Apple is pushing HealthKit as the standard at major medical centres — Apple wants HealthKit to be more than another gimmick, so the company has been been meeting with major clinics and health centers to push for widespread adoption once the feature is available this fall. What Apple really wants is for HealthKit to become the standard for health and fitness data collection and sharing for every clinic and medical centre. [Most medical staff are Apple already anyway.]
Surveillance leak shows spyware loves Android, but can’t infect Apple’s iPhones without jailbreak — Secret documents that anonymously leaked from global surveillance firm Gamma Group detail broad powers to spy on Android users via its FinSpy tool sold to law enforcement, but note that the tools lack the ability to infect iPhones unless they have been jailbroken.
Don’t worry, Apple has App Store curation under control — Jean-Louis Gasseé’s suggestion that Apple should abandon its App Store algorithms and rely instead on human curation entirely is well-intentioned, but flawed. It also ignores the tremendous amount of curation that already exists on the App Store today.
One of Robin Williams’ final productions was an Apple Your Verse ad — People were shocked last night at the news of the passing of actor/comedian Robin Williams. Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter to express his sadness. One of his last projects was to provide the voiceover for Apple’s Your Verse ad for the iPad Air. In the ad, Williams read his monologue from the 1989 film Dead Poets Society.
New Apple ad features Detroit ‘Slow Roll’ — Apple has a new commercial out called Jason’s Verse. It features Jason Hall, the cofounder of Slow Roll in Detroit. Slow Roll is a leisurely bicycle ride through the streets of Detroit where up to 3000 people witness the revitalisation of Detroit from two wheels. The commercial follows Hall as goes through the day with his iPad planning a Slow Roll, (pictured above) which begins and ends at a local bar or restaurant.
USA Today has a story about the man featured in the commercial.