iOS

Former RIM CEO Admits iPhone and (Im)Perfect Storm Killed BlackBerry

4:54 PM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · iOS

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A combination of Apple's disruptive iPhone and Research In Motion's (RIM) inability to release its own touchscreen device is what did in the once-iconic BlackBerry. Jim Balsillie, the former co-chief executive of RIM (now called BlackBerry Inc.), acknowledged that RIM was simply unable to compete with Apple's smartphone.

Your iPhone is about to Become Your Sex Tracker

2:44 PM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · iOS

Apple's Reproductive Health tracking in iOS 9 on the iPhone

Want to keep track of your ovulation cycle, or maybe how often you have sex? You'll be able to do that and more thanks to changes we'll see in iOS 9's Health app. Apple said Health would track "reproductive data" during its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote earlier this week, and now some of the details about exactly what that includes are coming out.

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Women menstruate. People have sex. It's good to see Apple finally embracing these facts.

iOS 9 Includes Android Migration Assistant

11:53 AM, Jun. 9th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9 makes it easier to move from Android smartphones to iPhone

Apple wants to make it easier for Android smartphone users to switch to iPhone, so when iOS 9 ships this fall it's going to include a new app designed to help move your data over for you. The app transers everthing from contacts and email accounts, to music and photos, and then lets you know you can take your old Android phone to an Apple Store for free recycling.

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Android Migration is a really smart move for Apple. This will remove one of the big barriers keeping some users from moving to an iPhone.

Apple gets Women Have Health Tracking Needs in iOS 9

7:38 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9 HealthKit adds reproductive health tracking

When Apple ships iOS 9 this fall, HealthKit is finally going to address a glaring omission that's been there since the feature was introduced in iOS 8: menstruation. HealthKit currently tracks your daily step count, weight, sleep patterns, and more, but didn't address what Apple described as reproductive health during Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation—until now.

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Apple essentially left women out in the cold last year with its limited health and fitness tracking support. It would've been great to see menstruation tracking supported last year with iOS 8, but it's still good to see it showing up this year in iOS 9.

Apple Introduces News App with ‘Apple News Format’ for Publishers

4:28 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iOS

Apple Introduces News App with 'Apple News Format' for Publishers

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple has cast out Newsstand in favor a new app called simply "News" for iOS 9, which is scheduled for a fall release. News offers a Flipboard-like interface for browsing news, but Apple also announced the "Apple News Format" for publishers to deliver their content to the app with "rich typography," images, and "beautiful layouts."

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This could be a dynamite combination for everyone concerned.

iOS 9 Brings Multitasking to iPad

2:39 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9 brings multitasking to iPad

The iPad is going to get more useful when iOS 9 ships this fall because it introduces multitasking, or the ability to work with two apps at the same time. Apple also redesigned the on-screen keyboard to make it easier to t

Apple’s iOS 9 gets Improved Siri, New Apps

2:12 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9 has big improvements for Siri, power management, more

Apple's Craig Federighi showed off iOS 9 during Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, and it looks like the company wants to make our iPhones an even bigger part of our daily lives. It also includes changes like renaming Passbook to Wallet, and introducing the News app.

Edward Snowden Calls Apple ‘Pioneering’ in Privacy

7:11 PM, Jun. 5th, 2015 · · iOS

Edward Snowden Calls Apple 'Pioneering' in Privacy

Edward Snowden called Apple a "pioneering" company in the area of privacy. In an editorial for The New York Times titled "The World Says No to Surveillance," Mr. Snowden made the case that public sentiment has turned against the surveillance state.