create your personal Medical ID.

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Apple Bars Health Data from iCloud

Apple Bars HealthKit Data from iCloud Ahead of iOS 8 Launch by International Business Times

Good news on the privacy and security front! International Business Times reports that Apple’s strict rules for developers keeps your health data off of iCloud. A good idea in light of the past iCloud hacking fiasco.


iPhone Users Fume Over iOS 8 Download

iPhone Users Fume Over iOS 8 Download, Say Apple’s New Operating System Eats Storage Space, Takes Too Long to Install by NYDailyNews.com

It should come as no surprise that iOS users are complaining about iOS 8 gobbling up valuable storage space and taking forever to install. The substantial amount of storage place required and wait-times to download iOS 8 (and accompanying complaints) have happened with every iOS launch. Unfortunately, this is what happens when every Apple fan and their parents are downloading Apple’s newest iOS to experience Apple’s newest features (except HealthKit – for now). I plan on installing iOS 8 later tonight, and will be picking up my iPhone 6 from the store tomorrow (hopefully).

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”

iPhone 6 to Put a Health Coach in Your Pocket

iPhone 6 to Put a Health Coach in Your Pocket by Discovery.com

Will Apple Pay Result in Wide-Spread Adoption of Digital Money?

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Apple’s Apple Pay™ was announced on September 9, 2014 alongside iOS 8, new iPhone models, and the Apple Watch. Will Apple succeed where others have failed? Will you no longer need to carry your wallet for your workout?

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