iOS 8.0.2 Brings HealthKit to the Masses

iOS 8.0.2 Brings HealthKit to the Masses

While a bug prevented Apple’s new Health app from being fully functional at the iOS 8 launch, an update is now available  that corrects the bug and allows HealthKit-compatible apps in the App Store.  You can check them out here.

The Best New Features in iOS 8 That You Need to Try Out

The Best New Features in iOS 8 That You Need to Try Out

iOS 8 is finally upon us.  As you frantically click or tap “Check for Updates” and wait for it to download and install, check out the new features you will be enjoying.

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The Apple Watch: Will It Help Us Lead Healthier Lives?

The Apple Watch: Will It Help Us Lead Healthier Lives?

After years of speculation, Apple today officially announced the Apple Watch.  The stylish watch will show us our calendar, alert us to new texts, check our email, and even tell us the time.  The Apple Watch also has some interesting health tracking sensors.

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Apple Announces iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay

Apple Announces iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay

As expected, it was quite a busy day for Apple.  Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know.

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Sony’s New E-Ink Tracker Also Takes Calls

Sony’s New E-Ink Tracker Also Takes Calls

It seems like everyone is screaming “look at me, look at me!” before Apple’s press event on September 9th, including Sony as they unveil their “Smartband Talk” tracker and smartwatch.

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Gear For Your Mud Run

Gear For Your Mud Run

Sadly, the end of summer will soon be upon us, but I got in one last “hurrah” by participating in a mud run this past weekend.  However, things like rocks, water, and — of course — mud generally don’t go well with electronics.  Here are some of the items you might want to consider for your next mud challenge

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Why Does Facebook Messenger Need So Many Permissions?

Why Does Facebook Messenger Need So Many Permissions?

Oh, Facebook… why must you always get everybody so worked up? We’ve been happily replying to messages from within the Facebook app for years, but now suddenly, we must download a whole new app that wants a whole lot of permissions on our phone?
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Push Fitness Tracker Takes The Emphasis Off Cardio

Push Fitness Tracker Takes The Emphasis Off Cardio

I love my FitBit, but one of the major issues I have with activity trackers and apps is that they place a huge emphasis on cardio such as walking and running. However, we all know that strength training is also a key element of any fitness plan. A new tracker named “Push” will help you keep tabs on your weight lifting as well.
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Big Brother 16 House Guests Sporting FitBits

Big Brother 16 House Guests Sporting FitBits

On tonight’s live episode of Big Brother 16 (USA), host Julie Chen pointed out that the house guests are wearing fitness tracking bracelets, and that it would definitely have an impact on the game.

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Apple Announces Health App

Apple Announces Health App

Apple today announced a new “Health” app at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.  The new app provides iPhone users with an easy-to-read dashboard of health and fitness data.

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