Apple gets Women Have Health Tracking Needs in iOS 9

7:38 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iPhone

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 Pay is On a Roll, Adds UK Support in July

6:38 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iPhone

Apple is pouring on the coals with Apple Pay. The company is working with Square to allow small businesses to accept Apple Pay, and the service will launch in the UK in July with even more locations than the U.S. rollout in October 2014.

Apple’s iOS 9 gets Improved Siri, New Apps

2:12 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iPhone

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 · · iPhone

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.

Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger: $13.99

4:48 PM, Jun. 5th, 2015 · · iPhone

Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger: $13.99

Check out the Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger. It's a three port charger for your mobile devices for your car. It auto-detects those devices, too, so that it can send the right amount of power to that device for maximum charging. It retails for $70, but through our deal it's yours (or your father's...) for $13.99.

Apple Dumps AT&T Subsidized iPhone Options for Next Plan

10:47 AM, Jun. 5th, 2015 · · iPhone

Want an AT&T network iPhone? You're looking at AT&T's Next plan, now

Only days after AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega said subsidized phone prices are going away, Apple dropped the option for iPhones on the carrier's network. Instead of offering iPhones on AT&T's network with two-year contracts and subsidized prices, Apple now only offers the AT&T Next plan which spreads the cost of a new iPhone over several months.

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AT&T has been telegraphing its move away from subsidized phone plans, so it shouldn't be a big surprise seeing the change show up in the Apple Store.

Apple’s Fix for the Messages Text String Crash

11:19 AM, May. 29th, 2015 · · iPhone

Apple offers workaround for Messages bug until a real fix is ready

The Internet has been in a tizzy this week over the iOS 8 bug that lets someone crash your iPhone with a text message. Apple has acknowledged the problem and even has a fix for the issue. Sort of.

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At least Apple confirmed it knows about the bug and is working on a real fix. Until then, we'll have to deal with workarounds if our friends decide they want to crash our iPhones with text messages.